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THE WIDE OPEN SPACES

New York Times, Sunday, April 22, 1956

Author: Herbert Ettenson
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 132, Blocks: 64, Avg Word Len: 5.71, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 539 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 153, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 26
Herbert Ettenson has 87 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,490
Across Down
1. Iranian island. : ABADAN
7. Athanael rescued her. : THAIS
12. Pontifical. : POPISH
18. Foreign Relations chairman. : SENATORGEORGE
21. Game with jokers. : CANASTA
22. Canadian diplomat. : LESTERPEARSON
23. Superimpose. : OVERLAY
24. Curved moldings. : OGEES
25. Decorators' items. : MIRRORS
26. Applelike fruits. : MEDLARS
27. Handle of a drawer. : PULL
28. Early. : SOON
29. The E in Q. E. D. : ERAT
31. Status quo ___. : ANTE
32. Ant. : EMMET
34. Author Heyerdahl. : THOR
35. Fortissimo: Abbr. : FFF
36. Deal in. : HANDLE
38. Relative of kowtow. : SALAAM
40. Unit of speed, in telegraphy. : BAUD
41. Went around. : EDDIED
42. Aces. : ONESPOTS
45. Sparkman's colleague. : HILL
46. Be overcome with emotion: Colloq. : SWOON
47. Type of talk: Abbr. : SER
48. Greek letter. : ETA
49. O'Malley and O'Brien. : PATS
50. Eating: Comb. form. : PHAG
51. Burns hero. : TAM
54. Peerce and Tucker. : TENORS
56. Important industrial city in Mexico. : MONTERREY
58. All the way: Var. : THRU
59. Anthony and Clarissa : EDENS
60. Common flower. : DANDELION
61. Structures supporting bridges. : PIERS
62. Oologist's concern. : NEST
63. Make-up item. : FACECREAM
64. Hennas. : RINSES
65. Pest killer. : DDT
66. Highway vee. : FORK
67. Land of the ___ (heaven): Scot. : LEAL
68. Lambish lament. : BAA
69. Apply. : USE
70. Powerful industrialist. : BARON
72. Direct. : SEND
73. The Yanks and Dodgers have them. : PENNANTS
75. Made points. : SCORED
77. Town: So. Afr. : STAD
78. Fashionable society. : BONTON
79. Motored: Colloq. : CARRED
80. Tributary of the Yangtze. : HAN
81. More or less. : SOME
82. Detailed recitals. : SAGAS
86. Galley on which Hercules sailed. : ARGO
87. Augury. : OMEN
89. Highway sign. : STOP
90. Full of: Suffix. : LENT
91. Extending. : RANGING
93. Benefactor. : DONATOR
96. Irish Renaissance dramatist. : SYNGE
97. Billy Mitchell. : AVIATOR
98. Sidney Holland of New Zealand. : PRIMEMINISTER
100. Joshes. : BANTERS
101. Novel title. : ANDERSONVILLE
102. Is contemptuous. : SNEERS
103. Lilliputian: Colloq. : TEENY
104. Atelier equipment. : EASELS
1. Acclivitous. : ASLOPE
2. Hive in a tree. : BEEGUM
3. Saint honored April 21. : ANSELM
4. Immemorial. : DATELESS
5. Roscoe the stutterer. : ATES
6. Haakon's land: Abbr. : NOR
7. Place to eat. : TEAROOM
8. Abomination. : HORROR
9. Incendiarism. : ARSON
10. Operatic prince. : IGOR
11. Judicious. : SENSEFUL
12. Do spadework. : PAVETHEWAY
13. Unified. : ONED
14. Operatic recitative. : PARLANDO
15. Novel title. : ISLANDINTHESUN
16. Take unawares. : STARTLE
17. Clodhopper. : HAYSEED
19. Wheel speed. : RPM
20. Lotus Blossom and others. : GEISHAS
21. Leaf cluster on a pineapple. : COMA
30. Post office abbreviation. : RFD
33. Diminishes. : TAPERS
34. Toodle-oo. : TATA
35. Clue that ends in a blind alley. : FALSELEAD
37. ___'s age. : ADOG
39. Real estate. : LOTS
40. Stark finality. : BITTEREND
42. North Sea port and resort. : OSTEND
43. In demand. : NEEDED
44. Alias M. Minciotti. : ERNESTBORGNINE
45. Rinse manually. : HANDCLEAN
46. Chinese name for God. : SHEN
49. Player who cuts the cards. : PONE
50. College dance. : PROM
52. Check. : ARREST
53. Tousles. : MUSSES
55. Where Windsor is: Abbr. : ONT
56. Famous name in baseball. : MACK
57. Relative of a pahlavi. : RIAL
58. Stannum. : TIN
60. Substitute for a patch. : DARN
61. Grands. : PIANOS
63. Senders of CARE packages. : FOODDONORS
64. Carry on verbally. : RANT
66. Radio ___ Europe. : FREE
68. The B in N. B. : BENE
71. Claim without right. : ARROGATE
72. Sit tight. : STANDPAT
73. Antiaircraft guns. : POMPOMS
74. Syllabus or conspectus. : ANALYSIS
75. Charms for Cleopatra. : SCARABS
76. Safari. : CARAVAN
77. Novel title. : SHE
78. Shoe shop. : BOOTERY
81. Filament and anther. : STAMEN
83. Zephyrean. : GENTLE
84. Former president of Yale. : ANGELL
85. Cubic meters. : STERES
88. Rigney and Alston: Abbr. : MGRS
89. Maliciously sly: Slang. : SNIDE
92. Via Appia is one. : ITER
94. Its capital is Alençon. : ORNE
95. Brazil's metropolis. : RIO
96. Hindu deity. : SIVA
99. Mariner's direction. : NNE

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 17 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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