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WORDSMANSHIP

New York Times, Sunday, February 28, 1965

Author:
William A. Lewis, Jr.
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 69, Avg Word Len: 5.47, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 575 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 116, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17
William A. Lewis Jr. has 45 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1965, The New York TimesNo. 5,691
Across
1
Mark over a vowel. : MACRON
7
Rebound. : CAROM
12
Sewing machine inventor. : HOWE
16
Lessen in importance. : DEFLATE
17
One's home. : ABODE
18
Obeisance. : SALAAM
20
Of importance to savers. : INTERESTRATES
22
Symbol on a sleeve. : CHEVRON
24
Brodie. : STEVE
25
Do a haying job. : TED
26
1776 treatise. : COMMONSENSE
28
Take on. : HIRE
29
Circular objects. : DISCI
31
Creeps up on. : NEARS
32
Famous name in art. : LISA
33
Age. : EON
34
Colors. : SUNTANS
36
Sandwich choice. : RYE
37
Principle. : TENET
38
Night sound. : SNORING
40
Name meaning wisdom. : SOPHIA
42
Entertainment. : SONGS
43
Grunt: Colloq. : OINK
44
Grand. : HEROIC
45
Tam-tam. : GONG
46
Neighbor of National City. : SANDIEGO
49
Speck. : DOT
50
Container. : FRUITJAR
54
Hgt. : ALT
55
Certain athletes. : CREWMEN
57
Powerful Red. : MAO
58
Slide. : CHUTE
59
Congress. : DIET
61
Using sunrays. : SOLAR
62
English statesmen. : PITTS
64
Cold ___. : SNAP
65
Learns of. : HEARS
67
Room. : DEN
68
Of a husband. : MARITAL
70
Adverse. : ILL
71
Like some food. : UNSALTED
73
___ de mer. : MAL
74
Corner of a kind. : MONOPOLY
76
Platform. : DAIS
77
Singhalese shrine. : DAGOBA
79
House part. : DOOR
80
Greek letter. : THETA
82
Suit. : BECOME
83
1938 novel. : REBECCA
86
Certain writing. : POESY
87
Nickname from 1921. : CAL
88
Tate or Freer. : GALLERY
90
Sea monster. : ORC
91
See 44 Across. : EPIC
92
Plant. : ORRIS
94
Reviews of a sort. : RAVES
95
Indistinct object. : BLUR
96
Very unimportant person. : LIGHTWEIGHT
99
Peru's neighbor: Abbr. : BOL
100
Bass instrument. : CELLO
101
Satellite. : ECHOONE
102
Deeply. : HEADOVERHEELS
105
Plug. : STOPUP
106
Quartet member. : TENOR
107
Those in one's care. : CHARGES
108
Dog's leash. : SLIP
109
Wing lengths. : SPANS
110
Restless sleeper. : TOSSER
Down
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Bring up. : MENTION
2
Social affairs. : AFTERNOONTEAS
3
City near Münster. : CLEVE
4
Highly distinctive. : RARE
5
Inhabitant of: Suffix. : OTE
6
Fitting snugly. : NESTING
7
Billfold part. : CARDCASE
8
Arab's robe. : ABA
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College military unit. : ROTC
10
Anc. theater. : ODEON
11
Fascinating. : MESMERIC
12
August and Otto, famous Germans. : HAHNS
13
Mexican "bravos." : OLES
14
Of interest to "hams." : WAVELENGTHS
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Paying dividends. : EARNING
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Cook's forte. : DISHES
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Orchestrate. : SCORE
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Ground greenery. : MOSSES
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Check out. : TEST
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Clean. : NEAT
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Yucatec. : MAYA
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Some doughnut eaters. : DUNKERS
30
1-2-3, just like that. : INORDER
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Chinese. : SINIC
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Fishing lure. : SPOON
37
Barbershop "extra." : TONIC
39
Be ___ of. : RID
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Success. : HIT
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Trifling sum. : SOU
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Laughed. : HOWLED
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Blue ___. : GROTTO
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Hindu holy man. : SADHU
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Strange. : ALIEN
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Crystal-lined stones. : GEODES
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Daughter of Mahomet. : FATIMA
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Type of school. : JUNIORCOLLEGE
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In any way. : ATALL
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Comeback. : REPLY
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Brother. : MAN
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Me: Ger. : MIR
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Pupil's choice. : TRADESCHOOL
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Site of giant telescope. : PALOMAR
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Polishers. : SANDERS
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Smoky-blue. : SLATY
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Gog and ___. : MAGOG
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Clumsy fellow. : LOOBY
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Aunt: Sp. : TIA
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Son: Gaelic. : MAC
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Great writer. : POE
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Pleases. : DELIGHTS
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Drubs. : BELABORS
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Subjects. : TOPICS
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High ground. : HEIGHTS
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Apulia port. : BARI
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Campaign word. : REELECT
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Sweet cake. : CRULLER
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Through. : ACROSS
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Hawaiian volcano goddess. : PELE
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Go at a snail's pace. : CREEP
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Ukrainian city. : LVOV
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Admit frankly. : OWNUP
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Livestock. : SHEEP
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Certain beverages. : BEERS
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Hat of a kind. : TOPI
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River of Kenya. : TANA
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Addams. : CHAS
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Rostov's river. : DON
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Between pi and sigma. : RHO

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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