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WORD WEAVING

New York Times, Sunday, February 9, 1969

Author: Jack Luzzatto
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 134, Blocks: 64, Avg Word Len: 5.63, Missing: { F J Q X }, Scrabble score: 544 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 136, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,120
Across Down
1. Let off : SPARED
7. Short of : ALMOST
13. Italian foods : PASTAS
19. From office boy to boss : CAREER
20. Expert teaser : NEEDLER
22. Eastern Christian : UNIATE
23. Philosophic doctrines : ORGANA
24. Cupboard : ARMOIRE
25. Surveyor's helpers : RODMEN
26. Wander : ROAM
27. Creator of Hans Castorp : MANN
29. Finery : REGALIA
31. Degrees : MAS
32. Old measure : ELL
33. Less taxing : EASIER
35. Fastener : RIVET
36. Eleonora : DUSE
37. Condescend : DEIGN
39. Capek : KAREL
41. Corrupts : VENALIZES
43. Peaks : ACMES
45. Wrap in waxed cloth : CERE
47. Tidy : SNUG
48. Flew in a way : SOLOED
50. Purvey : CATER
51. Finishing touches : ICINGS
55. Settled up : REPAID
56. Computer word : SOPHISTICATION
59. Girl's name : ADA
60. ___ tenens (stand-in) : LOCUM
62. "Make thee ___ of gopher wood" : ANARK
63. Mother-of-pearl : NACRE
64. Farewell: Lat. : VALE
66. Common effort : COOPERATION
69. Box of a kind : LOGE
70. Off center : ATILT
72. With: Scot. : AMANG
73. Column style : IONIC
75. Associate of Phiz : BOZ
76. Top men : GENERALISSIMOS
79. Plane wing support : CABANE
81. Of deserts : EREMIC
82. Girl's name : SUZAN
83. Opera heroes : TENORS
84. Large birds : EMUS
86. Vegetable : BEET
87. Given by word : PAROL
88. Restore : REINSTATE
92. U.S. violinist : STERN
94. Axe mark : NOTCH
98. "Go Tell ___ Rhody" : AUNT
99. An Allen : ETHAN
101. Brings to mind : EVOKES
103. Arctic explorer : RAE
104. Man's name : IRA
105. Expressed contempt : SNEERED
107. Gone : AWAY
108. Bean : LIMA
109. Gossip: Colloq. : NORATE
111. "The ___ Worker" : MIRACLE
113. Lawless one : RIOTER
115. Patterns for tracing : EPURES
116. Grudging : ENVIOUS
117. Interpolate : INSERT
118. Gives pause : DETERS
119. Deeds : GESTES
120. Lost sheep : ESTRAY
1. Made points : SCORED
2. Release, in a way : PAROLE
3. Wild sheep : ARGALI
4. 500 sheets : REAM
5. Poetic dusk : EEN
6. Tense state : DRAMA
7. Deceitful one : ANANIAS
8. "Camelot" librettist : LERNER
9. ___ sahib : MEM
10. Repute : ODOR
11. More crafty : SLIER
12. Equivocation : TERGIVERSATION
13. Strict : PURITANIC
14. Buffalo's cousin : ANOA
15. A Caesar : SID
16. Jewish month : TAMMUZ
17. Relaxed : ATEASE
18. Five ___ : SENSES
21. Plunder, old style : REAVE
28. Questioned : ASKED
30. Eye part : LENS
33. Wind : ENCOIL
34. News summary : RECAP
36. Type of computer : DIGITAL
38. Festivity : GALA
40. Makes dull : LETHARGIZES
42. Roman poet : LUCAN
44. French claret : MEDOC
46. Queen: Sp. : REINA
48. More dignified : SEDATER
49. Iridescent : OPALINE
50. Pilot's concern : COMPASSBEARING
52. Islands in Bay of Bengal : NICOBAR
53. Stheno et al. : GORGONS
54. Pepper effect : SNEEZE
55. Devastate : RAVAGE
56. Finland, to the Finns : SUOMI
57. Musketeers and others : TRIOS
58. Image : IKON
61. Form of carbon : COAL
65. In one's ___ : ELEMENT
67. Follow : ENSUE
68. More fussy : NICER
71. Adjusts sails : TRIMS
74. Church laws : CANONS
77. Perspicacity : ACUTENESS
78. Having a dull finish : MATTE
80. Machete : BOLO
83. Japanese verse form : TANKA
85. Overstuff : SATE
87. Ability : PROWESS
88. Poured : RAINED
89. Gibraltar to Lapland : EUROPE
90. Getting nowhere : INARUT
91. Topic : THEME
93. Appraise : EVALUE
95. Not so fresh : TRITER
96. Steichen's eye : CAMERA
97. Sincere : HEARTY
100. Audacity : NERVE
102. High perch : EYRIE
105. Suffix with gang or mob : STER
106. Platform : DAIS
108. Asea : LOST
110. Exist : ARE
112. Small house : COT
114. Political winners : INS

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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