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CLUING THINGS IN

New York Times, Sunday, August 13, 1972

Author: Betty Leary
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 96, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { Z }, Scrabble score: 674 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 146, Cheaters: 15, FITB: 11, XRef: 7, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 22
Betty Leary has 7 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,401
Across Down
1. Certain award : EDGAR
6. Perry of fiction : MASON
11. Impecunious : HARDUP
17. Bella Abzug feature : HAT
20. Paltry : SORRY
21. Antarctic cape : ADARE
22. Incite : AROUSE
23. Bedouin tribesman : ABSI
25. Popular reading : CRIMEANDDETECTIONNOVELS
29. Rulers: Abbr. : EMPS
30. TV tuners : DIALS
31. Sablefish : SKILS
32. Character in 25 Across : FELON
33. Direction : SSE
34. Like whitecaps : FOAMY
35. Fastens : TIES
36. Creator of Nick Charles : HAMMETT
38. Locations in Lyon : PARCS
39. Anesthetic : ETHER
41. Molding : OGEE
42. County north of S. F. : MARIN
44. Form of Hosea : OSEE
45. Some tigers : MANEATERS
50. U. S. author and playwright : MARYROBERTSRINEHART
55. Field of 6 Across : LAW
56. Actress Sommer : ELKE
57. Ladies of Paris : ELLES
58. Indiana rail town : MONON
59. S. A. capital : LIMA
60. Coconut fiber : COIR
61. Pens : STIES
62. ___-bitsy : ITSY
63. Ill at ease : QUEASY
65. Process: Suffix : URE
66. Planes : JETS
67. Maori spirit : ATUA
68. Sturm ___ drang : UND
69. See 25 Across : MYSTERYANDSUSPENSETALES
79. Poetic word : EER
80. Nigerian tribesmen : AROS
81. Spread : OLEO
82. Outer: Abbr. : EXT
83. With 63 Down, author : ELLERY
86. Large bird : EMEU
87. Arrive : GETIN
89. Hebrew measure : EPHA
90. Brightest part : NOON
91. French port : BREST
92. Jazz form : BEBOP
93. Semitic deity : BAAL
94. Month: Abbr. : OCT
95. British author : SIRARTHURCONANDOYLE
100. See 25 Across : WHODUNITS
102. Goddess of victory : NIKE
103. Humiliate : ABASE
104. "___ ne va plus" : RIEN
105. Forbidden : TABOO
107. Storehouse : DEPOT
109. Prolific British author : CREASEY
112. S. A. rubber : PARA
113. Killer whales : ORCAS
114. Blue-pencil-men: Abbr. : EDS
117. Lapses : HALTS
118. Burdens : TAXES
119. "I want ___ just . . . " : AGIRL
120. Skip : OMIT
121. Subversive group of sorts : MYSTERYWRITERSOFAMERICA
126. French fabric : SOIE
127. Rec-room item : TEEVEE
128. Encircles : GIRTS
129. Stubborn : BALKY
130. Rorem : NED
131. Sam and J. C. : SNEADS
132. Item for café or thé : TASSE
133. Sanctify : BLESS
1. Verb suffixes : ESCES
2. College units : DORMS
3. Bellyache : GRIPE
4. Branches : ARMS
5. N. Y. suburb : RYE
6. Wild one : MANIAC
7. Famous Jane : ADDAMS
8. Without joy : SADLY
9. Cinnabar, etc. : ORES
10. Kind of weight : NET
11. Cab-driver : HACKIE
12. More affected : ARTIER
13. Disturbs : ROILS
14. Lovebird units : DUOS
15. Military abbr. : USN
16. Place for 32 Across : PEN
17. "We ___ the enemy . . . " : HAVEMET
18. White poplar : ABELE
19. Letter-shaped opening : TSLOT
24. Common contraction : ISNT
26. Relief ornament : ADORNO
27. Miss Williams : ESTHER
28. Choice cut ___ : OFMEAT
34. Name used by E. S. Gardner : FAIR
36. Chinese province : HONAN
37. Roman field : AGER
38. Nosy one: Var. : PRYER
39. Billy Sol ___ : ESTES
40. Hardy girl : TESS
42. Compiler of "Morte d'Arthur" : MALORY
43. Some migrant workers : ARKIES
44. Heraldic band : ORLE
45. Tables, in old Rome : MENSAE
46. Sea call : AHOY
47. Kazan : ELIA
48. N.F.L. team : RAMS
49. Influence : SWAY
50. Vade ___ (manual) : MECUM
51. Friedan : BETTY
52. Girl's name : ELISA
53. Copies: Abbr. : IMITS
54. Still abed : NOTUP
59. Mother of Pollux : LEDA
61. Crowd : SERRY
63. See 83 Across : QUEEN
64. "Do ___ others . . . " : UNTO
66. Deride : JEER
67. Eur. nation : AUS
70. Age group : TEEN
71. Fingerpointers : NAMERS
72. Clad, old style : DREST
73. Confederacy : SOUTH
74. "___ your life!" : NOTON
75. ___ cog (err) : SLIPA
76. The country: Fr. : LEPAYS
77. Breathe : EXHALE
78. Flat : STALE
83. Plenty, for Omar : ENOW
84. Lomond or Ness : LOCH
85. Indian pot: Var. : LOTO
86. Common Latin word : ERAT
87. Lizard : GECKO
88. Tropical tree : EBOE
89. British war craft : EBOAT
91. Poets' sea : BRINY
92. Vivacity : BRIO
95. Bern's land, to French : SUISSE
96. Arrow poison : INEE
97. Not ignoble : UNBASE
98. Fire-bomb material : NAPALM
99. Stage darkenings: Abbr. : DBOS
101. Mild oath-word : DRATTED
105. Moved to the runway : TAXIED
106. Sharp crests : ARETES
107. Moves aimlessly : DRIFTS
108. Crushed, as leather : ECRASE
109. Chess endings: Abbr. : CHMS
110. Fabric : RAYON
111. Miss Venner : ELSIE
112. Little: Lat. : PARVA
113. Turkic persons : OGORS
114. Author Gaboriau : EMILE
115. Tecs : DICKS
116. Restrains : STAYS
118. Bird sound : TWEE
119. Continent : ASIA
120. Test : ORAL
122. Linemen: Abbr. : RTS
123. Craving : YEN
124. Mil. unit : RGT
125. Slacken : EBB

Answer summary: 18 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 15 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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