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WORD DOINGS

New York Times, Sunday, August 6, 1972

Author: Jay Spry
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.13, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 539 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 128, Cheaters: 18, FITB: 10, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 21
Jay Spry has 16 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,394
Across Down
1. Baby word : DADA
5. Smith et al. : ALS
8. N.C.O. : CORP
12. Decks : PACKS
17. Army addresses : APOS
18. Type of opera : SOAP
19. Expect : AWAIT
21. Sound from a lily pad : CROAK
22. Pegasus, in a way : HIGHHORSE
24. Mailer of a sort : PICTURETUBE
26. Spanish article : LAS
27. Like a top seller : HOTTEST
29. To be: Fr. : ETRE
30. TV annoyance : SNOW
31. Bus-rider's purchase: Abbr. : TFR
33. Alan or Robert : ALDA
34. Coty : RENE
35. Recipe units: Abbr. : TBS
36. Exam : ORAL
38. Looks : SEEMS
40. Damage : DEFACE
43. Melodic : LYRIC
45. Military units : GROUPS
48. Fixes leftovers : REWARMS
51. Due : DESERTS
54. Israeli natives : SABRAS
56. Biblical crossing : REDSEA
57. Part of R.F.D. : RURAL
59. Standish : MILES
61. Error's partner : TRIAL
62. Prefix with light : TWI
65. Marquand's Mr. : MOTO
66. Like mosaic : INLAID
68. ___ Benedict : EGGS
69. Port: Abbr. : HAR
70. Recently delivered : BORNYESTERDAY
74. Society-page word : NEE
75. Skinner : OTIS
77. Polytheists : PAGANS
78. Raines : ELLA
79. Grads-to-be: Abbr. : SRS
80. Western or country fare : MUSIC
82. Designer Emilio : PUCCI
83. Cherished ones : DEARS
85. Moslem elite : ASHRAF
87. Cover : SHROUD
90. Subsidiary news piece : SIDEBAR
94. Where reds turn blue : SIBERIA
96. Tightened : TENSED
98. Baffle : STUMP
99. Repairs Venus de Milo : REARMS
101. Flocks of mallards : SUTES
103. Arab scholar : ALIM
104. Peking name : MAO
106. Letters for Old MacDonald : EIEI
108. Composer Thomas : ARNE
109. Neighbor of Md. : DEL
110. Debates: Abbr. : ARGS
112. One ___ (ball game) : OCAT
113. Banana plant : PLATANO
115. Depot: Abbr. : STA
118. Zero, literally : ROUNDNUMBER
121. Bread-end, in Havana : CUBANHEEL
123. Snide attack : SMEAR
124. Bobby ___ : SEALE
125. Card : TREY
126. Some votes : AYES
127. Catches : HASPS
128. Over-from-Dover time : DDAY
129. Holy ___ : SEE
130. Thread: Prefix : NEMO
1. Arlene : DAHL
2. Upolu port : APIA
3. Pluto and Lassie : DOGSTARS
4. Light color : ASH
5. Arteries : AORTAS
6. Finish of a relay : LASTLEG
7. Certain drivers : SPEEDERS
8. Mil. title : CAPT
9. W. W. II agency : OWI
10. Hot-rod man : RACER
11. Fixed dates : PITTED
12. Portion: Abbr. : PCE
13. Black and fine : ARTS
14. "This window closed," etc. : COUNTERSIGNS
15. Skewered meat cubes : KABOB
16. Swerves : SKEWS
18. ___ Canals : SOO
20. Spatula : TURNER
23. Relative of 128 Across: Abbr. : HHR
25. Jacket : REEFER
28. Tropical isle : SAMOA
32. Handbill : FLIER
36. Experienced : OLD
37. Bread : RYE
39. Some underwater trips : SUBMISSIONS
41. "Mad as ___ . . . " : AWET
42. Nucleus : CADRE
44. Bit : CRUMB
46. Type of dress fabric : PRINT
47. Pierre's parlor : SALLE
49. Scanty : MEAGER
50. Mud volcanoes : SALSES
52. Scout unit : TROOP
53. Henchman : SATRAP
55. Shriveled : SEARED
58. Roman garment size : LONGUS
60. Edges : SIDLES
62. Wolfe or à Kempis : THOMAS
63. It came after the twist : WATUSI
64. Paddy's slippers : IRISHBROGUES
67. ___ Lama : DALAI
71. Regatta entry : YACHT
72. French ink : ENCRE
73. Scotland, etc. : YARDS
76. "Yes, ___!" : SIREE
81. Face, in Spain : CARA
84. Stiff hairs : SETAE
86. Bombard : FIREON
88. Familiar : USUAL
89. Takes away : DETRACTS
91. What Elsie might catch : BULLSEYE
92. French friend : AMI
93. Turns, for short : RPM
95. ___ curiae : AMICUS
97. Service plate : DENTURE
100. Furrowed : SEAMED
102. U.S.S. Hornet, in a way : SEABEE
104. Wet place : MARSH
105. Huisache feature : AROMA
107. "I've got ___ and that . . . " : ITBAD
109. Put on : DON
111. Breeze : SNAP
113. Victim : PREY
114. Con vote : NAY
116. Abound : TEEM
117. As well : ALSO
119. A.M.A. members : DRS
120. High note : ELA
122. Dynasty of China : HAN

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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