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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
Thomas Meekin has 202 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 4,174
Across
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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
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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
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Fawn. : CREEP
68
Played on an instrument. : FIFED
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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
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Clothes drier. : AIRER
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Headline. : BANNER
79
Period. : SEASON
80
Women's robes. : SIMARS
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Aircraft. : GLIDERS
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"Show Me the Way ___ Home." : TOGO
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River of Italy. : RENO
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Short for Margaret. : GRETA
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Style of jazz. : BEBOP
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Pottery. : STONEWARE
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Graceful girl. : SYLPH
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Leaning to one side. : ALOP
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Lake. : TARN
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Extreme. : STEEP
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Indifferently. : SOSO
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Spread abroad. : SOW
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Size of type. : PARAGON
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Volcano in Iceland. : HEKLA
108
Bird. : DAW
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Sieve. : SIFTER
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Place of entertainment. : CABARET
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Immeasurable. : UNTOLD
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Willows. : OSIERS
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Light bunting. : ETAMINE
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Raging. : STORMY
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As a friend: Fr. : ENAMI
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Revoked. : RENEGED
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19th president. : HAYES
Down
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Collapse. : FOLDUP
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Flattened at the poles. : OBLATE
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Machine part. : CAM
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Diminutive suffixes. : ULES
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Submarine's ear. : SONAR
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Military gestures. : SALUTES
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Camera stand. : TRIPOD
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Sun or moon. : ORB
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Magpie. : PIET
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City in Thuringia. : GERA
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Strauss opera. : ARABELLA
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Mounties. : POLICE
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Barbarians. : GOTHS
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1820 nom de plume. : ELIA
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Product of cassiterite. : TIN
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City in Spain. : OVIEDO
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Cleopatra's ___. : NEEDLE
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Cloudbursts. : RAINS
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Cards. : TREYS
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Large molding. : TORUS
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Narwhal's horn. : TUSK
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Japanese three-stringed banjo. : SAMISEN
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Collect: Colloq. : ROUNDUP
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Epic poem. : ILIAD
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Form of lotto. : KENO
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Canada porcupine. : URSON
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Top heavyweight, 1934. : BAER
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Spirited dance. : FLING
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Not officiating. : NONACTING
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Improvable. : AMENDABLE
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Armed fleets. : ARMADAS
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Like a certain beast. : LEONINE
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Bantu people. : BATONGA
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Pressed. : URGED
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Go ___. : TOOFAR
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Person of importance. : SOMEONE
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Attendant at a wake. : MOURNER
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Unfinished business, work, etc. : ARREARS
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Prize rings. : ARENAS
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Square column. : PIER
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Where Tabriz is. : IRAN
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Scoffs. : GIBES
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Litters of pigs. : FARROWS
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Parsons' holidays. : MONDAYS
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Sailboat. : SLOOP
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Tropical vine. : LIANE
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Prohibit. : ESTOP
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May it be so! : AMEN
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River islets. : AITS
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Danubian gorge. : IRONGATE
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Tongue of Pindar. : GREEK
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Glacial deposits. : OSAR
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Received. : GREETED
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Singer. : BASSO
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Juvenile heroine. : ELOISE
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Mudfish. : BOWFIN
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Letter of inquiry. : TRACER
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Greek goddess. : ATHENE
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Cascade in Southey poem. : LODORE
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Old Testament book. : PSALMS
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Colloquial greeting. : HOWDY
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Ankles. : TARSI
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Soft fabric. : PLUSH
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Hair wave, for short. : PERM
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Scottish port. : OBAN
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Well-known. : NAME
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Theatre group. : ANTA
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Kind of rose. : TEA
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Oil-drilling outfit. : RIG
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Diminutive. : TOY

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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