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EERIE THOUGHT

New York Times, Sunday, October 31, 1971

Author: Threba Johnson
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.32, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 577 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 108, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17
Threba Johnson has 31 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 8,114
Across Down
1. English dramatist : NASHE
6. New-shoe tragedy : SCUFF
11. Drift : TREND
16. High style : BONTON
17. Every 60 minutes : HORAL
18. Drink for a cold day : HOTTEA
20. Start of a quote from "Hamlet" : TISNOWTHEVERYWITCHING
24. Quantity: Abbr. : AMT
25. Dress again : REROBE
26. Speeds : RACES
27. Egg ___ yong : FOO
28. About: Abbr. : CIRC
30. Sp. Amer. plain : SABANA
32. Kinds : ILKS
33. Use Rotten Row : RIDE
34. Harden : INURE
36. ___ Saud : IBN
37. Goblin : BOGLE
39. "Now you ___ . . . " : SEEIT
40. More of quote : TIMEOFNIGHTWHENCHURCH
44. Inner: Prefix : ESO
45. Part of Mao's name : TSE
46. Inc. in Britain : LTD
47. Urge : YEN
48. Breathe : RESPIRE
52. Certain records : LPS
54. Cargo : FREIGHT
58. High note : ELA
59. Artless : NATURAL
62. Bother : AIL
64. Pentateuch : TORAH
65. Eyelashes: Prefix : CILI
67. More of quote : YARDSYAWNAN
70. River : NILE
71. Throat-clearings : AHEMS
73. Psyche parts : IDS
74. Feature of boxer shorts : ELASTIC
76. Wallach : ELI
77. October décor : PUMPKIN
79. Jackie's spouse : ARI
80. Mocking one : SCOFFER
82. U. S. fliers of W. W. II : AAF
83. Month: Abbr. : APR
85. Barn area : MOW
88. Inflation concern: Abbr. : HCL
89. More of quote : DHELLITSELFBREATHESOU
98. Strayed : ROVED
99. U. S. fur trader : ASTOR
100. "___ the ghost of . . . " : IAM
101. Consume : EATUP
102. Son of Hera : ARES
103. Blackbirds : ANIS
104. Short poem : ODELET
107. Term of address : SIRE
108. Go down swinging : FAN
109. Breathless : AGASP
110. Relatives of prelims : INTROS
112. Reagan, for short : RON
113. End of quote : TCONTAGIONTOTHISWORLD
118. Continent : EUROPE
119. Writer Ramée : OUIDA
120. Approached : NEARED
121. Candle : TAPER
122. Prepare to play marbles : KNEEL
123. Inhibit : DETER
1. Quack dosage : NOSTRUM
2. Mass. cape : ANN
3. Warehouse charge: Abbr. : STOR
4. Julia and Elias : HOWES
5. Use Amtrak : ENTRAIN
6. The whole works, and more : SHEBANGS
7. Group of witches: Scot. : COVEN
8. Process: Suffix : URE
9. ___ and wide : FAR
10. Routing for a broomstick rider : FLYRIGHT
11. What the plot may do : THICKEN
12. Routines : ROTES
13. Catch-all abbrs. : ETCS
14. Kind of degree : NTH
15. One who exalts : DEIFIER
16. Bahama resort : BIMINI
19. Of a battery pole : ANODIC
20. Implied : TACIT
21. Tolkien creation : HOBBIT
22. Like Troy : WALLED
23. "Pride ___ before . . . " : GOETH
29. Crawl : CREEP
31. Concerning: Abbr. : ABT
33. Event for old grads : REUNION
35. Red dye : EOSIN
38. Spooky birds : OWLS
39. Oct. 31 wear : SHEET
41. Raid : FORAY
42. Alas, in Paris : HELAS
43. France's Saint-___ : CYR
48. Summarize : RECAP
49. Root or Yale : ELIHU
50. Witch city : SALEM
51. Shade of blue : ETAIN
53. One who keeps busy : PLYER
54. Kind of shoe : FLATS
55. Charlie Brown's good word : GRIEF
56. Market: Fr. : HALLE
57. " . . . lost ___ mittens" : THEIR
60. Bean of India : URD
61. Three-min. units : RDS
62. Fish of Hawaii : AWA
63. Outs' partner : INS
66. Pierces : IMPALES
68. Out on ___ : ALIMB
69. ___ wahr? : NICHT
72. Bard of old Scandinavia : SKALD
75. S. A. tongue : COCHE
78. "___ Were King" : IFI
79. Guthrie : ARLO
81. Insects : FLEAS
83. Italian town : ASSISI
84. Favorite ghost : PETSPOOK
86. Fine rug : ORIENTAL
87. Riches : WEALTH
89. Current : DRAFT
90. Roman poet : HORACE
91. Adjust : EVENOUT
92. Colorful bird : TANAGER
93. Partner of to : FRO
94. New World native : AMERIND
95. Bar gadget : STIRRER
96. "Let's toast ___ comrades" : OUROLD
97. Turn over : UPEND
103. Brotherly love : AGAPE
105. Vacuum tube : DIODE
106. "We're off ___ the wizard . . . " : TOSEE
109. Resting on : ATOP
111. Do in a fly : SWAT
114. Org. of 1930's : NRA
115. Sister : NUN
116. Connection : TIE
117. Mine yield : ORE

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 13 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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