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WORD WATCHING

New York Times, Sunday, August 29, 1965

Author:
A. H. Drummond Jr.
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 134, Blocks: 66, Avg Word Len: 5.60, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 549 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 132, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 9, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17
A. H. Drummond Jr. has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1965, The New York TimesNo. 5,873
Across
1. Concentrate. : FOCUS
6. Prophet of Pethor. : BALAAM
12. Just. : HONEST
18. Not quite hirsute. : PILOSE
19. Stir. : AROUSE
20. Painting the town red. : ONATEAR
22. Juvenile favorite. : ANIMALCRACKER
24. Quizzing glass. : MONOCLE
25. Subject of "Manon" aria. : REVE
26. Syriac bishop. : ABBA
27. Toledo weapon. : ARMA
29. See 33 Across. : ROLE
30. "Who ___?" : ISIT
31. Cowboy routes. : TRAILS
33. He called jealously "the green-eyed monster." : IAGO
35. United. : ONED
36. Enzyme suffix. : ASE
37. Parrot of Brazil. : ARARA
38. Touching. : TANGENT
41. Unemotional. : DRY
42. Its key is DNA. : HEREDITY
44. Withers. : FADES
45. Vault. : TOMB
47. Tubas and trumpets. : BRASSWINDS
49. Balance due. : ARREARS
52. Wife of Leopold III. : ASTRID
55. Knotted up. : TIED
56. Comes into being. : SPRINGSUP
58. Parody: Slang. : SPOOF
59. Shatt el Arab port. : BASRA
60. Moslem title. : AGA
61. Heraldic term. : SEME
62. Fault. : SIN
63. Factor in Democratic conventions, 1832–1936. : TWOTHIRDSRULE
68. Business degree. : MBA
69. Basket contents. : EGGS
71. Noun suffix. : INE
72. Pieces of music. : DUETS
73. Track. : STALK
75. Stability. : SOUNDNESS
78. Initials dating from 1802. : USMA
79. Tea cakes. : SCONES
80. Oversaw. : STEERED
81. Machine for trial runs. : TESTINGCAR
84. Receptions. : TEAS
85. Asian archipelago. : MALAY
86. Tennis coup. : DROPSHOT
90. Palaver. : JAW
92. Item for hunters. : GAMEBAG
94. Superfluous. : SPARE
95. Spanish number. : UNO
96. A rare bird. : AVIS
98. Weary. : PALL
99. Condition in life. : ESTATE
101. Sparkle. : SNAP
102. Stocking material. : MESH
103. Parnassian. : POET
105. Old Italian coin. : TARI
106. "___ boy!" : ATTA
107. Concerning summer. : ESTIVAL
110. Trucks. : MOTORCARRIERS
114. Jejune. : STERILE
115. What ___! (Well I never!) : ANERVE
116. Tidal flows. : EAGRES
117. Where the action is. : ARENAS
118. On which to see Monticello. : NICKEL
119. Side. : PHASE
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1. Craft. : FINESSE
2. Hamlet of today. : OLIVIER
3. Halley's find. : COMET
4. Where Natal is. : USA
5. Choice: Abbr. : SEL
6. Tripoli, Tunis, etc. : BARBARYSTATES
7. Oman, Qatar, etc. : ARABIA
8. Hereabouts. : LOCAL
9. Diving bird. : AUK
10. Out of port. : ASEA
11. Jollity. : MERRINESS
12. Allegiance. : HOMAGE
13. Biblical town near Joppa. : ONO
14. Girl's name. : NAN
15. Kurile island. : ETORO
16. Participant in a DP. : SECONDBASEMAN
17. More improbable: Colloq. : TALLER
18. One rejected. : PARIAH
21. Like an oboe. : REEDY
23. Weight units. : CARATS
28. Reading material, for short. : MAGS
31. Do, mi, sol. : TRIAD
32. Philologist's concern. : STANDARDUSAGE
34. Elmer Rice's first hit. : ONTRIAL
37. Lacking ties. : ADRIFT
39. ___ up (have meaning). : ADD
40. Between two fires. : TORN
43. Saragossa's river. : EBRO
44. ___ facias, common-law writ. : FIERI
46. Cheerleaders' need, for short. : MEGS
48. Impose (on). : WISH
49. Watcher of Io. : ARGUS
50. Expression of unrest. : RUMBLE
51. Holds forth. : SPEAKS
52. Evaluate. : ASSESS
53. Pipe part. : SPIGOT
54. "Peter Piper," etc. : TONGUETWISTER
57. An essential. : PARTANDPARCEL
59. Like some chicken. : BONED
64. Orchard product. : WINESAP
65. Like rural roads. : DUSTY
66. Not fully: Prefix. : SEMI
67. One kind of reading. : ESCAPE
70. Dirk's cousin. : SNEE
74. Rocky formations. : TORS
76. Hindrance. : DRAG
77. Groom. : STABLEMAN
79. Grudge. : SCORE
82. Qua ___ (here and there): It. : ELA
83. Charm: Lat. : GRATIA
85. Kind of drama, for short. : MELO
87. Men in pinks. : HUNTERS
88. "___ by a river . . . " : ONATREE
89. Come ___. : TOPASS
90. Royal name. : JAMES
91. Kin to the Koran. : AVESTA
93. Suburban sight. : MAPLES
94. Have great need. : STARVE
97. County. : SHIRE
100. Ibis relative. : STORK
101. Siberian antelope. : SAIGA
104. Girl's nickname. : TONI
108. Champagne. : VIN
109. ___ lyonnaise. : ALA
111. Clue man. : TEC
112. Fabric. : REP
113. Cheer. : RAH

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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