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APPLICATION

New York Times, Sunday, March 18, 1973

Author: Jean J. Davison
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.27, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 558 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 108, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17
Jean J. Davison has 62 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,618
Across Down
1. Disperse : STREW
6. Links place : CUFF
10. Top : ACME
14. Space group : NASA
18. Like a $3 bill : PHONEY
20. Hair style : AFRO
21. Carol : NOEL
22. Author Hunter : EVAN
23. Casino game : ROUGEETNOIR
25. Walrus feature : TUSK
26. Trick : WILE
27. Analogy words : ISTO
28. Bushy clump : TOD
29. Certain solvents : ETHERS
31. Rule : BYLAW
32. Actor Will : GEER
33. Articles : ITEMS
35. Ahead : INTHELEAD
37. MacKenzie : GISELE
39. Biddy : HEN
40. Water, in Sonora : AGUA
41. German region : BADEN
44. Site south of Eye, England : MASCARAALGERIA
49. World service agency : UNESCO
51. "Vesti La Giubba," e.g. : ARIA
52. Commoner : PLEB
53. New Deal org. : NRA
55. Bldg. debt : MTG
56. Mata : HARI
59. Prefix for dox or pedic : ORTHO
61. Fan : ROOTER
63. Anna's destination : SIAM
65. Pitch : TOSS
67. Skins, in Madrid : PIELS
69. Spanish others : OTROS
70. Basis for one's thing : PSYCHOLOGICALMAKEUP
74. Coconut meat : COPRA
75. Forest of W. W. II massacre : KATYN
76. Travel-ad offering : TOUR
77. Jewish month : ADAR
79. Goals : IDEALS
81. Sahl et al. : MORTS
83. Town, in Africa : STAD
85. Conceit : EGO
86. Women's org. : DAR
87. Jacob's son : LEVI
89. Aspect : AURA
91. Barber-shelf item : BAYRUM
93. Items in "These Foolish Things" : LIPSTICKTRACES
98. Poet Hermann : HESSE
99. Diving bird : LOON
100. One, in Bonn : EIN
101. Laud : EXTOLL
103. Equals : AMOUNTSTO
106. Texas player : ASTRO
107. Missy : LASS
111. Astir : ABOUT
112. Like some music : ATONAL
114. Margin : RIM
115. Italian hatred : ODIO
116. Liquid sound : GLUG
117. Actor Richard : EGAN
118. Decamp : TAKEAPOWDER
121. Hebrew letter : RESH
122. Limit : METE
123. O'Flaherty : LIAM
124. Rest, in Santiago : HUELGA
125. Greek god : ARES
126. Exploits : USES
127. Being: Lat. : ESSE
128. ___ fixes : IDEES
1. Parsley unit : SPRIG
2. Pronoun : THOSE
3. Way : ROUTE
4. Stuffs : ENGORGES
5. Word for a bairn : WEE
6. Light-intensity unit : CANDELA
7. Vehicle for green men : UFO
8. Fish outings : FRIES
9. Worth, for one : FORT
10. TV accessory : ANTENNA
11. Place for service aces : COURT
12. Eating place : MESSHALL
13. Leather : ELK
14. "Happy ___!" : NEWYEAR
15. City near Madrid : AVILA
16. Caesar or tossed : SALAD
17. Over : ANEW
19. Snowmen of Tibet : YETIS
24. Clan symbol : TOTEM
30. Priestly : HIERATIC
31. Baedeker for the 400 : BLUEBOOK
34. Western sight : MESA
36. Moth : EGGER
38. Kind of worm : INCH
39. Mountain-road hazard : HAIRPINTURN
41. Cadges : BUMS
42. Opposite : ANTIPODAL
43. Postwar Italian leader : DEGASPERI
45. ___-Magnon : CRO
46. Handsome ones : APOLLOS
47. Buttinskis : INTRUDERS
48. High tribunal : AREOPAGUS
50. Drat! or Darn! : OATH
54. "___ longa . . . " : ARS
57. Chess piece : ROOK
58. Moslem : ISLAMIC
60. Feature of Truman's kitchen : HEAT
62. Great Barrier island : OTEA
64. Old Medit. port : MYRA
66. "And ___ bed" : SOTO
68. Pornography : SMUT
71. Shouts : CALLSOUT
72. Spiral motion : GYRATION
73. Mideasterner : ARAB
74. Spanish hero : CID
78. City near Utica : ROME
80. Attack : SETON
82. Mrs., in Spain : SRA
84. Botanist who gave name to a flower : DAHL
88. Wine crops : VINTAGES
90. Golf feats : ACES
92. Showed age, as paper : YELLOWED
94. Does farm work : PLOUGHS
95. Organic compounds : KETONES
96. Drastic : EXTREME
97. Narrow groove : STRIA
102. Sex appeal : OOMPH
103. More qualified : ABLER
104. Timid one : MOUSE
105. Condition : STATE
106. Turkish army units : ALAIS
108. Confuse : ADDLE
109. Long period : SIEGE
110. Wading birds : SORAS
111. Indian region : AGRA
113. Salt tree : ATLE
117. Large bird : EMU
119. Dutch cupboard : KAS
120. Yes, in Caen : OUI

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 11 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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