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GUESS WHO

New York Times, Sunday, March 2, 1969

Author:
Betty Leary
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 92, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { W Z }, Scrabble score: 779 (avg 1.78)
Open Squares: 117, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 22
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,141
Across
1. Renounce : ABJURE
7. Actress Elsie : JANIS
12. Egyptian goddess : SATI
16. Beak : NEB
19. Smallest ones : LEASTS
20. Turn outward : EVERT
21. Easily done : FACILE
23. Biblical name : ONO
24. Presiders : EMCEES
25. Toy : JACKINTHEBOX
27. Folios: Abbr. : PGS
28. Fuel : COKE
29. Shell : HUSK
30. Place : LOCATE
31. Purposeful : TELIC
33. Appendage : TAB
34. To the ___ : POINT
36. Constructed: Abbr. : BLT
37. Nonsense! : ROT
38. Pearl Buck heroine : OLAN
39. Second-rate : ONEHORSE
41. Elm fruit : SAMARA
43. "Come ___ . . . " : ALLYE
44. Halo : NIMB
45. Style of fiction : PICARESQUE
48. Iowa town : AMES
50. Tasted, in a way : SIPPED
52. Any of the Furies : ERINYS
53. Hair style : UPDO
55. Constellation : ARA
56. Desk item : LAMP
57. Pedestal parts : DADOES
59. Poison tree : UPAS
61. Cooked : BAKED
63. Bower : ARBOR
65. Waterfall: Scot. : LINN
66. Packaged, in a way : BALED
68. Like Prospero and Miranda : ISLED
69. Adjective suffix : IAL
70. Old Dutch measures : AAMS
72. Long-legged birds : STILTS
74. Pawns : HOCKS
75. Huckster : CHEAPJACK
78. Business abbreviation : ULT
79. Cut ___ : OFONESJIB
83. Glossy lacquer : JAPAN
84. People of rank : NOBLES
87. Algerian city : ORAN
88. Suffix with block and brig : ADE
89. Bounce : CAROM
90. Archeology finds : BONES
91. Pronoun : HERS
93. Fenced areas: Abbr. : ENCLS
95. Race horse : PACER
96. Vehicle : TAXI
97. Sounds from the gallery : HISSES
99. Turkish weights : OKES
100. Haven : ARK
101. Frenchman's roof : TOIT
103. Basket material : OSIERS
106. Texas city : DALLAS
108. Garment : ROBE
110. Cornbread : JOHNNYCAKE
112. Couple : DUAD
113. Informal wear : LEVIS
115. Canadian physician and others : OSLERS
116. Busybody : QUIDNUNC
120. Math abbreviation : IQED
121. French adjective : SES
123. Orchestra section: Abbr. : VLS
124. Walls in : MURES
125. Etruscan title : LAR
126. Occupied : INUSE
127. Rome, to Caesar : PATRIA
129. Signify : MEAN
130. Can. province : ALTA
131. 1002 : MII
132. All : EVERYMANJACK
135. Opening in a game : GAMBIT
137. Half boot : PAC
138. Staves off : STALLS
139. Slow learner : DUNCE
140. Eliminate : REMOVE
141. Sign, informally : INK
142. Shaggy dog : SKYE
143. Advantage : STEAD
144. Stopped over : STAYED
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1. One of the Furies : ALECTO
2. Lament : BEMOAN
3. Advice from Mother Goose : JACKBENIMBLEJACKBEQUICK
4. Recipient : USEE
5. Road map entry : RTE
6. Letter : ESS
7. Flat : JEJUNE
8. Sailor's call : AVAST
9. Connecting part : NECK
10. Annoy : IRK
11. Refinery worker : STILLMAN
12. Arid wastes : SAHARAS
13. Acid prefix : ACETO
14. Lhasa's site : TIBET
15. Workers' group: Abbr. : ILO
16. Part of an adage : NOPLAYMAKESJACKADULLBOY
17. Maneuvered : ENGINEERED
18. Pear : BOSC
21. U.S. agency : FTC
22. Laud : EXTOL
26. Public officer : NOTARY
29. Pronoun : HIS
32. Fitzgerald : ELLA
34. Splendor : POMP
35. Round : ORBED
36. Bull form of Ra : BACIS
40. Congo animal : HIPPO
41. Warning devices : SIRENS
42. Consequence : RESULT
43. College title: Abbr. : AED
45. Laborer : PEON
46. Campus area : QUAD
47. Good times : UPS
49. Woeful : SAD
50. Biblical wife : SARAH
51. German philosopher (1855–1941) : DALMAN
54. Disgusting : OBSCENE
56. Not clerical : LAIC
58. Price cut: Abbr. : DISC
60. 100 centavos : PESO
62. Turpentine resins : ALKS
64. Harmony : RAPPORT
66. Chits : BILLS
67. Der ___ : ALTE
68. Eastern college : IONA
71. In ___ : AJAM
73. British subway : TUBE
74. ___ around : HORSED
76. Swiss river : AARE
77. Fort in Kentucky : KNOX
80. Pros : FORS
81. Just sits : IDLES
82. Good queen : BESS
85. Steak garnish : ONIONS
86. Goldbricks : SHIRKS
89. Palmetto State native : CAROLINIAN
90. English spa : BATH
92. To be: Lat. : ESSE
94. Hale's Philip ___ : NOLAN
95. Golf term : PAR
96. Spanish uncle : TIO
97. Sits in judgment : HEARS
98. First name in Dogpatch : SADIE
102. Football's Simpson et al. : OJS
104. Girl of song : SYLVIA
105. Shaggy dogs : ICELANDS
107. Legendary king and others : LUDS
109. Times of day : EVES
111. Words for a poor dresser : NOSTYLE
114. Notions in Paris : IDEES
116. Trembled : QUAKED
117. Container : URN
118. Indian in America : NATIVE
119. Boxed : CRATED
121. Make oneself heard : SPEAK
122. In good time : EARLY
124. Goal : MECCA
126. Kaffir warriors : IMPI
128. Abbreviation in rental ads : RMS
129. Teenage hairdo : MANE
130. Abbess : AMMA
133. Certain verbs: Abbr. : VTS
134. Project : JUT
135. Weight units: Abbr. : GRS
136. Of age: Lat. : AET

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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