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DIDDLE DIDDLE DUMPLING

New York Times, Sunday, January 22, 1967

Author: Barbara Golub
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 102, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 670 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 110, Cheaters: 16, FITB: 25, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 30
Barbara L. Golub has 8 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
PS notes: Original had printing problems with the clue for 86-Across—part of the clue was cut off ("Namesakes o . . . Italian queen . . ."); this was the best guess as to what it was. The same was true of the clue for 88-Across ("John O'Neele . . . a potherb.").
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© 1967, The New York TimesNo. 6,371
Across Down
1. Legendary bird. : ROC
4. Mead. : LEA
7. Electees. : INS
10. Clever remark. : MOT
13. Pear. : BOSC
17. Uncommon situation. : ANOMALY
19. Recent: Ger. : NEU
20. Mrs. John Alden. : PRISCILLA
23. What Johnny does in Civil War song. : COMESMARCHINGHOMEAGAIN
27. Genuflected. : KNELT
28. Arteries. : AORTAE
29. Letters. : ENS
30. Scoring units: Abbr. : PTS
32. Electric ___. : EEL
33. How Johnny One Note "sang out." : WITHGUSTO
36. Johnny ___. : ONTHESPOT
39. Empress. : TSARINA
41. Moroccan seaport. : MOGADOR
43. Have ___. : ACARE
44. Edifice by a bridge. : TOLLHOUSE
48. Advice to Johnny in a W. W. I song. : GETYOURGUN
50. Scales. : STEELYARDS
52. Accent: Mus. : STRESS
53. River of Germany. : EMS
54. Sanctified. : HOLY
55. ___ extent. : TOSOME
58. ___ Canals. : SOO
61. John André. : SPY
62. Carnegie ___. : TECH
65. Phrase from "Oh Johnny" song. : HOWYOUCANLOVE
73. ___ town. : GOTO
74. Oven. : KILN
76. Wares: Abbr. : MDSE
77. On foot: Fr. : APIED
78. What John Wellington Wells was. : ADEALERINMAGICANDSPELLS
84. Girl's name. : LEOLA
85. From: Scot. : FRAE
86. Namesakes of an Italian queen. : ENAS
87. Exclamations. : AHAS
88. John O'Neele, a potherb. : LAMBSQUARTERS
91. ___ Rabbit. : BRER
92. Young fish. : FRY
95. Ocean: Abbr. : ATL
96. Bronchial ailment. : ASTHMA
99. Certain. : TRUE
100. Army doctors' group. : AMD
103. Sahib's lunch. : TIFFIN
108. Certain messages. : RADIOGRAMS
112. John ___. : BARLEYCORN
115. Tribal head. : CHIEFTAIN
116. Chemical compounds. : ENOLS
117. Wooden peg: Var. : TRENAIL
120. Oarsmen. : STROKES
123. Johnny ___. : APPLESEED
125. ___ Johnny. : STAGEDOOR
129. Labor group. : ILO
130. Clip the lawn. : MOW
131. Trumpet, Cockney style. : ORN
132. People of SW India. : VERAVA
133. Goal. : IDEAL
135. How John Henry "died." : WITHHISHAMMERINHISHAND
142. Señor's stock farms. : ESTANCIAS
143. ___ turn. : TOA
144. Defeat: Colloq. : TROUNCE
145. Depend (on). : RELY
146. Auditor. : CPA
147. Star. : SUN
148. Japanese coin. : SEN
149. ___ Tag. : DER
1. What John Law cracks down on. : RACKET
2. ___ own. : ONONES
3. Johnny ___. : COMELATELY
4. ___ and testament. : LASTWILL
5. Tree. : ELM
6. Nursemaid: Sp. : AYA
7. Disguised: Colloq. : INCOG
8. Mme. Gandhi's father. : NEHRU
9. Personally speaking, just fine. : SUITSME
10. Motorist's concern. : MPH
11. Spanish gold. : ORO
12. Bill to be paid later. : TIMENOTE
13. Important. : BIG
14. Wave: Sp. : OLA
15. Lag in production. : SLIPPAGE
16. Schola ___, choir school. : CANTORUM
18. Ott. : MEL
21. Whose work is similar to John Law's? : SENTRYS
22. Till contents. : CASH
24. Cheer. : RAH
25. Treaty org. : NATO
26. Book with maps: Abbr. : GEOG
31. British guns. : STENS
34. Deeply: Poet. : INLY
35. S. African weaverbird. : TAHA
36. Stettin's river. : ODER
37. ___ de vie. : EAU
38. Scenario: Abbr. : SCR
40. Streaked, as wood. : ROEY
42. Deputy: Abbr. : AGT
45. Straight: Prefix. : ORTH
46. Japanese herb. : UDO
47. Draft group. : SSS
49. Greek peak. : OSSA
50. Sibilant sounds. : SHS
51. Crown. : TOP
52. Mend. : SEW
56. ___ la! : OHLA
57. Dealers, British style. : MONGERS
59. Equal. : ONAPAR
60. Old-time wine flasks. : OLPES
62. From first ___. : TOLAST
63. Summer: Fr. : ETE
64. Ionian isle. : CORFU
66. Brotherly assn. : YMCA
67. Harem quarters. : ODAS
68. Nitze's concern. : USN
69. Wood. : CEDAR
70. Cosmetic. : OIL
71. Speed: Abbr. : VEL
72. Mss. men. : EDS
73. Roman emperor. : GALBA
74. Burr in wood. : KNAR
75. "___ a man . . . " : IMET
78. Quite. : ALL
79. Goddess: Lat. : DEA
80. End of month: Abbr. : EOM
81. Sankey. : IRA
82. School: Abbr. : INST
83. Woman. : SHE
89. Nature of a thing: Abbr. : QLTY
90. Adjective suffix. : EAN
91. Ordered. : BADE
92. "___ Johnny." : FRANKIEAND
93. Liquor. : RUM
94. Moreover. : YES
97. Princely title. : HRH
98. French month. : MAI
99. Tom, Dick and Harry. : TRIO
100. Nautical term. : ABEAM
101. Nation's strength. : MANPOWER
102. In driblets. : DROPWISE
104. Pertaining to jaundice. : ICTERIC
105. Debatable. : FORENSIC
106. One of the Allens. : FRED
107. Tabard, for one. : INN
109. Supposing (a thing) to be true. : IFSO
110. Von Bismarck. : OTTO
111. Troops in a fortress. : GARRISON
113. Law degree. : LLL
114. Compass pt. : ESE
115. Wines. : CLARETS
118. Irregular: Abbr. : ASVM
119. Detail. : ITEM
121. Slender: Fr. : ELANCE
122. Metal alloy. : SOLDER
124. Son: Ger. : SOHN
126. Loup-___ (werewolf): Fr. : GAROU
127. French spa. : EVIAN
128. Son of Jacob. : DAN
134. Roderick ___. : DHU
136. To take leave: Abbr. : TTL
137. Fodder. : HAY
138. Chance, old style. : HAP
139. ___ rule. : ASA
140. Elevs. : HTS
141. Fury. : IRE

Answer summary: 17 unique to this puzzle, 13 debuted here and reused later, 17 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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