COUNTDOWN

New York Times, Sunday, May 29, 1983

Author: Sam Bellotto Jr.
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.21, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 566 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 115, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 11, XRef: 0
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© 1983, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Charon's crossing : STYX
5. Domestic cat : TABBY
10. Basilica part : BEMA
14. Annie Oakley : PASS
18. Famed race horse : NOOR
19. School for Siméon : ECOLE
20. Body: Comb. form : SOMAT
21. Moroccan district : IFNI
22. Rockweed is one : ALGA
23. Mets or Yankees : NEWYORKNINE
25. Stiff collar : ETON
26. Schoolyard chums : PLAYMATES
28. Successor to William II : HENRYI
29. Party popper : CORK
30. Needle for Calpurnia : ACUS
31. Playwright James or Ronald : GOW
32. Parts : SEGMENTS
34. Perplexing situation : PROBLEM
38. Dostoyevsky's "Little Mother" : SONIA
40. Throaty notice : AHEM
41. Ancient Greek colony : IONIA
42. Faith, hope, charity et al. : SEVENVIRTUES
45. Love-letter letters : SWAK
46. 1.0567 liquid quarts : LITRE
48. Beaked ganoid : GAR
49. Leaves port : SAILS
52. Abdomen: Comb. form : CELI
53. Put ___ (be snobbish) : ONAIRS
55. Limb's partner : LIFE
58. Year in Nero's reign : LXII
59. One cause of absence : ILLNESS
61. Library treasures : ANAS
63. Run-of-the-mill : SOSO
65. Wine cask : TUN
66. Welcome sound at a plant : FIVEOCLOCKWHISTLE
70. I : EGO
72. Guthrie : ARLO
73. Martha of movies : RAYE
74. Mediterranean vessels : LATEENS
77. Bumpkin : LOUT
79. Wall Street word : SELL
81. Maidservant, in Maidstone : SLAVEY
83. Mosquito's cousin : GNAT
84. Tether : STRAP
86. Rio Treaty seq. : OAS
88. Declares : AVERS
89. Give it ___ (attempt) : ATRY
90. "Let grievous . . . wounds/Untwine the ___!": Shak. : SISTERSTHREE
94. Lucy's landlady : ETHEL
95. Thin linen : LAWN
96. Is zetetic : SEEKS
97. Bridge ploy : FINESSE
99. End of a countdown : BLASTOFF
103. B.&O. and L.I. : RRS
104. Gina's darlings : CARI
105. Gradient : RAMP
106. Polo implement : MALLET
108. Shine : IRRADIATE
113. "Urbi et ___" (papal benediction) : ORBI
114. This deserves another : ONEGOODTURN
116. Dispatch : SLAY
117. Calcar : OVEN
118. Skiddoos : SCATS
119. Very, to a virtuoso : ASSAI
120. Garage job, for short : LUBE
121. Viking target : MARS
122. Kinski role : TESS
123. Thermae : BATHS
124. Ratites : EMUS
1. Crisp cookie : SNAP
2. Motorist's duty : TOLL
3. Hindu asceticism : YOGA
4. Bony photo : XRAY
5. King-jack combination : TENACE
6. Vinegar : ACETUM
7. Major ___ of radio fame : BOWES
8. Robert and Nellie : BLYS
9. River in England : YEO
10. Where Pres. Carstens works : BONN
11. Arabian peers : EMIRS
12. Time-study unit : MANYEAR
13. "Dinner ___," 1933 song : ATEIGHT
14. By dribs and drabs : PIECEMEAL
15. "Flow gently, sweet ___" : AFTON
16. Quick quaff : SNORT
17. Submerges : SINKS
20. Distorting : SKEWING
24. It meets the Saône at Lyon : RHONE
27. Legal offenses : MALA
31. Speed-regulating device : GOVERNOR
33. My, to Marius : MEUS
34. Fish: Comb. form : PISCI
35. Spur part : ROWEL
36. Meekly creeping : ONALLFOURS
37. A-test atoll : BIKINI
38. Episodic : SERIAL
39. Grandfatherly : AVAL
42. Dep. : STA
43. South Bend team, for short : IRISH
44. Semiquavers : SIXTEENTHS
46. Also-rans : LOSERS
47. Shoe part : INSOLE
50. B'klyn campus : LIU
51. Break a Commandment : SIN
54. Bags for Blasco : SACAS
56. Circumventer : FOILER
57. Emerson works : ESSAYS
60. Walk in space, for short : EVA
62. Frolics : SKYLARKS
64. Baseball's Master Melvin : OTT
67. Kind of guard : COLOR
68. Entwines : WEAVES
69. Ambassador : LEGATE
70. Chi. transportation : ELS
71. Caught : GOT
75. Nostrils : NARES
76. Art Deco, e.g. : STYLE
78. Barnstormers' stunts : TAILSPINS
80. Colleen : LASS
82. Fin : VEE
85. Junior's exam : PSAT
87. Binaural systems, for short : STEREOS
91. "Poet and Saint! . . . The ___ sacred names": Cowley : TWOMOST
92. Childhood, in Cherbourg : ENFANCE
93. "Leave ___ heaven": Shak. : HERTO
94. Chisholm Trail town : ENID
97. Actress Fawcett : FARRAH
98. Natives of Isfahan : IRANIS
99. Besom, e.g. : BROOM
100. Pupa predecessor : LARVA
101. Brownish yellow : AMBER
102. Fido's tormentors : FLEAS
104. Audacity : CRUST
107. Illum. devices : LGTS
108. "___ deal!" : ITSA
109. Wight or Man : ISLE
110. Styptic stuff : ALUM
111. Ban : TABU
112. "Hungry ___," Twitty hit : EYES
115. Flounder : DAB

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