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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
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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
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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
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Godunov and Romanov. : TSARS
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Bobbin. : SPOOL
92
Shakes with excitement: Colloq. : DITHERS
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Globular. : SPHERIC
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Wound up. : ENDED
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Rail support. : TIE
98
Western state: Abbr. : ORE
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Play. : ENACT
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Weapon at Balaclava. : SABER
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Upholster's necessities. : NAILS
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Triton. : NEWT
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Australian bird. : LORY
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Asian garment: Var. : SAREE
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Vigor: Colloq. : SNAP
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Cygnus genus. : OLOR
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Enlivening. : GENIAL
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Place in the batting order. : NINTH
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Le dernier ___. : CRI
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Bay arm of Lower New York Bay. : RARITAN
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Acted honorably: Colloq. : PLAYEDTHEGAME
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Free. : ATLARGE
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Sluggardly. : OTIOSE
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"We are not ___." : AMUSED
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Whirlpools. : EDDIES
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Did a kind of needlework. : DARNED
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Cements. : LIMES
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Weather prediction. : COOLER
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Agricultural machine. : HULLER
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Long familiar: Colloq. : OLD
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Objectively so. : REAL
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Entry in bookkeeping. : DEBIT
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___ polish (finicky smartness). : SPITAND
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Foreordain. : PREORDER
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Service branch: Abbr. : AAF
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Partner of stereo. : HIFI
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Heroine of Arthurian legend. : ISOLT
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Successive items. : SERIES
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Golf course area. : SANDTRAP
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Opposite of dim., in music. : CRES
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Horse and carriage. : RIG
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Besides. : AGAIN
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Logical result. : MATTEROFCOURSE
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Packs. : STEEVES
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Where Atacama Desert is. : CHILE
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Certain Europeans. : OSSETS
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Kinglet of Midian. : REBA
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Weapon of yore. : AXE
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In ___ natura (in the nature of things): Lat. : RERUM
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Attack. : SETON
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Edible seaweed. : DULSE
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Seers of a sort. : SEVENTHSONS
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"___ I, be not afraid." : ITIS
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Take place. : FALL
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Wash vigorously. : SLOSH
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Come back. : RECUR
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Nonprofessionals. : LAITY
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Gleaming. : ABLAZE
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Wretched. : WOEFUL
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In every respect. : FORALLTHEWORLD
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River into the Bering Sea. : YUKON
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Farm areas. : STIES
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Toned down. : TAMED
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Western Indians: Var. : OTTOS
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Civilization, in Germany. : KULTUR
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Precipices. : STEEPS
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Brings up. : REARS
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Young fish. : SCROD
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Poker term. : RAISE
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Excavation in a mine. : STOPE
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Wont. : HABIT
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Become prevalent. : SETIN
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Protection. : CARE
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Innisfail. : ERIN
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Fizzes. : SODAS
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Nandus. : RHEAS
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Triangles. : SCALENES
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People of the Levant. : LEBANESE
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Mexican border state. : SONORA
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Bishop. : PRELATE
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Mocked. : DERIDED
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Study. : CON
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Camera attachment. : TRIPOD
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Split. : RENT
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Supposing that. : INCASE
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Tears: Fr. : LARMES
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Perceived. : SPIED
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Musical chord. : TRIAD
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Black Sea resort. : YALTA
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Cetyl alcohol. : ETHAL
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Kind of plum. : GAGE
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Den. : LAIR
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Half: Prefix. : HEMI
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Numerical prefix. : TRI
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Over there: Poet. : YON
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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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