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OLD WORDS AND NEW

New York Times, Sunday, January 4, 1959

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 65, Avg Word Len: 5.37, Missing: { Q X Y }, Scrabble score: 547 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 148, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Thomas Meekin has 202 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,460
Across
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VIP. : BIGWIG
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Stand fast. : HOLDOUT
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River in New York. : MOHAWK
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Loosen in a certain way. : UNLACE
21
Small wind instrument. : OCARINA
22
Cossack chief. : ATAMAN
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Plain of Palestine. : SHARON
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Cosmetic substance. : LANOLIN
25
Pilgrim: Span. : ROMERO
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Burns character. : TAM
27
Biblical mountain. : NEBO
29
Outstrip. : DISTANCE
31
Principle. : LAW
32
Where Olympia was. : ELIS
34
Of the same type. : SUCH
36
At present; now: Scot. : THENOO
37
Supernatural beings. : JINN
38
Lodgings places. : RESTS
40
Rotterdam's river. : MAAS
42
Cheese. : EDAM
43
Namesakes of Egyptian King. : FUADS
44
Triumphed at tug of war. : OUTPULLED
47
City in Kansas. : IOLA
49
Mrs. in Spain. : SENORA
52
European. : SLAV
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Division of land. : CONTINENT
58
Medieval church book. : TROPER
59
Head: Fr. : TETE
60
Stay for. : AWAIT
61
Burman native. : LAI
62
Corrected. : REVISED
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Small groups of houses. : HAMLETS
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Social group: Colloq. : GANG
67
Catkin. : AMENT
68
Roof edge. : EAVE
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If not. : ELSE
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Office device. : DATER
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High-pitched sound. : TING
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Acted as a judge. : UMPIRED
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Descendant of Noah. : SHEMITE
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Actress Hagen. : UTA
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Leek-green quartz. : PRASE
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Boat canopy. : TILT
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Monastery heads. : ABBOTS
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One of Hermes' functions. : MESSENGER
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Maple tree: Lat. : ACER
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Bagpipes. : DRONES
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As well. : ALSO
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Untrained mule. : SHAVETAIL
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Negative verbal contraction. : ARENT
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Destination. : GOAL
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English humorist. : LEAR
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Stonecrop. : SEDUM
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Gymnasium gear. : MATS
103
Made a feline sound. : PURRED
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And others: Lat. abbr. : ETAL
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Spanish lady. : DONA
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M.D.'s group. : AMA
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Bombs. : GRENADES
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Caliph. : IMAM
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Symbol of wisdom. : OWL
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Voodoo deity. : ZOMBIE
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Large storks. : ARGALAS
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East Indian scholar. : PUNDIT
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Ingredient of soubise sauce. : ONIONS
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Headbands worn by ancient Greeks. : TAENIAE
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Be the will of. : PLEASE
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Small African harps. : NANGAS
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Early chariots. : ESSEDAS
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Describing some raisins. : SEEDED
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Little boy. : BUSTER
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Breathe in. : INHALE
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Thane of ___. : GLAMIS
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Cold ___. : WAR
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Sacred image. : ICON
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Biological factors. : GENES
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Destruction by fire. : HOLOCAUST
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Wood sorrel. : OCA
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Arrive. : LAND
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Opposite of gauche. : DROIT
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Outbuilding for storage of a fuel. : OILSHED
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Merged. : UNITED
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Tributary of the Yukon. : TANANA
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One of the Polos. : MARCO
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Indian. : OTOE
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Son of Noah. : HAM
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One of the Sedleys. : AMELIA
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"___ Peace." : WARAND
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Familiar substances. : KNOWNS
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Jolt. : BUMP
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Proposes for office. : NOMINATES
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Condescending. : STOOPING
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City in Germany. : HALLE
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San ___. : JUAN
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Most certain. : SUREST
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Spread on thick: Colloq. : SLATHER
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Take wing. : FLIT
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Fodder plant. : TARE
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Genus of madder shrubs. : EVEA
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Elisha Graves ___. : OTIS
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Horizontal layer. : STRATUM
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Desert recluse. : EREMITE
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Nine days' devotions. : NOVENAS
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Demand. : CALL
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Is under obligation. : OWES
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High spirits. : ELATION
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Vincent Youmans heroine. : NANETTE
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Shere Khan's mate. : TIGRESS
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The "mob's lackey," so called by Diogenes. : DEMAGOGUE
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Therapeutic. : MEDICAL
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Frolicked. : GAMBOLED
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Church recess. : APSE
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Four: Ger. : VIER
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Rubbish. : DEBRIS
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Footed vases. : URNS
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Peary's Arctic base. : ETAH
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"Humpty Dumpty ___ great fall . . . " : HADA
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Hurl. : PELT
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Embankment. : LEVEE
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Theses. : TREATISES
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Without: Fr. : SANS
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Winter logging vehicles. : SLEDGES
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Vehicle. : TRAM
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Hippolyte, for one. : AMAZON
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Novel of 1884. : RAMONA
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Star in Draco. : ETAMIN
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Of style, flowery. : ORNATE
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Palm cockatoos. : ARARAS
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Thingumbob. : DOODAD
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Injudicious. : UNWISE
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Soda fountain order. : MALTED
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Speed up. : PRESS
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Diplomat of Franklin's day. : DEANE
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Midnight sun people. : LAPPS
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First name of movie fame. : GINA
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Skidded. : SLID
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Spinning machine. : MULE
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Morass. : BOG
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Narrow shoe size. : AAA
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Born: Fr. : NEE

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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