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BIT OF HISTORY

New York Times, Sunday, July 22, 1973

Author: David A. Murray
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 542 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 117, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,744
Across Down
1. Pair : DUAD
5. "___ horse!" : GETA
9. ___ tale : TALL
13. Lady's man : EARL
17. Grapevine disease : ESCA
18. Galway islands : ARAN
19. Agony : THROE
20. Bone: Prefix : OSTEO
21. Receipt, in Paris : RECU
22. Who : MARYQUEENOFSCOTS
25. Barnum's "bird" : EGRESS
27. Prior months: Abbr. : ULTS
28. Slip by : ELAPSE
29. Irish playwright : GBSHAW
31. House, in Toledo : CASA
32. Old kind of skirt : HOOP
33. What : LOSTHERROYALHEAD
38. Holiday times : EVES
42. Heavenly Ram : ARIES
43. Long time : EON
44. Creeks : KILLS
45. Food fish : IDE
46. Prince of opera : IGOR
47. Showy thing : GAUD
48. Part of I.T.T.: Abbr. : TEL
49. Eurasian tree : SAVIN
51. Functioned : RAN
52. Tamper with : DOCTOR
54. Kind of rash : ACNE
55. Soft-shells : CRABS
56. Where : FOTHERINGHAYCASTLE
59. Show one's ___ : TEETH
61. TV group : NTA
62. Got up : AROSE
63. When : FIFTEENEIGHTYSEVEN
70. Show of intention : OFFER
71. Troubles : ILLS
72. More slippery : EELIER
73. Common abbr. : ETC
76. Huskies' burdens : SLEDS
77. Insurance abbr. : TLO
78. Actor Alfred : LUNT
79. Chemical prefix : FLUO
80. "___ transit . . . " : SIC
81. Fight site : ARENA
83. Outfield men: Abbr. : LFS
84. Swiss lass of fiction : HEIDI
85. This: Sp. : ESTA
87. Why : FORACTSOFTREASON
91. Ships of W. W. II : LSTS
93. Stanford White's killer : THAW
94. Marriage settings : ALTARS
95. Piece of bread, at times : SOPPER
98. Accommodate : SUIT
99. Smear : BEDAUB
101. How : THEHEADSMANSHAND
105. Angling gear : REEL
108. Goose: Sp. : ANSAR
109. Combats : DUELS
110. City in Russia : OREL
111. Miss Kett : ETTA
112. Wee ones : TOTS
113. Closes, with "up" : SEWS
114. ___ the joint : CASE
115. Arabian vessel : DHOW
1. "___ Rosenkavalier" : DER
2. Employ : USE
3. Attaining of the throne : ACCESSION
4. Elizabeth, to Henry VIII : DAUGHTER
5. "It's only a ___ are playing" : GAMEWE
6. Times : ERAS
7. Sailors : TARS
8. Somewhat : ANY
9. "___ of the town" : THETALK
10. Greek god : ARES
11. Chaney : LON
12. Zodiac sign : LEO
13. Houdini specialty : ESCAPE
14. On the roof : ATOP
15. Soaks : RETS
16. Forfeit : LOSE
19. City on the Arkansas : TULSA
20. Eur. capital : OSLO
23. Wharf : QUAY
24. Vassals' lands: Var. : FEODS
26. Cheers : RAHS
29. Egg white : GLAIR
30. City in Finland : BORGA
31. Vulture : CONDOR
32. Comet man : HALLEY
34. Attain : REACH
35. Course : ROUTE
36. Half, clove or rolling : HITCH
37. Miss Hayes, to Roman friends : ELENA
39. French hurrahs : VIVATS
40. Nonpoisonous : EDIBLE
41. Perception : SENSE
47. ___ distance (last) : GOTHE
49. Halloween participant : SCARER
50. Crime : ARSON
52. Overfond ones : DOTERS
53. Run ___ around : RINGS
54. Marble : AGATE
56. Payed honor to : FETED
57. Utmost degree : NTH
58. Latin form of beware : CAVET
59. Georgian capital's old name : TIFLIS
60. Cause's partner : EFFECT
63. Moat : FOSSE
64. Explosives : NITROS
65. Aunt in "Oklahoma!" : ELLER
66. Miss Massey : ILONA
67. River or sea : YELLOW
68. Discard : SLUFF
69. Once: Ger. : EINST
73. Bergner of films : ELISABETH
74. Henry's house : TUDOR
75. Nickels and dimes : COINS
79. Gave high billing : FEATURED
81. Broadcast org. : AFTRA
82. Realities : ACTUALS
84. Daughter of Loki: Var. : HELA
86. Greek letters : ALPHAS
88. Adds liquid : THINS
89. Mat. days : SATS
90. Interweave : RADDLE
92. Prophet : SEER
95. Copy, for short : STAT
96. Cry of dismay : OHNO
97. Fly, for one : PEST
98. Merganser : SMEW
99. Theda : BARA
100. Carbon suffixes : ENES
102. Dental degree : DDS
103. Sioux City name : SUE
104. Ad ___ : HOC
106. W.W. II area : ETO
107. Gresham's, for one : LAW

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 16 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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