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WORDSMANSHIP

New York Times, Sunday, November 5, 1961

Author:
Brice Metcalfe
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.27, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 569 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 107, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 13, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
Brice Metcalfe has 19 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,496
Across
1. Savoir-faire. : TACT
5. Science degree. : BSC
8. River of the Coolidge Dam. : GILA
12. Dripping. : ASOP
16. Leyte's neighbor. : SAMAR
17. City on the Missouri. : OMAHA
20. In days of yore. : AFORETIME
22. Slip away. : ELOPE
23. Hackneyed. : BANAL
24. Effervescent. : EBULLIENT
25. Be destroyed. : PERISH
27. Transportation system. : RAILWAY
29. Statues. : IMAGES
30. ___ the finish. : INAT
31. Disposed. : APT
33. Venetian canals. : RII
34. Middling. : SOSO
36. In general. : ATLARGE
38. Large-eared pets. : SPANIELS
40. Academy opened 1802. : USMA
44. Astronaut's starting point. : LAUNCHINGPAD
46. Hardened. : CAKED
47. Sprite. : ELF
50. Accuses. : DENOUNCES
51. Catherine II. : TSARINA
53. See 48 Down. : DALAI
55. However. : YET
56. Descendant of Esau. : EDOMITE
58. O. T. book: Abbr. : NUM
59. Charlotte ___, V. I. : AMALIE
61. Anglian hero in "Beowulf." : OFFA
63. Presaged. : OMENED
65. Explores. : MAPS
66. The challenge of our time. : NEWFRONTIER
70. Strives. : AIMS
73. Wife of Herod's steward. : JOANNA
75. Norse fate. : URTH
76. Norse port. : NARVIK
78. State: Abbr. : ALA
80. Nautical term. : MIDSHIP
82. German river. : EMS
85. Rhone tributary. : ISERE
86. Milk sugar. : LACTOSE
88. Predecessors of the Romans. : ETRUSCANS
91. Rude. : RAW
92. Lively kids. : TYKES
93. Source of nacre. : ABALONESHELL
96. Movable mountain. : OSSA
97. Personally sponsored artists. : PROTEGES
98. Winter fishing aids. : ICEAXES
102. Objet d'art. : VASE
103. Feminine title: Abbr. : SRA
104. Condensed: Abbr. : ABR
105. Java's neighbor. : BALI
106. Reduce. : IMPAIR
110. Flowerlike badge. : ROSETTE
113. Odd ___, guessing game. : OREVEN
115. Bird of prey. : HORNEDOWL
117. Viewers. : SEERS
119. Brisk. : ALIVE
120. In the style of Boswell. : ANECDOTAL
121. Relative of a nautilus. : SNAIL
122. Vanishes. : FLEES
123. Thick liquid. : DOPE
124. Mrs. Helmer. : NORA
125. ___ West. : KEY
126. Gull. : TERN
Down
1. Ability. : TALENT
2. "To point ___ . . . " : AMORAL
3. Lincoln, for one. : CAPITAL
4. Three: Sp. : TRES
5. Haircut. : BOB
6. Spirited. : SMART
7. ___ of Galilee. : CANA
8. Daughter of Chaos. : GAEA
9. "And two, ___ . . . " : IFBYSEA
10. Mrs. Herbert Hoover : LOU
11. Memorable actor. : ARLISS
12. Clan name in anc. Rome. : ATIA
13. Victory: Ger. : SIEG
14. Everything: Lat. : OMNE
15. Cossets. : PETS
16. Brown. : SEPIA
18. Designating a sharp turn. : HAIRPIN
19. Part of our foreign aid program. : ALLIANCEFORPROGRESS
21. Patron saint of sailors. : ELMO
26. Where Queen Juliana dwells. : HAGUE
28. Queen termite. : WINGEDANT
32. A pretty ___. : PENNY
35. Of the past. : OLDTIME
37. Spokes. : RADII
38. Free from: Colloq. : SHUTOF
39. ___ facto. : IPSO
40. Nasser's problem: Abbr. : UAR
41. Sportsman of a sort. : SKINDIVER
42. Carte. : MENU
43. Orlando's servitor. : ADAM
45. Sidney ___ Howard. : COE
46. City in Normandy. : CAEN
47. Port near Amsterdam. : EDAM
48. Asian priest. : LAMA
49. Campers' dish. : FLAPJACKS
52. Sturdy. : STERN
54. As well. : ALSO
57. Pronoun: Fr. : MOI
60. City near Dallas. : ENNIS
62. Vain. : FRUITLESS
64. Spikes of wheat. : EARS
67. Makes beloved. : ENDEARS
68. Auxiliary verb. : WAS
69. Statements. : THESES
71. Star in Cetus. : MIRA
72. Distort. : SKEW
74. Herdsman of Tekoa. : AMOS
77. Supermarket section. : AISLE
78. Voice. : ALTO
79. Poems. : LAYS
81. Vehemence. : HEAT
83. Men with mikes. : MCS
84. Hindu title. : SAHIB
87. Hyson. : TEA
89. Left on the plate. : UNEATEN
90. Death: Prefix. : NECRO
94. Churchill's early military action. : BOERWAR
95. ___ France. : LABELLE
97. Overlook. : PARDON
99. Spanish missionary. : XAVIER
100. Number. : ELEVEN
101. Ratios, in math. : SINES
102. Emulated. : VIED
104. Nest. : AERIE
106. "___ a little nut-tree . . . " : IHAD
107. Single: Prefix. : MONO
108. ___ school. : PREP
109. Noun suffix. : ANCE
111. Spanish jar. : OLLA
112. Hardwood. : TEAK
114. Kon-Tiki. : RAFT
116. Ear: Prefix. : OTO
118. Dissembling. : SLY

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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