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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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F
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H
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W
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L
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B
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L
O
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R
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P
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G
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L
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U
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M
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Y
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L
L
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Y
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O
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R
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R
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A
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N
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R
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R
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E
© 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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