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SHALL WE DANCE?

New York Times, Sunday, August 21, 1960

Author: W. E. Jones
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 162, Blocks: 87, Avg Word Len: 5.46, Missing: { B Q W X }, Scrabble score: 591 (avg 1.34)
Open Squares: 148, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 21
W. E. Jones has 95 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 4,055
Across Down
1. Las ___. : VEGAS
6. Feathered. : PLUMED
12. Sicilian city. : ARAGONA
19. Demur. : HESITATE
22. Oxygenate. : AERATE
23. Stockholm's lake. : MALAREN
24. Greek lyric poet, circa 500 B.C. : ANACREON
25. Great name in Ballet Russe. : VASLAVNIJINSKY
27. School course: Abbr. : SCI
28. Girl's name. : ELMA
29. Copyread. : EDIT
30. Jot. : IOTA
31. Josip Broz. : TITO
32. Ring a bell. : TOLL
34. Location. : SITE
36. Novelist ___ Buntline. : NED
38. Bowl. : DISH
40. ___ sequitur. : NON
41. Jack-in-the-pulpit. : AROID
43. A variation of the quadrille. : CONTREDANSE
47. Of sheep. : OVINE
49. Coats with tin-lead alloy. : TERNES
51. To laugh: Fr. : RIRE
52. Title for Thérèse Defarge. : MME
53. Identical. : SAME
55. West Coast Indian. : ESSELEN
57. Charon and others. : FERRIERS
60. India's sacred river. : GANGES
64. Handel's birthplace. : HALLE
65. Ship's beam. : KEELSON
66. "Take ___ step." : AGIANT
67. Witticism. : MOT
68. Dalai or Teshu. : LAMA
71. Deer. : ELK
72. Stupid, as a goose. : ANSERINE
74. Further. : MORE
75. With austerity. : STERNLY
77. Long narrow piece. : STRAP
79. Case for toiletries. : ETUI
80. English river into North Sea. : ALN
81. Disney's middle name. : ELIAS
82. Sea nymph. : SIREN
83. One: Ger. : EIN
84. Genus of the water scorpion. : NEPA
86. Chinese. : ASIAN
87. Longed for. : DESIRED
89. Simians. : APES
90. Gladiators' weapons. : TRIDENTS
92. French title. : DUC
93. Bone: Comb. form. : OSTE
94. Family member. : DAD
95. Coat parts. : LAPELS
96. Confidences. : SECRETS
100. Native of Kazan. : TATAR
102. Forever: Archaic. : ETERNE
103. Bitter medicines. : ALOETICS
105. Composer of threnodies. : ELEGIST
108. ___ contendere. : NOLO
110. Flemish river. : LYS
111. Cereal. : OATS
113. "Valse ___." : TRISTE
114. Famous fur trader. : ASTOR
117. Astaire's autobiography. : STEPSINTIME
121. Ballerina Shearer. : MOIRA
122. Aberdeen's river. : DEE
123. High: Prefix. : ALTI
125. Rickover's service: Abbr. : USN
126. Transvaal region. : RAND
128. Barents, Bering, etc. : SEAS
129. All: Comb. form. : OMNI
131. Jacta est ___ (the die is cast): Lat. : ALEA
133. Old: Scot. : AULD
136. Very: Fr. : TRES
138. Humorist Bill. : NYE
139. Four-couple square dance. : REDRIVERVALLEY
142. Star performer. : TOPLINER
144. Son of Aaron. : ELEAZAR
145. Enzyme found in olives. : OLEASE
146. Alimony, in law. : ESTOVERS
147. Rubicundity. : REDNESS
148. Headlands. : NESSES
149. Interview again. : RESEE
1. Old ___. : VIC
2. To be: Fr. : ETRE
3. Highlanders. : GAELS
4. Adjective for energy. : ATOMIC
5. Fong or Long. : SENATOR
6. Lay asphalt. : PAVE
7. Conduct. : LEAD
8. Bearlike. : URSINE
9. Fountain drink. : MALTEDMILK
10. Greek letter. : ETA
11. Consort of Siva. : DEVI
12. Friendly relationships. : AMITIES
13. Hindu rulers. : RAJAS
14. Eastern name. : ALI
15. Hero of "Look Homeward, Angel." : GANT
16. Roman family in Guelph faction. : ORSINI
17. Relative of plankton. : NEKTON
18. No particular person. : ANYONE
19. Spear-shaped. : HASTATE
20. Theatrical extras. : ENCORES
21. Relative of a fling. : SAILORSHORNPIPE
26. Signs of assent. : NODS
33. Striped. : LINEATE
35. Star in Pegasus. : ENIF
37. Colonial ___ of America. : DAMES
39. Act of reverence. : HOMAGE
42. Dale. : DELL
44. Kind of journey. : TREK
45. Winds again. : REREELS
46. Son of Agrippina. : NERO
48. Jury summons. : VENIRE
50. Vends. : SELLS
54. Breathless. : AGASP
56. Most adroit. : NEATEST
58. Depend (on). : RELY
59. Trappers. : SNARERS
61. Ballet by Massine. : GAITEPARISIENNE
62. Bored. : ENNUIED
63. Gertrude and Leo. : STEINS
67. Burrowing rodent. : MOLERAT
69. Ballerina Hayden. : MELISSA
70. Diva's showpiece. : ARIA
73. Girl in Youmans song. : NANETTE
74. Yankee star. : MANTLE
76. Girl's nickname. : NAN
77. Family member. : SIS
78. The Graces. : TRIO
82. 640 acres. : SECTION
85. City at foot of Mt. Etna. : ADERNO
86. Man's name. : ANSEL
87. Relative of pas de deux. : DUET
88. Distributed. : DEALT
89. Dances in slow tempo. : ADAGIOS
91. Girl's name. : ELNORA
92. Department store events. : DRESSSALES
97. She: Fr. : ELLE
98. Rodent with fur called nutria. : COYPU
99. Admonition for a cat. : SCAT
101. Tenure of office. : TERM
104. Commotion. : STIR
106. Candidate for the pound. : STRAYER
107. Importunate persons. : TEASERS
109. Grooms: Var. : OSTLERS
112. Speak with spotty knowledge. : SMATTER
114. Ardent admirer. : ADORER
115. Mother of Dionysus. : SEMELE
116. Took care of. : TENDED
118. Row. : TIER
119. Herbs with yellow flowers. : INULAS
120. "La Vie ___." : ENROSE
124. Volcanic rocks. : LAVAS
127. Business branches: Abbr. : DEPTS
130. Neighbor of Afghanistan. : IRAN
132. Bristol's river. : AVON
134. ___ majesté. : LESE
135. Coloring agents. : DYES
137. Wild plum. : SLOE
140. Verbal suffix. : IZE
141. Pub order. : ALE
143. "___ Got a Secret." : IVE

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