Lynn Lempel
Lynn Lempel 

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New York Times, Sunday, March 15, 1981

Author: Lynn Gilbert Lempel
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.23, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 557 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 113, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 11, XRef: 0
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© 1981, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Hebrew prophet : ELISHA
7. Exam for some H.S. students : PSAT
11. Limped : HOBBLED
18. December sights : SANTAS
19. "Mother of Presidents" : OHIO
20. Ankle-joint protuberances : MALLEOLI
21. Smog? : AIRAPPARENT
23. Orozco and Rivera : ARTISTAS
24. ___ Thani, city in Thailand : UDON
25. School org. : PTA
26. Actress Betty or Lauren : HUTTON
28. ___ facto : IPSO
30. Hangover? : DAZEOFWINEANDROSES
35. Involved : COMPLEX
38. Tear jerker : ONION
39. Sluggish : INERT
40. Pilot : AVIATE
41. Arctic sheets : FLOES
43. Village: Ger. : DORF
46. Anne or Cécile : STE
47. Slow, to Solti : LENTO
48. Life story, for short : BIO
49. " . . . ___ gently": Hamlet : USEALL
51. Ophthalmologist's office? : SITEFORSOREEYES
57. Bungled : FLUFFED
62. Northern : BOREAL
63. Sebastian Coe, for one : MILER
65. In layers : TERRACED
67. Campaigned : RAN
68. The Messiah : EMMANUEL
71. Upper and lower items : CASES
72. Wonderland character : EAGLET
75. " . . . with ___ compass'd round": Milton : DANGERS
76. Warning for the fast-food set? : HASTEMAKESWAIST
80. Flight : HEGIRA
81. Prefix for fix : PRE
82. Castigate a text : EMEND
87. Bedouin group of N. Africa : ABS
90. Snack : NOSH
91. Criticize sharply : ROAST
94. Astral : STARRY
95. Alone, in Arles : SEULE
97. Fixed quantities : UNITS
99. Hot spot : FURNACE
100. Lethargic leader? : CHAIRMANOFTHEBORED
105. Biblical verb : HAST
106. Completely : INTOTO
107. Varnish ingredient : LAC
108. Raisa or Bonheur : ROSA
112. Pollutes : VITIATES
114. Cio-Cio-San? : MAIDINJAPAN
118. Always : EVERMORE
119. Excited : AGOG
120. Dough boy's milieu : BAKERY
121. Pianists Rudolf and Peter : SERKINS
122. Character on the staff : NOTE
123. Plan of procedure : AGENDA
1. Birthright trader : ESAU
2. Placed : LAID
3. Obi accessory : INRO
4. Oppose change : STANDPAT
5. Chance : HAP
6. Cleopatra's undoing : ASP
7. ___ Alegre, Brazil : PORTO
8. Quiverful of arrows : SHEAF
9. Rhone feeder : AIN
10. "___ own self . . . " : TOTHINE
11. Turf and surf? : HARTANDSOLE
12. City in Lamb Co., Tex. : OLTON
13. Hunter's hideout : BLIND
14. Engineering degrees : BES
15. Salve : LOTION
16. Passes : ELAPSES
17. Expatiate : DISSERT
20. San ___, Calif. : MATEO
22. Tip : APEX
27. Etats-___ : UNIS
29. Bone: Comb. form : OSTE
31. Viola, e.g. : ALTO
32. Omega's counterpart : ZEE
33. Pursue : WOO
34. Chuck Connors role : RIFLEMAN
35. White House nickname : CAL
36. Swedish actress Parath : OVE
37. Gump's wife : MIN
41. Transient mood : FIT
42. U.S. philanthropist:1867–1933 : LOEB
44. Done, to Donne : OER
45. "Norma ___" : RAE
48. Wait : BIDE
49. NATO leader : USA
50. Dishonest : LYING
51. Whipstitch : SEC
52. Bloomery item : FORGE
53. Degree hurdles : ORALS
54. Extend a subscription : RENEW
55. Woman electee, in Paris : ELUE
56. Tiresias, for one : SEER
57. Agcy. combating price fixing : FTC
58. Daughter of Laban : LEAH
59. Major or Minor : URSA
60. Novel : FRESH
61. Clip : FASTENER
64. Tusitala's monogram : RLS
66. Singles-bar frequenters? : DEARHUNTERS
69. Gds. for sale : MDSE
70. Frame within a frame : MAT
73. Clemens, ___ Twain : AKA
74. Curfew for campers : TAPS
77. Psyche component : EGO
78. Prefix for giving or taking : MIS
79. N.Y.C. line : IRT
82. Being, to Balzac : ETRE
83. Magician of comics : MANDRAKE
84. NOW cause : ERA
85. A.E.C. successor : NRC
86. Batik requirement : DYE
87. Author of "Moses" : ASCH
88. Acts : BEHAVES
89. Convincing : SUASIVE
91. Crack : RIFT
92. Footstool : OTTOMAN
93. Residue : ASH
94. Big ___, Calif. : SUR
96. Palanquin : LITTER
98. Item for men who are out to lynch : NOOSE
99. Central points : FOCI
101. County name in three states : MIAMI
102. Chekhov : ANTON
103. "Middlemarch" creator : ELIOT
104. Emblem carried on a beat : BADGE
109. Frank : OPEN
110. Type of chalcedony : SARD
111. A Seton : ANYA
113. Nettle : IRK
115. Gettysburg Address word : AGO
116. Org. in which a Byrd flies : NBA
117. What a barfly might have on : JAG

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