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A FEW WELL-CHOSEN WORDS

New York Times, Sunday, January 15, 1956

Author: Thomas Meekin
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 67, Avg Word Len: 5.34, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 533 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 120, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
Thomas Meekin has 202 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,392
Across Down
1. Intonation. : CHANT
6. Pronounced in a certain way. : PALATAL
13. Round-up apparel. : CHAPS
18. Presidential middle name. : GROVER
19. Set apart. : ISOLATE
20. Bootlaces. : LACETS
22. When woman suffrage was achieved. : NINETEENTWENTY
24. Erroneous. : UNTRUE
25. Simple sugar. : OSE
26. First V. P. to succeed to the Presidency. : TYLER
27. Sideslipped. : SKIDDED
29. Monkey. : SAI
30. Little lass. : MISSY
32. River near Mt. Ararat. : ARAS
34. Noun ending. : STER
35. Contumely. : SCORN
37. This: Span. : ESTE
38. Bridges of N. H. : STYLES
40. One of a set. : UNIT
42. Status quo ___. : ANTE
43. Huron's neighbor. : ERIE
45. Burden. : LOAD
47. ___ point. : PETIT
49. Rode a hired horse. : HACKED
52. Encumbered. : SADDLED
55. State in Mexico. : SONORA
58. Opera heroine. : ARLINE
59. Native of Zagreb. : CROAT
60. Decatur's ship. : INTREPID
62. ___ Mountain. : STONE
63. Part of an oar between handle and blade. : LOOM
64. A popular Margaret. : OBRIEN
66. Conclusion. : END
67. Yegg's haul. : SWAG
68. Dickens girl. : DORA
69. Kept fast. : HELD
70. Sandarac tree. : ARAR
71. State tree of Connecticut. : OAK
72. Brotherhoods. : ORDERS
74. Prestige. : FACE
75. Stadium ramp. : AISLE
76. Slier. : CRAFTIER
78. Catacombs figure. : ORANT
80. Young codfish. : SCRODS
81. Tribe of Heber. : KENITE
82. Saratoga ___. : SPRINGS
84. Sweet oranges. : CHINOS
85. Rubbish. : DROSS
87. Float. : RAFT
88. Orne part. : CAEN
89. Counts up. : ADDS
91. Infinitive. : TOBE
93. Red rockfish. : TAMBOR
96. ___ Zeppelin. : GRAF
100. Vaquero's rope. : REATA
102. Historic flattop. : WASP
104. Ointment. : NARD
105. City near Mantua. : ASOLA
106. Witticism: Slang. : GAG
107. Control. : MASTERY
110. Smallest. : LEAST
112. Japanese sash. : OBI
113. Melodeons. : ORGANS
115. Maintenance man. : TROUBLESHOOTER
118. Haberdashery purchase. : TIEPIN
119. Appraised. : EVALUED
120. Queen of fiction. : ELLERY
121. Gnawed away. : EROSE
122. Takes offense. : RESENTS
123. Vigilant. : ALERT
1. Turning point. : CRISIS
2. Open and aboveboard. : HONEST
3. Gubernatorial nickname. : AVE
4. Like lace. : NETTY
5. Card. : TREY
6. Grove of trees. : PINERY
7. Starry. : ASTRAL
8. Noted cartoonist. : LOW
9. Ingredients of shandygaff. : ALES
10. Amtracks. : TANKS
11. Frame of mind. : ATTITUDE
12. City in Holland. : LEYDEN
13. Pointer. : CLUE
14. Card players. : HANDS
15. Vaudeville turn. : ACT
16. Popular TV program. : PERSONTOPERSON
17. Senator Symington. : STUART
18. Kobold. : GNOME
21. Rouen's river. : SEINE
23. Exhilarate. : ELATE
28. Percolate. : DRIP
31. Begging leave. : SEEKING
33. Infrequently. : SELDOM
36. Queeg's command. : CAINE
38. Body of partisans. : SIDE
39. Flavored drink. : SODA
41. Examined. : TESTED
44. M. Coty. : RENE
46. Singer. : ALTO
48. Rent in twain. : TORN
49. Ottoman. : HASSOCK
50. Goods of aesthetic design. : ARTWARE
51. Type of melodrama. : CLOAKANDDAGGER
52. T. D. makers. : SCORERS
53. Booming. : AROAR
54. Manages. : DIRECTS
56. Romantic Italian hero. : RINALDO
57. Formal speech. : ADDRESS
61. Khartum's river. : NILE
63. Rich source of ore. : LODE
65. Narcotic from hemp. : BHANG
68. Most vapid. : DRIEST
70. Outdoor jaunts. : AIRINGS
72. Actor Kruger. : OTTO
73. Rail. : SORA
74. Chinese game. : FANTAN
75. Wish ardently. : ACHE
77. ___ base. : FIRST
79. Fissure. : RIFT
80. Bare cliff. : SCAR
83. Marmalade. : PRESERVE
86. Farm animals. : SOWS
88. Musical climaxes. : CODAS
89. Patois. : ARGOT
90. Term of affection. : DEARIE
92. Dough. : BATTER
94. Polo stick. : MALLET
95. ___ Hill, scene of Bunker Hill battle. : BREEDS
97. Fan. : ROOTER
98. Dr. Schweitzer. : ALBERT
99. Titania. : FAIRY
101. River: Lat. : AMNIS
103. Canoes with lateen sails. : PROAS
105. Bikini. : ATOLL
108. Editors' group. : ASNE
109. Christmas. : YULE
111. African tree. : SHEA
114. Volcano of Mindanao. : APO
116. Hair-do. : BUN
117. Arena "bravo!" : OLE

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