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SHAPING UP

New York Times, Sunday, March 14, 1971

Author: Arnold Moss
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.41, Missing: { J }, Scrabble score: 676 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 167, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
Arnold Moss has 28 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 7,883
Across Down
1. Marsh plant : SEDGE
6. Word of disgust : PSHAW
11. Comes in third : SHOWS
16. Ways : PATHS
21. Written: Fr. : ECRIT
22. In harmony : ATONE
23. Realty sign : TOLET
24. Moral code : ETHIC
25. Pirates' milieu : THEGOLDENTRIANGLE
28. "Hi, ___!" : THERE
29. Passable : SOSO
30. Italian river : ADIGE
31. Kind of thief : SNEAK
32. Dig further : DEEPEN
33. Flower parts : STAMINA
35. Certain maid : LADYS
36. Section of Alps : BERNESE
37. Telly network : BBC
39. Certain shop : MENS
40. Lollapalooza : LULU
41. On ___ diet : ALEAN
42. Stirring up : ROILING
44. Khufu's milieu : GIZAPYRAMID
48. "Tiptoe" man : TIM
51. Disquiet : UNREST
52. Footnote's place : BELOW
53. Belgrade people : SERBS
54. Loosen : EASE
55. Quechuas : INCAS
56. "All ___, all dead" : SLAIN
57. Stuffed roast : FARCI
58. Idiom : ARGOT
59. Norse name : NELS
60. To one side : APART
61. Yucatan people : MAYAS
62. Boog Powell : ORIOLE
63. Where jacks hang out : STEEPLES
65. Utter delight : HEAVEN
67. Limits : EXTENTS
68. Izmir money : LIRE
69. Honshu town : ASO
70. Et ___ : ALII
71. Verdi opus : REQUIEM
75. Classify : ASSORT
78. "___ the Sea" : RIDERSTO
83. What "sumer is" : ICUMEN
84. Gray : ASHEN
85. Like a sumo wrestler : OBESE
87. Same: Prefix : EQUI
88. Tent parts : FLAPS
89. Rope fiber : SISAL
90. Nerve-cell part : AXONE
91. Row : SCULL
92. Hula hoops et al. : FADS
93. ___ Rapids : CEDAR
94. City of Spain : AVILA
95. Xmas in Pisa : NATALE
96. Bering or Messina: Abbr. : STR
97. Poor man's Riviera : CONEYISLAND
99. Pre-school artist : COLORER
100. After heart and head : ACHES
102. Sale-tag word : ASIS
103. Musical lines : BARS
104. Road curve : ESS
105. "Much Ado" role : CONRADE
107. Lithium, for one : METAL
109. " . . . thou ___, art far more fair . . . " : HERMAID
111. Moths : EGGERS
112. Legacy law : SASIC
113. City near Cleveland : BEREA
114. ___ Eireann : DAIL
117. ___ once : ALLAT
118. Crystal ball, to some : SPHEREOFINFLUENCE
121. Peewee : REESE
122. Irene's concern : PEACE
123. One of the media : RADIO
124. Musical "ssh!" : TACET
125. Peace Nobelist, 1911 : ASSER
126. Saracen quarters : TENTS
127. Willow : OSIER
128. Watchful : ALERT
1. Wanes : SETS
2. Nymph of fable : ECHO
3. Skirt hoop, in a way : DRESSCIRCLE
4. Gleason film role : GIGOT
5. W. W. II area : ETO
6. Amateur Santa's need : PADDING
7. Mugs : STEINS
8. Chesapeake Bay arm : HONGA
9. Pony up : ANTE
10. Who, in Bonn : WER
11. Kind of comedian : STANDUP
12. Before moon and dew : HONEY
13. Prince Igor's wife et al. : OLGAS
14. "One-and-a-two" man : WELK
15. Anne, for one: Abbr. : STE
16. Faded slowly, with "out" : PETERED
17. Olympian : ATHENA
18. Large brass container : THEPENTAGON
19. Takes on : HIRES
20. Vista : SCENE
26. Complaint : LAMENT
27. "That which ___ today . . . " : ISALAW
32. Food shops : DELIS
34. Equal to a mile : AMISS
35. Where Manila is : LUZON
36. Salten work : BAMBI
37. Men from U.C.L.A. : BRUINS
38. Auto hood in Leeds : BONNET
40. Adam's mythical first wife : LILITH
43. Let : LEASE
44. Equipment : GEAR
45. Violinist : YSAYE
46. Showed an old movie : RERAN
47. Certain lights : ARCS
49. Arthurian lover : ISOLT
50. Boundaries : METES
52. Like a man-about-town : BLASE
54. U.S. Indian : ERIE
56. Kind of whale : SPERM
57. Party gift : FAVOR
58. Shaw : ARTIE
60. Outsider : ALIEN
61. Dixon's friend : MASON
62. Chemical compound : OXIDE
64. Ballet movements : PLIES
66. Painter's gear : EASEL
67. Girl's name : ELISE
70. Field of activity : ARENA
71. Berbers : RIFFS
72. Brilliance : ECLAT
73. Student milieus : QUADRANGLES
74. Sports men : UMPS
75. Analyze ore : ASSAY
76. Lamb Chop's boss : SHARI
77. Poisons : TOXINS
79. Page facing a verso : RECTO
80. Conformist's fun : SQUAREDANCE
81. Light fabrics : TULLES
82. Raincoats : OILERS
84. ___ mémoire : AIDE
86. Forward : BOLD
89. Horse quality : SENSE
90. Purpose : AVAIL
91. Sauce for pasta : SALSA
93. Students : COEDS
94. Strasbourg's region : ALSACE
95. Standard : NORMAL
97. Flight of a kind : CHARTER
98. Juvenal works : SATIRES
99. Tend : CAREFOR
101. Wrinkle : CREASE
103. "Yowzah" band-leader of yore : BERNIE
105. Brazilian state : CEARA
106. Eyes : OGLES
107. Writer on seapower : MAHAN
108. Choose : ESECT
109. Children's book : HEIDI
110. Perfect : IDEAL
112. German count : SPEE
113. College degrees : BFAS
115. Cake decorator : ICER
116. Man from Riga : LETT
118. Ostend or Brest: Abbr. : SPT
119. Peruvian gold : ORO
120. Lizard : UTA

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 14 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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