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WILD LIFE

New York Times, Sunday, December 3, 1972

Author: Elmer Toro
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 106, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 645 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 100, Cheaters: 20, FITB: 13, XRef: 1, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 22
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,513
Across Down
1. Alas, to Caesar : VAE
4. Kingdom of old : MOAB
8. Feigns : ACTS
12. Building part : ELL
15. Alligator, for one : PEAR
19. Stopover place : INN
20. Heraldic band : ORLE
21. Saguaros : CACTI
23. Old car : REO
24. Celestial handle : ANSA
25. Blake's vision : TIGERTIGERBURNINGBRIGHT
30. Afghan or Thai : ASIAN
31. Employs : USES
32. Old Dutch measure : AAM
33. Kind of puss : SOUR
34. Eye part : LENS
35. Genesis name : CAIN
37. Skirt : MINI
38. Pays, as the bill : FOOTS
42. Start of a certain recipe : EYEOFNEWTANDTOEOFFROG
49. Dallas campus : SMU
50. Towel mark : HERS
51. " . . . over all the universe in ___" : AMAP
52. Banking abbr. : INT
53. Letter : CEE
56. Thy: Fr. : TES
57. Church vessel : FONT
58. Devoured : ATEUP
59. Ship ropes : TYES
60. "Cry 'Havoc!' ___" : ANDLETSLIPTHEDOGSOFWAR
65. Rake : ROUE
66. Psyche parts : IDS
67. Fluids : SERA
68. Theater sign : SRO
69. Behold: Lat. : ECCE
70. Wind device : VANE
72. ___ glance : ATA
73. Inlet : RIA
74. Boone : PAT
77. Wrens' preying place : WHEREEAGLESDARENOTPERCH
84. Draft agency : SSS
85. Before la : TRA
86. Head sign : NOD
87. "___, gentlemen" : TIME
88. Gambling pieces : DICE
89. Bellow's "Seize the ___" : DAY
90. Stage item : PROP
92. Fine, to astronauts : AOK
93. Cupid : AMOR
94. Bye-bye, blackbird? : QUOTHTHERAVENNEVERMORE
102. Jargon : CANT
103. " . . . dreary ev'rywhere ___" : IROAM
104. Is in debt : OWES
105. Hero of "Exodus" : ARI
106. Noises: Abbr. : SDS
107. Ocean: Abbr. : ATL
108. Reaches : GETS
109. Solar deity : ATEN
110. Shipping abbr. : CIF
111. Parlor-based line : SAIDTHESPIDERTOTHEFLY
119. Shaw : ARTIE
120. Chemical suffixes : INES
121. Near, in France : PRES
122. Chaplin : OONA
125. Ranges: Abbr. : MTNS
128. Electrical unit : REL
129. Wings : ALAE
131. Small cases : ETUIS
132. Words of an oyster fancier : ANDWHETHERPIGSHAVEWINGS
139. Napoleonic victory site : LODI
140. Asian leader : MAO
141. Waldheim's predecessor : THANT
142. Tennyson poem : DORA
143. Right turn : GEE
144. Before, once : ERST
145. Assn. : ORG
146. Wife of Osiris : ISIS
147. "Leda and the ___" : SWAN
148. Not jrs. : SRS
1. Essential : VITAL
2. Cordial flavor : ANISE
3. Fire or jet : ENGINE
4. September time : MORN
5. Crumb : ORT
6. MacGraw : ALI
7. Infatuation : BEGUIN
8. Land measure : ACRE
9. Conveyances : CABS
10. Rival of 49 Across : TCU
11. Tests to the limit : STRAINS
12. Sea bird : ERN
13. Body movers : LEGS
14. Wolf : LOBO
15. ___ gloves : PAIROF
16. Part of G. B. : ENG
17. Tree : ASH
18. Kind of race : RAT
22. ___ out : INAND
26. Facile : EASY
27. Early slave : ESNE
28. Copier : IMITATOR
29. Bridge word : RUFF
35. Cupid's mate : COMET
36. Make ___ about (complain) : AFUSS
37. Moon crater : MARTH
39. Indic language : ORIYA
40. Pigment : TONER
41. N.C.O.'s : SGTS
43. Villa name : ESTE
44. Forcible blows : WHOPS
45. Bedouin home : TENT
46. Ending : OMEGA
47. Clair and Pleine : EAUS
48. Contrary : OPPOSITE
53. English poet and family : CAREWS
54. Arden et al. : ENOCHS
55. Elicits : EDUCES
57. Castro : FIDEL
58. "Be ___ and . . . " : ADEAR
59. Brace : TWO
61. Ogle : LEER
62. Food fish : LING
63. This, in Ponce : ESTA
64. Bind with ropes : FRAP
70. Like Mount Everest : VERYHIGH
71. Auto org. : AAA
72. Total : ADD
73. Gypsy man : ROM
74. Carnera et al. : PRIMOS
75. Harmony : ACCORD
76. "___ a small hotel . . . " : THERES
78. French state : ETAT
79. Vast, in poems : ENORM
80. Soup: Sp. : SOPA
81. Jackets : ETONS
82. Winged Victory : NIKE
83. Dutch town : EDAM
89. Morse unit : DOT
90. Light units : PHOTS
91. Look for a new goal : REASPIRE
92. Concerning : ANENT
94. Arabian peninsula : QATAR
95. Dark : UNLIT
96. Ule or banyan : TREE
97. Ayes and nays : VOTES
98. Pitcher : EWER
99. Pierre's cow : VACHE
100. N. Y. Indians : ERIES
101. Moroccan : RIFF
102. Home, in Toledo : CASA
109. Garden City college : ADELPHI
112. Stupid one : DIMWIT
113. Hebrew letter : TETH
114. Word for krypton : INERT
115. Bright fish : OPAH
116. Walks on : TREADS
117. Writer Pierre : LOTI
118. Gig and Brigham : YOUNGS
123. Niamey's river : NIGER
124. Longears : ASSES
126. Sub captain : NEMO
127. Alioth, e.g. : STAR
129. Fire god : AGNI
130. Vessels of W. W. II : LSTS
131. John, in Wales : EWAN
132. Stout cousin : ALE
133. Neighbor of Den. : NOR
134. Dental degree : DDS
135. Whole ___ : HOG
136. Plane pilots' abbr. : IAS
137. Oath : VOW
138. Epoch : ERA

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 11 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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