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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.
Thomas Meekin has 202 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,684
Across
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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
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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
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All creation. : NATURE
116
Palm civet. : TREECAT
117
Soft drink flavor. : ORANGE
118
Coat. : DUSTER
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China ___. : ASTER
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Near relative. : SISTER
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Crying evils. : WRONGS
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Girls's name. : HONORA
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Food preserver. : ICEBOX
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Cut down. : MOW
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Begone! : SCAT
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Toys. : YOYOS
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Popular Japanese festival. : BON
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Exclude. : OMIT
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African reed-buck. : NAGOR
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Loose from anchorage. : UNMOOR
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Ticket peddler. : SCALPER
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Runcible ___. : SPOON
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Figuratively, a source of wisdom. : LAMP
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Pray: Lat. : ORA
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Dark-blue fishes. : WAHOOS
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Inefficient. : UNABLE
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Examiner of finished articles. : PASSER
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Answer in mathematics. : RESULT
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Qumran monastic. : ESSENE
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Rustlers' nemeses. : POSSES
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Boat hooks. : HITCHERS
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Divisions. : SEGMENTS
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Bitter ___. : PILL
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What Topsy never was. : BORN
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Undergarments. : SHIRTS
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Ugly. : MEANFACED
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Fresh-water fish. : POUT
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Natives at Cape Horn. : ONAS
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The Graces. : TRIO
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Buffet. : TOSS
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Bound together, as sticks. : FAGOTED
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Famous sailing yacht. : AMERICA
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Fresh growth. : SPROUTING
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Gives up wholly. : DEVOTES
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Kitchen devices. : STONERS
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Explorer of 1497. : CABOT
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Short for a man's name. : ZEKE
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Provoked. : ANGRY
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Excellent. : RARE
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Large bird. : EMU
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Scratch. : MAR
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Tree-shaded walks. : ALAMEDAS
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High and dry. : STRANDED
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Short, bandlike sleeve. : ARMLET
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Realtor's item. : SITE
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Hill in Meath, Ireland. : TARA
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Boat. : PUNT
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Passepartout's master. : FOGG
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Subject to court action. : SUABLE
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Fichte's master. : KANT
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Furlike hair. : PILE
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Command. : DIRECT
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Pyrenean republic. : ANDORRA
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Little fishes. : MULLET
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Ready. : ATHAND
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Secret society in the headlines. : MAUMAU
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Celestial circuits. : ORBITS
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Homes of a kind. : TEPEES
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Stir up. : FOMENT
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Part of an I beam. : FLANGE
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Over there. : YONDER
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Personnel man. : HIRER
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Face (a bank) with stone. : REVET
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Javanese carriages. : SADOS
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Held up in use. : WORE
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French winter resort. : NICE
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Iolanthe. : PERI
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Kernel. : NUT
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Coach. : CAR
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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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