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STACKED DECK

New York Times, Sunday, November 23, 1975

Author: Tom Sheehan
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 134, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.45, Missing: { J Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 540 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 121, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 22, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
Thomas Sheehan has 11 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,598
Across Down
1. Full house : SRO
4. S.A. Indian : CARIB
9. Ending for marion : ETTE
13. Lily Daché creations : HATS
17. Astronauts' "all right" : AOK
18. Take for ___ : ARIDE
19. Privation : NEED
20. Medicate, as the eyes : BATHE
21. File or polish : NAIL
23. Madrid Mr. : SENOR
24. Kind of hand : GLAD
25. Strange : ALIEN
26. Cards : GREETINGLIBRARYCREDIT
30. Paganini's home : GENOA
31. Swimsuit part : BRA
32. More active : SPRYER
33. Sawbuck : TENSPOT
36. Think proper : SEEFIT
39. Kind of dog : LAP
40. Eye inflammation : IRITIS
41. Tabletop woe : SCRATCH
42. Fish-landing hooks : GAFFS
46. Pigeonholed : FILED
47. Column type : DORIC
48. U.S. power org. : AEC
50. "Romola" author : ELIOT
51. Grope : FEEL
52. Spanish evergreen : PINO
53. Relay : HANDON
56. To ___ : ATEE
57. Song, in Bonn : LIED
59. Rosten and McCarey : LEOS
61. "My cards ___ table" : AREONTHE
63. Hands : FACTORYOLDFIRSTSECOND
68. "She's got ___ gold" : AHEARTOF
69. Self: Lat. : IPSE
70. Raison d'___ : ETRE
71. Swiss hero : TELL
72. Mugger's partner : HUGGER
74. Knuckles or feet : PIGS
76. Pop's relative : COLA
80. Czech coin : HALER
82. Brown kiwi : ROA
83. Suppose : OPINE
85. Divided, as a leaf : LOBED
86. Hacienda material : ADOBE
87. Head near Honolulu : DIAMOND
89. Word to a gun crew : RELOAD
90. Harem room : ODA
92. Batter's zone : STRIKE
93. Antique and double : DEALERS
94. He had a full house : DIONNE
97. Noun suffix : ISE
98. Our: Fr. : NOTRE
99. Pair of aces : RICKENBACKERBOYINGTON
106. Joe Namath motto? : IPASS
107. Work, in Spain : OBRA
108. Made of a grain : OATEN
109. ___ Aces : EASY
110. Turk. coins : PARAS
111. Roulette bet : NOIR
112. Milan's river : OLONA
113. Queen ___ : BEE
114. Goblet support : STEM
115. Tuba player of song : YUBA
116. Like a new driver : TENSE
117. Jet ___ : SET
1. Froid's predecessor : SANG
2. Crowd noise : ROAR
3. Dust Bowl refugee : OKIE
4. Housing for full houses : CASINOS
5. "We ___ amused" : ARENOT
6. ___ bell (get across) : RINGA
7. Baal, e.g. : IDOL
8. Disease : BERIBERI
9. Insert in a plant : ENGRAFT
10. Tissue : TELA
11. ___ sheet : TEAR
12. Nelson et al. : EDDYS
13. Jacks, and Kings or Queens : HALEYPALANCECOLLEGE
14. "There is ___ in the affairs . . . " : ATIDE
15. Possessive : THEIR
16. Posted : SENT
20. Massive fire : BARRAGE
22. Diamond, Heart, club, Spade : LEGSTELLTALEBOOKSAM
27. Like a baby's bathwater : TEPID
28. Suit : BREACHOFPROMISE
29. N.C.O. : CPL
33. Spat : TIFF
34. Buffalo's vista : ERIE
35. Rosetta's river : NILE
36. Dead Sea find : SCROLL
37. Positive thinker's motto : ICAN
38. Bara et al. : THEDAS
41. Nepotic candidate : SON
43. Look ___ kill : FITTO
44. Mountain wind : FOEHN
45. Mount : STEED
47. "Who ___ hair?" : DIDYOUR
49. Retinue : CORTEGE
52. Australian city : PERTH
54. In statu quo : ASIS
55. Retreats : NESTS
58. Comparative suffix : IOR
60. Miss Adams : EDIE
62. "___ the fields we go . . . " : OER
63. Earl Hines : FATHA
64. In the foreground : AHEAD
65. String-quartet unit : CELLO
66. " . . . abusing ___ patience" : OFGODS
67. Complain : REPINE
73. Equestrian's concern : GAIT
75. Neither Dem. nor Rep. : IND
77. Mitch Miller purchase : OBOE
78. King ___ : LEAR
79. Puts with : ADDS
81. Hot-poker quality : REDNESS
84. Coarse herb : POKEROOT
85. Ascertain : LEARN
88. Dakota Indians : ARIKARA
89. Eye parts : RETINAE
91. Sally ___ Howes : ANN
93. Deans of diplomacy : DOYENS
94. Take a ___ the beach : DIPAT
95. "What do ___?" : ICARE
96. Piano-key material : EBONY
98. Off : NOTON
99. Turbulent waters : RIPS
100. ___ ben Adhem : ABOU
101. Grèche item : CRIB
102. Hay unit : BALE
103. Keep ___ on : TABS
104. Hosea, in Douay Bible : OSEE
105. Russian rebuff : NYET

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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