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New York Times, Sunday, December 14, 1969

Author: Hume R. Craft
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 70, Avg Word Len: 5.23, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 511 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 124, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
Hume R. Craft has 35 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,428
Across Down
1. Upstairs and downstairs : MAIDS
6. California wine valley : NAPA
10. Drooping : ALOP
14. Change lines in music : REBAR
19. Map addition : INSET
20. Civil War combatants : IRONCLADS
22. U.S. textile inventor : EARLE
23. Cobbler : SOLER
24. Air terminal of sorts : MOONLANDINGSITE
26. Plow soles : SLADES
28. Word of obligation : SHOULD
29. Mythical place of darkness : EREBUS
30. Hankering : YEN
31. Basilica area : APSE
33. Periodical, for short : MAG
34. Minuscule : WEE
35. Compass reading : ESE
36. Resign : DEMIT
38. Mischief-maker : IMP
40. McGuffey's output : READER
43. Gyrated : SPUN
45. Coated iron plates : TERNES
47. "___ blue?" : AMI
48. Where Ybor City is : TAMPA
52. Look after : TEND
53. Locations : SEATS
54. Business-letter abbreviation : ENCL
55. Wind around : SPOOL
56. " . . . can you spare ___" : ADIME
58. Recipients : PRESENTEES
61. Bulrush : TULE
62. Went on about : RAVED
63. Sunday talk: Abbr. : SER
64. Butterfly : VICEROY
66. Home of the IRT : NYC
67. Weak consonants : LENES
69. Belief : CREDO
71. Some jewelry : PASTE
73. Expose : AIR
74. Fur animal : RACCOON
77. Mauna ___ : LOA
80. Restraint : LEASH
82. "Recessional" word : LEST
84. Nickname for Australians : CORNSTALKS
86. Couple : UNITE
87. Kilmer title : TREES
89. Relatives of rabbets : RUTS
90. TV name : BERLE
92. Precipitated: Dialect : SNEW
93. Item in the black : ASSET
94. "___ was saying" : ASI
95. Worthless : NOGOOD
96. Gets off the track : ERRS
97. Dour : SULLEN
99. Before : ERE
100. ___ terre : PIEDA
102. Dull noise : BAM
105. German article : DAS
106. High note : ELA
108. Insulative material : FELT
109. Freudian concepts : IDS
112. Hill nymphs : OREADS
114. Orange oil : NEROLI
117. Tragus : EARLET
119. Certain go-between : REALESTATEAGENT
123. Flycatcher : PEWEE
124. Drew, for one : ACTOR
125. Palmist's reading : HEARTLINE
126. Equip for battle, old style : ENARM
127. River to Hudson Bay : HAYES
128. Paris airport : ORLY
129. Whilom : ERST
130. Eye swellings: Var : STYES
1. Little girl : MISSY
2. Lizard genus : ANOLE
3. Galaxies : ISLANDUNIVERSES
4. Scout doing : DEED
5. Rill : STREAM
6. Filch : NIM
7. Stein's repetition : AROSE
8. Robin's pal : POOH
9. ___ Domini : ANNO
10. Old Greek war cry : ALALA
11. Certain U.S. campus : LANDGRANTCOLLEGE
12. Like three or five : ODD
13. Before omega : PSI
14. Welcomes again : REGREETS
15. Let up : EASE
16. Payola : BRIBE
17. High male voice : ALTUS
18. Dodger name : REESE
21. Masses : CLUMPS
25. Urgency : NEED
27. Barbecue parts : SPITS
32. Escarpments : STEEPS
34. Professional mourner : WAILER
37. Bones, et al. : ENDMEN
38. Kind of flight : INTERCONTINENTAL
39. Hodgepodge : MESS
41. Mike man : EMCEE
42. In a brown study : RAPT
43. Movie biggie : STAR
44. Foot keyboards : PEDALIERS
46. Kind of book : RARE
49. Funicular : MOUNTAINRAILWAY
50. Synthetic fiber base : POLYESTER
51. Man's nickname : ALEC
54. Arthurian lady : ENID
57. German river : EDER
59. Happening : EVENT
60. Singing voice: Abbr. : SOP
65. Asian boundary river : YALU
68. Cul-de-___ : SAC
70. Singer Diana : ROSS
72. Got the import : SENSED
73. Can. province : ALTA
75. Pinkish colors : CORALS
76. Oil jar : CRUSE
78. Soup pods: Var. : OKRO
79. Slanting : ASLOPE
81. Axes : HEWS
83. Starting places : TEES
85. People of Assam : ABOR
88. Certain watchmakers : STUDDERS
91. Roman official : EDILE
95. ___-hand : NEARAT
98. Bonny of Scotland : LASS
101. Storehouses : ETAPES
102. Famed Idaho name : BORAH
103. Tropical palm : ARECA
104. Thought-provoking : MEATY
107. Skeptical : LEERY
108. Mickey et al. : FINNS
110. U.S. industrialist: 1804–1886 : DEERE
111. Banana bunches : STEMS
113. Lily plant : ALOE
115. Eye : OGLE
116. Learning: Scot. : LEIR
118. Let out : RENT
120. Even if, for short : THO
121. Chalice veil : AER
122. Asian holiday : TET

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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