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WEDDING PRESENTS

New York Times, Sunday, June 8, 1958

Author:
Jules Arensberg
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 668 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 151, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 15, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 24
Jules Arensberg has 95 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,267
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1. Helper: Abbr. : ASST
5. Nautical monogram. : USSS
9. "Wedding ___." : DANCE
14. Good-natured. : AMIABLE
21. Gleason and Meadows. : THEHONEYMOONERS
24. Part of the Bastille. : DUNGEON
25. Possible original title of "Taming of the Shrew." : LOVESLABOURSWON
26. Require. : INVOLVE
27. Previous to. : ERE
28. Dravidians. : TAMILS
29. Term of endearment: Colloq. : SWEETIE
31. "___ Girls." : LES
32. Italian town. : ATRI
34. Prehistoric ax. : CELT
35. Mother superior. : ABBESS
37. Miss Dartle. : ROSA
39. Strip of wood. : SLAT
40. Navy man: Abbr. : ENS
41. Freshet. : FLOOD
42. Caledonia. : SCOTLAND
46. Whig winner in 1840. : TYLER
48. Score. : TALLY
49. Elected: Fr. : ELU
50. Wagnerian goddess. : ERDA
51. Greek letters. : MUS
53. All better. : CURED
54. Gen. Doubleday. : ABNER
56. Half: Prefix. : SEMI
57. Silvery. : ARGENT
60. Bovines. : OXEN
61. An adept at jibes. : SARCAST
63. Short-napped fabric. : RAS
64. Flicker, for one. : BIRD
65. Debussy opus. : LAMER
67. "Silent, upon a peak in ___." : DARIEN
68. Eastern prince. : EMIR
70. Echo: Span. : ECO
71. Mooed. : LOWED
72. King of Judea. : HEROD
73. M. Bergson. : HENRI
75. The others. : THOSE
77. Motorist's concern. : STOPSIGNALS
81. ___ Marbles. : ELGIN
82. Land of the breadfruit. : SAMOA
83. Actress Janis. : PAIGE
84. Contract. : LEASE
86. Adjective suffix. : IAN
87. Letters on a wedding invitation. : RSVP
88. Fashioned: Archaic. : SHAPEN
90. Egg-shaped. : OVATE
91. Broadway name. : INGE
92. Hitler's first name: Abbr. : ADF
93. Tuareg. : SAHARAN
95. ___ Fox. : BRER
96. Guardian of the forests. : RANGER
98. Aperture. : SLOT
100. Nancy ___. : HANKS
101. ___ the moon. : MANIN
102. Root-and-branch. : ALL
103. Law of Moses. : TORA
104. Electrocardiogram: Abbr. : EKG
105. Eloise's milieu. : HOTEL
106. Mexican coins. : PESOS
110. Alligator pears. : AVOCADOS
112. Radishes or radices. : ROOTS
113. Listen! : PST
116. Dial ___. : TONE
117. Salamanders. : EFTS
118. Fruitfulness. : UBERTY
120. Place for a big wedding: Abbr. : CATH
121. Sprigtail. : SMEW
122. ___ Landon. : ALF
123. Lummoxes. : STUPIDS
126. Misanthropy. : HATRED
128. Mount ___, Australia. : EBA
129. Oxeyes. : DAISIES
131. Part of a Poe title. : THEHOUSEOFUSHER
135. Greets. : ACCOSTS
136. Novel by Mary Johnston. : TOHAVEANDTOHOLD
137. Make a second appearance. : REENTER
138. Ancient pillar. : STELA
139. Holy women: Abbr. : STES
140. Sewing tools. : AWLS
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1. In any case. : ATLEAST
2. Soon. : SHORTLY
3. Diverse. : SEVERAL
4. Article. : THE
5. Loosen. : UNLACE
6. Mate's concern. : SEAMEN
7. Namesakes of actress Thorndike. : SYBILS
8. Young salmon. : SMOLT
9. "Le Coq ___." : DOR
10. Suburb of Liège. : ANS
11. Horatio Alger hero. : NEWSBOY
12. Spoke thrasonically. : CROWED
13. Helots. : ESNES
14. Mine tunnel. : ADIT
15. Veteran actor. : MUNI
16. Turn upside down. : INVERT
17. Past. : AGO
18. Holliday vehicle. : BELLSARERINGING
19. Song made popular on TV. : LOVEANDMARRIAGE
20. Chemical suffixes. : ENES
22. East: Ger. : OST
23. Adjective suffix. : OUS
30. Perfume. : ESSENCE
33. Paragraphized. : ITEMED
35. Ethan or Ira. : ALLEN
36. Intrepid. : BOLD
38. Spanish huzzas. : OLES
41. Traveler. : FARER
43. Fresh. : CLEAN
44. Pronoun. : OURS
45. Rostrum. : DAIS
47. A series. : RUN
48. Exclusive colony in N. Y. : TUXEDOPARK
52. Normandy town. : STLO
53. Cupid's companion. : COMET
54. Miriam's brother. : AARON
55. Waterfall in Yosemite. : BRIDALVEIL
57. Encourages. : ABETS
58. A Cavalier poet. : RICHARDLOVELACE
59. Prepares for candidacy. : GROOMSFOROFFICE
61. Top-kick. : SARGE
62. Titter. : TEHEE
66. Sounds of protest. : AWS
67. Condescend. : DEIGN
69. Actor Ferrer. : MEL
71. Entrechats. : LEAPS
72. Chinese district. : HSIEN
74. ___ man. : INNER
76. British coin, for short. : SOV
78. Dads. : PAPAS
79. Hear of. : LEARN
80. Rested. : SAT
85. Evening, in Italy. : SERA
88. Relative of bearskin. : SHAKO
89. Concludes a phone call. : HANGSUP
90. Village in Norway. : ORNES
91. Fjords. : INLETS
92. Movie dog. : ASTA
94. Exclaimed. : AHED
95. Silly: Slang. : BATTY
97. Tirolese sight. : ALP
99. Delicate perception. : TACT
101. Debatable. : MOOT
105. "Give a man a ___ can ride . . . " : HORSEHE
107. By hook or by crook. : SOMEHOW
108. A time on shipboard. : ONEBELL
109. ___ Folly (Alaska). : SEWARDS
111. Baseball play. : ASSIST
112. Very fresh or new. : REDHOT
113. Open to view. : PATENT
114. Took long steps. : STRODE
115. Peculations. : THEFTS
119. Devices for a ship's cables. : BITTS
120. Señoras' homes. : CASAS
122. Jewish month. : ADAR
124. Head: Fr. : TETE
125. Sputnik's birthplace. : USSR
126. Cry's companion. : HUE
127. Piano and violin. : DUO
130. Fils. : SON
132. Prince ___. : HAL
133. Eggs. : OVA
134. Indian sheep. : SHA

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 14 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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