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WHAT'S IN A NAME?

New York Times, Sunday, September 3, 1961

Author:
Herbert Ettenson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 97, Avg Word Len: 5.20, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 673 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 132, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 21
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,433
Across
1. Burnsian hillside. : BRAE
5. Dickensian clerk. : HEEP
9. Inventor of a sign language. : EPEE
13. Biblical name. : ABRAM
18. Pudding. : BROWNBETTY
20. "Camelot" character. : MORGANLEFAY
23. Debussy opus. : CLAIRDELUNE
24. Famous aria. : CELESTEAIDA
25. Prideless. : LOWLY
26. Musical passage. : CODA
27. Play of 1904. : PETERPAN
28. Knock. : RAP
29. Bodkins. : AWLS
30. Applicants. : TESTEES
32. Sheath. : DRESS
34. Literary abbreviation. : MSS
35. Fundamentals. : ABCS
38. Connective. : AND
39. Blunt. : OBTUSE
43. Teachers' group. : NEA
44. Hollywood canine. : ASTA
46. Moslem Satan. : EBLIS
47. Otherwise. : ELSE
51. Warp yarn. : ABB
54. Shy one. : SHRINKINGVIOLET
58. Card. : ACE
59. Katherine ___ Bates. : LEE
60. Anzac song. : WALTZINGMATILDA
61. State: Abbr. : KAN
62. Methuselahs. : OLDMEN
64. Monkey. : SIME
65. Beverages. : ALES
66. Crawly. : CREEPY
68. Bottom. : FLOOR
69. Turkish pavilion. : KIOSK
70. Father of Abner. : NER
71. Yankee. : MANTLE
72. Author of a labor bill. : TAFT
73. Storage place. : BIN
74. Sea: Fr. : MER
75. The Ettrick Shepherd. : HOGG
77. Made a buzzing sound. : DRONED
79. Chevron-wearer: Abbr. : CPL
82. Oxfords. : SHOES
85. Lizard: Prefix. : SAURO
86. ___ a church mouse. : POORAS
87. Weary. : BORE
88. Abode. : NEST
89. Low. : MENIAL
90. One-striper: Abbr. : ENS
91. Caribbean port. : CHARLOTTEAMALIE
95. Science degree. : SCD
96. Pronoun. : ONE
97. Balzac novel. : LILYOFTHEVALLEY
98. Letters. : EES
99. Rocketeers' agency. : NASA
101. Impends. : NEARS
102. Sen. Long. : OREN
103. Year: Sp. : ANO
104. Links places. : GREENS
106. Lippo Lippi. : FRA
107. Honshu city. : OTSU
108. Pipe joint. : TEE
111. Part of Palestine. : JUDEA
114. Short oratorio. : CANTATA
117. Mazo ___ Roche. : DELA
118. Exclamation. : OHO
119. "Five-foot shelf" books. : CLASSICS
124. Bridge term. : RUFF
126. College buildings. : HALLS
127. The lesser doxology. : GLORIAPATRI
129. Pass. : ANNIEOAKLEY
131. Resort west of L. A. : SANTAMONICA
132. Special group of co-eds. : DAISYCHAIN
133. French town. : NESLE
134. Of an age. : ERAL
135. Author of "Mary." : ASCH
136. Pielet. : TART
Down
1. Rowdydows. : BRAWLS
2. Ruffles. : ROILS
3. Wrong. : AWRY
4. Windup. : END
5. Serfs. : HELOTS
6. Musical piece. : ETUDE
7. Heating vessels. : ETNAS
8. ___ Corner, London district. : PYE
9. Was toastmaster. : EMCEED
10. The Brownings. : POETS
11. A Gardner. : ERLE
12. "Rome of Hungary." : EGER
13. Theatre group. : ANTA
14. Mixes. : BLENDS
15. Part of Dept. of Agriculture. : REA
16. Blazing. : AFIRE
17. ___ a hatter. : MADAS
18. Huffs and puffs. : BLOWS
19. Bill: Fr. : BEC
21. Viper. : ASP
22. Barks. : YAPS
23. Reticent one: Colloq. : CLAM
27. Its capital is Georgetown. : PENANG
31. Little father: Czech. : TATINEK
33. Arikara. : REE
35. Comeback. : ANSWER
36. Irish playwright. : BEHAN
37. Jung. : CARL
39. ___ dictum. : OBITER
40. City on the Loire. : BLOIS
41. Cultivate. : TILL
42. Jalopy. : USEDCAR
44. Italian town. : ANZIO
45. Glides. : SKIMS
46. ___ Gallienne. : EVALE
48. Resort near Banff. : LAKELOUISE
49. Profligate. : SCAPEGRACE
50. Child's counting word. : EENY
51. Soaring. : ALOFT
52. Deadly nightshade. : BELLADONNA
53. Easy street. : BEDOFROSES
55. "___ the bag." : ITSIN
56. Operative : GMAN
57. Mountain lake. : TARN
63. Engine. : MOTOR
67. ___ Allen. : ETHAN
69. Young 'un. : KID
71. French pronoun. : MES
73. Illuminate. : BESHINE
74. Mercury, for one. : METAL
76. Yellow hues. : GOLDS
78. Formula for sodium chloride. : NACL
79. Ruby, olive and hazel. : COLORS
80. Campus figures. : PROFS
81. Latvian. : LETT
82. Deride. : SNEERAT
83. Pant. : HEAVE
84. Turkish sultan. : OSMAN
85. "I'll ___ in My Dreams." : SEEYOU
86. Laborer. : PEON
87. The Commoner. : BRYAN
89. Bearings. : MIENS
92. Nautical term. : ALEE
93. Spinosities. : THORNS
94. Old language: Abbr. : LLAT
100. Years. : AGE
105. Ethnic. : RACIAL
106. Physiognomonical. : FACIAL
107. Snerd-like. : OAFISH
108. ___ to the Marines. : TELLIT
109. Glasgow. : ELLEN
110. Unintricate. : EASY
111. Slow trots. : JOGS
112. Tartar lancer. : UHLAN
113. Lorna ___. : DOONE
114. About. : CIRCA
115. Indian buffaloes. : ARNAS
116. Garment. : TUNIC
117. African port. : DAKAR
120. Claudicant. : LAME
121. Highest P. I. mountain. : APO
122. Right-minded. : SANE
123. Hubbub. : STIR
125. Elfin. : FEY
126. Sunk fence. : HAHA
128. Privileges: Abbr. : RTS
129. ___ Rehan. : ADA
130. Calendar abbreviation. : OCT

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 16 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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