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SIMPLE SEMANTICS

New York Times, Sunday, March 11, 1956

Author: W. E. Jones
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 134, Blocks: 71, Avg Word Len: 5.52, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 538 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 140, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 23
W. E. Jones has 95 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,448
Across Down
1. Places in proximity. : APPOSES
8. Tensing Norkay is one. : SHERPA
14. Field: It. : CAMPO
19. Garden flowers. : VERBENAS
21. Fly that irks a fielder. : TEXASLEAGUER
23. A sweet liqueur. : ANISETTE
24. Expressed censure (with "on"). : ANIMADVERTED
25. Shipping sheet: Abbr. : INV
26. Grieg suite. : PEERGYNT
28. Bank business. : LOAN
29. Three: It. : TRE
30. "Short and ugly" word. : LIAR
32. Give up a claim to: Law. : REMISE
33. Astound. : STUN
34. Solicitude. : FEAR
35. Inner: Anat. : ENTAL
37. Digits: Abbr. : NOS
38. What Pimlico is famous for. : RACES
40. One-man show. : BORGE
41. Considered. : DEEMED
43. 1956. : NEWYEAR
45. Bustled about. : FUSSED
46. Rich in resources. : FERTILE
48. Golf clubs. : DRIVERS
50. Salvador ___. : DALI
53. Bridal lane. : AISLE
54. The United States, for example. : OCEANLINER
58. Contemporary of Hosea. : AMOS
59. With ___ breath. : BATED
60. Ornithologist's concern. : NESTS
61. ___ majesty. : LESE
62. Abbreviation applicable to Hudson River. : NAV
63. Phi ___ Sigma. : ETA
64. Yard. : AREA
66. Where Emperor Augustus lived. : CAPRI
71. Abalone. : ORMER
76. Vital vehicle in "Ethan Frome." : SLED
77. Supreme Court appointee, 1953. : EARLWARREN
79. Peak pierced by Simplon tunnel. : LEONE
80. Mrs. Rochester's maiden name. : EYRE
81. Overhanging. : PENDENT
82. Train. : EDUCATE
84. Most faint. : PALEST
87. Vexes. : HARROWS
89. German general in American Revolution. : DEKALB
93. En ___ (ahead): French. : AVANT
94. Bristles. : SETAE
95. Suffix of comparative degree. : IER
97. Merrymaking. : REVEL
98. Egyptian cotton. : PIMA
99. Arkansas city, west of Hot Springs. : MENA
100. Let loose. : VENTED
103. Football star. : ROTE
104. Philosopher's "I." : EGO
105. Fennec's special feature. : EARS
106. Merited. : DESERVED
108. Lbs., for instance. : WTS
109. Their mecca is Broadway. : ENTERTAINERS
112. Character in "Titus Andronicus." : AEMILIUS
114. Coming event, June 8th. : TOTALECLIPSE
115. Land of the troubadors. : PROVENCE
116. Growing out. : ENATE
117. Church official. : SEXTON
118. Cut jaggedly. : SNAGGED
1. Was of use. : AVAILED
2. Range of the Alps. : PENNINE
3. Relative of a recruit. : PRIVATE
4. Lexicographer's abbreviation. : OBS
5. Oil field phenomenon. : SEEP
6. Record. : ENTER
7. Fabric. : SATEEN
8. Predecessor of the girdle. : STAYS
9. Poultry farm. : HENNERY
10. Stage direction. : EXIT
11. "A ___ caught in a thicket . . . " : RAM
12. Ancient instruments. : PSALTERIES
13. One of the Huxleys. : ALDOUS
14. Textile and lace town of France. : CAEN
15. Course for 4-H clubbers: Abbr. : AGR
16. Grumbles. : MUTTERS
17. Subject of British Debrett annual. : PEERAGE
18. Arranged. : ORDERED
20. Billy Graham, for example. : SERMONIST
22. Welsh name. : EVAN
27. Romantic ballet. : GISELLE
31. High Priest in "Aïda." : RAMFIS
33. Hard to find. : SCARCE
34. Paleontologist's concern. : FOSSIL
36. Utah's Governor. : LEE
39. Niobe's sister-in-law. : AEDON
40. Actor Ives. : BURL
42. Kind of cloth. : DRAB
44. Wild plant. : WEED
45. Marshes. : FENS
47. ___ Juana. : TIA
49. Liquid containing a dye. : VAT
50. Mother of Perseus. : DANAE
51. Lucine of the Met. : AMARA
52. Author of "Rory O'More." : LOVER
55. West Virginia Senator. : NEELY
56. Italian girl's name. : ESTER
57. Novelist. : READE
65. City on Lake Huron. : ALPENA
66. Incline. : CANT
67. Noun suffix, having usually a bad sense. : ARD
68. Adjective for a kinkajou's tail. : PREHENSILE
69. Soprano Tebaldi. : RENATA
70. Within: Prefix. : INTRA
71. Oil: Comb. form. : OLEO
72. Chianti, for instance. : REDWINE
73. Key word of aphorism attributed to Emerson. : MOUSETRAP
74. Secretary's abbreviation. : ENC
75. Foresee. : READ
76. Groper. : SEEKER
78. Rebecca of "Rosmersholm." : WEST
83. Thrice: Comb. form. : TER
84. Capital of Society Islands. : PAPEETE
85. French city. : AVIGNON
86. Middleweight champion, 1949–50. : LAMOTTA
88. Left-hand book page. : REVERSO
90. Declaring. : AVOWING
91. Romaine. : LETTUCE
92. "The ___ Damozel." : BLESSED
94. Glacial phenomena. : SERACS
96. Lapel. : REVERS
99. Counterpart. : MATE
101. To eat: Ger. : ESSEN
102. Person of great skill: Colloq. : DEMON
105. Gardner's first name. : ERLE
106. Province: Abbr. : DEPT
107. See 69 Down. : DIVA
110. ___ and run. : EAT
111. No: Slang. : NIX
113. Drumstick. : LEG

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