NAME STRETCHING

New York Times, Sunday, April 22, 1979

Author:Nancy W. Atkinson
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 162, Blocks: 92, Avg Word Len: 5.40, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 625 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 141, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 9, XRef: 2
Nancy W. Atkinson has 8 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

1
S
2
A
3
L
4
U
5
T
6
E
7
S
8
W
9
A
10
M
11
P
12
S
13
A
14
D
15
L
16
E
17
A
18
A
G
A
T
E
S
19
S
P
I
D
E
R
20
S
21
S
C
R
I
22
B
I
N
G
23
M
U
T
A
N
T
24
T
I
T
A
N
I
C
25
T
O
E
D
A
N
C
E
26
B
A
C
H
T
O
27
B
A
C
H
H
O
M
E
28
R
U
N
S
29
R
E
I
N
30
A
S
H
31
E
N
O
R
E
E
32
N
I
L
E
33
I
R
A
N
O
34
T
R
Y
S
T
S
35
E
36
S
37
T
E
E
M
S
38
S
I
T
A
R
39
B
40
A
41
B
A
42
A
S
S
43
U
N
C
A
S
44
S
T
E
E
L
45
I
M
O
G
46
E
N
E
47
A
R
D
O
R
48
G
49
O
50
B
L
E
T
51
G
A
N
G
S
52
S
53
P
I
G
O
T
54
R
I
L
E
Y
55
O
56
C
57
T
58
O
59
H
O
E
K
60
A
L
E
R
T
61
O
V
E
R
62
S
N
A
I
L
63
P
R
I
64
V
65
E
T
66
S
L
67
A
T
E
68
E
69
N
T
E
R
E
D
70
A
71
B
A
72
M
A
D
E
73
A
74
B
E
A
L
I
N
75
E
F
O
R
76
E
R
E
77
M
O
R
78
M
O
N
S
79
W
A
Y
N
E
80
S
T
R
I
81
P
Y
82
I
O
T
A
S
83
E
84
L
A
N
85
D
H
86
O
87
L
E
88
D
I
O
89
R
90
S
T
E
N
91
B
L
O
K
E
92
Y
O
K
E
L
93
S
94
O
N
C
U
95
E
96
N
97
E
I
S
S
E
98
F
A
U
R
E
99
A
100
C
R
E
A
G
E
101
A
102
T
H
O
S
103
B
U
R
S
A
104
E
R
A
105
A
S
A
N
106
A
P
I
A
N
107
E
108
N
109
G
A
R
D
E
110
E
N
D
A
111
L
L
112
S
P
E
T
S
113
V
I
A
L
114
A
L
D
I
N
E
115
S
116
M
117
U
118
S
O
R
T
119
H
A
N
D
E
120
L
121
B
122
A
R
M
U
S
T
A
123
C
H
E
S
124
E
S
C
A
125
P
A
D
E
126
R
O
O
S
T
E
R
127
I
D
E
A
T
E
128
T
E
E
N
A
G
E
R
129
S
A
L
T
I
R
E
130
K
E
L
L
E
R
131
S
D
S
132
L
I
D
133
F
L
O
S
S
134
I
N
T
E
R
S
© 1979, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Greet : SALUTE
7. Inundate : SWAMP
12. Lugubrious : SAD
15. Grazing land : LEA
18. Migs or mibs : AGATES
19. Arachnids : SPIDERS
21. Incised mark : SCRIBING
23. Sport of a sort : MUTANT
24. Colossal : TITANIC
25. Imitate a ballerina : TOEDANCE
26. Successive scores for two Johanns : BACHTOBACHHOMERUNS
29. Check : REIN
30. Rowan : ASH
31. S.C. river : ENOREE
32. Shade of green : NILE
33. Persian: Comb. form : IRANO
34. Assignations : TRYSTS
35. Rates highly : ESTEEMS
38. Shankar plays it : SITAR
39. ___ au rhum : BABA
42. Jennet : ASS
43. Famous Mohican : UNCAS
44. Pittsburgh product : STEEL
45. Comedienne Coca : IMOGENE
47. Intensity : ARDOR
48. Wine cup : GOBLET
51. Bands of bad guys : GANGS
52. Tap : SPIGOT
54. The life of ___ : RILEY
55. Eight: Comb. form : OCTO
59. ___ van Holland, Neth. : HOEK
60. On one's toes : ALERT
61. Finished : OVER
62. Poky person : SNAIL
63. Hedge plant : PRIVET
66. Schedule : SLATE
68. Infiltrated : ENTERED
70. Cameleer's robe : ABA
72. Rushed to see Arthur on TV : MADEABEALINEFOR
76. Homophone for air : ERE
77. Smith's group : MORMONS
79. David or John : WAYNE
80. Having streaks : STRIPY
82. Tittles : IOTAS
83. Gusto : ELAN
85. Wild dog of Asia : DHOLE
88. Memorable couturier : DIOR
90. British gun : STEN
91. Gent : BLOKE
92. Rubes : YOKELS
94. Opportunely : ONCUE
