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WHEREWITHAL

New York Times, Sunday, July 20, 1969

Author: H. L. Risteen
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.24, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 637 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 138, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15 Grid has repeated answers.
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,281
Across Down
1. Slight : SNUB
5. Harbor sight : PIER
9. Carthage foe : CATO
13. Some doorbells : CHIMES
19. Olympian : ATHENE
21. Editor of a kind : ANNOTATOR
23. Burger ballad : LENORE
24. Plea of the '30s : BROTHERCANYOUSPAREADIME
27. Trades : BARTERS
28. Nobleman : EARL
29. Old-time reporter's goal : SCOOP
30. Edge : LIP
31. An Astaire : ADELE
32. Prizes : MEDALS
35. Assemblage : SALON
36. Prefix for fit or factor : BENE
37. Old English letter : EDH
39. Makes turbid : MUDS
40. Indian V.I.P. : CHIEF
41. Reduced : PARED
42. Common abbreviations : ETCS
45. Mine passages : ADITS
47. Hitler predecessor : HEIL
48. Mark : SCAR
50. An apostle: Abbr. : THO
51. Old ___ : GLORY
52. Solicitudes : CARES
53. Dumas hero : ARAMIS
57. "Exodus" hero : ARI
58. Portuguese money : REIS
59. French city : ARLES
60. Aaron : HANK
62. Parseghian : ARA
63. Most rigid : TENSEST
65. French keys : CLEFS
66. Artery : AORTA
67. Young animal : KID
68. Bristles : SETAE
69. Paired : MATED
70. Onward : ALONG
71. ___ majesty : LESE
72. Inconsistent : PENNYWISEPOUNDFOOLISH
77. Monterrey money : PESO
78. Ventilator : AIRER
79. ___ of thought : LINES
80. Confuse : ADDLE
82. Insect : ANT
83. Fishing equipment : LURES
84. Of an arm bone : ULNAR
85. Salutation in Soissons : BONSOIR
87. Dessert : ICE
88. Zoo attractions : APES
89. Undergrad clubs : FRATS
90. Moved, at sea : HOVE
91. Merkel : UNA
92. Infer : DERIVE
94. Santa ___ : CLARA
95. Cobbler supplies : SOLES
96. Fetch : GET
97. Obscure : DARK
99. Troubles : AILS
100. Report : RUMOR
101. Exclamation : OHNO
102. Farm areas : STIES
105. Flirts : OGLES
107. Cross out : DELE
108. Folding money : TEN
110. Water birds : ERNS
111. Crosscut saw : BRIAR
112. Doctor's needlework : SUTURE
114. Palm genus : SABAL
118. Unburden : RID
119. Frisky : PEART
120. Persian sprite : PERI
121. Pastry item : RISSOLE
123. Words prior to being parted : AFOOLANDHISMONEYARESOON
128. Shore bird : PLOVER
129. Freckle : LENTICULA
130. Grieg girl : ANITRA
131. Oriental rugs : HERATS
132. U. S. engineer : EADS
133. Coal layer : SEAM
134. Promontory : NESS
1. Strand : SHORE
2. Annoys : NETTLES
3. Disregard : UNHEED
4. Beverage : BEER
5. Ocean: Abbr. : PAC
6. Leave ___ huff : INA
7. Groups of nine : ENNEADS
8. Old English coins : ROYALS
9. Stem: Prefix : CAUL
10. Siamese coins : ATS
11. Rigging : TOPSAILS
12. Person of great wisdom : ORACLE
13. Jones of the Mets : CLEON
14. Bestow, as praise : HEAP
15. Neither Dem. nor Rep. : IND
16. Drudge : MOILER
17. Small animal : ERMINE
18. Oozed : SEEPED
19. Eastern church title : ABBA
20. Rooted custom: Abbr. : TRAD
22. Rock pinnacles : TORS
25. Army man: Abbr. : RSM
26. Urban sunbath areas : ROOFS
33. Eastern notables : EMIRS
34. Obligation : DUTY
35. Throws : SHIES
36. Vamp of silents : BARA
38. Summons : HALES
40. Roman goddess : CERES
41. Alaskan attire : PARKA
42. French political units : ETATS
43. Middlesex money : THREEPENCE
44. Mint worker : COINTESTER
46. Dutch coin : DOIT
47. Kennedy items : HALFDOLLARS
49. "We ___ on like this" : CANTGO
51. Long ___ (money) : GREEN
52. Grow, as a vine : CREEP
54. Earns, informally : MAKESDOUGH
55. Fabric : IRISHLINEN
56. Marquis de ___ : SADE
59. Fix a dress : ALTER
60. Does a vaudeville turn : HOOFS
61. European river : ARNO
64. Healthy: Sp. : SANO
65. Lawyers' staple : CASES
66. Tree : ALDER
69. Gets stuck : MIRES
70. Coins of India : ANNAS
71. Headwear: Slang : LIDS
73. Noisy canine : YAUPER
74. Message : WIRE
75. Western range : UINTA
76. Byways : LANES
77. Cashier's stamp : PAID
81. Muse : ERATO
83. Molten outpourings : LAVAS
84. Soviet range : URALS
85. Heavy knife : BOLO
86. Public : OVERT
89. Business gamble: Colloq. : FLIER
90. Big hit : HOMER
93. Roman period : IDES
94. Tropical plant : CALATHEA
95. Pacific sea : SULU
98. Islamic text : KORAN
100. Suite : RETINUE
101. Well-known Greek : ONASSIS
102. Heavenly being : SERAPH
103. Toy : TRIFLE
104. ___ pools : INDOOR
106. Nondieter's friend : GIRDLE
107. Farm animals : DUROCS
109. Holy Land man : ESSENE
111. Chicago team : BEARS
112. Numerical prefix : SEMI
113. Period : ERA
115. Kicks : BOOTS
116. Indonesian isle : ALOR
117. Russian river : LENA
119. Russian whip : PLET
120. Sibilant signals : PSTS
122. Asian land : IRAN
124. Cells : OVA
125. State: Abbr. : IND
126. High note : ELA
127. Vegetable : YAM

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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