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FROM A TO IZZARD

New York Times, Sunday, January 31, 1960

Author:
W. E. Jones
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 144, Blocks: 71, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 577 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 130, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 15, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
W. E. Jones has 95 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 3,852
Across
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Ships’ midships. : WAISTS
7
___ license. : POETIC
13
Sports official. : SCORER
19
Achieve. : ATTAIN
20
Made over. : ALTERED
22
Diva Conner of the Met. : NADINE
23
English author. : STERNE
24
Convert into cash, as assets. : REALIZE
25
Unspecified person. : ANYONE
26
Cage bird. : PARAKEET
28
West Indian hemp. : SISAL
29
In holiday spirit. : FESTAL
30
Marples of Britain. : ERNIE
32
Chiron and Nessus. : CENTAURS
34
Purport. : TENOR
38
Vale. : DELL
40
Thackeray’s Barnes Newcome was one. : SNOB
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Disunite. : SEVER
45
Openly declared. : AVOWED
47
Scoria. : SLAG
49
Fenian’s land. : EIRE
51
___ Bowl. : YALE
52
Gathering, : ROUNDUP
54
O’Neill character. : EZRA
56
Circle. : DISC
58
Least degree: Abbr. : MIN
59
Enclosures. : PENS
60
Day: Span. : DIA
62
Hindu mystic practice. : YOGA
64
Polish nobleman. : STAROST
66
Plants with showy yellow flowers. : TEXASSTARS
69
Black Sea port. : ODESSA
70
Very much: Colloq. : BADLY
74
Antung’s river. : YALU
75
Old ___. : MAID
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Utopian. : IDEAL
78
L’___ du Nord: Minnesota’s motto. : ETOILE
80
Fred Astaire’s real name. : AUSTERLITZ
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Pulitzer Prize author. : COZZENS
85
Term of polite address. : MAAM
86
Ab ___ (from the beginning): Lat. : OVO
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Pres. Kubitschek’s country: Abbr. : BRAZ
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Pronoun. : ONE
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Valuable. : RICH
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Bar ___. : NONE
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Knight’s shield-bearer. : ESQUIRE
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Mind: Lat. : MENS
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Cold ___. : FEET
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Realtor’s sign. : SOLD
104
Flatfish. : TURBOT
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Letters. : ESSES
107
Honshu city. : NARA
109
Requirement. : NEED
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Uncertain. : ATSEA
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Purest. : SHEEREST
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“With a Smile and ___.” : ASONG
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Kind of puzzle. : JIGSAW
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Finish lines. : TAPES
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Inflammatory law of 1765. : STAMPACT
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Come. : ARRIVE
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Hero of Zola’s “Germinal.” : ETIENNE
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Shakespearean interjection. : SIRRAH
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Calf ready for market. : VEALER
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___ cri. : DERNIER
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Region of anc. Persia. : ARIANA
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Vipers. : ADDERS
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Tyrant. : DESPOT
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Ward heeler. : LEGMAN
Down
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Epithet of Alexander Pope. : WASP
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Wheaten meal of India. : ATTA
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Via Latina was one. : ITER
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Girl’s name. : SARA
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Did makeshift mending. : TINKERED
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Scoff. : SNEER
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Persons: Colloq. : PARTIES
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Diminutive suffix. : OLE
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Greek letters. : ETAS
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Purposive. : TELIC
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Flags. : IRISES
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Painter Paul. : CEZANNE
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Awry, in Army slang. : SNAFU
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Workers in rattan. : CANERS
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Long journey. : ODYSSEY
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Disorder. : RIOT
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Sicilian city. : ENNA
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Dance. : REEL
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Shoulder muscle. : DELTOID
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Boundary. : END
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Mademoiselle. : ELLE
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Dugouts: Fr. : ABRIS
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Nautical item. : TARP
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___ Bacchus! : EVOE
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1 Across, for one. : NOUN
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Holds. : OWNS
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Tray for food. : LAZYSUSAN
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Get going! : VAMOSE
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Name for Dido. : ELISSA
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___ library. : RENTAL
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City fellow, in Westerns. : DUDE
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Cave: Poet. : GROT
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This: Span. : ESTO
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Sprite. : PIXY
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Tragedy by Aeschylus. : AGAMEMNON
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Spanish port. : CADIZ
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Shoe width. : AAAA
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Moroccan tree. : ARAR
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Pigment. : RED
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Whig President. : TYLER
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Squalid area. : SLUM
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Farm tower. : SILO
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Suit. : BECOME
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___ wits’ ends. : ATONES
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Sets of twelve. : DOZENS
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Meg’s sister. : LIZ
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Gainer. : DIVE
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Star in Pegasus. : ENIF
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Pueblo village. : TAOS
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Tempest-___. : TOST
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Tableau. : SCENE
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Actor Lancaster. : BURT
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Parasol parts. : RIBS
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Islands off New Guinea. : AROE
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Greek letter. : ZETA
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Big-___ (generous). : HEARTED
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Zeno’s city. : ELEA
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Morass. : QUAGMIRE
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Having no stalk: Bot. : SESSILE
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Negotiated. : TREATED
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Sweet. : DESSERT
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Lad: Colloq. : SHAVER
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Seek to attain. : ASPIRE
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Staccato mark. : DOT
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Pitchers. : EWERS
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Young years. : TEENS
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Twangy. : NASAL
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Home of primitive man. : JAVA
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Angered. : IRED
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Old ___. : GRAD
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Bit. : SNIP
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Smug one. : PRIG
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Ancient Syria. : ARAM
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Galilee town. : CANA
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Conjunction. : THAN
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New: Comb. form. : NEO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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