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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
1. Spirit sound : RAP
2. Culbertson : ELY
3. Quantity: Abbr. : AMT
4. Singer Jackson : MAHALIA
5. ___-bah : POOH
6. 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
27. 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
42. Restrains : REINS
44. Seat for Louis XIV : TRONE
48. Difficult projects : HERCULEANTASKS
50. Ohio city : PARMA
52. School heads: Abbr. : PRINS
54. Mrs. Eddie Albert : MARGO
56. ___-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
69. W. W. I song : OVERTHERE
70. Hit's opposite : MISS
72. "___ inch a king" : EVERY
73. Neap and rip : TIDES
75. Is wafted on the breeze : FLOATSBY
81. Guinness et al. : ALECS
82. Kind of rhyme : NURSERY
84. As ___ (in unison) : ONEMAN
87. German one : EIN
88. Beginnings : ALPHAS
91. Airline initials : TWA
93. Peach discards : PITS
95. Other: Sp. : OTRA
96. Poetic word : NEER
97. Shah's land : IRAN
98. Maneuverable, as a ship : YARE
99. Ladies of Spain : SRAS
100. Grain : OAT
101. Buddhist people : LAO
103. 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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