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A NUMBER OF THINGS

New York Times, Sunday, June 5, 1966

47-Across : Stop.

Author:
Hume R. Craft
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 75, Avg Word Len: 5.23, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 503 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 134, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
Hume R. Craft has 35 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original had a grid mistake: E instead of U in 79-Across answer (NESSES instead of NESSUS). Fixed this.

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© 1966, The New York TimesNo. 6,140
Across
1
Bandit description. : ONEARMED
9
Ski ___. : TOWS
13
According to share: Lat. : PRORATA
20
Fabled racer. : TORTOISE
21
Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
22
Fast train. : LIMITED
23
Novice. : INITIATE
24
Architect Saarinen. : EERO
25
Promenade. : ALAMEDA
26
Spots. : SEES
27
Algerian port. : ORAN
29
Devotions. : PRAYERS
31
Neighbors of mullions. : PANES
33
Wise one. : SEERESS
34
Punkah. : FAN
37
Page numbers: Abbr. : FOS
40
Biblical lion. : ARI
41
Hard worker. : PLODDER
43
Spirited cry. : GOGO
44
Fuddle. : INEBRIATION
47
Stop. : SOJOURN
50
Show. : REVEAL
51
Epoch. : IRONAGE
55
State: Abbr. : NEBR
56
Dashboard reading. : SPEED
57
Beginning. : GENESIS
58
S. C. river. : EDISTO
61
Colorists. : TINTERS
64
Breastbone. : STERNUM
66
First down yardage. : TEN
67
Eating places. : MESSROOMS
70
TV personality. : LENAHORNE
73
Chemical prefix. : ACI
74
Relative of 60 Down. : ONEHOSS
78
Dishonest. : KNAVISH
79
Centaur of Greek legend. : NESSUS
82
Kind of gasoline. : LOWTEST
85
Marx brother. : ZEPPO
86
Marquee. : TENT
87
Scarlatti's forte. : SONATAS
88
Space traveler. : METEOR
89
Individuality. : ONENESS
92
College program. : LIBERALARTS
94
Writer. : BARD
95
Worldly. : TERRENE
99
Little: Suffix. : ULE
100
Direction. : SSE
101
Office holders. : INS
102
More wriggly. : SNAKIER
104
Fanatical. : RABID
106
Parties. : SOIREES
107
Being: Lat. : ESSE
108
Tools. : AWLS
112
Carnival man. : SPIELER
115
Miss Trent. : NELL
117
Go camping. : SLEEPOUT
120
Gallery. : TERRACE
121
Certain finales. : ZEES
122
Latest possible hour. : ELEVENTH
123
Flouted. : SNEERED
124
Brainstorm. : IDEA
125
Rests a while. : TAKESTEN
Down
1
Elevator man. : OTIS
2
Not one. : NONE
3
Part of the U.S. border. : ERIE
4
Lawyers: Abbr. : ATTS
5
Louis XIV. : ROI
6
Mamma ___! : MIA
7
Where Tallinn is. : ESTONIA
8
Steel plow's inventor. : DEERE
9
Suffix with six or seven. : TEEN
10
State: Abbr. : ORE
11
Biased. : WARPED
12
Laid up. : STORED
13
Broncos and Colts. : PLAYERS
14
Peeves. : RILES
15
Bradley and namesakes. : OMARS
16
Encloses. : RIMS
17
Dined. : ATE
18
Do a farmer's job. : TED
19
Girl's name. : ADA
28
Be ambitious. : ASPIRE
30
French "êtes." : ARE
31
Showman. : PARADER
32
Seed part. : ARIL
33
Fourteen heroic lines. : SONNET
34
Captains. : FOURSTRIPERS
35
Dept. of ___. : AGR
36
Ninth: Prefix. : NON
37
Creation, in Genesis. : FIRSTMAN
38
Beachwear description. : ONEPIECE
39
Pleiades. : SEVENSISTERS
42
Birds. : LOONS
43
Large part of Asia. : GOBI
45
Mangelwurzels. : BEETS
46
Two-handled cup. : TIG
48
Kind of dog. : ONEMAN
49
Man's nickname. : JED
52
Enzyme. : ASE
53
Sweet sixteener. : GIRL
54
Slave. : ESNE
59
Big cassinos. : TENSPOTS
60
Hamlet description. : ONEHORSE
62
Hen houses. : ROOSTS
63
Native ___. : SON
65
Not ascertained: Abbr. : UNK
68
Allen and others. : MELS
69
Chase away. : SHOO
71
Covered with filberts: Rare. : HAZELED
72
Former Secretary Hobby. : OVETA
75
Admit. : OWN
76
Rustier. : STALER
77
Start. : SETIN
80
Enthrall: Slang. : SEND
81
Start of a French count. : UNE
83
Side arms. : SABERS
84
Lao-___. : TSE
88
African land. : MALI
89
Geisha's sash. : OBI
90
Palindromic name. : NAN
91
Flag description. : STARRED
93
Child's disease. : RUBELLA
96
Make (out). : EKE
97
Bulwer-Lytton hero. : RIENZI
98
Do a lawn job. : RESEED
102
___ plexus. : SOLAR
103
Relative. : NIECE
105
Plus quality. : ASSET
106
Dry. : SERE
107
Storied lion. : ELSA
108
Gibraltar denizens. : APES
109
Habit. : WONT
110
Packing ring. : LUTE
111
Like Dixie: Abbr. : STHN
112
42nd et al. : STS
113
Sword's rival. : PEN
114
Neighbor of Scot. : IRE
116
Actor Cobb. : LEE
118
Comic cry. : EEK
119
Time of day. : EVE

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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