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SOLVABILITY

New York Times, Sunday, May 1, 1966

Author:
William A. Lewis Jr.
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 150, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.93, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 683 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 170, Cheaters: 20, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 24
William A. Lewis Jr. has 45 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1966, The New York TimesNo. 6,105
Across
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Tapering pieces of cloth. : GORES
6
Casbah sight. : VEILS
11
Orchard product. : CIDER
16
Hard, magnetic metal. : COBALT
17
Name in "Pride and Prejudice." : BENNET
18
Scofflaw. : FLOUTER
20
New York landmark. : BROOKLYNBRIDGE
22
TV fare. : LATESHOW
24
Dippers. : LADLES
25
Islands off Sicily. : EGADI
26
Ethically neutral. : AMORAL
28
Greek letter. : ETA
29
Without sustenance. : UNFED
30
Brown: Fr. : BRUN
31
Thinks much of. : ADMIRES
33
Moselle tributary. : SAAR
34
Orinoco and Amazon. : RIOS
35
Wimbledon champ. : BUENO
36
Kernel of corn. : NIBLET
37
"Ah Sin" collaborator. : HARTE
38
Goo of a kind. : TAR
39
Groundwork. : BASIS
40
Man of learning. : SAVANT
41
Faculties. : SENSES
42
Having corners. : NOOKED
44
Long, hooded cloak. : CAPOTE
45
Fleshed. : MEATED
46
Slipped on. : DONNED
47
Hebrew sanctuaries. : BAMOTH
48
Altar boy's vestment. : COTTA
49
Cook's mixture. : BATTER
50
Passages. : CANALS
51
Michener setting. : SOUTHSEAS
55
Satellite name. : ECHO
56
City near Brescia, Italy. : CHIARI
57
Dickens' Captain ___. : CUTTLE
58
Pro sports group. : NBA
59
Figuratively, casual acquaintances. : SHIPSTHATPASSINTHENIGHT
64
Bikini-wearer's object. : TAN
65
Grand ___ Dam. : COULEE
66
Man called "Mr. Democrat." : FARLEY
67
Purplish black plum. : SLOE
68
Recommended. : SUGGESTED
70
Nip. : PINCER
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Subway feature. : STAIRS
73
Disturbed. : UPSET
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Warning. : CAVEAT
75
Emulate the guerrillas. : HARASS
76
Deliberately wrongs. : SPITES
78
S. African badgers. : RATELS
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Noted adviser to presidents. : BARUCH
80
Set or fixed. : STATED
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Like a certain people. : DUTCHY
82
Billow. : SURGE
83
Commercial abbreviation. : LBS
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Roman robe, ankle-length. : TALAR
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Japan's "mainland." : HONSHU
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A number. : THREE
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River duck. : TEAL
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Upper: Ger. : OBER
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First name in movie lore. : MARILYN
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Dutch painter. : HALS
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Spaghetti or ravioli. : PASTA
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Lawyer's client: Abbr. : PLF
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Masquerade half mask. : DOMINO
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Vitebsk's river. : DVINA
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Sentimental: Colloq. : SLUSHY
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Floating airport. : SEADROME
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Real Irish dish. : OBRIENPOTATOES
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Sailor's stews. : SCOUSES
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"Articulate painting."—Plutarch. : POETRY
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A great many. : DOZENS
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Kind of moth. : EGGER
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Refreshments. : SODAS
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Cobs or pens. : SWANS
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Worthless. : GOODFORNOTHING
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Old French half deniers. : OBOLES
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Inclined. : RAKED
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Wings. : ELLS
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Pen. : STY
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Summer, in Spain. : VERANO
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Geraint's wife. : ENID
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Famous race. : INDIANAPOLISFIVEHUNDRED
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Cut of meat. : LEG
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Sauna. : STEAMBATH
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Table wine. : CLARET
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Greek letters. : IOTAS
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Contest. : DUEL
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Small ones: Suffix. : ETS
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Practice. : REHEARSE
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Skulls. : CRANIA
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Boys' toys. : BBGUNS
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Small flower. : FLORET
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Alternated. : ROTATED
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Utter suddenly. : BLURT
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Sea nymph. : NEREID
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Goods. : WARES
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Creator of the Heffalump. : MILNE
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Traveled, in a way. : BUSED
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Fairway items. : DIVOTS
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Certain seasonal employes. : SANTAS
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It follows "Able." : BAKER
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Irreligious people. : HEATHEN
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Heart, core. : BONE
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Key fruit. : SAMARA
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Calm. : SETTLE
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Victorious. : ONTOP
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Before-dinner item. : CANAPE
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Garrulous. : MOUTHY
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Notorious concentration camp. : DACHAU
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Made attractive. : BAITED
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___ pin. : COTTER
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Defeats. : BESTS
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Cottage with wide overhang. : CHALET
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Minor celestial body. : SUNLET
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Something for immigrants. : ENGLISHLESSONS
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Can't stand. : ABHORS
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Appeases fully. : SATES
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Rodeo structures. : CHUTES
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Approximations. : CIRCAS
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Royal mace. : SCEPTER
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___ salad. : TOSSED
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Rationally. : SANELY
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Newton. : ISAAC
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Segovia's forte. : GUITAR
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Irregular. : PATCHY
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NCO name. : SARGE
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Unfeigned. : TRUE
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Sailing craft. : CATSLOOPS
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Certain quarry. : HARES
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Old cavalry bugle call. : STABLES
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A Bob Hope movie. : PALEFACE
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Tiff. : RUNIN
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Gunny. : BURLAP
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Knobs on pipe organs. : STOPS
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Small seaworthy craft. : DORIES
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European blenny. : SHANNY
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Swims. : BATHES
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Overwhelms. : SLAYS
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Drive. : HAMMER
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First president of France's Third Republic. : THIERS
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Take up slack. : TAUTEN
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American big game. : MOOSE
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Open square. : PLAZA
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Lull or stupefy. : DRUG
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Life: Lat. : VITA
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Pack. : STOW
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Husky. : DOG
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Scare word. : BOO
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Certain uniforms. : ODS

Answer summary: 15 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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