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WORDSMANSHIP

New York Times, Sunday, September 11, 1960

Author:
W. E. Jones
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 144, Blocks: 67, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { F J Q X }, Scrabble score: 509 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 112, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 4,076
Across
1. City in Sicily. : MESSINA
8. Impose a fine, as by court order. : AMERCE
14. Roman goddesses of destiny. : PARCAE
20. Breathes in. : INHALES
21. Official of the Roman Curia. : DATARY
22. Fruit of a tree. : ACORNS
23. Bright-plummaged bird. : SCARLETTANAGER
25. Relative values. : RATIOS
26. Take care of. : TEND
27. Vapid. : DRY
28. Attacked. : ASSAILED
30. Spring month: Fr. : MAI
31. Bird of ___. : ILLOMEN
34. Intermediate. : MEAN
35. To be: Lat. : ESSE
36. Dog star. : LASSIE
39. Laud. : PRAISE
42. Alamogordo's country. : OTERO
44. Pronoun. : ONE
45. Hoover's middle name. : EDGAR
47. Hamlet. : DORP
49. Playground equipment. : SWINGS
52. Group of eight. : OCTAD
54. Pure. : UNALLOYED
57. Between: Fr. : ENTRE
58. Confiscate. : SEIZE
59. Triangular sail. : LATEEN
60. Outer edges. : RIMS
62. Gaelic name. : IAN
63. Verbal. : ORAL
65. Suffix in names of sciences. : ICS
66. Ascend. : RISE
67. Mine entrance. : ADIT
68. Close. : SHUT
71. Machine for hauling. : WINCH
73. Changes for the better. : HELPS
74. Heroine of Conrad's "Victory." : LENA
75. Burrow. : HOLE
76. Egg-shaped ornaments: Arch. : OVES
77. Adjective suffix. : IAL
78. Hop kiln. : OAST
80. Noun suffix. : ENT
81. Ottoman standard. : ALEM
82. Levy. : ASSESS
84. Pickets. : PALES
88. Uncovered. : BARED
90. Put in former position. : REINSTATE
92. Rain forest vine. : LIANA
93. Fillet: Poet. : ANADEM
95. Status quo ___. : ANTE
96. Way station in the East. : SERAI
98. Calender abbreviation. : MOS
99. Veins: Anat. : VENAE
101. Forecastle dweller. : SAILOR
103. Disclose the real nature of. : UNMASK
105. Companion of might. : MAIN
107. Light, two wheeled carriage. : TRAP
109. Italian man's name. : ERNESTO
111. "But ___ on forever." : IGO
112. Las Vegas loot. : WINNINGS
115. Skill. : ART
116. Hindu angel. : DEVA
120. V. P., 1845–49. : DALLAS
122. Wading bird. : GREATBLUEHERON
125. Putting places. : GREENS
126. Vaulted. : LEAPED
127. Former German state. : PRUSSIA
128. Property. : ESTATE
129. Ethyl compounds. : ESTERS
130. Seesaws. : TEETERS
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1. Vapor. : MIST
2. Noun suffix. : ENCE
3. Indo-Chinese indigene : SHAN
4. Ancient city of Asia Minor. : SARDIS
5. Blame-worthy : ILL
6. Goaded to action: Colloq. : NEEDLED
7. Of the stars: Comb. form. : ASTRO
8. Political group. : ADA
9. Tomorrow, in Madrid. : MANANA
10. Greek letters. : ETAS
11. ___ to riches. : RAGS
12. Milk plant. : CREAMERY
13. Eagle's nest. : EYRIE
14. P. T. A. members. : PARENTS
15. School: Abbr. : ACAD
16. Bosh! : ROT
17. Alabama's varsity. : CRIMSONTIDE
18. Celebes wild oxen. : ANOAS
19. Orphan in "The Devil's Disciple." : ESSIE
24. Eardrums: Anat. : TYMPANA
29. Siamese dialect. : LAO
32. German songs. : LIEDER
33. Eccentric ones. : ERRATICS
35. Green land. : ERIN
36. Lorelei Lee's creator. : LOOS
37. Noun suffix. : ANCE
38. Ancient Egyptian king. : SETI
40. Loafs. : IDLES
41. And ___. : SOON
43. Sheep. : EWES
46. Visitor to Brobdingnag. : GULLIVER
48. Jeopardy. : PERIL
50. Particle. : GRAIN
51. "Flying Dutchman" girl. : SENTA
53. Lavoisier's name for nitrogen. : AZOTE
55. Skiing center in Austria. : LECH
56. One who bestows. : DISPOSER
61. City near Phoenix. : MESA
64. M. P.'s concern. : AWOL
66. One who grants a quitclaim. : RELEASOR
67. Asian mountain range. : ALTAI
68. "Come Back, Little ___." : SHEBA
69. Populous Chinese province. : HONAN
70. Describing certain rays. : ULTRAVIOLET
72. Where Hercules slew the lion. : NEMEA
73. Poetic verb form. : HAST
77. Japanese immigrant in U. S. : ISSEI
79. First-aid item. : SPLINT
81. Arabian Sea gulf. : ADEN
82. Pilaster. : ANTA
83. Of the breastbone. : STERNAL
85. Oriental monk. : LAMA
86. Son of Seth. : ENOS
87. Canadian province: Abbr. : SASK
89. Genesis place. : EDEN
91. Motivates. : INSPIRES
94. Painter of "Odalisque." : MATISSE
97. Ascetic. : AUSTERE
100. Man's nickname. : ERN
102. Pearson of Canada. : LESTER
104. Not excessive. : MODEST
105. Small insect. : MIDGE
106. Culture media from seaweed. : AGARS
108. Viewpoint. : ANGLE
110. Burst out. : ERUPT
112. Fall short (of) by. : WANT
113. Adroit. : NEAT
114. Yawn. : GAPE
117. Gaelic. : ERSE
118. ___ dire, legal oath. : VOIR
119. Genus of ducks. : ANAS
121. English river into the Thames. : LEA
123. Publisher's abbreviation. : BDS
124. Companion of cry. : HUE

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