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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
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Custard pie topping. : COCONUT
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Littoral. : COASTAL
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Relished. : SAVORED
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Old musical comedy hit. : RIORITA
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Province of Canada. : ALBERTA
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Gorged. : OVERATE
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Chief deities, so-called in primitive religions. : OLDONES
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Accomplished fact. : REALITY
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Musical compositions. : SONATAS
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October brew. : ALE
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One of the Strauses. : OSKAR
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City in California. : CLAREMONT
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Oriental name. : ALI
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St. ___, B. W. I. : KITTS
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Isinglass. : MICA
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Narrative poem by Byron. : LARA
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Up and about. : ASTIR
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Heraldic term. : ENTE
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Take heart. : CHEER
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Convoys. : ESCORTS
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Jabberwocky word. : WABE
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Countersink. : REAM
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Noisy, shuffling dance. : HOEDOWN
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May-flowering plant. : TULIP
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"___ later than you think." : ITIS
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Earlier. : PRIOR
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Last lines of Italian sonnet. : SESTET
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Colliery shafts. : PITS
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Rival. : EMULANT
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Dealt out. : ISSUED
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Chump. : BONEHEAD
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Horsemanship. : MANEGE
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Movieland. : SCREEN
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Keeps. : SAVES
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Karel Capek's melodrama. : RUR
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Allurements. : BRIBES
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Adjective for Yorick. : POOR
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Florentine poet. : DANTE
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The ones here. : THESE
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Pro ___. : RATA
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Scotland's capital: Poet. : EDINA
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Heaths. : MOORS
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Things done: Lat. : ACTA
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"___ in the hand ... " : ABIRD
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Crocus gladiolus. : IRIDS
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Cut. : SAWN
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Made lace. : TATTED
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Chili ___ carne. : CON
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Empire conquered by Cortes. : AZTEC
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Trophies. : PRIZES
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On land. : ASHORE
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Study of methods to improve human race. : EUGENICS
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Thundered. : BOOMED
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Sullied. : SMEARED
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Daughter of Laban. : LEAH
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Object of spellbound Titania's love. : BOTTOM
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Yellowish fruit. : PAPAW
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Sour. : ACID
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Give new courage to. : REMAN
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Quondam. : ONETIME
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Snakes. : ASPS
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Style. : NAME
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Separated. : ASUNDER
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River of Africa. : NIGER
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Turkish summer house. : YALI
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Sandarac trees. : ARARS
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Agenda. : LIST
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News article. : ITEM
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Drang nach ___ (thrust toward the East): Ger. : OSTEN
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Well-known U. N. name. : DAG
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Mariners' guides. : LODESTARS
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Misstating. : LYING
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Man's name. : IAN
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Simon Legree's slave. : EMELINE
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Parental love, for instance. : HOMETIE
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Unfold a tale. : NARRATE
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City in the Nutmeg State. : MERIDEN
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Maroons. : ENISLES
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___ New York. : GREATER
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Cunning. : SLYNESS
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Leasers. : RENTERS
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Annual Christian festivals. : EASTERS
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Small food fish. : CROAKER
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What the Big Inch is. : OILLINE
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Short concluding passage, in music. : CODETTA
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Rio de ___, Africa. : ORO
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Children, in Spain. : NINOS
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Shoshoneans. : UTES
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Assignment. : TASK
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Won, as an election. : CARRIED
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Diminutive suffix. : OLE
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Manila hemp. : ABACA
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Dispose of. : SELL
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Hardships. : TRIALS
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Charmed. : ATTRACTED
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Maker of detailed plans. : LAYEROUT
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Middling. : SOSO
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Rugby's river. : AVON
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Sale, in Spain. : VENTA
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___ et labora. : ORA
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Drumbeat. : RATATAT
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And elsewhere: Lat. : ETALIBI
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Expressed wishes. : DESIRES
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Abdul the Bul Bul ___. : AMEER
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Crumbly clay. : MARL
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Gate build by Wren, 1672. : TEMPLEBAR
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Place for a stoplight. : CROSSROAD
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Rustling sound. : SWISH
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People in "The Good Earth." : CHINESE
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Scottish exclamation. : HOOT
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Come afterward. : ENSUE
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Type of fire extinguisher. : TIPOVER
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Backbone. : SPINE
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River in Germany. : WESER
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Storm. : RAGE
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Incline. : TEND
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Examination. : TEST
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Accept willingly. : EMBRACE
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Large stork. : MARABOU
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Merging. : UNITING
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Of a sacred image. : ICONIC
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Tubes passed in a relay race. : BATONS
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Builder. : ERECTOR
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Rigorous. : AUSTERE
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Regarded with apprehension. : DREADED
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Steeples. : SPIRES
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___ under (defeated overwhelmingly). : SNOWED
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Surprise. : AMAZEMENT
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Shakespeare's in-laws. : HATHAWAYS
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Trenches. : DITCHES
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Post Office worker. : STAMPER
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King Claudius, for example. : DANE
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Small quantity, in Britain. : SPOT
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Venezuela's Bolivar. : SIMON
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On the bounding main. : ASEA
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Moslem shrine. : ZIARA
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Wheel in a steam turbine. : ROTOR
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Senior. : ELDER
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Masonry wall unit. : BONDSTONE
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All the ___. : SAME
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Ostracizer. : BANISHER
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Very small: Var. : PIGMY
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Chaplets: Poet. : ANADEMS
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Candy. : CARAMEL
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Figurative description. : IMAGERY
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Small tractor. : MULE
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Sans cravat. : TIELESS
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Surfeit. : SATIATE
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Sewing machine part. : PLEATER
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Wrongdoers. : SINNERS
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Star in Draco. : ETAMIN
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Bobsled runway. : SLIDE
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Fiber for bagging, carpets, etc. : ISTLE
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Fabled giants. : OGRES
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Aces. : ONES
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Cozy retreats. : DENS
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Peace of mind. : REST
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Contemporary playwright. : INGE
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Honshu city. : NARA
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Shade tree. : LIN
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Adjective suffix. : IER
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Rodent. : RAT

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 13 debuted here and reused later, 14 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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