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New York Times, Sunday, May 2, 1976

Author: Alexander F. Black
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 98, Avg Word Len: 5.01, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 633 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 120, Cheaters: 16, FITB: 6, XRef: 1
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© 1976, The New York Times
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1. Reverence : AWE
4. Aerie dweller : EAGLE
9. Cupid : AMOR
13. Tense up : BRISTLE
20. Nessen or Ziegler : RON
21. Coxswain's command : UPOARS
23. Alaskan city : NOME
24. Box and free : LUNCHES
25. Like Field's toy dog : COVEREDWITHDUST
28. Like Tyre or Nineveh : ANCIENT
29. Inter ___ : ALIA
30. Dict. entry : DEF
31. Calif. motto : EUREKA
32. Teachers' org. : NEA
33. Chairman of note : MAO
34. Bambi, e.g. : DEER
35. Solomon island : TULAGI
37. Signs : INKS
39. Anti: Abbr. : OPP
40. Like Whitman's cradle : ENDLESSLYROCKING
45. Washes : LAVES
47. Compass point : SSE
48. Laugh, in Lausanne : RIS
49. Vichy seasons : ETES
50. Beauty of myth : PERI
51. Hudson's Zee : TAPPAN
54. Through : PER
55. Seven vis à vis Thebes : AGAINST
58. Lets go : RELEASES
62. Actor Dullea : KEIR
64. Youth org. : BSA
65. N.C.O.'s : SGTS
66. Extraordinary item : ONER
67. Gains : ATTAINS
70. Ginger : PEP
71. Friday's creator : DEFOE
72. Auto part : STARTER
75. Expected, in Soho : OPED
76. Minuscule : WEE
77. Violin-case item : ROSIN
78. Sea eagle : ERN
79. Like Sandburg's fog : ONLITTLECATFEET
83. Sparks or Rorem : NED
85. Western park : ESTES
87. ___ Plaines : DES
88. Prefix with meter or tude : ALTI
89. Bouquet : NOSEGAY
91. Incites : SPURS
92. Smith and Pacino : ALS
93. U.S. botanist : BRITTON
95. Bright star : VEGA
96. Pueblo dweller : HOPI
97. Humorist George : ADE
98. Colombian money : PESO
99. Vexed : PESTERED
102. Unaccented words : ATONICS
104. U.S.A.F. member : WAF
105. Electronic energy condition : SSTATE
107. Church area : NAVE
108. Eileen's state : OHIO
109. Hole maker : AWL
110. Cakes' partner : ALE
112. Grass genus : MUHLY
114. Carroll's toves ___ : DIDGYREANDGIMBLE
121. Cuckoo : ANI
122. Civilian A.D.C. : ASST
124. Sindbad locale : ARABIA
125. Skittles' partner : BEER
126. Jekyll et al. : DRS
127. Prefix with angle or pod : TRI
128. Captivate : ENAMOR
131. Time in Eng. : GCT
133. Another, in Andalusia : OTRO
134. Put back to work : REHIRED
136. Like Dowson's Cynara : GONEWITHTHEWIND
139. Withdrawn : ASOCIAL
140. English river : AVON
141. Later : NOTYET
142. Scottish river : DEE
143. Jack or chase : STEEPLE
144. Lacking, in Le Havre : SANS
145. Man and Pines : ISLES
146. Conversational pauses : ERS
1. Place for slot machines : ARCADE
2. Like some mittens : WOOLEN
3. Coveted : ENVIED
4. Continent: Abbr. : EUR
5. Imitated : APED
6. Skirt insets : GODETS
7. Legitimate : LAWFUL
8. Son of Gad : ERI
9. Yugoslavian poet : ANDRIC
10. Pout : MOUE
11. Russian city : OMSK
12. Perry Mason's lifeblood : RETAINER
13. Like some checks : BLANK
14. Ancient writings : RUNES
15. Cuzco native : INCA
16. School subj. : SCI
17. Omar's writer : THEMOVINGFINGER
18. Eastern Indian : LENAPE
19. Bars legally : ESTOPS
22. Candle ingredient : STEARIN
26. Nobles : EARLS
27. Victor and family : HUGOS
36. Constellation of 95 Across : LYRA
38. Initials of failure : NGS
41. This, in Juarez : ESTA
42. High and seven : SEAS
43. Military headgear : KEPIS
44. Roman road : ITER
45. Meadow : LEA
46. Becomes rebellious : ARISES
50. Palmer's org. : PGA
52. Singer Bailey : PEARL
53. Attention getter : PST
55. Snake : ASP
56. Prehistoric period : STONEAGE
57. Half a fly : TSE
58. Water or wood : ROSE
59. Warehouse : ENTREPOT
60. Markham's farmer ___ : LEANSUPONHISHOE
61. Misjudge : ERR
62. German canal : KIEL
63. Charms : ENDEARS
64. Gripe : BEEF
68. Small bags : TOTES
69. Classified abbr. : APTS
70. Four or larceny : PETIT
71. Morse-code units : DOTS
73. On one's ___ : TOES
74. Annapolis grad. : ENS
76. Power unit : WATT
77. Vintage car : REO
80. Groundless : IDLE
81. Muse : CLIO
82. Nine: Prefix : ENNEA
84. Pair : DYAD
86. Threefold : TRINAL
90. Cain raiser : EVE
91. Wild sheep : SHA
92. Tennis points : ADS
93. Obscure : BEFOG
94. Pick : OPT
97. Server's point : ACE
98. Settled up : PAID
100. Kind of party : STAG
101. Low-caste Hindu : TELI
103. Wall climber : IVY
104. Unleaded fuel : WHITEGAS
105. Induct : SWEARIN
106. Generous portion : SLAB
108. ___ bodikins : ODS
109. Cock Robin's undoing : ARROW
111. Form an arch : EMBOW
112. Shirt cloth : MADRAS
113. Disquiet : UNREST
115. Chinese offices : YAMENS
116. Arabian and silent : NIGHTS
117. Metrical foot : DACTYL
118. Happen : BETIDE
119. Broadway lyricist : LERNER
120. Eats away : ERODES
122. Of a space : AREAL
123. Move furtively : SIDLE
127. Step lightly : TRIP
129. Heavenly sight : NOVA
130. Presently : ANON
132. Friend's pronoun : THEE
135. Box or bag : ICE
137. French thou : TOI
138. French connections : ETS

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