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DIVERTISSEMENT

New York Times, Sunday, May 10, 1964

Author:
Christine Valence
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 569 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 104, Cheaters: 18, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
Christine R. Valence has 15 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1964, The New York TimesNo. 5,397
Across
1
Pungency. : SALT
5
Confine. : COOPUP
11
Money. : PESOS
16
Voice. : TENOR
17
Dismay. : APPALL
18
Represent. : ACTFOR
20
Satire, live. : THATWASTHEWEEKTHATWAS
24
Huzza. : RAH
25
Takes part. : SITSIN
26
Coffee variety. : SANTOS
27
Old name of Tokyo. : EDO
28
Son of Tros. : ILUS
30
Piles. : NAPS
31
Adequate. : DUE
32
The Kingstons. : TRIO
33
Join. : LINK
34
Vegetables. : YAMS
36
The man in the case. : PERRYMASON
39
Movie treat. : LATESHOW
42
Spice and others. : ODORS
44
Sports group. : AAU
45
Grant. : LOAN
46
Disappears. : FLEES
47
“___ Consequences.” : TRUTHOR
51
Fishgig. : SPEAR
53
Scion. : GRAFT
54
Repair. : MEND
55
River of Yorkshire. : URE
56
Q and A program. : WHATSMYLINE
58
Containers. : BINS
59
Draw tight: Naut. : FRAP
60
Play role. : HERO
61
Old-time movable home. : WAGONTENT
63
“___ boy!” : ATTA
64
Shooting ___. : IRON
65
“Oliver Twist” character. : FANG
66
Scene of TV series. : DEATHVALLEY
69
Bill marking: Abbr. : PPD
70
Glided. : SLID
71
Famous showman. : BENNY
72
Takes it easy. : IDLES
73
Host’s phrase. : SAYWHEN
75
Laughs: Fr. : RIRES
76
Hindu scripture. : VEDA
77
Living color. : HUE
78
Brown. : TOAST
79
Countersign. : PASSWORD
83
Basis of many plots. : ADVENTURES
87
Grace Kelly movie (with “The”). : SWAN
89
Busy as ___. : ABEE
90
Minnow, for one. : BAIT
91
Grab. : NAB
92
Flag. : IRIS
94
Famous name in sports. : YOST
95
The “Nurses.” : RNS
96
Three sons, for one. : FAMILY
99
Item for Dr. Casey. : PLASMA
101
Geographic abbreviation. : EUR
102
Entertainment from all over. : INTERNATIONALSHOWTIME
106
Mandarins’ residences. : YAMENS
107
Papal envoy. : NUNCIO
108
Succinct. : TERSE
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Converse. : SPEAK
110
Opera role. : GRETEL
111
Cut, rearrange, etc. : EDIT
Down
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Underwater drama. : SEAHUNT
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Leaf cutter. : ANT
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Bovine sounds. : LOWS
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“Wagon ___.” : TRAIN
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Tool. : CATSPAW
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Serpent worship. : OPHISM
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On view. : OPEN
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“Hillbilly” man. : PAW
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Rubber trees. : ULES
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Advocates. : PLEADERS
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Comedian’s talk. : PATTER
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Sound effect. : ECHO
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Depots: Abbr. : STAS
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On many occasions. : OFT
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Farmers in the spring. : SOWERS
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Muse of comedy. : THALIA
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Set of a sort. : RADIO
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Vibrato. : TRILL
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Remain. : STAYON
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Gnarls. : KNURS
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And ___. : SOON
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Type of key. : SKELETON
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Tense. : TAUT
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East wind of Spain. : SOLANO
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Type of writer. : POET
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Stories. : YARNS
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Shepherds’ plaid. : MAUD
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Provided that. : SOAS
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Injure. : HARM
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Popular program (with “The”). : DEFENDERS
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Wife of Odin. : FRIGG
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Part of a whole. : TENTH
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Move rapidly. : HURTLE
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Declaims. : ORATES
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Compensate. : REPAY
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Tibetan mountaineer. : SHERPA
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One type of comedy. : PARODY
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Item in adenology. : GLAND
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Of refreshing flavor. : MINTY
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Creamy desserts. : WHIPS
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Knight of the Round Table. : YWAIN
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Limas. : BEANS
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Diminish in size. : FALLAWAY
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Doctrines. : TENETS
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Fast. : FLEET
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Contends. : VIES
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Augments. : ADDS
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Eschew. : SHUN
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Oblique. : BIAS
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Make keen. : WHET
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Builder of the Brooklyn Bridge. : ROEBLING
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Fade out. : VANISH
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Feature. : TRAIT
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Sunshade. : PARASOL
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Musician: Var. : OBOEIST
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Summary : RESUME
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Raison ___. : DETRE
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Shelter: Fr. : ABRI
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First name in TV. : DANNY
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Outlooks. : VISTAS
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Reveal. : UNMASK
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Maugham’s nickname. : WILLIE
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Struck. : SMOTE
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Easy’s partner. : FREE
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Garbo role. : ANNA
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___ Majesty. : YOUR
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Agreement. : PACT
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Impressed. : AWED
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Ruler: Abbr. : EMP
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Compass point. : NNE
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Numerical prefix. : TRI

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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