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COUNTERPARTS

New York Times, Sunday, December 9, 1973

Author:
Keith Blake
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 83, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { F Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 523 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 106, Cheaters: 20, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,884
Across
1. Capsize : UPSET
6. Delve again : REDIG
11. Greek porticos : STOAE
16. Wife of Balder : NANNA
17. Medit. wind : SOLANO
18. Robs : HOLDSUP
21. Rig the cards : STACK
22. Hoi ___ : POLLOI
23. Ten cents : ONEDIME
24. Mel et al. : OTTS
25. Public school : ETON
27. Hereditary : INNATE
29. Vestments : ALBS
30. French liking : GRE
31. Holey, in Hamburg : POROS
32. Kind of jaw : GLASS
34. Old card game : LOO
35. Skip : PASSOVER
37. ___ as possible : ASSOON
40. Scottish cup : TASS
42. Flues : UPTAKES
43. Production : OUTPUT
44. Piper : PAN
45. Prefix for plop or choo : KER
46. Extinguish : PUTOUT
47. Area of Ethiopia : ERITREA
51. Caustics : LYES
53. Bore from ___ : WITHIN
54. Garment : OVERCOAT
55. River to Irish Sea : DEE
56. Hilaire : BELLOC
57. Red Skelton role : CLEM
58. Eight: Prefix : OCTO
59. Concerning : INRE
61. Aunt in "Oklahoma!" : ELLER
62. Shoe job : SHINE
63. Eye pullover : WOOL
64. Greetings : AVES
65. French political unit : ETAT
66. Crushed in : STAVED
67. ___-de-sac : CUL
68. Glaze : COATOVER
70. Young person : TEENER
71. Loch Ness man : SCOT
73. Suffer a canoe mishap : TIPOVER
74. Do better on the stage : OUTACT
75. S. A. people : ONA
76. Footlike part : PES
77. Fingernail mark : LUNULE
78. Act the big shot in a way : OVERTIP
82. Theater group : CAST
84. Abatements : LETUPS
85. Turnpike crossing : OVERPASS
86. Progeny : SON
87. Didn't give ___ : AHANG
89. Puppeteer Bil : BAIRD
90. Pacific people : KAI
91. Pained cry : OUCH
93. "Let him first cast ___ . . . " : ASTONE
96. Formerly, of old : ERST
97. Planes : JETS
98. Backs : UPHOLDS
100. Binary compound : IODIDE
102. Originated : AROSE
104. Powerful : LEONINE
105. Exposed, as a lie : NAILED
106. African antelopes : KUDUS
107. Landlord's concerns : RENTS
108. Indian butters : GHEES
109. Little ___ (fair lady) : EGYPT
Down
1. Loosen, as a harness : UNSTRAP
2. Most glib : PATTEST
3. Snows of Scotland : SNAS
4. Business-letter abbr. : ENC
5. Assume control : TAKEOVER
6. Irish darlings : ROONS
7. Extension : ELL
8. Surrealist : DALI
9. Party to : INON
10. Socializing : GOINGOUT
11. "I ___ arrow . . . " : SHOTAN
12. Color qualities : TONES
13. Violinist Bull : OLE
14. Skink : ADDA
15. Vinegars of old : ESILLS
17. Animal track : SPOOR
19. Shield bosses : UMBOS
20. Mexican coin : PESO
24. Kremlin police : OGPU
26. Very, in Nice : TRES
28. "Thanks ___" : ALOT
31. Proceeds slowly : POKES
33. Word with case or well : STAIR
36. Ginza drink : SAKE
37. Opening-night call : AUTHOR
38. Seneca, for one : STOIC
39. Gyrated : SPUN
41. Certain aphid : ANTCOW
43. Wall plug : OUTLET
44. College course : PREMED
46. ___ of society : PILLAR
47. Textile-machine part : EVENER
48. Art style : ROCOCO
49. Dine al fresco : EATOUT
50. Reef : ATOLL
51. Kipling poem : LENVOI
52. "And when ___ the harvest . . . " : YEREAP
53. Jumble : WELTER
54. Michigan college : OLIVET
55. Sponge spicule: Var. : DIACT
56. Steers : BEEVES
57. Opportunity : CHANCE
60. Bars legally : ESTOPS
62. Pirates : STEALS
66. Assemble : SETUP
69. Mrs. Hobby : OVETA
70. Tropical tree: Var. : TUNU
71. Edgar's Mortimer : SNERD
72. Complain : CARP
74. Extroverted : OUTGOING
75. Catch up with : OVERTAKE
77. Time of penitence : LENT
78. Sheep genus : OVIS
79. Assumes : TAKESUP
80. "This ___" (Conelrad words) : ISATEST
81. Greek letters : PSIS
82. Auto type : COUPE
83. Item to drop or weigh : ANCHOR
84. Girls : LASSES
85. Rowed : OARED
86. Essence : SOUL
88. Didn't own : HADNT
89. Adam et al. : BEDES
92. Sharpen : HONE
94. Webster : NOAH
95. Adams : EDIE
97. "Yearling" boy : JODY
99. Yutang : LIN
101. Corse, for one : ILE
103. Runner : RUG

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 14 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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