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FABRICATIONS

New York Times, Sunday, August 26, 1962

Author:
Diana Sessions
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 146, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 600 (avg 1.63)
Open Squares: 121, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 18
Diana R. Sessions has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1962, The New York TimesNo. 4,790
Across
1. Familiar Biblical name. : ADLAI
6. Where the Tajo flows. : ESPANA
12. Burnoose material. : ABA
15. Concerning. : ASTO
19. Idle fancier. : WOOLGATHERER
21. Queen's Counsel. : SILKGOWN
23. Parties for the bride. : LINENSHOWERS
24. Fresh-water minnow. : SATINFIN
25. Degrees on theology. : STDS
26. Tallows. : FATS
27. Electrical units. : VOLTS
29. Set free. : LETGO
30. Term of endearment. : HON
31. Movie in Madrid. : CINE
32. Chessmen: Abbr. : KTS
33. Allow. : SUFFER
37. Golfer's cry. : FORE
39. ___ crow flies. : ASTHE
42. New Deal Agency. : CCC
45. Relative. : INLAW
46. Side arm. : SABER
47. Drawing implement. : CHARCOAL
49. Cheeses. : EDAMS
50. Kind of school. : PREP
51. Time: Prefix. : CHRON
53. King in Icelandic saga. : ATLI
54. Dancer Kelly. : GENE
55. Subject of a Presley hit. : SUEDESHOES
57. Frolicsome. : ANTIC
58. Sea bird. : ERN
59. Nautical pin. : FID
60. Grief: Fr. : PEINE
61. Curtail again. : REDOCK
62. Tree. : CEDAR
64. Wearing a muffler. : SCARFED
66. Maine town. : ORONO
67. He said, "The time has come . . . " : WALRUS
68. The ___ the morning. : TOPOF
69. Big name in Peiping. : MAO
70. British titles: Abbr. : BTS
72. Elbow: Anat. : ANCON
73. Maker of fine cloth. : LACEWORKER
76. Hill in Erin. : TARA
77. ___ Petrosky Skivar. : IVAN
78. Try to get. : GOFOR
79. Joyeux ___. : NOEL
80. Breakwaters. : MOLES
81. Begins flight. : TAKESOFF
83. Mentioned. : CITED
84. Pointed arches. : OGEES
85. Compass point. : SSE
86. Quemoy and ___. : MATSU
88. Part of a pump. : HEEL
89. Blaring. : BRASSY
90. Harvard's neighbor. : MIT
91. Blemish. : SCAR
93. Twelve dozen: Abbr. : GRO
94. First-grader. : PUPIL
97. ___ in the bucket : ADROP
99. Insect. : FLEA
101. Auricles. : EARS
105. Connecticut clockmaker. : ELITERRY
107. Operate with money won in gambling. : PLAYONVELVET
110. Act of 1933. : LAMEDUCK
111. Elegantly dressed one. : SILKSTOCKING
112. Suspect. : FEAR
113. Article. : THE
114. Holiday-making: Fr. : ENFETE
115. "We're off ___ the Wizard . . . " : TOSEE
Down
1. Sharp tools. : AWLS
2. ___ now. : DOIT
3. Capital city: Abbr. : LOND
4. Drinkables. : ALES
5. Car part: Abbr. : IGN
6. Wharton hero. : ETHAN
7. Shell's partner. : SHOT
8. Benches. : PEWS
9. Exist. : ARE
10. Bolder: Colloq. : NERVIER
11. A felony. : ARSON
12. Helper: Abbr. : ASST
13. Tendency. : BIAS
14. High in pitch. : ALT
15. Model wife, in Molière. : AGNES
16. Easy. : SOFT
17. Small shoot. : TWIG
18. ___ account. : ONNO
20. Concerning. : ASFOR
22. Out of ___. : KILTER
28. Grassland. : LEA
30. Hacks. : HEWS
31. Party decoration. : CREPEPAPER
32. Asian title. : KHAN
33. Trying time. : SIEGE
34. Living in tents. : UNDERCANVAS
35. Menu item. : FLANNELCAKE
36. Reputation. : FAME
37. Diet. : FARE
38. Son of Boaz and Ruth. : OBED
40. Harangue. : SCREED
41. Man's name: Abbr. : THOS
42. Gin products. : COTTONBALES
43. Mountain laurels. : CALICOTREES
44. Slight, sharp noise. : CLICK
46. Small shovel. : SPUD
48. Phrase assuring ability. : CANDO
51. Ornamental cabinet. : CHIFFONIER
52. Sharpen. : HONE
55. Salutation on a letter. : SIRS
56. Goat antelope. : SEROW
57. Airship. : AERO
59. Rural deity. : FAUN
61. Loud sound. : ROAR
63. Speak monotonously. : DRONE
64. Bodies of assistants. : STAFFS
65. Tropical palm. : COCO
67. Is at hand. : WAITS
69. A play in pinochle. : MELD
71. Impertinent. : SASSY
73. Height. : LOFT
74. Fixed course. : ROTE
75. Part of a ship. : KEEL
76. Forum garb. : TOGA
78. Angora or Cashmere. : GOAT
80. Moslem tribesman. : MORO
82. Beamed. : SMILED
83. Famous comedian. : CHAPLIN
87. Branch of armed forces. : USR
89. Well done! : BRAVO
90. Tall cap. : MITER
92. Thicket. : COPSE
93. People: Sp. : GENTE
94. Mere money. : PELF
95. Diminutive suffix. : ULAE
96. Egyptian cotton. : PIMA
97. Roguish. : ARCH
98. Van ___. : DYKE
99. Long fishing net. : FYKE
100. Bewildered. : LOST
101. Nevada city. : ELKO
102. Bird: Lat. : AVIS
103. Mrs. Scott Carpenter. : RENE
104. Safekeeping of goods. : STGE
106. Furrow. : RUT
108. Man's nickname : ALF
109. Outside: Prefix. : ECT

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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