PURR, PURR

New York Times, Sunday, August 14, 1977

Author: George Rose Smith
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.30, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 665 (avg 1.49)
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© 1977, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Bonito sharks : MAKOS
6. Making no progress : INARUT
12. Clammy : DAMP
16. Diamond champs : REDS
20. Dress style : ALINE
21. Cologne constituent : NEROLI
22. Kuwaiti chief : EMIR
23. Asp's weapon : VENOM
24. ___ Kids : KATZENJAMMER
26. Ring-tailed cat : CACOMISTLE
28. Suffix for usher or major : ETTE
29. Runabouts : AUTOS
30. Take away : ERASE
32. Renee of silents : ADOREE
33. Ruler, in Cádiz : REY
34. Engaging one : HIRER
35. Burgees : FLAGS
36. Bagged : SNARED
37. Farm machine : BALER
38. "___ evil . . . " : SEENO
39. Call ___ (stop) : AHALT
40. Shopping areas : ARCADES
43. Rain and more rain : CATSANDDOGS
45. Bogey minus one : PAR
48. Guillotine : BEHEAD
49. Casanova's list : LOVES
50. Full-blown : RIPE
51. Sea of the Philippines : SULU
52. Fend off : AVERT
53. Whined : PULED
54. Thrombi : CLOTS
56. Girl of song : SUSIE
57. Hardy's "Pure Woman" : TESS
58. Fans' exhortation : GOGO
59. Waterways: Sp. : RIOS
60. Unflappable : POISED
61. Numerical suffix : ETH
62. Kitty : RESERVEFUND
66. Crisp cracker : SALTINE
67. Mangle user : IRONER
69. "___ to bury Caesar . . . " : ICOME
70. Fit of anger : SPLEEN
71. Tigerish, in a way : STRIPED
73. Lions : CELEBRITIES
75. Haircut : BOB
78. Crests : ARETES
79. Pitcher ___ Blue : VIDA
80. Dowser : WAND
81. Lesion : SORE
82. Spiked the punch : LACED
83. Father : BEGET
84. El Greco's homeland : CRETE
86. Sierra ___ : LEONE
87. Sorrels : OCAS
88. Singer Cantrell : LANA
89. Dear: Fr. : CHERE
90. Somewhat : SORTOF
91. Fishing aid : NET
92. Tabby terrifies him : AELUROPHOBE
95. Punitive persons : SADISTS
96. Fern : BRAKE
97. Moslem "brain trust" : ULEMA
98. Woody : ALLEN
99. Unfaltering : STEADY
101. Nonplus : STUMP
102. Problem for cats : FLEAS
103. Swift jet : SST
106. Sailors' patron : STELMO
107. Ruth's mother-in-law : NAOMI
108. Icy : GELID
109. Precious : CUTE
110. Dramatic spot for a cat : HOTTINROOF
112. "Hold that tiger" : COLLEGECHEER
115. Shade of green : ALOES
116. Years, to Ovid : ANNI
117. "Anchors ___" : AWEIGH
118. Black Forest locale : BADEN
119. Proceed : WEND
120. Keats or Yeats : POET
121. Microscope parts : LENSES
122. Stages : STEPS
1. Creator : MAKER
2. Wing-shaped : ALATE
3. Foyle of fiction : KITTY
4. Eleven: Fr. : ONZE
5. Poker term : SEE
6. Damages : INJURES
7. Less slovenly : NEATER
8. Jousting wear : ARMOR
9. Gypsies : ROMS
10. Diminutive suffix : ULE
11. Indefatigable : TIRELESS
12. Ten-sided figure : DECAGON
13. Pile together : AMASS
14. Cats' prey : MICE
15. "Catfish" is one : PRO
16. Catskills place : RESORT
17. ___ nous : ENTRE
18. Gave alms : DOLED
19. Widgeon : SMEE
23. Gore and family : VIDALS
25. Caught in the act : NAILED
27. Direct a team : MANAGE
31. Indian prince : RANA
34. Tore into : HADAT
35. Lionized : FETED
36. Compares prices : SHOPS
37. Max and Buddy : BAERS
38. Except : SAVE
39. Entrances : ADITS
40. Let up : ABATE
41. Face with riprap : REVET
42. Fictional feline : CHESHIRECAT
43. Slant, as news : COLOR
44. Dickens hero : DROOD
45. Fictional feline : PUSSINBOOTS
46. Outlander : ALIEN
47. ___ la Paix : RUEDE
49. W.W. II souvenir : LUGER
51. "Peer Gynt" ___ : SUITE
53. Ready to say "cheese" : POSED
54. Ort : CRUMB
55. Hard-hit ball : LINER
56. Flatfish : SOLES
58. Kelly and Raymond : GENES
60. Fenced : PALED
62. Lashed : ROPED
63. Renan's "La ___ Jésus" : VIEDE
64. Burst of approval : ECLAT
65. Ill-wisher : FOE
66. Part of a book : SPINE
68. Ceremonial acts : RITES
70. Vance's department : STATE
71. Reception : SALON
72. Vestige : TRACE
73. Corona, e.g. : CIGAR
74. "If ___ King" : IWERE
76. Whether ___ : ORNOT
77. Gripes : BEEFS
79. Scene of the crime : VENUE
81. Canary's cousin : SERIN
83. Contrary : BALKY
84. Chew noisily : CHOMP
85. Midianite king : REBA
86. Veins of ore : LODES
88. Beguile : LEADON
89. Kind of warfare : CHEMICAL
90. Green side-dish: Fr. : SALADE
92. Dumas character : ARAMIS
93. Having no chance to win : OUTOFIT
94. Horner's prize : PLUM
95. Winter rigs : SLEIGHS
96. Like some coats : BELTED
98. State without proof : ALLEGE
99. Sneaked : STOLE
100. Grand or South : TETON
101. Rhone tributary : SAONE
102. Cat, to Cato : FELIS
103. Handbag material : SUEDE
104. High-priced : STEEP
105. Forktails : TERNS
106. "Great Catherine" playwright : SHAW
107. Words to Nanette : NONO
108. Singer Campbell : GLEN
109. Cat: Fr. : CHAT
111. Séance sound : RAP
113. Part of i.o.u. : OWE
114. Network monogram : CBS

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