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THEN AND NOW

New York Times, Sunday, May 19, 1963

Author: Ted Dombras
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 176, Blocks: 90, Avg Word Len: 4.99, Missing: { J X }, Scrabble score: 701 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 113, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 19, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 22
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,040
Across Down
1. "___ Rita." : RIO
4. Force, in physics. : TORQUE
10. ___ sister. : SOB
13. Winter sound. : SNIFFLE
20. Beatniks' rendezvous. : COFFEEHOUSE
22. Jazz Age rendezvous. : SPEAKEASIES
24. Garb of the 1960's. : WASHANDWEAR
25. Garb of the 1920's. : RACCOONCOAT
26. Priam's land. : TROAS
27. Work unit. : ERG
28. Glen Gray's Casa ___ Band. : LOMA
29. Rhode Island rebel. : DORR
30. Little ___. : NECK
33. Leaven. : YEAST
37. Singer Torme. : MEL
38. Sharp point. : TINE
40. Actor today. : LADD
43. Take the ___. : RAP
45. Tucker and others. : SOPHIES
47. Actor today. : COTTEN
49. "The College Widow" man. : ADE
50. Hyderabad ruler. : NIZAM
52. Large vats. : KIERS
53. TV name today. : LAWFORD
54. Wife of 16 Down. : ZELDA
56. Gardenia. : ODOR
58. Highways: Abbr. : RDS
59. Japanese-American. : NISEI
60. King of Spain then. : ALFONSO
62. Leg bone. : TIBIA
64. C. G. Norris novel, 1917. : SALT
65. Poet and critic then and now. : TATE
69. Turn the dial. : RETUNE
70. Capek character. : ROBOT
71. "The Bridge of ___ Luis Rey," 1927. : SAN
72. Teased: Slang. : RAZZED
74. Go-___. : GETTER
76. "Taras Bulba" author. : GOGOL
78. Urdu, Thai, etc. : TONGUES
79. Stoppage. : HALT
81. Front page name then and now. : ROCKEFELLER
84. Time period. : TERM
85. Singer then and now. : SINATRA
87. Pit. : ABYSS
88. "___, that's my baby . . . " : YESSIR
90. Pascal thought. : PENSEE
91. Malone, etc. : DRS
92. Nicholas II and others. : TSARS
94. Irish author then and now. : OCASEY
98. Time-setting phrase. : ASOF
99. Famous fielder now. : MAYS
101. Actress Massey. : ILONA
102. Paavo Nurmi then. : ATHLETE
103. Herb. : ANISE
105. Ziegfeld. : FLO
106. Gump or Griffith. : ANDY
108. Turkish city. : ADANA
109. Liqueur: Var. : ABSINTH
112. Darken. : CLOUD
114. Al Smith symbol. : DERBY
116. Seaman. : TAR
117. Textiles. : MOIRES
118. Mrs. Kennedy then. : BOUVIER
120. Carrillo. : LEO
121. Office VIP. : BOSS
122. Electron tube. : BULB
123. ___ Friday. : MAN
124. Chemical compound. : ESTER
126. Lindbergh's flight. : SOLO
128. "___ Brutus." : DEAR
130. Botanist Gray and others. : ASAS
132. Common prefix. : MIS
134. Island W of Curaçao. : ARUBA
138. Ring name now. : SONNYLISTON
141. Ring name then. : PANCHOVILLA
144. Comic then and now. : MICKEYMOUSE
145. Comedian then and now. : EDDIECANTOR
146. Salad greens. : CRESSES
147. Plant. : SOW
148. Newport, for one. : RESORT
149. Sailor then. : GOB
1. Sound of the 1920's. : ROAR
2. Conditional phrase. : IFSO
3. Out ___. : OFHAND
4. Big cassino. : TEN
5. Exclaimed: Contr. : OHD
6. Poet laureate, 1715–18. : ROWE
7. Interrogate. : QUERY
8. Fowler's concern. : USAGES
9. Always: Contr. : EER
10. Kazakh, for one: Abbr. : SSR
11. "Story of ___ Whiteley," 1920. : OPAL
12. "Mourning ___ Electra." : BECOMES
13. A toast. : SKOAL
14. New: Prefix. : NEO
15. "Then ___ you and all of us . . . " : IAND
16. Jazz Age name. : FSCOTTFITZGERALD
17. Flowery: It. : FIORITO
18. Pupil. : LEARNER
19. Part of i.e. : EST
20. Hundredweight: Abbr. : CWT
21. Affluence. : EASE
23. High moments. : ACMES
31. Dernier ___. : CRI
32. Musical toy. : KAZOO
34. Expression of Col. Glenn's. : AOK
35. Front page name, May 21, 1927. : SPIRITOFSTLOUIS
36. Mme. Bara. : THEDA
39. Terminus. : END
40. Leper. : LAZAR
41. Astaire's partner then. : ADELE
42. Dutch ware. : DELFT
44. Big shoulder item then. : PAD
46. Tax bureau now: Abbr. : IRS
47. Front page name now. : CASTRO
48. Be in debt. : OWE
50. Relative of a Youmans heroine. : NANNETTE
51. Jaguars, etc. : MOTORCARS
53. Popular role then. : LIL
55. Actor then, actor now. : DOUGLASFAIRBANKS
57. Kid: Slang. : RIB
59. Girl's name. : NAN
61. Smart ___. : SET
63. Well known colonel. : BOGEY
64. Dancer then. : SALLYRAND
66. Côte d'___. : AZUR
67. Abound. : TEEM
68. Mss. men. : EDS
70. Auto then. : REO
71. Mr. Hurok to friends. : SOL
73. Best seller, 1923. : ANTICHAY
75. Part of a refrain. : TRA
77. Art medium. : GESSO
78. Corporation men: Abbr. : TRS
79. Hastens. : HIES
80. ___ Domini. : ANNO
82. Chess pieces: Abbr. : KBS
83. Noun suffixes. : EES
85. Hot Springs. : SPA
86. Pardons. : REMITS
89. "Old Soak." : SOT
91. Cochineal. : DYE
93. Miscellany. : ANA
95. Coalition today. : SEATO
96. Heating vessels. : ETNAS
97. The Twenties. : YEARS
100. Tree. : ASH
101. Start of many a song. : ILOVE
102. Dr. Kildare then. : AYRES
104. Compass point. : NNE
105. La grippe. : FLU
107. Dolores ___ Rio. : DEL
109. Envoy: Abbr. : AMB
110. Private room. : BOUDOIR
111. Hush. : SILENCE
112. Striving. : CONATUS
113. Military unit: Abbr. : DET
115. Spooky note. : BOO
118. New Orleans novelist. : BASSO
119. Radically altered. : REMADE
121. Tedious. : BORING
123. Disables. : MAIMS
125. Peels. : RINDS
127. Obsidian. : LAVA
129. Gypsies. : RYES
131. Middling. : SOSO
133. I know: Lat. : SCIO
135. Relative of inst. : ULTO
136. Bubble. : BLOB
137. Bern's river. : AAR
138. Printers' abbreviation. : SMC
139. Alkaline solution. : LYE
140. Up-to-date. : NEW
141. As indicated by. : PER
142. Pronoun. : HER
143. Month: Abbr. : OCT

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 15 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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