A MOTHER'S DAY

New York Times, Sunday, May 9, 1982

Author:Tap Osborn
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 94, Avg Word Len: 5.18, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 706 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 140, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 11, XRef: 0
Tap Osborn has 87 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz era puzzle in our database.

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© 1982, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Robin's companion : BATMAN
7. Flimsy fare for Fido : SCRAPS
13. Honshu ship : MARU
17. Myerson : BESS
21. One-seeded fruit : ACHENE
22. " . . . arm us 'gainst ___": Shak. : THEFOE
23. Verily : AMEN
24. Uproar : RIOT
25. 6 A.M. : THEDAWNPATROL
27. Sea hazard : REEF
28. Of soil: Prefix : AGRO
29. Leander's lover : HERO
30. Sacred Egyptian ape : AANI
31. 6:30–7:30 A.M. : HELLSKITCHEN
34. Fortune maker for Thomas Watson : COMPUTER
38. Dovecote music : COOS
39. Undersized : LITTLE
40. Within: Prefix : ESO
43. Old English coins : RYALS
44. Singer John : ELTON
46. German article : EIN
47. A Chaplin : SYD
48. Socialist of a sort : FABIAN
50. River duck : SMEE
51. ___ even keel : ONAN
52. 7:30–8:30 A.M. : THEBLACKBOARDJUNGLE
58. Soupçon : DAB
61. Pedro's "Positively!" : SISI
62. Young beauty : HOURI
63. Major follower : ETTE
64. Boxer Tunney : GENE
65. 9 A.M.–2 P.M. : BEDKNOBSANDBROOMSTICKS
72. Ephron et al. : NORAS
73. Penance seeker : RUER
74. Interstice : AREOLE
75. Tennis stroke : LOB
78. Take ___ the chin : ITON
79. Liszt : FRANZ
81. Valuable tree of India : AMLI
83. Up to now : YET
84. Words of relief : ATLAST
86. Imperfection : FLAW
87. British India founder : CLIVE
88. 2–4 P.M. : THESHOPAROUNDTHECORNER
96. Amass : HEAP
97. Winglike : ALAR
98. "Do I ___ Waltz?" : HEARA
99. Electric force : ELOD
101. Miscalculate : ERR
102. 6 P.M. : HANDSACROSSTHETABLE
108. Sicilian city : ENNA
109. Dutch painter Frans : HALS
110. Fraud : RIPOFF
111. Bedazzle : AWE
114. 1 or 101, for short : RTE
115. Subject of an essay : THEME
117. Grain thresher : FLAIL
120. ___ blanket : WET
121. Body with two whips : SENATE
123. Fabric maker : LOOM
124. Incapacitated : STRICKEN
127. 8–10 P.M. : HELLZAPOPPIN
130. Huck's transport : RAFT
131. Saarinen : EERO
135. Grandfatherly : AVAL
136. Hatch cover : TARP
137. 11 P.M. : SEVENTHHEAVEN
141. Petrocelli or Carty : RICO
142. Fish-eating bird : ERNE
143. Stupor : TRANCE
144. Conforming : INLINE
145. Beaver skin : PLEW
146. Hindmost : REAR
147. Surfacing machine : SANDER
148. Kitchen tool : PEELER
1. Ablution : BATH
2. Pang : ACHE
3. Wallace's "___ Documents" : THER
4. Bordeaux wine : MEDOC
5. Memorabilia : ANA
6. Fresh : NEW
7. Midwest capital : STPAUL
8. Intones : CHANTS
9. Make a new knot : RETIE
10. A cont. : AFR
11. Milne creation : POOH
12. Handpicked : SELECTED
13. Brando : MARLON
14. In ___ (tousled) : AMESS
15. Emit fumes : REEK
16. Like a thankless child : UNFILIAL
17. Modified leaf : BRACT
18. Regatta crews : EIGHTS
19. In the extreme : SORELY
20. Plastered : STONED
26. ___ Valley, Calif. : NAPA
32. Looby-___ (singing game) : LOO
33. Athapaskan group : TINNE
35. Buccal : ORAL
36. Starling's kin : MYNA
37. Stay : REMAIN
40. Newts : EFTS
41. Master, in Madras : SAHIB
42. Pinguid : OBESE
45. Celtic Neptune : LER
46. Bejewel : ENGEM
49. Footnote abbr. : IBID
50. Rail : SORA
51. Not fooled by : ONTO
53. Brazilian dance band : CHORO
54. Old Japanese gold coin : KOBAN
55. Smack : BUSS
56. Sherry city in Spain : JEREZ
57. I use: Lat. : UTOR
58. Kind of blind : DECOY
59. Tarsus : ANKLE
60. Harass : BESET
64. " . . . the giftie ___ us" : GIE
66. Kind of cake : KNISH
67. "Theirs ___ reason why" : NOTTO
68. Haggard : DRAWN
69. Coiffure style : BUN
70. Burst of cheers : SALVO
71. Judge's role : TRIER
75. Potter's wheel : LATHE
76. Different : OTHER
77. Misty : BLEAR
79. Botanist's concern : FLORA
80. Indian novelist : RAU
81. On the ball : ALERT
82. Minor prophet : MICAH
85. Queen killer : ASP
86. Monks' titles : FRAS
87. Lamb, for short : CHAS
89. Ball-gown fabric : PANNE
90. Alan or Robert : ALDA
91. Wild dogs of India : DHOLES
92. Polanski film : TESS
93. A tide : NEAP
94. Kind of grease : ELBOW
95. Pocahontas's mate : ROLFE
100. Skillful : DEFT
102. Nobel physicist: 1925 : HERTZ
103. Tamandua : ANTEATER
104. They handle retorts : CHEMISTS
105. Beaked warship : RAM
106. Satie : ERIK
107. Favus : TILE
111. Musical tone : ASHARP
112. Beetle : WEEVIL
113. Weave togetheer : ENLACE
115. Silk hat : TOPPER
116. Dance : HOP
117. Capet's domain : FRANCE
118. Thief : LIFTER
119. Wonder drug : ACTH
122. Permit : ALLOW
123. Doone : LORNA
125. Draft : TREND
126. Fraser of tennis : NEALE
128. Reduce : PARE
129. Tiber tributary : NERA
132. Malevolent : EVIL
133. Descartes : RENE
134. Kayo blow : ONER
138. Chattels mover : VAN
139. Start of a cheer : HIP
140. Chemical suffix : ENE

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