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WHAT'S IN A NAME?

New York Times, Sunday, July 26, 1959

Author:
E. J. West
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 174, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { F Q X }, Scrabble score: 664 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 149, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 22
E. J. West has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,663
Across
1. Renaissance sword. : ESTOC
6. Curtain material. : SCRIM
11. Shade of brown. : OTTER
16. Kind of acid. : AMINO
21. Finnish port. : TURKU
22. Greek goddess of fate. : MOERA
23. Eirene and sisters. : HORAE
24. Biblical mountain. : HOREB
25. Hero of Irish love song. : ADAIR
26. Pen name of humorist Browne. : ARTEMUSWARD
28. Golf shot. : SLICE
29. Las Vegas habitués. : GAMERS
31. Mandate. : ORDER
32. Hergesheimer heroine. : LINDA
34. Cartoonist's supplies. : INKS
35. Relative of Lieut. (j.g.). : ENS
36. School: Fr. : ECOLE
38. Philippine hardwoods. : IPILS
40. Kind of paint. : GREASE
42. Small bergs. : GROWLERS
45. Underwriter's abbreviation. : INS
46. Bon ___. : JOUR
47. Conic section. : PARABOLA
50. Articulated joint. : HINGE
52. Omens. : PORTENTS
56. Talismans. : AMULETS
57. Advances. : MOVES
58. Arizona scenery. : MESAS
59. Epoch. : ERA
60. Inflorescent parts. : UMBELS
61. Trite. : BANAL
62. Hawk's nest. : AERIE
63. Pindaric. : ODIC
64. True-blue. : LOYAL
65. Yorkshire river. : AIRE
66. Football formation. : LINEUP
68. 1944 heroine. : AMBER
69. City near Liège. : ANS
70. Dog King Lear mentions. : TRAY
71. Blocked (a ball) in croquet. : WIRED
72. Song by Guy D'Hardelot. : BECAUSE
74. Articles of faith. : TENETS
77. Cozen. : CHEAT
78. N. Y. aqueduct. : CROTON
79. Young simian. : APELING
81. Motif. : THEME
82. Stadium sounds. : BOOS
83. Numerical prefix. : TRI
86. Contemporary of Debussy. : RAVEL
87. Refrigerant gas. : ETHANE
89. City in Poland. : LODZ
90. Knight who slew and was slain by his brother. : BALAN
92. Footnote word. : IDEM
93. Ted Williams hit. : CLOUT
94. Seat of the Potala. : LHASA
96. Volcanic glass. : PUMICE
97. Man's name: Abbr. : ERN
98. Criterion of hardness. : NAILS
99. Disconcert. : ABASH
100. Erstwhile epithet for Bing. : GROANER
101. Decreased. : LESSENED
103. Rocky heights. : SCARS
104. Wackiest. : LOONIEST
105. George Meredith hero. : EVAN
106. Consumed. : ATE
107. Trucker's transport. : MOTORVAN
109. He was born Korzeniowski. : CONRAD
112. Opera including "Home Sweet Home." : CLARI
114. More unfriendly. : ICIER
115. U. S. sky patrol unit: Abbr. : SAC
118. Norway's King. : OLAV
119. Son of Jacob and Zilpah. : ASHER
121. Haughty gait. : STALK
124. American monologist. : DRAPER
126. Decrease. : REMIT
128. Issur Danielovitch. : KIRKDOUGLAS
131. Louise, in baby talk. : OUIDA
132. Relative. : NIECE
133. Among: Lat. : INTER
134. Troy's ordeal. : SIEGE
135. Mortise insert. : TENON
136. Our: Ger. : UNSER
137. Father of "the Snowbaby." : PEARY
138. Chosen. : KOREA
139. Asteroid No. 14. : IRENE
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1. Floor: Fr. : ETAGE
2. Newly independent nation. : SUDAN
3. Miners' trucks, in Wales. : TRAMS
4. Tom Joad, for instance. : OKIE
5. Brontë nom de plume. : CURRERBELL
6. Wee: Scot. : SMA
7. Floral part. : COROLLA
8. "Seconds" in paper making. : RETREE
9. Incensed. : IRED
10. Alias Roz Russell. : MAME
11. Exclamations. : OHS
12. Item for a tugboat. : TOWLINE
13. Grows along the ground, as arbutus. : TRAILS
14. Deserves. : EARNS
15. Tidy (up). : REDD
16. Exclamations. : AHS
17. Pen name of Poquelin. : MOLIERE
18. Character in "The Sea Gull." : IRINA
19. Straits. : NECKS
20. Portly. : OBESE
27. Tell's canton. : URI
30. Darts: Colloq. : SCOOTS
33. Market places. : AGORAE
37. Symbols of wisdom. : OWLS
39. Symbols of greed. : PIGS
41. Wheel tracks. : RUTS
42. Roman helmet. : GALEA
43. Lyons' river. : RHONE
44. Hindu deity. : SIVA
46. Marshal Tito. : JOSIPBROZ
47. The "second Mrs. Tanqueray." : PAULA
48. Biblical tribe. : AMMON
49. Barbara Stanwyck's baptismal name. : RUBYSTEVENS
51. Helen Mitchell. : NELLIEMELBA
52. Where El Misti is. : PERU
53. Most prolific dime novelist's pen name. : NEDBUNTLINE
54. Rugby plays. : TRIES
55. Holy: Fr. : SACRE
57. Polly. : MARY
58. Reward for merit. : MEED
61. Partiality. : BIAS
62. Old name for anise. : ANET
63. Hawaiian thrush. : OMAO
65. Tab Hunter's pre-Hollywood name. : ARTGELIEN
67. Dies ___. : IRAE
68. Work. : ACT
70. Spot card. : TEN
71. Time of an action. : WHEN
73. Aurora. : EOS
75. Kind of school: Abbr. : ELEM
76. Nothing: Lat. : NIL
77. Wheatear. : CHAT
78. Sonata's ending. : CODA
79. Shelley. : ARIEL
80. Barrier island off S. Texas. : PADRE
81. Hence. : THUS
82. Poppycock. : BOSH
84. Camptown events. : RACES
85. Lifeless. : INERT
88. Counted. : TOLD
89. Invention of American Indians. : LASSO
90. Michelangelo's patronymic. : BUONARROTI
91. At full speed. : AMAIN
93. Home of 102 Down. : CANADA
95. Evil. : HARM
96. Verified. : PROVED
98. Leningrad's river. : NEVA
99. Genus of trees. : ACER
100. Stalin's birthplace. : GORI
102. Creator of Dan McGrew. : SERVICE
103. More barren. : STARKER
104. Canal toll. : LOCKAGE
106. Look out!: Span. : ALERTA
108. Nautical bar. : TILLER
109. Horn-shaped object. : CORNU
110. Fat from an acid. : OLEIN
111. Noted persons. : NAMES
112. Cut of meat. : CHINE
113. Alike: Comb. form. : ISO
115. Quill. : SPINE
116. Theban queen who envied Niobe. : AEDON
117. Lifting device. : CRANE
120. Dutch straight, in poker. : SKIP
122. Narwhal's weapon. : TUSK
123. Exchange business. : AGIO
125. Heifetz' teacher. : AUER
127. Obsolete abbreviation for Alaska. : TER
129. Insipid. : DRY
130. Naval. : SEA

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 15 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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