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WORDSMANSHIP

New York Times, Sunday, December 29, 1957

120-Across : One with a claim against him.

Author:
Charles Cross
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 134, Blocks: 58, Avg Word Len: 5.72, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 559 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 162, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 18
Charles Cross has 25 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 3,106
Across
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Weapons of the Six Hundred. : SABERS
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A flourish of trumpets. : FANFARE
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Catawbas. : GRAPES
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Shade of red. : CLARET
21
Problems from the Sphinx. : ENIGMAS
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Vacation area. : RESORT
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Halogen compound. : HALIDE
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Rescues with money. : RANSOMS
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Finery. : ATTIRE
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Adherents of: Suffix. : ISTS
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White poplar. : ABELE
29
"The Rain in ___." : SPAIN
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Sen. Bible. : ALAN
32
Engage in a sport. : SKI
33
Jupiter, Neptune, etc. : PLANETS
35
Sundae ingredient. : SYRUP
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One: Span. : UNO
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Portuguese colony in China. : MACAO
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Take without demur. : ACCEPT
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Concert stars. : SOLOISTS
44
Handle of a drawer. : PULL
46
Memorable sonnet by Lizette Reese. : TEARS
48
Obligation. : NEED
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New Jersey college named for Swedish city. : UPSALA
52
Nullifies. : CANCELS
54
Sugar or salt. : STAPLE
58
Type of glasses T. R. wore. : PINCENEZ
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Largest Finger Lake. : SENECA
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Gallagher's vaudeville partner. : SHEAN
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Olive shade. : GREENGRAY
65
Schooners. : STEINS
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Grampuses. : ORCS
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Girl's name. : RAE
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History in the making. : CURRENTEVENTS
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Musical pairs. : DUI
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Italian bell town. : ATRI
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Biblical waters. : REDSEA
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Proclaiming. : ENOUNCING
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Actions. : DEEDS
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Actress Lili. : DAMITA
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Chalet dweller. : TYROLEAN
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Swirled. : EDDIED
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Juniper trees. : SAVINES
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Airfields, for short. : DROMES
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Done with. : OVER
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Main Street lights. : NEONS
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Forked shapes. : WYES
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A rain gauge. : UDOMETER
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Grab. : SNATCH
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Take up the sword again. : REARM
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San Francisco hill. : NOB
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Ottoman reserve soldier. : REDIF
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Frame of mind. : SPIRITS
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Chinese Red. : MAO
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Solemn ending. : AMEN
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Picture puzzle. : REBUS
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Egg-shaped. : OVATE
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Olympian. : MARS
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Howling at. : BAYING
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Legendary town, probably Guildford, Surrey. : ASTOLAT
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Flabbergasts. : AMAZES
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One with a claim against him. : LIENEE
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White mineral. : LEUCITE
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Sullen. : MOROSE
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Bestows a gift. : ENDOWS
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Lowerer of standards. : DEBASER
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Jobs of work. : STINTS
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Party split. : SCHISM
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Where Mount McKinley is. : ALASKA
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Scandinavian waters. : BALTIC
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Sister of 113 Across. : ERIS
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Man's nickname. : RED
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Move quietly. : STEAL
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Playwright Molnar. : FERENC
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Literary collection. : ANALECTA
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Numbers. : NINETEENS
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Geographical Fellow: Abbr. : FGS
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Biblical book. : AMOS
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Inclined ways. : RAMPS
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Literary forms. : ESSAYS
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Particles of sugar. : GRANULES
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Inactive: Abbr. : RET
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TV dog. : ASTA
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French "doughboys." : POILUS
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Going astray. : ERRANT
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Office workers, for short. : STENOS
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Biblical idol. : BAAL
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Power. : IRON
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Modern French composer. : POULENC
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Parking places of the future. : SPACESTATIONS
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Climbers of Parnassus. : POETS
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Rapidly. : APACE
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Thirty: Fr. : TRENTE
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Where Lucky Peak Dam is. : IDAHO
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Chin-tufted monkey. : LANGUR
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Feature of a dolman. : SLEEVE
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Use a higher standard. : UPGRADE
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Stole, as styles. : PIRATED
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Taunted. : SNEERED
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Hungarian dance. : CZARDAS
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Savants: Rare. : SCIENTS
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Daily. : PERDIEM
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Gaps. : LACUNAE
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Banners. : ENSIGNS
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Mistook. : ERRED
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Pester. : ANNOY
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Type of employe. : YESMAN
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Resolute. : STURDY
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Old form of word meaning fists. : NEIVES
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Certain sleepers. : SNORERS
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Tongue or dialect. : IDIOM
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Precinct of a cathedral, abbey, etc. : CLOSE
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Cut. : SEVER
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Capital of Maryland. : ANNAPOLIS
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Washes with soap substitute. : DETERGES
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Spend the summer. : ESTIVATE
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Counsel: Dial. : REDE
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Least bit. : WHIT
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Powerless. : UNABLE
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Field of influence. : DOMAIN
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Complied. : OBEYED
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Earthy, but funny. : RIBALD
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Scenic lake in Oregon. : CRATER
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Female warrior. : AMAZON
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Most unusual. : RAREST
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Plants. : MOSSES
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Railroad warning flare. : FUSEE
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Works together with. : TEAMS
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Boy: Span. : NINO
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Torn ticket. : STUB
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French husband. : MARI
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Original. : NEW
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So. Amer. tuber. : OCA
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Bright saying. : MOT

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 13 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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