GETTING ACROSS

New York Times, Sunday, May 30, 1976

Author: Maria G. Rice
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 94, Avg Word Len: 5.18, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 613 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 110, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 15, XRef: 1
Maria G. Rice has 2 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
PS notes: Original puzzle had several errors, which were corrected: 51-Across was SOC (instead of SOO), 15-Down was OUR MAYCR (instead of OUR MAYOR), 151-Across was ELL (instead of EEL), and 103-Down was RIDE ON ICL (instead of RIDE ON ICE)
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© 1976, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Deputy: Abbr. : ASST
5. ___ in the hole : ACE
8. Looks after : TENDS
13. Old car : REO
16. Soak : RET
19. School of a kind : SHOAL
21. Elders: Abbr. : SRS
22. Pray, in old Rome : ORARE
23. Relative of the rhea : EMU
24. High note : ELA
25. Legendary crossing : HELLESPONTBYLEANDER
29. ___ Moines : DES
30. Insult : SLAP
31. Fluids : SERA
32. "___ Is Born" : ASTAR
33. Western hills : MESAS
35. Long poems : EPICS
37. U.S. agency : ICC
39. Miffed : SORE
40. Mountain ridge : ARETE
41. Place for late movie-goers : LASTROW
43. Feels compassion : ACHES
45. All-America crossing of 1869 : USBYRAIL
47. British P.M. : PITT
48. Scoreboard trio : OOO
49. Abhor : LOATHE
51. ___ Canals : SOO
52. College degree : BCS
53. Initials for a Cardinal cap : STL
54. Gershwin et al. : IRAS
56. Innocent : NAIVE
58. Revelry : ORGY
60. Features of needles : SHARPENDS
64. Warehouse : ENTREPOT
66. Baltic port : RIGA
69. "We're ___ tonight on the . . . " : TENTING
70. Atomic reactor : PILE
72. De ___ (too much) : TROP
73. Half a U.S. line : MASON
74. ___age : TEEN
75. Last : FINAL
76. Used the long route : DETOURED
78. French month : MAI
80. Decisive crossing of old : RUBICONBYCAESAR
85. "___ longa . . . " : ARS
86. Palace near Madrid : ESCORIAL
88. Time periods : YEARS
89. Scarce : RARE
91. Cuba ___ : LIBRE
92. Kind of torch or hard : BLOW
95. Part of A.M. : ANTE
96. Secondary deals : RESALES
99. Doris and Clarence : DAYS
100. Catfish ___, Dogpatch delicacy : EYEBALLS
102. Run on two party tickets : CROSSFILE
104. Price : COST
106. Rope fiber : SISAL
107. Suez port : SAID
108. Can material : TIN
109. From ___ Z : ATO
111. Opposite of syn. : ANT
113. Extremely : THRICE
115. Latin goddess : DEA
117. Collections : SETS
118. Crossing by 94 Down : DELAWARE
121. French river : ISERE
122. Confine : ENCLOSE
124. Stupefies : DRUGS
125. Algerian port : ORAN
127. Plant : SOW
128. Holy Roman emperor : OTTOI
129. Irish hero : EMMET
130. Food fishes : LINGS
132. One of the five W's : WHEN
134. River of Spain : EBRO
136. Bird beak : NEB
137. Solo crossing : ATLANTICBYLINDBERGH
143. Actress Joanne : DRU
144. Richard or shad : ROE
145. Ancient region of Asia Minor : IONIA
146. Ecol. or econ. : SCI
147. Tibetan creatures : YETIS
148. Dunce : ASS
149. But, to Caesar : SED
150. Bitter or tail : ENDER
151. Fish : EEL
152. Delivered : SENT
1. Mountain or cigar : ASH
2. Haggard novel : SHE
3. Hurok et al. : SOLS
4. Most farfetched : TALLEST
5. Snake : ASP
6. Puzzle type : CROSSWORD
7. Early laborer : ESNE
8. Road of stage fame : TOBACCO
9. Noun suffix : ERY
10. Hero of Hindu epic : NALA
11. Tuxedo accessory : DRESSSHIRT
12. Eastern alliance : SEATO
13. Reparation : REDRESS
14. Scottish uncle : EME
15. Beame, to New Yorkers : OURMAYOR
16. Biblical crossing : REDSEABYISRAELITES
17. Of Zeno's school : ELEATIC
18. Cord ornaments : TASSELS
20. Jumped : LEAPT
26. Agnew : SPIRO
27. Afflictions : TRIALS
28. Island off Japan : NARU
34. Blunder : ERR
36. Billing's partner : COOING
38. W.W. II crossing : CHANNELBYALLIES
41. Supple : LITHE
42. Admiral's crossing : ATLANTICBYCOLUMBUS
44. Condition, in Arles : ETAT
46. To ___ (also) : BOOT
47. Attention-getting sound : PSST
50. Green or glades : EVER
55. Fish garnish : ASPIC
57. Lyric poems : EPODES
59. Cuba's ___ San Martin : GRAU
61. Map abbr. : RTE
62. Writer Loti : PIERRE
63. Weariness : ENNUI
64. Dash : ELAN
65. Unfolds, poetically : OPES
67. One on the move : GOER
68. Relatives of ifs and buts : ANDS
71. Daughter of Cadmus : INO
73. Swamp : MORASS
75. French girls : FILLES
77. Biblical weeds : TARES
78. Card combination : MELD
79. Continent : ASIA
81. Indulge : BABY
82. Desires : YENS
83. Lynx, for one : CAT
84. Betel palm : ARECA
87. Words of approximation : ORSO
90. Brit. fliers : RAF
93. News notice : OBIT
94. Dollar thrower : WASHINGTON
96. Beaver or vole : RODENT
97. Crème de la crème : ELITE
98. Wash. people : SENS
100. Small stove : ETNA
101. Gibbons : LARS
103. Sleigh across a pond : RIDEONICE
105. Reacted sharply : SAWSTARS
107. Get the reason : SEEWHY
109. Book supplements : ADDENDA
110. First ___ (prison newcomers) : TERMERS
112. Fished : TROLLED
114. Jimmy : CROWBAR
116. Pretended : ACTED
117. Parties : SOIREES
119. Mature : AGE
120. Silkworm : ERIA
123. Pressure group : LOBBY
126. Miss Laurie : ANNIE
131. Province of Pakistan : SIND
133. Otherwise : ELSE
135. Town of Italy : ORTE
138. ___ the line : TOE
139. French co. : CIE
140. Nothing : NIL
141. Martini base : GIN
142. Missouri initials : HST

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