Alfio Micci
Alfio Micci 

NURSERY HAPPENINGS

New York Times, Sunday, July 14, 1974

Author: Alfio Micci
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 109, Avg Word Len: 5.12, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 628 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 126, Cheaters: 21, FITB: 12, XRef: 9
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© 1974, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Kind of peach : CLING
6. Living-room item : DIVAN
11. Arnold : HAP
14. Saarinen : EERO
18. Lover : ROMEO
19. Kind of acid : AMINO
20. Encomium : ELOGE
23. Loom heddles : CAAM
24. Pindar or Keats : ODIST
25. Bonuses: Abbr. : DIVDS
26. Tamiami and Oregon : TRAILS
27. Indian flour : ATTA
28. Viewer of X-rated films : CENSOR
30. ___ Mahal : TAJ
31. Do a nursery rhyme bit : SITINACORNER
33. Spanish uncle : TIO
35. Manly : VIRILE
37. Attached : TIEDTO
38. See 31 Across : FETCHAPAILOFWATER
44. Greek island : DELOS
47. Stone: Fr. : ROCHE
48. Opinion men : POLLSTERS
49. Subscribe : ASSENT
50. Meat garnish : ASPIC
51. Brynner : YUL
52. According to: Fr. : SELON
55. P. I. native : ATI
56. Hector's old status : PUP
58. Illuminators : LAMPS
62. ___ plaisir : AVEC
64. Conjunction : NOR
65. ___ Joe : SLOPPY
68. French assents : OUIS
70. Capital of Guam : AGANA
71. Melon : CASABA
72. See 31 Across : PUTTHEKETTLEON
77. Adult insect : IMAGO
78. Ages, as tobacco : CURES
80. "___ Ben Jonson!" : ORARE
81. Volcanic discharges : LAVAS
83. See 31 Across : BREAKONESCROWN
86. "___ and the River" : OFTIME
87. Old English coins : RYALS
88. Egyptian heart : HATI
89. Think : PONDER
90. Soak : RET
93. Make a fuss over : DOTE
94. Slaves of old : ESNES
97. Hit sign : SRO
98. Arena cheer : OLE
99. Oates : TITUS
102. Greek letters : XIS
104. "___ things!" : OFALL
108. Papal agent : NUNCIO
111. Kind of wall : RETAINING
116. Finished, in England : NAPOO
117. For all to hear : ALOUD
118. See 31 Across : RUNTHROUGHTHETOWN
121. Beliefs : CREDOS
123. Dishevel : TOUSLE
124. Family member : SIS
125. See 31 Across : PULLOUTAPLUM
128. Bomb ingredient : TNT
130. Skiing mishaps : SPILLS
135. Drug plant : ALOE
136. Motherless calves : DOGIES
137. Wagnerian god : WOTAN
139. Moron : IDIOT
140. Grow: Abbr. : INCR
141. Derisive sound : SNEER
142. Richard or Michael : ARLEN
143. Kind of ante : PENNY
144. Mango points : NAKS
145. Wall and Broad: Abbr. : STS
146. Manner : STYLE
147. N. J. county : ESSEX
1. Gator's cousin : CROC
2. Vein : LODE
3. "___ no hurry" : IMIN
4. Promontory : NESS
5. See 31 Across : GOTOTHECUPBOARD
6. Breadwinner : DAD
7. Unoriginal: Abbr. : IMIT
8. 1934 Beery film : VIVAVILLA
9. Jack ___ : ANDJILL
10. Denials : NOS
11. "Like summer tempest came ___" : HERTEARS
12. Russian range : ALAI
13. Grosse ___ : POINTE
14. Card games : ECARTES
15. See 31 Across : EATNOLEAN
16. Evaluate : RATE
17. Sharif : OMAR
21. Sizing liquid : GLAIR
22. Verb ending : ESCE
26. "___ meet again!" (poetic adieu) : TILWE
29. Inlet : RIA
31. Work on flour : SIFT
32. Bettor's concern : ODDS
34. Chance, in classified ads : OPPY
36. Artificial languages : ROS
38. Angelico : FRA
39. Dawn goddess : EOS
40. Auto-flow center: Abbr. : TCP
41. Wood wasted in chopping : CHIPPAGE
42. Abyssinian gazelle : AOUL
43. Part of Mao's name : TSE
45. Hep : ONTO
46. Cooking direction : STIR
49. Regarding : ANENT
53. Beer : LAGER
54. Egg-shaped : OVATE
57. Burmese coin : PYA
59. Grimaces : MOUES
60. Coup d'état : PUTSCH
61. Meet : SIT
63. See 31 Across : CALLFORONESPIPE
65. School subj. : SCI
66. March animal : LAMB
67. Gravel ridges : OSAR
69. ___ the works (goes all out) : SHOOTS
70. Ivory Coast language : AKAN
72. Company V.I.P. : PRES
73. Actor Stu : ERWIN
74. See 31 Across : EATNOFAT
75. Celebrated poet : OVID
76. Select : NAME
78. Raccoon's relative : COATI
79. Lacking a renter : UNLET
82. Sunday speech: Abbr. : SER
84. Honshu city : KYOTO
85. Scottish explorer : RAE
86. Saturn's wife : OPS
90. Writer Jaffee : RONA
91. Jewish month : ELUL
92. Time for a scholar : TENOCLOCK
95. In a critical way : EXIGENTLY
96. Hyperbolic math function : SINH
100. Container : URN
101. Colonists : SETTLERS
103. Army men: Abbr. : SGTS
105. Army address : APO
106. Depressed : LOW
107. Chaney : LON
109. Breakfast hair décor : CURLERS
110. Thought: Prefix : IDEO
112. Large numbers, for short : THOUS
113. Cuckoopint : ARUM
114. Hawaiian hawks : IOS
115. Legal denial : NULTORT
118. Energy quantum : ROTON
119. Customs : USAGES
120. Pronoun : HIS
122. Flops : DUDS
125. Ache : PAIN
126. Arm bone : ULNA
127. Magpie : PIET
129. Asian weight : TAEL
131. Forum date : IDES
132. City of Brazil : LINS
133. Isolated : LONE
134. Mythical river : STYX
137. Common verb : WAS
138. Compass reading : NNE

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