COLLECTIVES COLLECTION

New York Times, Sunday, March 18, 1984

Author:Bert Rosenfield
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 94, Avg Word Len: 5.18, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 643 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 132, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 24, XRef: 0
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© 1984, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Central American rodent : PACA
5. Declines : EBBS
9. ___ Pendragon : UTHER
14. Key fruit : SAMARA
20. Junior and senior events : PROMS
22. Verdon in "Damn Yankees" : LOLA
23. Bland : SUAVE
24. ___ Doctrine : TRUMAN
25. Conductor Caldwell : SARAH
26. Musical collective : ARINGOFWAGNERIANS
29. Cornmeal cakes : PONES
31. Graf ___, scuttled in 1939 : SPEE
32. Gloucester's cape : ANN
33. Foreign : OVERSEA
34. Composer of over 40 operas : HANDEL
35. Gal of song : SAL
37. Skirt insert : GODET
39. Race-starting word : SET
40. Automotive collective : AHEAPOFHOTRODDERS
46. "The ___," Midler film : ROSE
47. Rubbish! : ROT
48. Waters of Avignon : EAUX
49. Painter Veronese : PAOLO
50. Dust-up : TIFF
52. Type of current : TESLA
55. Sleep destroyer : DRIP
57. Peak: Comb. form : ACR
58. Levee accessory : SANDBAG
61. Ivory-tower collective : ABROODOFTHINKERS
66. Dockers' org. : ILA
67. Mirliton : KAZOO
69. Foreign Legion headgear : KEPI
70. Seat, in Sonora : ASIENTO
71. Guinness title : SIR
72. Problem with horns : DILEMMA
74. Tokyo, once : EDO
76. Manon's lover ___ Grieux : DES
77. Partlet : HEN
78. Of gums: Comb. form : ULO
79. Sartorial collective : APRESSOFTAILORS
86. Count beginner : ONE
87. Summer time in N.Y.C. : EDT
88. Regulus's constellation : LEO
89. Thumb, for one : TOM
90. Do the room over : REPAPER
92. Starter for classic : NEO
93. Retired, as a female professor : EMERITA
97. V.I.P.'s location : DAIS
100. Wine disorder : CASSE
101. Ship-shaped clock : NEF
102. Juvenile collective : AKNOTOFBOYSCOUTS
105. Stems : ARRESTS
107. River in England : YEO
108. King or Bean : ALAN
109. Play : ENACT
113. Shoe-box letters : EEES
114. "Hard ___!" : APORT
116. Contralto in "Siegfried" : ERDA
118. ___ culpa : MEA
119. Jezebel's deity : BAAL
121. Adolescent collective : ACRUSHOFTEENAGERS
126. Extension : ELL
127. Formal mall : ALLEE
129. Tennis term : ALL
130. Top grade, almost : AMINUS
131. Clique : COTERIE
133. Break bread : EAT
136. Bird of no return : DODO
139. Musically pleasant : TONAL
140. Motel collective : AHOSTOFINNKEEPERS
144. Epithet : LABEL
146. American sable : MARTEN
147. Part of a joint : TENON
148. Garden spot : PLAT
149. Chou ___ : ENLAI
150. Ancient ascetic : ESSENE
151. End of a Stein line : AROSE
152. Heraldic beast : YALE
153. Bucky of baseball : DENT
1. Letters below the letter : PPS
2. Plains buffalo hunter : ARAPAHOE
3. Companions for kind hearts : CORONETS
4. Mrs. Prynne of "Private Lives" : AMANDA
5. Qua ___ (here and there, in Italy) : ELA
6. Lancelot's nephew : BORS
7. Radar-screen image : BLIP
8. Most logical : SANEST
9. Org. founded in 1941 : USO
10. Geyseral deposit : TUFA
11. Goldie from Washington : HAWN
12. Good news : EVANGEL
13. Place to dep. cash : REG
14. An Allen : STEVE
15. Court decree : ARRET
16. Alaska's ___ Glacier : MUIR
17. Religious collective : AMASSOFBISHOPS
18. Royal Indians : RANEES
19. ___ cross (ankh) : ANSATE
21. Aoudad, for one : SHEEP
27. Paraphernalia : GEAR
28. Loses concentration : NODS
30. Black haw : SLOE
34. Moss once flourishing on Broadway : HART
36. Steady Eddie of baseball : LOPAT
38. ___ Grande, Mojave Desert town : ORO
41. Plaintive Portuguese song : FADO
42. Memorable impresario : HUROK
43. Chemical compound : OXIDE
44. Retreat Brezhnev had : DACHA
45. Mother of the Nereids : DORIS
46. Postal Service letters : RFD
50. Item made by a queen : TART
51. ___ many words : INSO
53. Use the hammock : LAZE
54. South American constrictor : ABOMA
56. Vigilius and Sisinnius : POPES
58. Perceptive device : SENSOR
59. Property recipient : ALIENEE
60. Granary : GARNER
62. Gambol : ROMP
63. Towser's friend : FIDO
64. Nests : NIDI
65. Singer Howard : KEEL
67. American plover : KILDEER
68. Property collective : ALOTOFREALTORS
72. Chaperon : DUENNA
73. Michael and Harold : ARLENS
75. Frequently, to Keats : OFT
80. Saarinen : EERO
81. "And ___ goes" : SOIT
82. Brouhaha : TODO
83. Victor of tennis : AMAYA
84. Customary, in Châlons : RECU
85. Freshet : SPATE
91. Y.W.C.A., e.g. : ASSN
93. Facility : EASE
94. They have lots of mdse. : MKTS
95. "And the same ___" : TOYOU
96. Southwest winds : AFERS
98. Key : ISLET
99. ___ up (find) : SCARE
103. South Africa's Prime Minister : BOTHA
104. French Riviera comber : ONDE
106. Vinegar ___ (worm) : EEL
110. Responsive : AMENABLE
111. Azure : CERULEAN
112. Russian wire service : TASS
114. Close margin : ACE
115. Cat or pigeon, often : PREENER
117. Med school subj. : ANAT
119. Fitted : BECAME
120. Hilo hellos : ALOHAS
121. Beth preceder : ALEF
122. Ye ___ Gift Shoppe : OLDE
123. Like Raggedy Ann : FLOPPY
124. Blind as ___ : AMOLE
125. ___ tonic (bar drink) : GINAND
127. Types, in Tubingen : ARTEN
128. Lyon, to Vittorio : LIONE
132. Town SW of Padua : ESTE
134. ___ Domini : ANNO
135. J. Louis specialties : TKOS
137. Comte ___ Fère (Athos) : DELA
138. Roberts : ORAL
141. Thus, to Tacitus : ITA
142. Syracuse-to-Utica dir. : ENE
143. Sault ___ Marie : STE
145. Wagon-___ (Parisian Pullman) : LIT

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