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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
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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
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Nautical term. : MIDSHIP
82
German river. : EMS
85
Rhone tributary. : ISERE
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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
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Bird of prey. : HORNEDOWL
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Viewers. : SEERS
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Brisk. : ALIVE
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In the style of Boswell. : ANECDOTAL
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Relative of a nautilus. : SNAIL
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Vanishes. : FLEES
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Thick liquid. : DOPE
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Mrs. Helmer. : NORA
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___ West. : KEY
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Gull. : TERN
Down
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Ability. : TALENT
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"To point ___ . . . " : AMORAL
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Lincoln, for one. : CAPITAL
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Three: Sp. : TRES
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Haircut. : BOB
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Spirited. : SMART
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___ of Galilee. : CANA
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Daughter of Chaos. : GAEA
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"And two, ___ . . . " : IFBYSEA
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Mrs. Herbert Hoover : LOU
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Memorable actor. : ARLISS
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Clan name in anc. Rome. : ATIA
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Victory: Ger. : SIEG
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Everything: Lat. : OMNE
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Cossets. : PETS
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Brown. : SEPIA
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Designating a sharp turn. : HAIRPIN
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Part of our foreign aid program. : ALLIANCEFORPROGRESS
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Patron saint of sailors. : ELMO
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Where Queen Juliana dwells. : HAGUE
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Queen termite. : WINGEDANT
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A pretty ___. : PENNY
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Of the past. : OLDTIME
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Spokes. : RADII
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Free from: Colloq. : SHUTOF
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___ facto. : IPSO
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Nasser's problem: Abbr. : UAR
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Sportsman of a sort. : SKINDIVER
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Carte. : MENU
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Orlando's servitor. : ADAM
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Sidney ___ Howard. : COE
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City in Normandy. : CAEN
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Port near Amsterdam. : EDAM
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Asian priest. : LAMA
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Campers' dish. : FLAPJACKS
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Sturdy. : STERN
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As well. : ALSO
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Pronoun: Fr. : MOI
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City near Dallas. : ENNIS
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Vain. : FRUITLESS
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Spikes of wheat. : EARS
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Makes beloved. : ENDEARS
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Auxiliary verb. : WAS
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Statements. : THESES
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Star in Cetus. : MIRA
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Distort. : SKEW
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Herdsman of Tekoa. : AMOS
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Supermarket section. : AISLE
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Voice. : ALTO
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Poems. : LAYS
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Vehemence. : HEAT
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Men with mikes. : MCS
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Hindu title. : SAHIB
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Hyson. : TEA
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Left on the plate. : UNEATEN
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Death: Prefix. : NECRO
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Churchill's early military action. : BOERWAR
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___ France. : LABELLE
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Overlook. : PARDON
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Spanish missionary. : XAVIER
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Number. : ELEVEN
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Ratios, in math. : SINES
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Emulated. : VIED
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Nest. : AERIE
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"___ a little nut-tree . . . " : IHAD
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Single: Prefix. : MONO
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___ school. : PREP
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Noun suffix. : ANCE
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Spanish jar. : OLLA
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Hardwood. : TEAK
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Kon-Tiki. : RAFT
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Ear: Prefix. : OTO
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Dissembling. : SLY

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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