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LITERAL WORLD

New York Times, Sunday, June 8, 1969

Author:
Anthony Morse
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 174, Blocks: 89, Avg Word Len: 5.06, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 648 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 138, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
Anthony Morse has 35 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,239
Across
1. Anaconda's relative : ABOMA
6. Prankster : CUTUP
11. Spectral type in the sky : RSTAR
16. City near Bombay : POONA
21. Type of architecture : IONIC
22. Yellowish-red color : ALOMA
23. High spot : AERIE
24. Ration : ALLOT
25. Relatives in Haarlem : DUTCHUNCLES
27. Poilus march off : FRENCHLEAVE
29. Stub ___ : ATOE
30. Carol : NOEL
31. Candy : TAFFY
33. Father of Ajax : TELAMON
34. Row : TIER
35. African antelopes : TOPIS
36. Lancelot's uncle : BORS
37. Satellites : PLANETS
41. Modern name for Lutetia : PARIS
42. Without pity : HARD
43. Exclamation : HAHA
47. Doctrinal rejection : HERESY
48. Rascals in Havana : CUBANHEELS
50. Court decree : ARRET
51. Fads : RAGES
52. Venetian feature : CANAL
53. Bad : ILL
54. Buck : PEARL
55. Matured : AGED
56. Suffix for some acids : ONIC
57. Aquatic mammal : PORPOISE
61. Relative of 1 Across : BOA
62. Star : SUN
63. A locale in "My Fair Lady" : ASCOT
65. Whole : SUM
66. Rests upon : OVERLIES
68. " . . . the end is not ___" : YET
69. Weapon for a soldado : SPANISHBAYONET
73. World area : EAST
74. Ancient road : ITER
76. Man: Latin : VIR
77. Specially-shaped clock : NEF
78. Scottish resort : OBAN
80. Compos mentis : SANE
82. Young man got mad : ABIESIRISHROSE
88. Drink : NOG
91. Invention : CREATION
93. Dutch cupboard : KAS
94. Auriculate : EARED
95. Choler : IRE
96. ___ Roy : ROB
97. Establishes : INSTATES
100. Heel over : CANT
101. Anti, out West : AGIN
102. ___ la Cité : ILEDE
104. Period : ERA
105. "To ___ human" : ERRIS
106. Celestial fluid : ICHOR
107. Entreat : PLEAD
108. Bahians off the beam : BRAZILNUTS
111. Pin used in ceramics : DOTTLE
112. Former Chief Justice : TAFT
113. Prune : TRIM
114. Certain paintings : NUDES
115. Supports : TRUSSES
116. Carriage : PRAM
117. Doesn't exist : ISNOT
118. Old Brazilian money : REIS
119. Navy men : SEABEES
123. More depressed : BLUER
124. English poet : POPE
125. Nautical word : ALEE
129. Cockneys take a close look : ENGLISHPEER
131. Gossips in Lampang : SIAMESECATS
134. Shepherd in "As You Like It" : CORIN
135. Tarzan's rope : LIANE
136. Sullivan, e.g. : EMCEE
137. Thin mortar : GROUT
138. Filch: Slang : SWIPE
139. Joined : YOKED
140. Ancient tomb : SPEOS
141. Islamic spirit : GENIE
Down
1. Opera girl : AIDA
2. Set-to : BOUT
3. Preposition : ONTO
4. Trio of rhyme : MICE
5. Berliner's alas : ACH
6. Craft : CANOES
7. Result of high-pressure living : ULCER
8. A kind of road : TOLL
9. Japanese apricot : UME
10. Rural poem : PASTORAL
11. Disreputable : RAFFISH
12. Feudal people : SERFS
13. Card : TREY
14. River to the Rhone : AIN
15. College officials : RECTORS
16. Cloys : PALLS
17. Tree genus : OLEA
18. Spatial infinity : OLAM
19. New: Prefix : NOVO
20. Egyptian disk : ATEN
26. Concord : UNITY
28. Drove : HERD
32. Neat as ___ : APIN
34. Heroine of 1891 novel : TESS
35. French smoker's need : TABAC
36. Circus purchase : BALLOON
37. Full of sayings : PHRASY
38. Three miles : LEAGUE
39. Squawk from Peron : ARGENTINEBEEF
40. Requirement : NEED
41. Penal : PUNITIVE
42. Tutoring : HELP
43. Charlemagne's domain: Abbr. : HRE
44. Dark periods in Riyadh : ARABIANNIGHTS
45. Hogan's boys : HEROES
46. Finally : ATLAST
48. Religious law : CANON
49. Norse goddess : EIR
50. Mime : APER
52. Early associate of Caesar : COCA
57. Ale server : PUB
58. Arabs : OMANIS
59. Common contraction : IVE
60. Bristly : SETOSE
63. Enzyme suffix : ASE
64. Wrench : SPRAIN
65. 1952 Pulitzer play, with "The" : SHRIKE
67. Shoe material: Abbr. : LEA
70. Bro's opposite : SIS
71. O.K. : YES
72. Ace ___ : OFHEARTS
75. Refreshment : TEA
79. River bottom : BED
80. Director's guide : SCRIPT
81. Swiss pine : AROLLA
83. Cattle genus : BOS
84. Meantime : INTERIM
85. Headland : RAS
86. Eastern women : RANIS
87. Bits : ORTS
89. Baltimore man : ORIOLE
90. Styles : GENRES
92. Even : TIED
98. Ancient Syria : ARAM
99. Siberian river : TAZ
100. Vial : CRUET
101. Feigns : ACTS
103. Grammar case: Abbr. : DAT
105. Approves : ENDORSES
106. Notes : IOUS
108. Without restraint : BRASHLY
109. Covered in a way : INSURED
110. Moon figure : LUNE
111. Evaporates : DRIES
113. Spanish numeral : TRES
115. Early U.S. homes : TEPEES
116. Penalty, in France : PEINE
117. Form of Helen : ILENE
118. A Montague : ROMEO
119. Less than mins. : SECS
120. Omar word : ENOW
121. Old Roman fields : AGRI
122. Radar dot : BLIP
123. Bill : BEAK
124. Gait : PACE
125. Israeli port : ACRE
126. Capital of Aisne : LAON
127. Case : ETUI
128. Italian family : ESTE
130. Godly: It. : PIO
132. Rascal : IMP
133. Embryonic fowl : EGG

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 15 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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