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New York Times, Sunday, May 21, 1978

Author: Elaine D. Schorr
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 96, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 643 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 147, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 10, XRef: 2
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© 1978, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Bam! : SOCKO
6. Participant : SHARER
12. Nape drape : SCARF
17. Grover's Corners : TOWN
21. Robin of ballad fame : ADAIR
22. Nobelist poet: 1913 : TAGORE
23. Plotters or plot : CABAL
24. "The Great" of Muscovy : IVAN
25. "A Farewell to Arms" : KISSTHEBOYSGOODBYE
28. Bingo device : CAGE
29. Readies the presses : INKS
30. Of doves, hawks, etc. : AVINE
31. ___ den Linden : UNTER
32. Balt. or N.Y.C. : SPT
34. Good points : MERITS
36. Pole's neighbor : LETT
37. British statesman : HEATH
40. Preconceives : IDEATES
42. Siamese : THAI
44. Bob or Tiny Tim : CRATCHIT
47. Painful peregrinations : TREKS
48. Equal shares for a trio : THIRDS
50. Wolf or Ranger : LONE
51. Suffix with Japan or Nippon : ESE
52. Attack : SETAT
53. "A Majority of One" : THREESACROWD
56. Apportion : METE
57. Highest of the Pyrenees : ANETO
58. Calla lilies : ARUMS
59. Inning sextet : OUTS
60. Dovetail wedge : TENON
61. More fastidious : NICER
62. Dry, cold wind : BORA
63. Kind of fund : SLUSH
65. Larder : PANTRY
66. One of five in "Hamlet" : ACT
67. "Lady Be Good" : NONONANETTE
69. "The Hoosier Poet" : RILEY
70. Venus's venous fluid : ICHOR
73. Vintage car : REO
74. Reason for a D.S.C. : VALOR
75. Serve the purpose : AVAIL
76. "The Sound of Music" : TINPANALLEY
82. Filer's aid : TAB
85. Things to be done : AGENDA
86. Not watertight : ALEAK
87. Mauritanian : MOOR
88. Floor, in France : ETAGE
90. Thespian Janis : ELSIE
91. Pointed arch : OGEE
92. Turkey tot : POULT
93. Bulwer-Lytton novel : LEILA
94. Catalonian cat : GATO
95. "The Cat and the Canary" : THEODDCOUPLE
98. Christie and Ivanovna : ANNAS
99. Princess who became a goddess : INO
100. Deserve : EARN
101. Part of H.S.H. : SERENE
102. That is, to Tacitus : IDEST
103. Discarded : SCRAPPED
105. Suffragette Carry : CATT
106. Near ringers : LEANERS
109. High home : EYRIE
110. Who or which : THAT
112. Not so short : TALLER
113. Elec. currents : ACS
114. City in N.H. : KEENE
115. Ade book: 1896 : ARTIE
116. "Now hear ___!" : THIS
120. Choose greedily : GRAB
123. "Ah, Wilderness!" : THEPETRIFIEDFOREST
127. Tilden of tennis : BILL
128. Stormed : RAGED
129. Pass, as time : ELAPSE
130. Mucilage : PASTE
131. Thenar : SOLE
132. Sycophants' replies : YESES
133. Russian river : DONETS
134. Salts or Downs : EPSOM
1. Munro's pen name : SAKI
2. One-eyed god : ODIN
3. Firkin : CASK
4. "Command Performance" : KISSMEKATE
5. Spot's scrap : ORT
6. Wonder of songdom : STEVIE
7. Items discarded by some nuns : HABITS
8. Struggles : AGONS
9. Town near Amiens : ROYE
10. Forage plant : ERS
11. Varsity : REGULARS
12. "The Border Minstrel" : SCOTT
13. Sandhurst student : CADET
14. What 32 Across is : ABBR
15. Bottom fish : RAY
16. Mauriac's "___ Blood" : FLESHAND
17. ___-toe : TICTAC
18. Female gametes : OVA
19. Prankster : WAG
20. Dir. from Pisa to Verona : NNE
26. Cardinals' QB : HART
27. Geographical hub of N.Y. : ONEIDA
33. Jazzman Fountain : PETE
35. " . . . if ___ west/The Phoenix builds": Carew : EASTOR
38. "The Song and Dance Man" : THEENTERTAINER
39. Beard's field : HISTORY
40. Conciliatory : IRENIC
41. "Sleuth" : DETECTIVESTORY
42. Musial, for short : THEMAN
43. Shakes a leg : HIES
44. Array : CLOTHE
45. Altercations : ROWS
46. Like Tom Thumb : TEENY
47. Ethiopian lake : TSANA
48. Neighbor of Provincetown : TRURO
49. Beard boy : SCOUT
53. Small drum : TABOR
54. Danube feeder : HRON
55. Corrosive coating : RUST
56. Park for T.A.E. : MENLO
60. Manx's missing part : TAIL
63. Sly guy : SNEAK
64. Author Uris : LEON
65. Say grace : PRAY
67. Where Augustus died : NOLA
68. Milanese music maker : ARPA
71. "Pagliacci" showman : CANIO
72. Hair's companion : HIDE
74. Green, in Grenoble : VERTE
75. At ___ (immediately) : AGLANCE
76. The rear : TAGEND
77. Former Congolese prime minister : ILEO
78. Essentials : NEEDS
79. Sum : AMOUNT
80. Jeweler's eyepiece : LOUPE
81. Take life easy : LOLL
83. " . . . through ___, darkly": I Cor. 13:12 : AGLASS
84. Aesop character : BEAST
85. Protection : AEGIS
88. Galahad's mother : ELAINE
89. "Luv," with "The" : TENDERTRAP
91. River in Bavaria : OHRE
92. Meter man : POET
95. Hang-up of a sort : TAPESTRY
96. Get ready to serve wine : DECANT
97. Like parts of the moon : CRATERED
100. "Beowulf" is one : EPIC
104. Fit for tilling : ARABLE
106. Gossip's interest : LATEST
107. Apocopates : ELIDES
108. Hebrew letter: Var. : ALEF
110. Plains abode : TEPEE
111. Takes advice : HEEDS
112. Rubbish : TRIPE
114. Pub vessels : KEGS
115. Rembrandt's "Lady with ___" : AFAN
117. Dame Myra : HESS
118. "It ___ laugh": Pinero : ISTO
119. Arrest : STEM
120. Fabian's monogram : GBS
121. Branco or Bravo : RIO
122. Hog's desire : ALL
124. "Some ___ meat . . . ": Burns : HAE
125. U.N. labor body : ILO
126. Unclose: Poetic : OPE

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