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POTPOURRI

New York Times, Sunday, October 4, 1959

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 156, Blocks: 81, Avg Word Len: 5.74, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 643 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 160, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 19 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,733
Across
1. "A cat may ___ a king." : LOOKAT
7. Great guns!: Span. : CARAMBA
14. Bathhouse. : CABANA
20. St. Andrew's cross on a shield. : SALTIRE
21. Element No. 92. : URANIUM
22. Evidence of popular unrest. : RIOTING
24. Girl's name. : ARDELIA
25. Bone. : PATELLA
26. Perfume. : ESSENCE
27. Musical syllables. : LAS
28. Allegro or presto. : TEMPO
30. Chitchat. : SMALLTALK
32. One in Berlin. : EIN
33. Danish counties. : AMTS
35. Deep-blue color. : SMALT
37. Pale amethyst gem stone. : ONEGITE
38. German admiral, W. W. I. : SPEE
39. Assemblies. : DIETS
41. Singing joyfully. : ACAROL
43. Base of poi. : TARO
44. Thing to do. : STINT
45. Type of secular cantata. : SERENATA
47. In a line. : AROW
49. Antonio and others. : MERCHANTS
51. ___ Marquette. : PERE
52. Popular TV programs. : FIGHTS
54. Film record of a scene. : SHOT
55. Premeditated. : PREPENSE
59. Theatre lobby. : FOYER
60. Brief views: Fr. : APERCU
64. Extreme. : SEVERE
65. Drudge. : MOIL
67. Harvest times. : AUTUMNS
71. A thousand ages. : EON
72. Guest at the Mad Tea Party. : ALICE
73. With speed. : APACE
74. ___ Dome. : TEAPOT
75. Killer whale. : ORCA
76. Waterfront of Yakutsk. : LENARIVER
78. Highway sign. : CROSSROAD
80. Asset for a hostess. : TACT
81. Most unusual. : RAREST
84. Toby's cousin. : STEIN
86. Lukewarm. : TEPID
87. Compass point. : ESE
88. Religious feast. : HOLYDAY
89. Nissen ___. : HUTS
90. Seine or network. : SAGENE
91. American Indians. : REDMEN
93. Gold-greedy king. : MIDAS
95. Backfired. : EXPLODED
97. Of a poem. : ODIC
99. Workers with wicker. : CANERS
100. What udometers measure. : RAIN
101. Term in accounting. : PETTYCASH
105. Scotsman. : GAEL
106. Large baskets. : PANNIERS
110. See 91 Across. : OTOES
111. Gondola. : BOAT
113. Diplomatic achievement. : TREATY
115. Made of a cereal grain. : OATEN
116. Bugle call. : TAPS
117. Paprika-spiced dish. : GOULASH
119. Parts of louvers. : SLATS
121. Okinawa port. : NAHA
122. Abbrs. indicating examples. : EGS
123. He views with alarm. : PESSIMIST
125. Greenland air base. : THULE
127. Me: Ger. : MIR
128. Rather close. : NEARISH
130. Shade of lipstick. : CARMINE
132. Viña Delmar's best seller, 1928. : BADGIRL
134. City east of Venice. : TRIESTE
135. Middle name of a First Lady. : ELEANOR
136. Sources of power. : ENGINES
137. Joyful. : ELATED
138. Quality of being obstinate. : SETNESS
139. Engraving tools. : STYLES
Down
1. City on the Overland Trail. : LARAMIE
2. Graybeard: Colloq. : OLDSTER
3. Native of: Suffix. : OTE
4. Filibeg. : KILT
5. March 21 to April 21 in the zodiac. : ARIES
6. Associates in a sport. : TEAMMATES
7. Roof structure. : CUPOLA
8. Constellation S of Scorpio. : ARA
9. Corncrib pests. : RATS
10. Science of the wind. : ANEMOLOGY
11. City of the Sforzas. : MILAN
12. Missile. : BULLET
13. Alloys of mercury and silver. : AMALGAMS
14. Authors. : CREATORS
15. Passageway. : AISLE
16. Thicket. : BOSK
17. Consumed. : ATE
18. Bowling piece. : NINEPIN
19. What Iago was to Othello. : ANCIENT
20. Dishes of herbs. : SALADS
23. Civetlike animals. : GENETS
29. Spotted rodent. : PACA
31. Bore utterly. : TIRE
34. Wild animal of Tibet. : STEPPECAT
36. Big city problem. : TRAFFIC
38. Nature. : STATE
40. Contemptuous one. : SNEERER
42. Golden bird. : ORIOLE
44. Arcade features. : SHOPS
46. Björnson hero. : ARNE
48. Product of North Dakota. : WHEAT
50. Plain songs. : CHANTS
53. Certain. : TRUE
55. Book for churchmen. : PSALTER
56. Quit-claim. : RELEASE
57. Manifested. : EVINCED
58. Sovereignty. : EMPERY
61. Lassoed again. : REROPED
62. Narcotic. : COCAINE
63. Not appended. : UNADDED
66. Rowed. : OARED
68. Direction in music. : TACET
69. Ascending shaft. : UPRISE
70. Space target. : MOON
73. Of grandparents. : AVAL
75. Astorian. : OREGONIAN
77. Using a sort of humor. : IRONIC
79. City in the Donets Basin. : STALINO
82. Muttonfish. : SAMA
83. Binding. : TYING
84. Participator. : SHARER
85. Scuffles. : TUSSLES
88. Namesakes of Miss Lamarr. : HEDYS
90. Wing length. : SPAN
92. Specks of dust. : MOTES
94. Old-time executioner. : DEATHSMAN
96. Items in medical armamentarium. : XRAYTUBES
98. Designating an animal's head in heraldry. : CABOSHED
99. Goblets. : CHALICES
101. Convincing. : POTENT
102. Whatnot. : ETAGERE
103. Ship's canvas. : TOPSAIL
104. Old French coins. : SOUS
106. Egyptian god. : PTAH
107. Relative of tammy cloth. : ETAMINE
108. Takes on old hands. : REHIRES
109. Complications. : SNARLS
112. Mexican dish. : TAMALE
114. Transforms. : ALTERS
117. "Beau ___." : GESTE
118. River into the Danube. : SIRET
120. Incline. : SLANT
123. Call to attract attention. : PIST
124. Prong. : TINE
126. Touchy. : EDGY
129. Dept. of Agriculture division: Abbr. : REA
131. Numbers: Abbr. : NOS
133. "___ Blas." : GIL

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 18 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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