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SIGNS OF SPRING

New York Times, Sunday, April 6, 1958

Author: Jack Luzzatto
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 134, Blocks: 68, Avg Word Len: 5.57, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 541 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 134, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 19
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,204
Across Down
1. Van Gogh painted here. : TAHITI
7. Namesakes of Hemingway heroine. : BRETTS
13. Midway harangues. : SPIELS
19. The King in Puck's world. : OBERON
20. New York City, for one. : SEAPORT
21. Golf license. : PERMIT
22. Make a paragraph. : INDENT
23. Umpire. : ARBITER
24. Vaulter. : LEAPER
25. Delay. : LAG
26. Gained admission. : GOTIN
28. ___ hydrate, sedative. : CHLORAL
30. State: Abbr. : IDA
31. Adds something missing to (with "out"). : EKES
33. Highest card in a Yarborough. : NINE
34. Island for sale. : ELLIS
35. Three in the hand. : TREY
36. Election section. : DISTRICT
38. Louis Silvers' long-popular Spring song. : APRILSHOWERS
41. Soldier's station. : RANK
42. French cheeses. : BRIES
43. English Jane. : EYRE
44. Like the torrents of spring. : RAGING
47. Spring months: Fr. : JUINS
48. English Ernest. : BEVIN
52. Throw forth. : ERUPT
53. Walking cane. : MALACCA
55. Slang phrase for smooth deception. : FASTONE
57. Uncle: Dial. : EMI
58. One-and-twenty, for instance. : YOUNG
60. Wheel trimming. : HUBCAP
62. Mme. Schiaparelli. : ELSA
63. Felix Arndt tune. : NOLA
65. Real ball fan. : BLEACHERITE
67. Smallest of a litter. : RUNT
68. Gives a hand. : AIDS
69. Tax collected by French towns. : OCTROI
70. " . . . sets love ___ like that." : ATASK
72. One of the Wests. : MAE
73. A fire basket. : CRESSET
75. The ageless Paige. : SATCHEL
77. Pitchers. : EWERS
79. Suffix used with cafe. : TERIA
80. Fine fiddle. : STRAD
81. Five o'clock china. : TEASET
82. Surrounded. : GIRT
85. Force: Colloq. : STEAM
86. First word of motto of Order of the Garter. : HONI
87. Weather prediction. : THUNDERSTORM
91. Unstudied. : CARELESS
95. An Antarctic sea. : ROSS
96. Musical theme. : MOTIF
97. Hebrew letter. : SHIN
98. Surfeit. : SATE
99. Years to remember. : ERA
100. Buries. : ENTOMBS
102. One of the Spice Islands. : CERAM
104. Lo! : SEE
105. A sight in Siam. : PAGODA
107. Red-flagged staffs of the bullring. : MULETAS
109. Moved suddenly and swiftly. : DARTED
111. Sellers of useful cubes. : ICEMEN
112. Nouns in a certain form. : PLURALS
113. Pride of Baltimore. : ORIOLE
114. The Mojave, for example. : DESERT
115. Old Spanish custom. : SIESTA
116. Button Gwinnett, for one. : SIGNER
1. Worked like a Trojan. : TOILED
2. Maine Indian. : ABNAKI
3. Flowering fences. : HEDGES
4. Rouse to wrath. : IRE
5. Chinese society. : TONG
6. Chanting. : INTONING
7. Swiss canton. : BERNE
8. Butler of Britain. : RAB
9. Odyssey. : EPIC
10. Phrase for U. S. Marines' specialty. : TOTHERESCUE
11. A lattice bower. : TRELLIS
12. Walk for pleasure. : STROLL
13. Full of puddles. : SPLASHY
14. John, the famouse hunter of song. : PEEL
15. French song refrain, "ça ___." : IRA
16. Sway. : EMPIRE
17. Lotte Lehmann's specialty. : LIEDER
18. Lost sheep. : STRAYS
20. Exceptionally patient person. : SAINT
27. A measure of the clock. : TICK
29. Have its source in. : RISE
32. Airport area. : STRIP
35. Small hi-fi speaker. : TWEETER
37. Wild; excited: Scot. : RANTY
38. Song. : ARIA
39. Important man in the clutch. : PINCHHITTER
40. Moons. : ORBS
42. Natives of Sofia. : BULGARS
44. Portray again. : REENACT
45. Large ornate cupboard. : ARMOIRE
46. ___ rose, the snowball tree. : GUILDER
47. George Eliot heroine. : JANET
49. Books. : VOLUMES
50. Trap. : INSNARE
51. "___ trick of the week." : NEATEST
53. Fine. : MULCT
54. Patriarch in Genesis. : ABRAHAM
55. Decisive. : FATAL
56. Anthropoids. : APES
59. Wood wind. : OBOE
61. Mentioned. : CITED
64. Allots. : ASSIGNS
66. What Côte d'Azur means. : COASTOFBLUE
71. Actress Laura. : KEENE
74. Spoke. : SAID
76. Stuff. : CRAM
78. Plaintive sounds. : WAILS
81. Trouble in Kansas. : TORNADOS
83. Leftover. : REMNANT
84. Jog. : TROT
85. Incentives. : STIMULI
86. Extremely small degree. : HAIR
87. Timorous. : TREPID
88. Roman poet. : HORACE
89. Customs. : USAGES
90. Dances at the Savoy. : STOMPS
91. Game for two. : CHESS
92. City on the Delaware. : EASTON
93. English essayist. : STEELE
94. Farmer in the spring. : SEEDER
97. Toscanini led here. : SCALA
100. River into the Fulda. : EDER
101. Weights of India. : SERS
103. Husband: Fr. : MARI
106. 'Arry's place. : OME
108. Make knotted lace. : TAT
110. Tackle. : RIG

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 12 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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