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POTPOURRI

New York Times, Sunday, July 21, 1963

Author:
William A. Lewis Jr.
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 70, Avg Word Len: 5.38, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 615 (avg 1.66)
Open Squares: 116, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,103
Across
1. Command to a retriever. : FETCH
6. Mark. : SCAR
10. Piano keys. : SHARPS
16. Occupant of the "Siege Perilous." : GALAHAD
18. Mustard plant. : COLE
19. Kind of pendant. : EARDROP
21. Part of a golf course. : BACKNINE
22. Geographical region of the U.S. : ATLANTICSIDE
24. ___ de France. : ILE
25. County Wexford name. : KENNEDY
27. Frowns: Var. : LOURS
28. Holiday, British style. : VAC
29. Fruitful. : RICH
31. Is unavailing. : FAILS
32. Hoofbeats. : CLOPS
33. Parent. : PAPA
34. Man's name. : CLAUD
36. Border. : HEM
37. Climbs (a rope). : SHINS
38. ___ your life. : NOTON
39. Little boy of the comics. : HERBIE
41. Oldest capital city in U.S. : SANTAFE
43. Muscles. : BICEPS
44. Item checked by SP's. : IDCARD
46. Old language. : NORSE
47. Bone. : FEMUR
48. False ___. : ALARM
50. Man's nickname. : MOE
51. Antislavery party, 1847–54. : FREESOIL
54. Failures. : FLOPS
57. Mandarin's residence. : YAMEN
59. "All men are ___." : LIARS
60. Ear: Prefix. : OTO
61. Changelings. : OAFS
62. Merry-go-round: Slang. : FLYINGJENNY
64. The ladies: Abbr. : MMES
65. An F.D.R. opponent. : ALF
66. Decapods. : CRABS
67. Scorched. : BURNT
68. Father of David. : JESSE
69. Part of a railroad. : MAINLINE
71. Seedcase. : POD
72. Participate (with "on"). : SITIN
74. Murmured sweetly. : COOED
75. Tricked: Slang. : FOXED
77. Famous family. : CABOTS
80. Dress goods. : PRINTS
82. Pitcher's affliction. : SOREARM
84. Way. : METHOD
86. Boxer's statistic. : REACH
87. Bars. : SHUTS
88. Western group: Abbr. : OAS
90. Pillarlike monument. : STELE
91. Look. : OGLE
92. Seed. : SPORE
93. California Indian. : MODOC
95. Article. : ITEM
96. "O Sole ___." : MIO
97. To pieces. : APART
98. Tree part. : TAPROOT
100. Marriage vow. : IDO
101. Type of entertainment. : AMATEURNIGHT
104. Humorously, the stomach. : INNERMAN
106. ABC, for one. : NETWORK
107. Food. : MEAT
108. Having academic rank: Colloq. : DEGREED
109. Hut. : SHANTY
110. Diminutive suffix. : ETTE
111. Thruway exits. : RAMPS
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1. King or queen. : FACECARD
2. Leather. : ELK
3. Container. : TANK
4. Highest. : CHIEF
5. Van Buren's wife. : HANNAH
6. Oodles. : SCADS
7. French statesman. : COTY
8. ___ hands. : ALL
9. Fiction's opposite. : REALLIFE
10. Arrangements. : SETUPS
11. What pedants split. : HAIRS
12. Bows. : ARCS
13. Relatives of aves. : RDS
14. Rental sign. : PRIVATEROOMS
15. Beverage. : SODAPOP
16. Family name of great physicist. : GALILEI
17. Disclaims. : DENIES
20. Ingredients of pralines. : PECANS
21. Valuable wood. : BIRCH
23. Not a soul. : NOONE
26. Great violinist. : ELMAN
30. Car parts. : HUBCAPS
32. Famed Secy. of Treasury. : CHASE
33. Part of a conjurer's formula. : POCUS
35. Features of Mercury Control. : DIALS
37. Chests of a sort. : STRONGBOXES
38. City of Languedoc. : NIMES
40. "Page" of history. : ERA
42. Name: Lat. : NOMEN
43. Memorable actor. : BEERY
45. Terra firma. : DRYLAND
47. Beside oneself. : FRANTIC
49. Qualified answer. : MAYBE
51. Spenders of markkas. : FINNS
52. Devotees: Suffix. : ITES
53. Waste. : LOSE
54. The sea. : FOAM
55. Oh ___! : LALA
56. Type of vow. : OFFICIALOATH
58. Bad: Prefix. : MIS
59. Celtic Neptune. : LER
62. French ___. : FRIES
63. Herod's realm. : JUDEA
64. Contemporary composer. : MENOTTI
66. Type of bookbinding. : CLOTH
68. Is in accord: Colloq. : JIBES
70. Time being. : NONCE
71. Gate: Fr. : PORTE
73. Balmoral's relative. : TAM
75. Kind of musical beat. : FOURTIME
76. Languish. : DROOP
78. Something you evidently have. : THETIMES
79. ___ pine of California. : SOLEDAD
80. Forerunner of human race. : PROMAN
81. Modes of rule. : REGIMES
82. Fleeced. : SHORN
83. Where the Prado is. : MADRID
85. Person of great energy. : DEMON
87. Animated. : SPARKY
89. Oklahoman. : SOONER
92. Sudden dash. : SPURT
93. Dull finish. : MATTE
94. Dance. : CONGA
97. Long time. : AEON
98. The one. : THAT
99. Expression. : TERM
102. Scottish number. : TWA
103. Come by. : GET
105. Congressman: Abbr. : REP

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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