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J. A. Felker
J. A. Felker

ANSWERING SERVICE

New York Times, Sunday, March 11, 1973

Author:
J. A. Felker
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 88, Avg Word Len: 5.38, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 647 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 158, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Spans: 5, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
J. A. Felker has 5 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
PS notes: Clue for 64-Across is as it appeared, but more correctly, Esau was the pottage client, and Jacob was the dealer.
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,611
Across
1. City in Iraq : BASRA
6. Medit. island, to French : SARDE
11. Shaggy beast : BISON
16. Poker item : CHIP
20. Come to pass : OCCUR
21. Pasty : ASHEN
22. Plump : OBESE
23. English architect : SOANE
24. Forget-me-not : WHATISTHEFLOWEROFALASKA
28. Elusive one : EEL
29. Pompous : STILTY
30. Russian river : NERIS
31. Botfly : NITTER
32. Phooey! : DRAT
34. Med. course : ANAT
35. Ore vein, in England : SCRIN
36. French documents : PAPIERS
37. Engine-room worker : OILER
39. Tibet's capital : LHASA
40. Backward ones : DODOS
41. Catch : SNARE
43. Hammer : MAUL
44. Trousers, in Bonn : HOSEN
45. Actor Erwin : STU
48. Snails, for one : WHATARELITTLEBOYSMADEOF
54. Takes on : HIRES
55. Dam's mate : SIRE
56. Irish river : NORE
57. German king : OTTO
58. About : INRE
59. Chemical compound : ESTER
60. Navigation aid : LORAN
61. Palmer et al. : ARNIES
63. Musical work: Abbr. : CTO
64. Pottage dealer : ESAU
65. Smart guy : ALEC
66. Olive genus : OLEA
67. Two : HOWMANYPINTSAREINAQUART
76. Birds' class : AVES
77. "Honi ___ . . . " : SOIT
78. Radios : SETS
79. "___, team!" : YEA
80. Des ___ : MOINES
83. Spinal and vocal : CORDS
84. Blackjack player's words : HITME
86. O'Casey : SEAN
87. Lo, in Italy : ECCO
88. Miss Mater : ALMA
89. Wild ox : ANOA
90. Play : ENACT
91. Tipperary : WHEREISITALONGLONGWAYTO
98. Desperate trio : SOS
99. Consumers : USERS
100. Mottled : ROEY
101. Does gardening : RAKES
102. Doubly : AGAIN
103. Plant shoot : SCION
105. German poet : HEINE
107. Retards : DEADENS
110. Place for art : SALON
111. Time of day : MORN
112. Red quartz : SARD
116. ___ last! : ATLONG
117. Georgia city : MACON
118. Cheer up : SOLACE
120. Music group : DUO
121. Rome : WHEREARETHESPANISHSTEPS
125. City near Arles : NIMES
126. Hitherto : ASYET
127. Server : LADLE
128. Certain cone : TEPEE
129. Warm-sea fish : SCAD
130. Poker Flat author : HARTE
131. U. S. chemist and family : UREYS
132. Ponies up : ANTES
Down
1. Yielded : BOWED
2. Belly ___ (grouch) : ACHER
3. La ___ : SCALA
4. Dirt-road feature : RUT
5. Onassis et al. : ARIS
6. Red wood : SATINE
7. Squared stone : ASHLAR
8. Butler : RHETT
9. Challenge : DEFY
10. Photo-lab abbr. : ENL
11. Retreats : BOWERS
12. Michener locale : IBERIA
13. Finch : SERIN
14. Spanish bears : OSOS
15. Old clock : NEF
16. Raccoons' relatives : COATIS
17. Dispatch : HASTE
18. Printing-press part : INKER
19. Boscs : PEARS
23. ___ banana peel : SLIPONA
25. More corny : STALER
26. Available : ONCALL
27. Wreath : ANADEM
33. Perfectly : TOATEE
35. ___-eye : SHUT
36. Grammar case: Abbr. : POSS
38. Cleo's servant : IRAS
39. Newer : LATER
40. Dean : DOYEN
41. Religion of East : SHINTO
42. Kind of mind : NARROW
43. Entangle : MIRE
44. Roman epistle writer : HORACE
45. Bristle: Prefix : SETI
46. Kind of bag : TOTE
47. Certain saucers : UFOS
48. Pronoun : WHICH
49. Certain writings : ESSAYS
50. Prepared to smoke : LITUP
51. ___ Gay (W. W. II plane) : ENOLA
52. Auger : BORER
53. Blue river, to Germans : DONAU
59. Slaves of old : ESNES
60. Endures : LASTS
61. Winged : ALATE
62. Order forms: Abbr. : REQS
64. House part : EAVE
66. Kind of show : ONEMAN
68. Estate house : MANOR
69. Tristram's lady et al. : ISOLTS
70. Bellini's lady : NORMA
71. Kind of wave : TIDAL
72. "That ___ much for me" : ISTOO
73. Nautical response : AYEAYE
74. Responds : REACTS
75. Musical direction : TANTO
80. London backstreets : MEWS
81. Spanish eight : OCHO
82. Desserts : ICES
83. Memorial pile : CAIRN
84. Uta of stage : HAGEN
85. Thoroughly : INLY
86. Adders, etc. : SNAKES
90. Welsh John : EWAN
92. O'Neill and McCarthy : EUGENES
93. Congo town : ISANGA
94. Six, in Ponce : SEIS
95. ___ Hound (Canis Major) : ORIONS
96. Time of day : NOON
97. Dr. Seuss character : GRINCH
102. Esteemed : ADORED
103. Chest item : SACHET
104. South African author : CLOETE
105. In a pious way : HOLILY
106. Takes out : ERASES
107. Times of day : DAWNS
108. Character : ETHIC
109. Biblical town : ALEMA
110. Butterfly : SATYR
111. Haut ___ : MONDE
113. Expert : ADEPT
114. Sixteen annas : RUPEE
115. Units, as of salts : DOSES
117. Arizona sight : MESA
118. Eur. river : SAAR
119. This: Sp. : ESTA
122. Stadium sound : RAH
123. Not sing. : PLU
124. ___-to-one odds : TEN

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 13 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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