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New York Times, Sunday, September 17, 1967

Author: Anthony Morse
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 688 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 169, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
Anthony Morse has 35 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1967, The New York TimesNo. 6,609
Across Down
1. Concern of 65 Across. : BARGE
6. British naval base. : MALTA
11. Iraqi port. : BASRA
16. Pole. : SPRIT
21. Milieu of liners. : OCEAN
22. Lily plant. : AROID
23. Top mark. : APLUS
24. Cum ___. : LAUDE
25. Guilds. : CRAFTUNIONS
27. Machine on the green. : GRASSCUTTER
29. Ax notch. : KERF
30. Dangerous. : RISKY
31. Bell sound. : CHIME
32. On this side. : HITHER
33. Weather prediction. : GALES
34. Units akin to catties. : TAELS
35. Nibblers. : MICE
36. Atlantic graveyard. : HATTERAS
40. Frenchmen. : PERES
41. Finale of 38 Down. : TYLERTOO
45. Bauer man. : ORIOLE
46. Slip. : ERROR
47. Headaches. : ILLS
48. Passé: Abbr. : OBS
49. Florentine painter. : LIPPI
50. Memorable Kentuckian. : ALBENBARKLEY
54. Chinese peak. : OMEI
55. Figured (out). : DOPED
56. Transportation for Tarzan. : LIANE
57. Tools. : AWLS
58. Alarm. : SCARE
59. Functions. : USED
60. Sketches. : LIMNS
61. Hawaiian isle. : LANAI
63. Housing for a motor. : STATOR
64. Freighter's stop: Abbr. : POC
65. Alias Marie Dressler. : TUGBOATANNIE
67. Settlement. : COLONY
68. Nut. : ACORN
70. Man's name. : IRA
71. Grumble. : CROAK
72. Anc. Danish king. : CANUTE
74. Sometime foreign policy. : BRINKMANSHIP
80. Nautical abbreviation. : ENS
83. Liked a lot. : ADORED
84. Acting couple. : LUNTS
85. Summarize. : RECAP
86. Avast! : STOP
87. Forecasters. : SEERS
88. Pew: Fr. : BANC
89. Led off. : BEGAN
90. Java's rival. : MOCHA
91. "Outward Bound." : PLAY
92. Emigré to Utah. : BRIGHAMYOUNG
95. Legal phrase. : ADHOC
96. German "one." : EIN
97. Chaff. : BRAN
98. Fuels ship. : COALS
99. Traveling cast. : TROUPE
100. Arctic birds. : REDGEESE
102. Ganges city. : PATNA
103. Fisherman. : SHRIMPER
105. Armenian river. : ARAS
106. Stood by as an extra. : SUPED
107. Old vehicles. : SHAYS
108. Fabrics. : SCRIMS
111. Moros. : SULUS
112. Troutlike fish. : CHARS
113. Cry for help: Fr. : AMOI
117. Circus debris. : PEANUTSHELL
119. Winged pirate. : FRIGATEBIRD
121. Ready for action. : ARMED
122. Containing an antiseptic. : IODIC
123. Gimbals. : RINGS
124. Boat. : FERRY
125. A Shearer. : MOIRA
126. Narrow: Prefix. : STENO
127. Answers the rudder. : OBEYS
128. Filch. : STEAL
1. Kind of beer. : BOCK
2. Mediterranean bay. : ACRE
3. Aft. : REAR
4. Pole. : GAFF
5. Noun ending. : ENT
6. Rope. : MANILA
7. Begins. : ARISES
8. Aspects. : LOOKS
9. Minute. : TINY
10. Classifieds. : ADS
11. Mowgli's friend, the panther. : BAGHEERA
12. "From seeds of ___ sowing." : APRILS
13. Bridge bids. : SLAMS
14. Trick. : RUSE
15. Balaam's critic. : ASS
16. Washes down. : SLUICES
17. Glib talk. : PATTER
18. Wife of Boaz. : RUTH
19. Notion: Fr. : IDEE
20. Region: Abbr. : TERR
26. Arrow poison. : URARE
28. Not so warm. : CHILLY
31. Tropical tree. : CAROB
33. Frozen. : GELID
34. Coat with an alloy. : TERNE
35. One of the Standishes. : MYLES
36. Endure. : HOLDUP
37. Melodious. : ARIOSO
38. Start of an 1840 slogan. : TIPPECANOEAND
39. Sharks. : TOPED
40. Press: Sp. : PRENSA
41. Old-time "Toiler." : TILLIE
42. Condiment. : TOMATOKETCHUP
43. Titania's spouse. : OBERON
44. Willow bed. : OSIERY
46. Mexican tree. : EBANO
50. Straighten. : ALIGN
51. Bough. : LIMB
52. Irish verse. : RANN
53. River of movie fame. : KWAI
54. Florida city. : OCALA
58. Small porch. : STOOP
60. Set a trap. : LURED
61. Mild sprees. : LARKS
62. Where Hué is: Var. : ANAM
63. Certificate. : SCRIP
65. Lugs. : TOTES
66. Shade. : TINT
69. Condiment. : CURRY
71. Chinese name. : CHANG
72. Mr. Milquetoast. : CASPER
73. Kind of penguin. : ADELIE
74. Loser in 1884. : BLAINE
75. Ratline. : RUNG
76. Creep. : INCH
77. Small space. : AREOLA
78. Hot wine mixture. : NEGUS
79. Look at closely. : SCAN
81. Pessimist's dictum. : NOHOPE
82. Typewriter bar. : SPACER
86. Corrupt city. : SODOM
88. Pentagon people. : BRASS
89. ___ large. : BYAND
90. Roger of baseball. : MARIS
92. Oppose with vigor. : BREAST
93. Mexican resort. : ACAPULCO
94. Specks. : MOTES
97. British isle. : BERMUDA
99. Rendezvous. : TRYST
101. Fancy dive. : GAINER
102. Arrive. : PULLIN
103. Long-haired. : SHAGGY
104. Pester. : HARASS
106. Shoe leather. : SUEDE
107. Polish. : SHINE
108. Lands to the south: Abbr. : SPAM
109. Food fish. : CERO
110. Branches: Biol. : RAMI
111. Attempt. : SHOT
112. Pier foundation. : CRIB
113. Back up. : ABET
114. Bog down. : MIRE
115. Odd: Scot. : ORRA
116. Pastoral. : IDYL
118. Little girl. : SIS
119. To's partner. : FRO
120. Letters. : EFS

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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