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FLOWER SHOW

New York Times, Sunday, August 31, 1958

Author: W. E. Jones
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 162, Blocks: 91, Avg Word Len: 5.41, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 638 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 142, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 18
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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,351
Across Down
1. Oscar winner. : BOGART
7. Arranges again. : REMAKES
14. Tarries. : ABIDES
20. Rhododendron's relative. : AZALEA
21. Colorado city on Rio Grande. : ALAMOSA
22. Control. : DOMINATE
25. Haydn Wood's popular song. : ROSESOFPICARDY
27. Fleabane. : ERIGERON
28. Something unequaled: Slang. : ONER
29. Takes by force. : SEIZES
30. Join, after separation. : REUNITE
32. Shipper's abbreviation. : GRO
33. Cozy retreats. : NESTS
35. Hold up in use. : WEAR
36. Damage. : HARM
37. Poplars. : ASPENS
39. Head wind: Slang. : NOSER
41. Macaws. : ARAS
43. Missouri River tributary. : PLATTE
46. Workers in clay. : MODELERS
49. Rocky hill. : TOR
50. Zebedee's sons. : APOSTLES
54. Rubber. : ERASER
55. Sheep. : EWES
57. Milldam. : WEIR
58. Grand Central feature. : RAMP
59. Kings: Fr. : ROIS
60. Piece of music: Ital. : FUGA
64. First name of famous diva. : AMELITA
66. Island near 98 Down. : BODIE
67. Underwriters' abbreviation. : INS
68. Jacob's father-in-law. : LABAN
70. Guys' companions. : GALS
71. Diamond sock pattern. : ARGYLE
72. Playthings. : TOYS
74. Cancels. : ANNULS
75. Civil War general. : ORD
76. Hunted with hounds. : COURSED
77. Composer Pietro. : MASCAGNI
79. Variety of garden poppy. : ORIENTAL
81. Cure-alls. : ELIXIRS
83. River of Scotland. : DEE
85. Operatic role. : ISOLDE
86. Dulls. : DIMS
89. Capital of British Honduras. : BELIZE
90. Tusk. : FANG
91. Cup: Fr. : TASSE
92. ___ tent. : PUP
93. Irish singer-composer. : BALFE
94. Garden flowers. : PANSIES
96. ___ Orange. : EAST
98. Concha, in architecture. : APSE
99. Always. : EVER
100. Ceramist's compound. : FRIT
101. A lot: Colloq. : SLEW
103. Soprano Farrell. : EILEEN
105. Railway safety device. : DERAILER
107. Longshoremen's group. : ILA
108. Cultured. : WELLBRED
110. Feels one's way. : GROPES
112. Float. : RAFT
113. Handel's birth place. : HALLE
114. Affectionate salutation. : MYDEAR
117. Piccadilly Circus statue. : EROS
119. Ivy Leaguers. : ELIS
121. Sharp-witted. : SMART
125. Nubbin. : EAR
126. Waxy ointments. : CERATES
129. Springs up. : ARISES
131. French friend. : AMIE
132. Speakers' platforms. : TRIBUNES
134. Famous minstrel man. : GEORGEPRIMROSE
137. Furthers. : ADVANCES
138. Process of curing, as hides. : TANNAGE
139. Means of plant propagation. : POLLEN
140. First-born. : ELDEST
141. Railroad car. : SLEEPER
142. Controls. : STEERS
1. Double sirloin of beef. : BARON
2. Pure air. : OZONE
3. Certain elements. : GASES
4. Vigilance. : ALERTNESS
5. Domicile: Abbr. : RES
6. New Mexico art colony. : TAOS
7. Swords. : RAPIERS
8. Professor Higgins' pupil. : ELIZA
9. Soften by soaking. : MACERATE
10. Eucharistic cruets. : AMAS
11. Old Hebrew measure. : KOR
12. Name in the Apocrypha. : ESDRAS
13. Old term for a poet. : SAYER
14. Arabian port. : ADEN
15. Famous Manon of the Met. : BORI
16. Mockingbird, for example. : IMITATOR
17. Compilations. : DIGESTS
18. Compass point. : ENE
19. Noncom. : SARGE
23. Rent. : TORN
24. Cain's nephew. : ENOS
26. Not so many. : FEWER
31. Diamond arbiter. : UMP
34. Fish. : SOLE
36. Odalisque's home. : HAREM
38. Name of a capital city, 1914–24. : PETROGRAD
40. Toiler of 1066. : SERF
42. Mountain ashes. : ROWANS
44. Anglo-Saxon freedmen. : LAETS
45. Samoan city. : APIA
46. Legion of ___. : MERIT
47. Maine college town. : ORONO
48. Henry James story. : DAISYMILLER
51. Plant of the orchid family. : LADYSLIPPER
52. Hero of French classic. : EMILE
53. Punster in "Two Gentlemen of Verona." : SPEED
56. Utah's lily. : SEGO
57. MacDowell's "To a ___." : WILDROSE
61. Bones. : ULNAS
62. Group of workers. : GANG
63. In full supply. : ABUNDANT
65. TV singer. : LAROSA
66. Adjective for champagne. : BRUT
69. Outlanders. : ALIENS
71. First-rate. : AONE
73. Rock garden plant. : SAXIFRAGE
74. Piece of land. : ACRE
76. Yields. : CEDES
78. Plasterer's glaze. : SIZE
80. Continental girl's name. : ILSA
81. Receded. : EBBED
82. Permission. : LEAVE
84. Sponsorship. : EGIS
85. Reflexive pronoun. : ITSELF
87. The Louvre. : MUSEE
88. Pass, as time. : SPEND
90. Savoir-___. : FAIRE
94. Kind of school. : PREP
95. Rosalind of the Met. : ELIAS
97. Impart. : TELL
98. ___ Sound, North Carolina. : ALBEMARLE
100. Cradle of the Italian Renaissance. : FLORENCE
102. Delaware River scenic gorge. : WATERGAP
104. Misfortunes. : ILLS
106. Choleric. : IRACUND
108. Soft, rustling sound. : WHISPER
109. Railroad safety rail. : EASER
111. Fixed. : SET
112. Of pinkish hue. : ROSEAL
114. After: Prefix. : META
115. Place for a garden. : YARD
116. Energy. : DRIVE
118. Troops: Abbr. : REGTS
120. Belgian city. : LIEGE
122. Mexican saponaceous root. : AMOLE
123. Part of a step. : RISER
124. Youth's years. : TEENS
127. Arikaras. : REES
128. Subordinate: Abbr. : ASST
129. Norwegian man's name. : ARNE
130. Drinks little by little. : SIPS
133. ___ masqué. : BAL
135. Undivided. : ONE
136. Witticism. : MOT

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 14 debuted here and reused later, 13 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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