COMMAND PERFORMANCE

New York Times, Sunday, February 25, 1979

Author: James and Phyllis Barrick
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 99, Avg Word Len: 5.12, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 638 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 136, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 5, XRef: 4
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© 1979, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Chagall : MARC
5. Throat-clearing sound : AHEM
9. Bam! : SOCKO
14. Quick bread : SCONE
19. Stair post : NEWEL
20. "Olympia" painter : MANET
22. Do a gardening job : PRUNE
23. Weight unit : CARAT
24. Former mil. educ. program : USAFI
25. Ruhr city : ESSEN
26. Histrion : ACTOR
27. Cant : ARGOT
28. With 30 Across, sports fan's imperative : TAKEME
30. See 28 Across : OUTTOTHEBALLGAME
33. Albanians' neighbors : SERBS
34. Thread: Comb. form : NEM
35. Check : REIN
36. Aphrodite's beloved : ADONIS
37. Stone paving block : SETT
39. Exploit : DEED
41. Voltaire was one : DEIST
44. Spotlight : ARC
47. Part of speech : VERB
49. Yellow water flag : IRIS
51. Tough alloy : STEEL
53. Heart : COR
56. Enjoin : BAR
57. "Camino ___" : REAL
58. Child in a casa : NINO
59. Dry, as wine : SEC
60. Sidestep : EVADE
62. Chip's sister : AMY
63. Org. formed in 1844 : YMCA
64. Valuable shell : SCALA
66. Skinks and geckos : REPTILES
68. Moslem leader : IMAM
70. Formerly formerly : ERST
72. Bridge expert : LENZ
74. Famed choreographer : DEMILLE
75. W.W. II initials : ETO
76. Fir or pine board : DEAL
77. Geometer's term : SINE
78. Oxford measure : EEE
79. What the dr. ordered : MED
80. Condition : STATUS
83. Greek colonnade : STOA
85. "___ that touch liquor . . . " : LIPS
87. Madrileño's coin : PESETA
89. Score standard : PAR
90. Recent: Comb. form : NEO
92. Relative : AUNT
94. Dueling blade : EPEE
96. For, to Fabius : NAM
97. Left undone : OMITTED
99. Foch of films : NINA
100. Formal wear : GOWN
101. Keddah : TRAP
103. Brought to light : REVEALED
105. Twilled fabric : SERGE
107. Noun suffix : ANCE
109. Looked for clams : DUG
111. Fragrant resin : ELEMI
112. Use a straw : SIP
114. Instigate : ABET
115. Build : REAR
116. Macaw of Brazil : ARA
117. Neighbor of Isr. : SYR
118. Kind of drip : NASAL
120. Australian parrot : LORY
121. Game piece : DART
122. Ferrer or Allen : MEL
123. Starchy foodstuff : SALEP
125. Melville opus : OMOO
127. Couple : DUAD
129. Property : ASSETS
134. Hardy heroine : TESS
136. Vessel for an adm. : USS
138. Kitchen item : SIEVE
141. With 145 Across, bride's imperative : GETMETOTHECHURCH
145. See 141 Across : ONTIME
147. Essence : AROMA
148. Rose: Comb. form : RHODO
149. Exchange premiums : AGIOS
151. Himalayan apparitions : YETIS
152. Card game : POKER
153. Rod of baseball : CAREW
154. Very soft and liquid : RUNNY
155. What spread-eagleists do : ORATE
156. Room for jugs, linens, etc. : EWERY
157. Mme. de ___ : STAEL
158. Indigency : NEED
159. Applies : USES
1. Western scenery : MESAS
2. Vigilant : AWAKE
3. Alludes : REFERS
4. Cragsman's imperative : CLIMBEVRYMOUNTAIN
5. Soul, in Savoie : AME
6. Wears : HASON
7. Occurred as a consequence : ENSUED
8. Cardinals' imperative : MEETMEINSTLOUIS
9. Outburst : SPATE
10. Prom flower : ORCHID
11. Kitten's quality : CUTENESS
12. Peak : KNOB
13. " . . . ___ perfumed sea": Poe : OERA
14. Cooking direction : SCALD
15. Lading : CARGO
16. Harmonium : ORGAN
17. Ruth's mother-in-law : NAOMI
18. Diminutive suffixes : ETTES
19. Acorn : NUT
21. Potent compound : TNT
29. Value : ESTEEM
31. Certain numbers : ORDINALS
32. Advanced : LATE
38. Went over carefully : TRACED
40. Sevareid : ERIC
42. Road of yore : ITER
43. Withdraw : SECEDE
44. Arab garment : ABA
45. Branches : RAMI
46. Dust bowler's imperative : CRYMEARIVER
48. Tantaras : BLARES
50. Fabric with a lustrous finish : SOLEIL
52. Hostess's imperative : LETMEENTERTAINYOU
53. Queen's imperative : CALLMEMADAM
54. Short poem : ODELET
55. Mignonette : RESEDA
61. Clock numerals : VII
65. WAC colonel's imperative : ANNIEGETYOURGUN
67. Coop sound : PEEP
69. Counselor: Abbr. : ATT
71. Archfiend : SATAN
73. One of the Marx Brothers : ZEPPO
80. Ascus contents : SPORES
81. In a docile way : TAMELY
82. Blind, in falconry : SEEL
84. Toughen : ANNEAL
86. Peninsula in Alaska : SEWARD
88. Patriotic org. : SAR
91. Black Sea port : ODESSA
93. Moslem's hat : TARBOOSH
95. Thalia, Clio et al. : ENNEAD
98. Pro ___ : TEM
102. Unadulterated : PURE
104. Watch part : DIAL
106. Microbe : GERM
108. Celebrated tenor : CARUSO
110. Colleen, colloquially : GAL
113. Excess : PLETHORA
119. Helper: Abbr. : ASST
124. River in the Carolinas : PEEDEE
126. Songbird : OSCINE
128. Inhibits : DETERS
129. Wide open : AGAPE
130. Goat antelope : SEROW
131. Feed a fire : STOKE
132. Hard red wheat : EMMER
133. Pathetic : TEARY
135. Glower : SCOWL
137. Gave light : SHONE
139. Plutarch work, for short : VITAE
140. Sends forth : EMITS
142. Grampuses : ORCS
143. Demonstrative : THAT
144. Former Mideast initials : UAR
146. Compass pt. : ESE
150. One of the Chaplins : SYD

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