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READER'S GUIDE

New York Times, Sunday, October 23, 1960

Author: Thomas Meekin
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 69, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { J K W X Z }, Scrabble score: 506 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 128, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 4,118
Across Down
1. Lady on horseback. : GODIVA
7. Creator of Natty Bumppo. : COOPER
13. Shares. : QUOTAS
19. Chevalier d'Herblay. : ARAMIS
20. Sorceress in "Jerusalem Delivered." : ARMIDA
21. Describing certain roasts. : UNBONED
23. Dance. : MINUET
24. Connecting brace. : TIEROD
25. Italian satirist (1492–1557). : ARETINO
26. Druggets. : MATS
27. In search of. : AFTER
29. Contemporary playwright. : MILLER
31. Son of, in names. : MAC
32. Compass point. : ENE
33. Fluted border. : FRILL
34. Intentions. : AIMS
35. Spouse. : MATE
36. 18th C. German. : RASPE
38. Sweets, in England. : DESSERTS
42. Seeker of patronage. : TOUTER
44. Eosins. : REDS
46. Marches on. : TROOPS
48. Form of writing. : PROSE
49. Editor of "The Tatler." : STEELE
52. George Eliot's weaver. : MARNER
54. Natterjack. : TOAD
56. Grimm character. : HANSEL
57. Store up. : AMASS
58. "___ and thundered." : VOLLEYED
62. City in Belgium. : ANS
63. Type of paperback. : REPRINT
65. Mr. Pickwick is. : BALD
66. Descartes. : RENE
67. Buenos ___. : DIAS
69. Having a portal. : GATED
70. Adjust again. : RESET
71. Grieved. : SORE
72. Girl's name. : ETTA
73. Namesakes of Miss March. : AMYS
74. Edible root. : PARSNIP
76. 1004. : MIV
77. Novel by Hall Caine (with "The"). : DEEMSTER
79. Lord Jim's ship. : PATNA
80. Epithet for Dennis. : MENACE
82. "D'ye ken John ___ . . . " : PEEL
83. O. Henry. : PORTER
84. Wylie or Glyn. : ELINOR
85. Billiard shot. : MASSE
88. Becky Sharp's friend. : AMELIA
90. Slatted bin. : CRIB
91. Chant. : INTONE
93. Aeschylus' dramatic trilogy. : ORESTEIA
96. Poet Wilde. : OSCAR
100. "Streetcar" hero. : STAN
101. War craft. : LSTS
103. "The Promised Land" author. : ANTIN
105. Blackbird. : ANI
106. Make lace. : TAT
107. Swiftian brutes. : YAHOOS
109. Crime by fire. : ARSON
110. Early fighting plane. : SPAD
111. Learned. : ERUDITE
113. Coquette in "Barchester Towers." : NERONI
115. Blue mineral. : IOLITE
117. Recorded speed again. : RETIMED
118. Trues. : ALINES
119. Spellbinder. : ORATOR
120. Cheroots: Var. : SEGARS
121. Author Hubbard. : ELBERT
122. The Waverley ___. : NOVELS
1. "___ Gurton's Needle." : GAMMER
2. Amadis' beloved. : ORIANA
3. Count of Monte Cristo. : DANTES
4. Hawaiian baking pits. : IMUS
5. Contend. : VIE
6. "___ is Born." : ASTAR
7. Steers. : CATTLE
8. Bay windows. : ORIELS
9. Ancient bushel. : OMER
10. Mohammedan saint. : PIR
11. Esau. : EDOM
12. Heating device. : RADIATOR
13. Misgiving. : QUALM
14. Disquiet. : UNREST
15. Higher: Ger. : OBER
16. Little one. : TOT
17. In music, lively. : ANIMATO
18. Legislatures. : SENATES
22. To teach: Lat. : DOCERE
28. Rope-splicing pins. : FIDS
30. Speech sounds. : LISP
33. Antenna. : FEELER
35. Events in the Rue Morgue. : MURDERS
37. Officer: Abbr. : PRES
39. London street. : STRAND
40. Author Hoffmann. : ERNST
41. Sea food. : ROES
43. Silica. : OPAL
45. Deputy. : DELEGATE
47. Purloined. : STOLEN
49. Obscured. : SHADED
50. Of an ancient Egyptian city. : TANITE
51. Sword-shaped: Bot. : ENSATE
52. O'Flaherty novel (with "The"). : MARTYR
53. Friends: Fr. : AMIES
55. Man of experience: Colloq. : OLDTIMER
58. Poughkeepsie landmark. : VASSAR
59. Character in "Canterbury Tales." : YEOMAN
60. Caruso. : ENRICO
61. Kipling character. : DEEVER
64. "Virtue Rewarded." : PAMELA
65. Jungfrau's canton. : BERNE
68. Physician in "Hard Cash." : SAMPSON
70. Sound of tapping. : RATTAT
74. Romeo's rival. : PARIS
75. Greek peak. : PELION
78. Observed. : SEEN
79. Barber's sign. : POLE
81. His ___. : NIBS
83. Cast of characters: Lat. : PERSONAE
85. Roberts, for one. : MISTER
86. Scorpion's Heart. : ANTARES
87. Law. : STATUTE
89. Marquand's sleuth. : MOTO
90. Roman censor. : CATO
92. Click beetle. : ELATER
94. Breadwinner. : EARNER
95. Demand strongly. : INSIST
97. Of a tenant holding: Lat. : CAPITE
98. Schnitzler drama. : ANATOL
99. "___ to the Sea," by Synge. : RIDERS
102. Hangars. : SHEDS
104. Skull bump. : INION
107. Hero of Persian myth. : YIMA
108. Deal in. : SELL
109. Top rating at Lloyds'. : AONE
110. Tolstoi was one. : SLAV
112. Spade. : DIG
114. Bone. : RIB
116. Gold: Span. : ORO

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 14 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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