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Bernice Gordon
Bernice Gordon

HOUSEHOLD WORDS

New York Times, Sunday, January 23, 1955

Author: Bernice Gordon
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 77, Avg Word Len: 5.38, Missing: { J X }, Scrabble score: 673 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 154, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 26
Bernice Gordon has 126 pre-Shortz puzzles and 21 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,035
Across Down
1. Fixed in position. : STABILE
8. Western daisies. : SHASTAS
15. Grew genial. : THAWED
21. Advent. : ARRIVAL
22. City in Colombia. : PALMIRA
23. Trickery. : CHICANE
24. Work of a modern kitchen appliance. : GARBAGEDISPOSAL
26. Renders inactive. : ARRESTS
27. Actress Merkel. : UNA
28. Composer of "Narcissus." : NEVIN
29. Animal. : STAG
30. Open to all. : FREE
31. "Fanny," for example. : HIT
32. Skin affection. : ACNE
34. Splits asunder. : RENDS
36. Metallic compound. : ENOLATE
38. In the place of. : VICE
39. Ruler: Fr. : REGLE
41. Tapioca-like food. : SALEP
43. Lake in Lapland. : ENARE
44. Antler prong. : TINE
45. Grain market on Black Sea. : ODESSA
47. Hardship. : RIGOR
49. Noun suffix. : ESE
50. Grapnels. : DRAGS
51. "There ___ any more." : ISNT
53. Direction: Contr. : NOREAST
55. Elizabeth's Britain. : REALM
56. Avoidable K. P. chore. : SQUEEZING
60. Binding. : TAPE
61. Seaport in southeast Italy. : BARI
62. Peer's doting mother. : ASE
65. Ram. : TUP
66. Gratify completely. : SATE
67. Transfer the title of. : CEDE
68. Menaces to navigation. : DERELICTS
70. Show of vanity. : AIRS
72. Roundup mount. : COWPONY
74. Without alloy. : PURE
75. Moral. : ETHIC
76. Woodcock's relatives. : SNIPES
78. College campus. : YARD
79. Member of the family. : DADA
80. Vehicle for Anna Karenina. : TROIKA
81. More experienced. : SAGER
82. ___ pie. : PORK
83. Writer of Claudine stories. : COLETTE
85. Small piece. : SNIP
86. First name of 28 Across. : ETHELBERT
88. Jessica Tandy's husband. : HUME
89. Millions of years. : EONS
91. Compass point. : ENE
92. Gain. : NET
93. Recoil. : KICK
94. Mustachioed designer. : DALI
95. False claims. : PRETENSES
97. Lively, playful movement. : FRISK
99. "Forget-me-not" item. : MEMENTO
101. Hernando De ___. : SOTO
102. Stretch one's neck. : CRANE
103. Greek letters. : MUS
104. Struggles. : TOILS
106. Fur for a coat. : NUTRIA
110. Burglar. : YEGG
111. Popular magazines. : PULPS
113. Memberships. : SEATS
115. Payments: Abbr. : PREMS
116. Certain stamps. : ONES
117. Polls items. : BALLOTS
119. Languish. : DROOP
121. Epic poetry. : EPOS
122. Mrs. Wilding's nickname. : LIZ
123. Sea bird. : ERNE
124. Angers. : IRES
126. Province in Siberia. : OIROT
128. Italian man's name. : UGO
129. Item on a summer menu. : ICEDTEA
131. Household appliance. : ELECTRICTOASTER
134. The spice of life. : VARIETY
135. Situated. : BESTEAD
136. Basic part. : ELEMENT
137. European province: Ger. : ELSASS
138. Household ornaments. : BRASSES
139. Beguiles. : DELUDES
1. Giant cactus, symbol of Arizona. : SAGUARO
2. Intensely still. : TRANCED
3. Make plans. : ARRANGE
4. Tucker's companion. : BIB
5. Tolstoy hero. : IVAN
6. Bock's relative. : LAGER
7. Students: Fr. : ELEVES
8. Lean and lanky. : SPINDLING
9. Experiences. : HAS
10. Julian and Rhaetian. : ALPS
11. Struck. : SMOTE
12. Medicinal tea. : TISANE
13. Native of Saragossa. : ARAGONESE
14. Girl in a song. : SAL
15. "___ Little Fishes." : THREE
16. Charter. : HIRE
17. Single point. : ACE
18. Time savers. : WASHINGMACHINES
19. Inveigles. : ENTICES
20. Beatrice ___, Renaissance beauty. : DESTE
23. Bill of fare. : CARTE
25. Monetary unit of Iraq. : DINAR
30. Economic and political problem. : FARE
33. Martha Finley's paragon. : ELSIE
35. Bulb plant. : SEGO
37. Finally. : LAST
38. Small vessel. : VIAL
40. Letters. : ESSES
42. Foreshadow. : PORTEND
44. A place to live in. : TRAILER
46. Soldiers from down under. : ANZACS
48. Set. : READY
50. "___ Mable." : DERE
52. Belgrade V. I. P. : TITO
54. King Kong. : APE
55. Excellent. : RARE
56. F. O. A. chief. : STASSEN
57. Growing in sets of five. : QUINATE
58. Modern household equipment. : UPRIGHTFREEZERS
59. It's Democratic after 12 years. : NEWYORK
61. Scolder. : BERATER
63. River in Alaska. : STIKINE
64. Slips away. : ESCAPES
67. Product of Portugal. : CORK
68. Dandy. : DUDE
69. Hirobumi and Yuko. : ITOS
71. Graf ___. : SPEE
73. One's duty. : PART
74. Lessen in importance. : PALE
77. Subject of a Goethe ballad. : ERLKING
79. Game. : DOMINOS
80. Describing a large truck. : TENTON
82. He's cast as Captain Ahab. : PECK
83. Flat base of a brilliant. : CULET
84. On one's ___. : TOES
87. Alpine wind. : BISE
88. Son of Noah. : HAM
90. Arrangement. : SETUP
94. Thief. : DESPOILER
95. Sun glasses. : POLAROIDS
96. French pronoun. : NOTRE
98. Scolds: Slang. : RAGS
99. Thin soft muslin. : MULL
100. Linked. : TIED
102. Distrustful and gloomy. : CYNICAL
103. Lady's slipper. : MULE
105. One showing great restraint. : STOIC
107. Supposed to be such. : REPUTED
108. Well-known TV name. : IMOGENE
109. Classifies. : ASSORTS
111. Philippine island. : PANAY
112. Italian resort. : STRESA
114. Put in order. : SORTED
116. Fruit. : OLIVE
117. Author Harte and others. : BRETS
118. Groups. : SECTS
120. First Pulitzer Prize novelist. : POOLE
123. Summers: Fr. : ETES
125. Genevieve and others: Abbr. : STES
127. Chinese weight. : TAEL
130. Through: Prefix. : DIA
131. Decline. : EBB
132. Girl's name. : RAE
133. University in Texas. : SMU

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 20 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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