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New York Times, Sunday, September 14, 1969

Author:
W. E. Jones
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 90, Avg Word Len: 5.29, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 582 (avg 1.33)
Open Squares: 140, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 14, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,337
Across
1. Character in "Faerie Queene" : AMORET
7. Lombardy lake : COMO
11. Iceland epic : SAGA
15. Concentrates : PORES
20. Layer : LAMINA
21. States : AVERS
23. Money's offshoot : EVIL
24. Yoga posture : ASANA
25. Acrobatic bookkeeping : TRIALBALANCE
27. Wall St. prefix : DOLLARSIGN
29. Calendar abbr. : OCT
30. ___ of goods : ABILL
31. The's, e.g. : ARTICLES
33. During : AMID
34. Head areas : NOSTRILS
36. The ___ of Tempe : VALE
37. Spire ornament : EPI
39. Direction : ENE
40. Pulitzer winner, 1958 : AGEE
41. Advisory groups : CABINETS
45. Finished the laundry : IRONED
47. Relatives : UNCLES
50. Of melody : TONAL
51. Graduation guests : PARENTS
53. Hogarth men : ROUES
54. Buck : SIMOLEON
57. That is: Lat. : IDEST
58. Defeats at bridge : SETS
59. Moon goddess : SELENE
60. 40,000-___ (big ship) : TONNER
62. Genus of bees : APIS
66. ___ bonne heure : ALA
67. Mailed : SENT
68. Makes a stab at : TRIES
69. Belief : CREDO
70. Slow as ___ : MOLASSES
74. Grants : CEDES
75. Shed copiously : RAINED
76. Inspire : ELEVATE
78. Of heat : CALORIC
80. Costa Rica export : BANANAS
81. Takes a new tenant : RELETS
82. Tunneled : BORED
83. Formality : CEREMONY
85. Cooking byproducts : ODORS
86. Panama port : COLON
87. Roman jug : OLPE
88. Dock: Abbr. : WHF
91. ___ everything : SANS
92. Flair : TALENT
93. " . . . ___ trash" : STEALS
96. Relative of zool. : BIOL
97. Special drink : TOAST
99. Symbol of wealth : GOLCONDA
101. Cavity: Anat. : FOSSA
102. Stars, for Cicero : STELLAE
104. Port where Greeks sailed for Troy : AULIS
105. Most feeble : PALEST
106. Of the wrist : CARPAL
107. Poured : DECANTED
111. Town in Hungary : ARLO
112. Wine vessel : AMA
113. His: Fr. : SES
115. Chinese dynasty : MING
116. Student's emblem : CLASSPIN
120. Wash: Lat. : LAVO
122. Mozart opus : SERENADE
125. Contradict : BELIE
126. City in Korea : IRI
127. Modern Aladdin's lamp : CREDITCARD
129. Has it made : ONEASYSTREET
132. Publicized : AIRED
133. Batting backstop : CAGE
134. Water wheel : NORIA
135. Long time for poets : ETERNE
136. Eastern civet : RASSE
137. Stettin's river : ODER
138. Tiresias was one : SEER
139. Large basket : DOSSER
Down
1. Illinois city : ALTON
2. Polo : MARCO
3. Leaves undone : OMITS
4. Inlet : RIA
5. Blows up : ENLARGES
6. Cats : TABBIES
7. Puts and ___ : CALLS
8. Athletic field : OVAL
9. "Testimony of Two ___" : MEN
10. Killer whale : ORCA
11. Chancel seat : SEDILE
12. Shore bird : AVOCET
13. A type of net : GILL
14. Lane: Fr. : ALLEE
15. Golf goal : PAR
16. Mountain in Thessaly : OSSA
17. Garb : RAIMENT
18. Jets, for one : ENGINES
19. Worked on floors : SANDED
22. Sycophantic : SERVILE
26. Wing: Fr. : AILE
28. Ambitious one : ASPIRER
32. Color : TAN
35. Extra jurors : TALES
38. Angers : IRES
41. ___ about : COME
42. Presently : ANON
43. Bundle : BALE
44. Quills : SPINES
46. Toronto man : ONTARIAN
47. ___ Major : URSA
48. A season : NOEL
49. Provide a treat of sorts : CUTAMELON
50. Jousts : TILTS
52. Drinks : ADES
54. That makes ___ : SENSE
55. Mink's relative : OTTER
56. Eric, for one : NORDIC
59. Landed estates : SEATS
61. Relative : NIECE
63. Smart to a point : PENNYWISE
64. Concept : IDEA
65. Fixes a lawn : SODS
67. Flaps violently : SLATS
69. Boat : CANOE
71. Go too far : OVERSTEP
72. Elève's school : ECOLE
73. Wraparound : SARONG
74. Cape : COD
75. Grand Central feature : RAMPS
76. Cupid : EROS
77. Mother of Castor : LEDA
79. Slowly: Music : LENTO
80. Pretty one, in Rome : BELLA
82. Fled : BOLTED
84. Passages : ROADS
86. ___ Grande : CASA
89. Cowpoke's mount : HOSS
90. Level : FLAT
92. Most improbable : TALLEST
93. Rabbit's tail : SCUT
94. Lacquered ware : TOLE
95. Writer Bagnold : ENID
96. Machetes : BOLOS
98. Waves: Sp. : OLAS
100. Comedian of silent films : LANGDON
101. Tiny Tim's voice : FALSETTO
102. Biblical city of Palestine : SAMARIA
103. Name in golf Hall of Fame : TRAVERS
105. Extolled : PRAISED
106. Spur: Biol. : CALCAR
108. Develop : EMERGE
109. Live coal : CINDER
110. Noun suffix : ANA
111. Friend : ALLY
114. Dry: It. : SECCO
116. Romero : CESAR
117. Landing places : PIERS
118. Goddess of peace : IRENE
119. Saltpeter : NITER
121. Horace's metier : ODES
123. South African assembly : RAAD
124. Son of Seth : ENOS
125. Biscay, to the French : BAIE
128. Chemical suffix : IDE
130. Before : ERE
131. ___ publica : RES

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 14 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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