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ALPHABETICS

New York Times, Sunday, October 28, 1956

Author: Thomas Meekin
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 158, Blocks: 75, Avg Word Len: 5.75, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 596 (avg 1.31)
Open Squares: 166, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 23
Thomas Meekin has 202 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,679
Across Down
1. Even chance. : TOSSUP
7. City SW of Corinth. : SPARTA
13. Sobriquets. : BYNAMES
20. Form of annuity. : TONTINE
21. Interval. : PERIOD
22. Unfolds: Colloq. : EVOLUTES
24. Commodity. : ARTICLE
25. Bristle of wheat. : ARISTA
26. Of a famous Latin poet. : HORATIAN
27. Emblem on Cuban flag. : STAR
28. Trespass. : INTRUDE
30. Hayfork part. : PRONG
32. Buddhist church in Japan. : TERA
33. Salutation. : SIR
34. Roman roads. : ITERS
35. Apportioned. : RATIONED
38. ___'easter. : NOR
39. Yukon peak, Mount St. ___. : ELIAS
41. Patron saint of Spain. : DIEGO
44. Device in a trumpet. : VALVE
45. Recorded event. : ANNAL
47. Grassy plains of S. A. : LLANOS
49. What the Delaware was, Christmas, 1776. : CROSSABLE
51. Grasping. : GREEDY
52. Australian plover. : SANDLARK
54. Bubbling up. : ABOIL
55. City on the Willamette. : SALEM
57. Bison's pride. : MANE
58. German fruit and nut bread. : STOLLEN
60. Of a certain brotherhood. : MASONIC
64. Actress Young. : LORETTA
67. One of the "Rivals." : ACRES
68. At a distance. : AFAR
70. Island off Jutland. : ROMO
71. Macaw. : ARA
72. Head of Senate Judiciary Committee. : EASTLAND
74. Coat with brass. : BRAZE
75. Namesakes of Biblical king. : ASAS
76. Softened. : TAMED
78. Bizarre. : OUTRE
79. Auk of Alaska. : ARRIE
80. Forms into dross. : SLAGS
81. Harrow's rival. : ETON
82. Incompetent. : UNFIT
83. Drugget. : FLOORMAT
85. Governor of Utah. : LEE
86. Chips off old blocks. : SONS
87. Animal: Fr. : BETE
88. Sudden turn in a river. : ELBOW
89. British surveyor in India. : EVEREST
91. Faithless one. : TRAITOR
93. Plants again. : RESEEDS
95. One of the Warren girls. : NINA
96. Fescue. : GRASS
98. Be very conspicuous. : STARE
99. Verbs in Hebrew grammar. : STATIVES
103. Short poem. : SONNET
106. Parental. : ANCESTRAL
109. End of the game, in Rugby. : NOSIDE
110. Cartel. : TRUST
111. Malign. : SMEAR
112. Founder of a city in Oregon, 1811. : ASTOR
114. Reappear. : RECUR
115. Wing ___ or wahoo. : ELM
116. Helmsman. : SEAPILOT
119. Youthful years. : TEENS
121. Tennis point. : ACE
122. Baker's shovel. : PEEL
124. Islamic teacher: Var. : MULLA
125. Site of the Masters Tournament. : AUGUSTA
128. Between Kukla and Ollie. : FRAN
129. Mistletoe is one. : PARASITE
131. City of Formosa. : TAINAN
133. Echo. : ITERATE
135. Worker on cloisonné. : ENAMELER
136. Accommodate. : OBLIGE
137. Devastates. : RAVAGES
138. Cunning. : SLYNESS
139. Stopped. : RESTED
140. Overjoyed. : ELATED
1. Mexican cake. : TORTILLA
2. Beatrice Lillie is one. : ONTARIAN
3. Tumult. : STIR
4. ___ transit. : SIC
5. Not kindled. : UNLIT
6. Flattened by hammering. : PEENED
7. More thinly scattered. : SPARSER
8. Where Oroya is. : PERU
9. Waterless. : ARID
10. Part of a step. : RISER
11. Little one. : TOT
12. Of flexible nature. : ADAPTABLE
13. Devolves on. : BEHOOVES
14. One of the Dionnes. : YVONNE
15. Name on a Scandinavian postage stamp. : NORGE
16. State: Abbr. : ALA
17. Comic character. : MUTT
18. St. ___-du-Mont, Paris church. : ETIENNE
19. Ship's route. : SEAROAD
20. Ornaments on academic caps. : TASSELS
23. Ill-natured. : SNARLY
29. Treat's companion. : TRICK
31. Brooklet. : RILL
34. Out-of-the-way. : ISOLATED
36. Profits. : AVAILS
37. Faces. : DARES
40. Last words of "Pat-a-cake." : ANDME
42. Porgy's means of locomotion. : GOATCART
43. Character in "Vanity Fair." : OSBORNE
46. Living in a wood. : NEMORAL
48. Comet's driver. : SANTA
50. Repaired boots. : SOLED
51. Showy display. : GLARE
53. Logical arguers. : REASONERS
56. Overwhelming wonder. : AMAZEMENT
58. Brinier. : SALTIER
59. Waterway to New York City. : NARROWS
61. Cash register ring-up. : NOSALE
62. Reflects. : IMAGES
63. Pamper. : COSSET
64. Newest. : LATEST
65. Keynoter. : ORATOR
66. Novel of 1885. : RAMONA
69. Pleasing. : FAIR
73. Topknot. : TUFT
74. Poultry farm devices. : BROODERS
77. One-stripers. : ENSIGNS
79. Province of Canada. : ALBERTA
80. Clarion-voiced ones. : STENTORS
82. Pre-snorkel vessel. : UBOAT
83. Tiny circus performers. : FLEAS
84. Of the birds. : AVIAN
88. Inlet: Span. : ESTERO
90. Grow. : RAISE
92. Allowances for waste. : TRETS
94. Department store installation. : ESCALATOR
97. Pieces of needlework. : SAMPLERS
99. Wild plums. : SLOES
100. Home of Dr. Primrose. : VICARAGE
101. Lettered. : EDUCATED
102. Tranquil expanses. : SERENES
103. Extensive treeless plain. : STEPPE
104. City on the Loire. : ORLEANS
105. V or X or L. : NUMERAL
107. Phantom dog in "Topper." : NEIL
108. Harmonized. : ATTUNED
111. Fries lightly. : SAUTES
113. Go away. : RETIRE
117. Nellie Forbush's hero. : EMILE
118. Full dress. : TAILS
120. Province of U. S. A. : NATAL
123. Archbishop inspiration of Willa Cather novel. : LAMY
126. Army section. : UNIT
127. Challenge. : GAGE
128. Campus club. : FRAT
130. Japanese coins. : SEN
132. Nancy Hanks' son. : ABE
134. Little ___. : EVA

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 16 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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