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PAR FOR THE COURSE

New York Times, Sunday, September 9, 1973

Author: Gladys V. Miller
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 5.21, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 676 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 134, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 27
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,793
Across Down
1. Sew loosely : BASTE
6. Tire : IRK
9. Wife of Mohammed : AYESHA
15. Patch : COBBLE
21. Nile city : ASWAN
22. Deer : ROE
23. "No morn, ___" (Hood) : NONOON
24. "To ___ better than sacrifice" : OBEYIS
25. Wedge products : CHIPSHOTS
27. Traffic hazards : SUNDAYDRIVERS
29. Time period: Abbr. : CEN
30. "Rhinoceros" author : IONESCO
32. Orly or Kennedy : AIRPORT
33. Tech. school degree : BIE
34. Socks : ARGYLES
36. One, in Bonn : EINE
38. Aromas : ODORS
39. French city : LYON
40. Kind of hug or market : BEAR
41. Threshers : FLAILS
43. Halting sounds : ERS
44. Brants : GEESE
45. Little Caesar, e.g. : GANGSTER
47. Bandman Herb : ALPERT
49. Search widely : COMB
50. Agreement, in Paris : PACTE
51. "Exodus" author : URIS
53. Seven or high : SEAS
54. Design on metal : CHASING
57. Miss Chase : ILKA
58. Human resources : MANPOWER
60. Burma or Tobacco : ROAD
61. Aussie animal : ROO
62. Neon, e.g. : GAS
63. Things said during a physical : AHS
65. Eva or Magda : GABOR
66. Hindu goddess : DEVI
67. Wife of Bragi : IDUN
68. High note : ELA
69. Thrice: Prefix : TER
70. Exaggerating : OVERDOING
72. Quarterback's repertoire : SIGNALS
76. Productive : FERTILE
79. Fox's forte : SLYNESS
80. Prerogative : PRIVILEGE
82. ___ polloi : HOI
83. Letters : ENS
84. Impost : LEVY
85. Woods near S. F. : MUIR
86. More skilled : ABLER
88. ___ of discretion : AGE
89. Suited : APT
92. Feminine suffix : INE
93. Decorative piece : VASE
94. Hunting dog : BLUETICK
96. Trampled : TROD
97. Restraints : TETHERS
99. Grove: Ger. : HAIN
100. River to Baltic : ODER
101. Dupes : FOOLS
102. Arabian garment : HAIK
103. " . . . dinner ___ man to" : TOASKA
105. Irritated : INAPIQUE
107. Game or shock : SHELL
109. Drop or lap : DEW
110. Bridge holding : TENACE
112. ___ for one's money : ARUN
113. Bulrush : TULE
114. Suppose : GUESS
116. N. Z. tree : RIMU
117. Traffic-ticket candidate : SPEEDER
120. Greek nickname : ARI
121. Mollifies : GENTLES
123. Warblers : SYLVIAS
125. Otto's realm: Abbr. : HRE
126. Manicurists of a sort : GREENSKEEPERS
129. Agalloch : EAGLEWOOD
131. ___ home (dines in) : EATSAT
132. Discreet: Fr. : RETENU
133. Lip : RIM
134. Girl's name, for short : TILDA
135. Blacksmiths : SHOERS
136. Thin : SPARSE
137. Snow, in Scotland : SNA
138. Dutch painter : STEEN
1. Berry, in botany : BACCA
2. Biblical tribe : ASHER
3. Reversions : SWINGBACKS
4. Do a phone job : TAP
5. Fodder : ENSILAGE
6. Putters, etc. : IRONS
7. Fixed course : ROTE
8. German marshal : KESSELRING
9. Conn. city : ANSONIA
10. "No one but ___" : YOU
11. Sicilian city : ENNA
12. Chemical prefix : SODIO
13. People who save : HOARDERS
14. Traditional storm haven : ANYPORT
15. Reporters: Abbr. : CORRS
16. News item : OBIT
17. Energy unit in physics : BEV
18. Broadway musical : BYEBYEBIRDIE
19. Lilies, in Spain : LIRIOS
20. Old ascetic : ESSENE
26. Garden workers : HOERS
28. Actress Diana : DORS
31. U. S. agency : CIA
35. Yiddish gossip : YENTA
37. U. S. diplomat : ELLSWORTHBUNKER
39. Moon vehicles : LEMS
41. Wild: Lat. : FERA
42. Nazi organizer : SPEER
44. Incite : GOAD
45. Festive : GALA
46. Cards wool : TUMS
48. Head part : EAR
49. Furniture part : CHAIRLEG
50. Iron mold : PIG
52. Outpouring : SPATE
54. Inlets : COVES
55. Certain words : NOUNS
56. Joss-house items : GONGS
59. Higher: Ger. : OBER
60. Accelerate, for short : REV
63. Soviet range : ALAI
64. Identifying feature : HALLMARK
66. John or Jane : DOE
67. Charged atoms : IONS
68. Begrudge : ENVY
71. Unit of force : DYNE
72. Word with level or second : SPLIT
73. Vernon's dancing partner : IRENE
74. Contradict : GIVETHELIETO
75. Dr. ___, humorist : SEUSS
76. Chemin de ___ : FER
77. Captive of Hercules : IOLE
78. Remain still, as a ship : LIETO
81. Bestow, in Glasgow : GIE
86. Heeling : ALIST
87. Ones who scoff : RIDICULERS
88. Gold Coast tribe : AKRA
89. Place for a square peg : AROUNDHOLE
90. Word with ax or vault : POLE
91. Football scores: Abbr. : TDS
93. One of a dancer's seven : VEIL
94. Sheep's cry : BAA
95. Geologic suffix : CENE
96. Brimless hat : TOQUE
98. Robust : HALE
99. "___ the brave . . . " : HOWSLEEP
101. Tongs, pokers, etc. : FIRESETS
103. Rocks : TEETERS
104. Raise ___ (contend) : ANISSUE
106. ___ States : PAPAL
107. Phases : STAGES
108. Cry of triumph : HURRAH
109. Soften a doughnut : DUNK
111. March girl : AMY
114. Exploits : GESTS
115. Plant walls : SEPTA
117. Greek letter : SIGMA
118. Impair : ERODE
119. Fortification : REDAN
121. Growl : GNAR
122. Tea-leaf expert : SEER
124. Fruitless : VAIN
127. Direction: Abbr. : ESE
128. Hosp. workers : RNS
130. Cleverness : WIT

Answer summary: 20 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 13 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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