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New York Times, Sunday, October 30, 1966

Author: Threba Johnson
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 174, Blocks: 88, Avg Word Len: 5.07, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 670 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 124, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 21
Threba Johnson has 31 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1966, The New York TimesNo. 6,287
Across Down
1. City of 2000 B.C. : THEBES
7. Imagine. : IDEATE
13. Rebecca West heroine. : LAURA
18. Olympian. : GOD
21. Have ___ of (be well supplied). : NOLACK
22. Kind of hut. : NISSEN
23. Geographic features. : ISLES
24. Hasten. : HIE
25. Phrase from a Scottish prayer. : ANDTHINGSTHATGOBUMP
28. River into the Danube. : OLT
29. Government of a kind. : MONARCHY
30. Poetic time. : EEN
31. Shrewd. : ASTUTE
33. Equal to. : ABLE
36. Years. : AGE
37. Paint again. : RECOAT
40. Axillary. : ALAR
41. Hume. : CRONYN
43. Nose: Slang. : SNOOT
48. Bean of India. : URD
49. Due. : OWING
50. Take to one's heels. : RUN
51. Cutting tool. : ADZ
53. Whodunit, for real. : INCOLDBLOOD
57. Also, old style. : EKE
58. Contain within a sphere. : ENGLOBE
60. Kind of stitcher. : SEAMER
61. Baseball items. : ERRORS
63. Singlehanded. : SOLO
64. Chose. : OPTED
66. Rural sound. : BAA
67. Land area. : ACREAGE
70. Bacheller hero. : EBEN
72. Broadway musical, 1964. : HIGHSPIRITS
76. Suffix in chemistry. : INOL
77. Joker. : WAG
79. Cross out. : DELE
81. Breakfast. : EAT
82. ___ me tangere. : NOLI
83. Early Hindu god. : INDRA
84. Month: Abbr. : AUG
85. River into the Rhone. : ISERE
87. One of the Joneses. : TOM
89. Hoofbeats. : CLOPS
91. Madison Square, for one: Abbr. : GDN
92. Useful bit of Latin. : IDEST
94. Shank: Her. : GAMB
96. ___ de plume. : NOM
98. Latin one. : UNUS
99. Scuttle. : HOD
100. Rama's spouse. : SITA
101. Moderation. : HAPPYMEDIUM
104. Point below ocean basin. : MOHO
106. Plaything of a kind. : TOYBOAT
108. Mauna ___. : LOA
109. Problem for Macbeth. : SLEEP
111. West Point. : USMA
114. Man's nickname. : BERTIE
116. Greek tense. : AORIST
118. Scurry. : SKITTER
120. Ibsen role. : ASE
122. Author of a sort. : GHOSTWRITER
124. Bowling piece. : PIN
125. Tax group. : IRO
126. Frightening. : SCARY
128. Born. : NEE
129. Fraternity men. : ZETAS
131. Items for review. : NOVELS
133. Put forth. : POSE
134. Republic since 1948. : ISRAEL
137. Lout. : OAF
139. Being: Lat. : ESSE
140. ___ Row. : ROTTEN
142. Direction. : SSE
143. Find fault. : COMPLAIN
147. Peak in Nepal. : API
148. Family affair. : SKELETONINTHECLOSET
155. Minute. : WEE
156. Flat fold. : PLEAT
157. Nut. : LITCHI
158. City in New York. : ELMIRA
159. Nobles: Abbr. : LDS
160. Cries. : YELPS
161. Relaxed. : ATEASE
162. Type of stanza. : SESTET
1. Explosive. : TNA
2. Term of endearment. : HON
3. Olden times. : ELD
4. Boys in costume. : BATMEN
5. Weather satellite. : ECHO
6. Corpulency's opposite. : SKINANDBONES
7. French artist. : INGRES
8. Plate. : DISC
9. Balt. : ESTH
10. Of gray color. : ASHY
11. Social event. : TEA
12. Start upon. : ENTER
13. Young animal. : LIONCUB
14. Curtain material: Abbr. : ASB
15. Eskimo knife. : ULU
16. Fix a picture frame. : REMAT
17. Vipers. : ASPS
18. Phrase from a Scottish prayer. : GHOULIESANDGHOSTIES
19. Fuel container. : OILTANK
20. Cleanse. : DETERGE
26. Scold. : NAG
27. Letter. : GEE
32. Marble. : TAW
33. Country estates. : ACRES
34. Walter. : BRUNO
35. Phrase from a Scottish prayer. : LONGLEGGETYBEASTIES
38. Heraldic border. : ORLE
39. Hero worship. : ADORATION
42. Aboriginal Chinese. : YAO
44. Some Japanese. : NISEI
45. Nervous. : ONEDGE
46. Wood sorrel. : OCA
47. Mining town of the 1800's. : TOMBSTONEARIZ
49. Brimstone's feature. : ODOR
52. Aircraft, for short. : ZEP
54. Spring. : LEAP
55. Use up slowly. : DRAIN
56. Sea animals. : ORCS
59. Puckish fairy of old. : LOB
62. Check. : REIN
65. Beat ___. : THERAP
68. Fat: Sp. : GORDO
69. Antelope. : ELAND
71. Redact. : EDIT
73. Billycock. : HAT
74. Fabled flier. : ROC
75. Light up: Poet. : ILLUME
77. Dress part. : WAIST
78. TV term. : AUDIO
80. Diplomatic corps. : LEGATIONS
83. "This ___ sudden!" : ISSO
86. Ruler: Abbr. : EMP
88. Current fashion. : MOD
90. Seasonal sight. : PUMPKINFACES
93. Know: Sp. : SABE
95. Ordinance. : BYLAW
97. Put in the wrong place. : MISSET
101. "Thirty days ___ . . . " : HATH
102. Heath. : MOOR
103. Extravagant. : ULTRA
105. Wickiup. : HUT
107. Carousal. : ORGY
110. Kind of divination. : ESP
112. Blackbirds. : MERLS
113. Began. : AROSE
115. Danish weights. : ESER
117. Native of: Suffix. : ITE
119. Daughter of Cadmus. : INO
120. Lolling around. : ASPRAWL
121. Hollowed out. : SCOOPED
123. Household chinaware. : TEASETS
127. Inactive: Abbr. : RET
130. Tucker. : SOPHIE
132. Poisons. : VENOMS
134. Type of linen tape. : INKLE
135. French verb. : EST
136. Girl's name. : LEOLA
138. Brew. : ALE
141. Make out. : ESPY
143. Give an example. : CITE
144. Brazilian weight. : ONCA
145. Parts of the year: Abbr. : MTHS
146. That: Lat. : ILLE
149. Fish. : EEL
150. Wash against. : LAP
151. Slangy negative. : NIT
152. Brood. : SIT
153. Before. : ERE
154. Make edging. : TAT

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 13 debuted here and reused later, 16 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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