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WORDSMANSHIP

New York Times, Sunday, May 23, 1965

Author: William A. Lewis, Jr.
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 73, Avg Word Len: 5.41, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 551 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 116, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 9, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
William A. Lewis Jr. has 45 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1965, The New York TimesNo. 5,775
Across Down
1. Plays a game. : GOLFS
6. Inn sign. : MEALS
11. Driven. : GOADED
17. Rider of Citation and Whirlaway. : ARCARO
18. Irish nationalist. : EMMET
19. Millet's well-known painting. : ANGELUS
21. Marked by extremes. : FEASTORFAMINE
23. Read the ___. : RIOTACT
24. Opposite of lat. : LON
25. Being. : ENTITY
26. Lumber-to-be. : SAWLOG
28. Stopping place: Abbr. : STA
29. Two-year-___. : OLDS
31. Plaything. : DOLL
32. Ruin. : DOIN
33. Flurry. : STIR
34. Contingencies. : RISKS
36. Floating ice. : FLOE
38. Match sound track to film: Colloq. : SYNC
39. NBA nickname. : STILT
40. Director's command. : ACTION
42. Piece of jewelry. : EARRING
44. Frozen desserts. : GLACES
45. Mail. : ARMOR
47. Something bowled. : FRAME
48. All ___. : THAT
49. Opposite of estivated. : WINTERED
52. "Ham" equipment. : SHORTWAVESET
57. Mortar holders. : HODS
58. Large store. : MART
60. Communist state. : SOVIET
61. Wrangle. : SPAR
62. Direction. : ENE
63. Remedy. : CURE
65. Blackbird. : MERL
66. ___ e sempre (now and always): It. : ORA
67. Livorno coin. : LIRA
69. Functionless. : OTIOSE
71. Shade of gray. : DOVE
73. Dilettante. : ARTY
74. Turns out in quantity. : MASSPRODUCES
77. Fractions. : SEVENTHS
79. Row. : TIER
80. Masses. : BULKS
82. Centers. : SEATS
83. Grist for alarmists. : SCARES
86. 1964. : OLDYEAR
88. Backwoods. : STICKS
91. African trees. : COLAS
92. Queenly nickname. : CLEO
93. Pretext. : PLEA
95. Quick bread. : SCONE
96. Supporter. : ALLY
97. Appendage. : TAIL
98. See 48 Across. : THIS
100. Chink. : SLIT
101. Great deal. : LOT
102. Part of a Stendhal title. : LENOIR
104. Suit. : HEARTS
106. Flying phenomenon. : UFO
107. Political hurdle. : PRIMARY
109. Some Washingtonians. : GOVERNMENTMEN
112. Type of athlete. : SEMIPRO
113. Schemer in Book of Esther. : HAMAN
114. In a circle. : AROUND
115. Grow more obscure. : DEEPEN
116. Runs. : TRIPS
117. Tritons. : NEWTS
1. "Ham" athletes. : GRANDSTANDERS
2. Military school: Abbr. : OCS
3. Type of TV show. : LATE
4. Palm leaf. : FROND
5. Rather. : SORTOF
6. Popular dish. : MEATLOAF
7. Entertainer's award. : EMMY
8. Bon ___. : AMI
9. Optical item. : LENS
10. Not easily shaken. : STEADYNERVED
11. Seasoning. : GARLIC
12. Seasoning. : ONION
13. Keen. : AGOG
14. Army unit: Abbr. : DET
15. Adaptable. : ELASTIC
16. Pliant. : DUCTILE
17. Anc. Greek dialect. : AEOLIC
20. Enters on. : STARTS
21. Plants. : FLORA
22. Jeune ___. : FILLE
27. Chinese name. : WONG
30. Borders. : SKIRTS
33. Atlas items. : STATES
35. About. : SOME
37. Makes slips. : ERRS
38. Sahara wind. : SIMOOM
39. European. : SLAV
41. Middle point. : NORM
43. Oles. : RAHS
44. Mountain pass in India. : GHAT
46. AEC's concern. : REACTOR
48. Shoe sizes. : TWELVES
49. Engulf. : WHELM
50. City near Grand Rapids. : IONIA
51. Anc. Celtic priest. : DRUID
53. Weather satellite. : TIROS
54. Newspaper features. : SPORTSCOLUMNS
55. One place in the sun. : EARTH
56. Display items. : TRAYS
59. Motorist's emergency device. : TROUBLELIGHT
64. Portuguese coin. : ESCUDO
68. In error. : ASTRAY
69. Wealth of 55 Down. : ORES
70. Slippery. : EELY
72. The women. : EVES
73. Clownish behavior. : ANTICS
75. Missiles of sorts. : PIES
76. Corase farm basket. : SKEP
78. Gourmand's delight. : EATS
81. Briny places. : SALTERNS
83. Tokens of victory. : SCALPS
84. Adorned. : COLORED
85. Throughout history. : ALLTIME
86. Mixture. : OLIO
87. Name in stage lore. : REHAN
89. Betrayed: Slang. : KNIFED
90. Determined. : SETON
92. Grand ___. : CANYON
94. Kind of G.I. : AIRMAN
97. Pomme de ___. : TERRE
99. Metric unit. : STERE
102. Finnmark native. : LAPP
103. Zoo sound. : ROAR
104. Lot: Colloq. : HEAP
105. Weather word. : SNOW
108. Possessive pronoun: It. : MIE
110. Brother Rat's home. : VMI
111. King ___. : TUT

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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