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THINK PIECE

New York Times, Sunday, August 25, 1963

Author:
Stephanie Caruana
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 91, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J X }, Scrabble score: 646 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 142, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 19
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,138
Across
1. Talented family. : BACHS
6. Door fastener. : HASP
10. Tricycle, for short. : VELO
14. Monday: Fr. : LUNDI
19. Wipe out. : ERASE
20. Thick: Fr. : EPAIS
22. German river. : WESER
23. Wind instruments. : OBOES
24. "Magic Mountain" character. : SETTEMBRINI
26. Metaphysical term. : ONTOLOGICAL
28. ___ word. : INA
29. Term in golf. : PAR
30. Gulliver's nickname. : LEM
31. Harper ___. : LEE
32. Exclamations. : OHS
33. Three: It. : TRE
34. Short run. : DASH
36. Island of Japan. : HONSHU
38. Californian city. : FRESNO
40. Fit. : SUIT
41. Chemical compound. : ESTER
43. Nothing: Lat. : NIHIL
44. Umbrellas. : GAMPS
45. Start of a toast. : HERES
46. Brawl. : RIOT
48. Sandy deposit. : SILT
49. Noun suffixes. : ATES
50. Grain. : CORN
51. In ___. : FRONTOF
54. Arranged. : PLANNED
56. Apportion. : PRORATE
59. Swift replies. : RIPOSTES
61. Makes secure. : SNUGS
62. Short, vivid biographies. : PROFILES
63. Andes forage grass. : ICHU
64. And others: Lat. : ETAL
66. Alfonso's queen. : ENA
67. Shortly. : SOON
68. Basic substance: Abbr. : ELEM
69. Letters. : ZEES
70. Spanish sheep. : MERINO
72. Ill will. : MALICE
74. Unit of force. : DYNE
75. Gray: Ger. : GRAU
76. Commercial term. : ASIS
77. African gazelle. : ADMI
81. Soft candies. : CREAMS
83. Valses. : DANSES
86. Rabbit's tail. : SCUT
90. Have in mind. : MEAN
91. Time eternal. : EONS
92. Noun suffix. : ESE
94. Dressmaker's term. : GORE
95. Family man. : PAPA
96. Card game. : BACCARAT
98. Horse: Lat. : EQUUS
100. Soothing substance. : NARCOTIC
102. Was inborn. : INHERED
103. Bully: Colloq. : BRUISER
105. Wild stream. : TORRENT
106. Colored fluids. : INKS
107. Israeli folk dance. : HORA
108. West and others. : MAES
110. De la ___ of Virginia. : WARR
111. Franny and Zooey ___. : GLASS
113. Well-known name in art. : COROT
114. Purple perennial. : ORPIN
116. Recordings. : TAPES
119. Blurb. : RAVE
120. Type style. : BODONI
121. Composer Kodaly. : ZOLTAN
123. 1492 ship. : NINA
124. Soul: Fr. : AME
125. Heavenly sphere. : ORB
126. Part of D.V. : DEO
127. Of all: Scot. : AVA
128. Cyclades isle. : IOS
130. Law degree. : LLB
131. Rejoicing. : CELEBRATION
134. Of a certain shape. : RECTANGULAR
137. Part of a Chinese name. : ENLAI
138. Scientist Pauling. : LINUS
139. Tire part. : TREAD
140. Footprint. : TRACE
141. Moves. : STIRS
142. Site of Kit Carson's house. : TAOS
143. Compass points. : SSWS
144. Fathers. : SIRES
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1. Close to. : BESIDE
2. Hippodromes. : ARENAS
3. Fiasco. : CATASTROPHE
4. Presidential monogram. : HST
5. Ooze. : SEEP
6. Town near Bethlehem. : HEBRON
7. Month: Abbr. : APR
8. Yankee clipper. : SAILSHIP
9. Features of Rome's environs. : PINEHILLS
10. Reveres. : VENERATES
11. Respected. : ESTEEMED
12. Zodiac sign. : LEO
13. Synthetic fabrics. : ORLONS
14. Fireplace fodder. : LOGS
15. ___ supra. : UBI
16. By night. : NOCTURNALLY
17. Fond term. : DEARIE
18. Holms. : ISLETS
21. Features of algebra. : SIMULTANEOUSEQUATIONS
22. Subject of monument in Vienna. : WOLFGANGAMADEUSMOZART
25. ___ jongg. : MAH
27. Exclamation. : OHO
35. Extremely wicked. : HEINOUS
37. City in Yugoslavia. : NIS
39. Varieties: Abbr. : SPS
40. Crowded. : SERRIED
42. Goes to ruin. : ROTS
45. Walk: Colloq. : HOOF
47. Clan symbol. : TOTEM
50. Hag. : CRONE
51. Tight curl. : FRIZ
52. Menu item. : RICE
53. Garden party. : FETE
55. Abbess. : NUN
56. Monitor: Abbr. : PROC
57. Cardinal suffix. : TEEN
58. Girl's name. : ESME
60. American painter. : SARGENT
62. Fish: Fr. : POISSON
65. Money in Ankara. : LIRAS
67. David's weapon. : SLING
71. Businessmen's group. : NAM
73. ___ rule. : ASA
77. Both: Prefix. : AMBI
78. Doyen. : DEAN
79. Famous Florentine. : MACHIAVELLI
80. Temple fragrance. : INCENSE
81. Roman goddess. : CERES
82. McAdam's specialty. : ROAD
84. Part of QED. : ERAT
85. Asian goat. : SEROW
86. Fur purse worn with kilts. : SPORRAN
87. Entomologist's concern. : CATERPILLAR
88. ___ arms. : UPIN
89. Savoir-faire. : TACT
93. ___ generis. : SUI
97. Old-time flatboats. : ARKS
98. Wrong. : ERRONEOUS
99. Pirates. : SEAROVERS
101. Suffix with auto and bureau. : CRAT
103. Scene of battle in "War and Peace." : BORODINO
104. Substitutes for. : REPLACES
107. Coal scuttle. : HOD
109. Rest. : SIT
111. Thalia and her sisters. : GRACES
112. Threnody. : LAMENT
113. Product of Canada. : COBALT
115. Nymphs. : NAIADS
117. Intertwine. : ENLACE
118. F-86 jet planes. : SABRES
120. Wintry sound effect. : BRR
122. Sine qua ___. : NON
125. Japanese sashes. : OBIS
129. N.C.O.'s. : SGTS
132. Shell shape. : EAR
133. Aunt: Sp. : TIA
135. Marble. : TAW
136. Swiss canton. : URI

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 11 debuted here and reused later, 14 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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