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WORD FABRICATION

New York Times, Sunday, July 21, 1957

Author:
Herbert Ettenson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 83, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 718 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 124, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 29
Herbert Ettenson has 87 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 2,945
Across
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Ruined city in Iran. : SUSA
5
Sen. Symington. : STUART
11
Pantomimist Jimmy. : SAVO
15
Star in "Happy Hunting." : LAMAS
20
The "man who came to dinner." : MONTYWOOLLEY
22
Dripping : ASOP
23
Lycée student. : ELEVE
24
Play by Crouse and Lindsay. : ARSENICANDOLDLACE
26
Printer's mark. : CARET
27
Vintage date. : YEAR
28
Galileo's birthplace. : PISA
29
Bubble, like coffee. : PERK
30
Gunners' mates. : ARMORERS
32
Shakespearean character. : SLY
33
Derring-do. : FEAT
34
Too-too. : VERY
35
Singer Malbin. : ELAINE
36
___ Ives. : BURL
37
Boys. : SONS
38
TV's March. : HAL
39
Hold back. : STIFLE
43
Carbohydrates. : SUGARS
46
Funnyman. : WIT
47
Immerse. : BURY
48
Chou ___. : ENLAI
49
Hillock. : KNOLL
50
Stupefy. : DAZE
51
Stream or creek. : KILL
52
"Under the ___ starry sky . . . " : WIDEAND
54
Pseudatoll : ISLE
55
Macadamize. : PAVE
56
Track event. : RELAYRACE
58
Sergeant. : NCO
59
Alluvial stuff. : MUD
60
Color. : NAVY
61
Foreign coin. : RIAL
62
Items in palmistry. : LIFELINES
64
Augury. : PRESAGE
66
Leader of 19th cen. "ring." : BOSSTWEED
68
Choler. : IRE
69
Political body. : SENATE
70
"___ was one-and-twenty." : BUTI
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Of an age. : ERAL
72
Book of Old Testament. : PSALMS
75
Calendar abbreviation. : FRI
76
St. Petersburg. : LENINGRAD
78
Controversial. : POLEMIC
79
North Sea island. : HELGOLAND
82
A Crosby. : GARY
83
Bon mot. : JOKE
84
Palm leaf. : OLA
85
Dutch uncle. : EME
86
7,386 sq. mi. of the U. S. : NEWJERSEY
88
Imre ___. : NAGY
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Letup. : LULL
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Medieval philosopher. : ABELARD
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First King of Israel. : SAUL
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Geezer. : BOZO
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Overloved. : DOTED
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Narrow. : LOCAL
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Toothy expression. : GRIN
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Cutting tool. : ADZ
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Relative of a leotard. : TIGHTS
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Veer. : SWERVE
101
Form of John. : IAN
102
Cartoonist Addams. : CHAS
104
Alas! : AHME
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Pour off. : DECANT
107
Indian of New Mexico. : TAOS
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Nautical term. : ALEE
109
Kind of fish. : HAG
112
Polio aid. : IRONLUNG
115
Fertile earth. : SILT
116
"Three men in ___." : ATUB
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Song: Comb. form. : MELO
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Part of Israel. : NEGEV
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Composer of "Prelude in C Sharp Minor." : SERGEIRACHMANINOV
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Pioneer of the steel plow. : DEERE
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Part of Q. E. D. : ERAT
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N. H. Senator, as listed on roll call. : COTTONNORRIS
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That is: Lat. : IDEST
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Cereals. : AYES
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Port of the Ukraine. : ODESSA
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African rulers. : BEYS
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Stendahl character. : SOREL
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Take back one's words. : UNSAY
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Type of silver: Abbr. : STER
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Author Rand. : AYN
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Party. : SOCIAL
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Hosiery shade. : TOAST
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Arm bone. : ULNA
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Local official: Abbr. : ALD
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Begin again. : REOPEN
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Tenth President and family. : TYLERS
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Pittsburgh scientist. : SALK
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Happy ___ lark. : ASA
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Aloud. : VOCALLY
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"Aleko" is one. : OPERA
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French poet of Hugo's day. : LECONTEDELISLE
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Designating a chicken soup. : ALAREINE
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Only. : MERE
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Be positive. : AVER
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Cliques. : SETS
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Diamond star. : MAYS
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Car accessories. : WIPERS
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Thirsty. : DRY
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Bad: Prefix. : MIS
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Roll up. : FURL
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Suggest: Colloq. : VOTE
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Phrase used in election returns. : EARLYLEAD
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Woe: Poet. : BALE
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Stature. : SIZE
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Wahine's dance. : HULA
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Catfish of the Great Lakes. : FLANNELMOUTH
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Spear. : LANCE
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Idea, according to Plato. : EIDOS
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Is pinch-fisted. : SKIMPS
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Hazardous. : UNSURE
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Dragon-guarded treasure of Colchis. : GOLDENFLEECE
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Crinkle-crankle. : WAVY
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He succeeded John McGraw. : BILLTERRY
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Runner Sime. : DAVE
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Large green parrots. : KEAS
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Egyptian political party. : WAFD
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Camphor ___. : ICE
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Wedding attendant. : PAGE
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Symbol of Japan. : RISINGSUN
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"Hervé ___," Browning. : RIEL
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Novel by Enid Bagnold. : NATIONALVELVET
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Roasted: Fr. : ROTI
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Dies ___. : IRAE
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Noted marionettist. : SARG
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Federal Council of Switzerland. : BUNDESRAT
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Fay ___, old-time actress. : WRAY
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Part of Franklin's signature. : BENJ
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Trifling. : POKY
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Cereal grass. : MILLET
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Blanches, as almonds. : SCALDS
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Role in "The Green Pastures." : LAWD
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Scotsman. : GAEL
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Walt Kelly creation. : POGO
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Cures. : HEALS
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Form into an arch. : EMBOW
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Gaelic sea god. : LER
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Duke Ellington's field. : JAZZ
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Give in large quantities. : RAIN
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Gives assent. : NODS
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Theatre seat. : LOGE
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Ringgold and family. : LARDNERS
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Bleats. : BAAS
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Coin. : DIME
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Spicy. : GINGERY
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Pindar was one. : THEBAN
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French coin. : ECU
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Printed cloth. : CALICO
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Type of car. : HOTROD
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Graduate. : ALUMNA
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Goose genus. : ANSEA
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Cravat. : TIE
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Peak in Greece. : ATHOS
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Unit of inductance. : HENRY
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Man's name. : ALOIS
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Collins and Clyde: Abbr. : GOVS
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People of the Far East: Lat. : INDI
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Grass. : REED
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Molding. : OGEE
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Three-stripers. : SGTS
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Dramatizes. : ACTS
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Spongy earth. : MIRE
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Girl's name. : RAE
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Dined. : ATE
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___ Hill, San Francisco. : NOB

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 20 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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