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THINK PIECE

New York Times, Sunday, May 1, 1960

Author:
A. H. Drummond Jr.
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 66, Avg Word Len: 5.43, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 566 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 114, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
A. H. Drummond Jr. has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 3,943
Across
1. Plant of the banana family. : CANNA
6. Abounds. : TEEMS
11. Shade of red. : TOMATO
17. Menace. : THREAT
18. Time of power. : INNING
20. Belonging to the same class. : OFASORT
22. Anthropological discovery of 1907. : HEIDELBERGMAN
24. Military man. : STRIPER
25. Wood tool. : ADZ
26. ___ Arabia. : SAUDI
27. Originated. : AROSE
29. Bright retort. : SALLY
30. Matinee figure. : IDOL
32. Gillyflower. : STOCK
34. Glacial formation. : ESKER
36. Suffix used with good and bad. : NESS
37. Yemen's capital. : SANAA
39. Golf score. : TWOUP
41. Endured (with "over"). : TIDED
43. Wane. : SET
44. Site of Shwe Dagon Pagoda. : RANGOON
46. Pennsylvania's highest peak. : DAVIS
48. Theatre parts. : PITS
50. Verve. : ELAN
51. One of Borge's specialities. : MUSIC
52. Scolds. : BERATES
55. Evening star's poetic companion. : SUNSET
58. Main points. : GISTS
59. "Popular antiquities." : FOLKLORE
60. Auditor. : CPA
61. Carefree age. : TEENS
63. Burr. : MASON
65. Gardener. : SOWER
66. Part of M.A. : ARTS
68. Call a ___ (be blunt). : SPADEASPADE
71. Helmsman's direction. : NEBE
72. Flaubert's birthplace. : ROUEN
74. Ancient instruments. : ASORS
75. Few, scant: Comb. form. : OLIGO
77. Warning cry. : RUN
78. Hearing distance. : EARREACH
80. Holy mountain of Greece. : ATHOS
82. De ___, Rochambeau's associate. : GRASSE
84. Prolong. : DRAGOUT
85. Salisbury ___. : STEAK
86. Cockboats. : COGS
87. Full of: Suffix. : LENT
88. Air-lift in old superstition. : STORK
89. Basket for official papers. : HANAPER
92. Curtsy quickly. : BOB
94. Submarine detector. : SONAR
96. Loose robe for women. : SIMAR
98. Water sprites. : NIXES
100. Continent: Comb. form. : EURO
102. Fagin's associate. : SIXES
104. Low-toned. : MUTED
106. Give up. : CEDE
107. Even. : STILL
109. Heavenly whale. : CETUS
111. Weather word. : SLEET
113. Near Md. : DEL
114. Conservative. : OLDLINE
116. Kind of philosopher. : CRACKERBARREL
119. Line flanked in 1940. : MAGINOT
120. Scottish dish. : HAGGIS
121. Construction pieces. : IBEAMS
122. Kind of periodical. : WEEKLY
123. Abodes. : HOMES
124. Tunnel sections. : TUBES
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1. Somerset village, famous for its cheese. : CHEDDAR
2. Where the Painted Desert is. : ARIZONA
3. Man's nickname. : NED
4. Scotch negatives. : NAES
5. Father of Hyades. : ATLAS
6. Hamper. : TIEDOWN
7. Caruso. : ENRICO
8. Country: Abbr. : ENG
9. Actress. : MIMA
10. Delusion's mate. : SNARE
11. Go ___ (deteriorate). : TOSEED
12. Many times: Poet. : OFT
13. Small planet. : MARS
14. Easterner. : ASIAN
15. Feature of Ilium, acc. to Marlowe. : TOPLESSTOWERS
16. If not. : ORELSE
17. Anatole France novel. : THAIS
19. Having knowledge. : GNOSTIC
21. Boy meets girl. : TRYST
23. Campaign emblem. : BUTTON
28. Does the slalom. : SKIS
31. Turnpike sections. : LANES
33. African antelopes. : KUDUS
35. Throw back. : REPEL
38. Lace tip. : AGLET
40. Experts. : PASTMASTERS
42. Weapons. : DIRKS
45. English conspirator, 1678. : OATES
47. Consular concerns. : VISAS
49. Lock part. : TALON
51. Bungle. : MISDO
52. Actress Beulah. : BONDI
53. Volcano in Victoria Land. : EREBUS
54. Unclouded. : SERENE
55. Timorous. : SCARED
56. Commotion. : UPROAR
57. Virginia landmark, once owned by Jefferson. : NATURALBRIDGE
58. Grind molars. : GNASH
59. Young animals. : FOALS
62. Solar year minus lunar year. : EPACT
64. Headless horseman, for one. : SPOOK
67. Suiting. : SERGE
69. Clio's sister. : ERATO
70. Incite. : EGGON
73. Certain signs. : NEONS
76. Harmonium. : ORGAN
79. Sedans. : AUTOS
81. Moslem doctor. : HAKIM
83. Kind of lavender. : ASPIC
85. Exaggerate. : STRETCH
86. Run rapidly. : CAREER
88. Special purpose. : SAXE
89. Uncovered. : HATLESS
90. Semicircular outdoor benches. : EXEDRAE
91. Cashes in. : REDEEMS
92. Broom. : BESOM
93. Robin Hood, for one. : OUTLAW
95. Precision. : NICETY
97. Senator from Maine. : MUSKIE
99. Markets. : SELLS
101. TV character. : OLLIE
103. Soft silk fabric. : SURAH
105. Account entry. : DEBIT
108. Join. : LINK
110. Palm. : SAGO
112. Forbid. : TABU
115. ___ pros. : NOL
117. Weight unit: Abbr. : CGM
118. One of the Gray, for short. : REB

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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