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Maura B. Jacobson
Maura B. Jacobson

CENTER OF THE STAGE

New York Times, Sunday, March 6, 1955

Author: Maura Jacobson
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 160, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.69, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 656 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 163, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 33
Maura B. Jacobson has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,077
Across Down
1. Saw. : SPIED
6. French town. : STLO
10. Dress accessory. : SASH
14. Mentioned. : NAMED
19. Digressions in a speech. : APOSTROPHES
21. Beatrice d'___. : ESTE
22. Polysaccharide. : INULIN
24. Scene of a dramatic wrestling match. : TEAHOUSEOFTHEAUGUSTMOON
27. Short for a relative. : UNC
28. Khartoum's river. : NILE
29. Coach's responsibility. : TEAM
30. Entertains at a meal. : DINES
31. Adjective suffix. : INE
32. Migraine-like. : ACHY
34. Tugs job. : DOCKING
36. Caravansary. : SERAI
37. O'Neill heroine. : ANNA
38. Georgia ___ Clark. : NEESE
40. Hastened. : HIED
41. Exam. : FINAL
42. Lets go. : FREES
43. "Our Miss Brooks." : ARDEN
44. Re-elected Texas Congressman. : DIES
45. Uprights. : MASTS
46. Journalist (1863–1951). : HEARST
47. Snub. : REBUFF
49. Lace gloves. : MITTS
50. Irish name. : SEAN
51. Groups of extras. : MOB
54. Condition: Suffix. : MONY
55. Cookery term. : BASTE
56. Stage prop for Figaro. : SCISSORS
60. Problem in the Southwest. : EROSION
62. "___ Stand." : CUSTERSLAST
64. Container. : VAT
65. Beauty shop employe. : TINTER
66. Result of labor legislation. : BETTERHOURS
67. Jotting. : MEMO
68. Waves: Fr. : ONDES
69. Subject at secretarial school. : LETTERFORMS
70. Sea nymph. : SIREN
71. Vain show. : POMP
72. Snow gear. : WINTERBOOTS
73. Adulterate. : DEBASE
74. Dry ___. : ICE
75. They're evoked by soft music. : TENDERMOODS
76. Funny fellow. : PUNSTER
77. Gives approval. : CONSENTS
79. Holds. : BINDS
80. Biblical place. : CANA
81. Sigmoid. : ESS
82. Mickey Rooney character. : ANDY
83. Masaryk's successor. : BENES
84. Blackbeard. : PIRATE
86. Sky Raiders. : PLANES
89. Reuners. : GRADS
90. Pilot's records. : LOGS
91. Surpluses. : OVERS
95. "Pajama Game" star. : RAITT
96. Conduits. : MAINS
97. Silicate. : MICA
98. Held a second session. : REMET
99. Canyon mouth. : ABRA
100. Cartoonist John and family. : HELDS
101. Donas. : SENORAS
104. Sundae's rival. : SODA
105. Insect egg. : NIT
106. Mercenary. : VENAL
107. Actress Gertrude. : BERG
108. Man's name. : ERNO
110. Message: Abbr. : TEL
111. Barney Greenwald's case. : CAINEMUTINYCOURTMARTIAL
116. N. Y. city. : ELMIRA
117. Concerning. : INRE
118. Social icebreakers. : PARTYFAVORS
119. Type of chair. : SEDAN
120. Eastern V. I. P.'s. : AGAS
121. If not. : ELSE
122. Lancers. : ULANS
1. One of Churchill's names. : SPENCER
2. Trespassed. : POACHED
3. Common suffix. : ISH
4. Town near London. : ETON
5. Member of a Celtic order. : DRUID
6. Harangue. : SPEECHIFY
7. Notwithstanding. : THO
8. Southpaws. : LEFTIES
9. Resort in Flanders. : OSTEND
10. Appear. : SEEM
11. Jolson's real name. : ASA
12. Characters in "Tea and Sympathy." : STUDENTS
13. Flights. : HEGIRAS
14. American Oriental. : NISEI
15. Characters in "Them." : ANTS
16. Not speaking. : MUM
17. Concealer of goods: Law. : ELOINER
18. Famous family. : DIONNES
19. Gauguin's South Pacific home. : ATUANA
20. Sonja Henie's home. : OSLO
23. One way of writing a compass point. : NNEAST
25. Eel-like fish. : HAG
26. Single. : UNAL
33. River into North Sea. : YSER
35. Indian hemp: Var. : KIEF
36. Women's auxiliaries. : SISTERHOODS
37. Islands of Galway. : ARANS
39. "Friendly ___." : ENEMIES
41. Prescription for the "Thin Man." : FATTERFOODS
42. Scene in "Quo Vadis." : FEAST
44. Actor James. : DUNN
45. Man in a minstrel show. : MISTERBONES
46. Hot: Ger. : HEISS
48. Clownish one. : BOOR
49. Behind-the-scenes brains. : MASTERMINDS
50. Rocky cliffs. : SCARS
51. Of the forehead. : METOPIC
52. Ciudad Bolivar's river. : ORINOCO
53. Serfs. : BONDMEN
55. Vegetable. : BUTTERBEANS
56. City scars. : SLUMS
57. Dined too well. : OVERATE
58. B. C. ruler. : RAMESES
59. K. P. implements. : STONERS
61. "Take a Giant ___." : STEP
62. French pronoun. : CETTE
63. Out of ___. : SORTS
66. Curves. : BENDS
67. The game of marbles. : MIBS
69. Covered with fluff. : LINTY
70. Flanders or Holland. : SENATOR
72. German Slavs. : WENDS
73. The Danube, in Hungary. : DUNA
75. Opinion. : TENET
76. Sections of a chapter: Abbr. : PARS
78. Barbara or Clara. : SANTA
80. Part of the coffee break. : CIGARETTE
83. Restraining. : BRIDLING
84. Little: Ital. : POCO
85. Times before important events. : EVES
86. Ride gaily. : PRANCE
87. Articulated consonants. : LABIALS
88. TV sponsor's concern. : AIRTIME
89. Roman province. : GALATIA
90. Of the tongue. : LINGUAL
92. Love. : EMOTION
93. Husking bee finds. : REDEARS
94. Theatre seats: Brit. : STALLS
96. Carte. : MENU
97. One of the Pleiades. : MEROPE
100. Rugged hero. : HEMAN
101. Three shakes. : SEC
102. "___ Parade." : ARMY
103. Military mix-up: Slang. : SNAFU
106. Zorina. : VERA
107. Cricket runs. : BYES
109. Of speech. : ORAL
112. Nest: Fr. : NID
113. 1933 agency. : NRA
114. Pennsy and Santa Fe. : RRS
115. 650 miles of lakes. : TVA

Answer summary: 17 unique to this puzzle, 16 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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