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Alex F. Black
Alex F. Black

AFTER EVE

New York Times, Sunday, June 11, 1972

Author:
Alexander Black
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 73, Avg Word Len: 5.26, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 565 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 126, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
Alex F. Black has 12 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,338
Across
1. Little shots : BBS
4. Four qts. : GAL
7. Demonstrates again : RESHOWS
14. Shoddy : CHEAP
19. Fact, in Rouen : REALITE
21. Embassy staffer : ATTACHE
22. Swiss-account name : HELGA
23. Male chauvinist cheer : ATTABOY
24. British mystic poet : VAUGHAN
25. Mountain chain : ANDES
26. Ms. or miss : MAIDEN
27. Of age: Abbr. : AET
28. Miss Kett of comics : ETTA
30. Confined : PENT
31. Navy brass : BRAID
32. Possess : OWN
33. Outdoor affair : GARDENPARTY
36. Kind of TV show : LATE
37. Share the limelight : COSTAR
39. Walking ___ : ONAIR
40. Ogles : EYES
41. Doctrine : ISM
42. Rio de ___ : ORO
43. Brilliant, in Biarritz : ECLATANT
47. Racket : DIN
49. Some Vietnamese : ANNAMESE
52. Poet Christine de ___ : PISAN
53. Flubbed golf stroke : SCLAFF
56. Border river : NIAGARA
57. Common contraction : DOESNT
58. Cafeteria items : TRAYS
59. Moon feature : RILLE
60. Girl of song : SWEETSUE
62. Wild West time period : YAR
63. "N'est-ce ___?" : PAS
64. N.Y.C. betting initials : OTB
65. Atlas abbr. : MTS
67. Uncut gem : CABOCHON
71. Half-shell items : CLAMS
74. Employ for a purpose : USETO
76. Aspen visitors : SKIERS
77. Miss. town : NESHOBA
79. Coats' milieu : CLOSET
80. Actress Berger : SENTA
81. Baking instruction : SLOWOVEN
82. Johnny ___ : REB
83. In a pleasing way : PRETTILY
85. Anger : IRE
86. Court : WOO
88. Port of Fiji : SUVA
92. Missouri town : EOLIA
93. Scamp : RASCAL
95. Claire et al. : INAS
96. Mixed thoroughly : STIRREDWELL
100. "___ baby makes three" : AND
101. Writing by David : PSALM
102. Pnom ___ : PENH
103. Did blacksmith work : SHOD
104. Suffix with claim or cool : ANT
105. Serve a sentence : DOTIME
106. Let loose : UNDAM
108. Greek letter : OMICRON
111. Common check-signer : JANEDOE
112. Short fibers : NOILS
113. Speed equaling sound : MACHONE
114. Lease in advance : PRERENT
115. Bag paper : KRAFT
116. Lures : ENTICES
117. Possessive in Paris : SES
118. Drinker's disease : DTS
Down
1. Prickly shrub : BRAMBLE
2. Atomic discharge : BETARAY
3. Fill up : SATIATE
4. Taunted : GIBED
5. Sun god : ATON
6. Science writer Willy : LEY
7. Plunders : RAVENS
8. Coup d'___ : ETAT
9. Actor Erwin : STU
10. Witch : HAG
11. Earth color : OCHER
12. Question that Freud couldn't answer : WHATDOESAWOMANWANT
13. Life, for one : SENTENCE
14. Half a dance : CHA
15. Certain gatherings : HENPARTIES
16. Type of statesman : ELDER
17. Hollywood figure : AGENT
18. Meat pie : PASTY
20. Ballpark event : LADIESDAY
27. Kipling observation : AWOMANISONLYAWOMAN
29. Kind of geometry: Abbr. : ANAL
32. Mil. school : OCS
33. Off-street parking : GARAGE
34. Perfume : AROMA
35. Sask. village : PIAPOT
38. Having sound : TONAL
41. Verb form: Abbr. : INF
44. Puts on : ASSUMES
45. Broadway girl : NANETTE
46. Explosive : TNT
48. Conditions : IFS
50. Nothing : NIL
51. Sounds of hesitation : ERS
53. Pen : STY
54. Kind of barrel : CRACKER
55. Leo's ex-wife : LARAINE
57. Society girl : DEB
59. Cheer : RAH
61. Ands, in Avignon : ETS
63. Portions: Abbr. : PCS
66. Tosspot : SOT
68. Marriage partner : BETTERHALF
69. Cicero, for one : ORATOR
70. Recent: Prefix : NEO
71. Of a singing group : CHORAL
72. Holds dear : LOVES
73. Mary Todd's husband : ABE
74. Rubber tree : ULE
75. Kind of reporter : SOBSISTER
76. Biology abbr. : SSP
78. Eddy : SWIRL
79. ___-Magnon : CRO
81. Scored the hard way : SLIDHOME
84. Guadeloupe et Martinique : ILES
87. Chronic : OLD
89. Alone : UNAIDED
90. Town near Le Havre : VALMONT
91. "___ the eye" : ASMEETS
94. Riviera resort : CANNES
96. Spirit : SPUNK
97. Quartet member : TENOR
98. Kind of chintz : INDIA
99. Proclamation : EDICT
101. Corn breads : PONES
104. Tops : AONE
105. Virginia ___ : DARE
107. Denver clock reading : MST
109. Greek letter : CHI
110. Legendary bird : ROC
111. Local officials: Abbr. : JPS

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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