COUPLETS

New York Times, Sunday, August 17, 1975

Author: Norton Rhoades
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.21, Missing: { B J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 517 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 126, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 8, XRef: 10
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© 1975, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Maid dropping a tray, with 32 Down : HIGHTEA
8. Legerdemain, in Italy : MAGICA
14. Beggars' horses : WISHES
20. Joins the service : ENLISTS
21. Lover, in Spain : AMADOR
22. French city : RHEIMS
23. Find with effort : SCAREUP
24. Kind of scout : TALENT
25. Girl with an A : HESTER
26. Little ones : TADS
27. Summer time : DST
29. Shipboard experience, with 47 Across : HEAVYSEAS
31. Rubber tree : ULE
33. To-do : HASSLE
35. Seascapes : MARINAS
39. Poetic Muse : ERATO
42. Half a dance : CAN
43. South of Va. : NCAR
45. Cousin of a mesa : LOMA
46. Keep subscribing : RENEW
47. See 29 Across : LIGHTMEALS
51. Paradise : EDEN
52. Grasshopper's opposite : ANT
53. ___-Magnon : CRO
55. Sinn Fein land : EIRE
56. Helmsman: Abbr. : PLT
57. Army unit: Abbr. : DET
58. ___ Jeanne : STE
59. Kiln : OAST
61. Feline teaser : CATNIP
63. Cubic meter : STERE
65. I order: Lat. : IMPERO
67. Have a strong wish for : DIETO
68. Roan or Arab : HORSE
69. Crop let-down for Dickens, with 30 Down : GREATEXPECTATIONS
72. Elec. unit : FARAD
74. ___ a time : ONEAT
75. Like a night sky : STARRY
76. Sardonic writing : IRONY
77. Gazed at : STARED
79. "L'___, c'est . . . " : ETAT
80. Clamor : DIN
83. Deal or moon : NEW
84. W. W. II area : ETO
85. Ivan, e.g. : TSAR
87. Donovan's org. : OSS
88. Fuss : ADO
89. Lee Elder's game : GOLF
91. Infielder's talent, with 63 Down : LONGSTRIDE
94. Roof worker : TILER
96. Zeno's town : ELEA
97. Gaelic : ERSE
98. Greek letters : MUS
99. Russian-dome shape : ONION
100. Plant of South : REDRICE
102. Walked fast : LEGGED
106. Choose : OPT
107. Impending dunk, with 120 Across : FATSKATER
109. Set a dog on : SIC
111. Norwegian king : OLAF
115. Sirens' calls : ALERTS
118. Like much modern music : ATONAL
120. See 107 Across : THINICE
122. Nice, e.g. : RESORT
123. Colorful jacket part : LINING
124. Sent for : ORDERED
125. Cow, to a tot : MOOMOO
126. Kind of football kick : ONSIDE
127. Farm machines : SEEDERS
1. Command, old style : HEST
2. Indian of Peru : INCA
3. Kind of rags : GLAD
4. Shaggy : HIRSUTE
5. Half a fly : TSE
6. Chopin work : ETUDE
7. Snakes : ASPS
8. Gym piece : MAT
9. Asian nurses : AMAHS
10. High winds : GALES
11. Perfect : IDEAL
12. Meet : CONVENE
13. Chichi : ARTY
14. Signature of a publisher : WRHEARST
15. "Do ___ a Waltz?" : IHEAR
16. Attached, in botany : SESSILE
17. Double or triple : HIT
18. Scottish uncle : EME
19. Ukraine or Latvia: Abbr. : SSR
28. Bangkok native : THAI
30. See 69 Across : SMALLPOTATOES
32. See 1 Across : LOWCOMEDY
34. Seraph: Fr. : ANGE
36. Sermon listeners, at times : NODDERS
37. Arab princes : AMEERS
38. River of S.C. : SANTEE
39. Time periods : ERAS
40. Monthly bill : RENT
41. Feed the pot : ANTE
42. Realty ad come-on : CLOSETOSTORES
44. Forming a head : CAPITATE
48. ___, haec, hoc : HIC
49. Technical school exam : TRADETEST
50. Old Greek settler : METIC
54. Turnip, in Pisa : RAPA
60. Cities in N.J. and Mo. : TRENTONS
62. Tennis needs : NETS
63. See 91 Across : SHORTSTOP
64. B'way award : TONY
65. Shah's land : IRAN
66. Pointed sponge : OXEA
69. Complained : GROWLED
70. Region : PARTS
71. Gershwin et al. : IRAS
72. N. Y. lakes : FINGER
73. Interstice : AREOLE
78. Women's org. : DAR
80. Wet-watch painter : DALI
81. Thought: Prefix : IDEO
82. Scand. goddess : NORN
84. Makes a decision : ELECTSTO
86. Frost : RIME
90. "___ the Madding Crowd" : FARFROM
92. Dessert base : GELATIN
93. Washouts : DUDS
95. Chanted : INTONED
101. Healing: Prefix : IATRO
103. Jackets : ETONS
104. Attendant spirits : GENII
105. Canyon or opera : GRAND
106. Earth color : OCHRE
108. Hawaiian taro : KALO
110. Japanese statesman et al. : ITOS
112. Italian money : LIRE
113. Maple genus : ACER
114. G-men : FEDS
115. ___ of the sea : ARM
116. Zodiac sign : LEO
117. Inner: Prefix : ESO
119. Robe size: Abbr. : LGE
121. Eur. fish : IDE

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