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ODD COUPLES

New York Times, Sunday, May 20, 1973

Author:
Peter T. Thornton
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 162, Blocks: 93, Avg Word Len: 5.38, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 631 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 140, Cheaters: 24, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 20
Peter T. Thornton has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,681
Across
1. Animal trail : SPOOR
6. Result of a busy stock market : LATETAPE
14. McGuffey's work : READER
20. Ecuadorian city : CUENCA
21. Sarcastic : IRONICAL
22. Ixelles, to Flemish : ELSENE
23. Reciprocal, to poets : ALTERN
24. Red and Major : BUTTONSANDBOWES
26. Caucho tree : ULE
27. River to the Ouse : AIRE
29. ___ quam videri : ESSE
30. Sidney of films : TOLER
31. Stock privileges: Abbr. : RTS
33. C'est à ___ : DIRE
35. Hawthorne's home : SALEM
37. Stiff hair : SETA
38. Large tank : VAT
39. Before, in Paris : AVANT
41. U. S. painter : BENSON
44. Waste allowance : TRET
45. Mature insect : IMAGO
47. Places for skin treatment : TANNERIES
49. Low : VILE
51. Acts : STATUTES
53. Tolerate : ENDURE
54. Polar sight : ICECAP
56. Without rancor : IRELESS
57. Eat : DINE
58. Trumpeted : BLARED
59. Wild dog : JACKAL
61. Sooner than : ERE
63. Blanche and Edmund : SWEETANDLOWE
66. Beam : IBAR
70. Cody : LEW
71. Kind of ray : BETA
72. Mum : ALE
73. Greek letter : ETA
74. Raccoon's relative : COATI
75. Mine excavation : STOPE
77. Play for time : STALL
79. Port of Iraq : BASRA
81. Like krypton : INERT
82. Troubled : AILED
83. Marquee sign : SRO
84. Blue : BEN
85. "Three Faces ___" : EAST
87. Tappan ___ : ZEE
88. Umpire's call : SAFE
89. Arline and Victor : JUDGEANDJORY
92. Roman alloy : AES
93. Some tires : RECAPS
96. ___ events : TIDEOF
97. Nine: Ger. : NEUN
100. Of a heavenly body : COMETIC
103. Shoal boaters : POLERS
104. Iron and zinc compounds : OXIDES
107. Catch up with : OVERTAKE
109. Unique person : ONER
110. Befalls : HAPPENSTO
113. Perfume : CENSE
114. Farm unit : SILO
116. Glacial ridges : ESKERS
118. Baseball ploy : STEAL
119. Monterey fort : ORD
120. Catherine's husband : TSAR
121. Molding edge : ARRIS
123. Egyptian dancing girl : ALME
124. Lumber tool : SAW
125. ___ seal : EARED
127. Table spread : OLEO
130. Serpents : ASPS
132. Jar part : LID
133. Cornel and Monty : WILDEANDWOOLLEY
137. City on Lake Huron : ALPENA
139. Hitherto : ERENOW
140. By that name: Lat. : EONOMINE
141. Fair-___ boy : HAIRED
142. Cars : SEDANS
143. Applied logic : REASONED
144. Bridge player's words : IPASS
Down
1. Boston Strong Boy : SULLIVAN
2. Nero and Hopper : PETERANDDEWOLF
3. Kind of way : ONE
4. Gumbo: Var. : OCRA
5. Hindu queens : RANIS
6. Defendant in a law case : LIBELEE
7. Islands off New Guinea : ARU
8. Clan emblems : TOTEMS
9. Ingresses: Abbr. : ENTS
10. Spanish uncles : TIOS
11. Teen-age woe : ACNE
12. Dance step : PAS
13. Snapping beetle : ELATER
14. Old-time alehouse : REDLATTICE
15. River to North Sea : ELBE
16. Old zither : ASOR
17. ___ point : DEW
18. Tire : ENERVATE
19. Puts on again : RESTAGES
20. Having a tail : CAUDATE
25. Semiquavers : NOTES
28. Nobel physicist : RABI
32. On the glacial side : STOSS
34. Tedium : ENNUI
36. Store feed : ENSILE
37. Lock ___ : STEP
40. Noddy : TERN
42. In toto : OVERALL
43. ___ Creed : NICENE
45. Willow genus : ITEA
46. Vertical window bar : MULLION
48. Dodger great : REESE
50. Alan : LADD
52. Neighbor of Mo. : ARK
55. Bulk-mail item : CATALOG
58. Clobbers : BEATSUP
59. Tittles : JOTS
60. On to : AWAREOF
61. Maxwell et al. : ELSAS
62. Networks : RETIA
64. Lbs. et al. : WTS
65. Hellespont swimmer : LEANDER
67. Joan and Peter : BAEZANDSELLERS
68. Up ___ : ATREE
69. Services : RITES
71. Board's relative : BED
74. Townsman : CIT
76. Curious people : PEERERS
78. Suffixes for drunk and dull : ARDS
79. Sprees : BENDERS
80. River to Rhine : AAR
84. Receiver of goods in trust : BAILEE
86. Abstract: Abbr. : SYNOP
89. Game for steady hands : JACKSTRAWS
90. Jacket type : ETON
91. One who teases : JOSHER
94. Diminutive suffix : ETTE
95. U. S. agency : CIA
98. Former spouses : EXES
99. Utah range : UINTA
100. Indian Ocean islands : COCOS
101. Impresses deeply : OVERAWES
102. What linemen do : MENDWIRE
103. Richard or boy : POOR
105. Dress fabrics : ETAMINES
106. Calif. pine : SOLEDAD
108. Iron, in Bonn : EISEN
111. Marshaled : ARRAYED
112. Greek letters : PSIS
115. Elopers' need : LADDER
117. White clay : KAOLIN
122. Old Turkish soldier : SPAHI
125. Ferber : EDNA
126. Long time : AEON
127. Mrs. Chaplin : OONA
128. Anita : LOOS
129. Sailors' saint : ELMO
131. Rebuke : SLAP
134. Showed the way : LED
135. "___ is me" : WOE
136. Chemical suffix : ENE
138. Pacific herb : PIA

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 14 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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