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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 Down
1. Gourmet's choice. : CAVIAR
7. Writ of arrest. : CAPIAS
13. Piercing tool. : BRADAWL
20. Short song. : ARIETTA
21. Girl's name. : AMANDA
22. Cures. : REMEDIES
24. Unfailing. : CERTAIN
25. Kind of chop. : MUTTON
26. ___ order. : APPLEPIE
27. 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
92. Japanese coin. : SEN
93. Popular settings for Westerns. : SALOONS
95. Dispositioned. : NATURED
97. Mrs. Helmer. : NORA
99. Values. : RATES
101. Siouan tents: Var. : TIPIS
102. Cleansing appliance. : SCRUBBER
106. Point in an orbit. : APSIS
109. Light-pink wild flower. : DOGROSE
111. Piping from a boiler. : STEAMLINE
112. Regale. : TREAT
113. Rose's man. : ABIE
114. Belgian violinist. : YSAYE
116. Flower part. : SEPAL
117. Dressed, as stone. : HEWN
118. Cubic meters. : STERES
120. Grounds. : DREGS
123. Where Via del Corso is. : ROME
124. Wood sorrel. : OCA
125. Garment. : SHIRT
126. Underworld figures. : CRIMINALS
130. Man's nickname. : RON
131. Exclamatory intensive. : MANALIVE
133. Lawrence of ___. : ARABIA
134. Shipping center. : SEAPORT
136. Alkaloids used as myotics. : ESERINES
137. Wayside inn. : TAVERN
138. Reads. : PERUSES
139. See 56 Across. : TEMPEST
140. Angular summits. : APEXES
141. Emulated Hans Brinker. : SKATED
1. Handiwork. : CREATION
2. Flying. : AIRBORNE
3. Old hand. : VET
4. Negritos. : ITAS
5. Once upon ___. : ATIME
6. Continued. : RANON
7. Of a judge's chamber. : CAMERAL
8. Entertained. : AMUSED
9. Garden walk. : PATH
10. Come ___ (inherit). : INTO
11. Choose. : ADOPT
12. ___ Marino. : SAN
13. Round-up chore. : BRANDING
14. Firearms. : REPEATERS
15. Plentifully. : AMPLY
16. Dingle. : DELL
17. Hoosier author. : ADE
18. Annihilate: Colloq. : WIPEOUT
19. Free time. : LEISURE
20. Receives with favor. : ACCEPTS
23. Farm implement. : SEEDER
29. Proboscis monkeys. : KAHAS
30. Hastened. : SPED
33. Muzzles. : NOSES
36. Place of the lost in Sheol. : ABADDON
37. Type of painting. : LANDSCAPE
39. Hard shell: Zool. : LORICA
41. Describing some roofs. : TARRED
42. Hawaii's Sen. Long. : OREN
44. Concluding. : FINAL
46. M. Coty. : RENE
47. Minnesota product. : IRONORE
49. Silly. : INANE
52. Volume. : TOME
54. "___ a man for a' that." : AMANS
56. Asian. : TIBETAN
57. Directed. : ORDERED
59. Navajo lodges. : HOGANS
60. Garner's home. : UVALDE
61. Worker on a power hammer. : PEGMAN
62. Gadgets for fishing through ice. : TIPUPS
63. Swiss pine. : AROLLA
64. Maize. : CEREAL
66. Hope. : TRUST
68. Hot coal. : EMBER
71. Of an ancient wise king. : NESTORIAN
74. Teacher's concern. : ABSENCE
77. River in England. : TRENT
82. Trapped. : UPATREE
83. Court. : PATIO
84. World. : SERIES
85. Actor Burt. : IVES
86. Sweeps the strings. : STRUMS
88. ___ of the town. : TOAST
91. Shore bird. : SORA
94. Tranquilizers. : SEDATIVES
96. ___-daisy. : UPSY
98. Better fitted. : ABLER
100. Most solemn. : SOBEREST
102. Dutch painter. : STEEN
103. Having two minute openings. : BIPOROSE
104. Captivated. : ENAMORED
105. Takes pity on. : RELENTS
106. Comfortable. : ATHOME
107. Molded beforehand. : PRECAST
108. University of the South. : SEWANEE
110. Encircled. : GIRT
111. Levantines. : SYRIANS
115. Esteem highly. : ADMIRE
118. Excel. : SHINE
119. Junk. : SCRAP
121. Sounds of surprise. : GASPS
122. Glossy. : SLEEK
125. Trivial error. : SLIP
127. Declaim wildly. : RAVE
128. Alpine goat. : IBEX
129. Burnett heroine. : SARA
132. Humerus site. : ARM
133. ___ standstill. : ATA
135. 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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