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COLORFUL

New York Times, Sunday, October 25, 1959

Author:
W. E. Jones
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 130, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.68, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 493 (avg 1.34)
Open Squares: 149, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 11, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 22
W. E. Jones has 95 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,754
Across
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Rodeo gear. : LASSOS
7
Persephone's mother. : DEMETER
14
Name of a Danish queen. : DAGMAR
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Name meaning "little father." : ATTILA
21
Disease of grapevines. : ERINOSE
22
"La Vie ___." : ENROSE
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Bell ringer for Bing. : WHITECHRISTMAS
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Mother of Xerxes. : ATOSSA
26
Cartes. : MENUS
27
Time periods. : EONS
28
Reinforced. : BUTTRESSED
30
Pilasterlike pier. : ANTA
31
Noble. : BIG
32
Richard ___. : ROE
33
Withered. : SERE
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Boss Tweed's nemesis. : NAST
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Clio's sister. : ERATO
38
Smooth. : GLASSY
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Orchestrator's abbreviation. : STR
42
New Mexican Indians. : ISLETAS
44
Indulge in revelry. : ROISTER
46
Spill over. : SLOP
48
Buona ___ (good evening): Ital. : SERA
49
German article. : EINE
50
Curb. : LIMIT
54
Prickly. : SPINOUS
56
Rail junction in Utah. : OGDEN
58
Musical direction for a violinist. : SALTATO
60
Musing. : PENSIVE
61
Ten and: Suffix. : TEEN
62
Boisterous laughter. : ROARER
63
Diminutive suffix. : OCK
64
___ Vegas. : LAS
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Sweet-juiced cereal grass. : SORGO
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Blind ___, R.L.S. pirate. : PEW
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Modern name of Sparta's river. : IRI
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Extreme degree. : UTMOST
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Underdone. : RARE
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Image receivers of the eyes. : RETINAE
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Hiker. : TRAMPER
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___ Rouge. : BATON
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Hawklike birds. : ELANETS
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Tributary of Reno River, Italy. : SENIO
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Port on Firth of Lorne. : OBAN
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Egyptian. : COPT
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Concerning: Lat. : INRE
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Sea cucumber. : TREPANG
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According to rule: Fr. : ENREGLE
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Congressional body: Abbr. : USS
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___ et quarante. : TRENTE
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Queen: Span. : REINA
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L. P.'s. : RECS
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Okinawa's capital. : NAHA
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Bird. : ERN
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Wares: Abbr. : GDS
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Strike with a dull sound. : PLAP
102
Sportive. : FROLICSOME
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Theatre compartment. : LOGE
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Cottonwood. : ALAMO
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Discover. : INVENT
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Political leader in N.Y. : CARMINEDESAPIO
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Fencing position. : TIERCE
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Grayish fur. : KRIMMER
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Assumes. : PUTSON
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Seasoned. : SALTED
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Type of fishery. : SEALERY
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Shows vanity in (one's self.) : PREENS
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TV Western. : LAWMAN
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Mythical creator of the olive tree. : ATHENA
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Tasks. : STINTS
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What dramatists contrive. : SITUATIONS
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Bravos for bullfighters. : OLES
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Indian. : SAC
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Detract. : DEROGATE
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Green land. : ERIN
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___ America. : MISS
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Adjective and noun suffix. : ENT
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Mausolus' was famous. : TOMB
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Biblical hunter. : ESAU
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Curb. : RESTRAIN
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Lord Fauntleroy's mother. : DEAREST
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Penny ___. : ANTE
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Income statement item. : GROSS
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Relatives of Portulaca, Sedum, etc. : MOSSES
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Declare. : ASSERT
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Bookworm. : READER
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Certain beneficiaries. : HEIRESSES
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Flings. : TOSSES
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___ canto. : BEL
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Early Italian playing cards. : TAROTS
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Tree planted for edges. : OSAGEORANGE
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Kind of provisioner. : GREENGROCER
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Cut of meat. : LOIN
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California rockfish. : YELLOWTAIL
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Kill-joy. : SPOILSPORT
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Heroine of "Arrow of Gold." : RITA
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Ghost in a British castle. : SPECTRE
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Torch bearer for night travelers. : LINKMAN
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Bluejacket. : MARINER
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Repeat. : ITERATE
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Loyalists. : TORIES
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Water pipes. : SPOUTS
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Grape conserve. : UVATE
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Rid of certain pests. : DERAT
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Staggering. : AREEL
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She lost Paris to Helen of Troy. : OENONE
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Alleged. : PRETENDED
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Leave out. : OMIT
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Extra timber to support rafters. : INNERPLATE
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Users of 1 Across. : ROPERS
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Lose weight, old-style. : BANT
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Oatmeal cakes of Scotland. : BANNOCKS
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Behavior à la Elsie Dinsmore. : PRIGGERY
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Built. : ERECTED
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___ meter. : GAS
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Incapacitates. : UNFITS
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City opposite Port Huron. : SARNIA
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Kind of clerical hat. : SHOVEL
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Slip away. : ELAPSE
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Army truck. : CAMION
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Golf clubs. : SPOONS
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On the lookout. : ALERT
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Contemporary of D. W. Griffith. : INCE
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Paddock animal. : MARE
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Silk from Assam silkworms. : ERIA
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Shade of green. : LIME
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Corker. : ONER
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Assyrian god: Var. : ASUR
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2050. : MML
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Epistles: Abbr. : EPP

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 15 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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