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WORD ANATOMY

New York Times, Sunday, October 2, 1955

Author:
Sidney Lambert
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 176, Blocks: 90, Avg Word Len: 4.99, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 695 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 124, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17
Sidney Lambert has 114 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,287
Across
1. Lisbon's river. : TAGUS
6. Cars running on rails. : TRAMS
11. Family member. : PAPA
15. Lathers. : SOAPS
20. Large city of Honshu. : OSAKA
21. Asian capital. : HANOI
22. Writer St. John. : ADELA
24. Impermissible. : TABOO
25. In close intimacy. : CHEEKBYJOWL
27. Hard candy. : JAWBREAKERS
29. Himalayan ibex. : KYL
30. Relating to man. : HUMAN
31. By a route. : VIA
33. Cheroot: Var. : SEGAR
34. Zodiac sign. : LEO
35. Relaxes. : EASES
36. Rudiments. : GERMS
38. Indents a coin: Var. : NURLS
40. Confuses: Colloq. : RATTLES
43. Asian people. : KOREANS
45. Exalt. : ELEVATE
49. A dandy. : ADONIS
50. Old-time carriage. : SHAY
51. Cashmere ___. : GOAT
53. Ancient stone slabs. : STELES
54. Well-known literary middle name. : CONAN
55. Australian tennis star. : HOAD
56. British socialist. : FABIAN
58. Furtive one. : SNEAK
59. Work unit. : ERG
60. Gull-like bird. : TERN
61. Small chrysanthemums: Colloq. : POMS
62. Oriental. : RUG
64. Irish sweetheart. : GRA
65. Reprove. : SNUB
67. Like a drowned ___. : RAT
68. Wild plum. : SLOE
69. Hubbub. : STIR
70. Silver: Abbr. : STER
71. Percolated. : SEEPED
73. Photo. : SHOT
74. For Hawaii and Alaska? : STATEHOOD
76. Hip bones. : ILIA
77. Star performer. : HEADLINER
79. ___ veiling. : NUNS
80. Clutching. : SNATCHING
82. Duty. : ONUS
83. Costumes. : HABITS
85. Noun suffix. : ANCY
86. Nation. : LAND
87. 1.38 acres, in Poland. : MORG
88. Male generic nickname. : BUD
89. Surpasses. : CAPS
91. Czech province: Abbr. : BOH
92. Easter ___. : EGG
93. Cold winter wind. : BISE
94. Tree trunk. : BOLE
95. Pile. : NAP
96. Regions. : AREAS
99. Bristly. : SETOSE
101. Ace third baseman. : KELL
102. Chaplain: G. I. slang. : PADRE
104. Allen and others. : STEVES
106. Condemn. : DOOM
107. Two-winged fly. : GNAT
108. Melodious. : ARIOSE
109. Natives of Thule. : ESKIMOS
111. Instructed. : TRAINED
113. Disdained. : SCORNED
114. Restrain. : DETER
116. Mere trifle. : STRAW
117. Hasten. : HURRY
118. Question. : ASK
121. Serious. : STAID
123. Lettuce. : COS
124. Girl's name. : SONIA
125. Profitable. : FAT
128. Precarious way of life. : HANDTOMOUTH
131. Smite ___ (attack unsparingly). : HIPANDTHIGH
134. Ooze. : EXUDE
135. Be conspicuous. : STARE
136. Harden. : ENURE
137. Tidal flow. : EAGRE
138. Gas ___. : METER
139. Moved smoothly. : SLID
140. Passé. : DATED
141. Spread out. : SPLAY
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1. Part of a clock sound. : TOCK
2. Light-gray. : ASHY
3. Man of Isle of Man. : GAEL
4. Music-maker. : UKE
5. Island in Sea of Okhotsk. : SAKHALIN
6. Mint plants. : THYMES
7. Javanese rulers. : RAJAS
8. Presently. : ANON
9. Cut down. : MOW
10. Describing moonlight. : SILVERY
11. Broadway hit (with "The"). : PAJAMAGAME
12. Political group. : ADA
13. Seats. : PEWS
14. Senatorial first name. : ALBEN
15. Cinema comers. : STARLETS
16. Relative of the beech. : OAK
17. Explorer Tasman. : ABEL
18. Reflect deeply. : PORE
19. Fairish. : SOSO
23. Debate. : ARGUE
26. Highway vehicles. : BUSES
28. Noblemen. : EARLS
32. Choler. : IRE
35. Peak near Catania. : ETNA
36. Spur. : GOAD
37. Relatives of upstarts. : SNOBS
39. Swedish man's name. : SVEN
40. Rushes. : RACES
41. Bedecks. : ADORNS
42. Attitude of whimsical disbelief. : TONGUEINCHEEK
43. Asian title. : KHAN
44. Monkey. : SAI
46. Without ___ (lacking sound reasons). : ALEGTOSTANDON
47. Wept. : TEARED
48. Glacial ridge. : ESKAR
50. Species. : SORT
52. Cossack. : TARTAR
55. Chief. : HEAD
56. Untrammeled. : FOOTLOOSE
57. Night: Fr. : NUIT
60. Molasses. : TREACLE
61. Work monotonously. : PLOD
63. Explosive weapon. : GRENADE
66. Stop!: Naut. : BELAY
68. Tangled mass. : SHAG
69. Saintes: Abbr. : STES
70. Of sound waves. : SONIC
72. Abyss. : PIT
73. Propel. : SEND
74. Comfortable. : SNUG
75. Nave. : HUB
77. Depended (on). : HINGED
78. Concerning. : INRE
80. Angry sounds. : SNORTS
81. Witches. : HAGS
83. Actor Henry. : HULL
84. Not dense. : SPARSE
85. Bring down. : ABASE
87. Mated unsuitably. : MISMATCHED
88. Dart off. : BOLT
90. Dispatch. : SPEED
93. Clodhoppers. : BOORS
94. Globule. : BEAD
97. Eager. : AVID
98. Period of instruction. : SEMESTER
100. Small child. : TOT
101. Identified. : KNEW
102. Allots. : PRORATES
103. Sprightly. : AIRY
105. ___ voce. : SOTTO
107. Struck teeth together. : GNASHED
108. Caustic. : ACRID
110. Furrows. : SEAMS
112. Tax office: Abbr. : IRO
113. Basked and tanned. : SUNNED
115. Donnybrooks. : RIOTS
117. Late British statesman. : HOARE
118. Interjection. : AHEM
119. Kind of greenish-blue. : SAXE
120. Author Hamsun. : KNUT
122. Twofold. : DUAL
124. Cover for hole in boiler. : SPUT
125. Austrian statesman. : FIGL
126. City on the Jumna river. : AGRA
127. Pronoun. : THEY
129. Famous initials. : DDE
130. Three: Comb. form. : TRI
132. Once ___ blue moon. : INA
133. Chance. : HAP

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 16 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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