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DRAWING THE SHADES

New York Times, Sunday, October 3, 1976

Author: Bert Rosenfield
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.32, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 531 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 120, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
Bert Rosenfield has 60 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,913
Across Down
1. Hole maker : AWL
4. Undermine : SAP
7. Lacedaemon : SPARTA
13. Highway to Fairbanks : ALCAN
18. Life story, for short : BIO
19. ___ of good feeling : ERA
20. Son of Anchises : AENEAS
21. Brazilian state : BAHIA
22. Recital pieces: Abbr. : SELS
23. Rose : ASCENDEDSTEADILY
26. Roone of TV sports : ARLEDGE
28. One with a will : TESTATOR
29. Chemical suffixes : INES
30. Uganda's Amin : IDI
31. Old Asia Minor region : IONIA
33. Nerve cell : NEURONE
35. Adage : SAW
36. Baltic feeder : ODER
37. Tropical tree : APA
40. Cypriot capital : NICOSIA
43. Roberts : ORAL
45. George or Bud : ABBOTT
48. Genetic substance: Abbr. : DNA
49. Diminutive suffixes : ETS
50. Green : NEWINTHERACKET
55. Looks daggers at : GLARES
57. Pleiades star : MAIA
58. African soldier : ASKARI
59. Varnish resin : ANIME
60. Answers the plaintiff : REJOINS
63. Ruby or Sandra : DEE
64. Alben Barkley sobriquet : VEEP
67. River of England : AVON
68. Elected, in Epinal : ELU
69. Maroon : LEAVESTRANDED
73. Noun suffix : ENT
74. The brain, in Spain : SESO
76. Like ___ of bricks : ATON
77. Blanc : MEL
78. Like Murmansk's harbor : ICEFREE
80. Czech mountain range : TATRA
82. "Leave ___" : ITTOME
84. Quaker pronoun : THEE
85. Grieg's dancer : ANITRA
87. Blue : DOWNINTHEDUMPS
92. Hiawatha wear, for short : MOC
93. Good or bad : EGG
95. Dolce far ___ : NIENTE
96. Dublin law body : DAIL
97. Braise before cooking : PRESEAR
99. A Chaplin, for short : SYD
100. LSD, familiarly : ACID
104. Yarn measure : LEA
105. Most conspicuous : BOLDEST
108. Bowling round : FRAME
109. Rental-ad abbr. : APT
110. Small terrier : SKYE
112. Kind of guidance : INERTIAL
116. Clerical vestment : MANIPLE
118. Crimson : HARVARDNEWSPAPER
121. Bring up : REAR
122. Bitter ___ (tonic) : ALOES
123. Store grain : ENSILE
124. Metric measure : ARE
125. Pianist Tatum : ART
126. U.S. painter Robert : HENRI
127. Went the route : LASTED
128. Rebellious Mr. Tyler : WAT
129. Anne or Marie: Abbr. : STE
1. City in Wales : ABERDARE
2. Wind squall : WILLIWAW
3. Finish second : LOSE
4. Poseidon, for one : SEAGOD
5. M. Lupin : ARSENE
6. Logger's boot : PAC
7. Reasonable : SANE
8. Walkers: Abbr. : PEDS
9. Dill seed : ANET
10. V-shaped rampart : REDAN
11. Discernment : TASTE
12. Stagger the imagination : ASTOUND
13. Basketball org. : ABA
14. Sephardic tongue : LADINO
15. Yellow : CHINESERIVER
16. Wing: Fr. : AILE
17. Certain votes : NAYS
22. Printemps, e.g. : SAISON
24. Zeta, ___, theta : ETA
25. Like a sinner : ERRING
27. God: It. : DIO
32. Dies ___ : IRAE
34. Florida city : OCALA
37. Lowers : ABASES
38. Silver : POCKETMONEY
39. Aleutian island : ATKA
41. Top-line entry : ITEMONE
42. Not present, in Milan : ASSENTE
44. Airport vehicle, for short : LIMO
46. Florida city : BRADENTON
47. Triple, in chemistry : TERVALENT
51. Fasten : NAIL
52. Ringworm : TINEA
53. Attacks : HASAT
54. French pronoun : TIEN
56. Group of sayings : ANA
60. Use a new die : RESTAMP
61. Name of a first lady : ELEANOR
62. White : JUSTICEBYRON
65. Sitwell or Bunker : EDITH
66. Fruitstand item, in Paris : PECHE
70. Nullify : VOID
71. Jog the memory : REMIND
72. Legal document : DEED
75. Table scrap : ORT
79. Hatfield activity : FEUD
81. Whirling : AREEL
83. African dialects : TWIS
86. Moroccan port : AGADIR
88. On a ___ (raging) : TEAR
89. Saucy : MALAPERT
90. Kitchen utensil : PIEPLATE
91. Sow bug : SLATER
94. Beowulf's victim : GRENDEL
98. Of any kind : SOEVER
101. In ___ (privately) : CAMERA
102. Turkish inn : IMARET
103. Place for Daniel : DEN
106. Cassia plant : SENNA
107. Coiffeur's concern : TRESS
108. Neighbor of Ala. : FLA
110. Reza Pahlavi : SHAH
111. Kind of cabbage : KALE
113. Needle : TWIT
114. Wight, for one : ISLE
115. Imitated : APED
117. Charmian's co-worker : IRAS
119. "___ was saying" : ASI
120. Cat's-___ : PAW

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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