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PEOPLE AND PLACES

New York Times, Sunday, February 27, 1955

Author:
William A. Lewis Jr.
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 65, Avg Word Len: 5.45, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 575 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 132, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 24 Grid has repeated answers.
William A. Lewis Jr. has 45 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 25-Across clue missing a period after "Secy"; added it. Also, original 6-Down clue had "Terpischore"; corrected it to "Terpsichore."

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P
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,070
Across
1
Student. : CLASSMAN
9
Moving. : ASTIR
14
Africans. : BANTUS
20
Plane stop between U. S. and Orient. : HONOLULU
21
Reformer of the musical scale. : GUIDO
22
English actor. : AHERNE
23
Historic waterway. : ENGLISHCHANNEL
25
Truman's Secy. of War. : ROYALL
26
Early French King. : ODO
27
Merchant. : DEALER
28
Dieter's concern: Var. : CALORY
30
Disease of sheep. : GID
31
Venetian traveler. : POLO
33
Part of Mme. Chiang's name. : MEI
34
Team from New Orleans. : TULANE
35
Spanish movie. : CINE
36
Delicacy for a gourmet. : SNAIL
38
Church dignitary. : BISHOP
40
They slip across the Rio. : WETBACKS
42
Fisherman, traditionally. : LIAR
44
Warning. : TIP
45
Kilt pattern. : TARTAN
46
Where Kokomo is. : INDIANA
49
Fleet admiral. : LEAHY
51
Juvenile elephant. : BABAR
55
London's movies. : CINEMA
56
Village near Chicago. : SKOKIE
58
City W. of Topeka. : ABILENE
60
Very small margin. : HAIR
61
Rested. : LAIN
63
Plural suffix. : ANA
64
Napoleon's great marshal. : MASSENA
65
21 plus. : AGE
66
Nicosia is its capital. : CYPRUS
68
Extreme degree. : UTMOST
70
Weird sister. : HAG
71
Name. : BAPTIZE
73
Part of a crossword: Abbr. : DEF
75
Comedienne Martha. : RAYE
76
Piece of land. : SITE
77
Minnie Minoso. : ORESTES
78
Island off Kill Van Kull. : STATEN
80
Happy state. : HEAVEN
82
Venturesome one. : DARER
83
Explorer by bathysphere. : BEEBE
84
Part of U. S. : MIDWEST
85
Site of fiesta in February. : TUCSON
88
Men who get the votes. : INS
90
Man's name. : OTIS
91
City between Rome and Livorno. : GROSSETO
94
Stopover for a space ship. : SATURN
96
Paste holders. : TUBES
100
Irritate. : RILE
101
Capital of Manchuria. : MUKDEN
103
Music-lover's mecca. : MET
104
Tributary of the Danube. : PRUT
105
Prayer time. : AVE
106
"Through the ___ waters." : REDSEA
107
Black pottery. : BASALT
110
A dog's ___. : AGE
111
Type of collision. : HEADON
113
October, 1954, headline. : HURRICANEHAZEL
116
Police matter. : ARREST
117
Great quantity. : OCEAN
118
Island off Long Beach. : CATALINA
119
Possibilities. : MAYBES
120
By itself. : PERSE
121
Part of the West Indies. : ANTILLES
Down
1
Owner of a solar ship. : CHEOPS
2
Scene of recent P. M. conference. : LONDON
3
Portuguese West Africa. : ANGOLA
4
Coin of Peru. : SOL
5
Tobogganed. : SLID
6
Terpsichore. : MUSE
7
Citadel at Granada. : ALHAMBRA
8
Cell centers. : NUCLEI
9
Kelp product. : AGAR
10
A day: Poet. : SUN
11
Kitchen utensil. : TINCUP
12
Utopian. : IDEAL
13
Having casters. : ROLLAWAY
14
Mrs. Browning's maiden name. : BARRETT
15
Popeye's greeting. : AHOY
16
Marshal at Waterloo. : NEY
17
Describing Melpomene's sphere. : TRAGIC
18
Separate. : UNLINK
19
"Seven Lively Arts" author. : SELDES
24
Hijack. : HEIST
29
Individualist. : ONER
32
Slicker. : OILIER
34
Where Fred Hall is Governor. : TOPEKA
35
Caledonia, Kiel, Gota. : CANALS
37
Author O'Flaherty. : LIAM
39
Hawaiian port. : HILO
41
Member of a Parisian sect. : BABIST
43
Determine nature of. : ANALYZE
45
Novel by Maugham. : THEATRE
46
Irving's Mr. Crane. : ICHABOD
47
36-mi. river, Erie to Ontario. : NIAGARA
48
It flows past Smolensk. : DNIEPER
50
Fair Japanese. : AINU
52
Symbol of Utah. : BEEHIVE
53
First fruits. : ANNATES
54
Chemical "detective." : REAGENT
56
___ Winston. : SIR
57
Late industrialist from Denmark. : KNUDSEN
58
Island near Quemoy. : AMOY
59
A single. : BASEHIT
62
E. R. Burroughs characters. : APES
66
Lime tree. : CITRUS
67
French port on Gulf of the Lion. : SETE
69
Isle in the Irish Sea. : MAN
72
Pest of Kenya. : TSETSE
74
Famous Scotland Yard man. : FABIAN
76
Cuts into firewood. : SAWSUP
79
Pavilion. : TENT
81
Revise. : EDIT
83
Place to browse. : BOOKSHOP
84
Mike Mansfield, for instance. : MONTANAN
86
Sticks. : CEMENTS
87
Buttonlike device. : STUD
89
Roadside plant. : SUMAC
91
Otto of football. : GRAHAM
92
Mexican muralist. : RIVERA
93
A cow put this name in history. : OLEARY
94
Branding iron. : SEARER
95
Dry bed of a stream. : RESACA
97
Where to spend cruzeiros. : BRAZIL
98
Oregon city. : EUGENE
99
Stone slabs. : STELAS
102
Tennis score. : DEUCE
106
Playwright Franken. : ROSE
107
Tendril. : BINE
108
Man from Riga. : LETT
109
Man from Bangkok. : THAI
112
Social one. : DEB
114
Headland. : RAS
115
Thirty ___. : ALL

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 17 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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