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WORD COLLECTION

New York Times, Sunday, June 29, 1969

Author: Lewis C. Breaker
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.43, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 604 (avg 1.64)
Open Squares: 120, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,260
Across Down
1. Note holders: Abbr. : CRS
4. Libations : ALES
8. Bring bad luck : JINX
12. French soul : AME
15. Mortar ingredient : QUICKLIME
17. Two : ONEANDONE
20. Comminuted : PULVERIZED
21. Inducting : INSTALLING
23. Eats greedily : RAVENS
24. Light-bulb filler : ARGON
26. Kind of ale : GINGER
27. Prevent : AVERT
28. Silvery : ARGENTINE
32. Former Indian state : BAMRA
33. Towel lettering : HERS
34. Excursion : RIDE
35. Beauty of myth : EUROPA
37. Shreds : RAGS
38. Wherefore ___ thou? : ART
39. Grates : JARS
40. Scattering : STREWING
42. Method: Abbr. : SYS
43. Ferment : ZYME
44. Handled rudely : PAWED
45. Weaving frame : LOOM
47. Hetty and Lorne : GREENS
50. Machetes : BOLOS
51. Green gem minerals : JADEITES
55. Take it easy : RELAX
56. Spartan serf : HELOT
57. Origination : PATERNITY
58. Son of Adam : ABEL
59. Surrounding spaces : PERIPHERIES
61. Asiatic river : AMUR
62. Donkey disciples : DEMOCRATS
64. Certain stocks : RAILS
65. Belief : CREDO
66. Slides : SLITHERS
67. Learns, old style : LERES
68. Propositions : THESES
69. Examine critically : SIFT
70. Turns over : KEELS
71. Japanese assembly : DIET
72. U.S. air group: Abbr. : SAC
75. Mean persons : CAITIFFS
77. Middle East trouble spot : SUEZ
78. German article : DAS
81. Moslem holy man : IMAM
83. ___ the punch : BEATTO
84. Raced : SPED
85. Spanish muralist : SERT
86. Edible roots : TAROS
88. Assets : RESOURCES
90. Legal thing : CHOSE
91. Bouquet de Flore : AZALEA
93. Channel seaweed : VRAIC
94. Stock exchange man : TRADER
95. Payment : REMITTANCE
99. Place of suffering : GETHSEMANE
101. A judge, at times : SENTENCER
102. Put in ecstasy : ENRAPTURE
103. Astral sign : LEO
104. Throw : TOSS
105. Bunch of bananas : STEM
106. Road curve : ESS
1. Conduit under a road : CULVERT
2. New York's North and East : RIVERS
3. Inkling : SCENT
4. ___ Baba : ALI
5. Skink, gecko, et al. : LIZARDS
6. Issue : EMERGE
7. Grasslike plant : SEDGE
8. Estate tenures for wives : JOINTURES
9. Cheshire Cheese, for one : INN
10. Steel town in Norway : NES
11. Indian memorial : XAT
12. Extemporize : ADLIB
13. Liliom's creator : MOLNAR
14. Posers : ENIGMAS
15. Trill : QUAVER
16. European coins: Abbr. : KRS
18. Shrew : NAG
19. Vitality : ENERGY
20. City on Vltava River : PRAHA
22. German author : GRASS
25. Sergeant's words : ONETWOTHREEFOUR
28. Yorkshire river : AIRE
29. Angered : IRED
30. ___ or never! : NOW
31. Removes hair : EPILATES
34. L.A. team : RAMS
36. Electrodes : ANODES
39. Wryneck genus : JYNX
40. Name for Shropshire : SALOP
41. One using an exit : GOER
43. Intense ones : ZEALOTS
44. Greek state : POLIS
46. Muezzin's perch : MINARET
47. Alumni, for short : GRADS
48. Establishment opposer : REBEL
49. Varnish ingredient : ELEMI
50. Lahr and others : BERTS
51. Locks up : JAILS
52. Eras : TIMES
53. Musical work : ETUDE
54. Aegean island : SYROS
56. Warmer : HEARTIER
57. Snoops : PRIES
59. Modern home construction : PREFAB
60. Nobles : EARLS
63. Smart : CHIC
65. In the home of: Fr. : CHEZ
67. Post-Thanksgiving menu : LEFTOVERS
68. One-all : TIED
70. Small violins : KITS
71. Union obligation : DUES
72. Hindu guitar : SITAR
73. Bewilders : AMAZES
74. Kind of sundae : CARAMEL
76. Menlo Park monogram : TAE
77. Apparition : SPECTRE
78. Eastern cedars : DEODARS
79. M. Lupin : ARSENE
80. Metric measure : STERE
82. Illinois city : MOLINE
84. Knowing, old style : SCIENT
85. Private eye : SHAMUS
87. Free-for-all : SETTO
89. Fads : RAGES
90. Minotaur's home : CRETE
92. Greek goddess of vengeance : ATE
94. Recipe abbreviation : TSP
96. Opposite of syn. : ANT
97. Army man: Abbr. : NCO
98. French adjective : CES
100. Actor of sorts : HAM

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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