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WORDPLAY

New York Times, Sunday, September 10, 1967

Author:
William A. Lewis, Jr.
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 69, Avg Word Len: 5.47, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 537 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 116, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
William A. Lewis Jr. has 45 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

The solution PDF contained an error: The letter at 114-Across/98-Down is supposed to be an O, not an E. Fixed this.

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© 1967, The New York TimesNo. 6,602
Across
1. Extreme of fortune. : FEAST
6. Pooh's cousin. : PSHAW
11. Somersaults. : FLIPS
16. 1884 loser to Cleveland. : BLAINE
17. Small magnifying glass. : LOUPE
18. Take it easy. : RESTUP
20. One's protector. : GUARDIANANGEL
22. Fainthearted. : UNMANLY
24. Law degree. : LLB
25. Kind of dispenser. : SPRAY
26. Praise: Colloq. : ORCHIDS
28. Mead. : LEA
29. Vestments. : ALBS
31. Dance. : SAMBA
33. Blackens. : SOOTS
34. Pilot's aid. : BEAM
35. Places in the ocean. : DEEPS
37. Reese sonnet. : TEARS
39. Time of year. : MAY
40. Demi-___. : TASSE
41. What a proud one does. : STRUTS
43. Narrowed. : SLITTED
45. Shrink. : LESSEN
46. Caves: Poet. : GROTS
48. Control. : LEASH
49. Observatory feature. : DOME
50. Means to an end. : MEASURES
53. Pressmen. : TYPOGRAPHERS
58. Military group. : OCS
59. Lottery buys. : TICKETS
61. Chez ___. : MOI
62. Kind of wave. : TIDAL
63. Small fry. : TOTS
65. Sports place. : ARENA
66. Pribilof I. "visitors." : SEALS
68. European leader. : TITO
69. City on the Allegheny. : OLEAN
71. Noun suffix. : ENT
72. Chessmen. : CASTLES
74. Vietnamese holiday. : TET
75. Happy time. : REDLETTERDAY
78. Team nickname. : SENATORS
80. Stockton's river. : TEES
81. Aiming at. : EYING
83. Sadness: Poet. : DOLOR
84. Greek letter. : LAMBDA
87. Disclose. : OPENOUT
89. Zest adder. : RELISH
92. Farewell. : ADIOS
93. Wintry sound. : BRR
94. Tip. : STEER
96. One of our alliances. : SEATO
97. Irish Sea islanders. : MANX
98. Cornmeal cakes. : PONES
100. Lowermost deck. : ORLOP
102. Lap up. : SLOP
103. Time of one's life. : AGE
104. Order of mammals. : SIRENIA
106. Fine and good. : NOBLE
108. Drink. : POP
109. Hotel's forte. : SERVICE
111. Impedimenta. : EXCESSBAGGAGE
114. Beau. : SUITOR
115. Practical. : UTILE
116. Join battle. : ENGAGE
117. For the birds. : NESTS
118. With a blush. : REDLY
119. Asian civet. : RASSE
Down
1. Knocked for a loop. : FLABBERGASTED
2. Listener. : EAR
3. Helps. : AIDS
4. Cuts. : SNIPS
5. Torment. : TEARAT
6. Co-operate. : PLAYBALL
7. What "figlio" means. : SON
8. Noted French novelist. : HUGO
9. The Joneses have many. : APERS
10. What heroes get. : WELCOMEHOMES
11. Rich in flavor. : FRUITY
12. Accommodates. : LENDS
13. Doctrines. : ISMS
14. Teacher's "must." : PTA
15. Bleak. : SUNLESS
16. Move fast. : BULLET
19. Bitte! : PLEASE
20. Flowers, for short. : GLADS
21. Dubs. : NAMES
23. Mandarin's residence. : YAMEN
27. Tennis name. : HOAD
30. Incentives. : SPURS
32. Opera piece. : ARIETTA
34. Single or double. : BASEHIT
36. Heavy. : STOUT
38. Guy ropes. : STAYS
40. Persuade. : TEMPT
42. Narrow band. : STRIA
44. Cook's abbreviation. : TSP
45. Mauna ___. : LOA
47. Sub rosa items. : SECRETS
49. Well taught. : DRILLED
50. Go by car. : MOTOR
51. Paris school. : ECOLE
52. Anc. theater structure. : SKENE
54. Those blamed. : GOATS
55. Place for opinions. : EDITORIALPAGE
56. First ___. : RATER
57. Deer tracks. : SLOTS
60. A Barnum or Rickard. : ENTREPRENEUR
64. Kind of house. : SALTBOX
66. Refuse. : SAYNOTO
67. Man's title. : SENOR
70. That lacking. : NEEDS
72. Murderers. : CAINS
73. Business statistic. : SALES
76. Gunpowder. : TEA
77. Alizarin. : DYE
79. Enameled metalwares. : TOLES
82. Kind of cow. : GUERNSEY
84. Men of Lhasa. : LAMAS
85. Words from the wise. : ADAGES
86. Product of common grade. : MINERUN
87. Department of France. : ORNE
88. Ultimate end. : TELOS
90. Puppet. : STOOGE
91. Big name in billiards. : HOPPE
93. Insects. : BORERS
95. Bad guy. : ROBBER
98. Edging. : PICOT
99. Fencing parry. : SIXTE
101. Flat bone surfaces. : PLANA
104. Is inactive. : SITS
105. Cutting. : ACID
107. Menu entry. : EGGS
110. Contend. : VIE
112. House part. : ELL
113. Kind of light. : GAS

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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