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PEOPLE, PLACES, THINGS

New York Times, Sunday, February 17, 1957

Author:
W. E. Jones
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 160, Blocks: 87, Avg Word Len: 5.53, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 629 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 174, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
W. E. Jones has 95 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 2,791
Across
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Road surface. : MACADAM
8
Most unusual: Colloq. : TALLEST
15
Kitchen utensils. : SCOOPS
21
California coastal county. : ALAMEDA
22
Wife of Dionysus. : ARIADNE
23
Mrs. Ozzie Nelson. : HARRIET
25
James Wong Howe's occupation. : CINEMATOGRAPHER
27
Railroad gondola, for example. : OPENCAR
28
Behave. : ACT
29
Regent of the Netherlands, 1890–98. : EMMA
30
Sweet cicely. : ANISEROOT
32
Kansas city. : IOLA
33
Drones. : BEES
35
American dramatist. : SAROYAN
37
Horse's gait. : RACK
38
Classical in style. : ATTIC
39
Noted lyric poet. : RILKE
41
City NW of Marseilles. : NIMES
42
Per ___. : CENT
43
Small, one-seeded fruit. : ACHENE
44
Wind about. : ENLACE
46
___'wester. : NOR
47
Lose color. : FADE
48
Out of date. : DEMODED
49
Ob tributary. : TOM
50
Any system of doctrine. : GOSPEL
52
Motorists' haven. : MOTEL
53
Foot signals, in fencing. : APPELS
56
Controversial. : ERISTIC
59
Tote board information. : ODDS
63
Type of hill. : TOR
64
Plains Indians. : COMANCHES
67
1915 Kentucky Derby winner. : REGRET
69
"___ Fideles." : ADESTE
73
Milky gem. : OPAL
74
Island in Casco Bay. : ORRS
75
Epithet of Elizabeth I. : ORIANA
76
Evening star. : VESPER
77
___ alone (not to mention). : LET
78
Water ___. : ICE
79
Person supposed to bring good luck. : MASCOT
80
Subjects for debate. : ISSUES
81
New York county. : ERIE
83
Danish boy's name. : SVEN
84
Keen. : ASTUTE
85
Becky Sharp's Marquis. : STEYNE
86
Senator from Missoula. : MANSFIELD
88
Celtic god. : LER
89
Before the ___. : MAST
90
Woodwind. : BASSOON
91
Paste jewelry. : STRASS
94
Jackson's Secy. of War. : EATON
97
Ready. : PROMPT
101
___ bean. : PEA
102
Noted penman. : SPENCER
105
Satiate. : GLUT
107
Exclamation of surprise. : OHO
108
Irish county. : ANTRIM
112
Cotton-processing machine. : CARDER
113
Charges. : FEES
114
Sam Weller's job at the White Hart. : BOOTS
116
Woman of the Bible. : NAOMI
117
Famous patriarch of Alexandria. : ARIUS
118
Blessing. : BOON
119
Choral composition. : CANTATA
121
Eats. : SUPS
122
Sluggish. : LOGY
123
Certain troops. : GARRISONS
125
Long, stony ridge. : RAND
127
___ Cruces. : LAS
128
Shore birds. : PLOVERS
130
He wrote "The Life of Reason." : GEORGESANTAYANA
133
Subjects for gerontologists. : SENILES
134
On the way. : ENROUTE
135
Novel of 1937 (with "The"). : CITADEL
136
Overwhelm. : DELUGE
137
Advocate of centralized government. : STATIST
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Wall finishes. : ENAMELS
Down
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Ghastly. : MACABRE
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"___ Wonderland." : ALICEIN
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"You Never ___." : CANTELL
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Soul: Fr. : AME
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Attic township. : DEME
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Peak in the Cascades. : ADAMS
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Wrestler. : MATMAN
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Game. : TAG
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Costumers. : ARRAYERS
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Wild grape vines. : LIANAS
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Rabbit fur. : LAPIN
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Anglo-Saxon letters. : EDHS
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Smiled derisively. : SNEERED
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Geological formation. : TERRANE
15
Set of staves for one barrel. : SHOOK
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Navy officer: Abbr. : CAPT
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Bronze coin of Denmark. : ORE
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Roger Tory Peterson, for example. : ORNITHOLOGIST
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Edged with small loops. : PICOTED
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Equipment for deepwater fishing. : SEALINE
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Delineated. : TRACED
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Rowing. : OARING
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Calendar abbreviation. : OCT
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Food fish. : SKATE
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Sequel to "Typee." : OMOO
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Top. : ACME
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Branch of biology: Abbr. : ECOL
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Cotton cloth. : CALICO
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At the age of: Lat. abbr. : AET
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Dortmund-___ Canal. : EMS
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Polypody. : FERN
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Grumpy's pal. : DOC
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Bell sound. : PEAL
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Dispatch wrongly. : MISSEND
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Reversion to type. : ATAVISM
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Mayor, in Fascist Italy. : PODESTA
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Devices for punching. : PRESSES
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Absolve. : SHRIVE
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Male falcon. : TERCEL
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Early "horror" film. : DRACULA
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Indicates. : DENOTES
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Ancient Greek coins. : STATERS
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Governor at Jackson. : COLEMAN
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Works of Massenet, for instance. : OPERAS
66
Prayers. : MATINS
67
Latium province. : ROMA
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Historic times. : ERAS
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Well-known 1-mi. Creek. : SPUYTENDUYVIL
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Number suffix. : TEEN
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Gaelic. : ERSE
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Hudson River town. : ESOPUS
83
Chinese: Comb. form. : SINO
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___ Bragg. : FORT
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Town: Abbr. : BOR
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Montecatini, for example. : SPA
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State: Abbr. : TENN
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Polynesian trees. : RATAS
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Relatives of kings. : ACES
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Type of street: Abbr. : TER
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Almanac items. : MOONSETS
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Unit of illumination. : PHOT
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Important N. Z. timber tree. : TOTARA
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Trophies. : SCALPS
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Released conditionally. : PAROLED
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Daughter of Icarus. : ERIGONE
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M. Clemenceau. : GEORGES
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Clement. : LENIENT
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Vocal flourish. : ROULADE
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Make a jury list. : IMPANEL
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Devotional books. : MISSALS
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Suitable to. : FOR
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City on Ubangi River. : BANGUI
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Topic for golfers. : STANCE
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___ Terre, capital of Guadeloupe. : BASSE
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Barbizon painter. : COROT
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Author of "The Promised Land." : ANTIN
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Nickname of screen's Ahab. : GREG
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Italian town on the Liri. : SORA
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Statistics. : DATA
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Elected: Fr. : ELU
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Tenor Svanholm. : SET
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Vegetable. : YAM

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 22 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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