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HEARSAY

New York Times, Sunday, October 8, 1972

Author: Elaine D. Schorr
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 106, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 628 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 142, Cheaters: 28, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 21
Elaine D. Schorr has 49 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,457
Across Down
1. Dresser décor : SCARF
6. W. W. II craft : LST
9. Met again : RESAT
14. Family-store abbr. : BROS
18. "Zoo Story" author : ALBEE
19. Bahamas island : ABACO
21. Spear carrier : EXTRA
22. Short: Prefix : BREVI
23. Outlandish lamp, for one : CONVERSATIONPIECE
26. On the level : LEGIT
27. Tints : HUES
28. Host, in Rome : OSTE
29. Spanish pots : OLLAS
30. Fare for a swinger : BANANA
31. Ship: Abbr. : STR
32. Boundary : METE
33. Kicked : TOED
34. Unpopular pupil : TATTLER
35. Ducks the issue : HEMSANDHAWS
39. Twaddle : BOSH
40. English author : READE
42. French king : ROI
43. River to Seine : OISE
44. Jungfrau, etc.: Abbr. : MTS
47. Like many at the U.N. : MULTILINGUAL
51. Words to a business contact : CALLORWIRE
54. Sea passage : INLET
55. Field deities : FAUNS
56. Converse, in Paris : PARLE
57. More logical : SANER
58. Compass reading : NNE
59. Careens : LISTS
60. Hackie's hope : FARE
61. Movie-set light : KLIEG
62. Bard's word : OER
63. Weaverbird : TAHA
64. Legal right : LIEN
65. Football field : GRID
67. Advice to a traffic violator : TRYTOTALKYOURWAYOUTOFIT
76. Was beholden : OWED
77. "My ___ is Legion" : NAME
78. Yorkshire river : OUSE
79. Yeast acid: Abbr. : RNA
80. Actor Richard : CONTE
83. Sister of Ares : ERIS
84. Thing to champion : CAUSE
86. ___ crow : EAT
87. Close to, in poems : ANEAR
88. Chair strip : SPLAT
90. Hoods' honeys : MOLLS
91. ___ Flow : SCAPA
93. Doris Day film : PILLOWTALK
95. Janus, in a way : DOUBLETALKER
97. Pipe curve : ELL
98. "___ lux" : FIAT
99. Sleeper of note : RIP
100. Live : EXIST
101. Legal degrees : BLLS
102. Head operator : ORALSURGEON
107. Parlor-game unit : CHARADE
111. Czech city, to Germans : PRAG
112. Pants part : SEAT
113. Hiatus : GAP
116. Bacterial organism : AEROBE
117. Time word : SINCE
118. Baltic land: Abbr. : ESTH
119. Kind of coat : POLO
120. French composer : SATIE
121. Doorbell answerer : SPEAKEROFTHEHOUSE
125. Vibrate : TRILL
126. Faction: Fr. : SECTE
127. Band man : SOUSA
128. Teen talk : ARGOT
129. Drinks : ADES
130. Kind of william : SWEET
131. Tenn. athlete : VOL
132. Intervals : STEPS
1. Meistersinger Hans : SACHS
2. Extra-base hit : CLOUT
3. Doubleday : ABNER
4. Speeds the engine : REVS
5. Emolument : FEE
6. Medit. vessel : LATEEN
7. Univ. course : SCI
8. Moreover : TOO
9. Dig new furrows : REPLOW
10. Napoleon and Peron : EXILES
11. Stand in good ___ : STEAD
12. Bows : ARCS
13. Scottish preposition : TAE
14. George of films : BRENT
15. Splendid : REGAL
16. Like Bopeep's charges : OVINE
17. Hindu guitar : SITAR
19. Simpletons : ASSES
20. Exchange rate in India : BATTA
22. Talkative one : BLATHERSKITE
24. Desert Fox of W. W. II : ROMMEL
25. Manx cat's feature : NOTAIL
30. Opera voice : BASSO
34. Linen fabric : TOILE
35. Execrate : HATE
36. Revise : EDIT
37. Gypsy roads : DRUNS
38. Shouting sounds : HOAS
39. Cotton pod : BOLL
40. Smuggler : RUNNER
41. A Queen : ELLERY
44. Skirt length : MINI
45. Hammock anchor : TREE
46. N.C.O. : SERG
47. North Dakota city : MINOT
48. "___ a million" : IFIHAD
49. Like some speech : NASAL
50. Violin-string base : GUT
51. English poet Thomas : CAREW
52. Ring : ARENA
53. Essayist's middle name : WALDO
56. Span : PAIR
59. George Apley, for one : LATE
60. Chimney parts : FLUES
63. Shinar's dud : TOWEROFBABEL
65. Pod, in Paris : GOUSSE
66. Artifice : RUSE
68. Kind of eclipse : TOTAL
69. " . . . the ___ of parting day" : KNELL
70. Falconry word : YARAK
71. Leave out : OMIT
72. "___ be sorry!" : YOULL
73. Side-show stars : FREAKS
74. Sulking : INAPET
75. Siberian : TATAR
80. Cod or May : CAPE
81. Town of Spain : ONIL
82. Dickens girl : NELL
84. Bridge feats : COUPS
85. Greece's neighbor: Abbr. : ALB
88. Passé : STALE
89. Hingle et al. : PATS
90. Drudge : MOIL
91. Historian ___ Grammaticus : SAXO
92. Bed: Prefix : CLIN
94. Famous wit : WILDE
95. Sugar-coated nut : DRAGEE
96. What babies do : TEETHE
102. Flossy : ORNATE
103. Squash gear : RACKET
104. Advantageous : USEFUL
105. Musical signs : RESTS
106. Persian hymn group : GATHA
107. ___ ballot (vote) : CASTA
108. Gave attention to : HEARD
109. Shaw : ARTIE
110. Ruffles : ROILS
111. Chessman : PIECE
113. Chisel : GOUGE
114. Joseph or Stewart : ALSOP
115. Men of words : POETS
117. Gush forth : SPEW
119. Arthur or Chester : PORT
121. Draft initials : SSS
122. Bible edition: Abbr. : RSV
123. Scoreboard reading : OOO
124. Enjoys : HAS

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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