DOUBLE TALK

New York Times, Sunday, July 8, 1984

Author:Barry L. Cohen
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 90, Avg Word Len: 5.23, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 660 (avg 1.50)
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© 1984, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Be informed : HEAR
5. Delta material : SILT
9. Preminger film: 1944 : LAURA
14. Memorable chanteuse : PIAF
18. "Oklahoma!" aunt : ELLER
20. Winter wear : SCARF
22. Indian state : ASSAM
23. Fish : ANGLE
25. Cover cabaret show : REVIEWREVUE
27. Remained sober : STAYEDSTAID
29. Ristorante dish : SCAMPI
30. Perish : DECEASE
32. " . . . like the ___ of many waters": Isa. 17:13 : RUSHING
33. Notorious marquis : SADE
35. Beatty film : REDS
36. Archeologist's find : RELIC
39. Heraldry term : ENTE
40. Moslem official : AGA
43. Kansas city : IOLA
45. Protection against flying sauce : BIB
47. Tumbler prettifiers : DECALS
49. Strange street sale : BIZARREBAZAAR
53. Cetacean lament : WHALEWAIL
57. Creator of Oz : BAUM
58. Affected with frenzy : MANIC
59. Bradley and Khayyám : OMARS
61. He hatched a Robin : MILNE
62. Completely absorbed : ENRAPT
65. Oil or water follower : TANK
66. Rocky hills : TORS
67. Street urchins : GAMINS
68. Solid: Comb. form : STEREO
69. R.N.'s specialty : TLC
70. Did a blacksmith's work : SHOD
71. Big London landmark : BEN
72. Writer Hentoff : NAT
73. Bird in a Kesey title : CUCKOO
75. Diocesan centers : SEES
76. Hash-house sign : EATS
77. Summer on the Somme : ETE
78. Obi : SASH
81. Tiny trick : SLIGHTSLEIGHT
84. Fritzlar's river : EDER
85. It's longer than life : ART
86. Opera-house level : TIER
87. Mare's morsels : OATS
88. Most resentful : SOREST
90. Prefix with lithic : NEO
91. Donkey, in Dunkerque : ANE
92. Major-___ : DOMO
93. Fortune : LOT
94. Wealth : RICHES
98. Israeli actor and family : TOPOLS
100. Noted German musicologist : KAPP
101. Far Eastern desert : GOBI
102. Diagram or plan : SCHEMA
103. Animated : ALIVE
104. Like a sophist's arguments : FALSE
105. Humble : ABASE
107. Big bird : EMEU
108. Trawler's sensible item : SANESEINE
110. Give up goodies : DESERTDESSERT
114. Milk curdler : RENNIN
115. Town in Ontario : EMO
116. Teasdale : SARA
117. American humorist : NYE
118. Last of a Latin trio : AMAT
121. Ringworm : TINEA
123. Winged : ALAR
126. Compatriot of Dali : MIRO
128. Unoriginal people : COPIERS
130. Prison pattern : STRIPES
133. Hold together : COHERE
137. Mr. Ed with laryngitis : HOARSEHORSE
140. Nocturnal cavalier : NIGHTKNIGHT
142. Certain Iroquoians : ERIES
143. Spa at Lake Geneva : EVIAN
144. Baseball's Del : ENNIS
145. Raw; unseasoned : GREEN
146. Apart from that : ELSE
147. Tasty : SAPID
148. "___ are the days . . . " : GONE
149. Space : AREA
1. Towel word : HERS
2. Power-station prod. : ELEC
3. Menlo Park middle name : ALVA
4. City ENE of Paris : REIMS
5. Ukr., e.g. : SSR
6. Readied champagne : ICED
7. Four-time Wimbledon winner : LAVER
8. Brief quiet on the front : TRUCE
9. Lauder girl : LASS
10. China or golden ___ : ASTER
11. Dos Passos trilogy : USA
12. Stingaree : RAY
13. ___ Cup, in yachting : AMERICAS
14. Montana maneuver : PASS
15. Socially active : INTHESWIM
16. Moreover : AGAIN
17. Spark starter : FLINT
19. Grease monkey's work : REPAIR
21. Annoying mike effect : FEEDBACK
24. Brink : EDGE
26. French organist-composer : WIDOR
28. Almost princely : DUCAL
31. Where Brunei is : ASIA
34. Type of sch. : ELEM
37. Artist Hopper : EDWARD
38. Annealing ovens : LEHRS
40. French clerics : ABBES
41. Polypheme : GIANT
42. Unclouded sky : AZURE
44. Steer's last stop : ABATTOIR
46. Houses of ill repute : BROTHELS
48. Auto-race place : LEMANS
50. Steal ___ on : AMARCH
51. Kind of computer : ANALOG
52. Pipe metal : ZINC
54. Brought together, politically : ALINED
55. Natural : INNATE
56. He directed "The Knack" : LESTER
60. Dr. Seuss's Thidwick : MOOSE
63. Little, in Lyon : PEU
64. Warning sounds : TOCSINS
67. Acquirers : GETTERS
70. Luigi's sixth : SESTO
71. ___ el Azraq (Blue Nile) : BAHR
74. Contemporary of Léger : KLEE
75. Mass rush : STAMPEDE
76. "Conscience makes ___ of us all": Wilde : EGOTISTS
78. Yule figures : SANTAS
79. Anatomic interstice : AREOLA
80. Drop by : STOPIN
82. Court targets : HOOPS
83. Weather-map line : ISOBAR
84. Does aquatints : ETCHES
86. Author Gay : TALESE
89. Word often in parentheses : SIC
92. Coeur ___, Idaho : DALENE
93. Uvula, e.g. : LOBE
95. Virile chaps : HEMEN
96. Corundum : EMERY
97. Pan-fry : SAUTE
99. Exhausts : OVERTIRES
100. Garson of Broadway : KANIN
101. Molotov cocktail ingredient : GASOLINE
104. Wraps up : FINISHES
106. Dutch cheese : EDAM
109. ___ nous : ENTRE
111. "Cielo ___," Ponchielli aria : EMAR
112. Oklahoma city : ERICK
113. Kin of a lavalava : SARONG
118. Fatigue symptom : ACHE
119. Compatriot of Epstein : MOORE
120. " . . . to fetch ___ of water" : APAIL
122. Very, in music : ASSAI
124. Putting on a Little act : APING
125. Kingdom, to Rocco : REGNO
127. Former Tokyo V.I.P. : OHIRA
129. Ovid's existence : ESSE
131. Serve : TEND
132. Cnemis : SHIN
134. "Rome of Hungary" : EGER
135. Syngman of South Korea : RHEE
136. Tartarus topper : ETNA
138. Gallina products : OVA
139. Torn of films : RIP
141. Famed poet's monogram : TSE

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