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WORDSMANSHIP

New York Times, Sunday, June 28, 1959

Author: Thomas Meekin
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 160, Blocks: 79, Avg Word Len: 5.63, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 607 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 154, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,635
Across Down
1. Smitten. : HARDHIT
8. Storied temples. : PAGODAS
15. Ocean depths. : ABYSS
20. Constantly changing scene. : PANORAMA
21. Princess Ida's castle. : ADAMANT
22. Three sheets in the wind. : BLOTTO
24. Coastal region. : LITTORAL
25. Pepper sauce. : TABASCO
26. Popular song by Charles Hoyt (with "The"). : BOWERY
27. "___ for Love." : ALL
28. Messengers. : PIGEONMEN
30. Plume. : EGRET
32. ___ Palmas. : LAS
33. Particulars. : ITEMS
35. Manco Capac, Huascar, Atahualpa. : INCAS
36. Habitat of the tiger. : ASIA
37. Largest city of Dalmatia. : SPLIT
39. Banderillero's foe. : TORO
40. Architectural term. : ANTA
41. Augur. : PORTEND
44. Highway section. : LANE
45. Buddhist shrine. : TOPE
47. Place of historic treaties. : LOCARNO
50. Major. : GREATER
52. Not early, not late. : ONTIME
55. Pirates. : MARAUDERS
57. Transforms. : ALTERS
58. Of necessity. : PERFORCE
60. Handle: Fr. : ANSE
61. Gen. Balbo. : ITALO
63. Bird. : EMU
64. Wood sorrels. : OCAS
65. Jewelry of sorts. : TOERINGS
68. Southern constellation. : INDUS
72. Fishing equipment. : RODS
74. Does a blacksmith's job. : UNSHOED
76. Old Italian title. : MONA
77. Venetian red. : SIENA
78. Ship saved by Orpheus' music. : ARGO
79. Stoop. : STAIRS
80. Young shoots. : SPEARS
82. Miners' marking nail. : SPAD
83. Chinese coins. : TAELS
85. High: Comb. form. : ALTI
86. 2d century sectarian. : GNOSTIC
87. ___ meeting. : TOWN
88. Fiction's Miss Venner. : ELSIE
89. Pertaining to laughter. : RISORIAL
91. Two-toed sloth. : UNAU
93. Scot's negative. : NAE
94. Filter. : DRAIN
96. King of Israel. : OMRI
97. Fast freights: Slang. : RATTLERS
99. Calamitous. : TRAGIC
102. Shoulder badge. : EPAULETTE
106. Pesters. : TEASES
107. Pertaining to pleasure. : HEDONIC
109. Operator of a carpenter's tool. : AUGERER
110. In case. : LEST
111. Golden calf. : IDOL
112. Dessert. : SHERBET
114. River into the Danube. : OSAR
116. Statue in City Hall Park, New York. : HALE
120. Fragrant ointments. : NARDS
122. Wings: Lat. : ALAE
123. City on the Willamette. : SALEM
125. ___ white. : MENIN
126. Long-tailed ape. : KRA
127. Bark cloths. : TAPAS
129. Ready. : AVAILABLE
132. "___ of our fathers . . . " : GOD
133. As a whole: Fr. : ENBLOC
135. Kitchen equipment. : TINPANS
137. Acoustical effect. : BEATTONE
139. Survivor. : RELICT
140. Wind of the Levant. : ETESIAN
141. Held in affection. : ENDEARED
142. Roll tops. : DESKS
143. Cabinet department. : DEFENSE
144. Infinite. : ETERNAL
1. "___ the Chief." : HAILTO
2. Deerhorn. : ANTLER
3. Balderdash. : ROT
4. Stage curtains. : DROPS
5. Mata ___. : HARI
6. Conjure up. : IMAGINE
7. Genius. : TALENT
8. Lord Jim's ship. : PATNA
9. Peak in the Cascades. : ADAMS
10. Angel in "Green Pastures." : GABE
11. Land of sheikdoms. : OMAN
12. German article. : DAS
13. Forefather. : ANCESTOR
14. Cigar. : STOGIE
15. Cleric. : ABBE
16. Dark patches. : BLOTS
17. Slangy exclamation. : YOW
18. Formed like a star. : STELLATE
19. Colander. : STRAINER
20. Flat fold. : PLAIT
23. Victims of the Walrus and the Carpenter. : OYSTERS
29. City in Florida. : OCALA
31. Pealed. : RANG
34. Theme in fine arts. : MOTIF
36. Book by Björnson. : ARNE
38. Follower of a Greek philosopher. : PLATONIST
40. Hasty impressions. : APERCUS
41. Hesitated. : PAUSED
42. Command. : ORDER
43. 26.77 inches in Tripoli. : DRAA
46. Sequel to "Typee." : OMOO
48. Musical composition. : ORATORIO
49. Dugouts. : CANOES
51. Miss Liberty's island neighbor. : ELLIS
52. Manage. : OPERATE
53. Pertaining to a wood. : NEMORAL
54. Walks wearily. : TRUDGES
55. Soft fabric. : MESSALINE
56. John Hancock. : SIGNATURE
59. Narrative poems: Ital. : CANTARI
62. Former ruler. : TSARINA
66. Discourteous. : IMPOLITE
67. Expression of dissent. : NOES
69. Testifies. : DEPONES
70. Ignorant. : UNAWARE
71. Dejection. : SADNESS
73. Descriptive of a fictional car. : SOLIDGOLD
75. Lucky strikes. : HITS
80. Trapper. : SNARER
81. ___ rug. : SCATTER
84. European finch. : SERIN
86. Symbol of sharpness. : GIMLET
90. Lipstick. : ROUGE
92. Shoshoneans. : UTES
95. Youth beloved by Galatea. : ACIS
98. Machine tool. : LATHE
99. Philosopher. : THINKER
100. Mended again. : REDARNED
101. Exquisitely charming: Colloq. : ADORABLE
103. Hanger-on. : PARASITE
104. River into the Seine. : AUBE
105. Quaver. : TROLL
108. Guy. : CHAP
110. Softly radiant. : LAMBENT
113. Exultant. : ELATED
115. Member of U. S. N. branch. : SEABEE
117. True mohair. : ANGORA
118. Novelist and critic Trilling. : LIONEL
119. Concluded. : ENDED
121. Gilly flower. : STOCK
123. Fiber-yielding plants: Var. : SANAS
124. Soisson's river. : AISNE
125. Measuring device. : METER
128. Book before Romans. : ACTS
129. Architectural term. : APSE
130. Empty. : VAIN
131. Dip. : LADE
134. Fleur-de-___. : LIS
136. Ship-shaped clock. : NEF
138. Markings on a Manchester terrier. : TAN

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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