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THINKING ALLOWED

New York Times, Sunday, January 23, 1966

Author:
William A. Lewis, Jr.
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 160, Blocks: 87, Avg Word Len: 5.53, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 662 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 148, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 20
William A. Lewis Jr. has 45 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1966, The New York TimesNo. 6,007
Across
1. The Havanan. : CASTRO
7. Batters' problems. : FOULS
12. Burst of activity. : SPASMS
18. Shape. : CONTOUR
19. Quick total. : RUNUP
20. Lacking. : WITHOUT
22. Record of achievement. : BATTINGAVERAGE
24. Enemy of Continental thieves. : INTERPOL
26. Family of high finance. : ASTORS
27. Parts of hose. : TOES
28. Go! : SCAT
30. Arab. : YEMENI
31. Looks over. : SCANS
32. Gulp down. : BOLT
33. Move very slowly. : INCH
35. One in deep study. : PORER
36. Seasoned with a certain herb. : SAGY
37. Excitement. : FURORE
39. Emotion of sympathetic pity. : PATHOS
41. Initials in the news. : NATO
42. Pindar work. : ODE
43. Telephone sound effect. : BUSYSIGNAL
45. Wood: Fr. : BOIS
47. Snaffle. : BIT
48. Indonesians. : NESIOTS
50. Fortune-teller's card. : TAROT
51. Ready victim. : SOFTTOUCH
53. Clothing. : SUITS
55. Tennis term. : LET
56. Fugue theme. : DUX
57. Garonne tributary. : TARN
58. What Kansas has. : WHEATLAND
62. ___ die (thrice a day). : TERIN
64. Woodbine green. : PERIDOT
67. Theater name. : ROXY
68. ___ blue (pale blue). : ETAIN
70. Standard letter phrase. : DEARSIR
72. Cut. : GASH
73. Divining ability, for short. : ESP
74. Domed hut. : IGLOO
76. Plaintive sound. : GROAN
77. Sgt. Bilko, for one. : NCO
78. Escorts. : SEES
80. Spanish inns. : POSADAS
82. Makes a cricket play. : YORKS
84. Precipice. : SCAR
85. Members of an army group. : TANKMEN
87. Father of Abraham. : TERAH
89. Traditional profanity experts. : MULETEERS
91. Taken to court. : SUED
92. Browning's Mr. Bratts. : NED
93. ___ yong. : FOO
95. Dark areas on the moon. : MARIA
96. Living things. : CREATURES
99. Excellence. : MERIT
101. Dropout's loss. : DIPLOMA
105. Hawaii's Mauna ___. : LOA
106. Chopped salad. : SLAW
107. Ultimate facts. : FINALITIES
109. Container. : VAT
110. Basics. : ABCS
112. Forbid. : ENJOIN
114. Reckless behavior. : SPREES
115. ___ la guerre. : CEST
116. Type of singing: Abbr. : RECIT
118. "Mary, Mary" author. : KERR
119. Belongings: Dial. : ALLS
120. Letter: Sp. : CARTA
121. Danish money. : KRONER
123. Great Barrier. : REEF
125. Day: Lat. : DIES
126. French. : GALLIC
127. "Knockouts." : STUNNERS
129. Unceasing. : AROUNDTHECLOCK
132. Gangway! : ONESIDE
133. Menu item. : ROAST
134. Card game of old. : AUTHORS
135. With many locks. : TRESSY
136. Distributes. : METES
137. What microwave relays do. : RESEND
Down
1. Country homes. : COTTAGES
2. Shakespearean character. : ANTONY
3. Mixes. : STIRS
4. "Loads." : TONS
5. Throw ___. : RUG
6. Dirksen's gift. : ORATORY
7. Ad gimmick. : FREETRIAL
8. Double possessive. : OURS
9. One: Sp. : UNA
10. Earlike projections. : LUGS
11. Unusual. : SPECIAL
12. Off-on apparatus. : SWITCHBOX
13. Fasten. : PIN
14. Katzenbach, for one: Abbr. : ATTY
15. Meek ones. : SHEEP
16. B. Young, for one. : MORMON
17. More than needed. : SUPERABUNDANCE
18. Rippling fall. : CASCADE
21. Of linguistic inflection. : TONETIC
22. ___ russe, a horn. : BASSON
23. Rural soviet. : VOLOST
25. Israeli pounds. : LIROTH
29. Insect. : ANT
32. Place of arrivals and departures. : BUSSTATION
34. Walk: Colloq. : HOOF
37. Without effect. : FUTILE
38. Bird. : EGRET
39. Timely. : PAT
40. Part-time job. : SITTER
43. Set-to. : BOUT
44. Eminent. : NOTED
46. Pre-eminent. : STAR
49. Really!, in Britain. : ISAY
51. Solarium. : SUNROOM
52. Uncopied: Abbr. : ORIG
54. Hitches. : SNAGS
56. Record. : DIARY
58. Distort. : WREST
59. Man's name meaning salvation. : HOSEA
60. Salesman's concern. : EXPENSEACCOUNT
61. Swells. : DILATES
63. College official: Abbr. : REG
64. Certain cocktails. : PINKLADIES
65. First name in Hollywood. : OSCAR
66. Well-known Icelandic statesman. : THORS
69. Knotted. : NODED
71. New ___ Salisbury, Eng. : SARUM
75. Row. : OAR
79. Polar bird. : SKUA
80. Ancient Gallic boot. : PEDULE
81. Reduce harmful effect. : SAFEN
83. Set. : SERIES
84. Close. : SEAL
86. National Leaguers. : METS
88. Rumanian folk dances. : HORAS
90. Words to the wise. : TIPS
92. Garden State. : NEWJERSEY
94. Artist's materials. : OILPAINTS
96. "Champ" and others. : CLARKS
97. Donizetti hero. : ROBERTO
98. File's partner. : RANK
99. Opposite of max. : MIN
100. Spun: Scot. : TIRLED
102. Supreme ruler. : OVERLORD
103. Pasty cements. : MASTICS
104. Tear into. : ATTACK
107. Pistol. : FIREARM
108. Relay station in orbit. : TELSTAR
111. Guilty one. : SINNER
113. Sunset State: Abbr. : ORE
115. Visit. : CALLON
117. Perfect, for one. : TENSE
120. Store. : CACHE
122. Former Brazilian money. : REIS
124. Splitting tool. : FROE
125. Name of stage fame. : DUSE
126. Puzzles: Colloq. : GETS
128. Measuring units: Abbr. : RDS
130. ___ opera (horse opera). : OAT
131. Complexion. : HUE

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 12 debuted here and reused later, 17 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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