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FROM A TO Z

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
131. ___ degree. : TOA
133. Baseball abbreviation. : RBI
134. Braggarts. : VAPORERS
136. Go by aircraft. : AERO
138. Scratch. : CLAW
141. "Land of Cloves" inhabitants. : ZANZIBARIS
143. Denounce. : ANATHEMATIZE
147. Contend. : ARGUE
148. Norse name. : NELS
149. Dugout. : CANOE
150. Pinzón's discovery. : AMAZON
151. Jays' homes. : NESTS
152. Galley mark. : DELE
153. Fifth wheel. : SPARE
154. Agouti. : RODENT
Down
1. Town of Palestine. : GAZA
2. Star in Draco. : ADIB
3. Scientists. : ZOOLOGISTS
4. Wing. : ANNEX
5. Barbados inhabitant. : BIM
6. Bears: Sp. : OSOS
7. Snow: Sp. : NIEVE
8. Fleets. : ARMADAS
9. Tappan ___. : ZEE
10. Tabard, for one. : INN
11. Proportion. : RATE
12. Tailor. : SEWER
13. Expiations. : ATONEMENTS
14. Do without. : FOREGO
15. "Pay dirt" in football. : ENDZONE
16. Asian river. : AMUR
17. Tarboosh. : FEZ
18. Confusion: Slang. : RAZZLEDAZZLE
19. Like buhl. : INLAID
20. Jellyfish appendages. : CTENES
26. Brother of Odin. : VILI
28. Florida, for one: Abbr. : PEN
32. Barroom employe. : BOUNCER
35. Lumberjacks: Var. : AXEMEN
37. Site of Tell legend. : URI
38. Leather. : CALF
40. Desserts. : PIES
41. Deal. : TRADE
42. Markings on Mars. : OASES
44. Suffix in chemistry. : IDE
46. Departs. : LEAVES
48. Muscat comedy star. : PRESTON
50. Attraction. : LURE
52. On this side: Prefix. : CIS
54. Beverage. : ALE
56. Processors of oil. : REFINERS
57. Italian. : SARD
59. Cluster bean. : GUAR
61. Looked. : GAZED
62. Old oath. : EGAD
65. Fix over. : REDO
66. Kit Nubbles' friend. : NELL
68. N. H. resort. : RYEBEACH
72. Letter. : ZED
75. First ___. : AID
76. Thread: Fr. : FIL
78. Relative: Colloq. : COZ
79. Made hastily. : RANUP
80. Tie breakers. : EXTRAINNINGS
81. ___-jongg. : MAH
82. Withdraws (oneself). : ABSENTS
84. Geographical index: Abbr. : GAZ
85. Run ___. : RIOT
86. Old lyre. : ASOR
88. Kit Carson's home. : TAOS
89. Hair-dos. : SETS
90. Highfalutin: Var. : LADEDA
91. Card game. : SKAT
94. Helical tool. : TWISTDRILL
95. Slangy exclamation. : BROTHER
96. Check. : ARREST
97. Little Edgars. : NEDS
98. Undermine. : DEMORALIZE
99. Circumvent. : EVADE
100. Perceive. : SENSE
103. Busy ___ bee. : ASA
104. Caliph's name. : ALI
108. Roused. : WOKE
110. Samoyeds. : DOGS
112. Sankey. : IRA
114. ___ fish. : SOUPAND
116. ___ geht's? : WIE
117. Swimmer. : NATATOR
119. Strong man. : TARZAN
120. Strip. : UNBARE
122. Renée of early movies. : ADOREE
124. Skirt insert. : GORE
127. Hack. : CAB
128. River into the Meuse. : LESSE
130. Laugh. : TEHEE
132. Series of eight. : OCTAD
134. Competes. : VIES
135. Bursae. : SACS
137. Bradley. : OMAR
139. Bomb controlled by radio. : AZON
140. Departed. : WENT
142. Darn it!: Fr. : ZUT
144. Snooze. : NAP
145. Santa ___. : ANA
146. I love: Lat. : AMO

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

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