CHESS MATCHES

New York Times, Sunday, September 25, 1977

Author: William Lutwiniak
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 160, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.56, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 668 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 165, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 14, XRef: 0, Spans: 6
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© 1977, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Falls short : FAILS
6. Beguile : AMUSE
11. Dicta : FIATS
16. Track event : DASH
20. Play part : ACTII
21. Second showing : RERUN
22. ___ loose (free) : ONTHE
23. Inventor Pliny : EARLE
24. King : CHARLEMAGNEORLOUISXVIII
28. Flooring : TILE
29. Roman times : NONES
30. Buggies : PRAMS
31. Raise a nap on : TEASEL
32. Infiltrator : SPY
33. Sautés : FRIES
34. Swivets : STEWS
35. Ford, often : VETOER
36. Then, to Pierre : ALORS
37. Baba and Pasha : ALIS
38. Liana : VINE
39. Queen : ELIZABETHVICTORIAORMARY
49. ___ extent (partly) : TOSOME
50. Long, long time : EONS
51. Steeler coach and family : NOLLS
52. Pointed arch : OGEE
53. Mescal source : AGAVE
54. "Ah, me!" : ALACK
56. Famed soprano : EAMES
57. Tightens, as a drum : FRAPS
58. ___ mater : PIA
59. ___ noire : BETE
60. Truck part : AXLE
61. Borrower : LOANEE
62. Bishops : ECCLESIASTICALOFFICIALS
69. Radio-tube workers : AGERS
70. Cask: Abbr. : BRL
71. Livy or Ovid : ROMAN
72. Pawns : THINGSDEPOSITEDINPLEDGE
82. Musical pieces : RONDOS
83. Followed slavishly : APED
84. Fearing that : LEST
85. Wolfert : IRA
86. ___ left field : OUTIN
87. The Foul Fiend : SATAN
89. Gossips : TALKS
90. Bohr and Borge : DANES
92. St. Paul's designer : WREN
93. Oca or yam : TUBER
94. Would-be jr. : SOPH
95. Whirl : GYRATE
96. Knights : SIRGERAINTANDSIRGALAHAD
101. Garroway : DAVE
102. Miami's county : DADE
103. Friend of Solomon : HIRAM
104. Giant step : STRIDE
107. Anecdote : STORY
109. ___ end to : PUTAN
110. Cpl. or sgt. : NCO
113. ___ force (by all means): Fr. : ATOUTE
114. Roulette bet : CARRE
115. Oriente native : CUBAN
116. Artery : ROAD
117. Castles : BALMORALWINDSORANDMORRO
121. Warmth : ARDOR
122. Nightclub : BOITE
123. White Sands' county : OTERO
124. Horatio : ALGER
125. Letter opener : DEAR
126. Selected : OPTED
127. Could and would : VERBS
128. City on the Aire : LEEDS
1. Data : FACTS
2. ___ off the old block : ACHIP
3. Where the Adige flows : ITALY
4. Corso money : LIRE
5. Part of R.S.V.P. : SIL
6. Wardrobe : ARMOIRE
7. Most spiteful : MEANEST
8. Importunes : URGES
9. Basks : SUNS
10. Chemical ending : ENE
11. C.S.A. general : FORREST
12. Relative : INLAW
13. Monads : ATOMS
14. As an example : THUS
15. Cinque follower : SEI
16. Philippine port : DAVAO
17. Originate : ARISE
18. More guileful : SLIER
19. Third Reich salute : HEIL
23. Noted prep school : EXETER
25. Clothe : ENROBE
26. A science : OPTICS
27. Office help : STENOS
33. Sweetheart : FLAME
34. Move furtively : SLINK
35. Perfume bottles : VIALS
36. U.S.S.R. town : AZOV
37. Shore bird : AVOCET
38. Odious : VILE
39. Public storehouse : ETAPE
40. Straight thinking : LOGIC
41. Newton : ISAAC
42. Prelims : HEATS
43. ___ sides (everywhere) : ONALL
44. Lover : ROMEO
45. Glacial deposit : MORAINE
46. Guam's capital : AGANA
47. Drive back : REPEL
48. Concurrences : YESES
54. "___ in the hand . . . " : ABIRD
55. Charter : LEASE
56. Glorify : EXALT
57. Converging : FOCAL
60. Caustic : ACRID
61. Flaccid : LIMP
63. Touchdown : LANDING
64. Incite : EGGON
65. Mtg. : SESS
66. "Ghosts" creator : IBSEN
67. Cavort : FRISK
68. Sets of type : FONTS
72. Believes, of yore : TROWS
73. Dark-eyed beauty : HOURI
74. Between: Prefix : INTER
75. Eucharistic plate : PATEN
76. Museum offering : OPART
77. Run out : ELAPSE
78. City of India : DELHI
79. Shore : DINAH
80. Garbo : GRETA
81. Lightened : EASED
87. Smooth-tongued : SUAVE
88. Rose's love : ABIE
89. Ski-lodge offering : TODDY
90. Bob or Thomas : DYLAN
91. Ancient Armenia : ARAM
93. Merchant : TRADER
94. Caught : SNARED
95. Rifle : GARAND
97. Diaskeuast : EDITOR
98. Bedecked : ADORNED
99. Controversy : RHUBARB
100. Spanish gypsies : GITANOS
104. Be curious : STARE
105. ___ lie (fibbed) : TOLDA
106. Grapevine growth : RUMOR
107. ___ through (persevered) : SAWIT
108. Stereotyped : TRITE
109. Less polluted : PURER
110. Sverige's neighbor : NORGE
111. Was concerned : CARED
112. Incenses : ODORS
113. In ___ way (ailing) : ABAD
114. Hoofbeat : CLOP
115. ___ d'Azur : COTE
116. Lead or bit : ROLE
118. Cameroons tribe : ABO
119. Soho coin, for short : SOV
120. Bad: Prefix : MAL

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