PLAYING WITH TOPS

New York Times, Sunday, May 12, 1974

Author: Stanley Glass
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 539 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 124, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 3
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© 1974, The New York Times
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1. Asia Minor landmark : ARARAT
7. Claim : PROFESS
14. Danish wit : BORGE
19. Rio Grande city : LAREDO
20. French explorer : LASALLE
21. "___ short, the art long" : LIFEIS
22. Western, e.g. : OMELET
23. Attorney Gen. under Grant : AKERMAN
24. Printing process : OFFSET
25. Do or fa : NOTE
26. Adjust the pitch : TUNE
28. Insect eggs : NITS
29. Type of opera : SOAP
30. New Testament, to Oursler : GREATESTSTORYEVERTOLD
36. Peeved : SORE
37. Period : ERA
38. U.S.S.R. unit : ARMENIA
39. Pool : MERE
40. Nonpareil : BEST
42. Weights: Abbr. : LBS
44. Utter : SAY
45. Pre-dawn phenomenon : THEDARKESTHOUR
49. Extends : OFFERS
52. Poetic word : EER
53. European fish : IDES
54. Undergarment : BRA
55. Early car : REO
56. Fire basket : CRESSET
60. Kind of humor : SICK
61. Beetle Bailey's boss : SARGE
64. Ethel Merman in Washington : HOSTESSWITHTHEMOSTEST
70. Desolate : STARK
71. Medit. port : ACRE
72. Cordiale, for one : ENTENTE
73. "Now ___ seen everything" : IVE
74. Grande or de Oro : RIO
75. Lure : BAIT
78. Room : DEN
79. V.P. under F.D.R. : GARNER
82. Tops in cops : NEWYORKSFINEST
87. U.S. Indian : REE
88. Mideast land: Abbr. : ISR
89. Stake : ANTE
90. River of Europe : ODER
91. "___ in the Sun" : ARAISIN
95. Brew : ALE
96. Kind of haircut : CREW
97. "Et tu, Brute," expanded : MOSTUNKINDESTCUTOFALL
105. Elephant boy : SABU
106. Dear, in Bonn : LIEB
107. Angora feature : HAIR
108. Instrument : OBOE
109. "___ Only" (marquee sign) : ADULTS
111. To such extent : INSOFAR
113. Horse : EQUINE
115. Islands off Japan : KURILE
116. Diamond center of Europe : ANTWERP
117. Split : SUNDER
118. Anglo-French battle site : CRECY
119. Lacking coloring : DYELESS
120. Passover meals : SEDERS
1. During : ALONG
2. Irish lake : RAMOR
3. Sharp ridge : ARETE
4. Sprung : RELEASED
5. Drink : ADE
6. Unsteady one : TOTTERER
7. Factory : PLANT
8. Garden tools : RAKES
9. Chemical suffix : OSE
10. Nanook's milieu : FARNORTH
11. City on the Chemung : ELMIRA
12. Grayish : SLATY
13. Awareness : SENSE
14. Like a mermaid or centaur : BIFORM
15. Churchill's "Hinge ___" : OFFATE
16. Choir function : RESPONSE
17. Bestow, to Burns : GIE
18. Time initials : EST
21. Sore ___ : LOSER
27. Exploit : USE
31. Pentateuch : TORA
32. Lab functions : TESTS
33. Duct : VAS
34. False witness : LIAR
35. Clarence and Doris : DAYS
39. Least significant : MEREST
40. Hot or flower : BED
41. Compass point : ESE
42. Spot to be left in : LURCH
43. Decelerate : BRAKE
45. Carnegie, e.g. : TECH
46. Sandwiches : HEROS
47. Carson et al. : KITS
48. News item : OBIT
49. Bean : ORSON
50. Belshazzar doing : FEAST
51. Specialty : FORTE
57. Corrupt : STAIN
58. One of a tennis pair : SERVE
59. Glacial ridge : ESKER
60. Pronoun : SHE
62. Neuter, e.g. : GENDER
63. Kefauver : ESTES
65. Cautions : WARNS
66. Less friendly : ICIER
67. Believe, old style : TROW
68. The Amazings : METS
69. Fair unit : TENT
75. Minstrel Mr. : BONES
76. Study field : ART
77. Man of alibis : IKE
79. Weight : GRAM
80. Prefix for drome : AERO
81. Restore confidence : REASSURE
83. Giants' locale : YALEBOWL
84. England, à la "Richard II" : FORTRESS
85. Thought: Prefix : IDEO
86. Kind of land : NEWFOUND
88. Squid's output : INK
92. Kind of type : ITALIC
93. With delicacy : SUBTLY
94. Functioning : INUSE
95. "___ Fideles" : ADESTE
96. ___ bono (of what good?) : CUI
98. Series of woes : ILIAD
99. Simpleton : NINNY
100. "___ gold in . . . " : THARS
101. Finds fault : CARPS
102. Endure : ABIDE
103. Solitary one : LONER
104. Ogles : LEERS
109. Dog-owners' org. : AKC
110. Major, in music : DUR
112. Charge : FEE
114. What, in France : QUE

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