WORDPLAY'S THE THING

New York Times, Sunday, June 19, 1983

Author:Arnold Moss
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { F J K Q X }, Scrabble score: 513 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 117, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 13, XRef: 0
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© 1983, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Flower plots : BEDS
5. Snares : GINS
9. Paterfamilias : SIRE
13. Birthright salesman : ESAU
17. Ambler or Knight : ERIC
18. W.W. II beach : OMAHA
20. Chemical compounds : ENOLS
22. Cuckoo : NUTS
23. Wood strip : LATH
24. Belly dancer's movement? : NAVALTACTIC
26. W.W. I admiral : SPEE
27. Acropolis resident : ATHENE
29. "Measure for Measure" constable : ELBOW
30. Crusaders' foes : SARACENS
32. Mythical Norse giant : YMIR
33. Albacore and bluefin : TUNAS
35. Lethargy : SOPOR
36. Miserly : SCRAPING
40. Liquifies : MELTS
42. Memorable esthetic dancer : DUNCAN
45. ___ carte : ALA
46. A.k.a. : ALIAS
48. "Sore labour's bath": Shak : SLEEP
50. ___ Flow : SCAPA
51. Incline : RAMP
53. An iris, for short : GLAD
55. What Shankar plays : SITAR
57. Makes a boo-boo : ERRS
58. ___ vitae : ARBOR
60. Toast starter : HERES
62. Peter and a Wolfe : NEROS
64. Actress Scala : GIA
65. Like the worst of gossips : NOSIEST
67. Templeton : ALEC
69. Deli item : RYEROLL
71. Appear : SEEM
72. Auditioned : HEARD
74. Plummer role : IAGO
75. Bright star in Auriga : CAPELLA
78. Slammer : STIR
79. Alumni groups : CLASSES
83. Brugg's river : AAR
84. Semiprecious stones : SARDS
87. An oil man : OMANI
89. Take a case to a higher court : RETRY
90. Bolster : PROP
92. Laughton role in 1953 : HEROD
94. Site of Vance A.F.B. : ENID
95. Luxembourg neighbor : SAAR
96. Gowns, in Granada : ROPAS
98. Kind of resistance : SALES
100. Tumbler : GLASS
103. Heat meas. : BTU
104. Stagnating : INARUT
106. Lithium, e.g. : METAL
108. Twaddle : SLIPSLOP
110. Scale : GAMUT
112. Where matzohs are eaten : SEDER
114. Dinesen product : TALE
115. Sea-ears : ABALONES
118. Sensations : RAGES
120. Some steamers : TRAMPS
123. Grant or Lee: Abbr. : GENL
124. What Juno saw with? : IMMORTALIZE
127. Secular : LAIC
128. Mahler's "Das Lied von der ___" : ERDE
129. Germ cell : SPORE
130. European quart : LITER
131. Kahn or Preminger : OTTO
132. Lat. catchall : ETAL
133. Mild expletive : EGAD
134. Passing grades : CEES
135. Gist : MEAT
1. Bartók : BELA
2. Eram, eras, ___ : ERAT
3. Lisping shepherd's giddy male sheep? : DITHYRAMBS
4. Outline : SCHEMA
5. Albany's wife : GONERIL
6. "___ Dreamer . . . " : IMA
7. Cathedral part : NAVE
8. Commandments word : SHALT
9. Breakwaters : SEAWALLS
10. "Airways, ___": Dos Passos : INC
11. Decomposes : ROTS
12. Inventor Howe : ELIAS
13. Place securely : ENSCONCE
14. Shipload of gold ingots? : SUPERCARGO
15. Egyptian symbol : ATEN
16. Functions : USES
19. Stamp book : ALBUM
21. Boston fish : SCROD
25. Flat and sharp : TONES
28. E. Indian palm : NIPA
31. Bird of Paradise constellation : APUS
34. She wrote "Tender Buttons" : STEIN
36. Food wrapping : SARAN
37. Mild cigar : CLARO
38. Female equines that run after dark? : NIGHTMARES
39. Novelist Zona : GALE
41. Port in S France : SETE
43. Bliss Carman's "___ Airs" : APRIL
44. Twangy : NASAL
47. "The Divine ___" : SARAH
49. Hero on the Rue de Rivoli? : PARRICIDAL
52. Composure : POISE
54. Strikes out : DELES
56. George Brett, e.g. : ROYAL
59. Fishing devices : REELS
61. Former treaty org. : SEATO
63. Backwoods cheroot : SEGAR
66. Biblical word : SELAH
68. Campaign issue : CRIME
70. "Everything's Coming Up ___" : ROSES
73. Sturm und ___ : DRANG
75. ___ pants : CAPRI
76. "The Green Pastures" role : AARON
77. Respectable male goose? : PROPAGANDA
80. Steadfast spouse? : STABLEMATE
81. Love-poetry inspirer : ERATO
82. Pancake additive : SYRUP
85. Sixty grains : DRAM
86. Heels' forerunners : SOLES
88. Silents' actor Asther : NILS
91. Match; equal : PARALLEL
93. Hindered : DETERRED
97. Form of wrestling : SUMO
99. He succeeded Nasser : SADAT
101. Brooding Rhode Island Reds : SITTERS
102. Train in a ring : SPAR
105. City near the ruins of Carthage : TUNIS
107. Like some holidays : LEGAL
109. Challenge for Stenmark : SLALOM
111. Sun Devils' home : TEMPE
113. Vestige : RELIC
115. Pulitzer Prize novelist : AGEE
116. Parks or Wheeler : BERT
117. L.A. nuisance : SMOG
119. Developer's concern : SITE
121. Fiber used for cordage : PITA
122. Burns, for one : SCOT
125. "___ pro nobis" : ORA
126. A B C's end : ZEE

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