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FIT TO BE DYED

New York Times, Sunday, March 16, 1969

Author: Mary Murdoch
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 90, Avg Word Len: 5.29, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 661 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 135, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 24
Mary M. Murdoch has 22 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,155
Across Down
1. Meld : MERGE
6. Variety bit : ACT
9. Black Sea arm : AZOV
13. Signature of a playwright : GBSHAW
19. Indian timber tree : GAMARI
20. Shout : RAH
21. Appoint : NAME
22. Record : NOTATE
23. Outer layer : EXODERM
25. Sea birds : GREENCORMORANTS
28. Missile : TITAN
29. ___ de vie : EAU
31. Chemical prefix : ACI
32. Coin-tossing routine : ODDMANOUT
33. Asparagus sprengeri : EMERALDFEATHER
37. ___ of dishes : ASET
38. Writings: Abbr. : MSS
39. Fare : DIET
40. Recent: Pref. : NEO
41. Adjective suffix : EAN
43. Corrupt : DEBASE
48. Brief biography : VITA
49. Méditerranée : MER
50. Coins : CENTS
52. Girl's narne : SONIA
53. Cuts of meat : LOINS
55. Witticism : PUN
56. Goodbyes in Roma : ADDIOS
58. Droop : WILT
59. Time period : CYCLE
60. Mme. ___ : DESTAEL
63. Rats : SQUEALSON
65. Suffix for top or typ : ICAL
66. Wine : PORT
67. Jane Fonda film : BALLOU
69. Mischievous: Sp. : AVIESO
70. Poet Walter et al. : DELAMARES
72. Lozenge : DROP
73. Terry : ELLEN
75. Channel : SEAGATE
76. Hairlike structure : PILUS
77. Mountain passes : AIRGAPS
81. Observing : EYING
83. Landing vessels : LCIS
84. Pales : TURNSGRAY
86. Euryale, for instance : GORGON
89. Italian man's name : RAFAEL
91. Cassini : OLEG
92. Mellow : RIPE
93. Regards too highly : OVERRATES
95. Theater tests : TRYOUTS
97. Springs : LEAPS
98. Cockney dwelling : OUSE
99. Stew : SEETHE
101. Wife : MRS
102. Literary works : POESY
103. Carried on : PLIED
105. Golf great : SNEAD
106. Ballet step : PAS
107. Sally ___ : LUNN
108. Trumpet call : SENNET
110. Under warranty: Abbr. : GRD
111. Civic: Abbr. : MUN
112. Mass of ice : BERG
113. Sawlike: Prefix : PRI
116. Ohio city : LIMA
118. English primrose : JACKINTHEGREEN
122. I.O.U. holders : CREDITORS
127. Chemistry degree : BCE
128. Bear: Sp. : OSA
129. Moon valley : RILLE
130. Smollett's spendthrift : PEREGRINEPICKLE
133. Go back in : REENTER
135. Indian : APACHE
136. Exude : EMIT
137. Be troubled : AIL
138. Sovereign's stand-in : REGENT
139. Chair parts : SPLATS
140. Prong : TINE
141. Aves. : STS
142. Horse sound : SNORT
1. Sayings : MAXIMS
2. Holds forth : EMOTES
3. Navigator's aid : RADAR
4. Drink flavoring : GRENADINE
5. Goddess of healing : EIR
6. Debate : ARGUE
7. Sedan : CAR
8. Globe, for instance : THEATER
9. Gun girl : ANNIE
10. Ibex : ZAC
11. Melville novel : OMOO
12. Kind of marble : VERDANTIQUE
13. Inhabited by gremlins : GNOMED
14. Salts : BORATES
15. Comedian Laurel : STAN
16. Arizona tribe : HANO
17. Aleutian island : ATTU
18. ___ Indies : WEST
19. "Go ___, Rover" : GETEM
24. Judith Anderson role : MEDEA
26. Ape : ECHO
27. Docs : MDS
30. Fore's partner : AFT
34. Wagons-___ : LITS
35. Concerning : ANENT
36. Kind of instrument : REED
42. So ___ : ANDSO
44. Sporting place : BOWLINGGREEN
45. Flavoring : ANISE
46. Missile places : SILOS
47. " . . . could ___ lean" : EATNO
48. Common : VILLAGEGREEN
49. Obligations : MUSTS
50. Unfeelingly : CALLOUSLY
51. French coin : SOU
53. French school : LYCEE
54. Florida city : OCALA
55. Dumas ___ : PERE
57. Kind of wax : SEALING
59. Spanish hero et al. : CIDS
60. Carl Van ___ : DOREN
61. Renounced : ABDICATED
62. Sooner : EARLIER
64. Asserts : AVERS
66. Films : PATINAS
68. Certain discs : LPS
71. City official : MAYOR
74. Household gods : LARES
76. Litigant: Abbr. : PLF
78. Melodies : ARIAS
79. A Yokum : PAPPY
80. Scottish tools : SYES
82. Demantoid : GREENGARNET
84. Takes a trip : TOURS
85. Business abbreviations : ULTS
86. Burgess's boors : GOOPS
87. Immature seed : OVULE
88. Varnish ingredient : RESIN
90. Flower : ASTER
94. Thine: Fr. : TES
96. Some Arabians : OMANI
97. Bills: Slang : LONGGREEN
100. Pilgrimage to Mecca : HADJ
102. Simple's partner : PURE
104. Elation : DELIGHT
106. Australian birds : PUKEKAS
107. Operetta composer : LEHAR
109. Headings: Fr. : TITRES
111. Twice DCL : MCCC
112. Certain noblemen: Abbr. : BTS
113. Fur worker : PELTER
114. Give in : RELENT
115. Passive : INERT
117. French pronoun : MOI
119. ___ to eat : ABITE
120. Carols : NOELS
121. A Beatle : RINGO
122. Accountants: Abbr. : CPAS
123. Corded fabric : REPP
124. Of an age : ERAL
125. Ten: Prefix : DECA
126. Kind of truck, for short : SEMI
131. Fasten : PIN
132. Sat down : LIT
134. Pause fillers : ERS

Answer summary: 15 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 20 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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