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OMNIFARIOUS

New York Times, Sunday, October 2, 1960

Author:
H. L. Risteen
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 81, Avg Word Len: 5.27, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 651 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 148, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 13, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 4,097
Across
1. Newspaper section. : SPORTS
7. Chase after balls, in batting practice. : SHAG
11. Dies ___. : IRAE
15. Pieces of cake. : LAYERS
21. Outcast. : PARIAH
22. Opportunist of a sort. : EARLYBIRD
24. Charm. : AMULET
25. Songbird. : ORIOLE
26. Charming. : AGREEABLE
27. Noisy insect. : CICADA
28. Group of countries: Abbr. : OAS
29. Youth. : LAD
31. Roman family. : GENS
32. Put in a container. : BINNED
34. Rugged rock. : TOR
35. Distinguish. : KNOW
37. Bridge term. : REPASS
39. Namesakes of Dostoyevski heroine. : SONIAS
40. Caboose's place. : REAR
41. More judicious. : SANER
43. Vehicle. : CART
44. Family of poets. : BENETS
45. Shadowy. : DUSKY
46. Role in "The Green Pastures." : DELAWD
48. Started: Poet. : GAN
49. Part of a poem. : SESTET
51. ___ bleu. : BAS
54. Prolonged sound, as of drums. : ROLL
55. Hugo's middle name. : MARIE
57. Did C. P. A. work. : AUDITED
61. Yield. : OUTPUT
63. Abandoned. : CASTOFF
65. Howl. : ULULATE
66. Soup ingredient. : ONIONS
67. Pianist's forte. : CONCERTOS
69. "The ___ Cometh." : ICEMAN
70. Finish lines. : TAPES
71. Church choir leader. : CANTOR
72. Fashion. : SHAPE
74. Coal mine. : PIT
75. Mild rebuke. : TUT
76. Tropical tree. : RATTAN
77. Builders of a sort. : MASONS
79. Residence room. : DEN
80. ___-de-sac. : CUL
81. Plant part. : PALEA
82. Government. : POLITY
83. Memorable movie name. : GARBO
85. ___ numerals. : ARABIC
87. Nonsense. : RIGMAROLE
90. Children. : FAMILY
91. Flower. : PETUNIA
93. California city. : NEEDLES
94. Park ___. : AVENUE
95. Cousin of Justice Shallow. : SLENDER
96. Paddock denizens. : MARES
97. Breakwater. : MOLE
99. Language: Abbr. : GER
100. City on 135 Across. : KARNAK
103. Napoleonic marshal. : NEY
104. Mystical belief. : CABALA
106. Father, in Berlin. : VATER
109. Thinks. : OPINES
111. Zoo enclosure. : CAGE
112. Young fellow. : SPRIG
116. Roman road. : ITER
117. Machine tool. : PLANER
118. Writ of arrest. : CAPIAS
120. Canaveral name. : THOR
121. Slender fish. : GAR
122. Barbara Bel ___. : GEDDES
123. Berlin's forte. : TUNE
124. Heights: Abbr. : HTS
126. Literary form. : ODE
127. Ancient Spain. : IBERIA
129. Massachusetts city. : ATTLEBORO
132. Evangeline's province. : ACADIA
134. Most recent. : LATEST
135. Historic waterway. : NILERIVER
136. Inactive. : SILENT
137. Wintry. : SLEETY
138. Famous flyers. : ACES
139. Jack ___, English rebel. : CADE
140. Cowpokes' mounts. : HOSSES
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1. Halloween visitants. : SPOOKS
2. South American river. : PARANA
3. Prayer. : ORISON
4. ___ Grande. : RIO
5. Lofty. : TALL
6. Cut off. : SHEAR
7. Vast amount. : SEA
8. He wrote "She." : HAGGARD
9. Stem. : ARREST
10. Valleys. : GLENS
11. P. I. tree. : IBA
12. Narrow strip. : RIBBON
13. Namesakes of the "Bohemian Girl." : ARLINES
14. Amphibole. : EDENITE
15. Trimmings. : LACES
16. Among. : AMID
17. Where Mérida is: Abbr. : YUC
18. Makes proud. : ELATES
19. Hardwood. : REDOAK
20. Describing the sky. : STARRY
23. It is so. : YES
30. Transfer picture, for short. : DECAL
33. Capital of the Bahamas. : NASSAU
36. Espouse. : WED
38. Ratchet. : PAWL
39. Campus man. : SENIOR
40. Dark-red mineral. : RUTILE
42. TV fare. : RERUNS
44. Exchange. : BARTER
45. Infer. : DEDUCE
47. A great deal. : LOTS
48. Frenchman. : GASCON
50. Spring flowers. : TULIPS
51. To ___. : BOOT
52. To the life. : AUNATUREL
53. Arrange definitely. : STIPULATE
55. Devilfish. : MANTA
56. Salamander. : EFT
58. Being meddlesome. : TAMPERING
59. Brilliant color. : ETAINBLUE
60. Hollow. : DENT
62. Literary man. : POET
63. Hold. : CONTAIN
64. Old-fashioned persons. : FOSSILS
67. Provide food. : CATER
68. Young pig. : SHOTE
71. Presidential nickname. : CAL
73. Some. : ANY
76. Spicier. : RACIER
77. He wrote "Kitty Foyle." : MORLEY
78. Century plants. : ALOES
79. ___ Fortune. : DAME
80. Beanies. : CAPS
81. Greek lyric poet. : PINDAR
82. Chaplains. : PADRES
83. Small mallets. : GAVELS
84. Court hearing. : OYER
86. Ambassador to India. : BUNKER
88. Pearl. : GEM
89. More humble. : MEANER
90. White House canine. : FALA
92. Poet of "Dover Beach." : ARNOLD
97. "The Gift of the ___." : MAGI
98. West Indies sorcery. : OBEAH
101. Great hall of Persian palace. : APADANA
102. Of motion. : KINETIC
104. Was playful. : CAPERED
105. Skillful. : APT
106. Watches. : VIGILS
107. Kettledrum : ATABAL
108. Cylindrical in form. : TERETE
110. Be sheltered. : NESTLE
111. Italian sculptor. : CANOVA
113. British capitalist in Africa. : RHODES
114. Germ killer. : IODINE
115. Stars, in sports parlance. : GREATS
117. Abounding in a certain fuel. : PEATY
118. ___ foot. : CUBIC
119. Stow away: Slang. : STASH
122. Essence. : GIST
123. Land tract: Abbr. : TER
125. Shadow: Comb. form. : SCIO
128. Wild: Scot. : REE
130. French article. : LES
131. Siderite. : ORE
133. Than: Ger. : ALS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 14 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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