BOWLING ALONG

New York Times, Sunday, February 27, 1977

Author: William Lutwiniak
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 88, Avg Word Len: 5.38, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 644 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 159, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 13, XRef: 2, Spans: 2
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© 1977, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Rake : SLOPE
6. Rib : COSTA
11. Florist's need : VASE
15. During : AMID
19. Slue : PIVOT
20. Synthetic fabric : ORLON
21. "Please ___" (words on a bill) : REMIT
22. Hole ___ : INONE
23. Frame : ANENCLOSUREFORAPAINTING
27. Voucher: Abbr. : CERT
28. Privately : ALONE
29. Difficulties : RUBS
30. Dorm sounds : SNORES
31. Norfolk's time : EST
32. Edge : BRINK
33. Mexican cats : GATOS
34. Boxing memento : SHINER
35. Troglodyte's milieu : CAVE
36. Royal appurtenances : MACES
37. Be biased : LEAN
38. Not now, in Mexico : MANANA
41. Doubleheader, with 92 Across : TWOBASEBALLGAMES
48. William's color : ORANGE
49. Floribundas : ROSES
50. Freshet : RILL
51. Sudanese people : FULA
52. Meadowlands events : TROTS
53. Lukas and Henreid : PAULS
54. N.F.C. team : BEARS
56. French painter : COROT
57. "Ecce ___" : HOMO
58. Get ___ on : ALINE
59. Family members : AUNTS
60. Illusion : MIRAGE
61. Strikes : SWINGSANDMISSES
64. Razed : LEVELED
65. "How sweet ___ !" : ITIS
66. Boozer : SOT
67. Apple : ROME
68. Competed : STRIVED
72. Splits : HALFSIZEBOTTLES
80. Kind of bullet : TRACER
81. U.S.M.A. figure : CADET
82. Goalies' feats : SAVES
83. Country outing : HIKE
84. Wystan Hugh : AUDEN
85. Sappers' concerns : MINES
86. Clerical mantles : COPES
87. Ship's crane : DAVIT
88. Allison or Tarkenton : FRAN
89. Corrida star : TORO
90. Taste quality : SAPOR
91. Construction material : CEMENT
92. See 41 Across : FORTHEPRICEOFONE
96. Nervous : ONEDGE
97. "The ___ Love" : ONEI
98. Had sway : RULED
99. Busby and fez : HATS
100. Moves quickly, in Scotland : STOURS
103. Southeast wind : EURUS
104. Emulate Stentor : BLARE
106. Mediterranee, e.g. : MER
109. Pied-___ : ATERRE
110. Go easy at the table : DIET
111. Louvers : SLATS
112. Bouncing : HALE
113. Spares : DUPLICATESKEPTINRESERVE
118. ___ fixes (obsessions) : IDEES
119. Crete's capital : CANEA
120. 16 drams : OUNCE
121. Archangel : URIEL
122. Tournament positions : BYES
123. Kind of pot or up : TOSS
124. Calculated : ADDED
125. V.I.P.'s : BRASS
1. Spread out : SPACE
2. Rules : LINES
3. In the open : OVERT
4. Seine span : PONT
5. Catchall abbr. : ETC
6. Laborer : COOLIE
7. Welles : ORSON
8. Skulked : SLUNK
9. Shredded : TORE
10. Ending with meth and oct : ANE
11. Prolix : VERBOSE
12. Stockpile : AMASS
13. Sample : SIP
14. Airport abbr. : ETA
15. Dvorak : ANTON
16. Watered silk : MOIRE
17. ___ circle : INNER
18. MA and BA : DEGS
21. Courses : ROUTES
22. Scoreboard unit : INNING
24. Insect stages : LARVAE
25. Rowdydow : FRACAS
26. "___ return" : ISHALL
32. Coiffure feature : BANGS
33. Sfax's gulf : GABES
34. Is persuasive : SELLS
35. Uri or Basel : CANTON
36. Islamic : MOSLEM
37. Retreats : LAIRS
38. Millers : MOTHS
39. Road symbol : ARROW
40. Ruth's mother-in-law : NAOMI
41. Rolling stock : TRAINS
42. Coiled : WOUND
43. Unruly children : BRATS
44. Up front : AFORE
45. Work of art : MURAL
46. Panegyric : ELOGE
47. Up to here : SATED
53. Tartan : PLAID
54. Certain sculptures : BUSTS
55. Vane heading : ENE
56. Musk source : CIVET
58. Garden bloomer : ASTER
59. "___ answer turneth . . . " : ASOFT
60. Office mail : MEMOS
62. Prone, with "to" : GIVEN
63. Land masses : ISLES
64. Ear parts : LOBES
67. Famous horseman : REVERE
68. Personnel : STAFF
69. Cape Cod town : TRURO
70. Airport gear : RADAR
71. Overcost for tribute : ICENT
72. Asian capital : HANOI
73. Summer quaff : ADE
74. Crustacean : ISOPOD
75. Solvent dye : ZAPON
76. River of England : THAMES
77. Dwelt : LIVED
78. Making do : EKING
79. After sei : SETTE
81. Clouds : CIRRI
85. Is downcast : MOPES
86. Bistros : CAFES
87. Al ___ (degree of doneness) : DENTE
89. Madagascar mammal : TENREC
90. Dissolved substance : SOLUTE
91. Inelegant : COARSE
93. Beautiful maidens : HOURIS
94. Goes yachting : CRUISES
95. Cry of serendipity : EUREKA
99. Execration : HATRED
100. Con : STUDY
101. Home of the brave : TEPEE
102. Heraldic bearings : ORLES
103. Pleasant places : EDENS
104. Alley or tiger : BLIND
105. Hussar's weapon : LANCE
106. Montez : MARIA
107. Wee folk : ELVES
108. Movie units : REELS
109. Star in Draco : ADIB
111. Poker game : STUD
112. Bonn Mr. : HERR
114. Play a part : ACT
115. Philippine peasant : TAO
116. Blue grass : POA
117. ___ rosa : SUB

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