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ASSORTED WORDS

New York Times, Sunday, August 20, 1972

Author:
Manuel Canyes
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 70, Avg Word Len: 5.38, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 508 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 118, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,408
Across
1. Rhythms : TEMPI
6. Suffers in a way : SMARTS
12. Music passage : CODA
16. Pacific island group : LAGOON
17. Seed coats : TESTAE
18. Rectify : AMEND
20. Certain family men : PILGRIMFATHERS
22. Caged : PENTUP
24. Water passage : INLET
25. Strange : EERIE
26. Physician : GALEN
28. Island land: Abbr. : IRE
29. Bagnold : ENID
30. Kills time : IDLES
31. Eastern church areas : BEMAS
32. Young one : CHIT
33. Thy, in Paris : TES
34. Inter ___ : ALIOS
35. Nature writer : SETON
36. Poet Matthew : PRIOR
37. Solon, for one : ATHENIAN
39. Opera voices : BASSI
40. Calif. city : FRESNO
41. P. I. natives : ATAS
42. Shoe part : SOLE
43. Most boring : DRIEST
45. Panicky : SCARED
48. Spars : SPRITS
50. Insect molting stages : INSTARS
53. Yarns : TALES
54. Germ cell : SPORE
55. Bamboo and rattan : CANES
57. Miss Murray : MAE
58. Jejune : ARID
59. Actors' output : SPOKENWORDS
61. Play a loggers' game : BIRL
62. Columbia, in anthem : GEM
63. Kind of fence : SPITE
64. Legal wrongs : TORTS
65. Skirt strip : PANEL
66. Kind of triangle : ETERNAL
68. Boys' hockey game : SHINNY
70. Adoree et al. : RENEES
71. In an orderly way : NEATLY
73. Takes back, as one's words : EATS
74. Direction : EAST
75. Surgeon's finale : SUTURE
77. Gets as due : EARNS
79. Amazes : ASTOUNDS
83. Obliterate : ERASE
84. Inkles : TAPES
85. Church areas : APSES
86. Bind: Scot. : OOP
87. Fruit-cake filler : DATE
88. Ord and Knox : FORTS
89. Snooped : PRIED
90. Texas flag feature : STAR
91. Black bird : ANI
92. "Home, Sweet Home" author : PAYNE
93. Heathen : PAGAN
94. Boy, in Bonn : KNABE
95. Of a metallic element : NIOBIC
97. Poles apart : IRRECONCILABLE
100. Fragrant seed : ANISE
101. Pearly shells : NACRES
102. Allow : ENABLE
103. Law: Abbr. : STAT
104. Viscid : GLAIRY
105. Word in a Jane Austen title : SENSE
Down
1. Somewhat like Wilt : TALLISH
2. Urged on : EGGED
3. Sahl : MORT
4. Hawaiian dish : POI
5. ___ res : INMEDIAS
6. Gawks : STARES
7. Wife of Zeus : METIS
8. Tennis star : ASHE
9. Map abbr. : RTE
10. Archery items : TARGETS
11. Seed-shaped cartilage : SESAMOID
12. May and Ann : CAPES
13. Augury : OMEN
14. Haunt : DEN
15. Winter dosage : ANTIHISTAMINE
16. Songbird : LINNET
19. Asian tree : DURION
20. Vandalized treasure : PIETA
21. Finger infection : FELON
23. Stone: Prefix : PETRO
27. Swedish district : LAN
30. 24-book poem : ILIAD
31. Harass : BESET
32. Whitecap : CREST
34. Pays up : ANTES
35. Frogs, toads, etc. : SALIENTIANS
36. One of the media : PRESS
38. Like some owls : EARED
39. Canton of Norway : BORRE
40. French brandies : FINES
42. Rungs : SPOKES
44. Melon features : RINDS
45. Type of coach : STAGE
46. Printing mark : CARET
47. Sustaining processes : ALIMENTATIONS
48. Blemish : SPOT
49. " . . . the whips and ___ of time" : SCORNS
51. Peep show : RAREE
52. Betrays : SELLS
54. Mishandle, as beans : SPILL
56. Pretentious : ARTY
59. Outpouring : SPATE
60. Habits : WONTS
61. African native : BANTU
63. Kind of drum : SNARE
65. Mexican money : PESOS
67. Economize in a way : REUSE
69. First word of a toast : HERES
70. Scolded : RATED
72. Desire : YEARNING
74. Perfumes : ESSENCES
75. City on the Meuse : SEDAN
76. Muse : URANIA
78. Wingless : APTERAL
79. Of bees : APIAN
80. V.I.P. : NOTABLE
81. Feasible : DOABLE
82. Berlin's river : SPREE
84. Trifle : TOY
85. Fleet of ships : ARGOSY
88. Bezel : FACET
89. Racehorse : PACER
90. Scottish hill areas : SNABS
92. Tuscany city : PISA
93. Prefix for scope or meter : PERI
94. Secret group : KLAN
96. Harness part : BIT
98. Big Board initials : RCA
99. Fem. suffix : INE

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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