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WORDSMANSHIP

New York Times, Sunday, July 12, 1964

Author: William A. Lewis, Jr.
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 162, Blocks: 90, Avg Word Len: 5.42, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 660 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 144, Cheaters: 20, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
William A. Lewis Jr. has 45 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1964, The New York TimesNo. 5,460
Across Down
1. Facial expressions. : SCOWLS
7. Nonplus. : STUMP
12. Garment. : SHORTS
18. Cloche. : CHAPEAU
19. State: Abbr. : PENNA
20. Type of employe. : LABORER
22. Describing some floors. : CARPETED
23. Device used to catch speeders. : RADAR
24. Partial. : ONESIDED
26. Popular garnish. : ONIONS
27. Remove completely. : ERASE
29. Math course: Abbr. : ALG
31. Consider pros and cons. : DEBATE
32. Galley marks. : STETS
33. One with powers of endurance: Colloq. : STAYER
34. One of the Hunters. : IAN
36. Participated. : SATIN
37. Get or acquire. : MAKE
38. Quick look. : PEEK
39. German coin. : PFENNIG
43. Italian river. : LIRI
44. Go: Lat. : ITE
45. Birds. : CRANES
47. Piece of thick cord. : ROPESEND
49. Neckline. : VEE
50. Transportation device. : CARPOOL
52. Presser's item. : SADIRON
54. Liberal gift. : LARGESS
56. ___ sum: Legal term. : INREM
58. Servicewomen. : WAVES
59. Place for a frontal. : ALTAR
60. Chief: It. : DUCE
63. Tel ___. : AVIV
65. Army unit: Abbr. : DIV
66. Pair. : DUO
67. ___ with. : PALUP
71. Sankey. : IRA
72. Purposive. : TELIC
74. Denims. : LEVIS
76. Scots' city: Poet. : EDINA
77. Certain kibitzers. : SIDEWALKSUPERINTENDENTS
83. 1961 hurricane. : CARLA
84. Pursue closely. : BEDOG
85. Girl of song. : MARIA
86. Hôtel ___ Invalides. : DES
87. Husk. : SHELL
88. Western group. : OAS
89. ___ se. : PER
91. Whisper. : HINT
92. Point on Isle of Man. : AYRE
93. Bring down on oneself. : INCUR
95. Type of window. : JUDAS
97. Neck scarf. : ASCOT
99. Deliberate together. : CONSULT
102. Takes, in a way. : FILCHES
104. Pre-eminent: Slang. : THETOPS
108. Ellipsoidal: Prefix. : OVO
109. First name in stage lore. : TALLULAH
111. Early American homes. : TEPEES
113. Especially liked. : PET
114. Comes out ahead. : NETS
116. Teachers or educators. : MAESTRI
117. Where Mesa is: Abbr. : ARIZ
118. Item a colonel wants. : STAR
119. Beaten path. : TRAIL
121. Part of TW3. : WAS
122. Attention-getting cry. : LISTEN
125. Not mine. : THINE
126. Babylonian official in Jer. xxxix, 3. : RABMAG
128. World's Fair neighbor: Abbr. : NYC
130. Sink down. : DROOP
131. Private eye. : SHAMUS
132. Distribute. : ALLOCATE
134. Ran swiftly. : HARED
136. Applause. : PLAUDITS
138. 17th century French courtesan. : LENCLOS
139. Star in Centaurus. : AGENA
140. Designating some seals. : EARLESS
141. Body of water. : SEALET
142. Oriel parts. : PANES
143. Periodical. : DIGEST
1. Black-tailed godwit. : SHRIEKER
2. Bullfighter's garb. : CAPOTE
3. Unfolds. : OPENS
4. The winners in Dec. 1933. : WETS
5. Port of New Guinea. : LAE
6. Czech mountain range. : SUDETEN
7. Flower arrangement. : SPRAY
8. Comb, in a way. : TEASE
9. Good reason for War on Poverty. : UNDERPRIVILEGEDCHILDREN
10. Anc. weight of Greece. : MNA
11. By: Prefix. : PARA
12. Advertising gimmicks. : SLOGANS
13. River into the Yangtze. : HAN
14. Son of Boaz. : OBED
15. Pasadena's specialty. : ROSES
16. Of nomadic bands. : TRIBAL
17. Kind of drug. : SEDATIVE
18. "Sleepers Awake" is one. : CANTATA
21. Calls it a day. : RETIRES
22. Vast. : COSMIC
25. Disavows. : DENIES
28. Yard tools. : RAKES
30. Clothing. : LINEN
33. Standard for measurement of heights. : SEALEVEL
35. Black alloy. : NIELLO
38. According to share. : PRORATA
40. Last word of Psalm 23. : FOREVER
41. Series of history-making events. : EPOS
42. Small, bothersome thing. : GNAT
45. With: It. : CON
46. Buzz ___. : SAW
48. Hung loosely. : DRAPED
51. Dessert. : PIE
53. Family member. : DAD
55. Student's concern. : GRADE
57. Refreshment place. : MILKBAR
59. Where Tirol is. : AUSTRIA
60. Items for D. J.'s. : DISCS
61. Bathsheba's first husband. : URIAH
62. Skeleton organization. : CADRE
64. Workshop items. : VISES
66. Alice in Wonderland's kitten. : DINAH
68. Name from 1927. : LINDY
69. Below: Ger. : UNTER
70. Not modern. : PASSE
73. Quid of tobacco. : CUD
75. Energy. : VIM
78. ___ Island. : ELLIS
79. Furniture finish. : WALNUT
80. Approved. : POPULAR
81. Famous physicist. : EINSTEIN
82. City on the Mississippi. : NATCHEZ
88. "Man wanted." : OUTLAW
90. Word of cheer. : RAH
92. Lawyer: Abbr. : ATT
94. Quahog. : CLAM
95. Leave in the lurch. : JILT
96. Ready. : SET
98. Letters. : OES
99. Against: Lat. : CONTRA
100. Generally. : OVERALL
101. Persons of distinction. : NOTABLES
102. Bustling. : FUSSY
103. Far East group. : SEATO
105. Positive thinker. : OPTIMIST
106. Very petty sum: Slang. : PEANUTS
107. Cause of "metal fatigue." : STRESS
110. Having the least fat. : LEANEST
112. Made ready for: Colloq. : PREPPED
115. French girl's name. : SIMONE
118. Second word of "Excelsior!" : SHADES
120. Lacquer: It. : LACCA
123. Girl of song. : IRENE
124. Items sold at a 57 Down. : SODAS
125. Greenland air base. : THULE
127. Colossal nerve. : GALL
129. Guy. : CHAP
131. Marionette man. : SARG
133. Kind of dance. : TOE
135. Eastern title. : AGA
137. Medieval lyric. : LAI

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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