LITERARY OUTING

New York Times, Sunday, July 25, 1976

Author: Tap Osborn
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.37, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 557 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 123, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 8, XRef: 0
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© 1976, The New York Times
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1. Fix over : REDO
5. Cloak : SERAPE
11. Suffix for hippo : DROME
16. Ruggles's was red : GAP
19. Norway's king : OLAV
20. Pack closely : CRAMIN
21. Eton, to Harrow : RIVAL
22. W.W. II agency : OPA
23. Noon: Ready for a picnic : BAREFOOTINTHEPARK
26. Demure : COY
27. Color for an isle : EMERALD
28. Gullet : CRAW
29. Do a bellhop job : PAGE
30. 12:15 P.M.: Spot picked out : UNDERTHEYUMYUMTREE
37. Voice : BASSO
40. Northern auk : URIA
41. Most of N.Y. outside N.Y.C. : UPSTATE
42. 12:30 P.M.: Gourmet lunch : SPLENDORINTHEGRASS
47. Spanish aunt : TIA
48. Of grandparents : AVAL
49. Ready and willing : EAGER
50. Follow : DOG
53. Mountain : ALP
54. Detect : SMELL
55. Cloth sieve : TAMIS
56. Jettison : SCRAP
58. Put to oath again : RESWEAR
60. Gas element : RADON
61. Suit sizes : STOUTS
62. 12:45 P.M.: Thunder : THEGATHERINGSTORM
66. Fly : AVIATE
68. Wood for wicker: Var. : RATAN
69. Sun hats : PANAMAS
72. Milk: Prefix : LACTO
73. Bills of fare : MENUS
74. Unite : MARRY
76. Wing : ELL
77. Sign : INK
78. H.S.T.'s birthplace : LAMAR
79. Like Pindar's output : ODIC
80. Goddess: Lat. : DEA
81. 1 P.M.: Lightning : THESOUNDANDTHEFURY
87. Pry into someone's life : SNOOPON
89. Robt. ___ : ELEE
90. Divisions: Abbr. : DEPTS
91. 1:15 P.M.: Taking cover : AWALKONTHEWILDSIDE
96. Restrain : BATE
97. Canal : ERIE
98. Blue pencil : EDITOUT
102. Spanish wave : OLA
103. 1:20 P.M.: No escape : PANICINNEEDLEPARK
109. Ott : MEL
110. Israeli port : ELATH
111. Easygoing : DEGAGE
112. Therefore : ERGO
113. Grieg woman : ASE
114. Doctrine : TENET
115. Teacher, at times : TESTER
116. Grasses : RYES
1. Beach wear : ROBE
2. Biblical kingdom : ELAM
3. Kind of devil : DARE
4. Triteness : OVERUSE
5. Critical one : SCOLD
6. Wear down : ERODE
7. Hairpiece : RAT
8. Friend, in Paris : AMI
9. Put on a tight shoe : PINCHIN
10. Implore : ENTREAT
11. Madison, N.J., campus : DREWU
12. "Let 'er ___!" : RIP
13. Egg cells : OVA
14. Deface : MAR
15. Lodge member : ELK
16. Stroller : GOCART
17. Highest point : APOGEE
18. Check casher : PAYEE
24. Maniple : FANON
25. Ride or fever : HAY
29. School-org. units : PTAS
31. Part of R.F.D. : RURAL
32. Warble : TRILL
33. Modern park hazard : MUGGING
34. Belgian war town : YPRES
35. Indian salt : USAR
36. Rockies or Alps: Abbr. : MTS
37. Spectral body : BSTAR
38. Make ___ (get rich) : APILE
39. Pie-thrower's genre : SLAPSTICK
43. Impair : DAMAGE
44. ___ barrel : OVERA
45. Turn for home : HEADIN
46. De Valera : EAMON
50. Solicited : DRUMMEDUP
51. Kind of meal : OAT
52. Certain drs. : GPS
54. Take care of : SEETO
55. "___ Bulba" : TARAS
56. Unfeeling : STONY
57. Miss Witherspoon : CORA
59. Kind of not : WHAT
60. Come back : RETURN
61. Laundry item : STARCH
63. Well-known Boston street : TREMONT
64. City near Frankfurt : HANAU
65. Boat spar : SPRIT
66. Muhammad : ALI
67. Forefront : VAN
70. Wide awake : ALERT
71. Does in : SLAYS
73. James or Perry : MASON
74. ___ metal (nickel alloy) : MONEL
75. Extra : ADDED
78. Husk: Prefix : LEPO
81. Decorated metal : TOLE
82. African pen : HOK
83. English explorer : DEWINDT
84. Title receiver : ALIENEE
85. Albert or Bracken : EDDIE
86. 1,100 ___ second (speed of sound) : FEETPER
87. Wetlands : SWALES
88. Christmas, in Italy : NATALE
91. Large snake : ABOMA
92. Writer Ben : HECHT
93. Silkworm : ERI
94. Marsh growth : SEDGE
95. Vagrant : IDLER
99. Widely outspread : OARY
100. Prod : URGE
101. Ring victories : TKOS
103. Tizzy : PET
104. "Cakes and ___" : ALE
105. Thai river : NAN
106. Adherent: Suffix : ITE
107. Latin abbrs. : EGS
108. Swallow : EAT

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