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THE WHEREWITHAL

New York Times, Sunday, January 3, 1965

Author:
Sidney Lambert
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.24, Missing: { J Z }, Scrabble score: 576 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 119, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 13, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
Sidney Lambert has 114 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1965, The New York TimesNo. 5,635
Across
1. Star in Draco. : ADIB
5. Italian bowling game. : BOCCI
10. College: Abbr. : ACAD
14. Lucre. : PELF
18. Kind of card, with prices. : MENU
19. Garnish. : ADORN
20. The Rhinemaidens. : TRIO
21. Drive away. : EXILE
23. In immediate contact. : ATCLOSEQUARTERS
26. In advance. : AHEAD
27. Index. : LIST
28. Describing a sauna. : STEAMY
29. Small ___. : CHANGE
30. People conquered by Rome. : SABINES
33. Grand Prix. : RACE
34. Carol. : NOEL
35. Metallic sounds. : CLINKS
36. Young bird. : CHICK
38. Kaufman-Ferber title, in part. : DINNERAT
42. Food vessels. : OLLAS
43. Trespass (on). : POACH
44. Deducts (as wages). : DOCKS
45. Diminutive suffix. : ULA
46. Distant: Prefix. : TEL
47. Charmer. : BELLE
48. Weapons. : DIRKS
49. ___ leopard. : SNOW
50. Self-esteem. : EGO
51. See 77 Across. : SONOF
52. French fruit. : POMME
53. Chases away. : SHOOS
54. Burden. : REFRAIN
56. English novelist. : CAINE
58. Release from duty. : LETOFF
60. Sawed-off. : RUNTY
61. Fabric. : ORLON
62. Kick ___. : PLEAT
63. Fungous growth. : MILDEW
64. Mild smoke. : CLARO
65. Morocco. : LEATHER
68. Tantrums. : RAGES
69. W. W. II general. : EAKER
71. Article of food. : VIAND
73. St. Agnes' ___. : EVE
74. Noun suffixes. : ETHS
75. Bestows. : GIVES
76. Wagnerian role. : SENTA
77. Male sobriquet. : MAC
78. Advocate: Abbr. : ATT
79. Hard. : RIGID
80. Red seaweed. : DULSE
81. Chute. : SLIDE
83. Deliverers. : MESSIAHS
85. Sooner. : FIRST
86. Stripped off. : PEELED
87. Verbal contraction. : ISNT
88. Military title: Abbr. : CINC
89. Ravel composition. : LAVALSE
90. Worry. : FIDGET
93. Queens. : RANEES
95. Where Perim Island is. : ADEN
96. ___ phrase. : COINA
97. In ___ (commonly accepted). : GENERALCURRENCY
102. Assume. : PUTON
103. English author. : AMIS
104. South American capital. : SUCRE
105. Distinctive. : RARE
106. Mediterranean isl. : SARD
107. Money of a sort. : LOOT
108. Wampum users. : ERIES
109. Twirl. : SPIN
Down
1. "I ___ man of destiny." : AMA
2. Army unit: Abbr. : DET
3. Part of a firm name. : INC
4. ___ china shop. : BULLINA
5. Male voices. : BASSES
6. American playwright. : ODETS
7. French menu term. : COQ
8. Shank. : CRUS
9. Forthwith. : INATRICE
10. Set upon. : ATTACK
11. French menu term. : CREME
12. Not close. : AIRY
13. Spanish numeral. : DOS
14. Birds. : PEAHENS
15. Emit vapor. : EXHALE
16. Trust deed. : LIEN
17. Gonfalon. : FLAG
22. Commune NW of Arnhem. : EDE
24. Porkers' plaints. : OINKS
25. Communicate with. : REACH
29. ___ out (stalls). : CONKS
30. Sea duck. : SCOTER
31. State. : ALLEGE
32. Historic enactment. : BILLOFRIGHTS
34. Apply a finish. : NICKELPLATE
36. Printer's mark: Abbr. : COLO
37. Without forethought. : HALFCOCKED
38. Coed's home. : DORM
39. Average. : RUNOFTHEMILL
40. Standoffish. : ALOOF
41. Marbles. : TAWS
43. 24 grains. : PENNYWEIGHT
44. Old-time adventure tales. : DIMENOVELS
47. Night club. : BOITE
48. Benefactor. : DONOR
49. Barnyard animal. : SHOAT
51. Shores. : SANDS
52. Hemingway character. : PILAR
53. Bed frame. : STEAD
55. Prevails. : RULES
57. City of Provence. : ARLES
59. Italian name. : ELENA
63. Mixture of sulfides. : MATTE
66. Circumvents. : EVADES
67. Grow less. : RECEDE
68. 20 quires. : REAM
70. Girl's name. : AVIS
72. See 10 Across. : INST
75. Gargantua. : GIANT
76. Respite. : SURCEASE
79. ___ shine. : RISEAND
80. Car on a train. : DINER
81. Cleave. : SEVER
82. Hobbers, in a certain game. : LEANERS
84. Italian title. : SIGNOR
85. "Their ___ Hour." : FINEST
86. Italian parents. : PADRES
88. Opera role. : CANIO
89. French girl's name. : LAURE
90. Size of paper: Abbr. : FCP
91. Adjective suffix. : IOUS
92. Asian tree. : DITA
93. San ___. : REMO
94. Musical bind. : SLUR
97. Unit of acceleration. : GAL
98. 3d cen. date. : CCI
99. Snooze. : NAP
100. Dernier ___. : CRI
101. Hankering. : YEN

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 12 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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