Richard Silvestri
Richard Silvestri 

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New York Times, Sunday, April 2, 1978

Author: Richard Silvestri
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.10, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 497 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 115, Cheaters: 16, FITB: 11, XRef: 1
Richard Silvestri has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles and 84 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Milk, in Metz : LAIT
5. Precinct : AREA
9. Hope : BOB
12. Cleopatra's craft : BARGE
17. Recoil : WINCE
18. Mineral made into jewelry : GEMSTONE
20. Deli offering : SALAMI
21. Go-betweens : INTERMEDIARIES
23. Parnassian regions : CLIMES
24. Roman Helios : SOL
25. Lord's domain : MANOR
26. Touched down : ALIT
27. York or Dark : ALVIN
28. Krypton is one : ELEMENT
30. Relative of a pompano : SCAD
31. Pershing's command : AEF
32. Dried up : SERED
33. Group honored in April : SECRETARIES
39. Descartes's conclusion : IAM
42. Calendar abbr. : TUES
43. Foray : RAID
44. "How now! ___?": Hamlet : ARAT
45. Flesh: Comb. form : CRE
46. A.M.A. members : MDS
47. Pod inhabitants : PEAS
49. Break off : SEVER
51. ___ Hari : MATA
52. Likely to collapse : RAMSHACKLE
55. Arrive : GETIN
56. Indy entry : CAR
59. Bien-___ (Fr. darling) : AIME
60. Oregon or Santa Fe : TRAIL
61. Ill will : MALICE
62. Sweet potato : OCARINA
64. Like a cliché : TRITE
65. Dueler's choice : PISTOLS
66. Maximally : ATMOST
67. Rental contract : LEASE
68. David or Edwards : CAMP
69. Clear : NET
70. Money in Moscow : RUBLE
71. Spies : EMISSARIES
73. Bellow : SAUL
74. "Ashcan" painter : SLOAN
76. Trap material : SAND
77. C.P.A.'s record : ACC
80. Osprey's cousin : ERN
81. Serb or Sorb : SLAV
82. "Great Commoner" : PITT
84. Rebuff : SLAP
86. "The Big Apple" : NYC
87. Minute vessels : CAPILLARIES
91. Polish : SHINE
92. Singing syllable : TRA
94. Fish dish : EELS
95. Rigby of songdom : ELEANOR
97. Ranks : TIERS
99. Geyserite : OPAL
100. Filleted : BONED
102. The horned horse : GNU
103. Ought to : SHOULD
104. Roman Catholic tribunals : PENITENTIARIES
107. Makes happen : CAUSES
108. Lion, to impala : PREDATOR
109. Taut : TENSE
110. Atlas extra : INSET
111. Gas: Comb. form : AER
112. On one's guard : WARY
113. Ham's companion : EGGS
1. Floor covering : LINOLEUM
2. Like a deer : ANTLERED
3. Hockey milieu : ICE
4. Called : TERMED
5. Ten-percenters : AGENTS
6. Renovate : REDO
7. Arabian prince : EMIR
8. ___ rule (usually) : ASA
9. "We ___ different degrees": Emerson : BOILAT
10. Geographic hub of N.Y. : ONEIDA
11. Met basso : BEST
12. Balloonist's need : BALLAST
13. Animate : ALIVE
14. Offshoot : RAMIFICATION
15. F.B.I. employees : GMEN
16. Herr's word for 3 Down : EIS
17. Most like Solomon : WISEST
19. Outlined : TRACED
20. ___ Fell Pike (England's highest point) : SCA
22. Game counter : MAN
29. Military meal : MESS
30. ___ Lanka (Ceylon) : SRI
34. Clear the board : ERASE
35. Ready money : CASH
36. Tangle or disentangle : RAVEL
37. Anger : IRE
38. Where the stapes is : EAR
40. Magazine piece : ARTICLE
41. Least magnanimous : MEANEST
47. Makeup : PAINT
48. Lazarus or Eames : EMMA
49. Emulates Hamill : SKATES
50. Nobelist Metchnikoff : ELIE
51. Go soft : MELT
52. Employee's delight : RAISE
53. "Take the ___," 1941 song : ATRAIN
54. Stand used for shaping tiles : CRISS
55. Sounds of surprise : GASPS
56. Make vulgar : COARSEN
57. Statistician of a kind : ACTUARY
58. Rude and boisterous : RAMBUNCTIOUS
61. Acted the buffoon : MIMED
63. Croissant : ROLL
64. Melodic subject : TEMA
65. Travail : PAIN
67. Pope in 928 : LEOVI
68. Rickety airplane : CRATE
72. Wine city : ASTI
74. Suburb of Rabat : SLA
75. Wash against the shore : LAP
77. The Somalis : ASHA
78. Kind of vine : CLINGING
79. Nun's relative : CANONESS
81. Rutgers' ___ Knights : SCARLET
82. Wan : PALLID
83. Tax agcy. : IRS
85. Read carefully : PERUSE
88. Balzac's "___ Goriot" : LEPERE
89. Near-perfect horseshoe pitch : LEANER
90. Soldier on watch : SENTRY
91. Composed : SEDATE
93. Employ again : REUSE
96. Garland : LEI
97. Comparative word : THAN
98. Campus org. active in the 60's : SDS
99. Czech stream: Ger. spelling : OPPA
100. Letter on a key : BETA
101. ___ about : ONOR
103. Biol. or chem. : SCI
105. Shooter : TAW
106. Between lge. and sml. : REG

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