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MERRY MONTH

New York Times, Sunday, May 3, 1970

Author: Barbara H. Lewis
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.20, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 589 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 99, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 16, XRef: 0, Spans: 6, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 27
Barbara H. Lewis has 3 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
PS notes: Original 72-Down clue had "chair" instead of "cheer"; fixed this.
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,568
Across Down
1. Life story: Abbr. : BIOG
5. U. S. eider : WAMP
9. Catty sound : MEOW
13. "___ wit's end" : IMATMY
19. Irish exclamation : ARRA
20. Munich's river : ISAR
21. Auk genus : ALLE
22. ___ it out : DISHED
23. Glove : MITT
24. Fork part : TINE
25. Fibs: Scot. : YEDS
26. Cockneys' aides : ELPERS
27. Residue : ASH
28. Coarse cloths : SHAGS
29. Cried : WEPT
30. Thirst, in France : SOIF
31. Spartan serf : HELOT
33. Italian city : ASTI
35. This: Sp. : ESTA
37. Threshold : SILL
40. Tricksy : ELFISH
41. More adroit : NEATER
43. Two ___ : ORTHREE
45. Food fish : SOLE
46. Compass point : ENE
48. Addams : CHAS
49. Old Rumanian coin : LEU
50. Plant : SOW
51. Without tines : PRONGLESS
54. Panay native : ATI
55. Late actor Robert : DONAT
57. Evergreen : YEW
58. Montague : ROMEO
59. V.I.P.'s in Br. navy : LHAS
61. Rich men : NABOBS
64. Ramble, old style : ROAVE
66. Eur. capital : OSLO
68. Grain : OAT
70. "'Twas ___ oyster" (Pope) : AFAT
71. "Let all thy ___" (Quarles) : JOYSBEASTHEMONTHOFMAY
76. Charity : ALMS
77. ___ minute : INA
78. Defective: Prefix : ATEL
79. Seed coat : TESTA
80. ___-eye dog : SEEING
82. Hebrew letter : YODH
84. Wander aimlessly : DRIFT
86. Certain vote : YEA
89. Saturated : ASOAK
91. Pan-cook : FRY
92. Yelling : SHRIEKING
94. Suffix with dull or drunk : ARD
96. Yellow bugle : IVA
97. Homestead: dialect : TOFT
99. W. W. I initials : AEF
100. "A ___ B as . . . " : ISTO
101. Mormon word : DESERET
103. Gas : HELIUM
105. Oz figure and others : TINMEN
107. Stain : SOIL
108. Woe ___! : ISME
110. Arabian gulf : OMAN
111. Eng. composer : ELGAR
112. Own: Scot. : NAIN
114. Caesar's alas : EHEU
116. Cabbages : KALES
118. Hither's partner : YON
120. Drum : TOMTOM
122. Pressure unit : TORR
123. Paton : ALAN
124. Tool : ADZE
125. Greek letters : ETAETA
126. Dominion : RULE
127. Take it easy : REST
128. Neighbor of Thailand : LAOS
129. Spring time : MAYDAY
130. Mine yields : ORES
131. Panama: Abbr. : ISTH
132. Unfledged bird : EYAS
1. Crimson Tide, for short : BAMA
2. Tales of Old Sod : IRISHLORE
3. " . . . fairer than the day ___" (Wither) : ORTHEFLOWRYMEADSINMAY
4. Channel : GAT
5. "I shall love you in December ___" (Joyce) : WITHTHELOVEIGAVEINMAY
6. Land mass : ASIA
7. Ingredient of steel : MANGANESE
8. Throng: Fr. : PRESSE
9. Springtime words of Chaucer : MAYWITHALLETHYFLOURES
10. Robt. ___ : ELEE
11. Realm of Cyrus the Great : OLDPERSIA
12. Rebecca et al. : WESTS
13. "In March, July, October, May the ___ day" : IDESAREONTHEFIFTEENTH
14. Venus locale : MILO
15. Like a snake : ASPISH
16. Spring aphorism : THEFIRSTOFMAYISMAYDAY
17. Mal de ___ : MER
18. Lengths: Abbr. : YDS
28. Sea call : SOS
32. Mortgage : LIEN
34. Between tic and toe : TAC
36. Related : TOLD
38. Zodiac sign : LEO
39. Wallace : LEW
40. Discern : ESPY
42. Dine in : EATHOME
44. Food fish : TUNA
47. Lion slain by Hercules : NEMEAN
52. Snatch : GRAB
53. Black stuff : SOOT
56. Astern : ABAFT
60. Descendant : SON
62. Farm sound : BAA
63. Messy place : STY
65. Bone: Lat. : OSSIS
67. Fish delicacy : SHADROE
69. Dress : ATTIRE
71. Man's name: Abbr. : JAS
72. Corrida cheer : OLE
73. Utter : SAY
74. Auto man : OLDS
75. Innkeeper, in Italy : OSTE
81. Black: Fr. : NOIR
83. Man ___ : OFTHEHOUR
85. Order of woody plants : RHAMNALES
87. Animal parasites : ENTEROZOA
88. Gr. contest : AGON
90. Arab shrubs : KATS
93. Ruler : KING
94. Classified items : ADS
95. Old car : REO
98. Tiny one : TIM
102. Exalted : ELATED
104. S. A. monkey: Var. : UAKARI
106. Fr. pronoun : ILS
109. Paris subway : METRO
113. Jot : IOTA
115. Gardner : ERLE
117. Wear : LAST
119. Cape : NESS
120. Pro ___ : TEM
121. Honshu town : OTA
124. Drink : ALE

Answer summary: 22 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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