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A FEW WORDS

New York Times, Sunday, January 31, 1954

Author:
Israel Gitter
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.35, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 555 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 126, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 23
Israel Gitter has 32 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,678
Across
1
Señor's home. : CASA
5
Mrs. Hobby maiden name. : CULP
9
Sharp reports. : SNAPS
14
American humorist. : COBB
18
Eagerly expecting. : ATIP
19
Cretan port. : CANEA
20
Rooms of Pompeii. : ATRIA
21
Grocery item. : OLEO
22
Inalienable right. : THEPURSUITOFHAPPINESS
26
Orchestral composition. : TONEPOEM
27
Honshu bay. : ISE
28
"Gravy" for authors. : REPRINTS
29
Coffee port in Brazil. : SANTOS
30
Kind of pudding. : HASTY
32
Obelisks. : SHAFTS
33
Signior. : DON
34
Native of Kuala Lumpur. : MALAYAN
36
Pronoun. : ONE
37
Was attired. : WORE
40
Miss Delmar. : VINA
41
Lamb to a wolf. : PREY
43
Temper: Colloq. : IRISH
47
Mimicked. : APED
48
Where Karachi is. : SIND
49
Place at a carnival. : MIDWAY
51
Teachers' group. : NEA
52
Man's nickname. : TED
53
Truman aide. : STEELMAN
55
Roman commoner. : PLEB
57
Mamie is a member. : DAR
58
Live oak. : ENCINA
60
Gunlock catch. : SEAR
61
Mom, pop, sister and brother. : HOUSEHOLD
63
Geneva's river. : RHONE
64
Salvage car. : WRECKER
66
Start over. : RENEW
67
Enclosures for cattle. : POUNDAGES
70
Flower growing: Abbr. : HORT
71
"Trelawney" author. : PINERO
72
"___ Town." : OUR
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Plum. : SLOE
74
Pastoral cantata. : SERENATA
76
Jacob Epstein. : SIR
77
Naval craft. : LST
78
Ike, for instance. : TOPMAN
80
Tips. : FEES
81
___-a-terre. : PIED
82
Baltic island. : OESEL
85
Day laborer. : PEON
86
21 turncoat Americans. : POWS
87
Sweetheart. : LASS
88
Upon: Prefix. : SUR
90
American composer. : RODGERS
92
Gov. Jones' state: Abbr. : FLA
94
A baronet is. : TITLED
97
Symbol of power. : SWORD
98
Comprehends. : GRASPS
101
U. S. flattop. : CORALSEA
103
Nocturnal one. : OWL
104
The Spring. : SEEDTIME
106
Theatrical fare in 1596. : AMIDSUMMERNIGHTSDREAM
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Pedestal part. : DADO
110
Damp. : MOIST
111
Event in baby's life. : TOOTH
112
Gudrun's husband. : ATLI
113
Broadway signs. : SROS
114
Letters. : ESSES
115
Spanish river. : EBRO
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Baltic native. : LETT
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League of Women Voters founder. : CATT
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Greek mountain. : ATHOS
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Italian city. : SIENA
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Subjoined. : APPENDED
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Problems. : CASES
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Part of the U. S. motto. : UNUM
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Rumanian coins. : LEI
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East Punjab capital. : PATIALA
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Nursery item. : SAFETYPIN
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Kind of degree. : NTH
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A tree. : ARAR
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Wine casks. : PIPES
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Greatest early Greek poet. : SAPPHO
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Cedar or yew. : CONIFER
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Fragrant. : OLENT
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Defeats. : BESTS
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Knob. : BOSS
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Hum. : CROON
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Scheming: Colloq. : UPTO
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Bones: Latin. : OSSA
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Premier Zahedi. : IRANI
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Men in corners. : HANDLERS
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Railroad center. : YARD
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Naval vessel. : MINESWEEPER
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Naval base on James River. : NEWPORTNEWS
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A sport. : WATERPOLO
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Everybody welcome. : OPENHOUSE
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Where "confessions" are read. : REDCOURTS
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"C'est la ___." : VIE
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River in Asia. : YALU
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Where to spend a rupia. : INDONESIA
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Alaskan places. : SEALERIES
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Stern talk. : HARDWORDS
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Depot: Abbr. : STA
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Fairy tales: Ger. : MARCHEN
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O. K. : YES
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Prunes: Scot. : SNEDS
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Girl's name. : MAE
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Late member of the Presidium. : BERIA
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Tributary of the Danube. : INN
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Breed of beef cattle. : HEREFORD
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"Pogo" character. : HEN
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Hebrew measure. : KOR
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Substitute: Abbr. : ALT
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Burgess creation. : GOOP
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Units: Abbr. : PTS
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Mat-forming plants. : SANDWORTS
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Well-known initials. : AES
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Rural "talk." : MOOS
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Of a horny shell. : PLASTRAL
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Sonora y Hidalgo. : ESTADOS
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Stills. : LULLS
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Volcanic rock. : PERLITE
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Take again. : RESUME
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Cap's companion. : GOWN
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Vigorous. : FRESH
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He stars in "Shane." : LADD
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To take: Span. : TOMAR
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Part of the eye: Comb. form. : IRIDO
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The people. : DEMOS
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Influence, as by bribery: Colloq. : GETTO
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Devoutness: French. : PIETE
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Deep-blue pigment. : SMALT
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Bounders. : CADS
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Lyon friends. : AMIS
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Toots ___. : SHOR
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Send out. : EMIT
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Compass point. : ESE
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Chunk: Colloq. : GOB

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 15 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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