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A PUZZLEMENT

New York Times, Sunday, October 18, 1964

Author: Hume R. Craft
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 162, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.49, Missing: { F J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 612 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 159, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
Hume R. Craft has 35 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1964, The New York TimesNo. 5,558
Across Down
1. Truly. : INDEED
7. Postponed. : TABLED
13. Small pie. : TARTLET
20. Fast vessel. : SAILER
21. Primitive animals. : AMOEBAS
23. Modernize. : RENOVATE
24. Inhabitant of Victoria Land. : EMPERORPENGUIN
26. Capt. Cook's ship. : ENDEAVOR
27. Annuls. : RESCINDS
28. Life raft. : BALSA
29. Heartaches. : WOES
30. On the ___. : AIR
31. Certain starting places. : TEES
32. Parker House. : ROLL
33. Turgenev and others. : IVANS
35. Qualified. : ABLE
36. Buttresses. : PIERS
39. Term of address. : SON
40. Drones. : IDLERS
42. Blackthorns. : SLOES
43. Machinations. : STRATAGEMS
46. Let up. : EASED
47. Parents' concern. : PTA
48. Pitchers' features. : EARS
49. One of the Western Islands. : IONA
50. Important workers. : RNS
51. Native of Clusium. : ETRUSCAN
56. Diminutive suffix. : ULA
57. Cape Kennedy speciality. : MOONLET
59. Buried the hatchet. : MADEUP
61. Figure in batter's record. : RBI
62. Rackets. : DINS
64. Bacchanals. : SPREES
65. Official: Abbr. : COM
66. Flavoring substance. : ANISEED
68. Perennial TV show. : OATER
70. Engineer's guide. : SEMAPHORE
72. Cardinals. : REDHATS
73. Status in a group: Slang. : REP
75. Butter knives. : SPREADERS
77. Truncated road sign. : SLO
78. Advisory group. : CABINET
82. Bent. : INCLINING
84. Symbol of New Mexico. : YUCCA
88. Separated. : ASUNDER
89. Inactive: Abbr. : RET
90. Tropical trees. : CACAOS
92. Man's name: Abbr. : THOS
93. Wall Street abbreviation. : RTS
94. Left out. : ELIDED
96. Medieval weapon. : GISARME
97. Sighs of relief. : AHS
98. Separate. : DISCRETE
100. Lace. : VAL
101. Poetic contraction. : NEER
102. Graf ___. : SPEE
103. White House pet. : HER
104. Orbit point. : APSIS
107. Certain mail. : AIRLETTERS
109. Went swiftly. : RACED
112. Not so fast. : SLOWER
113. Writer's concern. : MSS
114. City on Rhone delta. : ARLES
115. Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
116. Devon. : SHIRE
117. Role in "Green Pastures." : ADAM
119. River of Brazil. : PARA
121. College course. : ART
122. Hebrew letter. : SHIN
123. Forbidding announcement. : DONOT
125. Most trifling. : PETTIEST
129. Giving. : DONATING
131. Breed of dogs. : ENGLISHPOINTER
133. Bon vivants. : EPICURES
134. Loaded, as a ship. : STEEVED
135. Discomfort. : UNEASE
136. Feels remorse. : REPENTS
137. Caucasus natives. : OSSETS
138. Up-to-the-minute. : REDHOT
1. Elbe tributary. : ISER
2. Reputed character. : NAME
3. Roller coaster feature. : DIPS
4. Namesakes of a Pleiad. : ELECTRAS
5. Most uncanny. : EERIEST
6. Bagpipe. : DRONE
7. Relative of retreat. : TAPS
8. Soul: Fr. : AME
9. Cracker ___ (favors). : BONBONS
10. Like some holidays. : LEGAL
11. In high spirits. : EBULLIENT
12. Type of stage. : DAIS
13. Dovetails. : TENONS
14. Where Illimani is. : ANDES
15. Richard and others. : ROES
16. Agency since 1933. : TVA
17. Religious washing of hands. : LAVABO
18. Word in Minnesota's motto. : ETOILE
19. Lands: Fr. : TERRES
22. Escargots. : SNAILS
23. Gave a guerdon (to). : REWARDED
25. Ways: Abbr. : RDS
32. Historic realm. : ROMANEMPIRE
34. Churchill's famous sign. : VEE
35. State: Abbr. : ALAS
36. False. : PSEUDO
37. Part of 32 Down. : ITALIA
38. Itinerant. : ERRANT
39. Castilian gentlemen. : SENORES
41. Court figures, for short. : DAS
42. Witlessly. : STUPIDLY
44. Intentions. : AIMS
45. Gelett Burgess creatures. : GOOPS
47. California export. : PRUNES
50. Consideration. : RESPECT
52. Droplet. : TEAR
53. Spanish fabric. : CREA
54. Aid's partner. : ABET
55. Nests: Fr. : NIDS
58. Well-informed. : LEARNED
59. Spanish brunettes. : MORENAS
60. Idiom of a kind. : AMERICANISM
63. Canary's relative. : SERIN
65. Postscript of sorts. : CODICIL
67. Halloo. : SHOUT
69. Gave. : RENDERED
71. Henry V. : HAL
74. Potato ___. : PEELER
76. Trappers. : SNARERS
78. Program. : CARD
79. Italian wine. : ASTI
80. Kiss. : BUSS
81. Powder in pharmacy: Abbr. : TRIT
83. White Russian city. : GOMEL
85. Place of worship. : CHAPEL
86. Hold together. : COHERE
87. Impose a fine. : ASSESS
91. Dried up. : SERE
95. Transactions. : DEALINGS
96. Stoves. : GASRANGES
99. David's colleague. : CHET
100. Contend. : VIE
102. Filtered. : STRAINED
105. Share: Abbr. : POR
106. Rutabagas. : SWEDES
107. Loverly. : AMATIVE
108. Bread and jam: Fr. : TARTINE
109. Type of book. : READER
110. Liquor used to color sherry. : ARROPE
111. Minty plant. : CATNIP
112. Excels. : SHINES
116. Symbolic garment. : SHIRT
118. Handouts. : DOLES
119. Dash: Colloq. : PEP
120. Tour ___ (by turns): Fr. : ATOUR
122. Overwhelm. : STUN
124. Preposition. : ONTO
125. Certain scholars. : PHDS
126. Peary's winter base, 1898. : ETAH
127. Brain: Sp. : SESO
128. Waste allowance. : TRET
130. One of the clubs. : ACE
132. Beauty shop term. : SET

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 17 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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