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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
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
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Optic. : VISUAL
120
Halos. : GLORIES
121
Nymphs. : DRYADS
122
Steele works. : ESSAYS
123
Phases. : ASPECTS
Down
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Poster. : BILL
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A certain draft status. : ONEA
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Dickens rascal. : WEGG
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Carpus. : WRIST
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Sioux. : OTO
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"Of Thee I Sing" role. : WINTERGREEN
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Cummerbund. : SASH
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Petty tyrant. : SATRAP
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Symbol of repentance. : ASHES
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Japanese admiral. : ITO
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No one: Lat. : NEMO
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Ventilating device. : TRANSOM
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Result. : ENSUE
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Orchestra section: Abbr. : STR
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Who?: Lat. : QUIS
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Anonymous. : UNNAMED
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Fish. : ANGLE
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English novelist. : WELLS
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Modern Swiss canvases. : KLEES
25
Greek letters. : PSIS
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Wood. : ELM
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Pacific islander. : OCEANIAN
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River through the Sudan. : NIGER
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Outlaw in Scott poem. : DHU
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Deputies: Abbr. : REPS
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With fluctuations. : UNSTEADILY
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See 38 down. : AGTS
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Knowing. : INTELLIGENT
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Cloying sentimentality. : GOO
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Back: Fr. : DOS
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Was angry. : STORMED
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Bauble. : GEWGAW
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Begrudges. : ENVIES
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Mystery in name only. : OPENSECRET
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Cunning. : WILY
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California city. : NAPA
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Lochinvar's neighbors. : LAIRDS
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One of the O'Neills. : OONA
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Neuter pronoun. : ITSELF
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Haunt. : HANGOUT
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Civil. : POLITE
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Layer of nerve fibers. : ALVEUS
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Obelisk. : MONOLITH
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Umpire's call. : FOUL
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Whose vision is subject of Lowell poem? : SIRLAUNFALS
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Thin coat of paint. : WASH
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Dies ___. : IRAE
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Constant. : LOYAL
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Child, in India. : BABA
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Cousin of Beatrice. : HERO
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English composer. : BAX
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Annie. : NAN
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Decoration. : DSM
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Opposite of coastal. : DEEPSEA
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Opposite to. : VISAVIS
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Be in the dumps. : MOPE
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Expresses reverence. : KNEELS
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Piece of music. : RAG
95
Turf. : SWARD
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Marshal. : ORDER
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Jolson encore. : MAMMY
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Tennis shot. : SERVE
100
Calm. : ALLAY
102
Con ___. : AMORE
104
Real estate sign. : SOLD
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Mark of affection. : KISS
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Kafka character. : OLGA
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Early explorer. : ERIC
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Galley term. : STET
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English pianist. : HESS
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Alps: Abbr. : MTS
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Roman earth goddess. : LUA
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Explode. : POP

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

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