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New York Times, Sunday, March 31, 1974

Author: William Lutwiniak
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.35, Missing: { Z }, Scrabble score: 586 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 131, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 3, XRef: 0
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© 1974, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Paterfamilias : PAPA
5. Pundit : SWAMI
10. Social group : CLAN
14. Nut to crack : POSER
19. Land of Tralee : ERIN
20. Table fowl : CAPON
21. Trumpeter Al : HIRT
22. Poplar : ABELE
23. H : BEETHOVENSFIFTH
26. Sum up : RECAP
27. Animal with a limited diet : ANTEATER
28. Tones down : TAMES
29. Peerage members : BARONS
30. Wants for food : STARVES
31. Bigot : HATER
32. Displayed : HADON
33. Noun ending : IER
34. Decorator's concern : COLOR
35. Safeguards : DEFENDS
37. River of song : AFTON
40. AF : HALFALOAF
42. White House nickname : IKE
44. "Cowardly Lion" actor : LAHR
45. Impartial : FAIR
47. Cobbling gear : AWLS
48. Child's play : SNAP
49. Tennis coup : ACE
50. Of of of of of of of of of of : OFTENTIMES
54. Right-hand page : RECTO
55. Backflows : REFLUXES
58. Cafe patron : EATER
59. Fuddy-duddies : DODOES
60. External : OUTER
61. S. A. rodents : PACAS
62. Basis for calculating : DATUM
63. Drew out : EDUCED
65. Jeopardy : PERIL
66. Predicaments : DILEMMAS
69. English county, for short : BERKS
70. A : FIRSTOFALL
72. Fearful veneration : AWE
73. Morsels : BITS
74. Historic times : ERAS
75. Unctuous : OILY
76. Use the teeth : GNAW
77. "Quiet!" : SSH
78. C C C C C C C : SEVENSEAS
82. Kind of maid or slipper : LADYS
83. Schiaparelli, e.g. : MODISTE
86. In good time : EARLY
87. White House name : CAL
88. Court judgments : FINES
89. Band members : TUBAS
90. Retort : RIPOSTE
94. Indian V.I.P.'s : RAJAHS
96. Baby animals : TOTOS
97. Postal chore : REGISTRY
98. Get away : ELUDE
99. H : QUARTEROFANHOUR
101. Go, in France : ALLER
102. Ruin : UNDO
103. Writer Godden : RUMER
104. She was born free : ELSA
105. "Now I ___ . . . " : LAYME
106. Org. : ASSN
107. Mopsus et al. : SEERS
108. Bridge outcomes : SETS
1. Armadillos : PEBAS
2. Common contraction : ARENT
3. Mourning figure : PIETA
4. Preceding : ANTERIOR
5. Large duck : SCOTER
6. Navy personnel : WAVES
7. Imitative one : APER
8. French possessive : MON
9. Set up for use : INSTALL
10. Monster : CHIMERA
11. Three-time loser : LIFER
12. College study : ARTS
13. Utmost : NTH
14. Show off : PARADE
15. Fairy king : OBERON
16. O : SECONDINCOMMAND
17. Animated style : ELAN
18. Congressmen: Abbr. : REPS
24. Safe place : HAVEN
25. ___ the land : FATOF
29. Golf strokes : BAFFS
31. Viscount Templewood : HOARE
32. Remedies : HEALS
34. Short notes : CHITS
35. Widow's due : DOWER
36. Ray : SKATE
37. Winglike : ALAR
38. Oppose : FACE
39. Y : THEFOURTHOFJULY
41. Metallic fabrics : LAMES
43. Heroic work : EPOS
45. Outwitted : FOXED
46. Southwest wind : AFER
48. Stonecrop : SEDUM
51. Comes close : NEARS
52. Implicit : TACIT
53. Aviator Balbo : ITALO
54. Surf sound : ROTE
56. ___ out (comes off well) : LUCKS
57. All-purpose trucks, for short : UTES
59. Linger : DALLY
61. As such : PERSE
62. Pickle : DILL
63. Declines : EBBS
64. Religious belief : DEISM
65. River to the Adriatic : PIAVE
66. Oxeye : DAISY
67. Golf term : AWAY
68. Runs up : SEWS
70. Gets vexed : FRETS
71. Paddock sights : FOALS
74. Curves : ESSES
76. Footgear : GALOSHES
79. Atomic component : NEUTRON
80. Footgear : SABOT
81. Means of expunction : ERASERS
82. Popular fur : LAPIN
84. Royal perquisite : DIADEM
85. Belong : INHERE
87. Props for Groucho : CIGARS
89. Hop and tree : TOADS
90. Have connection : REFER
91. Did a second-story job : STOLE
92. Monopoly : TRUST
93. Wildcats : EYRAS
94. The McCoy : REAL
95. Nazimova : ALLA
96. Wine barrels : TUNS
97. Apple variety : ROME
99. Between sine and non : QUA
100. Wish one hadn't : RUE

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