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NOT AS ADVERTISED

New York Times, Sunday, August 12, 1973

Author:
Bert Kruse
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 5.27, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 649 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 151, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17
Bert H. Kruse has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original had mistakes in grid numbers; corrected this.

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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,765
Across
1
Famous friend : DAMON
6
Prove, as a will : PROBATE
13
Drink : ADE
16
Trophy : CUP
19
Kind of acid : AMINO
20
Grid guards : LINEMEN
21
Negligent : LAX
22
Promising one : COMER
24
Famous main street : LOSERSELYSEES
26
Famous bell : LITTLEBEN
28
Urges on, in Scotland : ERTS
29
Quiets : CALMS
30
Certain paintings : NUDES
32
Red and Salmon : RIVERS
33
Utter : SAY
34
He struck out : CASEY
35
Titled man : BARON
36
Certain tests : FINALS
37
Boils or ulcers : SORES
38
Brew : LAGER
39
Undo one's knitting : RAVEL
40
Sneeze inducer : RAGWEED
43
Cooked-fruit dessert : SOBERPRUNES
45
Relative of mdse. : GDS
48
Shuns : AVOIDS
49
O'Toole : PETER
50
Incite : ABET
51
Russian city : OREL
52
Plant shoots: Var. : CIONS
53
Silica product : GLASS
54
" . . . and the slithy ___ did gyre" : TOVES
56
Italian city : SIENA
57
Berlin conclusion : ENDE
58
Night sound : HOOT
59
Untreated metals : ORES
60
Finally : ATLAST
61
Society gal : DEB
62
Ball club : NEWYORKREBS
66
French decrees : ARRETES
67
Longs : YEARNS
69
Japanese garment : HAORI
70
Steep slope : ESCARP
71
Tranquilizes : SEDATES
73
Famous New England poet : ROBERTLTHAW
75
Estonian river : EMA
78
Cuts short : ABORTS
79
Article of contention : BONE
80
To ___ (exactly) : ATEE
81
Auditors: Abbr. : CPAS
82
British oath : BALLY
83
Malign in print : LIBEL
84
Wall St. phrase : ATPAR
86
School hds. : SUPTS
87
Merely : ONLY
88
Kind of stick : POGO
89
Beiges : ECRUS
90
"Les Misérables" lawman : JAVERT
91
Yo-Yo or kite : TOY
92
Kind of cake : RIGHTSIDEUP
95
Sui ___ : GENERIS
96
Kind of jury : PETIT
97
Weld : UNITE
98
Certain jewels : PASTE
99
Satirical : IRONIC
101
Fight : SETTO
102
Artery : AORTA
103
Fuel : GAS
106
Card game : ECARTE
107
Drama section : ACTII
108
Verona's river : ADIGE
109
Tepee : TENT
110
Ravel's "Daphnis and ___" : CHLOESOUR
112
Famous city : MOSBULLRUSSIA
115
Alone, on stage : SOLUS
116
U. S. Indian : UTE
117
Red, white ___ : ANDBLUE
118
Off one's rocker : BATTY
119
Metal rtes. : RYS
120
Pull : TOW
121
Properties : ESTATES
122
Regions : AREAS
Down
1
Valleys : DALES
2
Ancient rabbi : AMORA
3
Indistinct : MISTY
4
Units : ONES
5
Conjunction : NOR
6
Contented : PLEASED
7
Moon features : RILLES
8
Set of names: Suffix : ONYMY
9
Myerson : BESS
10
Soul, in St. Lo : AME
11
Youth : TEENAGER
12
Guarantor : ENSURER
13
Woody : ALLEN
14
Speaker's place : DAIS
15
Certain phone: Abbr. : EXT
16
Contemporary : COEVAL
17
Inflorescence : UMBEL
18
Equals : PEERS
22
Biological changes : CLINES
23
Hosp. employees : RNS
25
Frightens : SCARES
27
Hot-dish support : TRIVET
31
Hamlet : DORP
34
Students : COEDS
35
People in the woods : BABES
36
Poetic temples : FANES
37
Porkers : SWINE
38
Scads : LOTS
39
Hicks : RUBES
40
Sped : RACED
41
Birdlike : AVINE
42
Hit musical : GOODBYDOLLY
43
Asian alliance : SEATO
44
Some reviews : RAVES
45
Utah lake : GREATPEPPER
46
Slow-witted : DENSE
47
Blind parts : SLATS
49
One-up tactics : PLOYS
51
Cargo ship : OILER
53
Dresses : GOWNS
54
What's human : TOERR
55
Space path : ORBIT
56
Camel's burden : STRAW
58
Toaster's word : HERES
60
Alms boxes : ARCAE
62
Spruce : NATTY
63
Lake Geneva feeder : RHONE
64
Type face : KABEL
65
Caviar : ROE
66
Son of Jacob : ASHER
68
"The good die ___ . . . " : EARLY
70
Girls' names : ETTAS
71
Footwear : SABOT
72
Ebony, in Madrid : EBANO
73
Manufactured man : ROBOT
74
Enjoy fully : LAPUP
76
Mother: Prefix : MATRI
77
Staff members: Abbr. : ASSTS
79
Bay : BIGHT
81
Wine vintage : CUVEE
83
Reason : LOGIC
84
Vinegar: Prefix : ACETO
85
Certain test answer : TRUE
86
Claus : SANTA
88
Commiserates : PITIES
89
Bulldog and final : EDITIONS
90
Wit : JESTER
92
French stocks : RENTES
93
Bird-feeder item : SUET
94
Artery linings : INTIMAE
95
Uses a mouthwash : GARGLES
96
Like a sponge : POROUS
98
Shaggy: Fr. : POILUE
99
Gods' blood : ICHOR
100
Come from behind : RALLY
101
Ship propeller : SCREW
102
Grownup : ADULT
103
Adventure : GESTE
104
Miss Loos : ANITA
105
Remains : STAYS
106
Prefixes for outside : ECS
107
Kind of suggestion : AUTO
108
Eastern church title : ABBA
109
Ex-resident of 113 Across : TSAR
111
Not at work : OUT
113
Tracer bullet: Abbr. : SDT
114
City of Brazil : UBA

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 15 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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