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New York Times, Sunday, October 9, 1966

85-Down : Famous rabbi.

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
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Ill-tempered. : SHREWISH
9
Acclaim. : LAUD
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Recipe abbreviation. : TBSP
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Mexican sandal. : HUARACHE
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Popular cartoonist. : ARNO
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Warm. : HEATUP
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Population group. : OLDSTERS
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Members of crafts. : SKILLEDLABOR
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Delay. : WAIT
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Shower gift. : DISHES
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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
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Started cleansing. : SOAPED
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Something for the beach. : SANDALS
49
Chesterfields. : COATS
50
Spiral. : WHORL
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Moved slowly. : IDLED
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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
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State: Abbr. : CAL
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___ oil, in varnish. : TUNG
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Sham battle. : PILLOWFIGHT
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Greek letter. : ZETA
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Verb suffix. : ISE
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Fuzzy: Var. : WOOLY
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Popular jazz man. : BASIE
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Unpleasantly difficult. : MESSY
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Intent on learning. : STUDIOUS
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"Gunsmoke" character. : DOC
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U.S. poet. : ALLEN
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Water holes. : PONDS
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Makes records. : WAXES
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Zealots, in away. : MANIACS
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Heaven: Ger. : HIMMEL
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Kind of hit. : HOMERUN
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Ban. : OUTLAW
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___ rule. : ASA
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Latin men. : SENORES
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Results. : GOES
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Cheap fur. : HARE
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Deprived of. : SANS
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Haberdashery. : SOCKS
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Control. : HAND
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State: Abbr. : COL
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Sample. : TASTE
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Greek letters. : MUS
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French actress. : DARCEL
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High: Fr. : HAUT
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Weak point. : ACHILLESHEEL
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Jerkwater. : ONEHORSE
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Agreeably smooth. : SILKEN
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Certain shape. : OVAL
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Serve. : MINISTER
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Fly or gnat. : PEST
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Certain female fowl. : PENS
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Dissipates. : SCATTERS
Down
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Grandstanders. : SHOWOFFS
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Honolulu sight. : HULAHULA
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Crew member. : RADIOMAN
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Formerly, formerly. : ERST
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Thai temple. : WAT
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Glacé. : ICED
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Strident. : SHRILL
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Mercenary. : HESSIAN
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Light amplifier. : LASER
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Crude craft. : ARKS
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Single: Prefix. : UNI
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Brainy mammals. : DOLPHINS
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Do a farm job. : TED
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Undisguised. : BALD
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Mme. de ___. : STAEL
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Park, bus station, etc. : PUBLICPLACES
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Under a spell. : HEXED
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Consensus maker. : POLLEE
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False. : LYING
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Considered. : RATED
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Disaster. : HAVOC
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Vouchers. : CHITS
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Kind of trap. : FISHNET
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Story part. : ENDING
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What "bears" do. : SELL
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Trains for a fight. : SHADOWBOXES
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Syrupy. : GOOEY
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Flits. : GADS
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Statue part. : TORSO
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Trajectory. : ARC
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Important. : SERIOUS
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A Hohenzollern. : WILHELM
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Blunts. : DULLS
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Religious maxims. : LOGIA
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Coasters. : MATS
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Pretend. : PLAY
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Weakness for: Suffix. : ITIS
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Color. : RUST
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Art of staying ahead. : ONEUPMANSHIP
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Roguish. : SLY
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Possessive. : HIS
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Popular pets. : POODLES
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Stumper. : FACER
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Summit. : ZENITH
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Hocks. : WINES
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"Evening out" souvenir. : MENU
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Realm: Suffix. : DOM
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Matrons. : DAMES
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Asian land. : LAOS
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Kind of seminar. : WORKSHOP
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Term of endearment : SUGAR
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See 71 Down. : ALACARTE
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Reveler. : CAROUSER
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What one does in August. : SWELTERS
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Until: Sp. : HASTA
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Famous rabbi. : ISAACS
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Trick. : HOCUS
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Certain enlisted men. : NONCOMS
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Julius, for one. : NOMEN
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Paradisiacal. : EDENIC
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Vertical part of a door. : STILE
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Manor houses. : HALLS
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___ Club. : ELKS
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Senior one. : DEAN
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Siberian river. : LENA
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Multitude. : HOST
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Obstruction. : LET
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Girl's name. : EVE
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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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