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POWER PLOYS

New York Times, Sunday, February 16, 1975

Author:
Stanley Glass
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 128, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 5.55, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 521 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 124, Cheaters: 26, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 19
Stanley Glass has 26 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

In the clue for 19-Down, "UHF" may have been meant instead of "UFO."

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G
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N
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,318
Across
1
Sheep cries : BAAS
5
Diffuse by absorption : OSMOSE
11
Eastern porters : HAMALS
17
Open the wine : UNCORK
20
Contribute : CHIPIN
21
Boer statesman : DELAREY
22
Whale or platypus : MAMMAL
23
Track officials : TIMERS
24
Comes forth : EMERGES
25
Unswerving : STEADY
26
Corn bread : PONE
27
Skin blemish : PAPULE
28
"'Tis the ___ of summer" : LASTROSE
31
Paint solvent : ACETONE
33
Start of austerity : BIRTHOFARATION
36
Sailor : TAR
38
Durocher et al. : LEOS
40
Marine peril : REEF
41
Vols' state : TENN
42
Asian tree : BITO
43
Vessel : URN
44
Plant study: Abbr. : BOT
45
Speaks : UTTERS
48
Groups of sayings : ANAS
49
Aeriform zoo : GASMENAGERIE
52
Fertilizer : NITRATE
55
Part of a flight : STAIR
56
Buoyancy, in ballet : BALON
57
Continued : RANON
58
Drillings marked by success : OILWELLSTHATENDWELL
64
Small harps : LYRES
65
Indo-European : ARYAN
66
Condescend : STOOP
68
Early Italians : SABINES
71
Volatile fuel : STORMYPETROL
73
Nerve-cell process : AXON
74
Calif. city : FRESNO
76
Fish : GAR
77
Brit. medal : DSO
78
Clamp : VISE
79
Stupid one : DOPE
80
Dr. Seuss's jungle : NOOL
82
Syrian city, to French : ALEP
83
Dawn goddess : EOS
84
Relatives' assets : OILINTHEFAMILY
88
Huge : MASSIVE
91
Mod people : HIPSTERS
92
Town near Newark : NUTLEY
93
Decorate over : REDO
94
Type of toboggan : TWOMAN
98
Shelley's elegy to Keats : ADONAIS
100
Surviving mates : WIDOWS
102
Violent speech : TIRADE
103
Small stream : RIVULET
104
Voltaire's real name : AROUET
105
Wild ass : ONAGER
106
McCormick's money-maker : REAPER
107
Aristocracy : GENTRY
108
Spanish child : NINO
Down
1
Cadges : BUMS
2
Med. course : ANAT
3
Peak : ACME
4
East Africans : SOMALIS
5
Ale month: Abbr. : OCT
6
Oil tanker : SHIPOFFUELS
7
Southern shrub : MIMOSA
8
Poker player, at times : OPENER
9
Beget : SIRE
10
Naval rank: Abbr. : ENS
11
Of a rope fiber : HEMPEN
12
Alaskan native : ALEUT
13
Miss Thomas : MARLO
14
Péron's turf : ARGENTINA
15
Strasberg of theater : LEE
16
Part of C.B.S. : SYS
18
Electronic spotter : RADAR
19
UFO tube : KLYSTRON
21
One-hoss shay man : DEACON
27
Distresses : PAINS
29
Turn ___ on (reverse) : THETABLES
30
Preacher of baseball : ROE
32
___ home (dine in) : EATAT
33
Dwarfed potted tree : BONSAI
34
Suit to ___ : ATEE
35
Thrice: Prefix : TER
37
Flower : ROSE
38
Pulls : LUGS
39
Muse : ERATO
42
Dick of Knicks' staff : BARNETT
44
Chicago suburb : BERWYN
46
Easy gait : TROT
47
Protective helmets : TINHATS
50
Ad-copy unit : MILLINE
51
Guys' friends : GALS
52
Domestic animal : NANNYGOAT
53
Certain voter: Abbr. : IND
54
Name for a large dog : TOWSER
57
Bevel out : REAM
59
Prior to : ERE
60
___ Kodesh (Holy Ark) : ARON
61
Irish energy : TYRONEPOWER
62
Haughty : LORDLY
63
___ ends : LOOSE
67
Fall heavily : PLOP
68
Deliberate bridge overbid : SAVE
69
Obvious fact : AXIOM
70
Relative of the samba : BOSSANOVA
71
Beheld : SEEN
72
S.C. state tree : PALMETTO
74
Irish sculptor : FOLEY
75
Troy, N.Y., campus : RPI
79
Deprive of : DIVEST
81
Province of South Africa: Abbr. : OFS
82
Trailer : ALSORAN
84
More unctuous : OILIER
85
"And Quiet Flows ___" : THEDON
86
Went under cover : HIDOUT
87
Writer Shaw : IRWIN
89
Dawn : SUNUP
90
Overfamiliar : STALE
93
Laugh, in Lyon : RIRE
95
Early priests : MAGI
96
Arabian port : ADEN
97
Pianist Peter : NERO
98
Timetable abbr. : ARR
99
"The ___ is cast" : DIE
100
Droll one : WAG
101
Farm place : STY

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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