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SPRING IS SPRUNG

New York Times, Sunday, April 4, 1971

Author:
Cornelia Warriner
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.35, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 561 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 117, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 21
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 7,904
Across
1. Dog-paddled : SWAM
5. Abie's Rose : IRISH
10. Basic fact : ABC
13. Confer upon : BESTOW
19. Pueblo Indian : HOPI
20. Jason's wife : MEDEA
21. Devout, in Spain : PIO
22. Unimpaired : ENTIRE
23. Strays : ERRS
24. Heraldic stripe: Var. : PALET
25. Greek letter : PSI
26. Cossack chief : ATAMAN
27. React to spring stimuli : KICKOVERTHETRACES
31. Nantes's river : LOIRE
32. Paw air : REAR
33. Wither : SHRIVEL
37. Dredge : DESILT
39. Goes on the cuff : FREELOADS
42. " . . . in corpore ___" : SANO
43. Culture: Prefix : ETHNO
44. Nicene and others : CREEDS
45. Crumb: Fr. : MIE
46. Green or split : PEA
47. Greek letter : RHO
48. Water or musk : MELON
50. Live bait : EARTHWORM
53. Chapters of auto union : UAWS
55. Seasonal yen : WANDERLUST
59. Saarinen and others : EEROS
60. Villains at times : SNEERERS
62. Precious ones : DEARS
63. Glove units: Abbr. : PRS
64. Brats : TERRORS
65. Islamic spirit : GENIE
66. Biblical coins : SHEKELS
70. Certain words: Abbr. : VBS
71. David's daughter : TAMAR
72. Build : PHYSIQUE
73. In a quandary : ATSEA
76. Walton tools : RODANDREEL
78. Pakistani town : TUMP
79. Goofs off : DAYDREAMS
81. Nymph : OREAD
83. Lower-Niger people : IBO
84. Capek play : RUR
85. Wee, in Scotland : SMA
86. Go for flies : SWATAT
89. Queen's spread : HONEY
91. Cupid : EROS
93. Shower curtain of a sort : TARPAULIN
95. Fund-drive V.I.P.'s : DONORS
96. Lost : MISLAID
98. Fling : HURL
99. Early fiddle : REBEC
100. Nature lovers : ENVIRONMENTALISTS
105. Someday : MANANA
108. Carpenter ___ : ANT
109. English shrub : GORSE
110. Standoffs : TIES
112. Neckwear : CRAVAT
113. Perry Mason's concern : FEE
114. Poet who mused on April : ELIOT
115. Avon : EARL
116. Tatler man : STEELE
117. Odin's son : TYR
118. Lorna : DOONE
119. Gambol : PLAY
Down
1. Pronoun : SHE
2. Production : WORK
3. Spring do for a fiancée : APRILSHOWER
4. Mint improperly : MISCOIN
5. Meaning : IMPORT
6. Tear apart : REAVE
7. Kind of thoughts : IDLE
8. Sibyl : SEER
9. Hall item : HATTREE
10. Has attraction : APPEALS
11. Night spot : BISTRO
12. Coconut fiber : COIR
13. Seaside crowd : BEACHSET
14. Word on a door : ENTER
15. State of inertia : STASIS
16. Cratchit heir : TIM
17. Old English money : ORA
18. Cyst : WEN
28. Metric meas. : KILOM
29. Note : HEED
30. As cheap ___ : ASDIRT
34. Fog : VAPOR
35. January in Peru : ENERO
36. Soils : LOAMS
37. Scrape off metal : DERUST
38. Flammable gas : ETHANE
39. Caesar's forehead : FRONS
40. Split : REND
41. Collect : AMASS
44. Woodwinds: Abbr. : CLARS
49. Pitchers : EWERS
50. French river : EURE
51. Start of a toast : HERES
52. Lady's vest : WESKIT
54. Put the ball in play : SERVED
56. Swelling : EDEMA
57. French historian : RENAN
58. Cabinet name : LAIRD
61. Steal: Sp. : ROBAR
63. Branches of animal kingdom : PHYLA
65. Table-hops : GADS
66. October wear : SHEET
67. Seasonal storm : EQUINOCTIAL
68. Move clumsily : LUMBER
69. Former Indian soldiers : SEPOYS
71. Portuguese city : TOMAR
72. Yearly: Abbr. : PERAN
73. Pertinent: Lat. : ADREM
74. Bull: Prefix : TAURI
75. Cyclades island : SYROS
76. Euphrates town : RAMADI
77. French menu item : ROTI
80. Spend the summer : ESTIVATE
82. Low Hindu : DHOBI
86. Stroll : SAUNTER
87. River to Isar : WURM
88. Asserted : ALLEGED
90. Dance : ONESTEP
92. Silk filament : SLEAVE
94. Sham : PHONEY
95. Take out : DELETE
97. Record, old style : ANNAL
99. Cleric's gown : RASON
101. George of films : RAFT
102. Refuse: Lat. : NOLO
103. Minuet part : TRIO
104. Antitoxins : SERA
105. Sens. and Reps. : MCS
106. Carney : ART
107. Scot's denial : NAE
111. Devious : SLY

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 14 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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