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SUITING SOUND TO NONSENSE

New York Times, Sunday, August 23, 1981

Author: Arnold Moss
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 512 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 119, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 16, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Arnold Moss has 28 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,611
Across Down
1. Founder of Dogpatch : CAPP
5. Nickname for Aqueduct Race Track : BIGA
9. "¿Quién ___?" : SABE
13. Scorch : SEAR
17. Longfellow's bell town : ATRI
18. Manila hemp : ABACA
20. Houdini's real name : WEISS
22. London's subway : TUBE
23. French window : DOOR
24. Shakespeare's tamed shrew : DOMESTICATE
26. Norwegian river : OTRA
27. Collision : IMPACT
29. Actor Alan from N.Y.C. : ARKIN
30. Guardians of a celestial throne : SERAPHIM
32. Cockloft : ATTIC
34. Growlers : BERGS
36. Sea squirt : SALPA
37. Nobelist in Literature: 1909 : LAGERLOF
40. Lower or resign : DEMIT
42. Climbing plants : LIANAS
45. Mayan or Mundane : ERA
46. Drink noisily : SLURP
48. English county bordering Wales : SALOP
50. Staring : AGAZE
51. C.I.A. operatives : AGTS
53. Kind of tide : NEAP
55. Philippine mahogany : NARRA
57. Ariosto's patron : ESTE
58. Fuliginous : SOOTY
60. "Romola" character : TESSA
62. Robe for Calpurnia : STOLA
64. Plural endings : IES
65. On the way : ENROUTE
67. Pungent : TART
69. Influential acquaintance : CONTACT
71. Indonesian island : ALOR
72. Stoneworts : ALGAE
74. "___ Perpetua," Idaho motto : ESTO
75. Printer's dummy : PASTEUP
78. Flanders of fiction : MOLL
79. Seurat's technique : STIPPLE
83. Father, in Arabia : ABU
84. Hide the loot : STASH
87. Upholstered couches : SOFAS
89. Parts of pippins : CORES
90. Glove leather : NAPA
92. "Slammin' Sam" : SNEAD
94. Betel : SIRI
95. Starts' partners : FITS
96. "Angélique" composer : IBERT
98. Biblical witch's home : ENDOR
100. "Like ___, all tears": Hamlet : NIOBE
103. Lincoln note : VEE
104. ___ blanches : CARTES
106. Rental sign : TOLET
108. Word game : ANAGRAMS
110. Medicinal plant : SENNA
112. Defeated narrowly, with "out" : NOSED
114. Proboscis : SNOUT
115. Indemnify, in law : PRESTATE
118. Tonic water, e.g. : MIXER
120. Evaluate : ASSESS
123. Napoleon won here in 1796 : LODI
124. Vaterland : GERMINATION
127. Exchange membership : SEAT
128. Cruising : ASEA
129. Noted Cairene : SADAT
130. Cuttlefish : SEPIA
131. "La Douce" : IRMA
132. Wide-awake : TERN
133. ___ nostrum : MARE
134. Some roulette bets : REDS
135. Vice prin. : ASST
1. Moslem judge : CADI
2. Mighty mite : ATOM
3. Decorous reptile : PROPAGATOR
4. Henry Morgan was one : PIRATE
5. " . . . ___ I be best": "Henry VI, Part III" : BADTILL
6. Nigerian native : IBO
7. Vasco da ___ : GAMA
8. Bitter : ACERB
9. Roundup rider : SWINGMAN
10. Org. succeeded by the N.R.C. : AEC
11. Prejudice : BIAS
12. ___ Park, Colo. : ESTES
13. Plumber's problem : STOPPAGE
14. Young Burmese at home : EUTHANASIA
15. Dugout : ABRI
16. Quantity of paper : REAM
19. Invited : ASKED
21. Of certain ecological areas : SERAL
25. Flags : TIRES
28. Men in front of QB's : CTRS
31. Ending for margin or Saturn : ALIA
33. Use an analgesic : COUNTERPANE
35. Lapham of literature : SILAS
37. Broker's concern : LEASE
38. Gaseous element : ARGON
39. Manumit : FREE
41. Basis for a civil suit : TORT
43. Nahuatl : AZTEC
44. "What thou ___, write in a book . . . " : SEEST
47. Ziti, e.g. : PASTA
49. Meetings of McEnroe and Borg : PROCESSIONS
52. Ermine : STOAT
54. Sacred song : PSALM
56. Cather's "___ Lady" : ALOST
59. Christmas-tides : YULES
61. Rival of Sparta and Athens : ARGOS
63. Huxley's "___ Hay" : ANTIC
66. Ballyhoos : TOUTS
68. Mythical man of brass : TALOS
70. "On ___ Old Smokey" : TOPOF
73. Puckish : ELFIN
75. Kind of button : PANIC
76. Addis ___ : ABABA
77. Excellent material for furniture : SUPERSEDER
80. Result of solitary sorrow : PRIVATEERS
81. "___ Eat Cake," 1933 musical : LETEM
82. Curves : ESSES
85. Posted : SENT
86. Wore : HADON
88. Song for Horne : ARIA
91. ___ well : ARTESIAN
93. Rock-forming mineral : DOLOMITE
97. Where Achilles sulked : TENT
99. Pitch : RESIN
101. Honduran exports : BANANAS
102. Analysts' concerns : EGOS
105. Obstructions : SNAGS
107. Tower's territory : TEXAS
109. Where Peter was great : RUSSIA
111. " . . . ___ of snow-white horses" : ATEAM
113. Inhibit : DETER
115. City map : PLAT
116. Rambler : ROSE
117. Wagnerian earth goddess : ERDA
119. Mellow : RIPE
121. Yorty and Spade : SAMS
122. Photo or thermo follower : STAT
125. Vandalize : MAR
126. Resembling: Suffix : OID

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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