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CLASSIC DOINGS

New York Times, Sunday, September 28, 1975

Author:
Elaine D. Schorr
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 134, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 507 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 119, Cheaters: 16, FITB: 14, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
Elaine D. Schorr has 49 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original solution grid had LEADS and HERCULESNTASKS at 79-Across and 48-Down, respectively; corrected to LEAD A and HERCULEAN TASKS.

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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,542
Across
1
Paper amount : REAM
5
Thunder unit : PEAL
9
Retiree's gift : WATCH
14
Acclaim : HAIL
18
___ Ata : ALMA
19
Plain plinth : SOCLE
20
Miser, in Milan : AVARO
21
Church calendar : ORDO
22
Greek who knew his numbers : PYTHAGORAS
24
Nonsensical talk : GALIMATIAS
26
Inspirations for Tennyson : ARTHURIANLEGENDS
28
Right items for 22 Across : ANGLES
31
Fashion : MODE
32
Sources : ROOTS
34
Edible fungus : PORIA
35
Kind of bridge suit : MINOR
36
South Seas island group : ARU
38
Roman Empire invader : GOTH
40
Fun and games : PLEASURES
43
"___ the house!" : ITSON
45
Chinese truth : TAO
46
Jet ___ : LAG
47
___ Amboy : PERTH
49
Zodiac sign : ARIES
50
Quaker leader : PENN
51
Wine: Prefix : ENO
52
Puckered cloth : PLISSE
53
Gets sleepy : NODS
54
Medit. island : MALTA
55
Showed an old movie : RERAN
57
River of France : RHONE
59
Swamp Fox of 1700's : MARION
60
Protest ploys : SITINS
61
Kind of grace : SCAPE
62
Drink server : BARMAN
63
"___ Sympathy" : TEAAND
64
Author Nevil : SHUTE
65
Bach instrument : ORGAN
66
Peewees : RUNTS
67
Footnote abbr. : ETAL
68
Cheese variety : ROMANO
71
___ off steam : LET
74
Circle parts : ARCS
75
Jacques of song : FRERE
76
Prudent, in Nantes : AVISE
77
Egg: Prefix : OVI
78
Cote cry : MAA
79
"You can ___ horse to . . . " : LEADA
80
On the outs with : ESTRANGED
83
W. W. II town : STLO
85
Fort ___ : ORD
86
Gains upon : NEARS
89
Gleam: Fr. : LUIRE
90
Miss Berger : SENTA
92
Knightly sport : TILT
93
Shelley et al. : PERCYS
94
Apple-inspired science : NEWTONIANPHYSICS
100
Some gallery hang-ups : OLDMASTERS
102
Peace of mind : HEARTSEASE
106
Narrow shoe width : AAAA
107
What to do with the news : BREAK
108
Tapestry : ARRAS
109
Syngman ___ : RHEE
110
Snagged : TORN
111
Raconteurs' output : YARNS
112
Gets the point : SEES
113
Cousin to the ketch : YAWL
Down
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Spirit sound : RAP
2
Culbertson : ELY
3
Quantity: Abbr. : AMT
4
Singer Jackson : MAHALIA
5
___-bah : POOH
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Light shade : ECRU
7
Chicken Little et al. : ALARMISTS
8
Injury : LESION
9
Marathon at the Met : WAGNERIANOPERA
10
Of grandparents : AVAL
11
Account : TALE
12
Blow, in Ireland : CRIG
13
Diamond feats : HOMERUNS
14
Small-fry favorite : HOTDOG
15
Fare for Plato's pupil : ARISTOTELIANLOGIC
16
Mount of Crete : IDA
17
___ Alamos : LOS
19
Noncoms : SGTS
23
Zones : AREAS
25
Upward: Prefix : ANO
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Bother : ADO
28
Turnover item : APPLE
29
Pitcher Ryan : NOLAN
30
Bank gift at New Year's : GREGORIANCALENDAR
33
Lincoln's War Secretary : STANTON
35
Map lines: Abbr. : MERS
36
Stage comment : ASIDE
37
Richard et al. : ROES
39
Pongee fabric : HONAN
41
Plateau : UPLAND
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Restrains : REINS
44
Seat for Louis XIV : TRONE
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Difficult projects : HERCULEANTASKS
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Ohio city : PARMA
52
School heads: Abbr. : PRINS
54
Mrs. Eddie Albert : MARGO
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___-Unis : ETATS
58
Porkpie : HAT
59
George Eliot character : MARNER
60
Works by a French artist : SEURATS
61
Pottery piece : SHARD
62
Brag : BOAST
63
Mine cars : TRAMS
64
Advantage : STEAD
67
Former, old style : ERER
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W. W. I song : OVERTHERE
70
Hit's opposite : MISS
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"___ inch a king" : EVERY
73
Neap and rip : TIDES
75
Is wafted on the breeze : FLOATSBY
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Guinness et al. : ALECS
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Kind of rhyme : NURSERY
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As ___ (in unison) : ONEMAN
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German one : EIN
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Beginnings : ALPHAS
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Airline initials : TWA
93
Peach discards : PITS
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Other: Sp. : OTRA
96
Poetic word : NEER
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Shah's land : IRAN
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Maneuverable, as a ship : YARE
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Ladies of Spain : SRAS
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Grain : OAT
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Buddhist people : LAO
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Cry of triumph : AHA
104
Baste : SEW
105
Moray : EEL

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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