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WORDSMANSHIP

New York Times, Sunday, April 19, 1959

97-Across : Wild carrot, fennel, etc.

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.
David Steinberg notes:

24-Across originally had "Carrousels"; corrected it to "Carousals."

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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,565
Across
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Assume. : PUTON
6
Early Dutch settler. : PATROON
13
Old-time carriages. : HANSOMS
20
Dish with bread crumbs. : PANADA
21
Grow larger. : ENHANCE
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Descriptive of the "long, long trail." : AWINDING
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Carousals. : ORGIES
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Surf ducks. : SCOTERS
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Extra juryman. : TALESMAN
27
Indian. : UTE
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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
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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
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Not so big. : SMALLER
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___ certainty (without a doubt). : OFA
79
Arean hue. : RED
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Sultan of Turkey, 1512-20. : SELIM
81
Flash of wit. : SALLY
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___ ordinaire. : VIN
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Biblical captain. : IRA
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Substance classified in petrography. : OPACITE
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Toward the lower spine. : SACRAD
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Carrick ___, knot for joining hawsers. : BEND
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Mighty ICBM. : TITAN
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Surmounted (with "over"). : TIDED
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In a crested position. : ARIDGE
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Units of energy. : ERGS
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Exalted. : ELEVATED
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Wild carrot, fennel, etc. : DILLS
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Eaglet's home. : AERIE
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Inexcitable. : SEDATE
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Conducive to bringing to light. : ELICITORY
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Building material. : MORTAR
109
Alight. : LAND
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Shape a course. : OUTLINE
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Fashioned by mortals. : MANMADE
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Not good, not bad. : SOSO
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Household needs. : DOORMATS
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City in France. : LAON
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Source of arrow poison. : UPAS
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Intermediary. : AGENT
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Force which represses: Colloq. : LID
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Sea food. : SHRIMP
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Long-legged Brazilian bird. : AGAMI
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Storage crib. : BIN
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Altar boy. : ACOLYTE
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White sturgeon. : HAUSEN
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Ideal Spanish hero. : CID
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Always. : EVERMORE
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Famous family of Texas. : AUSTINS
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Nephew. : NEPOTE
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Telephone part. : RECEIVER
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Defeat: Colloq. : TROUNCE
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Drove ten-pennies. : NAILED
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Devoid of juice. : SAPLESS
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Lateen-rigged vessels. : SETTEES
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Odysseus' dog. : ARGOS
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Theatre section. : PARTERRE
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Disagreeable. : UNGENIAL
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Japanese porgy. : TAI
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Contemporary dramatist. : ODETS
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Pioneer automobile figure. : NASH
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Spanish coin. : PESETA
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Progenitor. : ANCESTOR
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Demonstrative pronoun. : THOSE
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Island group, including Kiska. : RAT
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Individual. : ONE
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Soup ingredient: Var. : OCRA
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Unit of Polish Falcons. : NEST
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Detesting. : HATING
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Bestowed upon. : AWARDED
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Memphis' river. : NILE
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Bergen's Mortimer. : SNERD
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Certain military officers: Abbr. : ODS
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Flowering plant. : MIMOSA
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Modern repasts. : SNACKS
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Decant. : POUROFF
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Grind the teeth. : GNASH
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Mellow. : RIPE
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Term in grammar. : TENSE
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Flourish of trumpets. : TANTARA
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Young 'uns. : LADDIES
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Basket for packing figs, raisins, etc. : FRAIL
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Improves. : EMENDS
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Evasive move. : SIDESTEP
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Kitchen utensils. : RICERS
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County in Ireland. : ANTRIM
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___ Fortune. : DAME
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Cognizance. : KEN
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Bind again. : RETIE
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Songster. : CANARY
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Oedipus, by chance. : PARRICIDE
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Special sales event. : DOLLARDAY
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Recovered from. : GOTOVER
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Dawdling. : LOAFING
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Missions. : ERRANDS
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Cry of despair. : TOOLATE
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Entire skin of an animal. : PELLAGE
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Fairies. : SPRITES
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Childish. : PUERILE
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Made current. : UPDATED
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Fainthearted. : TIMID
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Mussolini's Black Shirt groups: Ital. : FASCI
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Keeper of clan lore. : ELDERMAN
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Beethoven's "Pathétique." : SONATA
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Ennui. : TEDIUM
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Public notices: Lat. : EDICTA
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Suggestive of brine. : SALTISH
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A felony. : ARSON
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Stein. : BEERMUG
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Resort city S of Los Angeles. : AVALON
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Incline. : TEND
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Cheerful airs. : LILTS
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Son of Apollo. : ION
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Exclamation akin to "heavens!" : LORDY
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Trust. : RELIANCE
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Small, short-tailed bird of So. America. : TAPACOLO
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Human beings. : ADAMITES
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Dwelled. : RESIDED
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Poem by Swinburne. : DOLORES
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Chars' implements. : MOPS
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Weapon. : SABER
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Pointed arches. : OGIVES
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One of the Finger Lakes. : SENECA
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Engine tenders. : OILERS
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Entertains. : AMUSES
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Indo-Ceylonese native. : TAMIL
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Haunt of the Lorelei. : RHINE
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Close to: Poet. : ANEAR
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Sheltered nook. : COVE
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Ponies, in India. : TATS
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River into the Seine. : EURE
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City in Sicily. : ENNA
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Legislator: Abbr. : REP
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Stubborn: Dial. : SOT
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Impatient exclamation. : TUT
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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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