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MEMORY PIECE

New York Times, Sunday, July 28, 1963

Author:
Diana Sessions
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 152, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.88, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 679 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 173, Cheaters: 16, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 24
Diana R. Sessions has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,110
Across
1. Bit of table talk. : ANECDOTE
9. Certain Bostonians. : CABOTS
15. Attractive person: Slang. : CUTIE
20. Opulent. : LUXURIANT
22. Passageway. : AVENUE
23. Mendel's science. : BOTANY
24. Part of a launch. : PROPELLER
25. Pre-eminently. : PAREXCELLENCE
27. Noun suffix. : AST
28. Belittlers. : DECRIERS
30. Cutaneous. : DERMAL
31. Fibers of flax. : TOW
32. Wainscot. : CEIL
34. Prepared, as a trap. : DUGAPIT
35. Separate branch: Abbr. : DEPT
36. Rumor personified. : FAMA
37. Son of Zeus and Callisto. : ARCAS
39. Spain-Portugal boundary river: Sp. : MINO
40. Arboreal mammal. : SLOTH
42. Coasters for hot dishes. : TILES
43. Network. : SYSTEM
45. Egyptian. : COPT
47. Like a know-it-all. : WISEACREISH
49. Spurious: Abbr. : IMIT
51. Make tidy. : NEATEN
53. Spirit. : SOUL
54. Purely scientific. : CLINICAL
58. White bird. : EGRET
59. Subject of Frost poem. : HIREDMAN
63. Birthrights. : HERITAGES
65. State by particulars. : ITEMIZE
67. Oil-yielding tree. : EBO
68. Looking fixedly. : AGAZE
69. Noun suffix. : ENT
70. Grand. : SUBLIME
71. Standard. : FLAG
72. Sources of supply. : MINES
73. Rigging supports. : FOREMASTS
75. Vocabulary of sorts. : SLANG
76. Sashes in Tokyo. : OBIS
77. Much-used car: Var. : JALOPPY
78. Corrected: Abbr. : REV
80. Monday: Fr. : LUNDI
81. French pronoun. : ILS
82. At the foot of. : BENEATH
83. Hill. : ELEVATION
85. Describing some cheeses. : SEMISOFT
88. Relative. : NIECE
91. Levels. : FLATTENS
92. Ingenuous. : NAIF
93. Most venerable. : OLDEST
95. Bone: Prefix. : OSTE
96. Item on a breakfast menu. : GRIDDLECAKE
101. Name for a Dalmatian. : SPOT
103. Spanish saint. : TERESA
107. Monkey's relative. : LEMUR
108. Rushes. : RACES
109. Garden plant. : IRID
111. The populace. : DEMOS
112. Galatea's beloved. : ACIS
113. Feudal slave. : ESNE
114. Set out. : STARTED
117. ___ ex-machina. : DEUS
118. Hold a session. : SIT
119. Intricate. : KNOTTY
121. Snare akin to a springe. : POLETRAP
123. Relative of itin. : RTE
124. Depots. : STATIONHOUSES
127. Advocate of new laws. : NEONOMIAN
129. The Sprats. : EATERS
130. Not granted. : UNLENT
131. Pugnacious. : TRUCULENT
132. Fashionable. : SLEEK
133. Looked after. : SEENTO
134. Chemical substances. : STERIDES
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1. Thin woolen cloths. : ALPACAS
2. Room. : NURSERY
3. Foreign plants. : EXOTICS
4. Trophy. : CUP
5. Stowe novel. : DRED
6. Anointed. : OILED
7. Powder. : TALCUM
8. Pertaining to exerted power. : ENERGIC
9. Site of the Blue Grotto. : CAPRI
10. Relative of "belay." : AVAST
11. European city: Abbr. : BER
12. United. : ONED
13. Evening wear. : TUXEDOS
14. Hide. : SECRETE
15. Smith, for one: Abbr. : COLL
16. Shoshonean. : UTE
17. Metallic element: Prefix. : TANTALI
18. Figures in brackets. : INCOMES
19. Nonsense: Slang. : EYEWASH
21. Small elegant villa. : TRIANON
23. Utter raucously: Colloq. : BLAT
26. Stress. : EMPHASIZE
29. Long narrative poem. : EPOPEE
33. Translates into a certain language. : LATINIZES
36. Range of activity. : FIELD
38. Noah's descendants. : SEMITES
40. Laurel. : SWEETBAY
41. Structural supports. : LINTELS
42. Genuine. : TRUE
44. Mineral. : MICA
46. Popular game. : TAG
48. Essential part. : CORE
50. Bei ___ (by day): Ger. : TAGE
52. Was successful. : TRIUMPHED
54. Goatlike antelope. : CHAMOIS
55. Distinct to the eye. : LEGIBLE
56. Culture of ancient Persia. : IRANISM
57. Planner of Washington, D.C., in 1791. : LENFANT
59. Master of the house, in Ireland. : HIMSELF
60. Scarlett's rival. : MELANIE
61. Carefree ease. : ABANDON
62. Small mugs. : NOGGINS
64. Fur or cloth garment. : STOLE
66. Tavern of Shakespeare's day. : MITRE
70. Groups, in statistics. : SEPTILES
71. Vibrated. : FLUTTERED
74. Island of Raleigh's colonies. : ROANOKE
75. Like louvers. : SLATTED
77. ___ City, Mo. : JEFFERSON
79. Tricycle, for short. : VELO
82. Seethe. : BOIL
84. Enormous. : VAST
86. River through Kashmir. : INDUS
87. Star in Cygnus. : SADR
89. These: Fr. : CES
90. Observation. : ESPIAL
94. Flood. : TORRENT
96. Tumblers. : GLASSES
97. Enumeration. : RECITAL
98. Copy. : IMITATE
99. Corner of the eye. : CANTHUS
100. Volatile liquid. : ACETONE
102. Affected laughs. : TITTERS
104. Rubbed with corundum. : EMERIED
105. Cassock. : SOUTANE
106. Agrees. : ASSENTS
110. Defeat completely. : DEROUT
113. Name meaning man. : ENOS
114. Exhausted. : SPENT
115. Fast, in music. : TOSTO
116. Bossa nova. : DANCE
119. Dominie's place. : KIRK
120. ___ log. : YULE
122. Stream. : POUR
125. Precise point. : TEE
126. Japanese coin. : SEN
128. 11th cen. date. : MLI

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 11 debuted here and reused later, 19 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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