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FITTING WORDS

New York Times, Sunday, February 26, 1956

Author:
William A. Lewis Jr.
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 65, Avg Word Len: 5.53, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 550 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 120, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 20
William A. Lewis Jr. has 45 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,434
Across
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Gavel wielder. : CHAIR
6
Cowboys' mounts. : PINTOS
12
"The Liner ___ a Lady." : SHES
16
Kitchen timesaver. : PRESSURECOOKER
19
Possessing feeling. : SOULED
21
Coming scientific marvel. : EARTHSATELLITE
22
Arctic plain. : TUNDRA
23
Wild ox. : ANOA
24
Slight. : SNUB
25
The Minors. : LEAGUES
27
"The stag at ___ . . . " : EVE
28
French firm: Abbr. : CIE
29
Carpenters. : JOINERS
31
River of the Roosevelt Dam. : SALT
32
Affectedly proper. : PRIM
33
"Marry in ___ . . . " : HASTE
35
Your Majesty. : SIRE
36
TV showing. : FILM
37
Pancho's pal. : CISCO
38
Profound dread. : AWE
40
Build up: Geol. : AGGRADE
42
What monitors do. : LISTEN
43
Stag parties. : SMOKERS
47
Hollandaise or Bordelaise. : SAUCE
48
Seasonal store employes. : SANTAS
49
Tailor's appurtenance. : TAPELINE
51
Assault boat: Abbr. : LST
52
Refuse to sell, buy or use. : BOYCOTT
53
Uraeus. : ASP
54
Play. : ENACT
56
Bantam Ben's family. : HOGANS
58
Jacob's wife. : LEAH
60
Put up with. : STOOD
62
French pronoun. : VOUS
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___ avis. : RARA
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Sign: Fr. : GESTE
66
Dame Myra. : HESS
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River phenomena. : DELTAS
69
Straight 6. : MOTOR
71
Opposite of max. : MIN
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Fried meat roll. : RISSOLE
74
Vegetable. : YAM
76
Famous man from Ajaccio. : NAPOLEON
78
Vapory. : STEAMY
79
Coin of Iraq. : DINAR
81
Grassland. : SAVANNA
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Cockchafer. : BEETLE
83
Posed a threat. : MENACED
85
100 stotinki. : LEV
86
Bilko. : ERNIE
87
Puppeteer Tony. : SARG
88
Beverages. : ALES
90
Appear bright and gay. : LAUGH
94
___ Caliente. : AGUA
95
Author Grey. : ZANE
96
Water tanks. : BOILERS
98
Estuary: Sp. : RIA
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Idaho's nickname. : GEM
100
Family name of famous astronomer. : GALILEI
102
Flower aroma. : AURA
103
Disney dog. : LADY
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Island N of Borneo. : LABUAN
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Kept cool. : AIRCONDITIONED
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What calories provide. : ENERGY
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H. G. Wells' forte. : SCIENCEFICTION
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Eucalyptus. : TREE
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Put through the mill. : TESTED
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Pacific. : OCEAN
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Skulls. : CRANIA
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Honored figures. : HEROES
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Fictional dog. : ASTA
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Verging on: Suffix. : ISH
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Comb. form for a country. : RUSSO
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Flower. : PETUNIA
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Frosty people. : ICEBERGS
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___-pros. : NOL
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Service charges. : TOLLS
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Steinbeck itinerant. : OKIE
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Annul. : SETASIDE
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Under: Fr. : SOUS
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Vandal. : HUN
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Governmental experts. : ELDERSTATESMEN
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Highway sign. : SERVICESTATION
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Georgia Belle or Elberta. : PEACH
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Eastern queens. : RANIS
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Entertain. : REGALE
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Galley notation. : STET
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Guardian spirit. : DAEMON
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Einstein's birthplace. : ULM
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Set with gems. : JEWELED
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Kingly. : REGAL
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Double escudo. : PISTOLE
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Require. : TAKE
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Sales agent. : FACTOR
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Former Ike title: Abbr. : CINC
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___ go bragh. : ERIN
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Football advance. : RUSH
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Songs. : LAYS
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Cache: Slang. : STASH
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Six-striper. : MASTERSERGEANT
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Lloyd to Dulles, for example. : OPPOSITENUMBER
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Coach of many champion football teams. : SNAVELY
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Glen Miller tunes. : SONATAS
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Maitre's place. : ECOLE
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Magnate. : BARON
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Sound of annoyance. : TUT
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School of whales. : GAM
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Reddish brown. : HENNA
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Caucasus region. : OSSETIA
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Proverb. : SAYING
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Kowtows abjectly. : GROVELS
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Cast-iron feature of the capitol building. : DOME
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Arabian city. : SANA
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Relative of a moonstone. : OPAL
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Clearance. : SALE
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Island opposite Hong Kong. : MACAO
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Stromboli product. : LAVA
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Remiss. : DERELICT
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Confidence. : RELIANCE
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Hound. : BEAGLE
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Flights of fancy. : MANIAS
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Misled. : DELUDED
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"The Barber." : SAL
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Cross stroke on type. : SERIF
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Helicon dweller. : URANIA
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Biblical judge. : GIDEON
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Composer of "The Creation." : HAYDN
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Clown. : ZANY
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Grayish blues. : BICES
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Percentage. : RATIO
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British C. I. C., 1763–76. : GAGE
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Perry's HQ. : ERIE
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Share: Span. : LOTE
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State of being: Suffix. : URE
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Abbr. following Hamilton. : ONT
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It regulates transportation: Abbr. : ICC

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 13 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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