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SIZING THINGS UP

New York Times, Sunday, August 24, 1969

Author: Eva Pollack Taub
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.32, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 553 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 121, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,316
Across Down
1. Skirt : GOPAST
7. Indian weight : TOLA
11. Greatest : MOST
15. Man with a sword : MATADOR
16. Arithmetic device : ABACUS
19. Nonentity : CIPHER
21. Well-known Cockney : ELIZADOOLITTLE
23. Bird : ORIOLE
24. Canals on U.S. border : SOO
25. Mean abode : HOVEL
26. Track : HUNT
27. Evergreen : LAUREL
28. Helper: Abbr. : ASST
30. Forbearance : MERCY
32. Place for a barbecue : PATIO
34. Home buyer's concern: Abbr. : MTGE
35. Luster : SHEEN
37. Give the go-by : SHUN
39. Meaning : SENSE
41. Buddhist temple : WAT
42. Plumber's concern : LEAK
45. "___ corny as . . . " : IMAS
47. Role in "Barber of Seville" : ROSINA
49. On the loose : ATLARGE
52. Planet : EARTH
54. Word in a Hardy title : NATIVE
56. Greek letter : RHO
57. " . . . we all do fade as ___" : ALEAF
59. Disturb : ROIL
61. Embankments : LEVEES
63. Recent: Prefix : CEN
64. Kingfish : LONG
65. Fastened : LOCKED
67. Mortar hoe: Dial. : LARRY
68. Groups: Abbr. : ORGS
70. Town on the Hudson : WEEHAWKENNJ
73. Secular : LAIC
74. Girl's name : LEILA
76. Swelling disease of fish : DROPSY
77. Early age : TEEN
79. English river : DEE
80. Postulate : ASSERT
82. Slack part of a sail : SLAB
83. Minor prophet : HOSEA
84. Noun suffix : ISE
85. Writ against a debtor : ELEGIT
87. Nickname for Miss Ederle : TRUDI
89. Fabrics : TRICOTS
91. One who makes up : ATONER
93. State: Abbr. : OREG
94. Hostess's request : RSVP
95. Container : TIN
97. Flint: Prefix : SILIC
99. Swedish chemist : GAHN
101. Gladden : ELATE
105. Word element for a country : INDO
107. Silent star : NEGRI
109. Plants of a region : FLORA
112. Caledonian : SCOT
113. Charge : ACCUSE
115. Scratchers : HENS
117. Dunne : IRENE
119. Chem. prefix : EKA
120. Bridge moves : RAISES
121. Broadway play of 1953 : TAKEAGIANTSTEP
124. Flowers : ASTERS
125. Design : SKETCH
126. Bull-like : TAURINE
127. Tree toad : HYLA
128. Modern concern : DIET
129. People of a world area : ASIANS
1. Winter footwear : GALOSH
2. Indolent : OTIOSE
3. Bolivia's La ___ : PAZ
4. Esau's wife : ADAH
5. Biblical locale : SODOM
6. Treasure ___ : TROVE
7. Ballerina Maria : TALLCHIEF
8. Sash : OBI
9. Plaster backing : LATH
10. Misbehave : ACTUP
11. Star in Cetus : MIRA
12. A kind of den : OPIUM
13. Gear for hams : SHORTWAVERADIO
14. Russian cart : TELEGA
15. Flat-topped hills : MESAS
17. Bones : ULNAS
18. Dog : SETTER
19. Vast : COLOSSAL
20. Lease again : RELET
22. Poetic words : OERS
29. Tissue: Anat. : TELA
31. Arizona city : YUMA
33. Privy to : INON
36. Chemical liquid : NERAL
38. Village in SE New York : NARROWSBURG
40. Vain: Ger. : EITEL
43. Shining : AGLOW
44. Wailed : KEENED
46. Thick-set : STOCKY
48. Of snow : NIVAL
49. City in Illinois : ARCOLA
50. French saint : THERESE
51. Area of Queens, N.Y. : LONGISLANDCITY
53. Scout activity : HIKE
55. Strangest : EERIEST
58. Dye workers : AGERS
60. Slow, in music : LENTO
62. Chinese mediums of exchange : SYCEES
65. Abdomen: Prefix : LAPARO
66. River of Ukraine : DNESTR
69. Weather word : SLEET
71. Ex-film star Jack : HOLT
72. Taunts : JEERS
75. Ancient Greek city : ARGOS
78. Unworldly : NAIVE
81. Tim's quality : TININESS
83. Feature : HIGHLIGHT
86. End: Pref. : TELE
88. Unhearing : DEAF
90. Army men: Abbr. : CPLS
92. Boxing jabs : RIGHTS
95. Headpiece : TIARA
96. Not on credit : INCASH
98. Sound like an old door : CREAK
100. Japanese seaweed : NORI
102. Colorless liquid : ACETIN
103. Subway items : TOKENS
104. Storehouse : ETAPE
106. European thrush : OUSEL
108. Signed in a way : INKED
110. Lariat : REATA
111. Indian coins : ANNAS
114. Fluids : SERA
116. Bristle: Prefix : SETI
118. Small case : ETUI
122. Richthofen, for one : ACE
123. Relative of Mme. : SRA

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 14 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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