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WORD ALMANAC

New York Times, Sunday, February 7, 1954

Author: Thomas Meekin
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 83, Avg Word Len: 5.44, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 656 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 150, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 19
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,685
Across Down
1. Fertile plain of Israel. : SHARON
7. Spotted animal. : DAPPLE
13. Sheep-raising Indians. : NAVAHOS
20. Eagle wearer. : COLONEL
22. The "88." : IVORIES
24. Loving. : AMATORY
25. Where the Tombigbee flows. : ALABAMA
26. Girl's name. : LOUELLA
27. Swimmer: Lat. : NATATOR
28. Deliver. : RID
29. Sea ___. : SERPENTS
31. Seekers of the universal soul. : YOGIS
33. Raised edge. : RIM
34. Italian river. : ADDA
36. Composer Khachaturian. : ARAM
37. Nonentity. : STRAWMAN
40. Beverage. : SODA
41. Long-napped table cover. : BAIZE
43. City on the Gila. : YUMA
45. Yows. : OUCHES
46. Where Uspallata Pass is. : ANDES
47. Churchly bodies. : SYNODS
49. Get: Colloq. : LAND
51. Chinese name of Christian God. : SHEN
52. Tom Tulliver's river. : FLOSS
53. Sir in Malaysia. : TUAN
55. Democrat Mitchell. : STEPHEN
57. Echoic animal sound. : MEOW
58. Phantom. : SPECTER
61. Girl friend: Fr. : AMIE
62. Pattern maker. : MODELIST
66. Passing through. : VIA
67. Atmosphere. : AURA
68. Short lyric forms. : RONDELETS
71. Man's name. : IVOR
72. One of the Babas. : ALI
73. Cuts into three parts. : TRISECTS
75. Metalware. : TOLE
76. Emulate Ken Henry. : SKATE
77. Preachment. : SERMON
79. Illustrate. : CITE
80. Bristle. : SETA
81. Governess. : DUENNA
82. Curl the lip. : SNEER
83. Equal: Comb. form. : PARI
84. 100-meters runner. : SPRINTER
86. Texas leaguer. : HIT
87. Crusaders' port. : ACRE
88. Item on a recital program. : SELECTION
90. U.S. air and naval base. : GUAM
91. Items on account: Abbr. : OAS
92. Tints again. : RESTAINS
94. Dido's sister. : ANNA
95. Varieties of chicory. : ENDIVES
97. Bores. : IRKS
98. Short haircut. : SHINGLE
101. In addition. : ALSO
102. King ___, in Texas. : RANCH
104. Twofold. : DUAL
105. House wings. : ELLS
107. Sea W of Seoul. : YELLOW
111. Murmur. : SOUGH
112. Seizer. : CAPTOR
114. Hound's cry. : YELP
116. Noted Chief Justice. : STONE
117. Nursery tale schemer. : PUSS
118. Filled to the brim. : BUMPERED
120. Malay. : MORO
122. Officiates. : ACTS
123. "When she awoke, she found ___ joke." : ITA
124. Kipnis or Baccaloni. : BASSO
125. "A Woman Is a ___ Thing." : SOMETIME
128. "Krazy ___." : KAT
129. Decorations. : RIBBONS
131. Clothes presser. : SADIRON
134. French leader in Indo-China. : NAVARRE
136. Blow up: Photog. : ENLARGE
137. Plain. : EVIDENT
138. Something to disappear into. : THINAIR
139. Sibyl. : SEERESS
140. Proxies. : AGENTS
141. Poplars. : ALAMOS
1. Class of Poe's "Gold Bug." : SCARABS
2. February 22. : HOLIDAY
3. Outwitter of an African magician. : ALADDIN
4. Rifle. : ROB
5. Fuegians. : ONAS
6. Vale in Argolis. : NEMEA
7. Predicaments. : DILEMMAS
8. Severn tributary. : AVON
9. Catfishes. : POUTS
10. Magician's command. : PRESTO
11. Small: Dial. : LIL
12. Food fish. : EEL
13. Small Nubian harps. : NANGAS
14. Violently. : AMAIN
15. Tanks. : VATS
16. "Strain ___ gnat." : ATA
17. Souped-up cars. : HOTRODS
18. Copper and zinc alloys. : OROIDES
19. Actors' robes of early times. : SYRMAS
21. TV's Mr. Parks. : LARRY
23. Host's hortatory remark. : SAYWHEN
30. King of Greece. : PAUL
32. Foretoken. : OMEN
35. Nitrogen. : AZOTE
38. Scurried. : RUSHED
39. Heart symptom. : ACHE
40. White. : SNOWLIKE
42. Seymour or Pusey, for instance. : EDUCATOR
44. Where Bay of Whales is. : ANTARCTIC
46. Agave. : ALOE
48. Orrery orb. : SATURN
50. Lower in rank. : DEMOTE
52. G-men. : FEDS
54. St. Phillip ___. : NERI
56. Certain flagpoles. : PINS
57. Speck. : MOTE
58. The golden trait. : SILENCE
59. Matchers. : PAIRERS
60. "Rugged rock" runners. : RASCALS
62. Hodgepodge. : MELANGE
63. One of the Waverley Novels. : IVANHOE
64. Cossack cavalry squadrons. : SOTNIAS
65. Regalements. : TREATS
66. Site of euthenics institute. : VASSAR
69. Everlastingly. : ETERNALLY
70. Pseudonym of Julien Viaud. : LOTI
74. Dev's land. : EIRE
76. Inferences. : SURMISES
78. Conventions. : MEETINGS
80. Kind of cake. : SPONGE
81. Unbearable: Colloq. : DEADLY
83. Enclosures. : PENS
84. ___ Fein. : SINN
85. Bluefin. : TUNA
88. Soldierly Hindu. : SIKH
89. Alter to meet particular conditions. : TAILOR
93. Rainbow. : ARCH
96. Famous Italian physicist. : VOLTA
98. Assume. : SUPPOSE
99. Virulence. : HATE
100. Fire and water. : ELEMENTS
102. Fixed practice. : ROUTINE
103. River and gorge in N. Y. : AUSABLE
104. Fort Peck, Oahe, etc. : DAMS
106. Deer track. : SLOT
108. Kind of linen cloth. : LOCKRAM
109. Rochester's waterfront. : ONTARIO
110. Certain storms. : WESTERS
111. Skyline features. : SPIRES
112. Uses bad language. : CUSSES
113. Dwell. : RESIDE
115. Figured calico. : PRINT
118. Hair-do. : BANGS
119. Poet Mark Van ___. : DOREN
121. Fred Astaire's home town. : OMAHA
124. Nuisance. : BORE
126. Where Missoula is: Abbr. : MONT
127. Hypocrisy is one. : EVIL
130. Sandbank. : BAR
132. Girl's name. : AVA
133. Understand: Slang. : DIG
135. Up: Prefix. : ANA

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