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THE SPICE OF LIFE

New York Times, Sunday, April 11, 1965

Author: Diana Sessions
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 68, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 560 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 119, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 27
Diana R. Sessions has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1965, The New York TimesNo. 5,733
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1. Picture. : SCENE
6. Youth group. : BSA
9. Petrarch's inspiration. : LAURA
14. High in pitch. : ALT
17. Flavoring substance. : ALMONDOIL
19. Superfluous ornament, in architecture. : GINGERBREAD
22. Type of salad. : MACEDOINE
23. Enjoying prosperity. : INTHECLOVER
24. Geese: Fr. : OIES
25. Traveler's concern. : STOPOVERS
27. Discourse. : HOMILY
28. Live. : ARE
29. Object of interest and curiosity. : LION
30. Factor: Biol. : GENE
31. Little chief hare of the Rockies. : PIKA
32. Denoting the center part. : MID
33. Bonneville and Fontana. : DAMS
34. Noseband for training horses. : CAVESSON
38. Place for footprints, poetically speaking. : SANDSOFTIME
43. Surfeits. : SATES
44. Imitator. : APE
45. E pluribus ___. : UNUM
46. Troubles. : AILS
47. Ghosts: Dial. : HANTS
48. Became ripe. : AGED
49. Stone: Prefix. : LITE
50. Sky: Fr. : CIEL
51. Flock. : COVEY
52. Expert at some activity: Colloq. : FIEND
53. Military monogram. : USM
54. Seek approval by flattery. : CURRYFAVOR
56. ___ bell. : RINGSA
57. Place for fishermen. : EELERY
59. Railroad car. : DINER
60. Middle. : CENTRE
61. Good ___. : ASGOLD
62. Follower of 2d century Gnostic. : BASILIDIAN
64. Levant's first name: Abbr. : OSC
66. Large: Prefix. : MEGAL
67. Dissolves. : MELTS
68. Refuse, old style. : NILL
69. Double. : DUAL
70. Complain: Slang. : BEEF
71. Chummy. : PALLY
72. Indian of Sonora. : SERI
73. Ike's alma mater. : USMA
74. Chief: Abbr. : LDR
75. Soon. : EARLY
76. Subject of well-known parable. : MUSTARDSEED
79. Basic underlying entity. : ESSENTIA
81. Automobile parts: Abbr. : CYLS
82. Sup. : EAT
83. Patriot of N. C. : ASHE
84. Labor. : TASK
85. Reach. : SPAN
87. Kinsman. : SIB
90. Card game for two. : ECARTE
93. Seizers. : ARRESTORS
95. Formerly. : ONCE
96. Pertaining to dancing. : SALTATORIAL
98. Characteristic of 17th century furniture. : ONIONFOOT
100. Boiling process of a special kind. : SUGARINGOFF
101. Ishpingo trees. : CINNAMONS
102. Droop. : SAG
103. Breakage: Fr. : CASSE
104. Month: Abbr. : OCT
105. Zingaro. : GYPSY
1. Where Savali is. : SAMOA
2. ___ de lune. : CLAIR
3. Conductor of a program. : EMCEE
4. Certain votes. : NOES
5. Purpose. : END
6. Verdi's librettist. : BOITO
7. Greek of wooden horse tale. : SINON
8. French name for Syrian city. : ALEP
9. Household furnishings. : LINENS
10. Cave: Archaic. : ANTRE
11. Exclamations. : UGHS
12. Indian of the Dakotas. : REE
13. Chronicles. : ARCHIVES
14. Bouquets. : AROMAS
15. Son of Jacob. : LEVI
16. Chinese weight. : TAEL
18. Square dance call. : DOSIDO
19. "Oh, ___ a home . . . " : GIVEME
20. Guys, in Britain. : BLOKES
21. Relative of "brut." : DRY
26. Characters in early Irish alphabet. : OGAMS
29. French flower. : LIS
31. Thin, round piece. : PATTY
32. Fem. title. : MDME
33. Loiter. : DILLYDALLY
34. Worker on chairs. : CANER
35. Large bird of the West. : SAGEGROUSE
36. Key of a sort. : OPENSESAME
37. Opera heroine. : NEDDA
38. Native of the Philippines. : SULU
39. Cordial flavorings. : ANISESEEDS
40. Natives of a New England state. : NUTMEGGERS
41. Peaseblossom, for one. : FAIRY
42. Row. : TIER
43. Quality of being appetizing. : SAVORINESS
47. Shed. : HOVEL
48. Common solecism. : AINT
50. Congeal. : CURD
51. ___ Major. : CANIS
52. One of the Suomi. : FINN
54. Small compartment. : CELL
55. Pugilistic: Colloq. : FISTY
56. Existent. : REAL
58. Lounge. : LOAF
60. Eyelashes. : CILIA
61. Easy gait. : AMBLE
62. Ben ___. : BELLA
63. Earth. : DIRT
65. Arrayed. : CLAD
67. One of Hugo's names. : MARIE
69. Do housework. : DUST
71. Exciting emotion. : PATHETIC
72. Becomes morose. : SULKS
75. Stud. : ENSTAR
76. Pronoun. : MYSELF
77. Good sense. : REASON
78. Sir, old style. : DAN
80. Animal's identification mark. : EARTAG
81. Glass water bottle. : CARAFE
84. Singing groups. : TRIOS
85. Utilizing sound waves. : SONIC
86. Impress. : PRINT
87. Search pryingly. : SNOOP
88. Images. : ICONS
89. ___ Ross. : BETSY
90. Feminine suffix. : ESS
91. Producing an effect: Abbr. : CAUS
92. Sea moss. : ALGA
93. Disputations: Abbr. : ARGS
94. Toucan of So. America. : TOCO
95. "I am the Captain ___ soul." : OFMY
97. "Three ___ match." : ONA
99. Small horse. : NAG

Answer summary: 17 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 17 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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