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New York Times, Sunday, July 9, 1978

Author: Herb L. Risteen
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.13, Missing: { J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 514 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 105, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 17, XRef: 0, Spans: 4
Herb L. Risteen has 126 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Marshy tract : FEN
4. Vivacity : FIRE
8. Admitted fact : DATUM
13. Cacholong : OPAL
17. Actor Vigoda : ABE
18. Resort in Ontario : KENORA
20. Bay near Nagasaki : OMURA
21. Do office work : FILE
22. Austrian composer : WOLFGANGAMADEUSMOZART
26. Function : OPERATE
27. Overlook : OMIT
28. Made slick : OILED
29. ___ canto : BEL
30. "___ Dimittis" (hymn) : NUNC
31. Troubles : AILS
33. Crusading monarch : RICHARDTHELIONHEARTED
43. Suffix with sect : ARIAN
44. Western capital : BOISE
45. King in Kings : AMON
46. Collection : ANA
47. Parts of pots : LIDS
48. ___ de combat : HORS
49. She wrote "A Certain Smile" : SAGAN
51. Dixie tree : TITI
52. Dessert : ICE
53. Amiens's river : SOMME
54. Heavy, gaseous element : RADON
55. Bridge expert : GOREN
56. Condense, in a way : ADSORB
58. ___ energy : SOLAR
59. Blood-bank supporters : DONORS
60. French author : GUYDEMAUPASSANT
64. Call to account : CHARGE
67. Partner of true : TRIED
68. Assembles, as equipment : RIGSUP
71. Protection : AEGIS
72. Wooden : TREEN
73. Companionless : ALONE
75. Truth, to Confucius : TAO
77. Loblolly : PINE
78. Stimuli : GOADS
79. U.S. legislators : CONG
80. Apex : CUSP
81. United : ONE
82. Denver building : MINT
83. Obliquely : ASIDE
85. Body passage : AORTA
86. Scandinavian storyteller : HANSCHRISTIANANDERSEN
91. Out of the wind : ALEE
92. Bring to ruin : UNDO
93. Morsel for Dobbin : OAT
94. Corrupt : TAINT
97. Per ___ : DIEM
98. Bitter taunt : SARCASM
102. British statesman : WILLIAMEWARTGLADSTONE
108. Status quo ___ bellum : ANTE
109. On a cruise : ATSEA
110. Famous judge : SIRICA
111. Noisy activity : ADO
112. Set the pace : LEAD
113. Showy display : GAUDS
114. Vetch : TARE
115. Tavern item : GIN
1. Rotund : FAT
2. Spanish river : EBRO
3. One of the tides : NEAP
4. Doe or ewe : FEMALE
5. Business abbr. : INST
6. Dissolute man : ROUE
7. Sooner than : ERE
8. Old master : DOMINE
9. Three on ___ : AMATCH
10. Harbor craft : TUG
11. Receptacle : URN
12. Barnyard noise : MAA
13. Aloof : OFFISH
14. Unpleasant person : PILL
15. Tub plant : ALOE
16. Indecent : LEWD
18. Native of Pusan : KOREAN
19. Male "dreamboat" : ADONIS
23. Horses' cousins : ZEBRAS
24. Stubborn as ___ : AMULE
25. ___ Heights : GOLAN
31. Account exec : ADMAN
32. Smooth out : IRON
33. Surrealist : DALI
34. Evergreen shrub : ERICA
35. ___ over (helped along) : TIDED
36. Powerful projectiles : HBOMBS
37. Standard : NORM
38. Seine feeder : OISE
39. Great Hindu poet : TAGORE
40. City in Illinois : CAIRO
41. Prefix with lace and weave : INTER
42. A memorable Claude : RAINS
48. "___ Lyricae," Watts poem : HORAE
49. Fruit ___ : SALAD
50. London's "Before ___" : ADAM
51. Hammer's companions : TONGS
53. Lieder : SONGS
54. City northwest of Paris : ROUEN
55. Swindle : GOUGE
57. Striped textile design : STRIE
58. Hale and Hari : SPIES
59. "I am ___, Egypt . . . " : DYING
61. Social classes : STRATA
62. Cézanne's "Boy in ___ Vest" : ARED
63. Monotonous talker : DRONER
64. Table fowl : CAPON
65. German poet : HEINE
66. Miss Moorehead : AGNES
69. Driver's maneuver : UTURN
70. Food in Firenze : PASTA
72. One thousand kilograms : TONNE
73. Galatea's beloved : ACIS
74. Napoleon won here in 1796 : LODI
76. Colorful fish : OPAH
78. He wrote "The Counterfeiters" : GIDE
80. Of the ribs : COSTAL
82. Disintegrates : MELTS
83. ___ by verdict : AIDER
84. Mouthlike openings : STOMAS
85. Landscaper's shrub : ACACIA
87. Rodomontaded : RANTED
88. Jogged : NUDGED
89. Loos and Louise : ANITAS
90. Roman poet : HORACE
94. River duck : TEAL
95. "Green Gables" girl : ANNE
96. Greek vowel : IOTA
98. Therapeutic agents : SERA
99. Moslem lord : AMIR
100. Scoria : SLAG
101. Southern France : MIDI
103. Hammarskjöld : DAG
104. ___ loss : ATA
105. Dixie sch. : LSU
106. G.B.S. was one : WIT
107. Achieved : WON

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