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STEP ON IT

New York Times, Sunday, May 24, 1970

Author: Threba Johnson
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 88, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { Z }, Scrabble score: 703 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 124, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 21, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 33
Threba Johnson has 31 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,589
Across Down
1. Kind of warrant : SEARCH
7. Bullfighter's cloak : CAPA
11. Khan : AGA
14. Iowa city : AMES
18. A kiss ___ : ANDAHUG
20. Junto : CABAL
21. It. coins: Abbr. : LRS
22. Italian philosopher : CROCE
23. Sculpture site : MOUNTRUSHMORE
25. ___ draw : FASTONTHE
27. Historic island : ELBA
28. Do a pitching job : RELIEVE
29. Small package : MANWAY
30. Bible book: Abbr. : HOS
31. English astronomer : DYSON
32. Within: Prefix : ENTO
34. Kind of mother : DEN
35. Nichols hero : ABIE
36. Vital item in the West : FASTESTGUN
41. 1965 movie : THEGREATRACE
44. Rapid view: Fr. : APERCU
45. Handbag : PURSE
47. Hairpiece : RAT
48. Goose egg : NIL
49. Of Apollo's island : DELIAN
50. Slave : ESNE
51. Bulwark : RAMPART
54. Part of a journey : LEG
57. Meager : SLENDER
59. English school : CHEAM
61. "Life ___ dream" : ISA
62. ___ cry : AFAR
63. Impassive : STOLID
65. Disburse : EXPEND
67. "___ the chief" : HAILTO
69. East Indian tree : SAJ
72. Fall apple : WINESAP
74. Glacial stage : RISS
76. Famous poem : TREES
77. Trivial amount : TWOPINS
80. Daily grind : RATRACE
82. After-drink drinks : CHASERS
84. Pavlova and others : ANNAS
85. Open a bit : AJAR
87. Sister of Orestes : ELECTRA
89. Ship's rope : TYE
90. Place for Italian drama : TEATRO
92. Certify : ATTEST
94. " . . . ___ blue" : EYESOF
97. Norse goddess : URTH
98. Army man: Abbr. : PFC
100. Adjust : RESET
102. Heard a court case again : RETRIED
105. Arabic place name : ESH
106. More thorny : SPIKIER
108. Thin : RARE
110. Alert color : YELLOW
112. Hezekiah's mother : ABI
114. Nouns: Abbr. : SBS
115. Point of dispute : ISSUE
117. Lung part : PLEURA
118. Ordinary : RUNOFTHEMILL
122. Newman movie : THEHUSTLER
125. Major or Minor : URSA
126. Part of a Marquand title : ESQ
127. ___ Khan : AYUB
129. Take for ___ : ARIDE
130. Tumble: Scot. : FAW
131. Certain flower : ANNUAL
133. Make wide changes : REBUILD
135. Aoudad : ARUI
139. Control-tower data : FLIGHTAID
141. Beginning of a fast trip : APOLLOLIFTOFF
143. " . . . by ___ unresting sea" : LIFES
144. Got: Abbr. : RCD
145. Rockfish : RENAS
146. "___ Kilimanjaro" : SNOWSOF
147. Outside: Prefix : ECTO
148. Chemical prefix : EKA
149. Drinks : ADES
150. Photo print : GLOSSY
1. Identical : SAME
2. Chemical compound : ENOL
3. Rub-___ : ADUB
4. Frog genus : RANA
5. Lab man: Abbr. : CHT
6. Gilden novel : HURRYSUNDOWN
7. Arrived : CAME
8. Upstairs : ABOVE
9. Family people : PARENTS
10. Drink : ALE
11. African grass : ALFA
12. Midwest city : GRANDRAPIDS
13. "Stay ___ you are" : ASSWEETAS
14. Scottish alder : ARN
15. Part of the navy : MOTHBALLFLEET
16. Imitative : ECHOIC
17. Small Asian bird : SEESEE
19. Folksy poet : GUEST
20. Exercises : CHINUPS
22. Bashful : COY
24. Plod heavily : SLOG
26. Blue Nile source : TANA
29. Man's nickname : MOE
31. Pour gently : DECANT
33. Beat ___ : THERAP
35. Greek nickname : ARI
36. Hula hoop or skate board : FAD
37. Copies : APES
38. Order to broker : SELL
39. Efforts : TRIES
40. ___ Dimittis : NUNC
42. Weight: Abbr. : GRM
43. Explosive : TNT
46. Fix leftovers : REHEAT
50. Galway's land : ERIN
52. Assess a fine : AMERCE
53. Cheer : RAH
55. Greasy-spoon : EATERY
56. ___ Pointe : GROSSE
58. Girl's name : ELISA
60. Fast train : EXPRESS
62. Pretensions : AIRS
64. Rid of vermin : DERAT
66. Relative : NIECE
68. P. I. native : ATA
69. Thinker, for one : STATUE
70. Hummeling machines : AWNERS
71. Eng. satirist : JONATHANSWIFT
73. French writer : SARTRE
75. Rocky debris : SCREE
78. Course : PATH
79. Medit. land : ISR
81. Does a tailor's job : ALTERS
83. Harvard club : HASTYPUDDING
86. Part of a nursery rhyme : JACKBEQUICK
88. Phoenician port : TYRE
91. Against: Abbr. : OPP
93. In a scary way : EERILY
95. Threatening words : ORELSE
96. ___ mignon : FILET
99. Seine : FISHSNARE
101. Strained : TAUT
103. Jewish month : ELUL
104. Having gold : DORE
106. Thor's wife : SIF
107. Doctrine : ISM
109. Transports again : REHAULS
111. Cold ___ : WAR
113. Scarf : BOA
116. Ate noisily : SLURPED
118. Drum sound : RUFFLE
119. Of the Finno-Ugric language : URALIC
120. Kind of dress : TENT
121. Adjective suffix : IAL
123. Wool: Prefix : ERIO
124. Ant and Black : HILLS
128. "When shall we two ___?" : BEONE
131. Exclamations : AHS
132. Skink : ADDA
134. Gil ___ : BLAS
135. A one, ___ : ATWO
136. New Yorker man : ROSS
137. Space mysteries : UFOS
138. Undecided : IFFY
140. Man's name: Abbr. : GEO
141. Sky Altar : ARA
142. ___-de-rol : FOL

Answer summary: 16 unique to this puzzle, 17 debuted here and reused later, 21 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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