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A LITTLE LEARNING

New York Times, Sunday, January 6, 1957

Author:
Marion Moeser
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.30, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 634 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 167, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 8, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 2,749
Across
1. Imitators of a Venetian adventurer. : CASANOVAS
10. Ancients' Hyrcanium Mare. : CASPIAN
17. Shreds. : WISPS
22. Withdrawn personality. : INTROVERT
23. Section after Preamble. : ARTICLE
24. Wide-awake. : AWARE
25. Panicky runner. : STAMPEDER
26. Medicament sans medicine. : PLACEBO
27. Semblance. : COLOR
28. French company: Abbr. : CIE
29. Book of Herodotus' "History." : ERATO
30. Omar's "and the ___ is Lies." : REST
31. Companion to "ran." : ALSO
33. Uncle: Dial. : EME
34. Nobel Institute site. : OSLO
36. Careless of others. : SELFISH
38. Tailor's leftover. : SNIP
39. O'Neill character. : ORIN
40. Mercator's product. : MAP
43. Fond du ___, Wisconsin. : LAC
44. Those not of a certain profession. : LAITY
45. River of Kenya. : TANA
46. Missouri fairgrounds city. : SEDALIA
50. Harbor sight. : SCOW
52. Type of servant. : AMAH
53. Paired. : MATED
54. Never-fading flower: Poet. : AMARANTH
56. Louis XIV's retreat. : TRIANON
58. Readjust, as a fiddle. : RETUNE
59. Classic wanderer. : ROM
60. Dispassionate. : STOIC
62. Turkey portions. : NECKS
63. Probes anew. : RETESTS
64. Symbol of smallness. : ATOM
66. Cause for Jovian bolt. : ANGER
68. Old English refusal. : NAY
69. "And thereby hangs a tale." : PUN
70. Certain Americans. : NISEI
72. Dressed monkishly. : HOODED
74. Farm belt city. : CENTRALIA
80. Push aside. : AVERT
81. City Champlain founded. : THREERIVERS
83. Levels off. : EVENS
84. Name for Kublai Khan's empire. : CELESTIAL
86. Pledges. : SWEARS
87. M. Hilaire Germain Edgar. : DEGAS
88. Symbol of wildness. : OAT
89. Bronze piece. : SOU
90. Yorkshire region. : LEEDS
93. Demand. : SALE
94. All young Richards. : DICKIES
99. Edomites' capital. : PETRA
101. Soft silk. : SURAH
103. ___ plate. : TIN
104. Rules of conscience. : ETHICS
105. Things of overawing greatness. : COLOSSI
107. Settle to the bottom. : SEDIMENT
109. Clouded, as a color. : DIRTY
110. Band site. : MALL
111. Hints. : TIPS
113. Mountain ridges. : DIVIDES
114. First letter: Abbr. : INIT
115. Essex and Percy. : EARLS
116. Abijah's son. : ASA
117. Squeaky syllable. : EEK
118. Irish tax. : CESS
119. Scene of ancient fire. : TROY
120. Goddess of corn. : DEMETER
124. Greek vowels. : ETAS
128. Diverse field. : ART
129. Conjunction. : THAN
130. Mythical fair one. : PERI
131. Hungarian actress Massey. : ILONA
134. New York time. : EST
135. Historian Hippolyte Adolphe. : TAINE
137. Central Texas city. : COLEMAN
139. Cervantes' famed steed. : ROSINANTE
141. American painter. : ENNIS
142. Italian term for a 1 Across. : AMOROSO
143. Focal point. : EPICENTRE
144. Jerky strokes, in sports. : STABS
145. Quieter. : SERENER
146. Figure in authority. : SENESCHAL
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1. Western Kid. : CISCO
2. Those disagreeing. : ANTIS
3. Mme. de ___. : STAEL
4. Projection. : ARM
5. Modern American refusal. : NOPE
6. During. : OVER
7. Certain scriptures. : VEDAS
8. Sharp ridge. : ARETE
9. Constitutionals. : STROLLS
10. Zodiac sign. : CAPRICORN
11. City on Rhone delta. : ARLES
12. Hide away: Slang. : STASH
13. Ancient Scot. : PICT
14. Penguin environment. : ICE
15. Native of Durazzo. : ALBANIAN
16. Stone implement. : NEOLITH
17. City on Brazos River. : WACO
18. ___ Jima. : IWO
19. Baking soda. : SALERATUS
20. Eye-catching. : PROMINENT
21. Caballeros' specialties. : SERENADES
32. Hidden viewer. : SPY
35. Islam's 2d Caliph. : OMAR
37. Truth. : FACT
38. Aesop's legendary home. : SAMOS
39. Grass for Mexican baskets. : OTATE
41. Wellaway! : ALAS
42. Famous ocean crosser. : PINTA
44. Adjective for Lincoln. : LANKY
46. Adirondack lake. : SARANAC
47. Showing feeling. : EMOTIVE
48. Elizabethan maiden. : DAMOSEL
49. God in "The Egyptian." : ATON
51. Austrian delicacy. : WIENERWURST
53. Diva's goal. : MET
55. Stovepipe. : HIGHHAT
57. Evangeline's home. : ACADIE
58. Regular payment. : RENT
61. The churl, originally. : CEORL
63. Enclosures for animals. : RUNS
65. Simple. : MERE
67. Caviar. : ROE
69. Medusa's slayer. : PERSEUS
71. Pronoun. : ITS
73. Early Arkansas traveler. : DESOTO
74. Roman version of 120 Across. : CERES
75. Shreveport's river. : RED
76. Prayers. : AVES
77. Bequeathed. : LEGATED
78. Queued up. : INALINE
79. Pleasant responses. : ASSENTS
81. Aunts: Sp. : TIAS
82. ___ d'Aosta, region of Italy. : VAL
85. Baby's playthings. : TOES
89. Makes a deal. : SELLS
91. American Scott. : DRED
92. Cause of Rev. Davidson's downfall. : SADIE
94. Inscribes. : DEDICATES
95. Wayfarer. : ITINERANT
96. Queen who abdicated, 1654. : CHRISTINA
97. St. ___, B. W. I. : KITTS
98. Aloof. : ICY
99. Mistress Flinders. : POLLY
100. Anatolia. : ASIAMINOR
102. Honey container. : HIVE
105. Gilda's song. : CARONOME
106. Latin "self." : IPSE
108. Sen. Mansfield. : MIKE
110. Musical gourds. : MARACAS
112. Swift's forte. : SATIRES
115. Biblical word ending. : ETH
120. Very eager beaver. : DEMON
121. Remove from memory. : ERASE
122. Make romantic move. : ELOPE
123. Turpentine extract. : ROSIN
125. Extra inning. : TENTH
126. Stars to the Romans. : ASTRA
127. Damascene material. : STEEL
129. Angel Clare's wife. : TESS
130. Dumas ___. : PERE
132. French Mardi Gras site. : NICE
133. Scottish "once." : ANES
136. Writing point. : NIB
138. TV singer Denise. : LOR
140. Army unit: Abbr. : ANC

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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