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New York Times, Sunday, February 17, 1974

Author: Elaine D. Schorr
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 134, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 551 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 122, Cheaters: 22, FITB: 16, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 18
Elaine D. Schorr has 49 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
PS notes: Original 35-Across clue had "Tinkers"; corrected this to "Tinker."
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 8,954
Across Down
1. Springs : SPAS
5. French name for Morocco : MAROC
10. Cenotaph : TOMB
14. Short spells : SPURTS
16. Chemical compounds : AMINES
18. "BUtterfield 8" creator : OHARA
20. Atwitter : INAFLAP
21. Laughing, old style : RIDENT
22. Dawdling : POKING
24. A meteorologist is a ___ : MANFORALLSEASONS
27. Sidle : EDGE
28. Safeholds : ARKS
29. Give the glad hand : GREET
30. Nix! : NOWAY
31. Molding : OGEE
32. Starboard, to a horse : GEE
33. Münchhausen : BARON
34. Vestige : DREG
35. Between Tinker and Chance : EVERS
36. Hockey star : ORR
37. Fresh air : OZONE
38. "Anything ___" : GOES
39. Braid for Bardot : TRESSE
40. Rafts : SLEWS
41. Vivant or ton : BON
42. Symbol of total loss : SHIRT
43. Freighter : COALER
46. Ayes and nays : VOTES
48. German article : EIN
49. Elevations: Abbr. : HTS
52. Large groupings : ARRAYS
53. Paintings : OILS
54. Norse god : ODIN
56. Alley call : MEOW
57. Mug : STEIN
58. Chaucer and Hawthorne ___ : TELLTALES
60. Hobgoblin: Var. : BOGIE
61. Sensitive leg part : SHIN
62. Ives : BURL
63. Hebrew universe : OLAM
64. Curtains : FINALE
65. Long time : EON
66. Shapeless lump : GOB
67. Edward of TV : ASNER
69. Huffy : INAPET
70. Bridge framework : TRUSS
72. Sleuth, for short : TEC
73. Famed instrument, for short : STRAD
75. Plato's place : ATHENS
77. Roe source : SHAD
79. Erupt : BURST
80. German coins: Abbr. : PFS
83. Certain schools, for short : PREPS
84. Lake or dive : SWAN
85. Emulate a demagogue : ORATE
86. Indonesian islands : ARU
87. Type size : PICA
88. ___ Sisters of "Macbeth" : WEIRD
89. Win at rummy : GOGIN
90. Move like Gray's plowman : PLOD
91. Bert or John : LAHR
92. Eskimos ___ : HAVEFROZENASSETS
95. ___ princeps (first printing) : EDITIO
97. Tennyson maid : ELAINE
98. Vicarious feeling : EMPATHY
99. Kind of whale : SPERM
100. Antiseptic pioneer : LISTER
101. Land : REALTY
102. Ooze : SEEP
103. Prefixes for wings : PTERS
104. Dotted, in heraldry : SEME
1. Fore-and-aft sail : SPANKER
2. Cream and powder : PUFFS
3. Guthrie : ARLO
4. Autograph hounds are ___ : STARGAZERS
5. Dietrich : MARLENE
6. Love-in-___ : AMIST
7. ___ to the hounds : RIDE
8. Two : ONEANDONE
9. Expurgator, in Italy : CENSORE
10. "Uncle Tom" character : TOPSY
11. Exclamation : OHO
12. Refurbish : MAKEOVER
13. An orthodontist ___ : BRIDGESTHEGAP
14. Trapper : SNARER
15. Bird : SPARROW
17. Harriet B. and family : STOWES
19. Stirs up : ANGERS
20. Adult insect : IMAGO
23. Gaggle units : GEESE
25. Uris and Trotsky : LEONS
26. Carp at : NAG
33. Anne ___ : BOLEYN
35. Behan's land : ERIN
38. Goliath ___ : GOTSTONED
39. Flimsy : THIN
40. Done in : SLAIN
41. Plant pod : BOLL
42. After cinco : SEIS
43. Wine disorder : CASSE
44. Upright: Prefix : ORTHO
45. Croupiers ___ : AREINTHECHIPS
46. Residence of a sort : VILLA
47. Kind of year or eclipse : SOLAR
50. Sheer fabric : TOILE
51. ___ tooth : SWEET
53. Bard's word : OER
55. Party man: Abbr. : DEM
56. Simple organism : MONAD
58. Baths : TUBS
59. Templeton : ALEC
60. Double, as a leaf : BINATE
62. Top man : BOSS
64. Tom, Dick and Harry are ___ : FIRSTNAMES
66. Bren and Sten : GUNS
68. Persevere : STANDFAST
71. Persiflage : REPARTEE
73. Sudden rise : SURGE
74. Racing-stable V.I.P. : TRAINER
75. Snow White's downfall : APPLE
76. Groups of three : TRIADS
77. Kind of chair : SWIVEL
78. Facial deformity : HARELIP
79. Bottle babies : BOOZERS
80. Artist's gear : PALETTE
81. Insubstantial : FROTHY
82. Like beer : SUDSY
84. Marmara, for one : SEA
88. Trounce : WHOMP
89. Lost soul : GONER
90. "___ of Life" : PSALM
93. Formality : RITE
94. Foretell, in Scotland : SPAE
96. Pique : IRE

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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