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Alex F. Black
Alex F. Black

PUN FUN

New York Times, Sunday, November 25, 1979

Author:
Alex F. Black
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 583 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 113, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 19
Alex F. Black has 12 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,974
Across
1. Does the floor : MOPS
5. Different : ELSE
9. Belief : TENET
14. Scarlett's mansion : TARA
18. Jack's giant, e.g. : OGRE
19. Held : KEPT
20. Missouri feeder : OSAGE
21. Slithy creatures : TOVES
22. Dressing rooms : CLOTHESQUARTERS
25. List parts : ITEMS
26. Quintet plus two : HEPTAD
27. Sheds : RIDS
28. Panache : ELAN
30. Never, in Neustadt : NIE
31. Pasty : ASHEN
32. A charge at the butcher's : JOINTACCOUNT
36. Energy unit : ERG
37. Relative of "Pow!" : BAM
40. Econ. or ecol. : SCI
41. Like a galley : OARED
42. Sgt.'s superiors : LTS
43. Henry Miller novel : SEXUS
45. Mott St. hors d'oeuvre : EGGROLL
48. Black or Red : SEA
49. Like an Abu Dhabi dance : SHEIKTOSHEIK
51. Recedes : EBBS
55. Jailbird : CON
56. Bobolink : ORTOLAN
57. Filling for shells : TNT
58. Before, to poets : ERE
59. Modernize : UPDATE
61. Untidy : MUSSY
63. Continental subdivision : EASTASIA
67. Wan : PALLID
68. Rode the wind : KITED
70. Entrance : PORTAL
71. Remonstrates : PROTESTS
74. Gaulish garb : SAGUM
76. Copter propulsion : ROTORS
77. Asner and McMahon : EDS
78. Korean G.I. : ROK
80. "___ not forgotten" : GONEBUT
82. Polynesian fruit : FEI
83. Go up : RISE
85. Prague exile : BOUNCEDCZECH
87. Vintner's 252 gallons : TUN
88. Ancient Adriatic area : ILLYRIA
90. Reply to "Sez who?" : SEZME
91. Cries of surprise : OHS
92. Condor's roost : AERIE
94. Lippo Lippi's title : FRA
96. Ubiquitous bean : SOY
97. Chemical suffix : ANE
98. Cupid's collections : OBJETSDHEART
102. Clark's companion : LEWIS
105. Charge : FEE
106. On the ocean : ASEA
107. Forest, in France : BOIS
110. La ___, Spanish seaport : CORUNA
111. Northern highway : ALCAN
113. Roget and Webster : TWOGOODFORWORDS
117. Tycoon J. Paul : GETTY
118. Sandy ridge : ESKER
119. Singer Cantrell : LANA
120. Former D.C. agency : USIS
121. "___ est percipi" : ESSE
122. Takes a break : RESTS
123. Former spouses : EXES
124. Reprieve : STAY
Down
1. Arabian coffee : MOCHA
2. Eyes amorously : OGLES
3. Seer's ledger statement : PROPHETANDLOSS
4. Hunter's helpers : SETTERS
5. Just managed, with "out" : EKED
6. A Brown of renown : LES
7. Abbr. on a Roman standard : SPQR
8. Small case : ETUI
9. Trunks : TORSOS
10. Superlative suffix : EST
11. Scottish turndown : NAE
12. Pond denizen : EGRET
13. Electrician-inventor : TESLA
14. Short drink in a pub : TOT
15. Approach : AVENUE
16. Jog the memory : REMIND
17. Cash or charm : ASSET
21. Borax once imported from Tibet : TINCAL
23. Suspend : HANG
24. Descriptive wd. : ADJ
29. "Oh, I am ___ . . . " : ACOOK
33. Readies champagne : ICES
34. "___ Must Fall," 1963 film : NIGHT
35. Escutcheon border : ORLE
37. Sugar source : BEET
38. Truism : AXIOM
39. Igloo footgear : MUKLUK
42. Italian poet: 1798–1837 : LEOPARDI
43. Makes strips : SHREDS
44. Quiescence : STASIS
46. Chromosome component : GENE
47. Singer Coolidge : RITA
48. Deck opening : SCUPPER
49. Fool's play of yore : SOTIE
50. In the spotlight : ONSTAGE
52. Top dog : BESTOFTHEWURST
53. Multihanded giant : BRIAREUS
54. Caps or cans : SEALSIN
60. Hgt. : ALT
62. "___ and little fishes!" : YEGODS
64. Trim : SPRUCE
65. Nail's partner : TOOTH
66. Carney or Tatum : ART
69. Certain cap wearers : DUNCES
72. Homer's one-horse town : TROY
73. Tart : SOUR
75. Half, in Messina : MEZZO
79. "Mack the ___" : KNIFE
81. "___ valentine" : BEMY
84. Land of Brian Boru : EIRE
85. Sanctify : BLESS
86. Dear, on the Via Condotti : CARA
89. Monotonous recital : LITANY
91. Troublesome : ONEROUS
92. Poplars : ABELES
93. Throws out : EJECTS
95. Shady places : ARBORS
97. Antonym of aloft : ALOW
98. Come ___ (mature) : OFAGE
99. Discourage : DETER
100. Role for an anchor cable : HAWSE
101. In addition : TOO
103. Home of a Brahman : INDIA
104. Fresh : SASSY
108. Run in neutral gear : IDLE
109. Tunisian port : SFAX
110. Tomorrow, to Tiberius : CRAS
112. Eroded : ATE
114. Gives the go-ahead : OKS
115. Catch : GET
116. Homophone for won : ONE

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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