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FOURTH-MINUS ESTATE

New York Times, Sunday, October 17, 1976

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 130, Blocks: 70, Avg Word Len: 5.71, Missing: { B Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 518 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 148, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 19
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,927
Across
1. Doll fanciers : GUYS
5. Faulty : AMISS
10. Donee of a sort : HEIR
14. Italian food : PASTA
19. Once more : ANEW
20. Sample : TASTE
21. Caen's river : ORNE
22. Meat jelly : ASPIC
23. Water-cooler fare : IDLEGOSSIP
25. He'll tell anything : TATTLETALE
27. They stand for anything : TOLERATORS
28. Novel skeletons : STORYLINES
29. "Miss ___ Regrets" : OTIS
30. One to get rid of : PEST
32. Combined reporters : POOL
33. Excited : ATWITTER
37. Garbage barge : SCOW
39. Stuck in the river : SNAGGED
44. Kings and queens : MAJESTIES
46. Old greeting : AVE
47. Rich source : LODE
48. Added support : PROP
49. Like Annie : ORPHANED
51. And away he went : GLEASON
54. Small cases : ETUIS
56. African antelope : ELAND
57. Social gaffes : SOLECISMS
59. Street show : RAREE
60. Gulf of Greece : ARTA
61. Great czar : PETERI
62. Marine eagle : ERN
63. Dirty rags : SCANDALSHEETS
68. Harper Valley unit : PTA
71. Most apropos : APTEST
73. Othello : MOOR
74. Austrian spa : ISCHL
76. Cocktail shaker : SALOONIST
79. Royal Swedish name : OSKAR
81. Seed: Prefix : SPORI
82. Vinland man : ERICSON
83. Was caught short : RANOUTOF
86. Panache : ELAN
87. Cattle food : MASH
88. Math branch : ALG
89. Picayune: Var. : MINISCULE
91. Up tight : INTENSE
95. Do burlesque work : PEEL
97. Franc fractions : CENTIMES
98. Emphatic denial : OHNO
100. Russian sea : ARAL
102. Of the dawn : EOAN
103. Upper-cruster : ARISTOCRAT
108. Parties, dances, etc. : SOCIALLIFE
113. Minor wild oat : PECCADILLO
114. Chiller movie : HAIRRAISER
115. In the offing : ANEAR
116. Roulette bet : NOIR
117. Dazzling effect : ECLAT
118. Top reporter : STAR
119. Counterpart of safe : SORRY
120. Handy man : ANDY
121. Climbs up : SHINS
122. Hisses for silence : TSTS
Down
1. Way to go : GAIT
2. Nullify : UNDO
3. Off-color reporter : YELLOWJOURNALIST
4. Loved one : SWEETIEPIE
5. Drink ___ (pledge) : ATOASTTO
6. Pole : MAST
7. "This ___ sudden!" : ISSO
8. Stock or lineage : STIRP
9. Infections : SEPSES
10. Baseball league of sorts : HOTSTOVE
11. Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
12. ___ form (red hot) : INTOP
13. Reentry rockets : RETROS
14. Spanish stew : PAELLA
15. Italian wine city : ASTI
16. Bridge : SPAN
17. Floor piece : TILE
18. Elite of the deck : ACES
24. Hominy mush : GRITS
26. French city : LYON
31. P. R. person for sinners : SCANDALMONGER
33. Current unit : AMPERE
34. Ugly customer : TARTAR
35. Island republic : EIRE
36. Starts a new crop : REPLANTS
38. Quits singles for doubles : WEDS
40. Egg white : GLAIR
41. Purveyors of tidbits : GOSSIPCOLUMNISTS
42. Old Dead Sea land : EDOM
43. Low dives : DENS
45. Broken bit : SHARD
50. Tapir : ANTA
51. High good humor : GLEE
52. Riga native : LETT
53. Adjustment to a new habitat : ECESIS
55. Town on the Hellespont : SESTOS
58. Like the Metropolitan scene : OPERATIC
64. Recent: Prefix : CENO
65. T ___ Thomas : ASIN
66. Ordinary : SOSO
67. Bunk : HOKUM
69. Mrs. ___, Dr. Johnson's friend : THRALE
70. Trues : ALINES
72. Pocket, in Paris : POCHE
75. Place-kicker, e.g. : SPECIALIST
76. Quasi : SEMI
77. Irish island : ARAN
78. Deadfall : TRAP
80. Thicket, in Scotland : RONE
84. Relating to luck : ALEATORY
85. Painting, music, etc. : FINEARTS
90. Roman woman's robe : STOLA
92. Document certifier : NOTARY
93. Not barefoot : SHOD
94. Western oak : ENCINA
96. Flogs : LASHES
99. Manmade fabric : ORLON
101. Freshwater fish : LOACH
103. Wallaba trees : APAS
104. Parting-of-the-ways place : RENO
105. Cooler : ICER
106. Lasting injury : SCAR
107. Descendant of Fatima : ALID
109. Eyelash: Prefix : CILI
110. Oil exporter : IRAN
111. Difficult deed : FEAT
112. Bumbles : ERRS

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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