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WORDSMANSHIP

New York Times, Sunday, May 23, 1965

34-Across : Contingencies.

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
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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
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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
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Type of athlete. : SEMIPRO
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Schemer in Book of Esther. : HAMAN
114
In a circle. : AROUND
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Grow more obscure. : DEEPEN
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Runs. : TRIPS
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Tritons. : NEWTS
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"Ham" athletes. : GRANDSTANDERS
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Military school: Abbr. : OCS
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Type of TV show. : LATE
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Palm leaf. : FROND
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Rather. : SORTOF
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Popular dish. : MEATLOAF
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Entertainer's award. : EMMY
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Bon ___. : AMI
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Optical item. : LENS
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Not easily shaken. : STEADYNERVED
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Seasoning. : GARLIC
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Seasoning. : ONION
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Keen. : AGOG
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Army unit: Abbr. : DET
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Adaptable. : ELASTIC
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Pliant. : DUCTILE
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Anc. Greek dialect. : AEOLIC
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Enters on. : STARTS
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Plants. : FLORA
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Jeune ___. : FILLE
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Chinese name. : WONG
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Borders. : SKIRTS
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Atlas items. : STATES
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About. : SOME
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Makes slips. : ERRS
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Sahara wind. : SIMOOM
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European. : SLAV
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Middle point. : NORM
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Oles. : RAHS
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Mountain pass in India. : GHAT
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AEC's concern. : REACTOR
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Shoe sizes. : TWELVES
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Engulf. : WHELM
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City near Grand Rapids. : IONIA
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Anc. Celtic priest. : DRUID
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Weather satellite. : TIROS
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Newspaper features. : SPORTSCOLUMNS
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One place in the sun. : EARTH
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Display items. : TRAYS
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Motorist's emergency device. : TROUBLELIGHT
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Portuguese coin. : ESCUDO
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In error. : ASTRAY
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Wealth of 55 Down. : ORES
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Slippery. : EELY
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The women. : EVES
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Clownish behavior. : ANTICS
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Missiles of sorts. : PIES
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Corase farm basket. : SKEP
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Gourmand's delight. : EATS
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Briny places. : SALTERNS
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Tokens of victory. : SCALPS
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Adorned. : COLORED
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Throughout history. : ALLTIME
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Mixture. : OLIO
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Name in stage lore. : REHAN
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Betrayed: Slang. : KNIFED
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Determined. : SETON
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Grand ___. : CANYON
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Kind of G.I. : AIRMAN
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Pomme de ___. : TERRE
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Metric unit. : STERE
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Finnmark native. : LAPP
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Zoo sound. : ROAR
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Lot: Colloq. : HEAP
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Weather word. : SNOW
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Possessive pronoun: It. : MIE
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Brother Rat's home. : VMI
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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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