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LINGUAL LAPSES

New York Times, Sunday, October 20, 1974

Author: Bert Rosenfield
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 102, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 637 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 116, Cheaters: 18, FITB: 15, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 20
Bert Rosenfield has 60 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,199
Across Down
1. Wrong: Prefix : MIS
4. Lively dances : REELS
9. Open-___ shoes : TOED
13. Mock at : SCOFF
18. Jewish month : ELUL
20. Paris month : APRIL
21. Nashville landmark : OPRY
22. Former inmate : PAROLEE
25. Ceremony : RITE
26. Words about a lion with a toothache : WHENITPAINSITROARS
29. City near Milan : VARESE
31. Saarinen : EERO
32. Rabbit ___ : EARS
33. Arrange cargo : TRIM
34. Land and water transport : CARTSANDRAFTS
39. Scowl: Var. : LOUR
41. Direction: Abbr. : ESE
42. Upstate N. Y. village : ALTMAR
43. River bank : RIPA
45. Throw a baseball : PEG
47. "___ Free" : BORN
50. Eastern Christian : UNIAT
53. West Indies sorcery : OBEAH
55. Unit of energy : JOULE
59. Eels and leeches : APODA
61. Master of 26 Across : REVWILLIAMSPOONER
64. Fraud : HUMBUG
66. Joins the party : ENROLLS
67. French pronoun : TOI
68. Golly! : WOW
69. Séance visitors : SPIRITS
72. ___-cat : ONEA
73. Sea urchins : ECHINI
75. From head to foot: Var. : CAPAPE
77. Prefix meaning woman : GYNAEO
81. Red dye : EOSIN
82. Korean G.I. : ROK
84. Sensible work periods : PRUDENTSTINTS
88. Showed the way : LED
89. Like a windmill : VANED
91. Describing the Edwardian era : PREWAR
92. Harangue : TIRADE
94. Caves, to poets : ANTRES
96. "___ corny as Kansas . . . " : IMAS
98. Young lady, old style : DAMOSEL
101. Sgt. or cpl. : NCO
102. Doctrine : ISM
104. Prefixes for dreams : ONEIROS
107. German P.O.W. camp : STALAG
109. Warning to a captain : YOURSHIPISSLOWING
114. Nasty : SNIDE
115. Court decree : ARRET
116. Mexico's Pancho ___ : VILLA
117. Name of three sultans : SELIM
118. Consider : DEEM
119. Card spot : PIP
121. East Indian tree : ASOK
122. Prepares a pizza : KNEADS
125. Instance: Fr. : CAS
128. 1946 Louis opponent : CONN
130. Advice to gardeners : WEEDEMANDREAP
136. Cinema dog : ASTA
138. Greek letter : IOTA
140. French composer : LALO
141. Sioux tribesmen : OSAGES
143. Fedora emporium : THEMARTOFTHEHATTER
149. "Zhivago" character : LARA
150. Ship borers : TEREDOS
151. Tel ___ : AVIV
152. Motif : THEME
153. Do pier work : STOW
154. Put an ___ (stop) : ENDTO
155. Chide : RATE
156. Park near Denver : ESTES
157. Actual being : ENS
1. Griffin of TV : MERV
2. Relating to Troy : ILIAC
3. Hindu precept : SUTRA
4. Most frontier-like : RAWEST
5. N. T. book : EPH
6. "___ I saw Elba" : ERE
7. Single or double, often : LINEDRIVE
8. More vulpine : SLIER
9. ___ the morning : TOPOF
10. W. W. II initials : OPA
11. "___ tu" (Verdi aria) : ERI
12. Unit of force : DYNE
13. Coiled: Prefix : SPIRO
14. French-fries adjunct : CATSUP
15. Bobby of hockey : ORR
16. Dactyl, for one : FOOT
17. Trouser feature : FLARE
19. Look and talk in a nasty way : LEERANDBICKER
23. Goddess of faction : ERIS
24. British diplomat Howard : ESME
27. ___-la : TRA
28. Salutation of a sort : SALAAM
30. Initials on a Cardinal cap : STL
35. Asian river : AMUR
36. "___, they say, hae I" : NANE
37. Buses' antecedents : TROLLEYS
38. Snakish-sounding : SIBILANT
40. Jubilate : REJOICE
44. Proverbial look-alikes : PEAS
46. Baby word : GOO
47. Pooh-___ of "Mikado" : BAH
48. Work : OPUS
49. Win easily : ROMP
51. Grain bristle : AWN
52. Rookie: Var. : TIRO
54. White House initials : HST
56. Lacking judgment : UNWISE
57. First name in Moscow : LEONID
58. Actor Stuart : ERWIN
60. Emanation : AURA
62. Pathway of song : LONGTRAIL
63. "Ulalume" author : POE
65. Notre Dame name : GIPP
70. Covering, for short : TARP
71. Goad : SPUR
74. Openings and closings : HOLESANDSEALS
76. Netherlands town : EDE
78. River isle : AIT
79. Actress Markey : ENID
80. Another: Sp. : OTRA
82. Malignity : RANCOR
83. Barnstorming : ONTOUR
85. Signature of a Plymouth founder : EWINSLOW
86. Efrem Zimbalist Jr., for one : NAMESAKE
87. Ervin and Snead : SAMS
89. Chekhov's Uncle : VANYA
90. Of a belief : DEISTIC
93. Dowries : DOTS
95. Quiet! : SSH
97. Hit signs : SROS
99. Author Wiesel : ELIE
100. ___-da : LADE
103. Roman 1004 : MIV
104. Paintings : OILS
105. Have debts : OWE
106. Spinners : SILKMOTHS
108. Muffin : GEM
110. Fabric : REP
111. Weeping: It. : PIANTO
112. One of three : NINA
113. U. S. agents : GMEN
120. Sleuth Hercule : POIROT
123. Loves : ADORES
124. Med. people : DRS
125. Suffragist : CATT
126. Tennis pro : ASHE
127. Cubic meter : STERE
129. Untrue : NOTSO
131. Ecole attender : ELEVE
132. Dit's partner : DAH
133. Flush with success : ELATE
134. Small type : AGATE
135. Buenos Aires name : PERON
137. Thebes deity : AMEN
139. From a distance : AFAR
142. Buck and rip : SAWS
144. Do sums : ADD
145. Tennessee initials : TVA
146. Baseball statistic : HIT
147. Asian holiday : TET
148. Glasgow uncle : EME

Answer summary: 17 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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