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COLLOQUIALLY SPEAKING

New York Times, Sunday, May 14, 1961

Author: Christine Valence
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 92, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 697 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 104, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 26
Christine R. Valence has 15 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,321
Across Down
1. Shade of green. : NILE
5. The earth. : TERRA
10. Afrikaans. : TAAL
14. About. : SOME
18. Substances for assay. : ORES
19. Perfume. : ODOUR
20. Flavoring agent. : CHIVE
21. Ohio city. : AKRON
22. ___ the bush. : BEATAROUND
24. Court danger. : RIDEFORAFALL
27. Part of Asia: Poet. : IND
28. Promising one: Colloq. : COMER
29. Dismal. : DIRE
30. Graceful consideration. : TACT
31. Refusal. : NAY
32. Spanish explorer. : DESOTO
34. ___ tuck. : NIPAND
36. Live fast. : GOTHEPACE
38. Man's nickname. : RUSS
40. This moment. : NOW
41. Close-fitting caps. : COIFS
43. Green spots. : OASES
44. Get a head start: Colloq. : JUMPTHEGUN
47. Nautical maneuver. : LUFF
48. Explosive. : TNT
49. Mock. : JAPE
50. Throw out. : OUST
51. Milk: Comb. form. : LACT
52. Mythical king of Britain. : ARTEGAL
56. Winged. : ALAR
57. Short-billed rail. : SORA
58. Thin coat of paint. : WASH
59. Silvery fish. : OPAH
60. Former govt. agency. : ESA
61. Tabard ___. : INN
62. Haphazardly. : HITORMISS
64. Of belief in spirits, demons, etc. : ANIMISTIC
66. "___ the Lake." : LADYOF
68. Solemn affirmation. : OATH
69. Chigoe. : FLEA
70. Place names. : NOUNS
71. Government branch: Abbr. : DEPT
72. Children's rooms. : NURSERIES
74. Speak falteringly. : LISP
75. Boats. : SCOWS
77. Weights. : TONS
78. Spanish title. : DONA
79. Groups of eight. : OCTADS
82. Bearded. : WHISKERED
84. Valuable tableware. : GOLDPLATE
87. Educational group: Abbr. : NEA
88. Time out of mind. : EON
89. Revered one. : IDOL
90. Pas ___. : SEUL
91. Adjective suffix. : IOUS
92. Border state: Abbr. : NDAK
93. Laid a trap. : DUGAPIT
95. Hand covering. : MITT
96. Cozy. : SNUG
97. Eye. : OGLE
98. Cask. : VAT
99. Rue ___ Paix. : DELA
100. Perform in Olympic event. : PUTTHESHOT
103. Basque land. : SPAIN
106. Kingdom. : REALM
107. From: Prefix. : APH
108. Marshal ___. : TITO
109. Do-it-yourself tool. : HANDDRILL
111. ___ dictum. : OBITER
114. Bauble. : GEWGAW
118. Noun suffix. : ING
119. Agree: Colloq. : JIBE
120. Surplus. : OVER
121. Well-known milliner. : DACHE
123. Age. : ERA
124. Move to a new place: Colloq. : PULLUPSTAKES
127. Departed hurriedly: Colloq. : MADETRACKS
129. Sign used in early music. : NEUME
130. Famed poet. : ELIOT
131. School subject: Abbr. : ARITH
132. Card game for three. : SKAT
133. Small bag. : GRIP
134. Ich ___. : DIEN
135. Upper atmosphere. : SKIES
136. Honshu port. : KOBE
1. Bridge call. : NOBID
2. Daughter of Zeus. : IRENE
3. Opens. : LEADS
4. Adjective suffix. : EST
5. Come home ___. : TOROOST
6. Dead Sea land. : EDOM
7. French city. : ROUEN
8. Excel greatly: Colloq. : RUNRINGSAROUND
9. Noun suffix. : ARD
10. Type of transportation. : THIRDCLASS
11. Military man. : AIDE
12. Hail! : AVE
13. Laid aside. : LEFTOFF
14. Be in a dangerous situation. : SKATEONTHINICE
15. Yellow fish, the ide. : ORF
16. Namesakes of South Seas heroine. : MOANAS
17. Entwine. : ENLACE
20. Heavy silk. : CRIN
21. Rainbow shape. : ARCH
23. Behave playfully: Colloq. : ACTUP
25. Feed. : OATS
26. Strong alkalis. : LYES
29. Time of day. : DAWN
33. Abalone. : ORMER
35. Fish. : POUT
36. Present. : GIFT
37. Head. : PATE
39. Hunting trip. : SHOOT
42. Exclamation of pain. : OUCH
44. Mazo De la Roche novel. : JALNA
45. Busy. : UPANDDOING
46. Combining form for continent. : EURO
48. Conveyance. : TRAM
49. Clink. : JAIL
51. Spoke angrily. : LASHEDOUT
52. Samoan port. : APIA
53. Spunk. : GETUPANDGO
54. "___ of omission." : ASIN
55. Resinous substances. : LACS
57. Screen. : SIFT
58. Wags. : WITS
59. Certain bills. : ONES
62. Athletic event. : HOPSKIPANDJUMP
63. Planet. : MARS
64. A blind venture. : ALEAPINTHEDARK
65. Held for full time value: Mus. abbr. : SOST
67. Evergreens. : YEWS
69. Discover. : FIND
72. Carol. : NOEL
73. Croissant. : ROLL
74. Land parcels. : LOTS
75. Scandinavian: Abbr. : SWED
76. Chinese name. : CHOU
77. Gait. : TROT
80. Administered. : DEALT
81. Japanese drink. : SAKE
83. Blue-pencil. : EDIT
84. Hurry up: Slang. : GETAMOVEON
85. Tony Lumpkin. : LOUT
86. Anything whatsoever. : AUGHT
90. Horizontal piece. : SILL
92. Not at all: Dial. : NOHOW
94. Eager. : AVID
95. Collation. : MEAL
96. Manager: Abbr. : SUPT
99. Struck out. : DELETED
100. Single thing with two parts. : PAIR
101. Fractions. : EIGHTHS
102. Guide. : STEER
103. Windjammer. : SHIP
104. Siamese sarong. : PANUNG
105. Fisherman. : ANGLER
106. Bones. : RIBS
110. Mellow. : RIPE
112. The most one can do. : BEST
113. Circular limits. : RADII
115. Small lizard. : GECKO
116. Star in Sagittarius. : ARKAB
117. Cotton fiber used by machinists. : WASTE
120. Worker on the move. : OKIE
122. A whale. : CETE
125. French pronoun. : LUI
126. Eastern name. : ALI
127. College degrees. : MAS
128. Invite. : ASK

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 14 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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