BACK TO THE GRIND

New York Times, Sunday, August 31, 1975

Author: Barbara Lewis
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 5.07, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 541 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 108, Cheaters: 15, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Spans: 5
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© 1975, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Elevations: Abbr. : HTS
4. Armadillo : APAR
8. Flag fanatics : WAVERS
14. Sky animal : URSA
18. Screw pines : ARAS
20. Entertain : DINE
21. Biblical mount : OLIVET
22. Tusked animal : BOAR
23. Observation by Gibran : WORKISLOVEMADEVISIBLE
27. Serious : STAID
28. Ekberg : ANITA
29. Roof piece : EPI
30. Hit noisily : BAM
31. Loch ___ : NESS
33. Sea bird : ERN
34. Helped Mata Hari : SPIED
36. Scottish uncle : EME
37. Kipling's "We shall rest ___" : ANDFAITHWESHALLNEEDIT
43. Armstrong : NEIL
44. Meadow : LEA
45. Approach an end : WANE
46. Insecticide : DDT
47. Prefix for monde : DEMI
48. Scraps : ORTS
50. Olive genus : OLEA
51. Dear me! : ALAS
55. Barbara of TV : EDEN
56. Openers, often : PAIR
58. Injurious : DAMAGING
62. Methods: Abbr. : SYSTS
64. Russian city : MINSK
65. Bollix a copy job : MISEDIT
66. Conrad words in "Heart of Darkness" : IDONTLIKEWORK
71. Put on the cuff : CHARGED
75. Jewish fete : SEDER
76. Hair treatment : SINGE
81. Put on again : REDONNED
83. Nursemaid : NANA
84. Italian finger game : MORA
85. Angered : IRED
86. African fox : ASSE
89. Rara ___ : AVIS
92. "___ my wits' end" : IMAT
93. Common abbr. : ETC
96. Roman 604 : DCIV
97. Insect study: Abbr. : ENT
98. Kind of measure : TAPE
99. "Come unto me, all ye that ___" : LABORANDAREHEAVYLADEN
106. Pitching stat : ERA
107. Close to, poetically : ANEAR
108. Strain, in Scotland : RAX
109. Way out : EXIT
110. Poetic word : EER
111. Theological degree : STL
112. Doleful : DREAR
114. Passageway : AISLE
118. Part of a Voltaire comment : WORKHELPSTOPRESERVEUS
124. Lily plant : ALOE
125. Ruth McKenney's sister : EILEEN
126. Journey : TREK
127. "I'm all ___" : EARS
128. Show boredom : YAWN
129. Lie close : NESTLE
130. Mixer : SODA
131. Letter : TEE
1. Pausing sounds : HAWS
2. Gait : TROT
3. Teasdale : SARA
4. Come-ons : ADS
5. Column : PILASTER
6. Shortly : ANON
7. Book-page offering : REVIEW
8. Pre-Lib wheeze : WOMANSWORKISNEVERDONE
9. ___ carte : ALA
10. See: Abbr. : VID
11. "All About ___" : EVE
12. Conceal anew : REVEIL
13. Scholarly wage : STIPEND
14. Where, to Caesar : UBI
15. "We wuz ___!" : ROBBED
16. Deli purchase : SALAMI
17. " . . . ___ in thee tonight!" : AREMET
19. Miser : SKINFLINT
24. Thought : IDEA
25. Exist, in Paris : ETRE
26. Expressed a preference : SIDED
32. Farm unit : SILO
34. In one's senses : SANE
35. Make a court move : PLEAD
37. Incas' milieu : ANDES
38. In want : NEEDY
39. Coins : DIMES
40. Outdated weapon : HATPIN
41. Holbrook : HAL
42. French elevator stop : ETAGE
49. Old card game : SANT
52. Jar-opener's target : LID
53. Blackbird : ANI
54. N.C.O. : SGT
57. Malta or Bali: Abbr. : ISL
59. Cupid : AMOR
60. Chief, in India : MIR
61. Invites : ASKS
63. Zodiac unit : SIGN
64. Style : MODE
67. Room : DEN
68. Large parrot : KEA
69. Millay : EDNA
70. "___ circle round him thrice" : WEAVEA
71. Dernier ___ : CRI
72. Pronoun : HER
73. Drink : ADE
74. Roundup : RODEO
77. Unoriginal : IMITATIVE
78. Restless one : NOMAD
79. Arbor product : GRAPE
80. Consumed : EATEN
82. Parent: Var. : DADDA
87. Lasting effect : SCAR
88. Galahad, e.g. : SIR
90. Turned upside down: Var. : INVERSED
91. Charon's crossing : STYX
94. Junky prose : TRASH
95. U.S.O. unit : CANTEEN
99. Room for choice : LEEWAY
100. Interstice : AREOLA
101. Alaskan outpost : BARROW
102. " . . . 'til the sun shines, ___" : NELLIE
103. Dwell on : HARP
104. Uses energy : EXERTS
105. Fibber : LIAR
113. Prefix for dynamics : AERO
115. Love or county : SEAT
116. Play the siren : LURE
117. Actual being : ESSE
119. Maynard of Westerns : KEN
120. Word with remit: Abbr. : PLS
121. Bridge reverse : SET
122. Wire: Abbr. : TEL
123. Chem. prefix : EKA

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