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New York Times, Sunday, August 18, 1957

Author: W. E. Jones
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 162, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 5.47, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 589 (avg 1.33)
Open Squares: 139, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 13, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 27
W. E. Jones has 95 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 2,973
Across Down
1. Astern: Naut. : ABAFT
6. Muscle of the nose. : NASALIS
13. Shakespeare's son, twin of Judith. : HAMNET
19. "I am Sir ___ . . . " : ORACLE
20. Legal copy. : ESTREAT
21. Shoulder ornament. : EPAULET
23. Actor friend of Shakespeare. : RICHARDBURBAGE
25. Of an army's transport and supply services. : LOGISTIC
27. Mastery of languages: Comb. form. : GLOT
28. Nine: Ger. : NEUN
29. Syrian river. : ORONTES
31. One of the Inner Hebrides. : TIREE
32. Northumberland river. : ALN
33. Trees. : ELDERS
35. Scenery for "Troilus and Cressida." : TENTS
37. "Lend me your ___." : EARS
38. Artless. : NAIF
40. Guardians of the Gorgons: Gr. Myth. : GRAEAE
41. German river into the Elbe. : SAALE
43. Timetable abbreviation. : DST
44. Where Livorno is. : ITALIA
46. Of old: Poet. : ERST
47. "She ___ like patience on a monument." : SAT
49. Bye-bye. : TATA
51. Room of the Last Supper. : CENACLE
53. Shylock's friend. : TUBAL
55. School year divisions. : SEMESTER
59. Dishes. : ROASTS
62. Twinklings. : MOMENTS
64. " . . . nor custom ___ her infinite variety." : STALE
65. Orlando's trysting place. : ARDEN
68. Certain. : TRUE
70. Tool. : AUGER
71. Papal crowns. : TIARAS
72. Requirement. : NEED
73. Band members. : DRUMMERS
75. King murdered by Exton. : RICHARDII
77. Ibsen role. : ASE
78. Certain parties. : TEAS
79. Ours: Ger. : UNSER
81. Substantive. : NOUN
82. Common suffix. : ING
83. Queen of the Amazons. : HIPPOLYTA
86. Moved in multitudes. : THRONGED
88. Stove part. : OVEN
89. Imagine. : IDEATE
90. Finnish lake. : ENARE
92. Drink. : BEER
93. Consecrate. : BLESS
94. Dogma. : TENET
95. Substance used in glassmaking. : REDLEAD
97. Jockey of Derby fame. : ARCARO
99. Attacked. : ASSAILED
101. Bailed. : LADED
103. English student. : ETONIAN
107. Kind of tide. : NEAP
108. Common suffix. : EST
109. Coxcombs. : FOPS
112. Singer of the "Liebestod." : ISOLDE
113. Church robe. : ALB
116. Aroma. : SMELL
118. Amatory. : EROTIC
120. Cabbage salad. : SLAW
121. Ooze. : SEEP
123. Folds. : PLIES
125. Deterioration. : DRYROT
126. Law. : ACT
127. Baptista's home. : PADUA
129. Having scales. : LAMINAR
131. Hamlet's alternative. : TOBE
133. Flat plinth. : ORLO
134. Irish rogue. : SPALPEEN
136. Subject of Jacques' immortal speech. : SEVENAGESOFMAN
139. Shakespeare's eldest child. : SUSANNA
140. Soso. : AVERAGE
141. Piano ___. : TUNERS
142. Basque caps. : BERETS
143. Certain tenants. : LESSEES
144. Wear away. : ERODE
1. Having covered seeds: Bot. : ARILLATE
2. Follower of a certain theory. : BACONIAN
3. Eight: Ger. : ACHT
4. State: Abbr. : FLA
5. Coastal bird. : TERN
6. Components of galaxies. : NEBULAE
7. Into parts. : ASUNDER
8. Ship: Abbr. : STR
9. Type of botanical garden. : ARBORETUM
10. Salvini and Booth were famous ones. : LEARS
11. Othello's ensign. : IAGO
12. Levy a tax. : STENT
13. Heroine of 91 Down. : HELENA
14. Renegades. : APOSTATES
15. Periodical: Abbr. : MAG
16. Night: Fr. : NUIT
17. Oliver Wendell Holmes heroine. : ELSIE
18. Group of four. : TETRAD
19. Constitutional. : ORGANIC
22. Rows. : TIERS
24. Sambar. : DEER
26. ___ la vie. : CEST
30. Assay. : TEST
34. "It is the ___ and Juliet is the sun!" : EAST
36. Old card game. : SLAM
39. Became enraged (with "up"). : FLARED
40. Festive. : GALA
42. Annual, as winds. : ETESIAN
45. Church image. : ICON
47. To enjoy oneself: Fr. : SAMUSER
48. Shake ___ (hurry). : ALEG
50. "There was ___ danced . . . " : ASTAR
52. Candidate for the pound. : ESTRAY
54. Tavern frequented by Falstaff. : BOARSHEAD
55. Carpenter's timber. : STRINGER
56. Tending to delay. : TARDIVE
57. Ladies of Camelot days. : ELAINES
58. Yields. : RESIGNS
60. Put under guardianship. : TRUSTEED
61. "What ___ owes he the Jew?" : SUM
63. Father of Abner. : NER
65. Persian goddess of fruitfulness. : ANAHITA
66. Has domicile. : RESIDES
67. Becomes more profound. : DEEPENS
69. Ratite bird. : EMU
71. Dull sound. : THUD
73. Printer's delta. : DELE
74. Ask earnestly. : ENTREAT
76. Compel. : COERCE
78. Befuddled ones: Dial. : TOTTIES
80. Deprive of. : ROB
84. Song of triumph. : PAEAN
85. Moreover. : AND
87. Teachers' group: Abbr. : NEA
88. Early name of mount where Hercules captured the boar. : OLONOS
91. "___ Well . . . " : ALLS
93. Kinsmen: Abbr. : BROS
95. Causing aversion. : REPELLENT
96. Procrastinators. : DEFERRERS
98. Of: Suffix. : ATIC
100. Torch: Poet. : LAMP
102. Boat. : DORY
104. Poorly equipped. : ILLARMED
105. Character in "Bleak House." : ADACLARE
106. Sir Isaac and others. : NEWTONS
108. Type of school: Abbr. : ELEM
110. Cost of carrying. : PORTAGE
111. Comedians' foils. : STOOGES
113. Clown's gift to Cleopatra. : ASPS
114. Bounds. : LEAPS
115. Smear. : BEDAUB
117. Climbing plants. : LIANAS
119. "If ___ now, 'tis not to come . . . " : ITBE
122. Beat. : PULSE
124. Strong fiber. : SISAL
125. Garroway and Sime. : DAVES
128. Relative of the peba. : APAR
130. Granular snow. : NEVE
132. East: Span. : ESTE
133. "It's ___ consequence." : OFNO
135. Chemical suffix. : ENE
137. No: Scot. : NAE
138. Pronoun. : OUR

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 13 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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