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TAKING A POSITION

New York Times, Sunday, September 7, 1969

Author:
Threba Johnson
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.43, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 562 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 109, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 29
Threba Johnson has 31 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,330
Across
1. Hero of Greek legend : IDAS
5. Shakespearean shepherdess : MOPSA
10. Himalayan animal : REDBEAR
17. Alaskan city : NOME
18. Order: Fr. : ARRETE
20. Madison Ave. thinkers : IDEAMEN
21. Author O'Connor : EDWIN
22. Goodman book : GROWINGUPABSURD
25. Making a thrust : LUNGING
27. Cassia plants : SENNAS
28. Wrong: Prefix : MIS
29. ___ cantorum : SCHOLA
30. Like: Suffix : OID
31. Welsh name : EVAN
33. Racetrack pests : TOUTS
37. Negrito : ATI
38. Theologian of 16th cent. : ERASTUS
41. Alike: Fr. : EGAL
43. Old weapon : SNEE
44. Choices: Abbr. : SELS
46. Conditions : IFS
47. Gounod's "___ et Baucis" : PHILEMON
50. Army medal : DSC
51. Means of transportation : ELEVATED
54. French season : ETE
55. Skilled interpreter : EXEGETE
57. Marquis de ___ : SADE
58. Initials on an airline board : ETA
59. Backed a cause : SIDED
61. S. A. catfish : DORAD
62. Kind of eclipse : LUNAR
64. 1949 treaty : NATO
66. Word of respect in India : SRI
68. Fem. suffix : ETTE
69. Epitaph for a movie palace : FALLOFTHEHOUSEOFUSHER
74. Preposition : UNTO
75. Divinity degree : THM
76. Majority : MOST
77. Do a grammar chore : PARSE
78. Mexican Indian : NAHUA
80. Hinder legally : ESTOP
82. Sit-down result : LAP
84. Vestments : ALBS
86. On the ___ a wave : CRESTOF
88. Letter : ESS
89. Slight : OVERLOOK
91. U. S. dept. : HEW
92. Devices for catching fish : TRAPNETS
95. Pique : IRE
96. Homeless tot : WAIF
98. Rat-___ : ATAT
100. Nautical term : ALEE
101. "No" voter : OPPOSER
104. Road: Abbr. : RTE
105. ___ the land : LAYOF
107. Testing places : LABS
109. Long time : EON
110. Sell: Fr. : VENDRE
112. Young seal : PUP
114. Rattle on a harness : CROTAL
116. Subscription affair : RENEWAL
117. On Cloud 9 : HIGHERTHANAKITE
122. Part of to have: Fr. : AVAIS
123. Without means of rowing : UNOARED
124. One-up word : TOUCHE
125. Bow man : TELL
126. Circuses : BIGTOPS
127. Momentum : SPEED
128. Place of refuge : ARKS
Down
1. Ones called for service : INDUCTEES
2. Leonard Woolf book : DOWNHILLALLTHEWAY
3. Mexican friend : AMIGO
4. Of old age : SENILE
5. Steal, in Scotland : MAGG
6. 1949 peace Nobelist : ORR
7. Toast : PROSIT
8. Cinched : SEWEDUP
9. Have ___ ear : ATIN
10. Sleeper : RIP
11. Dutch cheese : EDAM
12. Ledger entry : DEBIT
13. Singers : BASSOS
14. Large bird : EMU
15. Gas: Prefix : AER
16. 3 mins. of boxing: Abbr. : RND
19. Nine: Prefix : ENNE
21. Maxwell and others : ELSAS
23. Called to order : GAVELED
24. Treatment : USAGE
26. Village of East Bengal : NARIA
30. Caucasus native : OSSET
32. Some social climbers : NAMEDROPPERS
34. Rostin book : UNDERTHEBOARDWALK
35. With a will : TESTATE
36. One who quits : SECEDER
39. Miller play : AFTERTHEFALL
40. Part of a Goldsmith title : SHESTOOPSTO
42. Smoked salmon : LOX
45. Diligent : SEDULOUS
48. Adjective suffix : ITIOUS
49. Sparks : NED
52. Medical prefix : VENO
53. Borge : DANE
56. Obeys a street sign : GOESSLOW
60. Compass reading : ESE
63. Sternward : AFT
65. A king of Egypt : AHMOSE
67. "___ body meet . . . " : IFA
69. Madeira port : FUNCHAL
70. Inimical planet : ANARETA
71. Pinafore : HMS
72. French town : STLO
73. Soviet range : URAL
79. Lawyer: Abbr. : ATT
81. Darkness : TENEBRA
83. Par ___ : AVION
85. Sports areas : SKITRAILS
87. Danish money : ORA
90. Pass a rope through : REEVE
93. Fruit : PEACH
94. Make one's self heard : SPEAKUP
97. Senses : FEELS
99. Formal wear : TOPHAT
102. Regulate : POLICE
103. Tebaldi : RENATA
106. Code, in Spanish law : FUERO
108. Are: Fr. : SONT
111. To no extent : NEVER
113. Kind of school : PREP
115. N. M. colony : TAOS
116. Marsh grass : REED
117. Central area : HUB
118. Zool. suffix : INI
119. Bib. prince : GOG
120. Football scores: Abbr. : TDS
121. Article : THE

Answer summary: 20 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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