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New York Times, Sunday, June 25, 1978

Author: Louis Baron
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 534 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 121, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 14, XRef: 0
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© 1978, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Astronaut's find : ROCK
5. Global supporter : ATLAS
10. Mugger on the boards : HAM
13. Texas farmer's land : ARADO
18. Word with wise : ACRE
19. Third-rate stuff : TRIPE
20. Soda jerk's tap : COLA
21. Have a crush on : GOFOR
22. Temple of Vesta : CHERCHEZLAFEMME
25. Like truth, sometimes : AWFUL
26. Gaslight ___ : ERA
27. Bombay bigwig : RANA
28. Hits the books : PORES
29. Fifth word of "The Raven" : DREARY
30. Leftover : REMNANT
32. Pippin piercer : CORER
33. Hair: Comb. form : CRINI
34. It's east of Ill. : IND
35. ___ game (shutout) : NORUN
36. On the wagon : ALACARTE
39. Base for a pedestal : SOCLE
42. Dead-letter office : POSTMORTEM
44. Osprey's cousin : ERN
45. Tennis ace : ASHE
46. Good taste : GOUT
47. Cries of surprise : YOWS
48. Colliery entrance : ADIT
49. ___ rule : ASA
50. Hackneyed commercial : ADNAUSEAM
54. "Gypsy Love" composer : LEHAR
55. Oriole's cheer : RARAAVIS
58. Goodman : BENNY
59. Word of honor : PAROLE
60. Columbus's hometown : GENOA
61. The woes of toes : CORNS
62. Slew : DIDIN
63. Kind of card : CREDIT
65. Task for Figaro : SHAVE
66. Sally Rand dance : FANDANGO
69. Hot spot : HADES
70. Doubleheader : TETEATETE
72. Scot. neighbor : ENG
73. "Play ___ It Lays": Didion : ITAS
74. Adonis' killer : BOAR
76. Great Asian river : AMUR
77. Twin : DUAL
78. Quaint clock : NEF
79. Roman relative : ANTEBELLUM
83. Specialty : FORTE
84. Graffiti artist : ALFRESCO
87. Medicine's Sir William : OSLER
88. Juan or Marquis : DON
89. Height for a kite : AERIE
90. Thompson's "___ a Stranger" : NOTAS
91. Nourish : SUSTAIN
95. Arrays on one side : ALIGNS
97. Gone up : RISEN
98. Hopper medium : OILS
99. Half of sex- : TRI
100. Sweater size : LARGE
101. "Send me $50," etc. : LETTRESDECACHET
104. "The ___ cast!" : DIEIS
105. Horatian creations : ODES
106. Vimy or Oak : RIDGE
107. "___ soit . . . " : HONI
108. First phase : ONSET
109. Rocky pinnacle : TOR
110. Caucasian : OSSET
111. Thrift-shop word : USED
1. Black snake : RACER
2. Yellowish pigment : OCHRE
3. Elite : CREAM
4. Prefix for plop or choo : KER
5. Within reach : ATHAND
6. "Last Case" sleuth : TRENT
7. Minnelli : LIZA
8. Calendar abbr. : APL
9. New Bedford is one : SEAPORT
10. He painted "The Life Line" : HOMER
11. Baksheesh : ALMS
12. A West from the East : MAE
13. Fungus : AGARIC
14. Ivanhoe's bride : ROWENA
15. Legit romance : AFFAIREDHONNEUR
16. Unsmiling : DOUR
17. Airport near Paris : ORLY
20. Melville's "Benito ___" : CERENO
23. Derrick : CRANE
24. Tribunal : FORUM
29. Mites : DRAMS
31. Luxor's river : NILE
32. Brava or Rica : COSTA
33. Ball of yarn : CLEW
35. Some are proper : NOUNS
36. Pygmy : ATOMY
37. Affliction : TRIAL
38. ___ nous : ENTRE
39. ___ Basin : SAAR
40. Bones, to a zoologist : OSSA
41. Gold digger's fee : CHARGEDAFFAIRES
42. Lecterns : PODIA
43. "___ Daughter," 1971 film : RYANS
46. French dance tune : GAVOT
48. Sector of Mars : AERIA
51. Lusitania undoer : UBOAT
52. Match opener : SERVE
53. Nine: Comb. form : ENNEA
54. Alan, Diane or Cheryl : LADD
56. Yellow-fever vector : AEDES
57. Cuckoos : ANIS
59. Anemic sheep : PINER
61. Frenchman's fare : CHERE
62. Fact : DATUM
63. Spode, e.g. : CHINA
64. Honey badger : RATEL
65. Balance: Comb. form : STATO
66. Longest bone : FEMUR
67. Punkie : GNAT
68. Give the eye to : OGLE
71. "___ of Hoffmann" : TALES
74. Groundwork : BASIS
75. Formerly : ONCE
77. "___ tread on me" : DONT
80. Promotes : BOOSTS
81. Glyceride : ESTER
82. Pampas cowboy : LLANERO
83. Anat. cavity : FOSSA
85. Jackson or Smith : REGGIE
86. Conductor Ansermet : ERNEST
88. Melodious : DULCET
90. Chilean export : NITER
91. Sitdown operation : SIEGE
92. D'Artagnan ami : ATHOS
93. Musical of 1919 : IRENE
94. Glossy : NITID
95. Ray of movies : ALDO
96. Homophone for lane : LAIN
97. Change the décor : REDO
98. Handicap : ODDS
101. Parking place : LOT
102. Sonny's sibling : SIS
103. China's ___ Teh : CHU

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