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POTPOURRI

New York Times, Sunday, August 28, 1966

Author:
William A. Lewis, Jr.
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 134, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.51, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 568 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 116, Cheaters: 16, FITB: 1, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
William A. Lewis Jr. has 45 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1966, The New York TimesNo. 6,224
Across
1. Constitutionals. : WALKS
6. Plump. : PLOP
10. Commercial writer. : ADMAN
15. Kind of onion. : TOPSET
16. Wild rose. : BRIAR
17. Contracts for "cliff dwellers." : LEASES
19. Errand boy: Brit. : TROTTER
20. "Keep America Beautiful"' aid. : LITTERBASKETS
23. World commodity. : OIL
24. Goosefoot plant. : SPINACH
26. Board. : MEALS
27. Political group: Abbr. : DEM
28. Stuffing ingredient. : SAGE
30. Piquancy. : SPICE
31. Mirthful or gay. : RIANT
32. Queenly diminutive. : CLEO
33. Ring. : CLANG
35. Big game. : ELK
36. Long and slender. : REEDY
37. Kind of employe. : CLERK
38. National Leaguers. : ASTROS
40. Tidal river. : ESTUARY
42. Battle site, 1346. : CRESSY
43. Kind of digger. : HOLER
45. Chop fine. : MINCE
46. Work force. : CREW
47. Independent. : SELFRELIANT
49. Careless and informal. : SLIPSHOD
53. Villeins. : CARLS
54. Father: Prefix. : PATRI
55. Sail: Poet. : SHEET
56. King of Judah. : ASA
57. Certain friends. : AMIS
58. Of a modern fabric. : WASHANDWEAR
60. Manger. : CRIB
61. Child. : SON
62. Memos. : CHITS
63. Links area. : GREEN
64. Stalks. : CANES
65. Horse traders. : HAGGLERS
67. Football game feature. : CHEERLEADER
69. Lord: Lat. : LARS
70. Kind of container. : CHEST
71. Courts. : YARDS
72. Relief from routine. : ESCAPE
75. Whispers. : BREATHS
77. Kind of bread. : RAISIN
80. Vale of ___. : TEARS
81. Council. : BOARD
82. Language: Abbr. : ENG
84. Short. : TERSE
85. Wealthy one. : HAVE
86. Greek sorceress. : CIRCE
87. Exhibitions. : FAIRS
89. Transaction. : SALE
90. Name meaning happy. : IDA
91. Hand­printed fabric. : BATIK
92. Hostile route. : WARPATH
94. Ungentlemanly one. : CAD
95. U. zeal. : COLLEGESPIRIT
98. Men's jewelry. : TIEPINS
100. Kitchen utensil. : GRATER
101. Certain exams. : ORALS
102. Not on the coast. : INLAND
103. Considerable time. : YEARS
104. Bugle call. : TAPS
105. Kind of hurt. : STING
Down
1. Daydreaming. : WOOLGATHERING
2. Quick. : APT
3. Military craft. : LSTS
4. Strongholds. : KEEPS
5. Textile design. : STRIPE
6. Shopper's interest. : PRICE
7. Stone: Suffix. : LITH
8. Avena sativa. : OAT
9. Theater attraction. : PREMIERE
10. U. S. city chartered in 1686. : ALBANY
11. Bestowed. : DEALT
12. Aggregate. : MASS
13. Demand. : ASK
14. Sharp rocks. : NEEDLES
15. Dramatic TV scenes. : TRIALS
16. Horseless carriage casualty. : BLACKSMITHS
18. Controls. : STEERS
19. Floria. : TOSCA
21. Available. : READY
22. Not clear. : SMOKY
25. See 32 Across. : NILE
29. Enters. : ENROLLS
31. Do a double take. : REACT
32. Ball of yarn. : CLEWS
34. Plays a game. : GOLFS
36. "Carried" title. : RUNNINGHEAD
37. Inched. : CREPT
39. To be: Sp. : SER
41. Head band. : TIARA
42. Court officer. : CRIER
44. Betakes oneself. : REPAIRS
46. Skillfully. : CLEANLY
47. Former Polynesian kingdom. : SAMOA
48. Holds up. : LASTS
49. Utter. : SHEER
50. Popular sport. : HARNESSRACING
51. Basketry material. : OSIER
52. Experts: Brit. : DABS
53. Kind of 89 Across. : CASH
55. Dreamboats. : SWEETHEARTS
58. At what point. : WHERE
59. Clothed: Poet. : DREST
60. Aids in a game. : CADDIES
62. Loud sounds. : CLAPS
64. Weight unit. : CARAT
66. Glower. : GLARE
67. French term of endearment. : CHERE
68. Lug. : EAR
70. Erratic one: Slang. : CRACKPOT
72. Moral values. : ETHIC
73. Seasoned salt. : SEADOG
74. Certain soldiers. : CAVALRY
75. Opera role. : BORIS
76. Upstart. : SNIP
78. Isolated area. : ISLAND
79. Of necessity. : NEEDS
81. Dogs of a kind. : BITERS
83. Free. : GRATIS
86. Basketball player. : CAGER
87. Doesn't pass. : FAILS
88. Period of work. : STINT
91. Greek letter. : BETA
92. Cloak. : WRAP
93. Sun: Prefix. : HELI
96. New Guinea town on Huon Gulf. : LAE
97. Wrath: Lat. : IRA
99. Greek god. : PAN

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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