OLD-CLUES RUSE

New York Times, Sunday, September 23, 1979

Author: George Rose Smith
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 5.27, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 631 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 149, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 0
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© 1979, The New York Times
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1. Let up : ABATED
7. Hebrew prophet : AMOS
11. Lean-to : SHED
15. "Front porch" : FLAB
19. Hard as nails, for one : SIMILE
20. Andrea ___ : DORIA
22. He sang "Start Movin'": 1957 : MINEO
24. Marquisette : LENO
25. Mineral springs : STEELSPIRALS
27. Building extensions : ADDINGONTO
29. Bill : TEN
30. Showed mercy : SPARED
31. Vetches : TARES
33. Plaid : TARTAN
34. White Sox all-star : ORTA
35. Desires : WANTS
36. About : SOME
37. U.S. missile : SAM
40. Immaterial : AIRY
41. "Common Sense" author : PAINE
42. What déjeuners satisfy : APPETITS
46. Cloying or sticky : TREACLY
48. Mine entrance : MYFRONTDOOR
50. Vein's glory : ORE
51. Strads' kin : AMATIS
52. Use a blender : PUREE
53. Unguis : HOOF
54. Koko's weapon : SNEE
55. Heads : POLLS
56. Not so noble : BASER
57. Happy as ___ : ALARK
59. Execution : DOING
60. Citole : LUTE
61. Gas: Prefix : AERI
62. Sheep : OVINE
63. Logomachize : DEBATE
64. Silkworm : ERI
65. Algerian port : AFRICANWINE
68. Locker room V.I.P. : TRAINER
69. Morning Prayer : MATINS
71. Room in a maison : SALLE
72. Bowl in Miami : ORANGE
73. "___ one hope . . . ": J. R. Lowell : ONELOVE
75. Persian wheel : MIDEASTBIKE
77. Felt shoe : PAC
80. Trigonometric term : COSINE
81. Youngest son : CADET
82. Solemnity : RITE
83. Kernel : PITH
84. Sun hat : TOPEE
85. Shipworm : BORER
86. ___ couture : HAUTE
88. Napoli dish : PASTA
89. ___ even keel : ONAN
90. Quitclaim, e.g. : DEED
91. Pods of flax : BOLLS
92. Any human : MORTAL
93. Boone or O'Brien : PAT
94. Choice part : LEADINGLADY
97. Romberg-Gershwin work : ROSALIE
98. Imparts gradually : INSTILLS
100. Month in Pamplona : ENERO
101. Mar slightly : DENT
102. A.F.B. in Colorado : ENT
103. Vex : ROIL
104. Specific-gravity scale : BAUME
105. Somewhat, in music : POCO
106. Glutting : SATING
109. Fire worshiper : PARSI
110. Fata morgana : MIRAGE
112. Unseal: Poetic : OPE
115. Stone monument : MTRUSHMORE
117. Polish coins : SHINEPENNIES
120. Dash : ELAN
121. Balzac's birthplace : TOURS
122. Zenana : HAREM
123. Halters : NOOSES
124. Help with the dishes : WIPE
125. Harte : BRET
126. Oasis : WADI
127. Early cenobite : ESSENE
1. Staff mem. : ASST
2. Fall for a gag : BITE
3. The last word : AMEN
4. Sleeper : TIE
5. Cubits : ELLS
6. Ravages : DESPOILS
7. "Tobacco is ___ weed. I like it.": Hemminger : ADIRTY
8. Peloponnesus : MOREA
9. Toward the mouth : ORAD
10. Part of R.S.V.P. : SIL
11. Spruce : SMARTEN
12. Trapper's collection : HIDES
13. Destinies : ENDS
14. "Agnus ___" : DEI
15. Tiny blossom : FLORET
16. Forty weekdays : LENT
17. Pier of a sort : ANTA
18. Favor : BOON
21. Fred or Adele : ASTAIRE
23. In control : ONTOPOF
26. Turn aside : PARRY
28. More intrepid : GAMER
32. Part of A.D. : ANNO
35. Cookie : WAFER
36. Ghost : SPOOK
37. Wheat or cotton : STAPLE
38. Tommy of links fame : ARMOUR
39. Table scraps : MEALTIMESPATS
40. Galatea's beloved : ACIS
41. Dido died on one : PYRE
42. Set on a pedestal : ADORE
43. Greek letter : IONIANEPISTLE
44. XXX, to Pierre : TRENTE
45. Noted folk singer : SEEGER
47. Asian evergreen : ATLE
48. Euterpe's sphere : MUSIC
49. Highland lord : THANE
52. "City of Light" : PARIS
54. Best seller in 1924 : SOBIG
56. Author of "Games People Play" : BERNE
57. City NW of Madrid : AVILA
58. Queues : LINES
59. Silas ___, U.S. diplomat : DEANE
61. " . . . in ___ and Ten Cent Store" : AFIVE
62. Young hooter : OWLET
63. Shade of green : DRAKE
65. In harmony : ATONE
66. Play byplay : ASIDE
67. Gadfly in Washington : NADER
68. Lacking imagination : TRITE
70. Peregrine : ALIEN
72. Public notices : OBITS
73. Cephalopods : OCTOPI
74. Earhart's copilot : NOONAN
75. Melville book : MARDI
76. Word in a letter : TRULY
78. Bring off : ATTAIN
79. Alpine abode : CHALET
81. Some Yalies : COEDS
83. Belém : PARA
85. Companion of end-all : BEALL
86. Viscount Templewood : HOARE
87. Ray from Pen Argyl : ALDO
88. Newel : POST
90. Transport : DELIGHT
91. Imperfection : BLEMISH
92. Formed by one eruption : MONOGENE
94. Detroit eleven : LIONS
95. Least generous : NEAREST
96. Kokoons : GNUS
97. Type of précis : RECAP
99. Being three in one : TRIUNE
101. Cabbage or kale : DOREMI
104. City in Vermont : BARRE
105. Had deep longings : PINED
106. Merganser : SMEW
107. Gudrun's spouse : ATLI
108. Bunker : TRAP
109. Stream : POUR
110. Star in the Whale : MIRA
111. Biblical oldster : ENOS
112. Its capital is Beauvais : OISE
113. Hammer part : PEEN
114. Actual being : ESSE
116. Rabble : MOB
118. Exclamation : HAW
119. Gogol tale : NOS

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