NUMBERS MAGIC

New York Times, Sunday, September 30, 1979

Author: Timothy S. Lewis
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 77, Avg Word Len: 5.35, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 568 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 142, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 14, XRef: 2, Spans: 2
Timothy S. Lewis has 4 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Flatten : CRUSH
6. Little hooters : OWLETS
12. Italian dessert : SPUMONI
19. Jouster's weapon : LANCE
20. Marched en masse : TROOPED
21. Pedestrian bullfighters : TOREROS
22. Fur magnate : ASTOR
23. Impedes : HINDERS
24. "My cup ___ over" : RUNNETH
25. V.P. after Hubert : SPIRO
26. Ransom : REDEEM
27. Obese one's nickname : FATSO
28. Author of "Men of Iron" : PYLE
29. Prefix with gram or type : TELE
30. Anne's 1,000 : DAYS
31. Place where jays prey : NEST
35. 43,560 sq. ft. : ACRE
37. Puts the lid back : RESEALS
41. Devil's walking-stick, e.g. : TREE
42. Sapphira's coconspirator : ANANIAS
45. Rand and Struthers : SALLYS
46. Revealed : SHOWN
47. Horse exercise yard : PADDOCK
48. Futile : OTIOSE
49. Picked dandelions : WEEDED
50. Aussies' animals : ROOS
51. Spat : TIFF
53. Rate of speed: Abbr. : MPH
54. Indy cars lack these : FENDERS
55. ___ days, for prayer and fasting : EMBER
57. Bug killer : DDT
58. Indeed : YEA
59. Bassoon's little cousin : OBOE
60. "Jumblies" craft : SIEVE
61. Morse code signals : DAHS
63. Liza or Mizar : STAR
65. I.C.C. concern : RATES
69. Within: Prefix : ENDO
71. Inquisitive interjections : EHS
73. Abzug trademark : HAT
74. To the point : ADREM
75. "Miniver Cheevy, ___ late . . . " : BORNTOO
78. Misery : WOE
79. What Simon does : SAYS
81. Simple : MERE
82. Certain daisies : OXEYES
83. Tranquilize : SOOTHE
85. Wife jilted for Cleopatra : OCTAVIA
87. Irate : RILED
88. Hi-fi component, for short : PREAMP
89. Peak sometimes called Tacoma : RAINIER
90. Invention germ : IDEA
91. Most uncivilized : WILDEST
92. Brothers in an abbey : FRAS
93. Melampus or Mopsus : SEER
94. Certificate : BOND
95. Author Wiesel : ELIE
97. Auditors : CPAS
101. Pitiful : SORRY
103. Eggnog additive : NUTMEG
106. Verbal contraction : SHANT
107. Off one's rocker : BANANAS
110. Lord High Everything Else : POOHBAH
111. Dark grayish blue : PERSE
112. Pressing : EXIGENT
113. Car-door feature : ARMREST
114. Homophone for 22 Across : ASTER
115. Behaves : DEPORTS
116. Fermented dairy food: Var. : YAOURT
117. Manner : STYLE
1. Foulard fastener : CLASP
2. Grating : RASPY
3. "Wait ___ Dark" : UNTIL
4. ___" : SCOREANDSEVENYEARSAGO
5. Idol : HERO
6. Mirador : ORIEL
7. ___" : WONDERSOFTHEWORLD
8. Word with star or stone : LODE
9. Inventor of a sign language : EPEE
10. Type of paper : TERM
11. Radical org. : SDS
12. Pound prospects : STRAYS
13. Sulks : POUTS
14. Ash holders : URNS
15. ___" : MENONTHEDEADMANSCHEST
16. Bauxite, e.g. : ORE
17. "To Have and Have ___" : NOT
18. Iffy suffix : ISH
20. ___" : THREESKIDDOO
27. Like G.W.'s wooden teeth : FALSE
29. Leaflet : TRACT
30. ___" : DAYSHATHSEPTEMBER
32. Disintegrate slowly : ERODE
33. Dorcas was one : SEWER
34. Minds : TENDS
36. John L. Lewis's group in the 30's : CIO
38. "I earn that I ___": Shak. : EAT
39. Viscous : SLIMY
40. Decamps : ELOPES
42. After, to Marcel : APRES
43. Explorer Uemura : NAOMI
44. Pueblo material : ADOBE
46. Certain madrileña : SENORA
49. Arachnid's work : WEB
52. Anti-saccharin agcy. : FDA
54. ___" : FORTYORFIGHT
56. Like prom suits : RENTED
62. Drove away : SHOOED
64. Top rating for 94 Across : AAA
66. Roman fontana : TREVI
67. Uncanny : EERIE
68. Slander : SMEAR
70. Southampton shindigs : DOS
72. Caterpillars' hairs : SETAE
75. Godunov or Badenov : BORIS
76. Compound within rust : OXIDE
77. Book by D. S. Freeman : RELEE
80. Panic : SCARE
83. Thorny : SPINY
84. Ship initials : HMS
86. Aunt, in Juárez : TIA
91. Betters : WORSTS
94. Arctic goose : BRANT
96. Minimum : LEAST
98. "Card ___," Stravinsky ballet : PARTY
99. Photographer Adams : ANSEL
100. 1,000,000 cc. : STERE
102. Kayo or lulu : ONER
103. Writer Ephron : NORA
104. Man, to Marcello : UOMO
105. "Help Me Make It ___ the Night" : THRU
106. Springs : SPAS
107. Oyster's home : BED
108. Twibil : AXE
109. Tuck's partner : NIP
110. Word with roll or dirt : PAY

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