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PHRASEMAKING

New York Times, Sunday, November 8, 1959

Author:
Sidney Lambert
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 68, Avg Word Len: 5.41, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 548 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 130, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
Sidney Lambert has 114 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original was faint in parts, so added the following: a comma after "Figuratively" in 1-Across; long underscore after "Grand" in 18-Across.

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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,768
Across
1. Figuratively, a particular emotion. : CHORD
6. Algerian troopers. : SPAHIS
12. Beats it. : SCRAMS
18. Grand ___. : COULEE
19. Encomium. : PRAISE
20. Thank you in Japan. : ARIGATO
22. Advocate: Colloq. : HOLDABRIEFFOR
24. Proves nonexistent. : NEGATES
25. Unkindly. : ILL
26. Remain stationary, as a ship. : LIETO
27. Tales of woe. : ILIADS
29. Mineralogical suffixes. : ITES
30. Look askance. : LEER
32. Metal pieces. : TBARS
34. Letterpress. : TEXT
35. Field of snow. : NEVE
36. Fluffed. : ERRED
38. Habitat of the vicuña. : ANDES
40. Term in printing. : SERIF
43. Not active: Abbr. : RET
44. European country: Abbr. : RUS
46. Give pause. : DETER
48. Puzzled. : ATALOSS
50. Very: Colloq. : AWFULLY
54. Cards, as wool. : ROVES
56. Oriental fare. : PILAF
57. Roars. : BOOMSOUT
59. Swimming: Comb. form. : NECTO
61. Certain magazines: Slang. : SLICKS
64. Sea god of Celtic myth. : LER
65. Kame. : ESKAR
67. Soirée times. : NUITS
69. ___ a fall (entirely): Fr. : TOUT
70. At a distance. : AFAR
72. Last part of any course. : HOMESTRETCH
75. Holiday time. : YULE
76. Seaport of Eritrea. : ZULA
77. Covered by: Poet. : NEATH
78. Marsh birds. : SORAS
80. Thruway: Abbr. : RTE
81. Pacific island group. : ELLICE
84. Refuse. : DROSS
86. Becomes serious. : SOBERSUP
88. Godunov and Romanov. : TSARS
90. Bobbin. : SPOOL
92. Shakes with excitement: Colloq. : DITHERS
93. Globular. : SPHERIC
95. Wound up. : ENDED
97. Rail support. : TIE
98. Western state: Abbr. : ORE
99. Play. : ENACT
102. Weapon at Balaclava. : SABER
104. Upholster's necessities. : NAILS
108. Triton. : NEWT
110. Australian bird. : LORY
112. Asian garment: Var. : SAREE
114. Vigor: Colloq. : SNAP
115. Cygnus genus. : OLOR
116. Enlivening. : GENIAL
118. Place in the batting order. : NINTH
120. Le dernier ___. : CRI
121. Bay arm of Lower New York Bay. : RARITAN
123. Acted honorably: Colloq. : PLAYEDTHEGAME
126. Free. : ATLARGE
127. Sluggardly. : OTIOSE
128. "We are not ___." : AMUSED
129. Whirlpools. : EDDIES
130. Did a kind of needlework. : DARNED
131. Cements. : LIMES
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1. Weather prediction. : COOLER
2. Agricultural machine. : HULLER
3. Long familiar: Colloq. : OLD
4. Objectively so. : REAL
5. Entry in bookkeeping. : DEBIT
6. ___ polish (finicky smartness). : SPITAND
7. Foreordain. : PREORDER
8. Service branch: Abbr. : AAF
9. Partner of stereo. : HIFI
10. Heroine of Arthurian legend. : ISOLT
11. Successive items. : SERIES
12. Golf course area. : SANDTRAP
13. Opposite of dim., in music. : CRES
14. Horse and carriage. : RIG
15. Besides. : AGAIN
16. Logical result. : MATTEROFCOURSE
17. Packs. : STEEVES
18. Where Atacama Desert is. : CHILE
21. Certain Europeans. : OSSETS
23. Kinglet of Midian. : REBA
28. Weapon of yore. : AXE
31. In ___ natura (in the nature of things): Lat. : RERUM
33. Attack. : SETON
37. Edible seaweed. : DULSE
39. Seers of a sort. : SEVENTHSONS
41. "___ I, be not afraid." : ITIS
42. Take place. : FALL
45. Wash vigorously. : SLOSH
47. Come back. : RECUR
49. Nonprofessionals. : LAITY
50. Gleaming. : ABLAZE
51. Wretched. : WOEFUL
52. In every respect. : FORALLTHEWORLD
53. River into the Bering Sea. : YUKON
55. Farm areas. : STIES
58. Toned down. : TAMED
60. Western Indians: Var. : OTTOS
62. Civilization, in Germany. : KULTUR
63. Precipices. : STEEPS
66. Brings up. : REARS
68. Young fish. : SCROD
71. Poker term. : RAISE
73. Excavation in a mine. : STOPE
74. Wont. : HABIT
79. Become prevalent. : SETIN
82. Protection. : CARE
83. Innisfail. : ERIN
85. Fizzes. : SODAS
87. Nandus. : RHEAS
89. Triangles. : SCALENES
91. People of the Levant. : LEBANESE
93. Mexican border state. : SONORA
94. Bishop. : PRELATE
96. Mocked. : DERIDED
100. Study. : CON
101. Camera attachment. : TRIPOD
103. Split. : RENT
105. Supposing that. : INCASE
106. Tears: Fr. : LARMES
107. Perceived. : SPIED
109. Musical chord. : TRIAD
111. Black Sea resort. : YALTA
113. Cetyl alcohol. : ETHAL
116. Kind of plum. : GAGE
117. Den. : LAIR
119. Half: Prefix. : HEMI
122. Numerical prefix. : TRI
124. Over there: Poet. : YON
125. Eucalyptus. : GUM

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 14 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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