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CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE

New York Times, Sunday, September 5, 1965

Author:
Diana Sessions
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 156, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.78, Missing: { F Z }, Scrabble score: 692 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 181, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 11, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 32
Diana R. Sessions has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1965, The New York TimesNo. 5,880
Across
1. Card: Colloq. : POSTAL
7. Layer. : STRATUM
14. Platitudes. : TRUISMS
21. Comes by way of increase. : ACCRUES
23. Besides: Poet. : THERETO
24. Idolize. : WORSHIP
25. Part of a grandstand. : CHEERINGSECTION
27. Course of study. : ENGLISH
28. Isthmus of Thailand. : KRA
29. On the main. : ASEA
30. Be filled with rage. : BOIL
31. ___ deaf ear. : TURNA
33. Greek letter. : PSI
34. Son of Adam. : SETH
36. Avoid. : ESCAPE
38. Paw. : PAPPY
39. Neat as ___. : APIN
40. ___ Darya, Asian river. : AMU
43. Counting-out word. : EENY
44. Fashions. : RAGES
45. Hoodoo: Slang. : JINX
46. Classic. : MASTERWORK
50. Dyak of N. Borneo. : DUSUN
51. Adhered closely. : CLUNG
53. Activity of the social set. : DININGOUT
54. Cleansed, in a way. : RINSED
55. Wrangle. : HAGGLE
57. Stabs in the back. : SLANDERS
58. Town in Turkey. : BESNI
59. Wyoming city. : LARAMIE
60. Range of influence. : SPHERE
61. Durability. : LASTINGNESS
64. Cape ___. : ANN
65. Smith and others. : ALS
66. Parlor. : SITTINGROOM
67. Places of refuge. : ARKS
68. Periods of time: Abbr. : CENS
70. Pioneer railroad family. : HUNTINGTONS
71. Recreation areas: Abbr. : PRKS
72. Component of concrete. : SAND
73. Intimately associated. : HANDINGLOVE
74. Moll or doll. : GAL
75. Relative of inst. : ULT
76. Of the same origin. : CONSANGUINE
77. Name for mademoiselle. : CECILE
80. Basic part. : ELEMENT
82. Going: Dial. : GWINE
83. School. : SEMINARY
85. Harangue. : TIRADE
86. Inscribe by carving. : INCISE
88. Haberdashery item. : STRINGTIE
89. Vetoes: Slang. : NIXES
90. Poetic contraction. : NEATH
91. Make more effective. : STRENGTHEN
92. Vedic god of fire. : AGNI
93. Consider carefully. : WEIGH
94. Rounded projection. : LOBE
95. Equal: prefix. : ISO
96. Prize-winning playwright. : INGE
97. Threnody. : DIRGE
98. City of Scotland. : DUNDEE
100. See 74 Down. : NASA
104. Dip quickly in water. : DAP
105. Dimension. : WIDTH
106. Cotton cloth. : PIMA
107. King. : TSAR
110. Many centuries ago. : CIX
111. Reacting with feeling: Slang. : EMOTING
113. Prairie dog. : BARKINGSQUIRREL
117. Unsettle. : DERANGE
118. Cuban province. : ORIENTE
119. Balky. : RESTIVE
120. Legal copy. : ESTREAT
121. Retrograde. : REGRESS
122. Thatched. : REEDED
Down
1. United groups. : PACKS
2. Pigment. : OCHRE
3. Anglo-Saxon coin. : SCEAT
4. Italian number. : TRE
5. Breeze: Lat. : AURA
6. Garlands. : LEIS
7. See 83 Down. : STS
8. Break ___. : THEBANK
9. Transcribe again. : RECOPY
10. One of the Shaws. : ARTIE
11. Lime tree. : TEIL
12. ___ Aztecan. : UTO
13. Romeo's father. : MONTAGUE
14. Silly ones: Slang. : TWERPS
15. Man's nickname. : RONNY
16. Ulan Bator. : URGA
17. Easter, for one: Abbr. : ISL
18. Symbol placed on freight. : SHIPPINGMARK
19. Things required to complete a series. : MISSINGLINKS
20. Inscrutable one. : SPHINX
22. Snick and ___. : SNEE
26. Like certain elements. : GASEOUS
32. Turn, in a way. : UPEND
35. Obsequious. : HATINHAND
37. Document: Abbr. : CERT
38. Unaccented musical note. : PASSINGTONE
39. Large genus of herbs. : AJUGA
41. ___ law. : MENDELS
42. Importunate ones. : URGERS
44. Guest rope: Naut. : RUNNINGLINE
46. Professional men. : MDS
47. Troubles. : AILS
48. Sparkle. : SNAP
49. Had on. : WORE
50. Make eminent. : DISTINGUISH
51. Ausable ___. : CHASM
52. Gibbons. : LARS
54. Being the prerogative of. : RESTINGWITH
56. Diminutive suffixes. : EENS
58. Device used on the diamond. : BATTINGCAGE
59. Thirteen popes. : LEOS
61. Girl's name. : LINDA
62. Stand of trees. : GROVE
63. Not one. : NONE
66. Celestial bodies. : SUNS
67. Suburb of Washington, D. C. : ARLINGTON
68. Childish proclivity. : CALLINGNAMES
69. Special opening in a ship's side. : ENTERINGPORT
70. Ghost: Dial. : HANT
71. Harness races of a kind. : PACINGS
72. Cook's need. : SUET
73. Sharpens. : HONES
74. Headline of August, 1965. : GEMINI
76. Grant. : CEDE
77. Wax, old style. : CERE
78. Trellis part. : LATH
79. Iroquoian. : ERIE
81. Man's nickname. : MAXIE
83. Bond and Bourbon. : STREETS
84. Ginza money. : YEN
86. Passive. : INERT
87. Fellow man. : NEIGHBOR
88. One side of a vessel: Abbr. : STBD
91. Voiced sounds. : SONANTS
92. ___-camp. : AIDEDE
93. Small container for carrying messages. : WIDGET
94. Give light to: Poet. : LUMINE
97. ___-ling. : DINGA
98. Worker on a levee. : DIKER
99. Title of courtesy: Abbr. : ESQR
101. Biting. : ACRID
102. Strainer. : SIEVE
103. Having a spindle. : AXLED
105. Vintage. : WINE
106. Relative of a Nice Nellie. : PRIG
108. Name in music. : AUER
109. Slope. : RISE
112. Peat product. : TAR
114. Live. : ARE
115. Indians of Brazil. : GES
116. Map abbreviation. : RTE

Answer summary: 21 unique to this puzzle, 11 debuted here and reused later, 13 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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