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BIG LEAGUES

New York Times, Sunday, April 30, 1972

Author:
Mona Abramesco
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.10, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 519 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 114, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,296
Across
1. Fall fete : ALE
4. Do lawn work : SOD
7. Chair part : SPLAT
12. Some animals : MASCOTS
19. Fan : DEVOTEE
21. Winged : ALATE
22. Attracts : ALLURES
23. "___ I didn't like" : INEVERMETAMAN
25. Art piece : STABILE
26. Paint tester : TONER
27. Belief : TENET
28. Family members : SONS
29. Save : RESCUE
32. Certain legal action : TESTCASE
36. Clerical title : ABBE
39. Miss. River straddler : TWINCITIES
44. Bone: Prefix : OSTE
45. Chico, Zeppo, etc., for short : MARXBROS
47. Upright : ONEND
48. Fries lightly : SAUTES
50. Vast plains : STEPPES
51. State: Abbr. : NDAK
52. Fungus cores : CENTRA
53. Come down on : SWOOP
54. Agitates : STIRS
55. Old cabs : HANSOMS
57. Compass reading : ESE
58. "Zhivago" girl : LARA
59. Reduce : PARE
60. Ignited : LIT
61. Area unit : ACRE
63. Outlanders : STRANGERS
66. Tops : AONE
67. Symbol for Jesus : IHS
68. African lake : CHAD
70. Wine: Prefix : OENO
71. Siamese twin : ENG
72. Barracks area : DAYROOM
74. Ad man's concerns: Abbr. : ACCTS
76. Sacred: Prefix : HAGIO
78. Streisand hit : PEOPLE
79. Sediment : LEES
80. Little ___ : SIRECHO
82. Mudlike : CLAYEY
83. Radiations : AURAE
84. Replace : SUPPLANT
85. Tuscan city : PISA
86. "Take ___" (B'way play) : AGIANTSTEP
88. Deer trail : SLOT
89. Predatory insects : ANTLIONS
92. "___ Spain" : LADYOF
94. Crow : BRAG
95. Dutch painter : STEEN
98. Lemur : LORIS
102. Do a balloon job : DEFLATE
105. North, for example : CARDINALPOINT
108. More plump : STOUTER
109. Onward : ALONG
110. Sapped completely : BLEDDRY
111. Occupations : CAREERS
112. Shore : DINAH
113. Sales pitches : ADS
114. Male or female : SEX
Down
1. Entrance : ADIT
2. Fabric : LENO
3. Uniform : EVEN
4. Metric unit : STERE
5. Poetic word : OER
6. Party: Abbr. : DEM
7. Cotton fabric : SATEEN
8. Scheme : PLAN
9. Certain duck : LAME
10. Rat-___ : ATAT
11. Playing card : TEN
12. Common people : MASSES
13. Voice ranges : ALTOS
14. Viewpoint : SLANT
15. Some boys : CUBSCOUTS
16. Mouth: Prefix : ORI
17. Part of I.T.T.: Abbr. : TEL
18. Ship direction : SSE
20. Make a camera boo-boo : OVEREXPOSE
24. Small cases : ETUIS
30. Kind of sore throat : STREP
31. Top non-coms: Abbr. : CWOS
32. Spread hay : TED
33. Of a pseudoscience : ASTROLOGICAL
34. Arrive hastily : STEAMIN
35. Shoe widths : EES
36. Times of day: Abbr. : AMS
37. Vampires : BATS
38. Beer base : BREWERSYEAST
40. One kind of band : CONTRA
41. Ceylon's waterfront : INDIANOCEAN
42. Kind of drop : TEAR
43. India and indelible : INKS
46. Fraternal org. : BPOE
48. Scorch : SEAR
49. Hathaway : ANNE
52. Addams : CHAS
54. Medit. island: Abbr. : SAR
56. Holy one: Abbr. : STE
58. Inc., in England : LTD
59. Snead, e.g. : PRO
61. Help : AID
62. King of the two-reelers : CHAPLIN
63. Ditto : SAME
64. Words to a starting racer : GETSET
65. Type measures : ENS
66. Kind of cake : ANGELSFOOD
68. Long mantle : COPE
69. "___ smoke!" : HOLY
71. Wyatt : EARP
73. Color : ROYALBLUE
74. His, in Paris : ALUI
75. Wax: Lat. : CERA
76. Big around the middle : HIPPY
77. Words of disbelief : OHNO
80. Took to court : SUED
81. Baseball's Mel : OTT
82. Audit man: Abbr. : CPA
83. Legal officials: Abbr. : AGS
84. Tin: Prefix : STANN
86. Vexes : ANGERS
87. Winter vehicle : SLEIGH
90. Furious : IRATE
91. Horse opera : OATER
93. Wine vessels : OLPES
95. Brine: Prefix : SALI
96. Suffix for cyclo : TRON
97. Millay : EDNA
99. Frees of : RIDS
100. Concerning : INRE
101. River of myth : STYX
102. Service medal : DSC
103. Greek letter : ETA
104. Pro : FOR
105. Heel : CAD
106. Arab garment : ABA
107. Law degree : LLD

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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