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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
1. 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
103. Obstinate. : ASININE
105. Yurii Andreievich. : DOCTORZHIVAGO
108. More austere. : STERNER
109. Elaborate (on). : ENLARGE
110. Frame for laundry. : AIRER
111. Dictum. : SAYSO
112. Navy arm in World War II. : SEABEES
113. Kind of blouse. : MIDDY
Down
1. Smock. : CAMISE
2. Tarries. : ABIDES
3. Devotee of Terpsichore. : BALLETOMANE
4. Hautboy. : OBOE
5. Hebrew letter. : TAV
6. Like certain conifers. : PINEAL
7. Excessive. : UNDUE
8. Agra tomb, for short. : TAJ
9. Dismounted. : ALIT
10. Trick. : WILE
11. Metrical foot. : ANAPAEST
12. Emphatic approval. : YESINDEED
13. Fermented drink from camel's milk. : KUMISS
14. Growing out. : ENATE
15. Auxiliary. : ALLY
16. Chinese temple. : TAA
17. "Arabian Nights" weapons. : SCIMITARS
21. Abstruse. : ESOTERIC
22. Goldsmith's "___ Village." : DESERTED
24. "Men are ___ when they woo . . . " : APRIL
29. A lord in "Winter's Tale." : DION
32. Brother: Dial. : BRER
34. Fellow: Slang. : BOZO
36. Gold for Pizarro. : ORO
37. Boar's Head. : TAVERN
38. Middle East province. : EMIRATE
39. Gay. : RIANT
40. Lassen, for example. : VOLCANO
42. Relative of brut. : SEC
43. French mayors' milieux. : MAIRIES
44. Promote. : HELP
45. A continental divide range. : URAL
46. Adamant: Colloq. : DEADSET
47. Some Louisianians. : CREOLES
49. Make unkind fun of. : SNEERAT
51. Book size: Abbr. : OCT
54. Middle word of a child's game. : TAC
55. Adjunct in a smoke-filled room. : ASHTRAY
57. Fit for Lucullus. : EATABLE
59. Came upon. : MET
61. Full of: Suffix. : OSE
63. Privileged class. : NOBLES
64. Is severely affected: Colloq. : TAKESITHARD
65. Quick, light step. : TRIP
66. Swirl. : EDDY
69. Means of access. : STAIR
71. Artists' implements. : SPATULAS
72. One released conditionally. : PAROLIST
73. Societies of learned men. : ACADEMIES
75. Evening music. : SERENADES
77. Instructed. : LED
80. Long-tailed apes. : KRAS
82. Accompanied. : NOTALONE
83. Charge. : COST
84. Ethiopian title. : RAS
86. Uninhibited youth. : BRAT
87. Enclosure for 40 Across. : BOOTH
89. Sir Arthur Wing ___. : PINERO
90. Trail markers. : BLAZES
91. Beleaguered. : SIEGED
92. Mnemosyne's sphere. : MEMORY
94. Jutlanders. : DANES
95. One of 94 Down. : BORGE
98. Minute. : TINY
99. California college. : UCLA
100. Pierce. : STAB
102. Year in Trajan's reign. : CVII
104. Blue Eagle. : NRA
106. Cinnabar. : ORE
107. "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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