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THINKING ALLOWED

New York Times, Sunday, January 23, 1966

134-Across : Card game of old.

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
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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
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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
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___ yong. : FOO
95
Dark areas on the moon. : MARIA
96
Living things. : CREATURES
99
Excellence. : MERIT
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Dropout's loss. : DIPLOMA
105
Hawaii's Mauna ___. : LOA
106
Chopped salad. : SLAW
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Ultimate facts. : FINALITIES
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Container. : VAT
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Basics. : ABCS
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Forbid. : ENJOIN
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Reckless behavior. : SPREES
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___ la guerre. : CEST
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Type of singing: Abbr. : RECIT
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"Mary, Mary" author. : KERR
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Belongings: Dial. : ALLS
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Letter: Sp. : CARTA
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Danish money. : KRONER
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Great Barrier. : REEF
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Day: Lat. : DIES
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French. : GALLIC
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"Knockouts." : STUNNERS
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Unceasing. : AROUNDTHECLOCK
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Gangway! : ONESIDE
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Menu item. : ROAST
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Card game of old. : AUTHORS
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With many locks. : TRESSY
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Distributes. : METES
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What microwave relays do. : RESEND
Down
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Country homes. : COTTAGES
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Shakespearean character. : ANTONY
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Mixes. : STIRS
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"Loads." : TONS
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Throw ___. : RUG
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Dirksen's gift. : ORATORY
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Ad gimmick. : FREETRIAL
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Double possessive. : OURS
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One: Sp. : UNA
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Earlike projections. : LUGS
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Unusual. : SPECIAL
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Off-on apparatus. : SWITCHBOX
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Fasten. : PIN
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Katzenbach, for one: Abbr. : ATTY
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Meek ones. : SHEEP
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B. Young, for one. : MORMON
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More than needed. : SUPERABUNDANCE
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Rippling fall. : CASCADE
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Of linguistic inflection. : TONETIC
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___ russe, a horn. : BASSON
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Rural soviet. : VOLOST
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Israeli pounds. : LIROTH
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Insect. : ANT
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Place of arrivals and departures. : BUSSTATION
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Walk: Colloq. : HOOF
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Without effect. : FUTILE
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Bird. : EGRET
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Timely. : PAT
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Part-time job. : SITTER
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Set-to. : BOUT
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Eminent. : NOTED
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Pre-eminent. : STAR
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Really!, in Britain. : ISAY
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Solarium. : SUNROOM
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Uncopied: Abbr. : ORIG
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Hitches. : SNAGS
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Record. : DIARY
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Distort. : WREST
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Man's name meaning salvation. : HOSEA
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Salesman's concern. : EXPENSEACCOUNT
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Swells. : DILATES
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College official: Abbr. : REG
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Certain cocktails. : PINKLADIES
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First name in Hollywood. : OSCAR
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Well-known Icelandic statesman. : THORS
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Knotted. : NODED
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New ___ Salisbury, Eng. : SARUM
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Row. : OAR
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Polar bird. : SKUA
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Ancient Gallic boot. : PEDULE
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Reduce harmful effect. : SAFEN
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Set. : SERIES
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Close. : SEAL
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National Leaguers. : METS
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Rumanian folk dances. : HORAS
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Words to the wise. : TIPS
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Garden State. : NEWJERSEY
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Artist's materials. : OILPAINTS
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"Champ" and others. : CLARKS
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Donizetti hero. : ROBERTO
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File's partner. : RANK
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Opposite of max. : MIN
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Spun: Scot. : TIRLED
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Supreme ruler. : OVERLORD
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Pasty cements. : MASTICS
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Tear into. : ATTACK
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Pistol. : FIREARM
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Relay station in orbit. : TELSTAR
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Guilty one. : SINNER
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Sunset State: Abbr. : ORE
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Visit. : CALLON
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Perfect, for one. : TENSE
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Store. : CACHE
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Former Brazilian money. : REIS
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Splitting tool. : FROE
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Name of stage fame. : DUSE
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Puzzles: Colloq. : GETS
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Measuring units: Abbr. : RDS
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___ opera (horse opera). : OAT
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Complexion. : HUE

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 12 debuted here and reused later, 16 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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