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A FEW WORDS

New York Times, Sunday, October 10, 1954

Author: Thomas Meekin
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 67, Avg Word Len: 5.34, Missing: { Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 506 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 120, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Thomas Meekin has 202 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,930
Across Down
1. Powerful person. : MOGUL
6. Tanager's hue. : SCARLET
13. Fly into pieces. : BURST
18. Where Dresden is. : SAXONY
19. Via. : THROUGH
20. Convention keynoter. : ORATOR
22. Prejudiced. : UNFAIR
23. Spin drier. : ROTATOR
24. Cat or goat. : ANGORA
25. ___ Paulo. : SAO
26. Snouted animal. : TAPIR
28. Roundabout ways. : DETOURS
30. Mr. Chaney. : LON
31. Tourist city in India. : AGRA
33. Calyx part. : SEPAL
35. The Tabard and others. : INNS
36. Small wood. : BOSK
37. Donkey. : NEDDY
39. Shown on the air. : TELEVISED
42. Famed name in golf. : JONES
43. Heads of hair. : MANES
45. Breton. : CELT
46. Gem stone. : OPAL
48. Word for Tweedledum and Tweedledee. : SIMILAR
51. Importance. : STRESS
53. The pineapple. : ANANAS
57. Turkish inn. : IMARET
58. Game like faro. : STUSS
59. Fence of pointed stakes. : PALISADE
61. Diminish. : BATE
62. Overlook. : IGNORE
64. Ponchartrain and Pyramid. : LAKES
65. Short for an ancient king. : TUT
66. Old oath. : EGAD
67. Papal cape. : ORALE
68. Singer ___ Day. : DORIS
69. Ism. : CULT
70. Get ___ of. : RID
71. Sleep sound. : SNORE
72. Stir up, as trouble. : FOMENT
73. Unwritten. : ORAL
74. Unadorned. : INORNATE
76. Silk fabrics. : ALMAS
77. Resident. : INMATE
79. High up. : AERIAL
80. Possessions of a sovereign. : DOMAIN
82. Knotted. : GNARLED
83. Passport endorsement. : VISA
85. Mark. : COIN
86. Sports site. : ARENA
87. Welland. : CANAL
90. City in North Carolina. : CHARLOTTE
93. Assistant to the President. : ADAMS
97. Chkalov's river. : URAL
98. Noun suffix. : STER
99. Mix-up. : SETTO
101. Bible name. : ESAU
102. Part of the "woodpile." : BAT
103. North Pacific swimmer. : SEALION
106. Laughing. : RIANT
108. Mohammedan saint. : PIR
109. Journalist. : EDITOR
111. Textile machine part. : ENTERER
113. Actress Barrett. : SHEILA
115. Except. : SAVING
116. Simplicity. : NAIVETE
117. Tidal floods. : EAGRES
118. Awareness. : SENSE
119. Tested. : ASSAYED
120. Shere Khan. : TIGER
1. Handle. : MANAGE
2. City on the Thames. : OXFORD
3. Troubled Portuguese enclave. : GOA
4. Distinct part. : UNIT
5. Glockenspiels. : LYRAS
6. Seven red, six white. : STRIPES
7. Hymn tune. : CHORAL
8. TV's Mr. Linkletter. : ART
9. Line on a map. : ROAD
10. Stringed instrument. : LUTE
11. Relatives of know-it-alls. : EGOTISTS
12. Symbol of royalty. : THRONE
13. Wild hogs. : BOARS
14. Footed vases. : URNS
15. Piece of music: Colloq. : RAG
16. Plant shoot. : STOLON
17. Muscular. : TOROSE
18. Mamie's granddaughter. : SUSAN
21. Takes precedence of. : RANKS
27. Actor Hayes. : PETER
29. Nullify. : UNDO
32. Had a fancy for. : ADMIRED
34. Discourse. : LECTURE
36. Missile weapon. : BOLAS
38. Eastern campus. : YALE
40. Companion of chapter. : VERSE
41. Seine islands. : ILES
42. Famous name in the theatre. : JANIS
44. Citizens. : NATIONALS
47. Historic part of Near East. : PALESTINE
48. Land of missing men. : SIBERIA
49. Conjure up. : IMAGINE
50. Star at the Plaza de Toros. : MATADOR
51. Chic garment. : STOLE
52. Bowling scores. : SPARES
54. Unassumed. : NATURAL
55. Flatter. : ADULATE
56. Colonized. : SETTLED
58. Trapped. : SNARED
60. Related. : AKIN
63. Small cavern. : GROT
64. Willy the salesman. : LOMAN
68. Masqueraders. : DOMINOS
69. Associate. : COMRADE
71. Escargot. : SNAIL
72. Grain thresher. : FLAIL
75. Opponent. : RIVAL
76. Cupid. : AMOR
78. Zola's actress heroine. : NANA
81. Simple wind instruments. : OCARINAS
82. Hollywood first name. : GRETA
84. Deeds: Latin. : ACTA
86. Dressed up. : ATTIRED
87. Solids with six sides. : CUBES
88. Plowed lands. : ARADAS
89. ___ land. : NATIVE
91. City in Prickly Pear valley. : HELENA
92. Cylinder-shaped. : TERETE
94. Hunger after. : ASPIRE
95. Novelist Norman. : MAILER
96. Chapters of the Koran. : SURAS
98. Twilled fabric. : SERGE
100. Charge. : ONSET
103. Part of S.A.R. : SONS
104. Cornelia ___ Skinner. : OTIS
105. River into Gulf of Finland. : NEVA
107. Asian language. : THAI
110. Product of Malaya. : TIN
112. King in Spain. : REY
114. A person, bad or good. : EGG

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