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THE DISTAFF SIDE

New York Times, Sunday, September 20, 1959

Author:
Threba Johnson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 87, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 713 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 128, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 19, XRef: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 33
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,719
Across
1. A fair lady. : ELIZA
6. A gambler's lady. : LUCK
10. Undine lost to this lady. : BERTALDA
18. Mode of living: Comb. form. : BIOSIS
19. Shortly. : ANON
20. Antipathies. : AVERSIONS
22. Fisherman's skill. : CASTING
23. Care or Fortune. : DAME
24. Gershwin's admonition. : LADYBEGOOD
26. Brew. : ALE
27. Observation: Comb. form. : SCOPY
29. Useful fiber. : BAST
31. Old-time cart. : WAIN
32. Girl of song. : SUE
33. Kind of lady who leases. : LAND
35. Thick slices. : SLABS
37. Tee activity. : DRIVING
39. King of Israel. : OMRI
40. Namesakes of an oread. : ECHOS
42. Trickles. : DRIPS
44. Correct. : AMEND
45. Summary. : BRIEF
46. Dress. : CLOTHE
48. "The Lady is a ___" (song title). : TRAMP
50. D.A.R., for one. : ORG
51. Ailment. : MALADY
52. Loud laughs. : HAWHAWS
54. Last-ditcher. : DIEHARD
56. "___ and the Paycock." : JUNO
57. The very first lady. : EVE
58. Extol. : LAUD
60. Ingenuous. : NAIVE
61. She blundered in "The Rivals." : MALAPROP
65. Longest muscle in human body. : SARTORIUS
68. Old dress. : RAG
69. TV group. : PANEL
70. Peak of P. I. : APO
71. Baseball name. : OTT
72. Noisy place. : BABEL
74. Countenances. : FACES
75. Snares. : PITS
76. First name of Hemingway lady. : BRETT
79. Lost color. : PALED
80. Linens at throat of nuns' habits. : BARBS
81. Whether ___. : ORNOT
82. Heroine of lost Euripides play. : AUGE
83. Actress Oberon. : MERLE
84. She played 1 Across. : JULIE
85. Stage signal. : CUE
86. Chair part. : LEG
87. Grievous. : SORRY
88. Likewise not. : NOR
89. Shakespeare Festival town. : STRATFORD
94. What Miss Bennet became. : MRSDARCY
96. ___ of Heaven (conscience). : HOUND
98. Cowpoke's mount. : HOSS
99. Greek letter. : RHO
100. Be guided by. : OBEY
101. Cushion for lady passenger on horseback. : PILLION
103. Made of a certain grain. : WHEATEN
105. Meaning. : IMPORT
108. Emergency Management outfit: Abbr. : OEM
109. Nine: Comb. form. : ENNEA
111. Magistrate of ancient Athens. : ARCHON
112. Teardrop: Fr. : LARME
113. Metal bar. : TBEAM
115. Famous "Lady of the Camellias." : GARBO
117. Motif. : THEME
118. "Green Hat" girl. : IRIS
119. Mary of "Frankenstein" fame. : SHELLEY
121. Scorches. : SEARS
123. Silver: Abbr. : STER
124. Air: Abbr. : ATM
125. Genus of swans. : OLOR
126. On the crest. : ATOP
128. Adjective suffix. : ISTIC
130. Native of: Suffix. : ITE
131. Lady who had trouble with the mails. : CHATTERLEY
134. Famous Jenny. : LIND
136. Infuriated. : ENRAGED
138. Mother of Nero. : AGRIPPINA
139. Joint. : KNEE
140. ___ counter. : GEIGER
141. Districts of cities. : EASTENDS
142. "The ___ the limit." : SKYS
143. Lady who was a Langhorne. : ASTOR
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1. Last name of a first lady. : EISENHOWER
2. His wife was curious. : LOT
3. Goddess from 1700 B.C. : ISIS
4. Galvanizes. : ZINCS
5. "As good ___." : ASGOLD
6. Lyndon Johnson's wife. : LADYBIRD
7. Lady of the Red Cross Knight. : UNA
8. Lorelei had a golden one. : COMB
9. Work dough. : KNEAD
10. This lady is a cake. : BALTIMORE
11. Miss St. Clare. : EVA
12. Small thrush. : REDWING
13. "___ stop me." : TRYAND
14. "___ as a house." : ASBIG
15. Property claim. : LIEN
16. Nana, for one. : DOG
17. Loss of sense of smell. : ANOSMIA
18. Scene of Light Brigade charge: Var. : BALACLAVA
21. Became bitter. : SOURED
22. In Quebec, two-wheeled vehicles. : CALECHES
25. Make a god of. : DEIFY
28. Role. : PART
30. See 97 Down. : SRA
34. Poetic verb form. : DOTH
36. Isabella's land. : SPAIN
38. ___ antique (green marble). : VERD
39. Lowest deck. : ORLOP
41. Home of a Tennyson lady. : SHALOTT
43. Maligned. : SMEARED
45. Trite. : BANAL
47. Gladstone's middle name. : EWART
49. Small bottle. : PHIAL
51. Ladies' slippers. : MULES
53. ___ generis. : SUI
55. Mean: Abbr. : AVG
56. Grey and Austen. : JANES
59. "___ Was a Lady." : DUBARRY
61. One of Shakespeare's ladies. : MACBETH
62. Sadie Thompson's play. : RAIN
63. Vision: Comb. form. : OPTO
64. Emily of etiquette. : POST
66. ___ bag. : TOTE
67. The "darling of my heart." : SALLY
69. Juliet's betrothed. : PARIS
73. Quilting party. : BEE
74. ___ la. : FAL
75. Foreword: Abbr. : PREF
76. Fragrant oil. : BALM
77. Remorseful one. : RUER
78. Breakfast food. : EGGS
79. This lady was wife to Hotspur. : PERCY
80. What Fry's lady was not for. : BURNING
81. Extra section of a magazine. : OUTSERT
83. Town SE of Paris. : MORET
84. Unit of work. : JOULE
85. Soft cloth. : CASHA
87. Khachaturian dance. : SABRE
88. ___. pros. : NOL
90. Line of seats. : ROW
91. "The Lady ___." : ORTHETIGER
92. Instrument for measuring velocity of flow. : RHEOMETER
93. Stunned: Scot. : DONNERED
95. Condemns. : DOOMS
96. Asian peaks. : HIMALAYAS
97. Ladies: Span. : DONAS
101. This lady is Beatrice Lillie. : PEEL
102. Fifty daughters of a sea god. : NEREIDES
104. Words of distress: Ger. : ACHS
105. Of ancient Troy. : ILIAC
106. First name of a first lady. : MARTHA
107. Freight fee to ship's owner. : PRIMAGE
108. Ohio college. : OBERLIN
110. Down with: Fr. : ABAS
113. She wrote "Curfew Must Not Ring Tonight." : THORPE
114. Came upon. : MET
116. ___ y Gasset, Spanish writer. : ORTEGA
119. What the husband of 106 Down did "here." : SLEPT
120. Parts of 78 Down. : YOLKS
122. Terms in geometry. : SINES
125. "Miss ___ Regrets" (song title). : OTIS
127. Lady made of gin and grenadine. : PINK
129. Reviewer's forte: Abbr. : CRIT
132. ___ la. : TRA
133. Object. : END
135. French marshal. : NEY
137. Past. : AGO

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 20 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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