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MOVING MOUNTAINS

New York Times, Sunday, May 21, 1961

Author:
Roberta H. Morse
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 70, Avg Word Len: 5.38, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 545 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 138, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 14, XRef: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
Roberta H. Morse has 64 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,328
Across
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Do by halves. : SKIMP
6
Will Rogers' prop. : LASSO
11
Child's term for a relative. : GRAMPA
17
Leader of the Waldenses, 1686. : ARNAUD
19
Shook. : JARRED
20
Penelope's problem. : SUITORS
21
What 2 Down is. : PACIFICISLAND
23
Site of huge active crater. : KILAUEA
24
Tributary of the Volga. : OKA
25
Strips blubber from whales. : FLENSES
26
Currently operating. : INUSE
28
Neighbor of Kan. : NEB
29
Highland headgear. : TAMS
31
Dress goods. : LINEN
32
Steps of a sort. : STILE
33
Sicilian cynosure. : ETNA
34
Consumed. : ATEUP
36
Lime tree. : LIN
37
Boat of the north: Var. : KAIAK
38
French port. : BREST
39
Raids. : SORTIES
41
Math ratios. : SINES
42
Year in Justinian's reign. : DLIV
43
Miriam's brother. : AARON
44
Men. : ADULTS
46
Descendants. : PROGENY
49
Self: Comb. form. : AUT
50
Large lake in Iran. : URMIA
51
Capital of Transvaal. : PRETORIA
52
Size of paper. : CAP
55
Spume. : SEAFOAM
57
Cliff edge. : BROW
58
Part of the U. S.: Abbr. : NENG
59
Tilted. : ALOP
61
Suribachi and others. : VOLCANOES
63
Relative of a thrall. : ESNE
64
Slangy refusal. : NOPE
65
Useful wood. : PINE
66
Seine makers. : NETTERS
69
Son of Odin. : TYR
70
In a bet, the side receiving odds. : SHORTEND
72
Throw out. : EJECT
73
Fitting. : APT
75
Tangible. : TACTILE
76
Cheap. : TRASHY
77
___ Loa. : MAUNA
80
Rhine tributary. : AARE
81
Vieux ___, part of New Orleans. : CARRE
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Arms. : PISTOLS
84
Girl in a song. : KATIE
86
Mowgli's bear. : BALOO
87
Lao-___. : TSE
89
La ___, French poet. : MOTTE
90
Verily. : AMEN
91
Cheeseparer. : MISER
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Suburb of Philadelphia. : PAOLI
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Shower. : RAIN
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Hint. : TIP
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Forty ___. : WINKS
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Lacking transportation. : CARLESS
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Sent back: Abbr. : RTD
100
Session. : MEETING
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Backdrop of Naples. : MOUNTVESUVIUS
105
Shakespearean role. : ANTONIO
106
Where gladiators fought. : ARENAE
107
Capital of Asturias. : OVIEDO
108
___ Pinos. : ISLADE
109
See 96 Down. : NOSER
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Island of Denmark. : ALSEN
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Trees yielding chicle. : SAPOTAS
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Scene of 1883 explosion. : KRAKATOA
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Secretly. : INCAMERA
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Avril's follower. : MAI
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Comforter. : PUFF
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Only active volcano in U. S. : LASSEN
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Author of "The Green Hat." : ARLEN
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Spanish ladies: Abbr. : SRAS
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Case of N. J. : SEN
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Curiosities. : ODDITIES
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Semblance. : GUISE
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Irk: Colloq. : RILE
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___ loss. : ATA
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Headline of May 29, 1953. : MOUNTEVEREST
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Makes sleek. : PREENS
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Blind ___. : ASABAT
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Herb seasoning. : DILL
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Afreet. : JINNI
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Move furtively. : SKULK
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Plasters a wall. : CEILS
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Island west of Sumatra. : NIAS
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Dialogues of the Buddha. : SUTRA
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___ Maria, Guatemala volcano. : SANTA
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Daughter of Icarius. : ERIGONE
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Devout. : PIOUS
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Highest point in Africa. : KILIMANJARO
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Unsightly thing. : BLOT
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Grafted: Her. : ENTE
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Plant. : SUMAC
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Great name in the theatre. : DREW
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At heart: Fr. : AUFOND
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Funny: Fr. : DROLE
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Essayist's specialty. : PROSE
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Featherhead. : NINNY
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Gull-like bird: Var. : YAGER
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Somewhat. : PRETTY
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Poetic verb. : CANST
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Greeting in Oahu. : ALOHA
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"Smoking mountain." : POPOCATEPETL
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Birdlike. : AVINE
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Do badly. : BOTCH
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Relate to. : PERTAIN
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Georgia ___ Clark. : NEESE
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Hawaiian goddess of volcanoes. : PELE
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Branches. : RAMI
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Paroxysm. : SPASM
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Bore. : TIRE
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Misplay. : ERROR
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Instructor. : TUTOR
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Juror. : TALESMAN
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Public officials. : NOTARIES
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Attribute of 14 Down. : ALTITUDE
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Barrel. : CASK
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Cause of disaster, 1902. : PELEE
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Forwards. : SENDSON
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Alaskan volcano. : KATMAI
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Picardy city. : AMIENS
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Game. : BINGO
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Cream of ___. : TARTAR
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Figure out. : SOLVE
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Inventor of rifle bullet. : MINIE
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Fabric. : PANNE
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"This ___ sudden!" : ISSO
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Zephyr. : WIND
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Signals. : CUES
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Fiji port. : SUVA
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___ degree (somewhat). : TOA
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Rio de ___. : ORO
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Small town: Abbr. : VIL

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 14 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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