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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.
David Steinberg 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
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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
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Animal. : STAG
Down
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Cousin of Bagheera. : PUMA
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Urey studied it. : ATOM
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Tears: Slang. : WATERWORKS
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Bunches of grain. : SHOCKS
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Disney characters. : MICE
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Yes. : IDO
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Original member of "Brain Trust." : TAUSSIG
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Performs ship-launching ceremony. : CHRISTENS
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Rivals of 44 Across. : HOTS
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Company money. : SCRIP
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In seclusion. : ALONE
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Gregorian or Julian. : CALENDAR
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Symbol of wisdom. : OWL
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Result. : PANOUT
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Black dairy cattle. : ANGUS
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Art useful to the deaf. : LIPREADING
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Inventor of an elevator. : OTIS
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Reasonable. : SANE
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Greek letter. : RHO
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President of Turkey, 1938–50. : INONU
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"High ___." : TOR
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Dutch Guiana. : SURINAM
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Morgan. : HORSE
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Becomes vague. : DIMS
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Stand by. : AWAIT
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Engine throttle: Slang. : GUN
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T. E. Lawrence's interest. : ARAB
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Top comedian. : BENNY
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Indian. : CREE
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Twice. : BIS
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Horatio Alger's rival. : OPTIC
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Having four parts: Prefix. : TETRA
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Factory under a certain system. : OPENSHOP
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Actor. : THESPIAN
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Place in Paris. : PIGALLE
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Capital of Shensi. : SIAN
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Former mates. : EXES
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Suppose: Poet. : TROW
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Impressed. : SMIT
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City near Kyoto. : OTSU
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Rich region of Europe. : URAL
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Something to do at 111 Across. : RESUN
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Canopy of the sky. : VAULT
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Ben-Zvi is one. : ISRAELI
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Sea N E of Australia. : CORAL
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See 42 Down. : ALGONQUIAN
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Colony in French West Africa. : IVORYCOAST
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Skin. : DERMA
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Fiesta. : GALA
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Great Lake. : HURON
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Damson. : PLUM
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Occidental. : HESPERIAN
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Leap Year goal. : MRS
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"The Man." : STAN
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What touch typists learn first. : KEYBOARD
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Dander. : IRE
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Lovelock. : TRESS
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Tackle for raising a flag. : HALYARD
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Limit of one's abilities. : TETHER
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Follower: Comb. form. : IST
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Money in Calcutta. : RUPEES
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Toby. : UNCLE
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Fluffed. : ERRED
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Causes or interests. : SAKES
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Name. : DUB
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Stepped. : TROD
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Prefix in aviation. : AERI
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King of Israel. : OMRI
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Tools for molding. : DIES
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Sponsor of basketball tourney. : NCAA
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Ruffian. : THUG
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Arts degree. : MFA
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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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