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WORD-CATCHING

New York Times, Sunday, July 27, 1958

Author: Thomas Meekin
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 65, Avg Word Len: 5.37, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 530 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 136, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 19 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Thomas Meekin has 202 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,316
Across Down
1. Add a finishing touch. : TOPOFF
7. Weight units. : CARATS
13. Gain. : ATTAIN
19. Iraq's neighbor. : ARABIA
20. Having a point: Bot. : ACUTATE
22. "Sayonara" star. : BRANDO
23. Quoting. : CITING
24. Of a wood or grove. : NEMORAL
25. Spieler on the midway. : BARKER
26. East: Ger. : OST
27. Commune near Naples, Italy. : NOLA
29. Cupid (with "The"). : BLINDBOY
31. Blackstone's theme. : LAW
32. Subject to argument. : MOOT
34. Gold or silver Oriental fabric. : TASH
36. Exertion. : EFFORT
37. Early King of Hungary. : BELA
38. Tonkin's neighbor. : ANNAM
40. Editor's note. : STET
42. Call to golfers. : FORE
43. Having bulk. : MASSY
44. Early home of Abe Lincoln. : LOGCABIN
47. Seaport in Argentina. : RAWSON
49. Swift's Esther. : STELLA
51. Correct. : EMEND
53. Precursors of coming events. : SHADOWS
57. Aircraft gunners' cockpits. : BLISTERS
59. Scarf. : BOA
60. It's allied with King's College. : ETON
61. Timely. : PAT
62. Surveyors' aides. : RODMEN
63. Opposed. : COUNTERED
66. Strongbox: Thieves' slang. : PETE
67. Of the birds. : AVIAN
68. Judge's bench. : BANC
69. Composer Novello. : IVOR
70. Inn in Spain. : VENTA
71. Cutting. : KEEN
72. Heating devices. : OILSTOVES
74. TV adjunct. : AERIAL
75. Navy man: Abbr. : ENS
76. Force onward. : URGE
77. Simple sugar. : OSE
78. Adornment for Carmen. : EARRINGS
80. Decides. : SETTLES
82. Ride by the force of gravity. : COAST
84. Relative of a straight man. : STOOGE
85. Wallow. : WELTER
87. Highway worker. : ROADHAND
89. Heroine of 1890 novel. : THAIS
92. Burden. : ONUS
94. Night, in France. : NUIT
95. Passageway. : AISLE
99. Defeat. : ROUT
100. Captivate. : ENAMOR
102. De ___ (unwanted): Fr. : TROP
104. Fellow: Colloq. : CHAP
105. Suburb of Liège. : ANS
106. Vibrates. : TREMBLES
108. Grandson of Adam. : ENOS
110. Former Japanese Premier. : ITO
111. Symbol of Alabama. : COTTON
113. Flexible. : ELASTIC
115. Describing cacti. : SPINED
117. Hardships. : TRIALS
118. Mild. : LENIENT
119. Where the U. of Oregon is. : EUGENE
120. Stage trumpet call: Hist. : SENNET
121. Ladies in Italy. : DONNAS
122. Sounds of laughter. : SNORTS
1. City on Puget Sound. : TACOMA
2. Prayer. : ORISON
3. Commander of Third Army, 1944. : PATTON
4. Madame Butterfly's sash. : OBI
5. Name in Mark Twain story. : FINN
6. Bundle of twigs. : FAGOT
7. Game at cards. : CANASTA
8. Single point. : ACE
9. Point on a compass card: Var. : RUMB
10. Porridge of maize meal. : ATOLE
11. Moot subject in Congress. : TARIFF
12. Home of football's Indians. : STANFORD
13. Monastery head. : ABBOT
14. Dog in "King Lear." : TRAY
15. Waterproofing. : TAR
16. Tarsi. : ANKLES
17. Perfect types. : IDEALS
18. Where Bergen is. : NORWAY
21. City in Iowa. : ELDORA
28. East Indian sailor. : LASCAR
30. Inventor of the kaleidoscope, 1816. : BREWSTER
33. Extra juror. : TALESMAN
35. Hercules' wife. : HEBE
37. Lawrence Welk's outfit. : BAND
39. Melted. : MOLTEN
41. Saharan trading center: Var. : TIMBUCTOO
43. Sough. : MOAN
45. Valley, in place names. : GLEN
46. Element No. 10. : NEON
48. Booted. : SHOD
49. Yugoslav. : SLOVENE
50. Neatest. : TIDIEST
52. Type of political candidate. : NATIVESON
54. Gambit. : OPENING
55. Sum of electric power. : WATTAGE
56. Pilfers. : STEALS
57. Ferns. : BRAKES
58. Thin coating. : SCALE
60. Irregular. : EROSE
64. Netherlands weight. : ONS
65. Oscar-winning role. : EVE
66. Recurrent. : PERIODIC
68. ___ Lake, Minnesota. : BIGSTONE
70. Where Valentine and Proteus lived. : VERONA
72. Oblast SW of Moscow. : OREL
73. Glacial drifts. : OSAR
74. City of Greece. : ARTA
76. Rubber trees. : ULES
79. Lucy of Lammermoor. : ASHTON
81. Reproach. : TWIT
82. Disintegrated. : CRUMBLED
83. Not slack. : TAUT
86. Cloisonné. : ENAMEL
88. Superscribes. : DIRECTS
89. Pamphlets. : TRACTS
90. M. de Balzac. : HONORE
91. Capital of Texas. : AUSTIN
93. East wind on Spanish coast. : SOLANO
96. Silvery fish. : SHINER
97. Dormant. : LATENT
98. Lyric poems. : EPODES
100. German biologist Haeckel. : ERNST
101. Colophony. : RESIN
103. Propounds. : POSES
106. Type of metalwear. : TOLE
107. Sheppard-Turpin gun. : STEN
109. ___ glass. : SPUN
112. Sunburn. : TAN
114. Actress Claire. : INA
116. "But ___ on forever." : IGO

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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