ENTERTAINING IDEAS

New York Times, Sunday, August 5, 1979

Author: Tap Osborn
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.24, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 582 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 127, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0
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© 1979, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Style : MODE
5. Hokum : BLAH
9. Sell hot tickets : SCALP
14. Old Irish alphabet : OGHAM
19. Uzbek's irrigation source : ARAL
20. He "planted" a handkerchief : IAGO
21. "Santa ___," Italian song : LUCIA
22. Apollo 14 astronaut : ROOSA
23. Fan of Maria and Maximilian : SCHELLCOLLECTOR
26. Literary archipelago : GULAG
27. Rescued from ruin : SALVAGED
28. Poet Conrad : AIKEN
29. Still : CALM
30. Houdini's forte : ESCAPE
31. "Hernani" playwright : HUGO
32. "Saturday night special" : HANDGUN
35. Blind impulse : ATE
36. Sonny, once : CHERHOLDER
40. Lose one's cool : RAVE
41. Type of cement : SOREL
43. Coat : HIDE
44. Entitled to putt first : AWAY
45. Swedish port : UMEA
46. Item for Muffet : CURD
47. Tune once sung by Anna May : WONGNUMBER
50. Lap, perhaps : SEAT
51. Panay people : ATI
52. "De Profundis" author : WILDE
53. Kingdom loser : NAIL
54. Dash, in radio code : DAH
56. Trail Blazers' league : NBA
57. "You're ___ Need" : ALLI
58. Kind of flick : ADULT
59. All thumbs : INEPT
62. Close : TIGHTLY
64. Jacques of songdom : FRERE
65. Kind of play : PASSION
67. Little casino, if a spade : DEUCE
68. Wretched : SORRY
69. Histrio's need : ROLE
70. High's partner : DRY
71. Shrink : SHY
72. Rocky eminence : CRAG
73. Drain : SEWER
74. Colloid : GEL
75. Dilpomacy's foundation : TACT
78. Premiere for James : CAANOPENER
80. Thin; watery: Comb. form : SERO
81. Hamitic language : AGAO
82. Kind of food or brother : SOUL
83. Arabian V.I.P. : EMIR
84. Victorian blackout : SWOON
85. Brake : FERN
86. One-nighters for Jo Anne : WORLEYGIGS
89. Wine: Comb. form : OEN
90. Flight feather : TERTIAL
92. Former French coins : SOLS
93. Casual wear : SLACKS
96. "Sunnybrook," e.g. : FARM
97. Griddle cake : LATKE
99. Tall one's need : HEADROOM
101. "Lizzie Borden took ___ . . . " : ANAXE
103. Clip of Maisie at the beach : SOTHERNEXPOSURE
105. Carl or Mark Van ___ : DOREN
106. Russian co-op : ARTEL
107. Sights at Aosta : ALPI
108. German author of ghost stories : APEL
109. Pyknic : OBESE
110. They make a mesh : GEARS
111. Trudge : PLOD
112. River duck : TEAL
1. Billiards shot : MASSE
2. Killer whales : ORCAS
3. Stage presence, to Arlene : DAHLCARRIAGE
4. Noble : ELEVATED
5. Ship's area : BILGE
6. Valenciennes : LACE
7. "How like ___ . . . ": Hamlet : AGOD
8. Relative of a vac. : HOL
9. Pung : SLEIGH
10. Bananas : CUCKOO
11. Part of a Racine work : ACTE
12. Simba : LION
13. Watson's 3, 4 or 5 : PAR
14. Harmonium : ORGAN
15. Advance prints of Elliott's scenes : GOULDRUSHES
16. Celeste's acting career : HOLMGAME
17. Crazy ___ loon : ASA
18. Slick, with or without pix : MAG
24. Revers : LAPEL
25. Bacall : LAUREN
29. Grant : CARY
31. Lessen a risk : HEDGE
32. Get wind of : HEAR
33. Eye part : UVEA
34. Precise : NEAT
36. Columnist Knickerbocker : CHOLLY
37. India's official language : HINDI
38. Changeable : LABILE
39. Resided : DWELT
41. Inadequate : SCANT
42. Offer top dollar : OUTBID
47. Mount ___, in N.H. : WILLEY
48. Experience : UNDERGO
49. Baseball announcer Wills : MAURY
52. Vigil : WATCH
54. Ringer of a sort : DIALER
55. Goose genus : ANSER
58. Scottish island : ARRAN
60. Walter's transportation : PIDGEONCOUPE
61. "Moment-of-truth" man : TORERO
63. Bite on director John's earnings : HUSTONTAXES
64. Last words of Pledge of Allegiance : FORALL
65. Mala or Stefanie : POWERS
66. Chute material : NYLON
68. Scottie's battle memento : SCAUR
69. Make a gaffe at bridge : RENIG
73. Certain trailers, for short : SEMIS
75. Weightiest U.S. President : TAFT
76. Pulitzer Prize novelist: 1958 : AGEE
77. Material for Vikki's songs : CARRFARE
78. Like some cats : COOL
79. Westbrook : PEGLER
80. Curses : SWEARSAT
82. Took a dip : SWAM
84. Former Italian coin : SOLDO
87. O.T. book : ESTHER
88. Hayseeds : YOKELS
91. Dunne : IRENE
93. Toothsome : SAPID
94. Oriental peninsula : KOREA
95. Detect, in a way : SMELL
97. Erudition : LORE
98. Sweetsop : ATTA
99. Perdition : HELL
100. Olympic Stadium athlete : EXPO
101. Foofaraw : ADO
102. British swell : NOB
103. Decline : SAG
104. Baize feature : NAP

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