WET STRENGTH

New York Times, Sunday, August 3, 1975

Author: Cornelia Warriner
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.24, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 522 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 131, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 0
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© 1975, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Health, to Cicero : SALUS
6. S.A. rubber : PARA
10. Publishes : ISSUES
16. Cape of note : COD
19. Dispatch boat : AVISO
20. Give backing to : ABET
21. Nicety : NUANCE
22. Mouths : ORA
23. Trip for a politician : FISHINGEXPEDITION
26. Gym piece : MAT
27. Hash houses : EATERIES
28. Top groups : ELITES
29. Generous : AMPLE
31. Sound systems : STEREOS
32. Fry lightly : SAUTE
33. Type style: Abbr. : ITAL
34. More strained : TENSER
35. Lot measure : ACRE
36. Accumulate : STOREUP
39. Depot: Abbr. : STA
41. Tidal standstill : DEADWATER
44. Macaw : ARA
45. Make fast : MOOR
49. Gods: Lat. : DEI
51. "Ah me!" : ALAS
52. Kind of chamber : STAR
53. Fiery, in France : IGNE
54. Row awkwardly : CATCHACRAB
58. Custer's effort : STAND
59. Hazard for ships : LEESHORE
61. Swiss physicist : EULER
62. Bearing : MIEN
63. Side trips : DETOURS
64. Some birds' homes : CAGES
65. Indulge in trickery : FINAGLE
68. Engage : HIRE
69. Princewood : BARIA
70. Like some library walls : PANELLED
71. Die, as an engine : STALL
73. Noted retreat : WALDENPOND
75. Deliver : SEND
76. Islets : AITS
77. Valley : DELL
78. Fuss : ADO
79. Dilettantish : ARTY
80. Little Woman : MEG
81. Become an ex-crewman : LOSEANOAR
85. Doze : NAP
88. Shield : PROTECT
90. Kiln : OAST
91. Fight : TUSSLE
96. Ship timber : TEAK
97. Simple song : DITTY
98. Of a geologic age : ARCHEAN
99. Utah's salt ___ : FLATS
101. One who hesitates : PAUSER
103. Most sinuous : SNAKIEST
104. John ___ : LAW
105. Angling gear : HOOKLINEANDSINKER
108. Miscellany : ANA
109. Lure : ENTICE
110. Bitter drug : ALOE
111. Cubic meter : STERE
112. Day or pole : MAY
113. Net handler : SEINER
114. Gulls : MEWS
115. Fool around : HORSE
1. Most reliable : SAFEST
2. Fly : AVIATE
3. "___, my children, and . . . " : LISTEN
4. Guides of a sort : USHERS
5. Socials : SOIREES
6. Senate runners : PAGES
7. Lincoln et al. : ABES
8. Harrison : REX
9. In a tranquil state : ATPEACE
10. Wrote : INDITED
11. Nutcracker, e.g. : SUITE
12. Gorge : SATE
13. Etats ___ : UNIS
14. Habitat: Prefix : ECO
15. Legislator : SENATOR
16. Sportsman to the hilt : COMPLEATANGLER
17. Roberts : ORAL
18. Palm yield : DATE
24. Town in France : NIORT
25. Relic site in India : ELURA
30. Impair : MAR
32. Cruel : SADIC
33. Residents: Suffix : ITES
36. Take a ___ at : STAB
37. Monitor lizard : URAN
38. Friend, out West : PARD
40. Jewish months : ADARS
42. Goods : WARES
43. Winglike : ALAR
45. Moderate : MILD
46. S-curve : OGEE
47. Biggest fish : ONETHATGOTAWAY
48. Puts in new sod : RESOILS
50. French season : ETE
52. ___ march on : STEALSA
54. Apple or hard : CORE
55. Learned : HEARD
56. Saul Bellow's ___ March : AUGIE
57. Like a G-rated movie : CLEAN
58. Math ratio : SINE
60. Fling : HURL
62. Superior of matter : MIND
64. House lily : CALLA
65. Maniple : FANON
66. Imparted : LENT
67. Current : EDDY
69. Hay unit : BALE
70. Whale unit : POD
71. Hominy : SAMP
72. Stratum : TIER
73. Rebecca or Mae : WEST
74. Kind of line or pooper : PARTY
77. Wharf : DOCK
81. Restraints : LEASHES
82. More vociferous : NOISIER
83. Made of a grain : OATEN
84. Flowing : ASTREAM
86. Behind, in Spain : ATRAS
87. Whimsical : PUCKISH
89. Hebrew letter : TET
92. Religion of Japan : SHINTO
93. Office ___ (candidate) : SEEKER
94. Strong beams : LASERS
95. Access : ENTREE
97. Sweet: Lat. : DULCE
98. Cuzco's vista : ANDES
99. Hoodwink : FLAM
100. Turner : LANA
101. River of Brazil : POTI
102. Related : AKIN
103. Kind of storm or job : SNOW
106. Number : ONE
107. Drink : ALE

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