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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.
PS 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 Down
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
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, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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