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ALONG THE GRAIN

New York Times, Sunday, March 28, 1971

Author: H. Hastings Reddall
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 174, Blocks: 92, Avg Word Len: 5.02, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 610 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 114, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 18
H. Hastings Reddall has 27 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 7,897
Across Down
1. Peak : TOR
4. Rhine study : ESP
7. Jeff Davis, for one : SECEDER
14. Home for some : PAD
17. Mat. time : AFT
20. Sayings : ANA
21. W. W. II area : ETO
22. Wilmot, for one : PROVISO
23. Chem. suffix : OSE
24. Golfer's problem : LIE
25. John Adam's party : FEDERAL
27. Lovers of cruelty : SADISTS
28. Certain pitches : SLIDERS
30. Work hard : TOIL
31. Tang : NIP
33. Order to a broker : SELL
34. Actual being : ESSE
36. School course : ARTS
37. Travelers' range : FOURCORNERSOFTHEEARTH
42. Scheduled : DUE
43. Exposes : AIRS
44. Reactor part : CORE
45. One of a Poe pair : PIT
46. Grimaces : FACES
49. Sweetsop : ATES
50. Worried about : CARED
51. Birthplace of Mohammed : MECCA
55. Bible book : AMOS
56. Persian tiger : SHER
57. Boot, in Paris : BOTTE
58. "Money is ___ of . . . " : THEROOT
60. Eur. country : GER
61. Evian and Vichy : SPAS
62. Entices : LURES
63. Gunsight : BEAD
64. Reine's spouse : ROI
65. Attire, in old Rome : ORNATUS
67. September times : MORNS
68. Capricorn : GOAT
69. Digits: Abbr. : NRS
70. Steering brace : TIEROD
71. Stop : CEASE
72. Uneven : EROSE
73. Chew of tobacco : CUD
74. Eight : CREW
75. Handy shopping spot : CORNERSTORE
77. Places : LOCI
78. Blockhead : ASS
79. Embers : COALS
80. Greek letters : BETAS
81. Casabas : MELONS
83. Insect study: Abbr. : ENT
84. Parts of innings : OUTS
85. Dress up : PREEN
86. Like Buster Keaton : DEADPAN
87. One of a Latin trio : AMO
88. Pitcher parts : LIPS
89. Hoof sounds : CLOPS
90. Exploit : MILK
91. Japanese statesman : ITO
92. Feelings of malice : RANCORS
94. Disorder : CHAOS
95. Fishing maneuver : CAST
96. Max or Buddy : BAER
97. Scoff : SNEER
98. Edge : BRINK
99. Arrange : SORT
100. Antiquated : PASSE
101. Smidgen : DAB
103. Relative : AUNT
104. Point of land : SPIT
105. Corrode : EAT
106. Land's End, Falmouth, etc. : CORNISHCOASTOFENGLAND
113. Garment seen at U.N. : SARI
114. S. A. monkey : TITI
115. Stratum : TIER
116. Scand. country : NOR
117. Flying prefix : AERO
119. Deceived : TRICKED
121. Drop ___ (write briefly) : ALINETO
124. Sextant scale : VERNIER
126. Salutation : AVE
127. Western state: Abbr. : ORE
128. Soup ingredients : NOODLES
129. French season : ETE
130. Channel : GAT
131. Babylonian god : BEL
132. Draft initials : SSS
133. People with hunches : SENSERS
134. Naval craft: Abbr. : LST
135. Relatives of mins. : HRS
1. White House name : TAFT
2. ___ a kind : ONEOF
3. Transistor : RADIO
4. Poetic word : EER
5. Posture : STANCE
6. Salk's conquest : POLIO
7. Navy guards: Abbr. : SPS
8. Stenos' needs : ERASERS
9. Black Chamber workers : CODERS
10. Three monkeys' taboos : EVILS
11. Inconveniences : DISLOCATES
12. Superlative suffix : EST
13. Grafted flower unit : ROSETREE
14. Chaser of a sort : POSSE
15. Not alert : ASLEEP
16. ___ gratia : DEI
17. Put on guard : ALERT
18. Forth or Clyde : FIRTH
19. Storm Country girl : TESS
26. Dodges : ELUDES
29. Snakebird : DARTER
32. Babbles : PRATES
35. Outbuilding : SHED
38. European land: Abbr. : RUS
39. U.S. physicist : NIER
40. Defense positions : FORTS
41. Pointed : AIMED
46. Bundle of sticks : FAGOT
47. Certain citizen : AMERICANMAN
48. Basic element : CORNERSTONE
49. Exclamations : AHAS
50. Town in Newfoundland : CORNERBROOK
52. Endless supplies : CORNUCOPIAS
53. Harmonizes : COORDINATES
54. Panay people : ATIS
56. Tater : SPUD
57. Case for church cloth : BURSE
58. Comb in a way : TEASE
59. Emotion : HATE
61. Put away : STOW
62. Bank deals : LOANS
63. Yokels : BOORS
66. Greek god : ARES
67. Blackbirds : MERLS
68. Despairing sound : GROAN
71. Covers : COATS
72. Diminutive suffixes : ETTES
73. Faucet reading : COLD
75. Bridge ploys : COUPS
76. Permeates : SEEPS
77. Tire fault : LEAK
79. Rope fiber : COIR
81. Soften : MELT
82. Certain noise : SNORE
83. Hearing devices : EARS
85. Tara, for instance : PLANTATION
86. Columbia, for one: Abbr. : DIST
88. Navigation aid : LORAN
89. Tough cloth : CHINO
90. Fur animal : MARTEN
93. Hardwicke : CEDRIC
94. Eur. carp : CRUCIANS
95. Hairdo : COIF
96. P. I. peninsula : BATAAN
98. Thai money : BAHT
99. Show-off : SPORTER
100. Friend : PAL
102. Some dogs : BITERS
104. Eng. essayist : STEELE
105. Wading birds : EGRETS
106. Do the honors at dinner : CARVE
107. Bay window : ORIEL
108. Record parts : SIDES
109. Rinses out, in Scotland : SINDS
110. Unusual : NOVEL
111. Stable sound : NEIGH
112. Doleful, to poets : DREAR
113. Attempt : STAB
118. Scraps : ORTS
120. Ring outcomes : KOS
122. Affection, in Scotland : LOE
123. W. W. II org. : OSS
125. On Social Security: Abbr. : RET

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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