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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
1. 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
Down
1. Money in Peru. : DINERO
2. Harrington's Utopia. : OCEANA
3. Fritz or Carl. : REINER
4. American landscapist. : INNESS
5. Originate. : START
6. Bird. : ANI
7. Interwoven. : ENLACED
8. Loophole, old style. : OILLET
9. Spikes. : NAILS
10. Mischief-maker. : RASCAL
11. Register. : ENTER
12. Dined. : ATE
13. Impart. : LEND
14. Empire conquered, 1533. : INCA
15. Of animals. : ZOIC
16. A Gardner. : ERLE
17. Reddish clays. : BOLES
18. Letters. : EMS
19. Law: Fr. : LOI
22. General character. : NATURE
26. Green color. : NILE
29. Vain one's manners. : AIRS
31. Played (in). : ACTED
33. Speaker's place. : DAIS
34. Cataplasms. : POULTICES
36. Exclamation. : AHA
37. Gesture of respect. : REVERENCE
38. Precept in Pledge of Allegiance. : ONENATION
39. Parts of buildings. : BASEMENTS
40. Cubic meter. : STERE
41. Big circus feature. : FOURRINGS
42. Tennis term. : ALL
43. Four-wheeled carriages. : CLARENCES
44. Where Lake Charles is. : LOUISIANA
45. Spooky efflux. : ECTOPLASM
46. ___-jongg. : MAH
47. On the roof. : ATOP
48. Certain checking stations. : COATROOMS
49. Health: Prefix. : SANI
51. Suffix with song, fun, etc. : FEST
52. Big name in Algeria. : BEN
56. Exclamations. : HAHS
60. Bell sound. : DONG
61. River into Firth of Forth. : ESK
62. Will's relative. : SHALL
63. Blackbird. : MERL
68. Frost. : NIP
70. Mountaineer's tool. : PITON
71. ___ heure. : UNE
73. Cast down. : HURL
75. Queen's name. : MAB
76. Polk's V.P. : DALLAS
77. Baseball play. : BUNT
79. Have a ___. : GOAT
80. Plant. : PARSNIP
82. Eyes. : STARES
83. Red hogs. : DUROCS
84. Pardon, old style. : SHRIVE
85. Pit. : CRATER
86. Preparing, as potatoes. : RICING
87. Assigns. : ALLOTS
88. Envoys: Abbr. : PLENS
90. Intermingled. : AMONG
91. Beverage. : COCOA
92. Right and left. : SIDES
93. Hopping John ingredient. : PEAS
94. Dawn: It. : ALBA
95. Move with haste. : TEAR
96. Nimbus. : HALO
98. Hôtel ___ Invalides. : DES
99. Honey: Pharm. : MEL
101. ___ sequitur. : NON
103. 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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