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READER'S GUIDE

New York Times, Sunday, November 28, 1954

Author: Thomas Meekin
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 160, Blocks: 85, Avg Word Len: 5.55, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 630 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 156, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,979
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1. Slayer of King Duncan. : MACBETH
8. Fictional elephant. : BABAR
13. Author Burney. : FRANCES
20. Ill-fated liner, 1939. : ATHENIA
21. General in "Aïda." : RADAMES
23. Jerome Kern work. : ROBERTA
24. Art of presenting a play. : STAGING
25. River in "Green Mansions." : ORINOCO
26. Kind of small-boat motor. : INBOARD
27. Suggestion. : TIP
28. Type of Conrad's seamen. : DEEPWATER
30. Hergesheimer heroine. : LINDA
32. One of the Canterbury pilgrims. : NUN
33. Part of M. A. : ARTS
35. Mr. Darcy was one. : SNOB
36. "___ Interlude." : STRANGE
38. Wheel part. : TIRE
39. Borsch ingredient. : BEETS
41. Amundsen's Gjoa. : SLOOP
44. Before: Prefix. : ANTE
45. Mr. Bromfield. : LOUIS
46. Skillful. : ADROIT
48. City in Michigan. : KALAMAZOO
51. Heroines or villainesses. : MAMMAS
52. George Eliot's hero. : ADAM
54. Curtain lectures. : TIRADES
55. The "lowing herd." : COWS
56. Cathedral church of Rome. : LATERAN
59. Mrs. Pankhurst's project. : VOTE
60. Captive balloon. : SAUSAGE
63. Kinsman. : SIB
64. Palm fruit. : COCO
65. Kipling's "The ___ Child." : ELEPHANTS
68. Departed. : WENT
70. Fred Astaire's home town. : OMAHA
72. Attila's army. : HORDE
74. Conical in form. : TERETE
75. Mr. Berra. : YOGI
76. Clayey. : BOLAR
77. Munich's river. : ISAR
78. Little Miss Trent. : NELL
79. Character in "Portrait of a Lady." : MERLE
80. Operatic prince. : IGOR
81. Kind of show for Borge. : ONEMAN
83. Pontifical cape. : ORALE
84. The "Imaginary Invalid." : ARGAN
85. Man's nickname. : GENE
86. He cried, "Roma o Morte!" : GARIBALDI
88. Large birds. : EMUS
90. Ones elected. : INS
91. Stanzas. : SESTETS
93. ___ one's time. : BIDE
94. Testified. : DEPOSED
96. ___ lance. : FREE
97. Skeletons' homes. : CLOSETS
100. Girl in "If Winter Comes." : NONA
101. "The Innocents ___." : ABROAD
104. Onyx marble. : ALABASTER
106. Egyptians. : NILOTS
110. Witch's carrier. : BROOM
111. Soothing words. : BYES
112. Squirrel shrews. : TANAS
114. 1497 explorer of N. America. : CABOT
115. Tumult. : RIOT
116. Hamlet's steadfast friend. : HORATIO
119. ___ much. : INAS
121. Song: Comb. form. : MELO
122. Letter. : ESS
123. Star of "John Brown's Body." : POWER
124. Character in "Peter Pan." : CROCODILE
128. Capek's play. : RUR
129. Having grief for sin: Theol. : ATTRITE
131. Mrs. Belmont. : ELEANOR
133. Anita Loos' heroine. : LORELEI
135. Rip Van Winkle. : SLEEPER
136. Shillings: Slang. : DEANERS
137. Nacreous glass. : OPALINE
138. Succinctly. : TERSELY
139. Newspaper edition. : EXTRA
140. Replaces inner covering. : RELINES
1. Ancient tomb. : MASTABA
2. Clothed. : ATTIRED
3. Section. : CHAPTER
4. Supplicate. : BEG
5. Novelist Bagnold. : ENID
6. Rake parts. : TINES
7. Uta and Walter. : HAGENS
8. Early movie vamp. : BARA
9. Approach. : ADIT
10. Causes of harm. : BANES
11. Spiritless: Arch. : AMORT
12. Music-lover's item: Abbr. : REC
13. Margin. : FRINGE
14. Type of script: Printing. : RONDE
15. Father. : ABBA
16. Advocate of new ways. : NEO
17. Skull. : CRANIUM
18. Part of ancient Italy. : ETRURIA
19. Theme of "blues" songs. : SADNESS
21. Charon's craft? : ROWBOAT
22. Hot east winds of Spain. : SOLANOS
29. 11th President. : POLK
31. Preposition. : INTO
34. Ermine. : STOAT
37. Demolish. : RAZE
38. Aunt Polly's nephew. : TOMSAWYER
40. Mrs. Peepers's mode of travel. : SIDECAR
42. Camouflage color. : OLIVEDRAB
43. Word of honor. : PAROLE
45. Swift called them "cobwebs." : LAWS
47. Moana's food. : TARO
49. Lord Jim's rating. : MATE
50. Proficient. : ADEPT
51. Lion's friend. : MOUSE
53. Plot craftily. : MACHINATE
55. Characters in "Old Arizona." : CATTLEMEN
56. French city. : LIMOGES
57. Ear shell. : ABALONE
58. Rodeo stars. : NOOSERS
60. Describing a fishhook. : SNELLED
61. Mother Goose character. : GEORGIE
62. Setting of "Jane Eyre." : ENGLAND
63. Prize novel of 1925. : SOBIG
66. Daughter of Henry of Navarre. : HENRIETTA
67. Region. : AREA
69. Hullo!: French. : TIENS
71. Variety of clover. : HARESFOOT
73. Branches: Anat. : RAMI
79. Of a noted order. : MASONIC
81. Shaped as a reversed curve. : OGEED
82. Daudet novel (with "The"). : NABOB
83. Most unusual. : ODDEST
87. Jurgen's wife. : LISA
89. Once ___ a time. : UPON
92. Car. : TRAM
95. Kowtow: Var. : SALAM
97. Exonerated. : CLEARED
98. "The ___ Puritan." : LAST
99. Upper classmen. : SENIORS
101. Alongside. : ABREAST
102. Evince resentment. : BRISTLE
103. Chanticleer. : ROOSTER
104. Point on Isle of Man. : AYRE
105. Transvaal region. : RAND
107. Ohio college. : OBERLIN
108. Hydrocarbon. : TOLUENE
109. Frank O'Connor's forte. : STORIES
111. Site of O. Henry story. : BOWERY
113. Joseph Conrad's calling. : SAILOR
116. "Grand ___." : HOTEL
117. Tenzing's implement. : ICEAX
118. Female figure in art. : ORANT
120. Coasting place. : SLOPE
123. Solace for Sherlock Holmes. : PIPE
125. First-rater. : ONER
126. Uncas loved her. : CORA
127. Epochal. : ERAL
130. A matter: Law. : RES
132. Poe's Annabel. : LEE
134. "Old ___." : ELI

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