DAD'S DUE

New York Times, Sunday, June 18, 1978

Author: Tap Osborn
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.50, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 718 (avg 1.59)
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© 1978, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Sizable : LARGE
6. ___ oil : SHALE
11. Strident : RASPY
16. Photograph : SHOOT
21. " . . . sadly ___": S. Foster : IROAM
22. Vichyssoise, for one : PUREE
23. Flirty one : OGLER
24. Dismiss : LETGO
25. Start of a four-line verse : NEWPIPENEWROBEORSWEATER
29. Performed with subtlety : UNDERACTED
30. Slow-witted : DENSE
31. Cash in : REDEEM
32. Word with Simon : SAYS
33. Pale blue : CIEL
34. Spiny-finned fish : PERCH
35. Multifaceted : DIVERSE
36. Row : TIER
37. Obscure : MISTY
38. Nicene ___ : CREED
39. Torn ligament : SPRAIN
43. Optician's product : LENS
44. Four-time homer king : MAYS
45. Oopak or hyson : TEA
48. Second line of verse : WOULDGIVEDEARDADATHRILL
55. Calm : ALLAY
56. "___ on Sunday" : NEVER
57. Miscalculated : ERRED
58. Gain an edge : OUTDO
59. Carriage : MIEN
60. Sitting rooms : ATRIA
61. Fountain order : FLOAT
62. Downstairs person : BUTLER
63. Legume : POD
64. Mother Hubbard, e.g. : DRESS
65. Like some I.R.S. returns : JOINT
66. Snakebirds : DARTERS
67. Fish, in a way : SEINE
68. Dipsy doodle : CURVE
69. Auto race : RALLY
70. Did some tailoring : RESEWED
73. Victor from Denmark : BORGE
74. Goren, at times : DUMMY
75. Expert : PRO
78. Horrify : APPALL
79. Like a séance : EERIE
80. Now : TODAY
81. Off pitch : FLAT
82. Pierre's "That does it!" : VOILA
83. One of a famed trio : ATHOS
84. "Jean" and "Marie" : SONGS
85. Square : PLAZA
86. Third line of the verse : EXCEPTTHATTWOWEEKSLATER
90. Alkaline solution : LYE
91. Buck heroine : OLAN
92. White-tailed eagle : ERNE
93. Rising high : TOWERY
94. Shaw's "Superman" : WOMAN
96. Ready to hit the hay : WEARY
98. Dominion : SWAY
100. Salt-covered plains : SALADAS
103. Flip : SASSY
104. Anjou or Kieffer : PEAR
105. James or Chanel : COCO
109. Protein-rich dish : OMELET
110. Soupçon : TASTE
111. Thistlelike plants : ARTICHOKES
113. End of verse : DADKNOWSWHOLLGETTHEBILL
116. Sign before Taurus : ARIES
117. Devour : EATUP
118. Walkway : AISLE
119. Rugged ridge : ARETE
120. Famous jockey of yore : SANDE
121. Earrings : DROPS
122. Plied with potions : DOSED
123. Light amplification of a kind : LASER
1. "Peanuts" character : LINUS
2. Battleground : ARENA
3. Street tough : ROWDY
4. Says "Aaah" : GAPES
5. Moslem V.I.P. : EMIR
6. Coined money : SPECIE
7. Stag bagger : HUNTER
8. Whirling : AREEL
9. Prurient : LEWD
10. Poet's "forever" : EER
11. Moses or Morse : ROBERT
12. Realtor's bailiwick : AGENCY
13. Flounder : SLOSH
14. Maman's man : PERE
15. Kin of mos. and wks. : YRS
16. Raglan feature : SLEEVE
17. Ran the show : HEADED
18. Minklike swimmer : OTTER
19. S-curves : OGEES
20. "The Velvet Fog" : TORME
26. Expectant father's activity : PACING
27. Texas city : ODESSA
28. Most perverse : WRIEST
34. Undernourished sheep : PINER
35. Eurydice was one : DRYAD
36. Antimacassar : TIDY
37. Tragedy by Euripides : MEDEA
38. Future officer : CADET
39. Engulf : SWAMP
40. Salk's target : POLIO
41. Like legal pads : RULED
42. Arkin or Bates : ALAN
43. Dungarees' kin : LEVIS
44. Bathtub-murder victim : MARAT
45. Item on a marquee : TITLE
46. Granddad : ELDER
47. Then, in Vienne : ALORS
49. Contemplate : INTEND
50. Chapter's partner : VERSE
51. Go over one's yesterdays : RELIVE
52. Pilotless plane : DRONE
53. Every 3,600 seconds : HOURLY
54. Like many dirt roads : RUTTY
60. Maurois's biography of Shelley : ARIEL
61. Smith's place : FORGE
62. "Bananas" : BALMY
64. Rooster's wattle : DEWLAP
65. Law expert : JURIST
66. Firm, lustrous fabric : DAMASK
67. Author of "A Lonely Rage" : SEALE
68. Barbizon painter : COROT
69. Dickens's "Barnaby ___" : RUDGE
70. Tangle or disentangle : RAVEL
71. Modern adhesive : EPOXY
72. Anise or mace : SPICE
73. The "Borstal Boy" : BEHAN
74. One on the receiving end : DONEE
75. Where Fisk crouches : PLATE
76. He brings down the house : RAZER
77. Eared seal : OTARY
79. Allen or Frome : ETHAN
80. Local yokel : TOWNY
81. Defect : FLAW
83. Globe-trotter's aid : ATLAS
84. Rueful : SORRY
85. Stratagem : PLOY
87. Salad item : TOMATO
88. Equivocate : WEASEL
89. Dieter's concern : STARCH
94. Took four balls : WALKED
95. Danish seaport : ODENSE
96. Cleansing process : WASHUP
97. Bars legally : ESTOPS
98. Decide : SETTLE
99. Stayed for : WAITED
100. Refreshments : SODAS
101. Lucine of the Met : AMARA
102. Did an usher's job : LEDIN
103. Took care of : SAWTO
104. Basketball tactic : PRESS
105. Menace in India : COBRA
106. Steinbeck subjects : OKIES
107. Gael, to Giscard : CELTE
108. Famed Canadian physician : OSLER
110. Peter I or Paul I : TSAR
111. Money-changing discount : AGIO
112. Cure : HEAL
114. Unite : WED
115. Dad, once : LAD

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