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TIMELY TOPICS

New York Times, Sunday, September 21, 1958

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 134, Blocks: 60, Avg Word Len: 5.69, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 543 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 146, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 20
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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,372
Across
1. Home sites of the Hopi. : MESAS
6. Shoos. : SCATS
11. Achieving success. : SCORING
18. Cause continual resentment. : RANKLE
19. ___ de terre (potato): Fr. : POMME
20. Hercules or Orpheus. : ARGONAUT
22. October weather. : INDIANSUMMER
24. Light-hearted. : VOLATILE
25. Intercept. : STOP
26. Specialty of John Wesley. : SERMON
27. Defenseless. : NAKED
28. ___ rouge. : VIN
29. Mischievous child. : ELF
30. Banner. : PENNON
31. Carpenter's tool. : AUGER
32. Catfish Row character. : BESS
33. Like a veil. : NETTY
35. Relative of a burrow. : DEN
36. Abalone. : ORMER
37. Ancient people of Hittite region: Var. : HATTI
38. Arduous. : HARD
40. Picks up again. : RESUMES
42. Like a flower. : ROSEAL
43. The unfriendly. : ENEMIES
46. Scolder. : RATER
47. Province. : DEMESNE
48. Loose overcoats. : PALETOTS
50. Impelled. : MOTIVATED
52. Cat-quick. : AGILE
53. Reserved. : ALOOF
55. Perfecto. : CIGAR
56. ___ Paulo. : SAO
59. Rabbit fur. : CONY
60. Metropolitan heyday. : OPERASEASON
62. Fallfish or squawfish. : CHUB
63. Town, in Cornish names. : TRE
64. Lost color. : PALED
65. Mrs. Irving Berlin. : ELLIN
66. Earl's domain in early England. : SHIRE
67. Unorthodox, at least. : HERETICAL
69. Paints used in a certain process. : TEMPERAS
71. Self-confident. : ASSURED
74. Count ___. : NOSES
76. Supporting framework. : TRESTLE
77. Phlegmatic. : STOLID
78. Obedient to church law. : CANONIC
80. Regulates. : SETS
81. One-picture cartoon. : PANEL
82. School subject. : LATIN
83. Downy surface on a fabric. : NAP
85. Poet Thomas. : DYLAN
88. Greenland outpost. : ETAH
89. Ancestor of the viol. : REBEC
90. Not more than. : MERELY
92. Swift-running bird. : EMU
93. Fashion. : CUT
94. Contemporary of Gauguin. : DEGAS
95. Of the dean's side of the choir . : DECANI
96. Fortune's child. : HEIR
97. Three-legged. : TRIPODAL
99. New England specialty. : AUTUMNLEAVES
101. Girl at a bullfight. : SENORITA
102. ___ Haute. : TERRE
103. "What's My Line?" name. : ARLENE
104. Certain payment, in law. : DAMAGES
105. ___ wool. : STEEL
106. Not parallel. : CROSS
Down
1. Blush. : MANTLE
2. Last stop. : ENDOFTHELINE
3. Light leap or bound. : SKIP
4. After the (style of). : ALA
5. Touch, for instance. : SENSE
6. Jilter. : SPURNER
7. A citizen. : COMMONER
8. Son of Lot. : AMMON
9. Nemeses of counterfeiters. : TMEN
10. Old Italian title. : SER
11. Wild Indians. : SAVAGES
12. Tammany boss, 1886–1902. : CROKER
13. Eager looker. : OGLER
14. Turnpike. : ROAD
15. Banking abbreviation. : INT
16. Artless qualities. : NAIVETES
17. Work by the Persian poet Saadi. : GULISTAN
18. Up. : RISEN
21. Ductile. : TENSILE
23. Drive. : SEND
27. Of figures. : NUMERICAL
30. Fool's gold. : PYRITE
31. Medieval helmet. : ARMET
32. Founded. : BASED
34. Without resistance. : TAMELY
36. Like strawberries in winter. : OUTOFSEASON
37. Poet of genius. : HOMER
39. ___ volente. : DEO
41. Polynesian island group. : SAMOA
42. Treat hide again. : RETAN
43. Moon's age, on New Year's day. : EPACT
44. West African reedbuck. : NAGOR
45. Metal-bound. : STAPLED
47. King Arthur's fool. : DAGONET
49. Sign of winter. : SLEET
51. Chat: Colloq. : VISIT
54. Appoints. : ORDINATES
56. Symbol of informality. : SHIRTSLEEVES
57. Of hearing. : AURAL
58. Plump plus. : OBESE
60. Rowed. : OARED
61. The "lost bride of Netherby." : ELLEN
62. Cocky: Slang. : CHESTY
64. Hazard. : PERIL
66. Precipitate. : SPEEDY
67. Israel's marshy area. : HULEH
68. Tapering. : CONIC
70. The little woman. : MRS
71. Views. : ASPECTS
72. Of a given size. : STATURED
73. Short classical composition. : SONATINA
75. Rare job. : SINECURE
78. Esoteric doctrines. : CABALAS
79. Candy filling. : CARAMEL
82. Envoy. : LEGATE
84. English leader of Society of Friends. : PENN
86. Site of Notre Dame cathedral. : AMIENS
87. Take care of. : NURSE
89. Do more spadework. : REDIG
90. Poetic measure: Var. : METRE
91. New Hampshire symbol. : LILAC
94. One of the Spenlows. : DORA
95. Piece of music. : DUET
96. Saintly symbol. : HALO
98. Lap dog: Colloq. : POM
99. Transport service: Abbr. : ATS
100. Blunder. : ERR

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 13 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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