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WORDSMANSHIP

New York Times, Sunday, December 18, 1960

Author: Thomas Meekin
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 67, Avg Word Len: 5.34, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 533 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 120, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 4,174
Across Down
1. Concentrate. : FOCUS
6. Temporary expedient. : STOPGAP
13. Prosper. : GETON
18. Caribbean snook. : ROBALO
19. Spanish muleteer. : ARRIERO
20. Imitation pearl. : OLIVET
22. "Honour ___. Love the brotherhood." : ALLMEN
23. Generous. : LIBERAL
24. Smaller. : TINIER
25. Eisenhower's mother. : IDA
26. Was startled. : SATUP
28. Name for Dorcas: Bibl. : TABITHA
30. City in Holland. : EDE
31. Filberts. : NUTS
33. Revolving part. : ROTOR
35. Medieval coins. : ECUS
36. Indolently. : IDLY
37. Converse. : SPEAK
39. Takes a calculated risk at bridge. : REDOUBLES
42. Fields of ice. : FLOES
43. Cookbook lists. : MENUS
45. Eurasian border river. : URAL
46. Saltwort. : KALI
48. White elephants. : ALBINOS
51. Dethrone. : UNSEAT
53. Noxious influence. : MIASMA
57. Explanation. : REASON
58. Fervor. : ARDOR
59. Free trade symbol. : OPENDOOR
61. Speck. : MOTE
62. Kind of arm. : AIRGUN
64. Auction word. : GOING
65. Tributary of the Drava. : MUR
66. By and by. : ANON
67. Fawn. : CREEP
68. Played on an instrument. : FIFED
69. Lake: Poet. : MERE
70. Clamor. : DIN
71. Music rack. : STAND
72. War flags of Roman emperors. : LABARA
73. Irish "Una." : OONA
74. Name meaning "lovely." : ANGELINA
76. Clothes drier. : AIRER
77. Headline. : BANNER
79. Period. : SEASON
80. Women's robes. : SIMARS
82. Aircraft. : GLIDERS
83. "Show Me the Way ___ Home." : TOGO
85. River of Italy. : RENO
86. Short for Margaret. : GRETA
87. Style of jazz. : BEBOP
90. Pottery. : STONEWARE
93. Graceful girl. : SYLPH
97. Leaning to one side. : ALOP
98. Lake. : TARN
99. Extreme. : STEEP
101. Indifferently. : SOSO
102. Spread abroad. : SOW
103. Size of type. : PARAGON
106. Volcano in Iceland. : HEKLA
108. Bird. : DAW
109. Sieve. : SIFTER
111. Place of entertainment. : CABARET
113. Immeasurable. : UNTOLD
115. Willows. : OSIERS
116. Light bunting. : ETAMINE
117. Raging. : STORMY
118. As a friend: Fr. : ENAMI
119. Revoked. : RENEGED
120. 19th president. : HAYES
1. Collapse. : FOLDUP
2. Flattened at the poles. : OBLATE
3. Machine part. : CAM
4. Diminutive suffixes. : ULES
5. Submarine's ear. : SONAR
6. Military gestures. : SALUTES
7. Camera stand. : TRIPOD
8. Sun or moon. : ORB
9. Magpie. : PIET
10. City in Thuringia. : GERA
11. Strauss opera. : ARABELLA
12. Mounties. : POLICE
13. Barbarians. : GOTHS
14. 1820 nom de plume. : ELIA
15. Product of cassiterite. : TIN
16. City in Spain. : OVIEDO
17. Cleopatra's ___. : NEEDLE
18. Cloudbursts. : RAINS
21. Cards. : TREYS
27. Large molding. : TORUS
29. Narwhal's horn. : TUSK
32. Japanese three-stringed banjo. : SAMISEN
34. Collect: Colloq. : ROUNDUP
36. Epic poem. : ILIAD
38. Form of lotto. : KENO
40. Canada porcupine. : URSON
41. Top heavyweight, 1934. : BAER
42. Spirited dance. : FLING
44. Not officiating. : NONACTING
47. Improvable. : AMENDABLE
48. Armed fleets. : ARMADAS
49. Like a certain beast. : LEONINE
50. Bantu people. : BATONGA
51. Pressed. : URGED
52. Go ___. : TOOFAR
54. Person of importance. : SOMEONE
55. Attendant at a wake. : MOURNER
56. Unfinished business, work, etc. : ARREARS
58. Prize rings. : ARENAS
60. Square column. : PIER
63. Where Tabriz is. : IRAN
64. Scoffs. : GIBES
68. Litters of pigs. : FARROWS
69. Parsons' holidays. : MONDAYS
71. Sailboat. : SLOOP
72. Tropical vine. : LIANE
75. Prohibit. : ESTOP
76. May it be so! : AMEN
78. River islets. : AITS
81. Danubian gorge. : IRONGATE
82. Tongue of Pindar. : GREEK
84. Glacial deposits. : OSAR
86. Received. : GREETED
87. Singer. : BASSO
88. Juvenile heroine. : ELOISE
89. Mudfish. : BOWFIN
91. Letter of inquiry. : TRACER
92. Greek goddess. : ATHENE
94. Cascade in Southey poem. : LODORE
95. Old Testament book. : PSALMS
96. Colloquial greeting. : HOWDY
98. Ankles. : TARSI
100. Soft fabric. : PLUSH
103. Hair wave, for short. : PERM
104. Scottish port. : OBAN
105. Well-known. : NAME
107. Theatre group. : ANTA
110. Kind of rose. : TEA
112. Oil-drilling outfit. : RIG
114. Diminutive. : TOY

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