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ASTRONAUTICAL

New York Times, Sunday, November 20, 1960

Author: Jack Luzzatto
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 144, Blocks: 68, Avg Word Len: 5.18, Missing: { J V Z }, Scrabble score: 557 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 118, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 4,146
Across Down
1. ___ Janeiro. : RIODE
6. Mine product. : SALT
10. Trip. : RIDE
14. Nimrod's city. : BABEL
19. Elizabethan figure. : ESSEX
20. There is: Fr. : ILYA
21. The once indivisible. : ATOM
22. Man from Baghdad. : IRAQI
23. Meteoric particles. : COSMICDUST
25. Device to display certain orbiting. : COMETARIUM
27. There: Lat. : IBI
28. Restrained. : TIED
29. Noted backwoods candidate. : ABE
31. Ruffles considerably. : IRES
32. Verbum ___. : SAP
33. Arabian tambourine. : TAAR
35. Freezes over. : ICES
37. Muse of astronomy. : URANIA
39. Party. : FETE
40. Relatives of ospreys. : ERNES
42. Together with: Scot. : ALANG
44. French firm: Abbr. : CIE
45. Court decree in Canada. : ARRET
46. Damage. : SCAR
48. John ___. : DOE
49. Pamper. : CODDLE
51. Detests heartily. : ABHORS
54. Science-fiction weapon. : RAYGUN
56. Penitent thief at Golgotha. : DISMAS
60. Dye trees. : LOGWOODS
63. Learn. : HEAR
64. Phrase demanding attention. : SEEHERE
65. At the nadir. : LOW
66. Migrants of the 1930's : OKIES
68. Circumpolar constellation. : DRACO
70. Icelandic book. : EDDA
71. A concept suggested by Dutch physicist Lorentz. : THESPACETIMECONTINUUM
76. Girl captured by Hercules. : IOLE
77. January in Mexico. : ENERO
78. Toys that seem to defy gravity. : YOYOS
79. Law: Fr. : LOI
80. Crumbles into decay. : MOLDERS
83. Rajah's lady. : RANI
85. Relative of the Skate. : NAUTILUS
87. Lamb products. : ESSAYS
88. Rumanian rhapsodist. : ENESCO
90. From first ___. : TOLAST
91. Shrine. : TEMPLE
93. Member of a well-known trio. : TOM
94. Just before the final. : SEMI
95. Absence excuse of sickness, in Eng. schools. : AEGER
98. Indian territory: Abbr. : RES
99. Make into law. : ENACT
101. Trencherman. : EATER
105. Spree. : TEAR
106. Noblest of Trojan chiefs. : HECTOR
108. Artless. : NAIF
110. Accomplished. : DONE
111. Building wing. : ELL
112. Ship's upright. : MAST
113. Space-minded nation. : USA
115. Noncoms, for short. : NCOS
117. School group: Abbr. : PTA
118. Garments for astronauts. : SPACESUITS
121. NASA concern. : ROCKETSHIP
124. Poison. : TOXIN
125. Ditch. : MOAT
126. Navigator Tasman. : ABEL
127. Rapidly. : APACE
128. Popular contemporary composer. : STYNE
129. Crusts, for example. : ENDS
130. Money on the Corso. : LIRE
131. Scolder. : RATER
1. Enumerate. : RECITE
2. Line on a weather map. : ISOBAR
3. Legendary poet. : OSSIAN
4. One of the parties: Abbr. : DEM
5. Parkway sign. : EXIT
6. Motorcycle accommodation. : SIDECAR
7. Chemical apparatus. : ALUDEL
8. Ghent's river. : LYS
9. Casual farewell. : TATA
10. Track driver. : RACER
11. Early Zionist group: Abbr. : ITO
12. Canada. : DOMINION
13. Smoothed with abrasive. : EMERIED
14. Influence. : BIAS
15. R. R. abbreviation. : ARR
16. Kiss: Fr. : BAISER
17. Treat as of the same value. : EQUATE
18. Shellfish. : LIMPET
24. Year in Trajan's reign. : CII
26. Japanese ceremony. : TEA
30. Villains of primitive science-fiction. : BUGEYEDMONSTERS
34. Plant again. : RESOW
36. Start in Cygnus. : SADR
38. Precision. : ACCURACY
39. Give a new look. : FRESHEN
41. Squeak and creak: Dial. : SCROOP
43. Biblical patriarch. : NOAH
45. "It's a sin to tell ___." : ALIE
47. King of India, c. 250 B. C. : ASOKA
50. Dwight. : DDE
51. Permanent. : ALLTIME
52. Nursery cries. : BOOHOOS
53. "The Time Machine" author. : HGWELLS
55. Paris station. : GARE
57. Lowest part of the brain. : MEDULLA
58. Strenuous. : ARDUOUS
59. Weather phenomenon. : SEAMIST
61. Checkers. : DICES
62. Spotted in the telescope. : SEEN
64. Ivan's girl. : SONYA
67. Least lenient. : STERNEST
69. Nocturnal animal. : COON
72. More dignified. : SEDATER
73. Dies ___. : IRAE
74. All: Fr. : TOUTE
75. "Helen, thy beauty ___ . . . " : ISTOME
81. Spectator. : EYER
82. Sergeant major of the regiment: Abbr. : RSM
84. Religious image. : ICON
86. The Trojan story. : ILIAD
88. Democratic choice. : ELECTION
89. Arabian state. : OMAN
92. Suppose. : PRESUME
94. Be very scrupulous. : STICKLE
95. Fallout producers. : ATESTS
96. Certain fish trap. : EELPOT
97. The Milky Way. : GALAXY
100. The Crab between the Twins and the Lion. : CANCER
102. Stovepipe. : TOPHAT
103. Tempt. : ENTICE
104. Farm machine. : REAPER
106. Owns. : HAS
107. Expels from office. : OUSTS
109. Adversary. : FOE
112. Significant wall handwriting. : MENE
114. Asian sea. : ARAL
116. Fomalhaut, for one. : STAR
119. ___ C., title of 50 Down. : CIN
120. Small child. : TAD
122. Kimono sash. : OBI
123. Belgian town. : SPA

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