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BON VOYAGE

New York Times, Sunday, October 30, 1955

Author: Herbert Ettenson
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 686 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 144, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 27
Herbert Ettenson has 87 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,315
Across Down
1. Abrupt declivities. : SCARPS
7. Riparian plant. : SEDGE
12. Phase. : STEP
16. New area for travel. : SPACE
21. City in India. : ELLORE
22. Dutch ___. : TREAT
23. British composer. : ARNE
24. French for "woe is me!" : HELAS
25. Marie Dressler role. : TUGBOATANNIE
27. Movie "tough guy." : GEORGERAFT
29. Camel's-hair material. : ABA
30. Crash a party. : BARGEIN
31. Creator of Dennis the Menace. : KETCHAM
32. Depot: Abbr. : STA
33. Et ___. : ALII
34. To be: Lat. : ESSE
36. Make-believe. : SHAM
37. Card game. : SKAT
38. Revolving fan in a blower. : WAFTER
41. More remote. : FARTHER
44. Creator of Mike Hammer. : SPILLANE
46. Conductor Kurtz. : EFREM
47. Sink a putt. : HOLE
48. First: Abbr. : INIT
50. "I drew my snicker ___!" : SNEE
51. Girl's name. : LOIS
52. More firm. : SURER
53. He put in at Put In Bay. : PERRY
55. Cheroot. : SEEGAR
59. Nautical diary. : LOG
60. Sets of type. : FONTS
61. Be defeated: Colloq. : LOSEOUT
63. Sword: Ital. : SPADA
64. Describing certain flowers. : STARLIKE
66. Sec. Benson's middle name. : TAFT
67. Sound akin to splash. : PLOP
69. Evaded a tag. : SLID
70. Lugubrious. : TEARY
71. Stand by. : WAIT
72. Spectator. : VIEWER
74. Grassland. : LEA
75. Drank a toast to. : PLEDGED
77. Old-fangled. : ARCHAIC
79. Snobbery. : HAUTEUR
81. Josh. : RIB
82. Lake in N. Y. : GEORGE
84. Rulers: Abbr. : EMPS
85. Panoply. : ARRAY
86. Scholar's abbreviation. : IBID
88. Residue. : DREG
89. Suffixes used with fruits. : ADES
90. Use incorrectly. : MISAPPLY
93. Gold lace. : ORRIS
95. "Bulldogs." : YALEMEN
97. "Main Street" heroine. : CAROL
98. Street in Paris. : RUE
99. It's SE of Suez. : REDSEA
101. Apportions. : METES
102. Black and lustrous. : RAVEN
103. Actress Freeman. : MONA
104. Bread crumbs. : ORTS
106. Throw down the gauntlet. : DARE
107. Oklahoma city. : ENID
108. Viands. : FOODS
109. Jerome Kern classic. : SHOWBOAT
113. Scenarios. : SCRIPTS
115. Square peg in a round hole. : MISFIT
116. Anna or sol. : COIN
117. Walls: Fr. : MURS
119. Relative of a Bunsen burner. : ETNA
120. Pielet. : TART
121. 100%. : ALL
122. Paid a call. : VISITED
124. Executed badly. : MISDONE
127. Son of Jacob. : GAD
130. William Henry Harrison. : TIPPECANOE
132. Scene of John Brown's raid. : HARPERSFERRY
134. Stacks up. : HEAPS
135. Vex. : GALL
136. Umpteen. : STEEN
137. Lagoon Islands. : ELLICE
138. German man's name. : ERNST
139. Greek underground, W. W. II. : ELAS
140. Presidential nickname. : TEDDY
141. Svelte women. : SYLPHS
1. Italian silk. : SETA
2. Group of sportsmen. : CLUB
3. Seaweed. : ALGA
4. Hold up. : ROB
5. Trifle for Univac. : PROBLEM
6. It's prescribed in thalassotherapy. : SEAAIR
7. Smoker. : STAG
8. Thalassic flyer. : ERNE
9. Silk tester. : DENIERER
10. Opposed: Poet. : GAINST
11. Summer in St. Lô. : ETE
12. Pundit. : SAGE
13. Waste allowances. : TRETS
14. Sailor Arden and others. : ENOCHS
15. Could be. : PERHAPS
16. Passenger on the Ark. : SHEM
17. By. : PER
18. Where Anchorage is. : ALASKA
19. Garment worn in the Levant. : CAFTAN
20. House, lawn and swimming pool. : ESTATE
26. Numerical prefix. : TRI
28. Mudlarks. : GAMINS
31. Most sagacious. : KEENEST
33. Roscoe ___, stuttering comedian. : ATES
35. Camel. : SHIPOFTHEDESERT
37. Hibernates. : SLEEPS
38. Herbert George ___. : WELLS
39. In progress. : AFOOT
40. Pelican's cousin. : FRIGATEBIRD
41. Metier. : FORTE
42. Brews. : ALES
43. To laugh: Fr. : RIRE
45. Settlings. : LEES
47. Copacetic. : HUNKYDORY
49. Hotbed of hurricanes. : TROPICS
52. Went to an evening affair. : SOIREED
54. Feast of the Nativity. : YULE
56. Where to find "stet" and "dele." : GALLEYPROOF
57. Parting word. : ADIEU
58. Relative of loran. : RADAR
60. Famous illustrator. : FLAGG
61. Not of clergy. : LAIC
62. Blond. : TOWHAIRED
65. ___ cent. : RED
66. Fodder plant. : TARE
68. Canadian U. N. representative. : PEARSON
71. Moved in wobbly manner. : WAGGLED
72. Guests at the captain's table. : VIPS
73. Bucolic. : RURAL
75. Antecedent. : PRIOR
76. Cuba ___, kind of drink. : LIBRE
78. Word of agreement. : AMEN
80. Spigot. : TAP
83. Paper measure. : REAM
87. Cast off. : DISOWN
89. Fined. : AMERCED
90. Song thrush. : MAVIS
91. Washday in France. : LUNDI
92. Ferment. : YEAST
94. Bosnian. : SERB
96. Greek letters. : ETAS
97. Jargon. : CANT
100. New age. : ATOMIC
102. Fixed up. : REPAIRED
103. Maximal. : MOST
105. Wienerwurst. : SAUSAGE
108. Operetta by Friml. : FIREFLY
109. Tongue-lash. : SCATHE
110. "___ than thou" attitude. : HOLIER
111. Crankcase section. : OILPAN
112. Threefold. : TRINAL
114. Resident. : INMATE
115. Parsonages. : MANSES
118. Garment worn by Calpurnia. : STOLA
120. Rocky hill. : TOR
122. Gilet. : VEST
123. Nine-eyes and petromyzont. : EELS
125. Went faster. : SPED
126. Gainsay. : DENY
127. Suitcase. : GRIP
128. Roguish. : ARCH
129. Aniline and eosin. : DYES
131. Epistolary addenda. : PPS
132. F. D. R., ___, D. D. E. : HST
133. House wing. : ELL

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