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OPEN WATER

New York Times, Sunday, June 4, 1972

Author: Arnold Moss
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 94, Avg Word Len: 5.06, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 711 (avg 1.63)
Open Squares: 121, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 15, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,331
Across Down
1. Kind of town : GHOST
6. Sales term: Abbr. : DISC
10. Fish-landing hook : GAFF
14. Utter : TOTAL
19. Meet again, in Paris : REVOIR
21. Italian film name : PONTI
22. Actor Walter : ABEL
23. " . . . nothing like ___" : ADAME
24. Have ___ on (be tipsy) : ANEDGE
25. Depression singer : RUDYVALLEE
27. Brands : MAKES
28. "I'll eat in port," says she : DINAHSHORE
30. "___ it isn't so" : SAY
31. "___ in Gaza" : EYELESS
33. Kind of man : YES
34. Beverage : TEA
35. Approves : OKS
36. Longfellow setting : ACADIA
37. Omar's sales : TENTS
39. Mutilate : MAIM
41. Mulligan : STEW
42. Hose run : SNAG
45. Seats for Crusoe and Friday : TWOONTHEAISLE
49. Days of yore : ELD
50. Bottoms up! : SKOAL
51. Wraps : ROBES
52. State: Abbr. : WASH
53. West Point : USMA
55. Egyptian rattles : SISTRA
56. Lode contents : ORES
57. Fear : DREAD
59. Did six furlongs at Belmont : SPRINTED
61. Symbol for Jesus : IHS
62. Miss Sumac : YMA
63. Timorous : FEARSOME
65. Bar sign : ONTAP
66. "Après ___" : VOUS
67. Partook : SHARED
69. U. S. engineer : EADS
71. " . . . from Ghent to ___" : AIX
72. Ophelia's thought flower : PANSY
73. Passageway of a sort : SEMICIRCULARCANAL
78. Hit hard : SMOTE
81. Time period: Abbr. : CEN
82. Nature science: Abbr. : ECOL
83. Scantiest : BAREST
86. Anklebones : TALI
87. South African leader : MALAN
89. Term in embryology : EPIBOLIC
92. Work on hide : TAN
94. "Knock on ___ Door" : ANY
95. Spiral : HELICOID
97. Confusion : BABEL
98. Withered : SERE
99. Woodsman's cry : TIMBER
101. Farm unit : BARN
102. Fonda : JANE
103. Ultimate gambling loss : SHIRT
104. French range : ALPES
105. Prosecutors: Abbr. : DAS
106. Fishy inlet for a ruler : THEBEYOFTUNIS
110. Secular : LAIC
111. Ship post : BITT
112. Girl's name : ETTA
113. Trapshooting : SKEET
114. Auto-body trim : CHROME
116. Pinafore, e.g. : HMS
117. Inlet : RIA
118. Flow's partner : EBB
121. Lair: Fr. : REPAIRE
123. Fly of a kind : POP
124. Senior citizens' stream : OLMANRIVER
128. Images : ICONS
129. Consecrated marine view : THEHOLYSEE
133. Table, in Naples : TAVOLA
134. Word with full : CHOCK
135. Hence : ERGO
136. Felt pain : AILED
137. Bet : STAKED
138. Flaws : HOLES
139. Greek letters : RHOS
140. Son of Seth : ENOS
141. "An ___ of the People" : ENEMY
1. "New South" author : GRADY
2. Skater Sonja : HENIE
3. Range areas : OVENS
4. Chaser : SODA
5. Tenses : TIGHTENS
6. Sullen : DOUR
7. Blue shade : INDE
8. Eye sore : STY
9. Trajan year : CIV
10. Parties : GALAS
11. Adroitly : ABLY
12. ___ simple : FEE
13. Gypped : FLEECED
14. Worked lions : TAMED
15. Matisse subjects : ODALISKS
16. Decide to seize a sea : TAKEANOTION
17. Skunk River city : AMES
18. Fewer : LESS
20. Forwarded : RESENT
21. Expert : PRO
26. Plea to Mae West : ASKMEUP
29. Biblical word : HATH
32. Space term : YAW
35. Well yield : OIL
36. Ponce's time zone : ATLANTIC
37. Places for some bells : TOES
38. "Les Misérables" setting : SEWER
39. Felon : MISDOER
40. Tree : ASH
41. Study group : SEMINAR
43. Jutland port : AARHUS
44. "His ___ essence . . . " : GLASSY
45. New York city : TROY
46. Diet of fame : WORMS
47. Caribbean sorcery : OBEAH
48. Narrow shoes : AAAS
50. Caesar : SID
54. Theater sign : SRO
55. Month: Abbr. : SEP
57. Consider : DEEM
58. Extremist : RADICAL
59. Led astray : SEDUCED
60. ___ income : TAXABLE
63. Lavish : FREE
64. Spice : MACE
66. Ave's partner : VALE
68. Piedmont city : ASTI
70. Splash : SLOP
72. Paris rec. area : PARC
74. Priest or monk : CELIBATE
75. Where a skier's leg often is : INACAST
76. Nemesis of certain thieves : ALIBABA
77. "For want of a ___" : NAIL
78. Of a political unit : STATAL
79. Brown paper : MANILA
80. Athena's dive : OLYMPICPOOL
84. Gertrude : STEIN
85. Algerian measure : TARRI
87. Debussy topic : MER
88. Neighbor of Den. : NOR
90. Curse : BANE
91. Complies : OBEYS
93. L. I. cagers : NETS
95. "For ___ a jolly . . . " : HES
96. With the beat : INTEMPO
98. ___ out (exclude) : SHUT
100. Happen, to Shakespeare : BECHANCE
102. Kind of set : JET
103. Chemical salt : STEARATE
105. Verse of two feet : DIMETER
107. Elevations: Abbr. : HTS
108. Gumbo : OKRA
109. Mock passes : FEINTS
111. N.Y.C. unit: Abbr. : BOR
115. Ventures : RISKS
116. Santa sounds : HOHOS
118. Elicit : EVOKE
119. Port of Brazil : BELEM
120. Civil War lensman : BRADY
121. Affluent : RICH
122. Loudspeaker nuisance : ECHO
123. "___ My Heart" : PEGO
124. Eur. capital : OSLO
125. R. E. and Peggy : LEES
126. Health field: Abbr. : MED
127. John, in Kiev : IVAN
130. Royal initials : HRH
131. New Guinea port : LAE
132. Yang's kin : YIN

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 13 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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