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CODED PHRASES

New York Times, Sunday, November 8, 1970

Author:
Edward J. O'Brien
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 91, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 649 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 118, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 15, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 38
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,757
Across
1. Old timer : SUNDIAL
8. "On ___ of Bibles" : ASTACK
14. Card game : GIN
17. Concern of Congress : LAW
20. 43,560 square feet : ONEACRE
21. By law: Fr. : PARLOI
22. Half a story : ONESIDE
24. 19th-century advance : EIGHTEENTWELVEOVERTURE
27. Main et al: Abbr. : STS
28. Allay : EASE
29. Baby doctor, in a way : INTERN
30. Canapé spread : ROE
31. Christian symbol : IHS
33. Skill: Lat. : ARS
34. Play the shrinking violet : ACTCOY
36. Doorway: Abbr. : ENT
38. In ___ (fearing) : AWEOF
40. German road : BAHN
43. Numerical prefix : OCTO
45. ___ dinner (entertains) : HOSTSA
47. Cartes : MENUS
48. One ___ million : SHOTINA
50. Quiet flower : MUM
52. Leading : AHEAD
55. Classman: Abbr. : SNR
56. ___ of armor : ASUIT
57. Leaves for, in a casual way : POPSOFFTO
61. Adds juices : BASTES
63. Highways: Abbr. : RDS
64. Get : PROCURE
65. Medical drains : TTUBES
67. Titanic : HUGE
69. People of Brazil : MACU
70. Drink : TEA
71. Northwest people : AHT
72. Constellation : LIBRA
76. Stellar, sportswise : ALLPRO
78. Addicted to cigars : ONTHEROPES
81. Germane : ADREM
82. Rubbernecked : STARED
83. Year Vespucci sailed : MDI
84. Russian secret police : GPU
85. Cookery style : CREOLE
86. Of a poison: Prefix : ARSEN
87. Trojan et al. : GIFTHORSES
91. Elephant : TUSKER
92. French cup : TASSE
93. One more: Abbr. : ANR
94. Habitat: Prefix : ECO
95. Summer mos. : AUGS
97. Vietnamese holidays : TETS
98. " . . . room to ___ cat" : SWINGA
100. Warrior of Japan : SAMURAI
102. Neighbor of Den. : NOR
103. Pursued : CHASED
105. Throw an apostle overboard : CASTAPALL
107. College groups : FRATS
110. Wool: Prefix : LAN
111. Carries on : RANTS
113. Relative of Able and Baker : NAN
114. Charm : DELIGHT
116. Sets of boxes : NESTS
118. Unsophisticated : RUSTIC
121. Stop!: Sp. : CESA
123. Spectral : EERY
124. "___ Macabre" : DANSE
125. Crimean or Boer : WAR
126. Think ___ : ITOVER
128. Simpson and Boozer: Abbr. : RBS
130. One, in Naples : UNO
131. Roman 151 : CLI
133. U. S. sculptor : EBERLE
135. Tittle : IOTA
137. Hosp. vehicle : AMB
140. Lapidarists' concern, with "Will" : SUCCESSSPOILROCKHUNTER
145. Reemploy : USEOVER
146. ___ all : ONEAND
147. The measure: It. : ILMETRO
148. Footlike part : PES
149. Man's name : IRA
150. Book of Apocrypha : ESDRAS
151. Beauties : EYEFULS
Down
1. Old wooden tubs : SOES
2. Body of soldiers : UNIT
3. Debating sides: Abbr. : NEGS
4. Morse sound : DAH
5. Jaundice: Prefix : ICTER
6. "There must be ___" : AREASON
7. Peggy and Pinky : LEES
8. Suitable : APT
9. "I ___ with my own eyes" : SAWIT
10. Ditch outlet, in a way : TRENCHMOUTH
11. "It's ___ much for me" : ALLTOO
12. Gaggles : COVEYS
13. Large vat : KIER
14. State V.I.P. : GOV
15. Still : INERT
16. Pianist or fiddler : NERO
17. Bklyn campus : LIU
18. Girl's name : ADRIENNE
19. After midnight : WEEHOURS
23. Roller or fitter : STEAM
25. Undiluted : NEAT
26. John Wilkes Booth performance : ONESHOTAPPEARANCE
32. West Coast inst. : SFS
33. Mame's corsets : ANTIDEPRESSANTS
35. Prison breaks : COMPOUNDFRACTURES
37. Dundee denial : NAE
39. Floors with sunset views : WESTSIDESTORIES
40. Youth org. : BSA
41. Exclamations : AHS
42. Kind of figure : HOURGLASS
44. Milan opera wear : CAPPA
46. Do lacework : TAT
49. Pronoun : ITS
51. Calif. campus : USC
53. Touches on : ABUTS
54. Small quantity : DAB
58. Whether going ___ : ORCOMING
59. Uncoerced : FREE
60. N. C. cape : FEAR
62. Indonesian island : SELARU
66. Bar order : THEUSUAL
67. Attacks : HASAT
68. Excessive : ULTRA
69. In style : MOD
73. Wall St. house : BROKERAGE
74. Sublease : RELET
75. Yankees: Abbr. : AMERS
77. Freshens : RENEWS
79. Small bird : TIT
80. Moldings: Abbr. : OGS
85. Gem wts. : CTS
87. Bantu language : GANDA
88. Hitler aide : HESS
89. One ___ : OCAT
90. Italian arrest : ROMANCOLLAR
96. Embellishes : GILDS
99. Noun suffix : IER
101. ___ tree : UPA
102. Falcons, Eagles et al. : NFL
103. Wins big : CLEANSUP
104. Descriptive of a lone ram : HASNOUSE
106. Jennet : ASS
108. Across: Abbr. : THR
109. Pen : STY
112. F.D.R. agency : NRA
115. Mundane : EARTHLY
116. Indiana campus : NDU
117. Dry-plaster painting : SECCO
119. Added items of decor : TIEONS
120. Judge Crater's last words : ITRIED
122. Norse Red : ERIC
125. More discerning : WISER
127. Girl's name : VERNA
129. French chemist : BAUME
132. Jacob's son : LEVI
134. Fraternal org. : BPOE
136. Sooner : OKIE
137. Aleutian island : ATTU
138. Blackbird : MERL
139. Rels. : BROS
141. These: Fr. : CES
142. Lady of Spain : SRA
143. G.I. wear : ODS
144. Ship-shaped clock : NEF

Answer summary: 28 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 20 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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