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LITERARY SPOTLIGHT

New York Times, Sunday, November 30, 1958

Author:
Roberta Morse
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 65, Avg Word Len: 5.53, Missing: { F Q X }, Scrabble score: 563 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 138, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 8, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17
Roberta H. Morse has 64 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 43-Down had "milieu"; corrected this to "milieux," since the actual entry is plural.

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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,442
Across
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15th century explorer. : CABOT
6
Store. : PUTAWAY
13
Lamb's friend. : KEATS
18
Addis ___. : ABABA
19
Queued up. : INALINE
20
Loosened. : UNLACED
23
Author of "The New Class." : MILOVANDJILAS
25
Discomfort. : MALAISE
26
Without worth. : IDLE
27
Little: Fr. : PEU
28
Indifference. : TEPIDITY
30
Jan. and May. : MOS
31
Lo! : SEE
32
Slope in the Highlands. : BRAE
33
Cordial flavoring. : ANISE
34
Nip. : BITE
35
Fashionable Portuguese resort. : ESTORIL
37
Marine worms. : TEREDOS
40
Citizen. : VOTER
41
City south of Moscow. : OREL
42
Japanese banjo. : SAMISEN
43
"Master of melody." : MOZART
44
Thurber's forte. : HUMOR
46
Veer off orbit. : DEVIATE
47
Unit often counted. : CALORIE
48
Time. : ERA
49
Discriminate. : SECERN
50
Descriptive of the Parthenon. : DORIC
52
Scholastic degree. : SCD
53
Vervain. : LANTANA
56
At any ___. : RATE
58
"March of Archeology" author. : CERAM
60
"___ Eat the Daisies." : PLEASEDONT
62
Queenly name. : ANTOINETTE
67
Alekhine's forte. : CHESS
68
Spanish demonstrative. : ESTO
70
Ballet garment. : LEOTARD
71
Bad Nauheim, for example. : SPA
74
Kilmer's poem. : TREES
76
Boards. : TABLES
78
Young animal. : KID
79
Rocky Mountain thief. : PACKRAT
81
Makes easy. : ENABLES
83
Crinkled. : CREPY
85
Landfall for an ancient mariner. : ARARAT
86
Cooked. : BROILED
87
Writer on anthropology. : BOAS
88
Now. : TODAY
89
French priests. : PRETRES
90
Campaign issue. : BOSSISM
93
Rubber trees. : ULES
94
___ Duff Cooper. : DIANA
95
Unsightly thing. : BLOT
96
Link. : TIE
97
Curtailed: Abbr. : LIM
98
Locked cellaret for wines and liquors. : TANTALUS
101
Grass. : OAT
102
A science: Abbr. : CHEM
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Obstinate. : ASININE
105
Yurii Andreievich. : DOCTORZHIVAGO
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More austere. : STERNER
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Elaborate (on). : ENLARGE
110
Frame for laundry. : AIRER
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Dictum. : SAYSO
112
Navy arm in World War II. : SEABEES
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Kind of blouse. : MIDDY
Down
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Smock. : CAMISE
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Tarries. : ABIDES
3
Devotee of Terpsichore. : BALLETOMANE
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Hautboy. : OBOE
5
Hebrew letter. : TAV
6
Like certain conifers. : PINEAL
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Excessive. : UNDUE
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Agra tomb, for short. : TAJ
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Dismounted. : ALIT
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Trick. : WILE
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Metrical foot. : ANAPAEST
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Emphatic approval. : YESINDEED
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Fermented drink from camel's milk. : KUMISS
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Growing out. : ENATE
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Auxiliary. : ALLY
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Chinese temple. : TAA
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"Arabian Nights" weapons. : SCIMITARS
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Abstruse. : ESOTERIC
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Goldsmith's "___ Village." : DESERTED
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"Men are ___ when they woo . . . " : APRIL
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A lord in "Winter's Tale." : DION
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Brother: Dial. : BRER
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Fellow: Slang. : BOZO
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Gold for Pizarro. : ORO
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Boar's Head. : TAVERN
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Middle East province. : EMIRATE
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Gay. : RIANT
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Lassen, for example. : VOLCANO
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Relative of brut. : SEC
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French mayors' milieux. : MAIRIES
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Promote. : HELP
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A continental divide range. : URAL
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Adamant: Colloq. : DEADSET
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Some Louisianians. : CREOLES
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Make unkind fun of. : SNEERAT
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Book size: Abbr. : OCT
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Middle word of a child's game. : TAC
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Adjunct in a smoke-filled room. : ASHTRAY
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Fit for Lucullus. : EATABLE
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Came upon. : MET
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Full of: Suffix. : OSE
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Privileged class. : NOBLES
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Is severely affected: Colloq. : TAKESITHARD
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Quick, light step. : TRIP
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Swirl. : EDDY
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Means of access. : STAIR
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Artists' implements. : SPATULAS
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One released conditionally. : PAROLIST
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Societies of learned men. : ACADEMIES
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Evening music. : SERENADES
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Instructed. : LED
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Long-tailed apes. : KRAS
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Accompanied. : NOTALONE
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Charge. : COST
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Ethiopian title. : RAS
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Uninhibited youth. : BRAT
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Enclosure for 40 Across. : BOOTH
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Sir Arthur Wing ___. : PINERO
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Trail markers. : BLAZES
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Beleaguered. : SIEGED
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Mnemosyne's sphere. : MEMORY
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Jutlanders. : DANES
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One of 94 Down. : BORGE
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Minute. : TINY
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California college. : UCLA
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Pierce. : STAB
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Year in Trajan's reign. : CVII
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Blue Eagle. : NRA
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Cinnabar. : ORE
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"Just as ___." : IAM

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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