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WORDSMANSHIP

New York Times, Sunday, April 19, 1959

Author: Thomas Meekin
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 160, Blocks: 81, Avg Word Len: 5.60, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 630 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 152, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 21 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Thomas Meekin has 202 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
PS notes: 24-Across originally had "Carrousels"; corrected it to "Carousals."
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,565
Across Down
1. Assume. : PUTON
6. Early Dutch settler. : PATROON
13. Old-time carriages. : HANSOMS
20. Dish with bread crumbs. : PANADA
21. Grow larger. : ENHANCE
22. Descriptive of the "long, long trail." : AWINDING
24. Carousals. : ORGIES
25. Surf ducks. : SCOTERS
26. Extra juryman. : TALESMAN
27. Indian. : UTE
28. Kings, Kingdoms, Sisters, etc. : THREES
30. Dresser. : ATTIRER
32. Wood sorrel. : OCA
33. Leases. : RENTS
35. Emphasizing pronoun. : ITSELF
38. ___ man. : END
39. Schoolroom equipment. : DESKS
41. Commune in Italy. : ORIA
42. Quarrel. : SPAT
43. Classified. : ARRANGED
47. Bran and hot water. : MASH
48. Johnny's companion in song. : FRANKIE
50. Names. : ORDAINS
52. Fresh-water fish. : DACE
54. Made of a matted fiber. : FELTED
55. Foretold. : PREDICTED
57. Household apparatus. : MANGLE
61. European news agency. : ANETA
63. Layer of roofing. : TILER
64. Free opportunity. : OPENDOOR
66. Stimulus. : SPUR
69. Sudden foray. : SORTIE
71. Pillage thoroughly. : RIFLE
73. "___ for every State." : ASTAR
74. Occupant of a cocoon. : PUPA
75. Conservatives. : TORIES
76. Not so big. : SMALLER
78. ___ certainty (without a doubt). : OFA
79. Arean hue. : RED
80. Sultan of Turkey, 1512–20. : SELIM
81. Flash of wit. : SALLY
82. ___ ordinaire. : VIN
83. Biblical captain. : IRA
84. Substance classified in petrography. : OPACITE
87. Toward the lower spine. : SACRAD
89. Carrick ___, knot for joining hawsers. : BEND
90. Mighty ICBM. : TITAN
92. Surmounted (with "over"). : TIDED
93. In a crested position. : ARIDGE
94. Units of energy. : ERGS
95. Exalted. : ELEVATED
97. Wild carrot, fennel, etc. : DILLS
99. Eaglet's home. : AERIE
101. Inexcitable. : SEDATE
102. Conducive to bringing to light. : ELICITORY
105. Building material. : MORTAR
109. Alight. : LAND
111. Shape a course. : OUTLINE
112. Fashioned by mortals. : MANMADE
113. Not good, not bad. : SOSO
116. Household needs. : DOORMATS
118. City in France. : LAON
120. Source of arrow poison. : UPAS
121. Intermediary. : AGENT
123. Force which represses: Colloq. : LID
124. Sea food. : SHRIMP
126. Long-legged Brazilian bird. : AGAMI
127. Storage crib. : BIN
128. Altar boy. : ACOLYTE
132. White sturgeon. : HAUSEN
134. Ideal Spanish hero. : CID
135. Always. : EVERMORE
137. Famous family of Texas. : AUSTINS
140. Nephew. : NEPOTE
142. Telephone part. : RECEIVER
143. Defeat: Colloq. : TROUNCE
144. Drove ten-pennies. : NAILED
145. Devoid of juice. : SAPLESS
146. Lateen-rigged vessels. : SETTEES
147. Odysseus' dog. : ARGOS
1. Theatre section. : PARTERRE
2. Disagreeable. : UNGENIAL
3. Japanese porgy. : TAI
4. Contemporary dramatist. : ODETS
5. Pioneer automobile figure. : NASH
6. Spanish coin. : PESETA
7. Progenitor. : ANCESTOR
8. Demonstrative pronoun. : THOSE
9. Island group, including Kiska. : RAT
10. Individual. : ONE
11. Soup ingredient: Var. : OCRA
12. Unit of Polish Falcons. : NEST
13. Detesting. : HATING
14. Bestowed upon. : AWARDED
15. Memphis' river. : NILE
16. Bergen's Mortimer. : SNERD
17. Certain military officers: Abbr. : ODS
18. Flowering plant. : MIMOSA
19. Modern repasts. : SNACKS
20. Decant. : POUROFF
23. Grind the teeth. : GNASH
29. Mellow. : RIPE
31. Term in grammar. : TENSE
34. Flourish of trumpets. : TANTARA
36. Young 'uns. : LADDIES
37. Basket for packing figs, raisins, etc. : FRAIL
40. Improves. : EMENDS
42. Evasive move. : SIDESTEP
44. Kitchen utensils. : RICERS
45. County in Ireland. : ANTRIM
46. ___ Fortune. : DAME
49. Cognizance. : KEN
51. Bind again. : RETIE
53. Songster. : CANARY
55. Oedipus, by chance. : PARRICIDE
56. Special sales event. : DOLLARDAY
58. Recovered from. : GOTOVER
59. Dawdling. : LOAFING
60. Missions. : ERRANDS
62. Cry of despair. : TOOLATE
65. Entire skin of an animal. : PELLAGE
66. Fairies. : SPRITES
67. Childish. : PUERILE
68. Made current. : UPDATED
70. Fainthearted. : TIMID
72. Mussolini's Black Shirt groups: Ital. : FASCI
77. Keeper of clan lore. : ELDERMAN
80. Beethoven's "Pathétique." : SONATA
85. Ennui. : TEDIUM
86. Public notices: Lat. : EDICTA
87. Suggestive of brine. : SALTISH
88. A felony. : ARSON
89. Stein. : BEERMUG
91. Resort city S of Los Angeles. : AVALON
96. Incline. : TEND
98. Cheerful airs. : LILTS
100. Son of Apollo. : ION
103. Exclamation akin to "heavens!" : LORDY
104. Trust. : RELIANCE
106. Small, short-tailed bird of So. America. : TAPACOLO
107. Human beings. : ADAMITES
108. Dwelled. : RESIDED
110. Poem by Swinburne. : DOLORES
112. Chars' implements. : MOPS
113. Weapon. : SABER
114. Pointed arches. : OGIVES
115. One of the Finger Lakes. : SENECA
117. Engine tenders. : OILERS
119. Entertains. : AMUSES
122. Indo-Ceylonese native. : TAMIL
125. Haunt of the Lorelei. : RHINE
126. Close to: Poet. : ANEAR
129. Sheltered nook. : COVE
130. Ponies, in India. : TATS
131. River into the Seine. : EURE
133. City in Sicily. : ENNA
136. Legislator: Abbr. : REP
138. Stubborn: Dial. : SOT
139. Impatient exclamation. : TUT
141. Cast metal bar. : PIG

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 16 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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