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POTPOURRI

New York Times, Sunday, April 13, 1958

Author: Thomas Meekin
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 162, Blocks: 77, Avg Word Len: 5.58, Missing: { F J Q X }, Scrabble score: 645 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 174, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 19
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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,211
Across Down
1. Custard pie topping. : COCONUT
8. Littoral. : COASTAL
15. Relished. : SAVORED
22. Old musical comedy hit. : RIORITA
23. Province of Canada. : ALBERTA
24. Gorged. : OVERATE
25. Chief deities, so-called in primitive religions. : OLDONES
26. Accomplished fact. : REALITY
27. Musical compositions. : SONATAS
28. October brew. : ALE
29. One of the Strauses. : OSKAR
31. City in California. : CLAREMONT
33. Oriental name. : ALI
34. St. ___, B. W. I. : KITTS
36. Isinglass. : MICA
38. Narrative poem by Byron. : LARA
39. Up and about. : ASTIR
41. Heraldic term. : ENTE
42. Take heart. : CHEER
44. Convoys. : ESCORTS
47. Jabberwocky word. : WABE
48. Countersink. : REAM
49. Noisy, shuffling dance. : HOEDOWN
51. May-flowering plant. : TULIP
52. "___ later than you think." : ITIS
53. Earlier. : PRIOR
55. Last lines of Italian sonnet. : SESTET
57. Colliery shafts. : PITS
59. Rival. : EMULANT
62. Dealt out. : ISSUED
63. Chump. : BONEHEAD
67. Horsemanship. : MANEGE
68. Movieland. : SCREEN
69. Keeps. : SAVES
70. Karel Capek's melodrama. : RUR
71. Allurements. : BRIBES
72. Adjective for Yorick. : POOR
73. Florentine poet. : DANTE
75. The ones here. : THESE
77. Pro ___. : RATA
78. Scotland's capital: Poet. : EDINA
80. Heaths. : MOORS
82. Things done: Lat. : ACTA
83. "___ in the hand . . . " : ABIRD
85. Crocus gladiolus. : IRIDS
87. Cut. : SAWN
88. Made lace. : TATTED
90. Chili ___ carne. : CON
91. Empire conquered by Cortes. : AZTEC
93. Trophies. : PRIZES
95. On land. : ASHORE
96. Study of methods to improve human race. : EUGENICS
98. Thundered. : BOOMED
99. Sullied. : SMEARED
100. Daughter of Laban. : LEAH
101. Object of spellbound Titania's love. : BOTTOM
102. Yellowish fruit. : PAPAW
103. Sour. : ACID
106. Give new courage to. : REMAN
108. Quondam. : ONETIME
110. Snakes. : ASPS
114. Style. : NAME
115. Separated. : ASUNDER
117. River of Africa. : NIGER
118. Turkish summer house. : YALI
119. Sandarac trees. : ARARS
121. Agenda. : LIST
122. News article. : ITEM
123. Drang nach ___ (thrust toward the East): Ger. : OSTEN
124. Well-known U. N. name. : DAG
125. Mariners' guides. : LODESTARS
129. Misstating. : LYING
132. Man's name. : IAN
133. Simon Legree's slave. : EMELINE
135. Parental love, for instance. : HOMETIE
137. Unfold a tale. : NARRATE
139. City in the Nutmeg State. : MERIDEN
140. Maroons. : ENISLES
141. ___ New York. : GREATER
142. Cunning. : SLYNESS
143. Leasers. : RENTERS
144. Annual Christian festivals. : EASTERS
1. Small food fish. : CROAKER
2. What the Big Inch is. : OILLINE
3. Short concluding passage, in music. : CODETTA
4. Rio de ___, Africa. : ORO
5. Children, in Spain. : NINOS
6. Shoshoneans. : UTES
7. Assignment. : TASK
8. Won, as an election. : CARRIED
9. Diminutive suffix. : OLE
10. Manila hemp. : ABACA
11. Dispose of. : SELL
12. Hardships. : TRIALS
13. Charmed. : ATTRACTED
14. Maker of detailed plans. : LAYEROUT
15. Middling. : SOSO
16. Rugby's river. : AVON
17. Sale, in Spain. : VENTA
18. ___ et labora. : ORA
19. Drumbeat. : RATATAT
20. And elsewhere: Lat. : ETALIBI
21. Expressed wishes. : DESIRES
30. Abdul the Bul Bul ___. : AMEER
32. Crumbly clay. : MARL
35. Gate build by Wren, 1672. : TEMPLEBAR
37. Place for a stoplight. : CROSSROAD
40. Rustling sound. : SWISH
42. People in "The Good Earth." : CHINESE
43. Scottish exclamation. : HOOT
44. Come afterward. : ENSUE
45. Type of fire extinguisher. : TIPOVER
46. Backbone. : SPINE
50. River in Germany. : WESER
54. Storm. : RAGE
56. Incline. : TEND
58. Examination. : TEST
59. Accept willingly. : EMBRACE
60. Large stork. : MARABOU
61. Merging. : UNITING
62. Of a sacred image. : ICONIC
63. Tubes passed in a relay race. : BATONS
64. Builder. : ERECTOR
65. Rigorous. : AUSTERE
66. Regarded with apprehension. : DREADED
68. Steeples. : SPIRES
69. ___ under (defeated overwhelmingly). : SNOWED
74. Surprise. : AMAZEMENT
76. Shakespeare's in-laws. : HATHAWAYS
79. Trenches. : DITCHES
81. Post Office worker. : STAMPER
84. King Claudius, for example. : DANE
86. Small quantity, in Britain. : SPOT
87. Venezuela's Bolivar. : SIMON
89. On the bounding main. : ASEA
92. Moslem shrine. : ZIARA
94. Wheel in a steam turbine. : ROTOR
97. Senior. : ELDER
98. Masonry wall unit. : BONDSTONE
99. All the ___. : SAME
101. Ostracizer. : BANISHER
102. Very small: Var. : PIGMY
103. Chaplets: Poet. : ANADEMS
104. Candy. : CARAMEL
105. Figurative description. : IMAGERY
107. Small tractor. : MULE
109. Sans cravat. : TIELESS
111. Surfeit. : SATIATE
112. Sewing machine part. : PLEATER
113. Wrongdoers. : SINNERS
116. Star in Draco. : ETAMIN
120. Bobsled runway. : SLIDE
122. Fiber for bagging, carpets, etc. : ISTLE
123. Fabled giants. : OGRES
126. Aces. : ONES
127. Cozy retreats. : DENS
128. Peace of mind. : REST
130. Contemporary playwright. : INGE
131. Honshu city. : NARA
134. Shade tree. : LIN
136. Adjective suffix. : IER
138. Rodent. : RAT

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