WORD DOINGS

New York Times, Sunday, March 24, 1974

Author: Charles Baron
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 160, Blocks: 88, Avg Word Len: 5.51, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 665 (avg 1.51)
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© 1974, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Danube city : BUDAPEST
9. ___-cadabra : ABRA
13. Taken, in France : PRIS
17. Gallup specialty : POLL
21. Glitter : IRIDESCE
22. Made a baseball move : SLID
23. Asian nomad : REKI
24. Fencing foil : EPEE
25. Drivers' needs : LICENSES
26. Delivers : HANDSOVER
28. Annals: Abbr. : RECS
29. Compass reading : ESE
30. Like Omar after a busy day : TENTLESS
32. Bar staple : ICE
33. Dogtags, for short : IDENTS
35. Rational : SANE
36. Rough : UNTENDER
38. Poet Countee : CULLEN
39. Decorative band : PATTE
41. Created : MADE
42. Beverages : ALES
43. Look up to : ADMIRE
44. Pack animals : BURROS
45. Wind: Prefix : ANEM
46. Hindu sacred books : VEDAS
48. Eastern fibers: Var. : SANNS
49. Famed violinist : ELMAN
50. Related by blood : COGNATE
52. Abner's friend : LUM
54. Promontory : NESS
55. Form of Elizabeth : ELSPETH
57. Relative of drat : HECK
60. Shopping or grab : BAG
62. Snail genus : HUA
64. Unit : ONE
66. Dalmatian island : RAB
68. "Gil Blas" author : LESAGE
73. N.Y.C., Rye, Hoboken, etc. : GREATERMETROPOLITANAREA
81. Thrill at Shea : ALINEDRIVETHROUGHCENTER
82. Summer-stock figure : SEMIPROFESSIONALACTRESS
83. Manush of baseball : HEINIE
84. U. S. media org. : FRC
85. Harvest goddess : OPS
86. Miss Sumac : YMA
87. ___ es Salaam : DAR
89. Arizona city : YUMA
91. Musical notes : ESHARPS
97. Medieval brocade : ACCA
101. Apple, for short : MAC
103. Inflames : ENRAGES
108. Hatred : ODIUM
109. Verbal contraction : SHANT
111. ___ of life : FACTS
114. Organic compound : ENOL
115. Shows warmth : SMILES
116. Toot : BENDER
118. Bullish word in Spain : TORO
119. Lose interest : COOL
120. Pan or Nero : PETER
121. Bequest source : ESTATE
122. Casual talk : CHINCHIN
124. Tunisian rulers : DEYS
125. Excels : SHINES
126. Haw's partner : HEE
127. Twine fiber : HENEQUEN
129. Western Indian : UTE
132. Color lightly : TINT
133. Be excessively touchy : OVERREACT
136. Words for a birdie or eagle : UNDERPAR
138. Early English moneys : ORAE
139. Terrible : DIRE
140. Fuel : COKE
141. Popular entertainments : ICESHOWS
142. Meeting: Abbr. : SESS
143. Cheek : SASS
144. Fixed a tax: Abbr. : ASSD
145. Dramatis ___ : PERSONAE
1. Ill temper : BILE
2. U. S. author : URIS
3. Las Vegas game : DICE
4. Summer cooler : ADE
5. Music scale of five notes : PENTATONE
6. Early monastics : ESSENES
7. Make the ___ : SCENE
8. Lab chore : TEST
9. Maugham story : ASHENDEN
10. Embryo cell group : BLASTEMA
11. Wash cycle : RINSE
12. Write a p.s. : ADD
13. Advance : PROCEED
14. Setback : REVERSAL
15. White House name : IKE
16. Watergate judge : SIRICA
17. U. S. humorist : PERELMAN
18. Phone-user's quest : OPENLINE
19. Readers' desks : LECTERNS
20. Inferiority : LESSNESS
27. Edge along : SIDLE
31. ___ Prabang : LUANG
34. Flops : DUDS
35. Handbag part : STRAP
37. " . . . Ruler of the Queen's ___" : NAVEE
39. Haul : PULL
40. Morpheus's offering : ARMS
41. Chinese leader : MAO
44. Get-together : BEE
47. Bench occupant : SUB
50. Navaho sheep : CHURRO
51. Words for Taft : THEOHIOAN
53. Mottled canes : MALACCAS
56. Bettelheim's "Children of ___" : THEDREAM
58. Sings softly : CROONS
59. Oven-baked, in Hawaii : KALUA
61. Civet's relative : GENET
63. In ___ (having a mad on) : AMIFF
64. Rumanian composer : OTESCU
65. Ship weights: Abbr. : NRTS
67. With wide scope : BIGLY
69. Trade-term initials : SANR
70. Commedia dell'___ : ARTE
71. Turns right : GEES
72. Dog and tin : EARS
73. Deep cut : GASH
74. Virginia signature : RLEE
75. E. E. Cummings title : EIMI
76. Have ___ (know somebody) : ANIN
77. Lukewarm : TEPID
78. ___ bit (completely) : EVERY
79. Stage phone, e.g. : PROP
80. River to North Sea : THAMES
88. Brit. fliers : RAF
90. Nuclear particle : MESON
92. Cozy quality : HOMEYNESS
93. Mine approaches : ADITS
94. Irritate : RILE
95. Boy, to Caesar : PUER
96. Sweater sizes: Abbr. : SMS
97. Firemen's glove material : ASBESTOS
98. Cat seen by Alice : CHESHIRE
99. Saddle bags : CANTINAS
100. Musical movements : ANDANTES
102. Berra and Bench, e.g. : CATCHERS
104. Verifies one's figures : RECHECKS
105. Consecrated : ANOINTED
106. ___ better (outdo) : GOONE
107. Building wing : ELL
110. French head : TETE
112. Agrees : COHERES
113. Judge, e.g. : TRIER
115. Road menace : SPEEDER
117. Does garden work : RESODS
123. Confusion : CHAOS
124. Kind of cap : DUNCE
128. Witty remark : QUIP
129. "___ my word" : UPON
130. N. Z. tree : TAWA
131. Gaelic : ERSE
134. Routing word : VIA
135. U. S. aid agency: Abbr. : ECA
137. Greek letter : RHO

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