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ECLECTIC

New York Times, Sunday, February 8, 1959

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 160, Blocks: 81, Avg Word Len: 5.60, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 624 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 160, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,495
Across
1. Terse assurance of ability. : CANDO
6. Prime cigars. : HAVANAS
13. Sen. Church, for instance. : IDAHOAN
20. Neoteric. : MODERN
21. Flag bunting. : ETAMINE
22. Ordered to go back. : REMANDED
24. Russian cans. : ARABAS
25. Haunt of "ramblin' wrecks." : ATLANTA
26. Unstopped note in music. : OPENTONE
27. ___ de guerre. : NOM
28. Victor at Gettysburg. : MEADE
30. Village on the Hudson. : OSSINING
32. Slangy negative. : NAW
33. Handlelike part. : ANSA
35. Capital on the Delaware. : TRENTON
38. French winter resort. : NICE
39. Spike. : TIME
40. Swedish-born actress. : GARBO
42. Viper. : ADDER
43. Drive out. : EJECT
45. That is ___. : TOSAY
46. Announced by a decree. : EDICTAL
48. Legislator. : ENACTOR
50. Castile. : SOAP
52. Major in "Vanity Fair." : DOBBIN
53. Site of Briggs Stadium. : DETROIT
54. Irresolute. : UNSURE
58. Suffix in chemistry. : OSIDE
61. I. G. Y. phenomena. : MOONS
62. Entertainers of a sort. : FUNNYMEN
64. ___ stick. : POGO
67. Kitchen devices. : MASHERS
69. Mesmeric state. : TRANCE
71. Knave of clubs at loo. : PAM
72. Biblical giant. : ANAK
73. Incendiary. : ARSONIST
75. Type of cargo ship. : OILER
76. Book of the Bible: Abbr. : ISA
77. In a ___ (to some degree). : SENSE
79. Arizona site of cliff dwellings. : TONTO
80. Palm cockatoo. : ARARA
82. Gulf of Aegean Sea. : SAROS
84. Seventh ___. : SON
85. China grass. : RAMIE
87. Inhabitant of the moon. : SELENITE
90. Camera part. : LENS
91. Feminine suffix. : INE
92. Antelopes as large as cows. : ELANDS
94. Analyze critically. : DISSECT
95. Hartebeest. : ASSE
96. Pieces of furniture. : OTTOMANS
98. Elevator. : HOIST
100. Keeps clear of. : SHUNS
102. Division of Hebraic Mishnah. : NASHIM
103. Friend of the groom. : BESTMAN
105. Former U. S. Territory. : DAKOTA
109. Resting on. : ATOP
111. Mix again. : RESHAKE
112. Site of Golden Temple. : BENARES
113. Dispense with. : SPARE
116. Scotland's capital: Poet. : EDINA
118. At no time. : NEVER
120. Money in New Delhi. : ANNAS
121. First word of the Aeneid. : ARMA
122. Spur. : PROD
123. African javelin. : ASSAGAI
125. Wrap-around garment. : SARI
126. ___ service. : LIP
127. Filled the tanks again. : REFUELED
130. Frock. : DRESS
132. Periods of time: Abbr. : MOS
133. Retired with honors. : EMERITUS
135. Awns. : ARISTAE
138. Unpretentious. : MODEST
140. ___ Provinces of Canada. : MARITIME
141. Pouters. : PIGEONS
142. Arrays. : ALINES
143. Envoys. : LEGATES
144. Lady of rank. : PEERESS
145. Nobel prize poet. : YEATS
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1. West Coast resort city. : CORONADO
2. Eve. : ADAMSRIB
3. Beak. : NEB
4. 1/8 ounce. : DRAM
5. Beginning. : ONSET
6. Acted as leader. : HEADED
7. Paid heed to. : ATTENDED
8. Bobbin lace. : VAL
9. M.D.'s group. : AMA
10. Silk voile. : NINON
11. Leaf cutters. : ANTS
12. Heavy swells. : SEAS
13. Sarcastic. : IRONIC
14. Represents. : DEPICTS
15. Pleasing. : AMENE
16. Depend. : HANG
17. Where Hamilton is: Abbr. : ONT
18. Mythical youth : ADONIS
19. District in Alaska. : NENAMA
20. Contrived. : MANAGED
23. Famous librarian. : DEWEY
29. Asiatic sea. : ARAL
31. Inactive. : INERT
34. Primers. : ABCBOOKS
36. Housing of a sort. : TENEMENT
37. Musical compositions. : ORATORIOS
39. Symbol of spontaneous origin. : TOPSY
41. Actor Skinner. : OTIS
43. Nicholas Udall's school. : ETON
44. Stud. : JOIST
45. Sixpences: Brit. slang. : TANNERS
47. Soul: Lat. : ANIMA
49. Emblem on Greek flag. : CROSS
51. Snow leopard. : OUNCE
55. Team officials. : UMPIRES
56. Because, and others. : REASONS
57. Altogether. : ENMASSE
59. Javelin bearer. : DARTMAN
60. Legal excuses: Eng. Law. : ESSOINS
62. Leprechauns. : FAIRIES
63. Loosen. : UNLATCH
64. Feeling. : PASSION
65. City in foothills of the Catskills. : ONEONTA
66. Large sea birds. : GANNETS
68. Sharpened. : HONED
70. Certain horses. : ROANS
74. Charms. : TALISMANS
78. Desert recluse. : EREMITE
81. Drives new supports, as for vines. : RESTAKES
83. 161,000 Americans. : ALASKANS
86. Cottonwood. : ALAMO
88. "And ___ with golden hair." : EDITH
89. Piece of music. : ETUDE
93. Glitter. : SHEEN
97. Kim's last name. : OHARA
99. Mountain in Greece. : OSSA
101. Character in "Peter Pan." : NANA
103. Lucy Ashton, for one. : BRIDE
104. Sagebrushers. : NEVADANS
106. Embellish. : ORNAMENT
107. Bride, Bon Silène, etc. : TEAROSES
108. Plays at baseball. : ASSISTS
110. Product of Paris. : PERFUME
112. Bonny bank. : BRAE
113. City in Psalm 76:2 : SALEM
114. Original. : PRIMAL
115. French physicist. : AMPERE
117. Drenches. : DOUSES
119. Outlet. : EGRESS
122. ___ point. : PETIT
123. Verona's river. : ADIGE
124. British statesman in NATO. : ISMAY
127. Diminutive of Margaret. : RITA
128. Dweller in Nordland. : LAPP
129. Cleveland's waterfront. : ERIE
131. Flatfish. : SOLE
134. Coach-and-four : RIG
136. Former Italian title. : SER
137. Digit. : TOE
139. Day: Span. : DIA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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