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Alex F. Black
Alex F. Black

POTBOILERS

New York Times, Sunday, January 7, 1979

Author: Alex F. Black
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 529 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 108, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Alex F. Black has 12 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,652
Across Down
1. Ami of Porthos : ARAMIS
7. Dowdy ones : FRUMPS
13. Piece of needlework : SAMPLER
20. Most churlish : RUDEST
21. Battologize : REPEAT
22. Stein-line ending : ISAROSE
23. "God sends meat ___": J. Taylor : ANDTHEDEVILSENDSCOOKS
26. Myerson : BESS
27. Fountain : PETE
28. Dagger of yore : SNEE
29. Agreed upon : SET
30. Electrical pioneer : OHM
31. Cold course, in Cannes : SALADE
34. Start of a Synge title : RIDERS
37. Binaural systems : STEREOS
41. "The Forty Days of Musa ___" : DAGH
42. Raced : TORE
43. " ___ one is born a roaster of meat": Brillat-Savarin : ONECANBECOMEACOOKBUT
48. Toast, in Tours : SALUT
49. Rocky outcropping : SCAR
50. Pat on the back : LAUD
51. Sale stipulation : ASIS
53. One of the Graces : AGLAIA
55. Scale duo : REMI
58. High points : UPS
59. Darnel : TARE
60. Grayling : OMBRE
63. Hearth : INGLE
65. Passover dinner : SEDER
66. "Kissing ___": Meredith : DONTLASTCOOKERYDO
70. Blockheads : CLODS
72. Rival of A. J. Foyt : UNSER
73. Ruhr city : ESSEN
74. Unyielding : HARD
75. Stage : LEG
76. Quite a bit : LOTS
78. Mrs. Kowalski : STELLA
83. Ponerology topic : EVIL
84. Mother of Rome's twins : ILIA
86. "Ecclesiam ___": Pope Paul VI : SUAM
89. Oily liquid : OLEIN
90. "Oh, I am ___": Gilbert : ACOOKANDACAPTAINBOLD
95. Muscle : THEW
96. In any way : EVER
97. Long gone : ANCIENT
98. Famed judge of Israel : SAMSON
101. Crepelike fabric : PLISSE
103. Involuntary wink : TIC
104. Hair fabric : ABA
105. Rodomontade : BRAG
106. Pushers' pursuer : NARC
108. Blind as ___ : ABAT
112. "Ruling a big country is ___": Lao-tzu : LIKECOOKINGASMALLFISH
119. Diaskeuasts : EDITORS
120. Laundered : DONEUP
121. Card game : ECARTE
122. Stimulus-response devices : SENSORS
123. Acclimates : ENURES
124. Tiny grooves : STRIAE
1. Steed for a caliph : ARAB
2. Norse poem : RUNE
3. Increases : ADDS
4. Torre's men : METS
5. Kabibble : ISH
6. Crane or Spender : STEPHEN
7. Guitar part : FRET
8. Dreams, in Dijon : REVES
9. News org. : UPI
10. Allen or Brooks : MEL
11. Excerpt : PASSAGE
12. "The Red and the Black" author : STENDHAL
13. Kind of kick or car : SIDE
14. Jennet : ASS
15. Singer Davis : MAC
16. Anti's antonym : PRO
17. Unfettered : LOOSE
18. Glacial ridge : ESKER
19. Caesurae : RESTS
24. Returns to civvies : DEMOBS
25. Society-page word : NEE
30. Ciceronian collection : ORATIONS
32. Worship : ADORE
33. Gangster's getaway : LAM
34. Crosses : ROODS
35. Nettle : IRK
36. Reflected upon : DEBATED
37. Monkey wrench : SNAG
38. Rossini hero : TELL
39. Col. neighbor : ECUA
40. Like some wines : SEC
42. "Rugs" : TOUPEES
43. Ursa, to Pedro : OSA
44. Show affection : CARESS
45. Makes watertight : CAULKS
46. Threadbare, in Toledo : USADO
47. Flag : TIRE
52. Indian weight : SER
54. Total: Abbr. : AMT
56. Prefix with watt or wave : MICRO
57. Mythical princess : INO
61. Sabbath stricture : BLUELAW
62. Foisted : RANGIN
64. Gets high : GOESUP
65. Having equal resonant frequency : SYNTONIC
66. Parthenon style : DORIC
67. Wall St. quantities : ODDLOTS
68. Hill, to a Syrian : TEL
69. Object, in law : RES
70. Fidel's former friend : CHE
71. Viscous destroyer : LAVA
75. Compare : LIKEN
77. Rulers : TSARS
79. Magdeburg's river : ELBE
80. Spinks : LEON
81. Happy tune : LILT
82. Common connective : AND
85. Capital of S. Australia : ADELAIDE
87. ___ glance : ATA
88. T. M. word or formula : MANTRA
91. Cry of surprise : OHO
92. City on the Rhone : AVIGNON
93. These, in Thiers : CES
94. Signs of winter : ICICLES
98. Soupy : SALES
99. Tolerate : ABIDE
100. Historic atoll : MAKIN
101. Rec. place : PRK
102. Follow : ENSUE
105. Ornament : BOSS
107. Elec. units : AMPS
108. Distant : AFAR
109. Hindu's cheap cigarette : BIRI
110. Dog star : ASTA
111. Friends' pronoun : THEE
113. French connections : ETS
114. Bill's partner : COO
115. Hockey superstar : ORR
116. Kokoon : GNU
117. Chalice veil : AER
118. W.W. II craft : LCT

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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