HIDDEN BASEBALL

New York Times, Sunday, April 18, 1982

Author:Caroline G. Fitzgerald
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 94, Avg Word Len: 5.12, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 665 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 123, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 21, XRef: 0
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© 1982, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Quiet! : SHUSH
6. Pretense : MASK
10. Vault : SAFE
14. Graham of N.F.L. fame : OTTO
18. Scrap : SNIPPET
20. Field measure : AREA
21. Wriggling : EELY
22. Poetic you : THOU
23. Novel of 1951 : THECATCHERINTHERYE
26. " . . . I do feel't and ___": Shak. : SEET
27. Overcharges : SOAKS
28. Encamp : TENT
29. Connery : SEAN
30. Irish lakes : LOUGHS
32. Refuges : ARKS
33. Pith : CORE
34. Silo's neighbor : BARN
35. Gripe : BEEF
37. Louis XIV, e.g. : ROI
38. Philip II, e.g. : REY
39. Arafura Sea islands : ARRU
40. Wrong; far off; senseless : OUTINLEFTFIELD
43. John Paul II, in Roma : ILPAPA
45. ___ Dame : NOTRE
47. Corn or cycle leader : UNI
48. Godden's "In This House of ___" : BREDE
49. Family members : NIECES
50. Aleutian island : ADAK
51. Fabric design : BATIK
53. Own, to Burns : AIN
54. Pay, with "up" : ANTE
55. Achieve results : STRIKEHOME
58. Impudence : SASS
60. Prophets : SEERS
62. Socks : HOSE
63. Natural resources : ORES
64. Deviated : VEERED
68. Lebanese port : BEIRUT
70. British gun : BREN
71. School org. : PTA
73. Emulate Harpagon : SAVE
74. Slip a cog : ERR
77. Possum's kin : COON
78. ___ forces : ARMED
79. ___ back (relaxed) : LAID
81. Arachnid's trap : WEB
82. Secular : LAIC
84. Join closely : WED
85. Anon : SOON
86. Ade's "___ in Slang" : FABLES
88. Animalcule : AMOEBA
90. Figure : ICON
91. Asian legume : SOYA
92. Stingers : WASPS
96. Tread : RUNG
98. Hawk : MAKEAPITCH
101. Melt : THAW
102. Electrical unit : REL
103. Nordland people : LAPPS
105. Nursery eloper : DISH
106. "___ for tennis?" : ANYONE
108. Make ___ (transact) : ADEAL
110. Up: Prefix : ANO
111. Adventure tale : CONTE
112. Rounded and smooth : TERETE
113. Estimate : BALLPARKFIGURE
117. ___ accompli : FAIT
119. Formed a lap : SAT
120. "___ Ding Dong Daddy . . . " : IMA
121. Ancient town in Lucania : ELEA
122. Certain : SURE
123. Dancer Bambi ___ : LINN
124. Gudrun's victim : ATLI
125. Language course : LATINI
127. M.I.T. or R.P.I. : INST
128. Bound : TIED
129. Stage part : APRON
130. Sponsorship : EGIS
131. Maintain action : KEEPTHEBALLROLLING
136. Skin spots : NEVI
137. Work units : ERGS
138. Hairy twin : ESAU
139. Disembark at O'Hare : DEPLANE
140. Robert Anthony ___ : EDEN
141. Seasoning : SAGE
142. Cong. act : STAT
143. Arnold from Chelsea : STANG
1. Cheap wine : SNEAKYPETE
2. Hayseeds : HICKS
3. Poisonous sap : UPAS
4. N.Y.C. is one : SPT
5. Tease : HECTOR
6. Trading center : MART
7. Onassis : ARI
8. Perceived, in a way : SENSATE
9. "Lily of the Mohawks" : KATERI
10. Observed : SEEN
11. Gas: Prefix : AER
12. Angler's gadget : FLY
13. Peephole : EYELET
14. Honshu city : OTSU
15. ___ years (youth) : THEGREEN
16. Slight advantage : TOEHOLD
17. Exterior : OUTSIDE
18. Water's edge : SHORELINE
19. What bureaucrats give : THERUNAROUND
23. Alexandra and Catherine : TSARINAS
24. Chemical suffix : ENE
25. Meteorologist: 1839–1921 : HANN
31. In error : OFFBASE
33. Oafish : CRASS
34. Edmund, the orator : BURKE
35. Bolivian river : BENI
36. Nigerian people : EFIKS
39. Zoo favorite : APE
40. Town on Hiroshima Bay : OTAKE
41. Guitars' kin : LUTES
42. Yellow flags : IRISES
44. Sour : ACERB
46. Collins or Dryden : ODIST
51. Lane, in Limerick : BOREEN
52. Correct : AMEND
56. Great pain : THROE
57. Auxin, for one : HORMONE
59. Utilize : AVAIL
61. Like a vermouth : SEC
65. Uncooked : RAW
66. Second person : EVE
67. She comes out : DEB
69. Hawkeye : IOWAN
70. Drama critic Atkinson : BROOKS
71. Emulate Casanova : PLAYTHEFIELD
72. Parisian's smoke : TABAC
74. High note : ELA
75. L.A. athlete : RAM
76. Bravo or Muni : RIO
78. Tin Pan Alley org. : ASCAP
80. Droplet on a petal : DEW
83. Oatmeal : CEREAL
86. Palm off : FOIST
87. Bacchus attendant : SATYR
89. Hangout for Ferdinand : BULLPEN
90. ___ Satan (brat) : IMPOF
91. Courage : SPINE
93. Kind of potatoes : SHOESTRING
94. Commedia dell'arte character : PANTALONE
95. Apple variety : SWEETING
97. Fierce look : GLARE
99. Idolize : ADORE
100. ___ hand (abjectly) : HATIN
102. Pertinent : RELATIVE
104. Paul from Ottawa : ANKA
107. Mesh : NET
108. Young Ike's residence : ABILENE
109. Marred : DAMAGED
111. Least prolix : CURTEST
114. Look-___ (twins) : ALIKES
115. Verbal contraction : ISNT
116. Spouts : GUSHES
118. Gide and Previn : ANDRES
123. ___ Abner : LIL
124. " . . . have ___ in my mind . . . ": Yeats : APLAN
126. "The fat ___ the fire" : ISIN
127. ___ dixit : IPSE
128. Like a high wire : TAUT
129. ___ breve : ALLA
132. Period : ERA
133. Leghorn's largess : EGG
134. Bleat : BAA
135. Decide upon : OPT

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