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SHALL WE DANCE?

New York Times, Sunday, February 14, 1960

Author:
H. L. Risteen
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 66, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 565 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 138, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original number of ounces in 66-Across clue was unclear; should be 1/16, so made it that.

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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 3,866
Across
1
Melon. : CASABA
7
Feather shafts. : SCAPES
13
Horny plates of reptiles. : SCUTES
19
Turkish monetary units. : ASPERS
20
Quiet the anger of. : PLACATE
21
Red dyestuff. : AURINE
22
Annoys. : CHAFES
23
Lively dances. : HIGHLANDFLINGS
25
Relatives. : KIN
26
Periods of time. : DECADES
28
Legislative body. : DIET
29
Caboodle's partner. : KIT
30
Garlands. : LEIS
32
Ready for a rest. : TIRED
33
Large amounts: Colloq. : HEAPS
35
Well: Lat. : BENE
36
Whilom. : ERST
37
Rocky hill. : TOR
38
Automobile parts. : COWLS
39
Proofreading mark. : CARET
40
Divides. : HALVES
43
Trims away. : PARES
44
Baseball bug. : FAN
45
Lestrade's men. : BOBBIES
47
Bodies of water. : PONDS
48
Wine grapes. : MUSCATS
52
French schools. : ECOLES
53
Denarii. : PENCE
54
City in Oregon. : ASTORIA
55
Commercial events. : SALES
56
Hamilcar ___. : BARCA
57
Wails. : CRIES
59
Work of art. : GEM
60
Three, in Spain. : TRES
61
Present-day dance. : ROCKANDROLL
63
Cousin of Beatrice. : HERO
64
Me: Ger. : MIR
65
Fat. : SUETY
66
1/16 ounces. : DRAMS
67
Coffee plantation of Spanish America. : FINCA
68
One more. : ANOTHER
70
River through Burgundy. : SAONE
71
Caught, as by a trick. : BITTEN
72
Cairene chief and family. : NASSERS
73
Elizabethan poet. : DONNE
74
Big name in engine design. : CORLISS
75
Stevenson's initials. : AES
76
Time being. : NONCE
77
Whalebone. : BALEEN
78
Vigorous. : SHARP
81
Sudden forward movement. : LUNGE
82
Period of time: Abbr. : CEN
83
Clutches of eggs. : SETS
86
Syrian city on the Orontes. : HOMS
87
Specks. : MOTES
88
High, treeless plains. : WOLDS
90
___ light. : STOP
91
U. S. Navy group: Abbr. : ONI
92
Fate. : DOOM
93
So. American dance. : CARIOCA
95
Period. : AGE
96
Guy Lombardo tune. : TENNESSEEWALTZ
100
River of South Africa. : ORANGE
102
Succès d'___. : ESTIME
103
Important personage. : GRANDEE
104
Hauled. : TUGGED
105
Ear bone. : STAPES
106
Brazilian port. : SANTOS
107
Hair nets. : SNOODS
Down
1
Farmyard sound. : CACKLE
2
Paler. : ASHIER
3
European dances. : SPANISHBOLEROS
4
Initials from 1917. : AEF
5
Produced. : BRED
6
Anything of value. : ASSET
7
Pitcher's ball. : SLIDER
8
Confined. : CAGED
9
German exclamations. : ACHS
10
Buddy. : PAL
11
Greek letter. : ETA
12
Old silk fabrics. : SENDALS
13
Repositories. : SAFES
14
Worshipers. : CULT
15
Tell's canton. : URI
16
Christopher Sly's job. : TINKER
17
Car part. : ENGINE
18
Part of a poem. : SESTET
20
Egyptian peninsula. : PHAROS
24
Beach diversions. : DIPS
27
Mentions. : CITES
31
Mews. : STABLES
33
Genghis Khan's men. : HORDE
34
Farm animals. : EWES
35
A bet in chemin de fer. : BANCO
38
Montmartre entertainment. : CANCANDANCE
39
Throws. : CASTS
41
Extends. : LIES
42
Ship: Abbr. : VES
43
___ City, Oklahoma. : PONCA
44
Acrid oily liquid. : FUSEL
45
Wedding attendant. : BESTMAN
46
Musical toy. : OCARINA
47
Jaunty. : PERKY
48
Posts. : MAILS
49
Ballroom dance. : ARGENTINETANGO
50
Casks holding 42 gallons. : TIERCES
51
Stevenson's friends. : SAMOANS
53
NATO, for one. : PACT
56
Churchill's captors. : BOERS
57
Gantry. : CRANE
58
Capital city. : ROME
61
Contrite ones. : RUERS
62
Lazy fellow. : DRONE
63
Describing some ball games. : HITLESS
65
Merinos. : SHEEP
67
Brilliancy. : FIRE
69
Monarchs. : TSARS
70
Operetta features. : SONGS
71
Where Sucre is: Abbr. : BOL
73
Ended. : DONE
74
Terse phrase of ability to act. : CANDO
76
Seasonings. : NUTMEGS
77
Central American port. : BELIZE
78
Young farm animals. : SHOTES
79
Genuine. : HONEST
80
Meredith heroine. : AMINTA
81
Pas-de-Calais town. : LOOS
82
Legislature of Portugal. : CORTES
84
Dressed: Colloq. : TOGGED
85
Transmission gears. : SPEEDS
87
Contemporary artist. : MOSES
88
Emerson's middle name. : WALDO
89
Wallace's men. : SCOTS
92
Township of Attica. : DEME
93
Tip. : CANT
94
___ for one's money. : ARUN
97
Small bit. : NIP
98
Period. : ERA
99
Faint. : WAN
101
In the past. : AGO

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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