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BOILING OVER

New York Times, Sunday, July 9, 1972

Author: Jean Reed
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.35, Missing: { J K Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 529 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 134, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
Jean Reed has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,366
Across Down
1. Niagara feature : RAPIDS
7. Impulsive one : MADCAP
13. Bottle attachments : LABELS
19. Speaks freely : OPENSUP
21. Verdi opera : OTELLO
22. "___ parade" : ILOVEA
23. Dessert : TORTONI
24. Disavowal : DENIAL
25. Proverb : SAYING
26. Park of West : ESTES
27. Game with men : CHESS
29. Go to court : LITIGATE
31. Very: Ger. : SEHR
32. Wild : BOISTEROUS
35. Slaughter of baseball : ENOS
36. Turns away : AVERTS
38. Elaine's home town : ASTOLAT
41. African capital : ASMARA
43. Art piece : MOBILE
46. Walter of baseball : ALSTON
50. Certain newspaper : TABLOID
52. Maine town : ORONO
53. N. Y. campus : COLGATE
54. From ___ Z : ATO
55. Struts about : SASHAYS
57. Rocks and rockets : MISSILES
58. French marshal : NEY
59. Crunch and crackle foods : CEREALS
60. Acted : DID
61. Lock : TRESS
62. Cow genus : BOS
63. Bridge play : DISCARD
65. Buddy : PAL
66. Wedding place : ALTAR
69. U. S. dept. : AGR
70. General rank : ONESTAR
72. Degrees : BAS
75. Golf group : FOURSOME
77. Wit of a sort : PUNSTER
78. Squeak cure : OIL
79. "___ I dwelt in . . . " : IDREAMT
80. Crafts: Sp. : ARTES
81. How to ride a horse : ASTRIDE
84. British lunch : TIFFIN
85. Too, too proper : PRISSY
86. Rented : LEASED
87. A. L. team : ORIOLES
89. Skin a whale : FLENSE
91. Money in Sonora : PESO
94. Jabberwock slayer : BEAMISHBOY
98. To the ___ (fully) : HILT
101. Asian Turkey : ANATOLIA
104. Way up : STAIR
105. Sacred cows' home : INDIA
106. Chew words : MUMBLE
107. Cowboys' home : DALLAS
110. Humbles : DEMEANS
112. Thinks darkly : BROODS
113. Man who knows : EXPERT
114. Cuts : SLASHES
115. "But there's ___ in your eyes" : YESYES
116. Certain repeat rider : DESTRY
117. Indian state : MYSORE
1. Surf noises : ROTES
2. Strike ___ : APOSE
3. N. J. port : PERTHAMBOY
4. Gap : INTERVAL
5. British awards: Abbr. : DSOS
6. Shine giver : SUN
7. Fashions : MODES
8. Nuclear event : ATEST
9. Thick : DENSE
10. Early date : CLI
11. According to : ALA
12. Befoul : POLLUTE
13. Shopper's memo : LIST
14. Jai ___ : ALAI
15. Happy ending : BOYGETSGIRL
16. ___-les-Bains : EVIAN
17. Slow, in music : LENTO
18. Wise men : SAGES
20. Lace loop : PICOT
28. Towel word : HIS
30. Equal: Prefix : ISO
32. Fries and simmers : BRAISES
33. Monsoon products : RAINS
34. Eur. capital : OSLO
37. Cockney's brave man : ERO
39. Vietnam's neighbor : LAOS
40. Special ball game : ALLSTAR
41. ___ impasse : ATAN
42. Fill : SATE
43. Angora fabric : MOHAIR
44. Exams : ORALS
45. Good-turn group : BOYSCOUTS
47. Fib : TALE
48. Natives: Suffix : OTES
49. Cape : NESS
51. Tree of India : DAR
53. Spanish hero : CID
56. Grassy plant : SEDGE
57. Interior : MIDST
59. Pirate : CORSAIR
60. Ornate : DRESSY
62. Suntanned lad : BAREFOOTBOY
64. Two wives of Henry VIII : ANNES
65. Garnish : PARSLEY
66. In ___ of temper : AFIT
67. Calif. wine city : LODI
68. Divot ingredient : TURF
69. Sum: Abbr. : AMT
71. Repast : TEA
72. U. S. capital : BOISEIDAHO
73. ___-mémoire : AIDE
74. Citizen Kane's Rosebud : SLED
76. Prefix for potent : OMNI
77. Optical device : PRISM
80. Space : AREA
82. Decimal base : TEN
83. Impetuosity : RASHNESS
85. Begged : PLEADED
88. Sash : OBI
89. G-men's org. : FBI
90. Acts arrogantly : LORDS
91. Namby-___ : PAMBY
92. Harden: Var. : ENURE
93. Eye in the sky : SAMOS
95. Cay : ISLET
96. Jane Addams's partner : STARR
97. Kind of pudding : HASTY
99. Batter's product : LINER
100. Cup, in France : TASSE
102. Tea shoppe word : OLDE
103. Minus : LESS
105. "___ be wrong, but . . . " : IMAY
108. Hewer : AXE
109. Records: Abbr. : LPS
111. Tree : ELM

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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