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A. & Q.

New York Times, Sunday, October 9, 1977

Author:
Elaine D. Schorr
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 98, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 668 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 147, Cheaters: 19, FITB: 11, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
Elaine D. Schorr has 49 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Error in 63-Across clue—liens aren't deals, they're legal claims on property. Maleska may have been thinking of "loans," not "liens," especially since this clue has been used for the former before. Left as in original.

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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,284
Across
1
Role for Price : TOSCA
6
Electrical units : FARADS
12
Having the know-how : ABLE
16
Made corvine sounds : CAWED
21
"The homage of ___": Byron : ATEAR
22
Western ___ : OMELET
23
Bird's crop : CRAW
24
Lenten symbol : ASHES
25
Big Apple with no worms : WHATMAKESABEBEAME
28
Young salmon : SMOLT
29
Court team : NETS
30
Sage and thyme : MINTS
31
Author Jong : ERICA
32
Put-on : SHAM
33
Parts of a cen. : YRS
34
Diana ___: 1934–73 : SANDS
35
Singlehanded : LONE
36
"___ Bulba" : TARAS
38
Takes advantage of : USES
39
Blathers : GABS
41
Romancer's offering : SERENADE
44
Gunpowder Plot conspirator : FAWKES
48
A.k.a. : ALIAS
49
Artery : ROAD
50
Before tee : ESS
52
Son of Jacob : ASHER
53
Yes, in her private writings : WASANNEFRANK
57
Penalty : COST
58
___ share : LIONS
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Demeaned : ABASED
60
Pittance : IOTA
61
Count of jazz : BASIE
62
Levene and Levenson : SAMS
63
Bank deals : LIENS
64
As well : ALSO
65
Where GUM is : MOSCOW
66
Wrap up : END
67
His peers think so : ISRAYNOBLE
70
Quechua : INCAN
71
"___ to Live," 1958 film : IWANT
74
"Exodus" name : ARI
75
Comedian Richard : PRYOR
76
Apothegm : ADAGE
77
Only when his funny films failed : WASBENBLUE
82
Jasey : WIG
85
Sidestepped : DUCKED
86
Sentry's cry : HALT
87
Seed covers : ARILS
88
Pure, in Parma : FINO
89
Poe house : USHER
90
Jordan, to Carter : AIDE
91
Blots out : ANNULS
93
Kanga's creator : MILNE
94
"___ Death" : ASES
95
Well, he's no John Wayne : ISRICHLITTLE
97
Partner of wiser : OLDER
98
Ullmann : LIV
99
Status quo ___ bellum : ANTE
100
Man with a mike : EMCEE
101
Red Sox specialty : HOMERS
102
Sight enhancer : EYEGLASS
105
Bowl calls : RAHS
106
Cicatrix : SCAR
108
Rock debris : SCREE
109
Dash : ELAN
111
Rubberneck : STARE
112
Guevara : CHE
115
"Excalibur" part : HILT
116
Cooking direction : SCALD
117
Mail class : THIRD
118
Heath for Heathcliff : MOOR
119
Figaro's forte : SHAVE
121
Nobody on Broadway : WHOMDIDMOLLYPICON
124
N.M. terrains : MESAS
125
Use a strop : HONE
126
In proximity : NEARTO
127
Turkeys : FLOPS
128
Closing words : AMENS
129
Bookie's quote : ODDS
130
Autor Seton : ERNEST
131
Littoral area : COAST
Down
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Brownish orange : TAWNY
2
Second of two : OTHER
3
Ottomans : SEATS
4
Hipsters : CATS
5
Branch : ARM
6
Famed choreographer: 1880–1942 : FOKINE
7
Makes better : AMENDS
8
Pauses : RESTS
9
Sigh for Yorick : ALAS
10
Society newcomer : DEB
11
Trinidad combo : STEELBAND
12
___ the hole : ACEIN
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Clasps or clamps : BRACES
14
Mongolian monk : LAMA
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Cote female : EWE
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___ carry : CASHAND
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Capital of Eritrea : ASMARA
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Imprisoning officials : WHOMADEOSCARWILDE
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It could be electric : EEL
20
N.Y. time, at times : DST
26
Garner : AMASS
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Brush, in Brest : BROSSE
32
Chateaubriand, e.g. : STEAK
34
Court figures : SUERS
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Bull or jam : SESSION
39
Like fish eyes : GLASSY
40
Senior on the Seine : AINE
42
Muse for Pindar : ERATO
43
Columnist Barrett : RONA
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Without foundation : FALSE
45
Penang person : ASIAN
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Ask 43 Down! : WHOMDIDCHEVYCHASE
47
Kesey and Rosewall : KENS
48
Yoga posture : ASANA
51
Olla podrida : STEW
53
Oft-watched line : WAIST
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But, in Bonn : ABER
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Satisfy : FILL
56
Polyantha, e.g. : ROSE
57
Maine bay : CASCO
61
Lean as a rake : BONY
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Did an inside job : LINED
64
Theatrical lover : ABIE
65
Entangles : MIRES
68
Political cartoonist : NAST
69
Any planet : ORB
72
Greets the dawn : WAKES
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Livy's field : AGER
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Beat : PULSE
76
Down Under fellows : AUSSIES
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Ravine : WADI
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Author Waugh : ALEC
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City on the Loire : NANTES
80
Yahoo : BRUTE
81
Very small pin : LILL
83
Word with city or tube : INNER
84
Takeoff group : GOERS
85
Kind of role : DUAL
86
Puts on the payroll : HIRES
88
Item not to be exposed : FILM
90
Movie pooch : ASTA
91
Variety of garnet : ALMANDINE
92
Czar's name: Abbr. : NICH
93
Henry the sculptor : MOORE
95
Estuary : INLET
96
Harbinger : HERALD
99
Ever-abiding : AGELESS
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He wrote "The Dynasts" : HARDY
103
Capital of Armenia : ERIVAN
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Abet : SECOND
106
Avocets' kin : STILTS
107
Freight shipment : CARLOT
110
Incapacitates : LAMES
111
Tanning locale : SHORE
112
Apres-ski drink : COCOA
113
Holey rollers : HOOPS
114
Artist Max : ERNST
116
Booted : SHOD
117
Fed : TMAN
118
Grain sorghum : MILO
119
Little, in Lanark : SMA
120
Haw's partner : HEM
121
"___ is Silvia?" : WHO
122
German article : DER
123
Mil. rank : PFC

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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