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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.
Thomas Meekin has 202 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,733
Across
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"A cat may ___ a king." : LOOKAT
7
Great guns!: Span. : CARAMBA
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Bathhouse. : CABANA
20
St. Andrew's cross on a shield. : SALTIRE
21
Element No. 92. : URANIUM
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Evidence of popular unrest. : RIOTING
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Girl's name. : ARDELIA
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Bone. : PATELLA
26
Perfume. : ESSENCE
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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
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Waterfront of Yakutsk. : LENARIVER
78
Highway sign. : CROSSROAD
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Asset for a hostess. : TACT
81
Most unusual. : RAREST
84
Toby's cousin. : STEIN
86
Lukewarm. : TEPID
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Compass point. : ESE
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Religious feast. : HOLYDAY
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Nissen ___. : HUTS
90
Seine or network. : SAGENE
91
American Indians. : REDMEN
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Gold-greedy king. : MIDAS
95
Backfired. : EXPLODED
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Of a poem. : ODIC
99
Workers with wicker. : CANERS
100
What udometers measure. : RAIN
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Term in accounting. : PETTYCASH
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Scotsman. : GAEL
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Large baskets. : PANNIERS
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See 91 Across. : OTOES
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Gondola. : BOAT
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Diplomatic achievement. : TREATY
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Made of a cereal grain. : OATEN
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Bugle call. : TAPS
117
Paprika-spiced dish. : GOULASH
119
Parts of louvers. : SLATS
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Okinawa port. : NAHA
122
Abbrs. indicating examples. : EGS
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He views with alarm. : PESSIMIST
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Greenland air base. : THULE
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Me: Ger. : MIR
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Rather close. : NEARISH
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Shade of lipstick. : CARMINE
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Viña Delmar's best seller, 1928. : BADGIRL
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City east of Venice. : TRIESTE
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Middle name of a First Lady. : ELEANOR
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Sources of power. : ENGINES
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Joyful. : ELATED
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Quality of being obstinate. : SETNESS
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Engraving tools. : STYLES
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City on the Overland Trail. : LARAMIE
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Graybeard: Colloq. : OLDSTER
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Native of: Suffix. : OTE
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Filibeg. : KILT
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March 21 to April 21 in the zodiac. : ARIES
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Associates in a sport. : TEAMMATES
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Roof structure. : CUPOLA
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Constellation S of Scorpio. : ARA
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Corncrib pests. : RATS
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Science of the wind. : ANEMOLOGY
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City of the Sforzas. : MILAN
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Missile. : BULLET
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Alloys of mercury and silver. : AMALGAMS
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Authors. : CREATORS
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Passageway. : AISLE
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Thicket. : BOSK
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Consumed. : ATE
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Bowling piece. : NINEPIN
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What Iago was to Othello. : ANCIENT
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Dishes of herbs. : SALADS
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Civetlike animals. : GENETS
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Spotted rodent. : PACA
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Bore utterly. : TIRE
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Wild animal of Tibet. : STEPPECAT
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Big city problem. : TRAFFIC
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Nature. : STATE
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Contemptuous one. : SNEERER
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Golden bird. : ORIOLE
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Arcade features. : SHOPS
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Björnson hero. : ARNE
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Product of North Dakota. : WHEAT
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Plain songs. : CHANTS
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Certain. : TRUE
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Book for churchmen. : PSALTER
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Quit-claim. : RELEASE
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Manifested. : EVINCED
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Sovereignty. : EMPERY
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Lassoed again. : REROPED
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Narcotic. : COCAINE
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Not appended. : UNADDED
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Rowed. : OARED
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Direction in music. : TACET
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Ascending shaft. : UPRISE
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Space target. : MOON
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Of grandparents. : AVAL
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Astorian. : OREGONIAN
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Using a sort of humor. : IRONIC
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City in the Donets Basin. : STALINO
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Muttonfish. : SAMA
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Binding. : TYING
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Participator. : SHARER
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Scuffles. : TUSSLES
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Namesakes of Miss Lamarr. : HEDYS
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Wing length. : SPAN
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Specks of dust. : MOTES
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Old-time executioner. : DEATHSMAN
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Items in medical armamentarium. : XRAYTUBES
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Designating an animal's head in heraldry. : CABOSHED
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Goblets. : CHALICES
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Convincing. : POTENT
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Whatnot. : ETAGERE
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Ship's canvas. : TOPSAIL
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Old French coins. : SOUS
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Egyptian god. : PTAH
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Relative of tammy cloth. : ETAMINE
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Takes on old hands. : REHIRES
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Complications. : SNARLS
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Mexican dish. : TAMALE
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Transforms. : ALTERS
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"Beau ___." : GESTE
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River into the Danube. : SIRET
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Incline. : SLANT
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Call to attract attention. : PIST
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Prong. : TINE
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Touchy. : EDGY
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Dept. of Agriculture division: Abbr. : REA
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Numbers: Abbr. : NOS
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"___ 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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