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SANDMAN'S SPECIALTY

New York Times, Sunday, February 2, 1964

Author: Hume Craft
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.35, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 520 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 136, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
Hume R. Craft has 35 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1964, The New York TimesNo. 5,299
Across Down
1. Gown. : ROBE
5. Big bird. : CRANE
10. Animals' friend. : SPCA
14. Shipwrecked lady. : VIOLA
19. Sleep of a sort. : ANESTHESIA
21. Straw-filled ticks. : PAILLASSES
23. Innerspring items. : MATTRESSES
24. Certain cushions. : AIRPILLOWS
25. Folklore creatures. : OGRES
26. Lullaby. : TUNE
27. Type of verb: Abbr. : IRR
28. Ear of maize. : MEALIE
29. Akin. : NEAR
30. Snug harbors. : PORTS
31. Springe. : NOOSE
33. Dining group. : MESS
34. Like: Suffix. : ARY
35. Gay place. : PAREE
36. Happy ___ lark. : ASA
37. Hop shoots. : BINES
38. Teacher or monk in the East. : STARETS
42. Skillful. : ABLE
46. Keeps (oneself) away. : ABSENTS
49. Afflicts with ennui. : BORES
50. Persian water pipe. : CALEAN
52. Sheriffs of old. : REEVES
53. Pick-me-up. : TONIC
54. Accessory for drivers. : CARRADIO
56. Lodi's river. : ADDA
57. Greek dialect. : DORIC
58. Obsession. : MANIA
59. G. P.'s. : MDS
60. Counterpane. : CANDLEWICKBEDSPREAD
65. Place to sleep. : COT
66. Makes money. : EARNS
67. Irish poet. : SYNGE
68. Image. : IKON
70. Flies. : AVIGATES
72. Pack. : HORDE
73. Patches. : RESEWS
75. Man who gave "the alarm." : REVERE
76. Cloths of gold. : LAMES
77. Port south of Naples. : SALERNO
78. Sapling. : TREE
79. Inflorescences. : RACEMES
82. ___ horseback. : MENON
83. Feminine title. : SRA
84. Child of a sort. : GAMIN
85. Family member. : PAW
88. In the manner of: It. : ALLA
92. Chirps. : PEEPS
94. Bowling emporia. : LANES
95. Part of Asia. : GOBI
96. Like some bacon. : LEANER
98. Brahman title. : AYA
99. Iowan city. : AMES
100. Porter and others. : COLES
101. Castle builder. : DAYDREAMER
103. Office furnishing. : LETTERFILE
105. Make a bed, in a sense. : OVERSPREAD
106. Makes thin. : ATTENUATES
107. Dormouse. : LEROT
108. Is not infallible. : ERRS
109. Seventh sons. : SEERS
110. Musical symbol. : REST
1. Indian heroine. : RAMONA
2. Relative of a kiang. : ONAGER
3. Indicate. : BETRAY
4. Ethyl acetate. : ESTER
5. What?: It. : CHE
6. Puts back. : RESTORES
7. Convinces. : ASSURES
8. Dolce far ___. : NIENTE
9. Comforts. : EASES
10. Land of the siesta. : SPAIN
11. Two-man boats. : PAIROARS
12. Resembling fleecy clouds. : CIRROSE
13. Tirolese feature. : ALP
14. Farewell: Lat. : VALE
15. Muezzin's faith. : ISLAM
16. "___ Mio." : OSOLE
17. Main Streeter. : LEWIS
18. Quadrupeds. : ASSES
20. Club officers: Abbr. : TRS
22. Fruit. : LIME
30. Garments. : PANTS
32. Holiday: Abbr. : SAT
35. Yearn (for). : PINE
37. British Laborite. : BEVAN
38. ___ boom. : SONIC
39. Full of fun. : TRICKSOME
40. Govt. group. : AEC
41. Shinplaster. : SCRIP
42. State: Abbr. : ALA
43. Maid, in a sense. : BEDMAKER
44. Melded. : LAIDDOWN
45. Biblical patriarch. : ENOS
46. Altar: Lat. : ARA
47. Quilt. : BEDCOVER
48. Tranquilizer. : SEDATIVE
49. Godunov. : BORIS
51. Sandarac tree. : ARAR
53. Places. : TOWNS
54. Beg: Colloq. : CADGE
55. Handle: Fr. : ANSE
57. "___ Mable." : DERE
58. Patches. : MENDS
61. Lovable one. : DEAR
62. Subsequently. : LATER
63. Cow barns. : BYRES
64. Iron: Ger. : EISEN
65. Sulky. : CART
69. Navy aide: Abbr. : NSO
71. Letter. : GEE
72. Ark passenger. : HAM
73. Hindu queens. : RANIS
74. College in N. C. : ELON
76. Bissextile. : LEAPYEAR
77. School term. : SEMESTER
80. Ibsen girl. : ASE
81. Small pitcher. : CREAMER
82. Sydney Carton's Lucie. : MANETTE
84. Mature germ cell. : GAMETE
85. Courteous. : POLITE
86. Poplars. : ABELES
87. Describing Solomon. : WISEST
88. Colorless liquid: Chem. : ALDOL
89. Set out. : LEAVE
90. Piece of cake. : LAYER
91. Man: Prefix. : ANDRO
92. School, for short. : PREP
93. Carnelians. : SARDS
94. Refrain syllables. : LALAS
95. Succeed spectacularly. : GOFAR
97. Whilom. : ERST
100. Vineyard: Fr. : CRU
102. Common verb. : ARE
104. Letters. : ENS

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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