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ALPHABETIC ANATOMY

New York Times, Sunday, August 3, 1958

Author:
Herbert Ettenson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 178, Blocks: 81, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 695 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 126, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 13, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 20
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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,323
Across
1. Star with a tail. : LASSIE
7. Boll weevils. : BORERS
13. Wise men. : MAGI
17. Except. : SAVE
21. As one wishes. : ATWILL
22. Champlevé. : ENAMEL
23. Top Hollywood designer. : EDITHHEAD
25. TV hostess. : SHIRLEYTEMPLE
27. Satchmo. : ARMSTRONG
28. About. : SOME
29. Letter. : CEE
30. Longhorn. : STEER
32. High-flown things. : ELAS
33. Educator's group: Abbr. : NEA
34. Cloak-and-dagger outfit. : OSS
35. Haughty step. : STALK
37. Man in white. : INTERNE
39. Uzbek, Tadzhik, et al. : USSR
40. Prophet. : SEER
41. "___ Carried Away." : IGET
43. Volga worker. : BOATMAN
46. Displayed. : SHOWED
49. Husband: Humorous. : LORD
50. Cloudy. : DULL
51. Esculent. : EDIBLE
55. Tittles. : IOTAS
56. State Dept. endorsement. : VISA
57. Hebridean language. : ERSE
58. Sesame. : OILSEED
59. Green land. : ERIN
60. Star of children's programs. : PINKYLEE
62. Vedic god. : AGNI
63. Sunburn. : TAN
64. Privileges: Abbr. : RTS
65. Innkeeper. : SECT
66. School. : BONIFACE
69. Port on the Shatt-al-Arab. : BASRA
71. He composed "William Tell." : ROSSINI
73. Challenge. : DEFY
74. Among: Lat. : INTER
76. Analogous term: Abbr. : SYN
77. Turkish city. : ANKARA
78. Location. : SEAT
79. Snick and ___. : SNEE
80. Funnel-shaped box. : HOPPER
83. Flipper. : FIN
84. Subsequent. : LATER
86. Dash. : PELT
87. Twisted cord. : TORSADE
88. Blended. : TONED
90. A primrose. : BIRDSEYE
92. Domestic. : HOME
93. British naval title: Abbr. : LHA
94. Charged particle. : ION
95. Finished. : OVER
97. Barnum star. : TOMTHUMB
99. Amo, amas, ___. : AMAT
100. American League manager. : STENGEL
102. Potential baby-sitter: Colloq. : GRAN
104. Far: Comb. form. : TELE
105. Sand: Lat. : ARENA
106. Diamorphine. : HEROIN
107. Mottled, as wood. : ROEY
108. Hard wood. : TEAK
109. Inlets. : FJORDS
110. Dick ___. : DEADEYE
112. Man's nickname. : MORT
113. Fine: Scot. : BRAW
114. Cape of Newfoundland. : RACE
117. Item in a trade-in. : USEDCAR
119. Spiral. : HELIX
121. Baden-Baden. : SPA
124. Doctors' group: Abbr. : AMA
125. ___ d'église (pew): Fr. : BANC
127. Recession. : SLUMP
129. Kurdistan. : RUG
130. River duck. : TEAL
131. Mr. Magoo. : JIMBACKUS
134. Famous name in aviation. : AMELIAEARHART
137. "Twelfth Night" role. : AGUECHEEK
138. Landed estates. : MANORS
139. Ultra: Slang. : TOOTOO
140. Landlord. : HOST
141. Vortex. : EDDY
142. Type of gaiter. : PUTTEE
143. Matriculates. : ENROLS
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1. Rope. : LASSO
2. Peak of Greece. : ATHOS
3. Is dizzy. : SWIMS
4. Lord: Obs. : SIRE
5. Where Aurora is: Abbr. : ILL
6. Chosen. : ELECTED
7. Nut of a palm. : BETEL
8. What "unum" means. : ONE
9. Pile driver weights. : RAMS
10. Unloaded. : EMPTIED
11. Yield. : RELENT
12. Icy particles. : SLEET
13. ___ culpa. : MEA
14. Ductless gland. : ADRENAL
15. Boring tool. : GIMLET
16. "___ Lovely Day Today." : ITSA
17. Stock holding: Abbr. : SHR
18. Eternity. : AEONS
19. Arrow feathers. : VANES
20. "Whodunit" award. : EDGAR
24. Eminences: Abbr. : HTS
26. Part of I.G.Y. : YEAR
31. Form of riddle. : REBUS
35. Makes investigation. : SEES
36. Newsstand. : KIOSK
38. Function. : ROLE
39. Les Etats ___. : UNIS
40. Cygnus. : SWAN
42. Wise old man. : GRAYBEARD
44. Chow ___. : MEIN
45. See 21 Across. : ADLIB
46. Ridge of mountains. : SIERRA
47. Author of many TV scripts. : HORTONFOOTE
48. Former Shakespearean actor. : OTISSKINNER
49. Fuzz. : LINT
50. German 3. : DREI
52. TV panelist. : BETSYPALMER
53. Noted jurist. : LEARNEDHAND
54. Town in Texas. : EDNA
56. Word from Caesar, 47 B.C. : VICI
57. Counting game word. : EENY
58. Cyma recta. : OGEE
60. ___ code. : PENAL
61. Backward slant of a mashie. : LOFT
62. Entr'___. : ACTE
65. Salutation. : SIR
67. Former Secy. of Air Force. : FINLETTER
68. "He hath spread ___ for my feet." : ANET
70. Uraeus symbols. : ASPS
72. Reasonable. : SANE
73. Axis, for one. : DEER
75. Parallelogram. : RHOMB
78. Poke. : STIR
79. River into the Desna. : SEYM
81. Pyrites. : ORE
82. Lariats: Span. : REATAS
85. Inventor of cordite. : ABEL
86. Laborer. : PEON
87. Book. : TOME
88. M. R. Rinehart heroine. : TISH
89. Motherless calf. : DOGIE
91. Linger or tarry. : STAY
92. Unwieldy ship. : HULK
96. Blood vessel: Lat. : VENA
98. Moor. : HEATH
99. In single file. : AROW
101. Bump. : NODE
102. "___ into all the world . . . " : GOYE
103. Bamboolike stems. : REEDS
105. Telamon's son. : AJAX
107. Liberated. : RESCUED
108. Plague. : TORMENT
109. Chesapeake or Constitution. : FRIGATE
111. Dipped, as doughnuts. : DUNKED
112. Kikuyu. : MAUMAU
113. Puritanical. : BLUE
114. Passenger in a howdah. : RAJAH
115. Friend: Span. : AMIGO
116. Nobel prize author. : CAMUS
118. Vise. : CLAMP
120. Expunge. : ERASE
121. Asian group. : SEATO
122. Word. : PAROL
123. Singers. : ALTOS
125. Cistern. : BAC
126. Relative of a twinge. : ACHE
128. Cabal. : PLOT
130. Thunder god. : THOR
132. Parlay. : BET
133. Firmament. : SKY
135. Briscoe's country: Abbr. : IRE
136. King Arthur's lance. : RON

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 15 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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