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URBANE WORDS

New York Times, Sunday, November 6, 1955

Author: Joseph LaFauci
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 70, Avg Word Len: 5.38, Missing: { J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 530 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 138, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
Joseph LaFauci has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,322
Across Down
1. Elephant's-ears. : TAROS
6. Jeopardy. : PERIL
11. Devices for lowering lifeboats. : DAVITS
17. Star of "Silk Stockings." : AMECHE
19. Straightened. : ALINED
21. Former Basque kingdom. : NAVARRE
22. Popular TV sleuth. : BOSTONBLACKIE
24. Developer. : EVOLVER
25. Tropical bird. : ANI
26. G and S characters. : PIRATES
27. Full: French. : PLEIN
29. List sent to a buyer: Abbr. : INV
30. Foolhardy. : RASH
32. Office stampling apparatus. : DATER
33. Paddock dwellers. : FOALS
34. Pay (with "up"). : ANTE
35. Primitive rapier. : ESTOC
37. German article. : DER
38. Quick-tempered. : HASTY
39. Political symbol. : TIGER
40. Subject of Judy Garland song. : TROLLEY
42. Hawk's home. : AERIE
43. Spike. : BARB
44. Echo was one. : OREAD
45. Carpenter's tool. : MALLET
47. Most placid. : CALMEST
50. Excavated. : DUG
51. To go: French. : ALLER
52. Role in "La Forza del Destino." : DONCARLO
53. African capital city: Abbr. : ALG
56. Aquatic mammal. : SEALION
58. Yield. : BEND
59. Paving stone. : SLAB
60. German song. : LIED
62. Phenomenon of World War II. : TOKYOROSE
64. Locality. : SITE
65. Hautboy. : OBOE
66. Word to bind a bargain. : DONE
67. Andiron. : FIREDOG
70. Uncle in old song. : NED
71. Actress Gingold. : HERMIONE
73. Relative of a weasel. : OTTER
74. River through Lake Thun. : AAR
76. French forest. : ARGONNE
77. Touched gently: Poet. : CAREST
78. Pore in a leaf. : STOMA
81. Hors d'___ (useless): Fr. : ETAT
82. Movements, in music. : MOTOS
83. She sings Dalila. : STEVENS
85. Drakes and ganders. : MALES
87. Hoosier poet. : RILEY
88. Here: French. : ICI
90. Appreciation. : SENSE
91. Shepherd-prophet. : AMOS
92. Gaelic name. : EAMON
93. Great surprise: Poet. : AMAZE
95. British gun. : STEN
96. Managed. : RAN
97. ___ Marbles, British Museum treasures. : ELGIN
98. Fish hawks. : OSPREYS
100. Bible name. : IRA
101. Give support to. : INDORSE
103. Damon Runyon character. : NATHANDETROIT
106. Beautified. : ADORNED
107. Give allegiance (to). : ADHERE
108. Name famous since 1934. : DIONNE
109. Shipping center on the Loire. : NANTES
110. Actor Clift. : MONTY
111. Emerges. : RISES
1. Silk used in upholstering. : TABARET
2. Aida's father. : AMONASRO
3. Part of an electric circuit. : RESISTOR
4. Page size: Abbr. : OCT
5. Establishment. : SHOP
6. Liking. : PALATE
7. Spreader of joy. : ELATER
8. Kitchen utensil. : RICER
9. School supplies. : INKS
10. Frangipani garland. : LEI
11. Confederacy President. : DAVIS
12. River near Rugby. : AVON
13. Lace. : VAL
14. "Count Your Blessings" man. : IRVINGBERLIN
15. ___ et quarante, card game. : TRENTE
16. Tray. : SERVER
18. Lady of Camelot. : ENID
20. Set down. : DEPOSIT
21. Sen. Kilgore's colleague. : NEELY
23. Photographer of Lincoln. : BRADY
28. ___ show. : LATE
31. Perforated. : HOLED
33. Traveler. : FARER
34. Term in meteorology. : AIRMASS
36. Santa ___. : CLAUS
38. Part of the Faust legend. : HELENOFTROY
39. Soft mineral. : TALC
41. Keenness. : EDGE
42. Steel, for instance. : ALLOY
43. Collar. : BAND
45. Senator from Reno. : MALONE
46. Equally. : ALIKE
47. Formed into a geometric shape. : CONED
48. Bluish gray. : SLATE
49. Pepys' sign-off, "And so ___." : TOBED
52. Imperial Valley. : DESERT
53. Word of greeting. : ALOHA
54. Book: Latin. : LIBER
55. He sings Amfortas. : GEORGELONDON
57. In agreement. : ATONE
58. Prosaic ones. : BORES
61. Reduces in rank. : DEMOTES
63. Ceremonies. : RITES
66. A prohibition. : DONT
68. Kiln. : OAST
69. Hero of Saratoga campaign, 1777. : GATES
72. ___ much. : INAS
73. Made of cereal. : OATEN
75. Strolls. : ROVES
77. Famous Italian poet. : COLONNA
79. Short references. : MENTIONS
80. Like a goose. : ANSERINE
82. Musetta's friend. : MIMI
83. Glazed. : SIZED
84. Legislatures. : SENATES
85. Contralto Anderson. : MARIAN
86. Heroine of "Private Lives." : AMANDA
87. Was agitated. : RAGED
88. Communicate. : IMPART
89. Ed Norton. : CARNEY
92. Someone ___ (another's). : ELSES
93. Ghastly. : ASHEN
94. Scanned. : EYED
97. Eagle. : ERNE
98. Roman emperor. : OTHO
99. Displace. : STIR
102. Fragment. : ORT
104. Duncan's rank: Abbr. : ADM
105. Reine's spouse. : ROI

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