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ACTIVE ONES

New York Times, Sunday, September 12, 1976

Author: Anthony B. Canning
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 101, Avg Word Len: 5.04, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 569 (avg 1.33)
Open Squares: 102, Cheaters: 17, FITB: 26, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 20
Anthony B. Canning has 26 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,892
Across Down
1. European gulf : RIGA
5. Armadillo : APARA
10. Kind of free : SCOT
14. Treats roughly : PAWS
18. Way for Caesar : ITER
19. Finishes second : PLACES
20. Sandarac tree : ARAR
21. W.W. II side : ALLIES
23. ___ the candle at both ends : GEORGEBURNS
25. ___ fly balls : TOTIEFIELDS
27. Browning biographer : ORR
28. City of Russia : OREL
29. ___-tete : TETEA
31. Fall for : BITE
32. Go to the plate : BAT
33. Stormed : RAGED
35. Musical tones : EFLATS
37. Heifer, in Aries : TAURE
39. Takes a certain bath : SUNS
40. Appropriate : STEAL
41. ___ squeaky wheel : OILSA
42. More strict : STERNER
44. Actual being : ESSE
45. Sea birds : ERNS
46. Poker move : RAISE
49. Trees : ELMS
51. Listens to : ATTENDS
53. Kind of rumor : IDLE
54. J. Barrymore trademark : PROFILE
57. Bolivian shipment : TIN
59. Stupid one : ASS
60. Famed jockey : SANDE
62. Machine gun : BREN
63. Elsie's milieu : LEA
64. Haves ___ nots : ANDHAVE
67. Dies ___ : IRAE
68. Silkworm : ERIA
69. Fruit decay : BLET
70. Cover in a way : INSURE
71. Spleen : IRE
72. ___ the cake : DAVIDFROSTS
75. Quebec town : LASARRE
78. Money-raising performance : BENEFIT
79. ___ the river : GERALDFORDS
83. Family member : SON
84. Mean : INTEND
88. Genesis name : ENOS
89. Miss Gam : RITA
90. Jerker or sheet : TEAR
92. Hit the top, as a flood : CRESTED
93. Boat for a trio : TUB
94. Author Thomas : MORE
95. Wish for : COVET
96. Navy off. : COM
97. Irate : HOT
98. "Cherries ___" (robin's report) : ARERIPE
100. "Mens ___ in . . . " : SANA
101. Desert : FORSAKE
104. Part of QE.D. : ERAT
105. Returned, as a pigeon : HOMED
106. Loudness unit : SONE
107. Harbinger of a new month : BILL
109. Garden frame : TRELLIS
112. Danish king of 1200's : ERICV
114. Attach, as a button : SEWON
116. Ear part : LOBE
118. Flying prefixes : AEROS
120. Dan ___ likes TV news : RATHER
122. Remove : ERASE
123. ___ Darya : AMU
124. Malay coins : TRAS
125. Gives the gate : OUSTS
127. Jeanne Eagels vehicle : RAIN
129. Thy, in France : TES
130. ___ in the woods : MARSHAHUNTS
133. ___ Dick with affection : TOMSMOTHERS
136. Orphan girl et al. : ANNIES
137. Carry : TOTE
138. Win over : ENDEAR
139. Johnson of TV : ARTE
140. Ratio words : ISTO
141. Hypothetical force : ELOD
142. Certain religionist : DEIST
143. " . . . ___ the punkin" : ISON
1. Hardships : RIGORS
2. Repeat : ITERATE
3. ___ the floors : GEORGESANDS
4. Airboard abbr. : ARR
5. U.S. playwright : ALBEE
6. ___ the stream : PAULFORDS
7. Peak: Prefix : ACR
8. Certain incomes : RENTALS
9. Cash, etc. : ASSETS
10. Surfeit : SATE
11. Tito subject : CROAT
12. Grain : OAT
13. Homage : TRIBUTE
14. Ballet step : PLIE
15. Brew : ALE
16. ___ around Washington : WILBURMILLS
17. Relative of a litter : SEDAN
19. Word with cent : PER
21. In pursuit of : AFTER
22. Certain planes : SSTS
24. Inferior deity : GODLET
26. Cobh's land : EIRE
30. Catherine, for one : TSARINA
34. Bridge seat : EAST
36. Ointments: Abbr. : LINS
38. African fox : ASSE
39. Kind of confidence : SELF
43. Garish light : NEON
45. Word in Mass. motto : ENSE
47. ___ up (made sense) : ADDED
48. Quebec river sight : ILE
50. Winter fall : SLEET
52. Hear no good of oneself : EAVESDROP
54. Lion assemblage : PRIDE
55. Gives added assurance : REAFFIRMS
56. Roadside sign : EATS
57. Asian native : TAI
58. Tabard, e.g. : INN
60. Fathered : SIRED
61. Metric unit : ARE
62. Linen cloth : BRIN
65. Dances : HULAS
66. Russian sea : ARAL
68. Square : EVEN
69. W. H. Upson's salesman : BOTTS
71. Babylonian god : IRRA
73. Cut short : ABORT
74. Russian hemp : RINE
76. Blazing : AFIRE
77. Repetition : ROTE
79. Wooden shoe : GETA
80. Habituate : ENURE
81. ___ the midnight oil : ROBERTBURNS
82. One of the ages : STONE
83. So, in Scotland : SAE
85. ___ the lawn : ETHELWATERS
86. Prefix for lithic : NEO
87. Insecticide : DDT
91. Dodgers : EVADERS
92. Heart : CORE
94. Trifle : MITE
95. Machine part : CAM
96. Opposites : CONVERSES
99. Fine : RARE
100. Ordinary : SOSO
101. French marshal : FOCH
102. Kind of minded : ABSENT
103. Bleaching vat : KIER
105. Like Grant's face : HIRSUTE
106. ___ out (rests) : SITSONE
108. Be a ___ (finish second) : LOSERTO
110. Zhivago girl et al. : LARAS
111. Wife of Jacob : LEAH
113. Informed on : RATTED
115. Media-man Ron : NESSEN
116. Tibetan V.I.P. : LAMA
117. Certain Arabian : OMANI
119. Word with voce : SOTTO
121. ___ Gan, Israel : RAMAT
124. Relig. study : THEO
126. Kind of car lot : USED
128. Comparative ending : IOR
131. Meet : SIT
132. ___ pros. : NOL
134. Roman 1501 : MDI
135. "Bali ___ " : HAI

Answer summary: 16 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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