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MORE FIGURES OF SPEECH

New York Times, Sunday, May 29, 1960

Author: Herbert Ettenson
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 90, Avg Word Len: 5.35, Missing: { F J Q }, Scrabble score: 652 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 139, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 21
Herbert Ettenson has 87 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 3,971
Across Down
1. Disport. : CAPER
6. Chantilly. : LACE
10. Ratify. : SEAL
14. Housewives. : MAMAS
19. "What's in ___?" : ANAME
20. "An apothecary should never be out of spirits." : PARONOMASIA
23. Arrange. : ADAPT
24. Runway. : STRIP
25. "O frabjous day!" : EXCLAMATION
26. Violet. : COLOR
27. Plant shoots. : CIONS
28. Sell. : PEDDLE
29. Went down. : SANK
30. Cancel. : ERASE
31. Top. : ACME
32. Pretense. : POSE
33. Law degree. : LLB
35. ___ Gwyn. : NELL
37. Finials. : EPIS
38. Most extended. : LONGEST
40. Man from Man. : GAEL
41. Hiemal hazard. : SLEET
43. Varangians. : ROS
44. ___ windmills. : TILTAT
45. The circus. : BIGTOP
47. Lively dance. : GALOP
49. Latin verb. : AMO
50. Fidgety. : RESTIVE
53. Filmy piece. : WISP
56. Stems. : STIPES
58. Angry man. : RAGER
60. Hemidemisemiquaver. : NOTE
61. Bespangle. : ENSTAR
63. Aromatic seed. : ANISE
64. "And faith unfaithful kept him falsely true." : OXYMORON
66. Texas college. : SMU
68. Convex molding. : TORI
69. Pine exudate. : RESIN
70. Roman roads. : ITERS
71. "Birds of a feather flock together." : APHORISM
74. Author's copies. : MSS
75. Fold. : PLEAT
76. Home of Lazarus. : BETHANY
78. Schools. : SECTS
81. The middle: Abbr. : CTR
83. "Why, the world's mine oyster." : METAPHOR
85. Contrite. : SORRY
86. Maine town. : ORONO
89. Newspaper section, for short. : ROTO
90. Yugoslav city. : NIS
92. "The very identical thing itself." : PLEONASM
96. Groundworks. : BASES
97. Uninspired. : STODGY
99. Veridical. : TRUE
101. Tetra-, ___, hexa-. : PENTA
102. Flowers. : BLOOMS
104. Unicum. : ONER
105. Curriculum. : COURSES
107. Child's game. : TAG
108. Merman role. : ANNIE
109. Cambridge students. : SIZARS
111. Ear-minded. : AUDILE
113. Concerto: Abbr. : CTO
114. ___ diem. : CARPE
118. Apportion. : METE
119. Lull. : RESPITE
121. Wheel parts. : RIMS
123. Honey: Comb. form. : MELI
124. Chemical suffix. : ENE
125. Dream: Fr. : REVE
126. Example of 25 Across. : AHME
128. Ancient people S of Rome. : ITALI
130. Craves. : BEGS
132. Very foolish. : INSANE
134. Nautical term. : ABEAM
135. Hebrew month. : NISAN
136. "O come all ye faithful . . . " : EXHORTATION
138. Sample. : TASTE
139. In operation. : GOING
140. "To take arms against a sea of troubles." : CATACHRESIS
141. Willow. : OSIER
142. Growing out. : ENATE
143. Vega's constellation. : LYRA
144. Nieuport's river. : YSER
145. Every which way. : MESSY
1. Foe of Caesar. : CASCA
2. "For God, for country, and for Yale." : ANTICLIMAX
3. "I am no orator as Brutus is, but . . . a plain blunt man." : PAROMOLOGY
4. Outstanding. : EMINENT
5. Members of the House. : REPS
6. Most remiss. : LAXEST
7. ___ Triomphe. : ARCDE
8. Unfeeling. : COLD
9. Substitution, as of tenses in the Scripture. : ENALLAGE
10. Wee: Dial. : SMA
11. Picnic providers. : EATS
12. Indians. : ASIANS
13. Man's name. : LIONEL
14. Spice. : MACE
15. Venerate. : ADORE
16. "Illiterate him . . . from your memory," et al. : MALAPROPISMS
17. "She had a heart—how shall I say?—too soon made glad . . . " : APOSIOPESIS
18. Emphasize. : STRESS
20. Gourds. : PEPOS
21. Fooyoung. : OMELET
22. Talus. : ANKLE
32. Man's nickname. : PETE
34. Winded. : BLOWN
36. Props. : LEGS
39. Throttle. : GARROTE
40. Yields. : GIVES
42. Turkic tribesman. : TATAR
44. Arum plant. : TARO
45. Moment: Colloq. : BIT
46. Slide valve. : PISTON
48. Railroad. : LINE
51. Gales: Slang. : SNORTERS
52. Weights. : TONS
54. Conte. : STORY
55. Equal: Comb. form. : PARI
57. Moss and Hart: Abbr. : SENS
59. Man's name. : EMIL
61. "To the tintinabulation that so musically wells . . . " : EUPHONY
62. Rolls of minced meat. : RISSOLES
65. 480 sheets. : REAM
67. College course. : MATH
72. Mata ___. : HARI
73. Boundary. : MERE
75. "Domini Canes" as nickname for Dominicans. : PROSONOMASIA
76. Wand. : BATON
77. Lyric poems. : EPODES
79. Appears. : CROPSUP
80. English river. : TYNE
81. Baseball great. : COBB
82. "She was a phantom of delight." : TRALATITION
84. In ___. : TOTO
85. Railroad branch. : SPUR
87. Element. : NEON
88. Of certain compounds. : OSMIC
91. Hoard. : STORE
93. "To err is human, to forgive divine." : ANTITHESIS
94. Draws. : STALEMATES
95. Thaumaturge. : MAGE
98. Soot. : GRIME
100. Muscovite: Abbr. : RUS
103. Ridge. : SEAM
105. Like a chain. : CATENARY
106. Readiness. : EASE
110. Acme. : ZENITH
112. Igneous rock. : DIABASE
113. Fawn. : CRINGE
115. Ancient violin. : REBEC
116. Of a network. : PLEXAL
117. Fourscore. : EIGHTY
119. French painter. : RENOIR
120. Equalizes. : EVENS
122. Viewpoint. : SLANT
125. Uplift. : RAISE
127. Corundum. : EMERY
129. Current dramatist. : INGE
131. Aspire. : SOAR
133. Canonized females: Abbr. : STES
134. Microcosm. : ATOM
137. Sarnoff's outfit. : RCA

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 13 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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