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A FEW WORDS

New York Times, Sunday, May 21, 1967

Author: William A. Lewis, Jr.
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 71, Avg Word Len: 5.29, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 619 (avg 1.67)
Open Squares: 118, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 3, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
William A. Lewis Jr. has 45 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1967, The New York TimesNo. 6,490
Across Down
1. Beaver skins. : PLEWS
6. Without feeling. : NUMB
10. Theatrical "Mister." : ROBERTS
17. Affront. : SLIGHT
18. Endorses. : OKAYS
20. Great Lakes cargo. : IRONORE
21. Reversal in attitude. : CHANGEOFHEART
23. Farmer, old style. : LANDMAN
24. Mild oath. : HECK
25. Do not: Lat. : NOLI
26. Virtually. : MORALLY
28. Coed's "trophy." : PIN
29. Thirst quencher. : ALE
30. ___ sei Dank! : GOTT
32. Things often counted. : NOSES
33. Pit. : MINE
34. Augustan figure. : OVID
36. Dark gray. : PEWTER
38. Afire. : LIT
39. Jenny's cousin. : JANET
40. Capital group. : SENATE
42. Certain books. : SEQUELS
44. Butt. : TARGET
45. Figure of speech. : TROPE
47. Country cousins. : RUBES
48. Perform a spacecraft maneuver. : DOCK
49. Emphatic affirmation. : SOHELPME
52. State: Abbr. : ILL
53. Idolize. : LOOKUPTO
57. Tea, in France. : THE
58. Rout. : DEBACLE
60. Wall Street name. : DOW
61. Bon vivant. : SPORT
62. Seine tributary. : OISE
64. Modern couple dance. : RASPA
65. Day times. : MORNS
67. Peephole. : SLIT
68. Monetary unit. : POUND
70. Swell. : SEA
71. Shameless woman. : JEZEBEL
73. Menu item. : ICE
74. Garment. : SUNDRESS
76. Leader: Lat. : DUX
77. Regardless of. : NOMATTER
79. Symbol of purity. : LILY
80. Item from Haarlem. : TULIP
82. Slender twig. : WITHE
83. Scary sound. : SHRIEK
86. Kind of cocktail. : SIDECAR
88. Scholarly papers. : THESES
91. Years. : TEENS
92. Trouble. : WOE
93. Show off. : PARADE
95. Novel sleuth. : MOTO
96. Review type. : RAVE
97. Fastens. : SHUTS
99. Soft glove leaver. : NAPA
100. Greek letter. : CHI
101. Time. : EVE
102. "Singin' in ___." : THERAIN
104. Establishment. : FIRM
106. Light blue. : CIEL
107. Anti-aircraft missile. : TERRIER
109. Modern men, in a way. : CLIFFDWELLERS
112. Cup of spirits: Scot. : CHEERER
113. N. Z. pine. : KAURI
114. "___ Delight." : IDIOTS
115. Nylons. : HOSIERY
116. Irish name. : SEAN
117. Donkey. : NEDDY
1. Advantage. : PLACEINTHESUN
2. Couple. : LINK
3. Foo yong ingredient. : EGG
4. How soon. : WHEN
5. Stage role. : STOOGE
6. Pitching feat. : NOHITTER
7. Small guitar. : UKE
8. In 54 Down, "My lady." : MAAM
9. Literary light. : BYRON
10. Small stream. : RILLET
11. Certain tests. : ORALS
12. Like shad. : BONY
13. Close. : END
14. Lively play. : ROMPING
15. "Boot." : TRAINEE
16. "Keystone Cops" name. : SENNETT
17. Put aside. : SHELVE
19. Walks. : STROLLS
21. Absence of order. : CHAOS
22. Runs. : FLOWS
27. Without any changes. : ASIS
31. Mescal. : TEQUILA
33. Retail detail. : MARKUPS
35. Challenge. : DARE
36. Season. : PEPPER
37. Dollar, to Ivan. : RUBLE
39. Child's game. : JACKS
41. Related. : TOLD
43. Kind of sea food. : EEL
44. Overly. : TOO
46. State Department unit. : EMBASSY
48. Violinist's stroke. : DOWNBOW
49. Card game (Michigan). : STOPS
50. School at Athens, O. : OHIOU
51. Slacks. : EASES
53. Popular Italian. : LOREN
54. "The world" of the 400. : POLITESOCIETY
55. Instant. : TRICE
56. Fur. : OTTER
59. Human computer. : CPA
60. Quantity: Abbr. : DOZ
63. Basketball court marker. : ENDLINE
65. Hidalgo, for example. : MEXICAN
66. Descendant of Noah. : SEMITE
69. Desiccates. : DRIES
71. Kind of drink. : JULEP
72. Wood strip. : LATH
75. Big game. : ELK
76. Flop. : DUD
78. Certain others. : THEM
80. Cravat pin. : TIETACK
81. Preservative coating material. : PARAFFIN
83. Exaggerate. : STRETCH
84. Ouster: Slang. : HEAVEHO
85. Paul, et al. : REVERES
86. Disgruntle. : SOUR
87. Swift. : RAPID
89. Laboratory compounds. : ETHERS
90. Clay, et al. : SOILS
92. Light boat. : WHERRY
94. Australian port. : DARWIN
97. See 115 Across. : SHEER
98. Wegg. : SILAS
102. Wear down. : TIRE
103. Island east of Tonga. : NIUE
105. Cyaxares, for one. : MEDE
106. Lump of turf. : CLOD
108. Defendants: Law. : REI
110. Monk's title. : FRA
111. Cover. : LID

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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