BULLET-BITING TIME

New York Times, Sunday, March 27, 1977

Author: Jay Spry
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 104, Avg Word Len: 5.06, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 599 (avg 1.41)
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© 1977, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Partly open : AJAR
5. Pavlov : IVAN
9. Chooses : OPTS
13. Solitaire wastepile : TALON
18. Hand-dyed fabric : BATIK
20. Style : MODE
21. Air Force unit : GROUP
22. Type of type : AGATE
23. Start of a quotation : MOSTPEOPLEWOULDBEGLADTO
27. Brouhaha : ADO
28. Ferber and others : EDNAS
29. Catches sight of : SPIES
30. Female rabbit : DOE
31. Author Deighton : LEN
32. Sunder : REND
34. Hodges : GIL
35. Tarbell : IDA
36. Record : ENTER
38. Creeping S. A. plant : IPECAC
41. Concerning : ANENT
43. City in Italy : ASTI
44. Delight : PLEASE
46. Tax people : ASSESSORS
49. Obstacles : SNAGS
53. Kipling subject : BOOTS
54. No-man : ANTI
55. Links area : TEE
56. Notice : SPOT
57. Spatiates : ROVES
58. Lofty : ANDEAN
60. Transferable pictures : DECALS
63. Quotation: Part II : PAY
64. In the crib : ABED
65. Half note : MINIM
66. Took place : AROSE
68. Ring around a lagoon : ATOLL
70. Lone Eagle's monogram : CAL
71. Stewed : FUMED
72. E.R.A. or R.B.I. : STAT
73. Lampoon : SATIRE
75. Quotation: Part III : THEIRTAXESWITHASMILEBUT
81. Liz of TV newscasting : TROTTA
82. Overhanging edge : EAVE
83. Mother of Aphrodite : DIONE
84. Noun suffix : URE
85. Pit : STONE
86. Rich cake : TORTE
88. French ___ : DOORS
89. To-do : STIR
90. Quotation: Part IV : THE
91. Empties : DRAINS
93. Author of "Tristram Shandy" : STERNE
95. Tamerlane was one : TATAR
96. Alert : WARN
98. Mystery-story pioneer : POE
99. Yalies : ELIS
100. Distaff Astaire : ADELE
101. Goose genus : ANSER
103. Consider : ENTERTAIN
107. Hindu ascetics : FAKIRS
109. N.Y. team : METS
111. Hebrew measures : OMERS
112. Fierce looks : GLARES
114. Push : SHOVE
116. Call ___ day : ITA
117. In the style of : ALA
118. Pack pipe tobacco : TAMP
122. W.W. II theater : ETO
123. Epoch : ERA
125. Kind of case : STAIR
127. Orange or Indian : OSAGE
129. Call of the riled : BOO
130. End of quotation : GOVERNMENTINSISTSONCASH
135. Welcome : GREET
136. Doll up : PREEN
137. Low-lying tract : VALE
138. Slipknot : NOOSE
139. Outcries : YELLS
140. Kernel : SEED
141. Trudge : PLOD
142. Miseries : WOES
1. Home : ABODE
2. Argonaut : JASON
3. A.B.A. member : ATT
4. Full-blown : RIPE
5. Lion's prey : IMPALA
6. Tennesseans : VOLS
7. Fruit punch : ADE
8. Word : NEWS
9. City near Paris : ORLEANS
10. Bolls : PODS
11. Decrepit boat : TUB
12. Rushed : SPED
13. Abilities : TALENTS
14. Begum's spouse : AGA
15. Soup scoop : LADLE
16. Dark-brown fur : OTTER
17. Inert gas : NEON
19. Small anchors : KEDGES
21. Cicerones : GUIDES
23. Damage : MAR
24. "Cinched" : ONICE
25. Reckon : OPINE
26. Leaves : GOES
33. Bantingized : DIETED
37. Containers : TINS
39. Base on balls : PASS
40. Voltaire novel : CANDIDE
41. Where Laos is : ASIA
42. Roomy handbags : TOTES
43. Bewildered : ASEA
44. Pompous official : POOBAH
45. Billets-doux : LOVELETTERS
47. Hold back : STEM
48. Hard times : RECESSIONS
50. Fruit-based spread : APPLEBUTTER
51. Aim : GOAL
52. Pen : STY
53. Dogwood petal : BRACT
54. Event re Texas: 1845 : ANNEXATION
58. Strive for : AIMAT
59. Aborigines : NATIVES
60. Biblical verb : DOTH
61. Most South Americans : LATINS
62. Fence crossing : STILE
65. Grumble : MUTTER
67. Deserve : RATE
69. Pay dirt : ORE
71. Palm leaf : FROND
72. Bat a gnat : SWAT
74. Romeo's emotion : AMORE
76. Revenue agent: Abbr. : IRO
77. Sun. lectures : SERS
78. Worshipful : ADORING
79. Asian wild sheep : URIALS
80. Zola's "La ___" : TERRE
85. Thai language : SHAN
87. ___ a customer : ONETO
88. Cold-cuts store : DELI
89. Cruel one : SADIST
90. A pair, in Ayr : TWA
92. Mimics : APES
94. British meals : TEAS
95. Require : TAKE
97. Captain of the Nautilus : NEMO
102. Goes back : REVERTS
104. Gave off : EMITTED
105. Keep : RETAIN
106. Teach : TRAIN
107. Ballads : FALAS
108. Part of Spain : ARAGON
110. Sea swallow : TERN
113. Stood the gaff : LASTED
114. Accumulation : STORE
115. Uncle Tom's cabin : HOVEL
119. Humble : ABASE
120. Asch book : MOSES
121. Cry of contempt : POH
122. Like floating islands : EGGY
124. Watts' kin : AMPS
125. Koko's weapon : SNEE
126. Society tag line : RSVP
127. European capital : OSLO
128. " . . . were Paradise ___!" : ENOW
131. Conger : EEL
132. Sonneteer's word : ERE
133. Adjective suffix : IAL
134. Dovecote sound : COO

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