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SOLVER'S TRAVELS

New York Times, Sunday, December 19, 1954

Author:
Ruth H. Oliver
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 67, Avg Word Len: 5.50, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 536 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 134, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 21
Ruth H. Oliver has 7 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 2,000
Across
1
Stylish fabric. : CASHA
6
Two-thirds of Minnesota. : PRAIRIE
13
Prepare for use. : DRESS
18
Sen. Frear. : ALLEN
19
Wrongful dispossessions. : OUSTERS
20
Main arteries. : AORTAS
22
Arizona badlands. : PAINTEDDESERT
24
Legal minorities. : NONAGES
26
Men in blue. : UMPS
27
Range. : AREA
28
Guides. : DIRECTS
30
Rather than. : ERE
31
Cream. : TOP
32
Affirm. : AVER
33
Fodder plants. : TARES
34
Incite. : ABET
35
Brinks. : EDGES
37
Central American export. : BANANAS
40
Singed. : BURNT
41
Frolics. : SPREES
43
Bandleader Fred and family. : WARINGS
44
Code of ceremonies. : RITUAL
45
Between Grant and Garfield. : HAYES
46
Painter's colors. : PALETTE
47
Quick retort. : RIPOSTE
48
Used up. : ATE
49
Headmaster. : RECTOR
50
Bobbin. : SPOOL
52
Acquired. : HAD
53
Thins down. : DILUTES
56
French islands. : ILES
58
Perfume base. : ATTAR
60
Drowsiness. : SOMNOLENCE
62
Punch or Judy. : MARIONETTE
67
Growing out. : ENATE
68
___ check. : SPOT
70
Indian of South America. : FUEGIAN
71
"In the know." : HEP
74
Hinders. : STAYS
76
Slips away. : ELOPES
78
Roman numeral. : MIV
79
"Make thine ___ thy footstool." : ENEMIES
81
Hiawatha, at times. : PADDLER
83
Picasso. : PABLO
85
Answers the purpose. : AVAILS
86
Sea birds with long wings. : PETRELS
87
Nonconforming opinion. : HERESY
88
Piles hay. : RICKS
89
Followers of Hippocrates. : DOCTORS
90
Cheek bone. : MALAR
91
Eucalyptus. : TREE
92
Italian holiday. : FESTA
93
Man's nickname. : MORT
94
Pillbox. : HAT
97
Twining vine. : HOP
98
Ready!: Aviation signal. : CONTACT
100
Dissolute one. : ROUE
101
Two words of assent. : WEDO
102
Long-range riflemen. : SNIPERS
104
Quondam route for longhorn steers. : CHISHOLMTRAIL
107
Plant having milky juice. : SPURGE
108
Easy-going. : LENIENT
109
Get by begging: Colloq. : CADGE
110
Start. : ENTER
111
Wandering livestock. : ESTRAYS
112
Unexpected defeat. : UPSET
Down
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Head or headlike structure. : CAPUT
2
"Cradle of Texas Liberty." : ALAMO
3
Hardwood tree. : SLIPPERYELM
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Fowl. : HENS
5
Crawler. : ANT
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The Dodgers' Johnny. : PODRES
7
More boorish. : RUDER
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Voyaging. : ASEA
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Pronoun. : ITS
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Hollywood's Donna. : REED
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Cause of annoyance. : IRRITANT
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Turns away. : ESTRANGES
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Debutante activities. : DANCES
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Pokes around in. : ROOTS
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Sea birds. : ERNS
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Depot: Abbr. : STA
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Nevada symbol. : SAGEBRUSH
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Orchestral composition. : SERENATA
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Where birds nest. : EAVES
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Determined. : SETTLED
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Epochs. : ERAS
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A long time. : AGES
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Roadster. : AUTO
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English river. : DEE
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Northern sea. : BALTIC
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Interstices. : AREOLES
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Chemical salt. : NITRE
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Type of flying machine. : BIPLANE
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Salt-water fishes. : SHADS
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Ranch house area. : PATIO
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Girl in uniform. : WAC
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Profligate. : RIOTOUS
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Money in Toledo. : PESETAS
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Microscopic water animal. : ROTIFER
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Recounts. : RELATES
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Golf score. : PAR
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French article. : UNE
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Part of the throat. : TONSILS
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Burn without flame. : SMOLDER
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Rule: Abbr. : REG
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Former French marshal. : NEY
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Pacific isles. : ATOLLS
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Nautical belaying parts. : TIMBERHEADS
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Straggles. : TAILS
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Diplomat. : ENVOY
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Don in "Much Ado." : PEDRO
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Family circles. : HEARTHS
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Suburbs. : ENVIRONS
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Calumet. : PEACEPIPE
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Grand Canyon, for instance. : SPECTACLE
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Footlike part. : PES
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Senator Monroney. : MIKE
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Ambassador's aides. : ATTACHES
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The Golden Fleece was one. : PELT
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Macaw. : ARA
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Etiquette's Emily. : POST
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Fatima's quarters. : HAREM
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More compact. : DENSER
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Sheds feathers. : MOULTS
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Smithy. : FORGE
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Dreamy. : MOONY
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Italian river. : ADIGE
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House ___. : TOLET
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Important paper: Abbr. : CERT
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Color. : TINT
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Ostrich. : RHEA
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Garment. : WRAP
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Clever ad lib. : PUN
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Title. : SIR
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Fort Worth college. : TCU

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 17 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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