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THE KING'S ENGLISH

New York Times, Sunday, April 2, 1972

Author: Bert Kruse
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 148, Blocks: 77, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 557 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 106, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
Bert H. Kruse has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,268
Across Down
1. Troop quarters : BILLET
7. Redshank : CLEE
11. Mouths : ORA
14. Hebrides isle : IONA
18. A.L. player : ORIOLE
19. In front : AHEAD
20. Wheels : BICYCLES
22. Highway ad sign : WILLIAMBOARD
24. Raised, as a car axle : JOHNEDUP
25. Spoke : SAID
26. Word with sorry : OOPS
27. Glacial ridges : ARETES
29. Prior to : ERE
30. Lukewarmness : TEPIDITY
33. Natives: Suffix : OTES
34. Appliance : IRON
35. ___ California : BAJA
38. Lone: Scot. : LEEN
39. Act like a tide : EBB
41. Stadium sound : ROAR
43. Historic time : ERA
44. Mr. Domino : FATS
45. Apple parts : CORES
47. Lacks : NEEDS
50. Famed N.Y. hall : TAMMANY
52. Kind of car : ARMORED
54. Breaks : SNAPS
56. Moslem noble : AMEER
57. Swing about : SLUE
58. Pastry item : TART
60. Satanic : EVIL
61. Kind of child : STEP
63. Smooth : EVEN
64. Rocky peak : SCAR
65. Asian prefix : SINO
66. Spoiled : BAD
68. Dickens name : DORRIT
70. Worldwide : GLOBAL
72. Grass water : DEW
73. Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
75. German denial : NEIN
76. Ball of yarn : CLEW
77. Gram. connector : CONJ
79. Italian river : ARNO
80. Boner : GOOF
81. Young ones : LADS
82. Stone with crystals : GEODE
85. Communication medium : RADIO
87. Beach sportsmen : SURFERS
89. More tanned : BROWNER
91. Model-type girl : SYLPH
93. Tennis start : SERVE
94. High bond ratings : AAAS
95. Prefix for logy and nomics : ECO
96. French seasons : ETES
98. Engineers' org. : SAE
99. Cut : SNIP
100. Greek letters : PSIS
101. Endure : LAST
104. Powder : TALC
106. Auto style : ROADSTER
109. Org. for servicemen : USO
110. Strange guy : GALOOT
112. Graf ___ : SPEE
113. Compelled : MADE
116. Emcees' gear : MICHAELS
118. Small feathered creatures : RICHARDBIRDS
122. Coconut source : PALMTREE
123. Forcefully : AMAIN
124. Medic's prescription : DOSAGE
125. Chemical suffixes : YNES
126. Stupid one : ASS
127. Horse : MARE
128. N.H. prep school : EXETER
1. Stern's opposite : BOW
2. Spring flower : IRIS
3. Miss Lee : LILA
4. Nabokov girl : LOLITA
5. Slur over : ELIDE
6. Asian export : TEA
7. Composer of 55 mazurkas : CHOPIN
8. Fewest : LEAST
9. Hearing device : EAR
10. Icelandic work : EDDA
11. ___ d'art : OBJET
12. Mob member : RIOTER
13. Dean : ACHESON
14. Variety of skate : ICE
15. Senior : OLDER
16. Kind of surgeon: Prefix : NEURO
17. Poplar : ASPEN
19. Domiciles : ABODES
21. Japanese coins: Abbr. : YNS
23. Half : MOIETY
28. Winter-sports items : ROBERTSLEDS
31. Map : PLAN
32. Some sailors : YEOMEN
34. Castle et al. : IRENES
35. Kind of ray : BETA
36. Saroyan character : ARAM
37. Excellent : JAMESDANDY
40. One Karamazov: Abbr. : BRO
42. Roman money : AES
44. Experienced : FARED
45. Table vessel : CRUET
46. Dugongs : SEACOWS
48. Locker attendant : DAVIDJONES
49. Book back : SPINE
51. N.Y. player : MET
52. In the open air : ALVINFRESCO
53. Uninteresting : DRAB
55. Road warning : SLOW
57. Weighty : SERIOUS
59. Farm machine: Abbr. : TRAC
62. Ringing sound : PONG
66. Kodiak : BEAR
67. Wall hanging : ARRAS
69. Old autos : REOS
70. Bright light : GLARE
71. Cosmic principle : LOGOS
74. Grooming process : TOILET
76. Artful : CLEVER
78. Fresh : NEW
83. Tenth: Prefix : DECI
84. Cupid : EROS
86. Select : OPT
88. Monk's title : FRA
89. Kiss: Fr. : BAISER
90. Transported : RAPT
92. Ancient Greek mistress : HETAERA
94. Of a mountain range : ANDEAN
97. French rooms : SALLES
99. African charm : SAPHIE
100. Compliment : PRAISE
101. Like some mattresses : LUMPY
102. Kind of flu : ASIAN
103. Column base : SOCLE
105. Becomes an also-ran : LOSES
107. Hammerstein : OSCAR
108. Put in a container : EMBOX
110. Channel : GAT
111. Mine car : TRAM
114. Gentle oath : DRAT
115. Border : EDGE
117. Pinafore, e.g. : HMS
119. "___ rambling wreck . . . " : IMA
120. White House initials : DDE
121. Indian weight : SER

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

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