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DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH

New York Times, Sunday, June 8, 1980

Author: Walter Webb
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.13, Missing: { Y Z }, Scrabble score: 519 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 100, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Walter Webb has 2 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,170
Across Down
1. Initials of the Wagner Act: 1935 : NLRA
5. They play at Shea : JETS
9. Attention-getter : AHEM
13. To ___ (precisely) : ATEE
17. Smoothed : EVENED
20. Spread not fit for a bed : OLEO
21. Pitch : SALESTALK
23. Contemporary rendezvous : SINGLESBARS
25. Logarithmic instrument : SLIDERULE
26. One-on-one gamble, usually : SIDEBET
27. Riled : IRATE
29. Irish peer : AIRE
30. Trattoria treat : LASAGNA
32. Men to be headed off at the pass : ENDS
34. " . . . ___ to touch": Brooke : FURS
37. Prefix with meter and liter : DECI
40. Mac's nix : NAE
41. Brest beast : BETE
42. Distributor : ISSUER
44. Take : PROCEEDS
47. Coral islands : ATOLLS
49. Dir. from Pisa to Verona : NNE
50. Horn leader : TIN
51. Versatile one : TRIPLETHREAT
54. Garrison : POST
55. Brut's relative : SEC
56. N.L. team : ENNEAD
57. Consequently: Var. : THEREFOR
59. Squeeze, in Savoie : SERRE
61. Prank : DIDO
63. U.S.N. or U.S.A.F. : SER
64. His home has a dome : ASTRO
65. Guidry, Cey and Santo : RONS
66. Emulate Fisk : CATCH
68. Word before stand or draw : WITH
69. Short surplice : COTTA
71. Aves. : STS
73. "___ Spake Zarathustra" : THUS
75. Good vision, to an umpire : ASSET
77. Rude : IMPOLITE
79. Journalism, for one : ESTATE
81. Kind of hen : MUD
83. Batters' stats : RBIS
84. "Gulf Stream" painter : WINSLOWHOMER
88. ___ word (briefly) : INA
89. This, to Thérèse : CET
90. Oil exporters : IRAQIS
91. Fragmented, as food : MORSELED
93. Some have fallen : ARCHES
96. Gists : NUBS
97. Plath's "The Bell ___" : JAR
98. Former darling of the Met set : ALDA
99. Discard : SHED
100. All trailer : STAR
101. One with aspirations : DESIRER
104. How some runners pull up : LAME
106. Strike areas : LANES
108. CB O.K. : TENFOUR
112. Zinc, e.g. : BASEMETAL
116. Military command : ONTHEDOUBLE
118. Put back in office : REINSTATE
119. Sailing : ASEA
120. Pals of Fran and Stan : OLLIES
121. Transactions : ACTA
122. It's for the birds : SEED
123. Linen marking : HERS
124. Canonical hour : SEXT
1. Promontory : NESS
2. Half of CXIV : LVII
3. Sunder : REND
4. Like putti : ANGELIC
5. Coaching, e.g. : JOB
6. May who worked with a Mike : ELAINE
7. ___ alba (gypsum) : TERRA
8. N.L. pitcher : SOSA
9. Nominee endorser in Britain : ASSENTOR
10. McRae of baseball : HAL
11. Inventor Howe : ELIAS
12. Middle: Comb. form : MEDI
13. Father of Agamemnon : ATREUS
14. Greek letter : TAU
15. Wing : ELL
16. Get by, with "out" : EKE
18. Exile island : ELBA
19. Rivers in Scotland and Wales : DEES
22. Feudal underlings : SERFS
24. Substitute : STANDIN
28. Thirty-two are a mouthful : TEETH
31. Caught one's breath : GASPED
33. Strike out : DELETE
35. Average : RUNOFTHEMILL
36. Stimulus-response device : SENSOR
37. Org. units : DPTS
38. American Indians : ERIES
39. Musical standard : CONCERTPITCH
41. What Fred Lynn wields : BAT
42. That cad: Lat. : ISTE
43. Kind of rocket : RETRO
45. "A portion of the ___": Shelley : ETERNAL
46. Gannets' kin : ERNES
48. Comic Bert : LAHR
52. Nonclerical group : LAICS
53. Snorri Sturluson's summary : EDDA
54. Vexers : PESTS
58. Agriculturists : RAISERS
60. Printing processes, for short : ROTOS
62. Hall of Famer : OTT
63. Be quiet! : SHUSH
67. Plug : CHEW
68. Dilute : WATER
69. About : CIRCA
70. European graylings : OMBERS
71. Ado : STIR
72. Flat occupant : TENANT
74. Plant openings : STOMAS
76. ___ in (aware) : TUNED
78. "There be fools alive, ___ . . . ": Shak. : IWIS
80. Ancient Semitic tongue : AMORITE
82. Art movement : DADA
85. Cried harshly : SQUALLED
86. Sept. 23–Oct. 22 baby : LIBRA
87. W.W. II group : OSS
92. Sharp reprimands : EARFULS
94. City once called Last Chance : HELENA
95. Dutch cheeses : EDAMS
97. Fool : JESTER
100. Bristles : SETAE
101. Compact : DENSE
102. Change the interior : REDO
103. Organic compound : ENOL
105. World Series winners: 1969 : METS
107. Early wildlife preserver : NOAH
109. Stage prize : OBIE
110. Eurasian shrub : ULEX
111. Musical symbol : REST
112. Undergarment : BRA
113. N.R.C. predecessor : AEC
114. Ride the bench : SIT
115. Consumed : ATE
117. Owns : HAS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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