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DIVERTISSEMENT

New York Times, Sunday, March 12, 1967

Author: William A. Lewis Jr.
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 132, Blocks: 65, Avg Word Len: 5.70, Missing: { F J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 522 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 144, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 4, XRef: 2, 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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© 1967, The New York TimesNo. 6,420
Across Down
1. Bullies. : TOUGHS
7. A religion. : ISLAM
12. Father: Comb. form. : PATRI
17. What many trees have. : TAPROOTS
19. Nary a soul. : NOONE
20. Did a "Lindy" hop. : SOLOED
21. Fringe benefit. : EXPENSEACCOUNT
23. Bean or pea. : LEGUME
24. Vietnam address. : APO
25. Of the chin. : GENIAL
26. ___ Horn, kind of sheep. : DORSET
28. Managed. : RAN
29. Large-scale. : MASS
31. Hold together. : SOLDER
33. Ouch!, slangy style. : YIPE
34. Imprint. : DINT
35. Watching. : EYING
37. What "Ich dien" is. : GERMAN
39. Evergreen. : CYPRESS
41. What a blowup shows. : DETAIL
43. Intensifies. : DEEPENS
45. "Bounce." : OUST
46. Betake oneself. : REPAIR
48. Marsh denizen. : SNIPE
49. Looses. : UNLACES
52. Piece of gossip: Fr. : ONDIT
54. Girlish laughter. : TEHEES
56. "Lady of the Lake." : ELLEN
57. Pre-launch routine. : COUNTDOWN
61. Artillery-man's nickname. : REDLEG
63. Source of poi. : TARO
64. Month: Abbr. : APR
65. Old French measure. : SETIER
67. Joined inseparably. : WELDED
69. Knight. : SIR
70. ¼ shekel. : REBA
72. The "Mile-High City." : DENVER
74. Of inferior status: Fr. : DECLASSEE
76. Beyond: Prefix. : TRANS
78. Farm machine. : REAPER
80. Of early Franks. : SALIC
81. Relatives of talaria. : SANDALS
83. Deceit: Lat. : DOLUS
85. Make a new deal. : RESELL
88. City of 60 Down. : RENO
89. Keels. : CARINAS
91. Old French coin. : DENIER
93. Lacus Asphaltites. : DEADSEA
95. Bill. : TENNER
97. Seven: It. : SETTE
98. English admiral. : PENN
99. See 110 Across. : TALC
101. Superfluous: Fr. : DETROP
103. What china comes in. : SETS
104. An: Fr. : UNE
105. Outcast. : PARIAH
107. Inspires. : RAISES
109. Govt. agency. : REA
110. Dust. : POWDER
112. Salinger to Kennedy. : PRESSSECRETARY
115. Begone!: Shak. : AVAUNT
116. Unrhymed Japanese poem. : HAIKU
117. Xanthippe's husband. : SOCRATES
118. Things underfoot. : SOLES
119. Piece. : STRIP
120. "Sight saver." : EYELID
1. One behind Uncle Sam. : TAXPAYER
2. Facing. : OPPOSITE
3. State of being: Suffix. : URE
4. Kind of signal. : GONG
5. Lines. : HOSES
6. One dictated to, for short. : STENOG
7. Stormy. : INCLEMENT
8. ___ Canals. : SOO
9. What some colors are. : LOUD
10. "Bug." : ANNOY
11. Prosody. : METRICS
12. Man of letters. : POET
13. Math course: Abbr. : ALG
14. Kind of accommodation. : TOURISTCLASS
15. Gives new courage to. : REMANS
16. Name, rank and serial number, for short. : IDENT
17. Joined forces. : TEAMED
18. Indulged in water sport. : SAILED
20. Think it over, in a way. : SLEEPON
22. Core groups. : CADRES
27. Hero of many a tale. : SPY
30. Designed for easy fastening. : SNAPON
32. Old-time side arm. : RAPIER
34. Distill, as seawater. : DESALT
36. National League team. : GIANTS
38. One of a clan. : NEPHEW
40. Principle. : RULE
42. Capped. : LIDDED
44. Vital. : NEEDED
47. Headline getters. : RIOTERS
49. Something secondhand. : USEDCAR
50. Unnatural. : EERIE
51. Dormitory sound. : SNORE
53. String. : TWINE
55. They: Fr. : ELLES
57. Supermarket gear. : CARTS
58. Salzburg specialty. : OPERA
59. One remedy for "downtown blight." : URBANRENEWAL
60. The "Silver State." : NEVADA
62. Set. : GELLED
66. "The Warren ___." : REPORT
68. Podia. : DAISES
71. Figuratively, lofty, grand. : ANDEAN
73. Banked (on). : RELIED
75. What "takes" make. : SCENES
77. Neutral color. : SAND
79. Those who almost win. : RUNNERSUP
82. Skill no longer known. : LOSTART
84. December figures. : SANTAS
86. Scholarly ones. : LITERATI
87. Very well educated. : LETTERED
89. Moslem leaders. : CALIPHS
90. Orderly group. : SERIES
92. Repeats. : RESAYS
93. Afresh: Lat. : DENOVO
94. Newspaper upper-corner box. : EAR
96. Mobster's weapon. : ROSCOE
98. Immature insects. : PUPAS
100. 200-milligram unit. : CARAT
102. Hotspur's name. : PERCY
105. Produces an epistle. : PENS
106. One who should succeed. : HEIR
108. Like scorched earth. : SERE
111. Expected. : DUE
113. What to do in Stowe, Vt. : SKI
114. ___. qual. (just as they come): Lat. abbr. : TAL

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 14 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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