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RHYMES FROM WAY OUT

New York Times, Sunday, September 28, 1969

Author: Edward J. O'Brien
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 160, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.59, Missing: { X Z }, Scrabble score: 711 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 157, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 14, XRef: 0, Spans: 5 (1 triple stack), Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 38
Edward J. O'Brien has 10 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,351
Across Down
1. Amphibians : TOADS
6. Relative: Abbr. : BRO
9. Of a Mideast nation : IRANIC
15. It's ___ story : ASAD
19. ___ gatherum : OMNIUM
21. Did a farm job : HOED
22. Mexican lady : SENORA
23. Went on horseback : RODE
24. Refusal to a Friday holdup man : PAYDAYWAYLAYNAYSAY
27. Relative of a cockney 'ero : EMAN
28. Exclamation of surprise : OHMY
29. Grain : OAT
30. Relatives of orgs. : SOCS
31. Structures of like origin : ISOGENS
33. Rio's ___ Acucar : PAODE
35. Entertain lavishly : REGALE
39. Centers : HUBS
41. Dionnes' doctor : DAFOE
42. Part of an English county : SHROP
43. Words for a cabled smoke signal : ADIREFIREWIRE
46. Possess: Scot. : HAE
47. Living-room eyes : TEEVEES
51. Church court : ROTA
52. " . . . in deepest grief ___" : ANDWOE
55. Electrical unit : OHM
56. Party : SOCIAL
57. Sand ridge : BAR
58. Certain words: Abbr. : VBS
60. Prevail : WIN
61. Duo : PAIR
63. Word after waste and want : NOT
64. French friend : AMI
66. Chair : SEAT
67. Berle, for short : MILT
68. Novel : NEW
70. Scot's denial : NAE
72. Life ins. man : AGT
74. Energy: Abbr. : PWR
75. Throat, in England : HALSE
76. Clerical union's demand for a raise : WHITECOLLARDOLLARHOLLER
82. One who keeps 64th notes : HEMIDEMISEMIQUAVERSAVER
83. Words for a navigator's role : ALONGSIDETOGUIDETHERIDE
84. Now : TODAY
85. Against : CON
86. Three, in Rome : TRE
87. Plane of future: Abbr. : SST
88. She: Ger. : SIE
89. Speeds : HIES
90. Wan : PALE
91. "A rose ___ rose" : ISA
93. Fireproof material: Abbr. : ASB
95. Plant beards : AWNS
98. Balaam's transport : ASS
99. Whitney : ELI
100. Droop : SAG
102. Consecrate : DEVOTE
105. Misfortune : WOE
106. Earthquake: Prefix : SEISMO
109. Extracted : DREW
111. Ridicule (with "of") : MAKEFUN
112. Charlemagne domain: Abbr. : HRE
113. No. 1 airport runway : MAINPLANELANE
116. Do ___ turn : AGOOD
118. Paints : LIMNS
120. Poetic adverbs : EENS
121. Took out : ERASED
124. New Deal name : MOLEY
125. One more : ANOTHER
127. Points : AIMS
129. Shoe size : EEE
131. "When I was ___" : ALAD
132. Aqua ___ : PURA
133. Forecast for a poor shoe repair : ACOBBLEJOBLLWOBBLE
139. Flying initials : USAF
140. Excite : THRILL
141. Roman date : IDES
142. Tuneful : ARIOSE
143. Soccer star : PELE
144. Couch : SETTEE
145. Receive : GET
146. Suffered : STOOD
1. Leading mod art store : TOPOPSHOP
2. Laughter in Nebraska : OMAHAHAHA
3. Dictum of a prudish girl watcher : ANYMOREMINIMODESIMMORAL
4. Nursery words : DIDYDO
5. Latin possessive : SUA
6. Lad : BOY
7. Kind of pronoun: Abbr. : REL
8. Harem room : ODA
9. There ___ answer : ISNO
10. Try to attain : REACHFOR
11. Hearts, clubs, or whatever : ANYSUIT
12. Digits: Abbr. : NOS
13. Poker player's words : IRAISE
14. Coral islets : CAYS
15. Have ___ for (esteem) : AREGARD
16. Comment on how part of an audience will react : SOMEFEWWILLVIEWWHOLLBOO
17. Bell town : ADANO
18. Slow-witted : DENSE
20. Muscle: Prefix : MYO
21. Despise : HATE
25. Conflict : WAR
26. French river : YSER
32. Norse god : ODIN
34. Corporation levies: Abbr. : EPTS
36. Earth goddess : GAEA
37. Girl's name : ADELA
38. Fleur-de-___ : LIS
40. Heroic sea rescue : BRAVEWAVESAVE
44. Time period : ERA
45. Old form of be : WAST
48. Long time : EON
49. Thrifty : ECONOMICAL
50. Words for a star at liberty : VITALIDOLIDLE
53. Castor bean : OILSEED
54. In the earth: Fr. : ENTERRE
57. Large steam shovel : BIGDIGRIG
59. "___ Wimpole Street" : BARRETTSOF
62. Eye parts : RETINAS
65. Woodchuck : MARMOT
66. Chair backs: Var. : SPLADS
67. Fever disease : MALARIA
69. Like a V-shaped object : WEDGY
71. Flemish name of Ixelles : ELSENE
73. Brimless hats : TOQUES
75. Waters : HOSES
76. Start of some riddles : WHATHAS
77. Abelard's beloved : HELOISE
78. These: Fr. : CES
79. Of age: Abbr. : AET
80. French pronoun : LUI
81. Royal initials : HRH
90. Laborer : PEON
92. City in Turkey : ADANA
94. Heat measure: Abbr. : BTU
96. Out of fish eggs, too : NOROEALSO
97. Shabby feat : SEEDYDEED
100. Rational : SENSIBLE
101. Reverence : AWE
103. ___ out : EKES
104. Hindu grant : ENAM
107. N. M. capital : SANTAFE
108. Before mash : MISH
110. Jogged some : RANABIT
111. Damage : MAR
114. Region of France : PERCHE
115. ___ majesty : LESE
117. Travel briefly : GOABIT
118. Slurp : LAPUP
119. Occupied : INUSE
122. Lampreys : EELS
123. State: Abbr. : DEL
126. Food: Slang : EATS
128. Fr. miss : MLLE
130. Oahu town : EWA
134. Scrap : ORT
135. Lively dance : JIG
136. Poem : ODE
137. Wager : BET
138. Conjunctions : ORS

Answer summary: 32 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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