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PUTTING ON AIRS

New York Times, Sunday, August 13, 1978

Author:
Louis Baron
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 162, Blocks: 92, Avg Word Len: 5.40, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 671 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 139, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 19
Louis Baron has 39 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,589
Across
1. Singer Vaughan : SARAH
6. False god : BAAL
10. Name for a lion : SIMBA
15. Harmony : ACCORD
21. Complex molding : OVOLO
22. Soprano Gluck : ALMA
23. "Fledermaus" role : ADELE
24. Sartre novel : NAUSEA
25. Fissured : RIMAL
26. Captured, in poesy : TAEN
27. Demeter, to the Romans : CERES
28. Indistinct : DREAMY
29. Burglar's song : EVERYTHINGIHAVEISYOURS
33. " . . . cruell'st ___ alive": Shak. : SHE
34. Dos Passos trilogy : USA
35. Draft a document : DRAWUP
36. The g in Agamemnon : GAMMA
39. Trudge : PLOD
41. Sounds of delight : AHS
43. Wagner's "___ Rheingold" : DAS
44. Nickname for Gulliver : LEM
47. Cook's song : HOMEONTHERANGE
50. Boring : TIRESOME
52. Fabled deliverer : STORK
53. Islet : AIT
54. Fiddler's spot : ROOF
55. Royal initials : HSH
56. Freshwater porpoise : INIA
57. Insomniac's song : THREEOCLOCKINTHEMORNING
62. CBS, for one : SYS
63. Clean the slate : ATONE
64. Brynner : YUL
65. Paul Bunyan, e.g. : LOGGER
66. "___ Love You" : PSI
67. Wag : CARD
71. Tyke's marble : MIB
73. "A cottage in ___ . . . ": Godley : ALANE
74. Uncertain feminist's song : ALITTLEBITINDEPENDENT
81. Mob's agenda : CRIME
82. Loch in W. Scotland : EIL
83. Gelling agent : AGAR
84. Turndowns : NOS
85. Girl's name meaning "esteem" : HONORA
87. Miniver : FUR
89. Dearborn lemon : EDSEL
92. Smith and Jolson : ALS
95. Acrophobiac's song : IVEGOTAFEELINGIMFALLING
102. It's on the watch : TIME
103. After noon : ONE
104. Mauritius casualty : DODO
105. Reine's mate : ROI
106. Fungi : OIDIA
107. "Man, ___ which makes bargains": Adam Smith : ANANIMAL
109. Ghost's song : IAINTGOTNOBODY
112. Airport code for Saigon : SGN
113. Roman zilch : NIL
114. Augment : ADD
115. Stimulate : WHET
116. French factory : USINE
117. Construction crew : MASONS
119. Marsh or Murray : MAE
120. Pindaric : ODE
121. Jalopy owner's song : ICANTGETSTARTEDWITHYOU
131. Ruanda-___ : URUNDI
132. An Alan of films : ARKIN
133. Shortly : ANON
134. Unlimited ages : AEONS
135. Of boxing : FISTIC
136. Claude of film fame : RAINS
137. Buzzard's cousin : KITE
138. Opera by Delibes : LAKME
139. Trees aflutter : ASPENS
140. Irish dramatist : SYNGE
141. German dam : EDER
142. Paintings by a Swiss modernist : KLEES
Down
1. Achy : SORE
2. Tel ___ : AVIV
3. Pinza's birthplace : ROME
4. Axillary : ALAR
5. Cry of surprise : HOLYSMOKE
6. Take a dip : BATHE
7. Kirghiz range : ALAI
8. Sermon finale : AMEN
9. Listless indolence : LANGUOR
10. Actor-director Guitry : SACHA
11. Angle : IDEA
12. Talk-show name : MERV
13. Blackmails : BLEEDS
14. Norse pantheon : AESIR
15. Soup-can artist : ANDYWARHOL
16. Have a ball : CAROUSE
17. Form a line : CUEUP
18. Glacial ridges : OSAR
19. Radiation dosages : REMS
20. Period of power : DAY
30. Holier ___ thou : THAN
31. "The sun to me ___": Milton : ISDARK
32. Tormentor's hang-up : SADISM
36. Barbarians : GOTHS
37. Author of "The Proper Bostonians" : AMORY
38. Lakes or fens : MERES
39. Sleuth Vance : PHILO
40. Spill the beans : LETON
41. Chariot race : AGON
42. Muscular : HEFTY
44. Fiction's "Studs" : LONIGAN
45. Renowned : EMINENT
46. Inadequate, British style : MEAGRE
47. F.D.R. follower : HST
48. Tangible : TACTILE
49. We, in Perugia : NOI
50. Durocher : THELIP
51. Infield hit : SINGLE
58. Kiln : OAST
59. Calabrian's chickpeas : CECI
60. Scottish philosopher : HUME
61. Ways : ROADS
66. Wing: Prefix : PTERO
68. One ___ time : ATA
69. Tackle : RIG
70. Geneticist's interest : DNA
72. Charity ball : BENEFIT
74. "So we'll go no more ___": Byron : AROVING
75. Telephone mechanic : LINEMAN
76. "Cymbeline" heroine : IMOGEN
77. Tower builder : EIFFEL
78. Moody : BLUE
79. Sediment : DREG
80. Lopez theme : NOLA
81. Miss Rivera et al. : CHITAS
86. Bohr's science : ATOMISTICS
88. Changed the décor : REDID
90. Lament : DIRGE
91. Hawley's colleague : SMOOT
92. Whodunit feature : ALIBI
93. Put the ___ (clamp down) : LIDON
94. Mean and tricky : SNIDE
96. Parallel : ANALOG
97. Slangy earful : LOAD
98. Amin : IDI
99. Not serving military aims : NONWAR
100. Blabbermouth's forte : LOOSETALK
101. Kind of blade : GAY
108. Bred without mixture : INANDIN
110. Fight promoter's interest : THETAKE
111. Bare: Prefix : NUDI
114. Lost : ASTRAY
117. Type of cape: Fr. : MANTE
118. Approaches : NEARS
119. Minister's house : MANSE
120. Deed holder : OWNER
121. Yellow flag : IRIS
122. Tooth point : CUSP
123. "Birthday suit" : SKIN
124. Nobelist in Physics: 1976 : TING
125. Camelot lady : ENID
126. Show senility : DOTE
127. Get better : HEAL
128. Symbol of bondage : YOKE
129. "This one is ___!" : ONME
130. Treats shabbily : USES
131. City in the Urals : UFA

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 15 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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