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Hume R. Craft
Hume R. Craft

WIDE, WIDE WORLD

New York Times, Sunday, May 25, 1958

1-Across : Device for buying sight unseen.

Author:
Hume R. Craft
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.51, Missing: { K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 626 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 178, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 20
Hume R. Craft has 35 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,253
Across
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Device for buying sight unseen. : GRABBAG
8
Cuban dictator. : BATISTA
15
Key fruits. : SAMARAS
22
Go back over. : RETRACE
23
Greek matricide. : ORESTES
24
Green garnet. : OLIVINE
25
Changer. : ALTERER
26
Seismologist's concern. : TREMORS
27
Football player. : LINEMAN
28
Hammer heads. : PEENS
29
Name of five Ottoman sultans. : MURAD
31
Without help. : UNAIDED
33
Golfers' group: Abbr. : PGA
34
Cartoonist (1840-1902). : NAST
35
Tops. : ACMES
36
Superior porcelain. : DRESDEN
37
Mastery of languages: Comb. form. : GLOT
38
Old verb ending. : EST
39
Fabric. : CREPE
40
Wrong: Prefix. : MIS
41
80 tolas. : SER
42
City on the Meuse. : LIEGE
43
Current movie musical. : LESGIRLS
45
Chinese pagodas. : TAS
46
By way of. : VIA
47
Verb forms. : TENSES
48
Calamitous. : EVIL
49
Sea mammal. : DOLPHIN
51
Poet Cocteau. : JEAN
52
Great blue herons. : CRANES
55
Rode a bicycle. : PEDALED
56
Electroplated. : SILVERED
60
Metal bolt. : RIVET
61
River in Nigeria. : CALABAR
62
Measure of speed: Abbr. : RPM
63
Undergo disintegration. : ERODE
64
Beverages. : ALES
65
Lake Placid's neighbor. : SARANAC
66
___ capita. : PER
67
Animate. : ENSOUL
68
Clangor. : DIN
69
One way of winning friends and influencing people. : PUBLICRELATIONS
72
12th cen. date. : MCI
73
Multitude. : LEGION
75
Undivided. : ONE
76
Samson's fellow tribesmen. : DANITES
77
Wampum. : PEAG
78
Consequence. : EVENT
79
Metric measure. : ARE
80
User of a trident. : SPEARER
81
Onward. : FORTH
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F.B.I. papers. : DOSSIERS
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14th President and family. : PIERCES
85
Hound. : BASSET
86
Larboard. : PORT
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Broached. : STARTED
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Veteran actor. : LUNT
89
Mammals of the Near East. : DAMANS
92
Depot: Abbr. : STA
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Yellow or Red. : SEA
94
"Little Caesar." : GANGSTER
98
Tatar lancers: Var. : ULANS
99
Avril, ___, Juin. : MAI
100
Parties: Brit. slang. : DOS
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Church announcement. : BANNS
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Before: Poet. : ERE
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Mean attire. : RAGS
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"Lest we forget" is one. : REFRAIN
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Chicken. : BIDDY
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High-hat one. : SNOB
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Suffix in chemistry. : IDE
109
Areas in Saudi Arabia. : DESERTS
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Clubs. : MACES
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Sword: Ital. : SPADA
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Adjectives used substantively. : ADNOUNS
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Dark-green amphibole. : URALITE
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Tangles. : ENLACES
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Fertilizer. : NITRATE
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Herb like the Indian pipe. : PINESAP
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Later portion of the Tertiary. : NEOCENE
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Tangled. : SNARLED
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Fabrics. : SATEENS
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Loathes. : DETESTS
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Anchor. : GRAPNEL
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Quitclaim. : RELEASE
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Authenticates. : ATTESTS
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Screen actor George. : BRENT
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Insignia. : BARS
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Of first rank. : ACE
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Basic unit in biology. : GERMCELL
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Scene of Buddha's Enlightenment. : BOTREE
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Tapestry. : ARRAS
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___ off. : TEED
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System. : ISM
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Tumults: Archaic. : STOURS
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Coat with tin. : TERNE
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Zangara or Czolgosz. : ASSASSIN
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Metal alloy. : SOLDER
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Incongruous (to). : ALIEN
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Care about. : MIND
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Sobriquet of a Governor. : AVE
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Folds. : RIMPLES
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Mystical meaning of words. : ANAGOGE
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State councils. : SENATES
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Diamond men: Slang. : UMPS
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Fancy. : IDEA
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Sharp edge in moldings. : ARRIS
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Victim of nazi, fascist or quisling regimes. : DISPLACEDPERSON
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Cotton workers. : GINNERS
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Substance in perfume. : CIVET
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Colorful cotton handkerchief. : MALABAR
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Yeasts. : LEAVENS
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Biological entities. : GENES
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"A time to mourn, and a time ___." : TODANCE
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See: Lat. abbr. : VID
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___ Aviv. : TEL
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Dress fabric. : DELAINE
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___ Majesty. : HER
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Character in Conrad novel. : JIM
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Nurtured in infancy. : CRADLED
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Basso ___, type of Italian sculpture. : RILIEVO
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Exacts satisfaction for. : AVENGES
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Rooms. : PARLORS
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Leprechauns. : SPRITES
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Dormitory dwellers. : ROOMERS
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Discipline. : EDUCATE
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Please. : DELIGHT
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Aeronautics group: Abbr. : CAB
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Baseball term. : RETIRED
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Symbol on South Dakota's flag. : SUN
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Universal remedy. : PANACEA
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Navy rank: Abbr. : ENS
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Drafts. : POTIONS
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Recipient of some famous advice. : LAERTES
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Poet's adverb. : OER
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Yokes, as oxen. : INSPANS
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Pillars. : POSTS
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Picasso's work. : ART
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Pueblo Indian of New Mexico. : SIA
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Canine teeth. : FANGS
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Hesitations. : ERS
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School group. : PTA
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Early movie actor. : BUNNY
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Tack room items. : STIRRUPS
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SW extremity of England. : LANDSEND
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Edible fruits of E. I. tree. : DURIANS
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Hero of an ancient tale. : ALADDIN
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Color. : MAGENTA
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Umpire's call. : SAFE
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Codlike fish. : GADE
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Card combinations. : TENACES
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Caustic: Med. : ERODENT
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Re-establishes. : REBASES
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Puttered. : MESSED
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Soi-___ (self-styled): Fr. : DISANT
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Muscle. : BICEPS
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Annuity: Fr. : RENTE
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Roman rooms. : ATRIA
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Philippine island group. : BATAN
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Four-stage rocket range. : SPACE
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Double. : DUAL
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___ en scène. : MISE
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Keyway. : SLOT
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Peace prize winner, 1949. : ORR
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Shelter. : LEE
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Born: Fr. : NEE

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 14 debuted here and reused later, 17 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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