TRIPLE TALK

New York Times, Sunday, July 13, 1980

Author:William J. Yskamp
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.39, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 683 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 157, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 14, XRef: 1
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© 1980, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Era : PERIOD
7. Clean-cut : CRISP
12. Poses : SITS
16. Possesses : HAS
19. Neighbor of Siberia : ALASKA
20. Of the air or ear : AURAL
21. Asian sea : ARAL
22. West Indian Indian : CARIB
24. Marsupial in Washington zoo : WALLAWALLAWALLABY
27. Greek vowel : OMEGA
28. Koko's weapon : SNEE
29. March of ___ : DIMES
30. Greenish blues : CYANS
31. Degrades : UNMANS
32. Bond : SOLDER
34. "Oberto" composer : VERDI
35. Cheese of Normandy : ANGELOT
36. Frequently, to FitzGerald : OFT
39. Variegated : PIED
40. Ruth : BABE
41. Spectral type : NSTAR
42. Numbs : DEADENS
44. Mediocre women's club : SOSOSOROSIS
47. Thickset horse : COB
50. Astray : ERRING
51. King Cyaxares' subjects : MEDES
52. Christie's "___ at End House" : PERIL
53. Letters : MAIL
54. Flocks of mallards : SUTES
55. Kind of talk or tax : SALES
56. Stairs to the Ganges : GHATS
57. Unit of 1,000 kilograms : TONNE
58. Spline : SLAT
59. Mine roof prop : SPRAG
60. Flashy fowl : CHICHICHICKS
62. Atmosphere: Comb. form. : AER
63. Dance diagrams : CHACHACHARTS
65. Plague : HARASS
66. Counter-balances : TARES
68. Barbarian : HUN
69. Made of a grain : OATEN
70. Asian peninsula : ARABIA
72. Dessert makers' contests : BABABAKEOFFS
78. Wheel tooth : COG
81. Tuaregs' headgear : BERBERBERETS
83. Book by D. S. Freeman : RELEE
84. Pomander : CASE
85. Took steps : ACTED
86. Korbut and Romanov : OLGAS
87. Elvis ___ Presley : AARON
88. Dantean division : CANTO
89. Guy : STAY
90. Beckett's absent character : GODOT
91. Companionway : STAIR
92. Floor finisher : SANDER
93. Long time : EON
94. "Farewell, polliwog" : TATATADPOLE
96. Household chore : DUSTING
97. Brazilian port : BELEM
98. Baksheesh : ALMS
99. "Stop it!" : DONT
100. E.T.O. head : DDE
101. Santa Anna at the Alamo : STORMER
104. Tern : SCRAY
106. Combed wool : CARDED
108. Niobe's brother : PELOPS
109. Massenet opera : THAIS
110. Italian poet: 1544–95 : TASSO
111. Domino, e.g. : ROBE
115. Of a piece : ALIKE
116. Queues for canine meals : CHOWCHOWCHOWLINES
119. Diehard's cry : NEVER
120. Swiss river : AARE
121. Type of type : ELITE
122. Uncle's darlings : NIECES
123. Bk. of the Bible : GEN
124. Stowe novel : DRED
125. Ruth St. ___ : DENIS
126. Placid : SERENE
1. Manhandles : PAWS
2. Dash : ELAN
3. Respiratory sound : RALE
4. British ___ : ISLES
5. Orel's river : OKA
6. Vacationer's nonactivity : DAWDLING
7. Soothed : CALMED
8. Archon : RULER
9. Cleo's co-attendant : IRAS
10. Use a crosscut : SAW
11. Sugar pills : PLACEBOS
12. Caesar, e.g. : SALAD
13. Man of Kerman : IRANI
14. Keep ___ on : TABS
15. Stallone's sobriquet : SLY
16. Glockenspiel player's implement : HAMMER
17. Of a region : AREAL
18. "In hoc ___ vinces" : SIGNO
22. Latin American dances : CONGAS
23. Fiber for ropes : BAST
25. Candy stripers : AIDES
26. Trichords : LYRES
31. "Wait ___ Dark" : UNTIL
33. Starts the bidding : OPENS
34. Potiches : VASES
35. Neighbor of Perugia : ASSISI
36. Black Sea port : ODESSA
37. The hickory stick : FERULE
38. Irascible Scot's garment : TARTARTARTAN
40. Grocery, in Granada : BODEGA
41. Bridge positions : NORTHS
43. ___ of Worms : DIET
44. Psalm word : SELAH
45. Wealthy biblical city : OPHIR
46. Undergo chemical change : REACT
47. Shot of a dance : CANCANCANDID
48. Sty talk : OINKS
49. Sampler word : BLESS
51. Crushed grape skins : MARC
53. Wavy pattern in fur : MOIRE
55. Bex and Dax : SPAS
56. Cocoa-exporting land : GHANA
57. "___ Amore," 1953 hit : THATS
59. Clip : SHEAR
60. Squawfish : CHUBS
61. Irritate : CHAFE
63. Bawled : CRIED
64. Fireside ___ : CHATS
67. Cloister : ABBEY
69. W. Budapest, to Berliners : OFEN
70. Demean : ABASE
71. Right-hand page : RECTO
72. Hag : BELDAM
73. Underworld tongue : ARGOT
74. Rossetti's "___ Beatrix" : BEATA
75. African enclosures : KRAALS
76. Weird : EERIE
77. Whistling swans, etc. : OLOR
79. Belgian port : OSTEND
80. First name of 40 Across : GEORGE
82. Pele was one : BOOTER
84. Whining speech : CANT
87. Tiny particle : ATOMY
88. Social stratum : CASTE
90. Ketch tippers : GALES
91. Made an ostentatious display : SPLASHED
92. Preludes to night : SUNDOWNS
94. What a hothead loses : TEMPER
95. Old Persian coin : DARIC
96. Back: Comb. form : DORSO
97. Out of order : BROKEN
99. Track events : DASHES
101. Nine inches : SPAN
102. Morse course: Abbr. : TELEG
103. Popeye's friend : OLIVE
104. Part of S. P. : SHORE
105. Made corvine sounds : CAWED
106. Chollas : CACTI
107. Varnish additive : DRIER
109. The Indian Desert : THAR
110. Doppelgänger, to a live person : TWIN
112. ___ and for all : ONCE
113. "It might have ___" : BEEN
114. Actual being : ESSE
116. Heel : CAD
117. Cheer in Madrid : OLE
118. Golfer's concern : LIE

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