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TRAVELS WITH A DICTIONARY

New York Times, Sunday, September 27, 1964

Author: W. A. Lewis, Jr.
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.35, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 563 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 121, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
William A. Lewis Jr. has 45 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1964, The New York TimesNo. 5,537
Across Down
1. Those who run the show. : MCS
4. State of mind. : MOOD
8. Canine sounds. : YAPS
12. Coarse tobacco. : SHAG
16. Ach! : ALAS
18. Vedic national god. : INDRA
20. "If you knew ___ . . . " : SUSIE
21. Time of day: Prefix. : HORO
22. Tourists' activities. : SIGHTSEEINGTRIPS
25. Oscar's cousin. : EMMY
26. Weapons. : SPEARS
27. Sharp answers. : RETORTS
28. St. ___. : TERESA
30. Sinks. : DIPS
32. Prima donnas. : DIVAS
33. Basso Cesare. : SIEPI
34. Nursery tale character. : BABYBEAR
38. Ready. : SET
39. Ultraviolet producers. : SUNLAMPS
42. "Where ___?" : AMI
43. N. Y. island. : ELLIS
45. Oleander. : ROSEBAY
47. Buddy. : PAL
48. Fishhook point. : BARB
50. Famous yachtsman. : LIPTON
52. Wall Street items: Abbr. : SHRS
53. Piece of music. : TRIO
54. Extreme. : ULTRA
56. Quintessence. : CREAM
57. Rialto sign. : SRO
58. Leather strap. : THONG
59. Arid expanse. : SAHARA
61. Handles: Fr. : ANSES
63. Type of highway bend. : SCURVE
65. Berlin phenomenon. : CHECKPOINTCHARLIE
69. Shape over. : REMAKE
70. Cubic meter. : STERE
71. Texan or Tulsan. : OILMAN
74. Shade of red. : CORAL
75. Fort Worth school. : TCU
78. Millpond dams. : WEIRS
80. ___ jure (with full right): Lat. : PLENO
81. Dwellings. : HUTS
82. Covering. : COAT
83. Baseball situation. : ONEOUT
85. Uppish one. : SNOB
86. "Just ___ am . . . " : ASI
87. Ballet star. : DANSEUR
89. Bridge of ___. : SIGHS
91. Part of Mao's name. : TSE
92. Punctures one's balloon. : DEFLATES
94. What to do at Aspen. : SKI
96. Richard Rodgers show. : CAROUSEL
98. Particles. : IOTAS
99. Active ones. : DOERS
101. Polishes. : RUBS
102. Beauty treatment. : FACIAL
104. Seasoning. : PAPRIKA
106. Withdrew by degrees. : WEANED
110. State: Fr. : ETAT
111. Palmer's field. : PROFESSIONALGOLF
114. Diminutive suffix. : ETTE
115. Burr. : AARON
116. Virginia cape. : HENRY
117. Odyssey, for one. : EPIC
118. Fabric worker. : DYER
119. Pintail. : SMEE
120. Expanses. : SEAS
121. Letter. : ESS
1. It usually follows Boston. : MASS
2. Selected piece of film. : CLIP
3. Plant. : SAGE
4. What orthographers don't do. : MISSPELL
5. The same. : ONE
6. Stettin's river. : ODER
7. Preserved, as food. : DRIED
8. Skin tents of Asia. : YURTS
9. In present condition. : ASIS
10. Dickens boy. : PIP
11. Poems. : SESTINAS
12. Himalayan Tibetan. : SHERPA
13. FHA-covered expense. : HOMEIMPROVEMENTS
14. Branches. : ARMS
15. Great artist. : GOYA
17. Dishonest: Colloq. : SHADY
19. The opposition. : ANTIS
20. ___-cumulus cloud. : STRATO
23. Group. : TRIBE
24. Washingtonians. : GOVERNMENTWORKERS
29. Slippery. : EELY
31. Of some early Franks. : SALIC
33. Covertly. : SUBROSA
34. Hindu titles. : BABUS
35. Law court official, in India. : AMALA
36. Important document. : BIRTHCERTIFICATE
37. Wall of broken stone. : RIPRAP
39. Very: Ger. : SEHR
40. Famous pamphleteer. : PAINE
41. Plod. : SLOG
44. Pad-and-pencil girl. : STENO
46. Draftee's concern. : SSS
49. Fowls with feathered legs. : BRAHMAS
51. Desert place. : OASIS
53. "Kicks." : THRILLS
55. Of a surface. : AREAL
58. Item from Holland. : TULIP
60. ___ emma and pip emma. : ACK
62. Dutch genre painter. : STEEN
64. ___-Magnon. : CRO
66. Carbonyl compounds. : KETONES
67. Shouts. : CRIES
68. Illustrious. : HEROIC
69. Excite. : ROUSE
72. Win by ___. : ANOSE
73. Swedish inventor. : NOBEL
74. African lake. : CHAD
76. Lewis hero. : CASS
77. Indian. : UTE
79. Term of endearment. : SUGAR
82. Shade trees. : CATALPAS
84. Toll roads. : THRUWAYS
87. Facts and figures. : DATA
88. Major golf event. : USOPEN
90. Well-known journalist. : SOBEL
93. Lag behind. : LOITER
95. ___ cobbler. : IRISH
97. Custom. : USAGE
99. Doctor for the Dionnes. : DAFOE
100. Blue ___. : SKIES
102. Hay. : FEED
103. Counselor: Abbr. : ATTY
104. Ponder (on). : PORE
105. Tip-top. : AONE
107. Slangy negative. : NOPE
108. Region of Greece. : ELIS
109. Airmen's medals. : DFCS
112. Bellwether. : RAM
113. 1933 agency. : NRA

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

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