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NUMBERS OF WORDS

New York Times, Sunday, July 7, 1963

Author:
Hume Craft
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.40, Missing: { J Q W X Y }, Scrabble score: 514 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 135, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
Hume R. Craft has 35 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,089
Across
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Nereus' wife. : DORIS
6
A thousand ages. : AEON
10
Achieve. : REALIZE
17
Long-delayed celebration. : BICENTENNIAL
20
Trojan commander. : ANTENOR
21
First-rater. : ONEINAMILLION
23
Insipid repetition. : STENCIL
24
Points in horseshoes. : LEANERS
25
Union. : ALLIANCE
27
Fish. : DACE
28
Wilde hero. : ERNEST
29
Coveted ones. : ACES
30
Head ornament. : TIARA
32
Rockets. : SOARS
33
Doctor's orders. : DIET
34
Drawer handle. : PULL
35
Locust pod. : CAROB
40
Quartz. : SARD
41
Warning of a kind. : FORE
42
Mythological personage. : ATHENA
43
Virgin's-bower. : CLEMATIS
48
French psychologist. : COUE
49
Tangles, as of ravelings. : SLEAVES
50
Pin-points. : LOCATES
51
___ ball. : FOUL
52
Unqualified. : BALD
53
Sailor's cue. : ENE
54
Curtain-call figure. : AUTHOR
55
Made of clay. : EARTHEN
57
An ovine. : RAM
58
___ de Oro. : RIO
59
Addiction of the 50-mile hikers. : PEDESTRIANISM
64
Season: Fr. : ETE
65
Telepathy, for short. : ESP
66
One of the ratites. : OSTRICH
67
Cone-shaped headdress. : HENNIN
69
Zero. : NIL
70
Touchwood. : PUNK
72
Singles. : ONES
73
Kind of bean. : HARICOT
74
Proper setting of threads, in weaving. : CAAMING
76
Tray and others. : DOGS
77
Adjuncts to ball fields. : BULLPENS
78
Sword-shaped. : ENSATE
79
Herds of whales. : GAMS
80
Swirl. : PURL
81
Juvenile hero. : SAMBO
82
Relatives of sucres. : SOLS
83
One of the Boones. : DANL
84
Little bit. : SCRAP
89
Port of Brazil. : NATAL
91
Short. : CURT
92
High-pitched. : SHRILL
93
Park way. : PATH
97
Arena men. : MATADORS
99
Wonderwork. : MIRACLE
100
Former first lady. : ELEANOR
102
Bibliophile's concern. : SECONDEDITION
104
Fish dish. : ABALONE
105
Certain news items. : SOCIALEVENTS
106
Women's wear. : SARONGS
107
Props for "Cleopatra." : ASPS
108
Army men: Abbr. : SERGS
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Money in Peru. : DINERO
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Harrington's Utopia. : OCEANA
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Fritz or Carl. : REINER
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American landscapist. : INNESS
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Originate. : START
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Bird. : ANI
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Interwoven. : ENLACED
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Loophole, old style. : OILLET
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Spikes. : NAILS
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Mischief-maker. : RASCAL
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Register. : ENTER
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Dined. : ATE
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Impart. : LEND
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Empire conquered, 1533. : INCA
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Of animals. : ZOIC
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A Gardner. : ERLE
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Reddish clays. : BOLES
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Letters. : EMS
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Law: Fr. : LOI
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General character. : NATURE
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Green color. : NILE
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Vain one's manners. : AIRS
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Played (in). : ACTED
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Speaker's place. : DAIS
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Cataplasms. : POULTICES
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Exclamation. : AHA
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Gesture of respect. : REVERENCE
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Precept in Pledge of Allegiance. : ONENATION
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Parts of buildings. : BASEMENTS
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Cubic meter. : STERE
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Big circus feature. : FOURRINGS
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Tennis term. : ALL
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Four-wheeled carriages. : CLARENCES
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Where Lake Charles is. : LOUISIANA
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Spooky efflux. : ECTOPLASM
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___-jongg. : MAH
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On the roof. : ATOP
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Certain checking stations. : COATROOMS
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Health: Prefix. : SANI
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Suffix with song, fun, etc. : FEST
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Big name in Algeria. : BEN
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Exclamations. : HAHS
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Bell sound. : DONG
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River into Firth of Forth. : ESK
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Will's relative. : SHALL
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Blackbird. : MERL
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Frost. : NIP
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Mountaineer's tool. : PITON
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___ heure. : UNE
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Cast down. : HURL
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Queen's name. : MAB
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Polk's V.P. : DALLAS
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Baseball play. : BUNT
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Have a ___. : GOAT
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Plant. : PARSNIP
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Eyes. : STARES
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Red hogs. : DUROCS
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Pardon, old style. : SHRIVE
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Pit. : CRATER
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Preparing, as potatoes. : RICING
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Assigns. : ALLOTS
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Envoys: Abbr. : PLENS
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Intermingled. : AMONG
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Beverage. : COCOA
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Right and left. : SIDES
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Hopping John ingredient. : PEAS
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Dawn: It. : ALBA
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Move with haste. : TEAR
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Nimbus. : HALO
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Hôtel ___ Invalides. : DES
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Honey: Pharm. : MEL
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___ sequitur. : NON
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Law men. : DAS

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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