SPOONERIZING

New York Times, Sunday, June 26, 1977

Author: Sam Lake
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.27, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 530 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 119, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 15, XRef: 1
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© 1977, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Level : EVEN
5. Sailors' patron saint : ELMO
9. Shh! : HUSH
13. Don Juan's delight : AMOR
17. Hindu caste : TELI
18. Family member : NIECE
20. She wrote "Them" : OATES
22. Cloy; glut : SATE
23. Aftershave powder : TALC
24. Artist's complaint re a drama : TINTERSWAIL
26. Shipshape : TRIM
27. Hebrew song : ELIELI
29. Cancels : DELES
30. ___ Park, N.Y.C. : GRAMERCY
32. Tennyson's "___ Arden" : ENOCH
34. Limiting conditions : TERMS
36. Entangling : SNARY
37. Husky bred in the U.S.S.R. : SIBERIAN
40. Command in a Western : REACH
42. Comprehensive : GLOBAL
45. Library treasures : ANA
46. Script direction : ENTER
48. Monroe's "___ Good Feeling" : ERAOF
50. Autry birthplace, in Texas : TIOGA
51. Paul's friend : LUKE
53. Paganini's hometown : GENOA
55. Aligns : TRUES
57. Tackle : DROP
58. ___ Yisrael (Palestine) : ERETS
60. "Like Niobe, all ___" : TEARS
62. ___ City, Calif. : YREKA
64. Marshall Plan initials : ERP
65. Shadrach's friend : MESHACH
67. Newsy digest : RECAP
69. Brewer or Wright : TERESA
71. Medicinal plant : ALOE
72. "Peace ___ time": Chamberlain : INOUR
73. Mottled : PIED
74. Yalie's rival : CANTAB
76. Strategic Pacific island : NAURU
77. Late Greek tycoon : ONASSIS
81. Hamlet's cry : FOH
82. Author of "State Fair" : STONG
84. ___ Tuva, U.S.S.R. region : TANNU
86. Seven, in Sicily : SETTE
87. Ditto : IDEM
89. Pea and bean : SOUPS
91. Trotsky and Jaworski : LEONS
93. Cafe au ___ : LAIT
94. Wild; savage : FERAL
96. German child's hero : KLAUS
98. Changed the décor : REDID
100. Mauna ___ : LOA
101. Whirled; purled : EDDIED
103. Slander : LIBEL
105. Counterirritant : LINIMENT
107. Within: Prefix : INTRA
109. Goya's "Maja" et al. : NUDES
111. Bobby-soxer's "Of course!" : NATCH
112. Continual : CONSTANT
115. Freshen : RENEW
117. Puget Sound port : TACOMA
120. Broadway group : ANTA
121. He can't spell chickadee : WORDBOTCHER
124. Burden : ONUS
125. City in Utah : LEHI
126. Tropical climber : LIANA
127. Garb for Calpurnia : STOLA
128. Abominable Snowman : YETI
129. Sense; think : FEEL
130. "___ for All Seasons : AMAN
131. What Simon does : SAYS
132. Concordes : SSTS
1. Small one: Suffix : ETTE
2. Patty ingredient : VEAL
3. Girl makes pies, not yummy to the tummy : ELLIEBAKES
4. ___ Creed: A.D. 325 : NICENE
5. Attractive : ENTICING
6. Roman 52 : LII
7. Recuperate : MEND
8. Nonet minus one : OCTET
9. Playwright's cayuse emporium : HOSSMART
10. Assembly-line group: Abbr. : UAW
11. For men only : STAG
12. Legatees : HEIRS
13. Starfish or minor planet : ASTEROID
14. Do actors do this? : MARRYBORES
15. Of the ear : OTIC
16. "Apostle of the Franks" : REMY
19. Angler for congers : EELER
21. Gang's language : SLANG
25. Cattail of India : REREE
28. Knowledge : LORE
31. Brewer's purchase : MALT
33. Read Walton without interest : HATETHEBOOK
35. Alarming trimmer in a wagon : SCARYPRUNER
37. Western capital : SALEM
38. Toughen : INURE
39. Hawaiian bird : NENE
41. One of 24 : HOUR
43. Plaza : AGORA
44. Northlander : LAPP
47. Leo's April ailment : ROARINGPAIN
49. Soles beatin' out a jazzman's rhythm : FEETPOUNDIN
52. Allen or Frome : ETHAN
54. Fight site : ARENA
56. Coil of yarn : SKEIN
59. Epsom ___ : SALTS
61. Carson was one : SCOUT
63. Precincts : AREAS
66. Blazers : COATS
68. Synonym for 15 Down : AURAL
70. Car that "bombed" : EDSEL
74. Like cryptograms : CODED
75. ___ band (cattle on parade, proverbially) : AHERDINTHE
78. Old whetstone twisted by icy pellets : STALEHONES
79. Compound suffix : ITION
80. Attack : SETAT
81. "___ with Lather," musical soap opera : FIFE
83. Void's partner : NULL
85. Carol or Coward : NOEL
88. What a sane male turns at sea : MAINSAIL
90. Station wagon : SUBURBAN
92. Frank, Nancy et al. : SINATRAS
95. Native of Riga : LETT
97. Cicero's "I sit" : SEDEO
99. Philippine tree : DITA
102. Talk like a Georgian : DRAWL
104. Periods of fasting : LENTS
106. Hatfields' foes : MCCOYS
108. Idiocy : ANOIA
110. Religious groups : SECTS
112. Dogie : CALF
113. Small shoe size : ONEE
114. Colliery vehicle : TRAM
116. Command to Dobbin : WHOA
118. Jeff's partner : MUTT
119. Without any changes : ASIS
122. Key to heredity : DNA
123. Culbertson : ELY

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