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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 Down
1. Refections. : REPASTS
8. Appear likely. : BIDFAIR
15. Mop. : SWAB
19. Butler's utopia. : EREWHON
20. Girl's name. : AMELITA
21. Poetic possessive. : THINE
22. 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
76. Escamillo. : TOREADOR
78. Element. : SILICON
80. I have. : IVE
81. Author Paton. : ALAN
82. One of Santa's hitch-up. : VIXEN
84. Promise. : VOW
85. Coin of Costa Rica. : COLON
87. Fabulous palace of Frederick the Great. : SANSSOUCI
90. Chemical abbreviation. : ELEM
92. Wing-shaped. : ALARY
93. If not. : UNLESS
95. Traffic sign. : ONELANE
98. Backslide. : RELAPSE
102. Opera role. : TRISTAN
104. Arabian Sea gulf. : OMAN
108. Queen of Greece, 1836–62. : AMALIE
109. Small fish. : SPRAT
111. Noncoms. : SGTS
113. Egg: Comb. form. : OVO
114. Realm of rapture in 1928. : SEVENTHHEAVEN
117. Breed of horses. : ARABIAN
119. Worth. : PRICE
120. Shoe shop. : BOOTERY
121. Varied. : DIVERSE
122. Looks at. : EYES
123. Dempsey's Colorado birthday. : MANASSA
124. Heading for Fannie Farmer. : OMELETS
1. Pardon. : REMIT
2. Sister of Polyhymnia. : ERATO
3. Grayish blue. : PERSE
4. Implement. : AWL
5. Ark passenger. : SHEM
6. Nostrums. : TONICS
7. Fishhook lines. : SNELLS
8. Old-time ferry boat. : BAC
9. Conceive. : IMAGINE
10. French Premier. : DEBRE
11. Pilots. : FLIERS
12. Elder: Fr. : AINE
13. Travel route: Abbr. : ITIN
14. Flowed. : RAN
15. Displayed, old style. : SHEWN
16. ___ up (informed): Slang. : WISED
17. Joint. : ANKLE
18. Stendhal. : BEYLE
21. Gullet. : THROAT
24. Theme. : TOPIC
27. Most ineffectual. : LAMEST
31. Hit hard. : SMIT
33. Great hall of Odin. : VALHALLA
34. Excel. : SHINE
36. German river. : EMS
38. Choose. : OPT
39. Decks. : POOPS
40. Shampoo. : SOAP
41. Brink. : EDGE
42. Father of Guinevere, in Tennyson. : LEODOGRAN
44. Realm of rapture in 1958. : CLOUDNINE
46. Forever: Poet. : ETERNE
47. Fictional paradise of 1933. : SHANGRILA
48. Bill Bobstay was one. : MATE
49. Jug. : EWER
51. Measures, in music. : BARS
53. Act of eavesdropping. : ESPIAL
56. Allotted. : METED
57. Unrefined. : COARSE
59. Duke of Cornwall's bride. : REGAN
60. Post. : MAIL
62. City on the Somme. : AMIENS
63. Italian girl's name. : LINA
65. Exhilarates. : ENLIVENS
69. Confess. : AVOW
70. Greek letters. : ETAS
71. Arndt piano piece. : NOLA
72. Instant. : TRICE
74. Composer Novello. : IVOR
75. Counting-out word. : EENY
77. Small egg. : OVULE
79. Halley's and Biela's. : COMETS
83. Greek letters. : XIS
85. Know how to. : CAN
86. Butterine. : OLEO
88. Passive. : SUPINE
89. Attack. : ONSET
91. Dallies. : LOITERS
94. Layers. : STRATA
96. City visited by Gulliver. : LAGADO
97. Belfast's county. : ANTRIM
98. Münchausen's creator. : RASPE
99. Corundum. : EMERY
100. C'est ___! : LAVIE
101. Guinness and others. : ALECS
103. Talks wildly. : RAVES
105. Watered silk. : MOIRE
106. Stop: Naut. : AVAST
107. Afternoon church service. : NONES
109. Province in Ethiopia. : SHOA
110. Toiler. : PEON
112. Except. : SAVE
115. Title of British sovereign. : HBM
116. Youth group. : NYA
118. ___ canto. : BEL

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