TIME PIECE

New York Times, Sunday, April 20, 1975

Author: Mary M. Murdoch
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 88, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 617 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 150, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 17, XRef: 0, Spans: 4
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© 1975, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Throat clearings : AHEMS
6. Prank : CAPER
11. Vamoosed : BLEW
15. U.S. President : ADAMS
20. Moroccan port : RABAT
21. Military vacation : LEAVE
22. Union general : MEADE
23. Signature of a general : RELEE
24. River to the Rhone : ISERE
25. City on the Rhone : ARLES
26. Senator Sam : ERVIN
27. Blake's bright animal : TIGER
28. Heinrich Heine's greeting : SPRINGSALREADYATTHEGATE
32. This, in Spain : ESTA
33. Chooses : OPTS
34. " . . . what she ___ do or say . . . " : WILLSTO
35. Headland : NESS
36. ___ en scène : MISE
37. Secular : LAIC
39. Eggs : OVA
41. Native of Florence : TUSCAN
45. Parlor plant : FERN
46. Chair part : ARM
49. Main course : ENTREE
54. Bishop Heber's greeting : SPRINGUNLOCKSTHEFLOWERS
59. "Long as there's ___ that sets . . . " : ASUN
60. Coat part : SLEEVE
61. Social group : CASTE
62. Draw a bead on : AIMAT
63. Start over at golf : RETEE
65. Roman 2010 : MMX
66. German hall : SAAL
68. Period : ERA
70. London gallery : TATE
71. Fence crossings : STILES
73. Lend a hand : AID
75. Broth, in Glasgow : BROO
77. John Jacob, formally : MRASTOR
79. Music by Christian Sinding : RUSTLESOFSPRING
83. Debase : COARSEN
87. Pottage receiver : ESAU
88. Understand : SEE
89. Ship decks : ORLOPS
94. In the know : ONTO
95. ___ Canals : SOO
97. Places : PUTS
99. Opposite of pos. : NEG
101. Hank of baseball : AARON
102. Go off the path : STRAY
104. Hen's charge : BROOD
106. Puzzle : TEASER
109. Auk genus : URIA
110. Christina Rossetti's greeting : THEREISNOTIMELIKESPRING
114. Playground piece : SEESAW
115. Dawn goddess : EOS
116. Winglike : ALAR
117. Honors in a way : TOASTS
118. Kind of doll : RAG
120. Burrows et al. : ABES
121. Blind as ___ : ABAT
123. Fox of Africa : ASSE
127. Preservationist's word : SAVABLE
131. Get out of focus : BLUR
132. Sheltered : ALEE
136. Longfellow's greeting : THUSCAMETHELOVELYSPRING
141. Plenty, for short : LOTSA
142. Prickly plant : BRIAR
143. Secure again : RETIE
144. ___ the good : ALLTO
145. Court decree : ARRET
146. "___ want to get well . . . " : IDONT
147. One who quotes : CITER
148. Harbor or White : PEARL
149. O'Casey and Connery : SEANS
150. Ringing sound : TING
151. Vehicles : SLEDS
152. Noun suffixes : ANCES
1. Revolutionist's cry : ARISE
2. Fasteners : HASPS
3. German president : EBERT
4. Callas : MARIA
5. Machine gun : STEN
6. Necklace parts : CLASPS
7. Use a room freshener : AERATE
8. Becomes wearisome : PALLS
9. Continuously : EVER
10. Rage, old style : RESE
11. Gem mineral : BERYL
12. Vichy premier : LAVAL
13. Does news work : EDITS
14. ___ pot (deteriorated) : WENTTO
15. Johnson of TV : ARTE
16. Condescend : DEIGN
17. Seaweeds : ALGAE
18. Becomes acquainted : MEETS
19. Dry periods : SERES
22. Doc : MEDIC
29. Comings and ___ : GOINGS
30. Quick as ___ : AWINK
31. Mean dwelling : HOVEL
36. Prefix for hood or handle : MAN
37. Tenth-century Pope : LEOV
38. Ancient citadels : ARCES
40. Small wild ox : ANOA
41. Rulers : TSARS
42. Defeat : UPSET
43. Hindu scripture : SRUTI
44. Irish tribe : CINEL
45. Pliant : FLEXILE
46. ___ for words : ATALOSS
47. Blood factors: Abbr. : RHS
48. Apportion : METE
50. Gibes : TWITS
51. Do over a framing job : REMAT
52. Muse of poetry : ERATO
53. Chemical compound : ESTER
55. Danube city : ULM
56. Thread: Prefix : NEMAT
57. Isadora Duncan's curse : SCARF
58. Physicist Enrico : FERMI
64. Doers: Suffix : EERS
67. Word with roust and run : ABOUT
69. Italian river : ARNO
72. Takes to court : SUES
74. Autocrats : DESPOTS
76. Flea-market setting : OPENAIR
78. Taj locale : AGRA
80. Uppish folks : SNOBS
81. ___ Arabia : SAUDI
82. Scottish moor grass : REESK
83. Outlays : COSTS
84. ___ house (free) : ONTHE
85. Up ___ : ATREE
86. Loud outbursts : ROARS
90. Petrarch's love : LAURA
91. Gold braid : ORRIS
92. Use one's index finger : POINT
93. Hitches : SNAGS
96. French river : ORNE
98. Stone pillar : STELE
100. ___ whiz : GEE
103. Time period : YEAR
105. Goose eggs : OOO
107. High notes : ELAS
108. Members of a spectral type : RSTARS
111. "When ___ lad" : IWASA
112. Normand : MABEL
113. Florist's need : POT
119. Chess ploy : GAMBIT
120. Warn : ALERT
121. Related : ALLIED
122. Marketgoers : BUYERS
123. Ref. book : ATLAS
124. Holiday locale : SHORE
125. Buddhist scripture : SUTRA
126. Ruhr city : ESSEN
128. Giuseppe : VERDI
129. Noun suffix : ATION
130. Indian hemp : BHANG
131. Davis : BETTE
132. "Green Hat" author : ARLEN
133. N. H. flower : LILAC
134. ___ nous : ENTRE
135. Antiseptics : EGOLS
137. Persians, etc. : CATS
138. Whales : ORCS
139. Conceal : VEIL
140. Hemingway : PAPA

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