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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
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House heated with seal oil. : IGLU
5
Predecessor of NKVD. : OGPU
9
Auditors. : CPAS
13
Certain tennis returns. : OUTS
17
Dry measure: Abbr. : BSH
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Element No. 10. : NEON
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16th cen. jurist and Calvinist. : FRANCOISHOTMAN
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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
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Women. : SHES
38
German pronoun. : MIR
39
Home of the witch. : ENDOR
41
Girl's nickname. : EDIE
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"___ 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
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Piece of firewood. : LOG
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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
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Shetland. : PONY
88
New Zealand tree. : AKE
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Chair part. : ARMREST
91
Arab vessel. : DHOW
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Law degrees. : LLBS
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Worker who glazes materials. : SIZER
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Summer ___. : RESORT
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Globule. : BEAD
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Father of Japheth. : NOAH
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Geometric figures. : SOLIDS
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Not steady. : TIPSY
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Gladiolus stem. : CORM
101
River monster, for short. : CROC
102
"How sharper ___ serpent's tooth . . . " : THANA
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Indian title. : SRI
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Moon goddess. : LUNA
105
Scenic spot in Lombardy. : LAKECOMO
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Dutch coin: Abbr. : GLD
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Flap on a bridle. : BLINDER
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Majorca, for example. : ISLA
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Bee's pollen brush: Zool. : SCOPA
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Autocrat. : TSAR
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Incurred. : RAN
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Early auto. : STANLEYSTEAMER
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"___ wise child . . . " : ITSA
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Where the Wharfe flows: Abbr. : ENG
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He wrote "The Lady's Not for Burning." : CHRISTOPHERFRY
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Lacustrine. : LAKY
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Football scores. : TDS
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Ooze. : SEEP
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Handle: Fr. : ANSE
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Geological formation. : DYAS
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Epochs. : ERAS
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Clothe. : INDUE
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Gracie's partner. : GEORGEBURNS
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Meat dish. : LONDONBROIL
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Two-toed sloth. : UNAU
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"The paths ___ . . . " : OFGLORY
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Texture. : GRAIN
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Picasso. : PABLO
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Solved. : UNRAVELED
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Sidney Howard's middle name. : COE
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Hairy. : PILOSE
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Cinereal. : ASHY
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Fairy folk of Ireland. : SHEE
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Hall of Fame name. : OTT
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Indefinite number: Var. : UMTEEN
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Chinese weights. : TAELS
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Another 25 Across. : SNRA
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Golf course for Ike. : BURNINGTREE
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Avoid (with "of"). : STEERCLEAR
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Edges. : HEMS
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Locusts. : CICADAS
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Rowers. : OARSMEN
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Insect form. : IMAGO
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Medicos. : DOCS
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Water sprite. : NIX
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Word of comand to a horse, ox, etc. : HAW
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Patriotic group: Abbr. : DAR
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Meat, potatoes, etc. : IRISHSTEW
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Split. : RIVE
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Abounding in shrubs. : HEDGY
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Support: Fr. : APPUI
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District in England (with "the"). : FENS
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Judge's seat. : BANC
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Namesakes of Conrad hero. : JIMS
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Element No. 30. : ZINC
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It relates to gases. : BOYLESLAW
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Slow. : POKY
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Two-master. : BRIG
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Arizona river. : SALT
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Shoo! : SCAT
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Heat. : CALOR
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Melville novel. : OMOO
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Heavy overcoat material. : PETERSHAM
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It's opposite Windsor. : ETON
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Clematis plants. : VINES
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Socks. : HOSE
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Table d'___. : HOTE
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Wickiups. : HUTS
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Modernists. : NEOS
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Except that. : ONLY
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Site of F. D. R. shrine. : WARMSPRINGS
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Get the worst ___ (be defeated). : OFIT
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Uncounted years. : EONS
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Cynosure. : BLAZINGSTAR
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Dessert. : BAKEDALASKA
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Water pitchers. : EWERS
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Dissociated. : APART
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Summer resort, S. E. New York. : FIREISLAND
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Helper: Abbr. : ASST
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Agreeable. : GOOD
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Port of Cork. : COBH
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Visionary: Poet. : AERY
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Item on a dinner table. : PLACECARD
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Colophony. : ROSIN
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Throws off the tracks. : DERAILS
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Brief inspection: Slang. : LOOKSEE
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Where Marx lived. : SOHO
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Longshoreman's group: Abbr. : ILA
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___ vivant. : BON
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Blue Eagle. : NRA
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College in Oakland, Calif. : STMARYS
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Medicinal plant. : CURARE
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Buckles. : CLASPS
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River in Hades. : LETHE
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Snug: Colloq. : COMFY
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"Siegfried," for example. : OPERA
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Carts. : DRAYS
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Author Harte. : BRET
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War medals. : DSCS
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___ trap. : SETA
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French city: Fr. : LYON
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Support for a hot dish. : TILE
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Tuck's partner. : NIP
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___ end. : THE

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 20 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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