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BRAINCHILDREN

New York Times, Sunday, March 2, 1975

Author:
James Barrick
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.27, Missing: { F Q }, Scrabble score: 559 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 128, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 2, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
James Barrick has 13 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,332
Across
1
Extreme : NTH
4
Bookbinder’s glue : SIZE
8
Volcanic rock : TRASS
13
Inebriate : TOPER
18
Early English coin : ORA
19
Bit of news : ITEM
20
Grin and ___ : BEARIT
21
Arm bones : ULNAE
22
Invention of 1885 : LINOTYPEMACHINE
25
Birch and ginger : BEERS
26
Stage phone, e.g. : PROP
27
Entreat : PRAY
28
Invention of 1620 : SLIDERULE
30
Accelerates, with “up” : REVS
31
Tenebrae candle frame : HEARSE
33
Playing cards : TENS
34
Shea player : MET
35
Mass: Suffix : OME
36
Takes it easy : LOLLS
37
Grasslands : LEAS
39
Diamond Lil’s measurements : CARATS
42
Sea bass : SERRANID
44
Borscht ingredients : BEETS
45
Witticisms : MOTS
46
Word of approval : AMEN
47
Twin crystal : MACLE
48
Engravers’ tools : STYLI
50
Wheel parts : SPOKES
53
Like juleps : MINTY
54
Miscellanea : ANALECTS
57
Old German coin : TALER
58
Of a hand part : VOLAR
59
Crockett’s last stand : ALAMO
60
Truk island : TOL
61
Chemical suffixes : ENES
62
Invention of 1887 : KINETOSCOPE
64
Miss Moreno : RITA
65
Tokyo, formerly : EDO
66
Environs : PARTS
67
Miss Mead’s concern : MORES
68
Corday’s victim : MARAT
69
Gill parts : LAMELLAE
71
Old nags : JADES
72
In a brusque way : RUDELY
73
Be of service : AVAIL
74
French painter : DEGAS
75
Motto, in Oviedo : LEMA
76
Weight allowance : TRET
77
Bearings : MIENS
78
Invention of 1868 : AIRBRAKE
82
Croatian city : ZAGREB
84
River to the Rhine : AARE
85
Agree: Lat. : ADNUO
86
Vessel : URN
87
Pier union: Abbr. : ILA
88
Spry, in Baza : AGIL
90
Betrayed : TOLDON
92
City of Rumania : ARAD
93
Invention of 1785 : PARACHUTE
96
Part of a blucher : HEEL
97
Kind of gravure : ROTO
98
Leontyne : PRICE
99
Invention of 200’s B.C. : ARCHIMEDESSCREW
104
Unit: Ger. : EINER
105
Prohibits : VETOES
106
River of England : OUSE
107
Metric unit : ARE
108
Carriage for Cicero : RAEDA
109
Nineveh native: Abbr. : ASSYR
110
Neighbor of Ariz. : NMEX
111
Chemical find of 1943 : LSD
Down
1
Drop a lawsuit : NOLPROS
2
Ancient galley : TRIREME
3
Dartmouth’s home : HANOVER
4
Perch : SIT
5
Degree: Suffix : ITY
6
Invention of 1900 : ZEPPELIN
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Beryl : EMERALD
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Gumshoe : TEC
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Cheer : RAH
10
Having bristles : ARISTATE
11
Like the first stonecaster : SINLESS
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Beer mug : STEIN
13
See 92 Down : TUBE
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Smell, in Toledo : OLER
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Invention of 1888 : PNEUMATICTIRE
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Small plant parts : EARLETS
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Adjusts : RESETS
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Ormoc and Moreton : BAYS
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Harvest goddess : OPS
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Roman god : MARS
29
Army medal : DSC
31
Sharpens : HONES
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Invention of 1824 : ELECTROMAGNET
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More feeble : LAMER
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Wriggling : EELY
40
Starch: Prefix : AMYLO
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Function : ROLE
43
Does a garden job : RAKES
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Region of east Europe : BANAT
47
Standish : MILES
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Photos : SNAPS
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Insipid : TAME
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Invention of 1856 : STEEL
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Zoo animal : PANDA
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Invention of 1868 : OLEOMARGARINE
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Casino game : MONTE
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Bitter drug : ALOES
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Kind of recall : TOTAL
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Of a grayish hue : SLATY
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Like some infections : VIRAL
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Estate : ACRES
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Hindu goddess : KALI
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Sal and chocolate : SODAS
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Invention of 1922 : RADAR
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Blue or home : PLATE
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Half a ritual : MUMBO
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Glades or more : EVER
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Deride : JEER
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Second showing : RERUN
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Language deviations : DIALECTS
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Invention of 1860 : LINOLEUM
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Mercury’s shoes : TALARIA
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Headwaiters for short : MAITRES
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Annexed : ADDEDON
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Of the dawn : AURORAL
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Ancient vases : KRATERS
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Set up a fund : ENDOWED
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Invention of I891 : ZIPPER
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Rats! : BAH
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Nautical word : ALEE
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Jelly fruit : GUAVA
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Electrical units : OHMS
92
Invention of 1923, with 13 Down : ARC
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Made a hole-in-one : ACED
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Spanish wax : CERA
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Warning cry : HOY
101
Suffix for cash or cloth : IER
102
Compass point : SSE
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“The Second ___” : SEX

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 14 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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