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IN GOOD SPIRITS

New York Times, Sunday, February 20, 1972

Author:
Elizabeth A. Yaro
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 69, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 532 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 132, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 10, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 21
Elizabeth A. Yaro has 8 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,226
Across
1. Rap session : SEANCE
7. Runs off : ELOPES
13. Relatives of double takes : DEJAVUS
20. Funeral orations : ELOGES
21. Threaten : MENACE
22. Rich : OPULENT
23. Belladonna genus : ATROPA
24. Woman guard : MATRON
25. Member of same class: Var. : COGENER
26. Plant study: Abbr. : BOT
27. Bravos : EUGES
29. Smart ___ : ALECKS
31. Power agency: Abbr. : TVA
32. Mesa's state: Abbr. : ARIZ
34. "___ of wild horses . . . " : ATEAM
36. Roman dozen : XII
37. Cloying : SWEET
39. Strollers : GOCARTS
42. Places: Abbr. : PNS
44. Peak of Nepal : ANAPURNA
46. Upright: Abbr. : PERP
47. Ready, in France : PRETE
49. Scottish hoop : GIRR
50. Costa ___ : BRAVA
52. Divide an angle : TRISECT
54. Pioneer in the occult : MESMER
58. English resort : SEATON
59. Registered again : RELISTED
61. Source words : ETYMA
62. Of a Soviet range : ALTAIC
63. Continent : ASIA
64. Mine yields : ORES
66. Compass points : SSES
67. Flying org. : NAA
68. Confutes : REBUTS
70. Little ghost : SPRITE
72. One of the zones: Abbr. : TRP
73. This, in Spain : ESTA
75. Japanese wrestling : SUMO
76. "Damn Yankees" girl : LOLA
77. Assert : ALLEGE
79. Vamooses : SCATS
81. Cyrano's family : BERGERAC
83. Did sightseeing : TOURED
84. Be unsteady : TOTTER
86. Veined, as a leaf : NERVOSE
87. Wasted time : IDLED
88. Word in U.S. motto : UNUM
90. Earthquake : SEISM
91. Grey of stage : JOEL
92. Dreamy states : HYPNOSES
96. Season in Nice : ETE
97. Blood ailment: Var. : ANAEMIA
101. Tanker : OILER
102. Road material : TAR
104. Yoga posture : ASANA
107. Diana of movies : DORS
108. ___ tree : UPA
109. Rumored : AFLOAT
111. Medit. island : MALTA
114. Nonsense! : ROT
115. Clam genus : SPISULA
118. V.I.P. at 1 Across : SPIRIT
120. Gas-rating word : OCTANE
122. Phantom : EIDOLON
123. Beethoven symphony : EROICA
124. Fish-cleaning gadget : SCALER
125. Sonnet parts : SESTETS
126. Light shoe : SANDAL
127. Fencing pieces : SABERS
Down
1. Sailor's luggage : SEABAG
2. Corrida star : ELTORO
3. Of a blood trunk : AORTIC
4. ___ Dinh Diem : NGO
5. Mushroom : CEPE
6. Biblical brother : ESAU
7. Ant : EMMET
8. Charter : LEASE
9. Can. province : ONT
10. Distortion of memory : PARAMNESIA
11. Earth science: Abbr. : ECOL
12. Old: Lat. : SENEX
13. Deducting, as from pay : DOCKING
14. Body of poetry : EPOS
15. Moonshine container : JUG
16. Drink : ALE
17. One airing grievances : VENTER
18. Varying : UNEVEN
19. Layers : STRATA
28. Show surprise : GASP
30. U.S. agency : CIA
33. "Viva ___" (Brando film) : ZAPATA
35. "___ the cruelest month" : APRILIS
37. Binge : SPREE
38. Wiener and knack : WURSTS
40. See again: Fr. : REVOIR
41. Medium states : TRANCES
43. Jeanne and Thérèse : STES
45. Draw a bead on : AIM
47. Sets aside for future use : PRESTORES
48. Medium's output : ECTOPLASM
50. U.S. stage name : BELASCO
51. Drum sound : RATATAT
52. Dream: Ger. : TRAUMEN
53. Balcony : TERRACE
55. Engima: Fr. : MYSTERE
56. Came forth : EMERGED
57. Grated : RASPED
58. Most lucid : SANEST
60. Agnus ___ : DEI
65. Kind of wagon : STATION
69. Relative of Mac or pal : BUB
70. Women's clubs : SOROSES
71. Waterweed : ELODEA
74. Adjust : ATTUNE
76. Medium's forte : LEVITATION
78. Quieted : LULLED
80. Mr., in Ponce : SENOR
82. Favor, old style : GREE
85. Eur. country : RUS
89. Shea people : METFANS
91. Kind of African goat : JAAL
92. White and Blair : HOUSES
93. Mod youth : YIPPIE
94. Tartans : PLAIDS
95. Gal of song : SAL
98. Esprit de corps : MORALE
99. Mangle : IRONER
100. Flowers : ASTERS
103. Wars of the ___ : ROSES
105. Latin girlfriend : AMICA
106. Port of Brazil : NATAL
109. "Thanks ___" : ALOT
110. Port of Guam : APRA
112. Fling : TOSS
113. Old Syrian fabric : ACCA
116. Toper : SOT
117. Rubber tree : ULE
119. Purge : RID
121. Unpaid bill : TAB

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 11 debuted here and reused later, 21 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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