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WORDS TO THE WISE

New York Times, Sunday, May 8, 1960

Author:
H. R. Craft
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 134, Blocks: 65, Avg Word Len: 5.61, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 533 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 128, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 22
Hume R. Craft has 35 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 3,950
Across
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Symbol of KP. : POTATO
7
Abruptly: Colloq. : SLAP
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___ off. : BLASTS
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Wandering. : ERRATIC
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Republic in European Russia. : TATAR
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Winter fisherman's spot. : AIRHOLE
22
Helen Hayes role. : HARRIET
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Idolize. : ADORE
24
Color. : BLUERED
25
___ voce (with one voice): Lat. : UNA
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Lots of money: Colloq. : PRETTYPENNY
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Hirtellous adornments. : MANES
30
Summit. : ACME
32
Homes for Durocs. : STIES
33
N. C. river. : NEUSE
35
Loop of coiled rope. : FAKE
36
Displays. : WEARS
38
___ up (cinches). : SEWS
39
Fashions at Ascot Heath. : TWEEDS
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State: Abbr. : DEL
42
Golf champion Palmer. : ARNOLD
44
Business department. : SALES
46
"Look before you leap," and others. : CAUTIONS
48
Gateway to the East. : SUEZ
50
Kennel sound. : YIP
51
Former Cleveland pitcher. : FELLER
52
Bath's county. : SOMERSET
56
Safes, in yeggs' argot. : PETES
58
Ends. : CEASES
62
Labor group. : CIO
63
Trimmed cards, used by magicians. : STRIPPERS
65
Groundhog's shadow for one. : PORTENT
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Where Pass of Giovi is. : ALPS
68
Miss O'Grady. : ROSIE
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___ of roses. : ATTAR
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Historic accusation. : ETTU
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Drift angle. : LEEWAYS
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Where Pretoria is. : TRANSVAAL
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Phonograph part. : ARM
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That held in reserve. : ARREAR
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Harbor sights. : MASTS
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Sections of a constitution. : ARTICLES
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Economic index. : PRICES
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13th century. : MCC
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Star-dotted, in heraldry. : SEME
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Natural History Museum exhibit. : MASTODON
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Xmas airs. : NOELS
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Britain's Aviation Minister. : SANDYS
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McCone's interest. : AEC
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Neither one nor the other: Comb. form. : NEUTRO
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Phantom dog, in "Topper." : NEIL
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Deign. : STOOP
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Stuff. : CRAM
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Grimace: Colloq. : SNOOT
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Principal Philistine deity. : DAGON
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Wave: Fr. : ONDE
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Displayed. : AIRED
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Trusty fellows. : TRUEPENNIES
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Cakes' companions. : ALE
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Pike. : WALLEYE
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Result. : EVENT
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Bargained. : TREATED
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"Green ___." : SLEEVES
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Poetic "under." : NEATH
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Doubletrees. : EVENERS
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Vessels of song. : STEINS
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Wooden horse, for one. : RUSE
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Adopt a bill, after a veto. : REPASS
Down
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One of Santa's team. : PRANCER
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Old-time farm laborer. : ORRAMAN
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Coal product. : TAR
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Take ___ (be advised). : ATIP
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Rows. : TIERS
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Shell crews, in a sense. : OCTETS
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Policy of government. : STATEWAY
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Moccasin flowers. : LADYSSLIPPERS
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On high. : ATOP
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Very important persons. : PARENTS
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Animal in Kipling story. : BABYSEAL
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Wee: Dial. : LIL
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Green dragon, for one. : ARUM
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Bundle. : SHEAF
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Foreboding weather report. : TORNADO
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Make smooth. : SLEEKEN
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Hawaiian fiber plant. : EHUAWA
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Begin again. : RENEW
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Ford and namesakes. : EDSELS
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Ascots. : TIES
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Texas river. : NUECES
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Notched, as some leaves. : EROSE
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Sweetens. : EDULCORATES
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Curved lines, in music. : SLURS
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Range animal. : STEER
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"___ Again." : DESTRYRIDES
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Rapier: Fr. : EPEE
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Wrathful. : IRATE
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Lowest points. : ZEROS
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Slug-___. : FESTS
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Staircase. : SCALA
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Can with long spout. : OILER
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Spiritless one. : MOPER
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Poetic contr. : TIS
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Superior ones. : TRANSCENDENTS
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Of prickles: Bot. : SETAL
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___ nous. : ENTRE
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Adds new wine to revive fermentation. : STUMS
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Fibers used for cordage. : PITAS
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Jack and family. : PAARS
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Cleaned house. : SWEPT
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Norris Dam, Muscle Shoals, etc. : TVA
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Burr. : AARON
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Earth's envelope, for short. : ATMO
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Beans. : LIMAS
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Counselor. : MENTOR
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100, in Italy. : CENTO
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Title. : COUNTESS
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___ board (win). : CLEANTHE
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Blue-and-yellow birds. : MACAWS
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Housetop jungles. : AERIALS
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One of Robin Hood's men. : SCARLET
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At no time. : NOTEVER
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Token. : SIGN
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Presents. : DONATES
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Singers. : YODLERS
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R.p.m., m.p.h., etc. : SPEEDS
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River port of France. : ROUEN
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Tarry awhile. : LOITER
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Battle royal. : MELEE
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Strength. : NERVE
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Hindu "Mrs." : DEVI
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Leather: Fr. : PEAU
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Ooze. : SEEP
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Ginza money. : YEN
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Prescription symbol. : ANA

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 13 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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