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HIGH SPIRITS

New York Times, Sunday, August 31, 1980

Author:
Joy L. Wouk
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 70, Avg Word Len: 5.30, Missing: { Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 580 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 136, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
Joy L. Wouk has 124 pre-Shortz puzzles and 9 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,254
Across
1. Chorus in "The Green Pastures" : ANGELS
7. Volcanic emissions : EJECTA
13. Least attentive : DEAFEST
20. Lark or eagle : SOARER
21. Paid (up) : PONIED
22. Hurriedly : INHASTE
23. Assignations : TRYSTS
24. River to Hecate Strait : SKEENA
25. Office, in Santander : AGENCIA
26. Lace tag : AGLET
27. "Balloon Hoax" author : POE
28. Comic-strip pilot : SMILINJACK
30. Early car : REO
31. P.S. 6 Man., e.g. : ELEMSCH
35. Press : IRON
36. Sommer : ELKE
37. Po River city : TURIN
39. Song syllable : TRA
40. Teller's place : CAGE
41. "Mr. Republican" : TAFT
42. Pigments for Gainsborough : OCHRES
44. Ann Ronell's command to a willow : WEEP
45. Certain jockey's concern : DISC
47. Game, such as rounders : TUT
48. Lend ___ (help) : AHAND
49. Crab shells : CARAPACES
52. Ulithi, e.g. : ATOLL
54. Patriotic org. : SAR
55. Vedic sky dragon : AHI
56. Browning's "___ Duchess" : MYLAST
57. Poet St.-John, 1960 Nobelist : PERSE
58. Rainbow goddess : IRIS
60. Seat for Burger : BANC
62. Barbarian : HUN
63. " . . . ___ spacious skies" : FOR
64. Did some decorative stitching : SMOCKED
66. Oar parts : LOOMS
68. Tybalt, to Juliet : KINSMAN
72. Bergamot, e.g. : OIL
73. U.N. arm : ILO
74. Augury : OMEN
76. Saarinen : EERO
77. Obtund : BLUNT
80. Mogadishu resident : SOMALI
83. Stingo, in Soho : ALE
84. Muffler mangler : RUT
85. Ouida : RAMEE
86. Becoming communicative : OPENINGUP
88. Mesta : PERLE
90. D.C. agency under McIntyre : OMB
91. Occlude : SHUT
93. Heller hero : GOLD
94. Used a rosary : PRAYED
95. Pongo and wou-wou : APES
97. "___ volat propriis" (Oregon motto) : ALIS
99. Ass, in Tours : ANE
100. Flora and fauna : BIOTA
101. Ford's running mate: 1976 : DOLE
102. Moroccan district : IFNI
103. Kentucky Derby winner: 1956 : NEEDLES
105. Game played with counters : NIM
108. Buccaneers' black banner : JOLLYROGER
111. Aria area : CEE
112. G.I.'s "sky pilot" : PADRE
114. Spanish philosopher: 1864–1936 : UNAMUNO
115. Swatch : SAMPLE
118. Christie's "The ___ of Chimneys": 1925 : SECRET
119. Covered with tin or steel : METALED
120. Creates a jam : TIESUP
121. Part of a rosebush's hip : ACHENE
122. Arranges beforehand : PRESETS
123. Kaufman quips : ADLIBS
124. ___ prunes : STEWED
Down
1. "___ Is Born" : ASTAR
2. Neighbor of Sverige : NORGE
3. " . . . haughty gallant, ___?": N. Rowe : GAYLOTHARIO
4. Gaelic : ERSE
5. Possessed of learning : LETTERED
6. Grads-to-be : SRS
7. British spa or college : EPSOM
8. Card : JOKESTER
9. Paris-to-Reims dir. : ENE
10. Co., in Metz : CIE
11. Sawbucks : TENS
12. He wrote "The Native's Return": 1934 : ADAMIC
13. Conversation writer : DIALOGIST
14. Donkeys on shipboard : ENGINES
15. "Two owls and ___": E. Lear : AHEN
16. Kind of aircraft : FANJET
17. Reversible machine : ESCALATOR
18. Measures of set type : STICKFULS
19. Vessel on the range : TEAKETTLE
27. Implement for flights of fancy : PEN
29. Sultanic say-sos : IRADES
32. Fleur-de-___ : LIS
33. Quintessence : CREAM
34. Opper creation : HAPPYHOOLIGAN
38. Inspiration for Keats : URN
42. Bedouin's goal, at times : OASIS
43. Allure : CHARM
44. Farm wagon : WAIN
46. Poultry treat : CAPON
49. Its capital is N'Djamena : CHAD
50. Astringent : ALUM
51. Provençal love song : CANSO
53. Pithy : TERSE
55. Slayer of Eric IV : ABEL
59. A quick bread : SCONE
61. Region, to Byron : CLIME
63. Choice : FINE
65. Sharpers : KITES
67. Buck heroine : OLAN
68. Iodine source : KELP
69. Buffoon : MERRYANDREW
70. "Any fool can make ___ . . . ": Thoreau : ARULE
71. Eminent : NOTED
75. Whittier's Miss Muller : MAUD
77. Decathlon item : BROADJUMP
78. Satirist : LAMPOONER
79. Like plants of the carrot family : UMBELLATE
80. Grits and chitlins : SOULFOODS
81. Choosing : OPTING
82. "___ swell foop" : INONE
87. Campus group : GLEECLUB
88. Broad view : PROSPECT
89. Erode : EAT
92. Snood : HAIRNET
94. Flan : PIE
96. Lagerlof et al. : SELMAS
98. Mexican institution : SIESTA
100. Wheat, in Colmar : BLE
104. Abysses : DEEPS
106. Drama by S. Johnson : IRENE
107. Apportioned : METED
109. Time of "comfort and joy" : YULE
110. Foray : RAID
113. Yearn : ACHE
116. Brooks : MEL
117. "___ Love You," 1934 song : PSI
118. His Most Serene Highness: Fr. abbr. : SAS

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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