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DOING THE SCALES

New York Times, Sunday, May 27, 1973

Author: Nancy W. Atkinson
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.35, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 506 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 135, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 22
Nancy W. Atkinson has 16 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
PS notes: Uncorrectable grid mistake at 7-Across—MURASKI should be MURASAKI.
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,688
Across Down
1. Comics' goals : LAUGHS
7. ___ Shikibu, Japanese poet : MURASKI
14. Water gear : SCUBA
19. Spreads on : APPLIES
21. Having an advantage : ONEUPON
22. Something to know : ROPES
23. Of inferior quality : NOTUPTOSTANDARD
25. Beer-bar sign : ONTAP
26. "Thanks ___!" : ALOT
27. ___ dawn : UPAT
28. More dreadful : DIRER
29. Tend a fire : STOKE
30. U. N. org. : ILO
31. Relative of tortoni : SPUMONE
33. Scottish physicist : TAIT
35. Cyst : WEN
36. Aboard : ONSHIP
38. By the bottle ___ : ORCAN
40. Overturns : UPENDS
43. Thames town : ETON
44. Backfield men: Abbr. : FBS
46. Light switches : ONS
47. Kind of room : REC
48. Major and Minor : URSAE
50. ___-Magnon : CRO
51. ___ poetica : ARS
52. Impatient : INARUSH
56. Noblemen : PEERS
57. Delay : HOLDUP
59. Overtook : GOTUPTO
60. Common Latin word : AMAT
61. Ella : CINDERS
62. Reagan, etc.: Abbr. : GOVS
63. Headland : RAS
64. Connectives : NORS
65. Circular: Abbr. : RND
66. Radiation unit : REM
67. Malachite : ORE
68. Classify : SORT
69. M.D.'s : DRS
70. Debts : IOUS
71. Roosevelt name : ELEANOR
73. Behindhand : LATE
74. Exhausting : USINGUP
76. Songbird : LINNET
77. Column molding : TORUS
78. Some syllables : PENULTS
79. Arrowroot : PIA
80. Tax org. : IRS
81. Cords, old style : RAIPS
82. Hiss's partner : BOO
83. Relative of a jiff : SEC
84. Good times : UPS
85. N. M Indian : TANO
86. Concord : UNISON
89. Performed : ACTED
91. Word for a wife : MISSUS
93. "Thyme on my hands," e.g. : PUN
94. Teasdale : SARA
96. Phenomena for St. Joan : VISIONS
99. Resort : SPA
101. ___ und Drang : STURM
104. Alighieri : DANTE
106. "Pillow ___" : TALK
107. Child's play : SNAP
108. Baseball statistic : ERROR
109. Berths : UPPERSANDLOWERS
112. Paralyze : TIEUP
113. Fish spear : LEISTER
114. North African : SENUSSI
115. Marquis et al. : SADES
116. Flies : TSETSES
117. Egyptian king : RAMSES
1. Veranda : LANAI
2. Moon craft : APOLLO
3. Deeply committed : UPTOONESEARSIN
4. Flood the market : GLUT
5. Having savvy : HIP
6. ___ business (give a start) : SETUPIN
7. Maxim : MOTTO
8. Miss Merkel : UNA
9. Melt, as lard : RENDER
10. ___ alteram partem : AUDI
11. Austere people : SPARTANS
12. Seoul natives : KOREANS
13. Lemur : INDRI
14. Sell-out signs : SROS
15. Abbr. at a page bottom : CONT
16. Bus direction : UPTOWN
17. Having a neb : BEAKED
18. Poplars : ASPENS
20. Get the last bit of gravy : SOPUP
24. Spade : SAM
31. Loafers : SHOES
32. Certain votes : NOS
34. Personnel concern : TURNOVER
37. Gets going : STARTS
39. Army medics : CORPSMEN
41. Fuel blocks : PEATS
42. Beige : ECRU
44. Palm leaves : FRONDS
45. Daring : BOLD
48. Aboveboard : UPANDUP
49. Self-reproach : REMORSE
50. Exercises : CHINUPS
51. Jellyfish : AURELIA
52. P. I. tribesmen : IGOROTS
53. High jinks : UPROARIOUSNESS
54. Rev : STARTUP
55. Entertainer : HOSTESS
58. Abandoned : DERELICT
61. Salad adornments : CROUTONS
62. Dead ducks : GONERS
68. Works of a U. S. painter : SLOANS
70. Home, to Nanook : IGLOO
72. Have ___ (drink) : ANIP
75. Gists : NUBS
77. Volcanic rock : TRASS
79. Rich dessert : PECANPIE
83. Mexican shawls : SARAPES
84. Caucasic language : UDI
85. British pot-fixer: Var. : TINKLER
86. Distresses : UPSETS
87. Coat fur : NUTRIA
88. Habituated : INURED
90. Turns outward : EVERTS
91. Shapes : MOLDS
92. Meager : SPARSE
95. Patron of X-rated films : ADULT
97. Deneb and Vega : STARS
98. Fleming : IAN
100. Orbital point : APSIS
102. Debauchee : ROUE
103. Area developers: Abbr. : MRPS
105. Audition : TEST
107. What Spitz has done : SWUM
110. Comprehend : SEE
111. Miss Munson : ONA

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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