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Nancy S. Ross
Nancy S. Ross

MOMENTS OF TRUTH

New York Times, Sunday, January 23, 1972

Author: Nancy S. Ross
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.23, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 498 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 114, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 14, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
Nancy S. Ross has 34 pre-Shortz puzzles and 22 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,198
Across Down
1. Fastenings : HASPS
6. Krishna ___ : MENON
11. Trouble : AIL
14. Dickens name : TIM
17. Traffic ploy : UTURN
18. Tree genus: Var. : ANONA
19. Theater group : ANTA
20. Legal writ : MISE
21. Man's slipper : ROMEO
22. Cleric's abbr. : RTREV
23. Ups : GOODTIMES
25. Helen Hayes play : TIMEREMEMBERED
28. Painted, for one : DESERT
29. Go in: Fr. : ENTRER
30. Mother of Ares : ENYO
32. "Dames ___" : ATSEA
33. Month: Abbr. : APR
35. " ___ say more?" : NEEDI
38. Lab vessel : ETNA
39. Inlet : RIA
40. "___ Stranger" : NOTASA
43. Shift to new quarters : REBILLET
45. Fracas : SETTO
48. ___ poke : APIGINA
50. Opera by Cherubini : MEDEE
51. Film Dolly : BARBRA
52. Former : SOMETIME
54. Anarchist : RED
55. Pitcher's concern: Abbr. : ERA
57. Roman money : AES
58. Inner: Prefix : ESO
59. Land of the ghats : INDIA
61. Adored one : IDOL
62. Editor's mark : STET
63. Play about Hollywood : ONCEINALIFETIME
67. Peeve : MIFF
70. Tree of Brazil : ANDA
71. Stain : TAINT
72. Banking abbr. : INT
74. Critic Huxtable : ADA
75. Curve : ESS
76. Kind of train: Abbr. : LIM
77. Do a network job : SELLTIME
81. Grande dame : MATRON
84. Shanks, in heraldry : GAMBS
86. Finds a new title : RENAMES
87. Pale : ASHEN
88. ___ presence (use ESP) : SENSEITS
91. Take umbrage : RESENT
92. Mag men : EDS
93. Rotterdam's river : MAAS
94. Blue Grotto locale : CAPRI
96. Civil War abbr. : CSA
97. "I would not ___ pin . . . " : CAREA
99. U. S. holly : ASSI
100. Arch part : RADIAL
103. Russian groups : ARTELS
105. Walrus's observation : THETIMEHASCOME
111. TV evenings : PRIMETIME
113. Close, to poets : ANEAR
114. Added liquor : LACED
115. N.F.L. team : RAMS
116. Kind of bed or hog : ROAD
117. Raccoon's relative : PANDA
118. Blackened : INKED
119. Enzyme: Suffix : ASE
120. Day for ch. : SUN
121. Hide away : STASH
122. Italian specialty : PASTA
1. Offended : HURT
2. Thine: Fr. : ATOI
3. EDT, for instance : SUMMERTIME
4. Fix one's feathers : PREEN
5. Explosive sound : SNORT
6. Mrs. March : MARMEE
7. Ledger keeper : ENTERER
8. Standard : NORM
9. What beer has : ONEB
10. Church part : NAVE
11. Soothing agent : ANODYNE
12. Japanese admiral : ITO
13. "Shane" star : LADD
14. Baseball statistics : TIMESATBAT
15. River of France : ISERE
16. Famous hostess : MESTA
19. "Love Is ___ Thing" : AGENTLE
20. More foggy : MISTIER
24. ___ hole in (rips) : TEARSA
26. Verdi opera : ERNANI
27. Swayed : REELED
31. Kind of meal : OAT
33. Mallard genus : ANAS
34. Wyoming's ___ Agie River : POPO
36. Party man: Abbr. : DEM
37. Area of Europe : IBERIA
41. Seven ___ man : AGESOF
42. Squelch : SITON
44. Perfect moment : IDEALTIME
46. Ash, e.g. : TREE
47. Kiln : OAST
49. French city : AMIENS
51. Island near Java : BALI
53. Bagnold et al. : ENIDS
55. Anthony's family : EDENS
56. Blackguard : ROTTER
60. Genetic abbr. : DNA
61. "___ had the wings of . . . " : IFI
62. Namesakes of Wagner heroine : SENTAS
64. Normandy city : CAEN
65. Kind of pentameter : IAMBIC
66. Pooh man : MILNE
67. Parent : MAMA
68. G. & S. princess et al. : IDAS
69. Old man : FATHERTIME
73. Targets of punches : TIMECLOCKS
76. Dog star : LASSIE
78. Spanish city : LERIDA
79. ___ store : MENS
80. This: Sp. : ESTA
82. Frees : REDEEMS
83. Shop sign : ONSALE
84. Ground : GNASHED
85. Depot: Abbr. : STA
88. Wee: Scot. : SMA
89. Rochester name : EASTMAN
90. Butter etc. : SPREADS
95. Cheer words : RAHRAH
97. U. S. film director : CAPRA
98. Tapestry : ARRAS
101. L.I.R.R. stop : ISLIP
102. Carib. tree : ACANA
104. Ships: Abbr. : STRS
106. Bugle call : TAPS
107. ___ the finish : INAT
108. City in Ark. : MENA
109. Encounter : MEET
110. Norse work : EDDA
112. Certain note : IOU

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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