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Bob Lubbers
Bob Lubbers

CAPITAL PUNISHMENT

New York Times, Sunday, April 13, 1975

Author:
Bob Lubbers
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.06, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 518 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 114, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17
Bob Lubbers has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle and 4 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Clue for 118-Down as in original but should have been "Call ___ day."

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A
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K
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F
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,374
Across
1
Writer Waugh : ALEC
5
Binges : BATS
9
Made possible, old style : ABLED
14
Marker : SLAB
18
Hindu giant : BANA
19
Willow : ITEA
20
Appear : CROPUP
22
African antelope : TORA
23
___ B'rith : BNAI
24
Oversupply : GLUT
25
Venezuelan noisemakers : FIRECARACAS
27
Like a highwire act in Ghana : ACCRABATIC
30
Golfing aid : TEE
31
Ruling system : REGIME
32
___ cap for : SETONES
33
Central points : NODI
35
Thing chosen up : SIDE
36
French bridge : PONT
37
Square pegs, often : MISFITS
40
Scoria : SLAG
44
Scottish terrier : CAIRN
47
Indian food treat : DELHICACY
49
Much's partner : ADO
50
Dawn, in Italy : ALBA
51
Boat hoist : DAVIT
54
Church giving : TITHE
55
Stalag occupant : POW
56
Latin-class word : HAEC
57
Implement : UTENSIL
60
Game warden : UMPIRE
62
Barber's refrain : NEXT
63
Bjorn of tennis : BORG
64
Approval sign : NOD
66
More harsh : STERNER
67
Norwegian freighter : OSLOBOATTOCHINA
71
Like a clear night : STARLIT
74
Jeanne or Marie: Abbr. : STE
75
Scottish negatives : NAES
76
Clothing : GARB
80
Choice fellow : HOBSON
81
Rapid ___ : TRANSIT
83
Above, in Berlin : UBER
84
Employ a cockney : IRE
85
Moves slowly : EDGES
89
Smells : REEKS
90
Ocean bird : ERNE
91
Greek letter : ETA
92
R.O.K. : SEOULDIER
95
Hunter of sky : ORION
96
Half: Prefix : DEMI
98
Japanese port : MURORAN
99
African fox : ASSE
101
Force : DINT
103
Askew : ALOP
105
Ice, at times : DESSERT
109
Fighting Urbanans : ILLINI
112
Cook's meas. : TSP
114
Albanian fossil : TIRANASAUR
116
Certain Formosan bank deposit : BLOODTAIPEI
119
Fireplace fodder : LOGS
120
___-bitsy : ITSY
121
Common suffix : MENT
122
Dieter's standby : YOGURT
123
Toward shelter : ALEE
124
Old hands : VETS
125
Petitions : SUES
126
Jomo's land : KENYA
127
Parker of TV : FESS
128
Formerly, of old : ERST
Down
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Mr. Eban et al. : ABBAS
2
Tilting weapon : LANCE
3
Put into law : ENACT
4
Nerve-minded Egyptians : CAIROPRACTORS
5
Parliamentary toller : BIGBEN
6
Finally : ATLAST
7
German: Abbr. : TEUT
8
Shiny cloth : SATIN
9
Big Board initials : ACF
10
Certain Isles : BRITISH
11
Learning : LORE
12
Fencing foil : EPEE
13
French noble : DUC
14
Buses' ancestors : STAGES
15
Places : LOCI
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Khatchaturian : ARAM
17
Ignoble : BASE
21
French leapers of a sort : PARISCHUTISTS
26
River known for its valley : RED
28
Shortly : ANON
29
Space travelers : COMETS
34
Make thinner: Abbr. : DIL
35
Copy, for short : STAT
38
Able : FIT
39
Here, in France : ICI
41
Rabbit fur : LAPIN
42
Love : ADORE
43
Champion of dance : GOWER
44
Songwriter Sammy : CAHN
45
Winglike parts : ALAE
46
Mountain goat : IBEX
47
Wild dogs : DINGOS
48
Red Sea land : YEMEN
51
Irish accident coverage : DUBLINDEMNITY
52
On ___ (carousing) : ATOOT
53
Certain word : VERB
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Bury : INTER
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Film studio : LOT
61
Certain Czech liberal : PRAGUERESSIVE
65
Lake near Tahoe : DONNER
66
Araby V.l.P. : SHEIK
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Blackthorns : SLOES
69
Old coin of Siam : ATT
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Six-pack's relative : CASE
71
Recoiled : SHIED
72
Pastry : TORTE
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Nautical term : ABEAM
77
Dugout : ABRI
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"Biggest little city" : RENO
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Machine gun : BREN
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"And things ___ what . . . " : ARENOT
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Comic-strip ailment : GOUT
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Continent: Abbr. : EUR
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Traffic sign : SLO
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Hangings : DRAPERY
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Suffix for fil or aer : IAL
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Greek peak : OSSA
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Fools : IDIOTS
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Saws : ADAGES
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Famous five : SENSES
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Neighbor of Ill. : IND
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Rice dish : PILAF
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Cockney rod : EATER
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Deteriorates : RUSTS
108
Rendezvous : TRYST
109
Long-range missiles : IBMS
110
Celtic deity : LLEU
111
___ wolf : LONE
112
Buster's dog : TIGE
113
Reeled : SPUN
115
Part : ROLE
117
Affirmative : AOK
118
Call ___ a day : ITA

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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