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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.
PS 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 Down
1. 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
30. 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
130. Pen ___. : PAL
131. The "Appassionata" is one. : PIANOSONATA
134. Ultramontane. : TRANSALPINE
138. ___ Terry. : ELLEN
139. Pardon. : REMIT
140. Hebrew measure. : EPHAH
141. German pronoun. : EINER
142. One of the twin sons of Mars. : REMUS
143. Doubly. : TWICE
144. Unpleasantly conspicuous. : STARY
145. Beholdest. : SEEST
1. Bluster. : VAPOR
2. Gladiator's stage. : ARENA
3. Quoted. : CITED
4. ___ up (consume). : USE
5. Antennas. : AERIALS
6. Adjective of size. : LARGE
7. Medley. : OLIO
8. River into the Ouse. : CAM
9. Confluent of the Swale. : URE
10. William Blake, for example. : MYSTIC
11. Musicians. : VIOLINISTS
12. Comes before. : ANTEDATES
13. ___ by (reject). : PUT
14. One of Hesiod's ages. : IRON
15. Populace of ancient Greek state. : DEMOS
16. Beaux. : DANDIES
17. Name on Cooperstown roster. : OTT
18. Satiates. : GLUTS
19. Hero of Puccini opera. : MARIO
20. Inquirer. : ASKER
26. "It matters not how strait the ___ . . . " : GATE
28. Squinch. : ARCH
32. Here: Fr. : ICI
36. Verse foot. : IAMB
37. Lower house of Ireland. : DAIL
38. Part of the thorax. : ESOPHAGUS
39. And others: Lat. abbr. : ETAL
41. Gradual. : SLOW
43. Not literal. : FREE
44. Place of fabulous richness. : ELDORADO
46. Juniors or seniors. : CLASS
47. ___ Rookh (Tulip Cheek). : LALLA
48. Combination of opposed impulses. : AMBIVALENCE
49. God with iron gloves. : THOR
51. Indian ascetics. : YOGINS
53. Rule by the best. : ARISTOCRACY
54. Nouveau ___. : RICHE
55. Vital industry. : STEEL
57. Part of milk. : WHEY
59. Repair. : MEND
62. Nimblest. : SPRIEST
64. Sister of 128 Across. : ERIS
65. Abbreviation often following signature of artist. : FEC
67. People of Africa. : ETHIOPS
70. Skull. : POLL
71. Subject of famous Titian paintings. : DANAE
72. Disposed (to). : PRONE
75. Tribe of Israel. : MANASSEH
76. Spartacus was one. : GLADIATOR
77. ___ account. : ONNO
79. Be nervous: Slang. : JITTER
80. The Kit-Cat, for example. : CLUB
82. Leporello is one. : BASSO
83. Shelley's name for himself. : ARIEL
84. "___ Window." : REAR
85. Year in Nero's reign. : LXI
86. Benjamin Franklin and others: Abbr. : PMGS
87. Tyrant of Syracuse. : HIERO
88. Made of a cereal. : OATEN
91. Voters. : ELECTORATE
92. Tranquillity. : EASE
95. Fatty. : ALIPHATIC
96. Haunches. : HIPS
99. To you: Lat. : TIBI
101. French Islands. : ILES
103. Numerous. : MANY
104. An American academy: Abbr. : AAAL
106. Peoples. : NATIONS
109. Becomes ruffled. : RIPPLES
111. Asian country. : LAOS
113. Solemn fear. : AWE
114. Exploits. : GESTES
115. Travel formality. : VISA
116. Prance. : CAPER
117. Quick. : AGILE
118. Province. : REALM
119. Nasal sound. : SNORT
121. Showy. : DASHY
122. Think. : OPINE
123. Ancestral souls, in anc. Rome. : MANES
124. Watchful. : ALERT
127. Again. : ANEW
129. Snarl. : GNAR
132. Modern: Ger. : NEU
133. "Here ___; send me." : AMI
135. Account: Abbr. : RPT
136. Exclamation. : AHA
137. 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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