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TAKE IT EASY

New York Times, Sunday, April 27, 1958

Author: Grace Hoster
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.43, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 685 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 136, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 28
Grace Hoster has 4 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
PS notes: Original had two 135-Across clues, one before 134-Across and one after it. The one before 134-Across (Common verb.) fits the 135-Across entry (BEEN); the one after 134-Across (Colored silk sash: Scot.) suggests BENN. No clue in original PDF for 133-Across (ROMANS); clue used came from book.
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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,225
Across Down
1. Imitated. : MIMED
6. Countries of the Caribbean: Abbr. : SPAM
10. Back number. : DODO
14. News medium. : RADIO
19. Mexican state. : SONORA
20. Gentle. : TAME
21. Holly. : ILEX
22. Tourist's mecca. : EUROPE
24. Moved with stealth: Slang. : PUSSYFOOTED
26. Prototype of easy existence. : LIFEOFRILEY
28. Came (upon). : ALIT
29. Gimmick user. : FAKER
30. Fifth. : AVENUE
31. Lodgepole ___. : PINE
32. Worked at. : DID
33. Pedestrian of a sort. : HIKER
34. Second. : AFTER
36. Effort: Colloq. : TRY
38. Thrice: Lat. : TER
39. Feudists. : ENEMIES
41. Shellfish. : NACRES
43. Stringpieces. : SLEEPERS
45. Republic of W Asia: Abbr. : ISR
46. Gander dressing. : SAUCE
47. Alchemist's term for silver. : DIANAE
48. Fatigued. : SPENT
51. Irish lass. : COLLEEN
53. Use a blue pencil. : EDIT
54. Terza ___. : RIMA
58. Indian tribe of Montana. : KALISPEL
60. Not fully nourished. : UNDERFED
62. Moved with difficulty. : WADED
63. Artist's supplies. : INKS
64. Pieter van ___, Dutch painter. : LAER
66. Bibbers. : TOPERS
67. Largest lake in Great Britain. : LOMOND
68. Government worker. : POSTMASTER
71. ___-War. : MANO
72. Mangles (a story) so as to mislead. : GARBLES
73. Class. : RATE
74. Foils. : BAFFLES
76. Relative of a "beaut." : LULU
77. Spread out. : SPLAYED
80. Assert. : AVER
81. Being noncommittal. : STRADDLING
86. Cicero. : ORATOR
87. Celt. : BRETON
89. State of affairs: Colloq. : SIZE
90. Water: Span. : AGUA
91. Low point. : NADIR
92. Apocalyptic rider. : HORSEMAN
94. Horny. : CERATOID
96. Middling. : SOSO
97. Grievous. : SORE
98. Pounced upon and seized. : SWOOPED
100. Of ___ (of an indefinite kind). : SORTS
101. Rumored. : NOISED
103. Fossil resin. : AMBER
104. Instead of. : FOR
105. Dramatis ___. : PERSONAE
108. Polynesian believer in the supernatural. : MANIST
110. Animals allied to minks. : WEASELS
114. New Guinea port. : LAE
115. Opposite of max. : MIN
116. Slacks. : PANTS
117. Sparkle in the night. : TWINK
119. Born. : NEE
120. Shah Jehan's city. : AGRA
122. Sounding like high-spirited steeds. : SNORTY
124. Ambrosia, for instance. : VIAND
125. Lazy. : IDLE
126. Place to watch the worlds go by. : PLANETARIUM
128. Modern office routine. : COFFEEBREAK
130. Mathematical instrument. : SECTOR
131. Secy. Benson. : EZRA
132. Contrive. : PLOT
133. Antony's audience. : ROMANS
134. "___ evil." : SEENO
135. Common verb. : BEEN
136. ___ it (walk). : LEGS
137. Turf. : SWARD
1. ___ Rouge. : MOULIN
2. Within the space (of). : INSIDE
3. The majority of persons. : MOST
4. A place to: Noun suffix. : ERY
5. Sillier: Colloq. : DAFFIER
6. Supply with fuel. : STOKE
7. Like a father. : PATERNAL
8. Yankee: Abbr. : AMER
9. Degree in education. : MED
10. Expatiate (on). : DILATE
11. Bottled fruits. : OLIVES
12. Put off. : DEFER
13. Bunyan's Babe and others. : OXEN
14. That applies (to). : REFERENT
15. Gold: Lat. abbr. : AUR
16. Rainy day sound. : DRIP
17. A blue mineral. : IOLITE
18. First bid or game. : OPENER
19. Relative of a club. : SPADE
23. Oglers. : EYERS
25. "Little strokes fell great ___." : OAKS
27. Expended. : OUTLAID
33. Attention-getting sounds. : HISTS
34. Circumflex. : ACCENT
35. Memorable member of famous four. : FREEDOMFROMWANT
37. Truly. : YEA
40. Kindly service. : MINISTRATIONS
42. Hawaiian soap tree. : AULU
43. Left and right. : SIDES
44. Strollers. : PERAMBULATORS
46. "___ it be with Caesar." : SOLET
47. Removes ice from. : DEFROSTS
48. Leave out. : SKIP
49. Cloth: Span. : PANO
50. "Benevolent" ones. : ELKS
51. Quit. : CEASED
52. Himalayan kingdom. : NEPAL
55. Mammon is one. : IDOL
56. Word of warning to Belshazzar. : MENE
57. Puts with. : ADDS
59. Worker with metal. : PLATER
61. Coty and others. : RENES
62. A very great quantity. : WORLD
65. Excluded again. : REBARRED
67. Sir Harry. : LAUDER
69. City VIP. : MAYOR
70. Rants. : RAVES
72. Describing pottery. : GLAZED
75. Holidays. : FETES
77. Children. : SONS
78. Outrigger: Var. : PRAO
79. Youngsters. : LADS
82. Kitchen implement. : RICER
83. Stravinsky. : IGOR
84. Opposite of jour. : NUIT
85. Moves idly about. : GADS
87. Victim of a nonstop talker. : BOREE
88. Namesakes of Elimelech's wife. : NAOMIS
92. Word in a hymn of praise. : HOSANNA
93. Heads: Slang. : NOBS
95. Dripping wet. : ASOAK
97. Left: Comb. form. : SINISTRO
99. Argue trickily. : PETTIFOG
102. South African uncle. : OOM
104. Cushioners. : FENDERS
105. Falls with a flat sound. : PLAPS
106. Golf scores, better than birdies. : EAGLES
107. Run again. : RERACE
108. Completely worked out. : MATURE
109. "Thou canst not then be false to ___." : ANYMAN
110. Chianti. : WINE
111. Hold in affection. : ENDEAR
112. Stanford of California. : LELAND
113. Resorts to. : SEEKS
116. Reward. : PRIZE
118. Floats. : WAFTS
121. Status quo ___. : ANTE
123. Midianite prince. : OREB
124. Meadow mouse. : VOLE
125. Girl's name. : IRMA
127. A thousand ages. : EON
128. NCO. : CPL
129. Bend. : BOW

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 17 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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