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LITERALLY SPEAKING

New York Times, Sunday, October 13, 1968

Author: Anthony Morse
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 5.21, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 666 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 153, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
Anthony Morse has 35 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 7,001
Across Down
1. After 9 Down, before 1861 : BELLUM
7. Turkish cavalryman : SPAHI
12. Minded : CARED
17. Seat of an old empire : ROME
21. Star of a kind : ETOILE
22. Motion: Prefix : KINET
23. Allan-___ : ADALE
24. Venezuelan town : AROA
25. VIP's ashore : LANDEDGENTRY
27. Fleas : BACKBITERS
29. English gala : ALE
30. Picture : MARINE
31. Bean : CONK
32. Romantic Roman : ANTONY
33. Kansas city : SALINA
34. Kipling's bear : BALOO
36. Russian hut : ISBA
37. Cornerstone : BASIS
40. Raccoon's relatives : COATIS
42. Vegetable : GREENPEA
46. Genesis: Abbr. : ORIG
47. Insulting sentry : OFFENSIVEGUARD
51. Neighbor of Que. : ONT
52. Miller : MOTH
53. Philippine tree : DAO
54. African plant : ALOE
55. Hamelin's problem : RATS
56. Creation of Bud Fisher : MUTT
57. Thick end : BUTT
58. Marigold fancier : DIRKSEN
60. Overlay : PAVE
61. Species : GENRE
62. Business term : ASIS
63. Huon Gulf harbor : LAE
64. Gossip glorified : FAMA
65. Philadelphia's neighbor : CAMDEN
66. Foreign currency : YEN
67. Bellhops, maybe : HALLRUNNERS
72. Ousted : DEPOSED
73. Stones : GRAVEL
75. Sheer linen : TOILE
76. Hold back : ARREST
77. Antelopes : IMPALAS
79. Lonesome pines : SINGLETREES
81. Letters : ELS
84. Written challenge : CARTEL
85. Commune near Napoli : NOLA
86. Times of day : AMS
87. Yield : CROP
88. Epic hero: Var. : ENEAS
89. Slangy word of agreement : SURE
90. Wallop: Var. : LAMBAST
94. French possessive : ALUI
95. Pal of pieces : BITS
96. "___ the dawn" : CAME
97. Iolanthe : PERI
98. Roman deity : DEA
99. Kind of tea : PINK
100. Change: Abbr. : ALT
101. Flag of two nations : DOUBLESTANDARD
104. Modern dramatist : INGE
105. Lighthearted nobility : GAYLORDS
107. Water bug : SEABEE
108. Enclosures : CAGES
109. Mousquetaires' call for help : AMOI
110. Rabbit tails : SCUTS
111. Witches : LAMIAS
115. Single : ONEMAN
118. Dull sound : THUD
119. Long-nosed animals : TAPIRS
120. Where ___? : AMI
123. Bust of Scipio : MARBLEHEAD
125. Life in Manhattan : NEWYORKTIMES
128. Glided : SLID
129. Abbott's boy hero : ROLLO
130. Joining: Poet. : TWEEN
131. Señorita's name : ELVIRA
132. N. Z. parrot : KAKA
133. Ankle guards : SPATS
134. Down at the heel : SEEDY
135. With deep affection : DEARLY
1. Hungarian name : BELA
2. Useful bit of Latin : ETAL
3. One of the eagles : LONE
4. Hat: Slang : LID
5. Groups of Moslems : ULEMAS
6. Award : MEDAL
7. Yarn in quantity : SKEIN
8. Ship's tender : PINNACE
9. See 1 Across : ANTE
10. Pronoun : HER
11. State: Suffix : ITY
12. Railroad train : CABOOSE
13. Fictional place : ADANO
14. Stand : RACK
15. Member of an order : ELK
16. Character assassins : DEBASERS
17. Weaving material : RATTAN
18. Mountain: Prefix : OREO
19. Eve's opposite : MORN
20. Free's partner : EASY
26. Gypsy horse : GRI
28. Retired : INBED
31. Empire founder, 18th cen. : CLIVE
33. Visitors' interest : SIGHTS
34. City on the Rhine : BASLE
35. Noun-forming suffix : ATION
36. Incensed : IRATE
37. "Duck" dish : BOMBAY
38. Stir : AROUSE
39. Beauty queen at dinner : SITTINGPRETTY
41. Carry ___ usual : ONAS
42. Tropical fruit : GUAVA
43. What silversmiths do : POUNDSTERLING
44. Quelque chose à manger : ENTREE
45. Be there : ATTEND
47. Unusual : ODD
48. Ribbed silk fabrics : FAILLES
49. In spite of : FORALL
50. Family members, for short : GRAMS
56. Notes : MEMOS
59. Prefix with flap or flop : KER
60. One name for Lutetia : PAREE
61. Breaches : GAPES
64. Rose's opposite : FELL
65. Wax, old style : CERE
67. Pulls : HALES
68. Relating to grandparents : AVAL
69. Practical : UTILE
70. One of the Parcae : NONA
71. Chip stone : NIG
72. Actor's aide : DRESSER
74. Polynesian chestnuts : RATAS
76. Fleet : ARMADA
77. Cold grip : ICEBAG
78. Rope of a kind : MANILA
79. Stendahl hero : SOREL
80. Flap : TAB
82. Genus of lizards, circa 1920 : LOUNGE
83. Passé heels : SPIKES
85. Freezes : NUMBS
87. Legal writ : CAPIAS
89. Arabian kingdom : SAUDI
90. Louis XIV, so he said : LETAT
91. Horses : ARABS
92. Golconda : MINE
93. Little one : TAD
96. Local officials : CORONERS
97. False: Prefix : PSEUD
101. Cupola-like : DOMAL
102. Former Spanish coins : ESCUDOS
103. Held up : DELAYED
106. After kappa : LAMBDA
108. Next to the knight : CASTLE
110. Biblical verb form : SHALT
112. "Riding on ___ . . . " : APONY
113. "Bei ___ bist . . . " : MIR
114. Annoyed : IRKED
115. City on the Om : OMSK
116. Hero of Hindu epic : NALA
117. Composer Satie : ERIK
118. Tissue : TELA
119. Piping note : TWEE
120. Eastern ruler : AMIR
121. Blackbird : MERL
122. Surprised expression : ISAY
124. Dance : HOP
125. Weights: Abbr. : NTS
126. Ghana native : EWE
127. Yellow bugle : IVA

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 15 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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