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WORDSMANSHIP

New York Times, Sunday, September 24, 1961

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 134, Blocks: 62, Avg Word Len: 5.66, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 548 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 148, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,454
Across
1. Historic peak. : ARARAT
7. Rod in a Roman bundle. : FASCIS
13. Hang like a tassel. : DANGLE
19. Outcast. : PARIAH
20. Brave as any man. : GALLANT
21. Of the eye. : OCULAR
22. Money. : INCOME
23. Capital of Uganda. : ENTEBBE
24. Harem. : ZENANA
25. Relative of Gouda. : EDAM
26. Mob. : GANG
28. Unfairly treated. : WRONGED
30. Oriental chief. : RAS
31. Study. : CON
32. Complete. : FINISH
34. Early Israeli underground. : IRGUN
35. Day of jubilation. : FETE
36. Decline to skin and bones. : EMACIATE
38. Mangle. : IRONER
40. Paddock denizens. : MARES
41. Pullets. : HENS
42. Biblical idol. : BAAL
43. Miss Velez and namesakes. : LUPES
45. Going the wind's way. : ADRIFT
48. Handled, like a sword. : HILTED
50. Roofing workers. : SLATERS
54. Comes across. : MEETS
55. Atelier items. : PALETTES
57. Mr. Bones, perhaps. : ENDMAN
58. Streets: Abbr. : AVS
59. Satan. : BELIAL
60. Approachable. : GETATABLE
62. Bribes. : SOPS
64. Braver than any man. : LIONHEARTED
66. ___ Bowl. : YALE
67. Ray. : STINGAREE
69. Sudden floods. : SPATES
70. Galahad or Lancelot. : SIR
71. Spookier. : EERIER
72. Became suddenly clear to. : DAWNEDON
74. "We're off ___ the wizard . . . " : TOSEE
76. Describing some eyes. : DEEPSET
78. Spanish coins. : REALES
79. Signature of Antarctic explorer. : REBYRD
80. "___ the bag." : ITSIN
82. Supplemented (with "out"). : EKED
83. Stout sleuth. : NERO
84. Lifting device : CRANE
87. Redstone, for one. : ROCKET
89. Gay with pennants. : BANNERED
93. Circlet. : RING
94. First Pulitzer Prize novelist. : POOLE
95. Airy creature. : SPRITE
97. Of all: Scot. : AVA
98. Mother tongue: Abbr. : ENG
99. With a tendency. : TENDENT
101. Riff's mate. : RAFF
102. Barracuda. : SPET
103. Spotted cat. : OCELOT
105. Beetle. : LADYBUG
107. City on Lake Michigan. : RACINE
109. Precocious girl (to say the least). : LOLITA
110. Time of day. : EVENING
111. Shifty one. : ELUDER
112. Paint. : ENAMEL
113. Peaceful. : SERENE
114. Audience for Susanna. : ELDERS
Down
1. For each one. : APIECE
2. Unaimed. : RANDOM
3. Mysteries. : ARCANA
4. Town of Vichy trials, 1940. : RIOM
5. Old Dutch measure. : AAM
6. Jack ___ killer. : THEGIANT
7. Sharp teeth. : FANGS
8. High, in music. : ALT
9. Quite a lot. : SLEW
10. Collapsible-top coupé. : CABRIOLET
11. Innate. : INBORN
12. Yankee prose. : STENGEL
13. Collective eggs. : DOZEN
14. Served à la Pancho. : ACED
15. Wimpled lady. : NUN
16. Participant in an eye duel. : GLARER
17. Woolly. : LANATE
18. Removes all traces. : ERASES
20. Spirit. : GENIE
27. Fabre topic. : ANTS
29. Hindu teachers. : GURUS
32. Feudal estates. : FIEFS
33. Florida racetrack. : HIALEAH
35. Quadragesimal observation. : FASTDAY
37. Pert, saucy girl. : CHIT
39. Sidewinder. : RATTLESNAKE
40. On purpose. : MEANT
42. Of two lines, in math. : BILINEAR
44. Says guilty or not. : PLEADS
45. Made a hoard. : AMASSED
46. Ardent fan. : DEVOTEE
47. Breathe. : RESPIRE
48. Gloried like an angel. : HALOED
49. Fallen like Lucifer. : DEGRADED
51. Foreign office. : EMBASSY
52. Chaffer. : RALLIER
53. Curled the lip. : SNEERED
55. Chinese river, as on a map. : PEIR
56. Fist fights. : SETTOS
59. Toots raucously. : BLARES
61. Number suffix. : TEEN
63. Potshotting. : SNIPING
65. Little monkeys. : APELETS
68. "Beau ___," Wren novel. : GESTE
73. Guest of a sort. : WEEKENDER
74. Tin-lead alloy. : TERNE
75. Wood wind. : OBOE
77. Shaped metal bar. : TIRON
79. How supers live. : RENTFREE
81. Menu item. : NOODLES
83. Childlike. : NAIF
84. Louisianian. : CREOLE
85. Small, round valley of the southwest. : RINCON
86. Novelist Thirkell. : ANGELA
88. Cling or part. : CLEAVE
89. Confederate general. : BRAGG
90. French express. : RAPIDE
91. More level. : EVENER
92. P. O. stamps. : DATERS
94. Rose leaf. : PETAL
96. A former plum. : PRUNE
99. Carry (a gun). : TOTE
100. Newcastle's river. : TYNE
102. Go with the wind. : SCUD
104. Another form of Ltd. : LIM
106. Storage place. : BIN
108. Quite. : ALL

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 15 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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