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GETTING THE WORD

New York Times, Sunday, November 30, 1969

Author: Jack Luzzatto
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 134, Blocks: 62, Avg Word Len: 5.66, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 558 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 152, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,414
Across Down
1. Dogsled driver : MUSHER
7. Hard feelings : RANCOR
13. Takes it easy : COASTS
19. Bird with hanging nest : ORIOLE
20. Watcher over me? : SOMEONE
21. Specialized ornament : AMULET
22. Site of S.M.U. : DALLAS
23. Wings of buildings : ALETTES
24. Minimal beach wear : BIKINI
25. Like printers' hands : INKY
26. Customarily : OFTEN
28. Wool fabric from Asia : THIBET
30. Sholokhov's quiet river : DON
31. You: Ger. : SIE
32. Woodworkers' aids : GLUES
33. Dostoevski : FEODOR
34. Glacial offshoot : BERG
35. Spoiled-child specialties : TANTRUMS
37. Waterproofed, as ropes : TARRED
38. Meticulous : FUSSY
39. Estimate : RATE
40. Furthers : HELPS
41. Place for rolling stock : YARD
43. Draw from : DERIVE
46. Deprives of energy : PALSIES
48. System of beliefs : DOGMA
51. Adversary : ENEMY
52. Morose : SULLEN
53. Rage and elation : EMOTIONS
56. Heels : CADS
57. Seafood treat : SHRIMP
58. Telling of tomorrow : PROPHETIC
59. Brief mornings : AMS
60. Models of cold perfection : PLASTERSAINTS
62. Music to a matador : OLE
63. Comic's routine : MONOLOGUE
65. Acclaims : ECLATS
66. Amused expression : GRIN
67. Slipping, as of a disk : PROLAPSE
68. Slick : SMOOTH
69. Vogue : TREND
70. Circe's product : SWINE
71. Movie pioneer : DEMILLE
73. Mrs. Grundy and others : PRUDES
74. Hindu scriptures : VEDA
76. Bungle : MISDO
77. Blueprint : PLAN
78. Younger son : CADET
81. Crafty qualities : GUILES
83. Sudden city : BOOMTOWN
87. Hebrew measure : OMER
88. Game for anyone : TENNIS
89. Revivers for swooning ladies : SALTS
90. Tramp, for short : BOE
91. Take forcibly : ROB
92. Rouse to fury : MADDEN
93. Disconcert : UPSET
94. Nautical place : ALOW
95. Numeral system : ARABIC
97. Role for wide-eyed girl : INGENUE
99. Out of the weather : INSIDE
101. Undeveloped : LATENT
102. Desserts : ECLAIRS
103. Snows: Fr. : NEIGES
104. Grooms : SLEEKS
105. Officer to Macbeth : SEYTON
106. One who manages : GERENT
1. Follower of fashion : MODIST
2. Muse of astronomy : URANIA
3. Lustrous : SILKEN
4. Pious : HOLY
5. High note : ELA
6. Strong of purpose : RESOLUTE
7. Characterizations : ROLES
8. Encouraging word : AMEN
9. Trawl : NET
10. Metal fastener : COTTERPIN
11. Adjective for Podunk : ONEHORSE
12. Live : RESIDE
13. Pole tossed by Scots : CABER
14. Overlook : OMIT
15. Arctic diver : AUK
16. Projector inserts : SLIDES
17. Vocalists : TENORS
18. Meager : STINGY
20. Surfeits : SATES
27. Show rage : FUME
29. Physical entity : BODY
32. Slang for easy money : GRAVY
33. Mistaken suppositions : FALSEPREMISES
34. Cage bird, for short : BUDGIE
36. Crops : TRIMS
37. "___ the tales . . . " : TELLME
38. Beer heads : FROTHS
40. Rock salt : HALITE
42. Takes as one's own : ADOPTS
43. Vamoose : DECAMP
44. Charms : ENAMORS
45. Colorful Arctic fall : REDSNOW
46. Followed : PURSUED
47. Successive : SERIATE
49. Drove : MOTORED
50. Chemical dye : ANILINE
52. Mops of hair : SHAGS
54. Time period : MONTH
55. Rises on a wave : SCENDS
57. Inclined : SLOPED
58. Edible South Sea worm : PALOLO
60. Earth : PLANET
61. Berates : SCOLDS
64. Twist : OLIVER
66. Wordless sound : GRUNT
68. Cheerfully : SMILINGLY
69. Mine vehicles : TRAMS
72. Height : EMINENCE
73. Novelist's concern : PLOTTING
75. Ripe : AGED
77. End of the earth : POLE
78. Island makers : CORALS
79. Unaware of right or wrong : AMORAL
80. Douglas forte : DEBATE
82. Some wear, familiarly : UNDIES
83. Military centers : BASES
84. Accommodate : OBLIGE
85. Expressionless : WOODEN
86. Most recent : NEWEST
88. Diplomatic assets : TACTS
89. Reject rudely : SPURN
92. Fur : MINK
93. Pearly mussel : UNIO
94. Saudi Arabian province : ASIR
96. Nectar collector : BEE
98. Dine : EAT
100. Born : NEE

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 14 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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