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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
1. 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
41. 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
77. Utopian. : IDEAL
78. L’___ du Nord: Minnesota’s motto. : ETOILE
80. Fred Astaire’s real name. : AUSTERLITZ
83. Pulitzer Prize author. : COZZENS
85. Term of polite address. : MAAM
86. Ab ___ (from the beginning): Lat. : OVO
87. Pres. Kubitschek’s country: Abbr. : BRAZ
91. Pronoun. : ONE
92. Valuable. : RICH
94. Bar ___. : NONE
96. Knight’s shield-bearer. : ESQUIRE
98. Mind: Lat. : MENS
100. Cold ___. : FEET
102. Realtor’s sign. : SOLD
104. Flatfish. : TURBOT
105. Letters. : ESSES
107. Honshu city. : NARA
109. Requirement. : NEED
111. Uncertain. : ATSEA
112. Purest. : SHEEREST
115. “With a Smile and ___.” : ASONG
117. Kind of puzzle. : JIGSAW
120. Finish lines. : TAPES
122. Inflammatory law of 1765. : STAMPACT
127. Come. : ARRIVE
128. Hero of Zola’s “Germinal.” : ETIENNE
130. Shakespearean interjection. : SIRRAH
131. Calf ready for market. : VEALER
132. ___ cri. : DERNIER
133. Region of anc. Persia. : ARIANA
134. Vipers. : ADDERS
135. Tyrant. : DESPOT
136. Ward heeler. : LEGMAN
Down
1. Epithet of Alexander Pope. : WASP
2. Wheaten meal of India. : ATTA
3. Via Latina was one. : ITER
4. Girl’s name. : SARA
5. Did makeshift mending. : TINKERED
6. Scoff. : SNEER
7. Persons: Colloq. : PARTIES
8. Diminutive suffix. : OLE
9. Greek letters. : ETAS
10. Purposive. : TELIC
11. Flags. : IRISES
12. Painter Paul. : CEZANNE
13. Awry, in Army slang. : SNAFU
14. Workers in rattan. : CANERS
15. Long journey. : ODYSSEY
16. Disorder. : RIOT
17. Sicilian city. : ENNA
18. Dance. : REEL
21. Shoulder muscle. : DELTOID
27. Boundary. : END
31. Mademoiselle. : ELLE
33. Dugouts: Fr. : ABRIS
34. Nautical item. : TARP
35. ___ Bacchus! : EVOE
36. 1 Across, for one. : NOUN
37. Holds. : OWNS
39. Tray for food. : LAZYSUSAN
42. Get going! : VAMOSE
43. Name for Dido. : ELISSA
44. ___ library. : RENTAL
46. City fellow, in Westerns. : DUDE
48. Cave: Poet. : GROT
50. This: Span. : ESTO
53. Sprite. : PIXY
55. Tragedy by Aeschylus. : AGAMEMNON
57. Spanish port. : CADIZ
61. Shoe width. : AAAA
63. Moroccan tree. : ARAR
65. Pigment. : RED
66. Whig President. : TYLER
67. Squalid area. : SLUM
68. Farm tower. : SILO
70. Suit. : BECOME
71. ___ wits’ ends. : ATONES
72. Sets of twelve. : DOZENS
73. Meg’s sister. : LIZ
76. Gainer. : DIVE
79. Star in Pegasus. : ENIF
81. Pueblo village. : TAOS
82. Tempest-___. : TOST
84. Tableau. : SCENE
87. Actor Lancaster. : BURT
88. Parasol parts. : RIBS
89. Islands off New Guinea. : AROE
90. Greek letter. : ZETA
93. Big-___ (generous). : HEARTED
95. Zeno’s city. : ELEA
97. Morass. : QUAGMIRE
99. Having no stalk: Bot. : SESSILE
101. Negotiated. : TREATED
103. Sweet. : DESSERT
106. Lad: Colloq. : SHAVER
108. Seek to attain. : ASPIRE
110. Staccato mark. : DOT
113. Pitchers. : EWERS
114. Young years. : TEENS
116. Twangy. : NASAL
117. Home of primitive man. : JAVA
118. Angered. : IRED
119. Old ___. : GRAD
121. Bit. : SNIP
123. Smug one. : PRIG
124. Ancient Syria. : ARAM
125. Galilee town. : CANA
126. Conjunction. : THAN
129. 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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