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TALE-BEARING

New York Times, Sunday, March 16, 1975

Author:
Ruth N. Schultz
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 132, Blocks: 92, Avg Word Len: 5.29, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 544 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 106, Cheaters: 26, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,346
Across
1. Sermon topic : SIN
4. Half a bullet : DUM
7. Jackie's spouse : ARI
10. Certain carriers: Abbr. : RRS
13. Indian flour : ATTA
14. Oslo girl's name : INGA
16. Alloy base : ZINC
18. Radio time signal : BEEP
19. Study for an exam : CRAM
20. Pendant of a sort : SWORDOFDAMOCLES
24. Oil source : SHALE
25. Welsh dog : CORGI
26. Silver-tongued : ELOQUENT
27. Iceberg part : TIP
28. Profit margins : MARKONS
30. Antiquity : ELD
31. Cpl. or sgt. : NCO
32. Mid-season ballplayers : ALLSTARNINES
35. "Truth is the ___ of time" : DAUGHTER
38. Scoffed at : FLEERED
39. Carney : ART
40. Card game : LOO
41. Cleft, in Italy : FESSO
42. Eur. country : RUS
43. Wallace and Carey : GOVERNORS
49. Draft org. : SSS
50. Dinner or strait : JACKET
54. Boxer's need : ROBE
55. Friend of Snow White : DOPEY
56. Cool : ALOOF
57. Hay machine : BALER
58. Fit to be tied : IRATE
59. Regeneration : PHOENIXRISENFROMASHES
65. Down to ___ : EARTH
66. Islamic devi : EBLIS
67. Pacific islands : BONIN
68. Pocatello's state : IDAHO
69. Brynner et al. : YULS
70. Scottish county : LANARK
71. Society girl : DEB
74. Swift and Voltaire : SATIRISTS
76. Least bit : FIG
77. Chutzpa : NERVE
79. Topeka time : CST
80. Scottish alder : ARN
81. Like Never-Never Land : UTOPIAN
83. Nearly-extinct animals : FURSEALS
88. Candidate for a cleanup : AUGEANSTABLE
91. Upward: Prefix : ANO
92. Brooklyn campus : LIU
93. Mary, Charles, etc. : STUARTS
94. However : BUT
95. Russell : ROSALIND
98. ___-lirra : TIRRA
99. Marner : SILAS
101. Upset a can of worms : OPENPANDORASBOX
104. Aid's partner : ABET
105. Sea birds : ERNS
106. Vaccines : SERA
107. Hamlet words : TOBE
108. Word to Gridley : FIRE
109. Bevan's nickname : NYE
110. Bedford or Orleans : NEW
111. Egg or wolf : BAD
112. Mss. men : EDS
Down
1. Kind of gown : STRAPLESS
2. Kind of type: Abbr. : ITAL
3. Phone-book entry : NAME
4. Throw away : DISCARD
5. Original : UNWORN
6. Russian novelist's signature : MGORKI
7. Kind of dye : AZO
8. Layoff notice: Abbr : RIF
9. Really! : INDEED
10. Received, in Paris : RECU
11. Soften one's stand : RELENT
12. English pantry : SPENCE
13. Not well-heeled man : ACHILLES
15. Forty-niner : ARGONAUT
17. Lily : CALLA
18. Initials on a barracks door : BOQ
21. Fast-food places : DINERS
22. Lem, for one : MODULE
23. Warehousing: Abbr. : STOR
24. Advisory groups : STAFFS
28. Miss West : MAE
29. Fast plane : SST
33. Its, in France : SES
34. Mount for Hector : TROJANHORSE
36. Shoelace job, in Phrygia : GORDIANKNOT
37. Certain cards : HONORS
42. Cocktail-party offerings : REFILLS
43. Snead's burden : GOLFBAG
44. Merle : OBERON
45. Two gentlemen's home : VERONA
46. Bright fish : OPAH
47. Network : RETE
48. Sinks, old style : SYES
51. Boxing name : ALI
52. ___ Army of l894 : COXEYS
53. Gymnast Olga : KORBUT
54. Fled : RAN
57. Egyptian god : BES
59. Architect I. M. and family : PEIS
60. "Mary ___ little . . . " : HADA
61. Handel work: Abbr. : ORAT
62. Moral principles : ETHICS
63. Family member : SIS
64. Russian community : MIR
70. Certain U.N. worker : LINGUIST
71. N.Y. Knicks, at times : DRIBBLERS
72. Size up : EVALUATE
73. Poets Stephen and William : BENETS
75. Venezia's land : ITALIA
76. Fruit, in Naples : FRUTTA
78. Conservation org. : EPA
80. Hawaiian lavas : AAS
81. Free of any levy : UNTAXED
82. Type of ship: Abbr. : TSS
83. Card game : FARO
84. Closed : UNOPEN
85. Flower-bed area: Var. : ROSERY
86. Pools, in Scotland : LINNS
87. Abrupt : SUDDEN
89. Jewelry piece : EARBOB
90. Brazilian weight : ARROBA
96. Miss Bancroft : ANNE
97. Certain records : LPS
99. Yegg's goal : SAFE
100. Bridge-player's words : IBID
102. Pay dirt : ORE
103. Deal or hide : RAW

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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