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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
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Add a finishing touch. : TOPOFF
7
Weight units. : CARATS
13
Gain. : ATTAIN
19
Iraq's neighbor. : ARABIA
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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
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Defeat. : ROUT
100
Captivate. : ENAMOR
102
De ___ (unwanted): Fr. : TROP
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Fellow: Colloq. : CHAP
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Suburb of Liège. : ANS
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Vibrates. : TREMBLES
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Grandson of Adam. : ENOS
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Former Japanese Premier. : ITO
111
Symbol of Alabama. : COTTON
113
Flexible. : ELASTIC
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Describing cacti. : SPINED
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Hardships. : TRIALS
118
Mild. : LENIENT
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Where the U. of Oregon is. : EUGENE
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Stage trumpet call: Hist. : SENNET
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Ladies in Italy. : DONNAS
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Sounds of laughter. : SNORTS
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City on Puget Sound. : TACOMA
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Prayer. : ORISON
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Commander of Third Army, 1944. : PATTON
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Madame Butterfly's sash. : OBI
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Name in Mark Twain story. : FINN
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Bundle of twigs. : FAGOT
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Game at cards. : CANASTA
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Single point. : ACE
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Point on a compass card: Var. : RUMB
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Porridge of maize meal. : ATOLE
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Moot subject in Congress. : TARIFF
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Home of football's Indians. : STANFORD
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Monastery head. : ABBOT
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Dog in "King Lear." : TRAY
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Waterproofing. : TAR
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Tarsi. : ANKLES
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Perfect types. : IDEALS
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Where Bergen is. : NORWAY
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City in Iowa. : ELDORA
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East Indian sailor. : LASCAR
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Inventor of the kaleidoscope, 1816. : BREWSTER
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Extra juror. : TALESMAN
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Hercules' wife. : HEBE
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Lawrence Welk's outfit. : BAND
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Melted. : MOLTEN
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Saharan trading center: Var. : TIMBUCTOO
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Sough. : MOAN
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Valley, in place names. : GLEN
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Element No. 10. : NEON
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Booted. : SHOD
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Yugoslav. : SLOVENE
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Neatest. : TIDIEST
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Type of political candidate. : NATIVESON
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Gambit. : OPENING
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Sum of electric power. : WATTAGE
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Pilfers. : STEALS
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Ferns. : BRAKES
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Thin coating. : SCALE
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Irregular. : EROSE
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Netherlands weight. : ONS
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Oscar-winning role. : EVE
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Recurrent. : PERIODIC
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___ Lake, Minnesota. : BIGSTONE
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Where Valentine and Proteus lived. : VERONA
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Oblast SW of Moscow. : OREL
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Glacial drifts. : OSAR
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City of Greece. : ARTA
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Rubber trees. : ULES
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Lucy of Lammermoor. : ASHTON
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Reproach. : TWIT
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Disintegrated. : CRUMBLED
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Not slack. : TAUT
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Cloisonné. : ENAMEL
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Superscribes. : DIRECTS
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Pamphlets. : TRACTS
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M. de Balzac. : HONORE
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Capital of Texas. : AUSTIN
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East wind on Spanish coast. : SOLANO
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Silvery fish. : SHINER
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Dormant. : LATENT
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Lyric poems. : EPODES
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German biologist Haeckel. : ERNST
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Colophony. : RESIN
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Propounds. : POSES
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Type of metalwear. : TOLE
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Sheppard-Turpin gun. : STEN
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___ glass. : SPUN
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Sunburn. : TAN
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Actress Claire. : INA
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"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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