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FIGURATIVELY SPEAKING

New York Times, Sunday, November 23, 1958

Author: Herbert Ettenson
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 176, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 649 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 114, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 20
Herbert Ettenson has 87 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
PS notes: Original 19-Across had "tintinabulation"; corrected this to "tintinnabulation." Original 19-Across also had "tells"; corrected this to "wells." Also, 138-Across clue reads "A rose is a rose is a rose." Stein herself, however, left off the initial word "A."
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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,435
Across Down
1. Scored by a single point. : ACED
5. Beet soup. : BORSCH
11. Angler's prize. : BASS
15. Mere. : BARE
19. "To the tintinnabulation that so musically wells . . . " : ONOMATOPOEIA
21. "I will not speak of his unsavory past." : APOPHASIS
23. "To take arms against a sea of troubles." : MIXEDMETAPHOR
24. "Velly good." : LALLATION
25. Apocopate. : ELIDE
26. Old German coin. : TALER
27. Influence: Slang. : PULL
29. Fly. : AVIATE
30. Opposite of "odi." : AMO
31. Weird Sisters. : NORNS
33. Comic strip character. : POGO
34. Runs, in cricket. : BYES
35. God: Lat. : DEUS
37. Particle. : RAY
38. Compass point. : SBE
40. Sharpen. : HONE
42. Boris of Bulgaria. : TSAR
46. Stored grain. : ENSILED
48. Tonsured. : SHORN
50. Land of ___. : NOD
51. Byron poem. : BEPPO
52. Joker. : WAG
53. "The outlook wasn't brilliant for the Mudville nine . . . " : MEIOSIS
55. Wild hog. : BOAR
57. Dutch uncle. : OOM
58. ___ as a March hare. : ASMAD
61. Cumulus. : HEAP
62. Table scraps. : ORTS
64. Sugar syrup. : GLUCOSE
66. Gypsy gentlemen. : RYES
67. Figl's country: Abbr. : AUST
68. Entrammeled. : SNARED
70. A new San Franciscan. : GIANT
71. Formicaries. : ANTHILLS
73. French pronoun. : MOI
74. Native of U. S.: Abbr. : AMER
76. Italian measure. : STERO
78. Cartoonist Gardner. : REA
79. To quickly solve, for example. : SPLITINFINITIVE
83. ___ the cradle. : ROB
84. Legal proceeding: Lat. : ACTIO
86. Singles. : ONES
87. State: Abbr. : IND
88. Too mellow. : OVERRIPE
90. Wild dog of India. : DHOLE
92. Region of France. : ALSACE
94. Musical composition. : DUET
95. Cinereous. : ASHY
96. Pedicurist's concern. : TOENAIL
98. Prayer wheel user. : LAMA
99. Nature. : SORT
100. Coins. : DIMES
101. Suffix for sciences. : ICS
102. Vehicle. : TRAM
104. "A citizen of no mean city." : LITOTES
106. Parties: Eng. colloq. : DOS
107. Former name of a ball park in Philadelphia. : SHIBE
109. State: Abbr. : NEV
111. Eatery. : DINER
112. Fabrics. : SATEENS
116. "For ___ jolly good fellow . . . " : HESA
117. Applaud. : CLAP
119. Avena sativa. : OAT
120. Maxim. : SAW
121. Cabbage dish. : SLAW
122. Alaskan city. : NOME
125. Swiss lake. : THUN
127. Double ___. : CHINS
129. One ___ time. : ATA
130. Store sign. : ONSALE
133. Norse god. : ODIN
134. Slowpoke. : SNAIL
136. _____ America. : LATIN
138. "A rose is a rose is a rose." : TAUTOLOGY
140. "Can Spring be far behind?" : INTERROGATION
143. "All the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand." : HYPERBOLE
144. "Full fathom five thy father lies . . . " : ALLITERATION
145. Kilns: Var. : OSTS
146. Simians. : APES
147. Steaks. : TBONES
148. Legume. : BEAN
1. Disquieted. : ANXIOUS
2. College girl. : COED
3. North Sea port. : EMDEN
4. Hoover, for example. : DAM
5. Asa Gray's science. : BOTANY
6. Cacholongs. : OPALS
7. Halter. : ROPE
8. Very: Ger. : SEHR
9. Labor group. : CIO
10. Silent Marx. : HARPO
11. Trial ___. : BALLOON
12. "Oh, what ___ was Mary . . . " : APAL
13. Lima coin. : SOL
14. Spread out. : SPLAY
15. Cotton goods. : BATISTE
16. From Aden to the Arctic. : ASIA
17. Rumbullion. : RIOT
18. Feudal domestic. : ESNE
19. Some Texans. : OILMEN
20. Quaternion. : TETRAD
22. Hold for use. : HAVE
23. Civil War general. : MEADE
28. Horrors! : UGH
32. Where Salem is: Abbr. : OREG
33. "How gracious, how benign, is Solitude." : PERSONIFICATION
34. Hound. : BEDOG
36. Pacific Coast Indian. : SIWASH
38. Airplane. : SHIP
39. Exclamation to startle. : BOO
41. ___ Hill. : NOB
43. "He was dealt a blushing crow." : SPOONERISM
44. "O death, where is thy sting?" : APOSTROPHE
45. City of the Seven Hills. : ROME
47. Youth. : LAD
48. Membership. : SEAT
49. New Deal act. : NIRA
51. Fisticuffer. : BRUISER
53. Sicilian port. : MESSINA
54. Famous London street. : STRAND
56. Math course: Abbr. : ALG
58. Macaw. : ARARA
59. "Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown." : SYNECDOCHE
60. Transposition, as cruel for crulle, Falstaff for Fastolph, etc. : METATHESIS
61. Exclamation of greeting. : HULLO
63. Half: Prefix. : SEMI
65. Manx. : CAT
67. High mountain. : ALP
68. Boy. : SON
69. By-passes. : DETOURS
72. Quarantine. : ISOLATE
73. Book of devotions. : MISSAL
75. Metal pin. : RIVET
77. Is ruled by. : OBEYS
80. Take effect. : TELL
81. Chemical suffix. : INE
82. Old hand. : VET
85. Son of Apollo. : ION
89. Ups. : RAISES
91. Norse goddess of healing. : EIR
93. Surrounded by. : AMID
94. Facient. : DOER
96. Rinehart character. : TISH
97. Weapon. : LANCE
99. Printer's term. : STET
100. Dowery. : DOT
103. Actor Ferrer. : MEL
105. "___ tree by a river . . . " : ONA
106. Daybreak. : DAWN
108. Provinces in Yugoslavia. : BANATES
110. Fast colors. : VATDYES
112. Crew member. : SAILOR
113. Joyfulness. : ELATION
114. People. : NATION
115. Proust hero. : SWANN
118. Letter on a key. : PHI
120. English counties. : SHIRES
123. Swan genus. : OLOR
124. Dame Nellie. : MELBA
126. Eastern Christian. : UNIAT
127. Menu. : CARTE
128. Shade of blue. : SLATE
130. Roman ruler. : OTHO
131. Negations. : NAYS
132. Administrative title: Abbr. : SUPT
133. Coquet. : OGLE
134. Normandy town. : STLO
135. German negative. : NEIN
137. Caesar's sister. : ATIA
139. Alley ___! : OOP
141. Mediation group. : NLB
142. Chitter-chatter. : GAB

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 16 debuted here and reused later, 13 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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