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INFORMATION PLEASE

New York Times, Sunday, August 4, 1968

Author: Threba Johnson
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.45, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 664 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 126, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 16, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 19
Threba Johnson has 31 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,931
Across Down
1. Spell of energy : SPASM
6. Cheerful: Fr. : RIANT
11. Lead : METAL
16. North Dakota city : FARGO
21. Opera role : MARIO
22. Capable of being executed : ENFORCEABLE
24. Paris theater : ODEON
25. High flier : COMMUNICATIONSSATELLITE
28. Of a flat surface : PLANAR
29. Card : TREY
30. Tea: Var. : TSIA
31. Special phones : HOTLINES
34. In a day ___ : ORSO
35. Marked : PENCILED
39. Star in Gemini : ALHENA
40. Ancestress: Ger. : AHNE
42. Relate: Fr. : NARRE
44. Numerical prefix : SEXI
45. The same: Lat. : IDEM
46. Most foolish : ZANIEST
49. Plaster of Paris : GESSO
51. Gumshoe : TEC
52. Shifts in roles : RECASTINGS
55. Postpone : PUTOFF
57. Bring : FETCH
59. Prompt : ONTIME
60. Blacksmith : SHOER
62. Secret : ARCANE
64. Beads or beards : FAD
66. Turkish sultan : OSMAN
68. Otherwise: Scot. : ENSE
69. Cote sound : COO
70. Shipshape : TRIM
73. Girl's name : IRENA
75. Worn away : ERODED
77. Literary forms : POEMS
79. To oneself: Fr. : ASOI
80. Judge : ARBITER
82. Bugging device : WIRETAP
84. 7-point types : MINIONS
86. Legal term : TORT
87. In ___ (disarranged) : AMESS
89. Number : NINETY
91. Broadway show : ALFIE
92. ___ Pea, Popeye's baby : SWEE
93. Lorry : VAN
94. Noun suffix : ANCE
96. Called : NAMED
98. Hardtop : CAR
99. Money: Fr. : ARGENT
101. Grasses : REEDS
103. Compassionate one : PITIER
105. Honshu city : TOKYO
107. Runway : TARMAC
109. P.O. buys : MAILORDERS
113. Direction : ENE
114. Fat : OBESE
116. Thematic : TOPICAL
118. Caucasian language : UDIC
119. Pound : EZRA
121. Out on ___ : ALIMB
123. Norse goddess : URTH
124. Steel town in Rumania: Var. : RECITA
126. Seance items : MESSAGES
128. Geographical prefix : EURO
130. Sprang (from) : EMANATED
132. Plod : SLOG
133. Prescribed: Abbr. : ASSD
134. Kite : ELANET
135. Dostoevski book : NOTESFROMTHEUNDERGROUND
144. Clio's sister : ERATO
145. Youth : ADOLESCENCE
146. Pygmy antelope : ORIBI
147. Understand : GRASP
148. Verse pattern : METER
149. ___ Unis : ETATS
150. Spectral type : SSTAR
1. Printer's abbreviation : SMC
2. ___ de Açúcar, Rio's Sugar Loaf : PAO
3. Balance part : ARM
4. Proverbially, the "beggar's brother" : SIMPLEMAN
5. ___ Rouge : MOULIN
6. Queen: Fr. : REINE
7. Indians : INCAS
8. Way off : AFAR
9. Negative : NOT
10. Musical interval : TRITONE
11. Egyptian king : MENES
12. ___ the eyes : EASYON
13. Measure: Abbr. : TBS
14. ___ julienne : ALA
15. Daudet book : LETTERSFROMMYMILL
16. Kind of acid : FOLIC
17. Stevenson and others : ADLAIS
18. King, in Lisbon : REI
19. Arrived at : GOT
20. Pronoun : ONE
23. Mail affairs : CORRESPONDENCECOURSES
26. Zola novel : NANA
27. Slaves of old England : ESNES
31. Shirt cloth : HAIR
32. Ye ___ Gifte Shoppe : OLDE
33. David Kahn book : THECODEBREAKERS
35. Foreword : PREFACE
36. Bank items : LETTERSOFCREDIT
37. Officer, for short : EXEC
38. Thee: Ger. : DICH
40. Dangle, Cockney-style : ANG
41. Sibilant sound : HISS
43. Past : AGO
46. Tuchman book : ZIMMERMANTELEGRAM
47. Close by: Poet. : ANEAR
48. Day of the week: Abbr. : TUES
50. One ___ kind : OFA
53. Weasel : STOAT
54. Poetic contraction : TIS
56. Cutting tool : TREPAN
58. Involve : ENTAIL
61. Mister: Dutch : HEER
63. "___ fan tutti" : COSI
64. Sanctions : FIATS
65. Street sign : ARROW
67. Present moments : NOWS
71. Site of anc. Ephesus : IONIA
72. Hoarder : MISER
74. Place for a floor show : NITERY
76. Render harmless : DISARM
78. ___ letter : OPEN
81. Roof part : EAVE
83. Even : TIED
85. Lowest point : NADIR
88. Convexity in the shaft of a column : ENTASIS
90. Adobe wall: Sp. : TAPIA
95. Adroit : NEAT
97. W.W. II area : ETO
100. Viscid stuff : GOO
102. Struck : SMIT
104. Teachers : EDUCATORS
105. Abound : TEEM
106. Eleven: Fr. : ONZE
108. Ad ___ : REM
110. Alas: Ger. : ACH
111. Liturgy : RITE
112. Cigarfish : SCAD
115. ___ tricks : BAGOF
117. Manufacture : PRODUCE
120. Property : ASSETS
122. Ringo : BEATLE
124. Pealed : RANG
125. First months: Sp. : ENEROS
127. Hartford wit : ALSOP
129. Attendant : USHER
130. Chosen : ELECT
131. Equines : MARES
134. Miss Millay : EDNA
135. Not pos. : NEG
136. Lord Boyd ___ : ORR
137. Chinese pagoda : TAA
138. Hymn : ODE
139. Witticism : MOT
140. Ensnare : NET
141. Out: Dutch : UIT
142. Sports group : NBA
143. Board member: Abbr. : DIR

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 19 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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