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New York Times, Sunday, July 8, 1979

Author: William Lutwiniak
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 70, Avg Word Len: 5.30, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 558 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 125, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 12, XRef: 0
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© 1979, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Popular flavoring : COLA
5. Where the Tagus flows : SPAIN
10. Unfailing : SURE
14. Po tributary : ADDA
18. Algerian port : ORAN
19. Author of "Aminta" : TASSO
20. Publish : PRINT
22. Tolstoy et al. : LEOS
23. Auto loans : CARTOUCHES
25. Batters bird feather : RAMSHACKLE
27. Island or breed of cattle : ALDERNEY
28. A Brontë : EMILY
30. British craft : EBOATS
31. Vonnegut's "___ Cradle" : CATS
32. Newspaper items : OBITS
33. Coiffure pad : RAT
34. Nawab and dey : RULERS
37. Krait, e.g. : SNAKE
38. Muskogean Indians : CHOCTAWS
43. Aftersong : EPODE
44. Old-time vehicle hit with force : STAGESTRUCK
46. Pastureland : LEA
47. Yacht haven : COVE
48. Maison head : MARI
49. Unsavory : RANK
50. Appease temporarily : STAY
51. Jackass, to Jacques : ANE
52. What U.M.W. pickets do : DETERMINING
56. Brodie : STEVE
57. Declined : PASSEDUP
59. "Golden Boy" author : ODETS
60. Participant : SHARER
61. Spring beauty : TULIP
62. River of northeast Italy : PIAVE
63. Reject : SCORN
64. Treelike cactus : CHOLLA
66. Dayan : MOSHE
67. Want : SHORTAGE
70. Lends an ear : HARKS
71. Sleep discourse : RESTORATION
73. Numerical prefix : TRI
74. Unimproved : ASIS
75. Cornmeal cake : PONE
76. Spirited tune : LILT
77. ___-Carlo Menotti : GIAN
78. Adherent : ITE
79. Bases soundly : GROUNDSWELL
83. Disposed : PRONE
84. Remedies : NOSTRUMS
86. Escoffier's condiment : EPICE
87. Blemishes : TAINTS
88. Loser to D.D.E. : AES
89. Punish : SPANK
90. Sennit : CORD
91. Specifies : STATES
94. In ___ (briefly) : AWORD
95. Cads : LOWLIFES
99. Separate wale : PARTRIDGES
101. Gleeful circle : BLITHERING
103. Plant feature : AXIL
104. Auto : COUPE
105. Actress Anouk : AIMEE
106. "Step ___!" : ONIT
107. Coastal phenomenon : TIDE
108. Understands : GETS
109. Brants : GEESE
110. Rorem and Calmer : NEDS
1. Comedienne Imogene : COCA
2. Nuncupative : ORAL
3. Shortening : LARD
4. Come before : ANTECEDE
5. Tours de force : STUNTS
6. Sets the stride : PACES
7. Pallid : ASHY
8. Honshu bay : ISE
9. Kelso feeder : NOSEBAG
10. Ariel et al. : SPRITES
11. U.S.S.R. range : URALS
12. Frosted : RIMY
13. Nav. rank : ENS
14. "Little Men" author : ALCOTT
15. Ten: Prefix : DEKA
16. Lamebrain : DOLT
17. Enzymes : ASES
21. Gibraltar : THEROCK
24. "___ Ben Jonson!" : ORARE
26. To the rear : ABACK
29. M.C.'s prop : MIKE
32. Walking ___ (elated) : ONAIR
34. Summary : RECAP
35. "Once ___ time . . . " : UPONA
36. Goes for conservatives : LOVESTORIES
37. ___ throat : STREP
38. Common swifts: Scot. : CRANS
39. Put up drapes : HUNG
40. Change state : ALTERNATION
41. Move waveringly : WEAVE
42. Word with sooth and nay : SAYER
44. Paid attention : SATUP
45. Hackneyed : TRITE
48. Press and radio : MEDIA
50. Kick off : START
52. Valleys : DELLS
53. Dewy : MOIST
54. Ezra Pound's home state : IDAHO
55. At no time : NEVER
56. Clipped : SHORN
58. Miffed state : SULKS
60. Skedaddle : SCOOT
62. Poznán, to a Berliner : POSEN
63. Pitchman's stooge : SHILL
64. Kind of reaction : CHAIN
65. Must : HASTO
66. Waiters' handouts : MENUS
67. Country crossover : STILE
68. Acknowledge : GRANT
69. ___ Tages (one day): Ger. : EINES
71. Solarium, e.g. : ROOM
72. Smart ___ : ALECK
75. ___ acid : PRUSSIC
77. N.F.L. milieu : GRIDIRON
79. Garson : GREER
80. Testifies : DEPOSES
81. Go a round : SPAR
82. Blatherskite : WINDBAG
83. "Ici on ___ . . . " : PARLE
85. Blab : TATTLE
87. Chewink : TOWHEE
89. Cleaned (up) : SWEPT
90. Enclosures : COTES
91. Lovers' quarrel : SPAT
92. Prepare to take off : TAXI
93. Saharan : ARID
94. Malarial symptom : AGUE
95. Cuba libre ingredient : LIME
96. Minute : FINE
97. Bagnold : ENID
98. N.C.O.'s : SGTS
100. Saluki or dingo : DOG
102. Taradiddle : LIE

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