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PHRASING IT RIGHT

New York Times, Sunday, April 19, 1970

Author: Jack Luzzatto
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 132, Blocks: 66, Avg Word Len: 5.68, Missing: { F J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 557 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 132, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,554
Across Down
1. Boil down : DECOCT
7. Fine feather : PLUME
12. British orderlies : BATMEN
18. Charm : ENAMOR
19. Marrying in haste : ELOPING
21. Hard area of strawberry : ACHENE
22. Device showing solar system : ORRERY
23. McLuhan word : MASSAGE
24. Kind of card : CREDIT
25. Busy : DOING
26. Nasty impulse : SPITE
27. "He knoweth the way that ___" : ITAKE
29. Ideology : ISM
30. Monastery man: Abbr. : ABB
31. Composer Albeniz : ISAAC
33. Irish lord of yore : TANIST
35. Reed common in Calif. : TULE
36. Hebrew letter : RESH
38. Prong : TINE
39. Gormandizers : TRENCHERMEN
41. Apart from : ASIDE
43. French movie : CINE
44. Sun: Prefix : HELI
45. Kind of battery : SOLAR
47. "Fidelio" overture : LEONORA
50. Windshield cleaner : WIPER
53. Formal scolding : LECTURE
55. Old clothes : RAGS
56. Flowed steadily : STREAMED
59. Choral work: Abbr. : ORA
60. Jargon : DIALECT
62. Holy Roman emperor : OTHO
63. Make over : REDO
64. In error : BARKINGUPTHEWRONGTREE
68. Cap-___ : APIE
69. Refined guy : GENT
70. Swell : ENLARGE
71. Pikelike fish : GAR
72. Job for the lazy : SINECURE
74. Garroway : DAVE
75. Junior snowplows : SHOVELS
77. Name for Shropshire : SALOP
78. Sailors: Slang : TARPOTS
81. Poet : ODIST
82. Seeker of the flame : MOTH
84. Stringy : ROPY
85. Preserves : CURES
87. Memory : TOTALRECALL
91. Deadly kind of race : ARMS
92. Peak : ACME
96. Irish island : ARAN
97. Infallible authority : ORACLE
98. Fight off : REPEL
100. Put the whammy on : HEX
101. Edge : RIM
102. City : BURGH
103. Central parts : CORES
105. Unconnected : APART
107. Ocean-study craft : SEALAB
109. Ringed, as a belle : ENGAGED
111. Strike back for : AVENGE
112. Open up : UNROLL
113. Western ranges : SIERRAS
114. Closet item : HANGER
115. Steady : STABLE
116. Cause to think twice : DETER
117. In the wake : ASTERN
1. East Indian cedar : DEODAR
2. Dress in : ENROBE
3. West Indians : CARIBS
4. Straw in the wind : OMEN
5. Welsh dog : CORGI
6. The least one can do : TRY
7. Summer flounder : PLAICE
8. Hopeless, as a cause : LOST
9. Rendering fruitless : UPSETTINGTHEAPPLECART
10. Farrow : MIA
11. Manipulate events : ENGINEER
12. Sponsor unwisely : BACKTHEWRONGHORSE
13. Square area : ACRE
14. Article : THE
15. McLuhan word : MEDIUM
16. Leave on a lonely shore : ENISLE
17. Tennis players : NETMEN
19. Put on a jury list : EMPANEL
20. Gain entry : GETIN
26. Pronounced : SAID
28. Author Sholem : ASCH
32. Meddling : STIRRINGUPTROUBLE
34. Certain cartoons : ARNOS
35. Threefold : TRIPART
37. Stoppage : HALT
40. Journalist Abel : ELIE
42. ___ Arabia : SAUDI
43. Worth with : COACT
45. Ship taken by Jones : SERAPIS
46. Music maker : OCARINA
48. Seize, old style : EREPT
49. Word in Kan. motto : ASTRA
51. Appears : EMERGES
52. Made a new hand : REDEALT
53. She-wolves: Sp. : LOBAS
54. Like a beaver : EAGER
57. U.S. missiles : THORS
58. Active people : DOERS
61. Crescent-shaped article: Var. : LUNET
62. Baby bird : OWLET
65. Coal barge worker : KEELMAN
66. Ambassador : ENVOY
67. Hollow stone : GEODE
73. Unemotional : COOL
74. Amusing : DROLL
76. Passport entry : VISA
79. Spider : ARACHNID
80. Diatribes : SCREEDS
83. German title : HERR
86. Diamond appraisers : UMPS
87. Ankle : TARSUS
88. Express of fame : ORIENT
89. Condiment : TAMARA
90. Imprisons : CAGES
91. Unpaid bill : ARREAR
93. Shift : CHANGE
94. Combination : MERGER
95. Hosp. aide : EXTERN
99. Scoria : LAVAS
102. Faulty pitch : BALL
104. Monster : OGRE
106. Held in : PENT
108. Tennis shot : LOB
110. Gosh! : GEE
111. So! : AHA

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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