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POTPOURRI

New York Times, Sunday, December 15, 1957

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 60, Avg Word Len: 5.60, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 541 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 146, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 19
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 3,092
Across
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He wrote "Jurgen." : CABELL
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Microscopic water animal. : ROTIFER
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God who was slain by a mistletoe twig. : BALDER
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Desert peninsula. : ARABIA
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An amino acid: Chem. : ALANINE
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Spoil the effect of by exaggeration. : OVERDO
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Edges a razor. : STROPS
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Sea, part of Arctic Ocean. : BARENTS
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State named for snow. : NEVADA
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Shine. : BURN
27
Across: Prefix. : TRANS
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Crop up again. : RECUR
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Enlisted men. : GIS
32
Macaw. : ARA
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Pen name: Abbr. : PSEUD
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Gains artfully. : STEALS
36
Frost, for example. : POET
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People's repair shop. : HOSPITAL
39
Wilbur Daniel ___, short story master. : STEELE
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Pays attention. : MINDS
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Part of a parka. : HOOD
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Unimposing. : MEAN
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Beauty parlor. : SALON
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Stopped dreaming. : WOKEUP
48
Counterparts of chapters. : CANTOS
50
Even later. : TARDIER
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City famed for tapestry. : ARRAS
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Flying flags. : BANNERED
57
Minnesota lake, source of the Mississippi. : ITASCA
58
Marsh bird. : RAIL
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Petrarch's forte. : SONNET
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Candidate for "What's My Line?" : LIBRARIAN
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"No room in the ___." : INN
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Man of the future. : SPACETRAVELER
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Delve. : DIG
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Navy 'copter. : EGGBEATER
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Spoke in public. : ORATED
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Machete. : BOLO
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Retailer. : SELLER
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Recast. : REFORGED
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Monte ___. : CARLO
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Handled. : TREATED
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More like Mortimer Snerd. : DOPIER
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Type of deep dish. : TUREEN
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Tatter. : SHRED
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Propeller turns. : REVS
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Arctic phenomenon. : BERG
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Greece's largest island. : CRETE
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Mother of man or beast. : NATURE
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Stops, in nautical parlance. : HEAVESTO
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View finder. : LENS
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Plays like Elvis. : STRUMS
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Full of bubbles. : FOAMY
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The least one can do. : TRY
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Also. : AND
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Thickets. : BOSKS
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Literary prize winner. : CAMUS
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Times past. : ERAS
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Great lethargy. : STUPOR
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Platform: Fr. : ESTRADE
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Apartment dweller. : TENANT
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Show off. : PARADE
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Type of coat. : SLICKER
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Show. : EVINCE
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Skidded around. : SLEWED
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Coal cars. : TENDERS
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More embarrassed. : REDDER
Down
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Algiers rendezvous. : CASBAH
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Toscanini. : ARTURO
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Corrupt figure of French Revolution. : BARRAS
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Of very low brilliance. : EBON
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Edge. : LIP
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End of the line. : LASTSTOP
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Chief city of New Britain. : RABAUL
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Swedish island in the Baltic. : OLAND
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Surface protectors. : TARS
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Noun suffix. : INE
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Airfoil. : FIN
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Right of admission. : ENTREE
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Closes tight again. : RESEALS
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Real Christmas cheer. : BONUS
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Justify in law. : AVER
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Old Testament book: Abbr. : LEV
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Very strict chaperon. : DRAGON
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Formed whirls. : EDDIED
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Cuts of meat. : ROASTS
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Study. : READ
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Part of a runner's shoe. : CLEAT
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Devout. : PIOUS
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Police force. : STATETROOPERS
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Purport. : TENOR
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Famed Greek poet. : PINDAR
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The cry of a jackal. : PHEAL
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Old trumpet cue for actors. : SENNET
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Very hard bowl. : MORTAR
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Not wholly natural. : MANNERED
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Holed up. : LAIRED
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Least gullible. : WARIEST
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Fruit ship from the tropics. : ORANGER
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Santa Claus. : KRINGLE
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A certain tropic. : CANCER
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Ravelproof edges. : SELVAGES
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St. ___ of Seville (570–636). : ISIDORE
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Needlework decorated with fishlike scales. : ECAILLE
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Capital of Burma. : RANGOON
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Shallop. : BOAT
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Careful eater. : DIETER
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Thinner. : SPARER
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Suffered. : BLED
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Boil. : SEETHE
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Get there. : ARRIVE
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Scathing attacks. : BLASTS
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Houseboat. : BARGE
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Where to argue the issue. : FORUM
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Having bendings without angles. : CURVY
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Impressions. : DENTS
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Driver. : TEAMSTER
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Like the hour before dawn. : DARKEST
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Swain. : BEAU
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Embraces. : CLASPS
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Temporary hire. : RENTAL
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Survive. : ENDURE
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Vigorous contest. : TUSSLE
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Hits one over the fence. : HOMERS
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Shore. : STRAND
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Hypnotic spell. : TRANCE
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Mouthful for the Carpenter. : OYSTER
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"___ the Rose." : SORED
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Cautious dice player. : FADER
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Presage. : BODE
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Kuchen. : CAKE
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Girl's name. : ENID
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Foot or hand. : PAW
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Pan. : TIN
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Abbreviation on paid bills. : RCD
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Curious woman. : EVE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 14 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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