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THE BELLS ARE RINGING

New York Times, Sunday, June 14, 1964

Author:
Anthony Morse
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 91, Avg Word Len: 5.15, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 640 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 142, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 15, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
Anthony Morse has 35 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1964, The New York TimesNo. 5,432
Across
1. Form of Mr. : HERR
5. Anc. measure. : OMER
9. Great work of art. : PIETA
14. Bridge bids. : SLAMS
19. Unicorn fish. : UNIE
20. Famous Walter. : BRUNO
21. Cove. : INLET
22. Fly. : AVIATE
24. Relative of a rasher. : SLAB
25. Sign on the billboards, circa 1900. : RINGLINGBROSCIRCUS
28. Egyptian goddess. : SATI
29. "___ Love Call." : INDIAN
30. This one's ___ . : ONME
31. Birds of the briny. : ERNS
32. Mite. : ACARID
34. O'Neill heroine. : ANNA
35. Exclamations. : AWS
36. New York's main channel. : AMBROSE
39. Held back. : RESTRAINED
41. State: Abbr. : WIS
42. Namesakes of a queen. : CLEOS
43. Handel's birthplace. : HALLE
44. Solved. : DID
45. Injures. : MAIMS
46. All the same. : THO
49. Dodsworth. : SAM
52. Of: Suffix. : IVE
53. Surrounded by. : AMID
55. Mogul. : NABOB
56. Slangy suffix. : EROO
57. Term in cookery. : CREOLE
59. Musical of the Gay Nineties. : CHINESEHONEYMOON
62. Lilts. : AIRS
63. Theatrical lizard. : IGUANA
65. Piece of wood. : SLAT
66. Relay of horses: Sp. : REMUDA
67. Gymnasium equipment. : PARALLELBAR
69. House part. : ELL
70. Plants yielding pith. : SOLAS
71. Some. : ANY
72. "Nobody loves ___ man." : AFAT
73. Combustible: Abbr. : INFL
74. Decline. : SAG
77. She. : WOMAN
79. Army man. : PFC
82. Hard cover of a fruit. : WALNUTSHELL
86. First. : PRIMAL
88. To the: Ital. : ALLA
89. "Anchors ___." : AWEIGH
90. Pro ___. : RATA
91. Comedy of 1594. : LOVESLABOURSLOST
94. Follows. : ENSUES
96. Frank. : OPEN
97. Playground favorite. : SLIDE
98. Leather strip. : WELT
99. Respect. : AWE
100. Elders: Abbr. : SRS
101. Agreeable word. : YES
102. Lab items. : ACIDS
103. Bridesmaid, perhaps. : SIS
104. Fear. : DREAD
106. Sweetheart: Slang. : FLAME
107. Family VIP. : MOM
108. Legal restriction. : SPEEDLIMIT
113. ___ France. : LABELLE
116. Athlete's group. : AAU
117. Contented sound. : PURR
118. Tens. : DECADS
119. Fathers, in the East. : ABUS
120. Mariner's direction. : NWBN
122. Spanish pianist. : ITURBI
124. Nesting place. : TREE
125. Subject of annual speech. : THESTATEOFTHEUNION
130. Artist's study: Abbr. : ANAT
131. Genuine. : HONEST
132. Screen material. : SMOKE
133. Misplay: Colloq. : RENIG
134. Wires: Abbr. : TELS
135. Bouquet blooms. : ROSES
136. Old card. : TAROT
137. Components of a joule. : ERGS
138. Gaelic. : ERSE
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1. Cavalryman. : HUSSAR
2. Wind about. : ENLACE
3. Lariats. : RIATAS
4. Renaissance. : REBIRTH
5. O'Neill's Orestes. : ORIN
6. Worldly. : MUNDANE
7. Prime mover. : ENGINE
8. French hero. : ROLAND
9. Alley target. : PIN
10. Verb ending. : ING
11. Joints. : ELBOWS
12. Sea birds. : TERNS
13. Particle. : ATOM
14. Fliers' group. : SAC
15. 1st cen. date. : LVI
16. Clothes lines. : AIRERS
17. Long: Prefix. : MACRO
18. Dazes. : STUNS
20. Site of a sight in the Far West. : BRIDALVEILFALLSCAL
23. To be: Lat. : ESSE
26. ___ sense. : INA
27. Seal. : SEALION
33. Type of steel beam. : IRAIL
35. Foreign ___. : AID
37. Novel of 1946. : MEMBEROFTHEWEDDING
38. Cattle genus. : BOS
40. ___ de France. : ILE
41. Extensive. : WIDE
42. Boston name. : CABOT
44. Persian coin. : DINAR
45. Agra building. : MAHAL
46. Special wardrobes. : TROUSSEAUS
47. Headdress. : HOOD
48. Mrs. Chaplin. : OONA
49. ___ Flow. : SCAPA
50. Believer: Suffix. : ARIAN
51. Mrs. Ford and Mrs. Page. : MERRYWIVES
53. Biblical king. : AHAB
54. Talking bird. : MINA
55. Mrs. Farley's friend. : NELL
56. Mrs. Knightly. : EMMA
58. She bear: Sp. : OSA
59. System of worship. : CULT
60. Compass point. : SSE
61. Cheers. : YELLS
64. Heart cherry. : GEAN
68. Buddhist monks. : LAMAS
70. Cozy. : SNUG
73. Embroidery item: Abbr. : INIT
75. Make over. : ALTER
76. Tableware. : GLASS
78. Indication. : OMEN
79. Goes slowly. : PLODS
80. Pipe. : FLUE
81. Getaway vehicle. : CAR
82. Where Swansea is. : WALES
83. Military term. : AWOL
84. In case. : LEST
85. Times: Abbr. : HRS
86. Tactic : PLOY
87. String of pearls. : ROPE
88. Sojourn. : ABIDE
92. Food. : ALIMENT
93. In the ___. : SWIM
95. 19th century hymnist. : NEALE
99. Remain. : ARE
102. Without exception. : ALL
103. Small coin. : SOU
104. ___-do. : DERRING
105. Command. : DICTATE
106. Heraldic bands. : FESSES
107. "Every ___ himself." : MANFOR
108. Seam. : SUTURE
109. Gardener. : PRUNER
110. George Eliot hero. : MARNER
111. High standards. : IDEALS
112. Insect. : TSETSE
113. Piece of wood. : LATH
114. Hate. : ABHOR
115. Good: Sp. : BUENO
116. Constrictor. : ABOMA
117. Dessert. : PIE
121. Direction. : WEST
123. Wood: Fr. : BOIS
126. Lao-___. : TSE
127. Army group. : ATS
128. Boxing term. : TKO
129. All ___ up. : HET

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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