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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
Across
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
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Laundry unit. : DRIER
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Caucasian. : OSSET
139
Guard. : SENTRY
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Exclamations of disbelief. : PAHS
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Builds. : REARS
Down
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Pay (the cost). : DEFRAY
2
Cob or hack. : EQUINE
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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
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Where Panama is: Abbr. : ICZ
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Brown seeds of a tropical vine. : BAYBEANS
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"Out, ___ spot!" : DAMNED
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Bellowing. : AROAR
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Elvers. : EELS
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$. : DOL
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U.N. representative of Pakistan. : ALYKHAN
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A ___ (by the menu). : LACARTE
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Claret. : RED
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Excess of chances. : ODDS
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Papal seal. : BULLA
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Unlimited quantity. : OCEAN
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Irascible. : TESTY
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Ingress. : WAYIN
28
Hearing in law. : OYER
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One. : UNIT
36
"East of ___." : EDEN
37
Mr. Banjo's low notes. : PLUNKPLUNK
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Bondman. : SERF
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Discourage. : DETER
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G.B.S.'s word for the Statue of Liberty. : IDOL
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Indian mahogany trees. : TOONS
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Poise. : EASINESS
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Table game. : POOL
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Ornamental knot. : BOW
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Harvester of rhyme. : PETERPIPER
51
Fancy. : IDEA
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Star in Cygnus. : SADR
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Mexican plant. : JALAP
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Santa ___ racetrack. : ANITA
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William IV of England. : SILLYBILLY
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Breakwater. : MOLE
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Bucolic bistro. : HONKYTONK
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Inactive: Abbr. : RET
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Hero of Hungary. : NAGY
61
Wood. : TEAK
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School for scientists. : MIT
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Spread thin, as ink. : BRAY
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Poetic time of day. : EEN
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The man in the case. : PERRYMASON
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Small amount. : RAY
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Human beings. : ADAMITES
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Take place. : PASS
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Bladed tool. : HOE
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Challenge. : DEFY
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Simple Simon. : OAF
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Quick pull. : JERK
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___ des Beaux-Arts. : ECOLE
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Crakes. : RAILS
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Important title. : MRS
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Signal flag. : JACK
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Whimper. : MEWL
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Inter ___. : ALIA
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Big Cassino. : TEN
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Incited. : STUNG
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Team in a Shrine football game. : EAST
94
Bugler's group, for one. : CORPS
96
Bank abbreviation. : INT
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Texture. : WOOF
100
Goddess. : JUNO
101
Mrs. ___. : MALAPROP
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Sound Dick Whittington heard. : PURR
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Tests, in sports. : TRYOUTS
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English race course. : AINTREE
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___ rubber. : FOAM
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Share. : QUOTA
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Wild goose call. : YANG
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Frothy. : YEASTY
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Two ___ (short interval): Slang. : SHAKES
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Nova Scotia. : ACADIA
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Hot coal. : CINDER
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Awards for mystery writers. : EDGARS
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Burning bush. : WAHOO
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Double salts: Chem. : ALUMS
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Central parts. : CORES
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Downright. : SHEER
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Triton's trumpet. : CONCH
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Sharpness. : EDGE
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Box of ancient Rome. : CIST
127
Plain. : BARE
129
Sun ___ -sen. : YAT
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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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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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