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ABECEDARIAN

New York Times, Sunday, September 12, 1965

Author: Jack Luzzatto
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 132, Blocks: 62, Avg Word Len: 5.74, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 552 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 146, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1965, The New York TimesNo. 5,887
Across Down
1. Low cupboard. : HUTCH
6. A caustic wit. : SARCAST
13. Asks earnestly. : PLEADS
19. Not too literate. : UNREAD
21. Bring to light. : UNEARTH
22. Wildcatters, for example. : OILMEN
23. A Dutchman, in Malaysia. : BLANDA
24. Walking with stealth. : ATIPTOE
25. Thin flake. : LAMINA
26. Blue or green pigment. : BICE
27. Miss Conner of the Met. : NADINE
29. Heavenly body of the very red type. : NSTAR
31. A jump in the ocean. : DIP
32. Instrument, for short. : UKE
33. Cruising. : ATSEA
34. Not so many. : FEWER
35. Johnson, once. : VEEP
36. Stunned and confused. : BEDAZED
38. Flowering in a certain way. : RACEMIC
41. Chicken, old style. : SISSY
42. Step. : STAIR
44. Debater's art. : FORENSICS
46. Wit for an emergency. : PRESENCEOFMIND
50. Lining fabric. : SATEEN
54. Memento. : RELIC
55. ___ facie. : PRIMA
56. All-around Renaissance man. : LEONARDO
58. An Iliad or an Odyssey. : EPOS
59. Hammers of the ears. : MALLEI
61. Natives of Nish. : SERBS
62. Bearskin. : RUG
63. Oriental skirt feature. : SLIT
64. Lack of feeling. : ANAESTHESIA
66. Agouti's cousin. : PACA
67. One kind of strike. : TEN
68. Smilers of the Nile. : CROCS
69. Rope. : TETHER
70. And elsewhere: Abbr. : ETAL
71. Caption above a picture. : OVERLINE
73. A sequence: Fr. : SERIE
74. Often heard before. : TRITE
75. Levantine. : SYRIAN
76. Do a political job. : MENDONESFENCES
80. Delicate musical flourish. : GRACENOTE
82. Trunk. : TORSO
83. Hindu gentleman. : BABOO
86. Absorb. : ENGROSS
88. Relaxation. : LETDOWN
92. State firmly. : AVER
93. A charm of poetry. : METRE
94. Charms of the landscape. : TREES
96. Bleat. : BAA
97. Blue water. : SEA
98. Opera. : TOSCA
99. Leave high and dry. : STRAND
101. Radar term. : SLIP
102. More Stygian. : INKIER
104. A rousing welcome. : OVATION
106. Yesterday's tranquilizer. : OPIATE
108. River into Corpus Christi Bay. : NUECES
109. No. 2 fencing position. : SECONDE
110. Grumble. : MUTTER
111. Pacific. : SERENE
112. A patient. : TREATEE
113. Movie name. : BEERY
1. Uproar. : HUBBUB
2. Different. : UNLIKE
3. Tracked down. : TRACED
4. Recent, in geological terms. : CENE
5. Enjoyed. : HAD
6. Prevail upon: Archaic. : SUADE
7. Upas tree gum resin. : ANTIAR
8. Bridle strap. : REIN
9. Cloak. : CAPE
10. Seeming simplicity. : ART
11. Masons. : STONEMEN
12. Expense account: slang. : THESWINDLESHEET
13. Of an earthly extreme. : POLAR
14. Teller of tales. : LIAR
15. Tree. : ELM
16. Chemicals. : AMIDES
17. Keeps from. : DENIES
18. Quick and brisk. : SNAPPY
20. Poetically solemn and fervent. : DANTEAN
28. Sonar, British style. : ASDIC
30. Sleuths. : TECS
33. Indian of old Mexico. : AZTEC
34. Day in a church calendar. : FERIA
35. Nice view. : VISTA
37. Ball play. : ASSIST
39. Betroths. : AFFIES
40. Bound by. : COMMITTEDTO
41. Searching looks. : SCANS
43. Outgo in manufacturing. : REPLACEMENTCOST
45. Weather-map line. : ISOBAR
46. Words for wizards. : PRESTOS
47. Recover by legal means. : REPLEVY
48. Concealer of goods from a sheriff: Var. : ELOINER
49. Heraldic borders. : ORLES
51. Undependable. : ERRATIC
52. Cultivate. : EDUCATE
53. Arizona city. : NOGALES
57. Border lake. : ERIE
59. Yacht club. : MARINA
60. Soon. : ANON
61. Indent. : SETIN
65. McDivitt, White, and others. : HEROES
66. Parisian quaff. : PERNOD
68. Cigar. : CLARO
72. Severity. : RIGOR
73. Night sound. : SNORE
74. Touchstones. : TESTS
77. Artist. : ENGRAVER
78. Razor clam. : SOLEN
79. The best of the West. : FREEDOM
81. Letters. : CEES
83. Bowls. : BASINS
84. Approach. : AVENUE
85. Goblet. : BEAKER
87. Walked firmly. : STRODE
89. Devoted to a religious life. : OBLATE
90. Sommelier, for instance. : WAITER
91. Table linen. : NAPERY
93. The common code. : MORSE
95. A princess in Punjab. : RANEE
98. Cardinal suffix. : TEEN
99. Porch. : STOA
100. Add color. : TINT
101. Morsel. : SITE
103. Hostile atmosphere. : ICE
105. Golf thrill. : ACE
107. The local. : PUB

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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