ON A FIRST-NAME BASIS

New York Times, Sunday, September 9, 1979

Author: A. J. Santora
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 87, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 643 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 122, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 8, XRef: 0
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© 1979, The New York Times
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1. Has a meal : SUPS
5. X : DECEM
10. Recorded proceedings : ACTA
14. Minimum : LEAST
19. Step ___ (go fast) : ONIT
20. Jael's victim: Judg. 4:5 : SISERA
21. Put on alert : WARN
22. Buyer, in law : EMPTOR
24. Harangue a "silents" star : FILIBUSTERKEATON
27. None : NOTONE
28. Expiating : ATONING
29. Search after : SEEK
30. Lace edging : PICOT
32. Burnsian refusal : NAE
33. Fistfight : SETTO
34. Toupee: Slang : RUG
37. More in want : NEEDIER
39. Pastoral verse : IDYLL
41. Source of a beverage : TEATREE
44. Govt. advisory board : NAC
45. Approximately : ABOUT
47. Make Ben Casey a believer : CONVINCEEDWARDS
52. Kind of assembly : GENERAL
55. Where Castro's revolt began : ORIENTE
56. Quartet voice : BASSO
57. Yachting : ASEA
58. Gardner : AVA
59. Cajole : COAX
60. Sharp-edged : KEEN
62. Hollywood award : OSCAR
65. Some cadets : PLEBES
67. Evaluated : ASSESSED
70. Beside one another : ABREAST
72. Followers of hip and tip : STERS
73. Fowl feature : DEWLAP
75. Dam on the Nile : ASWAN
76. Self-reproach : REMORSE
78. Moll or doll : GAL
81. Zero : NIL
82. Anything bow-shaped : ARC
84. Dijon donkey : ANE
85. Upon: Prefix : EPI
86. Five and ___ : TEN
87. Comparison : ANALOGY
89. Hayseed : YOKEL
91. "Star Wars" figures : ROBOTS
94. Dead duck : GONER
95. Inhuman : BEASTLY
97. Airplane maneuver : FISHTAIL
101. Wading bird : GODWIT
103. Gossip, Yiddish style : YENTA
104. Sans ___ (nonpareil) : EGAL
106. Forearm bone : ULNA
107. Opposite of ecto : ESO
108. Prong : TINE
110. Santo ___ (Cape Verde island) : ANTAO
112. Beautiful girls : LOOKERS
115. Having teeth : DENTATE
117. Sheepish singer : EMBARRASSEDAMES
120. Mail : ARMOR
121. Good wood for oars : ASH
122. Kibitz : INTRUDE
123. Mercutio's friend : ROMEO
125. Warsaw's river : VISTULA
128. Spade or Browne : SAM
129. Guitry of theater : SACHA
134. Second person : EVE
135. Limerick, e.g. : RHYME
137. Dickens girl : NELL
139. Cold wind of France : MISTRAL
141. Edict : DECREE
143. Abstruse news analyst : ESOTERICSEVAREID
147. Available : ONHAND
148. Air : TUNE
149. Gridiron official : UMPIRE
150. Man is one : ISLE
151. Former Indian soldier : SEPOY
152. Mimic : APER
153. Approaches : NEARS
154. Egyptian solar disk : ATEN
1. Daybeds' kin : SOFAS
2. Conjoin : UNITE
3. Helmsman : PILOT
4. Task : STINT
5. Shame the "Country Girl" : DISGRACEKELLY
6. Triple this for a wine : EST
7. Bee chaser : CEE
8. Goes wrong : ERRS
9. Bite a dog : MAKENEWS
10. Stir up a tennis star : AWAKENROSEWALL
11. Panther or sailboat : CAT
12. Torrid Zone region : TROPICS
13. Broadway musical : ANNIE
14. Marquisette : LENO
15. Impassioned "Happy Warrior" : EMOTIONALSMITH
16. Appropriate : APT
17. Obdurate court champ of 1953 : STONYTRABERT
18. Of sound quality : TONAL
20. Bask : SUN
23. Stagger : REEL
25. Vitamin H : BIOTIN
26. Shoe-width size : EEE
31. Rocky cliffs : CRAGS
35. Peak in Colorado : UTE
36. Diving bird : GREBE
38. Pater : DAD
40. Payable : DUE
42. Ending for differ : ENT
43. Irish saint : EDANA
46. Horn sound : BEEP
47. Imogene : COCA
48. Spanish card suit : OROS
49. Neighbor of Sumatra : NIAS
50. Annoyed : VEXED
51. Lyres of yore : ASORS
53. Reluctant : AVERSE
54. Cascades peak : LASSEN
57. Dance is one : ART
61. Writer LeShan : EDA
63. "Godfather" actor : CAAN
64. "Lou Grant" actor : ASNER
66. W.W. II theater : ETO
68. "West Side Story" star, to Puerto Ricans : SENORITAMORENO
69. Drink from a flask : SWIG
71. Attack an actor from N.Y.C. : BACKSTABHUNTER
74. Check beneficiary : PAYEE
76. Dun former man-in-blue : REBILLSUMMERS
77. Heroic work : EPOS
78. Silenced : GAGGED
79. " . . . in ___ of Light": FitzGerald : ANOOSE
80. Light upon a film Bell : LANDONAMECHE
83. Reddish horse : ROAN
88. Writer Wallace : LEW
90. Eagle-rider of myth : ETANA
92. Two ___ kind : OFA
93. German bomber : STUKA
95. Tournament draw : BYE
96. Pine : YEARN
98. Turkish standard : ALEM
99. Concerning : INRE
100. Colleen : LASS
102. Belgrade name : TITO
105. Nanny and billy : GOATS
109. Brash : NERVY
111. Test : TRIALRUN
113. Eng. lexicon : OED
114. Port on the Black Sea : ODESSA
116. Three, in Rome : TRE
117. Abates : EASESUP
118. Denver's time : MST
119. Mrs., in Madrid : SRA
123. Fix over : REDO
124. Dutch and brick : OVENS
126. "___ man with seven . . . " : IMETA
127. Golfer Elder : LEE
130. Central halls : ATRIA
131. Alpinist's goal : CREST
132. Selassie : HAILE
133. Stand-in for Standish : ALDEN
136. Lamarr : HEDY
138. Gelatine flavor : LIME
140. "___ Got a Secret" : IVE
142. Knock : RAP
144. Single : ONE
145. Acct. : CPA
146. Title Chaplin held : SIR

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