POUND FOOLISH

New York Times, Sunday, March 25, 1979

Author:Henry Hook
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 94, Avg Word Len: 5.24, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 756 (avg 1.74)
Open Squares: 133, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 16, XRef: 1, Spans: 1
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© 1979, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Televiewer's problem : STATIC
7. Bronx cheer : RAZZ
11. MacMurray : FRED
15. Shelter for cows : BYRE
19. Like Jenny Lind, e.g. : SWEDISH
20. Robert ___ : ELEE
21. Prentiss : PAULA
22. Ending with court or right : EOUS
23. Upstart : PARVENU
24. Zaftig : PLEASINGLYPLUMP
27. Begin's land: Abbr. : ISR
28. Scotch cocktails : ROBROYS
30. Sodden : WET
31. Parlor, in Puebla : SALA
32. Jacket or collar : ETON
34. Compete in a roleo : BIRL
35. "Applause" actress : BACALL
38. Impenetrable : DENSE
41. Trevi throwaways : LIRE
42. Ibsen hero : GYNT
43. Scottish ruler: 1437–60 : JAMESII
44. "The Kiss" sculptor : RODIN
45. Fish or sailboat : SKIPJACK
47. Heywood proverb, with "The" : FATISINTHEFIRE
49. "The corn is ___ . . . " : ASHIGH
50. Leeds's river : AIRE
51. Together: Mus. dir. : ADUE
52. Dock wkr. : STEV
53. Bygone toiler : ESNE
55. 123-45-6789 org. : SSA
58. Party garb, at times : PAJAMAS
64. Lasses : WENCHES
66. Algerian port : ORAN
69. Astronaut : LOVELL
70. TV ad : CML
73. Pod plant : OKRA
74. British and Roman : EMPIRES
77. Approach to a pew : AISLE
78. A title since 1882 : HEAVYWEIGHTCHAMPIONSHIP
83. Tatum O'Neal's Oscar role : ADDIE
84. Inserts new ammo : RELOADS
85. "___ Yar," Yevtushenko poem : BABI
86. Still : YET
87. Connections : TIEINS
89. Iodine source : KELP
90. Bargain hunter's time : SALEDAY
93. Cruel people : SADISTS
95. Kept a tryst : MET
97. To join, in Dijon : UNIR
98. Judicial garb : ROBE
101. Author of "The Alteration" : AMIS
104. "___ Cassius . . . " : YOND
106. "Was ___?" (Berliner's query) : ISTDAS
108. College V.I.P. : BIGMANONCAMPUS
115. Agua ___ (race track) : CALIENTE
117. Frost's "___ Will" : ABOYS
118. Bishop's staff : CROSIER
119. Tim or Alice : TINY
120. Wagtail's cousin : LARK
121. Doesn't stay put : ROAMS
122. Mother's whistler : KETTLE
123. Snorting sound : HUNH
124. High-hat : SNOB
125. Pioneer in Hollywood : LOEW
127. Horseplay : FUN
128. Field tent for G.W. : MARQUEE
131. Ripen : AGE
132. Eddy song : STOUTHEARTEDMEN
137. Woody Allen film : SLEEPER
139. Argot : CANT
140. Needlework case: Var. : ETWEE
141. Hoarfrost : RIME
142. Sudden great profit : KILLING
143. Hefner or Downs : HUGH
144. Elihu of Boston : YALE
145. Caesar's wife : UXOR
146. Words "in your eyes," musically : YESYES
1. Third Reich emblems : SWASTIKAS
2. Modern maniac : TERRORIST
3. Part of speech: Abbr. : ADV
4. Level : TIER
5. "Money ___ object" : ISNO
6. Twister from Philly : CHUBBYCHECKER
7. Homework assignment : REPORT
8. Chemical radical : ALLYL
9. Kin of omegas : ZEES
10. Colombian statesman : ZEA
11. Disney classic : FANTASIA
12. Indian drugget, e.g. : RUG
13. Extension : ELL
14. "Seven ___ in May" : DAYS
15. ___ Georgia, succulent peach : BELLEOF
16. We : YOUANDI
17. Jamaican export : RUM
18. Occult ability : ESP
19. Pitches : SPIELS
21. "Five Easy ___" : PIECES
25. Pundit : SWAMI
26. Chaplain : PADRE
29. Canadien's milieu : RINK
33. Cohan, to Uncle Sam : NEPHEW
35. College in Maine : BATES
36. Peter ___ Hayes : LIND
37. Became cheerful : LITUP
39. Letter man : SIR
40. 180° from WSW : ENE
42. Wisecrack : GAG
43. Crock : JAR
46. Jazzman's jargon : JIVE
47. Cries from the Dane : FIES
48. Repair : HEAL
50. "The way of ___ in the air": Prov. 30:19 : ANEAGLE
54. Horror-film sound : SHRIEK
56. Last year's frosh : SOPHS
57. Tune for a Horne : ARIA
59. Folk singer Baez : JOAN
60. Rara ___ : AVIS
61. Reticulated : MESHY
62. Reynolds or Sherman : ALLIE
63. Caught forty : SLEPT
65. Women's org. : NOW
67. Symbol of mourning : ARMBAND
68. Native of Katmandu : NEPALI
70. Powwows : CHATS
71. Radio, TV, etc. : MEDIA
72. Took cargo aboard : LADED
74. Warehouse or march : ETAPE
75. Played host : MCD
76. Malamute's look-alike : SIBERIANHUSKY
79. Numbers for a corpulent Henry : VIII
80. Desires : YENS
81. Oak or island : HOLM
82. Suffix with aster : OID
88. Ollie's pal : STAN
90. Basks : SUNS
91. Freshman course : ARTI
92. Sings fancily : YODELS
94. Garret garb : SMOCK
96. Melville book : TYPEE
99. Fruity dessert : BANANAPIE
100. Female hormones : ESTROGENS
102. Concerning : INRE
103. Clear : SCOTFREE
105. "___ Town" : OUR
107. Tricky : SLY
108. Ingot : BAR
109. Nigerian tribe : IBO
110. Concur : GOALONG
111. "Shut ___!" : MYMOUTH
112. Plus quality : ASSET
113. Shrewd : ASTUTE
114. Pooh's creator : MILNE
115. After quatre : CINQ
116. Anita of films : EKBERG
119. C.I.A. head : TURNER
123. Blood: Prefix : HAEMO
126. Morsel for Muffet : WHEY
128. Thirty years hence : MMIX
129. Newsman Abel : ELIE
130. Grown-up grigs : EELS
132. Acad. : SCH
133. Saint Anthony's cross : TAU
134. Pariah, Japanese style : ETA
135. Piercing tool : AWL
136. Actress Joanne : DRU
138. City in Nevada : ELY

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