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New York Times, Sunday, July 11, 1965

Author:
Hume R. Craft
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 89, Avg Word Len: 5.12, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 779 (avg 1.77)
Open Squares: 136, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 15, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 27
Hume R. Craft has 35 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1965, The New York TimesNo. 5,824
Across
1
Guy: Slang. : GAZABO
7
Official, in India. : NAZIR
12
Umpire's decision. : SAFE
16
"Where ___'s sunny fountains ... " : AFRIC
21
Handsome young man. : ADONIS
22
Spenser's Ireland. : IRENA
23
Harrow's rival. : ETON
24
Signified. : MEANT
25
20th Century phenomenon. : ZIONMOVEMENT
27
Acrostic. : WORDPUZZLE
29
Code word for A. : ABLE
30
Hindu god. : SIVA
31
Fictional miser. : EBENEZER
33
Doric Zeus. : ZAN
34
Prefix in chemistry. : OXA
36
Bar-___, currant jam. : LEDUC
39
Webfoot's home. : OREGON
40
Fold: Fr. : PLIE
41
Dress (up). : TOG
43
Clock dial number. : XII
45
Nergal's realm. : ARALU
47
Japanese family badge. : MON
48
___-à-terre. : PIEDS
49
Scolded. : RAILED
51
Library sign. : SILENCE
53
Auriculate. : EARED
55
Supposers. : ASSUMERS
58
Material for trimming. : FACING
60
French dramatist. : LESAGE
63
Raison ___. : DETRE
64
Merit. : EARN
67
Robes, old style. : VESTURES
69
Sharp turn. : ZAG
70
German city. : ESSEN
71
Meat market adjunct. : FREEZER
73
For instance. : SAY
74
Italian cup. : TAZZA
76
Tampers (with). : FIDDLES
77
Drew back. : RECOILED
79
Tarry. : REMAIN
83
___ Vic. : OLD
84
Sweetheart, in Erin. : GRA
87
Guaranteed. : BONDED
88
1040 items. : TAXABLES
90
___-faire. : LAISSEZ
92
Certain books: Abbr. : ANTHS
93
Inactive: Abbr. : RET
95
Weapon. : BAZOOKA
96
Patagonia's border. : ANDES
101
Pronoun. : OUR
102
One way to go. : EASTWARD
105
Farm vehicle: Abbr. : TRAC
106
Thread a cringle. : REEVE
107
Generates. : SPAWNS
109
Stored, as fodder. : SILOED
111
Fielder in cricket. : THIRDMAN
113
Greek letters. : IOTAS
115
Alight. : SITDOWN
118
Does a lawn job. : RESODS
119
Thumps: Dial. : TUNKS
121
Cereal grass. : OAT
123
Holy things. : HAGIA
124
Highway sign. : GAS
125
Dakotan Indian. : REE
126
Scott heroine. : ANNE
127
Hug. : CUDDLE
129
Donnybrook. : SETTO
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___ degree. : TOA
133
Baseball abbreviation. : RBI
134
Braggarts. : VAPORERS
136
Go by aircraft. : AERO
138
Scratch. : CLAW
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"Land of Cloves" inhabitants. : ZANZIBARIS
143
Denounce. : ANATHEMATIZE
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Contend. : ARGUE
148
Norse name. : NELS
149
Dugout. : CANOE
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Pinzón's discovery. : AMAZON
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Jays' homes. : NESTS
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Galley mark. : DELE
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Fifth wheel. : SPARE
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Agouti. : RODENT
Down
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Town of Palestine. : GAZA
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Star in Draco. : ADIB
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Scientists. : ZOOLOGISTS
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Wing. : ANNEX
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Barbados inhabitant. : BIM
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Bears: Sp. : OSOS
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Snow: Sp. : NIEVE
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Fleets. : ARMADAS
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Tappan ___. : ZEE
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Tabard, for one. : INN
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Proportion. : RATE
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Tailor. : SEWER
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Expiations. : ATONEMENTS
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Do without. : FOREGO
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"Pay dirt" in football. : ENDZONE
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Asian river. : AMUR
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Tarboosh. : FEZ
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Confusion: Slang. : RAZZLEDAZZLE
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Like buhl. : INLAID
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Jellyfish appendages. : CTENES
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Brother of Odin. : VILI
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Florida, for one: Abbr. : PEN
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Barroom employe. : BOUNCER
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Lumberjacks: Var. : AXEMEN
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Site of Tell legend. : URI
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Leather. : CALF
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Desserts. : PIES
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Deal. : TRADE
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Markings on Mars. : OASES
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Suffix in chemistry. : IDE
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Departs. : LEAVES
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Muscat comedy star. : PRESTON
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Attraction. : LURE
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On this side: Prefix. : CIS
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Beverage. : ALE
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Processors of oil. : REFINERS
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Italian. : SARD
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Cluster bean. : GUAR
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Looked. : GAZED
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Old oath. : EGAD
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Fix over. : REDO
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Kit Nubbles' friend. : NELL
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N. H. resort. : RYEBEACH
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Letter. : ZED
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First ___. : AID
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Thread: Fr. : FIL
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Relative: Colloq. : COZ
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Made hastily. : RANUP
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Tie breakers. : EXTRAINNINGS
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___-jongg. : MAH
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Withdraws (oneself). : ABSENTS
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Geographical index: Abbr. : GAZ
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Run ___. : RIOT
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Old lyre. : ASOR
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Kit Carson's home. : TAOS
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Hair-dos. : SETS
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Highfalutin: Var. : LADEDA
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Card game. : SKAT
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Helical tool. : TWISTDRILL
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Slangy exclamation. : BROTHER
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Check. : ARREST
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Little Edgars. : NEDS
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Undermine. : DEMORALIZE
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Circumvent. : EVADE
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Perceive. : SENSE
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Busy ___ bee. : ASA
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Caliph's name. : ALI
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Roused. : WOKE
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Samoyeds. : DOGS
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Sankey. : IRA
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___ fish. : SOUPAND
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___ geht's? : WIE
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Swimmer. : NATATOR
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Strong man. : TARZAN
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Strip. : UNBARE
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Renée of early movies. : ADOREE
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Skirt insert. : GORE
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Hack. : CAB
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River into the Meuse. : LESSE
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Laugh. : TEHEE
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Series of eight. : OCTAD
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Competes. : VIES
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Bursae. : SACS
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Bradley. : OMAR
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Bomb controlled by radio. : AZON
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Departed. : WENT
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Darn it!: Fr. : ZUT
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Snooze. : NAP
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Santa ___. : ANA
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I love: Lat. : AMO

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 16 debuted here and reused later, 15 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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