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LEXICOGRAPHY

New York Times, Sunday, April 17, 1960

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 160, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.59, Missing: { J Q V }, Scrabble score: 645 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 150, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 21
Thomas Meekin has 202 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 3,929
Across
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Enchant. : CHARM
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Small bird. : TOMTIT
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Running water. : STREAM
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Black Sea peninsula. : CRIMEA
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Tie score. : ONEONE
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Played the flute. : TOOTLED
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School book. : GRAMMAR
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Scene of Hardy novels. : WESSEX
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Barred (a door) again. : REBOLTED
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___ Peter to pay Paul. : ROB
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Wichita's river. : ARKANSAS
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Sea god. : TRITON
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Youngest of the March family. : AMY
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Apiece. : EACH
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Conjectured. : SURMISED
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"He maketh the deep to boil like ___." : APOT
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King of Judah. : AMON
38
Mountain range of N. Africa. : ATLAS
40
Mottled. : PIED
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Channel port of France. : DIEPPE
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Chalcedony. : AGATE
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Crown jewels. : TIARAS
46
Suffixes in chemistry. : ENES
48
Recently. : LATE
49
Wading birds. : CRANES
50
Tenners. : SAWBUCKS
52
Ne ___ ultra. : PLUS
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Shaver. : RAZOR
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Savory smell. : ODOR
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Akin. : RELATED
60
Adjective for some circus animals. : TAMABLE
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___ and terminer. : OYER
67
Dwelling place of penitent peris. : PARADISE
69
Music lover. : OPERAGOER
71
Celtic Neptune. : LER
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Not migratory, as birds. : RESIDENT
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Project. : PLAN
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Siberian tribesman. : TATAR
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European food fishes. : DOREES
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Vessel used in extracting spirits. : FINESTILL
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Capital of Albania. : TIRANA
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German-American society. : AMANA
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Palm leaves: Var. : OLAS
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Stagy. : THEATRIC
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And what ___. : NOT
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Third word of many speeches. : GENTLEMEN
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Discipline beforehand. : PRETRAIN
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Asiatic bird. : MYNA
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Give a right to. : ENTITLE
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Gateways to Buddhist temples. : TORANAS
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Eight, in Italy. : OTTO
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Nag, in "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi." : COBRA
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Home of the Hawkeye. : IOWA
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Piece of ordinance on a warship. : STERNGUN
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Full of ardor. : ONFIRE
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Horn of the new moon. : CUSP
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Type of passage. : RAMP
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Exclamation of mild surprise. : DEARME
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Plant seeds. : BEANS
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Facing guide for plaster. : SCREED
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Hill in Jerusalem. : ZION
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Rebuffs. : SLAPS
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Was full of sound. : RANG
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Neighborly gatherings. : BEES
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Secure again. : REFASTEN
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Skewer. : SPIT
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Siamese coin. : ATT
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Grassy plains. : PAMPAS
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Native of Breslau. : SILESIAN
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___ patria. : PRO
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Soft silk fabric. : SARCENET
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Originator. : COINER
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What Lake Ontario is to Lake Erie. : SMALLER
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Metropolis of Pacific Northwest. : SEATTLE
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TV adjunct. : AERIAL
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Chain of events. : SERIES
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Followed. : ENSUED
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Stylish: Colloq. : DRESSY
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Glacial deposit. : ESKER
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Sea food tidbit. : CRABCLAW
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"I knew ___ Horatio . . . " : HIM
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Abbess. : AMMA
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Grows. : REARS
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Amount of price increase. : MARKUP
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Urbanites. : TOWNMEN
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Request to move over. : ONESIDE
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Topographical features. : MESAS
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Forked, as salad. : TOSSED
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Feminine suffix. : INE
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Letterpress. : TEXT
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Worker on tobacco. : STRIPPER
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N. Z. grass for thatching. : TOETOE
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Rossom's creation. : ROBOT
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Town near London. : ETON
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___ fours. : ALL
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"I ___ with seven wives." : METAMAN
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Tito's home. : CROATIA
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Reduce in rank. : DEMOTE
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Famous people. : GREATS
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Units of force. : DYNES
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Constellation. : ARIES
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Absorbed. : RAPT
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Shelter. : HARBOR
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Add water. : DILUTE
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Derivative of seaweed. : AGARAGAR
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Arab king. : SAUD
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Comfort. : EASE
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Fragrant. : AROMATIC
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Famous trial figure, 1925. : SCOPES
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Thin wood strip. : SPLINE
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One-time Kremlin occupant. : CZAR
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Long-tailed apes. : KRAS
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Cause of final undoing. : LASTSTRAW
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Solar disk. : ATEN
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Beaming. : RADIANT
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Delightful gardens. : EDENS
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Peso, yuan, etc. : DOLLARS
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Bay on S E coast of Australia. : BOTANY
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Have faith in. : LEANON
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Term in printing. : ERRATA
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Subject of Cicero's "De Senectute." : OLDAGE
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Characters in G. & S. : YEOMEN
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Wandering. : ERRANT
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Firearm. : RIFLE
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Ecuadorian Indian. : PALTA
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Certain brokers. : REALTORS
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Sacred group in art. : PIETA
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Alluring. : ENTICING
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Palm of the hand. : THENAR
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Of delicate hue. : TINTED
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Hebrew bushel. : OMER
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Noisy riot. : RIOT
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Hamburg's river. : ELBE
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Suitable. : PROPER
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Gorgeous Indian peasants. : MONALS
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River N. of Paris. : OISE
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Three: Span. : TRES
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Conventional. : ACCEPTED
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Patches. : SPOTS
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In sports, a wrestler. : GRAPPLER
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Sports officials. : UMPIRES
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Wise old King of Pylos. : NESTOR
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Works: Span. : OBRAS
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___ a pin. : NEATAS
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Talipot palm. : FANTREE
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She-bear: Lat. : URSA
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Pinkster flowers. : AZALEAS
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Parsimonious. : MISERLY
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Mother of Dionysus. : SEMELE
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Hope for. : DESIRE
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Tributary of the Oder. : NEISSE
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Great family of African tribes. : BANTU
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Conclusion. : FINIS
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Noted persons. : NAMES
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Darlings. : PETS
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Saurel. : SCAD
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Stool pigeon: Slang. : NARK
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Know how to. : CAN
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Poetic contraction. : OER
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Oslo notable. : LIE

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 11 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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