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UNDERHAND STROKES

New York Times, Sunday, January 30, 1972

Author:
James V. Shannon
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 158, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.66, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 632 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 165, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 38
James V. Shannon has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,205
Across
1. Hectic existence : RATRACE
8. Excludes : DEBARS
14. Drink mixer : SWIRLER
21. Palm civets : TREECATS
23. Miss May : ELAINE
24. Leafstalk : PETIOLE
25. Provider of enchantment : DISTANCE
26. ___ hand (helps) : LENDSA
27. Launched, poetically : ELANCED
28. Gambler's insurance : STACKEDDECK
30. Pea-shuffler's medium : SHELLGAME
32. Magpie : PIET
33. Sovereign concession : OCTROI
36. Madison Ave. concerns : ADS
37. One-up tactic : PLOY
38. "The wings of ___ black and white" : TIMEARE
41. Street game : STOOPBALL
43. Thread : LISLE
44. Sleeve lining, at times : ACE
45. River in Italy : NERA
47. Miss Dahl : ARLENE
48. Mideast country : IRAN
50. What birds do : MOLT
52. Grammatical case: Abbr. : DAT
53. ___ and chain : BALL
54. In a lax way : REMISSLY
58. Ultimate goal : ENDALL
60. Partner of dark and handsome : TALL
62. Ending for psych or laryng : OLOGIST
64. Attention : EAR
66. Landscape : PAYSAGE
68. Veal specialties : CUTLETS
69. Saratoga : SPA
70. Up and about : ASTIR
73. Old English money : ORA
74. Golf club : MASHIE
75. Beginning : OUTSET
78. Resounded : CLANGED
80. Words for a duet : TWOPART
82. Scram! : VAMOOSE
83. Cleanses : RINSES
84. Departs : LEAVES
85. Bar need : ICE
87. Trims : PARES
88. Miss Rehan : ADA
89. Like some drains : CLOGGED
91. Crystalline rocks : SCHISTS
93. Writer Deighton : LEN
94. Full of sandbanks : SHOALED
95. Money in Mexico : PESO
96. Snake : PYTHON
100. Calif. city : SANTAANA
102. One kind of consent: Abbr. : UNAN
104. Sweatshirt size: Abbr. : LGE
106. Burmese rice : SELA
107. Encircle : GIRD
108. Gum-yielding tree : SAPOTA
110. Killer whale : ORCA
112. Race an engine : REV
113. Of the cheek : MALAR
116. Mineral named for Penn. city : EASTONITE
119. Cry of encouragement : ATTABOY
121. "___ love with . . . " : IMIN
122. Blip expert: Abbr. : RDM
123. Void states : INANES
124. Treaty group : NATO
125. Golf club used in traps : SANDWEDGE
128. Sharpers' standbys : MARKEDCARDS
132. People living under same meridian : ANTOECI
133. Positioned: Lat. : INSITU
136. Separations : SPLITUPS
138. Same : IDENTIC
139. Rye grass : DARNEL
140. Nose openings : PRENARES
141. English resort : MARGATE
142. Indolent : OTIOSE
143. Perfume : ESSENCE
Down
1. Pensioned off: Abbr. : RTD
2. Onassis et al. : ARIS
3. Assay : TEST
4. Record again : RETAPE
5. Church follower of early A.D. : ACACIAN
6. Spitefully : CANKEREDLY
7. Refrain from "The King and I" : ETCETERA
8. Highly pleasing : DELECTABLE
9. One kind of college : ELECTORAL
10. Sugar daddy's lure : BANKROLL
11. Help : AID
12. Hosp. workers : RNS
13. Black and Red : SEAS
14. Turnpike posting : SPEEDLIMIT
15. Writer H.G. : WELLS
16. Sloping type: Abbr. : ITAL
17. Label holders : RINGPINS
18. Certain trains : LOCALS
19. Crystalline alcohol : ELEMOL
20. Saloon offering : REDEYE
22. But, to Caesar : SED
29. Two, in Toledo : DOS
31. Mr. Wallis : HAL
34. Louisiana city : OPELOUSAS
35. ___ Saud : IBN
38. Subdue : TAME
39. Image : ICON
40. Pinochle play : MELD
42. Meteor science : AEROLITICS
43. Wear well : LAST
46. Flower oil : ATTAR
49. Snail genus : RISSOA
51. Basketball maneuvers : TAPINS
55. L'___ (Aegean Sea): Fr. : EGEE
56. Grantor : LESSOR
57. Native of a Caroline island : YAPESE
59. At ___ (on the loose) : LARGE
61. Material for marbles : AGATEGLASS
63. Shoe material: Abbr. : LTHR
65. Deserves : RATES
67. Earth : SOD
68. Did a matador's maneuver : CAPED
70. Of peripheral body parts : ACRAL
71. Some photos : SLIDES
72. Alaskan people : TANANA
74. Took action : MOVEDUPON
76. Indefinite quantity : UMPTY
77. Honors : TOASTS
79. Scab : ESCHAR
81. Carry on, as war : WAGE
82. Liberian people : VEI
84. Bank deal : LOAN
86. New World Indian : CHOLO
90. Crapshooter's insurance : LOADEDDICE
91. Cloture, for one : SENATERULE
92. De Mille specialties : SPECTACLES
94. Mix : STIR
95. Acquires a green coating : PATINATES
97. Rosemary, e.g. : HERB
98. Spread : OLEO
99. Shade of blue : NAVY
101. Prehistoric man : NGANDONG
103. Outside a chemical group : NONAMINO
105. Evangeline's home : GRANDPRE
109. P.I. people : ATI
111. Achieves : ATTAINS
113. Make a faulty sight : MISAIM
114. Miss Blake of "Gunsmoke" : AMANDA
115. Cotton machine : LINTER
117. In the midst of: Abbr. : AMG
118. Igloo resident: Abbr. : ESK
120. Arterial trunks : AORTAE
122. Talking style in music: Abbr. : RECIT
126. N.Z. insect : WETA
127. Image: Prefix : EIDO
129. Telepathy, for short : ESP
130. Cowpoke's oath : DURN
131. Not regular: Abbr. : SPEC
134. Baseball league: Abbr. : NAT
135. Hindu title : SRI
137. Compass reading : SSE

Answer summary: 25 unique to this puzzle, 13 debuted here and reused later, 23 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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