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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
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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
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De Valera. : EAMON
116
Stays ahead of. : OUTRUNS
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Bulbs for planting. : SETS
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Striking. : SHOWY
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Devoutness. : PIETY
Down
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Springy. : FLEXIBLE
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City near New York City. : RYE
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Was beholden to. : OWED
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___ boom. : SONIC
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Entry in a drag race. : HOTROD
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Part of the shoreline. : CAPES
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Firm. : HARD
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Swiss canton. : URI
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Pet lamb. : COSSET
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Part of an athlete's gear. : KNEEPAD
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Saint of August 24. : BARTHOLOMEW
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December times. : EVES
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Blue. : SAD
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Gallery items. : OILPAINTINGS
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Not collect. : PREPAID
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In the way. : DETROP
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Respite. : LETUP
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Dapple. : FLECK
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It never goes against the grain. : RIPSAW
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Something for the boys. : GALS
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Greek. : ATTIC
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Resists strongly. : COMBATS
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Kaput. : DONEFOR
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Inkling. : GHOST
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Mutual relationship. : TERMS
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Called for over the P.A. : PAGED
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Kringle's other name. : CLAUS
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Cruise port. : RIO
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Tittle-tattle. : GAB
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Entangling. : SNARY
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Served as a base for. : SOLED
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Lend ___. : ANEAR
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City near Jaffa. : LYDDA
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Adult. : GROWN
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One of 32 Down. : GONER
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One's chips. : STACK
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French number. : MILLE
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Some workers. : UNIONMEMBERS
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Scot's sword. : SKEAN
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Vestige. : RELIC
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Bookmaker's concern. : BETTINGODDS
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Some Americans. : ESKIMOS
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Cap part. : EARFLAP
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City in N. H. : KEENE
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L.B.J., for one. : TEXAN
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Unexpected gift. : BONUS
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Green beans. : SNAPS
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Louis ___, French coin. : DOR
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"What hath ___ wrought!" : GOD
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Very unpopular. : HATED
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In ___ (quickly). : NOTIME
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Harsh words. : ACRIMONY
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Places where confusion reigns. : BEDLAMS
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Cookbook category. : CANAPES
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City on the Maumee. : TOLEDO
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Record. : TALLY
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Unbend. : THAW
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Wished. : HOPED
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Dialect of Georgia coast. : GULLAH
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Invented. : MADEUP
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Man's nickname. : LONNY
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Certain potted plants. : CACTI
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Substance. : MEAT
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Weather word. : SNOW
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The "good old days." : YORE
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Letter. : DEE
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I love: Lat. : AMO
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___ 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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