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MIXED DOUBLES

New York Times, Sunday, January 13, 1974

Author: Edward J. O'Brien
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 162, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 5.47, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 694 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 141, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 50
Edward J. O'Brien has 10 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
PS notes: Clue for 90-Across is as it appeared but may be a mistake—seems to be referring to Priscilla Mullins (not Mullens) of Longfellow's "The Courtship of Miles Standish."
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 8,919
Across Down
1. Words after dese : DEMDOSE
8. Catchall abbr. : ETC
11. It, in Italy : ESSO
15. Curial bodies : ROTAS
20. Encircles, old style : ENGIRTS
21. Architect I.M. : PEI
22. Forgo a story hour : SKIPTHETALE
25. Spooner, e.g. : WORDBOTCHER
27. Shift the balance of power : TIPTHESCALE
28. Audubon, for one : BIRDWATCHER
30. In ___ (mired) : ARUT
31. After Lev. : NUM
32. "As sure ___" : ASFATE
35. "___ in is a rotten egg" : THELASTONE
37. Make: French : FAIRE
39. Encounters, with "with" : MEETSUP
41. Thing, in law : RES
42. Diminished : EXTENUATED
44. Statement: Abbr. : ACCT
45. Sky Peacock : PAVO
48. Nimble : SPRY
50. Ointment : BALM
51. Person : SOUL
52. Safety or tie : PIN
53. Mystery man : POE
54. Bucket : PAIL
55. Cronkite's employer : CBS
58. Compass point : NNE
59. Noisy person : RANTER
61. Emily's postings : RSVPS
64. "I'll look ___" : YOUUP
66. Annex : ADD
67. Playing card : EIGHTOFSPADES
70. To be: Lat. : ESSE
71. Baseball positions: Abbr. : LFS
72. Too many cooks : SPATEOFAIDES
73. Lively, as a horse : TROTTY
75. Clock numeral : III
76. Owns : HAS
77. Turkish title : AGA
78. Shelter : LEE
79. Shoe width : EEE
80. Marbles : AGGIES
82. Strong sales pitch : WINNINGSPIEL
88. Pupils' trio : RRR
89. Sounds for silence : SHHS
90. Prop for Miss Mullens : SPINNINGWHEEL
92. Library items: Abbr. : BKS
93. Feminine suffixes : ETTES
95. Unchaff again : REAWN
96. Rowing gear, old style : OARAGE
97. ___ Dee Riv., N. C. : PEE
98. Draft initials : SSS
99. Truth, in Confucianism : HSIN
101. Wander : GAD
103. Suffix with journal : ESE
104. Austrian statesman : RAAB
106. Impend : LOOM
107. World power : USSR
109. Bangla___ : DESH
111. Holy Roman emperor : OTTO
112. Puppet: It. : MARIONETTA
116. Baba : ALI
119. Lay one's ___ the line : TITLEON
121. Standing : ERECT
122. Imported timepiece : SWISSWATCH
126. Kind of knot : GRANNY
127. Dixie: Abbr. : STH
128. "Maybe it was something ___" : IATE
130. Not spare the rod : SNAPTHEWHIP
132. Refuses a fish delicacy : SHUNSTHEROE
135. Not spare the child : WHAPTHESNIP
139. Does emcee work : RUNSTHESHOW
140. Open or hot : AIR
141. Modern tires : RADIALS
142. Misses, in Madrid : SRTAS
143. Time periods : EONS
144. Fast plane : SST
145. Caches : STASHES
1. Moisture : DEW
2. Wine: Prefix : ENO
3. Stengel or Berra: Abbr. : MGR
4. Entered into conflict : DIDBATTLE
5. Round trips : ORBITS
6. Amass : STOREUP
7. Founded: Abbr. : ESTD
8. Hebrew bushel : EPHAH
9. Seesaw : TEETER
10. Ring : CIRCLE
11. Kefauver : ESTES
12. One who avoids : SKIRTER
13. Small draft : SIP
14. Chooser : OPTANT
15. In a relaxed manner : RESTFULLY
16. Certain stock market: Abbr. : OTC
17. ___ Esther (Biblical fast) : TAANIT
18. Wile : ALLURE
19. Appeared : SEEMED
23. Outfield hit : THREEBASE
24. Hay, in Hamburg : HEU
26. Hundredweight: Abbr. : CWT
29. Signe of films : HASSO
32. You love: Lat. : AMAS
33. Rematches : SECONDFIGHTS
34. Matchless vistas, as of grain : FECUNDSIGHTS
36. Sharp: Prefix : OXY
38. Missile: Abbr. : AAM
40. Melonlike fruits: Var. : PAPAIAS
43. Hindu caste : NAI
46. Twenty: Fr. : VINGT
47. Words before make or level : ONTHE
49. Ahura-Mazda, for one : PERSIANGOD
53. Desecrations : PROFANINGS
54. Delivery abbreviations : PPDS
55. June, 1876, headline : CUSTERBEATEN
56. Silent headliner : BUSTERKEATON
57. U.S. banking family : SPEYERS
59. Go by again : REPASS
60. W. W. II area : ETO
62. Velocity, for short : SPD
63. Caesar's alas : VAE
65. Govt. agency : OEO
66. Wanted-poster listings : ALIASES
68. Artful Dodger's mentor : FAGIN
69. Addison's partner : STEELE
72. Pronoun : SHE
74. Faith: Abbr. : REL
78. Most loyal : LIEGEST
81. British verb ending : ISE
82. Vienna, to natives : WIEN
83. Miss Claire : INA
84. Direction : NNW
85. Burmese village : GWA
86. Tatter : SHRED
87. Type of porridge : PEASE
91. ___ pump (stimulates) : PRIMESTHE
94. Marksmen : SHOOTISTS
97. Slippage, as of a disc : PROLAPSIS
100. Heir : SON
102. Maori people : ARAWA
105. Like some fish : BONY
106. Certificate: Abbr. : LIC
107. Use, in prescriptions : UTI
108. English writer : SASSOON
110. Snobbish : HIGHHAT
112. Mates of mmes. : MESSRS
113. Twenty-first President : ARTHUR
114. Seek again : REHUNT
115. Instrument case, old style : TWEESE
117. "In thy green ___ Nature's Darling laid" : LAPWAS
118. "Look at ___ way" : ITTHIS
120. ___ new tack (changed strategy) : TRIEDA
123. Winter falls, old style : SNEWS
124. Diagram : CHART
125. With it : HEP
129. Sportlike: Abbr. : ATH
131. Restaurant workers: Abbr. : WTRS
133. U.S. scholastic org. : NSA
134. Before sigma : RHO
136. Slangy negative : NAH
137. Seine body : ILE
138. Afterthoughts : PSS

Answer summary: 40 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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