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LITTLE BY LITTLE

New York Times, Sunday, June 30, 1963

Author: Christine Valence
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 81, Avg Word Len: 5.21, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 698 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 134, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 12, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 22
Christine R. Valence has 15 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,082
Across Down
1. Famed naval historian. : MAHAN
6. Small error. : SLIP
10. Happy or Grumpy. : DWARF
15. Shaky with chills. : AGUISH
21. Where Pend Oreille Lake is. : IDAHO
22. Prong. : TIME
23. Green: Prefix. : CHLOR
24. Garden annual. : ZINNIA
25. Very small quantity. : THIMBLEFUL
27. Little people. : LILLIPUTIANS
29. Ran rapidly. : TORE
30. What some doors do. : OPENIN
32. Gear for small boats. : TILLERS
33. Militia forces: Abbr. : NGS
34. College degree. : SCB
35. Chatter: Colloq. : GAB
36. Destiny. : DOOM
38. To be unwilling: Lat. : NOLLE
39. Diminutive suffix. : CULE
40. Spacious. : ROOMY
42. Fantastic. : ANTIC
44. Old hand. : VET
45. Dwelling place. : HOTEL
46. Stocky. : HEAVYSET
48. Worshiped. : ADORED
50. Disorder. : MUSS
51. Kids. : GOATS
52. ___ petite. : TRES
54. Forage plant. : GUAR
55. Snobbish. : HIGHHAT
58. Covers. : LIDS
59. Tailors, at times. : MEASURERS
61. Finished. : DONE
62. Name akin to Helena. : ENA
63. Adjective suffix. : EST
64. Edges. : LIPS
65. Tall comic character. : MUTT
66. Hindu teacher. : GURU
67. Flower, for short. : GLAD
68. Relating to race traits. : ETHNIC
70. Envoys: Abbr. : AMBS
71. Marked paths. : CROSSWALKS
73. Kibbutz workers. : ISRAELIS
76. Mouser. : HOUSECAT
77. Of very small size. : VESTPOCKET
80. Drones. : HUMS
81. U.N. acronym. : UNESCO
85. Girl's name. : ALMA
86. Hints. : CUES
87. Very small particle. : MOTE
88. Small land body. : ISLE
90. "In shape no bigger than an agate-stone." : MAB
91. Medieval lyric poem. : LAI
92. Small fry. : TOTS
93. Handle bar, for one. : MOUSTACHE
95. Passenger. : FARE
96. Gush about: Colloq. : ENTHUSE
98. E. I. tree. : POON
99. Type of fat. : OLEO
100. Brass. : ALLOY
101. Injure. : HARM
102. Certain Scots. : LAIRDS
104. Alephzero, smallest transfinite cardinal. : ALEFNULL
106. Marine snail. : WHELK
108. Big noise. : DIN
109. ___ energy. : SOLAR
111. What "Mac" indicates. : SONOF
112. Air: Prefix. : AERO
113. La Douce and others. : IRMAS
115. Very thin layer. : FILM
116. Join. : TIE
117. ___ Roy. : ROB
120. See 88 Across. : ILE
121. Camera attachment. : ADAPTOR
123. Hinders. : DEBARS
125. Decoy. : LURE
126. One way to say "very small." : TEENSYWEENSY
129. Tent stitch. : PETITPOINT
131. Open, as a crate. : UNNAIL
132. Great ___ Lake. : SLAVE
133. Ambassador: Abbr. : PLEN
134. Singers. : ALTOS
135. Titled Turks. : PASHAS
136. Canvas covers. : TARPS
137. Early ruler of Russia. : OLEG
138. Delicious. : TASTY
1. Dress gloves. : MITTS
2. For this purpose: Lat. : ADHOC
3. Very small distance. : HAIRBREADTH
4. Oh, dear! : AHME
5. Cribbage jack. : NOB
6. Gradually. : STEPBYSTEP
7. Vigor. : LIFE
8. Floods. : IMUNDATES
9. Greek peak. : PELION
10. Lawyer's degree. : DCL
11. Smallest particle. : WHIT
12. Fatigued: Colloq. : ALLIN
13. Command to Fido. : ROLLOVER
14. Ruffled. : FRILLED
15. Color. : AZURE
16. Departs: Dial. : GITS
17. Numerical prefix. : UNI
18. Briefly. : INANUTSHELL
19. Baseball term. : SINGLE
20. Quarrel: Slang. : HASSEL
26. Describing soil. : LOAMY
28. Strike with small missiles. : PELT
31. ___ chance. : NOTA
35. Officials: Abbr. : GOVS
37. Hop-o'-my-thumbs. : MIDGETS
39. Blackjack: Brit. slang. : COSH
41. Feed. : OATS
43. Woo. : COURT
45. Not small. : HUGE
46. Lift. : HOIST
47. Times. : ERAS
49. Headland. : RAS
50. Small letter. : MINUSCULE
51. Merriment. : GLEE
53. The top. : SUMMIT
55. Pony. : HORSE
56. Goliath was one. : ANAK
57. More small fry. : TADS
59. Small world. : MICROCOSM
60. Grates (against). : RUBS
61. Pieces of music. : DUOS
64. Talk flatteringly. : LISP
66. Southern constellation. : GRUS
67. Means of entrance. : GATE
69. Diminutive of a girl's name. : NITA
70. Beverages. : ALES
71. Nautical term. : COMETO
72. Decline. : WANE
74. Sharp. : ACUTE
75. ___ out. : EKES
76. Small homes. : HUTS
77. Farewell: Lat. : VALE
78. Dash: Fr. : ELAN
79. Bits: Colloq. : SMITHEREENS
80. "The ___ Heaven." : HOUNDOF
82. Raspberries, currants, etc. : SMALLFRUITS
83. Song. : CAROL
84. Mind. : OBEY
87. Heaths. : MOORS
88. Island republic: Abbr. : ICEL
89. Small sum of money: Slang. : SHOESTRING
92. Istanbul native. : TURK
93. Chez ___. : MOI
94. Warning device. : ALARMBELL
95. Chemical prefix. : FLUO
97. Nimbus. : HALO
98. Cigar. : PANATELA
100. ___ Boleyn. : ANNE
102. Most wilted. : LIMPEST
103. Glided. : SLID
105. Palm off. : FOIST
106. Put off retirement. : WAITUP
107. State capital. : HELENA
108. Tie. : DRAW
110. Ancient city. : ALEPPO
113. Poems. : IDYLS
114. Listening device. : SONAR
118. Like it ___. : ORNOT
119. ___ Ross. : BETSY
121. Largest land mass. : ASIA
122. Invitation addendum. : RSVP
124. To ___. : ATEE
125. Girl of song. : LOLA
127. Negative of sorts. : NAH
128. It is so. : YES
130. Dab. : PAT

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 12 debuted here and reused later, 13 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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