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Alex F. Black
Alex F. Black

WEATHER REPORTS

New York Times, Sunday, January 15, 1978

Author: Alex F. Black
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 102, Avg Word Len: 5.21, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 654 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 118, Cheaters: 16, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
Alex F. Black has 12 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,382
Across Down
1. Abrade : RASP
5. Gentle soul : LAMB
9. Filleted : BONED
14. Fortify : ARM
17. Opposed : ANTI
18. Chime in : PIPEUP
20. Showy butterfly : VICEROY
22. Shell-game object : PEA
23. Report from Hades : WEREHAVINGAHEATWAVE
26. Séance sound : RAP
27. Anatolian inn : IMARET
28. Wise old men : NESTORS
29. Canning factory group : STEMMERS
31. Watch the baby : SIT
32. State treasury : FISC
34. Mil. officer : CPT
35. Homophone for seize : CEES
36. Report from the White House : HAILTOTHECHIEF
41. Units of speech : PHONEMES
45. Artificial satellite : ESSA
46. Giant of yesteryear : MAYS
47. Blockhead : IDIOT
49. Stable morsel : OAT
50. Belfry group : BATS
53. "Gil ___" : BLAS
55. Vow : PLEDGE
56. Prank : DIDO
57. "Green Mansions" hero : ABEL
58. Report from Cambridge : FAIRHARVARD
61. Gallimaufry : OLIO
62. Trucking rig : SEMI
63. Seine season : ETE
64. Keep a tryst : MEET
65. Grandfather of Priam : ILUS
68. Knicks' coach : REED
69. Abrogate : REPEAL
71. Suffix with dull : ARD
72. Writing accessory : DESKPAD
74. Supped : ATE
75. Report from Kelly : SINGININTHERAIN
81. Cold cubes in Köln : EIS
84. Accra or Lagos : SEAPORT
86. Agreement in Amiens : OUI
87. Flagstad role : ISOLDE
89. Kett of comics : ETTA
91. Norse redhead : ERIC
92. Mil. backup group : USNR
93. Coal storage : BIN
95. Golden or slide : RULE
96. Journalist Jacob : RIIS
97. Traveler's report after visit to Pa.? : PHILEASFOGG
100. "By the time ___ to Phoenix" : IGET
101. Carry on : RANT
102. Most subdued : TAMEST
104. ___ Ude, Russian city : ULAN
105. Saarinen : EERO
106. "___ pro nobis" : ORA
107. Japanese Prime Minister: 1934–36 : OKADA
108. Island group off Timor : LETI
110. Middle East land : OMAN
113. "Separate Tables" playwright : RATTIGAN
116. Report from Berlin : WHITECHRISTMAS
122. Ideas, to Plato : EIDE
123. List ender: Abbr. : ETC
124. Counting-out word : EENY
125. Inquired in Dogpatch : AST
126. Coarse-ground sherbets : GRANITAS
130. Gibson and others : ALTHEAS
133. Blue mineral : IOLITE
135. Fold over : LAP
136. Report from Oklahoma : OHWHATABEAUTIFULDAY
139. Pizarro's pelf : ORO
140. Glass collars : MERESES
141. Dotty : SCREWY
142. Swiss capital : BERN
143. Thai temple : WAT
144. Cup prized by golfers : RYDER
145. ___-kiri : HARA
146. Koko's weapon : SNEE
1. Somewhat bleak : RAWISH
2. Lack of vigor : ANEMIA
3. Cloud forms : STRATI
4. Mole : PIER
5. Ullmann : LIV
6. With ___ of salt : APINCH
7. Word on a wall : MENE
8. Bunny or Baer : BUGS
9. Slant : BIAS
10. Fall mo. : OCT
11. Man bites dog : NEWS
12. He was, to Cicero : ERAT
13. Settled, harmonious group : DOVECOTE
14. Report from Louis XV : APRESMOILEDELUGE
15. Construct : REAR
16. Atlas material : MAPS
18. Places for "steak-outs" : PATIOS
19. Uneven : PATCHY
20. Green in Grenoble : VERTE
21. Saudi Arabia neighbor : YEMEN
24. Weighs : HEFTS
25. Pueblo Indians : HOPIS
30. Author of "Meeting at Potsdam" : MEE
33. "___ Mater" : STABAT
37. Entertainer Uggams : LESLIE
38. "Cielo ___!" (Ponchielli aria) : EMAR
39. Wayne of N.H.L. : CASHMAN
40. Threadlike structures : FILA
41. Puttering person : PIDDLER
42. Monopolize : HOG
43. "Lady" of songdom : EADIE
44. Endured : STOOD
48. Mock : DERIDE
50. Iraqi port : BASRA
51. Red as ___ : ABEET
52. Report from Lilliput : TEMPESTINATEAPOT
54. Taradiddle : LIE
55. G.I. under an N.C.O. : PVT
56. Tennyson poem : DORA
58. One of the Alou brothers : FELIPE
59. Air: Comb. form : AERI
60. Rudolph's asset : REDNOSE
66. Can. neighbor : USA
67. Fun at Jay Peak : SKIING
70. Biblical king : ASA
73. I.O.U.'s of a kind : PNS
76. Conjunction : NOR
77. Cable-car operator : GRIPMAN
78. Had a restless yen : ITCHED
79. Albacore : TUNA
80. Hairy : HIRSUTE
82. Lounge lizard : IDLER
83. Take care of : SEETO
85. Shrine Bowl team : EAST
88. Lustrous pearl : ORIENT
89. Bobble : ERROR
90. Dressy headdress : TIARA
92. Final: Abbr. : ULT
93. Stole : BOA
94. Neglect : IGNORE
98. Between "ere" and "Elba" : ISAW
99. Cannes cop : FLIC
102. As one : TOGETHER
103. Alias, for short : AKA
108. Well-read grad. : LITTB
109. Does aquatints : ETCHES
111. Lessen : MINIFY
112. "___ Like It" : ASYOU
114. Stannum : TIN
115. Dialect : IDIOM
117. Alas, in Alsace : HELAS
118. Hawthorne's Prynne : HESTER
119. Race horse that has never won : MAIDEN
120. Gazing steadily : ASTARE
121. Thackeray's Marquis of ___ : STEYNE
126. Shine : GLOW
127. ___ avis : RARA
128. Out of kilter : AWRY
129. Molt : SHED
130. Biblical character : ATER
131. Apiece : EACH
132. Nimbus : AURA
134. Law school alumni : LLBS
137. Enzyme: Suffix : ASE
138. Sight for Waikiki bird watchers : IWA

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 18 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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