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BIRTH OF A NATION

New York Times, Sunday, July 6, 1969

Author:
Bert Beaman
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 162, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.57, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 640 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 153, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 19, XRef: 4, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 28
Bert Beaman has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,267
Across
1. Varnish ingredient : COPAL
6. Basket fiber : ISTLE
11. U.S. author : OHARA
16. Time and ___ : AHALF
21. Home : ABODE
22. Godunov : BORIS
23. Architecture style : DORIC
24. ___ Khali (Arabian desert) : RUBAL
25. " . . . becomes ___ dissolve . . . " (from 56 Across) : NECESSARYFORONEPEOPLETO
29. Certain Alaskans: Abbr. : ESKS
30. Rely on : TRUST
31. Town in Maine : ORONO
32. ___ Forge : VALLEY
33. ___ light : SEETHE
35. Oilskin hat : SQUAM
37. Asian civet : RASSE
39. Forward : SEND
40. Rips : TEARS
42. Store : UPLAY
44. Rage : STORM
46. Stationery item: Abbr. : ENV
48. Shakespearean character : VIOLA
50. Chemical suffixes : INES
52. Bovary : EMMA
53. Kind of dirt : PAY
56. With 111 Across, a document : THEDECLARATION
59. " . . . us beyond ___ tried . . . " : SEASTOBE
61. Networks : RETIA
62. Resting : ABED
63. Asian river : AMUR
65. Items on pirate flags : SKULLS
66. W. W. II vessels : EBOATS
68. Action: Suffix : OSIS
70. Range : GAMUT
73. Golfer's concerns : LIES
74. Fat: Prefix : LIPAR
76. Smorgasbord items : EELS
79. Fabric finish : CIRE
80. Being: Lat. : ESSE
81. "___ Governments are instituted . . . " : THATTOSECURETHESERIGHTS
87. Make over : REDO
88. Laugh: Fr. : RIRE
89. Flying prefix : AERO
90. Shorthander : STENO
91. Soon : ANON
92. Experience : TASTE
94. Speed : DASH
96. Czech composer : DVORAK
100. Removes stitches : UNSEWS
102. Mild oath : EGAD
105. Concert offering: Abbr. : RHAP
107. "___ mind in . . . " : ASANE
108. Boston ___ : MASSACRE
111. See 56 Across : OFINDEPENDENCE
114. Peer Gynt's mother : ASE
115. Word with drop or fall : RAIN
116. French town : STLO
117. Rock shelf : LEDGE
118. Message: Abbr. : TEL
119. Spectral type : NSTAR
121. Actress Vivienne : SEGAL
123. Give ___ (heed) : EARTO
125. Men's party : STAG
129. Breaks : TAMES
131. Was gloomy : MOPED
133. "Life ___ . . . " : ISREAL
136. Hindu poet : TAGORE
138. Kind of ion: Suffix : ONIUM
140. "___ the West Wind" : ODETO
142. River to the Rhine : AARE
143. "Our Lives, ___ Honor" : OURFORTUNESANDOURSACRED
147. Spaces : AREAS
148. Alla ___, in music : BREVE
149. Remoulade : SAUCE
150. Reach : GETTO
151. Layers : TIERS
152. Beasts : ASSES
153. ___ Testament: Ger. : ALTES
154. Gray : ASHEN
Down
1. Sticks : CANES
2. Portly : OBESE
3. President's stratagem : POCKETVETO
4. ___ Fideles : ADESTE
5. French article : LES
6. Construction piece : IBAR
7. Spore cluster : SORUS
8. Carpenters' gauges : TRYSQUARES
9. Erect : LIFTUP
10. Inner: Prefix : ESO
11. Scent : ODOR
12. Revere : HONOR
13. Where the action is : ARENAS
14. Counterstrokes : RIPOSTES
15. King conqueror : ACE
16. Harp: It. : ARPA
17. Prepares peas : HULLS
18. Poplar : ABELE
19. Approach midnight : LATEN
20. A signer of 56 Across : FLOYD
26. Spatial : STERIC
27. Balkan state : ROMANIA
28. Subdued : OVERMASTERED
34. Attack : HAVEATIT
36. Came down : ALIT
38. Certain : SOME
41. Stage direction : SOLA
43. British cavalry force: Abbr. : YEOM
45. Cover : MASK
46. Common French verb : ETRE
47. Pacific Islands: Abbr. : NHEB
49. Union members : LABORERS
51. Close : SNUG
53. Kosciuszko, for one : POLISH
54. Most qualified : ABLEST
55. Words of assent : YESSES
57. Phone sounds : DIALTONES
58. Au revoir : ADIEU
60. Large fowl of West : TULEGOOSE
64. Track event : RACE
67. Schenkel, for one : SPORTSCASTER
69. Antitoxins : SERA
71. Deform : MISSHAPE
72. Combine with: Suffix : URET
75. Global area : ASIA
77. Richard Henry ___ : LEE
78. Rope part: Abbr. : STRD
81. Shock : TRAUMA
82. Certain rinses : HENNAS
83. With one's back to: Fr. : ADOSSE
84. Whale : CETE
85. Accumulate : HOARD
86. Normans, for example : INVADERS
93. Psychiatrist's problems : EGOS
95. Paid: Slang : SHELLEDOUT
97. Tracked down : RANTOEARTH
98. Noun ending : ANCE
99. Ship part : KEEL
101. Admonish : WARN
103. Times of day: Abbr. : AFTS
104. Quandary : DILEMMA
106. ___ cloth : PEDE
109. Hayworth : RITA
110. Charms, in London : ENAMOURS
112. Kind of gage : NOGO
113. Writer Marsh and others : NGAIOS
120. Old capital of Brittany : RENNES
122. Footless : APODAL
124. Copies : TRACES
125. Ermine in summer : STOAT
126. Bull: Prefix : TAURI
127. Coincide : AGREE
128. Succeed : GOFAR
130. Symbol of leakiness : SIEVE
132. Look like the ___ : DEUCE
134. Ridge : ARETE
135. Influenced : LEDON
137. Betsy : ROSS
139. Employs : USES
141. Very: Fr. : TRES
144. Auto dealer's abbreviation : TBA
145. Shipper's group: Abbr. : NSA
146. Titled Turk : AGA

Answer summary: 20 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 13 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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