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LEXICOGRAPHY

New York Times, Sunday, October 9, 1960

Author:
Herbert Lyle
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 582 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 124, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 20
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 4,104
Across
1. Stifles. : DAMPS
6. European. : SLAV
10. Clumsy craft. : TUBS
14. Type of fastener. : UBOLT
19. Falstaffian. : OBESE
20. Hebrides isle. : IONA
21. At the summit. : ATOP
22. Sprite. : PIXIE
23. Event of 1846–48. : MEXICANWAR
25. Hymns. : DOXOLOGIES
27. Ivy League man. : ELI
28. High land. : TIBET
29. Famous has-been. : PERON
30. Dinitrotoluene. : DNT
31. Numerical prefix. : DECA
33. Aegean gulf. : SAROS
35. Ship of 1492. : PINTA
36. Royal dynasty of Sweden. : VASA
37. Extra. : ODD
39. Township of Attica. : DEME
40. Dame. : LADY
41. On ___ (it is said): Fr. : DIT
42. The face: Lat. : FACIES
45. Noted novelist. : DICKENS
47. Craftier. : FOXIER
50. Urgent. : EXIGENT
52. Sea food. : CRABS
53. Long Island community. : MINEOLA
54. Further. : ULTERIOR
56. Compass point. : ESE
57. Certain paintings. : MADONNAS
58. African ruler. : DEY
59. Wood strips. : SPLINTS
61. Yearner. : PINER
62. Little: Scot. : SMA
63. ___ park. : AMUSEMENT
65. ___ certainty. : OFA
68. Village near Verdun. : ORNES
70. Western frontier peril. : RAIDERS
73. Stadium sound. : RAH
76. Spiny shrub. : BOXBRIER
78. Year in Trajan's reign. : CIX
79. Not reliable. : SLIPPERY
81. Major League team. : ORIOLES
82. Animal genus. : CANIS
84. Overflowed. : SPILLED
85. Lure. : LEADON
86. Ceremonious events: Rare. : SOLEMNS
88. Military command. : ATEASE
89. Man's nickname. : LEN
90. Runcible spoon. : FORK
91. First-rate. : AONE
93. Number. : SIX
94. Vessels: Abbr. : STRS
96. Weather satellite. : TIROS
97. Appears vaguely. : LOOMS
99. Siestas. : NAPS
102. Beverage. : TEA
103. Surround. : BOXIN
104. Father of Tobias. : TOBIT
106. ___ Juana. : TIA
107. Rooted out. : EXTIRPATED
110. Conveying, as oil, gas, etc. : PIPELINING
112. Girl's name. : MAIDA
113. Head: Fr. : TETE
114. Cattail. : REED
115. Sierra ___. : LEONE
116. Hair net. : SNOOD
117. Existence: Lat. : ESSE
118. Slips. : ERRS
119. Game fish. : TUNAS
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1. Rounded. : DOMED
2. White poplar. : ABELE
3. North American capital. : MEXICOCITY
4. Greek letter. : PSI
5. Denomination. : SECT
6. Seafarer of fiction. : SINBAD
7. Scowled. : LOWERED
8. Structural. : ANATOMIC
9. Department in SE France. : VAR
10. Young'un. : TAD
11. Visionaries. : UTOPIANS
12. Plate spring openings. : BOXENDS
13. Loud, as clothes. : SPORTY
14. Come ___. : UPON
15. Extensive. : BIG
16. Laboratory processes. : OXIDATIONS
17. Legal papers. : LIENS
18. Seed covering. : TESTA
24. Sloths. : AIS
26. Mauna ___. : LOA
32. Italian river. : ADIGE
34. Mysteries. : SECRETS
35. Freshman at West Point. : PLEBE
36. Fox. : VIXEN
38. ___-tongue (wild vanilla). : DEERS
41. Contributor. : DONOR
42. Quarrel. : FEUD
43. Spindle. : AXLE
44. Cut. : SNIP
46. Historic pass in Atlas Mts. : KASSERINE
47. Bona ___. : FIDE
48. Where Susa was. : ELAM
49. Tabula ___ (clean slate). : RASA
51. Hydrocarbons. : TOLANES
53. Shelves. : MANTELS
55. Versifier. : RIMER
57. Gives heed. : MINDS
60. Greek letters. : NUS
61. Chinese river. : PEI
64. Highest. : MAXIMAL
65. 1/6 drachma. : OBOL
66. Links call. : FORE
67. Proportion, as in crystals. : AXIALRATIO
68. Modern fabric. : ORLON
69. Nothing: Fr. : RIEN
71. Bank: Lat. : RIPA
72. Cooking devices. : SPITS
73. Ease. : RELAXATION
74. Greek god. : ARES
75. RLS character. : HYDE
77. Portends. : BODES
78. Stops up (cracks). : CALKS
80. ___-air. : PLEIN
82. Circlets. : CORONETS
83. More supercilious: Colloq. : SNOOTIER
86. Series of premises, in logic. : SORITES
87. Sneak thief. : SNOOPER
90. Direct and focus (the eyes). : FIXATE
92. Sets deeply. : EMBEDS
94. Checks. : STEMS
95. LBJ, for one. : TEXAN
96. Plaything. : TOP
98. Part of RSVP. : SIL
100. Feather. : PINNA
101. Wise ones. : SAGES
103. Nail. : BRAD
105. Awning. : TILT
108. Swearing-in words. : IDO
109. English river. : DEE
110. Common prefix. : PRE
111. Recent: Ger. : NEU

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 12 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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