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A NUMBER OF THINGS

New York Times, Sunday, August 1, 1965

Author:
William A. Lewis, Jr.
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 73, Avg Word Len: 5.41, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 612 (avg 1.66)
Open Squares: 108, Cheaters: 16, FITB: 8, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
William A. Lewis Jr. has 45 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1965, The New York TimesNo. 5,845
Across
1. Campus group: Slang. : FROSH
6. Meat-counter item. : CHUCK
11. Kiss, in Spain. : BESO
15. Building material. : PLYWOOD
17. Brother of Moses. : AARON
18. Benefit. : AVAIL
20. The "American way." : FREEENTERPRISE
22. National Leaguer. : REDLEG
24. Law: Lat. : LEX
25. Tarnished. : DIRTIED
26. Installs in office. : SEATS
28. Parents' concern. : PTA
29. Heroic. : EPIC
31. Peace workers. : CORPS
32. In ___ (in marked thoroughness). : DEPTH
33. One of Caesar's conquests. : GAUL
34. Old New England name. : CABOT
36. Positive entreaties. : DOS
37. Something to munch on. : POTATOCHIPS
39. Joyce of poetry. : KILMER
41. Irreligious. : PAGAN
43. TV character. : DILLON
44. Rubble. : DEBRIS
46. Purchasing power factor. : WAGES
48. Littoral. : COASTAL
51. Mixed with. : AMONG
53. Confuse. : BEFOG
55. What tyranny often brings. : MUTINY
56. Capetown's famous son. : SMUTS
59. Noun suffixes. : ARS
61. River into the Colorado. : DOLORES
63. "Uncle ___." : NED
64. Items in London supermarkets. : TINS
65. Exceeded (a record). : BROKE
67. Word to some subscribers. : RENEW
68. Old oath. : EGAD
69. Fatima's husband. : ALI
70. Terminus of U.S. 1 : KEYWEST
72. State: Abbr. : DEL
73. Port of Iraq. : BASRA
74. Cupboard. : CLOSET
76. As one begins life. : NAKED
78. Strict precision. : RIGOR
80. Author Grahame. : KENNETH
82. G.O.P. name. : NIXON
84. Powwow. : CONFAB
87. One amok. : MANIAC
89. First French sonneteer. : MAROT
91. Melodious. : DULCET
93. Virginia landmark. : THEPENTAGON
96. Sawyer. : TOM
98. River of India. : SARDA
99. Port near Tripoli. : HOMS
100. Quercus, for one. : GENUS
101. Popular scent. : LILAC
103. Medicine cabinet item. : PILL
104. Police broadcast: Abbr. : APB
105. Of form. : MODAL
106. Later on. : SOMEDAY
108. Poor: Prefix. : MAL
109. Got rid of (with "out"). : WEEDED
111. Opposite of 20 Across. : PLANNEDECONOMY
114. Hate to. : DREAD
115. De Valera. : EAMON
116. Stays ahead of. : OUTRUNS
117. Bulbs for planting. : SETS
118. Striking. : SHOWY
119. Devoutness. : PIETY
Down
1. Springy. : FLEXIBLE
2. City near New York City. : RYE
3. Was beholden to. : OWED
4. ___ boom. : SONIC
5. Entry in a drag race. : HOTROD
6. Part of the shoreline. : CAPES
7. Firm. : HARD
8. Swiss canton. : URI
9. Pet lamb. : COSSET
10. Part of an athlete's gear. : KNEEPAD
11. Saint of August 24. : BARTHOLOMEW
12. December times. : EVES
13. Blue. : SAD
14. Gallery items. : OILPAINTINGS
15. Not collect. : PREPAID
16. In the way. : DETROP
19. Respite. : LETUP
20. Dapple. : FLECK
21. It never goes against the grain. : RIPSAW
23. Something for the boys. : GALS
27. Greek. : ATTIC
30. Resists strongly. : COMBATS
32. Kaput. : DONEFOR
33. Inkling. : GHOST
35. Mutual relationship. : TERMS
37. Called for over the P.A. : PAGED
38. Kringle's other name. : CLAUS
40. Cruise port. : RIO
42. Tittle-tattle. : GAB
45. Entangling. : SNARY
47. Served as a base for. : SOLED
49. Lend ___. : ANEAR
50. City near Jaffa. : LYDDA
52. Adult. : GROWN
54. One of 32 Down. : GONER
56. One's chips. : STACK
57. French number. : MILLE
58. Some workers. : UNIONMEMBERS
60. Scot's sword. : SKEAN
62. Vestige. : RELIC
65. Bookmaker's concern. : BETTINGODDS
66. Some Americans. : ESKIMOS
68. Cap part. : EARFLAP
70. City in N. H. : KEENE
71. L.B.J., for one. : TEXAN
73. Unexpected gift. : BONUS
75. Green beans. : SNAPS
77. Louis ___, French coin. : DOR
79. "What hath ___ wrought!" : GOD
81. Very unpopular. : HATED
83. In ___ (quickly). : NOTIME
85. Harsh words. : ACRIMONY
86. Places where confusion reigns. : BEDLAMS
88. Cookbook category. : CANAPES
90. City on the Maumee. : TOLEDO
92. Record. : TALLY
93. Unbend. : THAW
94. Wished. : HOPED
95. Dialect of Georgia coast. : GULLAH
97. Invented. : MADEUP
101. Man's nickname. : LONNY
102. Certain potted plants. : CACTI
105. Substance. : MEAT
106. Weather word. : SNOW
107. The "good old days." : YORE
110. Letter. : DEE
112. I love: Lat. : AMO
113. ___ brown. : NUT

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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