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WORDSMANSHIP

New York Times, Sunday, May 26, 1963

Author: Brice Metcalfe
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { J Z }, Scrabble score: 569 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 127, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
Brice Metcalfe has 19 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,047
Across Down
1. Barks. : BOWWOWS
8. Jeanne d'Arc. : SAINTE
14. Bird's cry. : SQUAWK
20. Immobility. : INERTIA
21. In the wake. : ASTERN
22. Mole hole. : TUNNEL
23. Multitudes. : LEGIONS
24. Scottish poet, 1789–1834. : THOMASPRINGLE
26. Moves slowly. : LAGS
27. Soothing word. : THERE
29. Charge. : ONUS
30. Hall: Fr. : SALLE
31. Baby's plaything. : TOE
33. ___ Palmas. : LAS
34. To be, in Germany. : SEIN
36. Putter. : MESS
37. Thick: Fr. : DRU
40. Restrain from free action. : CRAMP
42. "But ___ on forever." : IGO
44. Phase. : SIDE
46. Potential fryer. : HENSEGG
48. Creature of folklore. : GNOME
50. Oriental warehouse. : GODOWN
54. Parvenu. : UPSTART
55. Latona. : LETO
56. Vetoes. : NOES
58. Tender: Lat. : PIA
59. Megaliths. : STONES
60. Veneration. : AWE
61. Man's name. : IVOR
62. Promote. : HELP
63. Lake port. : ERIE
64. Jargon. : PIGLATIN
66. ___ time. : MANYA
67. Award-winning drama. : AMANFORALLSEASONS
70. Improve, as a road. : WIDEN
72. ___' tale. : OLDWIVES
73. American dramatist. : INGE
74. Unproductive. : ARID
75. Spanish saint. : LUIS
76. Set. : GEL
77. Pin. : BROOCH
79. ___ volatile. : SAL
80. Author of 67 Across. : BOLT
81. New: Fr. : NEUF
82. Attracted. : ALLURED
84. Prime. : HEYDAY
86. English actress. : EVANS
88. Hecklers. : BAITERS
89. Test. : EXAM
91. Govt. dept. : INT
92. Fermented vegetable. : KRAUT
94. Stowe character. : TOM
95. About. : SOME
98. Deprivation. : LOSS
100. Table talk. : ANA
101. Forerunner of HHFA. : NHA
103. Outdoor garb. : WRAPS
105. Zenith. : PEAK
107. ___ mutton. : LEGOF
109. Ensnare. : MESH
113. British fleet CIC, W.W. II. : ADMSOMERVILLE
116. City near South Bend. : LAPORTE
118. Heat again, as shortening. : REMELT
119. Optic. : VISUAL
120. Halos. : GLORIES
121. Nymphs. : DRYADS
122. Steele works. : ESSAYS
123. Phases. : ASPECTS
1. Poster. : BILL
2. A certain draft status. : ONEA
3. Dickens rascal. : WEGG
4. Carpus. : WRIST
5. Sioux. : OTO
6. "Of Thee I Sing" role. : WINTERGREEN
7. Cummerbund. : SASH
8. Petty tyrant. : SATRAP
9. Symbol of repentance. : ASHES
10. Japanese admiral. : ITO
11. No one: Lat. : NEMO
12. Ventilating device. : TRANSOM
13. Result. : ENSUE
14. Orchestra section: Abbr. : STR
15. Who?: Lat. : QUIS
16. Anonymous. : UNNAMED
17. Fish. : ANGLE
18. English novelist. : WELLS
19. Modern Swiss canvases. : KLEES
25. Greek letters. : PSIS
28. Wood. : ELM
32. Pacific islander. : OCEANIAN
35. River through the Sudan. : NIGER
37. Outlaw in Scott poem. : DHU
38. Deputies: Abbr. : REPS
39. With fluctuations. : UNSTEADILY
41. See 38 down. : AGTS
42. Knowing. : INTELLIGENT
43. Cloying sentimentality. : GOO
45. Back: Fr. : DOS
47. Was angry. : STORMED
48. Bauble. : GEWGAW
49. Begrudges. : ENVIES
51. Mystery in name only. : OPENSECRET
52. Cunning. : WILY
53. California city. : NAPA
55. Lochinvar's neighbors. : LAIRDS
57. One of the O'Neills. : OONA
61. Neuter pronoun. : ITSELF
62. Haunt. : HANGOUT
64. Civil. : POLITE
65. Layer of nerve fivers. : ALVEUS
66. Obelisk. : MONOLITH
68. Umpire's call. : FOUL
69. Whose vision is subject of Lowell poem? : SIRLAUNFALS
70. Thin coat of paint. : WASH
71. Dies ___. : IRAE
75. Constant. : LOYAL
77. Child, in India. : BABA
78. Cousin of Beatrice. : HERO
80. English composer. : BAX
81. Annie. : NAN
83. Decoration. : DSM
85. Opposite of coastal. : DEEPSEA
87. Opposite to. : VISAVIS
90. Be in the dumps. : MOPE
92. Expresses reverence. : KNEELS
93. Piece of music. : RAG
95. Turf. : SWARD
96. Marshal. : ORDER
97. Jolson encore. : MAMMY
99. Tennis shot. : SERVE
100. Calm. : ALLAY
102. Con ___. : AMORE
104. Real estate sign. : SOLD
106. Mark of affection. : KISS
108. Kafka character. : OLGA
110. Early explorer. : ERIC
111. Galley term. : STET
112. English pianist. : HESS
114. Alps: Abbr. : MTS
115. Roman earth goddess. : LUA
117. Explode. : POP

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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