TROUBLE SPOTS

New York Times, Sunday, May 23, 1976

Author: Jack Luzzatto
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 130, Blocks: 70, Avg Word Len: 5.71, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 539 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 128, Cheaters: 16, FITB: 6, XRef: 0
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© 1976, The New York Times
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1. Woman guard : MATRON
7. Dinner course : SALAD
12. Gossamer wear : SHEERS
18. Williams's lizard : IGUANA
19. Green shade : EMERALD
22. Lawes, for one : WARDEN
23. Room with a rack : TORTURECHAMBER
25. " . . . ___ me death!" : ORGIVE
26. Slip away : RUN
27. Zealous follower : SECTARY
28. Breughel's painting style : GENRE
30. Vagabond, for short : BOE
31. On : ATOP
33. Toots of Broadway : SHOR
34. Passages to nowhere : TREADMILLS
36. Certain prisoner : LIFER
38. By word : ORAL
40. Undecided : YESNO
41. Thomas : SETH
42. Swaps : TRADES
44. Dail's land : EIRE
46. Big hair-do : AFRO
48. Was rude in a crowd : SHOVED
49. Notes : MEMOS
50. Clammy : DAMP
52. Public tantrums : SCENES
53. Boat covers : TARPS
54. Slackening agents : ABATERS
57. Girl : LASS
58. Skipper's pursuer : TRACER
60. Loud and demanding : CLAMOROUS
62. Grampus : ORC
63. Prelude to murder, often : PREMEDITATION
65. Naval noncom : CPO
66. Wiretap aids : EARPHONES
68. Aramaic tongue : SYRIAC
69. Waterless : ARID
70. Fastened a ship's rope : BELAYED
71. Pills at parties : BORES
72. Blank spot : LACUNA
74. "Able ___ ere . . . " : WASI
75. Pineapples, in Spain : PINAS
76. Surrender by deed : REMISE
77. River of England : NENE
79. Fellowship: Abbr. : ASSN
80. Low hound dog : BASSET
81. Alpaca : PACO
84. Hooded coat : GREGO
86. Taunt : TWIT
88. Tire pattern : TREAD
91. Her charm is fatal : IRONMAIDEN
93. Sponsorship : EGIS
95. Sodium soap : SAPO
96. Small shield : ECU
97. Big Russian lake : ONEGA
98. Guided : PILOTED
101. ___ pros (drop a suit) : NOL
102. Application of birch : CANING
104. Brat : ENFANTTERRIBLE
107. Access : ENTREE
108. More robust : STOUTER
109. Untwists : RAVELS
110. Dispose of a purchase : RESELL
111. Old or vain : GLORY
112. Town Leander swam from : ABYDOS
1. Like a bishop's headdress : MITRAL
2. S.A. rodent : AGOUTI
3. Jamesian hair-raiser : TURNOFTHESCREW
4. Start of a drum sound : RAT
5. Burden : ONUS
6. Nostrils : NARES
7. Military areas : SECTORS
8. Ethiopian : AMHARA
9. Troubled king : LEAR
10. Salvation, for one : ARMY
11. Little bit : DAB
12. Warning with a point : SWORDOFDAMOCLES
13. Turkish delight? : HAREM
14. Unit of work : ERG
15. Safe, as mushrooms : EDIBLE
16. Mutiny : REVOLT
17. Snuff, in Britain : SNEESH
20. Simon ___ (cruel ones) : LEGREES
21. Endures, in Scotland : DREES
24. Agreed with : ECHOED
29. Nursemaid : NANA
32. Juan, Eva and Isabel : PERONS
34. Beginners : TYROS
35. Compound resembling another : ISOMER
37. Be delirious : RAVE
39. Looked like a villain : LEERED
43. Mushroom with a wallop : DESTROYINGANGEL
45. Claps in jail : IMPRISONS
47. Boca ___ : RATON
48. Beetle talisman : SCARAB
49. Sprays for muggers : MACES
51. Dangerous bunk : PROCRUSTEANBED
52. Wild plum : SLOE
53. Under control : TAMED
54. Ancient Greek Olympics site : ALTIS
55. Resort near Naples : BAIA
56. Flat on one's back : SUPINE
59. Descartes : RENE
60. Gray-hair promoters : CARES
61. Cracker or jerk : SODA
63. Stage of progress : PHASE
64. Despot : TYRANT
67. Look ahead to : PLANON
69. Quaker grays : ACIERS
71. Animal for a nickel : BISON
73. Dutch city: Abbr. : AMST
75. Mardi Gras event : PAGEANT
76. Ostrich or emu : RATITE
78. Cleveland's waters : ERIE
80. Intolerance : BIGOTRY
81. Textile worker : PIECER
82. Mysterious : ARCANE
83. Parts of an indictment : COUNTS
85. Moves gradually : EDGES
87. Wallow : WELTER
89. Space program : APOLLO
90. Lacking ambition : DOLESS
92. ___ metal (nickel alloy) : MONEL
94. Sawlike part : SERRA
98. Bunyan : PAUL
99. Involved with : INTO
100. Colorless : DRAB
103. Resentment : IRE
105. Holmesian ambience : FOG
106. Campus clinger : IVY

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