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WORDSMANSHIP

New York Times, Sunday, January 7, 1962

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 160, Blocks: 81, Avg Word Len: 5.60, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 639 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 160, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 12, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Thomas Meekin has 202 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1962, The New York TimesNo. 4,559
Across
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Gourmet's choice. : CAVIAR
7
Writ of arrest. : CAPIAS
13
Piercing tool. : BRADAWL
20
Short song. : ARIETTA
21
Girl's name. : AMANDA
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Cures. : REMEDIES
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Unfailing. : CERTAIN
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Kind of chop. : MUTTON
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___ order. : APPLEPIE
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Hack. : CAB
28
Tobacconist's. : SMOKESHOP
30
Leader. : SNELL
31
Compass point. : ESE
32
Town on the Thames. : ETON
34
Lake in Finland. : ENARE
35
Campus event. : TAPDAY
37
Clamorous. : LOUD
38
Golden oriole. : PIROL
40
___ do with. : HADTO
43
So ___. : BEIT
44
Composer of "The Palms." : FAURE
45
Of a barber. : TONSORIAL
48
She loved Theseus. : ARIADNE
50
Between: Prefix. : INTER
51
Scoffers. : SNEERERS
52
Drift. : TREND
53
Splendid. : GRAND
55
Chinese: Prefix. : SINO
56
Whirlwind. : TORNADO
58
Collision. : SMASHUP
62
Major air group: Abbr. : TAC
65
French coin. : CENTIME
67
Thames anchorage (with "the"). : NORE
69
Carrel. : ALCOVE
70
Ireland, personified. : IRENA
72
Rounded. : ORBED
73
Minstrel trouper. : ENDMAN
75
Amalekite king slain by Samuel. : AGAG
76
Meditate (on). : PORE
77
Faithful. : TRUE
78
Flows out. : EBBS
79
Trophy. : PALM
80
Rubber trees. : ULES
81
Take one's ease: Colloq. : RESTUP
84
Male ancestors. : SIRES
86
___ boy to do a man's job. : SENDA
87
River in Nebraska. : PLATTE
89
Bark cloth. : TAPA
90
Peak named for British surveyor. : EVEREST
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Japanese coin. : SEN
93
Popular settings for Westerns. : SALOONS
95
Dispositioned. : NATURED
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Mrs. Helmer. : NORA
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Values. : RATES
101
Siouan tents: Var. : TIPIS
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Cleansing appliance. : SCRUBBER
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Point in an orbit. : APSIS
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Light-pink wild flower. : DOGROSE
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Piping from a boiler. : STEAMLINE
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Regale. : TREAT
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Rose's man. : ABIE
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Belgian violinist. : YSAYE
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Flower part. : SEPAL
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Dressed, as stone. : HEWN
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Cubic meters. : STERES
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Grounds. : DREGS
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Where Via del Corso is. : ROME
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Wood sorrel. : OCA
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Garment. : SHIRT
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Underworld figures. : CRIMINALS
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Man's nickname. : RON
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Exclamatory intensive. : MANALIVE
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Lawrence of ___. : ARABIA
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Shipping center. : SEAPORT
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Alkaloids used as myotics. : ESERINES
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Wayside inn. : TAVERN
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Reads. : PERUSES
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See 56 Across. : TEMPEST
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Angular summits. : APEXES
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Emulated Hans Brinker. : SKATED
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Handiwork. : CREATION
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Flying. : AIRBORNE
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Old hand. : VET
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Negritos. : ITAS
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Once upon ___. : ATIME
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Continued. : RANON
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Of a judge's chamber. : CAMERAL
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Entertained. : AMUSED
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Garden walk. : PATH
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Come ___ (inherit). : INTO
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Choose. : ADOPT
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___ Marino. : SAN
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Round-up chore. : BRANDING
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Firearms. : REPEATERS
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Plentifully. : AMPLY
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Dingle. : DELL
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Hoosier author. : ADE
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Annihilate: Colloq. : WIPEOUT
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Free time. : LEISURE
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Receives with favor. : ACCEPTS
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Farm implement. : SEEDER
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Proboscis monkeys. : KAHAS
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Hastened. : SPED
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Muzzles. : NOSES
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Place of the lost in Sheol. : ABADDON
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Type of painting. : LANDSCAPE
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Hard shell: Zool. : LORICA
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Describing some roofs. : TARRED
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Hawaii's Sen. Long. : OREN
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Concluding. : FINAL
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M. Coty. : RENE
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Minnesota product. : IRONORE
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Silly. : INANE
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Volume. : TOME
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"___ a man for a' that." : AMANS
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Asian. : TIBETAN
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Directed. : ORDERED
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Navajo lodges. : HOGANS
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Garner's home. : UVALDE
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Worker on a power hammer. : PEGMAN
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Gadgets for fishing through ice. : TIPUPS
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Swiss pine. : AROLLA
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Maize. : CEREAL
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Hope. : TRUST
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Hot coal. : EMBER
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Of an ancient wise king. : NESTORIAN
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Teacher's concern. : ABSENCE
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River in England. : TRENT
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Trapped. : UPATREE
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Court. : PATIO
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World. : SERIES
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Actor Burt. : IVES
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Sweeps the strings. : STRUMS
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___ of the town. : TOAST
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Shore bird. : SORA
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Tranquilizers. : SEDATIVES
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___-daisy. : UPSY
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Better fitted. : ABLER
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Most solemn. : SOBEREST
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Dutch painter. : STEEN
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Having two minute openings. : BIPOROSE
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Captivated. : ENAMORED
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Takes pity on. : RELENTS
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Comfortable. : ATHOME
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Molded beforehand. : PRECAST
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University of the South. : SEWANEE
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Encircled. : GIRT
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Levantines. : SYRIANS
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Esteem highly. : ADMIRE
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Excel. : SHINE
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Junk. : SCRAP
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Sounds of surprise. : GASPS
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Glossy. : SLEEK
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Trivial error. : SLIP
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Declaim wildly. : RAVE
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Alpine goat. : IBEX
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Burnett heroine. : SARA
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Humerus site. : ARM
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___ standstill. : ATA
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Apply. : PUT

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 15 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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