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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
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Excitement: Colloq. : SPLASH
7
Overlook. : MISS
11
Pole. : MAST
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Scanty. : SPARSE
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Awn. : ARISTA
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The Somalis. : ASHA
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___ meridiem. : ANTE
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Heel over, as a ship. : CAREEN
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Deadly. : LETHAL
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Adjective for a siren. : GLAMOROUS
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Diviners of ancient Rome. : AUGURS
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Noun suffix. : ULE
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Play by G. B. S. : YOUNEVERCANTELL
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Germanic god of war. : TIU
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Members of "Pinafore" chorus. : TARS
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Freshet: Brit. : SPATE
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Clown in "Love's Labour's Lost." : COSTARD
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"Exit, pursued by a ___." : BEAR
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Storehouse: Fr. : ETAPE
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Alpha Centauri. : STAR
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Greek letter. : ETA
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Mark Twain's collaborator. : HARTE
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Crystalline gypsum. : SELENITE
46
Reserve. : STORE
49
"Pippa ___." : PASSES
50
Card game. : CANASTA
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Man's name: Abbr. : THOS
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Fact: Fr. : FAIT
55
Pinkish yellow. : APRICOT
58
Favor. : ESTEEM
60
Cat's whisker. : VIBRISSA
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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
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Norwegian boy's name. : NILS
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Top-hole. : ACE
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Civil War general. : ROSECRANS
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Summer: Fr. : ETE
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___ mieux (so much the better): Fr. : TANT
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Call for a bellhop. : FRONT
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Main arteries. : AORTAS
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Arthurian knight. : BALAN
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Diminutive suffix. : ETTE
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Rents. : LETS
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Useless. : INUTILE
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Happening. : EVENT
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American composer. : SESSIONS
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Home of the Wright brothers. : DAYTON
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Small canyons: Span. : CANADAS
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Track tipster. : TOUT
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Coin of Cuba. : PESO
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Small falcon. : KESTREL
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Emphasis. : ACCENT
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The Big ___ (Walter Johnson). : TRAIN
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Adjective for Yalta conference. : HISTORIC
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Scorches. : CHARS
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Letter. : ZEE
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Muse. : CLIO
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Mix-up. : SNARL
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Squad members. : COPS
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Monk's shaven crown. : TONSURE
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Turn-of-the-century politician. : HANNA
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Greek colonnade. : STOA
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Canton along Reuss River. : URI
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Novel of 1926. : THESUNALSORISES
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Incumbents. : INS
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Juvenal's specialty. : SATIRE
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Apish. : IMITATIVE
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Australian marsupials. : TAPOAS
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Hawk's relative. : ELANET
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One of Hera's rivals. : LETO
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Wood sorrels. : OCAS
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Retaliate. : AVENGE
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Diva Tebaldi. : RENATA
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River of Scotland. : EDEN
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Type of seam. : WELT
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Past and present. : TENSES
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Dips colors. : SALUTES
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High churchman. : PRELATE
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Prosaic. : LITERAL
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Rowan. : ASH
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Guy. : STAY
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Nimbi. : HALOS
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Tycoons. : MAGNATES
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New Mexican Indian. : ISLETA
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Lad: Colloq. : SHAVER
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Corresponding. : SAME
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San ___, island of Venice. : MARCO
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Small oxen. : ANOAS
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Certain airplane pilots. : STUNTERS
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Leaving a will. : TESTATE
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Cookbook direction. : SCALD
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Kruger of South Africa. : PAUL
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Silver: Abbr. : ARG
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British news agency. : REUTERS
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Arrange in succession. : SERIATE
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Makes certain. : ENSURES
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Grampus. : ORC
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Resident of Plattsburgh, N. Y., for instance. : UPSTATER
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Time. : ERA
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Noteworthy. : SPECIAL
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Military fortification. : BASTION
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Legislates. : ENACTS
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Source of Samson's strength. : HAIR
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Semele's sister. : INO
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Milton Caniff character. : STEVECANYON
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Friends' word. : THEE
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Title for 16 Down. : OOM
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Picasso. : PABLO
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Europeans. : TEUTONS
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Diamond play. : ASSIST
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Dumas ___. : FILS
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Faithful friend. : ACHATES
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Appease. : PLACATE
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Becomes more forgiving. : RELENTS
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Lose interest. : TIRE
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Feudatory. : VASSAL
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"Barked" for a sideshow. : SPIELED
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Kind of raisin. : SULTANA
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Ayes. : ASSENTS
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Dormice. : LEROTS
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Character in "Les Misérables." : FANTINE
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Hungarian composer (1881–1945). : BARTOK
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Discomfit. : ROUT
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Items from Colonial bedrooms. : TESTERS
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Treat with contempt. : FLOUT
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Tenant's fee. : RENT
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Train accommodations. : SECTIONS
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Family of American writers. : BENETS
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Isle and castle of King Arthur. : AVALONS
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City in Moldavia. : IASI
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Electrified particles. : IONS
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Goddess: Lat. : DEA
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"___ Poetica." : ARS
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Took for granted. : PRESUMED
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Most bright. : SHINIEST
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Plaintiff. : ACCUSER
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Hymn tune. : CHORALE
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Sousa's "El ___." : CAPITAN
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Ductile. : TENSILE
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Food. : RATIONS
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Era of the poet Hesiod. : IRONAGE
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Groupings. : CLASSES
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Life: Greek. : ZOE
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Superior. : CHOICE
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Like a tadpole. : LARVAL
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Greek letter. : THETA
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Act in concert. : UNITE
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Colorado–New Mexico mountain pass. : RATON
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Guido's note. : ELA
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At the age of: Lat. abbr. : AETAT
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Old commercial allowance. : TRET
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___ away. : STOW
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But. : SAVE
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___ quandary. : INA
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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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