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New York Times, Sunday, April 15, 1973

Author: Herb Risteen
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.13, Missing: { X Z }, Scrabble score: 566 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 112, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,646
Across Down
1. Sirens of silents : VAMPS
6. October stone : OPAL
10. Asian weights: Abbr. : TLS
13. Münchhausen : BARON
18. Habituate : INURE
19. Teasdale : SARA
20. Captive of Hercules : IOLE
22. Desert plant : AGAVE
23. Craze : MANIA
24. Styptic base : ALUM
25. Tour players : PROS
26. Letter line : SERIF
27. Chess move : KINGSGAMBITDECLINED
31. One who strives : COPER
32. Resting on : ATOP
33. Give a sign of : HINT
34. Divine or Human : COMEDY
37. Defended : ASSERTED
39. Name for a field dog : SHEP
43. Not right : AMISS
44. Cell walls : SEPTA
46. Old English coin : ORA
47. U. S. Indian : OTO
48. "___ and Lovers" : SONS
49. Brawl : MELEE
50. Australian leader : EVATT
52. W. W. II naval bastion : TRUK
53. Road animal : HOG
54. Kitchen gadgets : PARERS
55. Cut off : LOP
56. Erode : ABRADE
58. Before, in law : CORAM
59. Phone-book abbr. : RES
60. Swindled : FLEECED
61. Buffalo : QUEENCITYOFTHELAKES
66. Clergymen : CURATES
67. Noah's son : HAM
68. Declares : AVERS
69. Hair follower : RAISER
70. Wallace : LEW
71. Coercion : DURESS
73. Vegetable : YAM
76. Dies ___ : IRAE
77. Asks for : SEEKS
79. Prevent : AVERT
80. Welles role : KANE
81. Biblical ending : ETH
82. Sixty years before Hastings : MVI
83. Pentagon feature : BRASS
84. Did roofing : TILED
85. Big name in flags : ROSS
87. Axle parts : SPINDLES
89. Danish king : CANUTE
90. TV emcee : PAAR
92. Drive on : GOAD
93. Directly : SPANG
95. St. Peter : PRINCEOFTHEAPOSTLES
101. Kind of account : JOINT
102. Stage offering : SKIT
103. Music maker : VIOL
104. High abode : AERIE
106. Asian range : ALTAI
107. Ornamental wear : SASH
108. Favorite : IDOL
109. Goes on about : RANTS
110. Mush bases : MEALS
111. Haggard's queen : SHE
112. Telescope part : LENS
113. Regions : AREAS
1. Energy : VIM
2. Biblical race of giants : ANAK
3. Stage great : MUNI
4. Non-match for a pea : PRINCESS
5. Neptune et al. : SEAGODS
6. River to the Missouri : OSAGE
7. Like a stake : PALAR
8. Calla lily : ARUM
9. Thrashes : LAMBASTES
10. Pussyfoot : TIPTOE
11. Scottish title : LORDPROVOST
12. Liqueur base : SLOE
13. Blues street : BASIN
14. Insurance men : AGENTS
15. Thin : RARE
16. Roman poet : OVID
17. Clock : NEF
21. Confiscate : ESCHEAT
28. Northern, for one : SPY
29. "___ shame!" : ITSA
30. Cap : LID
34. Johnny : CASH
35. Melville opus : OMOO
36. Fine china : MING
37. Unoriginal one : APER
38. Skeet device : TRAP
40. Early odist : HORACE
41. Compositions : ETUDES
42. Dawdled : POKED
44. Ice pinnacles : SERACS
45. Oleoresin : ELEMI
49. Silas et al. : MARNERS
50. Hebrew letter: Var. : ELEF
51. Most exaggerated : TALLEST
52. Journeys : TREKS
54. Bard, in Rheims : POETE
57. Zoo attractions : BEARS
58. ___-fire : CEASE
59. Gypsy : ROM
60. Scarlet and hay : FEVERS
61. Book size : QUARTO
62. Dickens clerk et al. : URIAHS
63. Early radio character : THEKINGFISH
64. Swerves : YAWS
65. Gnawing animals : HARES
66. Colonial newscaster : CRIER
70. Jacob's son : LEVI
71. Evel Knievel, for one : DAREDEVIL
72. Pulpy fruits : UVAS
73. Asian river : YALU
74. Dill : ANET
75. Ancient Asian : MEDE
78. Eugénie, for one : EMPRESS
80. Stage classic : KINGLEAR
83. Nonsense : BLAH
84. Horn blare : TANTARA
86. Kind of column or cord : SPINAL
87. U. S. Indian : SAC
88. "___ i's" : DOTTHE
89. Instance: Fr. : CAS
91. Uncooperative ones : ANTIS
93. Golf club : SPOON
94. Counts noses : POLLS
95. Native of Lodz : POLE
96. Gam : RITA
97. Turkish weights : OKAS
98. Sidekick : AIDE
99. Water bird : ERNE
100. Rama's wife : SITA
101. Bread spread : JAM
105. Letter : ESS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 16 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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