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HIDDEN BLEMISHES

New York Times, Sunday, November 15, 1970

Author: Arthur Bennett
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 66, Avg Word Len: 5.43, Missing: { J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 522 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 136, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,764
Across Down
1. Cremonans : AMATIS
7. Type areas : FACES
12. Restrictions : TABOOS
18. Endurance : STAMINA
19. Originated : AROSE
20. Flatbush and others : AVENUES
22. Certain fighters : WELTERWEIGHTS
24. Dessert : GELATIN
25. U.S. inventor : EADS
26. Merle : OBERON
27. Guided and others : TOURS
29. Harem room : ODA
30. Peer Gynt's mother : ASE
31. Corrida sounds : OLES
32. Israeli port : EILAT
33. Southwest wind : AFER
34. Decades : TENS
36. Top banana : ONER
37. All: Lat. : OMNIS
38. Have ___ : ABALL
39. Disabled : LAMED
41. Golf veteran : SNEAD
42. Like an ox : CLUMSY
43. Secret doctrines : CABALAS
46. Thing done : ACTUS
47. France: Prefix : GALLO
48. ___-skelter : HELTER
49. Canoes of Malaysia: Var. : PRAHS
50. Acrid-tasting : METALLIC
53. Zodiac sign : ARIES
54. Milton : BERLE
55. Devoured : EATEN
56. Direction : ENE
57. Geological stage : RISS
58. Singer born in N.Y. : MARIACALLAS
60. Detective of fiction : CHAN
61. Channel : GAT
62. Atropos et al. : FATES
63. Neglects : OMITS
64. Casino money : CHIPS
65. Man against the ___ : ELEMENTS
67. Campus groups : FRATS
68. Broadway show : PURLIE
69. Tall and lean : RANGY
70. ___ of humor : SENSE
71. Exposed to risk : PERILED
72. Certain animal : ALBINO
74. Salt trees : ATLES
75. Span. girls : SRTAS
76. Unkempt : SEEDY
77. Word with case or well : STAIR
78. Partner of snick : SNEE
79. Hillock, in England : TUMP
83. Hurries : HIES
84. Hammer parts : PEENS
85. Suffix for rheo or thermo : STAT
86. "___ a drop to drink" : NOR
87. East, in Bonn : OST
88. Circulated : AIRED
89. Shoe : LOAFER
91. Vehicle : AUTO
92. Easily dominated : RULABLE
94. Babe : PAULBUNYANSOX
97. Ionosphere layer : EREGION
98. Cancel : ANNUL
99. Meanness : DODGERY
100. Real ___ : ESTATE
101. Bother : TEASE
102. Horses : STEEDS
1. Mil. command : ATEASE
2. Actor Karl : MALDEN
3. Sums: Abbr. : AMTS
4. Ascot : TIE
5. Japanese box : INRO
6. Surgeon, to a gangster : SAWBONES
7. More comely : FAIRER
8. Old Greek city : ARGOS
9. German botanist : COHN
10. Superlative ending : EST
11. Verse forms : SESTINAS
12. Ivory palms : TAGUAS
13. Ward off : AVERT
14. Power units : BELS
15. Fuegian : ONA
16. Way to make a mountain : OUTOFAMOLEHILL
17. Beer mugs : SEIDELS
18. Churchill word : SWEAT
21. Peevish : SNARLY
23. Fished : EELED
28. Fetid : OLID
32. Big birds : EMEUS
33. Strong as ___ : ABULL
35. Early schoolroom needs : SLATES
36. Persian name : OMAR
37. Like a good pitch : ONTHECORNER
38. Part of Poe's name : ALLAN
40. Beverages : ALES
41. Staircase, in Rome : SCALA
42. Delicacies : CATES
43. Ballpark cry : CHARGE
44. Antenna : AERIAL
45. Certain insects : BLISTERBEETLES
46. Molding edge : ARRIS
47. Wooden shoes : GETAS
49. Marquette et al. : PERES
50. Fountain drinks : MALTS
51. Blackbirds' place : INAPIE
52. Perfumed : CENSED
54. Balmy : BATTY
55. Choice group : ELITE
58. Tropical fruit : MANGO
59. Collect : AMASS
60. Messiah : CHRIST
62. Boggy : FENNY
64. Priest: Sp. : CURA
66. Hazel and others : MAIDS
67. Cat genus : FELIS
68. Rozelle : PETE
70. Keep one's cards : STANDPAT
71. Lays claim to : PRETENDS
72. Stranded : ASHORE
73. Kind of time : LEISURE
74. To ___ : ATEE
75. Chaotic : SNAFU
77. Halcyon : SERENE
78. Fixed : STABLE
80. New : UNUSED
81. Drives : MOTORS
82. Kind of vote : PROXY
84. Automatic ___ : PILOT
85. Alone : SOLUS
88. O. T. name : ABIA
89. Moth : LUNA
90. Indian peasant : RYOT
91. Heavenly being: Fr. : ANGE
93. Life ins. man : AGT
95. Scottish one : ANE
96. Teens : ADE

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 14 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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