ZEROING IN

New York Times, Sunday, September 29, 1974

Author: Elaine D. Schorr
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 88, Avg Word Len: 5.12, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 517 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 110, Cheaters: 26, FITB: 13, XRef: 0
Elaine D. Schorr has 49 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
PS notes: Some of the O's in the puzzle are to be read as rebuses of NOTHING.
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© 1974, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Director Hal of silents : ROACH
6. Seagull state : UTAH
10. Maximally : ATMOST
16. Encroachment : INROAD
18. Sea snail : NERITA
21. Spat : GAITER
22. Mock : DERIDE
23. Ideal surroundings : HEAVEN
24. Chant : INTONE
25. Make do : GETALONGONNEXTTOO
28. Wall St. buys: Abbr. : BDS
29. Ahab's cry : AHOY
30. Peter I and II : TSARS
31. Compressed and hot : AIRS
32. Golf-tour people : PROS
33. Earth: Prefix : GEO
34. Manet medium : OILS
35. S. A. Indian : INCA
36. Miss Keaton : DIANE
37. Scottish alder : ARN
38. Plant fiber : ISTLE
39. Mount, out West : HOSS
40. Dances : CONGAS
41. Pays the bill : DEFRAYS
43. Pokey : CAN
44. Polynesian islands : TONGA
45. Digging tool : LOY
46. West Pointer : CADET
48. Ad ___ : HOC
49. Peat area : BOG
52. Bill and coo : SPOON
55. Gratis : FORO
56. Fume : REEK
58. Stupid one : DODO
59. Hopi structure : KIVA
60. Find time on one's hands : HAVEOTODO
62. Violinist Leopold : AUER
63. Egyptian goddess : APET
64. Ranch visitor : DUDE
65. Negative of a sort : NOPE
66. Burglar's forte : ENTRY
67. Scholarly time : TEN
68. Vogue : TON
69. Uncouth one : YAHOO
71. They, in France : ILS
72. Sandal strip : THONG
74. Belles-lettres: Abbr. : LIT
75. Without wiles : ARTLESS
79. British royal house : STUART
81. French Premier : BLUM
83. Word on a sampler : BLESS
84. Air-board listing: Abbr. : ETA
86. Serve ___ on (enjoin) : AWRIT
87. Coal bed : SEAM
88. To boot : ALSO
89. Roman bronze : AES
90. Seasonal time : NOEL
91. "___ was the week . . . " : THAT
92. First name in films : GRETA
93. Burmese people : SGAW
94. Brit. award : DSO
95. Cynical words of an opportunist : THEREISOINITFORME
99. Tuxedo wear : BOWTIE
101. Ocean study ship : SEALAB
102. Rudy : VALLEE
103. French city : AMIENS
104. Miss Lansbury : ANGELA
105. One who gives the go-by : ELUDER
106. Make a bridge slip : RENEGE
107. Barn and screech : OWLS
108. Errol et al. : LEONS
1. ___ on (keep order) : RIDEHERD
2. Correlating exactly : ONETOONE
3. Deck out : ARRAY
4. Snake posture : COIL
5. Clammed up : HADOTOSAY
6. Overthrow : UNHORSE
7. Period after 12 : TEENS
8. Galway islands : ARAN
9. Center of activity : HIVE
10. Money premiums : AGIOS
11. N. M. Indian : TANO
12. Cambridge campus : MIT
13. Just so-so : OTOBRAGABOUT
14. ___ mission (dispatch) : SENDONA
15. Damsels' glories : TRESSES
17. Obtuseness : DENSITY
19. One-star people : TEXANS
20. Didos : ANTICS
25. Silly : GAGA
26. Irritates : GALLS
27. Before la : TRA
32. Bullet sound : PING
35. "Pompeii" girl : IONE
36. Then, in Paris : DONC
38. Age after Bronze : IRON
39. Words about the new-clothes emperor : HADOONHIM
40. ___ up (contrive) : COOK
42. Fountain order : FLOAT
43. Solicitude : CARE
44. God: Prefix : THEO
46. Bird group : COVEY
47. Turning: Prefix : TROPO
50. River to the Baltic : ODER
51. Kind of details : GORY
52. Card game : SKAT
53. Dawes's trademark : PIPE
54. G. & S. success slogan : OVENTUREOWIN
55. Vogue : FAD
57. Dutch town : EDE
58. ___ macabre : DANSE
60. Jury, at times : HUNG
61. Binge : TOOT
64. "___ bring Lulu" : DONT
66. Building wings : ELLS
68. Civil wrong : TORT
70. Styptic base : ALUM
71. Relative of "You're welcome" : ITSOATALL
73. "___ to the Chief" : HAIL
75. Ethan or Fred : ALLEN
76. Impatient : RESTIVE
77. Water color : SEAGREEN
78. Soft-shell clams : STEAMERS
79. Marine hazard : SANDBAR
80. Links piayers : TWOSOME
81. ___ grudge : BEARSA
82. Triangular sail : LATEEN
83. Dahomey people : BARIBAS
85. "___ forgive our debtors" : ASWE
87. Pronoun : SHE
91. "Some of ___ Days" : THESE
92. ___ out (spare nothing) : GOALL
93. Old Italian coin : SOLDO
95. Glassy sound : TING
96. Scoundrel of drama : IAGO
97. Great number : SLEW
98. Passage : FLUE
100. Partner of hee : TEE

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