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SPACE TRIP

New York Times, Sunday, July 18, 1982

Author:
Ruth N. Schultz
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.20, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 528 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 102, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 9, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Ruth N. Schultz has 21 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Regarding the 112-Across entry, ELEMI, the much more common spelling is ELEME; left as in the original.

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R
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 11,940
Across
1
Bone: Prefix : OSSI
5
Red planet : MARS
9
African language group : BANTU
14
Inky : EBON
18
Derr Biggers hero : CHAN
19
Seed coating : ARIL
20
Squirrel's cache : ACORN
21
Wool: Prefix : LANO
22
Huston film: 1957 : HEAVENKNOWSMRALLISON
26
Parts of clocks : SPRINGS
27
Arouse : WAKE
28
Bayard, for one : MOUNT
29
" . . . and Tyler ___" : TOO
30
N.T. book : JUDE
31
Consecrate : ANOINT
34
Some are moles : SPIES
37
Esther Williams film: 1955 : JUPITERSDARLING
42
Golden, e.g. : POND
43
Porcine abodes : PENS
44
Cries of disgust : BAHS
45
Frown : LOUR
46
Diminutive endings : ETS
47
Warp's partner : WEFT
48
Muscat citizen : OMANI
50
Davis or Midler : BETTE
51
Como hit: 1958 : CATCHAFALLINGSTAR
56
Simpleton : ASS
57
Spatial : STERIC
58
Droops : SAGS
59
Galsworthy book : TOLET
61
Reckoned : OPINED
63
Ravioli or ziti : PASTA
66
Legendary flier : ICARUS
69
Greek letters : BETAS
71
Sow's sound : OINK
73
Verdi opera : OTELLO
75
"Angela ___," 1928 song : MIA
78
Plummer film in 1969, with "The" : ROYALHUNTOFTHESUN
82
Perfume base : ORRIS
84
Mob scenes : RIOTS
85
Learning method : ROTE
86
Spanish relative : TIA
87
Rent : TORN
88
" . . . in corpore ___" : SANO
89
Beame and Burrows : ABES
90
Tenth part: Prefix : DECI
91
Weill musical: 1943 : ONETOUCHOFVENUS
96
Termite, e.g. : BORER
97
Breastbones : STERNA
98
Do a redacting job : EDIT
99
Pacino and Capp : ALS
100
"Carousel" star : RAITT
102
Ancient Syria : ARAM
103
Obliteration : ERASURE
107
Time for K-K-K-Katy's rendezvous : WHENTHEMMMMOONSHINES
111
A side of N.Y.C. : EAST
112
Kind of fig : ELEMI
113
Chinese: Prefix : SINO
114
London hero : EDEN
115
Small roles : BITS
116
Anya the author : SETON
117
Buck heroine : OLAN
118
Emulated Cordero : RODE
Down
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Baron in a Strauss opera : OCHS
2
Bandleader Fields : SHEP
3
West German basin : SAAR
4
Asked : INVITED
5
Tropical fruit : MANGO
6
Places of refuge : ARKS
7
___ Tin Tin : RIN
8
Rush-hour headaches : SLOWUPS
9
Dr. J's target : BASKET
10
Summit : ACME
11
Conjunction : NOR
12
"Desire," to the English : TRAM
13
Takes off cargo : UNLOADS
14
Glyn or Wylie : ELINOR
15
___ Day (July 14) : BASTILLE
16
Yoko : ONO
17
Negative prefix : NON
23
Cabell of baseball : ENOS
24
Desert ravine : WADI
25
Type of moth : LUNA
30
Groups seizing power : JUNTAS
32
Bark of an E. Indian tree : NIOTA
33
Letter-shaped fasteners : TNUTS
34
Cheaters : SPECS
35
Kind of race : POTATO
36
Foot part : INSTEP
37
Mutt's pal : JEFF
38
Abba of Israel : EBAN
39
Telephoned : RANG
40
Crystalline rock : SHIST
41
Ceramic stonewear : GRES
43
"And ___ Mahmud . . . ": FitzGerald : PEACETO
47
Shrill pills : WHINERS
48
First name of 72 Down : OLGA
49
Crap-game loss : MISSOUT
50
Murmur : BREATHE
52
Corn bin : CRIB
53
Swathe : LAP
54
Thou, in Tours : TOI
55
U.S. literary family : ALCOTTS
60
Dryad's home : TREE
62
"Great ___," 1929 song : DAY
64
Pie plates : TINS
65
Kelep or emmet : ANT
67
Heavy overcoat : ULSTER
68
Valve or channel : SLUICE
70
Conductor Caldwell : SARAH
72
Russian gymnast : KORBUT
74
Walking ___ (ecstatic) : ONAIR
75
Marquand sleuth : MOTO
76
Items in Watson's bag : IRONS
77
Court decision : ARRET
79
Printing machine, for short : LINO
80
Unguis : HOOF
81
Grant and Lee : FOES
83
Personal influence : INTEREST
88
Denounces fiercely : SCATHES
89
With a lively beat: Mus. : ANIMOSO
90
Personnel file : DOSSIER
92
Praying statues : ORANTS
93
Cadre, e.g. : UNIT
94
Vile people : VERMIN
95
Dutch cheese : EDAM
96
Bunk : BLAH
99
A major crime : ARSON
101
Word form with "vision" : TELE
102
G.I.'s pineapples, etc. : AMMO
103
Sicilian resort : ENNA
104
Destroy : UNDO
105
Cattail : REED
106
Medieval serf : ESNE
107
Black widow's creation : WEB
108
"Bali ___," 1949 song : HAI
109
Lincoln Ctr. structure : MET
110
Squeak squelcher : OIL

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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