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WORDSMANSHIP

New York Times, Sunday, April 15, 1956

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 156, Blocks: 73, Avg Word Len: 5.85, Missing: { F J Q X }, Scrabble score: 607 (avg 1.33)
Open Squares: 170, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 18
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
PS notes: Original 3-Down clue had "Frition"; corrected it to "Friction."
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,483
Across
1. Atomic-energy device. : REACTOR
8. Site of a 200-inch reflector. : PALOMAR
15. Petty despot. : SATRAP
21. Economic blockade. : EMBARGO
22. Ease-giving substance. : ANODYNE
23. Scientifically conditioned. : TRAINED
25. Wall décor. : MIRRORS
26. Puts old books in new covers. : REBINDS
27. Heraldic star. : ESTOILE
28. "Cat ___ Hot Tin Roof." : ONA
29. Intensify. : DEEPEN
31. Water buffaloes. : CARABAOS
33. Faced. : MET
34. Burgundy and claret. : REDS
36. Pelter. : STONER
38. Deeply earnest. : SOLEMN
39. Revolutionary hero. : HALE
40. Anoint: Obs. : ANELE
42. Titles: French. : TITRES
44. Sudden pang. : STAB
45. White-flowered Southern trees. : TITIS
46. Emphasizes. : STRESSES
48. Winged pest. : GNAT
50. Marks so as to establish a claim. : STAKESOUT
52. Epic poetry. : EPOS
53. Traveler. : VIATOR
55. Bout of work. : STINT
56. Horse lameness. : SPAVIN
59. Longest line within a circle. : DIAMETER
61. Larger than life size. : HEROIC
64. Ship repairers. : CAREENERS
66. Elicits. : EDUCES
68. Of the Spring. : VERNAL
70. Leftover. : ORT
71. Throws off the tracks. : DERAILS
73. The dancer pays him. : PIPER
75. One mentioned for bravery. : CITEE
76. Of the ear. : OTIC
78. Third: Comb. form. : TRITO
79. Casual farewells. : TATAS
81. "Bad ___ to ye!" : CESS
82. Coin of Thailand. : TICAL
84. Photos. : SNAPS
86. Continued. : RESUMED
88. Of the Soviets: Abbr. : RUS
89. Yellowish of complexion. : SALLOW
91. Treat lightly (with "at"). : SNEEZE
93. Blowout relief. : SPARETIRE
95. Grimaced. : LEERED
97. Gads about: Colloq. : TRAIPSES
99. Cossack hetman. : ATAMAN
100. Nostril. : NARIS
102. Fur pieces. : STOLES
103. Knot in wood. : KNAR
104. Proving-grounds workouts. : ROADTESTS
108. Catch or bolt: Scot. : SNIB
109. Do this to vote. : REGISTER
113. Sea plants. : ALGAE
114. Bird sound. : PEEP
116. Bogy man. : SCARER
118. Sizable. : LARGE
119. Endure. : WEAR
120. Macaws. : ARARAS
122. Faraway continentals. : ASIANS
124. Vietnam's neighbor. : LAOS
125. Dine. : EAT
126. Indonesia's active volcano. : KRAKATOA
128. Swamp rabbit. : TAPETI
130. Follower: Suffix. : ITE
131. Incentives. : STIMULI
133. Cook partially. : PARBOIL
135. Cosmetic ingredient. : LANOLIN
137. Durations of office. : TENURES
138. Winter sailor. : ICEBOAT
139. Hillary's triumph. : EVEREST
140. Part of H.S.H. : SERENE
141. Famous Italian beachhead. : SALERNO
142. Negev and Nefud. : DESERTS
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1. Fish that cling to others. : REMORAS
2. Outstanding. : EMINENT
3. Friction agent. : ABRADER
4. Piece of rolling stock. : CAR
5. Stepped. : TROD
6. Bogies. : OGRES
7. Flowerlike ornaments. : ROSETTES
8. Source or author. : PARENT
9. Lack of energy: Med. : ANENERGIA
10. Lofted tennis shot. : LOB
11. Pertaining to a poem. : ODIC
12. Talking birds of India. : MYNAS
13. Wilder's "Woman of ___." : ANDROS
14. Seasons again. : RESALTS
15. Turkish custom. : STEAMBATH
16. Felonious fire. : ARSON
17. Makes lace. : TATS
18. Beautiful harbor of S. A. : RIO
19. Lively: Music. : ANIMATO
20. Palau Islands beachhead. : PELELIU
24. Loathe. : DETEST
30. Peas: Fr. : POIS
32. Rhythms. : BEATS
35. Where hidden laughter is. : SLEEVE
37. Changes the title. : RENAMES
39. Of enduring importance. : HISTORIC
41. Discovered. : ESPIED
43. Too full. : SATED
45. Insect-eater of Madagascar. : TENREC
47. 14 heartfelt lines. : SONNET
49. Add figures: Colloq. : TOTUP
51. Large city of USSR. : KIEV
53. A ghost come to call. : VISITANT
54. Speak a piece. : RECITE
56. Scuttles. : SCOOTS
57. Favoring one side. : PARTIAL
58. Part of the Constitution. : ARTICLE
59. Removes water. : DRAINS
60. Goes by again. : REPASSES
62. The meantime. : INTERIM
63. Rhythmic pause. : CAESURA
65. Makes a slip. : ERRS
67. Easy targets. : SETUPS
69. Decrease. : LESSEN
72. Easy-gaited horses. : LOPERS
74. Incarnation of Vishnu. : RAMA
77. List of days. : CALENDAR
80. East Indian skipper. : SERANG
83. Strap-shaped, in botany. : LORATE
85. Places in Congress. : SEATS
86. Duplicate. : REPLICA
87. Minor point. : DETAIL
90. Part of "to be." : WERE
92. Utah park and canyon. : ZIONS
94. Of the ankle. : TARSAL
96. To censure. : DISPRAISE
98. Role of Alfred Lunt. : SEBASTIAN
101. Favorite dish. : STEAK
103. Took shape, as corn. : KERNELED
104. Least refined. : RAWEST
105. Oily salts. : OLEATES
106. Like gray enamelware. : AGATINE
107. Ship that fell to John Paul Jones, 1779. : SERAPIS
109. Take the harvest. : REAP
110. Rolling home. : TRAILER
111. Self-fancier. : EGOTIST
112. Takes amiss. : RESENTS
115. Former Brazilian dollar. : PATACA
117. Theatre district. : RIALTO
120. Harold of Tin Pan Alley. : ARLEN
121. Stendhal's Julien. : SOREL
123. Cudgel for Robin Hood. : STAVE
126. City near Hiroshima. : KURE
127. French cleric. : ABBE
129. Spanish girl's name. : INES
132. Graz' river. : MUR
134. Our: Scot. : OOR
136. Mine shipment. : ORE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 13 debuted here and reused later, 17 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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