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LETTER BOXES

New York Times, Sunday, November 3, 1968

Author:
Bert Beaman
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 61, Avg Word Len: 5.59, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 560 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 136, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 18
Bert Beaman has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 7,022
Across
1. Employe of a kind : LABORER
8. Important alliance : SEATO
13. Charges with gas : AERATES
20. Land : ACREAGE
21. First name in Eire : EAMON
22. Obtrusive : BLATANT
23. Having a history : STORIED
24. Chef's forte : CREPESSUZETTE
26. I ___ you! : ASK
27. Mexican highwaymen : LADRONES
29. Condition: Suffix : TUDE
30. Time : TEN
31. Fares : GOES
33. Time : NOON
34. Esteem : REVERE
36. Send flying : WING
37. ___ the Visitation : NUNOF
39. Goes (about) : GADS
41. Cane : REED
42. Health: Fr. : SANTE
43. Full of emotion : ATHROB
45. See 19 Down : MANAGER
47. Belabor : CUDGEL
48. Like some stories : EERIE
50. Criterion : RULE
51. Colorful sparoid fish : BOCE
52. Bath : SPA
54. Tot's favorite : TEDDYBEAR
57. For a time : AWHILE
60. Omen : HARBINGER
62. Doc's brother : SNEEZY
64. Little ___ : NELL
66. Machines : AUTOS
67. Africans : IBOS
69. Wasting: Prefix : TABO
70. Intend: Scot. : ETTLE
71. Country place : GLEN
72. Having a handle : ANSATE
74. Forecast : PROGNOSIS
76. Footing (up) : ADDING
78. Game : DRAWPOKER
80. W. W. II group : OSS
81. Degrees : SSDS
82. Constellation : ARGO
83. Process of: Suffix : ATION
85. Polishing cloth : SHAMMY
88. Controversial : ERISTIC
91. Eye part : SCLERA
94. Namesakes of Conrad heroine : LENAS
95. Shake ___ : ALEG
96. Tuft-hunter : SNOB
98. Attacks : HASAT
99. Zest : ELAN
100. Frustrate : BLIGHT
102. Kind of stream: Abbr. : TRIB
104. Coat slit : VENT
105. Hard wood : ELM
106. Golf stroke : PUTT
107. Singers' forte : TREMOLOS
110. Size: Abbr. : LGE
111. Acts moderately : KEEPSTHEPEACE
114. Fabulous animal : GRIFFIN
116. In a set : ENSUITE
117. Not broadside : ENDON
118. Busied : ENGAGED
119. Kind of fisherman : DEEPSEA
120. Didn't usually : USENT
121. Antennas : SENSORS
Down
1. Italian menu item : LASAGNA
2. Depicts : ACTSOUT
3. Very sad : BROKENHEARTED
4. Done: Poet. : OER
5. Corncrake : RAIL
6. Historic sea: Var. : EGEAN
7. Card game : REDDOG
8. Motorist's choice : SECONDARYROAD
9. Be worthy of : EARN
10. Arabian title : AMEER
11. Armed forces member : TOPSERGEANT
12. Pronoun : ONE
13. Unbelievable : ABSURD
14. Outmaneuver : ELUDE
15. Level : RAZE
16. Used (up) : ATE
17. Threadwork : TATTING
18. ____ cordiale : ENTENTE
19. Baseball great : STENGEL
25. Tip of a kind : STEER
28. Drift : ROAM
32. Distressing : SORE
35. Letter : VEE
36. Get busy : WADEINTO
38. Aqua ___ (nitric acid) : FORTIS
40. Blunt : SNUB
42. Especially : SUCH
44. All right: Fr. : BIEN
46. Brews : ALES
47. Tasting like fresh milk : COWY
49. Fringes : EDGINGS
51. Weapon : BAZOOKA
52. Dance step : SHAG
53. Girl's name : PAULA
55. Junior Leaguers : DEBS
56. Political prerogative : REAPPOINTMENT
58. Cuts loose : LETSONESELFGO
59. Havelock ___ : ELLIS
61. Guarantor : BONDSMAN
63. River to the Mediterranean : EBRO
65. Reduced : LESS
68. Makes correct : STRAIGHTENS
70. Improve : ENRICH
72. Presidential nickname : ANDY
73. Conchae : EARS
75. Becomes : GETS
77. Theories : ISMS
79. Lbs. : WGTS
84. Norse name : OLAV
85. Polished : SLEEKED
86. Sophocles, for one : HELLENE
87. Asians: Var. : ANAMESE
88. Choice : ELITE
89. Terr. : REG
90. Choir: Sp. : CORO
92. More like some cattle : RANGIER
93. Looks after : ATTENDS
95. Lovelace's lady : ALTHEA
97. Ship parts : BILGES
100. Hill : BUTTE
101. Vocation : TRADE
103. Supported : BORNE
106. Greek letters : PSIS
108. School subj. : ECON
109. No Exit : SIGN
112. Young seal : PUP
113. Little: Fr. : PEU
115. Notes : FAS

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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