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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.
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,460
Across
1. VIP. : BIGWIG
7. Stand fast. : HOLDOUT
14. River in New York. : MOHAWK
20. Loosen in a certain way. : UNLACE
21. Small wind instrument. : OCARINA
22. Cossack chief. : ATAMAN
23. Plain of Palestine. : SHARON
24. Cosmetic substance. : LANOLIN
25. Pilgrim: Span. : ROMERO
26. 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
53. Division of land. : CONTINENT
58. Medieval church book. : TROPER
59. Head: Fr. : TETE
60. Stay for. : AWAIT
61. Burman native. : LAI
62. Corrected. : REVISED
64. Small groups of houses. : HAMLETS
66. Social group: Colloq. : GANG
67. Catkin. : AMENT
68. Roof edge. : EAVE
71. If not. : ELSE
72. Office device. : DATER
73. High-pitched sound. : TING
74. Acted as a judge. : UMPIRED
76. Descendant of Noah. : SHEMITE
78. Actress Hagen. : UTA
79. Leek-green quartz. : PRASE
80. Boat canopy. : TILT
83. Monastery heads. : ABBOTS
84. One of Hermes' functions. : MESSENGER
86. Maple tree: Lat. : ACER
87. Bagpipes. : DRONES
88. As well. : ALSO
89. Untrained mule. : SHAVETAIL
91. Negative verbal contraction. : ARENT
94. Destination. : GOAL
97. English humorist. : LEAR
98. Stonecrop. : SEDUM
102. Gymnasium gear. : MATS
103. Made a feline sound. : PURRED
105. And others: Lat. abbr. : ETAL
107. Spanish lady. : DONA
108. M.D.'s group. : AMA
109. Bombs. : GRENADES
111. Caliph. : IMAM
113. Symbol of wisdom. : OWL
114. Voodoo deity. : ZOMBIE
116. Large storks. : ARGALAS
118. East Indian scholar. : PUNDIT
120. Ingredient of soubise sauce. : ONIONS
121. Headbands worn by ancient Greeks. : TAENIAE
122. Be the will of. : PLEASE
123. Small African harps. : NANGAS
124. Early chariots. : ESSEDAS
125. Describing some raisins. : SEEDED
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1. Little boy. : BUSTER
2. Breathe in. : INHALE
3. Thane of ___. : GLAMIS
4. Cold ___. : WAR
5. Sacred image. : ICON
6. Biological factors. : GENES
7. Destruction by fire. : HOLOCAUST
8. Wood sorrel. : OCA
9. Arrive. : LAND
10. Opposite of gauche. : DROIT
11. Outbuilding for storage of a fuel. : OILSHED
12. Merged. : UNITED
13. Tributary of the Yukon. : TANANA
14. One of the Polos. : MARCO
15. Indian. : OTOE
16. Son of Noah. : HAM
17. One of the Sedleys. : AMELIA
18. "___ Peace." : WARAND
19. Familiar substances. : KNOWNS
28. Jolt. : BUMP
30. Proposes for office. : NOMINATES
33. Condescending. : STOOPING
35. City in Germany. : HALLE
37. San ___. : JUAN
39. Most certain. : SUREST
41. Spread on thick: Colloq. : SLATHER
43. Take wing. : FLIT
45. Fodder plant. : TARE
46. Genus of madder shrubs. : EVEA
48. Elisha Graves ___. : OTIS
49. Horizontal layer. : STRATUM
50. Desert recluse. : EREMITE
51. Nine days' devotions. : NOVENAS
53. Demand. : CALL
54. Is under obligation. : OWES
55. High spirits. : ELATION
56. Vincent Youmans heroine. : NANETTE
57. Shere Khan's mate. : TIGRESS
63. The "mob's lackey," so called by Diogenes. : DEMAGOGUE
65. Therapeutic. : MEDICAL
66. Frolicked. : GAMBOLED
69. Church recess. : APSE
70. Four: Ger. : VIER
72. Rubbish. : DEBRIS
74. Footed vases. : URNS
75. Peary's Arctic base. : ETAH
77. "Humpty Dumpty ___ great fall . . . " : HADA
79. Hurl. : PELT
81. Embankment. : LEVEE
82. Theses. : TREATISES
85. Without: Fr. : SANS
89. Winter logging vehicles. : SLEDGES
90. Vehicle. : TRAM
91. Hippolyte, for one. : AMAZON
92. Novel of 1884. : RAMONA
93. Star in Draco. : ETAMIN
95. Of style, flowery. : ORNATE
96. Palm cockatoos. : ARARAS
99. Thingumbob. : DOODAD
100. Injudicious. : UNWISE
101. Soda fountain order. : MALTED
103. Speed up. : PRESS
104. Diplomat of Franklin's day. : DEANE
106. Midnight sun people. : LAPPS
109. First name of movie fame. : GINA
110. Skidded. : SLID
112. Spinning machine. : MULE
115. Morass. : BOG
117. Narrow shoe size. : AAA
119. Born: Fr. : NEE

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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