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CATCHWORDS

New York Times, Sunday, December 2, 1956

Author: William A. Lewis Jr.
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.32, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 567 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 105, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 12, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 19
William A. Lewis Jr. has 45 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,714
Across Down
1. Derrick uprights. : MASTS
6. Confederate general. : BRAGG
11. Emerson's middle name. : WALDO
16. Forty winks. : SHUTEYE
18. Thread. : LISLE
19. Where the sophisticated have been. : AROUND
21. Breakfast item. : HOTCAKE
22. Japanese in U. S. : ISSEI
23. Tennis star. : TRABERT
25. Refrain of French song, "ça ___." : IRA
26. Indian statesman. : MENON
28. Wrestlers on same side in certain events. : TAGTEAM
30. ___ Galahad. : SIR
31. Turners' machines. : LATHES
33. Members of A. M. A. : MDS
35. Indian statesman. : NEHRU
36. Slogan used in 20 Down. : GIVE
37. ___ liner. : OCEAN
38. Palindromic title. : MADAM
40. Army law: Slang. : REG
41. Tennyson hero. : ARDEN
42. Miss Lamarr. : HEDY
43. Orchestra conductor from Budapest. : DORATI
44. Most whimsical. : FANCIEST
46. "___ et mon droit." : DIEU
48. Teacher's concern. : TESTPAPERS
51. Country festivity. : BARNDANCE
55. Be elevated. : SOAR
56. Puts under contract. : BINDS
59. Gold: Span. : ORO
60. Bavarian king. : OTTO
61. Marked by force. : DINTED
63. Hollywood actor. : DEREK
65. Type of exam. : ORAL
67. Symbol of aid. : HELPINGHAND
70. Crazy. : ZANY
71. Star of "Bigger Than Life." : MASON
73. Events. : DOINGS
74. Part of 29 Down. : SIAM
76. With: Ital. : CON
77. Bessemer ___. : STEEL
79. Unfeigned. : REAL
80. Maritime worker. : STEVEDORE
82. Working period between 4 P. M. and midnight. : SWINGSHIFT
85. Loblolly. : PINE
86. 18th century philosopher. : ROUSSEAU
89. Reached the highest point. : NOONED
91. Great name in music. : BACH
95. Cloister. : ABBEY
96. Part of a jagged line. : ZAG
98. Home-run leader, 1946–52. : KINER
99. Deceit. : GUILE
100. Rip-roaring time. : TEAR
101. Made public. : BARED
103. 100 stotinki. : LEV
104. Boy Scout group. : PATROL
105. One of the Westmores. : ERN
106. Daily. : PERDIEM
108. What is given in return. : WAGES
110. Type of message: Abbr. : TEL
111. Long time. : DOGSAGE
113. ___ Flow, Orkney Island channel. : SCAPA
115. Worn down by friction. : ATTRITE
117. Member of B-vitamin group. : NIACIN
118. ___ de ville. : HOTEL
119. Stable implement. : GROOMER
120. Picture. : SCENE
121. Regional. : AREAL
122. Before now. : SINCE
1. Changed. : MUTATED
2. Flying group: Abbr. : ATC
3. Bluejackets. : SEAMEN
4. Little ones. : TYKES
5. Attended. : SEEN
6. Campus specialty. : BLINDDATE
7. ___ de veau. : RIS
8. Aide: Abbr. : ASST
9. Collect bit by bit. : GLEAN
10. German physicist. : GEIGER
11. Delaware ___. : WATERGAP
12. Chilean pianist. : ARRAU
13. Soil. : LOAM
14. Name. : DUB
15. What "Gangway" means. : ONESIDE
16. Biblical place of tranquility. : SHILOH
17. He said, "Carpe diem." : HORACE
20. Fund-raising campaigns. : DRIVES
24. Soap opera heroine Helen. : TRENT
27. Mosque of ___. : OMAR
29. Part of the globe. : THEFAREAST
32. Composer of "The Creation." : HAYDN
34. Surfeit. : SATE
36. French cape on Strait of Dover. : GRISNEZ
38. Set up and ready for use. : MOUNTED
39. Hypothetical being. : MISSINGLINK
41. Caustic. : ACRID
43. Thomas Mann's "___ in Venice." : DEATH
45. State: Abbr. : NEB
47. Words of agreement. : IDO
49. Hearth implement. : TONGS
50. Trajectory. : PATH
51. Part of a derrick. : BOOM
52. Tapestry. : ARRAS
53. Entree. : ROAST
54. Group on parade. : COLORGUARD
57. Athenian lawmaker. : DRACO
58. Mister: Span. : SENOR
61. Daughter of Jacob. : DINAH
62. Third largest river in Europe. : DNIEPER
64. Author of "Cappy Ricks." : KYNE
66. "Happy Fella" music man. : LOESSER
68. Bakery products. : PIES
69. French painter. : DAVID
72. Of current interest. : NEWSY
75. Favorite subject of many coeds. : MEN
78. Oslo statesman. : LIE
80. Epithet for a general. : STONEWALL
81. Introduction. : DEBUT
83. Sholem Asch novel (with "The"). : NAZARENE
84. Outwit. : FOIL
86. Deserved: Colloq. : RATED
87. King of Mommur. : OBERON
88. Natives of Africa. : UBANGIS
90. River into Gulf of Finland. : NEVA
92. Aviation term. : AIRTIME
93. Author of "The African Giant." : CLOETE
94. Mary Martin's daughter. : HELLER
97. Character in "Teahouse." : GEISHA
99. Frenchman's name. : GASTON
101. Originate. : BEGIN
102. Home furnishings. : DECOR
104. Dutch pianist. : PETRI
106. Measure of length. : PACE
107. Petty officer. : MATE
109. Bits of comic business. : GAGS
112. Gen. LeMay's command. : SAC
114. ___ jacket. : PEA
116. Flier of Valley of Diamonds. : ROC

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 18 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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