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HISTORY LESSON

New York Times, Sunday, October 15, 1972

Author:
David A. Murray
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 90, Avg Word Len: 5.09, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 540 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 111, Cheaters: 21, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,464
Across
1. Beer, ale, etc. : BREWS
6. Multitude : HOST
10. Dies ___ : IRAE
14. Blockhead : OAF
17. Musical Count : BASIE
18. Lily plant : ALOE
19. Bow tip : NOCK
20. Vanzetti's friend : SACCO
22. Warble : CHANT
23. Who : EDWARDTHEEIGHTH
26. Playing card : DEUCE
28. Kind of pan : SAUCE
29. Mall units : STORES
30. Refractors : PRISMS
33. Portuguese coin: Abbr. : ESC
34. Like a fork : TINED
35. What : RENOUNCEDTHETHRONE
42. Encroach on : USURP
43. Possess, in Ayr : HAE
44. Harvests : REAPS
45. Records, for short : LPS
48. Board men: Abbr. : DIRS
49. Defense weapons: Abbr. : IRBMS
52. Corporation initials : ITT
53. ___ de France : ILE
54. Compass point : ENE
55. When : NINETEENTHIRTYSIX
61. "What ___ boy am I!" : AGOOD
62. Graf ___ : SPEE
63. Embroidery décor : EYELET
64. Fountain items : STRAWS
66. Ways: Abbr. : STS
67. Vied in log game : BIRLED
68. Burden, in Spain : SARCIA
69. Footwear : BOOT
70. Crude tartar : ARGOL
71. Where : THEHOUSEOFCOMMONS
75. Dental degree : DDS
78. Fleur-de-___ : LIS
79. W. W. II zone : ETO
80. Mine cars : TRAMS
81. Science: Abbr. : GEOL
82. Passé: Abbr. : OBS
83. Kiel or Erie : CANAL
85. Varnish base : LAC
86. Ball star : BELLE
87. Why : FORTHEWOMANHELOVED
92. Child: Prefix : PAEDO
94. Lupino : IDA
95. Coercion : DURESS
96. See 87 Across : WALLIS
97. British composer et al. : ARNES
99. "Without ___" : ASONG
101. How : ACTOFABDICATION
104. English novelist : DEFOE
108. Like Maine's coast : STONY
109. Network : RETE
110. Sea eagle : ERNE
111. Upset : EVERT
112. Letter addenda : PSS
113. Bills : ONES
114. Donna : REED
115. Oak or Blue : RIDGE
Down
1. British TV : BBC
2. Cheer : RAH
3. That, in Toledo : ESA
4. Certain ties or chairs : WINDSORS
5. Words to a bartender : SETEMUP
6. Between hic and hoc : HAEC
7. Kind of shoppe : OLDE
8. Do farm work : SOW
9. Bridal gift : TEASET
10. Prevail upon : INDUCE
11. Military group: Abbr. : ROTC
12. Yearn : ACHE
13. Squeeze out : EKE
14. Earth pigment : OCHRE
15. Feigned : ACTED
16. Exclamations : FOHS
20. Certain protests : SITINS
21. Past, in the past : AGONE
24. Devil-may-care : RASH
25. Prohibit : ESTOP
27. Seagoing initials : USN
30. Stuffy one : PRUDE
31. Pine substance : RESIN
32. Harden : INURE
36. Sports slacks : CHINOS
37. Kind of seal : EARED
38. I.O.U. matter : DEBT
39. Banal : TRITE
40. Hebrew letter : HETH
41. Hindu weight : RATI
45. Hosiery fabric : LISLE
46. Carried on : PLIED
47. Canonical hour : SEXT
50. A ___ fish : MESSOF
51. Between Aug. and Nov. : SEPTOCT
55. Writer Marsh : NGAIO
56. Midwest campus, for short : IOWAU
57. Wise counselor : NESTOR
58. Dominion : REIGN
59. Neophytes : TYROS
60. Shout : YELL
61. Principal : ARCH
64. Hindu title : SAHIB
65. Plait : TRESS
67. German historian : BROSCH
68. Normandy town : STLO
69. British math pioneer : BOOLE
70. City of Jordan : AMMAN
72. Conveyed : SENT
73. Indian district : ETAH
74. Evils, in law : MALA
75. Do research : DELVE
76. Parcels out : DOLES
77. Winter transports : SLEDS
81. Bertie : GEORGEVI
83. Systematize : CODIFY
84. Swiss resort : AROSA
86. Mistake : BLUNDER
87. Criminal : FELON
88. Shrinks : WINCES
89. Concert halls : ODEA
90. Part of M. A. : MASTER
91. Old Tokyo : EDO
92. Agreements : PACTS
93. Voices : ALTOS
96. Kind of waist : WASP
97. Arabian gulf : ADEN
98. Latin or Anglican : RITE
99. First-class : AONE
100. Prune: Scot. : SNED
102. Family member: Abbr. : BRO
103. Wrath : IRE
105. G-man : FED
106. Relative of an assn. : ORG
107. Summer, in Nice : ETE

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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