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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.
David Steinberg 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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A
2
C
3
E
4
D
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B
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O
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R
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S
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C
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H
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B
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A
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S
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S
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B
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A
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R
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E
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O
N
O
M
A
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T
O
P
O
E
I
A
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A
P
O
P
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H
A
S
I
S
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M
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X
E
D
M
E
T
A
P
H
O
R
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L
A
L
L
A
T
I
O
N
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E
L
I
D
E
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T
A
L
E
R
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P
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U
L
L
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A
V
I
A
T
E
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A
M
O
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N
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O
R
N
S
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P
O
G
O
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B
Y
E
S
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D
E
U
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S
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R
A
Y
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S
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B
E
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H
O
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N
E
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T
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S
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A
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R
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E
N
S
I
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L
E
D
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S
H
O
R
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N
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N
O
D
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B
E
P
P
O
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W
A
G
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M
E
I
O
S
I
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S
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B
O
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A
R
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O
O
M
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A
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S
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M
A
D
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H
E
A
P
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O
R
T
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S
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G
L
U
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C
O
S
E
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R
Y
E
S
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A
U
S
T
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S
N
A
R
E
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D
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G
I
A
N
T
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A
N
T
H
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I
L
L
S
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M
O
I
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A
M
E
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R
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S
T
E
R
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O
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R
E
A
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S
P
L
I
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T
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N
F
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N
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T
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V
E
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R
O
B
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A
C
T
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I
O
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O
N
E
S
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I
N
D
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O
V
E
R
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R
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P
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D
H
O
L
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E
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A
L
S
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A
C
E
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D
U
E
T
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A
S
H
Y
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T
O
E
N
A
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L
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L
A
M
A
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S
O
R
T
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D
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M
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S
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I
C
S
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T
R
A
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M
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L
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T
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O
T
E
S
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D
O
S
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S
H
I
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B
E
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N
E
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V
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D
I
N
E
R
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S
A
T
E
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E
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N
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S
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H
E
S
A
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C
L
A
118
P
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O
A
T
120
S
A
W
121
S
L
A
W
122
N
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O
124
M
E
125
T
H
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U
N
127
C
H
I
N
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S
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A
T
A
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O
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N
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S
A
L
E
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O
D
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N
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S
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N
A
I
L
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L
137
A
T
I
N
138
T
A
U
T
O
L
139
O
G
Y
140
I
141
N
T
E
R
R
O
142
G
A
T
I
O
N
143
H
Y
P
E
R
B
O
L
E
144
A
L
L
I
T
E
R
A
T
I
O
N
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O
S
T
S
146
A
P
E
S
147
T
B
O
N
E
S
148
B
E
A
N
© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,435
Across
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
Down
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, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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