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BRIGHTWORK

New York Times, Sunday, December 5, 1971

Author: Hume R. Craft
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 92, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 664 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 123, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 14, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 28
Hume R. Craft has 35 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
PS notes: Clue for 111-Down is as it appeared in original, but the actual quote from the movie "Casablanca" is "Play it, Sam."
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 8,149
Across Down
1. Psalm word : SELAH
6. Birch : BAYH
10. Tempo : PACE
14. Saunter : AMBLE
19. Camera pole : UNIPOD
21. ___ animo (calmly) : AEQUO
22. Roman wife : UXOR
23. Casaba : MELON
24. Fall back : RETIRE
25. Sailor's sounding lead : BLUEPIGEON
27. " . . . nothing like ___" : ADAME
28. Plant of arum family : GREENDRAGON
30. TV's Calmer : NED
31. Plays the vamp : ENTICES
33. Dawn goddess : EOS
34. Photo, for short : PIC
35. Insect : ANT
36. A carrot and ___ : ASTICK
37. Flour pot : SIEVE
39. Red: Sp. : ROJO
41. Convenes : SITS
42. ___ cadabra : ABRA
45. What Gelett Burgess never did : SAWAPURPLECOW
49. Tax org. : IRS
50. Music groups : TRIOS
51. Winged : ALATE
52. Certain party people: Abbr. : LIBS
53. Draws a bead on : AIMS
55. Pieces of flinty rock : CHERTS
56. Snoop : NOSE
57. Eye: Prefix : OCULO
59. Of a body fluid : LYMPHOID
61. In ___ time : DUE
62. Burn out : GUT
63. Former believer : APOSTATE
65. Praise, old style : PLAUD
66. Fish : EELS
67. Kind of floss : DENTAL
69. Kids : RAGS
71. Poet's word : OFT
72. Others: Sp. : OTRAS
73. Anti-union ploy : YELLOWDOGCONTRACT
78. Fads : RAGES
81. Miquelon, e.g. : ILE
82. Jerusalem hill: Var. : SION
83. Cornell's home : ITHACA
86. Libido : EROS
87. Over : ENDED
89. Centerpieces : EPERGNES
92. He, in Paris : LUI
94. Gal of song : SAL
95. Yorick's predecessor : ALASPOOR
97. Buckler of old : TARGE
98. Williams et al. : TEDS
99. Turkish sultans : ABDULS
101. Baseball's Francona : TITO
102. Hess, for one : NAZI
103. Weizmann : CHAIM
104. Sky scales : LIBRA
105. Ziegler, to Nixon : RON
106. Barfly's fancy : PINKELEPHANTS
110. Tense : TAUT
111. N.C.O. : SERG
112. Winner at Brandywine : HOWE
113. Father of Oedipus : LAIUS
114. Prayer : LITANY
116. Dictionary entry: Abbr. : SYN
117. Indian weight : SER
118. Degree for space men : EAA
121. Kind of mat : WELCOME
123. Old hand : VET
124. Features of whodunits : REDHERRINGS
129. Believer: Suffix : ARIAN
130. Canadian capital : WHITEHORSE
133. Hair tints : RINSES
134. Onward : ALONG
135. Stutz, for one : AUTO
136. Bean : ORSON
137. Put up with : ENDURE
138. Time periods: Abbr. : CENTS
139. Kind of diet : LEAN
140. Logwood and catechu : DYES
141. "Whither ___ thou?" : GOEST
1. Billow : SURGE
2. Spanish month : ENERO
3. Rock suffixes : LITES
4. Cap-___ : APIE
5. Salty dance : HORNPIPE
6. Neighbor of Neth. : BELG
7. Water: Prefix : AQUO
8. Chinese river : YUEN
9. Short trip : HOP
10. Sound of West Coast : PUGET
11. Fired : AXED
12. Dove talk : COO
13. Borgnine, etc. : ERNESTS
14. Cremonan : AMATI
15. Health program : MEDICARE
16. Pacific slave ship : BLACKBIRDER
17. Capital of Togo : LOME
18. Chemical suffixes : ENES
20. Of God: Fr. : DEDIEU
21. Arab robe : ABA
26. Not at all : INNOWAY
29. Phone part: Abbr. : RCVR
32. Theater ad abbr. : NTS
35. Garlic, in Lima : AJO
36. Ventilator : AIRSHAFT
37. Stuff : SATE
38. Report-card entry : EPLUS
39. Get back on : REBOARD
40. Mil. school : OCS
41. Famed Alpine pass : SIMPLON
43. Kneecap : ROTULA
44. Evaluate : ASSESS
45. ___-froid : SANG
46. Orally : ALOUD
47. Fritter : WASTE
48. Swing : LILT
50. Cleric's degree : THD
54. Prankish one : IMP
55. Spanish hero : CID
57. October stone : OPAL
58. Hill, in Italy : COLLINA
59. Longer-limbed : LEGGIER
60. Make a louder sound : OUTRING
63. Sweetsop : ATES
64. N.M. resort : TAOS
66. Girl's name : ETTA
68. Humorist et al. : NYES
70. Old English poet : SCOP
72. U.S. publisher : OCHS
74. The same ___ : OLDSTORY
75. Like a willow : WEEPING
76. Words for a movie sequence : ONETAKE
77. To ___ (exactly) : ATEE
78. Add more seasoning : RESALT
79. Lawrence's place : ARABIA
80. High-priced bars : GOLDBULLION
84. Not radioactive : CLEAN
85. C.P.A. job : AUDIT
87. City lines : ELS
88. Speck : DOT
90. Demolish : RAZE
91. Cook-out unit : GRILL
93. Doctrines : ISMS
95. State: Abbr. : ALA
96. Botanical cycle : OOPHYTE
98. Arabic letters : THAS
100. Stinging : URTICANT
102. Compass reading : NNW
103. Insect sound : CHURRING
105. Urban task : RENEWAL
107. Euripides title : ION
108. At ___ (resting) : EASE
109. State capital : PIERRE
111. "Play it again, ___" : SAM
115. Eastern societies : TONGS
116. Nature writer : SETON
118. Follow : ENSUE
119. Textile workers : AGERS
120. Entry in black : ASSET
121. W.W. II girl : WAAC
122. ___ Gardner : ERLE
123. " . . . ___ brevis" : VITA
124. Movies' Calhoun : RORY
125. Gaelic : ERSE
126. Brit. medals : DSOS
127. Brooder : HEN
128. Blue: Prefix : INDO
131. Vietnam port : HUE
132. Trough : HOD

Answer summary: 18 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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