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DIVERTISSEMENT

New York Times, Sunday, January 10, 1960

Author: Jack Luzzatto
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 158, Blocks: 70, Avg Word Len: 5.81, Missing: { F J K Q Y }, Scrabble score: 644 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 182, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 18
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 3,831
Across Down
1. Recreation. : PASTIME
8. Man from Pocatello. : IDAHOAN
15. Takes a holiday: Slang. : VACATES
22. Rural Utopia. : ARCADIA
23. The "loaves and fishes." : MIRACLE
24. Like the tide on rocks. : ERODENT
25. Method. : PROCESS
26. Church book. : PSALTER
27. What "truth is always." : STRANGE
28. Dizzy perch. : AERIE
29. Cleopatra's loyal maid. : IRAS
31. Lassoed. : LARIATED
33. Essex river. : CAM
34. Be at hand. : WAIT
35. Sound sleeper. : SNORER
37. Pitcher. : VESSEL
38. Origin. : GERM
39. Mrs. in Mexico. : SRA
40. Circus feature. : TIGHTROPE
42. The good earth. : SOD
43. Leagues: Ger. : BUNDE
44. Vehicle for the chair-borne. : SEDAN
46. Substance. : METAL
47. Scot's name. : IAN
48. Civil War general. : CUSTER
49. Went fishing. : ANGLED
51. Chuck, for instance. : MEAT
53. Winner at Vicksburg. : GRANT
55. Semaphore expert. : SIGNALER
58. Made whole. : HEALED
60. Demanded more music. : ENCORED
64. Slogged along. : TRUDGED
65. Snappy relish. : HORSERADISH
67. Somerset stream. : EXE
68. Disturbed. : ROILED
69. Martial affair. : WAR
70. Spanish philosopher (1864–1936). : UNAMUNO
71. Cocoon dweller. : PUPA
72. Begin. : ENTER
73. Chance to enjoy life. : LEISURETIME
75. Escamillo's title. : SENOR
76. Blue dye used by early Britons. : WOAD
77. Use up supplies. : DEPLETE
78. Diminutive suffixes. : IES
79. Cherry red. : CERISE
80. Misplay. : ERR
81. A passing over. : PRETERITION
83. Prince of Mycenae. : ORESTES
84. Giant of Doubting Castle. : DESPAIR
86. No-iron fabric. : DACRON
87. Most hair-raising. : SCARIEST
88. " . . . ___ of robins in her hair . . . " : ANEST
90. Tubal-___, worker in brass. : CAIN
91. Passes close to. : SHAVES
92. Sugary mixtures. : ICINGS
95. First-rate: Colloq. : ACE
97. Man with a pibroch. : PIPER
99. On the move. : ASTIR
102. Noted persons. : NAMES
103. Philippine peak. : APO
104. David and Asaph. : PSALMISTS
106. Frost in the air. : NIP
108. Pronouns. : HIMS
109. Catkins: Bot. : AMENIA
111. Simple, trusting fellows. : NAIVES
112. Portuguese measure, 115 gals. : PIPA
113. Have being. : ARE
114. Relative of Doll Tearsheet. : SLATTERN
116. Chassé. : STEP
117. Tempo stick. : BATON
118. French composer. : BERLIOZ
120. Poet of "Orlando Furioso." : ARIOSTO
122. Master of sarcasm. : IRONIST
124. Mark of rank. : INSIGNE
125. Post exchange. : CANTEEN
126. Golden. : AUREATE
127. Grew canines. : TEETHED
128. Place of amusement. : THEATRE
129. Calmed. : STILLED
1. Bananalike fruits. : PAPAWS
2. Obligation not met on time. : ARREARS
3. Lava and slag. : SCORIAE
4. Silently implied. : TACIT
5. ___ fixe (obsession). : IDEE
6. Badly: Prefix. : MIS
7. Lessening strain. : EASING
8. Lent. : IMPARTED
9. Discourse upon. : DISSERT
10. Scorpio's neighbor. : ARA
11. Place for a concert. : HALL
12. Two quatrains. : OCTAVE
13. ___ flammam (to feed the flame): Lat. : ALERE
14. Portia's waiting maid. : NERISSA
15. Fixed, in law. : VESTED
16. Co-operative, in U.S. S. R. : ARTEL
17. Ribbed cloth. : CORD
18. Political group. : ADA
19. Type of store. : TENCENT
20. Fencer's position. : ENGARDE
21. Device to trim fruits. : STEMMER
30. Creator of Fu Manchu. : ROHMER
32. Just the thing, at twilight. : ASONG
35. Earned first base. : SINGLED
36. Something of a gypsy. : ROAMER
38. Keen enjoyment. : GUSTO
40. Songbird. : TANAGER
41. Ways to spend 73 Across. : PLEASURETRIPS
43. Group, as of congenial people. : BUNCH
45. Bounced baby on the knee. : DANDLED
47. Repetition. : ITERATION
48. Nova Scotia cape. : CANSO
50. Began. : LED
52. Coeur d'___, Idaho. : ALENE
54. Queen: Fr. : REINE
55. Scattered. : STREWED
56. Shipment from Mesabi. : IRONORE
57. Sources of soft music. : GUITARS
58. The Oaks, for example. : HORSERACE
59. The man from Molokai. : DAMIEN
61. Get together again. : REUNITE
62. Startling revelations. : EXPOSES
63. Beloved. : DEAREST
65. Cheered. : HAILED
66. Doom palms of Africa. : DUMS
69. Cried. : WEPT
71. Continue firmly. : PERSIST
73. Sinister glances. : LEERS
74. City on the Mohawk. : UTICA
75. Student of tomorrow. : SEERESS
77. Puts clothes in the sun. : DRIES
79. Neck scarves. : CRAVATS
81. Sudden sharp feelings. : PANGS
82. ___ Islands of Greece. : IONIAN
83. Oxalis. : OCA
85. Window squares. : PANES
87. Absolve a sinner. : SHRIVE
89. Old-time figured cloth. : TAPET
91. Interval in music. : SEMITONE
92. Live in. : INHABIT
93. Native of Africa. : CAIRENE
94. Dip in water. : IMMERSE
96. Touch. : CONTACT
98. Fresco base. : PLASTER
100. First. : INITIAL
101. Witty retort. : RIPOSTE
103. Flabbergasted. : AMAZED
104. Like the titmice. : PARINE
105. Warm brown tones. : SEPIAS
107. Breathed after a sprint. : PANTED
109. Matchless. : ALONE
110. Father of Abraham. : IERAH
112. Group of speakers. : PANEL
114. Murmuring breath. : SIGH
115. ___ bene. : NOTA
117. Famed opera star. : BORI
119. On fire. : LIT
121. Group of games, in squash. : SET
123. Beaten path. : RUT

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 14 debuted here and reused later, 16 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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