ALMA MATER

New York Times, Sunday, May 8, 1977

Author: Yael Gani
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 92, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 658 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 132, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Spans: 1
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© 1977, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Takes exception : DEMURS
7. Cotillion : BALL
11. Wagner heroine : ISOLDE
17. City in Siberia : OMSK
21. Orbit point : APOGEE
22. Away from the wind : ALEE
23. Cry out : SCREAM
24. Horse or color : ROAN
25. House plant with yellow-striped leaves : MOTHERINLAWSTONGUE
28. Bismarck : OTTO
29. Flight formation: Abbr. : ECH
30. Acid found in yeast : NIACIN
31. Japanese zither : KOTO
32. Take a stab at : TRY
34. Here, to Hadrian : HIC
35. Jewish matron's wig : SHEITEL
37. Comics like Chaplin, for short : SERIOS
39. Old rifle pin : TIGE
40. Comics character : EEK
41. Hwys. : RTES
42. Vermilion : RED
43. V.P. under Hayes : WHEELER
45. Actor with Mary Tyler Moore : ASNER
47. Fair share : DUE
50. Gingersnap : COOKIE
53. Slopes race : SLALOM
56. Kind of mate : TEAM
57. Sandburg poem : GYPSYMOTHER
59. Roman mother's robe : STOLA
60. Fledermaus : BAT
61. Hors d'oeuvre : CANAPE
62. Heavenly headgear : HALOS
64. Mrs. Bede's boy : ADAM
65. Well-informed : ERUDITE
67. Lout; brute : YAHOO
70. Landlady, in León : DUENA
73. Alfonso's queen : ENA
74. Beanpole : SCRAG
75. Algonquian : SAC
76. Threw hard : PEGGED
77. Sophie Tucker : THELASTOFTHEREDHOTMAMAS
87. Mickey or Annie : ROONEY
88. Dovekie : AUK
89. Massey : ILONA
90. Edge of a garment : HEM
93. Outer ___ : SPACE
94. "Wait ___ Dark" : UNTIL
96. Brisbane bay : MORETON
98. Bouquet : ODOR
100. Cold-cuts stores : DELIS
102. Make invalid : NEGATE
104. Success : HIT
105. Eastern instrument : SITAR
107. Legendary author : MOTHERGOOSE
110. Conrad heroine : LENA
111. Group with a common culture : ETHNOS
113. Power-failure period : OUTAGE
114. "Touch ___ the Cat" : NOT
115. Tumbrels : CARTS
116. Lost flier : EARHART
118. Pfc.'s, etc. : GIS
120. Troupe's trip : TOUR
121. Her, in Hannover : IHR
123. Pelagic bird : ERNE
124. Dreyfus-trial site : RENNES
127. Carpenter's leavings : SAWDUST
130. Presently : NOW
131. Playing marble : MIG
132. Game fish : CERO
133. Peregrines : ALIENS
135. Alphabetic trio : STU
136. Mon. follower : TUES
138. Request in Ibsen's "Ghosts" : MOTHERGIVEMETHESUN
142. King Olav's capital : OSLO
143. Compliment : PRAISE
144. Recondite : DEEP
145. Call it a day : RETIRE
146. Fuse : WELD
147. Depleted : SAPPED
148. College studies : ARTS
149. Nobelist for peace: 1931 : ADDAMS
1. Matrons : DAMES
2. Era : EPOCH
3. Dena Dietrich, in a TV ad : MOTHERNATURE
4. Cry of disgust : UGH
5. Record again : REENTER
6. Set of games : SERIES
7. Judge's bench : BANC
8. "___ calm . . . " : ALLIS
9. Not quite a ringer : LEANER
10. Ayres : LEW
11. "The world ___ much with us" : ISTOO
12. Glaswegians : SCOTS
13. Whether ___ : ORNO
14. Journey part : LEG
15. Darling, in Dundee : DAUTIE
16. Comes forth : EMERGES
17. Granada gold : ORO
18. Bonanza : MOTHERLODE
19. French composer : SATIE
20. Rap : KNOCK
26. Suffix with part : IAL
27. "Scram!" : SKIDOO
33. Shouts : YELLS
36. Agenda unit : ITEM
38. Present with approval: Abbr. : RECM
39. Diamond in ___ : THEROUGH
43. Brandished : WIELDED
44. "Fine women ___ crazy salad": Yeats : EATA
45. Optimally : ATBEST
46. Examine : SEARCH
47. Unit of force : DYNE
48. ___ tree (cornered) : UPA
49. Catch sight of : ESPY
51. Roman emperor : OTHO
52. Nepalese native : KHA
54. Buck heroine : OLAN
55. Michael Learned role : MAMA
57. "Roscoe" : GAT
58. Ebullient : YEASTY
61. Havanas : CIGARS
63. Lily : SEGO
66. Arabic letter : DAL
68. "I told you so!" : HAH
69. Great quantity : OCEAN
71. Clear : NET
72. Esteem : ADMIRE
76. Oriental capital : PEKING
78. Placebo : SOP
79. Amphibian : TOAD
80. Again : ONCEMORE
81. Try to ascertain : FEELOUT
82. Pothole : RUT
83. Cakes' partner : ALE
84. U.S.S.R., to Muscovites : MOTHERRUSSIA
85. Consecrate : ANOINT
86. Seasonal roles for Dads : SANTAS
90. Flexible tube : HOSE
91. Revise : EDIT
92. U.S. painter : MOTHERWELL
94. Relative of H.U.D. : USHA
95. Jaworsky : LEON
96. Topgallant : MAST
97. Native: Suffix : OTE
99. Punjab potentate : RANA
101. Re. of "Ma Bell" : ITT
103. Sticky stuff : GOO
106. Composer Ned : ROREM
108. Holiday drink : EGGNOG
109. Check : REIN
110. Extol : LAUD
112. Pip-squeaks : SHRIMPS
115. Shelter for Jerseys : COWSHED
117. Sweater wool : ANGORA
119. Shea ace : SEAVER
120. Hindu scripture : TANTRA
121. Under guidance : INTOW
122. Mom's bailiwick : HOUSE
124. Della from Detroit : REESE
125. Goofed : ERRED
126. Rain icy particles : SLEET
127. Episcopacy : SEE
128. ___ und Drang : STURM
129. Berlin products : TUNES
132. One of the Carters : CHIP
134. Demons : IMPS
137. Turf : SOD
139. Faucet : TAP
140. Lupino : IDA
141. Airport abbr. : ETD

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