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WORDSMANSHIP

New York Times, Sunday, July 24, 1966

Author: William A. Lewis, Jr.
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 156, Blocks: 85, Avg Word Len: 5.69, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 682 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 156, Cheaters: 18, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 19
William A. Lewis Jr. has 45 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1966, The New York TimesNo. 6,189
Across Down
1. Protective garb. : DUSTERS
8. Hula hoop and others. : FADS
12. Ouse tributary. : TRENT
17. Kind of dish. : CASSEROLE
19. Take place. : ARISE
20. Ceremony. : RITUAL
22. Totally new. : UNHEARDOF
23. About. : CIRCA
24. Tediously. : ONANDON
26. Certain cubes. : ICE
27. Expressions of disappointment. : LONGFACES
29. Goethe title. : FAUST
31. Name in poetry. : POE
32. European. : SERB
34. Huge star in Leo. : REGULUS
35. Woodworker's chisel. : GOUGE
36. Joe Miller item. : JOKE
37. Kind of girder. : IBEAM
39. Agreements. : YESES
40. Pledge, old style. : TROTH
41. Decided. : RULED
42. Kind of salt. : NATRON
44. Aloof. : DETACHED
46. Little fish. : SHINERS
48. Items for the record. : ENTRIES
50. G.B.S. works. : SATIRES
51. Function. : ACT
52. Engedi's water front. : DEADSEA
54. Mountaineer's tool. : PITON
55. Post-Charlemagne period. : DARKAGES
60. English farm worker. : COTTER
62. Wedge cut. : VEE
63. Game like hockey. : BANDY
64. Cry of encouragement. : RAH
65. Captain: Colloq. : FOURSTRIPER
68. Laughable. : FUNNY
69. Cuban coin. : PESO
70. Reprove. : CHIDE
71. Bails. : LADES
72. Fleet: Sp. : FLOTA
73. Go slowly. : CREEP
74. Famous literary figure. : ZOLA
75. Tall cap. : MITER
76. Church property : PRAYERBOOKS
78. Popular quaff. : ALE
79. Dialogue. : LINES
80. Small one: Suffix. : ULE
81. Acoustic absorption units. : SABINS
82. Certain blackbirds. : REDWINGS
84. Links events. : OPENS
86. Army men. : NONCOMS
89. 1952 campaign name. : IKE
90. Embassy staff member. : ATTACHE
92. Double-checks copy. : REEDITS
94. Brothers. : FRATERS
98. Beachhead. : FOOTHOLD
100. Of a number. : TRINAL
101. Baltic people. : LETTS
102. Many times. : OFTEN
104. Internal Revenue head. : COHEN
106. City near Cairo. : TANTA
107. Bar member: Abbr. : ATTY
108. Folds. : PLIES
109. Harvest symbols. : SHEAVES
111. Letters. : CEES
112. Canine sound. : GRR
113. Fugitive. : FLEER
114. Kitchen device. : FOODMIXER
116. Hush! : SSH
117. Green light. : GOAHEAD
119. Spilling over. : ASLOP
121. Houston "wonder." : ASTRODOME
123. Nova ___. : SCOTIA
124. Sacks. : LOOTS
125. Certain Midwesterner. : DETROITER
126. Swing. : TREND
127. Bottom lands. : LOWS
128. Traveling agent. : ROADMAN
1. Kind of orchestra. : DANCEBAND
2. Employe in 121 Across. : USHERETTE
3. Compass point. : SSE
4. Wild duck. : TEAL
5. Slip. : ERROR
6. Declaration signer from Delaware. : RODNEY
7. Plodded. : SLOGGED
8. Fish ___. : FRIES
9. Publicizes. : AIRS
10. Military decoration. : DSC
11. Menu offering. : SEAFOODS
12. V-shaped channels. : TROUGHS
13. Beauty parlor item. : RINSE
14. Coup d'___. : ETAT
15. Devout one. : NUN
16. Larval amphibian. : TADPOLE
17. Style of cooking. : CUISINE
18. Pours forth. : EFFUSES
19. Direct objects of verbs. : ACCUSATIVES
21. Real beauty. : LOOKER
25. Deficient items. : NEEDS
28. Pub fixture. : ALETAP
30. Either, or: Lat. : AUT
33. Game fish. : BARRACUDA
35. Springlike. : GREEN
36. Ruling council. : JUNTA
38. Former coin of Portugal. : MOIDORE
40. Pain. : THROE
41. One of the Nelsons. : RICKY
43. Rookery features. : NESTS
45. Summoner. : CITER
47. Robust. : HARDY
49. Subsidence. : SETTLING
53. Carbonates. : AERATES
55. Like a certain poet. : DANTEAN
56. Michigan city. : ANNARBOR
57. Classic language. : GREEK
58. Slackens. : EASES
59. Place of business. : SHOP
61. Midway attractions. : RIDES
63. Floats. : BUOYS
65. Aperture in a violin. : FHOLE
66. Protected against friction. : OILED
67. Apiece. : PER
68. State: Abbr. : FLA
69. Of versification. : PROSODIAC
70. Dictator. : CZAR
72. Certain rib cuts. : FRENCHCHOPS
73. Kind of entertainment. : CONCERT
75. U.M.W. member. : MINER
76. Crease. : PLEAT
77. Type of test. : BINET
79. Things that please. : LIKES
80. Novelist Sinclair. : UPTON
83. Sharp with words. : WITTY
84. Plains Indians. : OTOES
85. Chased off. : SHOOED
87. Home of the Twins. : MINNESOTA
88. Goldberg and others. : STATESMEN
90. Nevertheless. : AFTERALL
91. Part of the Syrian Desert. : ELHAMAD
93. Swashbuckler. : SLASHER
94. James Montgomery ___. : FLAGG
95. Rocket decelerators. : RETROS
96. Draw. : ATTRACT
97. California's ___ pine. : SOLEDAD
99. Schemer : DEVISER
103. Shame! : FIE
105. Very nearly. : NEXTTO
108. Untrimmed. : PLAIN
109. Smudges. : SOOTS
110. Saw: Lat. : SERRA
113. Elaborate party. : FETE
114. Run. : FLOW
115. ¼ acre. : ROOD
118. Aaron's mountain. : HOR
120. Former U.S.- Canada canal name. : SOO
122. Weak. : DIM

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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