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WORDMANSHIP

New York Times, Sunday, August 16, 1959

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 73, Avg Word Len: 5.26, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 568 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 128, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,684
Across
1. Caprice. : WHIMSY
7. Above-the-line bridge score. : BONUS
12. Delay. : SLOWUP
18. Style of ornamentation. : ROCOCO
19. Conrad-Ford novel, 1903. : ROMANCE
21. Rosario's river. : PARANA
22. Traffic regulation. : ONEWAY
23. Perplexities. : ENIGMAS
24. Siouan tribe. : OMAHAS
25. Knave at cribbage. : NOB
26. The very best (with "the"): Slang. : TOPS
28. Where mechanics work. : TOOLSHOP
30. Science building: Abbr. : OBS
31. ___ Morne, peak in Newfoundland. : GROS
33. Subject of the Mock Turtle's song. : SOUP
35. Inveigle: Slang. : ROPEIN
36. Variety of reddish clay. : BOLE
37. Music makers, for short. : SAXES
39. Nickname for a thin man. : SLIM
41. Source of income. : RENT
42. Baffling question. : POSER
43. Poltergeist's relative. : GHOSTLET
46. Headmaster's title. : RECTOR
48. One of the Four Horsemen. : FAMINE
50. Norse name. : LARS
52. Harriers. : HOUNDS
55. TV studio equipment. : CAMERAS
56. Tuck's partner. : NIP
57. Relish. : ZEST
58. Greek letter. : ETA
60. Factors. : AGENTS
61. Advocates of betterment. : REFORMERS
64. Bristol's river. : AVON
65. Diamonds for abrasives. : BORTS
66. Muttonfish. : SAMA
67. Monarchs of the woods. : OAKS
68. In a line. : ALONG
69. Revolutionary agitator. : OTIS
70. Building. : STRUCTURE
72. Famous park in Vienna. : PRATER
73. Sleuth: Slang. : TEC
74. Live coals. : FIRE
75. Sup. : EAT
76. Warm-weatherlike. : SUMMERY
77. Former U. S. territory. : DAKOTA
79. Projecting part of a sill. : DRIP
81. Except that. : UNLESS
82. Conference prerequisite. : AGENDA
85. Designating some cartoons. : ANIMATED
87. With many. : AMONG
90. Force. : DINT
92. Gulping sound. : GLUB
93. Well-known Welshman. : TAFFY
97. Cutting. : TART
98. Drover. : HERDER
100. Measures for linsey-woolsey. : ELLS
102. Fly alone. : SOLO
103. Center of interest. : HUB
104. Unrestricted. : WIDEOPEN
106. Entrechat. : LEAP
108. Where Douglas is. : MAN
109. Scale having no sharps or flats. : AMINOR
111. Chink. : CREVICE
113. Be undecided. : DEPEND
115. All creation. : NATURE
116. Palm civet. : TREECAT
117. Soft drink flavor. : ORANGE
118. Coat. : DUSTER
119. China ___. : ASTER
120. Near relative. : SISTER
Down
1. Crying evils. : WRONGS
2. Girls's name. : HONORA
3. Food preserver. : ICEBOX
4. Cut down. : MOW
5. Begone! : SCAT
6. Toys. : YOYOS
7. Popular Japanese festival. : BON
8. Exclude. : OMIT
9. African reed-buck. : NAGOR
10. Loose from anchorage. : UNMOOR
11. Ticket peddler. : SCALPER
12. Runcible ___. : SPOON
13. Figuratively, a source of wisdom. : LAMP
14. Pray: Lat. : ORA
15. Dark-blue fishes. : WAHOOS
16. Inefficient. : UNABLE
17. Examiner of finished articles. : PASSER
19. Answer in mathematics. : RESULT
20. Qumran monastic. : ESSENE
27. Rustlers' nemeses. : POSSES
29. Boat hooks. : HITCHERS
32. Divisions. : SEGMENTS
34. Bitter ___. : PILL
36. What Topsy never was. : BORN
38. Undergarments. : SHIRTS
40. Ugly. : MEANFACED
42. Fresh-water fish. : POUT
44. Natives at Cape Horn. : ONAS
45. The Graces. : TRIO
47. Buffet. : TOSS
48. Bound together, as sticks. : FAGOTED
49. Famous sailing yacht. : AMERICA
51. Fresh growth. : SPROUTING
53. Gives up wholly. : DEVOTES
54. Kitchen devices. : STONERS
55. Explorer of 1497. : CABOT
57. Short for a man's name. : ZEKE
59. Provoked. : ANGRY
61. Excellent. : RARE
62. Large bird. : EMU
63. Scratch. : MAR
64. Tree-shaded walks. : ALAMEDAS
66. High and dry. : STRANDED
68. Short, bandlike sleeve. : ARMLET
70. Realtor's item. : SITE
71. Hill in Meath, Ireland. : TARA
72. Boat. : PUNT
74. Passepartout's master. : FOGG
76. Subject to court action. : SUABLE
78. Fichte's master. : KANT
80. Furlike hair. : PILE
83. Command. : DIRECT
84. Pyrenean republic. : ANDORRA
86. Little fishes. : MULLET
87. Ready. : ATHAND
88. Secret society in the headlines. : MAUMAU
89. Celestial circuits. : ORBITS
91. Homes of a kind. : TEPEES
94. Stir up. : FOMENT
95. Part of an I beam. : FLANGE
96. Over there. : YONDER
98. Personnel man. : HIRER
99. Face (a bank) with stone. : REVET
101. Javanese carriages. : SADOS
104. Held up in use. : WORE
105. French winter resort. : NICE
107. Iolanthe. : PERI
110. Kernel. : NUT
112. Coach. : CAR
114. Dance step pattern. : PAS

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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