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ALL GREEK TO ME

New York Times, Sunday, July 22, 1962

Author:
Jules Arensberg
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 91, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { F J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 696 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 142, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 11, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 23
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© 1962, The New York TimesNo. 4,755
Across
1. Wellaway! : ALAS
5. Explosive. : TNT
8. ___ fide. : BONA
12. Social gatherings. : BEES
16. Surrounded by. : AMID
20. Since: Archaic. : SITH
21. Neighbor whose house is on fire. : UCALEGON
23. Discourse. : EXPATIATE
25. Tightrope walker. : SCHOENOBATIST
27. Fly trap of a sort. : SPIDERWEB
28. Hamlets. : THORPES
29. State head: Abbr. : GOV
30. Pet names. : HYPOCORISMS
32. Member of the family. : SISTER
33. Jab. : POKE
34. At any time. : EVER
35. ___ soda. : SAL
36. One of the Stevensons. : AES
37. Garden tools. : HOES
38. Thought-provoking. : MEATY
40. Excessive: Prefix. : HYPER
44. Considers hastily. : SCANS
47. Beethoven's birthplace. : BONN
48. Trapshooting. : SKEET
50. Pronoun. : ONE
51. African chief. : KAID
52. Six-shooter. : GUN
53. Eastern ruler. : SHAH
57. Women's group. : DAR
58. Army men: Abbr. : SGTS
59. Revenue: Abbr. : INC
60. Runner. : MILER
62. Old-time high notes. : ELAS
64. Agreement. : RAPPORT
66. Very excited. : ATHRILL
68. Tennysonian maid. : ELAINE
70. ___ as (immediately after). : ASSOON
71. Richardson novel. : PAMELA
72. Outdoor enthusiasts. : SPORTSMEN
74. Church councils. : SYNODS
77. Siouans. : OTOS
78. Treaty. : PACT
79. Companion of woolly. : WILD
80. Ragout. : STEW
81. Mark with spots. : DAPPLE
84. Imaginary lopsided beast adapted for circling hills. : GYASCUTUS
86. Market places. : AGORAE
88. Hay stacker, for one. : HEAPER
90. Took a motor trip. : TOURED
91. Rust. : CORRODE
92. Not gregarious. : ASOCIAL
94. Transgresses. : ERRS
95. Short jackets. : ETONS
97. Quiet! : PST
98. IOU item. : DEBT
99. 106. : CVI
101. Superlative suffixes. : ESTS
103. Repent of. : RUE
104. Quaker word. : THEE
105. Avril, ___, Juin. : MAI
106. European food fish. : TENCH
109. Cut short. : CROP
111. Caucasian. : ARYAN
112. Blue pigment. : SMALT
115. Grow faint. : SWOON
117. Threesome. : TRIO
118. Enzyme. : ASE
119. Accts., in bookkeeping. : ACS
121. Noun suffix. : ENCE
122. Incline. : RAMP
123. Seldom seen. : SCARCE
127. Lean monster that fed on patient wives. : CHICHEVACHE
131. Himalayan peak. : API
132. Geronimo's legions. : APACHES
133. Urging. : HORTATIVE
134. One skilled in table talk. : DEIPNOSOPHIST
137. Having a single-track mind. : ONEIDEAED
138. Whoop by slapping hand against mouth. : LULLILOO
139. Within: Prefix. : ENTO
140. State: Abbr. : WISC
141. Otherwise. : ELSE
142. Gaelic. : ERSE
143. Calendar abbreviation. : APR
144. Gather in. : REAP
Down
1. Aides: Abbr. : ASSTS
2. Chinese nut: Var. : LICHI
3. Dumas character. : ATHOS
4. ___ sweet. : SHORTAND
5. Adjusters of pianos. : TUNERS
6. Army men. : NCOS
7. Filing card projection. : TAB
8. Portends. : BETOKENS
9. Pointed arches. : OGIVES
10. Numbers: Abbr. : NOS
11. Song of praise. : ANTHEM
12. Engage beforehand. : BESPEAK
13. Sent abroad for sale. : EXPORTED
14. Heroic. : EPIC
15. Javanese carriages. : SADOS
16. Jauntily. : AIRILY
17. Gullets. : MAWS
18. Paragraph. : ITEM
19. Girls in the social whirl. : DEBS
22. Pool. : LAGOON
24. Father of Abraham. : TERAH
26. Relatives of foils. : EPEES
31. Actor Montand. : YVES
33. Call up. : PHONE
39. A long time. : YEARS
41. Beard growing. : POGONOTROPHY
42. ___'acte. : ENTR
43. Lie. : REST
44. Legendary man with feet large enough for sunshades. : SKIAPOD
45. Musical composition. : CANTATA
46. Fear of being stuck with needles. : AICHMOPHOBIA
47. Wall Street operator. : BULL
49. Volcanic earth. : TRASS
52. Arizona river. : GILA
54. Grieved. : HEARTSORE
55. Got off. : ALIT
56. Clown of old German comedy. : HANSWURST
58. Patron. : SPONSOR
60. Wire measure. : MIL
61. Settle a debt. : REPAY
63. Arab. : SEMITE
65. Boatman's pole: Dial. : POY
67. Esteem. : RESPECT
69. Find. : LOCATE
70. Conjunctions. : ANDS
72. Specific gravity: Abbr. : SPGR
73. Escape. : ELUDE
75. Lake in Palestine. : DEADSEA
76. Sugar. : SWEETEN
82. Chou En-___. : LAI
83. Excess of solar year. : EPACT
85. Certain canines. : CURS
86. Top-notch. : AONE
87. Small weights: Abbr. : GRS
89. Kobolds. : ELVES
91. Brilliant stroke. : COUP
92. Navy men: Abbr. : ADMS
93. Stratum. : SEAM
96. March. : TROOP
100. Plaits. : INWEAVES
102. Meat dish. : SCRAPPLE
104. Famous movie butler. : TREACHER
107. Acknowledge. : CONCEDE
108. German shout of approval. : HOCH
110. Francesca da ___. : RIMINI
111. Composers' group. : ASCAP
113. Of milk. : LACTIC
114. French name for African lake. : TCHAD
116. Pointer of a compass. : NEEDLE
117. Mountain paths. : TRAILS
118. ___ as a church mouse. : ASPOOR
120. Mediterranean vessel. : SETEE
124. River of 47 Across. : RHINE
125. ___-dire (namely): Fr. : CESTA
126. Obstruct. : ESTOP
127. Dog. : CHOW
128. ___ soit . . . : HONI
129. Angers. : IRES
130. Medicine bottle. : VIAL
132. Soaking wet. : ASOP
135. Continent: Abbr. : EUR
136. Palm leaf: Var. : OLA

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 16 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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