PHONY FINALES

New York Times, Sunday, July 12, 1981

Author: Tap Osborn
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 90, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 670 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 153, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0
Tap Osborn has 110 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz era puzzle in our database.
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© 1981, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Huge : TITANIC
8. Maman's man : PERE
12. "Horse designed by a committee" : CAMEL
17. Loggia's cousin : STOA
21. Muscle Shoals' state : ALABAMA
22. Cassini : OLEG
23. Overhead : ABOVE
24. Overdo the toast : CHAR
25. Napoleon's last words? : MAKEMINEASHORTBIER
28. Tibet's "monster" : YETI
29. Shoelace receiver : EYELET
30. Bot. or biol. : SCI
31. Spices from nutmeg : MACES
32. Boat chains : TYES
33. Cenozoic, e.g. : ERA
34. Composer's last words? : THEBACHSTOPSHERE
39. New London sight : SUB
42. Word with total : TEE
44. Like early press proofs : INKY
45. Wire: Abbr. : TELEG
46. Soup or salad item : CROUTON
49. ___ green : PARIS
51. Chum, in Croydon : MATEY
53. Joke : GAG
56. Caustic critics : RAILERS
57. Quechuan : INCA
58. Vacillate : WAVER
59. Dwarf: Comb. form : NANO
60. Lacking guidance : UNLED
61. Insipid : BLAH
62. Doomed one : GONER
63. Family name of Pope Innocent XIII : CONTI
64. For shame! : FIE
65. Ta-ta, in Tivoli : CIAO
67. Furnace tender : FIRER
68. Ornamental braid : CORDON
69. "Hobo king" Livingstone's last words? : FAREWELLTOALMS
74. Bailsman's activity : BONDING
75. Drew water : LADED
76. Springtime of life : PRIME
77. Veranda : LANAI
78. In harmony : ATTUNED
81. Trotsky's last words? : THEENDISINCITE
86. Type of pigeon : POUTER
87. Tuck, e.g. : FRIAR
89. A Waugh : ALEC
90. Blanc or Brooks : MEL
91. Proprietor : OWNER
92. In turmoil : ARIOT
93. Throb : PANT
95. Spot for a service pin : LAPEL
97. Ogden or Wallace : REID
98. Decline with disdain : SPURN
99. Impudent : BOLD
100. War vessel : FRIGATE
102. Corp. officials : TRS
103. Wander about : RANGE
104. Like fruits : PULPY
105. Celebrant : REVELER
106. Unisonally : ASONE
108. Java's neighbor : BALI
109. Feel out of sorts : AIL
110. Ending for arch or witch : ERY
111. Epitaph for Icarus? : DONTBEASOARLOSER
117. Fountain order : ADE
120. Comedienne from Butte : RAYE
121. Vichyssoise, e.g. : PUREE
122. Hoary: Abbr. : ANC
123. Irish Cobbler : POTATO
127. Religious statue: Var. : IKON
128. Final tribute to Pavlova? : SHESOUTOFTHISWHIRL
132. Printer's mach. : LINO
133. Writer Michael : ARLEN
134. Bakery worker : ICER
135. Pointed out : DENOTED
136. Grant and Cobb : LEES
137. Boob-tube, in Brighton : TELLY
138. Not one, country style : NARY
139. Peregrination : ODYSSEY
1. Domesticate : TAME
2. "Now ___ me . . . " : ILAY
3. Track handle : TAKE
4. White poplar : ABELE
5. Identifier : NAMER
6. Copycat : IMITATOR
7. Preserve : CAN
8. Trespass : POACH
9. Janis or Ferguson : ELSIE
10. Indian salt mixture : REH
11. Extreme self-conceit : EGOMANIA
12. Like some tunes : CATCHY
13. Caen clerics : ABBES
14. Dewy : MOIST
15. Second person : EVE
16. Irish sea god : LER
17. This cuts a swath : SCYTHE
18. Posthumous book by Bonnie? : THEYEGGANDI
19. "B" western : OATER
20. Coup command : ARISE
26. Villa d'___ : ESTE
27. Dress-shop fixtures : RACKS
35. Tree that Frost swung on : BIRCH
36. Aquatic fish-eater : OTTER
37. ___ pressure : PEER
38. Not to be trusted : SLY
39. Nape : SCRUFF
40. Muse for Hipparchus : URANIA
41. Tank for heating water : BOILER
43. Conceptual being : ENS
47. Latex yielder : ULE
48. Do a farm job : TED
49. Test film : PILOT
50. Memorabilia : ANA
51. Ponytail : MANE
52. Claim : AVER
54. Chekhov : ANTON
55. On the way out : GOING
58. Deteriorate : WORSEN
59. Adjective for a Swede : NORDIC
61. Acomous : BALD
62. Conceded putt : GIMME
63. Name before Doyle : CONAN
65. One yielding : CEDER
66. "___ Three Lives" : ILED
67. Handbill : FLIER
68. Shaped like some shells : CONIC
70. Cleansed : ELUTED
71. Baseball's "Big Poison" : WANER
72. Choice : OPTION
73. Buddhist monk : ARHAT
74. Ignoble : BASE
77. Cadence : LILT
78. Left of the helm : APORT
79. Sears ___, Chicago : TOWER
80. Rommel's last words? : TUNISANYONE
82. Fine's partner : DANDY
83. Pin with a stake : IMPALE
84. Seesaw : TEETER
85. Queen : ELLERY
87. Kin of the twist : FRUG
88. To laugh: Fr. : RIRE
92. Loss of breath : APNEA
93. Former scourge : POLIO
94. Ski spot for Killy : ALP
95. Ullmann : LIV
96. Census question : AGE
98. Sound : SANE
99. Communiqué : BULLETIN
100. Pt. of "T.G.I.F." : FRI
101. Backslid : RELAPSED
103. Ape Sutton : ROB
104. Polynesian skirt : PAREU
107. Ct. group : STENOS
108. Nobleman's domain : BARONY
109. Shoe part : ARCH
111. U.S.M.A. workout : DRILL
112. Early comic actor : OAKIE
113. Incantation : SPELL
114. European blackbird : OUSEL
115. Newsman Morley : SAFER
116. Ingress : ENTRY
118. Soft and fluffy : DOWNY
119. Moral code : ETHOS
124. Islets : AITS
125. Family ___ : TREE
126. Song hit of yesteryear : OLDY
128. Convened : SAT
129. Charlemagne's dom. : HRE
130. Edible root : OCA
131. Oft-heard vow : IDO

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