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KEEPING HOUSE

New York Times, Sunday, December 6, 1970

Author: Christine Valence
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 174, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 685 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 125, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
Christine R. Valence has 15 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,785
Across Down
1. Beach sight : CABANA
7. British ___ : ISLES
12. Little terror : BRAT
16. Heretofore, old style : ERST
20. Did a July 4 chore : ORATED
21. Sharp-pointed : ACUATE
22. Greek letter : IOTA
23. Slangy denial : NOPE
24. Seeing eye of a sort : PICTUREWINDOW
26. Access for Hans Brinker : DUTCHDOOR
28. Ox of Tibet : YAK
29. Streamlet : RILL
30. Russian city : PINSK
32. So long : TATA
33. Weekday: Abbr. : MON
34. Fleer : SCOFF
36. Certain eggs : ROES
37. River to the Elbe : EGER
39. Pal of groans : MOANS
41. Somerset spa : BATH
43. Track officials : TIMERS
45. Palmer and others : PROS
46. Mural artist : SERT
47. Expect : AWAIT
49. Now: Lat. : NUNC
50. Curtain material : LENO
51. Divide : SPLITUP
54. Poured : RAINED
56. Warm up : REHEAT
58. Certain transoms : FANLIGHTS
60. Unpredictable : ERRATIC
62. Jumble : WELTER
64. O'Casey : SEAN
65. Diminutive suffixes : ETS
66. ___ Moines : DES
67. Laugh : HAHA
69. Thus: Lat. : SIC
70. Drop in for ___ : ACHAT
72. Printer's mark : STET
73. ___ of Cremona : GERARD
75. Planned : CHARTED
77. Yokels : BOORS
78. Kind of farm : DAIRY
80. Slides for some children : BANISTERS
82. Organ stops : HARPS
83. Decorative plants : FERNS
84. Small room : DINETTE
85. Amen : SOBEIT
87. Basics : ABCS
88. Certain bags : TOTES
89. Louis or Philip : ROI
91. Young animal : FOAL
92. Reign, in India : RAJ
95. Field sound : RAH
96. Marquis de ___ : SADE
97. Godhead : TRIUNE
100. Copious : PROFUSE
102. Third degree, in a way : GRILLWORK
105. Because : INTHAT
107. Forge apparatus : TROMPE
108. Bases of bone tissues: Var. : OSTEINS
109. "___ your pardon" : IBEG
111. Sale condition : ASIS
113. Relative of groovy : SUPER
114. Spot : ESPY
115. Closely-knit group : CLAN
116. Poplars : ABELES
118. Sisters : NUNS
119. Indisputable things : FACTS
121. Dartmoor, for example : GAOL
122. Line, as a roof : CEIL
123. English city : LEEDS
125. High in pitch : ALT
126. Certain shape : UCUT
128. Ascend : MOUNT
130. Holm oak : ILEX
131. Boxing units: Abbr. : RDS
134. Embryo house : BLUEPRINT
137. House area : BREAKFASTNOOK
140. Forsaken : LORN
141. Mixture : OLIO
142. Huntress and namesakes : DIANAS
143. Small cavity : AREOLE
144. Views : EYES
145. Cried : WEPT
146. Appetizing : TASTY
147. Grew more interested : WARMED
1. Imitate : COPY
2. Opera excerpt : ARIA
3. Type of intrigue : BACKSTAIRS
4. Lawyer: Abbr. : ATT
5. Sinew: Prefix : NEURO
6. Without aim : ADRIFT
7. Here: Fr. : ICI
8. Many-windowed places : SUNPORCHES
9. Luck and others : LADIES
10. Jackets : ETONS
11. Makes clothes : SEWS
12. One club or one spade : BID
13. Ways : ROUTES
14. Perfume : ATTAR
15. Social grace : TACT
16. Pass-catcher : END
17. Attic, so to speak : ROOMATTHETOP
18. Golf club : SPOON
19. Sea swallows : TERNS
21. Hole puncher : AWL
25. Impish : ELFIN
27. Piper's milieu : HAMELIN
31. Song writer : KERN
35. Tableware : CHINA
36. Extend : RENEW
38. Make a boo-boo : GOOF
40. Not imit. : ORIG
41. Laid open : BARED
42. In the know : AWARE
44. River of central Europe : MUR
45. Sneaky ___ : PETE
46. Chair part : SPLAT
48. Ties up : TETHERS
50. It's out for welcome guests : LATCHSTRING
51. Golfing name : SNEAD
52. Voices : UTTERS
53. Sibilant sounds : PSSTS
55. Personal book : DIARY
57. Bring out : ELICIT
59. ___ rose : ASHESOF
61. Tea : CHA
63. Singular : RARE
68. Dispute settler : ARBITER
71. Middles: Abbr. : CTRS
72. Somewhat, with "of" : SORT
73. Spirits : GINS
74. Great ___ : DANE
76. Dined in a café : ATEOUT
77. Money deliverers : BAILORS
78. Prohibits : DEBARS
79. Building style : ARCHITECTURE
81. Love ___ : NEST
82. Courage : HEART
83. North Dakota city : FARGO
84. Fogies : DODOS
86. Jazz form : BOP
88. Tannish : TAWNY
90. Resident : INHABITANT
92. Place to play : RUMPUSROOM
93. Colorado resort : ASPEN
94. Mocks : JEERS
96. Errs : SLIPSUP
98. Nothing: Fr. : RIEN
99. Picture holder : EASEL
101. Recovered : FOUND
103. Word of caution : LEST
104. Eur. measure : KILO
106. Sesame : TIL
110. Fragrance : BALM
112. ___ bill of goods : SELLA
115. Mint variety : CATNIP
116. Wanderer of fiction : AENEAS
117. Alternate : SEESAW
119. Tall story : FABLE
120. Brass or steel : ALLOY
121. Trickery : GUILE
122. Roman ___ : CURIA
124. Newspaper edition : EXTRA
127. Bird known for straight flying : CROW
129. Letter-signing servant: Abbr. : OBDT
130. Possibilities : IFS
132. Pass out : DOLE
133. Timetable, for short : SKED
135. Being, in abstract : ENS
136. Add up : TOT
138. Arthurian knight : KAY
139. Father of Abner : NER

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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