INFORMAL GARDEN

New York Times, Sunday, May 4, 1980

Author:Reginald L. Johnson
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 77, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J V X Z }, Scrabble score: 522 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 114, Cheaters: 16, FITB: 13, XRef: 0
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© 1980, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Chatter : GABBLE
7. Rank : RATING
13. Importunes : DUNS
17. Kind of floor : INLAID
18. Dana and Greeley : EDITORS
20. Johnny of N.F.L. fame : UNITAS
23. Sound system : STEREO
24. Royal trimming : QUEENANNESLACE
26. Comical Harold : TEEN
27. Heavy hammers : MAULS
29. Famed Florentine : DANTE
30. Map abbr. : RTE
31. H.S.T., ___, J.F.K. : DDE
32. Bridle part : BIT
33. Kind of car : COUPE
35. Early furrier : ASTOR
37. " . . . but as ___, it ain't": Carroll : ITISNT
40. Creek : RIA
41. Guide : STEER
42. Pelagic bird : ERN
44. Sugar Bill : SWEETWILLIAM
49. Twosomes: Abbr. : PRS
50. Orderly : REGULAR
52. Garden need : HOSE
53. Rely on : TRUST
55. "G.W.T.W." character : ASHLEY
56. Studied intently : PORED
57. In fact : ACTUALLY
61. Word with glass or ice : SHEET
62. Great ___, Mont. : FALLS
63. China item : PLATE
64. Acapulco parrot : ALO
65. "Serpico" author : MAAS
66. Cut away : PARED
67. Scholar of old Rome : PLINY
68. Moslem call to prayer : ADAN
69. Part of U.S.S.R. : UKR
70. A.k.a. : ALIAS
71. Preprandial prayer : GRACE
72. Colonel in "Hogan's Heroes" : KLINK
73. Roanoke Island group : SETTLERS
75. Division of the Scythians : ALANS
76. Cross out : DELETE
77. "From ___ shining . . . " : SEATO
78. "Battle Hymn" author : HOWE
79. Vintner's apparatus : PRESSER
80. Arab's garb : ABA
82. King's O.K. : SOLOMONSSEAL
85. Measures of wt. : TNS
86. Latin teacher's command : PARSE
88. Ad ___ (pertinent) : REM
89. Large dog : TOWSER
91. Steed : HORSE
92. Pop : DADDY
94. Interdict : BAN
95. Paul : LES
97. Long follower : AGO
98. Puccini opera : TOSCA
100. Mosconi ploy : MASSE
102. She wrote "Moths" : ASHE
104. Coop group : HENANDCHICKENS
108. Chaplin's "___ My Song" : THISIS
110. Mandatory : NEEDED
111. Augment : ENHANCE
112. Forty-___ : NINERS
113. Uses a shuttle : TATS
114. Spring, e.g. : SEASON
115. "___ Fideles" : ADESTE
1. Main point : GIST
2. Fed the kitty : ANTED
3. Sob sister : BLEEDINGHEART
4. Battle site in Wars of the Roses : BARNET
5. Palter : LIE
6. Biblical country : EDOM
7. Compensate : REQUITE
8. Matured : ADULT
9. Bows, e.g. : TIES
10. Inhabitant of: Suffix : ITE
11. Refusal, in Rennes : NON
12. Book of religious chants : GRADUAL
13. "La Bohème" highlight : DUET
14. Dislodge from office : UNSEAT
15. Zero : NIL
16. One with a gun for a run : STARTER
19. Kind of dragon : SNAP
21. Mason and Plummer : ACTORS
22. Prognosticator : SEER
25. Wind dir. : NNE
28. Cartoonist Dean : ABNER
33. Turning points : CRISES
34. Squiffed : OILED
36. Partitions : SEPTA
38. Key : ISLET
39. Control : SWAY
41. Indecent : SMUTTY
42. Dutch humanist : ERASMUS
43. Tremble anew : RESHAKE
45. Oarlocks : THOLES
46. ___ Series : WORLD
47. Type style : ITALICS
48. Esoteric : ARCANE
51. Cauchos : ULES
54. Petition : SUE
56. Item for Butterfly : PARASOL
58. Locks of sorts : LADIESTRESSES
59. Plantain, in Spain : LLANTEN
60. Where to see standardbreds : YONKERS
62. ___ middling : FAIRTO
63. Sycamores : PLANES
66. Delectate : PLEASE
67. Kind of shrimp : PRAWN
68. "___ right with . . . ": Browning : ALLS
70. Stout : ALE
71. Forbidding : GLOOMY
72. Ships, in poesy : KEELS
74. Nicholas I and II : TSARS
75. Former sultan of Turkey : AHMED
76. Dogfall : DRAW
79. Hindu foot soldiers : PEONS
80. Farthest point : APOGEE
81. Title created by James I : BARONET
83. Confers holy orders : ORDAINS
84. Well-known quadrennial runner : STASSEN
87. Fishing device : SETNET
90. Arthurian lady : ELAINE
91. Author of "Look Who's Talking!" : HAHN
92. G.I.'s award : DSC
93. Suffer : ACHE
94. Bench, in Bologna : BANCO
96. Something to keep on : SHIRT
99. Track word : ODDS
100. "___ sana" : MENS
101. Smoky peak : ETNA
103. To be, to Virgil : ESSE
105. "Bleak House" heroine : ADA
106. "Voi ___ sapete" : CHE
107. Mowgli's python : KAA
109. Concealed : HID

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