96. European border river : NEISSE
98. "L'Organiste" composer : FAURE
99. Ranch expanse : ACREAGE
101. Dumas adventurer : ATHOS
103. Sac : BURSA
104. Roman or Persian : ERA
105. Wise ___ owl : ASAN
106. Of bees : APIAN
107. Warning for 101 Across : ENGARDE
110. Ultimate goal : ENDALL
112. Small barracudas : SPETS
113. Pill container : VIAL
114. Edition of the classics : ALDINE
115. Dallas campus : SMU
118. Type : SORT
119. Composer's adornments : HANDELBARMUSTACHES
124. Piece of mischief : ESCAPADE
126. Sunrise greeter : ROOSTER
127. Fantasize : IDEATE
128. Adolescent : TEENAGER
129. Saint Andrew's cross : SALTIRE
130. Anne Sullivan's pupil : KELLER
131. Militant campus org. : SDS
132. Topper : LID
133. Dental ___ : FLOSS
134. Buries : INTERS
1. Dance of Brasília : SAMBA
2. Large toads : AGUAS
3. Gate fastening : LATCH
4. Senator Garn's state : UTAH
5. Drying frame : TENTER
6. Language course for Orlando : ESTONYAN
7. Mace and sage : SPICES
8. Slender twig : WITHE
9. A wife of Esau : ADAH
10. Dialogue of Plato : MENO
11. Stiffly neat : PRIM
12. Tea cakes : SCONES
13. Olympian hawk : ARES
14. Performed : DID
15. See 80 Across : LINEATE
16. Oak grove : ENCINAL
17. Brave Trojan warrior : AGENOR
19. Kickoffs : STARTS
20. Hotheads' creations : SCENES
21. Mine entrance : STULM
22. Voice for James : BARRIETONE
27. Office V.I.P.'s : BOSSES
28. Meadow barley : RIE
33. That cad, to Caesar : ISTE
34. Baseman, at times : TAGGER
35. Bandleader named on a check : ENDORSEY
36. Joplin's police force : SCOTTLANDYARD
37. Do road work : TAR
39. Brother or Bertha : BIG
40. Chinese nurse : AMAH
41. Role for Sonny : BONOPARTE
43. Prod along : URGE
44. Furtive : SLY
46. Greenland group : ESKIMOS
47. Feel discomfort : AIL
48. Prone (to) : GIVEN
49. Ramón's rah : OLE
50. Deprived : BEREFT
53. Liver dish : PATE
54. René's roast : ROTI
56. Dances at a governor's ball : CAREYOCAS
57. Stadium area : TIER
58. Ye ___ Tea Shoppe : OLDE
62. Harsh, shrill noise : STRIDOR
64. Popular vehicle : VAN
65. Lincolns' late cousins : EDSELS
67. Pub : ALEHOUSE
69. Conjunction : NOR
70. Author of "The Green Man" : AMIS
71. Mukluk : BOOT
73. "___, O north wind . . . " : AWAKE
74. Ruin : BANE
75. Bonn beast : ESEL
78. Cocktail named for an educator : MANNHATTAN
81. Cone-shaped : PINEAL
84. Banos or Gatos : LOS
86. Pods for soups : OKRA
87. Trevino : LEE
89. Wrinkle, to an M.D. : RUGA
91. Twice : BIS
93. Capital of ancient Lydia : SARDIS
95. Suffix with velvet : EEN
97. Ages upon ages : EONS
98. Chinchilla, e.g. : FUR
100. Raft for James : CAANTIKI
101. Put side by side : APPOSED
102. Casks : TIERCES
103. Plantation machines : BALERS
104. Countenance : ENDURE
106. Collateral : ASSETS
107. Got around : EVADED
108. Forty-___ : NINER
109. Wander about : GAD
110. Fudd and Davis : ELMERS
111. Sluggish : LEADEN
114. "Ars gratia ___" : ARTIS
115. Fine-grained rock : SHALE
116. Time machine : METER
117. Consumers : USERS
119. Sacred: Prefix : HAGI
120. Play the goldbricker : LOAF
121. Weevil's delight : BOLL
122. Anent : ASTO
123. Native of Cardiff : CELT
125. Crony : PAL

Found bugs or have suggestions?