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STRAINED RELATIONS

New York Times, Sunday, December 12, 1971

Author: Edward J. O'Brien
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 535 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 98, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 33
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 8,156
Across Down
1. Hersey town : ADANO
6. Like a cupola : DOMAL
11. Iraqi port : BASRA
16. Gives the slip : ELUDES
17. Oil alcohol : ELEMOL
19. Card games : ECARTES
21. Mrs. Bailey : MOTHEROFPEARL
23. "___ crowd" : THREESA
24. Former film director : INCE
25. Adjective suffix : IAL
26. Phobia about relatives? : KINDREAD
28. Play or bull : PEN
29. Glass oven : LEHR
30. Old Korean : CHOSENESE
32. Exodus locale : REDSEA
34. Isle off New Caledonia : UEN
36. Cupid : EROS
37. Hair: Prefix : PIL
39. Succors : AIDS
40. Five: Prefix : PENTA
42. Height: Abbr. : ALT
43. "A breath reeking ___" : OFONIONS
46. Famous track : ASCOT
47. Broke fast : ATE
48. Hesitate : FALTER
49. Beret : TAM
52. ___ soda : SAL
53. "Let him save himself ___ Christ" : IFHEBE
56. Panay native : ATI
57. Type of film : SILENT
59. Petition : SUE
60. Fine lace : VAL
61. Literary monogram : RLS
63. First Chinese dynasty : HSIA
65. Rainbow : IRIS
66. Bella Abzug, for one : WOMANOFTHEHOUSE
70. Hindu music : RAGA
73. Wagering words : IBET
74. Sadat's realm : UAR
75. Compass point : NNW
76. Little mo. : FEB
79. Ethically neutral : AMORAL
81. Chess piece: Abbr. : BHP
83. Lawful, in León : LICITO
85. Eureka! : AHA
86. Not C.O.D. : PPD
87. French evergreen : CYPRES
89. Profane, in Hawaii : NOA
90. Repeatedly : OFTEN
92. Foreseen uses, in patent law : PRIORART
94. Level tract: Abbr. : PLN
95. Hawaiian anchovies : NEHUS
96. Castle crossing : MOAT
98. Turkish hat: Var. : FES
99. Indies or River : EAST
101. Geneviève, for one : STE
102. Dr. King had one : ADREAM
104. Clarinet material : KOKRAWOOD
109. Cholers : IRES
112. Befuddled: Scot. : REE
113. Buddy's dad : PAPABAER
115. South Bend campus : NDU
116. Battle site of '44 : STLO
117. Satisfied : CONTENT
119. Young Weld : TUESDAYSCHILD
122. Confines : INTERNS
123. Place for red-eye : SALOON
124. Blood disease : UREMIA
125. Blockheads : ASSES
126. "A House ___ a Home" : ISNOT
127. Pries : NOSES
1. Friendless : ALONE
2. Rembrandt, to some : DUTCHUNCLE
3. Go by, as rules : ADHERETO
4. Society-page word : NEE
5. Courtier in "Hamlet" : OSRIC
6. Rob of beauty : DEFLORATE
7. Bullfinch: Var. : OLP
8. Most submissive : MEEKEST
9. With full force : AMAIN
10. Greene : LORNE
11. Larded, in cooking : BARDE
12. Common verb : ARE
13. Adele Astaire : STEPSISTER
14. Sow again : RESEED
15. Yoga postures : ASANAS
16. Ludwig : EMIL
18. Jurists' degrees : LLDS
19. Summer, in Strasbourg : ETE
20. De Gaulle relative : CHARLIESAUNT
22. Missouri River dam : OAHE
27. Do a new wax job : REPOLISH
31. Lone male sibling : SOLEBROTHER
33. Topping or Cupid : DAN
35. Homegrown, in Havana : NATIVO
38. Bank abbr. : INT
40. Bridge call : PASS
41. Son of Isaac : ESAU
43. Two ___ kind : OFA
44. Tom Clark, to Ramsey, in a way : FATHERINLAW
45. Mouth: Prefix : ORI
47. Biblical town near Tyre : AHLAB
50. Cuckoo : ANI
51. Rainier et al. : MTS
54. Horace's folks : FAMILYOFMANN
55. Sprite : ELF
58. Palter : LIE
62. Symington, to friends : STU
64. Part of ancient Greece : IONIA
66. Cold or price : WAR
67. Cornhusker's home : NEBRASKA
68. March : HAL
69. Takes a lady-like dive : SWOONS
70. Type of session : RAP
71. Elec. unit : AMP
72. Zeus and Hera : GODPARENTS
76. Years in the priesthood : FATHERTIME
77. Alas, for Caesar : EHEU
78. Anathemas : BANS
80. Chem. prefix : ACI
82. L.A. time zone : PST
84. In accord : CONSONANT
88. Before, before : PRE
91. Prepossessions : FETISHES
93. Map abbr. : RTE
94. Drew : PEARSON
96. Davenport : MARCIA
97. Greek halls : ODEONS
100. West Indian bird : TODY
103. Mimics : APERS
105. Abbreviations for "he died" : OBTS
106. Island of 50th state : KAUAI
107. Sways : REELS
108. North Bornean : DUSUN
110. Havelock : ELLIS
111. Drink mix : SODA
114. Liquid units: Abbr. : PTS
118. Word with total or off : TEE
120. Type of dad : DOO
121. ___-Magnon : CRO

Answer summary: 20 unique to this puzzle, 13 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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