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WHAT'S YOUR LINE?

New York Times, Sunday, September 29, 1968

Author: Arnold Moss
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 92, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 684 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 123, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 16, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 26
Arnold Moss has 28 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
PS notes: Clue for 39-Down entry, "TOO DARK," is "Overexposed." This probably should have been "Underexposed." Left it as it was.
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,987
Across Down
1. Name in hymnals : WATTS
6. Fine: Scot. : BRAW
10. Shopping center : MART
14. Dark brown fur : OTTER
19. Daughter of Agenor : EUROPA
21. Lion group : PRIDE
22. Transactions : ACTA
23. Scottish seaport : LEITH
24. Celt conquered by Caesar : BRITON
25. Equilibrist : ROPEDANCER
27. Lassitude : ENNUI
28. Thirteen : BAKERSDOZEN
30. Came down : LIT
31. Pork chop, in Liverpool : GRISKIN
33. Direction : SSE
34. Company, proverbially : TWO
35. Shoe size : AAA
36. Popular edible : WEENIE
37. Opera name : SIEPI
39. Expression : TERM
41. Entangles : MATS
42. Czech city : BRNO
45. Deuces wild, or what have you : DEALERSCHOICE
49. Cloak-and-dagger group : OSS
50. Actress Janis : ELSIE
51. Yellowish color : OCHER
52. Age : AEON
53. Notch : DENT
55. Be parasitic : FEEDON
56. Salad : SLAW
57. Wanderer : NOMAD
59. He who hesitates : FALTERER
61. Finnish seaport : ABO
62. Man of Bangkok : TAI
63. Harrow : LACERATE
65. Command in "Mikado" song : DEFER
66. Hoover et al. : GMEN
67. Shirker of duty : TRUANT
69. ___ avis : RARA
71. Plunder : GUT
72. Western group : POSSE
73. Elizabethan comedy : SHOEMAKERSHOLIDAY
78. Old coin of Turkey : ASPER
81. Distant: Prefix : TEL
82. Okinawa port : NAHA
83. "That was ___ . . . " : NOLADY
86. Name of fame in journalism : REID
87. Aviator Balbo : ITALO
89. Determined : RESOLUTE
92. Take the ___ : RAP
94. Presidential nickname : CAL
95. Turtle genus : CHELONIA
97. ___ fixes : IDEES
98. Geological discontinuity : MOHO
99. Worshiper : ADORER
101. Certainly, old style : IWIS
102. Tennis score : ADIN
103. Distances: Fr. : KILOS
104. "___ a Stranger" : NOTAS
105. Gov. advisory group : CEA
106. It's "not a happy one" : POLICEMANSLOT
110. He, in Pisa : EGLI
111. Floral offering : POSY
112. Tamiroff : AKIM
113. Singer Yma : SUMAC
114. Really : INFACT
116. Lulling sounds : SHS
117. Dine : SUP
118. No, in Ayr : NAE
121. Crested ridge : HOGBACK
123. Up ___ point : TOA
124. Housecoat : HOSTESSGOWN
129. "___ that which is evil" : ABHOR
130. Make-up of a kind : CLOWNWHITE
133. Small projection, as of a plant leaf : EARLET
134. Five ___ (1:55) : TOTWO
135. Major seaport of Europe : RIGA
136. Kansas product : WHEAT
137. Liliaceous plant : SCILLA
138. Where Wiesbaden is : HESSE
139. Sabbatical term : YEAR
140. Seine town : ISSY
141. Toll : KNELL
1. Actor Clifton and others : WEBBS
2. Light effects : AURAS
3. Child's vehicle: Colloq. : TRIKE
4. Lug : TOTE
5. More smartly dressed : SPORTIER
6. Josip ___ : BROZ
7. Ready : RIPE
8. ___ of iniquity : ADEN
9. United : WED
10. Craze : MANIA
11. CPA : ACCT
12. Way: Abbr. : RTE
13. Dart boards : TARGETS
14. Liquid portion of any fat : OLEIN
15. Stretchable : TENSIBLE
16. Trivialities : TINKERSDAMS
17. Needle-and-thread box : ETUI
18. German river, in France : RHIN
20. Rejoin : ANSWER
21. Player of a kind : PRO
26. California city : ALAMEDA
29. Diamond cutters' cups : DOPS
32. Legal matter : RES
35. Kind of light : ARC
36. Prodigal : WASTEFUL
37. A lot: Colloq. : SLEW
38. "Veni" : ICAME
39. Overexposed : TOODARK
40. German article : EIN
41. ___ Bay, Jamaica : MONTEGO
43. Legendary weeper, et al. : NIOBES
44. Wife of Paris : OENONE
45. Poetic verb : DOST
46. Brilliance : ECLAT
47. To ___ (exactly) : AHAIR
48. Be told : HEAR
50. Eternally: Poet. : EER
54. Old age: Poet. : ELD
55. Iron: Fr. : FER
57. One billionth: Prefix : NANO
58. "Woodwind ___" : OCTETTE
59. Italian city : FERRARA
60. Train : RETINUE
63. The "Cowardly Lion" : LAHR
64. Taken: Scot. : TAEN
66. Name in art : GOYA
68. Applied : USED
70. Tennis star : ASHE
72. Picket : PALE
74. Most crumbly : MEALIEST
75. Burns's birthplace : ALLOWAY
76. Mystic Jewish sect : HASIDIM
77. Code signals : DOTS
78. Mysterious : ARCANE
79. See 39 Across : SEADOG
80. Gas-stove features : PILOTLIGHTS
84. Funny : DROLL
85. Swift character : YAHOO
87. Pronoun: Ger. : IHR
88. Naval information group : ONI
90. Psalmic : ODIC
91. Some consonants : LENES
93. Station : POST
95. These: Fr. : CES
96. Persian rug : ISPAHAN
98. Assorted: Abbr. : MISC
100. Irises : RAINBOWS
102. Muhammad ___ : ALI
103. Scout's gear : KNAPSACK
105. Bird sound : COCKCRY
107. Approves: Colloq. : OKS
108. Melpomene : MUSE
109. Diverts : AMUSES
111. Felt shoe : PAC
115. North Atlantic island group : FAROE
116. Indian horseman : SOWAR
118. ___ prosequi: Law : NOLLE
119. "'Tis not so deep as ___" : AWELL
120. Inner: Anat. : ENTAL
121. Owns: Poet. : HATH
122. Double reed : OBOE
123. Robe : TOGA
124. Campaign monograms : HHHS
125. Geese: Fr. : OIES
126. Satisfy : STAY
127. Vietnam holiday : TET
128. Cheshire cat's remains : GRIN
131. Golf term : LIE
132. 1917 inits. : WWI

Answer summary: 18 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 15 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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