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THE YEAR'S AT THE SPRING

New York Times, Sunday, June 9, 1968

Author:
S. Lambert
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 5.27, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 658 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 155, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 10, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,875
Across
1. Close. : FOLDUP
7. Plugs or taps. : SPILES
13. Gallivant. : ROAM
17. Score, in hockey. : CAGE
21. Pique. : AROUSE
22. Beach sight. : CABANA
23. Wise about. : ONTO
24. "This was ___!" : AMAN
25. Commonplace. : GARDENVARIETY
27. Culled rejects. : WEEDEDOUT
29. Natives of: Suffix. : OTES
30. Stool pigeons. : NARKS
31. River into the Fulda. : EDER
33. Rise from. : EMERGE
34. Number. : TEN
35. Declines. : WANES
36. Quebec city. : SOREL
38. Small cake. : FRITTER
39. Illustrious. : FAMED
40. Wood. : BALSA
41. Coppers. : CENTS
42. ___ of information. : AMINE
44. Wildcat. : EYRA
45. Diminutive suffixes. : CULES
46. Experienced. : HAD
49. Instill distrust. : PLANTSEEDSOFDOUBT
54. Vine holder. : POLE
55. They: Fr. : ELLES
56. Imperfect. : AMISS
57. "To ___ human . . . " : ERRIS
58. Makeshift. : CRUDE
59. Attic salt. : WIT
60. Incensed. : WROTH
61. Up, in a game. : ATBAT
62. Undid. : LOOSED
63. False friend. : SNAKEINTHEGRASS
67. Angles. : CORNERS
68. Correspond. : AGREE
69. Asian. : LAI
70. Inclination. : SLANT
71. Transmuted. : CHANGED
74. In ___ (under 21). : THEBLOOMOFYOUTH
81. Carried on. : RANTED
82. Dour. : MOODY
83. Volcanic stuff. : TRASS
84. Educ. assn. : NEA
85. Legal phrase. : ANDOR
86. Succinct. : TERSE
87. Epithet for Clemenceau. : TIGRE
88. Agoutis' cousins. : PACAS
90. River into the Elbe. : ISER
91. Hems and haws. : BEATSABOUTTHEBUSH
94. Illuminant. : GAS
95. Pledged faith. : TROTH
97. Table decor. : VASE
98. Upper crust. : ELITE
99. Eschews. : SHUNS
100. French sibling. : FRERE
102. Fish. : SMELT
104. ___ Madonna. : SISTINE
107. Decants. : POURS
108. Globular. : BEADY
109. Flower, for short. : MUM
112. Serves. : AVAILS
113. Belgrade man. : SERB
114. ___ code. : PENAL
115. Indeed!, old style. : GOTO
116. Historic craft. : MAYFLOWER
118. Grew up to be. : BLOSSOMEDINTO
122. Indigo. : ANIL
123. Coxcombs. : FOPS
124. Chilean island. : EASTER
125. Damp. : SODDEN
126. Observance. : RITE
127. Holiday. : FETE
128. Perches. : ROOSTS
129. Directs. : STEERS
Down
1. Bundle of twigs. : FAGOT
2. Declaim. : ORATE
3. Film star. : LOREN
4. Contents of 67 Down. : DUDS
5. Application. : USE
6. Saki, et al. : PENNAMES
7. ___ up (found). : SCARED
8. Stadiums. : PARKS
9. Wading bird. : IBIS
10. Huon Gulf port. : LAE
11. Noun suffix. : ENT
12. English novelist. : SAYERS
13. Spiked wheel. : ROWEL
14. Crackajack. : ONER
15. Snacked. : ATE
16. Up-to-date: Fr. : MODERNE
17. Students. : CADETS
18. Lifeless, old style. : AMORT
19. Micrometer. : GAUGE
20. Matriculate. : ENTER
26. Feather part. : VANE
28. Throws off. : EMITS
32. Goddess: Lat. : DEA
35. Falls short of. : WANTS
36. Turkish gulf. : SAROS
37. Norse name. : OLAF
38. Hats. : FELTS
39. Peachy. : FINE
40. Middle name in poetry. : BYSSHE
41. Anc. measure. : CUBIT
42. Bushed. : ALLIN
43. Gozo's neighbor. : MALTA
44. Wharton. : EDITH
45. Priests: Sp. : CURAS
46. Place for a planter. : HOUSE
47. Tree. : ALDER
48. Acts. : DEEDS
49. Seating compartments. : PEWS
50. Got. : EARNED
51. Theatricalize. : EMOTE
52. Particular. : DETAIL
53. Planets. : ORBS
54. Instanter. : PRONTO
58. Like Kansas in August. : CORNY
60. Telegraphed. : WIRED
61. Desert realm. : ARABY
62. Kills time. : LOAFS
64. U. S. novelist. : KANTOR
65. Moth. : EGGER
66. Birds of prey. : GLEDES
67. Wardrobe. : CLOSET
70. Soigné. : SMART
71. Man's name. : CRAIG
72. Merchant guild. : HANSA
73. Where ocas grow. : ANDES
74. Pentateuch. : TORAH
75. Boniface. : HOST
76. Ineffective. : OTIOSE
77. Wind instrument: Fr. : ORGUE
78. Not abridged. : UNCUT
79. Harass. : TEASE
80. Red flannel ___. : HASH
82. Congregates. : MEETS
86. Cut of meat. : TBONE
87. Ski lifts. : TBARS
88. Yukon river. : PELLY
89. ___ of all right. : ABIT
92. Declare. : AVER
93. Inattentive. : HEEDLESS
95. Wagon shaft. : THILL
96. Prints. : RUNSOFF
99. Repress. : STIFLE
100. On behalf of. : FOR
101. Bridge term. : RUBBER
102. Masculine titles. : SENORS
103. Polite term of address. : MAAM
104. Visayan isle. : SAMAR
105. Grand Duke of the 1300's. : IVANI
106. ___ with flowers. : SAYIT
107. Grayish blue. : PERSE
108. Surround. : BESET
109. World: Fr. : MONDE
110. Absolute. : UTTER
111. Satellites. : MOONS
113. Month: Abbr. : SEPT
114. Sibilant sounds. : PSTS
115. French writer. : GIDE
117. Grief. : WOE
119. Asian. : LAO
120. Bear: Sp. : OSO
121. Precise point. : DOT

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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