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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
1. Symbol of KP. : POTATO
7. Abruptly: Colloq. : SLAP
11. ___ off. : BLASTS
17. Wandering. : ERRATIC
18. Republic in European Russia. : TATAR
20. Winter fisherman's spot. : AIRHOLE
22. Helen Hayes role. : HARRIET
23. Idolize. : ADORE
24. Color. : BLUERED
25. ___ voce (with one voice): Lat. : UNA
26. Lots of money: Colloq. : PRETTYPENNY
29. 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
41. 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
66. Where Pass of Giovi is. : ALPS
68. Miss O'Grady. : ROSIE
69. ___ of roses. : ATTAR
71. Historic accusation. : ETTU
72. Drift angle. : LEEWAYS
74. Where Pretoria is. : TRANSVAAL
77. Phonograph part. : ARM
78. That held in reserve. : ARREAR
79. Harbor sights. : MASTS
80. Sections of a constitution. : ARTICLES
82. Economic index. : PRICES
84. 13th century. : MCC
86. Star-dotted, in heraldry. : SEME
87. Natural History Museum exhibit. : MASTODON
90. Xmas airs. : NOELS
92. Britain's Aviation Minister. : SANDYS
96. McCone's interest. : AEC
97. Neither one nor the other: Comb. form. : NEUTRO
99. Phantom dog, in "Topper." : NEIL
101. Deign. : STOOP
102. Stuff. : CRAM
104. Grimace: Colloq. : SNOOT
105. Principal Philistine deity. : DAGON
107. Wave: Fr. : ONDE
108. Displayed. : AIRED
110. Trusty fellows. : TRUEPENNIES
113. Cakes' companions. : ALE
114. Pike. : WALLEYE
116. Result. : EVENT
117. Bargained. : TREATED
119. "Green ___." : SLEEVES
120. Poetic "under." : NEATH
121. Doubletrees. : EVENERS
122. Vessels of song. : STEINS
123. Wooden horse, for one. : RUSE
124. Adopt a bill, after a veto. : REPASS
Down
1. One of Santa's team. : PRANCER
2. Old-time farm laborer. : ORRAMAN
3. Coal product. : TAR
4. Take ___ (be advised). : ATIP
5. Rows. : TIERS
6. Shell crews, in a sense. : OCTETS
7. Policy of government. : STATEWAY
8. Moccasin flowers. : LADYSSLIPPERS
9. On high. : ATOP
10. Very important persons. : PARENTS
11. Animal in Kipling story. : BABYSEAL
12. Wee: Dial. : LIL
13. Green dragon, for one. : ARUM
14. Bundle. : SHEAF
15. Foreboding weather report. : TORNADO
16. Make smooth. : SLEEKEN
17. Hawaiian fiber plant. : EHUAWA
19. Begin again. : RENEW
21. Ford and namesakes. : EDSELS
27. Ascots. : TIES
28. Texas river. : NUECES
31. Notched, as some leaves. : EROSE
34. Sweetens. : EDULCORATES
37. Curved lines, in music. : SLURS
40. Range animal. : STEER
43. "___ Again." : DESTRYRIDES
45. Rapier: Fr. : EPEE
47. Wrathful. : IRATE
49. Lowest points. : ZEROS
51. Slug-___. : FESTS
52. Staircase. : SCALA
53. Can with long spout. : OILER
54. Spiritless one. : MOPER
55. Poetic contr. : TIS
57. Superior ones. : TRANSCENDENTS
59. Of prickles: Bot. : SETAL
60. ___ nous. : ENTRE
61. Adds new wine to revive fermentation. : STUMS
64. Fibers used for cordage. : PITAS
65. Jack and family. : PAARS
67. Cleaned house. : SWEPT
70. Norris Dam, Muscle Shoals, etc. : TVA
73. Burr. : AARON
75. Earth's envelope, for short. : ATMO
76. Beans. : LIMAS
79. Counselor. : MENTOR
81. 100, in Italy. : CENTO
83. Title. : COUNTESS
85. ___ board (win). : CLEANTHE
87. Blue-and-yellow birds. : MACAWS
88. Housetop jungles. : AERIALS
89. One of Robin Hood's men. : SCARLET
90. At no time. : NOTEVER
91. Token. : SIGN
93. Presents. : DONATES
94. Singers. : YODLERS
95. R.p.m., m.p.h., etc. : SPEEDS
98. River port of France. : ROUEN
100. Tarry awhile. : LOITER
103. Battle royal. : MELEE
106. Strength. : NERVE
109. Hindu "Mrs." : DEVI
111. Leather: Fr. : PEAU
112. Ooze. : SEEP
115. Ginza money. : YEN
118. 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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