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New York Times, Sunday, August 8, 1971

Author:
Henry V. Straka
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.21, Missing: { Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 528 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 123, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 8,030
Across
1. Syrian city, to French : ALEP
5. Vehicle : SLED
9. Pair up : MATCH
14. British planes of W. W. I : SPADS
19. Greek dais : BEMA
20. Roofing piece : TILE
21. Zola : EMILE
22. Paine product : TRACT
23. Indians : UTES
24. Indian plum : AMRA
25. Mass. port : SALEM
26. Nest : AERIE
27. Playboy's version of a right : THEHAPPINESSOFPURSUIT
31. Harem : SERAGLIO
32. Force: Lat. : VIS
33. Newspaper section: Abbr. : SPTS
34. Radical : RED
35. Roman writer : SENECA
38. Restrain : TETHER
42. "I wasn't there" : ALIBI
46. Flaunted : PARADED
47. Bright bird : ORIOLE
48. Tabula ___ : RASA
49. Laws: Abbr. : STATS
51. W. W. II vessel : LST
53. Blue glass : SMALT
54. Coal dust : CULM
55. Ankles : TALI
56. Troupers : ACTORS
59. Reno leavers : EXES
60. Horse : ARABIAN
62. Yokel : RUBE
64. Formality : RITE
66. Possible query of a zoo ape : AMIMYKEEPERSBROTHER
72. Sir Robert : PEEL
73. Indian of West : OTOE
74. The Met forbids these : ENCORES
76. ___ cry : AFAR
80. Depletes : DRAINS
82. Salinger girl : ESME
84. Louvre name : LISA
85. Pacific island group : SAMOA
87. Guinness, e.g. : SIR
88. Kind of breath : BATED
89. Coins in Riga : LATS
90. Three in one : TRIUNE
92. Plane-engine housing : NACELLE
95. Units of force : DYNES
96. Reparation : AMENDS
97. Nail décor : ENAMEL
98. Keresan Indian : SIA
100. Kind of bunt : DRAG
102. Saratoga : SPA
103. City near L. A. : TORRANCE
108. Millionaire's pad : THEHOUSETHATJACKBUILT
114. Cottontails : HARES
115. Lag behind : TRAIL
116. ___ over lightly : ONCE
117. Binge : TOOT
118. Small ones: Suffix : ILLAE
119. French year : ANNEE
120. River to Elbe : EGER
121. Instrument : OBOE
122. Germs : SEEDS
123. Rises high : REARS
124. Time periods in Wild West : YARS
125. Goes down : SETS
Down
1. Borders on : ABUTS
2. River of Hades : LETHE
3. Eastern prince : EMEER
4. Kemal ___ : PASHA
5. Basic item : STAPLE
6. Serene : LIMPID
7. Tucson suburb : ELRIO
8. College figure : DEAN
9. Scylla's strait : MESSINA
10. Gathered : AMASSED
11. Spanish linden : TILO
12. Musical symbol : CLEF
13. Rope fibers : HEMPS
14. Track officials : STARTERS
15. H-hour at a newspaper : PRESSTIME
16. Egyptian abode of dead : AARU
17. Roman 602 : DCII
18. Word on a proof : STET
28. Fields: Lat. : AGRI
29. Baseball great : EVERS
30. Capable of : UPTO
35. Swift output : SATIRE
36. Ancient Briton : CELT
37. Gather on a surface : ADSORB
39. Deception : HOAX
40. She, in Paris : ELLE
41. Soaks flax : RETS
42. Alms box : ARCA
43. Girl's name : LAURA
44. Moslem faith : ISLAM
45. Well-known deer : BAMBI
46. Buddy : PAL
49. Restrained : STAYED
50. Oilers : TANKERS
52. Old galley : TRIREME
56. Eggs on : ABETS
57. Game fish : CERO
58. Removed pits : STONED
61. Mischief maker : IMP
63. "Once ___ a time . . . " : UPON
65. Common abbr. : ETC
67. Lily maid : ELAINE
68. What crystal gazers do : SEEALL
69. Xmas plant : HOLLY
70. Of a lake area : ERIAN
71. Trace: Fr. : RESTE
75. Lip : SASS
76. Movie dog : ASTA
77. MacDonald's asset : FARM
78. French friend : AMIE
79. Early English Puritan : ROUNDHEAD
81. Mideast land : IRAN
83. Marie, for one : STE
86. "Days of Wine ___" : ANDROSES
88. Pasture sound : BLEAT
91. Genesis name : ESAU
93. Drum out of office : CASHIER
94. Pierces: Var. : EMPALES
95. Lulu : DARB
98. Pele's game : SOCCER
99. Annoying ones : IRKERS
101. Spectral type : GSTAR
103. Old Asian coin : TANGA
104. Sedans : AUTOS
105. Weeper of myth : NIOBE
106. Hoof: Scot. : CLOOT
107. Diminutive suffixes : ETTES
108. "Now hear ___!" : THIS
109. Sound : HALE
110. Gardner : ERLE
111. Sea bird : ERNE
112. Blue Nile source : TANA
113. O'Hara Pal : JOEY

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

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