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New York Times, Sunday, May 19, 1974

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 154, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.88, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 641 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 169, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 27
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,045
Across
1. Rumple : TOUSLE
7. Five of trumps, in cinch : PEDRO
12. Piddling : SMALLTIME
21. Eskimo group : INNUIT
22. Registers : ENROLS
24. Arrived at a sum : TOTALEDUP
25. Trifle : MEREBAGATELLE
27. Rubble makers : IRONBALLS
28. Hebrew ancestor : EBER
29. Song thrush : MAVIS
30. Spanish poppy or pop song : AMAPOLA
32. Of an organic compound : KETO
33. Wild sowing : OAT
34. Malady : DISEASE
36. Pal of Sally and Mary : IRENE
37. Darken : BEDIM
38. Wheat porridge : FRUMENTY
40. Coat fur : LAPIN
42. Stayed put : SAT
43. Dressing-room aides : ROBERS
44. Tovarich : COMRADE
46. Giver of a tenth : TITHER
50. Duluth address, from abroad : MINNUSA
52. Wrinkles : RUGAE
53. World need, to Burt Bacharach : SWEETLOVE
55. Nuclear trial : ATEST
56. Actor's poise : PRESENCE
59. Mount ___, Australia : EBA
60. Dutch town : EPEN
61. Napoleonic battle site : LODI
62. German sigh : ACH
63. Radamès, for example : AIDAROLE
66. Savings-book entry: Abbr. : INT
67. Records of lineage : TREES
69. Brightened up : LIT
70. Seething : ABOIL
71. Home of the Brave : ATLANTA
73. Big deal! : MUCHADOABOUTNOTHING
77. Oasis in the city : TAPROOM
79. Picture puzzle : REBUS
80. Persuasive copy : ADS
81. Mark : STAMP
84. High, in music : ALT
85. No prize specimen : POORSORT
87. Past : AGO
88. Personal problems : EGOS
89. Dormouse : LOIR
91. Sight, in France : VUE
92. Vexing people : NETTLERS
95. Unsuitable : INAPT
96. Vat for curds : CHEESETUB
99. Oath giver : VOWER
100. Mules' relatives : HINNIES
102. Fresh one : SASSER
103. Old hairpiece : PERIWIG
105. Patriarch of Alexandria : DAMIAN
106. Pops : PAS
107. Inclines : LEANS
108. Deadlocks : IMPASSES
111. Gilbert island : MAKIN
114. Flash : GLINT
116. Insignificant : TRIVIAL
119. Kind of cycle : TRI
120. Isle: Var. : ILOT
121. Diet essential : PROTEIN
123. Agents, in India : AMINS
124. African lake : CHAD
125. Casey's box-score entry : STRIKEOUT
127. " . . . ___ but their chains" : NOTHINGTOLOSE
130. Monkey business : SEENOEVIL
131. Writer Graham : GREENE
132. Running mate : ELOPER
133. Dialect of Spain : ARAGONESE
134. Persians' friends : MEDES
135. Gives pause to : DETERS
Down
1. "The ___ your life" : TIMEOF
2. Lieutenant's wear : ONEBAR
3. Glass in the grass, alas! : UNRETURNEDEMPTIES
4. Litigant : SUER
5. Women's movement : LIB
6. Cotton fabrics : ETAMINES
7. Lumber hooks : PEAVEYS
8. Abstract beings : ENTIA
9. Go formal : DRESS
10. Fol-de-___ : ROL
11. Spanish jar : OLLA
12. Salaries : STIPENDS
13. Lackwit : MORON
14. Mexican gruel : ATOLE
15. Turner : LANA
16. Law degree : LLB
17. Whistler in the kitchen : TEAKETTLE
18. Killed time : IDLED
19. Kind of millionaire : MULTI
20. Certain salts : EPSOM
23. Not like a girl's best friend : SEMIPRECIOUS
26. Part of a drain : GASTRAP
31. Met offering : ARIA
34. First appearance : DEBUT
35. Praise for the dead : ELOGE
37. Heckle : BAIT
39. Chaplin's Verdoux : MONSIEUR
41. Busy bon vivant : AMANABOUTTOWN
42. Burglar's forte : STEALTH
44. Corn-meal dish : CUSH
45. Jug : EWER
47. Nursing a lost cause : HOPINGAGAINSTHOPE
48. Happening : EVENT
49. ___ car : RENTA
50. Brew ingredient : MALT
51. Take ___ leave it : ITOR
52. Campus officials : RECTORS
54. German craft of W. W. II : EBOATS
57. Police function : RAID
58. Prepare copy : EDIT
64. Old English cloth inspector : ALNAGER
65. New Haven people : ELIS
68. Old English bard : SCOP
69. Leave town fast : LAMOUT
70. Reducing : ABBREVIATING
72. Wave trappers : ANTENNAS
74. White House family : HOOVERS
75. Ageless time : AEON
76. Repute : ODOR
77. Powders : TALCS
78. Island welcome : ALOHA
82. Sulk : MOPE
83. Hissed signals : PSTS
86. Enlist anew : REUP
87. Shake ___ : ALEG
90. Granting a delay : RESPITING
93. Dickens boy : TWIST
94. Humiliating : SHAMING
95. Of a skull part : INIAL
97. Irish John : SEAN
98. Disparage : BELITTLE
101. Painted thickly : IMPASTED
104. Descartes : RENE
105. Guesses : DIVINES
109. Mistake remover : ERASER
110. Partisans : SIDERS
111. ___ solemnis : MISSA
112. Convert : ALTER
113. Split country : KOREA
114. Orange locale : GROVE
115. Royal name : LOUIS
117. Gave a cheer : RAHED
118. Ammonia compound : IMINE
121. Flatten with a hammer : PEEN
122. Standard : NORM
124. Thicken : CLOT
126. Wellington or kitchy : KOO
128. Golf start : TEE
129. Bullring cheer : OLE

Answer summary: 23 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 19 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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