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AFTER-HOURS

New York Times, Sunday, July 25, 1971

Author: Mary Ann Code
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 144, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.01, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 560 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 103, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
Mary Ann Code has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 8,016
Across Down
1. Jewish feast : SEDER
6. Kind of tow or boot : SKI
9. Uses a scythe : REAPS
14. "___ steals my purse . . . " : WHO
17. Nerve conductor : AXONE
18. Charged atom : ION
19. Transfer permit : EXEAT
20. Sumptuous : RICH
22. Cain's home : LANDOFNOD
24. Call up : PHONE
25. "Be Prepared," for one : MOTTO
26. Museum offering : ART
27. Activate a cradle : ROCK
28. Linden tree : TEIL
29. Sweetened the kitty : REANTED
31. Roman 650 : DCL
32. Chuck-a-luck unit : DIE
33. Old anthology : ARABIANNIGHTS
35. Biblical coin : SHEKEL
37. Warning : NOTICE
38. Other : ELSE
39. Succinct : TERSE
41. Kind of storm : DUST
42. Gloomy man : GUS
44. Serling : ROD
47. Diminutive ending : ETTE
49. ___ publica : RES
51. What lilies don't do : SPIN
53. Asserts : AVOWS
55. Moslem mascaras : KOHLS
57. Sound of despair : GROAN
60. Glowing : IRRADIANT
62. Rumanian composer : ENESCO
64. Saunter : STROLL
66. Disengaged : UNDID
67. Society gal : DEB
68. Condensed: Abbr. : ABR
70. Relating to eight : OCTAL
71. March : HAL
72. Decrepit boat : TUB
75. Spooky : EERIE
77. ___ the track : BACKON
79. Membrane : SEROSA
81. Like Sherlock's methods : DEDUCTIVE
84. Used an ax : HEWED
86. French city : SEDAN
87. French tree : ARBRE
88. Musical ending : CODA
90. Oriental principle : TAO
91. Greetings for Orphan Annie : ARFS
92. Antelope : GNU
93. After upsilon : PHI
94. Scottish river : ISLA
97. Server : LADLE
100. Ball : GALA
103. Trade combine : CARTEL
105. Gypsy : ROMANY
108. Comment of Henry Ford : HISTORYISBUNK
111. Gain : WIN
112. West : MAE
113. Take in : EMBRACE
114. Relatives : SONS
115. Computer fare : DATA
116. Certain records : LPS
117. Emulated Mata Hari : SPIED
118. Halt abruptly : ABORT
120. Toasts to Morpheus : NIGHTCAPS
122. Bridge reverses : SETS
123. Lena : HORNE
124. Drink : ADE
125. Pyle : ERNIE
126. Lease : LET
127. Filled : SATED
128. Thor or Zeus : GOD
129. Teams : SIDES
1. Vegetable dishes : SALADS
2. Eastern church title : EXARCH
3. Retiring child's wisecrack : DONTLETTHEBEDBUGSBITE
4. Pass-catcher : END
5. Stock up : REORDER
6. Because : SINCE
7. Nutty one : KOOK
8. Neither Dem. nor Rep. : IND
9. Some TV fare : REPEATS
10. Salon events : EXHIBITS
11. Group of Greek dialects : AEOLIC
12. Man of pipes : PAN
13. U.S. violinist : STERN
14. Maligns : WRONGS
15. Song of 1942 : HITTHEROADTODREAMLAND
16. Singing group : OCTET
21. Scuttles : HODS
23. Rapiers : FOILS
25. Jouster's wear : MAIL
28. Hole: Fr. : TROU
30. Chemical suffixes : ENES
33. Famous last words : ANDSOTOBED
34. Sea god : AEGIR
36. Boat parts : KEELS
40. Work unit : ERG
43. Jesse of Calif. : UNRUH
45. Admit : OWN
46. Time abbr. : DST
47. Squeezed out : EKED
48. Kind of poem : TONE
50. Speech pauses : ERS
52. Rock Hudson movie : PILLOWTALK
53. Confounds : ADDLES
54. Henry or Edward : VII
56. Hard to get : SCARCE
58. Old chest : ARCA
59. Mountain gap : NOTCH
61. Duck genus : ANAS
63. News piece : OBIT
65. Geneva, for one : LAKE
69. German state : REICH
73. Fliers' org. : USAF
74. Prohibits : BANS
76. Continent: Abbr. : EUR
78. Educ. group : NEA
80. Kingdom : REALM
81. Hammarskjold : DAG
82. Sea eagle : ERN
83. Behold: Fr. : VOICI
85. U. S. money: Abbr. : DOL
89. Flying : AIRBORNE
93. Paris area : PARC
95. Flew with a flourish : STUNTED
96. Camera part : LENS
98. Math branch : ARITH
99. Is charitable : DONATES
101. Relaxing : ATREST
102. Burden : LOAD
104. Classify : ASSORT
106. Serving dish: Var. : NAPPIE
107. Certain replies : YESSES
108. Famed W. W. II internee : HESS
109. Urge : IMPEL
110. Slangy affirmatives : YEAHS
111. Carried on : WAGED
115. Queen of Carthage : DIDO
119. Neckpiece : BOA
120. Plater : NAG
121. Dernier ___ : CRI

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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