BIBLICAL BASEBALL

New York Times, Sunday, May 17, 1981

Author:Bert Rosenfield
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 100, Avg Word Len: 4.99, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 644 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 100, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 24, XRef: 1
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© 1981, The New York Times
Across Down
1. ___ matter of fact : ASA
4. ___ bodkins! : ODS
7. Police dept. calls : APBS
11. Shake ___ (get going) : ALEG
15. Pipkin : POT
18. Fouls : BEMIRES
20. Small land mass : ISLET
21. Italian philosopher-historian : CROCE
22. "___ Blue?" : AMI
23. JUDGES 15:4 : SAMSONWENTANDCAUGHT
26. Select for membership : TAP
27. Type of ball game : NOHIT
28. Of a bishop's authority : DIOCESAN
29. Seven ___ (hybrid rose) : SISTERS
31. Water, figuratively : ADAMSALE
33. Hagen from Gottingen : UTA
35. Wedding-report word : NEE
36. ___ Ike (Cliff Edwards) : UKULELE
39. II SAMSON 17:26 : ABSALOMPITCHED
46. Threshold : SILL
47. Former L.A. manager and family : ALSTONS
50. Linowitz or Hurok : SOL
51. Vagrant : HOBO
52. Musial : STAN
53. Nautical term : ALEE
54. W.W. II agency : OSS
56. ___ Hills of India : NAGA
59. Box-score col. : RBI
60. Eclat : RENOWN
62. NUMBERS 13:33 : WESAWTHEGIANTS
67. Le Duc ___ of Hanoi : THO
68. Yugoslav city : NIS
69. U.S. missile : SAM
70. In a flutter : DITHERY
73. Keep ___ (watch closely) : TABSON
76. Bear Bryant, for one : COACH
78. Outdo : BEST
80. Kin of shamrocks : OCAS
81. Bedouin headcords : AGALS
82. NUMBERS 11:32 : TENHOMERS
85. Richter-scale item : QUAKE
86. "___ Marlene" : LILI
87. Many-headed missile : MIRV
89. One of the Cyclades : DELOS
90. Axis title, with "Der" : FUHRER
91. Diplomatic conflict : COLDWAR
93. Bankbook entry: Abbr. : INT
96. Sash for Suzuki : OBI
97. Creek : RIA
98. LEVITICUS 20:23 : YESHALLNOTWALK
102. Rejoin : ANSWER
106. Dit's companion : DAH
108. "___ fishin'" : GONE
109. Drop a pop : ERR
110. Dawnlike : EOAN
112. Painted metalware : TOLE
113. When William II died : IIOO
115. Singer Janis ___ : IAN
117. Victor at Tiberias: 1187 : SALADIN
120. Mediocre : SOSO
121. II CHRONICLES 33:22 : AMONSACRIFICED
125. Graig of the Yankees : NETTLES
128. Clink; slammer : CAN
129. Subject in H.S. : SCI
130. Verdi's Ethiopian king : AMONASRO
133. "Lucky" inning : SEVENTH
137. Phil of hockey fame : ESPOSITO
140. Tissue layers : TELAE
143. Comedian Olsen : OLE
144. LEVITICUS 25:35 : THOUSHALTRELIEVEHIM
148. Caucho : ULE
149. Aged: Abbr. : AETAT
150. Black haws : SLOES
151. Bumblebees : DRONERS
152. Face value : PAR
153. Diving duck : SMEW
154. Clods : OAFS
155. Mideast rep. : ISR
156. Shea player : MET
1. Univ. degrees : ABS
2. O'Casey : SEAN
3. Burp-gun fodder : AMMO
4. Copper-tin alloy : OROIDE
5. ___ floss : DENTAL
6. Jacksonville-to-Tampa dir. : SSW
7. Home of Tennyson's Elaine : ASTOLAT
8. Inert medicament : PLACEBO
9. Very well, in Verona : BENE
10. Norms: Abbr. : STDS
11. Indonesia's ___ Islands : ARU
12. Yule fuel : LOGS
13. Sea urchins : ECHINI
14. Race-starting words : GETSET
15. Golfer Jerry : PATE
16. Moreno of the Pirates : OMAR
17. They're hot at Belmont : TIPS
19. PSALMS 26:1 : ISHALLNOTSLIDE
20. Amazon dolphin : INIA
21. Pound works : CANTOS
24. Stanky and Ott : EDS
25. Veneer-shaping sheet : CAUL
30. Georgia or Texas : TECH
32. One of three squares : MEAL
34. In company with : AMONG
36. Crimea's locale : USSR
37. Cheat on a check : KITE
38. Mongolia's ___ Bator : ULAN
40. Fuji's topper : SNOW
41. Aides to execs. : ASSTS
42. Scotties' garb : PLAIDS
43. Trolley's relative : HORSECAR
44. Recede : EBB
45. "___ Hear a Waltz?" : DOI
48. Burdette of diamond fame : LEW
49. Part of simian motto : SEENOEVIL
53. Soon : ANON
55. "___ Na Na" of TV : SHA
57. Canter, for example : GAIT
58. White ___ (termite) : ANT
61. "___ on first?" : WHOS
63. Shensi province capital : SIAN
64. Author Sholem ___ : ASCH
65. Confused : EMBROILED
66. GENESIS 31:26 : THOUHASTSTOLEN
71. Hogarth's made progress : RAKE
72. North Sea feeder : YSER
73. Steatite : TALC
74. Exchange premium : AGIO
75. Flamboyant puffery : BALLYHOO
76. Between rg. and lg. : CTR
77. Kind of carrier : HOD
79. Tee preceder : ESS
83. Sound from Grimalkin : MEOW
84. Island off Corsica : ELBA
85. A Dafoe charge, for short : QUIN
87. Portia tree : MAHO
88. Like Bani-Sadr : IRANIC
90. Tarkenton : FRAN
92. Savoyard monogram : WSG
94. Opp. of 6 Down : NNE
95. Artistic trunks : TORSI
99. Norman and King : LEARS
100. Farm machine, for short : TRAC
101. Japanese carp : KOI
103. What a ewe grew : WOOL
104. Otherwise : ELSE
105. Cars of the 20's : REOS
106. Rad. x 2 : DIA
107. Firing-range word : AIM
111. Hammerstein heroine : ANNA
114. Grimm opener : ONCE
116. Most precise : NICEST
118. ___ all (lowest) : LEASTOF
119. Marvels at : ADMIRES
122. Barbara and Clara : SANTAS
123. "O Canada," for one : ANTHEM
124. Dace or plaice : FISH
126. Fragrant compounds : ESTERS
127. Actor Howard : TREVOR
131. Natives of: Suffix : OTES
132. Lon ___ of Cambodia : NOL
133. Dinner beginner : SOUP
134. Author Leffland : ELLA
135. Swerve : VEER
136. Table d'___ : HOTE
138. ___ doble, corrida music : PASO
139. Sonoran stewpot : OLLA
141. Throat-clearer's sound : AHEM
142. Ireland, to a Gael : EIRE
145. Big Detroit org. : UAW
146. March 15, in Milano : IDI
147. Colo. time : MST

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