FILM FLAM

New York Times, Sunday, June 4, 1978

Author: Chet Currier
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 90, Avg Word Len: 5.10, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 677 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 142, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 11, XRef: 1, Spans: 1
Chet Currier has 12 pre-Shortz puzzles and 6 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Black Hawk's tribe : SACS
5. Took on fuel : COALED
11. Discomfit : ABASH
16. Kind of fish or cake : ANGEL
21. Tupelo, e.g. : TREE
22. Chemical weapon : ARSINE
23. Beta's follower : GAMMA
24. Lafitte's prize : BOOTY
25. Recorded proceedings : ACTA
26. Relative of "We'll see" : NOTNOW
27. Alaska native : ALEUT
28. Cordial herb : ANISE
29. Cool cat : THELIONINWINTER
32. Don : PUTON
34. Suffix for cash : IER
35. Latin laborer : PEON
36. Unpleasant look : LEER
37. Prometheus's theft : FIRE
38. Rel. of national income : GNP
41. Sharp scarps : CRAGS
43. Lemons : DUDS
45. White-tailed bird : ERNE
46. Love, in León : AMOR
47. Coffee and tea : SEPARATETABLES
53. Private chambers : ADYTA
54. Eur. capital : AMST
57. Czar's say-so : UKASE
58. ___ in (inform) : CLUE
59. " . . . riches ___ hell": Milton : GROWIN
60. Jetty : PIER
61. Essence : PITH
62. Orpheus's route : TOHELLANDBACK
65. Potter, e.g. : ARTISAN
67. Curved : ARCED
68. Nigerian V.I.P. : OBA
69. Argus had 100 : EYES
70. Girl in a pool : STENO
71. Hawkins or Thompson : SADIE
73. Magnetic unit : GAUSS
75. Cinderella, stepmother and sisters : THEGOODTHEBADANDTHEUGLY
84. Threesomes : TRIOS
85. Link : NEXUS
86. Rampage : SPREE
87. Protagonist in 89 Down : RICK
91. U.S.A.F. weapon : AAM
92. Savoir-___ : FAIRE
94. Firenze's region : TOSCANA
96. Altar pair : AMANANDAWOMAN
99. Revolutionary statesman : OTIS
101. Galatea's beloved : ACIS
102. Founding or grounding : BASING
103. Fish bait : CHUM
104. Turn out : EVICT
105. Budget burden : RENT
106. Wroth : IRATE
107. Object of a calendar search : THELOSTWEEKEND
111. Beaks : NEBS
112. Form, as a storm : BREW
113. Partner of there : THEN
114. Hammerstein : OSCAR
118. Cards' insignia : STL
119. Parti-colored : PIED
120. Bowsprit : SPAR
122. Composer Novello : IVOR
125. Tenn. neighbor : ALA
126. Etching materials : ACIDS
128. Savage-breast soother : THESOUNDOFMUSIC
132. Locker décor : PINUP
134. Personality part : TRAIT
136. Specter : WRAITH
137. Baste : TACK
138. "I give up!" : UNCLE
139. Zodiac sign : LIBRA
140. Shrug off : IGNORE
141. Busy as ___ : ABEE
142. Trounces : BEATS
143. Erstwhile car : EDSEL
144. Less jumbled : NEATER
145. Biblical verb : HAST
1. Radio problem : STATIC
2. Toxophilite : ARCHER
3. Et ___ : CETERA
4. Closure : SEAL
5. Hiawatha's transportation : CANOE
6. Maine college town : ORONO
7. Patty Duke ___ : ASTIN
8. Highlands waterfall : LINN
9. Sufficient, old style : ENOW
10. Actor Brandon : DEWILDE
11. Chalcedony : AGATE
12. Farm machine : BALER
13. Continental abbr. : AMER
14. Dallas campus : SMU
15. Swamp plants : HATPINS
16. Taper off : ABATE
17. Taboo : NONO
18. Thumber's query : GOINGMYWAY
19. Conjunctions for Catullus : ETS
20. Washing substance : LYE
30. ___ dixit : IPSE
31. Hotbed : NEST
33. Actress Mary: 1933–75 : URE
37. Sponges : FREELOADS
39. Review : NOTICE
40. Didoes : PRANKS
42. Ecdysiast's final finery : GSTRING
43. Slap's partner : DASH
44. Pueblo's foe : UTE
45. Jewish month : ELUL
46. Playa clay : ADOBE
48. Stage before imago : PUPA
49. Consanguineous : AKIN
50. Kind of race or line : RAT
51. Long : ACHE
52. Sapped : BLED
53. Suffix with dull : ARD
54. "Many a woman has ___": Wilde : APAST
55. Hilarity : MIRTH
56. Mediterranean craft : SETEE
59. Grind together : GNASH
62. River feeder: Abbr. : TRIB
63. S. Pacific area : OCEANIA
64. Touch upon : ABUT
66. Sandblaster's target : SOOT
67. Fruit punch : ADE
71. Put up with : STOMACHED
72. Cries of surprise : AHS
73. Wildebeest : GNU
74. Meeting: Abbr. : SESS
76. Chimp's relative : ORANG
77. Pair: Var. : DIAD
78. Actor Bruce : DERN
79. Timber toppler : AXE
80. Starters in rummy : UPCARDS
81. Preprandial words : GRACE
82. Red head: 1918–24 : LENIN
83. Brewer's need : YEAST
87. Itzhak and Leah : RABINS
88. Turkish inn : IMARET
89. White House, to Fidel : CASABLANCA
90. Does cable stitching : KNITS
92. Diamond call : FOUL
93. Certain matériel, for short : AMMO
94. Go like clockwork : TICK
95. Bone: Prefix : OSTE
97. Dijon donkey : ANE
98. Sigh of relief : WHEW
99. Calcar : OVEN
100. Foulard : TIE
104. Cote mother : EWE
107. Braced framework : TRESTLE
108. R.R. stops : STAS
109. End play in bridge : THROWIN
110. Conformist's concern : NORM
112. Enjoin : BID
115. Melon : CASABA
116. "___ Restaurant" : ALICES
117. Charivari : RACKET
119. Pan's music makers : PIPES
120. Draft horse : SHIRE
121. Floral feature : PETAL
122. Kind of TV board or card : IDIOT
123. Your, to Camus : VOTRE
124. " . . . fairest ___ daughters Eve": Milton : OFHER
127. Group of devotees : CULT
128. Keep ___ on : TABS
129. Advocate : URGE
130. Zola novel : NANA
131. Nevada neighbor : UTAH
132. Soho social spot : PUB
133. Made of: Suffix : INE
135. Disencumber : RID

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