Jim Page
Jim Page 

BLUE NOTES

New York Times, Sunday, March 3, 1974

Author: Jim Page
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 81, Avg Word Len: 5.29, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 539 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 128, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 8, XRef: 0
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© 1974, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Locust tree : ACACIA
7. Vex : FRET
11. Kind of onion : PEARL
16. Pompous in speech : OROTUND
17. Bob Cratchit, e.g. : CLERK
18. Word on a dollar bill : ANNUIT
20. Spanish drama : COMEDIA
21. Crystal set : RADIO
22. Films' Buster et al. : CRABBES
24. Colors : HUES
25. Blues : MISERIES
27. Balm for sore feet : HOTBATH
28. Curve : ESS
29. Did a sea job of a sort : PIRATED
30. Oxford shoe : BAL
31. To be: Fr. : ETRE
32. Powder anew : RETALC
34. Sorensen, to friends : TED
35. Mutts : CURS
37. Group of three : TRIAD
38. ___-cat (ball game) : ONEA
39. Talking bird : MYNA
40. Point ___, Fire Island : OWOODS
41. Bridge high-low play : SIGNAL
43. S. J. Perelman book : ACRESANDPAINS
47. Shanks' and old gray : MARES
48. Command : BEHEST
49. Wrest : REND
50. Blood state: Suffix : EMIA
51. Moldings : OGEES
52. " . . . ___ but a whimper" : ABANG
54. Doctrine : ISM
57. Actor Walter et al. : ABELS
59. O'Flaherty : LIAM
60. Merganser : SMEW
61. Wagnerian maiden : SENTA
63. Clinch breaker : REF
64. Alpinist's goal : CREST
66. Moonshine gear : STILL
67. River to North Sea : YSER
68. Hindu caste : AHIR
69. Places for key plays : PIANOS
70. Break out : ERUPT
71. "The busy bee has no ___" (Blake) : TIMEFORSORROW
75. Montgomery and family : CLIFTS
76. "Jack, be ___" : NIMBLE
77. Tops : AONE
78. Willing, of old : LIEF
79. Fencing move : APPEL
80. Kind of needle : PINE
81. Fabled bird : ROC
84. Do a mortgage job : ASSESS
87. Agent: Suffix : ATOR
88. Long time : EON
89. Noisemaker in Dundee : BAGPIPE
91. Soak : RET
92. Mather and Bowl : COTTONS
94. Egregious : FLAGRANT
96. Item in Beaufort's scale : GALE
97. Burke's output : PEERAGE
98. Napoleon's lot : EXILE
99. Quake : TREMBLE
101. Mortimer et al. : SNERDS
102. Minnelli and Doolittle : LIZAS
103. Like Shakespeare's sleave : RAVELED
104. Girl's nickname : TESSA
105. Legal right : LIEN
106. One with a thought : OPINER
1. Stimulate : AROUSE
2. Fails : COMESTOGRIEF
3. Noun suffixes : ATES
4. Rechewable item : CUD
5. Adverse : INIMICAL
6. Bay in Gulf of Calif. : ADAIR
7. Like some slacks : FLARED
8. Decorated again : REDID
9. Canal : ERIE
10. Ring decisions : TKOS
11. Turkish titles: Var. : PACHAS
12. Sign up : ENROL
13. Pre-med course : ANAT
14. Resembling latex : RUBBEROID
15. Drink, to W. C. Fields : LIBATION
16. Earth pigment : OCHER
17. Minoan's home : CRETE
19. Groups of four : TETRADS
23. Casts off : SHEDS
26. Stayed put : SAT
29. Pretexts : PLEAS
30. Grain by-product : BRAN
33. Toughen : ANNEAL
35. Vesicle : CYST
36. Miss Merkel : UNA
37. Nasal sounds : TWANGS
39. Hodgepodge : MESS
40. Start the bidding : OPEN
41. Vilify : SMEAR
42. Metrical foot: Fr. : IAMBE
43. Shield : AEGIS
44. Flimflam : CHEAT
45. Biblical unicorn : REEM
46. Sounds from Dixieland : DRAWLS
48. Ravel favorite : BOLERO
52. Kind of acid : AMINO
53. On earth : BELOW
54. Word for a bore : INSUFFERABLE
55. Trod, to poets : STEPT
56. Trading places : MARTS
58. Actor Maximilian : SCHELL
60. Vega or Polaris : STAR
62. High nests: Var. : EYRIES
65. Abundant : RIFE
66. Beget : SIRE
68. Shrub of Africa : AMBERTREE
69. Corn ___ : PONE
70. Girl's name : ELISE
71. Moves quietly : TIPTOES
72. Powerless : IMPOTENT
73. "Don't ___ on my parade" : RAIN
74. Trinity member : SON
75. Bunkum : CLAPTRAP
76. Civil-rights org. : NAACP
80. ___ question (raises doubt) : POSESA
81. Loose coat : RAGLAN
82. Monsters : OGRES
83. Auditor: Abbr. : CPA
85. Wall St. bear : SELLER
86. Horse : STEED
88. Graduate degrees : ENGDS
89. Billiard-ball's footing : BAIZE
90. Prelim's relative : INTRO
93. They fit in locks : OARS
94. Cut down : FELL
95. Roman 62 : LXII
96. Govt. agents : GMEN
100. Midianite king : EVI

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