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ANNIVERSARY PIECE

New York Times, Sunday, July 21, 1974

Author:
Barbara Gillis
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 79, Avg Word Len: 5.32, Missing: { F J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 543 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 124, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
Barbara Lunder Gillis has 18 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,108
Across
1. Harm : SCATHE
7. Khyber or Donner : PASS
11. Western campus : USC
14. Antiquity : ELD
17. Spanish chestnut : MARRON
18. Region of Pakistan : TIRAH
19. Bors or Gawain : SIR
20. Acclaim : LAUD
22. Ones who prod : URGERS
23. Shallow : INANE
24. Some : ANY
25. Actor Paul : MUNI
26. Wood nymph : DRYAD
27. More closely fitting : SNUGGER
29. Dolt : ASS
31. Ring outcome : TKO
32. Fiftieth chance : GOLDENOPPORTUNITY
35. Clear off : RID
36. Season in Dijon : ETE
37. Peak in Crete : IDA
38. Retreats : NESTS
39. Electrical unit : AMPERE
41. Safety zone : ISLAND
44. Football runners : TAILBACKS
46. Desire : CRAVE
49. Symbol of crowdedness : SARDINE
53. Bard of old : SCOP
54. Chemical action : REDOX
55. Inclined : LEANED
56. French pronoun : ELLES
58. Reveres : ADORES
60. Rawboned : LANKY
61. Anger : IRE
62. Bonheur : ROSA
65. Versatile : MANYSIDED
67. Calif. poppies : CREAMCUPS
69. Agitation : SNIT
70. Rumanian coin : LEY
71. ___ far (overdo) : GOTOO
74. Spirited, as a collegian : RAHRAH
75. Unravel : SOLVE
77. British alfalfa : LUCERN
78. Bengal native : MALTO
79. Show sorrow : WEEP
80. Amphibians : AMTRACS
82. Until now : ASYET
83. Stadium area : UPPERRAMP
87. Wolfish : LUPINE
89. City in Granada : MOTRIL
90. Perfect : IDEAL
94. Flowed : RAN
95. German article : DAS
98. Women's ___ : LIB
99. Sixtieth golf lie : DIAMONDINTHEROUGH
104. Upward: Prefix : ANO
105. Sheridan : ANN
106. Keats's urn : GRECIAN
107. Brussels suburb : EVERE
108. Beehive state : UTAH
110. Bar staple : ICE
112. Tree of Hawaii : ALANI
113. Black eye : SHINER
114. So long! : TATA
115. ___ de plume : NOM
116. Climbing spike : PITON
117. Style : MANNER
118. Recipe abbr. : TSP
119. Antelope : GNU
120. Green and black : TEAS
121. Restless : UNEASY
Down
1. Anti-mosquito fire : SMUDGE
2. Promised reward : CARROT
3. Knitting pattern : ARGYLE
4. Walk on : TREAD
5. Crowd : HORDE
6. Letters : ENS
7. Betty Grable photo : PINUP
8. Region of Spain : ARAGON
9. ___ de Cristo Mts. : SANGRE
10. Bedding : SHEETS
11. Dos Passos work : USA
12. Horeb : SINAI
13. Fifteenth plain : CRYSTALCLEAR
14. Wood : ELM
15. Toulouse-___ : LAUTREC
16. Evacuation site of 1940 : DUNKIRK
18. Tenth street : TINPANALLEY
21. Electron tubes : DIODES
27. Fountain items : SODAS
28. Like dirt roads : RUTTED
30. Sign : SYMBOL
33. Nothing : NIL
34. Transportation org. : NSA
40. First trail : PAPERCHASE
41. Fourteenth fortress : IVORYTOWER
42. Male and female : SEXES
43. Fear : DREAD
45. River in France : ISERE
46. Stuffs : CRAMS
47. Fortification : REDAN
48. Favorite of Aphrodite : ADONIS
50. Cupid or Patch : DAN
51. Red or black : INK
52. French marshal : NEY
57. In a peevish way : SOURLY
59. Twenty-fifth bonus : SILVERLINING
61. Sixth shade : IRONCURTAIN
63. Rush : SPATE
64. ___ in the dark : ASHOT
66. "And in the lowest ___ lower . . . " : DEEPA
67. Thirty-fifth hue : CORAL
68. French parent : MAMAN
71. Botch, with "up" : GUM
72. Month: Abbr. : OCT
73. Area: Abbr. : TER
76. Province in Spain : LERIDA
77. Small pet : LAPDOG
81. Pitcher Warren : SPAHN
83. Diacritical mark : UMLAUT
84. Indicate with a finger : POINTAT
85. Naval craft : PTBOATS
86. Copy machine: Abbr. : MIM
88. Feminine suffix : INE
91. Delighted : ENRAPT
92. Small penguin : ADELIE
93. Port of Sicily : LICATA
95. Chaperon : DUENNA
96. Corresponds : AGREES
97. Wines : SHERRY
100. Cornice bracket : ANCON
101. Children: Sp. : NINOS
102. Ada of stage : REHAN
103. Sheeplike : OVINE
109. Gen. Arnold : HAP
111. Large bird : EMU
113. Dallas campus : SMU

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 16 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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