SHAKESPEARE ON SPORTS

New York Times, Sunday, April 23, 1978

Author: Bert Rosenfield
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 98, Avg Word Len: 5.07, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 638 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 132, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 15, XRef: 0
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© 1978, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Deep sleep : SOPOR
6. Awful, in Apulia : ATROCE
12. Remarkable variable star : MIRA
16. Seer of a sort : SWAMI
21. Sandblaster's target : GRIME
22. Eloquent speaker : RHETOR
23. Military miscreant : AWOL
24. Trimmed, as upholstery : PIPED
25. Mortise's companion : TENON
26. Drag through mud : BEMIRE
27. Caesura : REST
28. Highest of the Pyrenees : ANETO
29. W.S. on hockey ("A Midsummer Night's Dream" II, 1) : GENTLEPUCKCOMEHITHER
33. Belfry denizens : BATS
34. Alack's partner : ALAS
35. Gaza or Sunset : STRIP
36. U.S.N.A. graduate : ENS
37. Musical key : ANATURAL
39. Northern constellation : LEO
40. Armstrong's "Perfect!" : AOK
42. Dog star : ASTA
46. Cockchafers: Var. : DORRS
47. W.S. on bowling ("The Tempest" I, 1) : MERCYONUSWESPLIT
53. Poetic word : OER
55. Mae West role : LIL
56. Physicist Bohr : NIELS
57. Latin I verb : AMO
58. Rains of film fame : CLAUDE
61. Cairn ___ (Scottish peak) : EIGE
62. Haggard : DRAWN
64. Singer John : ELTON
66. Seoul soldiers : ROKS
67. W.S. on football ("Othello" V, 2) : LETHIMNOTPASS
71. Brontë heroine : EYRE
72. "___ for the Czar" (Glinka opera) : ALIFE
74. Flying spray : SCUD
75. "Awake and Sing" playwright : ODETS
76. "Hamlet" segment : ACT
78. Marine mammal : MANATEE
80. Numero ___ : UNO
81. Some ex-Princetonians : ALUMNAE
85. Former Mideast initials : UAR
86. Lean as ___ : ARAKE
89. Hind's mate : STAG
92. ___ and end-all : BEALL
93. Leave port : SAIL
96. W.S. on golf ("King John" IV, 1) : GIVEMETHEIRON
100. One-tenth of MLXX : CVII
101. Seed covering : TESTA
103. Yellow-fever mosquito : AEDES
104. Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
105. Keys : ISLETS
107. Dunderhead : ASS
108. Sleep: Prefix : SOMNI
110. Cabinet dept. : AGR
111. Character in "Turandot" : LIU
112. W.S. on baseball ("Othello" III, 3) : YOUDIDBIDMESTEAL
118. Thong : STRAP
122. Graf ___ : SPEE
123. Clangor : DIN
124. Enzyme: Suffix : ASE
125. Renounce : ABDICATE
128. Golf-club part : TOE
130. Poet's concern : METER
132. N.T. book : APOC
133. Part of Excalibur : HILT
134. W.S. on basketball ("Henry V" III, Prologue) : HEARTHESHRILLWHISTLE
139. Dungeon sound : CLANK
141. Litter Lilliputian : RUNT
142. Fourth of a famous five : EMILIE
143. In the van : AHEAD
145. Ex ___ : PARTE
146. Arab chieftain : EMIR
147. Salt marsh : SALINA
148. Intrinsically : PERSE
149. Hewers : AXMEN
150. Game in a Reno casino : KENO
151. Hamlet's "___ and arrows" : SLINGS
152. Long legs, in Leghorn : SESTE
1. Rank above cpl. : SGT
2. Seasoning for pizza : OREGANO
3. Cold-remedy component : PINETAR
4. W.S. on tennis ("3 Henry VI" III, 2) : OMONSTROUSFAULT
5. Budget item : RENT
6. Old Assyrian city : ARBELA
7. "Hard as ___ of ploughman": W.S. : THEPALM
8. Fictional uncle : REMUS
9. Auricular : OTIC
10. Stops up : CORKS
11. In an upright manner : ERECTLY
12. Scott hero : MARMION
13. "___ for Adonais": Shelley : IWEEP
14. ___ ha-Shanah : ROSH
15. Choir voices : ALTI
16. Hall of Fame pitcher : SPAHN
17. Popular apple : WINESAP
18. Little or Frye : APER
19. Where Sills' trills give thrills : MET
20. Courtroom vow : IDO
30. Domestic deity : LAR
31. Mountain: Comb. form : OREO
32. "Mene, mene, ___, upharsin" : TEKEL
33. Troublesome : BAD
38. No longer new : USED
40. "___ going to St. Ives . . . " : ASIWAS
41. Buck or Jesse : OWENS
43. Having a grayish cast : SLATY
44. Part of the Malay Archipelago : TIMOR
45. In accord : ATONE
48. Root or Yale : ELIHU
49. Unyielding : RIGID
50. Skelton role : CLEM
51. Slow; dull : UNAPT
52. Compass point : SSE
54. C.S.A. general's monogram : REL
58. Stuff : CRAM
59. Mascagni's temptress : LOLA
60. Sib : AKIN
61. Useful catchall : ETC
62. Fuddy-duddy : DODO
63. Hwy. : RTE
65. W.S. on auto racing ("Macbeth" II, 1) : LETMECLUTCHTHEE
68. Suffix with Taiwan : ESE
69. Composition for nine : NONET
70. ___ volatile : SAL
73. Seventh Greek letter : ETA
77. Wrigley Field player : CUB
79. Energy unit : ERG
80. Kin of "gee-tars" : UKES
81. Past : AGO
82. Hub : NAVE
83. Dismounted : ALIT
84. Cantabs' rivals : ELIS
86. Oat protein : AVENIN
87. Decorated afresh : REDID
88. Soul, in Sedan : AME
89. Where lint may glint : SERGE
90. Papal crown : TIARA
91. Dramaturgy is one : ART
93. Nautical ropes : STAYS
94. Fabulous fabulist : AESOP
95. Progeny : ISSUE
97. Opposites of trochees : IAMBI
98. Race segment : HEAT
99. Zilch : NIL
102. Thus, in Toledo : ASI
106. Alfonso's affirmative : SISI
109. More unusual : ODDER
113. Diplomatic word : DETENTE
114. Mehta or Ozawa : MAESTRO
115. Tallinn native : ESTH
116. Second-sighted woman : SEERESS
117. Crested plover : LAPWING
119. Scolds : RAILERS
120. In any event : ATLEAST
121. Ill humor : PET
126. Black teas : BOHEAS
127. 601, Roman style : DCI
129. Like some buckets : OAKEN
130. Kingsley's "___ White" : MENIN
131. Pertaining to fissures : RIMAL
132. Spent : ALLIN
134. Mischief : HARM
135. Arduous journey : TREK
136. Actor Cronyn : HUME
137. Chookasian of the Met : LILI
138. Dummkopfs : SAPS
139. Bus. consultant : CPA
140. Easygoing : LAX
144. Sandra or Ruby : DEE

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