REVERSE ENGLISH

New York Times, Sunday, September 28, 1980

Author:Herb L. Risteen
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.10, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 547 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 107, Cheaters: 15, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 2
Herb L. Risteen has 107 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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© 1980, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Leaping lights : ARCS
5. Casts off : SHEDS
10. Founder of Lower Slobovia : CAPP
14. Ill composed : LAME
18. Opinion : VIEW
19. Sound of Washington : PUGET
20. Big book : FOLIO
21. Cupid : AMOR
22. "Christabel" poet : SAMUELTAYLORCOLERIDGE
26. Five Nations group : SENECAS
27. Departer from Orly : AVION
28. Came about : AROSE
29. Early sixth-century date : DII
30. Places for loafers : FEET
31. Split-lipped mammal : HARE
33. "Invictus" poet : WILLIAMERNESTHENLEY
41. Whip mark : WALE
42. Companion of Enyo : ARES
43. Kind of ant or brat : ARMY
44. Soho swell : NOB
46. Electrical units : OHMS
47. On the house : FREE
48. Deck posts : BITTS
50. Unadorned : BARE
51. Lobster coral : ROE
52. He wrote "The Cheats" : CAPEK
53. Giotto subject : DANTE
54. Analyze grammatically : PARSE
55. Twist the meaning of : TORTURE
57. Threnody : DIRGE
58. Equivocate : PALTER
59. Mayor of Plymouth: 1581 : SIRFRANCISDRAKE
63. Goose-pimply : SCARED
66. After, in rouge et noir : APRES
67. Treated a lawn : AERATED
71. Officiates at a tea : POURS
72. Culloden Moor fighters: 1746 : SCOTS
73. Minds : CARES
75. Harem room : ODA
76. Pop singer Gibb : ANDY
77. Arbuckle : FATTY
78. At another time : ANON
79. Stiffly precise : PRIM
80. Far East tongue : TAI
81. Flippant : AIRY
82. Alaskan island : ATTU
83. Water current : RACE
84. Ambassador at Paris: 1814–15 : THEDUKEOFWELLINGTON
91. Layers : HENS
92. Arabic letter : ALIF
93. Pro ___ : TEM
94. Houston athlete : ASTRO
97. Fragrant seed : ANISE
98. Missionary priest : PAULIST
102. Philip Stanhope : THEEARLOFCHESTERFIELD
107. Like certain controls : DUAL
108. Window type : ORIEL
109. Hawk's weapon : TALON
110. ___ avis : RARA
111. Betray : SELL
112. Hit hard : BASH
113. Soft-soaps : SNOWS
114. Warren : SLUM
1. Prayer : AVE
2. Manipulates : RIGS
3. Grant : CEDE
4. Cons : SWINDLES
5. Coined money : SPECIE
6. Mimetic dance : HULA
7. Parts of psyches : EGOS
8. Calendar abbr. : DEC
9. Machine-guns : STRAFES
10. Prairie preyer : COYOTE
11. King or Bates : ALAN
12. Alveolus : PIT
13. Eur. land : POL
14. Victory emblem : LAUREL
15. War supplies, for short : AMMO
16. Bygone birds : MOAS
17. Gaelic : ERSE
20. Swift kangaroo : FLIER
23. Check : REIN
24. Calcar : OVEN
25. C.S.A. commander : EARLY
31. Ah Sin's creator : HARTE
32. Intentions : AIMS
33. Uncouth person : YAHOO
34. Gantry : ELMER
35. Novelist Lee : HARPER
36. Dryad's home : TREE
37. Hide's companion : SEEK
38. Topic : MATTER
39. " . . . shut yourself up ___ . . . ": Flaubert : INART
40. Less desirable : WORSE
41. Herbaceous plant : WORT
45. Ginger ___ : BEER
47. Unit of capacitance : FARAD
48. Potential playhouses : BARNS
49. Actress Swenson : INGA
50. Raft material : BALSA
52. Gherkins, for short : CUKES
53. Cuts up : DICES
54. Poker holdings : PAIRS
56. Comics hero : TERRY
57. ___ tricks : DIRTY
58. Dress up : PREEN
60. Metrical foot : DACTYL
61. Maculation : SPOT
62. King of Egypt: 1936–52 : FAROUK
63. Young oyster : SPAT
64. Literary middle name : CONAN
65. TV sound equipment : AUDIO
68. The Pentateuch : TORAH
69. Rescript : EDICT
70. Knight's wife : DAME
72. Agra attire : SARIS
73. Quaestor under Scipio : CATO
74. Stake : ANTE
77. Twain hero : FINN
79. Lévesque, Peckford et al. : PREMIERS
81. "The ___ Innocence": Wharton : AGEOF
82. Moves : AFFECTS
85. Cause to vibrate : THRILL
86. Malayan tree : LANSEH
87. Architect Gottlieb ___ Saarinen : ELIEL
88. Thought's "father" : WISH
89. Motoring maneuvers : UTURNS
90. Walter ___ Mare : DELA
94. Augments : ADDS
95. Pivot : SLUE
96. Greenwing : TEAL
97. Monkshood : ATIS
98. Water ___ : POLO
99. Down, to a skipper : ALOW
100. Pledge : SEAL
101. Done, for short : THRU
103. Rifle : ROB
104. Christian or Caesarean : ERA
105. Stir up : FAN
106. Head covering : TAM

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