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LITERALLY SO

New York Times, Sunday, June 7, 1970

Author: Anthony Morse
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.41, Missing: { Q V }, Scrabble score: 687 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 169, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
Anthony Morse has 35 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,603
Across Down
1. Moslem prince : NAWAB
6. Rulers : TSARS
11. Oceanic tunicate : SALPA
16. ___ as the eye can see : ASFAR
21. Excuse : ALIBI
22. O'Grady : ROSIE
23. Hum : CROON
24. Eli word : BOOLA
25. Maid forages in the pantry : GIRLSCOUTSCOOKIES
28. Aoudads : ARUIS
29. Duck : SMEE
30. Subtle qualities : AURAE
31. Chore : STINT
32. 18th century English novelist : STERNE
33. Dancer of a kind : TRIPPER
35. Enclosures : STIES
36. Like a football shoe : CLEATED
37. Oriental temple : SHA
39. Campus queen : COED
40. African tree : COLA
41. Rough : HARSH
42. Youngsters : MOPPETS
44. Rolling pins : WOMENSCLUBS
48. Chemical suffix : OSE
51. Reach for : ASPIRE
52. Blacksmith : SHOER
53. Lumps : CLOTS
54. Sly as ___ : AFOX
55. Fumes : REEKS
56. Guys : CHAPS
57. Interlude : PAUSE
58. Plantagenet country : ANJOU
59. Fictional Georgia site : TARA
60. Lace pattern : TOILE
61. Beneficiary : DONEE
62. Forbid to fly : GROUND
63. Sailors in July and August : SUMMERSALTS
65. Bird sound : TIRALEE
66. Br. fliers : RAF
69. Flag : IRIS
70. Vietnam port : HUE
71. The best : AONE
72. Time periods: Abbr. : YRS
73. Flexible : ELASTIC
75. Mrs. Nixon at a White House reception : STANDINGPAT
79. Enter in a way : BACKIN
80. Coquette : FLIRT
81. Miss Lisa et al. : MONAS
82. Galatea's lover : ACIS
86. Alaskan native : ALEUT
87. In the natural state : CRUDE
88. Ex-dictator of Venezuela : GOMEZ
89. Disposed : PRONE
90. Cheerio : TATA
91. Set of bells : CHIME
92. Brainy ones : SAGES
93. Shooting affair : HOTWAR
94. Kirghiz city : OSH
95. Bargain for Jenkins or Fleming : CHEAPSKATES
97. Iron : MANACLE
98. Glossy cover : EMAIL
100. Spanish city : IRUN
101. Tops : BEST
102. High, in music : ALT
103. ___ halt (stopped) : CAMETOA
105. Papal vestment : FANON
107. Yield : CONSENT
109. Blues : AZURES
110. Stoop to : DEIGN
111. Austrian province : TIROL
112. Part of a play : ACTI
115. Polite refusal : NOSIR
116. A-one tutor : FIRSTGRADETEACHER
119. Type size : ELITE
120. Babylonian abode of dead : ARALU
121. ___ a time : ONEAT
122. Sideshow figure : FREAK
123. Stage settings : DECOR
124. Trapshooting : SKEET
125. Low joints : TARSI
126. Conditions : TERMS
1. Hosses : NAGS
2. Moslem teacher : ALIM
3. Telegrapher : WIRETAPPER
4. Better prepared : ABLER
5. Twice : BIS
6. Groups of thespians : TROUPES
7. Went bad : SOURED
8. " . . . wagon to ___" : ASTAR
9. Originate : RISE
10. Wine quality : SEC
11. Nova ___ : SCOTIAN
12. Okie's neighbor : ARKIE
13. Choice cuts : LOINS
14. Frost : POET
15. Reply: Abbr. : ANS
16. Mitigating agents : ABATERS
17. ___ a boil : SOREAS
18. Seven-plus summer days : FOURTHOFJULY
19. Straighten : ALINE
20. Tore down: Var. : RASED
26. Current author : CAPOTE
27. Groom : OSTLER
32. Chunks : SLABS
34. Chillers : ICERS
35. River of Rumania : SOMES
36. Sloping runway : CHUTE
37. Clever : SMART
38. Biblical prophet : HOSEA
40. American author : COOPER
43. Little chief hare : PIKA
44. Early source of oil : WHALE
45. Next to nothing : SCANT
46. Sleuth material : CLUES
47. Come in last : LOSE
49. Neighbor of 12 Down : SOONER
50. Gives out : EXUDES
52. Wedgelike pieces : SHIMS
54. Wild ox : ANOA
56. Risible : COMIC
57. Pushed a punt : POLED
58. Court decree : ARRET
60. City on the Po : TURIN
61. Cow : DAUNT
62. Namesakes of Italian star : GINAS
63. ___ out : SITIT
64. Divide : SHARE
65. Gem : TOPAZ
66. Stiff collar of 1600's : REBATO
67. Greek war cries : ALALAS
68. Turn toward the orchestra : FACETHEMUSIC
71. De Mille : AGNES
74. Jaeger : SKUA
75. Decline : SLUMP
76. Currents : TIDES
77. Daughter of Cymbeline : IMOGEN
78. Greek musical works : NOMES
80. Wife of Odin : FRIA
82. Greek gulf : ARTA
83. Dairy farmer : COWCATCHER
84. Totally : INALL
85. Ukrainian river : SERET
87. Lobster claw : CHELA
88. Canal Zone town : GATUN
89. ___ Vecchio : PONTE
91. Greek island : CHIOS
92. South Seas wear : SARONG
93. Rhubarb : HASSLE
95. Food dispenser : CATERER
96. One of the pharaohs : KINGTUT
97. Modern composer : MENOTTI
99. Excellence: Sp. : MERITO
101. North wind : BOREAS
103. Thrashed : CANED
104. Chem. compound : AZOLE
105. Carnivora : FERAE
106. Passage : AISLE
107. Fruit drink : CIDER
108. Abalone lining : NACRE
110. Weapon : DIRK
111. Ethiopian lake : TANA
113. Group : TEAM
114. Bores : IRKS
116. Notes : FAS
117. Go bad : ROT
118. Back : AFT

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 14 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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