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BAROMETRIC DROP

New York Times, Sunday, May 26, 1974

Author: Olga Kowals
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 92, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 536 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 96, Cheaters: 20, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,052
Across Down
1. Lantern ___ : JAW
4. Trout : CHAR
8. Crossbreeds : MUTTS
13. Festive time : XMAS
17. Lincoln and Beame : ABES
19. Pilots' prefix : AERO
20. Way of walking : ONAIR
21. Lively adverb : GAILY
22. Harvest : REAP
23. Bulb unit : WATT
24. Crusts : RIMES
25. Elbow : ANCON
26. Type of fabric : DRIPDRY
28. Model : POSER
29. Turned-up TV effects : BLARES
30. Spree : TOOT
31. Yoko ___ : ONO
32. Plica : FOLD
33. Comment at a "Stella Dallas" showing : NOTADRYEYEINTHEHOUSE
42. Literary credit : ANON
43. Military org. : ROTC
44. Plunder : RAVEN
45. Prefix for cycle : TRI
47. Foxx : REDD
48. Cardigan or pembroke : CORGI
50. Article : ITEM
51. Make fast : MOOR
52. Butterfingers : DROPPER
54. Stress : ACCENT
57. King Mark's wife : ISOLDE
59. Kilns : OASTS
61. Soviet range : ALAI
62. " . . . poem lovely as ___" : ATREE
63. Roguish : SLY
64. Does lawn work : SPRINKLES
68. Mass. cape : ANN
69. Healthy: Fr. : SAINE
71. Solothurn's river : AARE
72. Seven: Prefix : SEPTI
74. Beauty-parlor solutions : RINSES
75. Certain ships : TRAMPS
78. Illusion : RAINBOW
82. Creep : INCH
83. Kind of blue : TRUE
85. ___-a-Dale : ALLAN
87. Baseball or tennis : GAME
88. Kind of peeve : PET
89. Wheeler's concerns : DEALS
90. Campbell's dog : TRAY
91. Betelgeuse : STAR
92. Words of frustration : WATERWATEREVERYWHERE
98. Woolly females : EWES
99. State V.I.P. : GOV
100. M : IOOO
101. Rule of descent : ENTAIL
104. Saunter : AMBLE
106. Truman opponent : TEDEWEY
109. Warm thoroughly : TOAST
110. Unstable : AREEL
111. Bradley or Patton: Abbr. : GENL
112. ___ steven : EVEN
114. Window placard : TOLET
115. Saltpeter : NITRE
116. Shave off : RAZE
117. Plexus : RETE
118. Small guitars, for short : UKES
119. Appetizing : TASTY
120. African ruler : AMIR
121. Kind of cage : RIB
1. Sudden shake : JAR
2. Not yet up : ABED
3. Precursor of tear : WEAR
4. Macbeth's thanage : CAWDOR
5. Like some appetites : HEARTY
6. Chichi : ARTY
7. Nonsense : ROT
8. Not very bright : MORONIC
9. Choral distinction : UNISON
10. Non-feral : TAME
11. Rank : TIER
12. Certain students: Abbr. : SRS
13. Where Alph ran : XANADU
14. Minute: Prefix : MICR
15. Succulent plant : ALOE
16. Dict. definitions : SYNS
18. Neat couple : SPITANDPOLISH
21. Gas measure : GALLON
27. Jet housing : POD
28. Like e'en or e'er : POETIC
29. Far-out community : BOHEMIA
32. French bean : FEVE
33. Ointment : NARD
34. Standout : ONER
35. Bustle : TODO
36. Slip : ERR
37. System of exercises : YOGA
38. Threefold : TRINAL
39. Carnegie et al. : HATTIES
40. Hot : STOLEN
41. Diminish slowly : ERODE
46. Wrath : IRE
48. These: Fr. : CES
49. Fragments : ORTS
51. Common home ritual : MORNINGSHOWER
53. "Home, Sweet Home" man : PAYNE
55. Cave ___ : CANEM
56. Fraternal man : ELK
58. ___ Uniti (U.S., to Italians) : STATI
60. Spreader : SPATULA
63. Hallowed places : SANCTA
65. Most distinctive : RAREST
66. Gershwin : IRA
67. Fluids : SERA
69. Power : SINEW
70. French Alpine range : ESTEREL
73. Maneuver a camera : PAN
74. "Let 'er ___!" : RIP
76. Word in Jewish cookery : PAREVE
77. Russian or Pole : SLAV
79. Moderate : BATE
80. "Paradise enow" poet : OMAR
81. "___ in the Money" : WERE
84. Sore places : RAWS
86. Soap ingredient : LYE
89. Clinton : DEWITT
90. Toonerville transport : TROLLEY
93. Harasses : TEASES
94. Saxon king : EGBERT
95. Wagner opera : RIENZI
96. Warbler: Var. : YODLER
97. "___ is me" : WOE
101. Last words : ETTU
102. Corner : NOOK
103. Canterbury offering : TALE
104. Ambitious melody : ARIA
105. Queens group : METS
106. Jets or Giants : TEAM
107. Kind of green : EVER
108. Abominable one : YETI
110. Insect : ANT
111. Irish lover : GRA
113. Bill : NEB

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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