SYNTHETIC SYNONYMS

New York Times, Sunday, June 3, 1979

Author: Bert H. Kruse
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 90, Avg Word Len: 5.23, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 652 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 151, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 6, XRef: 0
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© 1979, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Dutch cheeses : EDAMS
6. Attacks : ASSAILS
13. Demure : COY
16. Nincompoop : ASS
19. Beverage : COCOA
20. Boston square : SCOLLAY
21. Past : AGO
22. Berlin avenue : ALLEE
24. Author of "Hiawatha" : HWHIGHPOCKETS
26. New Yorkers : PLUSFOURS
28. Poetry : ODES
29. Porky's plaint : OINK
30. Storehouse : ETAPE
32. Colors : TINGES
33. Customs : MORES
34. Decelerates : SLOWS
35. Let : HIRE
36. Removes from office : DEPRIVES
40. Ahab's quarry : WHALE
41. Soccer great : PELE
42. G.I. Jane : WAC
45. Stritch and May : ELAINES
46. Easy, vulnerable target : SEATEDTEAL
48. Trapper's trophy : HIDE
49. Inn guest : LODGER
50. Scenic view : SCAPE
51. Trilby on a Londoner : HAT
52. Dealt sparingly : DOLED
53. Galore : AGOGO
54. Push : SHOVE
55. Debt memo : CHIT
57. Treelike cactus : CHOLLA
58. Desires : YENS
59. Growing out : ENATE
60. Tore : RAN
61. A bit more tetched : LOOPIER
62. Tupolev-144, e.g. : SST
63. L.A. team : MALESHEEP
66. Rooks : CASTLES
67. More content : HAPPIER
70. Bravo, in Barcelona : OLE
71. Memorable chief : PONTIAC
72. Draws back : RECOILS
73. Dinner entree : ROASTELIA
75. Women's service org. : ORT
78. Beavers : CASTORS
79. Shanty : HUT
80. Aunt in "Oklahoma!" : ELLER
81. Stowe transport : TBAR
82. Dress : ATTIRE
83. Buzzes : HUMS
84. "___ needs a good memory" : ALIAR
85. Menace in India : COBRA
86. Garlic unit : CLOVE
87. Frivolous girl : SAL
88. ___ nothing : ALLOR
89. Eddied : PURLED
90. Honey site : HIVE
91. G. & S. ship : GIRLSAPRON
94. Cat variety : MALTESE
95. Compass dir. : ENE
96. Bridge coup : SLAM
97. Like a certain range : ALPEN
98. Props : SUPPORTS
99. Hoax : SHAM
100. Erect : BUILD
101. Actress Shire : TALIA
102. Eastern incarnation : AVATAR
105. Asian inn : SERAI
106. Perdition : RUIN
107. Skin : PELT
111. A view from Cleveland : LAKEWEIRD
113. City northwest of Roma : SAUSAGEITALIA
117. Stranger : ALIEN
118. Spenserian hag : ATE
119. Circe, e.g. : ENTICER
120. Crime increasing in our time : ARSON
121. Stop : END
122. Crop : MAW
123. Money in ancient Greece : STATERS
124. Difficult years : TEENS
1. She loved Narcissus : ECHO
2. Elwood, in "Harvey" : DOWD
3. Throb : ACHE
4. Avril et mai, e.g. : MOIS
5. Lose pep : SAG
6. Is ambitious : ASPIRES
7. Rich biscuits : SCONES
8. Hose : SOCKS
9. Turpentine resin : ALK
10. ___ de France : ILE
11. Kind of TV show : LATELATE
12. Heart contraction : SYSTOLE
13. A cartoonist and cartoon hero : CAPPS
14. Flirt visually : OGLE
15. "Te" in "Te amo" : YOU
16. Without help : ALONE
17. Garden pest : SLUG
18. Dry : SERE
22. Burning : AFIRE
23. Kind of curve : ESS
25. Western dam : HOOVER
27. Quiet : STILL
31. Greatly impressed : AWED
33. Actor from N.Y.C.: 1939–76 : MINEO
34. Condition : SHAPE
35. Field trial event : HEAT
36. Holds up : DELAYS
37. R.I.P. speeches : ELOGES
38. Deer-antelope playground : PADONTHESTOVE
39. King bested him : RIGGS
40. Makes cloth : WEAVES
41. Solid fuel : PEAT
42. Famous jockey : WILLIECOBBLER
43. Astaire's sister et al. : ADELES
44. Tree on Lebanon's flag : CEDAR
46. Sea duck : SCOTER
47. Like many a model : THIN
48. P.R. man's forte : HOOPLA
50. Oil-producing rocks : SHALES
52. Garb for Gandhi : DHOTI
54. Escargots : SNAILS
55. Maskegons' kin : CREES
56. Chance : HAP
57. Tandy, to Cronyn : COSTAR
59. British, for one : EMPIRE
61. Emerson contemporary : LANIER
64. Owls' sounds : HOOTS
65. Musical high note : ELA
66. Nab : COLLAR
68. On the go : ACTIVE
69. U.S. painter: 1859–1940 : POORE
71. Peak in Thessaly : PELION
72. Rope-ladder step : RATLIN
73. Kind of punch : RUM
74. Tattle : TELLON
76. Most unusual : RAREST
77. Manual arts : TRADES
78. Hide : CACHE
79. Cordell : HULL
81. Wrong, in Roma : TORTO
83. Injure : HARM
84. He crowned William the Conqueror : ALRED
85. Mea ___ : CULPA
87. Realm of Rama I : SIAM
88. Applicable, old style : APPLIANT
89. "Storia di Cristo" author : PAPINI
91. Bright light : GLARE
92. Lizard: Comb. form : SAUR
93. Other names : ALIASES
94. ___ puisne : MULIERS
96. Dancer Ted : SHAWN
98. Small pike-perch : SAUGER
99. Equine : STEED
100. Moisten : BEDEW
101. Vestige : TRACE
102. Ga. neighbor : ALA
103. Galba's good-bye : VALE
104. Sib : AKIN
105. Sp. lass : SRTA
107. Reduce : PARE
108. If not : ELSE
109. One in social demand : LION
110. Browns : TANS
112. "___ Woman" : IAM
114. Hagen : UTA
115. Create a lap : SIT
116. Produce lace : TAT

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