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FITTING PHRASES

New York Times, Sunday, December 13, 1970

Author: Bert Beaman
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 134, Blocks: 64, Avg Word Len: 5.63, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 590 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 124, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 20
Bert Beaman has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,792
Across Down
1. Peachy : SWELL
6. ___ California : BAJA
10. Kilderkin : CASK
14. Kind of comedy : SERIO
19. Malaga raisin : LEXIA
20. Norse name : OLAF
21. On the blink : OUTOFWHACK
23. Prepare to shave : GETONESELFINTOALATHER
26. Insurance problems : DENTS
27. Pass off : FOIST
28. Bellow's concern : PLOT
29. Relative of Mme. : SRA
30. Opposed to : VERSUS
31. Calpurnia, for one : UXOR
32. Paris areas : PARCS
34. Publisher's abbr. : EDN
35. Some racers : MARES
38. Brood of young birds : NIDE
40. Attacked : HADAT
44. Beery : NOAH
46. Himalayan denizens : YETIS
48. Electrical units : VARS
50. Before febrero : ENERO
51. Great Horde division : DULAT
53. Depreciate : CHEAPEN
55. Bills : POSTERS
57. Glasses : STEMWARE
59. French pince-nez : LORGNON
61. Drills : APES
62. Ineffectual : VAIN
63. Branches : RAMI
65. Come-on : LURE
66. Wheel spoke: Fr. : RAI
67. Designate in a way : POINTTHEFINGEROFSCORN
73. Suffix for drunk or cow : ARD
74. Table extender : LEAF
75. Kind of case : TEST
76. Roman emperor : OTHO
77. Strains: Scot. : SIES
79. Intertwines : ENLACES
81. Eradicated : UPROOTED
85. Accord : CONCERT
87. Trouble : BADTURN
89. ___ administravit : PLENE
90. Road to Alaska : ALCAN
91. Cake ingredient : YOLK
93. Show rudeness : SNEER
95. Snorri Sturluson creation : EDDA
96. Some looks : LEERS
97. Old recompense : MEED
99. Wives, informally : FRAUS
101. Hair stylist's problem : BUN
102. Elapsed : FLOWN
105. Eggs, in Bonn : EIER
107. Cape Vert natives : SERERS
109. African charm : GBO
112. Mine: Fr. : AMOI
113. ___ in the right direction : ASTEP
115. Stone pillar : STELA
116. Done with : ALLOVERBUTTHESHOUTING
121. Guiding principle : GOLDENRULE
122. First name in opera : EZIO
123. Composition : PIECE
124. Riding schools: Abbr. : ACADS
125. River to North Sea : YSER
126. Music sign : REST
127. More protected : SAFER
1. Ship departure: Abbr. : SLG
2. Got rid of : WEEDEDOUT
3. Egg on the chin : EXTERNALEVIDENCE
4. Public figures : LIONS
5. Large hurdy-gurdy : LANTUM
6. Cattle genus : BOS
7. Before beth : ALEF
8. Kind of window : JALOUSIE
9. Fasten : AFFIX
10. Scheming one : CONTRIVER
11. Same: Prefix : AUT
12. Reliable pitcher : STOPPER
13. Down-under attraction : KOALA
14. Certain samples : SWATCHES
15. Heavy-duty wire: Abbr. : EHT
16. Stadium sounds : RAHS
17. Party equipment : ICER
18. Soup ingredient : OKRA
22. Sherry mold : FLOR
24. School assignment : ESSAY
25. "The frost ___ the . . . " : ISON
30. Hawks : VENDS
33. ___ Rosa : SANTA
36. Phone part: Abbr. : RECR
37. Light : ETHEREAL
39. Swings : DANGLES
41. Gardener's faith in his carrots : DEEPROOTEDBELIEF
42. Debtor's situation : ARREAR
43. ___ the towel : TOSSIN
45. Biblical enemy of Jews : HAMAN
47. Ragout of game : SALMI
49. Seed: Prefix : SPORO
52. Gibe : TWIT
54. Significant : POINTED
56. ___ the road : ONEFOR
58. Horn : ANTLER
60. Mother, for one : NURTURER
64. Cordial : AFFABLE
67. French mathematician : PASCAL
68. Big leaguer : ORIOLE
69. Boys'-book writer : HENTY
70. Deeds : GESTS
71. Kind of light : STOP
72. Guitar opening : CHOLE
78. Boa : SCARF
80. Party-going dandy : CAKEEATER
82. Breath: Prefix : PNEA
83. Patience : ENDURANCE
84. College officials : DEANS
86. Subjugates : ENSLAVES
88. Release, as hoarded funds : UNFREEZE
92. Kind of bill : OMNIBUS
94. ___-Japanese War : RUSSO
98. Region: Abbr. : DIST
100. Arrangements : SETUPS
103. Indication : OMEN
104. Stew : WORRY
106. Clear sky : ETHER
108. Networks : RETIA
109. Silly : GAGA
110. Farm ___ : BLOC
111. Spanish pot : OLLA
114. Greek letters : PSIS
117. ___ man out : ODD
118. Caucho tree : ULE
119. In demand : HOT
120. Neighbor of Den. : GER

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 14 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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