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TWO-WAY MIDDLES

New York Times, Sunday, April 5, 1970

Author:
Joan DeRosso
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.24, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 578 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 136, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 18
Joan DeRosso has 5 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original solution grid had SANDE at 55-Across instead of SANDS and AREE at 43-Down instead of ARES; corrected this.

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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,540
Across
1. Shepherd of Tekoa : AMOS
5. Something for Garcia : MESSAGE
12. Quartz : JASPER
18. Familiar, old style : COUTH
20. Arranged; disarranged : SETUPSET
21. ___ Thule : ULTIMA
22. Extreme : ULTRA
23. One who says "I do" : PROMISER
24. Whirl past : SPINBY
25. Long cloaks : PELISSES
27. D'Annunzio's inamorata : DUSE
28. Flu symptoms : ACHES
29. Spanish eights : OCHOS
30. Turn away : AVERT
32. Incited, as a dog : SICKED
34. Articulated : SPOKEN
36. Draft horse : SHIRE
37. Thailand's neighbor : MALAYA
38. Codlike fish : HAKES
39. Cautious : CHARY
40. Softens : TAMES
41. Genetic initials : DNA
44. Golf club : IRON
45. Twisted : WRUNG
46. ___ order : OUTOF
47. Mast : SPAR
48. Cassowary's cousin : EMU
49. Subdue; baton stroke : BEATDOWNBEAT
51. Telegram : WIRE
52. Take off : SATIRIZE
54. Maple genus : ACER
55. Beaches : SANDS
56. Beak membrane : CERE
57. Lighter : PALER
59. Bearing : MIEN
61. Zeus's blood : ICHOR
64. Spring beer : BOCK
65. Scales : BALANCES
69. Mastwood : POON
70. Impend; aftermath of sorts : OVERHANGOVER
74. Stop ___ dime : ONA
75. Aria : SOLO
76. Small change : CENTS
77. Avifauna : ORNIS
78. Complacent : SMUG
79. Poets' early days : ELD
80. Imparts : LENDS
81. Places : LIEUS
82. Metric unit : STERE
83. German craft : UBOATS
85. Portions : DOSES
86. Dental problem : CARIES
87. Forks' tablemates : SPOONS
88. Did a hair job : WAVED
89. Interrupt : CUTIN
90. Community character : ETHOS
91. English composer : ARNE
92. Le Mans events : CARRACES
95. Pretty girl, familiarly : LOOKER
97. Arrive with a bar : GOTINGOT
100. Reef : ATOLL
101. Illinois city : MOLINE
102. Some British students : ETONIANS
103. Island near Zanzibar : PEMBA
104. Most strange : ODDEST
105. Thickly : DENSELY
106. Believe : DEEM
Down
1. ___ of good cheer : ACUP
2. Breakwater : MOLE
3. View, and be careful : OUTLOOKOUT
4. Afflicted : STRICKEN
5. Longitude lines: Abbr. : MERS
6. W. W. II initials : ETO
7. Everything : SUM
8. Leggy : SPIDERY
9. Encourage : ASSURE
10. Alluvium : GEEST
11. French verb : ETRE
12. Menu word : JUS
13. Andes animals : ALPACAS
14. Troublesome : STICKY
15. Fool with a bowling target : PINHEADPIN
16. Plant : EMBED
17. Beams : RAYS
19. Minces : HASHES
20. Goddess of hope : SPES
26. Offspring : SON
30. Lend ___ : AHAND
31. Zodiac sign : VIRGO
32. Apia's area : SAMOA
33. "___ my heart in . . . " : ILEFT
34. Recoils : SHIES
35. City in Italy : PARMA
36. "On the Beach" author : SHUTE
37. Cornelia, for one : MATER
39. Fad : CRAZE
40. Potato : TUBER
42. Ointment : NARD
43. Greek god : ARES
45. Milldam : WEIR
46. Quondam : ONCE
47. Proust man : SWANN
49. Uncle Remus word : BRER
50. ___ straight line : WALKA
53. Image: Prefix : ICONO
55. Scorch : SEAR
57. Brest and Boston : PORTS
58. German exclamations : ACHS
59. Eur. thrush : MAVIS
60. St. Pierre and others. : ILES
61. ___ dixit : IPSE
62. Composed : COOL
63. Rob, and support : HOLDUPHOLD
64. Divers' affliction : BENDS
65. Premium : BONUS
66. Enter with a paycheck : COMEINCOME
67. Accustom: Var. : ENURE
68. Wise ones : SAGES
70. "Neptune's ___" : OCEAN
71. Outlets : VENTS
72. Static : NOISE
73. Avarice : GREED
78. Channeled : STRIATED
80. Undoes : LOOSENS
81. Hippie park events : LOVEINS
82. Petty ruler : SATRAP
84. Man of odds : BOOKIE
85. French revolutionist : DANTON
86. Nasty one : CUR
87. Endured : STOOD
88. Penned : WROTE
89. Alley dwellers : CATS
90. Roper : ELMO
91. Word on a brandy bottle : AGED
92. Pika : CONY
93. Bohemian river : ELBE
94. Bridge bid : SLAM
96. Inactive: Abbr. : RET
98. Never: Ger. : NIE
99. Relative of qt. : GAL

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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