CONVENTIONAL PLACES

New York Times, Sunday, July 15, 1979

Author: Bert H. Kruse
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 94, Avg Word Len: 5.12, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 653 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 133, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 10, XRef: 0
Bert H. Kruse has 55 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York Times
Across Down
1. "17," for one : STALAG
7. Memorable coloratura : PATTI
12. Thin coat of watercolor : WASH
16. Espionage name : HARI
20. Balfe heroine : ARLINE
21. Taurus's eastern neighbor : ORION
22. Prefix with chamber : ANTE
23. Philippine island : SAMAR
24. Credit Managers Assn. site : BILLINGSMONT
26. Distillers of America site : RYENEWYORK
28. Goddess of dawn : EOS
29. Rental papers : LEASES
30. Macho type : HEMAN
32. Is impertinent : SASSES
33. Made tracks : SPED
34. Vends : SELLS
35. Eye trouble : STYE
36. Chiropteran : BAT
39. "___ ever so humble . . . " : BEIT
40. Raven : PREY
41. Beecham or Beerbohm : SIR
42. Some are tight : ENDS
46. Geology topic : EROSION
48. Wool-gather : DREAM
50. Layer of tissue : TELA
51. Judge : DEEM
52. McPherson : AIMEE
53. Site of Clockmakers Unlimited : GREENWICHCONN
57. Depression initials : WPA
58. Clothing : ROBING
60. Bartok and Gabor : EVAS
61. Releases : LETSGO
62. Securities' nominal value : PAR
63. Initials since 1922 : USSR
64. Stiff : RIGID
66. Flat failure : DUD
67. Singles-bar rara avis : ESCORT
69. Biggin : POT
70. Calder Society site : MOBILEALABAMA
75. Frangipane : TART
76. Pushkin gallant : ONEGIN
78. Third of Field's trio : NOD
79. Ark landing place : ARARAT
81. Bills : ONES
82. Furniture Mfrs. Assn. site : DAVENPORTIOWA
87. Scot's negative : NAE
90. Mountain crests : ARETES
92. "The stag at ___ . . . " : EVE
93. Synthetic fabric : ORLON
94. Ferrer and Brooks : MELS
95. "Angela ___" : MIA
96. Pleasure cart : CHAISE
99. To ___ (exactly) : ATEE
100. Shoulder warmers : SHAWLS
102. Ingot : BAR
103. Trampoline Enthusiasts, Inc. site : HOTSPRINGSARK
107. Celebrated bovine : ELSIE
108. Bagnold : ENID
110. Soft palates : VELA
111. Gremio and Grumio : ROLES
112. Perk up : ENLIVEN
114. Level : RAZE
115. Suffix with journal : ESE
116. Fille's mother : MERE
117. Big first for baby : STEP
118. "The College Widow" author : ADE
119. Water bird : COOT
121. "Mend when thou ___": Lear : CANST
122. Egyptian queen of the gods : SATI
123. On ___ of (for) : BEHALF
126. Soup : PUREE
127. Defective : FAULTY
129. Adherent : IST
132. Gourmands of America, N. Dak. site : GRANDFORKS
134. U.S. Soc. of Sculptors site : MARBLEHEADMA
137. Weapon handles : HILTS
138. Cry of contempt : POOH
139. Not together : APART
140. Rouge ___ : ETNOIR
141. Produces lace : TATS
142. Chipper : SPRY
143. Memoranda : NOTES
144. Playgoers' mecca : RIALTO
1. "Quién ___?" : SABE
2. Musical group : TRIO
3. "___ Well . . . " : ALLS
4. Like a Dogpatch hero : LIL
5. Indigo : ANIL
6. Mendel Soc. site : GENESEO
7. Hot drink : POSSET
8. Ready for conflict : ARMED
9. They have sobrinos and sobrinas : TIOS
10. Ship-size unit : TON
11. Naked : INTHERAW
12. With affection : WARMLY
13. Author Seton et al. : ANYAS
14. Tommy's Tommy gun : STEN
15. Plymouth Rock : HEN
16. Rube : HAYSEED
17. Stagg : AMOS
18. Steak order : RARE
19. Annoys : IRKS
23. Rule : SWAY
25. Dehiscent : GAPING
27. Alienate : ESTRANGE
31. Oleoresin : ELEMI
34. Sir Patrick of balladry : SPENS
35. Storages for forages : SILOS
36. Support : BEARUP
37. Melodious : ARIOSO
38. Natl. Funeral Directors site : TOMBSTONEARIZ
39. Follower of muy or très : BIEN
41. Religious group : SECT
43. American Press Assn. site : NEWPORTNEWSVA
44. Take off : DEPART
45. Chichi : SMART
47. Esau's land : SEIR
48. Old Nick : DEVIL
49. Peg Woffington's creator : READE
50. Silent vamp : THEDA
54. Saskatchewan's capital : REGINA
55. Soda variety : CLUB
56. Cosa ___ : NOSTRA
59. Liquor drink : GROG
65. Footnote abbr. : IBID
66. Baseboard : DADO
68. Presidential monogram: 1881–85 : CAA
70. Grandson of Noah : MESECH
71. Olympics contestant: 1976 : ANNE
72. Truncate : LOP
73. He wrote "The Fight" : MAILER
74. "Indeed!" in Ireland : AROO
77. Trouter's need : NET
80. Plant beards : AWNS
81. Epithet for Elizabeth I : ORIANA
83. Hornet, e.g. : VESPA
84. In any way : EVER
85. Historic Bantu empire : ROTSE
86. Corp. official : TREAS
88. Part of SHAPE : ALLIED
89. Early ascetic : ESSENE
90. Relative of topaz : AMBER
91. "Scram!" : SHOVEOFF
94. Bamako is its capital : MALI
97. Bomb trial : ATEST
98. Man or Skye : ISLE
99. Shoelace tag : AGLET
101. "10-33!" in CB lingo : HELP
104. A Forsyte wife : IRENE
105. Viking : NORSEMAN
106. Ma or Pa : KETTLE
109. Pours : DECANTS
113. Start of a P.O. motto : NEITHER
116. Paludal : MARSHY
117. River rapids : SAULTS
120. Automotive pioneer : OLDS
121. "Born Yesterday" director: 1950 : CUKOR
122. Buffalo pro on ice : SABRE
123. Opp. of sold : BGHT
124. Silkworm : ERIA
125. Military command : HALT
126. Stay : PROP
127. Campus group : FRAT
128. "Abominable" one : YETI
129. Admired one : IDOL
130. Hit, old style : SMIT
131. Starchy food : TARO
133. Saturn's consort : OPS
135. Post post letters : APO
136. Follower of Santa : ANA

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