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Hume R. Craft
Hume R. Craft

TIMELY TOPICS

New York Times, Sunday, February 4, 1962

98-Down : Executive or housewife.

Author:
Hume R. Craft
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 5.34, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 626 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 157, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16 Grid has duplicate clues.
Hume R. Craft has 35 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Clue for 47-Across was "Marksman." Changed it to "Marksmen."

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© 1962, The New York TimesNo. 4,587
Across
1
Aisle man. : USHER
6
___ Vegas. : LAS
9
Climbed. : SCALED
15
Speaker Rayburn. : MRSAM
20
New Frontier group. : PEACECORPS
23
A la ___ (cookery term). : CREOLE
24
Casals' instrument. : CELLO
25
One of the Vopos. : EASTGERMAN
26
Much-pictured White House item. : ROCKINGCHAIR
28
Footnote abbreviations. : NBS
29
Modern. : NEOTERIC
31
Iris plant. : IXIA
32
Swiss river into the Aar. : EMME
33
Polk's V. P. : DALLAS
36
Fold again. : RELAP
37
Levantine land: Abbr. : ISR
38
Herdsman of Tekoa. : AMOS
39
Make angry: Slang. : STEAMUP
41
Narrow cuts. : SLITS
43
One name for Odin's wife. : FREA
44
Nevadan city. : RENO
45
Dewy: Rare. : RORIC
47
Marksmen. : SNIPERS
49
Frivolous. : GIDDY
51
Fish. : SCAD
54
Fish dish. : EELS
56
Insidious. : SNARY
57
United. : WED
58
Coal product. : TAR
59
In ___ (agitated). : ASTATE
61
Canine sound. : GRR
62
Statue base. : PEDESTAL
67
Check or hinder. : EMBAR
69
Moslem bridge to Paradise. : SIRAT
71
Exist. : ARE
72
Sawfish's saw. : SERRA
73
Large constrictors. : ABOMAS
75
Pandora's box of the Atomic Age. : MEGATONBOMB
80
Reduces glare. : DIMS
81
"To point a ___ adorn a tale." : MORALOR
83
Windpipe: Lat. : ARTERIA
84
Greek isle. : SALAMIS
86
Place of bliss. : EDEN
87
Of a region of the U. S. : YANKEELANDS
90
Cast a negative ballot. : VOTENO
91
Lariat. : RIATA
93
___ station. : GAS
94
Heavy-___. : LADEN
96
Fasten again. : RETIE
97
Clerks. : SALESMEN
99
Hurrah! : RAH
102
State south of Tucson. : SONORA
104
Lug. : EAR
105
Small boy. : TAD
106
The ladies. : DAMES
108
Gold rush town, 1900. : NOME
109
Service group of British Wrens. : WRNS
110
Harmonium. : ORGAN
113
Declined. : REFUSED
115
Entertainment medium. : RADIO
117
Boy: Lat. : PUER
118
At or on (a specific date). : ASOF
120
Freedom ___. : RIDER
122
Beetles in flight. : DRONERS
126
And yet: Lat. : ETSI
127
Card game. : GIN
128
Parisian pipe filler. : TABAC
130
Surmount. : OUTTOP
131
Site of first Olympic games. : ELIS
132
Remnants. : ENDS
134
Sea cows. : MANATEES
136
Grape: Lat. : UVA
137
One aspect of the Common Market. : WESTERNUNION
140
Resident of continental U. S. A. : STATESIDER
143
Endeavor: Scot. : ETTLE
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Like a desert flower. : EREMIC
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Certain New Yorkers. : EASTSIDERS
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German city. : ESSEN
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Thoroughly. : DEEPLY
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Teachers' group. : NEA
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Gone by. : PASSE
Down
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Turns over. : UPENDS
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Devilfish. : SEABAT
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Rhubarb. : HASSLE
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Outside: Prefix. : ECT
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College official: Abbr. : REG
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Knowledge. : LORE
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U. S. Army division. : ARMOR
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Freshets. : SPATES
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Adapting for stage, screen, etc. : SCRIPTING
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Reptile, for short. : CROC
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Seaborg's chair: Abbr. : AEC
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Hel's father. : LOKI
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Panaceas. : ELIXIRS
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French girl's name. : DENISE
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13th century. : MCC
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Held a second trial. : REHEARD
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Shut violently. : SLAMMED
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Certain kind of payment. : ALIMONY
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In excess of. : MORESO
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Criticizes adversely. : CENSURES
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Fishhook ties. : SNELLS
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Put the car away. : GARAGED
30
Monsoon phenomena. : RAINS
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Shortening. : LARD
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I love: Lat. : AMO
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Magpies. : PIETS
42
Yard. : SPAR
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Young fish. : FRY
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Object of a stake out. : CLAIM
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Fluff. : ERR
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March time. : IDES
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Ships. : STEAMERS
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Asian land. : CAMBODIA
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Living in trees. : ARBOREAL
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Moves like a rocket. : STREAKS
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"Parson ___." : WEEMS
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Asian lake. : ARAL
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Tidal flow. : EAGRE
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Golf expert. : PRO
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Calm. : SEDATE
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Verse having three feet. : TRIMETER
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Follower of a Dutch theologian. : ARMINIAN
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Round-up men. : LASSOERS
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Lover: Sp. : AMANTE
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London art gallery. : TATE
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The bottomless pit. : ABADDON
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Oriental condiment. : SOY
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Distant: Prefix. : TEL
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Spoken. : ORAL
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Girls: Sp. : NINAS
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German state: Abbr. : BAV
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Spread unchecked. : RAGED
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Girl's name. : LORA
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Code word for letter "n." : NAN
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Caballero. : SENOR
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TV pet. : ASTA
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Bedouin. : NOMAD
98
Executive or housewife. : MANAGER
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British heroes. : RAF
100
Asian river. : AMUR
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Indecisiveness. : HESITANCY
103
Lancastrian emblems. : REDROSES
106
Crossword item: Abbr. : DEF
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Car. : SEDAN
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Habit. : WONT
110
Markets for goods. : OUTLETS
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Withstands. : RESISTS
112
Cartilage. : GRISTLE
113
Circle. : RONDURE
114
Adulterate. : DEBASE
116
Promise to pay. : IOU
117
Diminutive. : PEEWEE
119
Did wrong. : SINNED
121
Wickerwork. : RATTAN
123
Musical studies. : ETUDES
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Boy scouts, in Britain. : ROVERS
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Thinly grown. : SPARSE
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Leave off. : CEASE
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Snick and ___. : SNEE
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Work hard. : MOIL
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Girl's name. : ETTA
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Poetic contraction. : EEN
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Urchin. : IMP
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Take tea. : SIP
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Peak near anc. Troy. : IDA

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 18 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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