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ALL GREEK TO ME

New York Times, Sunday, April 1, 1956

Author:
Jules Arensberg
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 176, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.13, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 710 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 142, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 26
Jules Arensberg has 95 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,469
Across
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Author of "Pompey's Head." : BASSO
6
Ripens. : AGES
10
African gazelle. : ADMI
14
Takes. : ACCEPTS
21
___ propre. : AMOUR
22
Greek synonym for "Hitlerian." : DRACONIAN
24
Describing victory at great cost. : PYRRHIC
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M. D. candidates take it. : HIPPOCRATICOATH
27
1832 song. : AMERICA
28
Deputies: Abbr. : AGTS
29
A shout. : HOY
30
Latin abbreviation. : ETAL
31
Curved. : ARCED
33
Beachhead ship. : LST
34
Ruminant's call. : MOO
35
Drink little by little. : SIP
36
Singles. : ONES
37
Nonsense: Slang. : BLAH
38
Sash. : OBI
40
Cravats. : ASCOTS
42
Ancient Briton. : PICT
43
Site of Yalta. : CRIMEA
45
Basilica part. : APSE
48
Sheep. : EWE
49
Daughter of Eurytus. : IOLE
50
Climbs, as a rope. : SHINS
51
Object used in bowling. : TENPIN
53
Poets collectively. : PARNASSUS
56
Directly: Colloq. : SPANG
57
Gloomy as the infernal river. : STYGIAN
58
Warp yarn. : ABB
59
Lachrymal drop. : TEAR
60
Venerable. : HOARY
61
Equipment. : GEAR
62
Military trials: Abbr. : CMS
63
Nonpolemic theology. : IRENICS
65
Greek goddesses. : HOURS
66
Chops up. : MINCES
68
Odd sight. : RARITY
69
Fleece. : MULCT
70
Actress Churchill. : SARAH
71
Musical theme. : TEMA
75
Draw out. : EDUCE
76
Traffic problem, Greek style. : GORDIANKNOT
78
Jetties. : MOLES
79
Lectern. : DESK
80
Vitamin ___. : PILLS
81
English poet. : NOYES
82
Plastics. : VINYLS
83
Upbraids. : SCOLDS
85
Worrying. : AFRET
86
Actress Holm. : CELESTE
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Thus. : SIC
90
Night birds. : OWLS
91
Hauls. : DRAGS
92
Relative of a safari. : TREK
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Aegean island. : IOS
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Long journey, Homeric style. : ODYSSEY
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Your: Fr. : VOTRE
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Actors. : THESPIANS
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Action of a gun. : RECOIL
100
Remove a ship's decks. : RAZEE
101
Grimace. : MOUE
102
___ Arbor. : ANN
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Rangy. : TALL
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The victor's wreath. : LAUREL
106
Mount in Oregon. : HOOD
107
Builder of a tower. : EIFFEL
110
Poetic contraction. : OER
112
Intellect. : MIND
113
Flower. : PINK
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Ailing. : ILL
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"A Woman ___ Sometime Thing." : ISA
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Verbum ___ (word to the wise). : SAP
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Grapes or berries. : ACINI
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Sharp taste. : TANG
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Constellation. : ARA
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Coteries. : SETS
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Foot lever. : TREADLE
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Ancient or modern peril. : SWORDOFDAMOCLES
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Like an early flier. : ICARIAN
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Describing U. N.'s task. : HERCULEAN
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Army chaplain. : PADRE
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Redeems. : RANSOMS
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Longings: Colloq. : YENS
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Half. : SEMI
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Incendiarism. : ARSON
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Island resort. : BAHAMA
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Mexican friends. : AMIGOS
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Appeasement, Greek style. : SOPTOCERBERUS
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Eats. : SUPS
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Gold: Span. : ORO
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"___ in the bucket." : ADROP
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Dismal. : GRAY
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Use up. : EAT
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Ology. : SCIENCE
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Wild oxen. : ANOAS
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Base of a gnomon. : DIAL
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Doily. : MAT
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Breathing. : INHALING
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Kind of dance. : APACHE
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Flower cluster. : CYME
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Set of beliefs. : CREDO
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Slip. : ERR
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Name-calling speech. : PHILIPPIC
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Twitchings. : TICS
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Vamose! : SCAT
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Singing group. : OCTET
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Greek letters. : CHIS
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Drives down. : RAMS
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Soapstone. : STEATITE
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Paintings. : OILS
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Saline. : BRINY
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Loud noise. : BANG
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Admit. : OWN
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Decant. : POUR
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Burns partially. : CHARS
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Append. : ATTACH
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Thailand. : SIAM
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Austrian river. : ENNS
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"A miss ___ good as a mile." : ISAS
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Hollywood diet of ancient times. : SPARTANFARE
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Circuit court. : EYRE
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Yoked. : PAIRED
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Rub. : ABRADE
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Weeks, for example: Abbr. : SECY
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Care: Fr. : SOUCI
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Former French legislature. : SENAT
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Grips. : HOLDS
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Helicopters. : GIROS
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Notches. : NICKS
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Tosses. : HURLS
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French artist. : MANET
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Marble. : STONE
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Shapes. : MOLDS
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Terriers. : SKYES
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Utopias. : ELYSIANFIELDS
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Woolen cloth. : MELTON
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Tax. : ASSESS
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Highland sportsman's servant. : GILLY
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Norway, to its citizens. : NORGE
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Burden for Patience. : MILKPAIL
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Jane or Dick. : POWELL
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Necklines. : VEES
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"___ Fan Tutte." : COSI
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Russian guild. : ARTEL
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Indian. : CREE
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Nature. : SORT
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Sudden inspiration. : IDEA
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Gigantic. : CYCLOPEAN
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Snoozed. : DOZED
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Dull sound. : THUD
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Shoe part. : SOLE
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Like a glazed surface. : VARNISHY
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Captured. : TOOK
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Foot soldiers: Abbr. : INF
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Wreck. : RUIN
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Tatars. : MONGOLS
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City on the Somme. : AMIENS
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Nehru is one. : HINDU
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Biblical land. : ELAM
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River mouth: Span. : ESTERO
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Volcano in California. : LASSEN
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Wireless. : RADIO
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Garden spots, in Paris. : PARCS
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People of Isfahan. : IRANI
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Recipe direction. : STIR
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Chest. : ARCA
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Reticent one. : CLAM
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Ripped up. : TORN
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Relative of Sheraton. : ADAM
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Isolated rock. : SCAR
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Noun suffixes. : ARS
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Lilliputian. : WEE
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Charge. : FEE
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Wartime agency. : OPA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 22 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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