LITERARY SOBRIQUETS

New York Times, Sunday, August 7, 1983

Author:George Rose Smith
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 5.27, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 663 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 149, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 0
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© 1983, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Fabricated report : CANARD
7. Spike the punch : LACE
11. Calif. county : NAPA
15. Navy rank equal to Col. : CAPT
19. Thoroughfare : AVENUE
20. "The ___ of Greece . . . ": Byron : ISLES
22. Elsinore courtier : OSRIC
24. To shelter : ALEE
25. Barrie's "Little Minister" : GAVINDISHART
27. Bolt's "Man for All Seasons" : THOMASMORE
29. Top of a gamut : ELA
30. Colored : TINTED
31. ___ as a beet : ASRED
33. Jonathan's cousin : PIPPIN
34. Capital of Calvados : CAEN
35. Cross: Comb. form : STAUR
36. Procreator : SIRE
37. Golf or tennis term : ACE
40. Felix Krull's creator : MANN
41. Calorie : THERM
42. Marine shipping cost : WATERAGE
46. Wail : ULULATE
48. Hale's "Man Without a Country" : PHILIPNOLAN
50. Nut, for Nero : NUX
51. Treat : REGALE
52. Listless : MOONY
53. Bowl : OVAL
54. Quick cut : SNIP
55. Kind of act : OVERT
56. Natural talent : DOWRY
57. Small amount : SHRED
59. Luigi's foot : PIEDE
60. Tear : REND
61. Goalie Peeters : PETE
62. Mark of literature : TWAIN
63. "Laura" lyricist : MERCER
64. Onassis : ARI
65. Steele's "Man Who Saw Through Heaven" : HUBERTDIANA
68. China, Japan, etc. : FAREAST
69. Mature ones : ADULTS
71. Very much : REAMS
72. Prepared : ALLSET
73. Shelters of a kind : GARAGES
75. Chesterton's "Man Who Was Thursday" : GABRIELSYME
77. D.C. monogram : HST
80. Washed away : ERODED
81. Home of Petruchio's bride : PADUA
82. Air: Comb. form : ATMO
83. Key letter : BETA
84. Philanthropist : DONOR
85. Left Bank chapeau : BERET
86. Patrick of films : MAGEE
88. Decree in Canada : ARRET
89. Bombs that bomb : DUDS
90. Middle East resident : KURD
91. Interdict : DEBAR
92. Ina of stage and screen : CLAIRE
93. Vane dir. : ESE
94. Hubbard's bearer of "A Message to Garcia" : ANDREWROWAN
97. "Now, ___ and Vixen!" : PRANCER
98. Study of immunity : SEROLOGY
100. Met basso : HINES
101. Kin in Barcelona : TIOS
102. Boxers' stats. : KOS
103. "Battle Hymn . . . " composer : HOWE
104. Creator of Alice the Goon : SEGAR
105. Stirs to activity : FANS
106. Potassium source : BANANA
109. "Whither thou ___ . . . " : GOEST
110. Most delicate : FINEST
112. Layer or thickness : PLY
115. Welty's "Optimist's Daughter" : LAURELHAND
117. Scott's "Lady of the Lake" : ELLENDOUGLAS
120. Bombeck : ERMA
121. Permitted : LEGAL
122. Rhone tributary : SAONE
123. Brought to nought : UNDONE
124. Tissues : WEBS
125. Female equine : MARE
126. Foxx from St. Louis : REDD
127. Bed's canopy : TESTER
1. Bingo device : CAGE
2. Of grandparents : AVAL
3. Russian river : NEVA
4. Black bird : ANI
5. Midget : RUNT
6. Devote : DEDICATE
7. Lend an ear : LISTEN
8. White with fright : ASHEN
9. Not nude : CLAD
10. Suffix with auction or profit : EER
11. Bridge bid : NOTRUMP
12. Jacob's eighth son : ASHER
13. Jab : PROD
14. Purpose : AIM
15. Room on wheels : CAMPER
16. Unbalanced : ALOP
17. Elf : PERI
18. Youngster : TEEN
21. Impressive : STATELY
23. Jolly good : CAPITAL
26. Fatuous : INANE
28. Seductive one : SIREN
32. Hindu attire : SARI
35. Lustrous : SHINY
36. Chef's creation : SALAD
37. Dawn : AURORA
38. Resourceful : CLEVER
39. A. C. Doyle's "Veiled Lodger" : EUGENIARONDER
40. Beer ingredient : MALT
41. Son of Odin : THOR
42. Produced on a loom : WOVEN
43. Wilkie Collins's "Woman in White" : ANNECATHERICK
44. Cicerones : GUIDES
45. Skillful : EXPERT
47. Cooking staple : LARD
48. Proverbial corrupter : POWER
49. Water wheel : NORIA
52. Cornea irritants : MOTES
54. "Yes ___!" : SIREE
56. Word on a dollar bill : DEBTS
57. Mystic : SWAMI
58. Medieval guild : HANSE
59. Intrinsically : PERSE
61. Whined : PULED
62. Papal headdress : TIARA
63. Swedish seaport : MALMO
65. More gigantic : HUGER
66. Swap : TRADE
67. Opening : DEBUT
68. "___ to the Moon" : FLYME
70. Grooves : DADOS
72. Fall flower : ASTER
73. Barbara Bel ___ : GEDDES
74. Excite : AROUSE
75. Avant-___ : GARDE
76. Some sunken goods : LAGAN
78. Music buff's purchase : STEREO
79. Spuds : TATERS
81. Victor at Lake Erie : PERRY
83. Breakfast dish : BRAN
85. U.S. tennis champ: 1937 : BUDGE
86. Gull or kitten : MEWER
87. Gallic rebel's word : ABAS
88. Soliloquy opener : ALAS
90. Wiseacre : KNOWALL
91. Does one's bit : DONATES
92. Cancel; dele : CROSSOUT
94. Set apart : ALONE
95. Cajole : WHEEDLE
96. Controls dishonestly : RIGS
97. Brooded : PINED
99. Family in a 1936 novel : OHARAS
101. Thumped : TANNED
104. Detector at sea : SONAR
105. Buff : FIEND
106. Lammed : BLEW
107. Bern's river : AARE
108. Feeling nothing : NUMB
109. Nutty : GAGA
110. Arctic sight : FLOE
111. Air : TUNE
112. Gunpowder, for one : PLOT
113. Abbe or Lois : LANE
114. Battle site: Oct. 1914 : YSER
116. ___ and haw : HEM
118. Small ape : LAR
119. Mdse. : GDS

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