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WORDMANSHIP

New York Times, Sunday, October 18, 1959

Author: Hume R. Craft
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 178, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 4.98, Missing: { V X }, Scrabble score: 804 (avg 1.81)
Open Squares: 128, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 15, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 23
Hume R. Craft has 35 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,747
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1. French VIP. : DEBRE
6. Sleeping place. : CRIB
10. Intricate. : DAEDAL
16. Capek's creature. : ROBOT
21. Match. : EQUAL
22. Biblical term of reproach. : RACA
23. Small space. : AREOLA
24. Draw out. : EDUCE
25. "A first-class fightin' man." : FUZZYWUZZY
27. Babies. : MOLLYCODDLES
29. Current. : RIFE
30. Stir. : ADO
31. Synthetic rubbers. : BUNAS
33. Son of Sir Ector. : KAY
34. Piece of wood. : SLAT
35. Sky god of Babylon. : ANU
36. Cause of astonishment. : EYEOPENER
38. Particle. : SHRED
40. Even one. : ANY
41. Kurds. : YEZIDIS
43. Pressed down. : LAID
44. Shrub indigenous to China. : TEATREE
46. Room. : DEN
47. Boat. : PUNT
48. Carried. : BORNE
49. Type of curtain, carpet, etc. : TAPIS
53. Legendary Greek hero. : JASON
56. Belgian city. : MONS
57. Ungula. : HOOF
58. Greenish-yellow. : RESEDA
59. Indigo shrub. : ANIL
60. Secluded spot. : NOOK
61. Hamlet. : TOWN
62. Deserved. : MERITED
63. See 95 Across. : LIL
64. Hammer. : BALLPEEN
66. Nautical pole. : SPRIT
69. Approach. : NEAR
70. In general. : ATLARGE
72. Problem of security. : LEAK
73. Breakfast. : EAT
74. ___ diem. : PER
75. Weekly event. : PAYDAY
76. O. K. : HUNKYDORY
79. Canadian National Park. : JASPER
82. Botany is one. : BAY
83. Japanese family badge. : MON
84. Rent. : TEAR
85. Shylock's daughter. : JESSICA
86. Commit mayhem. : MAIM
88. Travels slowly. : TREKS
90. Slack times. : OFFYEARS
92. Luau food. : POI
93. The Lagoon islands. : ELLICES
95. Minute. : TINY
97. Baseball great. : MACK
98. Skillfully. : WELL
99. Velvety carpet. : WILTON
100. Ship. : JUNK
101. Domino. : MASK
102. Foramina. : PORES
103. Kind of cake. : LAYER
104. Jeer at. : TAUNT
106. Secure. : FAST
107. "___ Vadis?" : QUO
108. C. I. A.'s concern. : SPYRING
110. County of California. : YOLO
111. Sir Oliver in "School for Scandal." : SURFACE
115. Army member. : WAC
118. "I cain't ___." : SAYNO
119. Drag sail. : SEAANCHOR
121. British FBI. : CID
122. Lily plant. : ALOE
124. In no manner. : NOT
125. Munch. : CHAMP
126. ___ grass. : OAT
127. Familiar sound on TV. : BANG
128. Nostalgic music makers. : HURDYGURDIES
131. Virginia reel in Dublin. : RINKAFADDA
134. Finis. : OMEGA
135. China. : TEASET
136. Whenever. : ONCE
137. Laundry unit. : DRIER
138. Caucasian. : OSSET
139. Guard. : SENTRY
140. Exclamations of disbelief. : PAHS
141. Builds. : REARS
1. Pay (the cost). : DEFRAY
2. Cob or hack. : EQUINE
3. Mrs. Bardell's counselor. : BUZFUZ
4. Use boom and ball. : RAZE
5. British Isle. : ELY
6. Substances in the raw. : CRUDES
7. Bronx cheer. : RAZOO
8. Where Panama is: Abbr. : ICZ
9. Brown seeds of a tropical vine. : BAYBEANS
10. "Out, ___ spot!" : DAMNED
11. Bellowing. : AROAR
12. Elvers. : EELS
13. $. : DOL
14. U.N. representative of Pakistan. : ALYKHAN
15. A ___ (by the menu). : LACARTE
16. Claret. : RED
17. Excess of chances. : ODDS
18. Papal seal. : BULLA
19. Unlimited quantity. : OCEAN
20. Irascible. : TESTY
26. Ingress. : WAYIN
28. Hearing in law. : OYER
32. One. : UNIT
36. "East of ___." : EDEN
37. Mr. Banjo's low notes. : PLUNKPLUNK
38. Bondman. : SERF
39. Discourage. : DETER
42. G.B.S.'s word for the Statue of Liberty. : IDOL
44. Indian mahogany trees. : TOONS
45. Poise. : EASINESS
47. Table game. : POOL
48. Ornamental knot. : BOW
50. Harvester of rhyme. : PETERPIPER
51. Fancy. : IDEA
52. Star in Cygnus. : SADR
53. Mexican plant. : JALAP
54. Santa ___ racetrack. : ANITA
55. William IV of England. : SILLYBILLY
56. Breakwater. : MOLE
57. Bucolic bistro. : HONKYTONK
58. Inactive: Abbr. : RET
60. Hero of Hungary. : NAGY
61. Wood. : TEAK
62. School for scientists. : MIT
64. Spread thin, as ink. : BRAY
65. Poetic time of day. : EEN
67. The man in the case. : PERRYMASON
68. Small amount. : RAY
71. Human beings. : ADAMITES
74. Take place. : PASS
76. Bladed tool. : HOE
77. Challenge. : DEFY
78. Simple Simon. : OAF
79. Quick pull. : JERK
80. ___ des Beaux-Arts. : ECOLE
81. Crakes. : RAILS
83. Important title. : MRS
85. Signal flag. : JACK
86. Whimper. : MEWL
87. Inter ___. : ALIA
88. Big Cassino. : TEN
89. Incited. : STUNG
91. Team in a Shrine football game. : EAST
94. Bugler's group, for one. : CORPS
96. Bank abbreviation. : INT
98. Texture. : WOOF
100. Goddess. : JUNO
101. Mrs. ___. : MALAPROP
102. Sound Dick Whittington heard. : PURR
104. Tests, in sports. : TRYOUTS
105. English race course. : AINTREE
106. ___ rubber. : FOAM
107. Share. : QUOTA
109. Wild goose call. : YANG
110. Frothy. : YEASTY
111. Two ___ (short interval): Slang. : SHAKES
112. Nova Scotia. : ACADIA
113. Hot coal. : CINDER
114. Awards for mystery writers. : EDGARS
115. Burning bush. : WAHOO
116. Double salts: Chem. : ALUMS
117. Central parts. : CORES
119. Downright. : SHEER
120. Triton's trumpet. : CONCH
123. Sharpness. : EDGE
125. Box of ancient Rome. : CIST
127. Plain. : BARE
129. Sun ___ -sen. : YAT
130. Son of Jacob. : DAN
132. ___ nutshell. : INA
133. Presidential monogram. : FDR

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 14 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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