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SPACE MADNESS

New York Times, Sunday, June 22, 1969

Author: Eileen Bush
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 728 (avg 1.64)
Open Squares: 150, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 14, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
Eileen Bush has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,253
Across Down
1. Early astronaut program : GEMINI
7. Particular: Abbr. : SPEC
11. Truman's birthplace : LAMAR
16. Universe: Prefix : COSMO
21. One of a meteor swarm : LEONID
22. Cinema, in Europe : KINO
23. ___ in arms : ABABE
24. Hollywood name : OSCAR
25. Suffers attrition : ERODES
26. Name of a planet's transit, perhaps : INTRAVENUS
28. Chic : SMART
29. Forty ___ : NINER
30. Rejects : SPURNS
31. Old and New : TESTAMENTS
33. Kind of sign : NEON
34. Silly : SAPPY
35. Paw: Fr. : PATTE
37. Like a julep : MINTY
38. "The groves were God's first ___" : TEMPLES
40. Spells : HEXES
41. Numerical prefix : DECA
42. ___-Magnon : CRO
44. Light ___ : YEAR
45. Drilled : BORED
46. Look of sorts : LEER
47. Chinese name : TSE
50. Round figure : HUNDRED
52. Shore birds : SORAS
53. Fighter planes : SABREJETS
55. Conductor's word : ABOARD
56. River to the Colorado : GILA
57. Inform : POST
58. Soviet moon rocket : LUNIK
59. Warm glow : FLUSH
60. Docking : RENDEZVOUS
63. Early dulcimer : CITOLE
64. Band, in heraldry : FESS
65. Humid : DANK
66. Art works : OILS
67. Fan : CHEERER
68. Seep : OOZE
69. Artist's wear : SMOCK
71. ___ d'oeuvre : CHEF
72. Oct. 31 wear : COSTUME
76. Juncture : SEAM
77. Ruth's husband : BOAZ
78. U.S. satellite : ECHO
82. Narcotic : OPIATE
83. Dive, astronaut style : SPLASHDOWN
86. Upper space : ETHER
87. Stroke on a letter : SERIF
88. Twofold : DUAL
89. Pronoun : OURS
90. Rise : ASCEND
91. Pendants on watch chains : BRELOQUES
93. Water bird : HERON
95. Absent : NOTHERE
96. Desire : YEN
97. Reddish color : RUST
98. Employes : HANDS
99. Part of N. B. : BENE
100. "To ___ With Love" : SIR
101. Descended : ALIT
102. Face for 72 Across : FALSE
103. Organ stop : CELESTE
105. Martian sight : CANAL
107. Legal plea : ALIBI
108. Shopping areas : MALLS
109. Color : AQUA
112. Computing machine : CALCULATOR
114. Substantial : GOODLY
116. Overeats : GLUTS
117. Illinois city : ALTON
118. Lunar blues, so to speak : MOONINDIGO
120. Catch one's ___ : BREATH
121. Alpine peak : BLANC
122. Mountain chain : ANDES
123. Attracted : DREW
124. Kind of bean soup : YANKEE
125. A Churchill : SARAH
126. Seed coating : TESTA
127. Indian weights : SERS
128. Direction on a ship : ASTERN
1. Early astronaut : GLENN
2. Uncanny : EERIE
3. Like lunar living? : MOONOTONOUS
4. Oily hydrocarbon : INDENE
5. Deny: Fr. : NIER
6. Libidos : IDS
7. Bligh, for one : SKIPPER
8. Wall decorations : PINUPS
9. Access : ENTRY
10. Bathos: Slang : CORN
11. Wash basin: Abbr. : LAV
12. Backed in a way : ABETTED
13. Certain art works : MANETS
14. Malign : ABUSE
15. Balance : REST
16. Humor for serious astronauts : COSMICRELIEF
17. Former Philippine President : OSMENA
18. Meager : SCANT
19. Borgnine role : MARTY
20. Scraps : ORTS
27. "Ad astra per ___" : ASPERA
30. Chef's creation : SALAD
32. Mohammedan noble : AMEER
34. Moonship's forte : SPEED
36. Implements : AXES
39. Perfume ingredient : MYRRH
40. Greek goddesses : HORAE
41. U.S. problem : DEBT
42. Poke fun at : CHAFF
43. 100 kopecks : RUBLE
45. Forward : BOLD
46. Maid : LASS
47. Helden-___ : TENOR
48. Fence passage : STILE
49. Glacial ridge : ESKER
51. That: Ger. : DASS
52. Retrogress : SINK
53. Under: Fr. : SOUS
54. Low German : JUTE
56. Part of a chromosome : GENE
57. U.S. President : POLK
60. Level : RAZE
61. Goes like a spaceship : ZOOMS
62. London's Old ___ : VIC
63. French preposition : CHEZ
65. Type of roof : DOME
67. Fictional detective : CHAN
68. Sign on astronaut's door : OUTFORLAUNCH
69. Convince: Colloq. : SELL
70. Pasture sound : MAA
71. Intimidates : COWS
72. Star of TV's "I Spy" : COSBY
73. ___ citato : OPERE
74. Tempter of Ulysses : SIREN
75. Part of a comet : TAIL
76. Hot Springs et al. : SPAS
77. Biography word : BORN
78. Do art work : ETCH
79. Moon eruption, perhaps : CHEESEQUAKE
80. Frenchman's name : HENRI
81. Fraternal group : ORDER
83. Fat : SUET
84. Host : HORDE
85. Music pieces : DUOS
86. Colorado park : ESTES
88. Do housework : DUST
90. Top-notchers: Colloq. : AONES
92. Old pen : QUILL
93. Half: Ger. : HALB
94. Navy man : ENSIGN
95. Form of Helen : NELLY
98. Snood : HAIRNET
99. U.S. painter : BELLOWS
101. Seaport of Italy : ANCONA
102. Inundates : FLOODS
103. One who sponges : CADGER
104. Aid to success : TALENT
105. Type of lily : CALLA
106. Church area : ALTAR
107. In harmony : ATONE
108. Watered silk : MOIRE
110. Type of nonsense : UTTER
111. Pale : ASHEN
112. Hacks : CABS
113. Common Latin verb : AMAT
115. Tote board listings : ODDS
116. Mardi ___ : GRAS
119. Bible book: Abbr. : ISA
120. Win ___ mile : BYA

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