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Alex F. Black
Alex F. Black

FEMININE MYSTIQUE

New York Times, Sunday, June 22, 1980

Author: Vicki & Alex Black
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 81, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 549 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 120, Cheaters: 16, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,184
Across Down
1. Teeny or weeny : SMALL
6. Yearns : ACHES
11. Script girl : MSCUE
16. Dormant : ASLEEP
18. Roman fountain : TREVI
19. Is conscience-stricken : REPENTS
21. Nancy Drew : MSADVENTURES
23. Instances of syncope : ELISIONS
25. Tennis star : BORG
26. Deduce : REASON
27. Connives : ABETS
28. King Cole : NAT
29. Soldat's weapon : ARME
30. U.N. translator : MSCONSTRUES
32. Bog : MIRE
33. Endings for young and old : STERS
35. Much used article : THE
36. Misses' antonym : HITS
37. Hymn : PSALM
38. Theologian's degree : SSD
39. Faded : PALE
41. Networks on charts : GRIDS
43. Makes leather : TANS
44. Customs : MORES
45. Kind of pocket or brush : AIR
46. Web-footed one : TEAL
48. Sinks : BASINS
50. Columnist for the lovelorn : MSADVISE
53. Soil : LOAM
57. Nothing's alternative : DOUBLE
58. Grey or McCrea : JOEL
59. Paton or Hale : ALAN
60. In a bad way : ILLY
61. Gets one's goat : RILES
62. Swamplands : FENS
63. Smear : BLUR
64. Greek physician : GALEN
65. Where to find Moab : UTAH
66. Regretted : RUED
67. Cultivates : HOES
68. Tincture for bruises : ARNICA
69. City in Arizona : MESA
70. Anchor woman : MSREPORT
72. Minute quantities : TRACES
73. Flower holder : VASE
75. Airline pilot's record : LOG
76. Syrian-Lebanese sect member : DRUSE
77. Stork's relative : IBIS
79. The Hulk, e.g. : BRUTE
81. Many eras : EONS
82. IRT's running mate in N.Y.C. : BMT
85. "Oh, I am ___ . . . ": Gilbert : ACOOK
86. Ancient Syria : ARAM
87. Southwest Conf. member : SMU
88. Corpulent : OBESE
90. Mister, in Munich : HERR
91. Jane Marple : MSAPPREHEND
95. Sundance Kid's girl : ETTA
96. Top pilot : ACE
97. Dare not, in Dogpatch : DASNT
98. Fine : AMERCE
99. Type of hog : WART
100. Pestered : BADGERED
102. Woman behind the throne : MSCHIEFMAKER
104. Geese, ducks, etc. : POULTRY
105. Thimblerig : CHEAT
106. Brewer : TERESA
107. Seamstress : MSFIT
108. Property rights : LIENS
109. Unkempt : MESSY
1. Desperado of the 19th century : SAMBASS
2. Postmistress : MSSORTS
3. Startled : ALARMED
4. Account book : LEDGER
5. Money in Bulgaria : LEV
6. Ambassador's aides : ATTACHES
7. He thanked God for Friday : CRUSOE
8. Everglades denizen : HERON
9. Ties : EVENS
10. Adele, to Fred : SIS
11. Fracases : MELEES
12. Necks of land : SPITS
13. Luck, in Limerick : CESS
14. Singular prefix : UNI
15. Shelley was one : ETONIAN
17. Short wave : PERM
19. Contradicts : REBUTS
20. Shows teeth : SNARLS
22. Lies close : NESTLES
24. Halt : STEM
27. Saharan : ARID
31. Last stop before home : THIRD
32. Leader of a women's group : MSALLIANCE
34. Booty : SPOILS
37. Educational org. : PTA
40. Composer of "Judith" : ARNE
41. Methane and butane : GASES
42. Coin for Khomeini : RIAL
44. Emily Post : MSBEHAVIOR
46. Despot : TSAR
47. Poetic time : EEN
48. Piaf was here : BOITE
49. Halls or large rooms : AULAS
50. Tout le ___ : MONDE
51. Gentleman's gentleman : VALET
52. Son of Tros : ILUS
54. Kukla's friend : OLLIE
55. Templeton and Waugh : ALECS
56. Talkative starling : MYNA
57. One of the timpani : DRUM
58. Deride : JEER
62. Unite : FUSE
63. Entertaining Dane : BORGE
64. Eastern governor : GRASSO
66. "6 ___ Riv Vu" : RMS
67. Strigine sound : HOOT
68. ___ for one's money : ARUN
71. Pleasingly zaftig : PLUMP
72. Rout : TROUNCE
74. Request : ASK
76. Bad marks : DEMERITS
77. Arctic feature : ICECAP
78. Ennui : BOREDOM
79. Snifter contents : BRANDY
80. Absorbed : RAPT
82. ___ oneself (goes) : BETAKES
83. Coiffeuse : MSTRESS
84. Salver for a certain service : TEATRAY
85. Peck role : AHAB
86. Aver : ASSERT
87. U.S. cardinal : SHEHAN
89. Word of warning : BEWARE
91. Cuban writer-patriot: 1853–95 : MARTI
92. Hebrew scholar: 1040–1105 : RASHI
93. Carson role : EMCEE
94. Nimble : DEFT
97. Heraldic symbol : DELF
101. Astronaut Grissom : GUS
102. Law degree : MCL
103. Hebrew letter : MEM

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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