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CHALLENGE

New York Times, Sunday, October 9, 1966

Author: William A. Lewis Jr.
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 70, Avg Word Len: 5.38, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 610 (avg 1.64)
Open Squares: 120, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
William A. Lewis Jr. has 45 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1966, The New York TimesNo. 6,266
Across Down
1. Ill-tempered. : SHREWISH
9. Acclaim. : LAUD
13. Recipe abbreviation. : TBSP
17. Mexican sandal. : HUARACHE
18. Popular cartoonist. : ARNO
19. Warm. : HEATUP
21. Population group. : OLDSTERS
22. Members of crafts. : SKILLEDLABOR
25. Delay. : WAIT
26. Shower gift. : DISHES
28. Box or coffer. : PYX
29. ___ Robbia. : DELLA
30. Hello! : OHO
31. Deceiver. : LIAR
32. Leader. : CHIEF
34. Rollicking tune. : LILT
35. Give way to anger. : FUME
37. European. : SLAV
38. "Blowout." : SHINDIG
40. Letter. : CEE
41. Projecting edge. : FLANGE
43. Bagatelle. : NOTHING
45. Started cleansing. : SOAPED
47. Something for the beach. : SANDALS
49. Chesterfields. : COATS
50. Spiral. : WHORL
51. Moved slowly. : IDLED
53. Units of length: Abbr. : RDS
54. Ranch shelter. : LINECAMP
57. Clubs of a kind. : IRONS
60. Combining form for a country. : RUSSO
62. Full of flaws. : HOLEY
63. State: Abbr. : CAL
64. ___ oil, in varnish. : TUNG
65. Sham battle. : PILLOWFIGHT
67. Greek letter. : ZETA
68. Verb suffix. : ISE
69. Fuzzy: Var. : WOOLY
70. Popular jazz man. : BASIE
71. Unpleasantly difficult. : MESSY
72. Intent on learning. : STUDIOUS
74. "Gunsmoke" character. : DOC
75. U.S. poet. : ALLEN
77. Water holes. : PONDS
78. Makes records. : WAXES
80. Zealots, in away. : MANIACS
84. Heaven: Ger. : HIMMEL
86. Kind of hit. : HOMERUN
88. Ban. : OUTLAW
89. ___ rule. : ASA
90. Latin men. : SENORES
92. Results. : GOES
94. Cheap fur. : HARE
95. Deprived of. : SANS
97. Haberdashery. : SOCKS
98. Control. : HAND
99. State: Abbr. : COL
100. Sample. : TASTE
102. Greek letters. : MUS
103. French actress. : DARCEL
105. High: Fr. : HAUT
106. Weak point. : ACHILLESHEEL
109. Jerkwater. : ONEHORSE
111. Agreeably smooth. : SILKEN
112. Certain shape. : OVAL
113. Serve. : MINISTER
114. Fly or gnat. : PEST
115. Certain female fowl. : PENS
116. Dissipates. : SCATTERS
1. Grandstanders. : SHOWOFFS
2. Honolulu sight. : HULAHULA
3. Crew member. : RADIOMAN
4. Formerly, formerly. : ERST
5. Thai temple. : WAT
6. Glacé. : ICED
7. Strident. : SHRILL
8. Mercenary. : HESSIAN
9. Light amplifier. : LASER
10. Crude craft. : ARKS
11. Single: Prefix. : UNI
12. Brainy mammals. : DOLPHINS
13. Do a farm job. : TED
14. Undisguised. : BALD
15. Mme. de ___. : STAEL
16. Park, bus station, etc. : PUBLICPLACES
19. Under a spell. : HEXED
20. Consensus maker. : POLLEE
23. False. : LYING
24. Considered. : RATED
27. Disaster. : HAVOC
32. Vouchers. : CHITS
33. Kind of trap. : FISHNET
36. Story part. : ENDING
37. What "bears" do. : SELL
38. Trains for a fight. : SHADOWBOXES
39. Syrupy. : GOOEY
42. Flits. : GADS
44. Statue part. : TORSO
46. Trajectory. : ARC
48. Important. : SERIOUS
50. A Hohenzollern. : WILHELM
52. Blunts. : DULLS
54. Religious maxims. : LOGIA
55. Coasters. : MATS
56. Pretend. : PLAY
57. Weakness for: Suffix. : ITIS
58. Color. : RUST
59. Art of staying ahead. : ONEUPMANSHIP
61. Roguish. : SLY
62. Possessive. : HIS
65. Popular pets. : POODLES
66. Stumper. : FACER
67. Summit. : ZENITH
69. Hocks. : WINES
71. "Evening out" souvenir. : MENU
73. Realm: Suffix. : DOM
74. Matrons. : DAMES
76. Asian land. : LAOS
78. Kind of seminar. : WORKSHOP
79. Term of endearment : SUGAR
81. See 71 Down. : ALACARTE
82. Reveler. : CAROUSER
83. What one does in August. : SWELTERS
84. Until: Sp. : HASTA
85. Famous rabbi. : ISAACS
86. Trick. : HOCUS
87. Certain enlisted men. : NONCOMS
91. Julius, for one. : NOMEN
93. Paradisiacal. : EDENIC
96. Vertical part of a door. : STILE
98. Manor houses. : HALLS
101. ___ Club. : ELKS
103. Senior one. : DEAN
104. Siberian river. : LENA
105. Multitude. : HOST
107. Obstruction. : LET
108. Girl's name. : EVE
110. Attack. : HIT

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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