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NEVER-NEVER LANDS

New York Times, Sunday, June 5, 1960

Author:
W. E. Jones
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 70, Avg Word Len: 5.38, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 556 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 135, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
W. E. Jones has 95 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 3,978
Across
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Refections. : REPASTS
8
Appear likely. : BIDFAIR
15
Mop. : SWAB
19
Butler's utopia. : EREWHON
20
Girl's name. : AMELITA
21
Poetic possessive. : THINE
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Famous screen first name. : MARLENE
23
Musical fantasy of 1940. : CABININTHESKY
25
Possessive. : ITS
26
Factory. : MILL
28
Fresh. : GREEN
29
English novelist. : ORWELL
30
Digits. : TOES
32
Instrument for Landowska. : CLAVIER
34
Metrical foot. : SPONDEE
35
Shipboard worker. : MESSMAN
37
Heroine of "Tom Jones." : SOPHIA
40
Sultan's name. : SELIM
43
Edisonian abbreviation. : ELEC
45
Mythical land of Jurgen's adventures. : POICTESME
50
Current playwright. : ODETS
51
Dry measure: Abbr. : BSH
52
Pretend. : LETON
54
Melt. : THAW
55
Long ___. : AGO
56
Armadillos. : MATACOS
58
Pervade. : PERMEATE
61
Cyclist. : PEDALER
64
Jewelers' magnifying glasses. : LOUPES
66
Wage ___. : EARNER
67
Leaves out. : OMITS
68
Dialect of the Engadine. : LADIN
69
Mellowing. : AGING
70
Machine. : ENGINE
72
Eternal: Dial. : TARNAL
73
Choreograper Bettis. : VALERIE
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Escamillo. : TOREADOR
78
Element. : SILICON
80
I have. : IVE
81
Author Paton. : ALAN
82
One of Santa's hitch-up. : VIXEN
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Promise. : VOW
85
Coin of Costa Rica. : COLON
87
Fabulous palace of Frederick the Great. : SANSSOUCI
90
Chemical abbreviation. : ELEM
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Wing-shaped. : ALARY
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If not. : UNLESS
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Traffic sign. : ONELANE
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Backslide. : RELAPSE
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Opera role. : TRISTAN
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Arabian Sea gulf. : OMAN
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Queen of Greece, 1836–62. : AMALIE
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Small fish. : SPRAT
111
Noncoms. : SGTS
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Egg: Comb. form. : OVO
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Realm of rapture in 1928. : SEVENTHHEAVEN
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Breed of horses. : ARABIAN
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Worth. : PRICE
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Shoe shop. : BOOTERY
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Varied. : DIVERSE
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Looks at. : EYES
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Dempsey's Colorado birthplace. : MANASSA
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Heading for Fannie Farmer. : OMELETS
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Pardon. : REMIT
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Sister of Polyhymnia. : ERATO
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Grayish blue. : PERSE
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Implement. : AWL
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Ark passenger. : SHEM
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Nostrums. : TONICS
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Fishhook lines. : SNELLS
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Old-time ferry boat. : BAC
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Conceive. : IMAGINE
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French Premier. : DEBRE
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Pilots. : FLIERS
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Elder: Fr. : AINE
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Travel route: Abbr. : ITIN
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Flowed. : RAN
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Displayed, old style. : SHEWN
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___ up (informed): Slang. : WISED
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Joint. : ANKLE
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Stendhal. : BEYLE
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Gullet. : THROAT
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Theme. : TOPIC
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Most ineffectual. : LAMEST
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Hit hard. : SMIT
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Great hall of Odin. : VALHALLA
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Excel. : SHINE
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German river. : EMS
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Choose. : OPT
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Decks. : POOPS
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Shampoo. : SOAP
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Brink. : EDGE
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Father of Guinevere, in Tennyson. : LEODOGRAN
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Realm of rapture in 1958. : CLOUDNINE
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Forever: Poet. : ETERNE
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Fictional paradise of 1933. : SHANGRILA
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Bill Bobstay was one. : MATE
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Jug. : EWER
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Measures, in music. : BARS
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Act of eavesdropping. : ESPIAL
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Allotted. : METED
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Unrefined. : COARSE
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Duke of Cornwall's bride. : REGAN
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Post. : MAIL
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City on the Somme. : AMIENS
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Italian girl's name. : LINA
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Exhilarates. : ENLIVENS
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Confess. : AVOW
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Greek letters. : ETAS
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Arndt piano piece. : NOLA
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Instant. : TRICE
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Composer Novello. : IVOR
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Counting-out word. : EENY
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Small egg. : OVULE
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Halley's and Biela's. : COMETS
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Greek letters. : XIS
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Know how to. : CAN
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Butterine. : OLEO
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Passive. : SUPINE
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Attack. : ONSET
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Dallies. : LOITERS
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Layers. : STRATA
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City visited by Gulliver. : LAGADO
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Belfast's county. : ANTRIM
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Münchausen's creator. : RASPE
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Corundum. : EMERY
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C'est ___! : LAVIE
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Guinness and others. : ALECS
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Talks wildly. : RAVES
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Watered silk. : MOIRE
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Stop: Naut. : AVAST
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Afternoon church service. : NONES
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Province in Ethiopia. : SHOA
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Toiler. : PEON
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Except. : SAVE
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Title of British sovereign. : HBM
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Youth group. : NYA
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___ canto. : BEL

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 17 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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