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WORDPLAY

New York Times, Sunday, June 18, 1972

Author:
Herbert Ettenson
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 5.34, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 653 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 130, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 20
Herbert Ettenson has 87 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,345
Across
1. Water, in Sonora : AGUA
5. Ad ___ per aspera : ASTRA
10. Actor Robert : CULP
14. Rhubarb's relative : HASSLE
20. Notation on a laundry slip : IRONCURTAIN
22. Wings : ALAE
23. Damage : IMPAIR
24. Jesse Owens forte : GREATLEAPFORWARD
26. Theater district : RIALTO
27. Dog breed : BASSET
28. Wailed : KEENED
29. Greek communes : DEMES
31. Apennines or Vosges: Abbr. : MTS
32. East: Ger. : OST
33. Passage, in anatomy : ITER
35. Give assent : NOD
37. Do lawn work : SOD
38. Money of Peru : SOL
39. "Woe ___!" : ISME
41. Confines : ASTRICTS
44. Like corsets : BONED
46. Where ocelots save money : WILDCATBANKS
51. Provided that : SOAS
52. Stuff for la plume : ENCRE
53. Manuscript symbol : OBELUS
54. "The King ___" : ANDI
55. Fish-cleaning gadgets : SCALERS
57. Entire: Prefix : HOL
58. Made a fuss : RAVED
59. Algebra problem, in a way : XYZAFFAIR
61. Take back : RETRACT
63. Indian title : SRI
64. Margaret Mead's study area : SAMOA
66. Paint thinners, for short : TURPS
67. River of Quebec : YAMASKA
68. Ar's neighbor : ESS
69. P. I. canoe : BANCA
71. Sublease : RELET
73. Fish : DACE
74. Climbing vine : LIANE
76. Rajah's consort : RANEE
78. Pluvian : RAINY
80. Boil, old style : COCT
81. Shield: It. : TARGA
83. Garden tool : SPADE
85. Erupting mount: Abbr. : VOL
88. Hard rubber : EBONITE
91. Sans ___ : SOUCI
93. ___ Oro : RIODE
95. Wedding words : IDO
96. Ararat's region : ARMENIA
97. Circular cloth of a kind : TWEEDRING
99. Medium : RADIO
101. Gal's leg : GAM
102. Williams et al. : ESTHERS
104. M : IOOO
105. Climb, as clothing : RIDEUP
106. Outbreaks : RIOTS
108. Game fish : CERO
109. Quartet without strings : FOURFREEDOMS
111. Town in County Clare : ENNIS
112. Vibrate : RESONATE
114. Greek peak : OSSA
115. Part of a Chinese name : TSE
116. Up-to-date : MOD
117. Infant : TOT
118. Et ___ : ALII
120. "___ walks in beauty . . . " : SHE
123. Grand ___ : PRE
124. Grant of amnesty, in India : COWLE
126. Within one's abilities : DOABLE
129. Decorator : DRAPER
132. Summer acquisition : SUNTAN
134. Time spent at a spa : ERAOFGOODFEELING
137. Published : ISSUED
138. Venial and original : SINS
139. Hell's Angels, for example : ROUGHRIDERS
140. Tristram Shandy's creator : STERNE
141. Scottish terrier : SKYE
142. Confused : ATSEA
143. Like a quidnunc : NOSY
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1. Tapestry : ARRAS
2. "Whither thou ___ . . . " : GOEST
3. Merkel and others : UNAS
4. Deed: Fr. : ACTE
5. Metric measure : ARE
6. Item in a vampire movie : STAKE
7. Candle : TAPER
8. Prevalent : RIFE
9. Presently : ANON
10. Macbeth title : CAWDOR
11. Gums : ULA
12. Intersperse : LARD
13. Statue base : PEDESTAL
14. Took on : HIRED
15. Left-Bank chums : AMIS
16. Evian, e.g. : SPA
17. Fish hunt of a sort : SALMONCHASE
18. Relative of a pebble : LITTLEROCK
19. Love : EROS
20. Nigerian people: Var. : IGBO
21. Last syllables : ULTIMAS
25. Gashes : RENTS
30. Certain plant nursery : MOSSERY
34. Asian holiday : TET
36. Adherents : DISCIPLES
38. Boy : SON
39. Out of work : IDLE
40. Runs before the wind : SCUDS
41. Tree of Brazil : ANDA
42. Light boat: Var. : SKIFT
43. Crude : COARSE
44. Wedding V.I.P. : BESTMAN
45. Triangle shape : DELTA
46. ___ for the wear : WORSE
47. Certain rods : IBARS
48. Rock-festival wear : LEVIS
49. Kind of blade : BAYONET
50. Soldier from down under : ANZAC
55. Hindu wear : SAREE
56. Prepared : READIED
59. Postal checker : XMAN
60. Gary sight : FURNACE
62. Piquant : RACY
65. Defense made of trees : ABATTIS
70. Cooky flavor : ARROWROOT
72. ___ thought (mental process) : TRAINOF
74. Solitary : LONE
75. Aloof quality : ICINESS
77. Feverish conditions : AGUES
79. "But if a man bites ___ . . . " : ADOG
80. Paine-in-the-neck to British : COMMONSENSE
82. Flowers : ASTERS
84. Monastery official : PRIOR
85. Part of TV : VIDEO
86. Condemnation : ODIUM
87. Air-show thrills : LOOPS
88. Tidal flow : EAGRE
89. Faith in one's smartness : BRAINTRUST
90. Dine in a way : EATCROW
92. Mental midget : IDIOT
94. Indians : ERIES
98. Debauchee : ROUE
100. Lizard of Eygpt : ADDA
103. Rash : HEEDLESS
105. Tenant : RESIDER
107. Ascot : TIE
109. Live off the ___ the land : FATOF
110. Louis, par exemple : ROI
113. Knotty : NODOSE
116. Pierre's world : MONDE
118. Baseball's Matty, etc. : ALOUS
119. Place for a flower box : LEDGE
120. Snoopers : SPIES
121. Name of many kings : HENRY
122. Work units : ERGS
123. Greek letters : PSIS
124. French city : CAEN
125. Norwegian name : ERIK
127. Indian city : AGRA
128. Kind of camp : BOOT
130. Check : REIN
131. Actor Ray : ALDO
133. Caucasian goat : TUR
135. One or another : ANY
136. Govt. agency : FHA

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 12 debuted here and reused later, 13 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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