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WORDSMANSHIP

New York Times, Sunday, May 8, 1966

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 130, Blocks: 60, Avg Word Len: 5.86, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 568 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 146, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 26
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1966, The New York TimesNo. 6,112
Across
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First European to reach India by sea (1497–99). : DAGAMA
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Exile. : DEPORT
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Tin, in combinations. : STANNI
19
O'Neill character. : ICEMAN
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English pence. : DENARII
21
U.S. Grant, statewise. : OHIOAN
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Maple seed. : SAMARA
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Open. : UNCLASP
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Responds. : REACTS
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Colliery passage. : ADIT
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Lukewarmness. : TEPOR
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More supple. : LITHER
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Took a meal. : ATE
31
Tenth of a sen. : RIN
32
Love potion. : PHILTER
34
Man to see about a horse. : BOOKMAKER
36
Man to see about a table: Var. : MAITREDEE
38
Better equipped. : ABLER
40
Moveless. : INERT
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Quill feather. : REMEX
42
Notorious pignapper. : PIPERSSON
44
Tea urn. : SAMOVAR
47
Angelic lights. : HALOS
48
Hazards of the blasé. : ENNUIS
51
Cremona family. : AMATIS
52
Ancient name for Rock of Gibraltar. : CALPE
53
Predicted. : PRESAGED
55
Cow: Fr. : VACHE
56
Primitive: Prefix. : PALEO
57
Ball score. : GOAL
58
Woodcraft, for example. : LORE
59
___ glance (quickly). : ATA
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Track enclosure for the best. : WINNERSCIRCLE
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Moroccan hill country. : RIF
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Mountain of Moses' burial. : NEBO
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Modernists. : NEOS
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With temper ruffled. : IRATE
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Member of the "wolf pack." : UBOAT
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Freeze, obviously. : TURNBLUE
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Agreed. : ATONE
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Nebraska river. : PLATTE
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Make good. : REDEEM
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Graze (cattle) for a fee. : AGIST
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Less refined. : CRASSER
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Carved gems. : INTAGLIOS
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___ Selassie. : HAILE
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Make use of. : SPEND
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Claw. : TALON
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Man with a racket. : TENNISBUM
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Eat in haste. : HAVEABITE
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Pores in leaves. : STOMATA
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Spenserian lady. : UNA
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Affirmative vote. : AYE
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In a pleasant way. : NICELY
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A poet and a general. : OMARS
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French name of Swiss town. : ANET
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To climb: Fr. : MONTER
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Caller of the faithful. : MUEZZIN
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No square. : HEPCAT
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"They ___ after the farmer's wife . . . " : ALLRAN
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Victor Herbert heroine and others. : EILEENS
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Idle. : OTIOSE
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"Gaudy Night" author. : SAYERS
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Having a pile. : NAPPED
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Good football man. : PASSER
Down
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Move toward peace. : DISARM
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Evangeline's home place. : ACADIA
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Astronautical feat. : GEMINI
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Part of "amare." : AMAT
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Flaw. : MAR
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Curses. : ANATHEMAS
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Signify. : DENOTE
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Ink: Fr. : ENCRE
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Hobnob (with). : PAL
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Spoken. : ORAL
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Sense of humor. : RISIBLES
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Stealthy homecomer. : TIPTOER
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Valley where Delilah lived. : SOREK
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Electrically charged particles. : THERMIONS
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Architects' group: Abbr. : AIA
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Indian corn flour. : NOCAKE
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Chatter in Chelsea. : NATTER
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Extra pages. : INSERT
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Type of apartment. : DUPLEX
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Downy filler. : EIDER
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Sporting event. : HORSERACE
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Cinema event. : PREVIEW
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Features in a 29 Down. : RAILPOSITIONS
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Type of plant. : ANNUAL
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The happy plighting. : TROTH
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The Elks. : BPOE
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Not so bright. : PALER
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Small line for the hook. : SNELL
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A brain. : SAVANT
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Sport "pour le sport." : AMATEUR
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Grisly. : MACABRE
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Forces (a person) to go. : HALES
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Philippine tribesmen. : IGOROTS
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In succession. : SERIATE
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Cockleshell's cousin. : CANOE
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Old Turkish Empire. : PORTE
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More adroit. : DEFTER
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Type of tire. : PNEUMATIC
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Big man in sports. : GIANT
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Cove. : INLET
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Easily vexed. : CROSS
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Girl's name meaning "fair of speech." : EULALIA
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Water nymph. : ONDINE
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Diamond thefts. : BASES
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Listen: Colloq. : BENDANEAR
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Money changing. : AGIO
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Ben Franklin's business. : PRINTSHOP
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Word of praise. : ALLELUIA
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Province of Ecuador. : CANAR
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Doorkeepers. : GATEMEN
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Felicia ___, of "Casablanca." : HEMANS
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Indian thrushes. : SHAMAS
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Illegal lagniappe. : PAYOLA
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Fairly. : EVENLY
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Bring ___ (remember). : TOMIND
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Swindles: Colloq. : BUNCOS
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Discomfort. : UNEASE
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Have importance. : MATTER
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Sockets of clarinets. : BIRNS
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From A ___ (all the way). : TOZEE
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Yap. : YELP
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Sacred bull. : APIS
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Three: It. : TRE
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Airship, for short. : ZEP
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Greek E. : ETA

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 15 debuted here and reused later, 15 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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