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SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW

New York Times, Sunday, January 1, 1956

Author: W. S. Lewis Jr.
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 70, Avg Word Len: 5.23, Missing: { J Z }, Scrabble score: 574 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 108, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 21
William A. Lewis Jr. has 45 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
PS notes: Original 20-Across clue had "Bitter Root range"; changed this to "Bitterroot Range."
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,378
Across Down
1. Rabbit's feet. : PAWS
5. Miller of music. : MITCH
10. City in Maine. : SACO
14. Embarkation port, 1492. : PALOS
19. ___ Indians. : UTAH
20. Where Bitterroot Range is. : IDAHO
21. Chela. : CLAW
22. Santa ___. : ANITA
23. Tourist stopover. : MOTORCOURT
25. Weapon of the comics. : ROLLINGPIN
27. Gridiron star. : AMECHE
28. Chapel in the Vatican. : SISTINE
30. Congresswoman Rogers' middle name. : NOURSE
31. Monogram in Show Biz. : RKO
32. Govt. agency. : SSS
33. New Year's Day custom. : OPENHOUSE
35. Crows. : DAWS
37. Lonesome George's specialty. : GUITAR
39. Thing cautioned against. : DONT
40. Synonym for simplicity. : ABC
43. Where Mount Suribachi is. : IWO
44. Popular sandwich: Colloq. : BURGER
45. Coal port of Hokkaido. : OTARU
47. River into the Baltic. : ODER
48. Swiss inventor of a rifle. : MARTINI
50. Machines used in cotton mills. : NAPPERS
52. Part of a book. : SPINE
53. Followers of Guru Nanak. : SIKHS
54. Writer of "Passing Parade" movies. : NESBITT
56. French family of printers. : ETIENNE
58. Poet's initials. : TSE
59. Jazz instrument. : SAX
60. Helicopter. : GIRO
62. Describing Gary Cooper. : RANGY
63. Good times ahead. : SUMMERVACATIONS
68. Island near Bay of Naples. : CAPRI
70. Leather. : SEAL
71. Direction on a compass card. : SSW
72. Turned away. : HID
75. Giant. : GOLIATH
77. Small, yellow butterfly. : SULPHUR
80. "Old fourteenth" and "laird and lady." : MOVES
82. Bighorn: Var. : ARGAL
83. Word meaning "flea." : UKULELE
85. Teterboro is one. : AIRPORT
87. French city. : LAON
88. Nottingham's river. : TRENT
89. Members of the wedding. : USHERS
91. England's "West Point." : RMA
92. River in England. : ALN
93. Inspector Alleyn's wife. : TROY
94. Fence in. : IMPALE
95. Chairman of C. A. B. : RYAN
96. Good ___. : QUEENBESS
100. The Blue and White. : ELI
101. French noble. : DUC
102. Gibes. : TAUNTS
104. W. J. Bryan specialty. : ORATORY
106. American industrialist. : DUPONT
109. Foreign monetary unit. : REICHSMARK
111. Biscayne Bay resort. : MIAMIBEACH
113. Pope's veil. : ORALE
114. Spontaneous. : FREE
115. ___ aves. : RARAE
116. Jacob's twin. : ESAU
117. R. R. car. : DINER
118. States further. : ADDS
119. River through Kashmir. : INDUS
120. Animal. : STAG
1. Cousin of Bagheera. : PUMA
2. Urey studied it. : ATOM
3. Tears: Slang. : WATERWORKS
4. Bunches of grain. : SHOCKS
5. Disney characters. : MICE
6. Yes. : IDO
7. Original member of "Brain Trust." : TAUSSIG
8. Performs ship-launching ceremony. : CHRISTENS
9. Rivals of 44 Across. : HOTS
10. Company money. : SCRIP
11. In seclusion. : ALONE
12. Gregorian or Julian. : CALENDAR
13. Symbol of wisdom. : OWL
14. Result. : PANOUT
15. Black dairy cattle. : ANGUS
16. Art useful to the deaf. : LIPREADING
17. Inventor of an elevator. : OTIS
18. Reasonable. : SANE
24. Greek letter. : RHO
26. President of Turkey, 1938–50. : INONU
29. "High ___." : TOR
32. Dutch Guiana. : SURINAM
34. Morgan. : HORSE
35. Becomes vague. : DIMS
36. Stand by. : AWAIT
37. Engine throttle: Slang. : GUN
38. T. E. Lawrence's interest. : ARAB
41. Top comedian. : BENNY
42. Indian. : CREE
44. Twice. : BIS
45. Horatio Alger's rival. : OPTIC
46. Having four parts: Prefix. : TETRA
47. Factory under a certain system. : OPENSHOP
49. Actor. : THESPIAN
51. Place in Paris. : PIGALLE
52. Capital of Shensi. : SIAN
55. Former mates. : EXES
57. Suppose: Poet. : TROW
59. Impressed. : SMIT
61. City near Kyoto. : OTSU
64. Rich region of Europe. : URAL
65. Something to do at 111 Across. : RESUN
66. Canopy of the sky. : VAULT
67. Ben-Zvi is one. : ISRAELI
68. Sea N E of Australia. : CORAL
69. See 42 Down. : ALGONQUIAN
73. Colony in French West Africa. : IVORYCOAST
74. Skin. : DERMA
75. Fiesta. : GALA
76. Great Lake. : HURON
78. Damson. : PLUM
79. Occidental. : HESPERIAN
80. Leap Year goal. : MRS
81. "The Man." : STAN
84. What touch typists learn first. : KEYBOARD
86. Dander. : IRE
88. Lovelock. : TRESS
90. Tackle for raising a flag. : HALYARD
93. Limit of one's abilities. : TETHER
94. Follower: Comb. form. : IST
95. Money in Calcutta. : RUPEES
97. Toby. : UNCLE
98. Fluffed. : ERRED
99. Causes or interests. : SAKES
101. Name. : DUB
102. Stepped. : TROD
103. Prefix in aviation. : AERI
105. King of Israel. : OMRI
106. Tools for molding. : DIES
107. Sponsor of basketball tourney. : NCAA
108. Ruffian. : THUG
110. Arts degree. : MFA
112. Kenya name. : MAU

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 18 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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