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CATEGORICAL

New York Times, Sunday, January 30, 1955

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 69, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 542 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 128, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Thomas Meekin has 202 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,042
Across
1. Conestogas. : WAGONS
7. Famous name in music. : CARUSO
13. Has vigor and freshness. : BLOOMS
19. Large peninsula. : ARABIA
20. One of a fezzed order. : SHRINER
21. Character in "Little Women." : LAURIE
22. Beaver. : RODENT
23. Seaport of Mexico. : TAMPICO
24. Apprehension. : ARREST
25. Noggin. : MUG
26. Mainstay of a church choir. : ORGANIST
28. Detective Carter. : NICK
30. Snell material. : GUT
31. Secondhand. : USED
33. Straighten. : ALIGN
34. Parting of the way. : FORK
35. Put forth. : POSE
36. Broadway musical. : PETERPAN
38. Derivative of Ceylon moss. : AGAR
41. One grieving. : MOURNER
43. He plays Hopalong. : BOYD
44. "Anastasia," for instance. : DRAMA
45. See 64 Across. : AUTO
46. Pastry. : TARTS
49. Wearing a mask. : MUMMING
51. Indonesian island. : TIMOR
54. Sarah Bush's stepson. : ABE
55. Tapiocalike food. : SALEP
58. Large sharks. : MAKOS
60. Barrier reef formation. : CORAL
62. Mountain peak: Italian. : CIMA
64. Milieu of Amos or Andy. : TAXICAB
66. Pertinent. : RELATIVE
68. Fragrance. : ODOR
69. Sheeplike. : OVINE
70. Orléans' river. : LOIRE
72. Actress Markey. : ENID
73. Frigate of 1862. : MERRIMAC
75. Showy flower. : RUELLIA
77. Bell sound. : DONG
78. A felony. : ARSON
79. Man's adversary. : SATAN
81. Clear out. : ELOPE
83. Letter. : CEE
84. Andy's smoke. : SEGAR
86. Early name of Algeria. : NUMIDIA
88. Refuse. : DROSS
90. Tarzan's friends. : APES
92. Coincide. : FITIN
93. Frederik IX is one. : DANE
95. Sewing machine part. : SHUTTLE
98. Trabert specialties. : ACES
99. Warlike Indian. : COMANCHE
103. Shape of Mauna Kea. : CONE
104. Man's name. : OTIS
106. Cut of steak. : TBONE
108. Landing area of Nov. 1942. : ORAN
109. Tiny tunneler. : ANT
110. Sounds of scorn. : BAHS
111. Conquerors of K2. : ITALIANS
114. Paltry leftover. : ORT
115. Overlaid. : ROOFED
117. Formed of thin plates. : LAMINAL
119. Where the Iron Gate is. : DANUBE
121. Heroine of Balfe opera. : ARLINE
122. Appearances. : ASPECTS
123. Writ server: Law. : ELISOR
124. Wisconsin's symbol. : BADGER
125. Populace. : MASSES
126. Angry ones. : RAGERS
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1. Put life into. : WARMUP
2. Inflame. : AROUSE
3. Thingumbob. : GADGET
4. British honor given to Landy. : OBE
5. Boy: Span. : NINO
6. Principality. : SATRAPY
7. Chinese name. : CHANG
8. On intimate terms. : ARMINARM
9. Saws along the grain. : RIPS
10. Army corps. : UNIT
11. Official: Abbr. : SEC
12. Town N. of Bangor. : ORONO
13. Type of theatrical skit. : BLACKOUT
14. Frolic. : LARK
15. Pronoun. : OUR
16. Where Neuberger won. : OREGON
17. Maltreat. : MISUSE
18. Gordon ___. : SETTER
20. Tint. : STAIN
27. Willing. : GLAD
29. TV role. : IRMA
32. ___ limit. : DEBT
34. Gov. Lausche. : FRANK
35. Advanced. : PROMOTED
37. Antarctic explorer. : ROSS
39. Third in any series. : GAMMA
40. Good-humored. : AMIABLE
42. Textile city in N.Y. : UTICA
44. Poe's detective. : DUPIN
46. Mt. Rainier overlooks it. : TACOMA
47. Sojourners. : ABIDERS
48. Contrition. : REMORSE
49. Cortines constituent. : MEXICAN
50. Vegetarian animal. : GORILLA
52. Probable discovery of Columbus. : ORINOCO
53. Deep gorges. : RAVINES
56. Source of energy. : ATOM
57. Scoriae. : LAVAS
59. ___-comic. : SERIO
61. Veins in mines. : LEDGES
63. Usurp. : ARROGATE
65. Of pottery. : CERAMIC
67. Entrechat. : LEAP
71. Liquid fat. : OLEIN
74. Not suitable. : INAPT
76. Act in concert. : UNITE
80. Limestones. : TUFAS
82. Name for stormy weather. : EDNA
85. Machine-gun part. : RELOADER
87. Far-away place. : DISTANCE
89. Site of annual rodeo. : RENO
91. He lived 912 years. : SETH
93. Spanish lady. : DONA
94. Reviser. : AMENDER
95. Egyptian charm. : SCARAB
96. Girl's name. : HONORA
97. Countless. : UNTOLD
99. Freezing units. : COILS
100. Well-known playwright. : CROUSE
101. Cherish (a thought). : HARBOR
102. Sets foot in. : ENTERS
105. Moslemism. : ISLAM
107. Cries, as a calf. : BLATS
110. Part of N.B. : BENE
111. They raise hob. : IMPS
112. School emblems. : TIES
113. Parlor: Span. : SALA
116. Fruit tree. : FIG
118. Fit ___ fiddle. : ASA
120. Dress stone. : NIG

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