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Nancy S. Ross
Nancy S. Ross

STAGING AREA

New York Times, Sunday, September 16, 1973

Author: Nancy S. Ross
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.06, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 511 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 108, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 15, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 22
Nancy S. Ross has 34 pre-Shortz puzzles and 22 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,800
Across Down
1. Assn. : ORG
4. Matured : AGED
8. French storefront word : TABAC
13. "Rheingold" role : FROH
17. Part of S.S.T. : SUPER
19. Florida city : DADE
20. Actress Valli : ALIDA
21. Verdi heroine : AIDA
22. City landmark : OPERAHOUSE
24. Absorbed one : PORER
25. Fret : STEW
26. Stark quality : BARENESS
27. Counting devices : OPERAMETERS
29. Indian of Peru : ANDE
30. Namesakes of Wagner heroine : SENTAS
33. Boundary: Abbr. : LIM
34. Tangled : MATTED
36. Decline : SET
37. Kidney-shaped : RENIFORM
42. Linen's place : CLOSET
43. Depot: Abbr. : STA
44. Agents : OPERATIVES
46. Vehicle : CAR
47. TV fare : SOAPOPERAS
50. Pocket site : VEST
51. Irish luck : CESS
53. Good name, for short : REP
54. Mining damp : STYTHE
57. Silkworm : ERIA
58. Before : UNTIL
61. Few: Fr. : PEU
62. Stop ___ dime : ONA
64. Neighbor of Syr. : ISR
65. Some dwellings : COOPERATIVEAPARTMENTS
72. African land: Initials : OFS
73. Black's partner : TAN
74. Sleuth, for short : TEC
75. Surprised sounds : GASPS
76. Shinto temples : SHAS
78. Bride: Fr. : MARIEE
80. Resin : LAC
81. Dressy chap : TOFF
85. ___ das Cruzes, Brazil : MOGI
86. Western : HORSEOPERA
90. Hair: Prefix : PIL
91. Monologue subjects : OPERATIONS
95. Metric unit : ARE
96. Colorless gas : ETHENE
98. Assemblies : SESSIONS
99. O. T. book: Abbr. : PSA
100. Indian fast : DHARNA
101. French noble : DUC
102. Customer : CLIENT
105. Town of Japan : SISA
106. Teamwork : COOPERATION
111. Union target : OPENSHOP
115. Role in Mascagni opera : LOLA
116. "Just do ___" : ASIDO
117. Lorgnette's relative : OPERAGLASS
119. Do ___ thing : ONES
120. Roman goddess : CERES
121. Persian elf : PERI
122. Heads: Fr. : TETES
123. Soviet agency : TASS
124. Scent, in Italy : ODORE
125. Weedy plant : TARE
126. W. W. II group : OSS
1. Shrewdies : OPERATORS
2. Lets anew : RERENTS
3. Spanish V.I.P.'s : GRANDEES
4. Fusses : ADOS
5. Magnetic unit : GAUSS
6. Sullivan et al. : EDS
7. Sandra or Ruby : DEE
8. Mulberry bark: Var. : TAPPA
9. Drug plants : ALOES
10. Whirring sound : BIRR
11. "___ in magic and spells" : ADEALER
12. Orff's "___ Burana" : CARMINA
13. Writer Howard : FAST
14. Ceremony : RITE
15. Eur. river : ODER
16. Turns left : HAWS
17. Show grief : SOB
18. ___ tree : UPA
23. Give ___ (consider) : HEEDTO
27. Baseball great : OTT
28. Exude : EMIT
31. Prohibit : ESTOP
32. Tide : NEAP
34. Start of 14th century : MCCC
35. Side petals : ALAE
37. Take it easy : REST
38. Knicks or Lakers : FIVE
39. "___ Killarney . . . " : OVERIN
40. Withstand : RESIST
41. Spectral types : MSTARS
43. Wheat : SPELT
44. "Coffee ___?" : ORTEA
45. Settle a debt : PAYUP
48. Girl's name : ARIANA
49. Sorts: Fr. : ESPECES
52. Have a bite : SUP
55. Roman satirist : HORACE
56. Noun endings : ENTS
59. Tennis need : NET
60. Vehicle : TRAM
63. Elec. unit : AMP
65. Universe : COSMOS
66. "Time ___" (Snow) : OFHOPE
67. Indians or oranges : OSAGES
68. Suffix for aud or trans : ITION
69. Turns : VEERS
70. All eyes : AGAPE
71. Part of i.e. : EST
77. Falstaff et al. : SIRS
79. Greek letters : RHOS
80. Navigation aid : LORAN
82. Collapsible items : OPERAHATS
83. Sibelius, e.g. : FINN
84. ___ market : FLEA
87. Loosen : EASE
88. Arabia's neighbor : REDSEA
89. "I haven't ___ wear" : ATHINGTO
92. Staff man : AIDE
93. African bird : TOURACO
94. Boxed : INCASED
97. To-dos : HASSLES
99. Frat-man's wear : PIN
102. Beverage : CIDER
103. Like some ends : LOOSE
104. "___ is human" : TOERR
106. Coagulate : CLOT
107. Mrs. Chaplin : OONA
108. Cheers for Escamillo : OLES
109. Football play : PASS
110. Neophyte: Var. : TIRO
112. ___-dieu : PRIE
113. Bold, in France : OSE
114. Afterthoughts: Abbr. : PSS
117. Choose : OPT
118. Princess's tormentor : PEA

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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