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A FEW WORDS

New York Times, Sunday, November 22, 1959

Author:
William A. Lewis Jr.
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 134, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.51, Missing: { Z }, Scrabble score: 573 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 117, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 20
William A. Lewis Jr. has 45 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original was faint in parts, and clues for 2-, 7-, 8-, and 32-Down seemed like they needed underscores in them, so added these.

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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,782
Across
1
Radar signals. : BLIPS
6
Pound. : THUMP
11
Indian princes. : RAJAHS
17
Marine fish, for short. : SEACAT
18
A social courtesy. : HONOR
19
Where Crater Lake is. : OREGON
20
Branch for the modern doctor. : SPACEMEDICINE
22
Theatrical valet of old times. : TIREMAN
24
Chimney. : POT
25
Place for fanciful castles. : SPAIN
26
Soldier of a sort. : SADSACK
28
Before. : ERE
29
Double possessive. : OURS
31
Political first name. : ADLAI
33
Mrs. Arrowsmith. : LEORA
34
Ridge. : WALE
35
Exercising. : USING
37
Central Italian river. : LIRI
39
Slogan. : CRY
40
Measured in a certain way. : PACED
41
Where the San Jacinto flows. : TEXAS
42
Scene of battle, May 7–8, 1942. : CORALSEA
44
A great contrast. : FARCRY
45
Stage (a play). : PUTON
47
Right angle extensions. : ELLS
48
Short Welsh hound. : CORGI
49
Process by which amoebas multiply. : FISSION
52
False representations. : MASQUERADES
56
Famous school at Baton Rouge. : LSU
57
Stratified volcanic rock. : TUFF
59
Pay off. : PANOUT
60
One of the senses. : SMELL
61
Home of the ibex. : ALPS
63
Library "quiet zone." : READINGROOM
66
Begrudge. : ENVY
67
Boils: Colloq. : PERKS
69
Small, narrow opening. : CRANNY
70
Folksinger Burl. : IVES
72
Pointer. : TIP
73
Headline labor dispute. : STEELSTRIKE
75
As a whole. : ENMASSE
77
Three "squares." : MEALS
78
Evening, in Rome. : SERA
80
Celtic soothsayer. : DRUID
81
Somewhat. : PRETTY
83
Where Andorra is. : PYRENEES
85
Insignificant part. : TITHE
89
Green spots of Egypt. : OASES
90
Month: Abbr. : DEC
91
Plaything. : DOLL
92
Word expressing boredom. : HOHUM
93
Borodin's Prince. : IGOR
94
Little: Lat. : PARUM
96
Negatives of a sort. : NYETS
99
Partial: Prefix. : SEMI
100
Month: Abbr. : NOV
101
Accumulated, as snow. : DRIFTED
103
Interruptions. : STOPS
105
Racket. : BAT
106
Budget item. : TUITION
108
Bookstore specialties. : TRADEEDITIONS
111
Household appurtenance. : TEASET
112
Suppress. : ELIDE
113
Tie score. : ONEONE
114
Describing a sauna. : STEAMY
115
Musical symbols. : RESTS
116
Common ___. : SENSE
Down
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Miss Potter of "Peter Rabbit" fame. : BEATRIX
2
Fond du ___, Wisconsin. : LAC
3
Frosts. : ICES
4
Grass-covered plain: Span. : PAMPA
5
Advantage. : STEAD
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Nothingness, or thereabouts. : THINAIR
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___ anno (in this year): Lat. : HOC
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Etats ___. : UNIS
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Colorful pheasant of India. : MONAL
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The one before. : PREDECESSOR
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Occurring around an axis. : ROTARY
12
Port of Chile. : ARICA
13
Preserve (meat) in a certain way. : JERK
14
Generation. : AGE
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They happen around the house. : HOMEACCIDENTS
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Menacing dog. : SNARLER
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Man or wife. : SPOUSE
20
Part of a pitcher. : SPOUT
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Western character. : DILLON
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Poor. : NEEDY
27
Wading bird. : SORA
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Crackles. : SNAPS
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Dies ___. : IRAE
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Kriegspiel. : WARGAME
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Spaceman's pressurized garb. : GSUIT
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Rude. : ILLMANNERED
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Young salmon. : PARRS
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Prepares by mixing. : CONFECTS
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Describing beatnik talk. : SLANGY
44
Adversary. : FOE
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Round. : TOUR
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Cleared timberlands. : CUTOVERS
49
Ailerons. : FLAPS
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In London, a safety zone. : ISLET
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Well-known parliament. : SUPREMESOVIET
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What: Fr. : QUOI
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Teen-agers' idol. : ELVIS
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Cathedral passageway. : SLYPE
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One of Joe Louis' "victims." : FARR
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More ruddy. : PINKER
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Pesky insect. : SKEETER
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Type of batted ball. : DAISYCUTTER
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Chef's list. : MENU
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Skinny one's nickname. : SLATS
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Gen. Patton's middle name. : SMITH
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Christopher ___. : SLY
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One way to say good-by. : ADIOS
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Shortly. : ANON
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Cross out. : DELETE
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Exact moment. : POINT
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Certain entrees. : RAGOUTS
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Theatrical abbreviation. : PERF
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Champs-___. : ELYSEES
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To ___ (completely). : THEBONE
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Kind. : HUMANE
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Gives forth. : EMITS
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Delicious and choice. : DAINTY
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Introduction. : PROEM
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Blackbird: Poet. : MERLE
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Commotions: Colloq. : TODOS
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Ridge. : SPINE
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Genus of showy African orchids. : DISA
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M. C.'s place. : DAIS
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British machine gun. : STEN
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Grasp: Dial. : TAE
109
Insecticide. : DDT
110
One of the Cyclades. : IOS

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

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