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WORD-CATCHER

New York Times, Sunday, November 7, 1965

Author: Jack Luzzatto
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 62, Avg Word Len: 5.49, Missing: { J K Q Y Z }, Scrabble score: 553 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 136, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1965, The New York TimesNo. 5,930
Across Down
1. The almost predictable. : WEATHER
8. Abysmal holes. : CHASMS
14. The deer in the Highlands. : HARTS
19. Tarkington country. : INDIANA
20. Frustrate. : OUTWIT
21. Beat, as a trencherman. : OUTEAT
22. Storekeeper. : SHOPMAN
23. Live puppet. : STOOGE
24. You and I. : PEOPLE
25. Rocky height. : TOR
26. Derby scene. : EPSOM
28. Mental condition. : MORALE
30. Hungarian farm dog. : PULI
31. Joshes. : FUNS
33. Convex. : TORIC
35. Blenching. : PALING
37. Handy bill. : TEN
38. Exhaust. : USEUP
40. Parrot. : MACAW
42. Skye dwellers. : ISLANDERS
44. Fished with bait on the bottom. : LEDGERED
46. Day time. : DAWN
48. Something for the birds. : TREE
49. Fearfully impressed. : AWED
50. Sees with compassion. : PITIES
52. Acacia. : MIMOSA
56. Marine island. : PARRIS
59. Member of a Las Vegas majority. : LOSER
60. Impressionable. : PASSIBLE
62. Log cabin boy. : ABE
63. Giant armadillo. : TATOU
65. Source of plastics. : RESIN
67. Assail. : SETON
68. Bark cloth. : TAPA
70. A crash from above. : THUNDERCLAP
73. Stage extra: Slang. : SUPE
74. Class caps. : ETONS
76. Extra. : ADDED
77. Viewed anew. : RESAW
79. Billow. : SEA
80. Separable rocket component. : NOSECONE
82. King of Libya. : IDRIS
84. Subdues. : SOBERS
86. Quake. : TREMOR
87. Win back. : RECOUP
89. Loafer. : SHOE
90. Bantus. : ILAS
92. Stitches. : SEWS
93. Driver's light. : HEADLAMP
97. Scattered on the wind. : BROADCAST
101. Valley of Hercules's lion. : NEMEA
103. Of the sun. : SOLAR
104. Fabled bird. : ROC
105. Bright. : SUNLIT
107. Another quake. : SEISM
109. Go paddling. : WADE
110. Odd birds. : EMUS
112. Tree identifiers. : LEAVES
114. Killer whales. : ORCAS
116. Tech school, Cambridge. : MIT
117. Usable for foreign exchange. : VALUTA
119. Candle fat. : TALLOW
121. More fat. : ADIPOSE
123. Charm. : ENAMOR
124. Star: Fr. : ETOILE
125. An almost incredible truth. : PARADOX
126. Trunk. : TORSO
127. Ready for more action. : RESTED
128. Highly placed. : EMINENT
1. Filled with longing. : WISTFUL
2. Provide with lodgings, old style. : ENHOUSE
3. Embellished. : ADORNED
4. Filter ___. : TIP
5. Harness part. : HAME
6. Render fitting. : ENAPT
7. Liberated. : RANSOMED
8. Universal. : COSMIC
9. Chalet. : HUT
10. Particle. : ATOM
11. Downward pounce. : SWOOP
12. Headache. : MIGRAINE
13. Purloins. : STEALS
14. Tinge. : HUE
15. Resting on. : ATOP
16. Fame. : REPUTE
17. Reaching higher. : TALLER
18. Mugs. : STEINS
21. A loving welcome. : OPENARMS
27. Toward the mouth: Zool. : ORAD
29. Sing. : LILT
32. Cuban "capital." : SUGAR
34. Arabian Nights judges. : CADIS
36. Rock. : GNEISS
39. Lapwing. : PEWIT
41. Diluted. : WATEREDDOWN
43. Paper sizes. : DEMIES
45. Met again. : RESAT
47. Electrician. : WIRER
50. Beat rapidly. : POUND
51. Spigots. : SPILES
53. Dull. : OBTUSE
54. He makes the grade. : SLOPER
55. Epic hero. : AENEAS
56. Obvious. : PATENT
57. Legal term. : ABATOR
58. Tranquil time. : REPOSE
59. Showier: Colloq. : LOUDER
61. Duck genus. : ANAS
64. Word in comparisons. : THAN
66. Emergency money. : SCRIP
69. Lack of red blood. : ANEMIA
71. Free from frost. : DEICE
72. Bey's cousin. : PASHA
75. Fishwives. : SCOLDS
78. Golf clubs. : WOODS
81. Pronouncing dicta. : ORACULAR
83. Artifices. : RUSES
85. Downstairs. : BELOW
88. Pass the summer. : ESTIVATE
89. Many a Winslow Homer. : SEASCAPE
91. Reasonable. : SANE
93. Successor. : HEIR
94. Stylish. : ALAMODE
95. Influential avenue. : MADISON
96. Flimsy excuse. : PRETEXT
97. Special army rank. : BREVET
98. Hard cheese for Italians. : ROMANO
99. Of the eye. : OCULAR
100. Severe critic. : SLATER
102. Caterwauled. : MEOWED
106. Ultimate end. : TELOS
108. Milady. : MADAM
111. Adds up. : SUMS
113. Cleft. : SLIT
115. Betel. : SIRI
118. Likewise. : TOO
120. Arena bravo. : OLE
122. Utensil. : PAN

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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