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MEANINGFUL

New York Times, Sunday, March 12, 1972

Author: Anthony Morse
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 5.27, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 655 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 165, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,247
Across Down
1. Finnish lake : ENARE
6. Wheel part : SPOKE
11. Chose : OPTED
16. Lunch : MEAL
20. Ohio city : XENIA
21. Barred : TABOO
22. Establish : PROVE
23. Like some peanuts : SALTY
24. Small members of a panel : PETITJURORS
26. Admission of debt to a grange man : IOWEAFARMER
28. Verses : ODES
29. Water holes : OASES
30. Symbols of authority : MACES
31. Indolent : OTIOSE
32. Telegrams : WIRES
33. Carpentry joint : MITER
34. Odd, in Perth : ORRA
35. Ordains : APPOINTS
39. Beneficiary : DONEE
40. Jaeger : SKUA
41. Jazz : BOP
44. Gives cues : PROMPTS
45. The staff departs : AIDESDECAMP
47. Number : ONE
48. Flycatchers : PEWEES
49. Drain : BLEED
50. Routes : WAYS
51. Blend : FUSE
52. Correct : EMEND
53. Does knightly work : TILTS
54. Hitchcock's 39 : STEPS
56. Grown-up ditch : CANAL
57. Pretenses : AIRS
58. River of Italy : ARNO
59. Loser of a race : HARE
60. Cover with spots : MOTTLE
61. French article : LES
62. What Calumet Farm has done : BREDWINNERS
66. Stalled : DELAYED
67. Teach : TRAIN
69. Baptism et al. : RITES
70. Notre Dame's team : IRISH
71. Wandered off : STRAYED
73. What Amazons were doing at times : FIGHTINGMEN
76. Initials on a vessel : USS
79. They're often stewed : PRUNES
80. Florida county : DADE
81. Oléron et al. : ILES
82. French author : ANET
83. Had a tantrum : RAGED
84. General drift : TENOR
85. Measured amounts : DOSES
87. Goal for some girls : ALTAR
88. Advantage : EDGE
89. Island in S.F. Bay : MARE
90. Take possession, in law : SEISE
91. Low form of life : AMOEBA
92. Fish : EEL
93. Actors' club members go to Las Vegas : LAMBSGAMBLE
96. Scoffed : SNEERED
97. Compass point : SSE
98. See : ESPY
99. Skips : OMITS
100. What queens are often used for : FINESSES
101. Eastern title : AGHA
102. Insects : GNATS
103. Detection device : RADAR
104. Hebrew word for God : ADONAI
107. Edible part of fruit : FLESH
108. Asian palm : BETEL
109. Sloth : UNAU
113. What wine connoisseurs have : BESTCELLARS
115. Phyllis Diller does burlesque : COMICSTRIPS
117. Quiet : ALLAY
118. High spot : AERIE
119. Soul : ANIMA
120. Farming student : AGGIE
121. Plum : SLOE
122. Highlanders : GAELS
123. Mongol : TATAR
124. Operetta man : LEHAR
1. Before '67 : EXPO
2. Requisite : NEED
3. Stake : ANTE
4. Late philanthropist : RIIS
5. Lunch : EAT
6. Scotland's Mary et al. : STUARTS
7. Analyzes : PARSES
8. Part of an orchestra : OBOES
9. Hebrew measures : KORS
10. Greek goddess : EOS
11. Narcotics : OPIATES
12. Go on : PROCEED
13. Forest ranger's post : TOWER
14. Preliminary times : EVES
15. Roman goddess : DEA
16. Black or Santa : MARIA
17. Sea saint : ELMO
18. Tropical tree : ATES
19. Homer's instrument : LYRE
23. Petty official : SATRAP
25. Dives : JOINTS
27. Debating sites : FORUMS
30. Dug : MINED
32. Dried : WIPED
33. Styles : MODES
34. Approvals : OKAYS
35. Take to a higher court : APPEAL
36. Incubator baby : PREMIE
37. Wrestling match : POWERSTRUGGLE
38. Signs : OMENS
39. Special food : DIET
40. Scenic view : SCAPE
41. Scouts for Bligh's ship : BOUNTYHUNTERS
42. In the showcase : ONSALE
43. Skinned : PEELED
45. Concede : ALLOW
46. Jugs : EWERS
49. Tie up : BIND
51. ___ a pig : FATAS
53. Drift : TREND
54. Sail rope : SHEET
55. Low joints : TARSI
56. Game bird : COLIN
58. Constellation : ARIES
60. Pools : MERES
62. Howled : BAYED
63. Of an eye part: Prefix : IRIDO
64. River to Gulf of Guinea : NIGER
65. Utmost degree : NTH
66. Coins : DIMES
68. Indian V.I.P. : RANEE
71. Binges : SPREES
72. Barters : TRADES
73. Temples : FANES
74. Friendly goblin : NISSE
75. Part song : GLEE
77. Navy man : SEABEE
78. Valuable instruments : STRADS
80. Triple-Crown unit : DERBY
82. Lily plants : ALOES
84. Florida city : TAMPA
85. Unpaid bills : DEBTS
86. Paintings : OILS
87. Moslem prince : AMEER
89. Club for Palmer : MASHIE
90. Al or Kate : SMITH
91. Records : ANNALS
93. Bequest : LEGACY
94. Cordelia's relative : GONERIL
95. Piles up : AMASSES
96. Brandy drink : SIDECAR
100. Mohammed's daughter : FATIMA
101. Pilasters : ANTAE
102. Mean look : GLARE
103. Word on a bill : REMIT
104. Arab garments : ABAS
105. Valley : DELL
106. Eur. capital : OSLO
107. Circus performer : FLEA
108. Property in old Rome : BONA
109. Impel : URGE
110. Close : NIGH
111. Samoan port : APIA
112. Addict : USER
114. Fall behind : LAG
115. Boat : CAT
116. Indian fiber : TAL

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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