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PONYING UP

New York Times, Sunday, April 9, 1972

Author: Jean J. Davison
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 92, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { J Z }, Scrabble score: 661 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 142, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 2, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
Jean J. Davison has 62 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,275
Across Down
1. Amatory : EROTIC
7. Flog : STRAP
12. Math abbr. : QED
15. Predicament : SCRAPE
21. Diego : RIVERA
22. Aura : AROMA
23. Prefix for corn : UNI
24. Second-rate horse : PLATER
25. U.S. and others : GRANTS
26. What some taxpayers hope to get : MONEYBACK
28. Rock : TOTTER
29. Ego : SELF
30. Kicked : TOED
32. Hollywood girl : STARLET
34. Panther leader : SEALE
35. Frank : OPEN
37. Gather in: Var. : SHIR
38. Last item : SHOE
40. Color : RED
41. Gaze : STARE
44. Pet lamb : CADE
48. Gold or tin: Abbr. : ELEM
50. French river : EURE
52. Traces : HINTS
53. Same: Lat. : IDEM
54. Virgin or Aegean : ISLANDS
56. Nog ingredients : EGGS
60. Pi, for one : RATIO
61. Kettledrum : TIMPANO
63. Track pest : TOUT
64. Mother of Ares : ENYO
65. Perry locale : ERIE
66. Words of surprise : MYMY
67. Kind of puncture : ACU
68. Fume : REEK
70. Arizona peak : ORD
71. Festive cup : WASSAIL
73. Gait : TROT
74. Stamped : IMPRESSED
76. Little: Scot. : SMA
77. Assam native : AHOM
78. Hokum: Var. : BLAA
79. Maidens' river : RHINE
80. With 31 Down a C.D. Warner cynicism : THETHINGGENERALLYRAISED
87. One who rants : RAVER
88. Destiny : DOOM
89. Tim : TINY
90. Wire measure : MIL
91. Turmoil : AGITATION
93. Pool frame : RACK
94. I.R.S. quarry : EVADERS
99. Unknown: Abbr. : IGN
100. Bulk : MASS
101. Devon river : EXE
102. Kind of china : BONE
104. "L'___, c'est moi" : ETAT
105. Interwine : LACE
107. Thing : ITEM
109. Cancel : MARKOUT
111. Elicit : EDUCE
112. Pintado : SIER
113. Expose : LAYOPEN
115. Moslem teacher : ALIM
116. More boorish : RUDER
117. Great one, for short : ALEX
119. Fish spawn : REDD
120. Indian measure : TASU
121. Picnic equipment : ICERS
122. N.Y. player : MET
125. Roman date : IDES
127. Relatives : SIBS
129. Spoke sharply : SPAT
131. Byzantine art items : ICONS
133. Village in Italy : SALTARA
135. Household members : PETS
137. ___ jure : IPSO
141. Explosive : TONITE
143. Tax man : COLLECTOR
145. Nearby : AROUND
147. Ignores : ELIDES
148. Morgue, for one : RUE
149. Kind of squash : ACORN
150. Thirsted : LONGED
151. New : RECENT
152. Billboard matter : ADS
153. Screwballs : KOOKS
154. Near ___ : MISSES
1. Work units : ERGS
2. Laugh, in Paris : RIRE
3. Face shape : OVAL
4. Certain form numbers : TENFORTIES
5. N.Y. subway : IRT
6. Brahman, e.g. : CASTE
7. Identical : SAME
8. Walked : TROD
9. Man's nickname : RON
10. ___ of pottage : AMESS
11. "___ your heart upon't" (E. B. Browning lament) : PAYTHEINCOMETAXANDBREAK
12. Argument : QUARREL
13. Secretary's abbr. : ENCL
14. Netherlands features : DIKES
15. Gateway city: Abbr. : SPT
16. More stingy : CLOSER
17. Tax ___ : RATE
18. Essential oil : ATTAR
19. English dramatist : PEELE
20. Goofed : ERRED
27. Hits the silk : BAILSOUT
31. See 80 Across : ONCITYLANDISTAXES
33. " . . . the days of ___ come" (N.W. Bible) : THEDUEPAYMENTMUST
36. Cuban coin : PESO
39. Eviction : OUSTER
41. Katharina : SHREW
42. Coronet : TIARA
43. Those against : ANTIS
45. Take ___ view of : ADIM
46. Paper size : DEMY
47. Ruler: Abbr. : EMP
49. Gym gear : MAT
51. Shoe width : EEE
55. Not unusual : NORMAL
57. Spiritual knowledge : GNOSIS
58. Name for a marine : GYRENE
59. Added turf : SODDED
62. Burr : AARON
66. Benzell : MIMI
69. Indian state : KERALA
72. Hindu retreat : ASHRAM
73. Pronoun : THEM
74. Badly : ILLY
75. Weight of Japan : SHI
77. Greek contest : AGON
78. Deposit : BANK
80. Hikers' areas : TRAILS
81. O.T. book : HAGGAI
82. Reveal : EVINCE
83. Asian holiday : TET
84. Nervous : GOOSEY
85. Kitchen item : RICER
86. Rend : RIVE
92. Shadowed : TAILED
93. Corrective : REMEDIAL
95. Holmes specialties : DEDUCTIONS
96. Musical piece : ETUDE
97. A.J. Foyt, e.g. : RACER
98. Doers: Suffix : STERS
102. Gaucho weapon : BOLA
103. Affirmatives, in Lyon : OUIS
106. Age : ERA
108. Fine leather: Abbr. : MOR
110. Krazy ___ : KAT
111. Silkworm : ERIA
114. Mortars' partners : PESTLES
118. Take advice : LISTEN
122. Carpentry joint : MITER
123. School: Fr. : ECOLE
124. Gin additive : TONIC
126. Spinal bones : SACRA
128. Controversial anarchist : SACCO
130. Hymn : PSALM
132. Pheasant nest : NIDE
134. Garish : LOUD
135. Meat order : PORK
136. Sea birds : ERNS
138. Boxers : PUGS
139. Word with snick : SNEE
140. Bookie's quote : ODDS
142. N.Y. time : EST
144. Excessively : TOO
146. Fern rootstock : ROI

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 13 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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