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MEMORY PIECE

New York Times, Sunday, December 11, 1960

Author:
Tom Mixon
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 176, Blocks: 92, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 677 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 96, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 11, XRef: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 21
Tom Mixon has 9 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

No author or title on original, but found the same puzzle in a book with this author and title, so added them.

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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 4,167
Across
1
"___ and the Paycock." : JUNO
5
Mountain cited by Hamlet. : OSSA
9
Sear. : CHAR
13
Poetic contraction. : TWAS
17
"Hitchy Koo" composer. : COLEPORTER
19
Broadway Cleopatra of 1925. : HELENHAYES
22
Theatrical "baby." : FANNIEBRICE
23
First Pulitzer Prize musical. : OFTHEEISING
25
Design. : IDEA
26
Black: Fr. : NOIR
27
Salamander. : NEWT
29
Once: Archaic. : ERSE
30
Coin of Peru. : SOL
31
Poetic contraction. : TIS
32
Musical numbers: Abbr. : SELS
33
Some actors: Slang. : HAMS
34
Bean: Fr. : FEVE
35
Early church pulpit. : AMBO
36
Opera name. : BORI
37
Hollywood name. : DESI
38
Bastard of ___, "Henry VI," Part 1. : ORLEANS
40
Indian princes. : RAJAHS
43
Pelage. : FUR
44
Fads. : RAGES
46
Cut. : GASHED
50
Eye: Comb. form. : OCULO
51
Dithyramb. : POEM
52
Type of interest: Abbr. : CPD
53
Storeroom. : BUTTERY
54
Best part. : YOLK
55
Actress on a cigar band. : LILLIANRUSSELL
59
Actor Chaney. : LON
60
"Where ___?" : AMI
61
Descend. : SINK
62
Hautboy. : OBOE
63
Knell. : TOLL
64
Admit. : CEDE
65
Role in "Hamlet." : LAERTES
67
Midge. : GNAT
68
Droop. : LOLL
69
Star facets. : PANES
70
Dug. : HOED
71
Part of a Shakespearean title. : CAESERAND
73
Constant. : FIRM
74
Conform. : ADAPT
76
Flatfish. : DAMS
77
Presage. : BODE
78
Exhausted. : RUNDOWN
81
Bore. : TIRE
82
Withered. : SERE
83
Associate. : ALLY
84
Suffuse with genial heat. : BASK
85
Greek letter. : RHO
86
Bobstay or Deadeye. : TAR
87
Lady Peel. : BEATRICELILLIE
90
"His acts being seven ___." : AGES
91
Incipient. : INITIAL
93
Speck. : DOT
94
Type of light. : NEON
95
Odd job. : CHARE
96
Barrack in a garrison town. : CASERN
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Smallest. : MINIM
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Dynamite's kin. : TNT
100
Lent. : LOANED
101
Oil-yielding shrubs. : CROTONS
103
Hebrew dray measure. : EPHA
105
Prosodic foot. : IAMB
106
A touch. : DASH
109
Edible shell. : CONE
110
Indian. : CREE
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Upon. : ONTO
112
Health resort. : SPA
115
Branch of the service: Abbr. : OTC
116
Hollywood name. : LANA
117
Camus title (with "The"). : FALL
118
Twinge. : ACHE
119
Unbend. : THAW
120
Emlyn Williams drama (with "The"). : CORNISGREEN
123
Star of 23 Across. : VICTORMOORE
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One of Frohman's stars. : MAUDEADAMS
127
Vehicle for 42 Down. : IAMACAMERA
128
Diminish front: Mil. : PLOY
129
Combining form for Mars. : AREO
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Pung. : SLED
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In case. : LEST
Down
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Name in an O'Neill title. : JONES
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Arm bone. : ULNA
3
Initials on a sheriff's writ, "not found." : NEI
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Certain poker cards. : OPENERS
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Species of iris. : ORRIS
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Fuss. : STIR
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Short time, for short. : SEC
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Theatres of a sort. : ARENAS
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Canines. : CHOWS
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Raise aloft. : HEFT
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High: Mus. : ALT
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Repairs a pump. : REHEELS
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1938 vehicle for the Lunts. : THESEAGULL
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Time between acts. : WAIE
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Affirmatives. : AYS
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Earthquake. : SEISM
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Moslem judge. : CADI
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Greek coins. : OBOLI
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Pluck. : NERVE
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Parvenu's cousin. : SNOB
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Ready. : FIT
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Girl's name, for short. : GLO
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Turkish title. : EMIR
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London square. : SOHO
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Namesakes of Leontes' wife. : HERMIONES
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Half of a famous theatrical duo. : FREDSTONE
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Helper: Asst. : ASST
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Thwart. : BALK
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Action in Act V, "Hamlet." : DUEL
38
Gay-Pay-Oo. : OGPU
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Countrywide: Abbr. : NATL
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"The ___ Family." : ROYAL
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N. M. pueblo near Enchanted Mesa. : ACOMA
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Star of "The Lark." : JULIEHARRIS
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People. : FOLK
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Four roods. : ACRE
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Heartbreaker of the 1920's. : HELENMORGAN
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Disintegrate. : ERODE
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Units of force. : DYNES
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Trifles. : PINS
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1/3 of a Van Druten title. : BELL
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German song. : LIED
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Arabian garments. : ABAS
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Famous person. : NOTEBLE
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All ___ out. : SOLD
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Printer's term. : STET
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Queen or King. : CARD
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Lanyard. : ROPE
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Mantle for Shylock. : GAMERDINE
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"___ Dark." : LADYINTHE
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Flower. : PINK
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"The Apple ___." : CART
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Brioche. : ROLL
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Anneal. : FUSE
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Spot for toys, à la Hellman. : ATTIC
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A Barrymore. : DIANA
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Pine board. : DEAL
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Dramatic triumph of 1922. : RAIN
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The place (of an event). : WHERE
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Pried. : NOSED
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See 1 Across. : SEANOCASEY
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Part of a play. : ACTI
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Smutch. : BLOT
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Whirring sound. : BIRR
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Electrified particles. : IONS
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Singer Horne. : LENA
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Gregory Peck role. : AHAB
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Cal ___. : TECH
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Popular singer. : COMO
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Genus of mints. : MONARDA
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Blackbird. : MERL
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Sideways. : LATERAL
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Friendly Islands. : TONGA
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Skeletal part. : PELVIS
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___ signo vinces. : INHOC
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Disney dwarf. : DOC
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Bit. : ATOM
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Bit. : SCRAP
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Nova Scotian cape. : CANSO
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Group of eight. : OCTAD
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Scanty. : SHORT
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Kind of rubber. : PARA
114
Reverence. : AWE
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Venetian beach. : LIDO
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Wife: Law. : FEME
118
Peak. : ACME
119
Digits. : TOES
121
Not any: Law. : NUL
122
Concha. : EAR
124
Adjective suffix. : IAL
125
___ Butterfly. : MME

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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