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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
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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
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1. Head or headlike structure. : CAPUT
2. "Cradle of Texas Liberty." : ALAMO
3. Hardwood tree. : SLIPPERYELM
4. Fowl. : HENS
5. Crawler. : ANT
6. The Dodgers' Johnny. : PODRES
7. More boorish. : RUDER
8. Voyaging. : ASEA
9. Pronoun. : ITS
10. Hollywood's Donna. : REED
11. Cause of annoyance. : IRRITANT
12. Turns away. : ESTRANGES
13. Debutante activities. : DANCES
14. Pokes around in. : ROOTS
15. Sea birds. : ERNS
16. Depot: Abbr. : STA
17. Nevada symbol. : SAGEBRUSH
21. Orchestral composition. : SERENATA
23. Where birds nest. : EAVES
25. Determined. : SETTLED
29. Epochs. : ERAS
32. A long time. : AGES
34. Roadster. : AUTO
36. English river. : DEE
37. Northern sea. : BALTIC
38. Interstices. : AREOLES
39. Chemical salt. : NITRE
40. Type of flying machine. : BIPLANE
41. Salt-water fishes. : SHADS
42. Ranch house area. : PATIO
43. Girl in uniform. : WAC
44. Profligate. : RIOTOUS
46. Money in Toledo. : PESETAS
47. Microscopic water animal. : ROTIFER
49. Recounts. : RELATES
51. Golf score. : PAR
54. French article. : UNE
55. Part of the throat. : TONSILS
57. Burn without flame. : SMOLDER
59. Rule: Abbr. : REG
61. Former French marshal. : NEY
63. Pacific isles. : ATOLLS
64. Nautical belaying parts. : TIMBERHEADS
65. Straggles. : TAILS
66. Diplomat. : ENVOY
69. Don in "Much Ado." : PEDRO
71. Family circles. : HEARTHS
72. Suburbs. : ENVIRONS
73. Calumet. : PEACEPIPE
75. Grand Canyon, for instance. : SPECTACLE
77. Footlike part. : PES
80. Senator Monroney. : MIKE
82. Ambassador's aides. : ATTACHES
83. The Golden Fleece was one. : PELT
84. Macaw. : ARA
86. Etiquette's Emily. : POST
87. Fatima's quarters. : HAREM
89. More compact. : DENSER
90. Sheds feathers. : MOULTS
92. Smithy. : FORGE
93. Dreamy. : MOONY
95. Italian river. : ADIGE
96. House ___. : TOLET
98. Important paper: Abbr. : CERT
99. Color. : TINT
100. Ostrich. : RHEA
101. Garment. : WRAP
103. Clever ad lib. : PUN
105. Title. : SIR
106. 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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