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THIRD DEGREE

New York Times, Sunday, December 15, 1974

Author: Elmer Toro
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 104, Avg Word Len: 5.06, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 664 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 108, Cheaters: 16, FITB: 23, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 29
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,255
Across Down
1. Nephew, to Cicero : NEPOS
6. "___ way to the Forum?" : WHICH
11. Luxury spot : LAP
14. Football scores : TDS
17. Anglican: Abbr. : EPISC
18. Farm implement : HARROW
20. "___ Camera" : IAMA
21. Counts calories : DIETS
23. Words of a penny-offerer : WHATAREYOUTHINKINGABOUT
27. Light color : TAN
28. Italian star : LOREN
29. Noun suffix : ENCE
30. Strike ___ (hit a sore spot) : ANERVE
31. Contrary question : HOWDOESYOURGARDENGROW
37. Inquire : ASK
38. Half a fly : TSE
39. Moray : EEL
40. Sharp tool : AWL
42. College degrees : SBS
45. Waiter's question : COFFEENOW
49. Grain beards : AWNS
53. Have ___ of tobacco : ACHEW
55. ___ Paul Kruger : OOM
57. Atop, to poets : OER
58. Bind : TIE
59. Get out! : SHOO
60. Before la : TRA
61. Third-party query : WHOSYOURFRIEND
66. Sea bird : TERN
67. Supreme homages : LATRIAS
69. Monsterish state : OGREISM
70. Gets up : STANDS
72. " . . . mercy on such ___" : ASWE
73. Call ___ day : ITA
75. Shell-game unit : PEA
76. Roman bronze : AES
79. Help : SID
80. Query of a debater : WHATAREYOUTRYINGTOPROVE
88. ___ Lanka : SRI
89. Actress Joanne : DRU
90. Mass of ivy : TOD
91. Actor Young : GIG
92. Sheep : EWES
93. Kind of chip : POTATO
96. Tailors: Sp. : SASTRES
100. Reduces : LESSENS
102. Town in Utah : LEHI
103. Concerned one's query : WHATSTHEMATTER
107. Shoe width : EEE
108. Son of Judah : ONAN
109. Cul-de-___ : SAC
110. Skylab initials : OAO
111. "What's ___ score?" : THE
112. Installs : SEATS
114. Umlaut features : DOTS
115. Famous last words : ETTUBRUTE
119. Classifieds : ADS
121. Furnace tender: Abbr. : STO
122. Peak : TOR
123. Campanella : ROY
124. Pagoda : TAA
126. Famous first words : DRLIVINGSTONEIPRESUME
138. Pakistan city : LAHORE
139. Word science: Abbr. : ETYM
140. Baltic island : SAARE
141. Miss Gardner : AVA
143. Three-time poser : WHOSBEENSLEEPINGINMYBED
149. "Call Me ___" : MADAM
150. Oz dog : TOTO
151. In times ___ : OFNEED
152. Vernon's partner : IRENE
153. Word with plop or choo : KER
154. Past : AGO
155. Slatterns : DOWDS
156. Aides: Abbr. : ASSTS
1. Salamander : NEWT
2. Hebrew bushel : EPHAH
3. Dame Myra's need : PIANO
4. Hops kiln : OST
5. Heats milk : SCALDS
6. "___ in the world?" : WHERE
7. Helen of stage : HAYES
8. Ridicule : IRONY
9. Vineyard: Fr. : CRU
10. ___ off the press : HOT
11. Shannon River area : LAKEREE
12. French friend : AMI
13. Sylvan god : PAN
14. Rome's river : TIBER
15. Rio ___ : DEORO
16. After N, O, P, Q, R : STUVW
19. 378-year-old query : WHEREFOREARTTHOUROMEO
20. Peruvian : INCA
21. Relative of drat : DANG
22. Holy one: Abbr. : STE
24. Swindles : ROOKS
25. Verb ending : ING
26. Started, to poets : GAN
32. Whip mark : WALE
33. Certain stock mart: Abbr. : OTC
34. Club for G.I.'s : USO
35. Italian's tooth : DENTE
36. Conceal, in law: Var. : ELOIN
40. Go down with ___ (fall heavily) : ACRASH
41. Streaky query : WHATWASTHAT
43. Promoted : BOOSTED
44. Sea signal : SOS
46. Before fo fum : FEFI
47. Goes wrong : ERRS
48. Joins : WEDS
49. Fred and Adele : ASTAIRES
50. Greedy query : WHENDOWEEAT
51. Gare du ___ : NORD
52. "All My ___" : SONS
53. Attorney-___ : ATLAW
54. A.E.F.'s conflict : WWI
56. Muscle: Prefix : MYO
62. Long-run musical : HAIR
63. U.S.S.R. police : OGPU
64. Chemical suffix : URET
65. "___ old cowhand . . . " : IMAN
68. Gets ready again : RETRAINS
71. Spigot : TSP
74. Scottish county : AYR
77. Kind of plant or head : EGG
78. Formal : STILTED
81. River isle : AIT
82. Throw out : OUST
83. Olden times : YORE
84. The same : IDEM
85. Curved arch : OGEE
86. Popular Via of Rome : VENETO
87. Curves : ESSES
93. Move like Gray's plowman : PLOD
94. Wine: Prefix : OENO
95. Ox, in Scotland : OWSE
97. "A moan, a sigh, ___" : ASOB
98. Deneb or North : STAR
99. Convened : SAT
101. Undergrads: Abbr. : SRS
104. Hittite land : HATTI
105. City near London : ACTON
106. Arabic letter : THA
113. Son of Isaac : ESAU
116. ___ action (impels) : URGESTO
117. Short or long : TON
118. Watch : EYE
120. Isaac of music : STERN
125. Psychiatric speech loss : ASEMIA
126. Persian serpent king : DAHAK
127. Part of R. I. : RHODE
128. Tile: Sp. : LOSAR
129. Missile : IRBM
130. Neckline shape : VEE
131. Manche town : STLO
132. Yard chain : TYE
133. "So what else ___?" : ISNEW
134. Called for : PAGED
135. Forays : RAIDS
136. Cultured pearls : MABES
137. Incident : EVENT
138. Tide level: Abbr. : LWM
142. Drinks : ADES
144. Greek letter : ETA
145. Egg drink : NOG
146. Kind of stock: Abbr. : PFD
147. Daughter of Cadmus : INO
148. Relatives of mos. : YRS

Answer summary: 22 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 14 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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