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OBSERVATIONS

New York Times, Sunday, November 21, 1971

Author: Bert Beaman
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 158, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.71, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 673 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 162, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 13, XRef: 7, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 27
Bert Beaman has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 8,135
Across Down
1. Whittier's boy : BAREFOOT
9. "I saw ___ asailing . . . " : ASHIP
14. Trouble spots of 1960's : CAMPUSES
22. Show who's boss : OVERRIDE
23. Lewis : SHARI
24. Be equivalent : AMOUNTTO
25. Humbles : DEGRADES
26. Athapascan abode : TEPEE
27. Memorable lion : BERTLAHR
28. Astrologer's sign : ARIES
29. Kind of mine : STRIP
31. Mary ___, fictional ship : DEARE
33. Dill : ANET
34. "Waiting for Lefty" author : ODETS
37. Sham : HOKE
38. Blanch: Fr. : PALIR
39. Navy officers: Abbr. : CDRS
40. Color: Abbr. : BRN
42. Kind of scholar : RHODES
44. Indian otter : NAIR
46. Surrenders : CEDES
48. Burma or open : ROAD
50. Ancient Asian kingdom : ELAM
51. Vex : DISPLEASE
53. Hot pants, for one : FAD
56. He, in Rome : EGLI
57. Horse-breeder's purchase : MARE
58. Story opener : ONCE
59. Vipers : ASPS
60. Salutation : AVE
61. Arising within one : SELFBORN
63. Rings : ENGIRDS
65. Observation : ESPIAL
67. Give it a go : TRYFOR
68. Chair part : SPLAT
70. Of the kind of: Suffix : ATIC
72. Guthrie : ARLO
73. German river : EDER
75. Eagle: Prefix : AETO
76. Salmon : SMOLT
77. "Try ___ for size" : ITON
78. Will Rogers words, with 117 Across and 11 Down : EVERYTHINGISFUNNYASLONG
84. Greek commune : DEME
85. Greeting : HOWDY
86. Cockney steed : ORSE
87. Biblical son : ABEL
88. ___ instant : INAN
89. River to Danube : ISAR
90. Honey drinks : MEADS
92. Went through papers : LEAFED
96. ___ ear (listened) : LENTAN
98. Hidden : NOTSEEN
101. Part of Greece : THESSALY
103. Common Market: Abbr. : EEC
104. Opposed: Abbr. : AGST
106. Bindle stiff : HOBO
107. Indian maid : AYAH
108. Threshold : SILL
109. Indian title : SRI
110. See 35 Down : ASHAMEDOF
112. Swing around : SLUE
113. Silkworm : ERIA
114. Rice dish : PILAU
116. City of Rumania : ARAD
117. See 78 Across : ASITIS
119. Hamilton's bill : TEN
120. Mayan god : CHAC
122. Effect of past experience : MNEME
124. Long ago : YORE
126. To be, in Spain : ESTAR
128. Heart, in Egyptian religion : HATI
129. Church sections : APSES
130. Emulates Greeley : EDITS
132. River to the Missouri : OSAGE
135. Suggestive of : ANICONIC
137. S. A. shelter : TOLDO
139. Thrusts out : OBTRUDES
142. "There's no ___ an . . . " : FOOLLIKE
143. Waters : HOSES
144. Logical : COHERENT
145. Bridge plays : FINESSES
146. Before febrero : ENERO
147. Biased : ONESIDED
1. Madrid marriage : BODA
2. Affirm : AVER
3. How some tourneys are run : REGIONALLY
4. Misjudged : ERRED
5. Canadian river : FRASER
6. Like: Suffix : OID
7. Pindar output : ODE
8. Trueheart : TESS
9. N. L. players : ASTROS
10. Valentino role : SHEIK
11. See 78 Across : HAPPENINGTOSOMEBODYELSE
12. Choler : IRE
13. Storied exterminator : PIEDPIPER
14. Intrigue : CABAL
15. ___ Cup : AMERICAS
16. See 35 Down : MORERESPECTABLEHEIS
17. ___ off : PUT
18. Loosen : UNLACE
19. Has a chance : STANDSFAIRTO
20. Clear sky : ETHER
21. Out of ___ : SORTS
30. Motif : THEME
32. Noble : EARL
35. Shaw quote, with 110 Across and 141 and 16 Down : THEMORETHINGSAMANIS
36. Kind of plexus : SOLAR
40. French port : BREST
41. Radio O.K. : ROGER
43. Repairs in a way : DARNS
45. Spore sacs : ASCI
47. Ledge, in Britain : DESS
49. Novel : DIFFERENT
51. Italian astronomer : DONATI
52. Lafayette College's home : EASTON
54. Legendary island : AVALON
55. U. S. arctic explorer : DELONG
62. Substance : BODY
63. Gray piece : ELEGY
64. Extremely : DAMNED
66. Straw mattress : PAILLASSE
69. Film producer Berman : PANDRO
71. Ehrenburg : ILYA
74. Greek letters : RHOS
76. Lazy ___ : SUSAN
78. Roman officials : EDILES
79. Coating : VENEER
80. Lincoln's concern : EMANCIPATION
81. "___ girl just like . . . " : IWANTA
82. Clear : FREEOF
83. Visits : SEES
91. Needles : STYLI
93. Like some store items : FAIRTRADED
94. Girl's nickname : ELLIE
95. Singer Bob : DYLAN
97. U. S. culture group: Abbr. : AAAL
99. "Ay, ___ rub" : THERESTHE
100. Kind of cracker : SODA
102. Terre ___ : HAUTE
105. Alternate non-toll road : SHUNPIKE
107. Charm, for one : ASSET
111. Lansbury role : MAME
115. Winter sight : ICICLE
117. Melodic passage : ARIOSO
118. Supplies : STORES
120. Grain husks : CHAFF
121. Vietnam capital : HANOI
123. Verb suffixes : ESCES
125. More curious : ODDER
127. Dialect of India : ASURI
131. Brazilian heron : SOCO
133. Sarazen : GENE
134. Founded: Abbr. : ESTD
136. Viscous liquids: Abbr. : OLS
138. Oven, in Britain : OON
140. Tunisian cape : BON
141. See 35 Down : THE

Answer summary: 16 unique to this puzzle, 11 debuted here and reused later, 15 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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