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AQUA-MARINE

New York Times, Sunday, August 15, 1976

Author: Bill Hartman
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 108, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 643 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 102, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 4, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,864
Across Down
1. Mountain dweller : LLAMA
6. Juno's counterpart : HERA
10. Tree or Sunday : PALM
14. Weather abbr. : SLT
17. ___-Magnon : CRO
20. Of hearing : AURAL
21. Flower : IRIS
22. Et ___ : ALII
23. Also : TOO
24. Barnyard dweller : HEN
25. Small land body : ISLET
26. Rochester output : FILM
27. Iranian coin : RIAL
28. Hard wood : OAK
29. Beverage : ALE
30. What Helen's beauty was like, to Poe : THOSENICEANBARKSOFYORE
35. Effort : TRY
36. Asian land : LAOS
37. Earth : SOD
38. Miss Korbut et al. : OLGAS
40. Consents : AGREES
43. High: Prefix : ALTI
44. Balsam : TOLU
45. Arnaz : DESI
46. Temple vessel : GOODSHIPLOLLIPOP
49. Takes on : HIRES
50. Light color : TAN
51. Duck, in Bonn : ENTE
52. Print measures : EMS
53. Manner : AIR
54. Ships or clams : STEAMERS
58. Church area : APSE
61. Meddler of a sort : CENSOR
64. Act : PERFORM
65. Moves furtively : SKULKS
67. Salutation : AVE
68. Adroit : NEAT
71. Legal thing : RES
72. Bridge setback : DOWNI
73. Area of Morocco : IFNI
75. Wise one : SAGE
76. Java's neighbor : BALI
79. Stevenson's craft : THEHISPANIOLA
83. Oil land : IRAN
84. Guinness : ALEC
85. Missing, in a way : AWOL
86. Fur animal : PEKAN
87. Energy unit : RAD
89. Art movement : DADA
90. Gardner : AVA
91. Give a sly glance : LEERAT
93. Divides : BISECTS
97. Reply : ANSWER
99. Strong drink : GROG
100. Zoo of a sort : NOAHSARK
101. What!, in Spain : QUE
102. Across: Prefix : DIA
104. Teases : RIBS
106. Sauce source : SOY
107. Misbehave : ACTUP
110. Famous deal : MAYFLOWERCOMPACT
117. Thames area : NORE
118. Periods : AGES
119. Pike's discovery : PEAK
120. Miss Thomas et al. : MARLOS
121. More correct : TRUER
123. Denials : NOS
124. Beset : PELT
125. Marble : MIB
126. New World explorers : NINAPINTAANDSANTAMARIA
135. Poetic word : TIS
136. Solidify : GEL
137. Desire : URGE
138. Yesterday: Fr. : HIER
139. Legislate : ENACT
140. Edge : HEM
141. Pitching stat : ERA
142. Atlantic cape : FEAR
143. Like some rumors : IDLE
144. More developed : RIPER
145. Bitter vetch : ERS
146. Wall and Main: Abbr. : STS
147. Admirers : FANS
148. Colorless : PALE
149. Impertinent : SASSY
1. Café au ___ : LAIT
2. Drunk : LUSH
3. Guthrie : ARLO
4. Conductor : MAESTRO
5. Changed : ALTERED
6. Record player : HIFI
7. Norse mariner : ERIC
8. Anger : RILE
9. T. Fuller wisdom, with 66 Down : ASMALLLEAKWILL
10. Precook : PARBOIL
11. Nom de plume : ALIAS
12. Untruthful one : LIAR
13. Mollycoddles : MILKSOPS
14. Arose : STOODUP
15. Kill time : LOAF
16. Ginza locale : TOKYO
17. Kind of horse : CHARGER
18. Discharge : RELEASE
19. Pronoun : ONE
31. Humorist Bill et al. : NYES
32. Alliance : NATO
33. Kind of flight : SOLO
34. Veteran of 1812 : OLDIRONSIDES
39. Family member : SIS
40. Small type : AGATE
41. Dead duck : GONER
42. Man's nickname : SHERM
43. Quick : APT
44. Bob's son : TIM
47. Political winners : INS
48. Pungent herb : LEEK
49. Towel word : HIS
50. Recipe meas. : TSP
53. Chemical suffix : ANE
55. Cleopatra was one : AFRICANQUEEN
56. One of the Stooges : MOE
57. Once, old style : ERST
59. Jokesters' standbys : PUNS
60. Glass or lady's : SLIPPER
61. Clergyman : CANON
62. Kind of eye : EVIL
63. Kind of guard : REAR
65. London area : SOHO
66. See 9 Down : SINKAGREATSHIP
69. Turkish title : AGA
70. Indians or pins : TEN
72. Scottish chemist : DEWAR
74. Decree : FIAT
76. Kind of luck or egg : BAD
77. State: Abbr. : ALA
78. Swan lady : LEDA
80. Experience : HAVE
81. Aviation prefix : AERO
82. Melody : ARIA
88. Cigar yield : ASH
90. Wonder : AWE
92. Alike, in Paris : EGAL
93. Kind of buddy : BOSOM
94. Maine bay : CASCO
95. Horse races : TROTS
96. Kind of scraper : SKY
98. Dine : SUP
100. Part of R.C.A. : NBC
102. Coloring base : DYESTUFF
103. Qualifying words : IFS
105. Bother : IRK
107. Insect : ANT
108. More trite : CORNIER
109. Platitudes : TRUISMS
110. Brown envelopes : MANILAS
111. Greek conflict : AGON
112. Certain poker players : OPENERS
113. Fuse : WELD
114. Family member : MAMA
115. School books : PRIMERS
116. Tirana's land : ALBANIA
122. Shows fury : RAGES
124. Heathen : PAGAN
127. Lively : PERT
128. Vicinity : AREA
129. Opera girl : AIDA
130. Little Girl : NELL
131. Clothes or Christmas : TREE
132. Knocks : RAPS
133. Desserts : ICES
134. "It's worth ___" : ATRY
135. Article : THE

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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