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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
Thomas Meekin has 202 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Changed the 74-Across clue from [Does a blacksmith's job.] to [Did a blacksmith's job.] for consistency with the answer, UNSHOED.

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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,635
Across
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Smitten. : HARDHIT
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Storied temples. : PAGODAS
15
Ocean depths. : ABYSS
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Constantly changing scene. : PANORAMA
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Princess Ida's castle. : ADAMANT
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Three sheets in the wind. : BLOTTO
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Coastal region. : LITTORAL
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Pepper sauce. : TABASCO
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Popular song by Charles Hoyt (with "The"). : BOWERY
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"___ for Love." : ALL
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Messengers. : PIGEONMEN
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Plume. : EGRET
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___ Palmas. : LAS
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Particulars. : ITEMS
35
Manco Capac, Huascar, Atahualpa. : INCAS
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Habitat of the tiger. : ASIA
37
Largest city of Dalmatia. : SPLIT
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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
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Not early, not late. : ONTIME
55
Pirates. : MARAUDERS
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Transforms. : ALTERS
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Of necessity. : PERFORCE
60
Handle: Fr. : ANSE
61
Gen. Balbo. : ITALO
63
Bird. : EMU
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Wood sorrels. : OCAS
65
Jewelry of sorts. : TOERINGS
68
Southern constellation. : INDUS
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Fishing equipment. : RODS
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Did a blacksmith's job. : UNSHOED
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Old Italian title. : MONA
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Venetian red. : SIENA
78
Ship saved by Orpheus' music. : ARGO
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Stoop. : STAIRS
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Young shoots. : SPEARS
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Miners' marking nail. : SPAD
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Chinese coins. : TAELS
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High: Comb. form. : ALTI
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2d century sectarian. : GNOSTIC
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___ meeting. : TOWN
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Fiction's Miss Venner. : ELSIE
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Pertaining to laughter. : RISORIAL
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Two-toed sloth. : UNAU
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Scot's negative. : NAE
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Filter. : DRAIN
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King of Israel. : OMRI
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Fast freights: Slang. : RATTLERS
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Calamitous. : TRAGIC
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Shoulder badge. : EPAULETTE
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Pesters. : TEASES
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Pertaining to pleasure. : HEDONIC
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Operator of a carpenter's tool. : AUGERER
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In case. : LEST
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Golden calf. : IDOL
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Dessert. : SHERBET
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River into the Danube. : OSAR
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Statue in City Hall Park, New York. : HALE
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Fragrant ointments. : NARDS
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Wings: Lat. : ALAE
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City on the Willamette. : SALEM
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___ white. : MENIN
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Long-tailed ape. : KRA
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Bark cloths. : TAPAS
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Ready. : AVAILABLE
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"___ of our fathers ... " : GOD
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As a whole: Fr. : ENBLOC
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Kitchen equipment. : TINPANS
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Acoustical effect. : BEATTONE
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Survivor. : RELICT
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Wind of the Levant. : ETESIAN
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Held in affection. : ENDEARED
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Roll tops. : DESKS
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Cabinet department. : DEFENSE
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Infinite. : ETERNAL
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"___ the Chief." : HAILTO
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Deerhorn. : ANTLER
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Balderdash. : ROT
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Stage curtains. : DROPS
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Mata ___. : HARI
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Conjure up. : IMAGINE
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Genius. : TALENT
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Lord Jim's ship. : PATNA
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Peak in the Cascades. : ADAMS
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Angel in "Green Pastures." : GABE
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Land of sheikdoms. : OMAN
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German article. : DAS
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Forefather. : ANCESTOR
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Cigar. : STOGIE
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Cleric. : ABBE
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Dark patches. : BLOTS
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Slangy exclamation. : YOW
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Formed like a star. : STELLATE
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Colander. : STRAINER
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Flat fold. : PLAIT
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Victims of the Walrus and the Carpenter. : OYSTERS
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City in Florida. : OCALA
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Pealed. : RANG
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Theme in fine arts. : MOTIF
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Book by Björnson. : ARNE
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Follower of a Greek philosopher. : PLATONIST
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Hasty impressions. : APERCUS
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Hesitated. : PAUSED
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Command. : ORDER
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26.77 inches in Tripoli. : DRAA
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Sequel to "Typee." : OMOO
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Musical composition. : ORATORIO
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Dugouts. : CANOES
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Miss Liberty's island neighbor. : ELLIS
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Manage. : OPERATE
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Pertaining to a wood. : NEMORAL
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Walks wearily. : TRUDGES
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Soft fabric. : MESSALINE
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John Hancock. : SIGNATURE
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Narrative poems: Ital. : CANTARI
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Former ruler. : TSARINA
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Discourteous. : IMPOLITE
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Expressions of dissent. : NOES
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Testifies. : DEPONES
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Ignorant. : UNAWARE
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Dejection. : SADNESS
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Descriptive of a fictional car. : SOLIDGOLD
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Lucky strikes. : HITS
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Trapper. : SNARER
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___ rug. : SCATTER
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European finch. : SERIN
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Symbol of sharpness. : GIMLET
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Lipstick. : ROUGE
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Shoshoneans. : UTES
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Youth beloved by Galatea. : ACIS
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Machine tool. : LATHE
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Philosopher. : THINKER
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Mended again. : REDARNED
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Exquisitely charming: Colloq. : ADORABLE
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Hanger-on. : PARASITE
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River into the Seine. : AUBE
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Quaver. : TROLL
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Guy. : CHAP
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Softly radiant. : LAMBENT
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Exultant. : ELATED
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Member of U. S. N. branch. : SEABEE
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True mohair. : ANGORA
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Novelist and critic Trilling. : LIONEL
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Concluded. : ENDED
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Gilly flower. : STOCK
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Fiber-yielding plants: Var. : SANAS
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Soisson's river. : AISNE
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Measuring device. : METER
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Book before Romans. : ACTS
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Architectural term. : APSE
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Empty. : VAIN
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Dip. : LADE
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Fleur-de-___. : LIS
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Ship-shaped clock. : NEF
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Markings on a Manchester terrier. : TAN

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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