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YOKING MATTER

New York Times, Sunday, August 8, 1976

Author:
Joseph LaFauci
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 68, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 568 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 142, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Joseph LaFauci has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,857
Across
1
Mexican fare : TAMALE
7
Sourpusses : CRABS
12
Formed : SHAPED
18
Titania's mate : OBERON
19
Bandman Phil : HARRIS
21
Dessert : SPUMONE
22
Occasion for the Cana miracle : MARRIAGEFEAST
24
Sound of little feet : PITAPAT
25
Thai or Chinese : ASIAN
26
Like lace : NETTY
27
Marsh birds : RAILS
29
Three, in Naples : TRE
30
Vols' home : TENN
31
Street show : RAREE
32
Hard roll : BAGEL
33
TV comedienne : CHER
34
French king : ODO
35
London landmark : TOWER
36
Diminished : WANED
37
Kind of ball or card : CUE
38
Affected : MOVED
39
Come together : MERGE
40
Easter, in Italy : PASQUA
43
Passed lightly : SKATED
45
Sidestep : DODGE
46
Mountie's action : MANHUNT
47
Would-be thin man : DIETER
48
Afternoon, in Madrid : TARDE
49
Yemen's capital : SANA
50
Tokyo, once : EDO
51
Revoke a legacy : ADEEM
52
Hair-care product : RINSE
53
Seal : SIGIL
54
Montana river : SUN
55
Fiber knots : NEPS
56
Preceded : ANTEDATED
58
Salt tree : ATLE
59
Asian river : ILI
60
Pickling solution : BRINE
62
"___ Devil" (old 3-D film) : BWANA
63
Laurence or Tuck : FRIAR
64
Kind of horn : TIN
65
Informal : EASY
66
Miss Bow : CLARA
67
Prospective TV shows : PILOTS
68
Impress deeply : ENGRAVE
70
Stimulating : BRISK
71
Offenbach's "La Belle ___" : HELENE
72
Make fast : SECURE
73
Potato or whisky : IRISH
74
Iranians' ancestors : MEDES
75
Glory or gold : OLD
76
Salad green : CRESS
77
Jewelry term : CARAT
78
Scientist's place : LAB
81
What the dawn did : CAME
83
Arrange a loan : FLOAT
84
Talk group : PANEL
85
Syrian city : HAMA
86
Elec. unit : AMP
87
James Dean film : GIANT
88
Italian cheese city : PARMA
89
Kind of holiday : ROMAN
90
More sordid : SEAMIER
92
Long-term merger : HOLYMATRIMONY
95
Glorify : ENNOBLE
96
Balanced : EVENED
97
Order of the day : AGENDA
98
Designed : STYLED
99
White poplar : ABELE
100
Kilt ingredient : TARTAN
Down
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Marinara base : TOMATO
2
Brought low : ABASED
3
Sheep breed : MERINO
4
Scottish island : ARRAN
5
Beef cut : LOIN
6
Spanish queen : ENA
7
Gladdened : CHEERED
8
Feature of an A-frame home : RAFTER
9
Mountain crest : ARETE
10
Barnyard sound : BRAY
11
Little lady : SIS
12
Blab : SPILL
13
Humble homes : HUTS
14
Candlenut tree : AMA
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Move for a new way of life : POPTHEQUESTION
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Finnish lake, to Swedes : ENARE
17
Inhibit : DETER
20
Unaccountable : STRANGE
21
Worked with Mata Hari : SPIED
23
Plagued : GNAWED
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U.S. writer : AGEE
31
Friend of Fido : ROVER
32
___ in (intrude) : BARGE
33
Son of Ham : CUSH
35
Carved emblem : TOTEM
36
Domestic goal : WEDDEDBLISS
37
De Lesseps achievement : CANAL
38
Companions : MATES
39
Robert or Samuel : MORSE
40
Polish Mrs. : PANI
41
Billow : UNDULATE
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Former sinners : ATONERS
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Source of added income : SIDELINE
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Preparing for 36 Down : KEEPINGCOMPANY
45
Famous Florentine : DANTE
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Wife in "The Sunken Bell" : MAGDA
47
Samson and others : DANITES
48
Like saloon pianos : TINNY
49
Italian city : SIENA
52
Welcome bid by partner : RAISE
53
Downright : STARK
57
Flooded : AWASH
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French city : ARLES
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Face up to : BEARD
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Opposite of a pan : RAVE
63
Word with mignon : FILET
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Critic Judith : CRIST
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Soft ___ (muffle) : PEDAL
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Slide or as a : RULE
70
Whisper : BREATHE
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Now : HEREAT
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Unyielding : IRON
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Synthetic : MANMADE
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Irish county : CLARE
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Calif. city : CARMEL
78
Banker Thomas : LAMONT
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Peregrine Pickle's wife : AMANDA
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East Indian tree : BANYAN
81
Instances : CASES
82
Flower spike : AMENT
83
U.S. poet : FIELD
84
Home-song writer : PAYNE
85
Painter Winslow : HOMER
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Verbal thrust : GIBE
88
Common person : PLEB
89
Northern capital : RIGA
91
Particle: Abbr. : MOL
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Egg cells : OVA
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Coiffure piece : RAT

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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