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K RATIONS

New York Times, Sunday, August 25, 1974

Author:
Jack Wherry
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 93, Avg Word Len: 5.07, Missing: { J V Z }, Scrabble score: 805 (avg 1.85)
Open Squares: 132, Cheaters: 9, FITB: 16, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 29
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,143
Across
1. Jawed : YAKKED
7. Harbor or mitzvah : BAR
10. Eden and Heath: Abbr. : PMS
13. ___ play for : MAKEA
18. Adorns, old style : ORNATES
20. Et ___ : ALII
21. European canal : KIEL
22. Kind of verb: Abbr. : IRREG
23. Chopsticks' cousins : KNIFEANDFORK
25. Bomber pilot's concern : ACKACKFIRE
27. Pillage : SACK
28. Retreats : LAIRS
29. City near Chicago : KANKAKEE
31. Sodom specialty : SIN
32. State: Abbr. : KAN
34. Newsstand : KIOSK
36. Seven, to Cicero : SEPTEM
37. Employed : USED
38. Arctic bird : AUK
40. Squeeze out : EKE
42. "Whither thou ___ . . . " : GOEST
44. Ref. book : OED
45. Ghana's capital: Var. : AKKRA
46. Like the blacksmith's hands : SINEWY
48. System of measures : METRIC
50. Wharf : PIER
51. Hiker's gear : KNAPSACK
54. Secretary under F.D.R. : FRANKKNOX
57. "___ were king" : IFI
60. Do art work : ETCH
61. Stealing: Prefix : KLEPT
64. Made changes : ALTERED
65. Heal : KNIT
66. Maori canoes : WAKAS
68. On : ABOARD
70. Kind of poker : STUD
71. Fish : ANGLE
72. Either way : WINORLOSE
75. More passé : STALER
76. Showing sass : TALKINGBACK
80. Triple-header-double-letter word : BOOKKEEPERS
85. Songlike : ARIOSE
86. Organ-console gadgets : STOPKNOBS
88. Guru Nanak's followers : SIKHS
89. Child's speech, often : LISP
93. Signal at a séance, maybe : ONERAP
94. Brimless hat : TOQUE
99. On an even ___ : KEEL
100. Small-time : TINHORN
102. Magi, e.g. : SAGES
104. Sandwich staple : TUNA
105. Quiet! : SSH
106. One of New York's Fingers : KEUKALAKE
108. "Show-me" men : SKEPTICS
110. Straightforward : OPEN
112. Kozy ___ (highway sign) : KABINS
114. Deliverance : RESCUE
115. Happening of 1960's : SITIN
117. French wheat : BLE
119. Bumbling : INEPT
121. It's mad when wet : HEN
122. Round-Table men: Abbr. : KTS
123. Pawn : HOCK
124. Metal grating : GRILLE
126. Shade of gray : SLATE
128. Impatient sound : TSK
130. Girl's name : ADA
131. Most holey : LEAKIEST
133. Caesar words : ICAME
135. Tower city : PISA
138. ___ tavi : RIKKITIKKI
140. After five, six : PICKUPSTICKS
143. Work on dough : KNEAD
144. ___ all, knows all : SEES
145. Scottish daws : KAES
146. ___ out (persist) : STICKIT
147. Sixth, in Italy : SESTO
148. Time period : ERA
149. Noise: Abbr. : SND
150. Insists : SAYSSO
Down
1. Belly laughs : YOKS
2. Wild buffalo : ARNA
3. Item for a whatnot : KNICKKNACK
4. Novelist Franz : KAFKA
5. Paris season : ETE
6. "Big ___!" : DEAL
7. Develop suddenly : BLOSSOM
8. Broadcast : AIR
9. Egyptian tambourine : RIKK
10. Light-fingered one : PICKPOCKET
11. "Kiss ___" : MEKATE
12. Quenched : SLAKED
13. Emcee's need : MIKE
14. What Sandy says : ARF
15. Santa : KRISSKRINGLE
16. Stranger : EERIER
17. Docket : AGENDA
19. Black or coral : SNAKE
20. Have ___ in one's throat : AFROG
21. Famous Citizen : KANE
24. 502, to Brutus : DII
26. Paving material: Abbr. : CEM
30. Stellar : ASTRAL
33. None of this is good : NEWS
35. Hemp product : KEEF
37. Music maker : UKE
38. Out of line : ASKEW
39. Utah range : UINTA
41. Eskimo craft: Var. : KYAK
43. Violins, for short : STRADS
45. ___-les-Bains : AIX
47. Hebrew measure : EPHA
49. Backbook entries: Abbr. : INTS
50. Herd of seals : POD
52. Trolley sound : CLANG
53. Skewer dish: Var. : KEBOB
55. Liberian tribe : KRU
56. Composer Rorem : NED
58. Office worker : FILER
59. Passages : ITERS
62. Having openings: Suffix : PORA
63. Soft mineral : TALC
65. Hilltop : KNAP
67. Cheese or movement : SWISS
69. Korean soldiers : ROKS
71. Explosive experiment : ATEST
73. Feminine suffix : INE
74. Black : EBON
75. Fatty: Prefix : SEB
76. Duties : TASKS
77. The Ram : ARIES
78. How best-sellers go : LIKEHOTCAKES
79. Eastern cosmetic : KOHL
81. Uncovers, in poems : OPES
82. Creole cook's staple : OKRA
83. Pegs : KNAGS
84. Russian coin : KOPEK
87. China Sea gulf : TONKIN
89. Brooklyn campus : LIU
90. Red or black : INK
91. ___ leaf : SHAKELIKEA
92. Negri : POLA
95. Mel et al. : OTTS
96. Football maneuvers : QUICKKICKS
97. Not abridged : UNCUT
98. Lets up : EASES
100. Little Indian number : TEN
101. Hydrophobia : RABIES
103. Dry : SERE
106. Range of view : KEN
107. Chemical suffixes : ENES
109. Kind of house : PENT
111. Turkish measure : PIK
113. Joined, as ropes : SPLICED
115. Makos, e.g. : SHARKS
116. Antiseptic : IODINE
117. Prepare short ribs : BRAISE
118. Moonshine : LIKKER
120. Courses : TACKS
121. Rope fibers : HEMPS
124. ___-well card : GET
125. Wreaths : LEIS
127. Greek letter : TAU
129. Slightly risqué : SPICY
131. Italian resort : LIDO
132. Highways: Abbr. : TPKS
134. Superlative endings : ESTS
136. Sports gear : SKIS
137. Concerning : ASTO
139. Krazy ___ : KAT
141. Fleming : IAN
142. Spanish aunt : TIA

Answer summary: 21 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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