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ARMCHAIR BAEDEKER

New York Times, Sunday, November 4, 1956

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 132, Blocks: 69, Avg Word Len: 5.64, Missing: { K Q X }, Scrabble score: 528 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 144, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 29
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,686
Across
1. A random effort. : STAB
5. Polish city now in Ukraine. : LWOW
9. Yum-Yum and friends. : MAIDS
14. Christian sect. : AMISH
19. Half of a Dec 1 sports story. : ARMY
20. Where to find Cork. : EIRE
21. Time for showers. : APRIL
22. Begin. : SETTO
23. International question. : SUEZCANAL
25. Pirate waters. : SPANISHMAIN
27. Female announcer of tidings. : HERALDESS
28. A-Q or K-J. : TENACE
29. Economy spread. : OLEO
30. "Bombs bursting ___ . . . " : INAIR
31. Ode of praise. : HYMN
33. Basil or rosemary. : HERB
35. Where Galilee is: Abbr. : ISR
36. Jelling substance. : PECTIN
38. Goods from Harris. : TWEEDS
40. Character in "All's Well." : DIANA
42. Flight selection. : STAIR
43. Creaking, as from a heavy weight : GROANING
45. Sculptor of "The Minute-man." : FRENCH
48. Inferior rubber tree: Var. : TUNU
49. Calla lilies. : ARUMS
50. Sentimental sounds. : COOS
52. Sierra Nevada scenic spot. : TAHOE
53. Type of pet. : SIAMESECAT
55. Straight. : ERECT
57. Hill near Dublin. : TARA
58. Dutch painter. : STEEN
59. Somewhat pressed for cash. : STRAITENED
61. Beginning of a dress. : PATTERN
65. Wash. : LAUNDRY
66. Not taken, as a seat. : UNRESERVED
70. Courage. : HEART
72. Castile and ___. : LEON
73. Blood vessel. : AORTA
74. Ship duties, midnight to 4 A. M. : MIDWATCHES
79. ___ Joe, frightener of Tom Sawyer. : INJUN
81. Beardless wild goat. : TAHR
82. Precincts. : AREAS
83. Italian river. : RENO
84. Looked overlong. : STARED
86. Treating with a chemical. : IODATING
88. The Ranch in "Giant." : REATA
89. Friendly Indian. : NETOP
91. Red cedars. : SAVINS
92. Flammable material. : TINDER
93. Word of contempt. : BAH
95. "Honi ___ . . . " : SOIT
97. Where to find Yankees: Abbr. : NENG
98. Blackbird. : OUSEL
99. Joel, ___, Obadiah. : AMOS
101. Bookworm. : READER
103. Of certain music. : HANDELIAN
107. Snake worship. : SERPENTCULT
109. Partial rhyme. : ASSONANCE
110. Result. : ENSUE
111. Nave. : AISLE
112. Gaze askance. : LEER
113. English river. : TEES
114. Inexorable. : STERN
115. Lieu. : STEAD
116. Former money in Riga. : LATS
117. Long ago: Arch. : ERST
Down
1. Ribbon for man of distinction. : SASH
2. Lawful. : TRUE
3. Library of Congress items. : AMERICANA
4. Alcibiades' conquest. : BYZANTIUM
5. Antenna wire. : LEADIN
6. Diner's pal. : WINER
7. Old English moneys. : ORAS
8. Thieving Taffy's mother. : WELSHWOMAN
9. Sailors under canvas. : MASTMEN
10. Additional sections of a book. : APPENDICES
11. Vast plateau of SW Asia. : IRAN
12. "Quilting party" hostess. : DINAH
13. Cut. : SLICED
14. Mountain ___. : ASH
15. Office note. : MEMO
16. Fine ___ (intrigue). : ITALIANHAND
17. Pens. : STIES
18. Verb in a Commandment. : HONOR
24. Director René. : CLAIR
26. Stroke found on type. : SERIF
32. Baker's necessity. : YEAST
34. Hereditary dignity: Abbr. : BART
36. Signals for conspirators. : PSTS
37. Small case. : ETUI
38. Brief quiet. : TRUCE
39. Sound of anger. : SNORT
41. Tidy up. : NEATEN
43. Decay of fallen trees. : GREENROT
44. Departing guest. : GOER
46. Kitchen gadget. : CORER
47. Willful. : HEADY
49. Goddess of justice: Var. : ASTREA
51. Rascal. : SCALAWAG
54. Common suffixes. : ESES
56. Crowns. : TIARAS
60. Arthur Train's legal Mr. : TUTT
61. Hungarian farm dogs. : PULIS
62. Concerning. : ANENT
63. Gift borne by Greeks. : TROJANHORSE
64. Right to hold something. : TENURE
67. True: Fr. : VRAI
68. A people's characteristic spirit. : ETHOS
69. John Black's well-known tune. : DARDANELLA
70. Where workers congregate. : HIRINGHALL
71. Downing Streeters. : EDENS
74. Former Paris daily, Le ___. : MATIN
75. Fortify with battlements. : CRENELATE
76. Star. : HEADLINER
77. Heraldic term. : ENTE
78. Take to the blue. : SOAR
80. Trawls. : NETS
85. Village near Utrecht. : DOORN
87. Turned aside. : AVERTED
88. Up and about. : RISEN
90. Subjects of old masters. : PIETAS
92. Henry VII, Henry VIII, etc. : TUDORS
93. Diamond corners. : BASES
94. Catkin. : AMENT
96. Unspoken. : TACIT
98. Start. : ONSET
100. Projecting ridge. : SPUR
102. Famous Juliet. : DUSE
104. On the main. : ASEA
105. No-trump honors. : ACES
106. ___-ce pas? : NEST
108. Poetic contraction. : EEN

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 15 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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