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TUNING UP

New York Times, Sunday, September 16, 1962

Author:
Anthony Morse
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 174, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 686 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 147, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 12, XRef: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
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© 1962, The New York TimesNo. 4,811
Across
1. Illustration. : SAMPLE
7. Warms up. : THAWS
12. Stowe character. : TOPSY
17. Extra at a dance. : STAG
21. "The ___ o' the Green." : WEARIN
22. American poet. : RILEY
23. Theme of "South Pacific" song. : ADAME
24. Indian. : ERIE
25. Old-time herald of Spring. : ORGANGRINDER
27. Riddles. : CONUNDRUMS
29. Spit of land. : POINT
30. Cousin of a daisy. : ASTER
31. Wounded. : STUNG
32. Ant. : EMMET
33. Certain courts: Abbr. : CCS
34. Intimate. : NEAR
35. Cathedral feature. : SPIRE
36. Defendant in 1925 trial. : SCOPES
37. Umpire's call. : SAFE
39. Business abbreviation. : ACCT
40. Dress goods. : WOOLS
41. Excel. : SHINE
42. Yes. : ALLRIGHT
44. Boat. : CANOE
45. Oriental temple. : TAA
46. Article. : THE
49. More, in music. : PIU
50. Modern: Prefix. : NEO
51. Hold sway. : REIGN
52. Next to the summit. : HIGHLEVEL
55. Series of notes. : OCTAVE
57. ___ Delgada. : PONTA
58. Shade. : TONE
59. Spanish city. : AVILA
60. Bailiff. : REEVE
61. ___ virumque cano. : ARMA
62. Of the nostrils: Anat. : NARIC
64. Musical instrument. : SPINET
65. Menu item. : ENTREE
67. Spanish port. : ADRA
68. Line for marble shooters. : TAW
70. Smooth, in phonetics. : LENE
71. Tip. : NEB
74. Broadway hit. : THESOUNDOFMUSIC
78. Downcast. : SAD
79. Court cry. : OYES
81. Feminine suffix. : ESS
82. Chew. : GNAW
83. State. : OREGON
85. "___ in F." : MELODY
87. Where La Scala is. : MILAN
89. Tar: Sp. : BREA
90. Sound of doubt. : HUMPH
94. Fran's friend. : OLLIE
95. Color. : NAVY
96. Goddess of vegetation. : CERES
98. Suckfish. : REMORA
99. Dining hall. : REFECTORY
101. Whale: Lat. : CETUS
102. Cony. : FUR
103. Sine qua ___. : NON
104. World War II theatre. : ETO
105. Seoul soldier. : ROK
106. Constant objector. : NOMAN
107. Picked. : SELECTED
109. Plunder. : RAVIN
112. Maxim. : MORAL
113. Recital. : TALE
114. Sticky. : LIMY
115. Slow ballet dance. : ADAGIO
117. Famous Broadway name. : COHAN
118. Bird's cry. : CALL
119. Short coat, for short. : MAC
120. Beverages. : SODAS
121. Shallow. : SHOAL
122. Not allowed. : TABOO
123. "And ___ pray . . . " : ONETO
126. Ethelreda Lewis' 1927 book. : TRADERHORN
128. Ground pines. : YELLOWBUGLES
130. Eastern queen. : RANI
131. Put forth. : POSED
132. Famous Fred. : ALLEN
133. Opera role. : ISOLDE
134. Hebrew lyre. : ASOR
135. Rewards: Poet. : MEEDS
136. Braids. : PLATS
137. Marked with wavy lines. : GYROSE
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1. Trade: Colloq. : SWOP
2. Flying prefix. : AERO
3. Mozart subject. : MAGICFLUTE
4. High-stepper. : PRANCER
5. Ravelings. : LINTS
6. Mechanical man: Abbr. : ENG
7. The way to divide Gaul. : TRISECT
8. Suggest. : HINTAT
9. Common shrub. : ALDER
10. Quite a lot smaller. : WEER
11. Neighbor of Jordan: Abbr. : SYR
12. Tangible. : TACTILE
13. Scents, in London. : ODOURS
14. Smooth fabric. : PANNE
15. Complacent. : SMUG
16. Ginza money. : YEN
17. Discourse. : SERMON
18. Variety of creepers. : TRUMPETVINES
19. Beloved: Fr. : AIMEE
20. Feats. : GESTS
26. Lodge of llaneros. : RANCHO
28. One tenth of: Prefix. : DECI
31. Runcible ___. : SPOON
35. See 117 Across. : SONGANDDANCEMAN
36. Ruler. : SHAH
37. Relish. : SAPOR
38. Ben Bolt's girl. : ALICE
39. Askew: Dial. : AGEE
40. Carol singer. : WAIT
41. Nestor. : SAGE
43. Think up. : INVENT
44. Dinner: Lat. : CENA
45. Medicinal solutions. : TINCTURES
47. "All's Well" character. : HELENA
48. Exultant. : ELATED
51. Gounod opera role. : ROMEO
52. ___ polloi. : HOI
53. Circuit. : LAP
54. Unlucky. : EVIL
56. "___ Maria." : AVE
57. Printer's sign. : PRESSMARK
58. Moving cars, trucks, etc.: Abbr. : TRAF
61. Son of Zeus and Hera. : ARES
63. Lined up. : AROW
64. Gulp: Colloq. : SWIG
66. People generally. : THEY
67. "King and I" role. : ANNA
69. On the deep. : ASEA
71. "Weep ___ . . . " : NOMORE
72. Grommet. : EYELET
73. 1944 novel. : BELLFORADANO
75. Unsightly. : UGLY
76. Customs. : MORES
77. Stick. : COHERE
80. Silk: Fr. : SOIE
84. O. T. book. : NUM
86. Month: Abbr. : DEC
88. Campus plant. : IVY
89. Brown: Fr. : BRUN
91. Virginia shrine. : MONTICELLO
92. Introduction. : PROEM
93. Adroit. : HANDY
95. Time. : NOON
97. Etc. : ETAL
98. See 51 Across. : RULE
100. Musical group. : TRIO
101. Color. : CORAL
102. University trustee. : FELLOW
106. "Look, ma, ___." : NOHANDS
107. Spacious halls. : SALOONS
108. Noise. : CLANGOR
110. Moroccan port. : AGADIR
111. Holding device. : VISE
112. Tied up. : MOORED
113. Marker. : TABLET
115. Ad ___ (to the stars): Lat. : ASTRA
116. Miss Spenlow and others. : DORAS
117. See 107 Across. : CHOSE
118. Lily. : CALLA
119. Timid. : MOUSY
121. Sabot. : SHOE
122. Inform. : TELL
124. Scatters (grass). : TEDS
125. Form of Hosea. : OSEE
127. Motor speed: Abbr. : RPM
128. Caroline island. : YAP
129. Impressive. : BIG

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 13 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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