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New York Times, Sunday, May 28, 1967

Author:
W. E. Jones
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 88, Avg Word Len: 5.13, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 656 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 131, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
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© 1967, The New York TimesNo. 6,497
Across
1. Goes paddling. : WADES
6. Famous street of Rome. : CORSO
11. Scientist's notes. : DATA
15. Referred to. : CITED
20. Get ___ on. : AMOVE
21. Not ___ (nobody). : ASOUL
22. Gladstone's middle name. : EWART
24. Join. : UNITE
25. 1896 invention. : KINETOSCOPE
27. Turn-of-the-century message. : MARCONIGRAM
29. Ballet dancer's leaps. : ENTRECHATS
30. Rock formation. : TERRANE
31. Cooked, French style. : ROTI
32. Roman feature. : NOSE
33. Certain bills. : TENS
34. "Strolling down a ___ lane . . . " : SHADY
35. Cuckoo. : GAGA
37. Suppose, old style. : TROW
39. Normandy city. : CAEN
40. Wyoming mountains. : TETONS
44. Part company: Slang. : BUSTUP
47. Light open boats. : SHALLOPS
51. Black mark. : DEMERIT
52. Emmet. : ANT
53. Carrie, for one. : SISTER
55. "My Friend" of TV series. : IRMA
56. Sea-going initials. : USS
57. Gazelle of Tibet. : GOA
58. Infatuation, old school style. : CRUSH
60. Homework helper. : PARENT
62. Meager. : SCANT
64. Family member. : BABY
65. Philippine aborigine. : AETA
66. Small meal. : BITE
67. Native of: Suffix. : OTE
69. Cry's partner. : HUE
70. Magic signs. : RUNES
71. Prop for furnace irons. : LAZYBAR
73. Pitman. : COLLIER
75. Made music. : SUNG
76. Law degree. : LLB
77. Best seller of 1905. : THEHOUSEOFMIRTH
81. Boy's nickname. : ROB
84. Be worthy of. : EARN
86. Apollo's twin. : ARTEMIS
87. Phenomenon of the 1920's. : AIRLINE
89. Cautious. : CHARY
91. Flower, for short. : MUM
92. Not: Prefix. : DIS
93. Cook (eggs): Var. : SHIR
95. Biblical herb. : ANET
96. ___ back to. : HARK
97. Aegean isle. : MELOS
99. Physicist of 250 years ago. : NEWTON
101. ___ Ababa. : ADDIS
102. Military group. : ORC
103. Silent screen star. : BOW
104. Decree ___. : NISI
106. Childe of art. : HASSAM
108. Gelderland city. : EDE
109. Fruit squeezers. : REAMERS
111. Bureaus with mirrors. : DRESSERS
113. Pay. : DEFRAY
115. Country place. : ESTATE
116. Dist. ___. : ATTY
117. Prize opera at the Met, 1912. : MONA
118. Soapbox talk. : RANT
120. Mudville man. : CASEY
122. Gladly: Poet. : FAIN
124. Creme ___ creme. : DELA
128. Girl's name. : OPAL
131. Museum man. : CURATOR
133. Pondered. : CONSIDERED
135. Seller of snake oil. : MEDICINEMAN
137. Kipling poem, 1897. : RECESSIONAL
138. Role in "The Sea Gull." : IRINA
139. Role in "Die Fledermaus." : ADELE
140. Winged. : ALATE
141. French ducal family. : GUISE
142. Pronged. : TINED
143. Gift from Santa. : SLED
144. Port of departure, 1492. : PALOS
145. Man the rudder. : STEER
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1. Move to action. : WAKEN
2. ___ acids. : AMINO
3. Mothers' prohibitions. : DONTS
4. Orator at Gettysburg, 1863. : EVERETT
5. Port of S. France. : SETE
6. Nut. : CASHEW
7. Anc. Italian. : OSCAN
8. Carrots. : ROOTS
9. Has a meal. : SUPS
10. "The Better ___." : OLE
11. Conduct. : DEMEANOR
12. Scholarship. : AWARD
13. Sojourn. : TARRY
14. Alms box. : ARCA
15. Who: Lat. : CUI
16. Thankless one. : INGRATE
17. Novice: Var. : TIRO
18. Homme d'___. : ETAT
19. Less than usual: Prefix. : DEMI
23. Chinese group. : TONG
26. Edible mollusks. : OCTOPI
28. In best order. : NEATEST
30. Maude Adams's vehicle, 1897. : THELITTLEMINISTER
34. ___ soda. : SAL
36. Muffins. : GEMS
38. Campus scrimmage. : RUSH
39. Solicitude. : CARE
41. Part of the old time street scene. : ORGANGRINDER
42. Daughter of Tantalus. : NIOBE
43. Corsets. : STAYS
44. Lauren. : BACALL
45. Illusive. : UNREAL
46. Status symbol, circa 1910. : STUTZBEARCAT
47. Office copy. : STAT
48. Present. : HERE
49. Afts. : PMS
50. Sagamore. : SACHEM
51. Beach feature. : DUNE
54. Steeple. : SPIRE
59. Right to speak. : SAY
61. Entrapped. : NOOSED
63. Ear: Prefix. : AURI
64. Psyche knot. : BUN
66. Berlin road. : BAHN
68. Girl's name. : ELOISE
70. Rhine tributary. : RUHR
72. Artillery unit: Abbr. : BTRY
73. Partner of dried. : CUT
74. Conditions. : IFS
75. Flurry. : STIR
78. Trawler's catch. : HAUL
79. Florida beach resort. : ORMOND
80. Showers. : RAINS
82. Lake in C New York. : ONEIDA
83. David Copperfield's great-aunt. : BETSEY
85. Vessel. : ARK
88. Buster Brown. : LAD
89. Odd job. : CHORE
90. Rodents. : HARES
91. Gulls. : MEWS
93. Twinkler. : STAR
94. Shay puller. : HOSS
97. SE Arizona copper town. : MORENCI
98. Title. : SIR
100. Food for Miss Muffet. : WHEY
101. Solemn assent. : AMEN
103. Second in a series. : BETA
105. Matured. : SEASONED
107. Handsome youth. : ADONIS
110. Nautical rope. : MARLINE
112. Durocs' home. : STY
114. Disappear gradually. : FADEOUT
117. Young ladies. : MISSES
119. Salad ingredient. : TUNA
120. Zoo sight. : CAMEL
121. "___ of Two Cities." : ATALE
122. Of a central point. : FOCAL
123. Peak of the Pyrenees. : ANETO
125. Actor Truex. : ERNIE
126. Type of contract. : LEASE
127. Stella of the stage. : ADLER
128. Neglect. : OMIT
129. Iolanthe. : PERI
130. Tennis term. : ADIN
132. Ball team. : REDS
133. That: Fr. : CELA
134. Lodgings, British style. : DIGS
136. No gentleman. : CAD
137. The least bit. : RAP

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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