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OF EARTHLY THINGS

New York Times, Sunday, May 10, 1959

Author:
Paula Bauersmith
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 67, Avg Word Len: 5.34, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 541 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 120, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 24
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,586
Across
1. February or March festival. : PURIM
6. Sheltered a car. : GARAGED
13. Les ___ Unis. : ETATS
18. Expose to air. : AERATE
19. Windflower. : ANEMONE
20. Creator. : AUTHOR
22. Dramatization of Noah (with "The"). : FLOWERINGPEACH
24. Part of a garment. : SLEEVE
25. Hint. : TIP
26. Civil War general. : MEADE
27. Styles in swimming. : STROKES
29. Pole on a green. : PIN
30. Jackets. : ETONS
32. Part of TV. : TELE
34. Steady. : SURE
35. "Every man will be ___ if he can." : APOET
37. Counsel: Archaic. : REDE
38. Fluffs. : ERRORS
40. Support of a flower. : STEM
42. Lawyers: Abbr. : ATTS
43. Divert. : SWAY
45. Aromatic herb. : MINT
47. Leader. : PILOT
49. Sloping beam. : RAFTER
52. Palest. : WHITEST
55. Flowers. : LILIES
58. Men without a country. : EXILES
59. Wagner of baseball. : HONUS
60. Recommended purchase "to feed thy soul." : HYACINTH
62. Yearned (for). : PINED
63. "Your majesty." : SIRE
64. Contracted. : SHRANK
66. Earth: Comb. form. : GEO
67. City of ancient Greece. : ELIS
68. Ages and ages. : EONS
69. Danish isle. : AERO
70. Aide: Asst. : ASST
71. ___ jardiniere (with various vegetables). : ALA
72. Islands SE of Asia. : INDIES
74. Abdul the Bul Bul's opponent. : IVAN
75. "___ off the old block." : ACHIP
76. Inexperienced sailor. : LANDSMAN
78. Measured in a certain way. : PACED
80. Croquet hoop: Fr. : ARCEAU
81. Tropical herb. : SESAME
82. Frowns. : GLOWERS
84. Negative verbal contraction. : NEEDNT
85. ___-Japanese War. : RUSSO
87. Jot. : ATOM
88. T. Williams' Kowalski. : STAN
89. Swift's title. : DEAN
91. Emily of "The Soong Sisters." : HAHN
93. Silk cloth like damask. : LAMPAS
96. Move quickly. : TROT
100. Combine. : UNITE
102. Japanese palanquin. : KAGO
104. A temple. : NAOS
105. Stage speech, as in "Strange Interlude." : ASIDE
106. White-tailed bird. : ERN
107. Apparel. : VESTURE
110. Greek student's text. : ILIAD
112. Son of Abiel. : NER
113. Rattigan's "Separate ___." : TABLES
115. Lorraine Hansberry's hit (with "A"). : RAISININTHESUN
118. Golf clubs. : SPOONS
119. Self-seeker. : EGOTIST
120. "A pair of star-cross'd ___." : LOVERS
121. "And ___ bear my soul away." : TWOTO
122. Compactness. : DENSITY
123. Pastry chefs. : ICERS
Down
1. Any clay rock. : PELITE
2. Limb, as of a lobster. : UROPOD
3. Bleak. : RAW
4. Units. : ITEMS
5. French parent. : MERE
6. Airport town in Canada. : GANDER
7. Martinet in "Measure for Measure." : ANGELO
8. Corded fabric. : REP
9. First producer of "Snow White." : AMES
10. Heidi's friends. : GOATS
11. Decorates richly. : ENCRUSTS
12. Seek to dissuade: Rare. : DEHORT
13. Leisure. : EASE
14. Oil city. : TULSA
15. Dined. : ATE
16. Vehicle for Dame Sybil Thorndike. : THEPOTTINGSHED
17. Council. : SOVIET
18. In imitation of. : AFTER
21. Tears. : RENTS
23. Medical treatment: Comb. form. : IATRY
28. Donjon. : KEEP
31. Cuddles. : NESTLES
33. Dignity of a judge. : ERMINE
36. Town near Philadelphia. : PAOLI
38. All ___ (listening eagerly). : EARS
39. In ___ (in place): Lat. : SITU
41. Where Teatro alla Scala is. : MILANO
44. Daisy or dandelion. : WEED
46. Loch in N. Scotland. : NESS
48. Place where salt is found. : LICK
49. Revokes. : REPEALS
50. Armpits. : AXILLAE
51. Musical with "Old Devil Moon." : FINIANSRAINBOW
52. Puling. : WHINING
53. Hackney. : HORSE
54. Weaves in and out of. : THREADS
56. Annual, as a wind. : ETESIAN
57. Olympic event. : SHOTPUT
61. Tall tale. : YARN
63. Faro card. : SODA
65. Oat: Dial. Eng. : HAVER
68. Catch. : ENMESH
70. Speech: Poet. : ACCENTS
72. Doctrines. : ISMS
73. Food fish. : SPOT
74. Character in O'Neill title. : ICEMAN
75. Range. : AREA
77. Dishearten. : DAUNT
79. Soldier in trouble. : AWOL
80. Echidna's food. : ANTS
83. English. : LANGUAGE
86. Cork trees. : OAKS
88. Black buck. : SASIN
89. Pieces of music. : DUETS
90. Transported. : ENRAPT
92. Misanthropy. : HATRED
94. Sign in a small town. : MAINST
95. A state. : POLITY
97. Device for dishwashing. : RINSER
98. French scents. : ODEURS
99. Sea swallows. : TERNS
101. Outcome. : EVENT
103. Giant hunter. : ORION
105. For this purpose: Lat. : ADHOC
108. He, in Italy. : ESSO
109. Adjective suffixes. : ESTS
111. King in Norse myth. : ATLI
114. Card game. : LOO
116. Three. : III
117. Twilight time. : EVE

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 17 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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