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TOOLS OF THE TRADE

New York Times, Sunday, September 18, 1966

Author: Jean Reed
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 655 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 140, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 15, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
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© 1966, The New York TimesNo. 6,245
Across Down
1. Part of Italy. : CAPRI
6. Deal with. : TREAT
11. Locale of recent famous walk. : SPACE
16. Sign of vacancy. : TOLET
21. Noun suffix. : ARIAN
22. Locale of first walk. : EARTH
23. Skating figure. : EIGHT
24. Higher. : ABOVE
25. The people. : RANKANDFILE
27. Drink. : SCREWDRIVER
29. Mr. K. : NIKITA
30. Weight. : CARAT
32. Locale of future walk? : MARS
33. Navy man: Abbr. : ENS
34. British isle and town. : ELYS
35. Hockey players: Abbr. : RWS
38. Oversee people. : SUPERVISE
41. Commedia dell'___. : ARTE
42. Beyond the call of duty. : HEROIC
45. God of the north wind. : BOREAS
46. Hit 70 Down. : WON
48. Month: Abbr. : APL
51. Parts of people. : TORSOS
53. Rank of people. : CASTE
55. De Gaulle's second name. : ANDRE
59. Vacillates. : SEESAWS
61. Utensils. : VESSELS
64. Innate. : NATURAL
66. Except. : SAVE
67. Extend. : STRETCH
69. Army man. : MAJOR
71. Barnum's protégée. : LIND
72. Bull ring. : ARENA
74. Eloquent one. : ORATOR
76. Milk: Prefix. : LACTI
78. Annabel. : LEE
79. Big Ten team. : ILLINI
81. Replacement, for short. : SUB
82. Holiday, in England. : VAC
84. Scrounger. : CHISELER
86. Call of a wild goose. : HONK
87. Preparation. : SPADEWORK
90. Bridge term. : SLAM
91. Effective people. : OPERANTS
94. Of the: It. : DEL
95. Fabric. : REP
96. Crimeans. : TATARS
99. Mead. : LEA
100. Customs. : MORES
102. Japanese religion. : SHINTO
104. Shuffle along: Slang. : MOSEY
105. Old Norse poetry. : EDDA
107. Military group. : WAACS
109. Of a continent. : ASIATIC
112. Pueblo's foes. : UTES
113. Founder of English Royal Exchange, 1565. : GRESHAM
115. Baltic port. : ROSTOCK
117. "I git thar fustest with the ___." : MOSTEST
119. Drinks. : SODAS
120. Cloth. : PRINT
122. Dwelling of elvers. : EELERY
124. Home: Abbr. : RES
125. Give ___ whirl. : ITA
127. Inn in Istanbul. : IMARET
130. Game, ___, match. : SETAND
132. Brown (meat). : SEAR
135. Purveyors. : SUPPLIERS
138. Sun shade. : TAN
139. State: Fr. : ETAT
143. Prov. of Can. : ONT
144. See 1 Across. : ISLE
145. Falls in little bits. : DRIPS
147. Town near Rome. : TIVOLI
149. Sharp visage. : HATCHETFACE
153. Actor in "The Bible." : PETEROTOOLE
156. Port on the Missouri. : OMAHA
157. Colophony. : ROSIN
158. Mrs. Arrowsmith. : LEORA
159. "You used to come ___ o'clock . . . " : ATTEN
160. Fagged. : TIRED
161. Running wild. : ARIOT
162. Booth. : EDWIN
163. Mislays. : LOSES
1. Chili ingredient. : CARNE
2. Symbol of thinness. : ARAIL
3. Finger. : PINKY
4. Dashing. : RAKISH
5. ___ the finish. : INAT
6. A Williams. : TED
7. Famous fliers. : RAF
8. The Red. : ERIC
9. Burden-bearer of myth. : ATLAS
10. "Ay, there's ___." : THERUB
11. Roman coin. : SESTERCE
12. Photo. : PIC
13. Govt. Dept. : AGR
14. Modern magician. : CHEMIST
15. Something: Ger. : ETWAS
16. Seamen. : TARS
17. Sash. : OBI
18. Word with music or art. : LOVER
19. Pole vault or high jump. : EVENT
20. To the point. : TERSE
26. Strait of New York Bay. : NARROWS
28. Attracted. : DREW
31. Mil. address. : APO
36. Outdo. : WORST
37. Girl: Colloq. : SIS
39. Region. : REALM
40. Slave. : VASSAL
41. Wipeout. : ANNUL
43. Greek vowel. : ETA
44. Hide. : COVERUP
47. Kind of meal. : OAT
48. Very: It. : ASSAI
49. Miss Bailey. : PEARL
50. Sensible. : LEVELHEADED
52. ___ example. : SETABAD
54. Arden. : ENOCH
56. Instructor of a kind. : DRILLMASTER
57. Eastern queen. : RANEE
58. Not younger. : ELDER
60. Not younger. : SENIOR
62. Football spy: Abbr. : SCT
63. British clerical headgear. : SHOVELHAT
65. Ballerina or diva. : ARTIST
68. Part of the Antarctic. : ROSSSEA
70. Big win. : JACKPOT
73. Part of Vietnam. : ANNAM
75. Bleak. : RAW
77. Religious realm. : ISLAM
80. "___ hawk from a handsaw." : IKNOWA
83. Molding. : CORNICE
85. Go to a drive-in. : EATOUT
88. Of the: Fr. : DES
89. Movie studio routines. : RETAKES
91. Cassini and others. : OLEGS
92. Variety of seven-up. : PEDRO
93. Hobo. : TRAMP
97. Baseball name. : REESE
98. Sets of rules: Abbr. : SYSTS
101. Stint. : SCRIMP
103. Like: Prefix. : ISO
106. Light ___. : ASAIR
108. Sonic. : SONAL
110. "___ man . . . " : IMETA
111. Lively dance. : CORANTO
114. White House initials. : HST
116. Shrill. : STRIDENT
118. With: Prefix. : SYN
121. ___ the plucking. : RIPEFOR
123. Permit. : LET
126. African fox. : ASSE
128. Noun suffix. : EER
129. Base hit. : TRIPLE
131. U.S. writer-editor. : DEVOTO
132. Not ___. : SOHOT
133. As a friend: Fr. : ENAMI
134. Flower essence. : ATTAR
136. Extravagant. : ULTRA
137. Aid. : SPEED
140. Horn sounds. : TOOTS
141. Promenade. : ALLEE
142. Indeed!: Fr. : TIENS
144. "___ a little nut tree . . . " : IHAD
146. Put away. : STOW
148. Type: Abbr. : ITAL
150. Which: It. : CHE
151. "Do ___ do." : ASI
152. Union. : CIO
154. Very: Prefix. : ERI
155. Managed. : RAN

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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