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New York Times, Sunday, August 10, 1980

Author:Marjorie Pedersen
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 90, Avg Word Len: 5.10, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 637 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 139, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 15, XRef: 0
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© 1980, The New York Times
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1. Portable room : CAMPER
7. Thank-you-___ (bumps) : MAAMS
12. Money in Madras, once : ANNAS
17. P.G.A. star : PATE
21. Melodious : ARIOSO
22. Follow : ENSUE
23. Culpability : GUILT
24. Cupid : AMOR
25. Arizona perfumes? : SCENTSOFYUMA
27. Thread : LISLE
28. Free electrons : IONS
29. These oppose pros : CONS
30. Rialto sign : SRO
31. Chicken farmer's astonishing reward? : PULLETSURPRISE
34. Jennets : ASSES
36. "The ___ 'e knows . . . ": Kipling : ORSE
38. Summarize : TOT
39. Hessian river : EDER
40. Tommie ___, famed trumpeter : LOY
42. Intensity : ARDOR
44. Suffix with serpent : INE
45. Korbut and Connolly : OLGAS
50. Baryshnikov's fall guys? : BALLETSLIPPERS
55. "Tristram Shandy" author : STERNE
56. Gardner : ERLE
57. Gibbet : GALLOWS
58. Secreted : HID
60. Housekeeping : MENAGE
61. Carriage drawn by oxen : RUT
62. ___ than thou : HOLIER
63. Potion : DOSE
64. Century plants : AGAVES
65. Unequal : ONESIDED
67. West : MAE
69. Ignoble : BASE
71. Before : ERE
72. Accent : STRESS
73. Aisle not taken at a gallop? : BRIDALPATH
77. Container for cymbidiums : VASE
78. Salambao : NET
79. How the hirsute tortoise finished? : AHEADOFHARE
81. Vermouth designation : SEC
82. Kind of bean or dragon : SNAP
84. Summer's noncreator : ONESWALLOW
85. Twisted, e.g. : DANCED
88. Bunk : COT
89. ___ processing : DATA
90. Suffix with class or test : IFY
91. Semiarid Australian district : MOUNTEBA
93. Pluto, to Cleo : OSIRIS
95. Turn : VEER
98. Became very irate : BOILED
100. Feminists' org. : NOW
101. Gorge : RAVINE
102. Itinerary hdg. : ETA
103. Decisive : CRUCIAL
105. British carbine : STEN
106. Lycée learners : ELEVES
107. Lovely loch? : ATTRACTIVENESS
110. Change a stone's position : RESET
111. Mineo : SAL
113. "Micrographia" author: 1665 : HOOKE
114. River to the North Sea : DEE
115. Pinafore : TIER
117. Baste or shirr : SEW
118. Kind of watch or sign : STOP
121. ___ apple : ADAMS
125. Chef's song? : THYMEONMYHANDS
131. Swiss canton : URI
133. Wild plum : SLOE
134. Gay blade : ROUE
135. Pith helmet : TOPEE
136. Dollar Day melee? : SHOPPINGMAUL
139. Lenard's "Winnie ___ Pu" : ILLE
140. Originate : ARISE
141. City in western Wis. : TOMAH
142. Witch foiler : GRETEL
143. Be zetetic : SEEK
144. Squelched : SATON
145. Olympic star in 1936 : OWENS
146. Dillon portrayer : ARNESS
1. "Envious" stabber : CASCA
2. Author of "Le Mal": 1916 : ARCOS
3. Appearances : MIENS
4. Soprano from Conn. : PONSELLE
5. Erhard's therapy : EST
6. First woman to govern a state : ROSS
7. "Tea for two and ___ you" : MEFOR
8. One or another : ANY
9. " . . . notions about ___ power": Swift : ASUPERIOR
10. Loose gown : MUMU
11. Crested spoons : SEALTOPS
12. Ornamental cord : AGLET
13. Jour's opposite : NUIT
14. Army hut : NISSEN
15. Refer : ALLUDE
16. Cubic meter : STERE
17. Poker count : PAIR
18. Mine, to Marie : AMOI
19. Kin of oodles : TONS
20. Gaelic : ERSE
26. Acapulco gold : ORO
32. Scholar's acquisition : LORE
33. Michelangelo, to Lorenzo : PROTEGE
35. Hurok : SOL
37. Room in a pension : SALLE
41. "___ and little fishes!" : YEGODS
43. Municipal agcy. : DPW
44. "Whatever ___ right": Pope : ISIS
46. Leapin' ___ : LENA
47. Beats in Gray's "Elegy . . . "? : GRAVEACCENTS
48. French city on the Maine : ANGERS
49. Asiatic partridge : SEESEE
50. Impact : BRUNT
51. Options for changing the inhabitants? : ALTERNATIVES
52. Shakespearean hanger : TALE
53. Glissaded : SLID
54. Greek letter : RHO
55. Batter : SMASH
56. Antony's faithful soldier : EROS
59. Exclude : DEBAR
62. "Hearken!" : HIST
63. Without listening : DEAFLY
66. Small spring : SEEP
67. Where eggbeaters hover : MIDAIR
68. Gustaf ___, former Swedish king : ADOLF
70. "Faerie Queene" hag : ATE
73. Egyptian god of pleasure : BES
74. Not processed : RAW
75. Monogram in the news: Nov. 22, 1963 : LHO
76. Fido's offering : PAW
77. Slit in a jacket : VENT
79. Pismire : ANT
80. Ho's partner : HEAVE
81. True grit : SAND
82. Cooking utensil : SCORER
83. Cash-register recording : NOSALE
84. Pleasant changes : OASES
85. Fought like D'Artagnan : DUELED
86. C.A. trees : EBOES
87. Cockcrow : DAWN
89. Apartment area : DINETTE
91. Year in Henry II's reign : MIII
92. Norwegian monarch : OLAV
94. Cleave : RIVE
96. Bibliog. entry : ETAL
97. Devour : EAT
98. What a plump steed does to an extent? : BUCKSSOME
99. Double quartet : OCTET
103. " . . . there are ___ be broke": Scott : CROWNSTO
104. "Kanthapura" author: 1938 : RAO
105. Sowers : SEEDSMEN
108. "Take ___ Train," 1941 song : THEA
109. Teachers' org. : NEA
111. Mexican matron : SENORA
112. Axilla : ARMPIT
116. Letters for Y. A. Tittle? : IOTAS
117. Splendid raiment : SHEEN
119. Elves : OUPHS
120. Sawlike: Comb. form : PRI
122. Winged : ALATE
123. Pouts : MOUES
124. Markets : SELLS
125. Speaker at Cooperstown : TRIS
126. What a dibble makes : HOLE
127. Kind of tide or log : YULE
128. Actor Donald: 1880–1946 : MEEK
129. Gypsum : YESO
130. Indian Ocean vessel : DHOW
132. Actress Swenson : INGA
137. Spider : PAN
138. Wolfhound's warning : GRR

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