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TRIPLE FEATURE

New York Times, Sunday, February 7, 1960

Author:
Jules Arensberg
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 180, Blocks: 85, Avg Word Len: 4.93, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 665 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 126, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 13, XRef: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 31
Jules Arensberg has 95 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 3,859
Across
1. Like two peas in ___. : APOD
5. County in Penn. : TIOGA
10. At pleasure: Abbr. : ADLIB
15. Over age. : TOOOLD
21. See 2 Down. : TODDDUNCAN
23. Laissez ___. : FAIRE
24. Phrase in “Song of Sixpence.” : INAPIE
25. Dendrologist. : TREEEXPERT
26. Phenomenon in a democracy. : FREEELECTION
28. Go-between: Abbr. : AGT
29. Fasten a nautical rope. : BELAY
30. Springes. : GINS
31. River into the Seine. : EURE
32. Mariner’s direction. : NNE
33. Hindu farmer. : RYOT
35. River in Virginia. : DAN
36. Rackstraw and Deadeye. : TARS
37. Where Natal is: Abbr. : SAFR
38. See 2 Down. : BESS
39. City of Fukien. : AMOY
41. Congressional group: Abbr. : COMM
42. Kind of file. : RATTAIL
44. Comes about. : OCCURS
47. Zola heroine. : NANA
48. Captive maid of Hercules. : IOLE
49. ___ averages. : LAWOF
53. Dwells (on). : HARPS
54. Three-minute timer. : EGGGLASS
56. Tropical plant. : RATSBANE
59. Agave. : ALOE
60. Cleaving tool. : FROE
61. Cleopatra’s maid. : IRAS
62. Plead. : SUE
63. Congou or gunpowder. : TEA
64. Literary initials. : RLS
65. Relative of Shawn. : SEAN
66. Mend. : HEAL
67. Car ride. : SPIN
69. Very: Ger. : SEHR
70. Bas-Rhin and Haut-Rhin. : ALSACE
72. Popular. : WELLLIKED
74. Champion golfer. : BOROS
75. Department store appurtenance. : ESCALATOR
78. Horsehides. : BASEBALLS
80. “You used to come ___ o’clock . . . ” : ATTEN
81. Evening wear. : DRESSSUIT
85. Faineant. : OTIOSE
87. Hullabaloo. : STIR
88. Is worthwhile. : PAYS
89. Business records: Abbr. : TECS
90. Fold up. : SHUT
92. Monosaccharide. : OSE
93. Whale: Comb. form. : CET
94. Day: Hebrew. : YOM
95. Plane surface. : AREA
96. Exploit. : FEAT
97. Arabian mascara. : KOHL
98. Sirrah, for example. : ARCHAISM
101. Capacity. : FULLLOAD
103. Frogs: Lat. : RANAE
104. Impatient exclamation. : PSHAW
105. Product of Holland. : EDAM
107. Millenia. : EONS
108. Saint Stephen. : MARTYR
109. Number. : INTEGER
112. Full of excitement. : AGOG
113. Moved away. : GONE
114. Negotiation. : DEAL
117. Equal: Fr. : EGAL
118. Underpinning. : PROP
119. Canine sound. : GRR
120. Hurricane ___. : LAMP
124. Syria and Egypt: Abbr. : UAR
125. “___ a man with seven wives.” : IMET
126. Empty. : VAIN
127. Expansive. : BROAD
129. Tolstoy. : LEO
130. Method of treating iron. : KRUPPPROCESS
133. Habiliment for hulas. : GRASSSKIRT
135. Most favorably. : ATBEST
136. European language. : NORSE
137. Passage between Australia and Tasmania. : BASSSTRAIT
138. Stockholdings. : SHARES
139. Veers. : SWAYS
140. Bengalese soldler. : SEPOY
141. Concerning. : ASTO
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1. Flower essence. : ATTAR
2. DuBose Heyward character. : PORGY
3. Wordsworth's “___ Duty.” : ODETO
4. Presidential monogram. : DDE
5. Evening wear. : TUXEDOS
6. Fair, as in baseball. : INPLAY
7. Habitat for plankton. : OCEAN
8. Indiana city. : GARY
9. Leaf cutter. : ANT
10. Avouch. : AFFIRM
11. Makes repairs. : DARNS
12. Extends. : LIES
13. Iracundity. : IRE
14. Hirundine bird. : BEEEATER
15. ___ del Fuego. : TIERRA
16. Whenever. : ONCE
17. Avena sativa. : OAT
18. Reckon. : OPINE
19. Cybele’s chariot pullers. : LIONS
20. Sand hills in England. : DENES
22. Society newcomer. : DEB
27. Air: Ger. : LUFT
30. Harding’s middle name. : GAMALIEL
34. Moleskin. : TAUPE
36. Sinic society. : TONG
37. ___ soda. : SAL
38. Telltale. : BLAB
40. Feminine title. : MRS
41. Hockey goal. : CAGE
42. Antarctic sea. : ROSS
43. Fraeulein’s name. : ILSE
44. Kipling’s Kim. : OHARA
45. WQXR, for example : CALLLETTERS
46. Do needlework. : CROSSSTITCH
47. Figure with x sides. : NGON
48. That ___: radioman’s sign-off. : ISALL
50. Canadian town, pop. 9,025. : WATERLOOONT
51. The deacon’s masterpiece. : ONEHOSSSHAY
52. Hopes’ partner. : FEARS
54. Time. : ERA
55. Inland sea. : ARAL
57. Notwithstanding. : ASIDE
58. Wine cask. : TUN
60. Believe. : FEEL
65. Examine carefully. : SCAN
66. Possessive. : HERS
67. Card game. : SKAT
68. Foot: Anat. : PES
69. Certain performances. : SOLI
71. The maples. : ACER
72. Besetments. : WOES
73. Sacred bird. : IBIS
74. Army unit: Abbr. : BATT
76. Peak in N. H. : ADAMS
77. Effort. : TRY
79. Contest. : BOUT
80. Musicians’ group. : ASCAP
82. Old name for Salisbury, England. : STRUM
83. Leg: Comb. form. : SEEL
84. Neighbor whose house is on fire, from Trojan legend. : UCALEGON
86. Fisherman. : EELER
88. Food for 96 Down. : POI
90. Triton’s realm. : SEAS
91. Caused to be. : HAD
94. Open wide. : YAWN
95. Distant. : AFAR
96. Senator from Hawaii. : FONG
97. Author Capek. : KAREL
99. Weather phenomenon. : HAIL
100. Measure for H-bombs. : MEGATONS
102. Sharp bend. : LOOP
103. Circulated. : RAN
106. State: Abbr. : DEL
108. Full of bogs. : MORASSY
110. Is inviting to. : TEMPTS
111. Affluent of the Elbe. : EGER
112. Springs up. : ARISES
113. Concerto ___. : GROSSO
114. Composer of “Sorcerer’s Apprentice.” : DUKAS
115. Between Mars and Venus. : EARTH
116. Island off Venezuela. : ARUBA
118. Part of Paris. : PASSY
119. Clutch. : GRASP
121. Otherwise called. : ALIAS
122. ___ badge. : MERIT
123. Kinkajou. : POTTO
125. He: Lat. : IPSE
126. Zangwill heroine. : VERA
127. Burnsian bill. : BRAE
128. Summer time. : DST
131. By. : PER
132. ___ Palace, San Francisco. : COW
133. Literary initials. : GBS
134. Asian isthmus. : KRA

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 21 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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