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A NUMBER OF THINGS

New York Times, Sunday, June 5, 1966

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.
PS 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 Down
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
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, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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