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J. A. Felker
J. A. Felker

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New York Times, Sunday, January 19, 1975

Author: J. A. Felker
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.32, Missing: { J K Q }, Scrabble score: 562 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 123, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 14, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 27
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,290
Across Down
1. Fuel : COAL
5. Converse : CHAT
9. Nonplus : STUMP
14. Month: Abbr. : SEPT
18. Dance : HULA
19. French river : OISE
20. Aaron's forte : HOMER
21. King Arthur's father : UTHER
23. Alice T. Hobart's fuel of 1930's : OILFORTHELAMPSOFCHINA
27. Entertain : FETE
28. Network initials : ABC
29. Rhine attraction : LORELEI
30. Topper : LID
33. Take five : REST
35. W.W. II girl : WAAC
37. Spotted cats : OCELOTS
38. ___ of tea : ACUP
40. Hurry : STEPONTHEGAS
43. Look well on : BECOME
45. Biblical wells : AINS
46. Grandfather: Lat : AVUS
47. Religious degrees : THMS
51. Overwhelmed : INAWE
52. Naked or hairy : APE
53. Delight : GLEE
54. Dickens clerk : HEEP
55. Shell game, so to speak : OILEXPLORATION
59. ___ rat (suspect) : SMELLA
61. Hoosier poet : RILEY
62. Blessings : BOONS
63. Tramps : HOBOES
64. Slight trace : SOUPCON
67. Overwhelms : ROUTS
68. Calms : SEDATES
69. Lose : MISLAY
70. Kind of plaster : COURT
71. ___ hairs : SPLIT
72. Trojans : ILIANS
73. Tires : RUNSOUTOFSTEAM
78. Stage award : TONY
79. Parry : FEND
80. Butterfly gear : NET
81. Pluperfect, e.g. : TENSE
82. Asian trees : ENGS
83. Port of Egypt : SAID
84. Symbol of cruelty : SADE
86. Kitt : EARTHA
87. Zippy : FULLOFENERGY
90. Lamb : YEAN
91. Schooner feature : TOPSAIL
95. ___ fault : FIND
96. Husky's tow : SLED
98. Hosp. people : RNS
99. Resins : ELEMINS
100. Musical notes : LAS
101. Kind of car lot : USED
103. Abetting : ADDINGFUELTOTHEFLAMES
111. Avocet's kin : STILT
112. Fran's friend : OLLIE
113. Mostel : ZERO
114. Night or shanks' : MARE
115. Minerals : ORES
116. Controls : REINS
117. Eur. power : USSR
118. Fuel : PEAT
1. Japanese measure : CHO
2. "___, monsieur" : OUI
3. One and ___ : ALL
4. Kind of riot, in comedy ads : LAFF
5. Polite, in Rome : CORTESE
6. Gas-pump listing : HITEST
7. Tree : ASH
8. Letter : TEE
9. Moslem months : SHABANS
10. Fence sitter : TOMCAT
11. Arbiter, for short : UMP
12. Mine, in France : MES
13. Literary kickoff : PROLOGUE
14. French sugars : SUCRES
15. Kennedy : ETHEL
16. Vance : PHILO
17. Belief : TENET
22. Moslem ruler : RAIS
24. Poetic word : OER
25. Get the ___ (call the police) : LAWON
26. Spanish seals : FOCAS
30. Lips: Prefix : LABIO
31. Ancient tribe of England : ICENI
32. Of a nobleman : DUCAL
34. Three-legged stand : TEAPOY
36. ___-sur-Marne, France : CHALONS
39. Muscular coups : POWERPLAYS
41. Harbor unit : PIER
42. Smooths out : EVENS
44. Kind of jumping bean : MEXICAN
47. Gotham park : THEBATTERY
48. Slave : HELOT
49. Brawl : MELEE
50. German joke : SPASS
52. Danish measure : ALEN
53. Florentine painter : GIOTTO
56. Strategic moves : PLOYS
57. Be rich in : ABOUND
58. Vacation activities : TOURS
59. Closet catchall : SHELF
60. Spanish dressmaker : MODISTA
64. Hit : SMITE
65. ___ troubled waters : OILON
66. Consuming : USING
67. Buy a ___ drinks : ROUNDOF
68. Kind of check : SPOT
70. Town near Paris : CREIL
71. Takes the wheel : STEERS
74. Wavy, in heraldry : UNDE
75. Share in : ENTER
76. Biblical town : ASHAN
77. Wealth : MEANS
79. Becomes a hoax victim : FALLSFOR
83. Going to court : SUING
84. Governing bodies : SENATES
85. ___ on (etc.) : ANDSO
86. "I only have ___ you" : EYESFOR
87. Passes out : FAINTS
88. Provide details : FILLIN
89. Workers in adhesives : GLUERS
91. Beverages : TEAS
92. "When I grow too ___ dream" : OLDTO
93. Ask, in Spain : PEDIR
94. Umbrella, in song : SMILE
97. State: Abbr. : DEL
102. Mine gas : DAMP
104. Rubber tree : ULE
105. Whitney : ELI
106. ___-chou (Chinese pottery) : TZU
107. Males : HES
108. West : MAE
109. Time : ERA
110. Determine : SET

Answer summary: 19 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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