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WORD ASSORTMENT

New York Times, Sunday, February 22, 1970

Author:
Nancy W. Atkinson
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 134, Blocks: 65, Avg Word Len: 5.61, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 521 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 144, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17
Nancy W. Atkinson has 16 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,498
Across
1. Put together : AMASS
6. What sopranos give dogs : EARACHES
14. Zenana : HAREM
19. Philosophy of a sort : LIVEANDLETLIVE
21. Italian seasoning : TAMARA
22. Bijoux : PRECIOUSSTONES
23. Unspecified time : ONEDAY
24. Timetable listing : ARR
25. Wacky : LOCO
26. Enlists : SIGNSUP
28. Silent star Naldi : NITA
29. At no extra ___ : COST
31. Pianist Peter : NERO
33. Start : SETINMOTION
35. Zones : AREAS
37. Ship's hoist : DAVIT
39. Repute : ODOR
40. Backfield players: Abbr. : RHS
42. ___ team : NINEMAN
45. Perspectives : VISTAS
50. Large decanters : FLAGONS
54. Bold ones : DARERS
55. Area of Europe : IBERIA
56. Fading politico : LAMEDUCK
58. ___ packing : SENT
59. Some fishermen : SEINERS
60. Mindanao natives : ATAS
61. Gallery sounds : BOOS
63. Certain believers : DEISTS
65. Mineo and others : SALS
66. Color for the Baron : RED
67. Eskimo knives : ULUS
69. Bristle : SETA
70. Capuchin monkey : SAI
71. Cheese : EDAM
73. Threesomes : TRINES
75. Wrinkle : RUGA
77. Kind of berry or bug : JUNE
78. Barbarians : SAVAGES
80. Cheerless : DRAB
82. Bemoans : DEPLORES
84. Native of Provo : UTAHAN
85. Kind of iron : WAFFLE
87. Most stereotyped : STALEST
88. Corolla : PETALS
89. Fastens again : RESEALS
91. Lush : SOT
92. Greenland settlement : ETAH
94. Strips : PEELS
96. Installs : SEATS
100. Wins recognition : EARNSAMEDAL
106. Trophies : CUPS
108. Use straws in a way : DRAW
109. Russian range : ALAI
110. Police weapon : TEARGAS
112. Effrontery : GALL
114. Creek : RIA
115. Break one's word : RENEGE
117. Come to terms : REACHAGREEMENT
120. Faint clues : TRACES
121. Quit trying to argue : SAVEONESBREATH
122. Water animal : OTTER
123. Heraldic bearing : TRESSURE
124. Analyze in a way : PARSE
Down
1. Hair fabric : ALPACA
2. Exemplar : MIRROR
3. Opposed to : AVERSE
4. Cabinet man: Abbr. : SEC
5. Flying jib : SAIL
6. Developed : EDUCED
7. Inferior one : ALSORAN
8. Home: Abbr. : RES
9. Lawyers: Abbr. : ATTS
10. Secluded : CLOISTERED
11. Depend on : HINGE
12. In any ___ : EVENT
13. U.S. composer : SESSIONS
14. Chinese dynasty : HAN
15. Flower spike : AMENT
16. Arm bones : RADII
17. Muse : ERATO
18. Yucatan native : MAYAN
20. When the scholar comes : NOON
21. Certain Oscar winners : TOPMOVIES
27. German conjunction : UND
30. Old shields : TARGES
32. Roman poet : OVID
34. Antelope : ORIBI
36. Booted : SHOD
38. ___ much as : INAS
41. Check suddenly : SNUB
43. First king of Egypt : MENES
44. More flamboyant : ARTIER
46. Capitol Hill men: Abbr. : SENS
47. Cherish : TREASURE
48. Skyways : AIRLANES
49. Most flip : SASSIEST
50. Flies off the handle : FLARESUP
51. Recent time : LATEDATE
52. Cage bird from India : AMADAVAT
53. Looks high and low : SCOURS
57. Low Indian caste : KOLI
59. Puts on : STAGES
62. Fountain order : SUNDAE
64. Scatter at intervals : STUD
68. Bondmen : SERFS
72. Ceylon ape : MAHA
73. One-fifth of the Union : TENSTATES
74. Havens : SAFEPLACES
76. Flats: Abbr. : APTS
77. Shook up : JOLTED
79. Strong winds : GALES
81. Livid, old style : BLAE
83. Vientiane's land : LAOS
85. Name in U.S. journalism : WRHEARST
86. Kind of power: Abbr. : ELEC
90. Mays, for one : SLUGGER
93. French spirit : AME
95. Few and far between : SPARSE
97. Overdue debt : ARREAR
98. Contaminates : TAINTS
99. Bundle up : SWATHE
100. An ___ the ground : EARTO
101. On the job : ALERT
102. Attacked : RANAT
103. Relative : NIECE
104. Sorrowful, in poems : DREAR
105. Century plant : AGAVE
107. Arabian nomad : SLEB
111. Japanese measures : SHOS
113. Eucalyptus wax : LERP
116. Eur. lang. : GER
118. Babylonian god : ANU
119. ___ culpa : MEA

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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