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IN THE IDIOM

New York Times, Sunday, September 8, 1963

Author: W. E. Jones
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 162, Blocks: 88, Avg Word Len: 5.44, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 622 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 138, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 11, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 22
W. E. Jones has 95 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,152
Across Down
1. Parties. : TEAS
5. ___ party. : LABOR
10. "Lights out!" : TAPS
14. Computer, old style. : ABACUS
20. Austrian composer. : SUPPE
21. Part of the soft palate. : UVULA
22. Nebraska county. : OTOE
23. Former U.S. Treasurer. : PRIEST
24. Ephemeral. : WRITTENONTHEWIND
27. Evildoer. : SINNER
28. Prussian river into North Sea. : EMS
29. Characteristic. : TRAIT
30. Fish with whiplike tail. : STINGAREE
32. Proofreaders' abbreviations. : TRS
33. Weaving worker. : LOOMER
35. ___ Plaines, Ill. : DES
37. Girl's name. : ANGELA
38. Washington initials. : FBI
40. Girl's name. : LIDA
41. Roosting. : APERCH
44. Byron heroine. : LEILA
46. Overt. : OPEN
49. Go-devil. : SLED
50. N. Carolina river. : TAR
51. Novelist Mazo de la ___. : ROCHE
54. Bosom friend. : ALTEREGO
56. Faulty. : AMISS
58. Indonesian wild ox. : ANOA
59. Convertible-top vehicle. : LANDAU
60. Crocodile birds of Egypt. : SICSACS
63. Spoils of war: Lat. : SPOLIA
65. Subdues. : CHASTENS
67. Tapestry. : ARRAS
68. Man's name: Abbr. : THO
70. Roster. : ROLL
71. Tissue: Prefix. : HISTO
72. Fertile soils. : LOAMS
73. Dancer of a sort. : HOOFER
75. Give forth. : EMIT
77. State: Ger. : STAAT
81. Garbo role. : ANNA
82. Supplication. : ENTREATMENT
84. Luau dance. : HULA
85. Workers with fabrics. : DYERS
87. Jolly exclamation. : HOHO
88. Raw silk like 12 down. : TUSSAH
89. Hebrew home festival. : SEDER
90. Lucid. : CLEAR
92. Bless: Archaic. : SAIN
94. Three: It. : TRE
95. Think. : OPINE
96. Warms beforehand. : PREHEATS
99. Russian vehicle. : TROIKA
101. Waters down. : DILUTES
103. Tied with rope. : LASHED
104. Handle: Fr. : ANSE
105. Met performer. : TENOR
106. Removing certain bindings. : UNTAPING
109. Basket used in jai alai. : CESTA
110. Book size: Abbr. : OCT
111. Earlier than: Abbr. : PREC
115. To-do. : STIR
116. Former governor of Pa. : EARLE
118. Bowling score. : STRIKE
120. Son of Jacob. : LEVI
121. ___ culpa. : MEA
123. Canine. : POODLE
126. Old ___. : SOL
127. Threaded: Naut. : REEVED
129. Oklahoma city. : ADA
131. Early psychoanalysts. : FREUDIANS
134. Medial. : MESNE
136. Adjective suffix. : INE
137. Disposition. : NATURE
139. Deceived. : SOLDDOWNTHERIVER
142. Practiced girth control. : DIETED
143. A. A. Fair's real first name. : ERLE
144. Enemy of. : FOETO
145. Frosters. : ICERS
146. Bank's backlog. : ASSETS
147. First name in Washington. : DEAN
148. Dealt lightly (with). : TOYED
149. St. Louis bridge. : EADS
1. Active strife. : TURMOIL
2. Incident. : EPISODE
3. Appropriate. : APT
4. Seven: It. : SETTE
5. Moon goddess. : LUNA
6. Shirkers. : AVOIDERS
7. Infield hitter. : BUNTER
8. River into the Danube. : OLT
9. Cheers. : RAHS
10. Race track bet. : TOWIN
11. Thrilled. : ATINGLE
12. Kind of China silk. : PONGEE
13. Missouri city. : SEDALIA
14. Church area. : APSE
15. Legal term. : BRIEF
16. French department. : AIN
17. Wormlike animal. : CENTIPEDE
18. Consumer. : USER
19. Liners: Abbr. : STRS
20. Expends. : SWELLS
25. Wandering. : ERRATIC
26. Age: It. : ETA
31. Abbreviation in music. : RALL
34. Wild. : MADASAMARCHHARE
36. Quarrel: Slang. : SCRAP
39. Of princely parentage. : BORNTOTHEPURPLE
42. Take up a collection. : PASSTHEHAT
43. Recipient of 69 Down. : HONOREE
45. Giant of legend. : ATLAS
47. Alaska's governor. : EGAN
48. Entre ___. : NOUS
52. Combinations of hues. : COLORATIONS
53. Ave! : HAIL
55. Certain bridge players. : EASTS
57. Religious ceremony. : MASS
60. ___ days. : SALAD
61. Humor of a sort. : IRONY
62. Heavy-duty machine. : CRANE
63. Truth, old-style. : SOOTH
64. Turkish standards. : ALEMS
65. Oriental plane tree. : CHINAR
66. Get ready for action. : HITTHEDECK
69. Marks of esteem. : HONORS
74. Well-known Jack. : FROST
76. Former ambassadress. : MESTA
78. Business routine. : AUDIT
79. Coeur d'___. : ALENE
80. Weeds. : TARES
83. Piano adjusters. : TUNISTS
86. Somnolence. : SLEEP
89. Specialty of 105 across. : SOLO
91. "___ Was a Lady." : EADIE
93. Altars: Lat. : ARAE
96. Additional. : PLUS
97. Rave. : RANT
98. Calculations. : ESTIMATES
100. "Adonais." : KEATS
102. Man in white. : INTERNE
105. Fashionable attire. : TOILETTE
107. Part of the neck. : NAPE
108. Complained: Slang. : GROUSED
109. Mark, as in "garçon" : CEDILLA
112. Became active again. : REVIVED
113. Equalizers. : EVENERS
114. Beverages. : CIDERS
117. Famous English waterfall. : LODORE
119. Michigan's governor. : ROMNEY
122. Peevish. : AFRET
124. Burdened. : LADEN
125. Dead ___. : END
128. Mysterious. : EERIE
129. Lick ___ promise. : ANDA
130. VIP's place. : DAIS
132. Subversives. : REDS
133. Low. : SOFT
135. Booted. : SHOD
138. Indian. : UTE
140. Act the Romeo. : WOO
141. Peruvian river. : ICA

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 13 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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