FLOATERS

New York Times, Sunday, September 7, 1975

Author: Hume R. Craft
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.32, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 669 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 152, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0
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© 1975, The New York Times
Across Down
1. First-born : ELDEST
7. Kind of driver : SCREW
12. Oceans : DEEPS
17. Chaliapin, e.g. : BASS
21. Andrew Johnson, at first : TAILOR
22. Make ___ in one : AHOLE
23. Strange : EERIE
24. Curtain raiser : ACTI
25. Flimsy boats for crewmen : COCKLESHELLS
27. Boat with close ties : FRIENDSHIP
29. Presidential initials : HST
30. San Simeon or Biltmore : ESTATE
31. Old card game : TAROK
33. Judges : TRIERS
34. Mac's predecessor : TAR
35. Venetian medal : OSELA
37. Flu variety : ASIAN
39. Runner : SKI
42. Jimmy Valentine, e.g. : ALIAS
44. Cards : TREYS
46. Sawbuck : TENSPOT
50. Dog-show figure : HANDLER
52. Worthless boat : CHINESEJUNK
55. Neighbor of Arg. : URU
56. Bars, in law : ESTOPS
57. Steers clear of : SHUNS
58. Litter member : RUNT
59. Something strained at : GNAT
60. Cookout leftovers : ASHES
61. "___ came a spider . . . " : ALONG
62. Waters down : THINS
64. Fracas : SETTO
65. Nobleman : PEER
66. October figure : SPOOK
67. Frontier name : BOONE
68. Swap notes : CONFER
69. Overhead lines : ELS
70. Like Nero Wolfe : PORTLY
71. Coat parts : ARMS
72. Game segments : PERIODS
73. MacMahon et al. : ALINES
75. Nether lands expert : DANTE
77. In full ___ (speeding) : CAREER
78. Early Egyptians : HAMITES
80. Null's partner : VOID
81. Lifting devices : CRANES
83. Garage worker, for short : MEC
86. Puts up : ERECTS
87. Badminton equipment : BIRDS
88. Landlords' due : RENTS
89. Big hammer : MAUL
90. French infants : BEBES
91. Calhoun and namesakes : RORYS
92. Wiggin and Greenaway : KATES
93. Tropical fish : TETRA
94. Follow the cheerleader : ROOT
95. Lansbury role : MAME
96. Bistros : CAFES
97. Art-store purchases : CURIOS
98. High note : ELA
99. Boats for Heyerdahl : BAMBOORAFTS
102. Bounds along : LOLLOPS
103. River of S. C. : WATEREE
105. Wading bird : STORK
106. Boat pin : THOLE
108. Educ. group : NEA
109. Mold core : NOWEL
111. ___ aves : RARAE
113. Lineman : END
114. Broadway landmark : PALACE
117. Eagle rider of myth : ETANA
119. "___ thing you know" : SUREST
122. Humorist George : ADE
125. Devours noisily : SMACKSDOWN
127. Boat in a library : CUTTERNUMBER
130. Sooty matter : SMUT
131. Carthaginian goddess : TANIT
132. Proposing stools of old : KNEES
133. Roman cloak : ABOLLA
134. Scottish foxes : TODS
135. Office-pool member : STENO
136. Impertinent : SASSY
137. Small birds : PEWEES
1. Do art work : ETCH
2. Landlocked country : LAOS
3. Ref. book : DICT
4. Lodge member : ELK
5. Dover ___ : SOLE
6. Crossovers : TRESTLES
7. Tuaregs' home : SAHARA
8. Huntley : CHET
9. Lumberjack contest : ROLEO
10. Pipe joint : ELL
11. Saturday TV fare : WESTERNS
12. Bears expenses : DEFRAYS
13. Saarinen : EERO
14. Thomas Mann's daughter : ERIKA
15. Sky quest : PIE
16. Perceptive : SENTIENT
17. Yacht homes : BASINS
18. Common woe : ACHE
19. Cooking direction : STIR
20. Wine-tasters' routines : SIPS
26. Case or well : STAIR
28. Quaffed : DRANK
32. Toward shelter : ALEE
36. Oscar winner of 1973 : STING
38. Dumfounds : STUNS
39. Tarzan's "mother," for one : SHEAPE
40. German city : KASSEL
41. Sharing by chance : INTHESAMEBOAT
42. Hannibal's detour : ALPS
43. Sheridan's scandal spot : SCHOOL
45. Finches : SERINS
47. Boat on a gridiron : PUNTFORMATION
48. Sounded off : ORATED
49. Coaches : TUTORS
51. Active one : DOER
53. Boat in fine condition : HUNKYDORY
54. "___ is bustin' out . . . " : JUNE
57. One-armed bandits : SLOTS
59. Aladdin's friend : GENIE
61. After, in Paris : APRES
62. Civil wrong : TORT
63. Boat for sewing and cooking : HOMECRAFT
64. Tender spots : SORES
66. Units of loudness : SONES
67. Big names of the 1930's : BANDS
68. Largest asteroid : CERES
70. Zasu of films : PITTS
72. Unisex wear : PANTS
74. It is allowed: Lat. : LICET
76. Lends a hand : AIDS
77. Props for W. C. Fields : CANES
78. Mideast language : HEBREW
79. Narrow space : AREOLA
80. Songbirds : VIREOS
82. Try out again : RETEST
84. Popular tour area : EUROPE
85. Top-drawer : CLASSA
87. Relative of a turkey : BOMB
89. Blackbird : MERL
91. Ouida : RAMEE
92. Austrian writer : KAFKA
93. Bulrush : TULE
95. Life preservers : MAEWESTS
96. Medit. galleons : CARRACKS
97. Fall occurrence : COLDSNAP
99. Base-stealer Lou : BROCK
100. Strait off Albania : OTRANTO
101. Horse : ROAN
102. Antisocial one : LONER
104. Puts into force : ENACTS
107. Jan Hus's supposed crime : HERESY
110. Sierra ___ : LEONE
112. Park of West : ESTES
114. Attention seeker : PSST
115. Bullets and peas : AMMO
116. Pat on the back : LAUD
118. Minn. athlete : TWIN
120. Indians of West : UTES
121. Inner or boob : TUBE
122. Baker's predecessor : ABLE
123. Expunge : DELE
124. Time periods : ERAS
126. Grammar case: Abbr. : DAT
128. Miss Merkel : UNA
129. Hayloft : MOW

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