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DECATHLON DOINGS

New York Times, Sunday, October 6, 1968

Author: Sidney Lambert
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.27, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 570 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 135, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Sidney Lambert has 114 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,994
Across Down
1. Ballet finale : CODA
5. Canapé spread : PATE
9. Flimsy : PAPER
14. Humane org. : SPCA
18. Auditory : OTIC
19. In ___ : ARUT
20. Draw laughs : AMUSE
21. Sportsmanlike : CLEAN
22. Photographic device : BOXCAMERA
24. Disfavors : RUNSAGAINST
26. Maturate : RIPEN
27. Crimean port : YALTA
28. Endogenous : INNATE
29. Figure : NUMERAL
32. Affectations : POSES
33. Trinketry : BANGLES
34. Overjoys : ELATES
35. Cant : ARGOT
36. Essential design : BONES
37. Jabbed : POKED
38. Wet blankets : SPOILSPORTS
40. Pack : JAM
43. Ibsen role : ASE
44. Room to swing ___ : ACAT
45. Tavern sign : ALES
46. Stage garment : TUTU
47. In case : LEST
49. Jilts : THROWSOVER
53. Circumscribe : LIMIT
54. Building part : GABLE
56. Food fishes : HAKES
57. Innocent : SIMPLE
58. Fastened : STAPLED
60. Weblike : TELAR
61. Black and others : FORESTS
62. Hosts : ARMIES
63. Source of tapioca : SALEP
64. Neutral : INERT
65. Bug of a kind : FIEND
66. Very well : SWIMMINGLY
69. Hangar : SHED
72. Slips ___ : ACOG
73. Yakety-yak : CHIN
74. Indian of Chile : AUCA
75. ___ lamb : EWE
76. Whistle blower : REF
77. Tackle (a problem) : WRESTLEWITH
81. Splendid : REGAL
83. Clogs : SHOES
84. West Indian shrubs : ANILS
85. Rod of a kind : FERULE
86. Object : PROTEST
89. Benefits : HELPS
90. Extra portions : SECONDS
91. Flatters : HONIES
92. One of de Gaulle's names : MARIE
93. Distaffers : MAMAS
94. In any case : ATALLEVENTS
96. Greek pantheon : OLYMPIANS
100. Malm et al. : SOILS
101. Balance sheet item : ASSET
102. Fold: Fr. : PLIE
103. Cruet : VIAL
104. See 72 Across : ERRS
105. Morphy's forte : CHESS
106. Scatters : TEDS
107. Tense : EDGY
1. Water bird : COB
2. Indian : OTO
3. Trump, in bezique : DIX
4. Grow together : ACCRETE
5. Gauchos home : PAMPAS
6. Whirling : AREEL
7. Invert : TURN
8. Greek letter : ETA
9. Protection from heat : PARASOL
10. Protection from evil : AMULETS
11. Boats : PUNTS
12. Weather satellite : ESSA
13. Well-known cartoonist : REA
14. Catapults : SLINGS
15. Punitive : PENAL
16. Prestige : CASTE
17. Ponies up : ANTES
21. French port : CANNES
23. Made public : AIRED
25. Colossi : GIANTS
27. Baseball nickname : YOGI
29. Gurkhas' land : NEPAL
30. Adjective suffix : ULOSE
31. Ridicules : MAKESGAMEOF
32. First: Prefix : PROTO
33. Destructive insect : BORER
35. On ___ with : APAR
36. Tree parts : BOLES
38. Commuter's guide: Abbr. : SCHED
39. Road builder : PAVER
40. Gets a head start : JUMPSTHEGUN
41. Out of plumb : ATILT
42. Tones down : MUTES
44. Tamarisks : ATLES
46. Cooks' aids : TIMERS
48. Record : TAPING
50. Engulf : WHELM
51. Western capital : SALEM
52. Congo animal : OKAPI
53. Corso coins : LIRE
55. Yugoslav resort : BLED
57. Muscovite name : SONYA
58. Moslem month : SAFAR
59. Instant : TRICE
60. Blemish : TAINT
61. Steal : FILCH
63. Canton dwellers : SWISS
66. Sail rope : SHEET
67. Talons : NAILS
68. Force: Slang : GUTS
70. Danish poet : EWALD
71. Strikes out : DELES
73. La ___, Wis. : CROSSE
77. Revolves : WHEELS
78. Hamlets victim : LAERTES
79. Signs up : ENLISTS
80. Dry dishes : WIPE
81. Summary : RECAP
82. Wearing away : EROSIVE
83. Pictures : STILLS
85. ___ fatales : FEMMES
86. Angle : PHASE
87. Machine part : ROTOR
88. Walk ___ : ONAIR
89. Merchant guild : HANSE
90. Moslem prince : SAYID
92. Interlock : MESH
93. Fille's title : MLLE
95. School holiday: Brit. : VAC
96. Make a choice : OPT
97. Contribute to : AID
98. Badger : NAG
99. Ingenious : SLY

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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