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THE NINE MUSES

New York Times, Sunday, March 6, 1960

Author:
Spiro K. Kostof
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 174, Blocks: 85, Avg Word Len: 5.10, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 666 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 130, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 17, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 21
Spiro K. Kostof has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

80-Down clue originally had "Kit-cat"; corrected it to "Kit-Cat."

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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 3,887
Across
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Empty spaces. : VACUA
6
___ tenens (substitute). : LOCUM
11
Insipid. : VAPID
16
Doctrine. : DOGMA
21
Last word of "Hark, Hark, the Lark." : ARISE
22
Wing-shaped. : ALARY
23
Harden. : INURE
24
A Titan. : ATLAS
25
English opera. : PETERGRIMES
27
Inhabitant of Constantinople. : OTTOMANTURK
29
Number. : ONE
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Symbol of false friendship. : IAGO
31
Type of roof. : TILE
33
Gare du ___, railway station in Paris. : NORD
34
Musical notation. : TIE
35
Issue in rays. : RADIATE
37
Destroyer of a god. : DEICIDE
40
Cut with an instrument. : SCISSOR
42
Companion of cakes. : ALE
43
Allure. : FASCINATE
45
Loki's daughter. : HEL
46
Sea food. : CLAMS
49
Chamber music group. : TRIO
50
Where Keats died. : ITALY
52
What Pegasus does. : SOARS
56
Schoolmate of Coleridge. : LAMB
57
Puppy. : WHELP
58
Now and then. : SELDOM
60
Scire facias. : WRIT
61
Long white linen robe. : ALB
62
Pump. : SHOE
63
Raises aloft. : HEFTS
66
Kind of molding. : OGEE
68
Coldness of reserve. : ICE
69
Pantofle. : SLIPPER
71
Ventures. : DARES
72
Product of graphic art. : PRINT
73
Novel title. : SHE
74
Mint used in cooking. : SAVORY
75
"The ___ Mountain." : MAGIC
76
Garbo movie. : GRANDHOTEL
78
___ Baba. : ALI
79
Roman deity. : JANUS
80
Lumps. : CLODS
81
She saved Odysseus from drowning. : INO
82
Dancers. : BALLERINAS
85
South American prairie. : LLANO
86
Rainy day garment. : PONCHO
89
100 square meters. : ARE
90
Bristles: Zool. : SETAE
91
Pass out in drops. : EXUDE
92
Stores. : EMPORIA
93
Adam's bequest. : SIN
94
Coarse fabrics of India. : TATS
95
Excuse: Colloq. : ALIBI
96
"Secret, black, and midnight ___!" : HAGS
97
Aged: Lat. abbr. : AET
98
Following. : SECT
100
Rebound. : RESILE
102
Faulty. : AMISS
104
City taken by Allenby, 1918. : ACRE
105
Liquid fat. : OLEIN
107
Venerated object. : RELIC
108
Official routine. : TAPE
109
Cellulose fiber. : RAYON
110
Instrument for weighing: Abbr. : BAL
112
Geometric figures. : HEPTAGONS
115
___ Appia. : VIA
116
Latin charity. : CARITAS
120
Adjective for April days. : SHOWERY
121
Document, in education. : DIPLOMA
125
___ of reason. : AGE
126
One of the Hebrides. : IONA
128
God favored by Aphrodite. : ARES
129
Pant. : GASP
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Pen ___. : PAL
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The "Appassionata" is one. : PIANOSONATA
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Ultramontane. : TRANSALPINE
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___ Terry. : ELLEN
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Pardon. : REMIT
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Hebrew measure. : EPHAH
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German pronoun. : EINER
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One of the twin sons of Mars. : REMUS
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Doubly. : TWICE
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Unpleasantly conspicuous. : STARY
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Beholdest. : SEEST
Down
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Bluster. : VAPOR
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Gladiator's stage. : ARENA
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Quoted. : CITED
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___ up (consume). : USE
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Antennas. : AERIALS
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Adjective of size. : LARGE
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Medley. : OLIO
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River into the Ouse. : CAM
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Confluent of the Swale. : URE
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William Blake, for example. : MYSTIC
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Musicians. : VIOLINISTS
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Comes before. : ANTEDATES
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___ by (reject). : PUT
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One of Hesiod's ages. : IRON
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Populace of ancient Greek state. : DEMOS
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Beaux. : DANDIES
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Name on Cooperstown roster. : OTT
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Satiates. : GLUTS
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Hero of Puccini opera. : MARIO
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Inquirer. : ASKER
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"It matters not how strait the ___ . . . " : GATE
28
Squinch. : ARCH
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Here: Fr. : ICI
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Verse foot. : IAMB
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Lower house of Ireland. : DAIL
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Part of the thorax. : ESOPHAGUS
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And others: Lat. abbr. : ETAL
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Gradual. : SLOW
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Not literal. : FREE
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Place of fabulous richness. : ELDORADO
46
Juniors or seniors. : CLASS
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___ Rookh (Tulip Cheek). : LALLA
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Combination of opposed impulses. : AMBIVALENCE
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God with iron gloves. : THOR
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Indian ascetics. : YOGINS
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Rule by the best. : ARISTOCRACY
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Nouveau ___. : RICHE
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Vital industry. : STEEL
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Part of milk. : WHEY
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Repair. : MEND
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Nimblest. : SPRIEST
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Sister of 128 Across. : ERIS
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Abbreviation often following signature of artist. : FEC
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People of Africa. : ETHIOPS
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Skull. : POLL
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Subject of famous Titian paintings. : DANAE
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Disposed (to). : PRONE
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Tribe of Israel. : MANASSEH
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Spartacus was one. : GLADIATOR
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___ account. : ONNO
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Be nervous: Slang. : JITTER
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The Kit-Cat, for example. : CLUB
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Leporello is one. : BASSO
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Shelley's name for himself. : ARIEL
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"___ Window." : REAR
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Year in Nero's reign. : LXI
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Benjamin Franklin and others: Abbr. : PMGS
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Tyrant of Syracuse. : HIERO
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Made of a cereal. : OATEN
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Voters. : ELECTORATE
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Tranquillity. : EASE
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Fatty. : ALIPHATIC
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Haunches. : HIPS
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To you: Lat. : TIBI
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French Islands. : ILES
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Numerous. : MANY
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An American academy: Abbr. : AAAL
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Peoples. : NATIONS
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Becomes ruffled. : RIPPLES
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Asian country. : LAOS
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Solemn fear. : AWE
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Exploits. : GESTES
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Travel formality. : VISA
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Prance. : CAPER
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Quick. : AGILE
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Province. : REALM
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Nasal sound. : SNORT
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Showy. : DASHY
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Think. : OPINE
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Ancestral souls, in anc. Rome. : MANES
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Watchful. : ALERT
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Again. : ANEW
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Snarl. : GNAR
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Modern: Ger. : NEU
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"Here ___; send me." : AMI
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Account: Abbr. : RPT
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Exclamation. : AHA
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Member of the crow family. : PIE

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 13 debuted here and reused later, 15 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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