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FRUIT SALAD

New York Times, Sunday, October 6, 1963

Author:
Brice Metcalfe
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 174, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 5.09, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 703 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 121, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 17, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 23
Brice Metcalfe has 19 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,180
Across
1. Compote. : DISH
5. Type of photo. : STAT
9. Upon: Prefix. : EPI
12. Piece of wood. : SLAB
16. Arabic name. : ABU
19. Italian pronoun. : ELLA
20. Specie. : CASH
21. Prokofiev's "loved ones." : THREEORANGES
24. Risky social engagement. : BLINDDATE
26. John Gielgud, for one. : SHAKESPEAREAN
27. Sticky. : TACKY
28. "___ Constantin." : LABBE
30. Day. : ERA
31. State. : ALASKA
32. Obdurate. : STEELY
34. Color of some houses. : BARNRED
37. Republic of the Sudan. : MALI
39. Part of a cloverleaf. : RAMP
41. Insubordinate. : REBEL
42. Write. : PEN
43. Seats. : SITES
48. New Deal initials. : CCC
51. Cubs' average age. : NINE
53. Equipment for taxis. : RADIOS
55. Have ___ with. : NOTRUCK
57. Mirthful sound. : HAHA
59. Defrauds. : ROBS
61. Slangy term from jazz jargon: Var. : RAZMATAZ
63. Diminutive suffix. : ETTE
64. Better. : AMEND
66. Subway worker. : MOTORMAN
68. Prefixes meaning "alike." : ISOS
70. Marble. : TAW
71. ___ number. : SERIAL
73. Not one: Dial. : NARY
74. Snack. : BITE
76. Snares. : TOILS
78. Misjudge. : ERR
79. Family member. : SIS
81. Musical direction. : SEGUE
83. Hesitated. : HUNGOFF
86. Tale of Green fortune told (with "The"). : DAYTHEYSHOOKTHEPLUMTREE
92. Bilk. : SWINDLE
93. Hungarian musician. : LEHAR
94. Sugar source. : SAP
95. City on the Danube. : ULM
96. City on the Mississippi. : ALTON
98. Habituated. : USED
100. Vis-___. : AVIS
102. Courage. : METTLE
104. As well. : TOO
105. Plucky. : GAME
108. British coin. : TWOPENCE
111. Inhibit. : DETER
112. Lab device. : ETNA
114. Price incorrectly, as canned goods. : MISSTAMP
116. Dress. : GARB
118. Burbot. : LING
119. Perforated pattern. : STENCIL
121. Temporary addresses. : HOTELS
123. The top of the Mark. : ROOF
125. Compass point. : SSE
126. 1900 opera. : TOSCA
127. Compass point. : NNE
129. Hermia's father. : EGEUS
131. Diva's forte. : SOLO
133. Mother of the gods. : RHEA
135. Army food. : DRATION
137. Flowers. : TULIPS
141. Hut. : CABANA
145. Begin: Poet. : OPE
147. As ___ (from this time). : OFNOW
149. Where Brenner Pass is. : TIROL
150. Cabinet member, 1921–32. : ANDREWWMELLON
154. Informal news medium. : GRAPEVINE
156. Skater's forte. : FIGUREEIGHTS
157. King Ahab's father. : OMRI
158. Verb ending. : ESCE
159. Certain rys. : ELS
160. Totals. : ADDS
161. Analyst's concern. : IDS
162. Tooth. : FANG
163. Art of writing prose: Abbr. : RHET
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1. Trespasses. : DEBTS
2. ___ ease. : ILLAT
3. Cut. : SLICE
4. Yearn. : HANKER
5. Chemist's degree. : SCD
6. Afrikaans. : TAAL
7. Make ___ at. : ASTAB
8. At ___ (in court). : THEBAR
9. Numerical suffix. : ETH
10. Housing project group: Abbr. : PHA
11. Wearied. : IRKED
12. Tasty seeds. : SESAME
13. Prune. : LOP
14. Of a surface. : AREAL
15. Idolater. : BAALIST
16. A long time. : AGES
17. Bill. : BEAK
18. Service school monogram. : USNA
22. Always: Poet. : EER
23. New Deal initials. : NRA
25. Poet Thomas. : DYLAN
26. Author of 1960 best seller. : SENBARRYGOLDWATER
29. ___ Fox. : BRER
33. Mythical giant. : YMIR
35. Provide with a new weir. : REDAM
36. Current best seller. : ELIZABETHAPPLETON
38. Parts of rupees. : ANNAS
40. ___ Penh. : PNOM
42. O. T. bk. : PSA
44. Choler. : IRE
45. Kinds of ice cream. : TUTTIFRUTTIS
46. Outer, in anatomy. : ECTAL
47. Distorts. : SKEWS
48. Engraved, as a gun barrel. : CHASED
49. Film director's command. : CAMERA
50. Shore dinner course. : CHERRYSTONES
52. Dark. : EBON
54. All: Prefix. : OMNI
56. Chemical prefix. : OZO
58. Tropical bird. : ANI
60. Puts (away). : STASHES
62. Snarl. : TIEUP
65. Spirited. : DASHING
67. Mountain: Prefix. : OREO
69. Did a vigorous dance. : STOMPED
72. Legal term. : LIEN
75. Opera term. : THERING
77. Poetic : OFT
80. Man's nickname. : SYD
82. Small guitar. : UKE
84. Low-rate wires: Abbr. : NLS
85. Pacific isle. : GUAM
87. Company, proverbially. : TWO
88. Skids. : SLUES
89. Own. : HAVE
90. Nell's relatives. : ELLENS
91. Debouch. : EMERGE
96. ___ ban. : ATEST
97. Game. : LOTTO
99. Italian diminutive suffix. : ETTO
101. Jutting rock. : SCAR
103. ___ Aviv. : TEL
106. "___ Blue?" : AMI
107. Juvenile favorite. : MILNE
109. Greek letter. : OMEGA
110. Greek god. : EROS
113. Antique: Abbr. : ANC
115. The ship. : SHE
117. Italy. : BOOT
120. Max Baer's predecessor. : CARNERA
122. Tallow: Fr. : SUIF
124. Musical instrument. : FLUTE
128. Belonging to Mara. : NAOMIS
130. "___ India." : SONGOF
132. Broadway show. : OLIVER
134. Partner of hummed. : HAWED
135. Asian capital. : DELHI
136. 1831 opera. : NORMA
138. Dubliners. : IRISH
139. ___ de Leon. : PONCE
140. Reason for galoshes. : SLEET
141. Bistro. : CAFE
142. Indigo. : ANIL
143. Parts of books: Abbr. : BDGS
144. ___ Islands, Indonesia. : ARU
146. Objective in quoits. : PEG
148. Admonish. : WARN
151. United. : WED
152. Relative of inc. : LTD
153. Wartime group. : OSS
155. ___ Latin. : PIG

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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