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A FEW WORDS

New York Times, Sunday, June 17, 1962

Author: William A. Lewis Jr.
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 69, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 551 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 124, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, 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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© 1962, The New York TimesNo. 4,720
Across Down
1. Seaport of C. A. : PANAMA
7. Strong greenish blue. : CAPRI
12. California peak. : SHASTA
18. Certain person. : ONESELF
20. Extrinsic. : ALIEN
21. C. D. problem. : SHELTER
22. Office gadget. : STAPLER
23. Toxic substance. : VENIN
24. Famous Florentine. : CELLINI
25. Day: Abbr. : SAT
26. Clothe. : DRAPE
28. Freezing. : ICECOLD
30. Hi-fi records. : LPS
31. Noun suffixes. : URES
33. Short walks or rides. : TURNS
35. Ancient Norse. : HROLF
36. Chink. : SLIT
37. Western physiography. : MESAS
39. City of sin. : SODOM
41. Ideal Spanish hero. : CID
42. Office "cog." : STENO
43. Overwhelms. : STUNS
45. Substance in food. : VITAMIN
47. Necklace. : BEADS
48. Ingenuous. : NAIF
50. To this moment. : SOFAR
51. Man's title. : HERR
52. Short piece. : PARAGRAPH
56. Like a doubting Thomas. : INCREDULOUS
61. Noun suffix. : ADE
62. Be morose: Dial. : SULL
63. Make suitable (to). : TAILOR
64. Relative of "grazie." : MERCI
65. Coin of Iran. : RIAL
67. Town. : PLACE
69. Moralizer of old. : AESOP
71. Awning. : TILT
72. Hornlike: Prefix. : KERAT
74. Adjective for our age. : ATOMIC
76. Letter salutation. : SIRS
78. Whiffenpoofs' lament. : BAA
79. Places for "roughing it." : SUMMERCAMPS
81. Contract section. : FINEPRINT
83. Harsh cry. : BRAY
84. Many times over: Prefix. : MULTI
86. Hairy one, in the Bible. : ESAU
87. Flintlike quartz. : CHERT
89. Textile product. : HOSIERY
91. Campus get-togethers. : SINGS
94. Clan chief. : THANE
95. Spider. : PAN
96. Presents. : POSES
98. Adjective for 89 Across. : NORUN
100. Cervine animal. : HART
101. Is ready. : WAITS
103. Chimney. : STACK
105. Biblical peak. : NEBO
106. Where Santa Claus is: Abbr. : IND
107. Convivial place. : TAPROOM
109. More sincere. : TRUER
111. Ocean: Abbr. : ATL
112. Ukrainian. : RUTHENE
114. Join. : UNITE
116. Whisker. : BRISTLE
118. Braver. : STOUTER
119. Eyelashes. : CILIA
120. Part of UCLA. : ANGELES
121. Portable homes. : TEPEES
122. Calif of Egypt, circa 1000. : HAKEM
123. Butterflies. : SATYRS
1. Nocturnal animal. : POSSUM
2. Star whose diameter is 300,000,000 miles. : ANTARES
3. Most apt. : NEATEST
4. Uraeus. : ASP
5. Pinochle combination. : MELD
6. Watchful. : ALERT
7. Caked tobacco. : CAVENDISH
8. Porter. : ALE
9. Firs: Lat. : PINI
10. Empire: Ger. : REICH
11. Coterie. : INNERCIRCLE
12. Quantity of books. : SHELF
13. Grasped. : HELD
14. Quite. : ALL
15. Quiet. : STILLED
16. Game. : TENPINS
17. Best: Prefix. : ARISTO
19. Housewives of a sort. : FRAUS
21. Ducking-stool candidate. : SCOLD
27. Book of the Bible: Abbr. : PROV
29. Two bits, for one. : COIN
32. Finnish bathhouse. : SAUNA
34. ___ say. : SOTO
36. Actress. : STARLET
38. Difficulties. : SNAGS
40. Sicilian invention. : MAFIA
42. Laboratory fluid. : SERUM
44. Sundae ingredient. : SIRUP
46. Raving ___. : MANIAC
47. Stratum. : BED
49. Error. : FALLACY
51. Role. : HEROINE
52. Puts or leaves: Colloq. : PARKS
53. Parting word. : ADIEU
54. Furnish with new weapons. : REARM
55. Silver, in Spain. : PLATA
57. Italian physicist. : ROSSI
58. Pygmy antelope. : ORIBI
59. One of the Bruins. : UCLAN
60. ___ one's feet. : SITAT
63. ___ fugit. : TEMPUS
66. Giving off a soft radiance. : LAMBENT
68. Politician's asset. : COMMONTOUCH
70. One kind of agent. : PRESS
73. Earth: Fr. : TERRE
75. Long Island resort. : ISLIP
77. Hemingway locale. : SPAIN
80. Pack ___. : RAT
81. Starters. : FIRSTTEAM
82. Keep going. : RUNON
85. Birthplace of Anacreon. : TEOS
87. Glider expert who aided the Wright bros. : CHANUTE
88. Convertible of a sort. : HARDTOP
89. Close margin. : HAIR
90. Four seasons. : YEAR
92. Very. : GREATLY
93. More crafty. : SUBTLER
94. Ardent desire. : THIRST
95. Essay. : PAPER
97. Skin diving term. : SCUBA
99. Exactly as stated. : NOLESS
101. Grows dim. : WANES
102. Dostoevski character. : SONIA
104. Celtic foot soldiers. : KERNS
107. Mal de ___. : TETE
108. Coconut fluid. : MILK
110. Baltic port. : RIGA
113. Cry's mate. : HUE
115. Foulard. : TIE
117. Stubborn. : SET

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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