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CHOOSE YOUR WEAPONS

New York Times, Sunday, January 17, 1971

Author:
H. L. Risteen
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.35, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 641 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 156, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original solution grid for 122-Across/98-Down crossing had the last letter as a black square instead of an S; corrected this.

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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 7,827
Across
1. Total: Abbr. : AGG
4. Remonstrances : AWS
7. Camelot notable : GALAHAD
14. Well-known street and others : SESAMES
21. Beach sight : PARASOL
23. Clam's big brother : ABALONE
24. Dixie river : ALABAMA
25. Behave stubbornly : STICKTOONESGUNS
27. Mideast land : LEBANON
28. Legal copy : ESTREATS
29. Stage monarch : LEAR
30. Italian philosopher : CROCE
32. Normal: Abbr. : STD
33. Water bird : ERN
34. ___ tables : TIER
36. Praying figure : ORANT
37. Fare for Miss Muffet : WHEY
38. Malaccan measures : ASTAS
41. Wallet items : TENS
42. Gavroche et al. : GAMINS
44. Subjunctive and indicative : MOODS
45. U.S. balloon pioneer : LAHM
46. Calendar source : BANK
47. Bridled : CURBED
48. Binge : TOOT
49. Man's nickname : ABE
50. Wall St. purchase : BOND
51. Shetland natives : PONIES
52. Demand : CALLFOR
55. Rocks : TOTTERS
57. Ship officer : PURSER
58. Table wine : SAUTERNE
59. Odorless gas : ETHANE
60. Rare animals : PANDAS
61. Impudent : PERT
62. Bloodhound feature : NOSE
63. McKuen : ROD
64. Darnay's friend : CARTON
65. Like some excuses : LAME
66. Ferrer : MEL
67. Charges : FEES
69. Satire of 1894 : ARMSANDTHEMAN
72. Haberdashery : HATS
73. Salutation : AVE
74. Yawn : GAPE
75. Kind of biscuit : BEATEN
76. Fed. agency : AEC
77. Western team : RAMS
79. Armadillo : APAR
80. Dour : SULLEN
81. Finally : ATLAST
84. Enlightens : EDUCATES
86. Authors' concerns : TITLES
87. Merchant of drama : ANTONIO
88. Business deals : RESALES
89. Did a job in Denver : MINTED
90. Italian locale : PISA
91. Educ. group : NEA
92. Malay weapon : KRIS
93. Villella : DANCER
94. Olympian : HERA
95. Periods : EONS
96. Marksmen's sport : SKEET
98. Eel : CONGER
99. Bloom : POSY
100. Scottish stipend : ANNAT
101. Excavations : PITS
102. Noted Italian : DANTE
103. Vestment : COPE
104. Common abbr. : ETC
105. Brew : ALE
106. North Sea feeder : MEUSE
107. Book of N.T. : JOHN
109. Eating place : TEAHOUSE
114. Alaskan peak : STELIAS
116. Stabbed in a way : LOOKEDDAGGERSAT
119. "The ___ Worker" : MIRACLE
120. Recorded : ENTERED
121. Beginning : GENESIS
122. Musical groups : SESTETS
123. Beverage experts : TASTERS
124. Campus V.I.P.'s : SRS
125. Roman 151 : CLI
Down
1. Church section : APSE
2. Channels : GATS
3. Pluck : GRIT
4. Petitioners : ASKERS
5. Valhalla man : WOTAN
6. Las Vegas opening : SLOT
7. Started, in poems : GAN
8. Poplars : ABELES
9. Light beam : LASER
10. Sea growth : ALGA
11. Net time of a football game : HOUR
12. Mass. cape : ANN
13. Discovers : DESCRIES
14. Arty gatherings : SALONS
15. Decide upon : ELECT
16. "Quién ___?" : SABE
17. Jidda garb : ABA
18. His living depends on net income : MANSHOTFROMACANNON
19. Was theatrical : EMOTED
20. Scotchmen : SANDYS
22. Foaming : ACREAM
26. Manifesto city : OSTEND
31. Sally or Ayn : RAND
35. Printery supply : INK
36. Old card game : OMBER
37. Bulky cloth : WOOLEN
38. Winged : ALATE
39. Footwear : SABOT
40. Fictional gunmen : THETHREEMUSKETEERS
41. Light shades : TANS
42. Cold-war factors : GUNSANDBUTTER
43. Zodiac sign : ARIES
44. Shed : MOLT
46. Social menace : BORE
47. Bleu or sanitaire : CORDON
48. Take out slack : TAUTEN
50. Crook : BEND
51. Fencing pass : PUNTA
52. Conductor : CARMAN
53. Beginning : ONSET
54. Dances : REELS
56. N.M. tourist mecca : TAOS
57. Grammarian : PARSER
58. Pinafore people : SEAMEN
60. Grassy plains : PAMPAS
61. Russian whips : PLETES
64. Fabrics : CRAPES
67. Traveler : FARER
68. Escape : EVADE
69. Marbles : AGATES
70. Atomic expert : TELLER
71. Summoned : HALED
72. Marsh: Prefix : HELO
76. "___ boy!" : ATTA
78. Startles : SCARES
80. Because : SINCE
81. Loop in anatomy : ANSA
82. Tuscany city : SIENA
83. Banquet feature : TOAST
85. Came to rest : ALIT
86. Slight amount : TINGE
87. Delicate : AIRY
89. Short cape : MANTELET
90. Money in Madrid : PESETA
93. Juan and Quixote : DONS
94. Dance : HOP
95. Performer's thrill : ENCORE
96. Bursts of activity : SPASMS
97. Highlander : KILTIE
98. Lost ___ : CAUSES
99. Be reflective : PONDER
100. Eur. capital : ATHENS
102. Distributed : DEALT
103. Dear: Fr. : CHERE
104. Ardent : EAGER
106. Meek ones : MICE
107. Tiny quantities : JOTS
108. African weight : OKET
110. Flier's word for bombs : EGGS
111. Wash. tribunal: Abbr. : USSC
112. Jib : SAIL
113. Although: Lat. : ETSI
115. Riga coin : LAT
117. Put ___ pedestal : ONA
118. Dental degree : DDS

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 13 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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