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WILD FLOWERS

New York Times, Sunday, August 1, 1971

Author: Mary M. Murdoch
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 162, Blocks: 90, Avg Word Len: 5.42, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 663 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 157, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 24
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 8,023
Across Down
1. High and reverse, e.g. : GEARS
6. You love: Lat. : AMAS
10. Bureau: Abbr. : AGCY
14. Levels : EVENS
19. Rent again : RELET
20. Parcel of land : TRACT
21. Seaweed : VAREC
23. Sherry : XERES
24. Flower's parting words : ILLBEZINNIA
26. Elite of flowerdom : IRISTOCRATS
28. Flowery proposal in old song : PETUNIAOLDGRAYBONNET
30. Broadway signs : SROS
31. Paris airport : ORLY
32. Some cats and dogs : PETS
33. Shoe parts : HEELS
36. Run ___ in the paper : ANAD
37. Italian pot : VASO
38. Waldorf, for one : SALAD
41. Ocean: Abbr. : ATL
43. Estimate : ASSESS
47. Word with way and sea : FARER
48. Danish measures : ALENS
49. ___-Magnon : CRO
50. Remnant : STUMP
51. Flowery put-off : SHASTASECOND
54. Aspen gear : SKIS
55. Cloth strainer : TAMIS
56. Kind of alcohol : METHYL
57. Boxing outcomes: Abbr. : TKOS
58. Scabbard part : CHAPE
59. Alike: Fr. : EGAL
60. Gem weight : CARAT
61. Weekday: Abbr. : TUES
62. Gay ones : BLADES
63. Kind of room, for short : REC
64. Very wealthy flower : TRILLIUMAIRE
67. Arbor : RAMADA
68. Frog sound : CROAK
70. Up to ___ : PAR
71. Opera voices : BASSI
72. Make even : TRUEUP
74. Flowery animal groups : PHLOXOFSHEEP
80. Rested : SAT
83. Four-baggers : HOMERS
84. Long time : AEON
85. Dances : REELS
86. Pianist Hess : MYRA
87. Fuses : WELDS
88. Buses and trains: Abbr. : TRAN
89. Guardian of sailors : STELMO
91. Aspect : FACET
92. Rehan et al. : ADAS
93. Transgress in a flowery way : VIOLETTHELAW
95. Lasso : RIATA
96. Peleg's son : REU
97. Girl, in Paris : FILLE
98. Old big-game guns : ROERS
99. Shout : HOLLER
100. Spread hay : TED
101. Scolded : RATED
102. Bits : ORTS
103. Fraternal org. : BPOE
105. Fortification : REDAN
107. Pub offerings : ALES
108. Perry's creator : ERLE
109. Italian island : ELBA
113. "Aster no questions ___" : ANDSHELLDAHLIANOLIES
119. Halt in a flowery way : CALLASTOPTO
122. Stein words : ROSEISAROSE
123. Of birds : AVIAN
124. Swift descent : SWOOP
125. Open : OVERT
126. Paint worker : TONER
127. Furious : RABID
128. Early slave : ESNE
129. TV's Parker : FESS
130. Methods: Abbr. : SYSTS
1. Luggage pieces : GRIPS
2. Fisherman : EELER
3. ___ the good : ALLTO
4. Puzzle : REBUS
5. British gun : STEN
6. Benedict or Hap : ARNOLD
7. Brave : MANLY
8. Sharp : ACID
9. Bachelors' dinner, e.g. : STAGPARTY
10. Fliers : AVIATORS
11. Cooper et al. : GARYS
12. Baby's bed : CRIB
13. Gypsum : YESO
14. Surpasses : EXCEEDS
15. Green, in Paris : VERTE
16. Time period : ERA
17. Seine : NET
18. Draft system: Abbr. : SSS
20. Headpiece : TIARA
22. Cardboard box: Abbr. : CTN
25. Utopias : ZIONS
27. Available : ONHAND
29. Close again : RESEAL
34. Listless, gardenwise : LACKADAISYCAL
35. Kind of bass : STRIPED
36. Snakes : ASPS
37. Wife of Ahasuerus : VASHTI
38. One who pillages : SACKER
39. Slack, old style : ALOOSE
40. Camera part : LENS
42. ___ bet (wagers badly) : LOSESA
43. Flower : ASTER
44. Actors' milieu : STAGE
45. Shrubby kind of degree : SUMACCUMLAUDE
46. Ludwig : EMIL
47. Deadly : FATAL
51. Scoundrel: Scot. : SMAIK
52. Artificial fly : HERL
53. Small case : ETUI
54. Put-ons : SHAMS
58. Brooch : CLASP
60. Dice game : CRAPS
61. Edible root : TARO
62. Scottish hillsides : BRAES
64. City on Loire : TOURS
65. Preposition : UPON
66. Eastman : MAX
69. Orchestra section : REEDS
71. On earth : BELOW
72. Frustrate : THWART
73. European buck : ROEDEER
74. Convict's goal : PAROLE
75. Cured : HEALED
76. Kind of wolf : LONE
77. Emancipators : FREERS
78. Vends : SELLS
79. Blood: Prefix : HEMA
81. Mountain ridge : ARETE
82. Soviet republic : TATAR
86. Certain delivery : MAIL
88. Pinball flash : TILT
89. Put up : STORED
90. ___ Russia (title of Ivan IV) : THETSAROF
91. Cleaving tool : FROE
93. Food : VIANDS
94. Author of "Phineas Finn" : TROLLOPE
97. Kukla, ___ Ollie : FRANAND
99. E. Indies weights : HOENS
103. Prickly plants : BRIERS
104. Braid : PLAIT
106. ___ Lama : DALAI
107. Illinois city : ALTON
108. It's nobody ___ business : ELSES
109. Ex-pitcher Face : ELROY
110. Civic club : LIONS
111. Assail : BESET
112. Son of Jacob et al. : ASERS
114. Wall and State: Abbr. : STS
115. U. S. inventor : HOWE
116. Some poetry : EPOS
117. Moved, as a ship : HOVE
118. Cereal : OATS
119. Smoking ___ : CAR
120. Gardner : AVA
121. Women's ___ : LIB

Answer summary: 19 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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