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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
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 3,929
Across
1. Enchant. : CHARM
6. Small bird. : TOMTIT
12. Running water. : STREAM
18. Black Sea peninsula. : CRIMEA
19. Tie score. : ONEONE
20. Played the flute. : TOOTLED
22. School book. : GRAMMAR
23. Scene of Hardy novels. : WESSEX
24. Barred (a door) again. : REBOLTED
26. ___ Peter to pay Paul. : ROB
27. Wichita's river. : ARKANSAS
29. Sea god. : TRITON
31. Youngest of the March family. : AMY
32. Apiece. : EACH
34. Conjectured. : SURMISED
36. "He maketh the deep to boil like ___." : APOT
37. King of Judah. : AMON
38. Mountain range of N. Africa. : ATLAS
40. Mottled. : PIED
41. Channel port of France. : DIEPPE
43. Chalcedony. : AGATE
44. Crown jewels. : TIARAS
46. Suffixes in chemistry. : ENES
48. Recently. : LATE
49. Wading birds. : CRANES
50. Tenners. : SAWBUCKS
52. Ne ___ ultra. : PLUS
54. Shaver. : RAZOR
56. Savory smell. : ODOR
57. Akin. : RELATED
60. Adjective for some circus animals. : TAMABLE
64. ___ and terminer. : OYER
67. Dwelling place of penitent peris. : PARADISE
69. Music lover. : OPERAGOER
71. Celtic Neptune. : LER
72. Not migratory, as birds. : RESIDENT
73. Project. : PLAN
74. Siberian tribesman. : TATAR
75. European food fishes. : DOREES
77. Vessel used in extracting spirits. : FINESTILL
79. Capital of Albania. : TIRANA
80. German-American society. : AMANA
81. Palm leaves: Var. : OLAS
82. Stagy. : THEATRIC
84. And what ___. : NOT
85. Third word of many speeches. : GENTLEMEN
87. Discipline beforehand. : PRETRAIN
88. Asiatic bird. : MYNA
89. Give a right to. : ENTITLE
90. Gateways to Buddhist temples. : TORANAS
92. Eight, in Italy. : OTTO
94. Nag, in "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi." : COBRA
96. Home of the Hawkeye. : IOWA
97. Piece of ordinance on a warship. : STERNGUN
101. Full of ardor. : ONFIRE
104. Horn of the new moon. : CUSP
106. Type of passage. : RAMP
109. Exclamation of mild surprise. : DEARME
110. Plant seeds. : BEANS
111. Facing guide for plaster. : SCREED
113. Hill in Jerusalem. : ZION
115. Rebuffs. : SLAPS
116. Was full of sound. : RANG
117. Neighborly gatherings. : BEES
118. Secure again. : REFASTEN
121. Skewer. : SPIT
122. Siamese coin. : ATT
123. Grassy plains. : PAMPAS
125. Native of Breslau. : SILESIAN
127. ___ patria. : PRO
128. Soft silk fabric. : SARCENET
130. Originator. : COINER
132. What Lake Ontario is to Lake Erie. : SMALLER
134. Metropolis of Pacific Northwest. : SEATTLE
135. TV adjunct. : AERIAL
136. Chain of events. : SERIES
137. Followed. : ENSUED
138. Stylish: Colloq. : DRESSY
139. Glacial deposit. : ESKER
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1. Sea food tidbit. : CRABCLAW
2. "I knew ___ Horatio . . . " : HIM
3. Abbess. : AMMA
4. Grows. : REARS
5. Amount of price increase. : MARKUP
6. Urbanites. : TOWNMEN
7. Request to move over. : ONESIDE
8. Topographical features. : MESAS
9. Forked, as salad. : TOSSED
10. Feminine suffix. : INE
11. Letterpress. : TEXT
12. Worker on tobacco. : STRIPPER
13. N. Z. grass for thatching. : TOETOE
14. Rossom's creation. : ROBOT
15. Town near London. : ETON
16. ___ fours. : ALL
17. "I ___ with seven wives." : METAMAN
18. Tito's home. : CROATIA
21. Reduce in rank. : DEMOTE
22. Famous people. : GREATS
25. Units of force. : DYNES
28. Constellation. : ARIES
30. Absorbed. : RAPT
33. Shelter. : HARBOR
35. Add water. : DILUTE
37. Derivative of seaweed. : AGARAGAR
39. Arab king. : SAUD
42. Comfort. : EASE
43. Fragrant. : AROMATIC
45. Famous trial figure, 1925. : SCOPES
47. Thin wood strip. : SPLINE
49. One-time Kremlin occupant. : CZAR
51. Long-tailed apes. : KRAS
53. Cause of final undoing. : LASTSTRAW
55. Solar disk. : ATEN
57. Beaming. : RADIANT
58. Delightful gardens. : EDENS
59. Peso, yuan, etc. : DOLLARS
61. Bay on S E coast of Australia. : BOTANY
62. Have faith in. : LEANON
63. Term in printing. : ERRATA
64. Subject of Cicero's "De Senectute." : OLDAGE
65. Characters in G. & S. : YEOMEN
66. Wandering. : ERRANT
68. Firearm. : RIFLE
70. Ecuadorian Indian. : PALTA
72. Certain brokers. : REALTORS
73. Sacred group in art. : PIETA
76. Alluring. : ENTICING
78. Palm of the hand. : THENAR
79. Of delicate hue. : TINTED
81. Hebrew bushel. : OMER
83. Noisy riot. : RIOT
86. Hamburg's river. : ELBE
87. Suitable. : PROPER
88. Gorgeous Indian peasants. : MONALS
91. River N. of Paris. : OISE
93. Three: Span. : TRES
95. Conventional. : ACCEPTED
97. Patches. : SPOTS
98. In sports, a wrestler. : GRAPPLER
99. Sports officials. : UMPIRES
100. Wise old King of Pylos. : NESTOR
101. Works: Span. : OBRAS
102. ___ a pin. : NEATAS
103. Talipot palm. : FANTREE
105. She-bear: Lat. : URSA
107. Pinkster flowers. : AZALEAS
108. Parsimonious. : MISERLY
111. Mother of Dionysus. : SEMELE
112. Hope for. : DESIRE
114. Tributary of the Oder. : NEISSE
117. Great family of African tribes. : BANTU
119. Conclusion. : FINIS
120. Noted persons. : NAMES
123. Darlings. : PETS
124. Saurel. : SCAD
126. Stool pigeon: Slang. : NARK
129. Know how to. : CAN
131. Poetic contraction. : OER
133. 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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