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New York Times, Sunday, May 20, 1979

Author: Elaine D. Schorr
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 90, Avg Word Len: 5.35, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 645 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 146, Cheaters: 15, FITB: 14, XRef: 0, Spans: 2
Elaine D. Schorr has 47 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Barflies : TOSSPOTS
9. Navigational systems : LORANS
15. Butternut squash : CUSHAW
21. Pangolin : ANTEATER
22. Needlelike : ACERATE
24. Sound sight : MARINA
25. Mrs. O'Leary did it : WENTTHROUGHFIREANDWATER
28. He used his lip : LEO
29. Affirmed sound : SNORT
30. Inhibit : DETER
31. Laurel : STAN
32. Street runner : GAMIN
35. When Brutus did it : IDES
36. Part of L.C.D. : LEAST
38. Day divs. : HRS
39. Steinbeck character : ARON
40. Bright : NITID
42. Schmo : TWERP
44. D.D.E. : IKE
46. Diller's surgeon did it : SAVEDFACE
49. Like some boas : FURRY
50. Carl, Fritz or Rob : REINER
53. Prefix with fix : PRE
54. Split : RIVED
55. Stewpots : OLLAS
56. Nobelist for Peace: 1931 : ADDAMS
57. One of the cattlemen : DROVER
59. Censor a telecast : BLEEP
60. Anent : ASTO
62. Devotee of an art : IST
63. Apparition : SHAPE
64. Scatters : STREWS
66. Select, as a jury : IMPANEL
68. Musical direction : ATEMPO
69. Solecist's word : AINT
70. Piece for Pavarotti : ARIA
71. Decamp for romance : ELOPE
74. Luminescence : FLAME
75. Armistead did it at McHenry : HELDTHEFORT
78. Peninsula in the news : SINAI
79. Emulated Hero : LOVED
80. To ___ (exactly) : ATEE
81. Univ. course : ECON
82. ___ the arm (boost) : SHOTIN
83. He wrote "Praise of Folly" : ERASMUS
85. Traversely : ACROSS
87. Groundwork for plastering : LATHS
88. Heliologist's topic : SUN
90. Lovely lake southeast of Rome : NEMI
91. Proboscis : SNOUT
92. Danish city named for a god : ODENSE
94. Summer flounder : PLAICE
96. Legendary labyrinth builder : MINOS
97. Swung round : SLUED
98. Shebang : HUT
101. Portions for certain agents : TENTHS
102. Wall attachment : PINUP
103. The Oysters did it for the Walrus : TOOKSTEPS
105. ___ volente : DEO
106. Swiss city on the Rhine : BASEL
107. A.M. trumpet calls : DIANS
109. "If I Only ___ Heart" : HADA
110. Star pitcher : ACE
112. N.Y.S.E. category : RAILS
114. Palpitate : PANT
115. Intensity : ARDOR
116. Causerie : CHAT
118. Queue : BRAID
120. Abalone : ORMER
122. Arabic name meaning "father" : ABU
123. Simple Simon might have done it : CARRIEDCOALSTONEWCASTLE
130. Take turns : ROTATE
131. Necessitates : ENTAILS
132. O.K. : SANCTION
133. Hole under a grate : ASHPIT
134. "Lucia . . . " showstopper : SEXTET
135. Flint's cache : TREASURE
1. Marble shooter : TAW
2. Singleton : ONE
3. Stop on a R.R. : STN
4. Fishing gear : SETLINE
5. Eucharistic plate : PATEN
6. Roman emperor: A.D. 69 : OTHO
7. ___ Borch, Dutch artist : TER
8. Hit signs : SROS
9. ___ Como, Italian resort : LAGODI
10. Used a yellowish pigment : OCHRED
11. Fissures : REFTS
12. Uris hero : ARI
13. Soothing substance : NARD
14. N.F.L. team : STEELERS
15. U.S.N. bigwigs : CMDRS
16. Douglas Fraser's org. : UAW
17. Kin of Mmes. : SRAS
18. The village blacksmith did it : HITTHENAILONTHEHEAD
19. Lend ___ (hearken) : ANEAR
20. Admonishes : WARNS
23. Truck stop : EATERY
26. How we stand : UNITED
27. ___ tide : NEAP
32. Breathe laboriously : GASP
33. North African pine : ARAR
34. Atlas did it when he sneezed : MOVEDHEAVENANDEARTH
37. Blackbeard did it : TIEDONESHANDS
40. Hub : NAVE
41. Workers on layers : ICERS
42. San Joaquin River plants : TULES
43. Cloakroom item : WRAP
45. Coogan role : KID
47. Bligh did it : DROPPEDANCHOR
48. "Hawaii ___" : FIVEO
49. Chanticleer did it : FLEWTHECOOP
50. Pro ___ : RATA
51. Town in West Germany : EMS
52. Alphabetical trio : RST
55. Odorous : OLENT
58. Rod for a cannoneer : RAMMER
59. Honeymooner : BRIDE
60. Aqaba noble : AMIR
61. Light splash : SPAT
63. City in Manche : STLO
65. Contes : TALES
66. Restraining items : IRONS
67. George and T.S. : ELIOTS
68. C.I.O. partner : AFL
70. In progress : AFOOT
72. Country: Sp. : PAIS
73. German article : EIN
75. Village where Patton is buried : HAMM
76. Case for trivia : ETUI
77. Grayish yellows : ECRUS
82. Unctuous : SLEEK
84. Gets the point : SEES
85. Countermand : ANNUL
86. Publicist : SOLON
88. N.Y.C. is one : SPT
89. Caucho : ULE
91. ___ qua non : SINE
93. Twosomes : DUOS
95. Suffix with Adam or Edom : ITE
96. Assignments : MISSIONS
97. ___ Island : STATEN
99. Hair style : UPDO
100. Pre-Lenin ruler : TSAR
102. Blenheim, for one : PALACE
104. Fencing actions : THRUSTS
106. Creeper or roller : BIRD
107. Thrust at repeatedly : DARTLE
108. Farthest from the surface : INMOST
110. Capital of Ghana : ACCRA
111. Utter confusion : CHAOS
113. Red as ___ : ABEET
114. Presuppose : POSIT
115. Fiber for rope : ABACA
117. Springe : TRAP
119. Tidbit from Iraq : DATE
121. Labor Day blessing : REST
122. Youth's problem : ACNE
124. "Lord, is ___?": Matt. 26:22 : ITI
125. Negligent : LAX
126. Kind of club or path : WAR
127. Teutonic sky god : TIU
128. Relative of "Lawd" : LOR
129. Chemical suffix : ENE

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