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UPS AND DOWNS

New York Times, Sunday, September 25, 1960

Author:
Threba Johnson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.32, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 543 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 124, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 20
Threba Johnson has 31 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 4,090
Across
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Tomato–red pepper hybrid. : TOPEPO
7
Stuff. : CRAM
11
Camus novel. : THEFALL
18
Bringer of sleep. : SANDMAN
19
Fowl. : HENS
20
Send to prison unjustly: Slang. : RAILROAD
22
Anchoret. : EREMITE
23
___up. : ACTS
24
Swelled forth. : UPSURGED
25
Athletes' group: Abbr. : AAU
26
Subject of Heine poem. : LORELEI
28
Release from confinement. : UNPEN
29
R. R.'s of a sort. : ELS
30
Tennessee Williams play. : ORPHEUSDESCENDING
33
Rumor personified. : FAMA
34
Pronoun. : ITS
35
City in Ohio. : NILES
36
Superior. : HIGH
40
Stops. : ARRESTS
44
Complete. : UTTER
45
Belief. : TENET
46
Most strong-scented. : RANKEST
48
___ up. : SPEED
49
Stops. : CEASES
50
Flies. : INSECTS
51
Has the lead. : STARS
52
Winged. : ALAR
53
Race: Comb. form. : ETHNO
54
Nothing: Fr. : RIEN
55
Exaggerate. : OVERDRAW
59
Chiang ___-shek. : KAI
60
Dylan Thomas radio play. : UNDERMILKWOOD
65
British order: Abbr. : OBE
66
Sharpness of temper. : ASPERITY
68
Glide. : SAIL
69
Avignon's waterfront. : RHONE
71
Novelist Sholem. : ASCH
72
Plant louse. : APHID
74
Flowered. : BLOOMED
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Tenant. : LESSEE
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Tuck's title. : FRIAR
80
Trees. : POPLARS
81
Stares. : OGLES
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Handle with skill. : WIELD
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Describing certain eyes. : DEEPSET
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Kind of cloth. : WOOL
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Don't: Scot. : DINNA
87
Seed vessel. : POD
88
Indians. : UTES
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1885 novel. : RISEOFSILASLAPHAM
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Social liability. : CAD
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Occasion. : EVENT
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Card game. : OLDMAID
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Greek letter. : ETA
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Type of extra pay. : OVERTIME
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Ascend. : SOAR
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Fish dish. : BLOATER
107
Light woolen fabrics. : DELAINES
108
Reproachful words from Caesar. : ETTU
109
Harmony. : RAPPORT
110
Fabrics. : SATEENS
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Warning exclamation. : AHEM
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Plugs up. : ESTOPS
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"___ Boom-der-e," old song. : TARARA
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Stephen Potter book. : ONEUPMANSHIP
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Degree in pedagogy. : PDM
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Zola. : EMILE
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French stylist. : PATOU
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Unique persons: Slang. : ONERS
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Swiss cottages. : CHALETS
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Relative of a coffee break. : RECESS
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Ludicrous. : ANTIC
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Papers: Abbr. : MSS
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Rolled along. : TRUNDLED
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Gladder. : HAPPIER
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Prefixes with some German names. : EISENS
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Threw. : FLUNG
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Timetable abbreviation. : ARR
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Theatre box. : LOGE
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Eliasaph's father. : LAEL
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___ Galilee. : SEAOF
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Dental degree. : DDS
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Work on copy. : EDIT
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Joins. : UNITES
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Give ear. : HARKEN
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Join. : ENTER
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Was told. : HEARD
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___ and outs. : INS
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Letter. : GEE
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Hills: Abbr. : HTS
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Sources of aid. : RECOURSES
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Id ___. : EST
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City ways: Abbr. : STS
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Class of Vedic literature. : UPANISHAD
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Shape of some earrings. : TEARDROPS
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Yugoslav name for Fiume. : RIEKA
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Indians of Brazil. : ANTAS
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Ski turn. : STEM
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Queen's nickname. : CLEO
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Title. : SIR
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Coin of Macao. : AVO
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King: Spain. : REY
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Wise bird. : OWL
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John Braine novel. : ROOMATTHETOP
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A Yokum. : ABNER
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Prevalent plants. : WEEDS
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Proper. : NICE
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Theological degree. : DTH
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Den. : LAIR
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Leather. : KID
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Painter's frame. : EASEL
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Hibernate: Slang. : HOLEUP
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"We ___ amused." : ARENOT
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Rice dish. : PILAF
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Physical education degree. : BPE
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Hang down. : LOP
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British cartoonist. : LOW
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Self. : EGO
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Highway sign word. : SLO
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Purity. : FINENESS
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Kings of Cologne. : WISEMEN
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Low spirits: Dial. : DOLDRUM
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Dutch cheese. : EDAM
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Heavenly. : DIVINE
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Procurator of Judea. : PILATE
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Consumers. : EATERS
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Chic. : SMART
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Fasten again. : RETIE
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In ___ (truly). : SOOTH
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Weapon. : SABRE
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Mauve color: Fr. : LILAS
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Accept. : ADOPT
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Cape ___. : COD
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Birds: Lat. : AVES
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Rue ___ Paix. : DELA
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Hair pad. : RAT
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Plankton's milieu. : SEA
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P. I. peak. : APO

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 13 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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