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PECKING ORDER

New York Times, Sunday, May 16, 1971

Author:
Jack Rosenthal
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 88, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 513 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 124, Cheaters: 16, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 24
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 7,946
Across
1. Masked man's No. 2 : TONTO
6. Straightened : TIDIED
12. Where No. 2 is No. 1 : SENATE
18. Noisy : AROAR
19. Stassen : HAROLDE
20. Tied to : RELATED
21. Terra ___ : FIRMA
22. Jacqueline's No. 2 : ONASSIS
23. Photographer and family : AVEDONS
24. No. 2's word for hairy : TOMENTOSE
26. Tyler's No. 1 : TIPPECANOE
28. Pea of India : TUR
29. Acquaint : ORIENT
30. Photo-developing abbr. : ENL
31. Cowpoke's mount : HOSS
35. "My ___" (embarrassed) : FACEISRED
40. Casual throw : TOSS
42. Touch : ABUT
43. Summer symphony : THEPOPS
44. Jane : EYRE
45. Bundle again : REBALE
47. Italian painter : RENI
48. Slanting: Abbr. : OBL
50. Vapor: Prefix : ATMO
54. Trimmed : PRUNED
55. Vents frustration : TEARSHAIR
58. Between holier and thou : THAN
59. TV logo : RCA
60. ___ window : OUTTHE
61. Infinite: Abbr. : UNL
62. No. 2 in 1968 : HUBERTHORATIOHUMPHREY
71. Cuckoo : ANI
72. Eclipse sight : CORONA
73. Old Dutch measure : AAM
74. Fibber : LIAR
76. Readies a fishing line : UNTANGLES
80. Chemical sugar : GULOSE
83. Bone: Prefix : OSSE
84. Service initials : USN
85. Ontario river : NITH
86. Adjusts : ALINES
87. Between ifs and buts : ANDS
90. Does cobbling : REPAIRS
92. Initials of a No.1 and others : DDES
93. Endure, in Scotland : DREE
94. Pirates : SEAWOLVES
96. Salinger character : ESME
97. Willie Winkie : WEE
99. Finally : ATLAST
101. Adjust : SET
103. No. 2's term for corps member : EFFETESNOB
105. Favored word of No. 2 : NATTERING
111. Most valorous : BRAVEST
112. Homely one : PIEFACE
115. Pass the buck : REFER
116. Fogs : BEMISTS
117. Declared : UTTERED
118. Mediterranean union : MAFIA
119. Small fish : SMELTS
120. St. Lawrence, for one : SEAWAY
121. Stealthily : SLYLY
Down
1. G.O.P. No. 2 in 1952 : TAFT
2. Spanish town : ORIO
3. Standard : NORM
4. Vapid : TAME
5. Praying figure : ORANT
6. Key Biscayne products : TANS
7. Dies ___ : IRAE
8. No. 2 in Madrid : DOS
9. French pronoun : ILS
10. Letter addressees : EDITORS
11. Covet : DESIRE
12. The last elections : SEVENTY
13. Political collegian : ELECTOR
14. Spanish nothing : NADA
15. Repents : ATONES
16. Dovetail part : TENON
17. Ford : EDSEL
19. Shout : HOORAH
20. Grape residue : RAPE
25. Like a bird with a crest : TUFTED
27. Circumference formula : PID
31. Dwell on : HARP
32. Higher, in Bonn : OBER
33. Split-level places : SUBURBIAS
34. Posture : STANCE
36. Coupon: Abbr. : CERT
37. Sword : EPEE
38. N.Y. college : IONA
39. No. 2 : SPIROTAGNEW
41. County hub : SEAT
44. Root or Yale : ELIHU
46. No. 1 in Shakespeare drama : LEAR
48. "___ be in England . . . " : OHTO
49. English spa : BATH
51. Strom's family : THURMONDS
52. Long hair : MANE
53. Just : ONLY
56. ___ generis : SUI
57. Radiation unit : REM
62. Moon sight : HALO
63. Etats ___ : UNIS
64. Southwest campus : TCU
65. Wagner : HONUS
66. Scraps : ORTS
67. Horse : ROAN
68. Rutledge : ANN
69. Revere : PAUL
70. Chemical compound : HALIDE
75. "Step to the ___" : REAR
77. Chinese poet : LIPO
78. Relative of etc. : ETAL
79. Switchblade : SHIV
80. Ortega y ___ : GASSET
81. Appear : SEEM
82. Being, in Rome : ESSE
88. Most groovy : NEATEST
89. Abhors : DETESTS
90. Slum hazard : RATBITE
91. Took five : RESTED
93. Slander : DEFAME
94. Pedro or Fernando : SAN
95. Town on Hudson : ESOPUS
97. Fabian Society pioneers : WEBBS
98. Zimbalist : EFREM
100. War craft : LSTS
102. Political tenures : TERMS
104. Pernicious : EVIL
105. City in Japan : NARA
106. Deucey's No. 1 : ACEY
107. Sincere : REAL
108. Problematical : IFFY
109. Armstrong : NEIL
110. Neutral : GRAY
113. Greek letter : ETA
114. Handful : FEW

Answer summary: 18 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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