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New York Times, Sunday, March 13, 1983

Author: Edward Marchese
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 554 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 127, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 10, XRef: 0
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© 1983, The New York Times
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1. Surface-to-air missiles : SAMS
5. ___ behind the ears : NOTDRY
11. India's ___ Plateau : DECCAN
17. Respiratory ailment : APNEA
18. O'Neill was one : SEAFARER
20. Take a breath : INHALE
21. " . . . GETTING ON IN YEARS . . . " : GOODBYEMRCHIPS
23. Wading birds : STILTS
24. Weapon-makers : ARMORERS
25. Ending for disrupt : IVE
26. Homeland of Ajax : HELLAS
27. Vestiges : TRACES
28. Bored ___ : TOTEARS
32. Type of coffee : RIO
33. Roach or Chase : HAL
34. "THE DOOR OF HENRY'S LUNCHROOM OPENED . . . " : THEKILLERS
37. Consumers' agcy. : FDA
40. Chekhov heroine : ANYA
42. ___ Tower, Chicago : SEARS
43. Do finger painting : DAUB
45. Iceberg part : TIP
46. Metric units : LITERS
48. Demolish, in Devon : RASE
51. Accident : MISHAP
53. Kind of voice : ACTIVE
56. "I WON'T GO TO BED . . . " : PETERPAN
59. Short melody : THEMA
60. Cry of contempt : PAH
61. A former capital of Burma : AVA
63. Pebbly-surfaced fabric : ARMURE
64. Founder of New Harmony community : OWEN
65. Primped : PREENED
67. Malign : SMEAR
68. Musical suite : PARTITA
71. Kin of ophidiids : EELS
72. Cossack chief : ATAMAN
74. French novelist: 19th century : SUE
75. Journey stage : LEG
76. Rib : TEASE
78. "CALL ME ISHMAEL" : MOBYDICK
81. Sensitive: Fr. : TENDRE
83. Gusset : INSERT
85. Booted one : PUSS
86. ___ clear blue sky : OUTOFA
88. Asian festival : TET
89. Biblical builder : NOAH
91. Helpers : AIDES
92. Show surprise : GASP
96. Time div. : EDT
97. "GRANTED: I AM AN INMATE . . . " : THETINDRUM
101. School org. : PTA
102. Sun ___-sen : YAT
105. Dinesen offerings : STORIES
106. Group of soldiers : COHORT
109. " . . . of cloud": Browning : ASCOWL
112. For shame! : FIE
113. He pops the question : PROPOSER
115. St. Vitus' dance : CHOREA
116. "IT WAS LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT" : CATCHTWENTYTWO
119. Firmly settled : ROOTED
120. Change into steel : ACIERATE
121. Glasgow or Drew : ELLEN
122. Like Chippendale : ORNATE
123. Wane : LESSEN
124. Transfer : DEED
1. Highlander's purse : SPORRAN
2. Deviation of a sort : ANOMALY
3. Bordeaux wine : MEDOC
4. Sword for Raglan : SABRE
5. V.P. under G.R.F. : NAR
6. Room for a pres. or prin. : OFC
7. Bounty stopover: 1788 : TAHITI
8. Twaddle : DRIVEL
9. Annul : REPEAL
10. Mos. upon mos. : YRS
11. Limoges piece : DISH
12. Diarize : ENTER
13. Spicy fare : CHILI
14. "BUCK DID NOT READ THE NEWSPAPERS . . . " : CALLOFTHEWILD
15. Utah ski resort : ALTA
16. Promontory : NESS
17. Christie : AGATHA
18. Relig. discourse : SER
19. Rheine's river : EMS
22. Referendum choice : YES
28. Laconic : TERSE
29. Approves : OKS
30. Sunfish : REDEAR
31. Mrs., in Córdoba : SRA
34. Start of a hole : TEE
35. Part of a lamp : HARP
36. "Zero-___ Society": Thurow : SUM
38. Double radius : DIAMETER
39. Perquisite : APPANAGE
41. ___ Pasha : ALI
42. Pitcher Carlton : STEVE
44. Tad : BIT
47. Lendl of tennis : IVAN
48. Peruses anew : REREADS
49. Italian fashion designer : ARMANI
50. Goad : SPUR
52. Massé, e.g. : SHOT
53. Strong urge : APPETITE
54. Lurched : CAREENED
55. " . . . I WAS BROUGHT UP IN PICTURES" : THELASTTYCOON
57. Grimes and Wynette : TAMMYS
58. Knots in cotton fiber : NEPS
62. "Giselle" composer : ADAM
66. To exist, to Ennius : ESSE
67. Pachyderm's pal, in pictures : SABU
69. Erskine and Mercer : AUTOS
70. Marine hazard : REEF
73. Hell : TOPHET
77. Fulmar's kin : ERN
79. Coconut fibers : COIRS
80. African antelope : KUDU
82. Xanthippe sort : NAG
84. A touch of rum : TOT
87. Pro ___ : TEM
90. Words of delight : AHS
91. Cooler : ADE
93. Bartholomew or Simon : APOSTLE
94. Disseminated : STREWED
95. Benefactor : PATRON
98. " . . . ___ the odds": Housman : TOFACE
99. Eye ailment : IRITIS
100. Sister's son's sisters : NIECES
103. Main artery : AORTA
104. Aviary sound : TWEET
106. Swindle : CON
107. Chose : OPTED
108. Games authority : HOYLE
109. Topmost: Comb. form : ACRO
110. Turkestan salt lake : SHOR
111. Bale : LADE
113. Troy meas. unit : PWT
114. Dakota Indian : REE
116. Steinbeck character : CAL
117. Otto I's dom. : HRE
118. Shoe shade : TAN

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