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Jim Page
Jim Page

ROUGH STUFF

New York Times, Sunday, August 24, 1975

Author: Jim Page
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 162, Blocks: 90, Avg Word Len: 5.42, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 687 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 155, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 21, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 18
Jim Page has 84 pre-Shortz puzzles and 70 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,507
Across Down
1. Ridicule : MIMIC
6. Claire et al. : INAS
10. Fast jets : SSTS
14. One of a non-waiting pair : TIME
18. Sphere of activity : ARENA
19. Saw logs : SNORE
20. ___ on (defer) : SLEEP
21. Firebrand: Fr. : TISON
22. Movie about baseball : BANGTHEDRUMSLOWLY
25. Singer Mary : HEALY
26. G.B.S. admirer : SHAVIAN
27. Dump : HOVEL
28. Prefix for maniac : MEGALO
29. Dallas time: Abbr. : CST
32. Pound and namesakes : EZRAS
33. ___ down (made up for) : LIVED
34. Sharp ridges : SERACS
35. German cry : ACH
36. Word after can or ump : TEEN
37. Sofa : DIVAN
38. Gentle as ___ : ALAMB
39. Tennis players, at times : SERVERS
41. Blubbers : BREAKSINTOTEARS
46. Asks, in Glasgow : SPEERS
47. Breaks of a habit : WEANS
48. Faculty member : DEAN
49. Boozehound : SOT
50. Brain passages : ITERS
51. Rhythmic qualities : LILTS
52. Hydrocarbon : TOLAN
54. Lake of West : TAHOE
56. Biblical mount : NEBO
57. Coin of Cuba : PESO
58. Farmer, in the spring : SOWER
59. Deprive of : DIVEST
60. Mouths : ORA
61. Guerillas : BUSHWHACKERS
64. Pointed arch : OGIVE
65. Like some basses' mouths : LARGE
67. Walking ___ : ONAIR
68. Atomic pioneer : FERMI
69. Water plants : ALGAE
70. Embryonic unit : BLASTOSPHERE
74. Pillow type: Abbr. : SFT
77. ___ oneself (skip) : ABSENT
78. Old Finnish poems : RUNES
79. Does a lube job : OILS
80. River of France : YSER
81. Minstrel-show Mister : BONES
82. Bell sounds : DONGS
83. Canvas support : EASEL
85. Idaho city : BOISE
86. Purchase: Lat. : EMO
87. Secular : LAIC
88. Baseball's Del : ENNIS
89. Sty sounds : GRUNTS
90. "Big Knockover" author : DASHIELLHAMMETT
95. Malenkov et al. : GEORGIS
96. "La Plume de Ma ___" : TANTE
97. Appears : LOOMS
98. Baby or chalk : TALK
99. Xmas time : EVE
100. Believes : TRUSTS
101. Kind of raid or waist : PANTY
102. Miss Adams : MAUDE
103. Neck color : RED
104. W. W. I soldiers : POILUS
105. Golden ___ : HORDE
106. ___ contents : TABLEOF
108. Yearn, Cockney style : ANKER
109. U.N. sight : HAMMARSKJOLDPLAZA
114. Cubic meter : STERE
115. Dublin theater : ABBEY
116. Marianne or Victor : MOORE
117. Red dye : EOSIN
118. Kind of pot or up : TOSS
119. Honey drink : MEAD
120. Eastern Eur. units : SSRS
121. French snow : NEIGE
1. Fairy queen : MAB
2. Gershwin : IRA
3. Haberdashery customers : MEN
4. Noun suffixes : INGS
5. Medical devices : CATHETERS
6. In ___ file (queued) : INDIAN
7. Mrs. Charles et al. : NORAS
8. ___ for one's money : ARUN
9. Religious school: Abbr. : SEM
10. Untidy people : SLOVENS
11. ___ up (in the bag) : SEWED
12. "Do ___!" : TELL
13. J. F. Cooper character : SPY
14. Overtime situation : TIEGAME
15. "The Manor" author : ISAACBASHEVISSINGER
16. Gun gals : MOLLS
17. Mother of Ares : ENYO
19. Fine china : SEVRES
20. Native of Bratislava : SLOVAK
21. " . . . cat that killed ___" : THERAT
23. Upperclassmen, at times : HAZERS
24. Hindu god et al. : SHIVAS
28. Dividend fruit : MELON
29. Italian town of W. W. II siege : CASSINO
30. Symbol of authority : SCEPTER
31. Crucial pitching situation : THREEBALLSNOSTRIKES
33. Legal rights : LIENS
34. Archenemy : SATAN
37. Mild oath : DRAT
40. ___ Beach : VERO
41. Where 34 Down reigns : BELOW
42. Sluggard : IDLER
43. Approaches : NEARS
44. Praise, in Scotland : ROOSE
45. Keep in : STET
47. Thought's father : WISH
51. ___ majesty : LESE
52. Yedo today: Var. : TOKIO
53. Those garnisheed : OWERS
54. Word for Clemenceau : TIGRE
55. Biblical town : AVIM
57. Sound in Washington : PUGET
58. Exits hastily : SCATS
59. Go-getters : DOERS
61. Cereal grains : BRANS
62. ___ Ho (Yellow River) : HOANG
63. French handles : ANSES
66. U. S. author : AGEE
68. ___ due (matured) : FELL
69. Snake : ABOMA
70. Cook : BROIL
71. One of a daily trio : LUNCH
72. Lay down : POSIT
73. Scoots : HIES
75. Merry : FESTIVE
76. Having braids : TRESSED
77. Napping : ABED
80. "It's ___ move" : YOUR
82. Valleys : DALES
83. Public or bitter : ENEMY
84. Insects : ANTS
85. Jimmied : BROKEOPEN
87. Baltic natives : LETTS
88. Intense actor : EMOTER
89. Weakened : GELDED
91. Trucking companies : HAULERS
92. Take out a policy : INSURE
93. Disturbed : ALARMED
94. Grundy's birth day : MONDAY
95. France's de ___ : GAULLE
98. Drums : TABORS
100. TV Indian : TONTO
101. Brazil's Rio ___ : POMBA
102. Barbara or Hoople : MAJOR
104. Certain Christmas : PAST
105. African native : HABE
106. Ring decisions : TKOS
107. Shipping hazard : FLOE
109. See 88 Down : HAM
110. Slipper sizes: Abbr. : SMS
111. "___ live and breathe" : ASI
112. Sharp turn : ZIG
113. One, in Perth : ANE

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

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