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HAVING A BALL

New York Times, Sunday, December 2, 1973

Author:
Hume R. Craft
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 5.34, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 642 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 149, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 24
Hume R. Craft has 35 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,877
Across
1. Lodge name : CABOT
6. Extinct birds : MOAS
10. Mid-Manhattan : HAT
13. Foch soldier : POILU
18. Hersey setting : ADANO
19. Bright flower : PANSY
20. Angry : SORE
21. Viols' relatives : LIRAS
22. Swings : DANCESONAIR
24. Marathon scene of the '30s : DANCEPALACE
26. Barrie character : SMEE
27. Political housecleaning : PURGE
28. Hamlet et al. : DANES
29. Shore features : INLETS
30. Birchbark : CANOE
31. He says "arf" : SANDY
32. Seeger : PETE
33. Certain sack : SAD
36. Agreement : ACCORDANCE
38. Stroked : CARESSED
42. Ornate chair décor : CLAWFEET
44. "___ homo" : ECCE
45. Gideon Fell's creator : CARR
46. Pilot's test : SOLO
47. Rajahs' spouses : RANEES
48. Apache et al. : PARISDANCES
51. Replete: Suffix : FUL
52. Mississippi four : ESSES
53. Rose country : SHARON
55. Diggings : ORES
56. Cash-register listing : TOTAL
58. Squeezed out : EKED
59. Chinese port : SHASI
60. Lady's Book man : GODEY
62. Like some dough : YEASTY
63. Paying member : DAD
64. Sailor's call : AHOY
65. Fund held in trust : ESCROW
67. Shows anger : SEETHES
68. Most like the duckling : UGLIEST
71. Exclamation : AHA
72. Blankety-blank's kin : SOANDSO
74. Primitives : SAVAGES
76. Still ___ (nevertheless) : ANDALL
79. Decorative fur of old : GRIS
80. Backflow : EBB
83. Anoints : ANELES
84. Sing à la Crosby : CROON
85. Mexican pots : OLLAS
87. River to the Fulda : EDER
88. Sanctum or tube : INNER
89. Eagle: Prefix : AETO
90. Motives : CAUSES
92. Barton : CLARA
93. Butterfly or drag : NET
94. Butch Cassidy's sidekick : SUNDANCEKID
97. Ella : RAINES
98. Late, in Dijon : TARD
100. Poet's word : NEER
101. Bullfighter's encouragement : OLES
102. Stages anew : REENACTS
104. Unheralded hits : SLEEPERS
106. Preside over the do-si-dos : CALLADANCE
108. Compass reading : ESE
109. Rob and Rogers : ROYS
110. Greek threshing festival : HALOA
111. Natives of old Cuzco : INCAS
112. Prima ballerina : ETOILE
115. TV's Pyle : GOMER
116. Sponsorship : AEGIS
117. Carriage power : TEAM
121. Seasonal worker : GANDYDANCER
123. Block-party event : STREETDANCE
125. Not ___ (mum's the word) : APEEP
126. Large shark : MAKO
127. Moslem rulers : EMIRS
128. Honeysuckle feature : AROMA
129. Cooking needs : LARDS
130. "___ Superman!" : ITS
131. Caber play : TOSS
132. Brought down the house : WOWED
Down
1. Bounders : CADS
2. Old ___ : ADAM
3. Scourge : BANE
4. Fairy-tale word : ONCE
5. Kind of hold : TOE
6. Morning-glory : MANROOT
7. Wild donkey : ONAGER
8. China, etc., to French : ASIE
9. Medit. land : SYR
10. Mead makings : HONEY
11. Welder's creations : ARCS
12. Links starter : TEE
13. Storage battery inventor : PLANTE
14. Squeaky : OILLESS
15. Dies ___ : IRAE
16. Milk: Prefix : LACT
17. Applications : USES
19. Eagle's claw : POUNCE
20. Three-time Derby winner : SANDE
23. Parking-lot offerings : SPACES
24. Maxixe and saraband : DANCES
25. City on the Missouri : PIERRE
28. Christopher Hatton's sobriquet : DANCINGCHANCELLOR
30. Sidewalk sights : CAFES
31. Prefix for iliac : SACRO
32. Paris's Monceau, etc. : PARCS
33. Informal writing : SCREED
34. Seward's purchase : ALASKA
35. Belly action, Paris style : DANSEDUVENTRE
37. Relative of honey : DEARIE
38. City in Kansas : CANEY
39. George Primrose's forte : SOFTSHOEDANCE
40. Chemical washings : ELUATE
41. Hello-girl et al. : DOLLYS
43. Garden pest : WEED
45. Poet Thomas and family : CAREWS
48. Step, in France : PAS
49. Former Mauritius Islander : DODO
50. Dobbin's betters : STEEDS
53. Farrier's needs : SHOES
54. Former film czar : HAYS
57. Feedbag staples : OATS
59. Jumps aside : SHIES
61. Exam : ORAL
62. S.A. tanagers : YENIS
64. Horatio's books : ALGERS
66. Javanese carriage : SADO
67. Teasdale and namesakes : SARAS
69. Unit of laughter : GALE
70. Violent one : TARTAR
73. Make eyes at : OGLE
74. John and James : SAINTS
75. Toughen : ANNEAL
77. "Darkness at ___" : NOON
78. Miss Alcott : LOUISA
81. Headpieces : BERETS
82. Fathom: Fr. : BRASSE
84. Grants : CEDES
86. Drug : LSD
87. Essay name : ELIA
89. Male ants : ANERS
91. Cub scout leader : AKELA
92. Rattans : CANES
95. Not observed : UNEYED
96. Supply ship : COALER
97. Change actors : RECAST
99. Ridiculed : DERIDED
102. N.Y. team : RANGERS
103. Suffixes of quality : ENCIES
105. Subjects of Benchley's sex study : POLYPS
106. Brief stage part : CAMEO
107. Australian natives : DIERIS
110. Pawns : HOCKS
112. Equal, in France : EGAL
113. Pacific cloth : TAPA
114. Unique thing : ONER
115. "Strain at a ___" : GNAT
116. Air: Prefix : ATMO
117. Poi ingredient : TARO
118. Word with paradise : ENOW
119. Summit : ACME
120. Hoover Dam's lake : MEAD
122. "___ Blue" : AMI
123. Hollywood stage : SET
124. Margery of the seesaw : DAW

Answer summary: 16 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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