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New York Times, Sunday, May 10, 1970

Author:
Mary M. Murdoch
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 88, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { X Z }, Scrabble score: 684 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 151, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 31
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,575
Across
1. Woolly fabric : ALPACA
7. Poplar : ASPEN
12. Blacksmith's need : ANVIL
17. Hindu deity : RAMA
21. Vines : LIANAS
22. State : MAINE
23. Treaty org. : SEATO
24. ___ du Salut : ILES
25. Flower : LADYSSLIPPER
27. Old railroad showpieces : PALACECARS
29. Classmen: Abbr. : SRS
30. ___ one goes (stays solvent) : PAYSAS
31. Small sum : MITE
32. Hawaiian emblem : KAHILI
33. Corbett or Braddock : JAMESJ
34. Rulers : AMIRS
36. Caama : ASSE
37. Beverage : CIDER
40. Nymph wed to Paris : OENONE
42. Gun extra : SILENCER
46. Burden : ONUS
47. Spoil for a fight : PUTUPONESDUKES
51. British parallel of U.S.M.A. : RMA
52. Agreement : PACT
53. Destitute of water: Abbr. : ANH
54. Black : INKY
55. Comic-strip captain : EASY
56. Ness, for one : LOCH
57. Revolutionary figure : ASHE
58. Some temples in Japan : SHINTOS
60. Gypsy village : GAV
61. Kind of house or boat : POWER
62. Sly look : LEER
63. Chem. suffix : ANE
64. Window part : PANE
65. Eye part : CORNEA
66. Graduated series: Abbr. : SCS
67. Birds : KINGFISHERS
72. Appoint : FURNISH
73. Hot-dog places : STANDS
75. "___ but you" : NOONE
76. Saddle horse : MORGAN
77. " . . . ate ___ meal" : AHEARTY
79. Compiler of certain rules : QUEENSBERRY
81. Girl's group: Abbr. : GSA
84. "___-midi d'un Faune" : LAPRES
85. Kiss : BUSS
86. Land measure : ARE
87. Mil. groups : RGTS
88. Sing in a way : CROON
89. Indian : REE
90. For ___ being : THETIME
94. Dash : ELAN
95. Sacred bull : APIS
96. Adversaries : FOES
98. Horse : FOAL
99. Girl's nickname : NAN
100. Eye cell : CONE
101. Fasten : PIN
102. Fish stocks : COURTBOUILLONS
105. Whale : ORCA
106. Football team : PATRIOTS
108. Access : ENTREE
109. Dept. store employe : BUYER
110. Picnic guests : ANTS
111. Flagmaker : BETSY
112. Throw off balance : TRIPUP
116. Ornamental stone : SPINEL
119. Rows : OARS
120. Rail rod : TIEBAR
121. Auditor : CPA
124. Dance : CASTLEWALK
126. Flowers : KNIGHTSSTARS
129. Will-___-wisp : OTHE
130. Lake ___ : TAHOE
131. French king : HENRI
132. Gob : TARPOT
133. Dictator : TSAR
134. Smarted : STUNG
135. Plus-side item : ASSET
136. Bristle : ARISTA
Down
1. ___ well : ALLS
2. Story teller : LIAR
3. Tablets : PADS
4. Some : ANY
5. One of the magi : CASPAR
6. Shillong's land : ASSAM
7. Wrong : AMISS
8. Capuchin monkey : SAPAJOU
9. Apple parts : PIPS
10. Direction : ENE
11. Saul's uncle : NER
12. Yearns : ASPIRES
13. Tidies : NEATS
14. Farewell: Lat. : VALE
15. Give ___ try : ITA
16. Poetic Hall : LOCKSLEY
17. Make abundant : RICHEN
18. Soviet range : ALAI
19. Blackbird : MERL
20. Holly : ASSI
26. Caustic : LYE
28. Comforts : EASES
31. Counting-out word : MINEY
33. Cap-and-bells fellow : JESTER
34. That's ___ (not allowed) : ANONO
35. Friars : MONKS
36. Oaks: Scot. : AIKS
37. Tree resins : COPALS
38. Very soon: Slang : INASEC
39. Lace : DUCHESSEPOINT
41. Summary: Abbr. : EPIT
42. Urbane : SUAVE
43. Some people's hair : CROWNINGGLORY
44. TV personalities : EMCEES
45. Shout : RAHRAH
47. Ballet step : PAS
48. Inconvenient : UNHANDY
49. Paraphernalia : THINGS
50. Dizzy and Daffy : DEANS
56. Blackmore girl : LORNA
59. Ship clock : NEF
60. French stations : GARES
61. Heyward character : PORGY
64. Famous Quaker : PENN
65. Murmuring sound : CURR
67. Girl's name : KAREN
68. Opposites of exts. : INTS
69. Current : INUSE
70. Old-time tubs : SOES
71. Implement : HOE
72. Jury member : FOREMAN
74. Root plants : TAROS
76. Wool fabric : MERINO
77. Cartoonist : ALCAPP
78. Fiend: Sp. : HARPIA
79. Pursuit : QUEST
80. Cudgel : BAT
82. Golf term : STANCE
83. Equally close : ASNEAR
85. Fox and Rabbit : BRERS
87. Get back : RECOUP
90. Tipsters : TOUTS
91. Word in an O'Neill title : HAIRY
92. Fr. pronoun : ELLE
93. Letters : ENS
96. Hosiery-counter items : FOOTLETS
97. Baseball term : OUTS
98. Type sets : FONTS
102. Irish tribe : CINEL
103. Frat party item : BEERKEG
104. Soubriquet for Clemenceau : LETIGRE
107. Angry one : RANTER
109. College post : BURSAR
111. Large ball: Sp. : BALON
113. Strike again : REHIT
114. Truck union: Abbr. : IBT
115. Italian dish : PASTA
116. Tax : SCOT
117. Butter units : PATS
118. Section of Vedic writing : ISHA
119. Locale of Diamond Head : OAHU
120. Containers : TINS
121. Headgear : CAPS
122. Guard: Abbr. : PROT
123. Movie pooch : ASTA
125. Angkor ___ : WAT
126. Nepal native : KHA
127. Norway town : NES
128. Num. prefix : TRI

Answer summary: 18 unique to this puzzle, 13 debuted here and reused later, 19 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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