UNCOMMON LETTERS

New York Times, Sunday, February 3, 1980

Author: Henry Hook
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 81, Avg Word Len: 5.07, Missing: { V }, Scrabble score: 655 (avg 1.82)
Open Squares: 116, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 15, XRef: 0
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© 1980, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Flirtation : DALLIANCE
10. ___ vobiscum : PAX
13. Eliot called it cruellest : APRIL
18. Chicago-born actress : RAQUELWELCH
20. Secretary between Day and Root : HAY
21. Succulent : JUICY
22. Furniture on casters : TRUNDLEBEDS
23. Fenway Pk. star : YAZ
24. Shakespearean setting : ARDEN
25. "Grand Old Man of Football" : STAGG
26. They're often exploded : MYTHS
28. Pay : EXPEND
29. One of Uranus's moons : ARIEL
31. In medias ___ : RES
32. Pen talk : OINKS
35. Adjective aptly applied to Apley : LATE
36. Ozark "encore" : AGIN
37. Grandiosity of a sort : MAGNILOQUENCE
41. Seaworthy : SNUG
42. Resort in the Bahamas : NASSAU
43. Austrian contralto: 1803–77 : UNGER
44. Mrs. Warner's nickname : LIZ
47. Shetland chapeau : TAM
48. He once was Bud's buddy : LOU
49. Ictus : STRESS
51. Irish county : CLARE
53. Conforming : INSTEP
55. Passover wafer : MATZO
57. Store-window sign : OPEN
58. Exculpate : ACQUIT
60. Sides of cricket fields : OFFS
64. Locale of a 1944 novel : ADANO
65. Gym twist : CONTORTION
69. Spreads nitrates : FERTILIZES
71. Excellent poker hand : AAAAQ
72. "Darling, Je Vous ___ Beaucoup" : AIME
73. Beatle name : LENNON
74. Tamiroff : AKIM
75. Pippin : APPLE
78. Insipid : JEJUNE
82. Bumps on the skin : MILIA
84. Hedda of fiction : GABLER
87. Kramden's vehicle : BUS
88. "No way!" : NIX
89. Loser to H.C.H.: 1928 : AES
90. Search widely : SCOUR
92. Restrain with a chain : TETHER
95. Pitchfork part : TINE
96. She was Tosca on TV in 1955 : LEONTYNEPRICE
98. Mrs. Van Buren, née ___ : HOES
99. Coin of Cuba : PESO
102. Sierra ___ : LEONE
103. Mardi Gras V.I.P. : REX
104. Bloodhound's clue : SCENT
106. Product for overseas sale : EXPORT
108. Callas or Tallchief : MARIA
110. Vowel sequence : AEIOU
112. Ante : STAKE
113. Desert coat : ABA
115. Principle of minimized hypotheses : OCCAMSRAZOR
119. True's partner : TRIED
120. Grackle : DAW
121. Hawkish : BELLIGERENT
122. "___ of Iwo Jima" : SANDS
123. Persian unit of length : ZAR
124. After-dinner drink : DEMITASSE
1. The fourth Musketeer : DARTAGNAN
2. Piscine pens : AQUARIUMS
3. Fencer's maneuver : LUNGING
4. Sill : LEDGE
5. "Well, ___ be!" : ILL
6. Word with some or struck : AWE
7. Beak : NEB
8. Renowned Missourian : CLEMENS
9. She grins and bares it : ECDYSIAST
10. Mr. America's source of pride : PHYSIQUE
11. Drivers' org. : AAA
12. Talleyrand's "Affair" : XYZ
13. Character in the "Iliad" : AJAX
14. Like Burgess's cow : PURPLE
15. "___ cockhorse . . . " : RIDEA
16. ___ sale : ICENT
17. Dorothea ___ Dix : LYNDE
18. Wall St. abbr. : RTS
19. Winner over T.E.D. : HST
27. After yoo or boo : HOO
28. Thrall of puzzledom : ESNE
30. K–S connection : LMNOPQR
31. Grid linemen : RGS
33. Convent dwellers : NUNS
34. Delivery to a pub : KEGS
36. ___ spumante : ASTI
38. N.C.A.A.'s rival : AAU
39. Noted U.S. entomologist: 1879–1943 : LUTZ
40. D.C. group protecting minorities : CRC
44. Calif. pearl-fishing center : LAPAZ
45. Mrs. Vernon Castle : IRENE
46. Two Greek philosophers : ZENOS
48. "___ d'Or," 1909 opera : LECOQ
50. Mansard : ROOF
52. Home of over 25,000 Garden Staters : LODINJ
54. Japanese straw mat : TATAMI
55. XVII times LIX : MIII
56. N.R.C. concern : ATOM
59. Actress Hagen : UTA
61. Hew a yew : FELL
62. Manumit : FREE
63. RR depot : STN
64. Shade of green : ALOES
65. Southern African fox : CAAMA
66. Jack of old films: 1903–78 : OAKIE
67. Catches red-handed : NAILS
68. Actress Patricia : NEAL
70. Damages : INJURES
76. Rose, for one : PETE
77. Set costs of articles before retailing : PREPRICED
79. Emulates Gompers : UNIONIZES
80. 12:51 : NINETOONE
81. Quintet in this puzzle : EXES
83. Enzyme : ASE
84. Used up : GONE
85. Detroit offering : AUTO
86. College near Phila. : BRYNMAWR
87. Bill, in Nice : BEC
91. Young zebra : COLT
93. Molasses : TREACLE
94. Variety headline word : HIX
95. " . . . to reach ___ of God": Wilde : THEEARS
96. What Lot's wife did : LOOKED
97. A.F.T. rival : NEA
99. Aphids : PESTS
100. Paperboy's cry : EXTRA
101. Whence Cugat came : SPAIN
105. "I do not ___ farthing candle . . . for Handel": Lamb : CAREA
107. Riverfront men : REDS
109. Hijack : ROB
111. Ust-___, U.S.S.R. plateau : URT
113. Axlike tool : ADZ
114. Ewe said it : BAA
116. Alpine pastureland : ALM
117. Year in the 11th century : MII
118. N.C.O. : SGT

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