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CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE

New York Times, Sunday, December 3, 1967

Author: Diana Sessions
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 130, Blocks: 64, Avg Word Len: 5.80, Missing: { Z }, Scrabble score: 583 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 159, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 18
Diana R. Sessions has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1967, The New York TimesNo. 6,686
Across Down
1. Adorn. : EMBOSS
7. Carne ___ (beef): Sp. : DEVACA
13. Envelop. : SWATHE
19. Recent Venus visitor. : MARINER
21. Resins. : ELEMIS
22. Cookery ingredient. : CITRON
23. Church dignitary. : PRELATE
24. Adroitness. : SLEIGHTOFHAND
26. Aunt: Sp. : TIA
27. Part of a prayer book. : PSALTER
29. Penetrating. : ACUTE
30. Punta ___ Este. : DEL
31. Beasts of burden. : YAKS
33. Burrows. : LAIRS
34. Float. : RAFT
35. Inspiring goddess. : MUSE
36. Piquancy. : NIP
37. Coal mining engine. : JINNY
38. Tendency. : BENT
39. Actualities. : FACTS
40. Posy. : NOSEGAY
42. Ample. : FAT
43. Sweets. : HONEYS
44. Beneficial treatments. : REGIMENS
46. Sad and pensive, in music. : MESTO
48. House: Prefix. : ECO
49. Slow-gaited horses. : AMBLERS
50. With steadfastness. : PERSEVERINGLY
55. Frolics. : SPREES
56. Impedes. : HANDICAPS
57. Deer. : ROE
58. Banks. : TIERS
59. Pennant winners. : CARDINALS
60. Stage name. : EVANS
62. Baseball abbreviation. : ERA
63. Quality of potato chips. : SALTINESS
64. Platforms. : STANDS
65. Reaccustom to home life. : REDOMESTICATE
68. Average man. : JOHNDOE
69. Dandy. : FOP
70. Looks over. : SCANS
71. Douzepers. : PALADINS
72. Good advice, as of 1859. : GOWEST
75. State: Abbr. : IND
76. Redstone, for instance. : ARSENAL
77. Seed parts. : ARILS
78. School official: Abbr. : SUPT
80. Vehicles of a sort. : PRAMS
81. Sea journal. : LOG
83. See 22 Across. : RIND
84. Capital of Yemen. : SANA
85. ___ Minh. : HOCHI
86. City areas: Abbr. : SQRS
88. Nurtured. : FED
89. Be in store. : AWAIT
90. Grain alcohol. : ETHANOL
93. Middle East initials. : UAR
94. Contumacious. : INSUBORDINATE
97. Critical. : EXIGENT
99. Kitchen gadget. : STONER
100. Vaned device. : LOUVER
101. Brazilian rubber tree. : SERINGA
102. Precursor. : HERALD
103. Makes a beginning. : ENTERS
104. City on the Loire. : NANTES
1. Meaningless. : EMPTY
2. Lady of May-day games. : MARIAN
3. Custom of sharing a repast. : BREAKINGBREAD
4. Painting. : OIL
5. Vigor: Colloq. : SNAP
6. Social groups. : SETS
7. Goal. : DESTINY
8. One of the Queens. : ELLERY
9. Changes direction. : VEERS
10. "Here ___ . . . " : AMI
11. Purse or pocket item. : CIGARETTECASE
12. Refuse receptacle. : ASHCAN
13. Pennsylvania Senator. : SCOTT
14. Spouse. : WIFE
15. Of sports: Abbr. : ATH
16. Vilify. : TRADUCE
17. Satinpod. : HONESTY
18. Everlasting. : ENDLESS
20. Makes new groupings. : REALIGNS
25. Cluster. : TUFT
28. Wools: Sp. : LANAS
32. Robber. : SPOILER
35. Opera role. : MANON
37. Taunts. : JEERS
38. Nursery equipment. : BASSINETS
39. Centers of activity. : FOCI
41. Widgeons. : SMEES
42. Juvenile hero. : FERDINAND
43. Pronoun. : HERS
44. TV term. : RASTER
45. Dominion. : EMPIRE
46. Begging. : MENDICANT
47. Ellipses. : OVALS
50. Profit sharing. : PARTICIPATION
51. 45-rpm records. : EPS
52. Bombastic. : GRANDILOQUENT
53. Noted baritone. : LONDON
54. Assents. : YESSES
56. Ceases. : HALTS
59. Instance: Fr. : CAS
60. Frome. : ETHAN
61. Wanton destroyers. : VANDALS
63. Clan. : SEPT
64. Flatfishes. : SOLES
66. "Stand like Druids ___ . . . " : OFELD
67. Green shade. : MOSS
68. Flowers. : JASMINES
71. European capital. : PRAHA
72. Halfbeak's cousin. : GARFISH
73. Cuban province. : ORIENTE
74. Type of chair. : WINDSOR
76. Cupid and others. : ARCHERS
78. River into the Moselle. : SAAR
79. Busy. : UNIDLE
80. Dutch artist. : POTTER
82. Farm. : GRANGE
84. Scimitar. : SWORD
85. Lift with effort. : HEAVE
87. Dueña's charges: Abbr. : SRTAS
89. Tasman. : ABEL
91. Farm team. : OXEN
92. Ankara coin. : LIRA
95. Article: Sp. : UNA
96. Filbert. : NUT
98. Card game. : GIN

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

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