OPERA-TION TIN PAN ALLEY

New York Times, Sunday, May 15, 1983

Author: Bert Rosenfield
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 96, Avg Word Len: 5.15, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 659 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 122, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 16, XRef: 0
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© 1983, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Deep sleep : SOPOR
6. Former film heavy : RAFT
10. Rounded hill : KNOB
14. Bridgebid : ISPADE
20. Antistrophe follower : EPODE
21. Jack's adversary : OGRE
22. Wolfe : NERO
23. Biblical plain : SHARON
24. Joshua's fellow-survivor : CALEB
25. Squabble : BRANNIGAN
27. La Brea, Calif., phenomenon : TARPIT
28. THE TALES OF HOFFMANN : OHYOUBEAUTIFULDOLL
31. Pts. of days : HRS
33. Stage direction : ENTER
34. Author Whitten : LES
35. ___ Rio of silent films : DEL
36. Swain : BEAU
37. Univ. degrees : ABS
39. Photographic light : STROBE
43. Bounder : CAD
45. "___ Peace" : WARAND
47. Deadly : FATAL
50. 31 gal. : BBL
51. Subj. in the news : ECOL
53. Loud noises : REPORTS
54. LA TRAVIATA : THELADYISATRAMP
58. Ethiopian battle site : ADOWA
59. Capital of County Kerry : TRALEE
60. Seine River feeder : MARNE
61. Slayer of Castor : IDAS
62. Under ___ (afoot) : WAY
65. Broadway : MAINSTEM
68. Obstinate : ASININE
70. S.E.C. member : ALA
71. Automotive blooper : EDSEL
74. Wild sheep of the Punjab : SHA
75. Very foolish : IDIOTIC
76. Bldg. maintenance man : PLBR
77. Of sons or daughters : FILIAL
79. THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO : OHSUSANNA
82. Abridged, in a way : EDITED
84. Word of approval : AMEN
85. Musical instrument : OCARINA
87. Newscaster Pappas : IKE
89. Woodcutting tools : ADZES
90. Sphere upholder : TEE
91. Rooted out : EVULSED
92. Yes man's forte : ACCEDING
95. Parapsychological letters : ESP
96. Former Portuguese coins : REIS
97. Sebastian's twin : VIOLA
99. Absorb : INGEST
102. Northern Chinese city : YENAN
104. I PAGLIACCI : SENDINTHECLOWNS
108. Music for a text : SETTING
110. For a rectangle, length x width : AREA
111. Halloween sound : BOO
112. Growing out : ENATE
113. Straightened : ALINED
114. Homeless ones, for short : DPS
115. Member of the Five Nations : SENECA
118. Fast jet : SST
119. Melodic subject : TEMA
120. Roscoe Tanner specialty : ACE
122. The Long March leader : MAO
124. In from the field : ATBAT
127. Second person : EVE
128. RIGOLETTO : DOWNBYTHERIVERSIDE
136. Not forming an angle : AGONIC
139. Having an independent accent : ORTHOTONE
140. Kind of bucket : OAKEN
141. Indian name of Mt. Rainier : TACOMA
142. Call to hunting dogs : TOHO
143. Buckwheat tree : TITI
144. ___-out (inconsistent) : INAND
145. Puffs up : ELATES
146. Certain dyes : AZOS
147. N. C. college : ELON
148. Endures : LASTS
1. Dry, in Durango : SECO
2. Large ocean fish : OPAH
3. Jacket material : POLYESTER
4. Concert hall : ODEON
5. Contradict : REBUT
6. Klein or Young : ROBERT
7. City of the Taj : AGRA
8. Sudermann's "___ Sorge" : FRAU
9. Kind of caterpillar : TENT
10. Appellation for Mack : KNIFE
11. Flavored wine drink : NEGUS
12. Type of vaccine : ORAL
13. Ward or James : BOND
14. Basketry fiber : ISTLE
15. SALOME : SHALLWEDANCE
16. Bogey minus one : PAR
17. A Dada founder : ARP
18. DER ROSENKAVALIER : DOIHEARAWALTZ
19. Starter : ENTRANT
26. Blue or White : NILE
29. Egyptian pleasure god : BES
30. ___ man out : ODD
32. Beer, in slanguage : SUDS
36. Forehead : BROW
37. Sternward : AFT
38. Thai monetary unit : BAHT
40. Box-score stat. : RBI
41. Dictionary abbr. : OBS
42. Culpability : BLAME
43. Enters : COMESIN
44. Grunhorn or Jagerhorn : ALP
46. Strike ___ (model) : APOSE
48. Montgomery of ___ : ALAMEIN
49. Musical refrain syllables : LALALA
51. Boot one : ERR
52. Kind of goose or lynx : CANADA
53. Parts of circles : RADII
55. "Agnus ___" : DEI
56. Hankerings : YENS
57. Scotch bonnet : TAM
61. Type of valve : INTAKE
63. "Tiny Alice" playwright : ALBEE
64. Nautical spars : YARDS
66. Navigational hazards : SHOALS
67. Nepalese goats : TAHRS
69. Verse foot : IONIC
71. New Hebrides island : EFATE
72. John D. giveaways : DIMES
73. DIE WALKURE : SLEEPYTIMEGAL
75. "Rose ___ rose . . . " : ISA
76. Garson co-star : PIDGEON
78. LA BOHEME : LOVEANDADIME
80. 1957 A.L. home-run king : SIEVERS
81. Water nymph : UNDINE
83. Resemble some participles : DANGLE
86. Prompter's job : CUING
88. An Adams : EDIE
91. Bert's Sesame St. sidekick : ERNIE
92. He won the Manila thriller : ALI
93. "Now It ___ Told," 1938 song : CANBE
94. Murder, ___ : INC
98. Harem room : ODA
100. Hakenkreuze : SWASTIKAS
101. Explosives : TNTS
103. Vulcan's forge : ETNA
104. Vitiate : SAP
105. Bon ___ (high style) : TON
106. Straddler, e.g. : HOE
107. A race-starting word : SET
108. Cloy : SATE
109. Ennoble : ELEVATE
114. Mountain ___ (hooch) : DEW
115. Part of London : SOHO
116. Spelunking hazard : CAVEIN
117. Mischievous child of Eris : ATE
121. Imogene et al. : COCAS
122. Fable: Comb. form : MYTHO
123. Pseudonym in a Dumas novel : ATHOS
125. Perform a cook-out job : BROIL
126. Yoga posture : ASANA
129. ___ bene : NOTA
130. Tito : BROZ
131. Major ending : ETTE
132. Make turbid : ROIL
133. Familiar with : INTO
134. Jalopy feature : DENT
135. Termini : ENDS
137. Wood sorrel : OCA
138. ___ a little (quite a bit) : NOT

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