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TRAFFIC JAM

New York Times, Sunday, February 25, 1962

Author:
Sidney Lambert
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 79, Avg Word Len: 5.32, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 511 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 110, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
Sidney Lambert has 114 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1962, The New York TimesNo. 4,608
Across
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Grinding. : MOLAR
6
City on the Loire. : NANTES
12
Fodder troughs. : CRIBS
17
Dimethyl ketone. : ACETONE
19
Salt of an acid. : OLEATE
20
Sun dance, for one. : RITUAL
22
U. S. President. : MARTINVANBUREN
24
Be present: Lat. : ADESTE
25
Upper inner corner of a flag. : UNION
26
Gaelic. : ERSE
27
Opera based on Hugo novel. : ERNANI
29
David's chief minister. : IRA
30
Bask. : SUN
31
Smell ___. : ARAT
32
Small slit. : NICK
33
Vigor: Colloq. : SNAP
34
W. W. II arena. : ETO
35
Governmental affairs. : SHIPOFSTATE
39
Radio signals. : BEEPS
40
Succès ___. : DESTIME
42
Five-point type. : PEARL
43
Lets stand. : STETS
45
D'Yeu and others. : ILES
46
___ Hassan. : ABU
47
Heeling, nautically. : ALIST
49
Outrageous. : WICKED
52
Dormice. : LEROTS
55
Somnolent states. : TRANCES
57
Violently. : AMAIN
58
Let an opportunity slip. : MISSTHEBUS
60
Nautical turn. : YAW
61
Toulon's department. : VAR
62
U. N. name. : THANT
64
Daughter of Oceanus. : DORIS
66
Professional worker: Abbr. : CPA
67
Make a miscue. : ERR
68
Abstemious: Slang. : ONTHEWAGON
72
Claw. : TALON
74
Second edition. : REISSUE
77
Baseball pitch. : SLIDER
78
Table vials. : CRUETS
79
Mythical man of brass. : TALOS
80
Harem room. : ODA
81
Unfair. : FOUL
82
Red, in heraldry. : GULES
84
Commences. : OPENS
86
Supernatural phenomena. : OCCULTS
90
Grounds. : DREGS
92
Refuse to deal (with). : HAVENOTRUCK
95
Make tired. : IRK
96
Chapeaux. : HATS
97
Sports cognomen. : BABE
98
Air: Prefix. : AERI
99
Man's nickname. : MOE
100
Peace prize winner. : ORR
101
Rinaldo's magic horse. : BAYARD
103
Natives: Suffix. : OTES
104
Hit. : SMOTE
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Crowns. : TIARAS
108
Cogitation of a sort. : TRAINOFTHOUGHT
111
Wear. : ENDURE
112
Breadwinner. : EARNER
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Close. : AIRLESS
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Factors in biology. : GENES
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Flouts. : SNEERS
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Angling gear. : REELS
Down
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Wool fabrics. : MERINOS
2
Eight: It. : OTTO
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Cut of meat. : LOIN
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___ Arbor. : ANN
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Waking dreams. : REVERIES
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Type of flight. : NONSTOP
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Vestment: Var. : ALBE
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New: Ger. : NEU
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Vetch. : TARE
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Unchanging. : ETERNAL
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Straw for hats. : SENNIT
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Caprice. : CRANK
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"___ Pagliaccio." : RIDI
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Believer in: Suffix. : ITE
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Economic ups and downs. : BUSINESSCYCLE
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Petty tyrant. : SATRAP
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Diverted. : AMUSED
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Early King of England. : CANUTE
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Moves swiftly. : LEAPS
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Not care ___. : ARAP
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Scores, in tennis. : ACES
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Moslem name. : AHMED
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Become prevalent. : SETIN
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Taciturn. : SILENT
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Phobias. : FEARS
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Wooden shoe. : SABOT
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Of a ___ (certainly). : TRUTH
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Composer Bartok. : BELA
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Polynesian god. : TIKI
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Ankles. : TARSI
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Serving vessel. : TEAPOT
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Falter. : WAVER
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Turkish hospice. : IMARET
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Wealthy patronage. : CARRIAGETRADE
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Fluff. : LINT
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Europeans. : ESTHS
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Yellow iris. : SEDGE
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Deflect. : TURN
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Trumpeters. : SWANS
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Shaggy growth of hair. : MANE
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Churl. : BOOR
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Homestead. : HOUSE
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Hit. : STRUCK
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Slip away. : ELOPE
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Extend. : WIDEN
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Scene of Hersey novel. : ADANO
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Hawaiian tree. : AULU
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Mollusks. : SLUGS
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Money in Lima. : SOLS
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Bacterial cells. : COCCI
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___ general. : FOURSTAR
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Chaise: Colloq. : SHAY
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Spread swiftly. : OVERRAN
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Machine parts. : STATORS
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Fine chinaware. : LIMOGES
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Pledges. : TROTHS
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Shooting events. : SKEETS
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Table ___. : DHOTE
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___ to go (eager): Dial. : RARING
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Quashes: Law. : ABATES
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Coral formation. : REEF
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Headquarters. : BASES
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Simple. : BARE
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Name in Virginia. : DARE
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Unique thing: Slang. : ONER
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Afflictive. : SORE
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Heat and spice wine. : MULL
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Continuing demand. : RUN
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Like: Suffix. : INE
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Proceed apace. : HIE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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