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POTPOURRI

New York Times, Sunday, February 13, 1955

Author:
W. E. Jones
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 63, Avg Word Len: 5.40, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 534 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 120, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 23
W. E. Jones has 95 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,056
Across
1. Last home of R. L. S. : SAMOA
6. Doubly. : TWICE
11. Relative of a butte. : MESA
15. ___ Grande. : CASA
19. Former name of Hussein's land. : TRANSJORDAN
21. Declare. : AVER
22. Monkshood. : ATIS
23. Broke. : IMPECUNIOUS
24. Famous precision dancers. : ROCKETTES
26. Cream. : TOP
27. Sen. Johnston. : OLIN
28. Severe critic. : SLATER
30. Esteem. : VALUE
31. Bring about. : CREATE
33. Sparkling. : GLEAMY
35. Instruments of correction. : ERASERS
37. Jekyll's evil self. : HYDE
38. Coin of Manila. : PESO
40. Truth: Fr. : VERITE
42. Girl's nickname. : TESS
43. Soviet press group. : TASS
45. Vaticinator. : SEER
47. African river. : NIGER
49. Sea NE of Australia. : CORAL
52. Petronius' lampoon of Nero's court. : SATYRICON
55. Red: Italian. : ROSSO
59. Wave: Span. : OLA
60. Jug. : EWER
62. Feudal underling. : ESNE
63. Paper holder on a printing press. : GRIPPER
65. French genre painter. : MEISSONIER
68. Failure: Slang. : DUD
70. Not at sea. : ASHORE
71. Vex: Scot. : FASH
72. Edible part. : MEAT
73. Oxfords. : TIES
75. Islands: Fr. : ILES
76. Paul Richards, for instance. : ORIOLE
78. Sward. : SOD
80. Glowing. : CANDESCENT
82. Washday operation. : RINSING
84. Assam hills. : NAGA
86. Zinka Milanov role. : AIDA
87. Links place. : TEE
88. Experience. : TASTE
89. Outcome. : RESULTANT
92. Silk fibers. : FLOSS
94. Foretell. : AUGUR
96. The knees-and-elbows oracle. : DIOR
97. Sen. Bender's home. : OHIO
99. Racing stable gear. : TACK
102. Humiliates. : ABASES
104. Of gases: Comb. form. : AERO
106. Eyes: Poet. : ORBS
110. Garbs. : ENROBES
112. Voices. : UTTERS
114. Famous name in physics. : AMPERE
116. Amaryllis plant. : AGAVE
117. Christmas décor. : TINSEL
119. Estuary of the Amazon. : PARA
121. Man's nickname. : LON
122. Kindly. : BENIGNANT
124. Frustrated desires. : REPRESSIONS
127. Pianist Templeton. : ALEC
128. Vegetable. : OKRA
129. Tourists' mecca. : EMPIRESTATE
130. Mild oath. : GOSH
131. Suppose: Arch. : WEEN
132. Unwashed. : DIRTY
133. Tiger mosquito. : AEDES
Down
1. Buttonhole. : STITCH
2. HQ for National Guard. : ARMORY
3. Planned in detail. : MAPPED
4. Pronoun. : ONE
5. Scarf. : ASCOT
6. Modern girl's name. : TONI
7. Twists forcibly. : WRINGS
8. Words of a witness. : IDO
9. Reason enough. : CAUSE
10. Subjugators. : ENSLAVERS
11. Joan of Arc, for instance. : MARTYR
12. Bacchant cry. : EVOE
13. Concealing. : SECRETING
14. Gov. Forbus' state: Abbr. : ARK
15. Disastrous. : CATASTROPHIC
16. Former Prime Minister. : ATTLEE
17. Old French gentlemen. : SIEURS
18. Impose a fine on. : ASSESS
20. Southern specialties. : JULEPS
25. ___ Marie Saint. : EVA
29. Eskimo. : AMERIND
32. P. I. tribe. : AETA
34. Perplexed. : LOST
36. College officer: Abbr. : REG
39. Early monastic. : ESSENE
41. Mythical lady. : INO
44. Brews. : ALES
46. Curious one. : EYER
48. Goddess of strife. : ERIS
49. State of ease. : COMFORT
50. Genus of shrubs. : OLEARIA
51. Fruit. : RAISINS
53. Divas' show pieces. : ARIAS
54. Morocco port opposite Gibraltar. : CEUTA
56. City near Perugia. : SPOLETO
57. Makes placid. : SERENES
58. Ballplayer Minoso. : ORESTES
61. Distaff. : WOMEN
64. Demolished. : RASED
66. Composer of nine symphonies. : SHOSTAKOVICH
67. Short jackets. : ETONS
69. City in N.W. France. : DINAN
74. Max Perkins, for instance. : EDITOR
77. Place. : LIEU
79. Alphonse and Léon, French writers. : DAUDETS
80. Roman censor. : CATO
81. Moroccan seaport. : SAFI
83. Money advanced for an enterprise. : GRUBSTAKE
85. Sparkled. : GLISTERED
90. Time. : ERA
91. Wood of a Moroccan tree. : ARAR
93. Chicago's center. : LOOP
95. Go: Scot. : GAE
98. Croaky. : HOARSE
99. Container for pekoe. : TEABAG
100. Man's name. : ANGELO
101. Fireplace devices. : CRANES
103. Vacation byproduct. : SUNTAN
105. Lively wit: French. : ESPRIT
107. Take on new cargo. : RELOAD
108. Famous name in literature. : BRONTE
109. Comprehends: Colloq. : SENSES
111. Implore. : BEG
113. Varnish resin. : ELEMI
115. Plantation title. : MASSA
118. Concerning. : INRE
120. Ethereal: Poet. : AERY
123. Warning exclamation. : NOW
125. Present participle: Abbr. : PPR
126. Noun suffix. : ITE

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 14 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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