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RAZZLE-DAZZLE

New York Times, Sunday, July 31, 1977

Author: Tom Mixon
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 92, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 636 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 143, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,214
Across Down
1. Social standing : CASTE
6. Heap of stones : SCREE
11. Disguise : MASK
15. Accursed : DOOMED
21. Of a continent : ASIAN
22. Rich copper ore : PRILL
23. Melba specialty : ARIA
24. Store fodder : ENSILE
25. "Sleeping Murder," e.g. : CHRISTIESMYSTERY
28. Part of a text : LESSON
29. Tilt : HEEL
30. Poker stake : ANTE
31. Space filler : SHIM
32. Canticle : ODE
34. Vipers : ASPS
35. Remnant : END
36. Shoe grip : CLEAT
37. Function : USE
38. Lupino : IDA
40. Equestrian's order : GEE
41. Concern of some sportsmen : THESNOWATSTOWE
46. Hindu title : SRI
48. Guide : STEER
50. Seine feeder : OISE
51. Alcott girl : MEG
52. Sample : TASTE
55. Marsh bird : SORA
56. Beach : STRAND
60. Prefix with sol and stat : AERO
61. French disbeliever : ATHEE
62. Out on ___ : ALIMB
64. Jumble : HODGEPODGE
67. Durable fiber : SISAL
68. Bogus : FALSE
69. Rams' mates : EWES
70. Wagnerian role : ERDA
71. " . . . ___ the ocean" : GEMOF
73. ___-König (legendary goblin) : ERL
74. Gazelle : ARIEL
76. Sarah ___ Jewett : ORNE
77. Nimbus : AURA
78. "___ a deal!" : ITS
81. Sonny's sibling : SIS
82. Bette's strings : MIDLERSFIDDLERS
85. Sp. wife : SRA
86. Bar bill : TAB
87. Midi seasons : ETES
88. Flightless birds : EMUS
89. Cash or charm : ASSET
90. Spasmodic sound : HIC
91. Affirmatives : YESES
93. Lean : SLIM
94. Epochs : ERAS
95. Church officer : ELDER
97. Subdued : TAMED
99. Leontyne plus Vincent : TWICEPRICE
101. Cultivate : RAISE
102. Buzzing sound : WHIRR
103. Bric-a-___ : BRAC
104. James of TV : ARNESS
106. Doers: Suffix : ISTS
107. Davis from Ga. : OSSIE
108. Poet's word : EER
109. Other : ELSE
111. Spanish city : ELCHE
113. Red or Black : SEA
114. Movie highlights of the 30's : TEMPLESDIMPLES
119. Headland : RAS
121. West or Murray : MAE
123. Operated : RAN
124. Pleats : FOLDS
125. Pat : DAB
128. Silkworm : ERIA
130. Arena sound : OLE
132. Chooses : OPTS
134. Prefix with gram and logue : IDEO
135. Large book : TOME
136. Nab : COLLAR
138. Highlight of some musicals : THESONDHEIMRHYME
142. Obliquely : ASLANT
143. Approach : COME
144. Florida city : OCALA
145. Spartan slave : HELOT
146. Money in Madrid : PESETA
147. Dame Myra : HESS
148. Tarried : BIDED
149. Portents : OMENS
1. Hiding place : CACHE
2. Pallid : ASHEN
3. Begot : SIRED
4. Follow : TAIL
5. Nav. officer : ENS
6. Parts of books : SPINES
7. Greek islander : CRETAN
8. ___ the occasion : RISETO
9. Shade tree : ELM
10. Culbertson et al. : ELYS
11. French painter : MATISSE
12. " . . . ___ in thee tonight" : AREMET
13. Falstaff's title : SIR
14. Numbing blow : KAYO
15. Removed : DELED
16. Unit : ONE
17. Greek peak : OSSA
18. Lillian's seafood platter : MISSGISHSFISHDISH
19. Slip away : ELOPE
20. Thick : DENSE
26. German dollars : TALERS
27. Padlocks : SHUTS
33. Muralist Rivera : DIEGO
36. Guevara : CHE
39. Nick Charles : ASTASMASTER
41. Crews : TEAMS
42. World's most common names : WONGS
43. Assistant : AIDE
44. The end : OMEGA
45. "The Way We ___" : WERE
47. Proportion : RATIO
48. Sun parlors : SOLARIA
49. Highlights for some : TRILLSBYMISSSILLS
53. Hyson, e.g. : TEA
54. Conger or moray : EEL
55. Least perilous : SAFEST
57. "Beware ___ of March!" : THEIDES
58. Spur wheels : ROWELS
59. Victor Hugo's wife : ADELE
60. Supplementary : ADDED
63. Big Apple solvency forever : BEAMESDREAM
65. Fragrance : PERFUME
66. Avifauna : ORNIS
71. Some are "educated" : GUESSES
72. French ship's course : ERRE
75. Ceremony : RITE
76. Of the world's heaviest metal : OSMIC
77. Region near the Rhine : ALSACE
79. Italian port : TRIESTE
80. French coronations : SACRES
83. Vestige : RELIC
84. A memorable Bobby : DARIN
92. Weird : EERIE
93. Throng : SWARM
94. Goofed : ERRED
96. Laymen : LAICS
97. Brace : TWO
98. Cries of delight : AHS
99. Hazel or walnut : TREE
100. Annie Oakley : PASS
103. Climbing pepper : BETEL
105. Infrequently : SELDOM
109. Slips away : ELAPSES
110. Musical direction : LENTO
112. Bandleader Brown : LES
115. Prefaces : PROEMS
116. "___ My Way" : IFIHAD
117. Parisian poser : MODELE
118. Daughter of Atlas : PLEIAD
119. Newsy digest : RECAP
120. Part of a Stein line : AROSE
122. Artery : AORTA
125. Sherlock's creator : DOYLE
126. Ancient land near the Jordan : AMMON
127. Borscht ingredients : BEETS
129. Amor's wings : ALAE
131. Do aquatints : ETCH
133. High-hat : SNOB
135. Oates book : THEM
137. Emmet : ANT
139. Garden tool : HOE
140. Half of MCCII : DCI
141. Pi follower : RHO

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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