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WIDE, WIDE WORLD

New York Times, Sunday, May 25, 1958

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 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,253
Across Down
1. 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
82. F.B.I. papers. : DOSSIERS
84. 14th President and family. : PIERCES
85. Hound. : BASSET
86. Larboard. : PORT
87. Broached. : STARTED
88. Veteran actor. : LUNT
89. Mammals of the Near East. : DAMANS
92. Depot: Abbr. : STA
93. Yellow or Red. : SEA
94. "Little Caesar." : GANGSTER
98. Tatar lancers: Var. : ULANS
99. Avril, ___, Juin. : MAI
100. Parties: Brit. slang. : DOS
101. Church announcement. : BANNS
102. Before: Poet. : ERE
103. Mean attire. : RAGS
104. "Lest we forget" is one. : REFRAIN
106. Chicken. : BIDDY
107. High-hat one. : SNOB
108. Suffix in chemistry. : IDE
109. Areas in Saudi Arabia. : DESERTS
110. Clubs. : MACES
111. Sword: Ital. : SPADA
112. Adjectives used substantively. : ADNOUNS
114. Dark-green amphibole. : URALITE
116. Tangles. : ENLACES
118. Fertilizer. : NITRATE
119. Herb like the Indian pipe. : PINESAP
120. Later portion of the Tertiary. : NEOCENE
121. Tangled. : SNARLED
122. Fabrics. : SATEENS
123. Loathes. : DETESTS
1. Anchor. : GRAPNEL
2. Quitclaim. : RELEASE
3. Authenticates. : ATTESTS
4. Screen actor George. : BRENT
5. Insignia. : BARS
6. Of first rank. : ACE
7. Basic unit in biology. : GERMCELL
8. Scene of Buddha's Enlightenment. : BOTREE
9. Tapestry. : ARRAS
10. ___ off. : TEED
11. System. : ISM
12. Tumults: Archaic. : STOURS
13. Coat with tin. : TERNE
14. Zangara or Czolgosz. : ASSASSIN
15. Metal alloy. : SOLDER
16. Incongruous (to). : ALIEN
17. Care about. : MIND
18. Sobriquet of a Governor. : AVE
19. Folds. : RIMPLES
20. Mystical meaning of words. : ANAGOGE
21. State councils. : SENATES
30. Diamond men: Slang. : UMPS
32. Fancy. : IDEA
35. Sharp edge in moldings. : ARRIS
36. Victim of nazi, fascist or quisling regimes. : DISPLACEDPERSON
37. Cotton workers. : GINNERS
39. Substance in perfume. : CIVET
40. Colorful cotton handkerchief. : MALABAR
42. Yeasts. : LEAVENS
44. Biological entities. : GENES
45. "A time to mourn, and a time ___." : TODANCE
46. See: Lat. abbr. : VID
47. ___ Aviv. : TEL
49. Dress fabric. : DELAINE
50. ___ Majesty. : HER
51. Character in Conrad novel. : JIM
52. Nurtured in infancy. : CRADLED
53. Basso ___, type of Italian sculpture. : RILIEVO
54. Exacts satisfaction for. : AVENGES
55. Rooms. : PARLORS
56. Leprechauns. : SPRITES
57. Dormitory dwellers. : ROOMERS
58. Discipline. : EDUCATE
59. Please. : DELIGHT
61. Aeronautics group: Abbr. : CAB
62. Baseball term. : RETIRED
65. Symbol on South Dakota's flag. : SUN
66. Universal remedy. : PANACEA
67. Navy rank: Abbr. : ENS
69. Drafts. : POTIONS
70. Recipient of some famous advice. : LAERTES
71. Poet's adverb. : OER
74. Yokes, as oxen. : INSPANS
77. Pillars. : POSTS
79. Picasso's work. : ART
80. Pueblo Indian of New Mexico. : SIA
81. Canine teeth. : FANGS
83. Hesitations. : ERS
84. School group. : PTA
85. Early movie actor. : BUNNY
87. Tack room items. : STIRRUPS
88. SW extremity of England. : LANDSEND
89. Edible fruits of E. I. tree. : DURIANS
90. Hero of an ancient tale. : ALADDIN
91. Color. : MAGENTA
92. Umpire's call. : SAFE
94. Codlike fish. : GADE
95. Card combinations. : TENACES
96. Caustic: Med. : ERODENT
97. Re-establishes. : REBASES
99. Puttered. : MESSED
100. Soi-___ (self-styled): Fr. : DISANT
101. Muscle. : BICEPS
104. Annuity: Fr. : RENTE
105. Roman rooms. : ATRIA
106. Philippine island group. : BATAN
107. Four-stage rocket range. : SPACE
109. Double. : DUAL
110. ___ en scène. : MISE
111. Keyway. : SLOT
113. Peace prize winner, 1949. : ORR
115. Shelter. : LEE
117. 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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