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New York Times, Sunday, November 3, 1974

Author:
George Rose Smith
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 5.27, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 641 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 149, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,213
Across
1. Hears : LEARNS
7. Chooses : OPTS
11. Derby or Belmont : RACE
15. Ballet step : PLIE
19. Heavily committed : INDEEP
20. Water wheel : NORIA
22. Growing out : ENATE
24. Jot : IOTA
25. Muttonchops : SIDEWHISKERS
27. Turnips : TIMEPIECES
29. Six-pointers : TDS
30. Antimacassars : TIDIES
31. Cliché-ridden : TRITE
33. Where to conform : INROME
34. Drowses : NODS
35. Macaw : ARARA
36. Peter I : TSAR
37. Sea eagle : ERN
40. Chassis part : AXLE
41. Sea water : BRINE
42. Bathed : SHOWERED
46. Godheads : DEITIES
48. Pineapple : HANDGRENADE
50. Line of rotation: Prefix : AXI
51. Expresses : UTTERS
52. Kayak : CANOE
53. Film star Edmund : LOWE
54. After Shebat : ADAR
55. Gists : CORES
56. Goes out with : DATES
57. Split ___ : HAIRS
59. Umbrella of song : SMILE
60. Greek god : EROS
61. One: Ger. : EINE
62. Uptight : TENSE
63. Peasant footwear : SABOTS
64. Collegiate goal: Abbr. : DEG
65. French toast : AVOTRESANTE
68. Scram! : GETLOST
69. Heloise and Abélard, e.g. : LOVERS
71. Charmer's prop : COBRA
72. Loser of a flock : BOPEEP
73. Designers : STYLERS
75. Pound cakes : DOGBISCUITS
77. Airport-board abbr. : ETD
80. Certain horses : PACERS
81. Like Major Hoople : BULGY
82. Danish moneys : ORAS
83. Western Indian : CREE
84. Catkin : AMENT
85. Brooklyn island : CONEY
86. Streetcar sheds : BARNS
88. Word of disobedience : SHANT
89. Two-wheeler : CART
90. Enameled metalware : TOLE
91. Musical closings : CODAS
92. Phidias piece : STATUE
93. Wallach : ELI
94. Rice : TEXASSCHOOL
97. Fixed machine parts : STATORS
98. Tooth parts : DENTINES
100. Town maps : PLATS
101. City near Chicago : GARY
102. Soak : RET
103. Peter Duchin's father : EDDY
104. New and Fair : DEALS
105. Computer input : DATA
106. Equal to : ONAPAR
109. Fabric : CREPE
110. Mellow film : PATINA
112. Pile up bills : OWE
115. Bread and butter : LIVELIHOOD
117. Cabbage : THELONGGREEN
120. Bitter juice : ALOE
121. Farewell : LEAVE
122. More positive : SURER
123. Slanted : LEANED
124. Swamps : FENS
125. Begged : PLED
126. Smack : BUSS
127. Prohibits, in law : ESTOPS
Down
1. Shopper's aid : LIST
2. Geraint's wife : ENID
3. Tots : ADDS
4. Dakota Indian : REE
5. Salamander : NEWT
6. Inscrutable ones : SPHINXES
7. Strategic football kick : ONSIDE
8. Jabs : POKES
9. ___ bien : TRES
10. Knightly title : SIR
11. One going on a pension : RETIRER
12. Loos : ANITA
13. Appeared : CAME
14. French season : ETE
15. City on the Missouri : PIERRE
16. Nutty : LOCO
17. Detail : ITEM
18. Leisure : EASE
21. Jockey's position : ASTRIDE
23. Unit for Pearl White : EPISODE
26. Favorites : IDOLS
28. Be ___ of (fear) : INAWE
32. Phoned : RANG
35. Cartoonist and family : ARNOS
36. Prepares certain food : THAWS
37. Developed : EDUCED
38. Ripped again : RETORE
39. Soup : NITROGLYCERIN
40. Songs : AIRS
41. Destruction : BANE
42. Breathe noisily : SNORE
43. Ham : RADIOOPERATOR
44. Glorifies : EXALTS
45. Most terrible : DIREST
47. Pipe joints : TEES
48. One with a grudge : HATER
49. Girl's name : ELISE
52. Platitudes : CANTS
54. Stroll : AMBLE
56. Designer Christian et al. : DIORS
57. Pétain : HENRI
58. Wall piers : ANTAS
59. Fills : SATES
61. One of a baseball trio : EVERS
62. House cat : TABBY
63. Irish clans : SEPTS
65. Prevent : AVERT
66. School: Fr. : ECOLE
67. Like underbaked bread : SOGGY
68. Brazilian state : GOIAS
70. Scented : OLENT
72. Robert or George : BURNS
73. Set at intervals : SPACED
74. Mexican dish : TAMALE
75. Beach sights : DUNES
76. Florida's Gables : CORAL
78. Teachers' security : TENURE
79. Abominate : DETEST
81. Gaucho weapons : BOLAS
83. Songbird : CHAT
85. Man with an army in 1894 : COXEY
86. Makes an error : BOOTS
87. Fusses : ADOS
88. Brace : STAY
90. Grapevine shoot : TENDRIL
91. Alpine retreats : CHALETS
92. Garrote : STRANGLE
94. Kind of basin or wave : TIDAL
95. Wasted gasoline : SPEEDED
96. Sound of thunder : CLAP
97. Fabric : SATIN
99. Hogans' relatives : TEPEES
101. Crocs' cousins : GATORS
104. Herd : DROVE
105. Valleys : DALES
106. Norse saint : OLAF
107. Aswan's river : NILE
108. Bard's river : AVON
109. Fuel : COAL
110. City on the Wabash : PERU
111. Ripens : AGES
112. Wine: Prefix : OENO
113. Exude water : WEEP
114. Book ___ : ENDS
116. Wise to : HEP
118. Name for Boston : HUB
119. Squeal : RAT

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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