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WONDERING

New York Times, Sunday, July 16, 1972

Author: C. McInerney
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 98, Avg Word Len: 5.01, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 679 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 132, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 21, XRef: 3, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
C. McInerney has 11 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,373
Across Down
1. Latin friends : AMICI
6. Exclamations : AHS
9. Queens stadium : SHEA
13. Onstage phone, e.g. : PROP
17. Arabic letter : KHA
20. Seventh ___ a seventh . . . : SONOF
21. Garland : LEI
22. Grave spot for a Carian king : MAUSOLEUM
24. Keep close to : HUG
25. Takes it easy : LOLLS
26. Income outgo : TAX
27. Capital city : ANNAPOLIS
28. French one : UNE
29. Mars: Prefix : AREO
30. Dream, in Lyon : REVE
31. Dunce, in England : GONEY
32. Newts : EFTS
33. Places for pups : PETSTORES
35. Of a Western tribe : PIMAN
36. W. W. I soldier : POILU
39. Razor clam : SOLEN
40. "___ are called . . . " : MANY
41. What soufflés often do : COLLAPSE
44. Ripened : MATURED
47. Eur. country : BELG
48. Vague threat : ORELSE
50. No partner : YES
51. Kimono parts : OBIS
52. Track stubbornly : BEDOG
53. Pro : FOR
54. Thin Jack : SPRAT
56. Hair: Prefix : PILO
57. Visual flash : PHOTOMA
59. City on Meuse : LIEGE
62. Holbrook : HAL
63. ___-esteem : SELF
64. See 22 Across : HALICARNASSUS
66. Common Latin word : AMAT
68. Checked : REINED
70. DeLuise of TV : DOM
71. Empress : TSARINA
73. Redeemed, as a check : CASHED
76. Certain morn : SEPTEMBER
81. Ate away : ERODED
82. Western port : ASTORIA
84. Hold one's ___ : OWN
85. "As ___ a compass needle" : LEANAS
87. Food fish : SHAD
88. Women's-lib H.Q. in Ephesus : ARTEMISTEMPLE
93. Speech flaw : LISP
97. Eris's relative : ATE
98. Struck : SMOTE
99. Takes more second helpings : OUTEATS
100. Peruvian : INCA
101. Please : AMUSE
103. ___ de mer : MAL
104. Garish : FLARY
105. Gramp's spouse : GRAN
106. Half a giggle : TEE
107. Salad item : TOMATO
110. Bulges : BAGS
111. "___ no justice?" : ISTHERE
114. Espousal : ADOPTION
116. Swiss river : AARE
117. "It's ___ point" (debatable) : AMOOT
118. Clipping, holding, etc. : FOULS
119. Frozen dessert : BOMBE
121. Friend of a small seven : SNOWWHITE
125. Extent : SIZE
127. Saturated : SOPPY
128. Margin : EDGE
129. Some bills : ONES
130. Dutch town : EDE
131. Commandment words : THOUSHALT
135. Dander : IRE
136. Dances : HULAS
137. Not beaucoup : PEU
138. Golf club : SEVENIRON
139. Cult of Orient : ZEN
140. Expo city : OSAKA
141. Flying abbr. : TAS
142. Seckel : PEAR
143. ___ de jambe : ROND
144. Ram's dam : EWE
145. Like some letters : NEWSY
1. ___ in the face : ASLAP
2. Marianne : MOORE
3. Sea passage : INLET
4. Chares's harbor job : COLOSSUSOFRHODES
5. Maybes : IFS
6. Doctored : ALTERED
7. Seventh ___ : HEAVEN
8. Hockey teams : SIXES
9. Wee, in Dundee : SMA
10. Outcome of a suspense story : HANGINGGARDENSOFBABYLON
11. Civil well-being : EUNOMY
12. Yoga squat : ASANA
13. One-up job : PLOY
14. Kind of pronoun: Abbr. : REL
15. Non's opposite : OUI
16. Day times: Abbr. : PMS
17. Cover for Cheops : KHUFUPYRAMID
18. Nimrod forte : HUNT
19. Seven ___ of man : AGES
23. Sesame order : OPEN
30. Casting lure : ROLE
32. High note : ELA
34. Rocky peak : TOR
35. Dove, in Cádiz : PALOMA
36. Kind of science: Abbr. : POL
37. Chemical suffixes : OLS
38. ___ du Salut : ILES
40. French wine : MEDOC
41. Demeter : CERES
42. Ship pilot's concern : SEALANE
43. N. Y. time : EST
44. "Seven maids with seven ___" : MOPS
45. Rose fancier : ABIE
46. Cashbox : TILL
47. Woe follower : BETIDE
48. Roast leg ___ : OFLAMB
49. Reines' mates : ROIS
52. Tree trunks : BOLES
55. Ptolemy's bright idea : PHAROSLIGHTHOUSE
57. Creator of 75 Down : PHIDIAS
58. Chinese dynasty : HAN
60. Tennis-racket material : GUT
61. Early monastics : ESSENES
65. ___ de guerre : NOM
67. Little fellow : TAD
69. Poetic word : EER
72. Macaw : ARA
73. Instance: Fr. : CAS
74. Red-faced : ASHAMED
75. Gold-and-ivory Olympian : STATUEOFZEUS
77. Grapefruit : POMELO
78. Double: Prefix : TWI
79. Gantry and Davis : ELMERS
80. Settle a debt : REPAY
83. Escort's offer : ARM
86. Height: Abbr. : ALT
89. Coin of Persia : TOMAN
90. Homme d'___ : ETAT
91. City near Fresno : TULARE
92. French floor : ETAGE
94. Concerning : INRE
95. Capone feature : SCAR
96. Window part : PANE
101. ___ glance : ATA
102. Brute salute : ETTU
108. Midnight fuel : OIL
109. Jan. and Feb. : MOS
111. Coca : IMOGENE
112. "And ___ bid farewell to . . . " : SOWE
113. Ski ___ : TOW
115. Dupin's creator : POE
116. Blue shade : AMPARO
117. Merry one : ANDREW
119. Petty officer : BOSN
120. Port for gold and apes : OPHIR
121. "___ the day" : SEIZE
122. Wedding byproduct : INLAW
123. Hard woods : TEAKS
124. Literary piece : ESSAY
125. Clan : SEPT
126. Light bulb, in cartoons : IDEA
127. Litigant : SUER
131. Recipe abbr. : TSP
132. See 106 Across : HEE
133. Gametes : OVA
134. Coated with a metal: Abbr. : TND
136. Sweetie : HON

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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