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DIVERTISSEMENT

New York Times, Sunday, December 1, 1963

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 154, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.88, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 633 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 166, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 22
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,236
Across
1. Musical ___. : CHAIRS
7. Yogi, now. : MANAGER
14. Does a cook's chore. : BASTES
20. Role in "Merry Wives." : SHALLOW
21. Ancient superstition. : EVILEYE
22. Quite savage. : INHUMAN
24. Quite gentle. : TAMABLE
25. Languished for love. : REPINED
26. Spotty paint style. : STIPPLE
27. Thirsting. : ARID
28. Admit. : LETIN
30. Home of wildlife. : FOREST
32. Memorable comedienne. : PITTS
33. Rat-a-___. : TAT
34. Slow plodding person. : STODGE
36. Sons and daughters. : HEIRS
38. Tastes. : SIPS
39. Title words of certain poems. : ODETO
42. Barker's specialty. : SPIEL
43. Status ___. : SYMBOLS
45. Water: Fr. : EAU
46. Resin compound. : RESENE
48. Book about Mr. Gradgrind. : HARDTIMES
50. Squirrel food. : ACORNS
52. Historic Manchurian city. : HARBIN
54. Law's partner. : ORDER
55. Menotti's first name. : GIAN
56. Foreign-trade zone. : FREEPORT
59. Certain tests. : ORALS
60. Marvels. : WONDERS
63. Let go. : RELEASE
64. Lionhearted. : BRAVE
65. Scatter-gun cartridge. : SHOTSHELL
67. Casino point. : ACE
68. Type of commerce. : SEATRADE
70. Type of poem. : EPODE
71. Phrase of discernment. : ISEE
72. Baby sitters. : MAMAS
74. Time for Clementine. : THEGOLDRUSH
76. South African porch. : STOEP
77. Garden spot. : EDEN
78. Look radiant. : SHINE
79. Skyway. : AIRROUTE
81. Departure verb: Abbr. : LVE
82. Record makers. : SONGSTERS
84. One of the De Milles. : AGNES
85. Memorable movie Mrs. : MINIVER
87. Ship attendant. : STEWARD
88. Current style. : TREND
89. Love. : FONDNESS
90. Wagons-___ (sleeping cars). : LITS
91. Josephine, for instance. : REINE
92. Suit fabrics. : SERGES
93. Dracula offscreen. : LUGOSI
96. Good bowling. : TENSTRIKE
98. Constructs. : ERECTS
102. Completely. : ALL
103. Twinge of conscience. : SCRUPLE
105. Indigo plants. : ANILS
107. Lead or edge. : START
108. Pays court to. : SUES
110. Abram's wife. : SARAI
111. What good things come in. : THREES
113. Return a profit. : PAY
114. Name akin to Helen. : ELAIN
116. Man's home. : CASTLE
119. Roman rooms. : ATRIA
120. G.I.'s favorite. : MAIL
121. Relative of a rumpus. : RAMPAGE
123. Take unawares. : STARTLE
125. Eminent. : NOTABLE
127. Swiss geometer. : STEINER
128. Pusher in a crowd. : ELBOWER
129. Makes possible. : ENABLES
130. Taro roots. : EDDOES
131. Taxers: Obs. : SESSORS
132. Thicker. : DENSER
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1. Guessing game. : CHARADE
2. Descendants of Noah. : HAMITES
3. "When I was ___ . . . " : ALAD
4. 16 oz. : ILB
5. Baker's dozen. : ROLLS
6. Desserts. : SWEETS
7. Greenwich's line. : MERIDIAN
8. Terrible swift sword. : AVENGER
9. Tuck's partner. : NIP
10. Arabic letter. : ALIF
11. Race: Prefix. : GENO
12. Bough and rough, creak and break. : EYERHYMES
13. Saviour. : REDEEMER
14. Tavern. : BISTRO
15. Model insect. : ANT
16. Pinafore. : SHIP
17. So. American Indians. : TUPIS
18. Hungrier. : EMPTIER
19. Alkali flat. : SALTPAN
20. Opposite of a rotor. : STATOR
23. Centaur in Hercules legend. : NESSUS
29. Best-selling platter. : TOPHIT
31. Brothers and sisters. : SIBS
35. Fabulous bonanza. : ELDORADO
37. Irish toast. : SLAINTE
40. Laugh in a way. : TEHEE
41. Enjoying leave, as a soldier. : ONAPASS
43. Walk crabwise. : SIDLE
44. Oodles. : SCADS
47. Rough-edged, as a leaf. : EROSE
49. Man in a going concern. : TRAVELAGENT
51. Like a perfect ballgame (almost). : ONEHIT
53. Pauses to refresh. : BREATHERS
55. Pleasant mood. : GOODHUMOR
56. Playing units, as in bowling. : FRAMES
57. Best regards: Sp. : RECADOS
58. Gold or silver. : ELEMENT
59. Storm: Fr. : ORAGE
60. Whichever person. : WHOSO
61. Make up one's mind. : RESOLVE
62. Ace concealers. : SLEEVES
64. British guns. : BRENS
65. Stimulates. : SPURS
66. Fr. Damien's beneficiaries. : LEPERS
69. The Eroica symphony. : THIRD
70. Was human. : ERRED
73. Shakespearean role. : ANGELO
75. "___ Eight," Kaufman-Ferber play. : DINNERAT
76. Radio operators. : SENDERS
78. Radio crackles. : STATICS
80. Faint coloring. : TINGE
83. Canton men. : SWISS
84. Get up. : ARISE
86. Insert. : INSET
88. ___ Indians. : TENLITTLE
89. Tentative offer. : FEELER
91. Goes by again. : REPASSES
92. Dogs running wide of the pack. : SKIRTERS
93. New devices using light. : LASERS
94. Howl weirdly. : ULULATE
95. Gave a lovely light. : GLEAMED
96. Siberian river. : TURA
97. Mentholated device. : INHALER
99. Far from helpless. : CAPABLE
100. Home of a sort. : TRAILER
101. Milady's pleasure. : STYLES
104. Fast cars. : RACERS
106. Went fishing. : SEINED
109. Savory. : SIPID
112. French river. : SAONE
115. Dwarf: Prefix. : NANO
117. Science rooms, for short. : LABS
118. Greek cherub. : EROS
120. Namesakes of a queen. : MABS
122. Letter. : GEE
124. Deuce. : TWO
126. Shoe shade. : TAN

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 13 debuted here and reused later, 21 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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