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THE WIDE, WIDE WORLD

New York Times, Sunday, June 14, 1959

Author: Roberta Morse
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.26, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 665 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 135, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 14, XRef: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 23
Roberta H. Morse has 64 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,621
Across Down
1. Set about. : BEGIN
6. Prominences at front of ear: Anat. : TRAGI
11. French and Anglo-Egyptian regions of Africa. : SUDANS
17. Church title: Abbr. : MSGR
21. Of the birds. : AVINE
22. Spanish man's name. : RAMON
23. Port for an ancient mariner. : ARARAT
24. Sioux. : OTOE
25. Rider of a fabulous steed. : BELLEROPHON
27. Capital of Lombardia. : MILANO
28. Pottery, collectively. : WARE
29. Square column. : ANTA
30. Long account. : ILIAD
31. "Or to take arms against ___ of troubles . . . " : ASEA
32. Bell: Ger. : KLINGEL
34. Type of ship. : WHALER
36. Political issue of 100 years ago. : ABOLITION
38. Graduate of USNA: Abbr. : ENS
39. Fairy tale character. : HANSEL
42. Syrian god of thunder. : RIMMON
44. Small finches. : LINNETS
46. Son of Gad. : ERI
47. ___ standstill. : ATA
49. Loom heddles. : CAAM
50. Jack London's "White ___." : FANG
51. African author : PATON
54. In ___ (against the thing): Lat. : REM
55. Roasted: Fr. : ROTI
57. Ancient warship. : TRIREME
59. Creator of Uncle Toby. : STERNE
60. Ballad for the lovelorn. : TORCHSONG
63. Santa ___. : ANITA
64. Desecrate. : POLLUTE
65. Slip away. : ELOPE
66. Saint ___, French town. : MALO
68. Gibbon. : APE
69. Fishing boat. : DORY
70. Grand Banks catch. : COD
71. Hardwood tree. : REDOAK
73. Relatives of tuans. : SAHIBS
75. Onion. : CEPA
76. Certain chessmen: Abbr. : KPS
77. Broadway sign. : SRO
78. Habitat of 31 Down. : HIMALAYAS
80. Animal of 78 Across. : YAK
83. Him: Fr. : LUI
86. Love: Span. : AMOR
88. Noisy cats. : MEWERS
89. Mountain ridges. : ARETES
93. White-tailed bird. : ERN
94. Cerulean. : BLUE
95. Wts. : LBS
96. Where Schönbrunn is. : WIEN
98. Big bird. : CRANE
99. Slangy term of opprobrium : FATHEAD
101. Pigment. : PAINT
103. Type of conflagration. : BRUSHFIRE
105. Tire parts. : TREADS
106. Agreed!: Fr. : DACCORD
108. South American monkey. : TITI
109. Now: Dial. : NOO
110. Scene. : SIGHT
111. Snack. : BITE
112. Wagon: Archaic. : WAIN
114. Hebrew letter. : TAV
115. Honshu port. : TSU
116. M. Grimaldi. : RAINIER
118. Simpers. : SMIRKS
120. Certain dishes. : TEASET
122. Wine cup. : AMA
124. Participant in 139 Across. : MACMILLAN
126. Fend off. : RESIST
128. Automobile adjunct. : BATTERY
130. Mint. : COIN
131. Fats. : SUETS
132. ___ face. : LOSE
136. Tenor solo. : ARIA
137. French writer of comedies. : SCRIBE
139. High discussions. : SUMMITTALKS
141. Glaswegian. : SCOT
142. Skips over. : ELIDES
143. Stone chip. : SPALL
144. The Arab world. : ISLAM
145. "___ soit . . . " : HONI
146. Sitting, as a statue. : SEDENT
147. Kind of alcohol. : ETHYL
148. Ceremonial : STATE
1. ___ au rhum. : BABA
2. Regular. : EVEN
3. Fancy finish. : GILT
4. Certain connections. : INLAWS
5. Genealogical designation. : NEE
6. Fish for with a moving line. : TROLL
7. Weapon for a duelist. : RAPIER
8. Language of Ethiopia. : AMHARIC
9. Expression of approval. : GOOD
10. Stop-off place. : INN
11. Strong man. : SAMSON
12. Angel in "Paradise Lost." : URIEL
13. Recent refugee from tyranny. : DALAILAMA
14. Bird of Brazil. : ARA
15. City on the Yangtze. : NANKING
16. Plant shoot. : STOLON
17. New-___ hay. : MOWN
18. Hypnotized by Broadway. : STAGESTRUCK
19. Bridge expert. : GOREN
20. Film units. : REELS
26. City districts. : RIALTOS
31. Objective of a high-level search. : ABOMINABLESNOWMAN
33. Without finesse. : INEPTLY
35. Sound heard in Commons. : HEARHEAR
36. Soprano Lucine. : AMARA
37. Spike. : TINE
39. High negotiator. : HERTER
40. Small space. : AREOLE
41. Hunter. : NIMROD
43. Floor covering. : MAT
45. Chinese money. : TAEL
48. Jot. : ATOM
50. Entertainment. : FETE
52. Successful. : ONTOP
53. Wants. : NEEDS
56. Where that old woman lived. : INASHOE
58. Carpenter's tool. : RIPSAW
59. Former queen. : SORAYA
61. Navy men. : CPOS
62. Egg white. : GLAIR
64. Sharp report. : POP
67. Electrical unit. : OHM
69. See 1 Down. : DESSERT
72. Dwellers in eucalyptus trees. : KOALAS
74. Kind of pentameter. : IAMBIC
75. West Indian. : CARIB
79. Evergreen. : YEW
81. ___ Building in Washington. : ARCHIVES
82. Notch made by an axe. : KERF
83. Certain pugilistic punches. : LEFTS
84. Arrow poison. : URARI
85. Current political issue. : INTEGRATION
87. Sometime political ammunition. : MUD
90. Spoils. : TAINTS
91. "La Vie ___," Piaf's song hit . : ENROSE
92. Participate in to the end. : SEEOUT
94. Retiring hour. : BEDTIME
95. Valenciennes. : LACE
97. Bonne ___. : NUIT
100. Sound of laughter. : HAHA
101. Oedipus' crime. : PATRICIDE
102. Sequence. : TRAIN
104. Believer in republican government. : STATIST
106. Per ___. : DIEM
107. Manager: Abbr. : DIR
111. Means of getting around. : BICYCLE
113. VIP in Ghana. : NKRUMAH
117. Justinian's general. : NARSES
118. Most conniving. : SLIEST
119. Fit. : SEEMLY
121. Finally. : ATLAST
122. Disconcert. : ABASH
123. Polo. : MARCO
125. To praise: Ger. : LOBEN
127. Even. : STILL
129. Comedian in "Mon Oncle." : TATI
131. Overseer: Abbr. : SUPT
133. Clay pot. : OLLA
134. Old card game. : SKAT
135. Man's name. : ESME
138. Free (of). : RID
139. Compass point. : SSE
140. Poetic contraction. : TIS

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 15 debuted here and reused later, 13 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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