LITERAL APPROACH

New York Times, Sunday, September 21, 1975

Author: Bill Hartman
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 108, Avg Word Len: 5.07, Missing: { Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 648 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 110, Cheaters: 20, FITB: 8, XRef: 0
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© 1975, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Loiter : LOAF
5. It's usually four : PAR
8. Jack of clubs : PAM
11. Quick : APT
14. Soft drink : POP
17. Bullets, etc. : AMMO
18. Eastern V.I.P. : AGA
19. Bean, to Vergil : FABA
20. ___ the piper : PAY
21. Musical passage : CODA
22. Disapproved : TABU
23. Parrot, e.g. : REPEATER
25. Undo one's sewing : RIP
26. Chick and fire : SALES
27. Portions : SHARES
29. Inbred entry : TWENTYNINEACROSS
32. Prefix for naut : ASTRO
33. Pitching stat : ERA
34. Sharp blow : JOLT
35. Dull surface : MAT
36. Climb in a way : SHIN
37. Ring champ : ALI
38. Insult, in England : CAG
39. Takes in : EMBRACES
44. Rock-vein angle : HADE
45. Bulrush : TULE
46. Coat part: Abbr. : LNG
47. Miss ___ Rio of films : DEL
48. Chem. prefix : OXA
49. Out-of-date one : DODO
50. Myra or Rudolf : HESS
51. Colors : HUES
52. Signal : CUE
53. Smart sayings : MOTS
54. Gaylord Ravenal's milieu : SHOWBOAT
56. Letters : CEES
57. Mount, out West : HOSS
58. Drinks : ALES
59. Things often cut : CORNERS
60. Dove or cotton : TAIL
61. Function : ROLE
62. Blazing : AFIRE
63. "Guys and Dolls" doll : ADELAIDE
65. Large bird : EMU
66. ___ Fein : SINN
67. Observation on the ad era : THEMEDIUMISTHEMESSAGE
73. Oil plant : RAPE
74. Thai isthmus : KRA
75. Singer's lapse : SOURNOTE
76. Prepared fruit : CORED
77. Berlin number : NEUN
78. Sea birds : ERNS
79. Rhine menace : LORELEI
84. Impolite : RUDE
85. Barnyard sounds : BAAS
86. Boating hazard : SNAG
87. Most sullied : DIRTIEST
88. Banking abbrs. : INTS
89. Stupid one : ASS
90. English city : BATH
91. Ship wood : TEAK
92. Gang weapons : GATS
93. Environment: Prefix : ECO
94. While, for short : THO
95. Scottish county : AYR
96. Parlor plant : FERN
97. Graduate degrees : PHDS
98. Sinner-no-more : REPENTER
101. Bashful : COY
102. Branch : ARM
103. Can. province : ALTA
104. ___ pros : NOL
105. Kind of collar : ETON
107. Taconite, e.g. : ORE
108. Dictum : SAYSO
110. Literal entry : HUNDREDTENACROSS
116. "___ band played on" : ANDTHE
118. Incas' home : ANDES
119. Physicist of note : OHM
120. Nullifying law : REPEALER
122. Mr. Roberts : ORAL
123. Beer foam : HEAD
124. Dine : SUP
125. George et al. : ADES
126. Eskimo knife : ULU
127. Friendly : WARM
128. Solicit : ASK
129. German spa : EMS
130. D.C. title : SEN
131. Tire part : RIM
132. Humorist Bill and others : NYES
1. Old Baltic coins : LATS
2. U.S. city : OMAHA
3. High-level agent : AMBASSADOR
4. Last chance for the Jets : FOURTHDOWN
5. Weems or bird : PARSON
6. Stone, e.g. : AGE
7. Enthralled : RAPT
8. Ganges city : PATNA
9. Give backing to : ABET
10. Girls' shoes : MARYJANES
11. Kind of fool : APRIL
12. Totem pole, e.g. : PAINTEDCOLUMN
13. Roman or italic : TYPE
14. Sport : POLO
15. Keats works : ODES
16. Soldier's want : PASS
19. Spenser's Queen : FAERIE
21. Magna ___ : CARTA
24. Actor Tom et al. : EWELLS
26. Blemish : SCAR
28. Niagara Falls feeder : ERIE
30. Egg drinks: Var. : NOGGS
31. Saunters : AMBLES
37. Eur. country : AUST
38. (Sic) : CLUELESSENTRY
40. French river : MEUSE
41. Like an iced drink : COOLING
42. Nonresident hospital worker : EXTERNE
43. Bailer: Fr. : SASSE
44. Jolly sound : HOHO
45. Annoyed : TEASED
49. Mil. award : DSC
50. Tatar group : HORDE
51. Girl of fiction : HEIDI
53. "Godfather" group : MAFIA
55. Showed joy : BEAMED
56. Alligator : CAIMAN
57. Round-trippers : HOMERS
60. Zodiac sign : TAURUS
61. Moved, as a painting : REHUNG
62. Declare : ASSERT
64. Conspicuous : LIKEASORETHUMB
67. Defeat solidly : TROUNCE
68. Type of auto : HARDTOP
69. Fencing pieces : EPEES
70. Pentateuch : TORAH
71. Windborne : EOLIAN
72. Baby bird : STORK
76. Town herald of old : CRIER
77. English satirist : NASHE
80. Result of eight bowlers' strikes : EIGHTYDOWN
81. Influence badly : LEADASTRAY
82. Superlative endings : ESTS
83. "___ your move" : ITS
85. Bull Run or Hastings : BATTLE
86. Certain good-byes : SAYONARAS
87. Skin: Suffix : DERM
90. Essayist Francis : BACON
91. Spanish saint : TERESA
96. Danish islands : FAROES
97. Design : PLAN
99. "The song is ___" : ENDED
100. Connectives : NORS
103. Wild ginger : ASARUM
106. Time, in France : TEMPS
107. British painter : ORPEN
109. Midwest airport : OHARE
110. Sunk fence : HAHA
111. French numbers : UNES
112. State: Abbr. : NDAK
113. Measure : DOSE
114. Grant : CEDE
115. Insult : SLUR
117. Trees : ELMS
121. Whitney : ELI

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