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HANG-UPS

New York Times, Sunday, November 10, 1974

Author: Jack Luzzatto
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 134, Blocks: 64, Avg Word Len: 5.63, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 583 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 146, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,220
Across Down
1. Tentative start : TOEHOLD
8. Leading singers of groups : PRIMOS
14. Looped rug fabrics : FRISES
20. Patient one : ENDURER
21. Pine exudation : RESINA
22. Italian cheese : ROMANO
23. Offshoot of Dream Street : NIGHTMAREALLEY
25. Attack as false : IMPUGN
26. Edible tubers : OCAS
27. Noxious influence : MIASMA
28. Pale color : BEIGE
30. Mountain pass : COL
31. Father of Abner : NER
32. She had a plume : TANTE
33. Nativity gift : MYRRH
34. Word to a certain squad : FIRE
35. Chemical prefix : AZO
37. Washington fixture : SENATE
40. Séances : SITTINGS
42. Plant world : FLORA
44. Tot's gait : CRAWL
46. Scourges : SWINGES
47. "___ Bergère" : FOLIES
48. Unable to resist : FEEBLE
49. What "this gun" was for : HIRE
50. Knowing the answers : ORACULAR
52. Giant-killer : SLING
54. Mild expletives : GOSHES
58. Car starter: Abbr. : IGN
59. Calif. Indians : POMOS
61. Follow : ENSUE
63. Hide the loot : STASH
64. Sass : LIP
65. Mischievous spirit : POLTERGEIST
68. Indian of West : UTE
69. Summon things past : EVOKE
72. Italian city : SIENA
73. Dignified : STAID
75. Point of a mango : NAK
76. Intensify : DEEPEN
78. Cavils : CARPS
80. Small delivery cycle : AUTOETTE
82. Last drop : DREG
84. More depressed : MOPIER
86. Start the tapes : UNREEL
87. Halévy opera : LAJUIVE
90. Tasting of fat : SUETY
91. Scares for drivers : SKIDS
92. Canines for Dracula : EYETEETH
94. ___ knowledge : TREEOF
97. Plane formation: Abbr. : ECH
98. Like a grain : OATY
99. ___ la Paix : RUEDE
101. Knowledge: Suffix : GNOMY
103. Blockhead : OAF
106. Explosive : TNT
107. Sufficient : AMPLE
108. Pop-concert favorite : BOLERO
110. Fish : TUNA
111. With hand on hip : AKIMBO
113. Banquo et al. : LITERARYGHOSTS
116. Painter of bathers : RENOIR
117. French schools : ECOLES
118. Extra printed supplement : OUTSERT
119. Third or master's : DEGREE
120. Settles a debt : REPAYS
121. Joyce subject : ULYSSES
1. Mortise's partner : TENON
2. Filed and ready : ONICE
3. Macabre master : EDGARALLANPOE
4. Querying grunts : HUHS
5. Leftover : ORT
6. Secondary theorem : LEMMA
7. Exhausts : DRAINS
8. Self-assurance : PRESENCE
9. Pack of paper : REAM
10. Island: Sp. : ISLA
11. Wire measure : MIL
12. ___ one : ONEBY
13. Dorothy of mysteries : SAYERS
14. Hair-raising hair : FRIGHTWIG
15. "When in ___ . . . " : ROME
16. Devil's aide : IMP
17. Adding flavor : SAUCING
18. Dine like Henry VIII : ENGORGE
19. Like Eddie Cantor : SONLESS
24. Value : RATE
29. Isle of Man's sea : IRISH
32. Shredded, as documents : TOREUP
33. Whimpering : MEWLING
34. Churchillian hour : FINEST
36. Of animal life : ZOIC
38. Mars : ARES
39. Seance V.I.P. : TABLERAPPER
41. Novices: Var. : TIROS
42. Pardon : FORGIVE
43. Spilling over : ASLOP
45. Contacts. e.g. : LENSES
47. Thwarted : FOILED
48. Romp : FROLIC
51. Book after Joel : AMOS
53. Rock instrument : GUITAR
55. Points of quick return : HAUNTEDHOUSES
56. Worldly goods : ESTATES
57. Ancient coin : SHEKEL
60. Grows hot : STEAMS
62. Biblical salesman : ESAU
66. On the way : ENROUTE
67. Mr. Oates : TITUS
70. Mess-hall chore : KPDUTY
71. Hackle-raising : EERIE
74. Balky person : DONKEY
77. Croak of the raven : NEVERMORE
79. Location : SITE
81. Norse hero : ERIC
83. Costume : GETUP
85. Monocle : EYEGLASS
87. Gymnast's body suit : LEOTARD
88. "I'm ___ Doodle Dandy" : AYANKEE
89. Flying swiftly : JETTING
93. Cutup : HELLER
95. Singular person : ONER
96. "I'd do anything ___" : FORYOU
100. Unfreeze the wings : DEICE
102. Powerful person : MOGUL
104. Cave : ANTRE
105. Goes hungry : FASTS
107. Long-run Broadway man : ABIE
108. Mr. Dracula : BELA
109. ___ eyed (staring wildly) : OREY
110. Handle a caber : TOSS
112. African kingdom: abbr. : MOR
114. Goal at Everest : TOP
115. Former abbr. for 50th state : HTY

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 13 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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