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A. & Q.

New York Times, Sunday, October 9, 1977

Author: Elaine D. Schorr
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 98, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 668 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 147, Cheaters: 19, FITB: 11, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
Elaine D. Schorr has 49 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
PS notes: Error in 63-Across clue—liens aren't deals, they're legal claims on property. Maleska may have been thinking of "loans," not "liens," especially since this clue has been used for the former before. Left as in original.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,284
Across Down
1. Role for Price : TOSCA
6. Electrical units : FARADS
12. Having the know-how : ABLE
16. Made corvine sounds : CAWED
21. "The homage of ___": Byron : ATEAR
22. Western ___ : OMELET
23. Bird's crop : CRAW
24. Lenten symbol : ASHES
25. Big Apple with no worms : WHATMAKESABEBEAME
28. Young salmon : SMOLT
29. Court team : NETS
30. Sage and thyme : MINTS
31. Author Jong : ERICA
32. Put-on : SHAM
33. Parts of a cen. : YRS
34. Diana ___: 1934–73 : SANDS
35. Singlehanded : LONE
36. "___ Bulba" : TARAS
38. Takes advantage of : USES
39. Blathers : GABS
41. Romancer's offering : SERENADE
44. Gunpowder Plot conspirator : FAWKES
48. A.k.a. : ALIAS
49. Artery : ROAD
50. Before tee : ESS
52. Son of Jacob : ASHER
53. Yes, in her private writings : WASANNEFRANK
57. Penalty : COST
58. ___ share : LIONS
59. Demeaned : ABASED
60. Pittance : IOTA
61. Count of jazz : BASIE
62. Levene and Levenson : SAMS
63. Bank deals : LIENS
64. As well : ALSO
65. Where GUM is : MOSCOW
66. Wrap up : END
67. His peers think so : ISRAYNOBLE
70. Quechua : INCAN
71. "___ to Live," 1958 film : IWANT
74. "Exodus" name : ARI
75. Comedian Richard : PRYOR
76. Apothegm : ADAGE
77. Only when his funny films failed : WASBENBLUE
82. Jasey : WIG
85. Sidestepped : DUCKED
86. Sentry's cry : HALT
87. Seed covers : ARILS
88. Pure, in Parma : FINO
89. Poe house : USHER
90. Jordan, to Carter : AIDE
91. Blots out : ANNULS
93. Kanga's creator : MILNE
94. "___ Death" : ASES
95. Well, he's no John Wayne : ISRICHLITTLE
97. Partner of wiser : OLDER
98. Ullmann : LIV
99. Status quo ___ bellum : ANTE
100. Man with a mike : EMCEE
101. Red Sox specialty : HOMERS
102. Sight enhancer : EYEGLASS
105. Bowl calls : RAHS
106. Cicatrix : SCAR
108. Rock debris : SCREE
109. Dash : ELAN
111. Rubberneck : STARE
112. Guevara : CHE
115. "Excalibur" part : HILT
116. Cooking direction : SCALD
117. Mail class : THIRD
118. Heath for Heathcliff : MOOR
119. Figaro's forte : SHAVE
121. Nobody on Broadway : WHOMDIDMOLLYPICON
124. N.M. terrains : MESAS
125. Use a strop : HONE
126. In proximity : NEARTO
127. Turkeys : FLOPS
128. Closing words : AMENS
129. Bookie's quote : ODDS
130. Autor Seton : ERNEST
131. Littoral area : COAST
1. Brownish orange : TAWNY
2. Second of two : OTHER
3. Ottomans : SEATS
4. Hipsters : CATS
5. Branch : ARM
6. Famed choreographer: 1880–1942 : FOKINE
7. Makes better : AMENDS
8. Pauses : RESTS
9. Sigh for Yorick : ALAS
10. Society newcomer : DEB
11. Trinidad combo : STEELBAND
12. ___ the hole : ACEIN
13. Clasps or clamps : BRACES
14. Mongolian monk : LAMA
15. Cote female : EWE
16. ___ carry : CASHAND
17. Capital of Eritrea : ASMARA
18. Imprisoning officials : WHOMADEOSCARWILDE
19. It could be electric : EEL
20. N.Y. time, at times : DST
26. Garner : AMASS
27. Brush, in Brest : BROSSE
32. Chateaubriand, e.g. : STEAK
34. Court figures : SUERS
37. Bull or jam : SESSION
39. Like fish eyes : GLASSY
40. Senior on the Seine : AINE
42. Muse for Pindar : ERATO
43. Columnist Barrett : RONA
44. Without foundation : FALSE
45. Penang person : ASIAN
46. Ask 43 Down! : WHOMDIDCHEVYCHASE
47. Kesey and Rosewall : KENS
48. Yoga posture : ASANA
51. Olla podrida : STEW
53. Oft-watched line : WAIST
54. But, in Bonn : ABER
55. Satisfy : FILL
56. Polyantha, e.g. : ROSE
57. Maine bay : CASCO
61. Lean as a rake : BONY
63. Did an inside job : LINED
64. Theatrical lover : ABIE
65. Entangles : MIRES
68. Political cartoonist : NAST
69. Any planet : ORB
72. Greets the dawn : WAKES
73. Livy's field : AGER
75. Beat : PULSE
76. Down Under fellows : AUSSIES
77. Ravine : WADI
78. Author Waugh : ALEC
79. City on the Loire : NANTES
80. Yahoo : BRUTE
81. Very small pin : LILL
83. Word with city or tube : INNER
84. Takeoff group : GOERS
85. Kind of role : DUAL
86. Puts on the payroll : HIRES
88. Item not to be exposed : FILM
90. Movie pooch : ASTA
91. Variety of garnet : ALMANDINE
92. Czar's name: Abbr. : NICH
93. Henry the sculptor : MOORE
95. Estuary : INLET
96. Harbinger : HERALD
99. Ever-abiding : AGELESS
101. He wrote "The Dynasts" : HARDY
103. Capital of Armenia : ERIVAN
104. Abet : SECOND
106. Avocets' kin : STILTS
107. Freight shipment : CARLOT
110. Incapacitates : LAMES
111. Tanning locale : SHORE
112. Apres-ski drink : COCOA
113. Holey rollers : HOOPS
114. Artist Max : ERNST
116. Booted : SHOD
117. Fed : TMAN
118. Grain sorghum : MILO
119. Little, in Lanark : SMA
120. Haw's partner : HEM
121. "___ is Silvia?" : WHO
122. German article : DER
123. Mil. rank : PFC

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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