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WORDS OF INTEREST

New York Times, Sunday, October 29, 1972

Author:
Joseph LaFauci
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 81, Avg Word Len: 5.29, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 508 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 128, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 10, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Joseph LaFauci has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,478
Across
1. Famous twin : CASTOR
7. Stage phone, e.g. : PROP
11. Type of brick : ADOBE
16. Marshes of central Italy : PONTINE
17. Sweet liqueur : CREME
18. Send back : REMAND
20. Busy : ENGAGED
21. Shays, for one : REBEL
22. Staved off : AVERTED
24. Biblical setting : EDEN
25. Soft job : SINECURE
27. Roman goddess : MINERVA
28. Tennessean : VOL
29. Mobster's pad : HIDEOUT
30. Wire measure : MIL
31. ___ accompli : FAIT
32. Worn : ERODED
34. Within: Prefix : ENT
35. Bee genus : APIS
37. ___ macabre : DANSE
38. Eminence : FAME
39. Sea east of Caspian : ARAL
40. Andy Capp's sport : SOCCER
41. ___ the cup (just missed) : RIMMED
43. Church reading : APOSTLESCREED
47. Grecian theater : ODEON
48. Suit : PLEASE
49. Kowtower : TOAD
50. Swiss city : BERN
51. Winged : ALATE
52. Antarctic explorer : SCOTT
54. Nickname for a princess : MEG
57. Bootstring : LACET
59. Ness or Lomond : LOCH
60. Preeminent : STAR
61. Composer Montemezzi : ITALO
63. England's Isle of ___ : ELY
64. Show thespian zeal : EMOTE
66. Tippler : SOUSE
67. Related : AKIN
68. Mine car : TRAM
69. Made up for : ATONED
70. Minotaur's home : CRETE
71. Some F.B.I. men : SPECIALAGENTS
75. Pitchman's forte : PATTER
76. Ready, as an audience : SEATED
77. Tiny bit : ATOM
78. Colleen's cry : ARAH
79. Court decree : ARRET
80. U.N. plaza décor : FLAG
81. Manhandle : PAW
84. Kind of highness : SERENE
87. Iris layer : UVEA
88. "Mamma ___!" : MIA
89. Faculties : TALENTS
91. Crown component : GEM
92. PX : CANTEEN
94. How dreadful! : DEARDEAR
96. Cheerless : DRAB
97. ___ cordiale : ENTENTE
98. Cordial flavor : ANISE
99. Surfeit : SATIATE
101. Become ragged : TATTER
102. Spiritual : INNER
103. Set right : AMENDED
104. Distrustful : LEERY
105. Kind of TV show : LATE
106. Procrastinate : LINGER
Down
1. American vulture : CONDOR
2. Doer of good deeds : ANGELOFMERCY
3. Baseball's Man : STAN
4. Tamper: Scot. : TIG
5. Prejudiced : ONESIDED
6. Made over : REDID
7. Ready for use, as lumber : PRECUT
8. Disprove : REBUT
9. Hebrew measure : OMER
10. Top name in 40 Across : PELE
11. Musketeer : ARAMIS
12. Harass : DEVIL
13. Augury : OMEN
14. Shameless : BAREFACED
15. Spellbind : ENTRANCE
16. Annoyance : PEEVE
17. King of Thebes : CREON
19. Formulated : DEVISED
23. Stamping device : DATER
26. Maiden-name word : NEE
29. Two-fisted fellows : HEMEN
30. The last ___ : MILE
33. Popular singer : DAMONE
35. Tosca's "Vissi d'___" : ARTE
36. Holy Land: Abbr. : PAL
37. Conductor Antal : DORATI
39. African fox : ASSE
40. Haggis fancier : SCOT
41. Calif. oak : ROBLE
42. Miss America, to Bert Parks : IDEAL
43. Set apart : ALLOT
44. Nobel Prize category : PEACE
45. Pledge : OATH
46. Deposited : STORED
48. "La ___" : PALOMA
52. Air-show feature : STUNT
53. Instances : CASES
54. Succeed : MAKETHEGRADE
55. Top-drawer : ELITE
56. Lost soul : GONER
58. Sonnet part : TERCET
60. Any minute : SOON
62. Tooth nuisance : TARTAR
65. Marian, for one : MAID
66. Check : STEM
68. Causerie : TETEATETE
69. Excited : AGOG
70. Anxieties : CARES
71. Instrument : SERVANT
72. "___ guidance suggested" : PARENTAL
73. Kind of palooza : LALA
74. P.I. tribesman : ATA
75. Deli purchase : PASTRAMI
76. Hollandaise or marinara : SAUCE
80. Sunday best : FINERY
81. Zoroastrian : PARSEE
82. Birch-family tree : ALDER
83. Undersized : WEE
85. Less messy : NEATER
86. Set firmly : EMBED
88. Poet's concern : METER
89. Stigmatize : TAINT
90. Twangy : NASAL
93. Being: It. : ENTE
94. Eire legislature : DAIL
95. Sicilian city : ENNA
96. Bell sound : DING
100. Two fins : TEN

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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