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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
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Kind of hurt. : STING
Down
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Daydreaming. : WOOLGATHERING
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Quick. : APT
3
Military craft. : LSTS
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Strongholds. : KEEPS
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Textile design. : STRIPE
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Shopper's interest. : PRICE
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Stone: Suffix. : LITH
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Avena sativa. : OAT
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Theater attraction. : PREMIERE
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U. S. city chartered in 1686. : ALBANY
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Bestowed. : DEALT
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Aggregate. : MASS
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Demand. : ASK
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Sharp rocks. : NEEDLES
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Dramatic TV scenes. : TRIALS
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Horseless carriage casualty. : BLACKSMITHS
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Controls. : STEERS
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Floria. : TOSCA
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Available. : READY
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Not clear. : SMOKY
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See 32 Across. : NILE
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Enters. : ENROLLS
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Do a double take. : REACT
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Ball of yarn. : CLEWS
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Plays a game. : GOLFS
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"Carried" title. : RUNNINGHEAD
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Inched. : CREPT
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To be: Sp. : SER
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Head band. : TIARA
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Court officer. : CRIER
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Betakes oneself. : REPAIRS
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Skillfully. : CLEANLY
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Former Polynesian kingdom. : SAMOA
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Holds up. : LASTS
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Utter. : SHEER
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Popular sport. : HARNESSRACING
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Basketry material. : OSIER
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Experts: Brit. : DABS
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Kind of 89 Across. : CASH
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Dreamboats. : SWEETHEARTS
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At what point. : WHERE
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Clothed: Poet. : DREST
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Aids in a game. : CADDIES
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Loud sounds. : CLAPS
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Weight unit. : CARAT
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Glower. : GLARE
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French term of endearment. : CHERE
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Lug. : EAR
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Erratic one: Slang. : CRACKPOT
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Moral values. : ETHIC
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Seasoned salt. : SEADOG
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Certain soldiers. : CAVALRY
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Opera role. : BORIS
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Upstart. : SNIP
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Isolated area. : ISLAND
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Of necessity. : NEEDS
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Dogs of a kind. : BITERS
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Free. : GRATIS
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Basketball player. : CAGER
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Doesn't pass. : FAILS
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Period of work. : STINT
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Greek letter. : BETA
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Cloak. : WRAP
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Sun: Prefix. : HELI
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New Guinea town on Huon Gulf. : LAE
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Wrath: Lat. : IRA
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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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