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GETTING ACROSS

New York Times, Sunday, May 30, 1976

Author:
Maria G. Rice
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 94, Avg Word Len: 5.18, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 613 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 110, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 15, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
Maria G. Rice has 2 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original puzzle had several errors, which were corrected: 51-Across was SOC (instead of SOO), 15-Down was OUR MAYCR (instead of OUR MAYOR), 151-Across was ELL (instead of EEL), and 103-Down was RIDE ON ICL (instead of RIDE ON ICE)

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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,787
Across
1
Deputy: Abbr. : ASST
5
___ in the hole : ACE
8
Looks after : TENDS
13
Old car : REO
16
Soak : RET
19
School of a kind : SHOAL
21
Elders: Abbr. : SRS
22
Pray, in old Rome : ORARE
23
Relative of the rhea : EMU
24
High note : ELA
25
Legendary crossing : HELLESPONTBYLEANDER
29
___ Moines : DES
30
Insult : SLAP
31
Fluids : SERA
32
"___ Is Born" : ASTAR
33
Western hills : MESAS
35
Long poems : EPICS
37
U.S. agency : ICC
39
Miffed : SORE
40
Mountain ridge : ARETE
41
Place for late movie-goers : LASTROW
43
Feels compassion : ACHES
45
All-America crossing of 1869 : USBYRAIL
47
British P.M. : PITT
48
Scoreboard trio : OOO
49
Abhor : LOATHE
51
___ Canals : SOO
52
College degree : BCS
53
Initials for a Cardinal cap : STL
54
Gershwin et al. : IRAS
56
Innocent : NAIVE
58
Revelry : ORGY
60
Features of needles : SHARPENDS
64
Warehouse : ENTREPOT
66
Baltic port : RIGA
69
"We're ___ tonight on the . . . " : TENTING
70
Atomic reactor : PILE
72
De ___ (too much) : TROP
73
Half a U.S. line : MASON
74
___age : TEEN
75
Last : FINAL
76
Used the long route : DETOURED
78
French month : MAI
80
Decisive crossing of old : RUBICONBYCAESAR
85
"___ longa . . . " : ARS
86
Palace near Madrid : ESCORIAL
88
Time periods : YEARS
89
Scarce : RARE
91
Cuba ___ : LIBRE
92
Kind of torch or hard : BLOW
95
Part of A.M. : ANTE
96
Secondary deals : RESALES
99
Doris and Clarence : DAYS
100
Catfish ___, Dogpatch delicacy : EYEBALLS
102
Run on two party tickets : CROSSFILE
104
Price : COST
106
Rope fiber : SISAL
107
Suez port : SAID
108
Can material : TIN
109
From ___ Z : ATO
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Opposite of syn. : ANT
113
Extremely : THRICE
115
Latin goddess : DEA
117
Collections : SETS
118
Crossing by 94 Down : DELAWARE
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French river : ISERE
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Confine : ENCLOSE
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Stupefies : DRUGS
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Algerian port : ORAN
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Plant : SOW
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Holy Roman emperor : OTTOI
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Irish hero : EMMET
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Food fishes : LINGS
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One of the five W's : WHEN
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River of Spain : EBRO
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Bird beak : NEB
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Solo crossing : ATLANTICBYLINDBERGH
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Actress Joanne : DRU
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Richard or shad : ROE
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Ancient region of Asia Minor : IONIA
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Ecol. or econ. : SCI
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Tibetan creatures : YETIS
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Dunce : ASS
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But, to Caesar : SED
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Bitter or tail : ENDER
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Fish : EEL
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Delivered : SENT
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Mountain or cigar : ASH
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Haggard novel : SHE
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Hurok et al. : SOLS
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Most farfetched : TALLEST
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Snake : ASP
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Puzzle type : CROSSWORD
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Early laborer : ESNE
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Road of stage fame : TOBACCO
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Noun suffix : ERY
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Hero of Hindu epic : NALA
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Tuxedo accessory : DRESSSHIRT
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Eastern alliance : SEATO
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Reparation : REDRESS
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Scottish uncle : EME
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Beame, to New Yorkers : OURMAYOR
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Biblical crossing : REDSEABYISRAELITES
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Of Zeno's school : ELEATIC
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Cord ornaments : TASSELS
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Jumped : LEAPT
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Agnew : SPIRO
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Afflictions : TRIALS
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Island off Japan : NARU
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Blunder : ERR
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Billing's partner : COOING
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W.W. II crossing : CHANNELBYALLIES
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Supple : LITHE
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Admiral's crossing : ATLANTICBYCOLUMBUS
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Condition, in Arles : ETAT
46
To ___ (also) : BOOT
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Attention-getting sound : PSST
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Green or glades : EVER
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Fish garnish : ASPIC
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Lyric poems : EPODES
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Cuba's ___ San Martin : GRAU
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Map abbr. : RTE
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Writer Loti : PIERRE
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Weariness : ENNUI
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Dash : ELAN
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Unfolds, poetically : OPES
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One on the move : GOER
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Relatives of ifs and buts : ANDS
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Daughter of Cadmus : INO
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Swamp : MORASS
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French girls : FILLES
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Biblical weeds : TARES
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Card combination : MELD
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Continent : ASIA
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Indulge : BABY
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Desires : YENS
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Lynx, for one : CAT
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Betel palm : ARECA
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Words of approximation : ORSO
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Brit. fliers : RAF
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News notice : OBIT
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Dollar thrower : WASHINGTON
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Beaver or vole : RODENT
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Crème de la crème : ELITE
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Wash. people : SENS
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Small stove : ETNA
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Gibbons : LARS
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Sleigh across a pond : RIDEONICE
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Reacted sharply : SAWSTARS
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Get the reason : SEEWHY
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Book supplements : ADDENDA
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First ___ (prison newcomers) : TERMERS
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Fished : TROLLED
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Jimmy : CROWBAR
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Pretended : ACTED
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Parties : SOIREES
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Mature : AGE
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Silkworm : ERIA
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Pressure group : LOBBY
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Miss Laurie : ANNIE
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Province of Pakistan : SIND
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Otherwise : ELSE
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Town of Italy : ORTE
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___ the line : TOE
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French co. : CIE
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Nothing : NIL
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Martini base : GIN
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Missouri initials : HST

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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