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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 Down
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
73. 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
109. 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
116. Baltic native. : LETT
1. League of Women Voters founder. : CATT
2. Greek mountain. : ATHOS
3. Italian city. : SIENA
4. Subjoined. : APPENDED
5. Problems. : CASES
6. Part of the U. S. motto. : UNUM
7. Rumanian coins. : LEI
8. East Punjab capital. : PATIALA
9. Nursery item. : SAFETYPIN
10. Kind of degree. : NTH
11. A tree. : ARAR
12. Wine casks. : PIPES
13. Greatest early Greek poet. : SAPPHO
14. Cedar or yew. : CONIFER
15. Fragrant. : OLENT
16. Defeats. : BESTS
17. Knob. : BOSS
19. Hum. : CROON
23. Scheming: Colloq. : UPTO
24. Bones: Latin. : OSSA
25. Premier Zahedi. : IRANI
30. Men in corners. : HANDLERS
31. Railroad center. : YARD
34. Naval vessel. : MINESWEEPER
35. Naval base on James River. : NEWPORTNEWS
37. A sport. : WATERPOLO
38. Everybody welcome. : OPENHOUSE
39. Where "confessions" are read. : REDCOURTS
40. "C'est la ___." : VIE
42. River in Asia. : YALU
44. Where to spend a rupia. : INDONESIA
45. Alaskan places. : SEALERIES
46. Stern talk. : HARDWORDS
48. Depot: Abbr. : STA
49. Fairy tales: Ger. : MARCHEN
50. O. K. : YES
53. Prunes: Scot. : SNEDS
54. Girl's name. : MAE
56. Late member of the Presidium. : BERIA
59. Tributary of the Danube. : INN
61. Breed of beef cattle. : HEREFORD
62. "Pogo" character. : HEN
65. Hebrew measure. : KOR
68. Substitute: Abbr. : ALT
69. Burgess creation. : GOOP
71. Units: Abbr. : PTS
74. Mat-forming plants. : SANDWORTS
75. Well-known initials. : AES
79. Rural "talk." : MOOS
81. Of a horny shell. : PLASTRAL
83. Sonora y Hidalgo. : ESTADOS
84. Stills. : LULLS
86. Volcanic rock. : PERLITE
89. Take again. : RESUME
91. Cap's companion. : GOWN
92. Vigorous. : FRESH
93. He stars in "Shane." : LADD
94. To take: Span. : TOMAR
95. Part of the eye: Comb. form. : IRIDO
96. The people. : DEMOS
98. Influence, as by bribery: Colloq. : GETTO
99. Devoutness: French. : PIETE
100. Deep-blue pigment. : SMALT
101. Bounders. : CADS
102. Lyon friends. : AMIS
104. Toots ___. : SHOR
105. Send out. : EMIT
107. Compass point. : ESE
108. 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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