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COLD COMFORT

New York Times, Sunday, February 21, 1960

Author: Herbert Ettenson
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 5.15, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 730 (avg 1.65)
Open Squares: 122, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 12, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 30
Herbert Ettenson has 87 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 3,873
Across Down
1. House heated with seal oil. : IGLU
5. Predecessor of NKVD. : OGPU
9. Auditors. : CPAS
13. Certain tennis returns. : OUTS
17. Dry measure: Abbr. : BSH
20. Element No. 10. : NEON
21. 16th cen. jurist and Calvinist. : FRANCOISHOTMAN
24. Indian. : UTE
25. Lady in Lisbon. : DONA
26. Veteran commentator. : GABRIELHEATTER
27. Ad ___. : REM
28. Hindustani. : URDU
29. Fragrant shrub. : LILAC
30. Court hearing. : OYER
31. Namesakes of the "lily maid." : ELAINES
33. Freudian term. : EGO
34. Family of the OSS chief. : DONOVANS
36. Women. : SHES
38. German pronoun. : MIR
39. Home of the witch. : ENDOR
41. Girl's nickname. : EDIE
42. "___ old cowhand . . . " : IMAN
43. Home of the cowhand. : RANCH
45. Estate of a churchman. : ABBACY
46. Plant with blue flowers. : FLAX
47. Stout or mum. : BREW
48. Rock lightly. : JIGGLE
49. Sounds of contentment. : PURRS
50. Letters. : ZEES
51. ___-marie (double boiler): Fr. : BAIN
52. Swiveled. : PIVOTED
53. Golf instructor. : PRO
54. Wrap around. : BIND
55. Offspring. : SONS
56. More or less. : SOME
57. Wiper. : RAG
58. Beasts that never were. : UNICORNS
61. Take-home money. : PAYCHECKS
63. Extremely. : VERY
64. Moslem. : ISLAMIC
65. Inferno. : HELL
66. Brace. : STAY
67. Go in haste. : HIE
68. Piece of firewood. : LOG
69. South African. : HOTTENTOT
71. Suffix, often diminutive. : OON
72. Court. : WOO
73. River into the Humber. : OUSE
74. Witnessed. : SEEN
75. African city on the Equator. : ENTEBBE
79. Way off. : AFAR
81. Twilight. : AFTERGLOW
83. Salad. : COLESLAW
84. Mohammedan saint. : PIR
85. Business term. : ASIS
86. Provided that. : SOAS
87. Shetland. : PONY
88. New Zealand tree. : AKE
89. Chair part. : ARMREST
91. Arab vessel. : DHOW
92. Law degrees. : LLBS
93. Worker who glazes materials. : SIZER
95. Summer ___. : RESORT
96. Globule. : BEAD
97. Father of Japheth. : NOAH
98. Geometric figures. : SOLIDS
99. Not steady. : TIPSY
100. Gladiolus stem. : CORM
101. River monster, for short. : CROC
102. "How sharper ___ serpent's tooth . . . " : THANA
103. Indian title. : SRI
104. Moon goddess. : LUNA
105. Scenic spot in Lombardy. : LAKECOMO
108. Dutch coin: Abbr. : GLD
110. Flap on a bridle. : BLINDER
112. Majorca, for example. : ISLA
115. Bee's pollen brush: Zool. : SCOPA
116. Autocrat. : TSAR
117. Incurred. : RAN
118. Early auto. : STANLEYSTEAMER
121. "___ wise child . . . " : ITSA
122. Where the Wharfe flows: Abbr. : ENG
123. He wrote "The Lady's Not for Burning." : CHRISTOPHERFRY
124. Lacustrine. : LAKY
125. Football scores. : TDS
126. Ooze. : SEEP
127. Handle: Fr. : ANSE
128. Geological formation. : DYAS
129. Epochs. : ERAS
1. Clothe. : INDUE
2. Gracie's partner. : GEORGEBURNS
3. Meat dish. : LONDONBROIL
4. Two-toed sloth. : UNAU
5. "The paths ___ . . . " : OFGLORY
6. Texture. : GRAIN
7. Picasso. : PABLO
8. Solved. : UNRAVELED
9. Sidney Howard's middle name. : COE
10. Hairy. : PILOSE
11. Cinereal. : ASHY
12. Fairy folk of Ireland. : SHEE
13. Hall of Fame name. : OTT
14. Indefinite number: Var. : UMTEEN
15. Chinese weights. : TAELS
16. Another 25 Across. : SNRA
17. Golf course for Ike. : BURNINGTREE
18. Avoid (with "of"). : STEERCLEAR
19. Edges. : HEMS
22. Locusts. : CICADAS
23. Rowers. : OARSMEN
32. Insect form. : IMAGO
34. Medicos. : DOCS
35. Water sprite. : NIX
37. Word of comand to a horse, ox, etc. : HAW
40. Patriotic group: Abbr. : DAR
42. Meat, potatoes, etc. : IRISHSTEW
43. Split. : RIVE
44. Abounding in shrubs. : HEDGY
45. Support: Fr. : APPUI
46. District in England (with "the"). : FENS
47. Judge's seat. : BANC
48. Namesakes of Conrad hero. : JIMS
50. Element No. 30. : ZINC
51. It relates to gases. : BOYLESLAW
52. Slow. : POKY
54. Two-master. : BRIG
55. Arizona river. : SALT
56. Shoo! : SCAT
59. Heat. : CALOR
60. Melville novel. : OMOO
61. Heavy overcoat material. : PETERSHAM
62. It's opposite Windsor. : ETON
63. Clematis plants. : VINES
65. Socks. : HOSE
67. Table d'___. : HOTE
69. Wickiups. : HUTS
70. Modernists. : NEOS
71. Except that. : ONLY
72. Site of F. D. R. shrine. : WARMSPRINGS
73. Get the worst ___ (be defeated). : OFIT
75. Uncounted years. : EONS
76. Cynosure. : BLAZINGSTAR
77. Dessert. : BAKEDALASKA
78. Water pitchers. : EWERS
79. Dissociated. : APART
80. Summer resort, S. E. New York. : FIREISLAND
81. Helper: Abbr. : ASST
82. Agreeable. : GOOD
83. Port of Cork. : COBH
85. Visionary: Poet. : AERY
87. Item on a dinner table. : PLACECARD
90. Colophony. : ROSIN
91. Throws off the tracks. : DERAILS
92. Brief inspection: Slang. : LOOKSEE
93. Where Marx lived. : SOHO
94. Longshoreman's group: Abbr. : ILA
96. ___ vivant. : BON
97. Blue Eagle. : NRA
98. College in Oakland, Calif. : STMARYS
100. Medicinal plant. : CURARE
101. Buckles. : CLASPS
104. River in Hades. : LETHE
106. Snug: Colloq. : COMFY
107. "Siegfried," for example. : OPERA
109. Carts. : DRAYS
110. Author Harte. : BRET
111. War medals. : DSCS
113. ___ trap. : SETA
114. French city: Fr. : LYON
116. Support for a hot dish. : TILE
119. Tuck's partner. : NIP
120. ___ end. : THE

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