ONE FOR THE BOOK

New York Times, Sunday, May 27, 1979

Author: Jack Luzzatto
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 132, Blocks: 68, Avg Word Len: 5.65, Missing: { J K Q }, Scrabble score: 536 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 126, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 9, XRef: 1
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© 1979, The New York Times
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1. Protracted poems : EPICS
6. Festive exhibitions : FAIRS
11. Negligent : REMISS
17. "We ___ amused" : ARENOT
18. Able to pay bills : SOLVENT
20. "Better ___ fool . . . ": Shak. : AWITTY
21. Bookworm : CONSTANTREADER
23. Lebanon trees : CEDARS
24. Clue : HINT
25. Way to go : ROUTE
26. Feebler, as excuses : LAMER
28. Tosspot : SOT
29. Aloof : ICY
30. Adm. Byrd book : ALONE
31. Long John : SILVER
33. Tall Asiatic tree : ACLE
34. Martinet's activity : PADDLING
36. Meddled or muddled : MESSED
37. "A ___ of Life" : PSALM
38. Trouble en masse : RIOT
39. Places for opinions : FORA
40. Lawful : LICIT
42. Madagascar mammal : TENREC
44. "___ Jimmy Valentine" : ALIAS
46. Beats all hollow : CREAMS
49. Catches flies : SHAGS
50. Hurdle : OBSTACLE
53. Embarrassments in print : ERRATA
55. "Ecstasy" name : HEDY
56. Escapee from a witch : GRETEL
57. Trusted friends : ALTEREGOS
59. Away : OFF
60. Jabberwocky : NONSENSEVERSE
62. Dramaturgy is one : ART
63. Bibliophile's possible acquirement : ERUDITION
65. Underwater concrete depositor : TREMIE
66. Autocrat : CZAR
67. Widow : RELICT
68. Seattle transport : MONORAIL
70. Wheat: Sp. : TRIGO
71. Good Book heroine : ESTHER
73. Commune near La Coruña : NARON
74. Of sea gulls : LARINE
76. Wood joiner : TENON
78. The lowdown : DIRT
79. Christie was one : DAME
80. Church pulpits : AMBOS
83. Conservatives : TORIES
85. Critiqued a new book : REVIEWED
89. "Stars" partner : BARS
90. Blows on the beak : NOSERS
91. Neighbor of Ethiopia : SUDAN
92. A nucleic acid : RNA
93. Bunyan blade : AXE
94. Adriatic northers : BORAS
95. Clan chief: Var. : THEGN
96. "The ___ of the Four" : SIGN
97. "Ecce Homo" painter : TITIAN
99. Henry James was one : LITERARYCRITIC
103. Strangely beautiful : EXOTIC
104. Perkins, Greeley et al. : EDITORS
105. Tertiary epoch : EOCENE
106. Where Stone meets Gravel : SENATE
107. Wax dramatic : EMOTE
108. Cubic meter : STERE
1. Rostov book: 1977 : EROICA
2. Kin of shilling shockers : PENNYDREADFULS
3. U.S.C. or U.C.L.A. : INST
4. Fingerstall : COT
5. Blue zircon : STARLITE
6. Specialty : FORTE
7. Wind-shielded : ALEE
8. Marsh elder : IVA
9. Sinclair Lewis's nickname : RED
10. Fishhook lines : SNELLS
11. Foyt or Unser : RACER
12. Pitcher : EWER
13. "___ pleasures and palaces . . . ": Payne : MID
14. A Mississippi source : ITASCA
15. Take a walk : STROLL
16. Method : SYSTEM
17. ___ off the old block : ACHIP
18. Suddenly smarting : STUNG
19. Emulate Gulliver : TRAVEL
22. Koestler's "Darkness at ___" : NOON
27. Doc : MEDIC
30. French exclamation : ALORS
31. Novel installment plans : SERIALSTORIES
32. Nobelist Singer : ISAAC
33. Popeyed : ASTARE
35. Drab and dismal : DINGY
36. Heated; glowing : MOLTEN
37. M. Cardin : PIERRE
39. Attach firmly : FASTENON
41. Malay dagger : CREESE
42. "Land of ___" : THEFREE
43. French horns : CORNI
45. Insect in bondage : SLAVEANT
47. Periodical author : MAGAZINEWRITER
48. Computer memory : STORAGE
49. Smith for horses : SHOER
51. Twiggy broom : BESOM
52. Resin for lacquer : ELEMI
54. Houston player : ASTRO
56. Obtained : GOTTEN
58. Warble : TRILL
60. Recesses : NICHES
61. Fluffs : ERRORS
64. Duplicates : DITTOS
66. Thriller theme : CRIME
69. Lowest point : NADIR
70. Transportation for Theroux : TRAIN
72. Copter blade : ROTOR
75. Prepayments to authors : ADVANCES
77. Register recording : NOSALE
80. Slacks off : ABATES
81. Relative of 88 Down : MAXIXE
82. Rennes native : BRETON
84. Dwell : RESIDE
85. Sorry ones : RUERS
86. Nervous : EDGY
87. Donkey, e.g. : ENGINE
88. Guaracha or samba : DANCE
90. Present occasion : NONCE
91. Royalty, to an author : SHARE
94. Chum, for one : BAIT
95. Easy gait : TROT
96. Six, on a die : SICE
98. Spanish diminutive : ITA
100. Christmas boy : TIM
101. Eur. war theater : ETO
102. Piffle : ROT

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