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WORDSMANSHIP

New York Times, Sunday, October 7, 1956

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 132, Blocks: 67, Avg Word Len: 5.67, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 560 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 146, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 27
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,658
Across
1. Spain to Spaniards. : ESPANA
7. Of a certain color. : RAVEN
12. Livestock for nomads. : CAMELS
18. Unselfish one. : SHARER
19. City in Turkey. : ADANA
20. Vic Seixas, for example. : AMATEUR
22. Popular couple of Italian origin. : PUNCHANDJUDY
24. Legal fee. : RETAINER
26. Legists: Abbr. : ATTS
27. Water nymph. : NAIAD
28. Taxes. : STENTS
30. Wind direction. : SSE
31. Part of D. V. : DEO
32. Placed at intervals. : SPACED
34. Hollywood first name. : HEDY
35. Knife: Slang. : SHIV
36. Medieval helmet. : ARMET
39. Features of skyscrapers. : ELEVATORS
41. Street in Memphis. : BEALE
42. Handsome So. African irises. : IXIAS
44. Forty-___. : NINERS
45. Trans-Atlantic air terminal. : GANDER
46. Showing promise: Colloq. : COMING
48. Geography supplement. : ATLAS
49. Poetess: Rare. : BARDESS
50. Bearded, as grain. : ARISTATE
52. First wife of Zeus. : LETO
54. Forearm bone. : ULNA
55. Social worker's concern. : FOSTERHOME
57. Even. : STILL
59. Title of Mohammed. : IMAM
63. Common suffix. : ENT
64. ___ day. : RAINY
65. Important crops of India. : RABIS
67. Grounded bird. : EMU
68. Rather poor. : SOSO
70. Tales of adventure. : GESTS
72. Anatomical model. : HOMUNCULUS
74. European. : SLAV
76. Hindu festival for Krishna. : HOLI
78. Too puritanical person. : BLUENOSE
79. Nashua's retreat. : PASTURE
82. Natives of Dvinsk. : LETTS
84. "The Marines have ___." : LANDED
85. Parts of shoes. : UPPERS
86. Under: Dial. : ANEATH
88. Poet's concern. : METER
89. Leg. : SHANK
90. Dominate. : OVERSHADE
92. Tool for shaping metal. : SWAGE
95. Central American country: Abbr. : HOND
96. Hurry. : SPUR
97. Different: Comb. form. : HETERO
99. Mayan Indian. : MAM
100. One: Prefix. : UNI
101. Improver of the outward man. : TAILOR
103. Fiat money. : SCRIP
104. Style of dress. : GARB
105. Music machines. : PIANOLAS
107. Chicago meeting place. : AMPHITHEATRE
110. Scalloped, as leaf edges. : CRENATE
111. Murmured tenderly. : COOED
112. Type of rock formation. : INLIER
113. Transferred, as property. : DEEDED
114. Among: Fr. : ENTRE
115. Is affected by some event. : REACTS
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1. Spanish sword. : ESPADA
2. Comic genius of David Garrick's day. : SHUTER
3. Marcel Marceau and others. : PANTOMIMISTS
4. Trajectories. : ARCS
5. O. T. book: Abbr. : NEH
6. Irish islands. : ARANS
7. Like a wheel spoke. : RADIAL
8. Next to. : ADJACENT
9. Palace doings. : VAUDEVILLE
10. Boundary. : END
11. Prohibitions. : NAYS
12. Rushes wildly. : CAREERS
13. Satisfaction given for loss. : AMENDS
14. Snarly. : MATTY
15. Greek letters. : ETAS
16. Flower arrangement. : LEI
17. Awning. : SUNSHADE
21. Comes back into position. : RESILES
23. Nuchae. : NAPES
25. Lapels. : REVERS
29. Norse name. : THOR
33. Mother of Perseus. : DANAE
35. Chief port of NE Honshu. : SENDAI
37. Occur. : EXIST
38. User of pastels. : TINTER
40. Criteria. : TESTS
41. ___ dance. : BARN
43. Seaweed extracts. : AGARAGARS
45. Moor hen. : GALLINULE
46. Rooms for refreshments. : CAFES
47. Maine town. : ORONO
48. Untold years. : AEONS
49. Persian nightingale. : BULBUL
51. Steal. : THIEVE
53. Other: Span. : OTRO
56. Fictitious person. : MYTH
58. Poetic feet, used by Pope. : IAMBS
60. Thriller-style. : MELODRAMATIC
61. Entertain. : AMUSE
62. Pondered. : MUSED
66. Rude Anglo-Saxon coins. : SCEATS
69. City W of Bruges. : OSTEND
71. Cobbler. : SOLER
72. Satisfy a need: Colloq. : HITTHESPOT
73. Somewhat worn or used. : UNNEW
75. Lie in wait. : LURK
77. Slip. : LEASH
79. Strenuous exercise. : PUSHUP
80. Voiceless. : APHONIC
81. Toledan. : SPANIARD
83. Tom Sawyer's Becky. : THATCHER
86. Plucked off. : AVULSED
87. Unnoble Roman noble. : NERO
88. Desert. : MERIT
90. Causing dullness. : OPIATE
91. Ridicule. : DERIDE
93. Type of room. : GARRET
94. Waning fire. : EMBERS
96. Side dish. : SALAD
98. A Biblical El Dorado. : OPHIR
101. Elegance. : TONE
102. Derby. : RACE
104. Holiday event. : GALA
106. Born. : NEE
108. Family badge of old Japan. : MON
109. Suffix in Chemistry. : ENE

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 18 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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