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WORDSMANSHIP

New York Times, Sunday, March 16, 1958

Author: W. E. Jones
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 160, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 5.54, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 599 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 162, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 11, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
W. E. Jones has 95 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,183
Across Down
1. Excitement: Colloq. : SPLASH
7. Overlook. : MISS
11. Pole. : MAST
15. Scanty. : SPARSE
21. Awn. : ARISTA
22. The Somalis. : ASHA
23. ___ meridiem. : ANTE
24. Heel over, as a ship. : CAREEN
25. Deadly. : LETHAL
26. Adjective for a siren. : GLAMOROUS
28. Diviners of ancient Rome. : AUGURS
29. Noun suffix. : ULE
30. Play by G. B. S. : YOUNEVERCANTELL
33. Germanic god of war. : TIU
34. Members of "Pinafore" chorus. : TARS
36. Freshet: Brit. : SPATE
37. Clown in "Love's Labour's Lost." : COSTARD
38. "Exit, pursued by a ___." : BEAR
39. Storehouse: Fr. : ETAPE
41. Alpha Centauri. : STAR
42. Greek letter. : ETA
43. Mark Twain's collaborator. : HARTE
44. Crystalline gypsum. : SELENITE
46. Reserve. : STORE
49. "Pippa ___." : PASSES
50. Card game. : CANASTA
53. Man's name: Abbr. : THOS
54. Fact: Fr. : FAIT
55. Pinkish yellow. : APRICOT
58. Favor. : ESTEEM
60. Cat's whisker. : VIBRISSA
64. Nonskid device. : CLEAT
65. Hard to pin down. : ELUSIVE
67. Novel by Camus (with "The"). : FALL
68. Work. : OPUS
69. Buildings. : HALLS
70. Leave. : RETIRE
71. Cesare Siepi, for example. : BASSO
72. Norwegian boy's name. : NILS
73. Top-hole. : ACE
74. Civil War general. : ROSECRANS
76. Summer: Fr. : ETE
77. ___ mieux (so much the better): Fr. : TANT
79. Call for a bellhop. : FRONT
81. Main arteries. : AORTAS
83. Arthurian knight. : BALAN
85. Diminutive suffix. : ETTE
86. Rents. : LETS
87. Useless. : INUTILE
88. Happening. : EVENT
89. American composer. : SESSIONS
91. Home of the Wright brothers. : DAYTON
92. Small canyons: Span. : CANADAS
94. Track tipster. : TOUT
95. Coin of Cuba. : PESO
96. Small falcon. : KESTREL
98. Emphasis. : ACCENT
101. The Big ___ (Walter Johnson). : TRAIN
102. Adjective for Yalta conference. : HISTORIC
106. Scorches. : CHARS
107. Letter. : ZEE
108. Muse. : CLIO
110. Mix-up. : SNARL
111. Squad members. : COPS
112. Monk's shaven crown. : TONSURE
116. Turn-of-the-century politician. : HANNA
118. Greek colonnade. : STOA
119. Canton along Reuss River. : URI
120. Novel of 1926. : THESUNALSORISES
123. Incumbents. : INS
124. Juvenal's specialty. : SATIRE
126. Apish. : IMITATIVE
127. Australian marsupials. : TAPOAS
129. Hawk's relative. : ELANET
130. One of Hera's rivals. : LETO
131. Wood sorrels. : OCAS
132. Retaliate. : AVENGE
133. Diva Tebaldi. : RENATA
134. River of Scotland. : EDEN
135. Type of seam. : WELT
136. Past and present. : TENSES
1. Dips colors. : SALUTES
2. High churchman. : PRELATE
3. Prosaic. : LITERAL
4. Rowan. : ASH
5. Guy. : STAY
6. Nimbi. : HALOS
7. Tycoons. : MAGNATES
8. New Mexican Indian. : ISLETA
9. Lad: Colloq. : SHAVER
10. Corresponding. : SAME
11. San ___, island of Venice. : MARCO
12. Small oxen. : ANOAS
13. Certain airplane pilots. : STUNTERS
14. Leaving a will. : TESTATE
15. Cookbook direction. : SCALD
16. Kruger of South Africa. : PAUL
17. Silver: Abbr. : ARG
18. British news agency. : REUTERS
19. Arrange in succession. : SERIATE
20. Makes certain. : ENSURES
27. Grampus. : ORC
31. Resident of Plattsburgh, N. Y., for instance. : UPSTATER
32. Time. : ERA
35. Noteworthy. : SPECIAL
38. Military fortification. : BASTION
40. Legislates. : ENACTS
43. Source of Samson's strength. : HAIR
45. Semele's sister. : INO
46. Milton Caniff character. : STEVECANYON
47. Friends' word. : THEE
48. Title for 16 Down. : OOM
49. Picasso. : PABLO
51. Europeans. : TEUTONS
52. Diamond play. : ASSIST
54. Dumas ___. : FILS
55. Faithful friend. : ACHATES
56. Appease. : PLACATE
57. Becomes more forgiving. : RELENTS
59. Lose interest. : TIRE
60. Feudatory. : VASSAL
61. "Barked" for a sideshow. : SPIELED
62. Kind of raisin. : SULTANA
63. Ayes. : ASSENTS
66. Dormice. : LEROTS
67. Character in "Les Misérables." : FANTINE
71. Hungarian composer (1881–1945). : BARTOK
75. Discomfit. : ROUT
78. Items from Colonial bedrooms. : TESTERS
79. Treat with contempt. : FLOUT
80. Tenant's fee. : RENT
82. Train accommodations. : SECTIONS
83. Family of American writers. : BENETS
84. Isle and castle of King Arthur. : AVALONS
87. City in Moldavia. : IASI
90. Electrified particles. : IONS
91. Goddess: Lat. : DEA
93. "___ Poetica." : ARS
95. Took for granted. : PRESUMED
97. Most bright. : SHINIEST
98. Plaintiff. : ACCUSER
99. Hymn tune. : CHORALE
100. Sousa's "El ___." : CAPITAN
101. Ductile. : TENSILE
103. Food. : RATIONS
104. Era of the poet Hesiod. : IRONAGE
105. Groupings. : CLASSES
107. Life: Greek. : ZOE
108. Superior. : CHOICE
109. Like a tadpole. : LARVAL
112. Greek letter. : THETA
113. Act in concert. : UNITE
114. Colorado–New Mexico mountain pass. : RATON
115. Guido's note. : ELA
117. At the age of: Lat. abbr. : AETAT
120. Old commercial allowance. : TRET
121. ___ away. : STOW
122. But. : SAVE
125. ___ quandary. : INA
128. Baby's milieu. : PEN

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 12 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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