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RIGGED!

New York Times, Sunday, December 17, 1978

Author: Hume R. Craft
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.32, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 648 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 152, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
Hume R. Craft has 35 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,631
Across Down
1. Wheeler's partner : DEALER
7. Sling mud : SMEAR
12. Nobelist for Chemistry: 1918 : HABER
17. Where a mudder may get fodder : CRIB
21. "Sirenize" : ALLURE
22. Dame's associate : NOTRE
23. Bouquet without color : AROMA
24. Animal's coat : HIDE
25. Iowa farmer's get-up? : PLAINCLOTHES
27. Like a confirmed nudist? : UNSUITABLE
29. Carlos or Juan : SAN
30. Gathering : SOIREE
31. Venetian family : POLOS
33. "___ from an Old Manse" : MOSSES
34. French article : UNE
35. Singer Frankie : LAINE
37. On the qui vive : ALERT
39. Scotland's longest river : TAY
42. Action at the wire : SPURT
44. Roman ways : ITERS
46. Feeding the kitty : ANTEING
50. Greek matricide : ORESTES
52. Garb that can't be mentioned? : UNDERSKIRTS
55. Avant-gardist : NEO
56. Stoned, but not squiffed : PELTED
57. They were all about Eve : TREES
58. Chemical suffixes : INES
59. Georgian group : SVAN
60. Pivotal : POLAR
61. First Oscar-winning film : WINGS
62. He wrote "Night Music" : ODETS
64. "___ are the snows . . . ?" : WHERE
65. N.C. college : ELON
66. Dravidian language : TAMIL
67. Panza's Dapple : BURRO
68. Less partisan : FAIRER
69. In one's birthday suit : RAW
70. Wear for an atoll? : BIKINI
71. Throw at Vegas : ACES
72. Date for Calpurnia : CALENDS
73. In the slammer : JAILED
75. Barbarians : GOTHS
77. Ebb : RECEDE
78. Douse the lights : BLACKEN
80. Whale : CETE
81. Under the elms : SHADED
83. Draft initials : SSS
86. What Croesus had : RICHES
87. Castilian channels : CANOS
88. "Golden-wedding day" destination : DOVER
89. "Cómo ___ Vd.?" : ESTA
90. Questioned : ASKED
91. Beatrice's adorer : DANTE
92. Used a strop : HONED
93. Tree yielding edible pulp : PACAY
94. Residents: Suffix : ITES
95. Middling : SOSO
96. Made corvine noises : CAWED
97. Medicinal ointment : CERATE
98. TV stage : SET
99. Conventional robes? : GENEVAGOWNS
102. Her hems were high : FLAPPER
103. Trap : ENSNARE
105. Trees of Morocco : ARARS
106. Spot worn on a Hindu's brow : TILAK
108. U.S.N.A. grad : ENS
109. Gimlet's relative : AUGER
111. Quotes : CITES
113. May heroine : MOM
114. July 25 heroine : STANNE
117. Incensed : IRATE
119. Get news about : HEAROF
122. Baden-Baden, e.g. : SPA
125. Dressed like a dependent politician? : COATTAILED
127. Headgear for Campbell or Moore? : GLENGARRYCAP
130. Windigo : OGRE
131. ___ prosequi : NOLLE
132. Hitchcockian : EERIE
133. Dog-show measurement : EARAGE
134. Where she wore bells : TOES
135. Canasta pair : TREYS
136. Pippins : SEEDS
137. Garb for a crop sprayer? : DUSTER
1. Dips bait lightly : DAPS
2. Grasso : ELLA
3. Actor Alda : ALAN
4. French pronoun : LUI
5. Sea fowl : ERNS
6. Survived at Monte Carlo : RECOUPED
7. Rhonchus creator : SNORER
8. Speck : MOTE
9. A Barrymore : ETHEL
10. "Blessed ___ the meek . . . " : ARE
11. Breaks : RESPITES
12. Canalboats : HAULERS
13. Cartoonist Peter : ARNO
14. ___ nova : BOSSA
15. Australian bird : EMU
16. Garb worn in broken-down minarets? : RAIMENTS
17. "Be thou as ___ as ice . . . " : CHASTE
18. Ridges formed in knitting : RIBS
19. Out of work : IDLE
20. Karbis : BEES
26. He wants his blanket : LINUS
28. Certain civil wrongs : TORTS
32. Lalapalooza : ONER
36. General's staff : AIDES
38. Roman tutelary gods : LARES
39. Hat for Cosmo? : TOPPER
40. Botanical space : AREOLA
41. Cowards' garb? : YELLOWJACKETS
42. Suffix with song or mob : STER
43. Retire : TURNIN
45. Kanonen : SKIERS
47. Cloak worn at a Scottish port? : INVERNESSCAPE
48. Approximated : NEARED
49. Their day is done : GONERS
51. Laurel : STAN
53. Carelessly and diaphanously clothed? : NEGLIGENT
54. Division word : INTO
57. Milquetoasty : TIMID
59. Recoiled : SHIED
61. Arouse : WAKEN
62. "That hurts!" : OUCH
63. Give feathers a glossy finish? : DRESSDOWN
64. Like corduroy : WALED
66. Mah-jongg pieces : TILES
67. Writer of "America the Beautiful" : BATES
68. One of the garment workers : FACER
70. Wheeled, in a way : BIKED
72. Gave up, as lands : CEDED
74. Flu symptoms : ACHES
76. County in Nebraska : OTOE
77. Jabbered : RAVED
78. Cook slowly in fat : BRAISE
79. Start of a Longfellow poem : LISTEN
80. Judy from Jacksonville : CANOVA
82. Free from fraud : HONEST
84. Richmond's island : STATEN
85. She wrote "The Nine Tailors" : SAYERS
87. Suit follower : CASE
89. Frontier lawman : EARP
91. Recipient : DONEE
92. Part of a ship's bow : HAWSE
93. Pikes ___ : PEAK
95. Top kick : SERGEANT
96. Processions : CORTEGES
97. Roared : CLAMORED
99. John of ___ : GAUNT
100. Shopping areas : ARCADES
101. Canter or trot : GAIT
102. Plant life : FLORA
104. First city of Brittany : NANTES
107. Madison Ave. creations : IMAGES
110. Lunar valley : RILLE
112. Kipling's ___ Khan : SHERE
114. Kiltie : SCOT
115. Lunch-counter phrase : TOGO
116. Alpine stream : AARE
118. Bank (on) : RELY
120. Miss Markey : ENID
121. Wife, in Weimar : FRAU
122. Vamoose! : SCAT
123. British buttons : PAGE
124. Rich Little, e.g. : APER
126. Super ending : IOR
128. Traveller's rider : LEE
129. Jan.–Dec. periods : YRS

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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