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COUNTDOWN

New York Times, Sunday, February 1, 1970

Author: Herbert Ettenson
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 162, Blocks: 91, Avg Word Len: 5.41, Missing: { J X Z }
Open Squares: 142, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 33
Herbert Ettenson has 87 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
PS notes: Note that the I in 24-Across is actually a 1 in both directions, unlike several other one-directional 1s.
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FIVE
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N
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D
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P
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TWO
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FIVE
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THREE
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FOUR
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FIVE
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H
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,477
Across Down
1. Liquor units : FIVETHS
5. Not worth ___ of beans : AHILL
10. Naval officer: Abbr. : COMM
14. Water nymph : NAIAD
19. Old English moneys : ORAE
20. Daises : PODIA
21. Certain vaudeville show : TWOADAY
22. Hudson town south of Kingston : ESOPUS
24. ___ store (place to buy notions) : FIVEANDIOCENT
26. Vehicle for Sam Levene : THREEMENONAHORSE
28. Pianist Gabrilowitsch : OSSIP
29. Comedian Danny : KAYE
30. Nonpaying friend : SPONGER
31. Frost piece : POEM
32. Biblical people : HAMITES
34. Korean soldier : ROK
36. Town in Sicily : NARO
37. Perceive : SENSE
38. Eldritch : EERY
39. The end : FINIS
41. Love affair : AMOUR
43. Presidential middle name : QUINCY
46. Dogcart : DOSADOS
48. Branch of study : MEDICINE
52. Make one : UNITE
53. Title of respect : SIRE
54. Computer stuff : DATA
56. Record keeper : NOTEMAN
57. Mrs. Stengel : EDNA
58. More judicious : WISER
59. Outdoor : OPENAIR
61. Dwarf: Prefix : NANO
62. Shady agreement : DEAL
63. Exhibitionist : HAM
64. Most favorable conditions : OPTIMA
65. Alcohol burners : ETNAS
66. Subsidiary : ARM
67. Released a claim to : REMISED
71. Concerning : ASTO
72. Garnish green : CRESS
73. Last card of a suit : ITHREEER
75. W. W. II town : STLO
76. Glacial trough : DORR
77. Noted name in West : EARP
78. Role for Michael Caine : ALFIE
79. Sew a hawk's eyelids : SEEL
80. Detachable page : SNAPOUT
82. Assn. : ORG
85. Afro-Asiatic language : BILIN
86. Filled the bill : SERVED
88. Shelter : HUT
89. Sky: Fr. : CIEL
90. Girl friend in Paris : AMIE
91. Ailment : DISEASE
92. Assembly in old Greece : AGORA
94. Cruising : ASEA
95. Nut-and-fruit bread : STOLLEN
97. Mouth: Prefix : STOM
98. In addition : PLUS
99. Glacial term : STOSS
100. East Indian shrews : SONDELIS
102. People fleeing a land : EMIGRES
104. Gems : STONES
105. Sauce, in Italy : SALSA
106. Tin, in Paris : ETAIN
107. Epithet for Clio, Erato, etc. : THENINE
108. "___ will is the wind's will" : ABOYS
111. Speaker : TRIS
114. ___ for one : ALL
115. "Had a ___ big as a whale" : HEARTAS
118. Sunburns : TANS
119. Caps of a kind : BEANIES
121. The fat ___ the fire : ISIN
123. Literary villain and namesakes : IAGOS
125. Obscenities : FOURLETTERWORDS
127. Necessity à la Thomas Marshall : FIVECENTCIGAR
129. Water animals : OTTERS
130. Cell terminal : ANODE
131. Spent : TIRED
132. Fuzz : LINT
133. Body: Prefix : SOMAT
134. Gambling game : KENO
135. Rimy coatings : HOARS
136. Silk: Sp. : SEDA
1. Equally : FIVEOFIVEO
2. Junk : TRASH
3. Medieval guild : HANSA
4. Dreggy : SEDIMENTAL
5. Soldier's address : APO
6. Game : HOCKEY
7. Light bulbs, in the comics : IDEAS
8. Streaked : LINY
9. Slugabed : LATERISER
10. Bivouac : CAMP
11. "___ a Grecian Urn" : ODEON
12. Windfall : MANNA
13. Graph of muscular contractions : MYOGRAM
14. Approaching : NEAR
15. Residue : ASH
16. Relative of a jingo : IOOPERCENTER
17. Kitchen wear : APRON
18. Italian actress and family : DUSES
21. Beat it! : TWOTHREESKIDDOO
23. Dotted, as enamelware : SEME
25. Kind of bathing suit : IPIECE
27. Time of the new moon : NEOMENIA
33. Attempt : TRY
35. Fuegian : ONA
37. Diamonds, for one : SUIT
39. Golfer's word : FORE
40. Scouring items : SOAPPADS
42. Bouquet : ODOR
43. Curfew: Sp. : QUEDA
44. Covered by : UNDER
45. Rare case : IINAMILLION
46. Cans : DISMISSES
47. Hat : STETSON
49. Another's meat, in a play : IMANSPOISON
50. Nursemaids : NANAS
51. Biblical man : ENOS
53. Anna's land : SIAM
55. Grieg character : ANITRA
58. Reporter's question : WHERE
60. Without distinct form : AMORPHOUS
65. Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
67. Control : REIN
68. Metric units : STERES
69. Ennoble : ELEVATE
70. Gloomy : DOLESOME
72. Port opposite Gibraltar : CEUTA
74. Method of crop rotation : THREEFIELDSYSTEM
78. Intend : AIMTO
81. Possessive : OURS
83. Singer Della : REESE
84. Product of sand : GLASS
85. Kind of drum : BASS
86. Ominous : SINISTER
87. Dinner topper : DEMITASSE
89. Whip : CATONINETAILS
91. Valley : DELL
92. Tax day : APRILIFIVETH
93. Singer Campbell : GLEN
96. Grasslands : LEAS
99. Spatial : STERIC
101. Area of Borneo : SARAWAK
103. "My ___ Sal" : GAL
104. Asian sheep : SHA
107. What two fins make : TENNER
108. When life begins, in a title : ATFOURO
109. Northern Europeans : BALTS
110. Only ___ a customer : ONETO
112. ___ ear . . . : INONE
113. Curved metal bar : SIRON
115. Old Greek temples : HIERA
116. Farming student : AGGIE
117. ___ so : SOAND
119. Supreme : BEST
120. Taro root : EDDO
122. Shadow: Prefix : SCIO
124. Spanish girl: Abbr. : SRTA
126. Refrain part : TRA
128. Football scores: Abbr. : TDS

Answer summary: 22 unique to this puzzle, 11 debuted here and reused later, 20 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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