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LEAP YEAR CANDIDATES

New York Times, Sunday, February 16, 1964

Author:
George Laczko
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 66, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 611 (avg 1.63)
Open Squares: 130, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
George Laczko has 37 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1964, The New York TimesNo. 5,313
Across
1. Instants: Colloq. : JIFFS
6. Founded: Abbr. : ESTAB
11. Nino's abode. : CASA
15. Men in uniform. : PFCS
19. Relief group. : UNRRA
20. Office. : CHAIR
21. As ___ (in unison). : AMAN
22. Spoils. : LOOT
23. Destroyed. : SLAIN
24. Men. : TOMDICKANDHARRY
27. Bill: Colloq. : TEN
28. Wall St. transaction. : SHORTSALE
30. Tropical fish. : GRUNTER
31. Purpose. : SAKE
33. Music halls of old. : ODEA
34. Jazz theme. : RIFF
36. Word of approval: Var. : OKEH
37. Dignitaries: Abbr. : OFFS
38. Hair-do, in short. : PERM
39. Gladiolus bulb. : CORM
41. Mr. Brodie. : STEVE
44. Voices. : UTTERS
46. Joseph's younger son. : EPHRAIM
49. One kind of man. : SNOW
50. Part of a limb. : FOREARM
52. Adonis, for one. : GREEK
53. Rounded cake. : NUT
55. Travelers' choice: Abbr. : RTE
56. Caves: Poet. : ANTRES
57. Southern specialty. : GRITS
58. Judas. : BETRAYER
60. ___ a march on. : STEAL
61. Draw. : TRACE
62. Deep dish. : TUREEN
63. ___ de combat. : HORS
64. Menu item. : CAESARSALAD
66. Asian river. : AMUR
70. Conjures up. : EVOKES
72. Even. : STILL
73. Play part. : SCENE
74. Too large. : OUTSIZED
77. False: Slang. : PHONY
78. Dreiser character. : CARRIE
79. Pronoun. : HER
80. Sect in Japan. : ZEN
81. Supermarket items. : SOAPS
82. Enticed. : ALLURED
83. Eternity, from the Hebrew. : OLAM
85. Document. : DIPLOMA
87. Stylish: Slang. : CLASSY
88. Car. : SEDAN
90. Poetic contraction. : NEER
91. "Book of Nonsense" man. : LEAR
92. "Oh, ___ cook . . . " : IAMA
95. And others. : ETAL
97. Woven fabrics. : WEBS
99. Noun suffix. : ANCE
100. Cinch. : SNAP
101. McDonald or Felt. : ADMIRAL
104. Sovereign. : POTENTATE
107. Candle. : DIP
108. Cocktail. : BRANDYALEXANDER
110. French pastry. : TARTE
112. Concern. : CARE
113. Again. : OVER
114. Beginning. : START
115. "The Bartered Bride." : OPERA
116. Van ___. : DYKE
117. Man's nickname. : FATS
118. Audience. : HOUSE
119. Stair post. : NEWEL
Down
1. Exactly. : JUSTSO
2. Foliated. : INLEAF
3. Picnic fare. : FRANKFURTER
4. Crusoe's man: Abbr. : FRI
5. ___ gêne. : SANS
6. Outer skin layer. : ECTODERM
7. Piling workers. : SHORERS
8. Hindu gong. : TAMTAM
9. Lends a hand. : AIDS
10. Pipe. : BRIAR
11. Silver wedding gift. : CAKEFORK
12. M.D.'s group. : AMA
13. Crooned. : SANG
14. Man: Prefix. : ANDRO
15. Neptune, Pluto, etc. : PLANETS
16. Scene of 1862 battle. : FORTHENRY
17. Heart. : CORE
18. River in the Ukraine. : STYR
25. Old saws. : CLICHES
26. Filipino guerrillas. : HUKS
29. Some spinsters. : HOPERS
32. Certain enzymes. : ESTERASES
35. Brother. : FRA
40. Diamond or quartz. : MINERAL
42. Propose. : VOTE
43. Pitcher. : EWER
45. 1/16 catty. : TAEL
46. Heath genus. : ERICA
47. Woolen cloth. : PETERSHAM
48. Softened. : MUTED
50. Annoy: Scot. : FASH
51. Hep. : ONTO
52. Lawn. : GRASS
54. Three: It. : TRE
57. Cupidity. : GREED
58. Canned beef. : BULLY
59. Unstressed syllable, in verse. : ANACRUSIS
61. Understood. : TAKENIN
62. Tin foils. : TAINS
64. Chatted. : COZED
65. ___ while (bide a wee). : STOPA
67. Buffoon. : MERRYANDREW
68. Unicorn fish. : UNIE
69. Cattail. : REED
71. Namely. : VIZ
73. Chemical salts. : SALS
74. Exclamations. : OHOS
75. Congo river. : UELE
76. Commercial symbol. : TRADEMARK
77. Church receptacle. : POORBOX
78. Shade of red. : CLARET
81. Dark horses. : SLEEPERS
82. Diner's choice. : ALACARTE
84. Performance. : MATINEE
86. Bench. : PEW
87. Hearts. : CENTERS
89. Plant. : NARD
91. Carriage. : LANDAU
93. ___ d'hotel. : MAITRE
94. Attraction. : APPEAL
96. ___ the land. : LAYOF
98. Cache: Slang. : STASH
101. Block letters. : ABCD
102. Wagon. : DRAY
103. Type of rock. : LAVA
105. Within: Prefix. : ENTO
106. Windsor Castle's neighbor. : ETON
109. Rent. : LET
111. Mandrill. : APE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 14 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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