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New York Times, Sunday, February 6, 1955

Author: Herbert Ettenson
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 79, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 687 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 148, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 34
Herbert Ettenson has 87 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,049
Across Down
1. Sigma Chi. : FRAT
5. ___ opera. : SOAP
9. Coat of arms. : CREST
14. One of Stanky's pitchers. : RASCHI
20. Footsteps in the snow. : SLUSHSLUSH
22. Shout of first-nighters. : AUTHORAUTHOR
24. The Ancient Mariner said it. : WATERWATER
25. He wrote "Three Men in a Boat." : JEROMEJEROME
26. The "Contessa." : AVA
27. Western range. : UINTA
28. Wine cruet. : BURETTE
29. World Series third baseman. : ROSEN
30. Famous first words. : TOBE
32. Walter Alston, for instance: Abbr. : MGR
33. Friend of Fritz. : HANS
34. Many a time. : OFT
36. ___ Marquette. : PERE
37. Desire strongly. : CRAVE
39. Alpine falsettos. : YODELS
41. Arises. : COMESUP
44. Famous flight, 622 A.D. : HEGIRA
46. 30 days, for instance. : TERM
47. Exclaims. : OHS
48. Heaps of leaves, dirt, gravel, etc. : RAKEFUL
52. Crease-proof fabric. : DACRON
54. Main course. : MEATDISH
57. Worked over. : REDONE
58. Tributary of the Po. : TANARO
60. City on the Orne. : CAEN
61. Japanese cummerbunds. : OBIS
63. Aves. and Sts. : RDS
64. Tennis return. : LOB
67. Stout detective. : NERO
68. Back talk. : SASS
69. Kind of muffin. : BRAN
70. Army groups: Abbr. : BDES
71. Turn over. : UPEND
73. Vaqueros use them. : REATAS
75. Port on Shatt-al-Arab. : BASRA
76. Comb. form for a continent. : AFRO
77. Simple. : MERE
78. Cole Porter hit. : CANCAN
79. Misanthropes. : HATERS
80. Ship's petty officer. : BOSN
81. Taken: Fr. : PRIS
82. Fish-eating mammal. : OTTER
83. Galley ship. : BIREME
84. Where they do the 78 Across. : PAREE
85. Environs for Teller, Bush, et al. : LABS
86. Gear teeth. : COGS
87. Golden ___. : GATE
88. Island of exile. : ELBA
90. Breadwinner. : DAD
91. Indian. : UTE
92. Sampling of earth. : CORE
93. Chief in Belgrade. : TITO
94. Lines for fishing lures. : SNELLS
96. Ezra Taft Benson is one. : MORMON
98. A city on the Hudson. : NEWBURGH
101. Province. : DOMAIN
104. Far East Russian province. : PRIAMUR
106. Compete. : VIE
107. Frame of mind. : MOOD
109. Circus impresario. : BARNUM
111. The church of Rome. : LATERAN
113. Reel. : WINDER
115. Clara or Anita. : SANTA
116. Wonder drug. : ACTH
119. Haggard novel. : SHE
120. Compiègne's river. : OISE
121. These: Fr. : CES
123. Rustler's quarry. : HERD
124. Writer Ford. : COREY
126. Namesakes of M. Dantes. : EDMONDS
129. Count, for instance. : TITLE
131. Disencumber. : RID
132. King Richard's fervent wish. : AHORSEAHORSE
134. Memorable theatrical call. : ROMEOROMEO
136. Marc Blitzstein's latest opus. : REUBENREUBEN
137. Perfume from a Philippine tree. : ILANGILANG
138. Buries. : INTERS
139. Nidificates. : NESTS
140. Milliner's stuff. : FELT
141. Small coin. : CENT
1. Tangy. : FLAVORED
2. Turnip. : RUTABAGA
3. Norse name. : ASE
4. By: Var. : THRU
5. Using jive or bop. : SLANGY
6. Win the Hambletonian, for instance. : OUTTROT
7. Sailing. : ASEA
8. Part of a sentence: Abbr. : PHR
9. Certain Louisianians. : CAJUNS
10. Regretful people. : RUERS
11. To be: Fr. : ETRE
12. Photo. : SHOT
13. Start of a nursery rhyme. : TOMTOM
14. Rule, in India. : RAJ
15. Actor Mischa. : AUER
16. Sharpened. : STROPPED
17. Preferred. : CHOSE
18. Rhodes' specialty. : HOMER
19. Rich or Dunne. : IRENE
20. Cloth sample. : SWATCH
21. Emulate Esther. : SWIM
23. Pea jacket. : REEFER
28. Coat with raglan sleeves. : BALMACAAN
31. Throw out. : EVICT
33. Roll call word. : HERE
35. Quondam Russian titles. : TSARINAS
38. Mission. : ERRAND
40. People: Comb. form. : DEMO
41. Place for a Vandyke. : CHIN
42. Bill Donovan's outfit. : OSS
43. Strummers' instruments. : UKES
45. What "skookum" means. : AONE
47. Pindarics. : ODES
49. English novelist. : FORDFORD
50. Describing Nemo's adventure. : UNDERSEA
51. Rebuked. : LESSONED
53. Voice in a travelogue. : NARRATOR
55. Pravda's news source. : TASS
56. Western stars. : HORSEMEN
59. X-ray man. : ROENTGEN
62. Packed, as herrings. : BARRELED
64. Red Skelton, at times. : LUMPLUMP
65. I. L. G. W. U. member. : OPERATOR
66. Disease of the Orient. : BERIBERI
68. Alpha Centauri. : STAR
69. Lessen. : BATE
70. ___ au rhum. : BABA
72. Loch in Scotland. : NESS
74. Best players. : ACES
75. Reveal. : BARE
78. Tropical export. : COCONUTS
79. At random. : HITORMISS
83. Indonesian island. : BATU
84. The Gulf of Sardinia. : PALMAS
87. Fleer. : GIBE
89. Drop. : BLOB
92. That K.O. feeling. : COMA
93. Cause of "A Comedy of Errors." : TWIN
94. Booted. : SHOD
95. Actress Churchill. : SARAH
97. Contemporary of Montaigne. : MALHERBE
99. A Gabor. : EVA
100. Teen-agers' word. : GONE
102. The soul. : INNERMAN
103. Food substance. : NUTRIENT
105. Preside over an appeal. : REHEAR
108. Mathematical system. : DECIMAL
110. He braves the noonday sun. : MADDOG
112. Rhode Island fowl. : REDHEN
113. Reams. : WIDENS
114. Something remembered. : RETENT
116. Mites. : ACARI
117. Octavus Roy ___, writer. : COHEN
118. TV newsman. : TROUT
120. Inchoation. : ONSET
122. Plod through mire. : SLOG
125. Belgian river. : YSER
127. Grimace. : MOUE
128. Spheres. : ORBS
129. Type of glazed pottery. : TOLE
130. Composer Coates. : ERIC
133. Navy man: Abbr. : ENS
134. Region of Morocco. : RIF
135. Cheer at a bullfight. : OLE

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 22 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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