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BOTH DIRECTIONS

New York Times, Sunday, September 27, 1970

Author: Keith Blake
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 5.27, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 643 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 155, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 22, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 23
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,715
Across Down
1. Kind of pride : CIVIC
6. Struck out : DELED
11. ___ homo : ECCE
15. Proofreaders' marks : STETS
20. Eared seal : OTARY
21. Like Humpty Dumpty : OVATE
22. Old Irish writing : OGHAM
23. ___ firma : TERRA
24. First family greeting : MADAMIMADAM
26. Threadbare : TRITE
27. Gibson garnish : ONION
28. Wheat: Fr. : BLE
29. Theatrical devices : ASIDES
30. Sign in animal shelter : STEPONNOPETS
32. Greenbacks : ONES
33. "Looking Glass" game : CHESS
34. "I did, ___?" : DIDI
35. Month: Abbr. : APR
38. Coasted : SLID
39. Carbons : SOOTS
40. "One ___ hope" : CANONLY
43. Bucket passers : BRIGADE
45. Artist Edouard : MANET
46. Get on toward midnight : LATEN
47. Plural ending : IES
49. Gil Blas creator : LESAGE
50. Make lace : TAT
51. Certain muscle : ROTATOR
53. Confess : AVOW
54. Pupil, in Paris : ELEVE
55. Outdoor area : PATIO
57. Maple genus : ACER
58. ___ de menthe : CREME
59. Glut : SATE
60. Radar, sis and arara : PALINDROMES
63. Gazed dreamily : MOONED
64. "___ for the show" : TWO
65. Used up : EATEN
66. British sand hills : DENES
67. Body substance : HORMONE
68. Philo and others : VANCES
70. Following : AFTER
71. Warning : CAVEAT
72. Humdinger : SNORTER
74. Punjab town : BHERA
75. Moves in a slinky way : SLIES
76. Scrap : ORT
79. Coaches : TUTORS
80. Challenge to Sir Noel : DRAWOCOWARD
82. Recognized : KNEW
83. Astaire partner : ADELE
84. Person : SOUL
85. Lock : TRESS
86. Ex-Dodger star : REESE
87. ___ en scène : MISE
88. Prudent : POLITIC
91. German article : DAS
92. Video set : TEEVEE
93. Greek letter : PSI
94. It is permitted: Lat. : LICET
95. Auto-safety man : NADER
97. Exalted : DEIFIED
98. Chemical compound : TRIACID
100. Scotsman's tossing-log : CABER
101. Sea bird : TERN
102. British House: Abbr. : LDS
103. Put away, old style : STOE
104. Small bell : CODON
105. Legislative body : DIET
106. Why owls shun the tropics : TOOHOTTOHOOT
110. Coin game: Var. : TIPPIT
112. "___ Sir Oracle" : IAM
115. Town in C.Z. : ANCON
116. Image: Prefix : IDOLO
117. When a certain man was able : EREISAWELBA
119. Honshu city : ITAMI
120. Slackening bar on a loom : EASER
121. Sierra ___ : LEONE
122. Arabian title : AMEER
123. "Win a few, ___ few" : LOSEA
124. Coaster : SLED
125. Southern constellation : MENSA
126. Battle of the ___ : SEXES
1. Search widely : COMB
2. Type face: Abbr. : ITAL
3. ___ mecum : VADE
4. George's lyricist : IRA
5. Cornice molding : CYMA
6. Minister: Dialect : DOMINIE
7. Baffled : EVADED
8. Stows : LADES
9. Greek letters : ETAS
10. Party man: abbr. : DEM
11. Barnum's "This way to the ___" : EGRESS
12. Money substitutes : CHIPS
13. Elder or Younger : CATO
14. Editor : EMENDATOR
15. ___ one's rights : STOODON
16. Bowling target : TENPIN
17. Iroquoian : ERIE
18. Pony : TROT
19. ___ serif : SANS
22. Octet: It. : OTTETTO
25. Irish princess : ISOLDE
30. Blacksmith : SHOER
31. Forty-___ : NINER
33. Swindle : CON
35. Most capable : ABLEST
36. Future attorney's course : PRELAW
37. Advice to a seated M.P. : RISETOVOTESIR
38. Seasoning : SAGE
39. Fabric : SATIN
40. Delicacies : CATES
41. Advice for good people : LIVENOTONEVIL
42. Navy clerical men : YEOMEN
44. Conveyed : GAVE
45. Early prayer : MATIN
46. Shoe parts : LACES
48. Nobel : SWEDE
50. Wayside Inn fare : TALES
52. Circus man : TAMER
53. Bouquet : AROMA
55. Writer Walter : PATER
56. Random grouping : ODDFEW
58. Inner areas : CORES
60. Sets the tempo : PACES
61. Kind of rocket : RETRO
62. Kind of play : ONEACT
63. Progressed : MOVED
65. Between: Fr. : ENTRE
67. Filaments : HAIRS
69. Take ___ in a play : AROLE
70. Call ___ to : AHALT
71. Ritzy quality : CLASS
72. Impress : STAMP
73. Dweller in a certain colony : NUDIST
74. Noise abroad : BRUIT
75. Pledge : SWEAR
77. Sow again : RESEED
78. Sporting wear : TWEEDS
80. Distributed : DOLED
81. Concern of Robert's Rules : ORDER
82. Ind. hemp: Var. : KEEF
84. Groups : SOCIETIES
86. Check : REIN
88. Loop of lace : PICOT
89. Type of bed : INADOOR
90. Boston name : CABOT
92. Third: Lat. : TERTIA
94. Ky. racetrack : LATONIA
96. Retreat : DEN
97. Kind of diver : DEEPSEA
99. "Wherever I hang my hat ___" : ISHOME
100. Lost interest : COOLED
101. Basketball scores : TIPINS
104. Opted : CHOSE
105. ___ base (be stranded) : DIEON
106. Comet part : TAIL
107. Hep : ONTO
108. Wood sorrels : OCAS
109. Eastern vine : ODAL
110. Forest sight : TREE
111. "___ the night . . . " : TWAS
112. Holly : ILEX
113. Busy as ___ : ABEE
114. Spoils : MARS
117. Tree : ELM
118. Scottish uncle : EME

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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