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OLD AND NEW

New York Times, Sunday, June 11, 1961

Author:
Threba Johnson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 174, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 654 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 129, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 19, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 20
Threba Johnson has 31 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original number and clue for 51-Down were buried in the middle of the 73-Down clue.

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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,349
Across
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Old treasures. : RELICS
7
Star in Gemini. : CASTOR
13
First with the "new look." : DIOR
17
"New Moon," for one. : SHOW
21
Prophet of 875 B. C. : ELISHA
22
Province in Manchuria. : LIAOSI
23
West Point. : USMA
24
Old ___. : ROSE
25
"You are old, ___ . . . " : FATHERWILLIAM
27
"Old Wives' Tale" character. : CONSTANCE
29
Explosive. : TNT
30
Black: Comb. form. : ATRO
31
Boys' favorite author, 19th cen. : ALGER
33
Egyptian king, c. 2500 B. C. : PEPI
34
Material of a certain old bucket. : OAK
35
1.0567 liquid quarts. : LITRE
37
Captain Hook's henchman. : SMEE
38
Book of the Old Testament. : AMOS
40
Mends. : DARNS
42
Generous. : OPEN
44
Hold in affection. : ENDEAR
46
Egyptian king, 1922–36. : FUAD
47
Half gainer, for one. : DIVE
48
Raja's wife. : RANEE
50
Look at closely. : SCAN
51
New England's pride. : ELMS
52
Relative of a thingumajig. : DINGBAT
55
Glance: Fr. : APERCU
57
Chemical compound. : IODIDE
59
Cutting implements. : SWINGSAWS
61
Education's goal. : CULTURE
63
Boston's ball park. : FENWAY
65
Hero of 1865 juvenile. : HANS
66
Garland. : LEI
67
Prince who became Henry V. : HAL
68
Old. : AGED
70
Creek: Geog. : RIA
71
Eagle-borne hero of Babylonian myth. : ETANA
73
Muezzin's call. : AZAN
74
Namesakes of an Astaire. : ADELES
76
Word-of-mouth betters: Racing slang. : ORALERS
78
Have ___ (be cautious). : ACARE
79
Old American family. : ASTOR
81
What the old guard does. : STANDSPAT
83
Battleground of 1346. : CRECY
84
First-rate, new style. : SUPER
85
Durrell character. : MELISSA
86
Hardy. : ROBUST
88
Writer James ___. : AGEE
89
Old Italian playing card. : TAROT
90
Theological degree. : THD
92
River of the Old World. : NILE
93
"What is it?" : YES
96
Quill. : PEN
97
Old sign-off, "Yr. obdt. ___." : SERV
98
Blacksmiths. : SHOERS
101
"Old Wives' Tale" author. : BENNETT
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Trite. : HACKNEYED
106
Creeks. : INLETS
108
Old Spanish custom. : SIESTA
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Unity. : ONENESS
110
Jeune fille. : ELLE
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Soaks. : SOPS
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More shrewd. : CUTER
115
Right, in jive talk. : REET
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Old-time armor. : MAIL
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Obliquely. : ASLANT
119
Caesura. : REST
120
Vary. : ALTER
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Uttered. : TOLD
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Soprano Gluck. : ALMA
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Bower. : ARBOR
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Conjunction. : NOR
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Faithful wife, in Tennyson poem. : ENID
129
Western ___, mandate of New Zealand. : SAMOA
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Mountain: Comb. form. : OREO
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Large tree of P.I. : DAO
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Old ladies. : GRANDAMES
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Old Lady of Threadneedle Street. : BANKOFENGLAND
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Strange: Scot. : UNCO
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Nothing more than. : MERE
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"The ___ Silas Lapham." : RISEOF
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Filled to excess. : CLOYED
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Recites. : SAYS
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Sea bird. : ERNE
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Beautifies. : ADORNS
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Relative of "hijacks." : HEISTS
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Robbed, old style. : REFT
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___ vital (vital impulse). : ELAN
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"Old Curiosity Shop" character. : LITTLENELL
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Somewhat: Suffix. : ISH
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Foil. : CHEAT
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"No Exit" author. : SARTRE
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Addison's signature in the Spectator. : CLIO
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Be ill. : AIL
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Animal fabled to live in fire. : SALAMANDER
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Ditchdigger, for one. : TOILER
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River into the Missouri. : OSAGE
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"___ of he Ancient Mariner." : RIME
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Bar-le-___ (currant jam). : DUC
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Crustacean. : ISOPOD
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All, in stage directions. : OMNES
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Grate. : RASP
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Feminine title. : SRA
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"The Old Maid" author (with "de"). : HONOREBALZAC
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Inhabitant of old Italy. : OSCAN
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"Three ___." : WEEKS
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Women in the British navy. : WRENS
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News. : TIDINGS
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Space: Ger. : RAUM
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Passive. : INERT
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___ Marmara. : SEAOF
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Old Bay State: Abbr. : MASS
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Certain statistics: Abbr. : AVGS
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Plant of goosefoot family. : ORACH
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New Guinea. : PAPUA
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7th cen. date. : DCI
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___ Market. : FLEA
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Don't: Scot. : DINNA
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Its capital is Quito. : ECUADOR
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New Delhi embassy architect. : EDWARDSTONE
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Reveille drum rolls. : DIANS
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Bored, old style. : AWEARY
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Malay wild ox. : TSINE
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Exhorter. : URGER
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Skull bulges. : INIONS
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Another "Old Maid" author. : WHARTON
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Fish. : EEL
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Sharp cry. : YELP
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Merit. : DESERVE
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Rent. : TEAR
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Vinegar: Comb. form. : ACET
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To ___ (exactly). : ATEE
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French town. : STLO
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David's nephew. : ASAHEL
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"___ and Old Lace." : ARSENIC
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Like certain stables. : AUGEAN
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"The Old Man and the Sea" star. : SPENCERTRACY
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Islets. : AITS
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Diminutive suffixes. : CULES
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Daudet novel. : SAPHO
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Tudor and Stuart. : MARYS
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Apron part. : BIB
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Small anvil. : TEEST
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Sewer of new clothes. : DRESSMAKER
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Old times. : YESTERDAYS
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Feminine diminutives. : ETTES
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Move suddenly. : START
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Flouted. : SNEERED
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What "the old woman" lived under. : HILL
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Old Roman dress. : STOLA
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Nerve: Prefix. : NEURO
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Joint. : KNEE
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New ___. : DEAL
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Royat or Dax. : SPA
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Box tops. : LIDS
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Kind of drum. : SNARE
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New. : MODERN
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Shakespearean king. : ALONSO
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Ditch. : TRENCH
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Breed of cattle. : ANGUS
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1869 heroine. : LORNA
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Old-___. : TIMER
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"The way of a man with ___." : AMAID
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Goblin: Scot. : BOGLE
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Cognomen. : NAME
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Mountain gap: Span. : ABRA
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Ons and ___. : OFFS
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Swiss-French author. : ANET
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Advantage. : ODDS
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Our: Fr. : NOS
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Live through. : SEE
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Augumentative ending. : OON
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Law: Fr. : LOI

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 14 debuted here and reused later, 19 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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