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A LA MODE

New York Times, Sunday, March 21, 1971

Author: Jay Spry
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 87, Avg Word Len: 5.13, Missing: { J Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 508 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 110, Cheaters: 20, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
Jay Spry has 16 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 7,890
Across Down
1. Sourdough's concern : CLAIM
6. Place : STEAD
11. " . . . for man or ___" : BEAST
16. Calif. Indians : SHASTAS
18. Wendy : HILLER
20. Zodiac sign : CANCER
21. So-so : COMMECICOMMECA
23. Covered gallery : ARCADE
24. Sphere : ORB
25. Run off : ELOPE
26. Risky ventures : FLIERS
28. Prosecutors, for short : DAS
29. Harem rooms : ODAS
31. Affront : SLAP
32. ___ were : ASIT
33. Goes out, in a way : GINS
34. Partake of : TASTE
36. Ski turn : STEM
38. Take place : ARISE
39. Nudge : EASE
40. Endings for major and cigar : ETTES
41. Workhorses : IRONMEN
43. Short-order initials : BLT
45. Hindu dance dramas : RASAS
46. P.G.A. veteran : SNEAD
47. No. 49 : ALASKA
50. Deadly snake : MAMBA
54. Faucet : TAP
55. Chinese dynasty : HAN
56. Bother : IRK
58. Epiphany figures : MAGI
61. Troubles : ILLS
63. Purpose : RAISONDETRE
67. As to : INRE
68. Flock of mallards : SUTE
69. Paris area : PARC
70. Tower : REAR
71. Artistic feat : TOURDEFORCE
75. Arctic command : MUSH
76. Org. : ASSN
77. Conway of TV : TIM
78. Ring arbiter : REF
79. Genève, for one : LAC
81. Watery abysses : DEEPS
83. Airport areas : APRONS
85. Pentateuch : TORAH
87. Iron: Prefix : FERRO
91. Favorable times : UPS
92. Indelibly impressed : BRANDED
94. Garson : GREER
95. Hot pants, etc. : FADS
98. Con man : CROOK
100. Allgood : SARA
102. Mud volcano : SALSE
103. French friend : AMIE
104. Relative of etc. : ETAL
105. Czarist state council : DUMA
107. A-one : TOPS
108. Encyc. unit : VOL
109. Tangles : SNARLS
111. Col. resort : ASPEN
112. Small island : AIT
113. Soothsayer : ORACLE
115. TV bleep material : DOUBLEENTENDRE
119. Sines and cosines : RATIOS
120. Shoot up : SPROUT
121. Navy specialists : SEABEES
122. Glaze : SLEET
123. Cheeses : EDAMS
124. African villages : STADS
1. Vertebrates : CHORDATA
2. Pounds : LAMBASTS
3. Military weapon: Abbr. : ASM
4. Native of: Suffix : ITE
5. Clubs : MACES
6. Mall visitors : SHOPPERS
7. Occasion : TIME
8. Tree : ELM
9. Hebrew letter : ALEF
10. Manifested : DECLARED
11. Behind ___ : BARS
12. Business-letter abbr. : ENC
13. Longfellow locale : ACADIA
14. Some cars : SEDANS
15. French lock : TRESSE
16. Iceboat : SCOOTER
17. Horizontal timbers : SILLS
19. Lexia, for one : RAISIN
20. Blank check : CARTEBLANCHE
22. Raccoon's cousin : COATI
27. Ice: Ger. : EIS
30. More like some summers : STEAMIER
33. Understands : GETS
35. She: It. : ESSA
37. Blanc or Tremblant : MONT
38. Brazilian area : AMAPA
42. Tight : NEAR
44. Catch : LAND
47. Mounted : AHORSE
48. Small hawks : KITES
49. Tapestry : ARRAS
51. Stage settings : MISEENSCENES
52. Council ___ : BLUFFS
53. Kind of horn : ALTO
57. U. S. composer : KERN
58. Glove : MITT
59. Idiocy : ANOIA
60. Crosspatch : GRUMP
62. Homily: Abbr. : SER
64. Lunchtime hr. : IPM
65. Arabian king : SAUD
66. Conjugation words after eram : ERASERAT
72. Bead : DROP
73. Veil : CLOAK
74. Merit : EARN
80. Heels : CADS
82. Ger. coins : PFGS
84. Trick : RUSE
85. English novelist : TROLLOPE
86. Phone operators' gear : HEADSETS
88. Prepared to refire : RELOADED
89. Breathes : RESPIRES
90. Brother of Electra : ORESTES
92. Gets on the plane : BOARDS
93. Peach or plum : DRUPE
95. Prefers : FAVORS
96. Without ethical precepts : AMORAL
97. Widen : DILATE
99. GATT treaty: Abbr. : RTA
101. Last words : AMENS
106. Certain entrance fees : ANTES
109. Deer track : SLOT
110. Unsounded consonant : SURD
111. Dyeing agent : ALUM
114. French co. : CIE
116. Wrap : BOA
117. Ingest : EAT
118. Knicks' league : NBA

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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