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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: 551 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 120, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 21
William A. Lewis Jr. has 45 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,434
Across Down
1. 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. : CID
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
64. ___ avis. : RARA
65. Sign: Fr. : GESTE
66. Dame Myra. : HESS
67. River phenomena. : DELTAS
69. Straight 6. : MOTOR
71. Opposite of max. : MIN
72. Fried meat roll. : RISSOLE
74. Vegetable. : YAM
76. Famous man from Ajaccio. : NAPOLEON
78. Vapory. : STEAMY
79. Coin of Iraq. : DINAR
81. Grassland. : SAVANNA
82. 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
99. Idaho’s nickname. : GEM
100. Family name of famous astronomer. : GALILEI
102. Flower aroma. : AURA
103. Disney dog. : LADY
104. Island N of Borneo. : LABUAN
106. Kept cool. : AIRCONDITIONED
109. What calories provide. : ENERGY
110. H. G. Wells’ forte. : SCIENCEFICTION
111. Eucalyptus. : TREE
112. Put through the mill. : TESTED
113. Pacific. : OCEAN
1. Skulls. : CRANIA
2. Honored figures. : HERODS
3. Fictional dog. : ASTA
4. Verging on: Suffix. : ISH
5. Comb. form for a country. : RUSSO
6. Flower. : PETUNIA
7. Frosty people. : ICEBERGS
8. ___-pros. : NOL
9. Service charges. : TOLLS
10. Steinbeck itinerant. : OKIE
11. Annul. : SETASIDE
12. Under: Fr. : SOUS
13. Vandal. : HUN
14. Governmental experts. : ELDERSTATESMEN
15. Highway sign. : SERVICESTATION
16. Georgia Belle or Elberta. : PEACH
17. Eastern queens. : RANIS
18. Entertain. : REGALE
19. Galley notation. : STET
20. Guardian spirit. : DAEMON
26. Einstein’s birthplace. : ULM
29. Set with gems. : JEWELED
30. Kingly. : REGAL
32. Double escudo. : PISTOLE
34. Require. : TAKE
36. Sales agent. : FACTOR
37. Former Ike title: Abbr. : CINC
39. ___ go bragh. : ERIN
41. Football advance. : RUSH
42. Songs. : LAYS
43. Cache: Slang. : STASH
44. Six-striper. : MASTERSERGEANT
45. Lloyd to Dulles, for example. : OPPOSITENUMBER
46. Coach of many champion football teams. : SNAVELY
48. Glen Miller tunes. : SONATAS
50. Maitre’s place. : ECOLE
52. Magnate. : BARON
55. Sound of annoyance. : TUT
57. School of whales. : GAM
59. Reddish brown. : HENNA
61. Caucasus region. : OSSETIA
63. Proverb. : SAYING
65. Kowtows abjectly. : GROVELS
67. Cast-iron feature of the capitol building. : DOME
68. Arabian city. : SANA
70. Relative of a moonstone. : OPAL
73. Clearance. : SALE
75. Island opposite Hong Kong. : MACAO
77. Stromboli product. : LAVA
79. Remiss. : DERELICT
80. Confidence. : RELIANCE
82. Hound. : BEAGLE
83. Flights of fancy. : MANIAS
84. Misled. : DELUDED
87. “The Barber.” : SAL
89. Cross stroke on type. : SERIF
91. Helicon dweller. : URANIA
92. Biblical judge. : GIDEON
93. Composer of “The Creation.” : HAYDN
95. Clown. : ZANY
96. Grayish blues. : BICES
97. Percentage. : RATIO
100. British C. I. C., 1763–76. : GAGE
101. Perry’s HQ. : ERIE
103. Share: Span. : LOTE
105. State of being: Suffix. : URE
107. Abbr. following Hamilton. : ONT
108. It regulates transportation: Abbr. : ICC

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 14 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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