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OUT OF PRINT

New York Times, Sunday, July 30, 1972

Author: Keith Blake
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 95, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 680 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 118, Cheaters: 13, FITB: 11, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 29
Keith Blake has 6 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,387
Across Down
1. Noon-hour's end : ONEPM
6. D.D.E. : IKE
9. Windmill blade : SAIL
13. Scotsman's so : SAE
16. Missouri initials : HST
19. Go to court again : RESUE
20. News piece : ITEM
21. Held of stage : ANNA
22. Carmer book locale : ALABAMA
24. Teen readers' old favorite : YOUTHSCOMPANION
27. Disparages : DECRIES
28. Kaye role : NOAH
29. Printed over the edge : BLED
30. Old juvenile favorite : STNICHOLAS
32. Debs' former reading : CHARM
34. Plan of action : PLOT
35. ___ of eight : PIECES
36. Small pond : MERE
37. Bridge bids : SLAMS
38. Victim : PREY
39. Paris subway : METRO
40. Free of : RID
41. Chats : CAUSERIES
43. "Don Juan" poet : BYRON
44. Scouts' Beard : DAN
45. Mornings: Abbr. : AMS
46. Raises : UPS
47. Miss Lombard : CAROLE
48. French writer : COLETTE
52. Seashell pink : TUSSORE
55. Kind act : FAVOR
56. Draws quickly, as a gun : WHIPSOUT
57. Addison-Steele issues : SPECTATORS
59. Father of basketball : NAISMITH
62. Big bird : EMU
63. Have pain : AIL
64. Slower, in music: Abbr. : RIT
65. Amtrak items : TRAINS
66. Football field : GRID
67. Condemns : DAMNS
70. Inclines from the vertical : HADES
72. " . . . could ___ fat" : EATNO
73. Nomadic group : HORDE
74. ___ du Salut : ILES
75. Tawny: Sp. : MULATO
76. Young sheep : TEG
77. Mild reproof : TUT
78. Honest one : ABE
79. Brash magazine of 1930's : BALLYHOO
81. Old family fare, with 87 Down : EVERYBODYS
86. Words of interruption : LETMESAY
88. Championship : TITLE
90. Loser : ALSORAN
91. Cracker seeds : SESAMES
92. Scarlett's love : ASHLEY
94. Danish coin : ORE
95. Farm animal : EWE
96. Veterans' org. : GAR
97. Worthless one : LOSEL
98. Yankee reading : AMERICANA
101. Auto pedal : GAS
102. Of an arm bone : ULNAR
103. "I cannot tell ___" : ALIE
104. Father's Day toast : TODAD
105. Baum's Land ___ : OFOZ
107. Ubiquitous man : KILROY
109. Aptitude : GIFT
110. Kind of furnace : BLAST
111. Old slick magazine : VANITYFAIR
113. Volga tributary : KAMA
114. British dessert : FOOL
115. Of a one-seeded fruit: Var. : AKENIAL
116. Style-setter of 1800's : GODEYSLADYSBOOK
122. Roman author : TERENCE
123. Flee, in Spain : HUIR
124. At a distance : AFAR
125. Iron, in Bonn : EISEN
126. Begley et al. : EDS
127. Make out : EKE
128. Sovereign : TSAR
129. Road material : TAR
130. Small drink : SNORT
1. Ending for hick or chic : ORY
2. Recent: Prefix : NEO
3. Physics abbr. : ESU
4. Magazine of 1800's : PUTNAMS
5. " . . . call ___" (Falstaff) : MEHORSE
6. Japanese statesman : ITO
7. Actress Fanny and family : KEMBLES
8. Use : EMPLOY
9. Spinach feature : SAND
10. Black cuckoo : ANI
11. Vitamin B component : INOSITOL
12. French street lamp : LANTERNE
13. Maugham heroine : SADIE
14. Smart ones : ALECS
15. Apiece : EACH
16. Saluted : HAILED
17. Dirty-politics ploy : SMEAR
18. Armor plate : TASSE
20. German pronoun : ICH
23. Dye compounds : BROMINES
25. Houston : SAM
26. Aged: Abbr. : AET
31. Army man: Abbr. : NCO
32. Button one's lip : CLAMUP
33. Boom: Ger. : HAUSSE
34. Co. executive : PRES
35. Speak at length : PERORATE
37. Improvises in jazz : SCATS
38. Lab tube : PIPET
39. Sculptor of Discobolus : MYRON
40. Rackstraw : RALPH
42. Part of R.F.D. : RURAL
43. Munich native: Abbr. : BAV
44. Bits : DOITS
47. "Perfect love ___ out fear" : CASTETH
48. Uniform cloth : CHINO
49. "___ is human" : TOERR
50. Bombastic : TUMID
51. Music magazine : ETUDE
53. Scrutinizes : SCANS
54. U. S. inventor : OTIS
55. Crusoe's man : FRIDAY
56. "Picnic" author's signature : WMINGE
58. By voice : ORALLY
60. In an angry way : IRATELY
61. Post time, for short : SATEVE
66. ___ far (overdo) : GOTOO
67. Phones : DIALS
68. "Tiny Alice" author : ALBEE
69. Encounters : MEETS
70. Dances : HULAS
71. Foretell : SOOTHSAY
73. Central parts : HUBS
75. Radiation device : MASER
77. President : TYLER
79. Basilica areas : BEMAS
80. Certain ship : OILER
82. Peep show : RAREE
83. Worries about : DREADS
84. Show boredom : YAWNAT
85. Sam of golf : SNEAD
87. See 81 Across : MAGAZINE
89. Wire: Abbr. : TEL
92. O.K. : ALLRIGHT
93. Resonant : SONOROUS
94. Neglect : OMIT
98. Treat for dobbin : ALFALFA
99. "___ in translation" : ITLOSES
100. Fuel container : COALBIN
101. Luckless ones : GONERS
102. Gums : ULA
103. Draws a bead on : AIMSAT
105. Leaf shape : OVATE
106. Pretended : FAKED
107. Saddle sack : KYACK
108. "Whither shall ___ from . . . ?" : IFLEE
109. Kind of blade : GAY
110. Young one : BOY
112. Antler part : TINE
113. Jean or Walter : KERR
114. President's initials : FDR
117. Across: Prefix : DIA
118. Swiss river : AAR
119. Spanish bear : OSO
120. Poet's word : OER
121. Chess piece: Abbr. : KNT

Answer summary: 20 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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