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TWISTED THOUGHTS

New York Times, Sunday, December 17, 1972

Author: Anthony Morse
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 5.34, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 642 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 161, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17
Anthony Morse has 35 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,527
Across Down
1. Vaughan : SARAH
6. River areas : DELTAS
12. Kitchen staple : FLOUR
17. Put in the oven : BAKE
21. Planet : PLUTO
22. Miss Stritch : ELAINE
23. Peter of films : LORRE
24. Hebrew ancestor : EBER
25. Zero : AUGHT
26. Give cash for political support : BUYPARTISANS
28. With 25 Across, cars, maybe : TOES
29. Inlet : RIA
30. Madrid museum : PRADO
32. Doll up : PREEN
33. Three in one : TRIUNE
35. Typewriter part : PLATEN
36. Fruit : PEARS
37. Colored : DYED
38. Jerked with a twist : TWEAKED
40. Casks : TUNS
41. Dead end : CULDESAC
45. More concise : SHORTER
46. Pullman sections : BERTHPLACES
49. Egg cells : OVA
50. Clobbered : MAULED
51. Habits : MORES
52. Landlord's concerns : RENTS
53. Intimidates : AWES
54. Everything: Ger. : ALLES
55. Trainee : BOOT
56. Japanese natives : AINOS
57. Allotted amount : STINT
58. Covers : LIDS
59. Kind of pusher : COOKIE
61. ___ mecum : VADE
62. Absorbent : SPONGE
63. Chinese pagoda : TAA
64. Shah takes French leave : PERSIANLAMS
66. Takes a risk : PLUNGES
67. Kind of bête : NOIRE
69. Gang weapon : GAT
70. Zenana : HAREM
71. Made music in Dundee : SKIRLED
73. Legatee who has children : HEIRAPARENT
78. Doctors' org. : AMA
81. Stars of Wash. Zoo : PANDAS
82. Eve's opposite : MORN
83. Encore : REPEAT
84. Highlander : SCOT
85. Zeal : ARDOR
86. Old Egyptian city : MEROE
87. Kind of story : TALL
88. Hungarian musician : LEHAR
89. Orator's spot : DAIS
90. Biblical weeds : TARES
91. Dazzling : GLARY
93. Sea painting : MARINE
94. Greek letter : ETA
95. Cats, dogs, etc. : TAILBEARERS
97. Show time : MATINEE
98. Rational : SENSIBLE
100. Fix : MEND
101. Ally : PARTNER
102. Miseries : ILLS
103. Plums : SLOES
105. Auks : ARRIES
106. Lissome : SVELTE
109. Aberdeen lad : BAIRN
110. Beam : LASER
111. Tokyo's old name : EDO
114. Cover : COAT
115. Latest hit tune : LAIOFTHELAND
119. Côte ___ : DAZUR
121. Israeli port : ACRE
122. Part of a meet : EVENT
123. Chilean arborvitae : ALERCE
124. Consent to : AGREE
125. Look after : TEND
126. Heredity units : GENES
127. Revenue agents : TAXMEN
128. Irish poet : YEATS
1. Boom : SPAR
2. His: Fr. : ALUI
3. Wrinkle : RUGA
4. Sports: Abbr. : ATH
5. Portable cooking units : HOTPLATES
6. Pro or con man : DEBATER
7. Kept out of the way : ELUDED
8. "___, Macduff" : LAYON
9. Suggestion : TIP
10. Collection of notes : ANA
11. Boas : SERPENTS
12. Fast train : FLIER
13. Comes in second : LOSES
14. African city : ORAN
15. Receptacle : URN
16. Updates a fashion : RESTYLES
17. "Woe ___ me" : BETIDE
18. Arab father : ABOU
19. Perceptive : KEEN
20. Gaelic : ERSE
27. Debris : TRASH
31. Gathered leaves : RAKED
34. Colors : REDS
35. Capsules : PERLES
36. Clean : PURE
37. Conduits : DUCTS
38. Poetic Muse : THALIA
39. Might Geronimo? : WOULDANINDIAN
40. Third, to Caesar : TERTIA
41. Craft : CANOE
42. Seeder : SOWINGMACHINE
43. Requite : AVENGE
44. Concerns of Indira : CASTES
45. Blue glass : SMALT
46. First volume : BOOKI
47. Trojan V.I.P. : PRIAM
48. Accommodates : LENDS
51. Farm sounds : MOOS
53. Together : ATONE
55. Drilled : BORED
56. Incarnation : AVATAR
57. Extra effort : SPURT
59. Earth goddess : CERES
60. Wankel, e.g. : ENGINE
62. View : SLANT
64. Hairy : PILAR
65. Gibbon : LAR
66. Jackal's cry : PHEAL
68. Church lists : ORDOS
71. Suit : SPADES
72. Black-belt sport : KARATE
73. Biblical mount : HOREB
74. Irregular : EROSE
75. Firecracker : PETARD
76. Armadillos : APARS
77. Put faith in : RELY
79. Pessimist : MOANER
80. Up ___ : ATREE
82. Blackbird : MERLE
84. Finches : SERINS
86. Posts : MAILS
88. ___ Saint : LATTERDAY
90. Furniture support : TABLELEG
91. Arlen opus : GREENHAT
92. Glass : LENS
93. ___ Celeste : MARIE
95. Awning : TILT
96. Lifeless : AMORT
97. Yorkshire area : MARSDEN
99. Like a river bottom : SILTED
101. Skip about : PRANCE
103. French river : SAONE
104. Elevators : LIFTS
105. Firehouse sound : ALARM
106. Beat it! : SCAT
107. ___ di petto : VOCE
108. Work for : EARN
109. Good, in Vichy : BIEN
111. Bible book : EZRA
112. Musical pair : DUET
113. Malachite, etc. : ORES
116. Blvd. : AVE
117. High note : ELA
118. Roman statute : LEX
120. Stone or Iron : AGE

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 15 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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