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NAME-DROPPING

New York Times, Sunday, January 21, 1968

Author: John Willig
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 176, Blocks: 83, Avg Word Len: 5.07, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 677 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 142, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 19
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,735
Across Down
1. Diminish gradually. : PETEROUT
9. Crow's cousin. : JAYBIRD
16. 1958 Derby winner. : TIMTAM
22. Like some troops. : AIRBORNE
23. Resistance to change. : INERTIA
24. Eccentric. : ODDONE
25. Refused cards, in poker. : STOODPAT
26. Marat/Sade's company. : MANIACS
27. Originator of an "ism." : MESMER
28. Weeds out. : THINS
29. Envelops. : WRAPS
31. Leather. : ELK
32. Doctors' order: Abbr. : AMA
33. Kind of lamb. : EWE
34. Count (on). : RELY
35. Rutherford B. : HAYES
36. Condition of sale. : ASIS
37. Ernie. : PYLE
39. Poss. pronoun. : YRS
40. "___ Raiders" of W. W. II. : CARLSONS
42. Inspirit. : CHEER
44. G.I. honors. : DSMS
48. Welles role. : KANE
49. "And ___ grow on." : ONETO
51. Shells, for short. : AMMO
52. "Let George ___." : DOIT
53. Incense. : ANGER
56. Species: Abbr. : SPP
58. Baseball's Speaker. : TRIS
60. What acid does. : EATSINTO
62. Maracas, in a way. : GOURDS
64. Kind of curtain: Abbr. : ASB
66. Consecutively. : INTURN
68. Find. : LEARN
69. See 12 Down. : EDAM
70. Jersey. : COW
72. Cole. : OLDKING
74. Name on a roster. : LISTEE
75. Wine holder. : DEMIJOHN
77. Insect. : BEE
78. Necessary. : NEEDED
80. Attention-getters. : ADS
81. Rent. : TORN
82. Long-range weapon, for short. : IBM
83. Abbreviation in physics. : CGS
84. Maintain. : AVER
86. Mars, for example. : ORB
89. AKC member? : SCOTTY
91. Manner. : AIR
92. 19th century carriage. : CLARENCE
96. Prepare for replastering. : RELATH
98. Duplicate. : REPLICA
100. Champagnole's river. : AIN
101. Young horse. : FOAL
102. Tousled. : ACURL
103. Ape. : SIMIAN
104. Wild ox. : YAK
106. Certain strings. : TWINES
108. Disrespect. : CONTEMPT
110. Chinquapins. : NUTS
112. Barents. : SEA
114. Pineapple plant. : ANANA
115. French novelist (1850–1923). : LOTI
116. Brother of Hephaestus. : ARES
118. Scoria. : DROSS
120. Vex: Dial. : RILE
122. If not. : ELSE
123. TV's "again" show. : RERUN
125. Did penance. : EXPIATED
127. Deprive of: Prefix. : DIS
130. Papal tribunal. : ROTA
132. Put forth. : POSE
134. Moth species. : EGGER
135. Fashion feature. : VENT
136. Girls name. : RAE
139. Top. : LID
140. One-time Fordhamite. : POE
141. Money in Pakistan. : ANNAS
142. Desert pears. : CACTI
143. Secure. : OBTAIN
145. Color. : OLDGOLD
147. Emulate the "Old Soak." : TIEONEON
149. Reason. : MOTIVE
150. Architect of the Tuileries. : DELORME
151. A kind of action. : HARRYING
152. What a bodkin makes. : EYELET
153. Backstage helper. : DRESSER
154. Enlivens. : ANIMATES
1. Mille-feuilles. : PASTRY
2. This or that. : EITHER
3. Family in Scott's "The Pirate." : TROILS
4. Ceylon export. : EBONY
5. Viral forms. : RODS
6. Fret: Scot. : ORP
7. Taken ___ (surprised). : UNAWARES
8. Explosive. : TETRYL
9. Kind of weed: Var. : JIMPSON
10. Anecdotal collections. : ANAS
11. Pay for Sato. : YEN
12. Cheeses. : BRIES
13. Of certain languages. : ITALIC
14. Edo carriage. : RICKSHA
15. Attys. : DAS
16. Buncombe. : TOMMYROT
17. Perfect! : IDEAL
18. De Bakey and others. : MDS
19. Library feature. : TOME
20. Over. : ANEW
21. Bare. : MERE
30. Of a fabled author. : AESOPS
32. Tarzan. : APEMAN
35. Chinese dynasty. : HAN
36. In the saddle. : ASTRIDE
38. Swirls. : EDDIES
40. Queen. : CARD
41. Yield. : NET
43. Arise. : EMERGE
45. Opus. : SONATA
46. Like some collars. : MITRED
47. Pits. : STONES
48. A Roosevelt. : KERMIT
50. Porcine sound. : OINK
53. Ripened. : AGED
54. Stem joint. : NODE
55. Where Agana is. : GUAM
57. Game piece. : PAWN
59. Fish. : STINGRAY
61. Baseball term. : SLIDER
63. Travel fast: Colloq. : SCORCH
65. Grooming aid. : BOBBYPIN
67. French pronoun. : UNES
71. "You don't mean it!" : OHNO
73. Man's nickname. : LEM
74. Oscar. : LEVANT
76. Subway action. : JOSTLE
79. Spanish painter. : DALI
82. Detail. : ITEM
83. Military abbreviation. : CIC
85. Polish. : REFINE
86. "I am Sir ___." : ORACLE
87. Add more ice. : RECOOL
88. Dulls. : BLUNTS
90. Commoner. : TRITER
91. Racecourse of world fame. : AINTREE
92. Lady Baltimore ___. : CAKE
93. Girl's name. : NONA
94. City of Calvados. : CAEN
95. Best-selling jungle heroine. : ELSA
97. More showy. : ARTIER
99. English prelate. : LAUD
103. Extend. : SPREAD
105. Prescribe. : ASSIGN
107. Pioneer in social work. : WALD
109. Disciplinarian. : MARTINET
111. Ball team, for short. : SOX
113. Kind of well. : ARTESIAN
117. Lither. : SUPPLER
119. Stephen or Diamond Jim. : SPENDER
121. Adjective suffix. : IER
124. Improvise on a sax. : NOODLE
126. Sicilian saint. : AGATHA
127. Trickery. : DECEIT
128. Chant. : INTONE
129. Cheats: Slang. : STINGS
131. Color. : OLIVE
133. Lily plants. : SEGOS
135. "Uncle ___." : VANYA
136. Ackley's new post. : ROME
137. "It's ___!" : ABOY
138. Suffix with Ann or Nan. : ETTE
141. Cairo dancer. : ALME
142. Stem base. : CORM
144. Be in trouble. : AIL
145. Extra. : ODD
146. Noun suffixes. : ORS
148. Son of Gad. : ERI

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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