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New York Times, Sunday, January 31, 1965

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 130, Blocks: 64, Avg Word Len: 5.80, Missing: { J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 559 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 140, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 24
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© 1965, The New York TimesNo. 5,663
Across
1. Learn to walk. : TODDLE
7. Becomes reconciled. : MAKESUP
14. High-grade executive. : TOPMAN
20. Lack of vitality. : ANEMIA
21. Enzyme to assimilate ammonia. : AMINASE
22. Somniferous. : OPIATE
23. Library fan. : READER
24. More webby. : NETTIER
25. Second-best suit. : HEARTS
26. Render imperfect. : MAR
27. Playwright Molnar. : FERENC
29. Tells. : LETSON
31. Tennis stringing. : GUT
32. Got down. : ALIT
34. License plate of a sort. : DOGTAG
36. Prussian town noted for armor. : SUHL
37. Quality of voice. : TONE
38. French churchman. : CLERC
40. Costume jewelry. : PEARLS
42. Shot forth rays. : RADIATED
44. Little miracle workers. : ELVES
46. Healthiness. : SALUBRITY
48. ___ faire. : SAVOIR
50. Member of the crew. : BOSUN
51. Tolls the bell. : KNELLS
54. Paved parts of airports. : APRONS
55. Ship's flags. : ENSIGNS
57. Less: Fr. : MOINS
59. Climbing lilies. : GLORIOSAS
62. Skulking type. : SNEAK
63. Feature of the mangrove. : ROOT
64. End in view. : AIM
65. Getting on the ball, for the future. : CRYSTALGAZING
69. Part of the New Deal. : NRA
70. Glance at. : SCAN
72. Paavo, the Flying Finn. : NURMI
73. Forsaker of pleasures. : RENOUNCER
75. For ___ sake! : PETES
77. Shed drops briskly. : DRIPPLE
79. Given to disdainful remarks. : SNEERY
80. Word of preference. : RATHER
82. Badly taken. : DUPED
83. Twin-fused bottles. : GEMELS
84. Popular menu entry. : HAMOMELET
86. Not so bright any more. : FADED
87. Scored, in baseball. : CAMEHOME
90. The heaths. : ERICAS
92. Sikkim's neighbor. : NEPAL
96. Sandarac. : ARAR
97. Hebrew T's: Var. : TETS
99. Landing places for planes. : STRIPS
101. Numbers game. : DICE
102. Sizable. : BIG
103. Cut in half. : BISECT
105. Far from often. : RARELY
107. Rail stop: Abbr. : STA
108. Child's cow. : MOOMOO
110. Apprehend. : REALIZE
112. Famed Texas colonizer. : AUSTIN
114. In the wake. : ASTERN
115. Puts into cipher. : ENCODES
116. Record track. : GROOVE
117. Centaur of Hercules legend. : NESSUS
118. Least obvious. : DEEPEST
119. Edged along. : SIDLED
Down
1. Road paving. : TARMAC
2. A set apiece. : ONEALL
3. Term of affection. : DEARIE
4. Dental degree. : DMD
5. Willingly. : LIEF
6. Rabbitlike, in a way. : EARED
7. Riding academies. : MANEGES
8. Pussy willows, for example. : AMENTA
9. Good scout. : KITCARSON
10. Adjective ending. : ENT
11. Take a ship. : SAIL
12. Benefiters of a suit: Law. : USEES
13. Make uneasy. : PERTURB
14. To keep repressed. : TOHOLDIN
15. Ready for business. : OPEN
16. Brain membrane. : PIA
17. Ballerina Fonteyn. : MARGOT
18. Make harmonious. : ATTUNE
19. Snuggly settled. : NESTED
28. Lasso man. : ROPER
30. Suit fabric. : SHARKSKIN
33. ___-Roper, writer on Hitler. : TREVOR
35. Features in a fairy tale. : GLASSSLIPPERS
37. American composer. : TAYLOR
39. Spasmic, medically speaking. : CLONIC
41. Skidding around. : SLUING
43. Particular. : ITEM
45. Bill of a cap. : VISOR
47. Stripped, as a toothed wheel. : UNGEARED
48. Rope saver. : SPLICER
49. Fragrances. : AROMATA
50. Straddle. : BESTRIDE
52. Small lion, in heraldry. : LIONCEL
53. Sleepers of a sort. : SNORERS
54. Panting. : AGASP
56. Cape of SE England. : NAZE
58. Unpleasantly conspicuous. : STARY
60. Sets of symptoms. : SYNDROMES
61. Mars of Assyria: Var. : ASUR
66. Sealed glass vial. : AMPULE
67. Nuzzled. : NOSED
68. Villains in Westerns. : GUNMEN
71. Lower. : NETHER
74. Had to have. : NEEDED
76. The man of Tehran. : SHAH
78. Keep betting the winnings. : LETITRIDE
81. Joy and anger. : EMOTIONS
83. Canadian resort peninsula. : GASPE
85. Registered the fare. : METERED
86. Most comely. : FAIREST
87. Professional driver. : CABMAN
88. Full of songs. : ARIOSE
89. Grotesque figures of Oriental style. : MAGOTS
91. Mad fads. : CRAZES
93. Mistress Quickly's spouse. : PISTOL
94. Busy. : ACTIVE
95. Tilted. : LEANED
98. One's surroundings. : SCENE
100. Mine wastes. : SLAGS
103. Brian ___, Irish hero. : BORU
104. Piece of armor plate. : TACE
106. Cosmonaut Gagarin. : YURI
109. Engineering degrees. : MES
111. Cut off. : LOP
113. Piece of turf. : SOD

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 13 debuted here and reused later, 20 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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