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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 Down
1. He wrote "Jurgen." : CABELL
7. Microscopic water animal. : ROTIFER
14. God who was slain by a mistletoe twig. : BALDER
20. Desert peninsula. : ARABIA
21. An amino acid: Chem. : ALANINE
22. Spoil the effect of by exaggeration. : OVERDO
23. Edges a razor. : STROPS
24. Sea, part of Arctic Ocean. : BARENTS
25. State named for snow. : NEVADA
26. Shine. : BURN
27. Across: Prefix. : TRANS
29. Crop up again. : RECUR
31. Enlisted men. : GIS
32. Macaw. : ARA
33. Pen name: Abbr. : PSEUD
34. Gains artfully. : STEALS
36. Frost, for example. : POET
37. People's repair shop. : HOSPITAL
39. Wilbur Daniel ___, short story master. : STEELE
40. Pays attention. : MINDS
41. Part of a parka. : HOOD
42. Unimposing. : MEAN
43. Beauty parlor. : SALON
45. Stopped dreaming. : WOKEUP
48. Counterparts of chapters. : CANTOS
50. Even later. : TARDIER
54. City famed for tapestry. : ARRAS
55. Flying flags. : BANNERED
57. Minnesota lake, source of the Mississippi. : ITASCA
58. Marsh bird. : RAIL
59. Petrarch's forte. : SONNET
60. Candidate for "What's My Line?" : LIBRARIAN
62. "No room in the ___." : INN
63. Man of the future. : SPACETRAVELER
65. Delve. : DIG
66. Navy 'copter. : EGGBEATER
68. Spoke in public. : ORATED
69. Machete. : BOLO
70. Retailer. : SELLER
71. Recast. : REFORGED
73. Monte ___. : CARLO
74. Handled. : TREATED
76. More like Mortimer Snerd. : DOPIER
77. Type of deep dish. : TUREEN
78. Tatter. : SHRED
80. Propeller turns. : REVS
81. Arctic phenomenon. : BERG
82. Greece's largest island. : CRETE
85. Mother of man or beast. : NATURE
87. Stops, in nautical parlance. : HEAVESTO
91. View finder. : LENS
92. Plays like Elvis. : STRUMS
93. Full of bubbles. : FOAMY
94. The least one can do. : TRY
95. Also. : AND
96. Thickets. : BOSKS
97. Literary prize winner. : CAMUS
98. Times past. : ERAS
99. Great lethargy. : STUPOR
101. Platform: Fr. : ESTRADE
104. Apartment dweller. : TENANT
106. Show off. : PARADE
107. Type of coat. : SLICKER
108. Show. : EVINCE
109. Skidded around. : SLEWED
110. Coal cars. : TENDERS
111. More embarrassed. : REDDER
1. Algiers rendezvous. : CASBAH
2. Toscanini. : ARTURO
3. Corrupt figure of French Revolution. : BARRAS
4. Of very low brilliance. : EBON
5. Edge. : LIP
6. End of the line. : LASTSTOP
7. Chief city of New Britain. : RABAUL
8. Swedish island in the Baltic. : OLAND
9. Surface protectors. : TARS
10. Noun suffix. : INE
11. Airfoil. : FIN
12. Right of admission. : ENTREE
13. Closes tight again. : RESEALS
14. Real Christmas cheer. : BONUS
15. Justify in law. : AVER
16. Old Testament book: Abbr. : LEV
17. Very strict chaperon. : DRAGON
18. Formed whirls. : EDDIED
19. Cuts of meat. : ROASTS
28. Study. : READ
30. Part of a runner's shoe. : CLEAT
33. Devout. : PIOUS
34. Police force. : STATETROOPERS
35. Purport. : TENOR
36. Famed Greek poet. : PINDAR
38. The cry of a jackal. : PHEAL
39. Old trumpet cue for actors. : SENNET
40. Very hard bowl. : MORTAR
42. Not wholly natural. : MANNERED
44. Holed up. : LAIRED
45. Least gullible. : WARIEST
46. Fruit ship from the tropics. : ORANGER
47. Santa Claus. : KRINGLE
48. A certain tropic. : CANCER
49. Ravelproof edges. : SELVAGES
51. St. ___ of Seville (570–636). : ISIDORE
52. Needlework decorated with fishlike scales. : ECAILLE
53. Capital of Burma. : RANGOON
55. Shallop. : BOAT
56. Careful eater. : DIETER
59. Thinner. : SPARER
61. Suffered. : BLED
63. Boil. : SEETHE
64. Get there. : ARRIVE
67. Scathing attacks. : BLASTS
69. Houseboat. : BARGE
72. Where to argue the issue. : FORUM
73. Having bendings without angles. : CURVY
75. Impressions. : DENTS
77. Driver. : TEAMSTER
79. Like the hour before dawn. : DARKEST
81. Swain. : BEAU
82. Embraces. : CLASPS
83. Temporary hire. : RENTAL
84. Survive. : ENDURE
86. Vigorous contest. : TUSSLE
87. Hits one over the fence. : HOMERS
88. Shore. : STRAND
89. Hypnotic spell. : TRANCE
90. Mouthful for the Carpenter. : OYSTER
92. "___ the Rose." : SORED
93. Cautious dice player. : FADER
96. Presage. : BODE
97. Kuchen. : CAKE
98. Girl's name. : ENID
100. Foot or hand. : PAW
102. Pan. : TIN
103. Abbreviation on paid bills. : RCD
105. Curious woman. : EVE

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