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SOLVING MATERIAL

New York Times, Sunday, January 31, 1971

Author: Martha DeWitt
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 77, Avg Word Len: 5.38, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 691 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 136, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 19
Martha J. DeWitt has 72 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 7,841
Across Down
1. Traffic light : AMBER
6. Lieu : STEAD
11. Competitor : RIVAL
16. By-product : OFFAL
21. Sight from Apollo craft : RILLE
22. Do the honors at dinner : CARVE
23. Hovel or house : ABODE
24. Rope : RIATA
25. Things within a stone's throw : GLASSHOUSES
27. Lucky girls : CINDERELLAS
29. City on Danube : ULM
30. Piquant : TART
31. Motors : RIDES
33. Dip again : RELADLE
34. Junkyard, for one : EYESORE
36. Part of Troy's trouble : PARIS
37. Kind of party : STAG
39. ___ van Delft : MEER
40. Hand holder : ARM
41. Wise men : SAGES
42. Hash : MIXTURE
44. Thicket : COPSE
47. Entertainments : DIVERSIONS
49. Surgical instrument : LANCET
53. Asian nurse : AMAH
54. Yields : CEDES
55. Ends' associate : ODDS
56. Gossip : TATTLER
57. Glove-compartment item : MAP
58. Spices : MACES
59. Run : FLEE
60. Swiss river : AARE
61. Bull or Olsen : OLE
62. Class of mollusks : PTEROPOD
64. Nonconformists : MAVERICKS
66. Way to cook tough meat : STEW
67. More composed : SERENER
68. Euterpe : MUSE
69. Home of some Alaskans : NOME
70. Asian goats : TAHRS
71. Rend : TEARAPART
73. Type of TV tube : KINESCOPE
75. TV cook : CHILD
77. West Asian : TURK
78. Mullet : LIZA
79. Card game : CANASTA
82. Harridans : HAGS
83. Thousand-legger : MILLIPEDE
85. Transitory : MOMENTAL
86. Mike's look-alike : IKE
87. Auctioneer's last word : GONE
88. Macadamias : NUTS
89. Small bays : COVES
90. Furrow : RUT
91. On the brink : VERGING
93. Air outlet : VENT
94. Rock blend : CAPEL
95. Busy city : RENO
96. Ascetic : ESSENE
97. Ignored : PASSEDOVER
99. Musical pieces : DUETS
100. Lacking sunlight : RAYLESS
102. Cleaves : RIVES
103. Medieval tale : LAI
104. Collard's family : KALE
107. Measure : METE
108. Parisian parents : PERES
109. Vestige : REMNANT
113. Tough customer : IRONMAN
115. Fishing boot : WADER
116. Metropolitan thrush : DIVA
117. Anaconda : BOA
118. Hardwear : WOODENSHOES
121. Vulnerable ones : CLAYPIGEONS
124. Old town in Asia Minor : ISSUS
125. Peers : EARLS
126. Indian's castle : TEPEE
127. Force out : EVICT
128. Appears : SEEMS
129. Schedule : SLATE
130. Ship area : STERN
131. Chicago name : DALEY
1. Debate : ARGUE
2. Girl's nickname : MILLY
3. Censure : BLAME
4. Loop sights : ELS
5. Give back : RESTORE
6. Twenty : SCORE
7. Kind of ship : TAUT
8. Hesitant sounds : ERS
9. Means : AVERAGES
10. One who wants : DESIRER
11. Red, white and black : RACES
12. Nile creature : IBIS
13. German prefix : VON
14. Say more : ADD
15. Regard in a way : LEERAT
16. Soviet city : OREL
17. Light-bulb part : FILAMENT
18. ___-ral : FALDE
19. "___ told by an idiot" : ATALE
20. Beam : LASER
26. Injure : HARM
28. Career military men : REGULARS
32. Movie fade-out : DISSOLVE
35. Window part : SASH
36. Surfaces : PAVES
37. Pride, envy, etc. : SINS
38. April 15 items: Abbr. : TXS
41. Was partial : SIDED
42. Update : MODERNIZE
43. Have it made : RATE
44. Vacation places : CAMPS
45. Peruvian volcano : OMATE
46. Opposites of wolves in sheeps' clothing : PAPERTIGERS
47. Working on interiors : DECORATING
48. French brainstorm : IDEE
50. Hallway fixture : CLOTHESTREE
51. Fisherman : EELER
52. Tartan trousers : TREWS
54. Cavort : CAPER
56. Hides : TAKESCOVER
58. Unit : MONAD
59. Firmly fixed : FAST
60. High point : ACME
63. Cable spools : REELS
64. Hazy condition : MURKINESS
65. Scottish island : IONA
66. E. I. heartwood : SAPAN
68. Greensand : MARL
70. Shades : TONES
72. Whine : PULE
73. Joshes : KIDS
74. Sarwan's animal : CAMEL
75. Onion's relative : CHIVE
76. Cods' relatives : HAKES
78. Well-educated : LETTERED
80. Ridicule : TAUNT
81. Singers : ALTOS
83. Banker : MONEYMAN
84. Calembours : PUNS
85. Broods : MOPES
87. Lollobrigida : GINA
89. Spelunkers' milieu : CAVES
92. Something to be done : GERENDUM
93. Amphora : VASE
94. Spread : COVERLET
95. Rack's companion : RUIN
97. Variety of peeve : PET
98. Oversees : DIRECTS
99. Marred : DAMAGED
101. Bifocals, e.g. : LENSES
103. Son of Jacob : LEVI
104. N. Z. birds : KIWIS
105. Got up : AROSE
106. Lax : LOOSE
108. Old hat : PASSE
109. Age : RIPEN
110. Seething : ABOIL
111. Time-being : NONCE
112. Savory : TASTY
114. Navy facility : MESS
115. Shoe part : WELT
116. Textile worker : DYER
119. Holbrook : HAL
120. Mouths : ORA
122. Tarzan's foster parent : APE
123. Zsa Zsa's sister : EVA

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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