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THE ENVELOPE, PLEASE

New York Times, Sunday, November 14, 1976

Author:
Barbara Gillis
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 132, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.47, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 528 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 113, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
Barbara Lunder Gillis has 18 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Number for 86-Across clue was originally mislabeled as 85-Across; this was corrected

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M
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E
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T
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A
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P
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G
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O
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N
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R
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G
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W
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A
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H
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N
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I
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A
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A
© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,955
Across
1
Track events : MEETS
6
Drivers' org. : AAA
9
Architect I.M. : PEI
12
Contest : AGON
16
New Delhi name : GANDHI
17
Scratch awls : SCRIBERS
20
Baseball team : NINE
21
By the sea : ONTHEWATERFRONT
23
Pledges : GAGES
24
Dye's partner : TIE
25
Like maidens of old : FAIR
26
Like some music : ATONAL
27
Asian rulers : EMIRS
28
City of Ethiopia : HARAR
30
Actress Hunt : MARSHA
32
Old slave : ESNE
34
Tapeworm larva : MEASLE
36
Norse classic : EDDA
39
Caught in ___ : ATRAP
42
Town in Java : MALANG
45
Israel's Six-___ : DAYWAR
47
Dieter's portion : SLIVER
49
Reveal : EVINCE
50
Page number: Abbr. : FOL
51
Candlenut tree : AMA
52
Withdraw : SECEDE
53
Mint said to have curing quality : SELFHEAL
55
Save : LAYIN
57
Town in Portugal : AMARES
58
Partner: Abbr. : ASSOC
59
Syncopation : RAGTIME
61
Praying figure : ORANTE
62
Origin : ROOT
64
Town near Munster : AHLEN
65
Kind of skirt : MINI
66
Nook's companion : CRANNY
68
Catches a fish : REELSIN
70
Makes a close fit : SNUGS
74
Pakistan port : CHALNA
75
Place to wear an obi : TOKYO
76
Use wrongly : MISAPPLY
78
Village : HAMLET
79
Cuckoo : ANI
80
Dunk : DIP
82
Moroccan port : AGADIR
83
Composer Georges : ENESCO
84
Vexes : ANNOYS
86
Spanish weight : ARROBA
87
Take care of : SEETO
88
Parts of a trip : LEGS
89
Vishinsky : ANDREI
92
Small islands : AITS
94
One who partakes : SHARER
96
Chemical compound : ESTER
100
Italian poet : TASSO
103
Orwell's farm : ANIMAL
106
Hobart's island: Abbr. : TASM
108
Acid initials : RNA
109
Constellation : ORION
110
Vanished : GONEWITHTHEWIND
113
The Man : STAN
114
Willing : AMENABLE
115
Relatives on mother's side : ENATES
116
Hesitates : HEMS
117
Once named : NEE
118
Mideast land: Abbr. : ISR
119
Confused : ATSEA
Down
1
Enthusiasm : MANIA
2
Register : ENTER
3
Old English letter : EDH
4
Foreign alliance : THEFRENCHCONNECTION
5
Libyan oasis : SIWA
6
Starry : ASTRAL
7
Hole-in-one : ACE
8
Tapestry : ARRAS
9
Laborer : PEON
10
Girl's name : ERNA
11
Carpet fiber : ISTLE
12
Expatriate : ANAMERICANINPARIS
13
Chevalier film : GIGI
14
Corker : ONER
15
Cape : NESS
16
Barbarian : GOTH
18
"___ could see me now" : IFTHEY
19
Gotham tune : BROADWAYMELODY
22
Prepares to fire : AIMS
23
Handshake : GENTLEMANSAGREEMENT
29
Versatile one : AMANFORALLSEASONS
31
Decorate again : REDO
33
Area of Sardinia : SASSARI
35
U.S. writer : AGEE
37
Lepers' helper et al. : DAMIENS
38
Irish island : ARAN
40
Ward off : AVERT
41
Carolina river : PEDEE
42
Plateau : MESA
43
Salutations : AVES
44
Abner et al. : LILS
46
Helpless saviors : ALLTHEKINGSMEN
48
Thing, in law : RES
50
Neighbor of Ga. : FLA
54
Dilettantish : ARTY
56
Alvin of ballet : AILEY
60
French river : GARONNE
61
Prefix for present : OMNI
63
Out drinking : ONATOOT
66
Charlie and sons : CHANS
67
Ouida : RAMEE
69
Unruly one : IMP
71
Hair style : UPDO
72
Voluble : GLIB
73
Aegean island : SYRA
74
Guevara : CHE
75
South African : TAAL
77
German basin : SAAR
81
Danube feeder : ISAR
85
Ontario city : OSHAWA
90
One of the worlds : NETHER
91
Goldarn! : DRAT
93
Writer Françoise : SAGAN
95
Excuse : ALIBI
97
Corny : TRITE
98
Nine: Prefix : ENNEA
99
Energy units : RADS
100
Twaddle : TOSH
101
Comedian Johnson : ARTE
102
" . . . king of ___, I am" : SIAM
104
Alaskan cape : NOME
105
Arrow poison : INEE
107
N. L. park : SHEA
111
Compliments: Abbr. : TLS
112
"The Week That ___" : WAS

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 15 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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