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PUNNY GIRLS

New York Times, Sunday, November 9, 1969

Author: John Willig
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 174, Blocks: 89, Avg Word Len: 5.06, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 641 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 138, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 12, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 20
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,393
Across Down
1. Scheme : ANGLE
6. Gaucho gear : RIATA
11. Where the Acheron flows : HADES
16. Saw : ADAGE
21. Raid : FORAY
22. "Stop ___" : ONRED
23. Grownup : ADULT
24. Parlor piece : DIVAN
25. Gateway to U. S. wonderland? : ALICEISLAND
27. Invalid, in a girlish way : NELLANDVOID
29. Have status : RATE
30. Chinese weight : TAEL
31. Without spirit : SADLY
33. Eases : RELENTS
34. Seam : DART
35. Catch-all for some : PURSE
36. "___ forgive . . . " : ASWE
37. With venom : NASTILY
41. Film director : CAPRA
42. Bird: Lat. : AVIS
43. Shield knob : UMBO
47. Somewhat : INAWAY
48. Police conveyance? : PATTYWAGON
50. Scottish terrier : CAIRN
51. Bikini or Kwajalein : CORAL
52. Too much: Music : TANTO
53. ___ jacet : HIC
54. Golf nickname : ARNIE
55. Periods : ERAS
56. ___ over lightly : ONCE
57. Father of Boys Town : FLANAGAN
61. Relative of a plater : NAG
62. Rude refusal : NAH
63. Entertain : AMUSE
65. Dessert : PIE
66. Moving back and forth : DARTLING
68. Just manage, with "out" : EKE
69. Going at a good clip : BERYLLINGALONG
73. Tax in Dublin : CESS
74. At hand : NEAR
76. Electric ___ : EEL
77. Name for Clay : ALI
78. Some lotions : OILS
80. Girlish tantrums : MADS
82. Fuller explanations? : CLARAFICATIONS
88. Kipling's O'Hara : KIM
91. Former Italian colonial : ERITREAN
93. Bishop in "Henry V" : ELY
94. Mistreat : ABUSE
95. Feminine suffix : INE
96. Drop bait lightly : DAP
97. Small covered passage : ARCATURE
100. Annoyer : GNAT
101. Formerly, of old : ERST
102. Part of long-run play title : ABIES
104. Dawn goddess : EOS
105. Split ___ : HAIRS
106. Play part : ACTII
107. Illuminated : LITUP
108. Settles anew? : EMMAGRATES
111. Withdraw : SECEDE
112. Simon ___ : SAYS
113. V.I.P. place : DAIS
114. Hawk leashes : LUNES
115. Chiding mother, for short : SCOLDER
116. Odd: Scot. : ORRA
117. Links : BONDS
118. Kind of collar : ETON
119. Basic items : STAPLES
123. Stale : MUSTY
124. Assert : AVER
125. Sumptuous : POSH
129. Tag for a hotrodder? : HELENWHEELS
131. Name for an eloper? : MARIANHASTE
134. ___ at last! : ALONE
135. Siouan : OSAGE
136. Old word of regret : ALACK
137. Kind of crime : ARSON
138. Smartly dressed : NATTY
139. Carried : TOTED
140. Retreats : NESTS
141. Stage devices : DROPS
1. Distant : AFAR
2. Piano hit of twenties : NOLA
3. Pluck : GRIT
4. Duchesse, for one : LACE
5. Observe : EYE
6. Kind of garden : ROSARY
7. What Buzzards Bay is : INLET
8. Asian sea : ARAL
9. Hamilton bill : TEN
10. Signifies : ADDSUPTO
11. Cutting tool : HANDSAW
12. Astaire : ADELE
13. In a proper way : DULY
14. Building wing : ELL
15. Has top billing : STARSIN
16. Confuse : ADDLE
17. Low place : DIVE
18. English river : AVON
19. Trot or gallop : GAIT
20. Butts : ENDS
26. Saragat's country : ITALY
28. Tidings : NEWS
32. Lauder, to cockneys : ARRY
34. Certain tones : DIAL
35. Paw in Paris : PATTE
36. Salad ingredient : AVOCADO
37. Creed set up in 325 A.D. : NICENE
38. Hooded jacket : ANORAK
39. Girl's gift for finding goodies? : SARAHENDIPITY
40. Start of Clement Moore poem : TWAS
41. Postal device : CANCELER
42. Hillbilly's anti : AGIN
43. Mideast initials : UAR
44. Attired like a mouse : MINNIESKIRTED
45. Some Irishmen : BRIANS
46. Walk ___ : ONEGGS
48. Heartsease : PANSY
49. Eureka's relative : AHA
50. Jargon : CANT
52. Barnstorm : TOUR
57. Newspaper section: Abbr. : FIN
58. One kind of gift : LEGACY
59. Started, to poets : GAN
60. Inert gases : ARGONS
63. Camel's-hair cloth : ABA
64. Textile dealer, in London : MERCER
65. Filch : PILFER
67. Kind of train: Abbr. : LCL
70. Pasture : LEA
71. Winglike part : ALA
72. Liturgical prayers : LITANIES
75. Reckoned: Abbr. : EST
79. Noun suffix : ISE
80. Awards : MEDALS
81. Yemen's land : ARABIA
83. Resinous substance : LAC
84. Lack of vigor: Var. : ANAEMIA
85. ___ du Diable : ILE
86. Building beams : IBARS
87. Inning units : OUTS
89. Where to be on a rainy day : INSIDE
90. One's own thing : METIER
92. Grate upon : RASP
98. Some turkeys : TOMS
99. Group of fifty : USA
100. Revolutionary general : GATES
101. Of the church: Abbr. : ECCL
103. Muscle: Suffix : EUS
105. Super's helper : HANDYMAN
106. Long time : AEON
108. Sound range : EARSHOT
109. Polished : GLOSSED
110. Smallest one : RUNT
111. Disdain : SCORN
113. Attracted : DREW
115. Swiss ___ : STEAKS
116. Sec. of State under Cleveland : OLNEY
117. Swell : BULGE
118. Oust : EVICT
119. Thai language : SHAN
120. Honduran port : TELA
121. Thanks ___! : ALOT
122. Confined (with up) : PENT
123. See 115 Down : MEAT
124. Macaws : ARAS
125. Young salmon : PARR
126. Bone: It. : OSSO
127. Organ part : STOP
128. Gossipy women : HENS
130. Inner: Prefix : ESO
132. Drink : ALE
133. Owned : HAD

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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