AIRS APPARENT

New York Times, Sunday, May 9, 1976

Author: Herb Risteen
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 491 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 118, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 6, XRef: 0
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© 1976, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Garden occupant : ADAM
5. Met performer : TENOR
10. Fish and musical : SCALES
16. Witticism : MOT
19. Honey: Prefix : MELI
20. Excuse : ALIBI
21. Hair application : POMADE
22. Arab robe : ABA
23. Hammer part : PEEN
24. Look at one's piano score : FACETHEMUSIC
26. London swell : NOB
27. Told, as a yarn : SPUN
28. Railroad and neck : TIES
29. Cordoba cheers : OLES
30. Musical works : ETUDES
32. Suffix for gang : STER
34. Compass point : NNE
35. Golfer Lee : ELDER
37. B'way sign : SRO
38. Madras garment : SAREE
40. Peak of Crete : IDA
41. Talk harshly : BLAT
44. Worcester, e.g. : SHIRE
46. Great: Fr. : VASTE
50. Vague discomfort : MALAISE
53. Gazed idly : MOONED
54. "Canadian ___" : CAPERS
55. Sunwear for Sue : BONNET
56. Italian river : ADIGE
57. Dutch exports : TULIPS
58. Town near Udine : TEOR
60. Men's org. : SAR
61. Despicable : BASE
62. Check : ARREST
63. Capacity units : LITRES
65. Shows accuracy at the piano : STRIKESTHERIGHTNOTE
70. Postcard offerings : SCENES
71. Linear measures : METRES
72. Calif. valley : NAPA
74. Ninny : ASS
77. Doorways: Abbr. : ENTS
78. Legal plea : ABATER
79. Concur : AGREE
80. Testify : DEPONE
82. German city : TREVES
83. Turn ___ evidence : STATES
84. Throwback : ATAVISM
86. Harder to find : RARER
87. Adjusts, as a violin : TUNES
88. Laugh, in Paris : RIRE
89. Niger native : IBO
91. "Old Virginny" composer : BLAND
93. Hesitant sounds : ERS
95. Adagio or allegro, e.g. : TEMPO
98. Area of Italy : TOE
99. Cheese : EDAM
102. Hercules, to Iole : CAPTOR
105. Assam native : ABOR
106. Off line : AGEE
108. Like the Gobi : ARID
110. Khan : AGA
111. Play in a band : TOOTONESHORN
114. Early ocean crosser : NINA
115. Through : PER
116. Get near at hand : IMPEND
117. Carried : TOTED
118. French city : CAEN
119. Part of i.e. : EST
120. Actress Laura et al. : KEENES
121. Interprets : READS
122. Actual being : ESSE
1. Elec. units : AMPS
2. Ocean chasms : DEEPS
3. Alaskan native : ALEUT
4. Small German bards : MINNESINGERS
5. White House name : TAFT
6. Astolat name : ELAINE
7. ___ Creed : NICENE
8. Portly : OBESE
9. Slowing, in music: Abbr. : RIT
10. Charm : SPELL
11. Divine and Human : COMEDIES
12. Gave pleasure to : AMUSED
13. ___ Vegas : LAS
14. Miss Adams : EDIE
15. Groups : SECTS
16. Lutes' relatives : MANDOLINS
17. Instrument : OBOE
18. Filers' aids : TABS
25. Do farm work : HOE
31. ___ renewal : URBAN
33. Peep show : RAREE
36. Farm animal : RAM
39. One of a flag trio : RED
42. Confused : ASEA
43. Four: Prefix : TETR
44. Fountain items : SODAS
45. ___ by one's own petard : HOIST
46. Jeeves and Bunter, e.g. : VALETS
47. Silly : APISH
48. Walter Huston's song : SEPTEMBER
49. Co. officials : TRS
51. Cuts off prematurely : ABORTS
52. Italian film name : LOREN
53. Fairy queen : MAB
54. Word with "foiled again" : CURSES
57. English river : TRENT
58. Paris zoo animals : TIGRES
59. Anesthetic : ETHER
62. One-seeded fruits: Var. : AKENES
63. Fail to use a trash basket : LITTER
64. Musical cop-out : SONGANDDANCE
66. Boadicea's tribe : ICENI
67. Plunder, old style : REAVE
68. French pastry item : TARTE
69. Fencing weapons : EPEES
73. Roman bronze : AES
74. Jewish month : ADAR
75. Bristle: Prefix : SETI
76. Opera bit-role, in a way : SPAREPART
78. Constellation : ARA
79. In harmony : ATUNE
81. Public : OVERT
82. One of Willson's 76 : TROMBONE
83. Post: Abbr. : STA
85. Cambridge campus : MIT
90. Vanquished : BEATEN
91. S.A. capital : BOGOTA
92. Cast an evil glance : LEERED
94. African tribesman : SOTIK
96. Places for Thoreau : PONDS
97. Neighbor of Wash. : ORE
98. Resort lake : TAHOE
100. Divas' renderings : ARIAS
101. Strip and land : MINES
102. Cod or Town : CAPE
103. Stone and teen : AGES
104. Via del Corso's city : ROME
107. Two of eleven : ENDS
109. Great or Clemence : DANE
112. Unclose, in poems : OPE
113. Vessel: Abbr. : STR

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