BITS AND TRACES

New York Times, Sunday, July 27, 1975

Author: Fletcher Ingalls
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 94, Avg Word Len: 5.12, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 653 (avg 1.50)
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© 1975, The New York Times
Across Down
1. French marshal : FOCH
5. Blood fluids : SERA
9. Detent : PAWL
13. Faucet piece : WASHER
19. Hebrew measure : EPHA
20. Morris or high : CHAIR
21. Agent or jumper : CLAIM
23. On land : ASHORE
24. What you can do to water : LEADAHORSE
26. Arion, for one : TALKINGHORSE
28. Kind of verb: Abbr. : IRR
29. Brass alloys : LATTENS
31. Stone markers : STELES
32. French wit : SEL
33. Judge Sewall's city : SALEM
35. Prepare leftovers : HEAT
36. Lick or mines : SALT
37. Poetic work : ODE
39. Early ascetic : ESSENE
42. Palm starch : SAGO
45. Egyptian deity : BES
46. Moistures : DEWS
48. Settles : PAYS
50. Russian river : LENA
52. Protective helmet : TINHAT
54. Time period : EPOCH
56. Irish cry : OCH
57. ___ d'Oléron : ILE
58. Biped's claim to fame : TWOFEET
60. Glanced off : CAROMED
62. Reconnoitered : SCOUTED
64. Graham or Raye : MARTHA
65. Tennessee player : VOL
66. Without : SANS
67. Pirouettes : TURNS
68. Up-to-date : MOD
69. One out of his element : HORSEMARINE
72. Word in N. C. motto : ESSE
73. Tallahassee campus : FSU
75. European ant : HORSEEMMET
76. Scottish river : DEE
77. Inaugural parade unit : BLACKHORSETROOP
80. Audit entries: Abbr. : CRS
83. Motive power of yore : COACHHORSE
84. Abstract being : ENS
85. Watery sound : PLOP
86. Special period of extra study : SHORTCOURSE
88. Fort in Calif. : ORD
90. N. Y. county : TIOGA
91. Swan genus : OLOR
92. Full of: Suffix : OUS
93. Decrepit : SENILE
95. Hymn : SANCTUS
97. Forgives : PARDONS
99. Slightly inferior wares : SECONDS
100. Aardvark food : ANT
101. Hesitant sound : HEM
102. Goose genus : ANSER
103. Fieldworks : REDANS
104. Elephant's ear : TARO
106. Dame Myra : HESS
107. City near Leipzig : GERA
108. Benedictine title : DOM
109. Drive out : ROUT
111. Hair tints : RINSES
113. ___ carrier : HOD
114. French eight : HUIT
116. Bert or John : LAHR
118. Assyrian god : ASHUR
121. Kind of old : AGE
123. Bar or horseshoe : MAGNET
125. Got into condition : TRAINED
128. "___ to a customer" : ONE
129. U. S. sprinter : QUARTERHORSE
133. Hippo : RIVERHORSE
135. Opens : UNDOES
136. Dispatched : SLAIN
137. French pewter : ETAIN
138. ___ up (finished) : USED
139. Size up : ASSESS
140. Serf of old : ESNE
141. Pickle : DILL
142. Soaks : RETS
1. Cat family : FELIS
2. Glasses or hat : OPERA
3. Athletic woe : CHARLEYHORSE
4. Experienced : HAD
5. Kaput : SHOT
6. Kind of pot : EARTHEN
7. Laughter, in Arras : RISEE
8. Sports places : ARENAS
9. Banking abbr. : PCT
10. Dear me! : ALAS
11. Whitman and Disney : WALTS
12. "___ out of hell" : LIKEABAT
13. Comic ones : WAGS
14. Mountain or prickly : ASH
15. Japanese measure : SHO
16. Dale Evans, e.g. : HORSEWOMAN
17. Gaelic : ERSE
18. Virginia ___ : REEL
20. Chinese tea : CHA
22. Barbizon artist : MILLET
25. Charity : ALMS
27. Tennis and hair : NETS
30. Rotor pivot : STATOR
34. Curve : ESS
37. Baltic feeder : ODER
38. Down payment : DEPOSIT
40. She: Fr. : ELLE
41. Exigency : NEED
43. Mouth study, e.g. : GIFTHORSENONO
44. Minor : ONEHORSE
47. Cordwood measure : SCENE
48. Informed : POSTED
49. Zola's verb : ACCUSE
51. Air: Prefix : ATMO
53. Tenebrae frame : HEARSE
55. Body parts: Abbr. : HDS
57. "___ a long way . . . " : ITS
59. Bankroll : WAD
60. Paine's sense : COMMON
61. Cottonwoods : ALAMOS
63. French article : UNE
65. Swerved : VEERED
68. Many, in Jalapa : MUCHOS
70. Radio or matched : SET
71. Ribbed fabric : REP
73. ___ one's back (supine) : FLATON
74. Purse, to Caesar : SACCUS
75. Disneyland ride : HORSECAR
77. N.Y.C. unit: Abbr. : BOR
78. Egyptian soul : KHU
79. ___ around (cavorted) : HORSED
80. Fanatic dresser : CLOTHESHORSE
81. Kind of gallery : ROGUES
82. Sudden efforts : SPASMS
83. Lamb, in Vigo : CORDERO
85. Photo, for short : PIC
86. "Fall guy" or "gent," e.g. : SLANG
87. N. Y. town : HORSEHEADS
88. ___ hat : OLD
89. Kind of cure : REST
90. Shell filling : TNT
91. Ration-book agency : OPA
94. Rude action : INSULT
95. Eastern garment : SARI
96. In a while : ANON
98. Toward the mouth : ORAD
99. Florida settler : SEMINOLE
103. ___ it (camps out) : ROUGHS
105. Air-board listing : ARRIVAL
106. "For ___ a jolly good . . . " : HES
108. Town in India : DHAR
110. Defiled : TARRED
112. Hindu holy man : SADH
115. Buddhist churches : TERAS
117. Neighbor of Cuba : HAITI
119. Like some gems : UNSET
120. Willis and Walter : REEDS
121. Pale color : AQUA
122. Weapons : GUNS
123. ___ of pottage : MESS
124. Chinese river : TSIN
126. Simon : NEIL
127. Water bird : ERN
130. Streaks in wood : ROE
131. Thy: Fr. : TES
132. Chemical ending : ENE
134. "___ Town" : OUR

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