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LOCAL COLOR

New York Times, Sunday, April 3, 1955

Author:
Ruth H. Oliver
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 5.15, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 654 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 122, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 7, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 26
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,105
Across
1. Half-curved log. : SLAB
5. Arabian garments. : ABAS
9. Direct. : OPEN
13. Furtive. : SLINKY
19. Plan and carry out. : STAGE
20. Large book. : TOME
21. Cordon ___. : BLEU
22. Famous sight in 40 Down. : SKYLINE
23. Peppery, peg-legged Dutchman. : PETERSTUYVESANT
26. Intemperate speeches. : TIRADES
27. French number. : UNE
28. Wrench. : TEAR
29. "___ Holden." : EBEN
30. Speyer's river. : RHINE
32. Diminutive suffix. : ULE
33. Star formation in Cygnus. : NORTHERNCROSS
36. Electrified particle. : ION
37. Those who: Suffix. : ISTS
38. Corded fabric. : REP
39. Cacklers. : HENS
40. Business combinations. : MERGERS
43. A saurel. : SCAD
45. Quotidian. : DAILY
47. Thomas, Horace or Daniel. : MANN
48. Announced. : VOICED
52. Preclude. : STOP
53. Describing a bad apple. : WORMY
54. Mother's dictum. : DONT
55. Supple. : LISSOME
56. "The ___ Pound Look." : TEN
57. Street show. : RAREE
58. Nonsense! : POOH
59. Fish. : SOLE
60. Government agency. : OPS
61. Bach-Gounod song. : AVEMARIA
63. Trifling gifts, in New Orleans: Var. : LAGNAPPES
65. Point of land. : SPIT
66. Couples again. : REYOKES
67. He saw the Holy Grail. : BORS
68. Sleepers. : TIES
69. Cubic measure. : STERE
70. Alpine winds. : BISES
71. Rose by buoyancy. : LEVITATED
73. Department of France. : LOIRE
74. Genus of brown bears. : URSUS
75. Unadorned. : BARE
76. Poet Khayyam. : OMAR
77. Roman historian. : SALLUST
79. Catalogue. : ROLL
80. Popular musical. : BRIGADOON
82. Spanish paprika. : PIMIENTO
83. Where Ohio Northern U. is. : ADA
84. Parsimonious. : NEAR
85. Compassion. : PITY
86. Cooked. : BAKED
87. Man's name. : IAN
88. Joining. : LINKING
90. Brilliantly colored fish. : OPAH
91. Keeps. : SAVES
92. Dust speck. : MOTE
93. Tempt to evil. : SEDUCE
94. Thin muslin. : MULL
95. Goddess of agriculture. : CERES
96. Flexible shoot. : BINE
97. Lull. : RESPITE
99. Emmy winner. : COMO
100. Creator of Jim Hawkins. : RLS
101. Part of the neck. : NAPE
104. Electrical unit: Abbr. : AMP
105. Modern enigmas. : FLYINGSAUCERS
111. Poem. : ODE
112. Courtyard. : PATIO
114. Tree trimmings. : LOPS
115. Greek girl's name. : IONE
116. License plate initials. : AAA
117. Pilchard. : SARDINE
119. Symbol on 8c stamp. : STATUEOFLIBERTY
123. Self-centered ones. : EGOISTS
124. Nonsense: Brit. : TOSH
125. Singer. : ALTO
126. Italian port. : OSTIA
127. Cassias. : SENNAS
128. Part of London. : SOHO
129. Diminished by. : LESS
130. Part of pirates' song. : YOHO
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1. Desk worker. : STENO
2. After some time. : LATER
3. Dog's ___. : AGE
4. Gave an allotted place to. : BERTHED
5. Flower essence. : ATTAR
6. Stream. : BOURN
7. Miss March. : AMY
8. In an austere manner. : SEVERELY
9. Haunt. : OBSESS
10. Outlines. : PLANS
11. Poetic time of day. : EEN
12. Good food. : NUTRIENT
13. Pachyderm's specialty. : SKIN
14. Erato's symbol. : LYRE
15. Waterfront union. : ILA
16. Spider's nest. : NIDUS
17. Bent the knee. : KNELT
18. Concessions. : YESES
19. ___ glass. : SPUN
22. Incite. : STING
24. Small spring. : SEEP
25. Hardwood tree. : EBONY
31. Part of a saddle. : HORN
34. Basalt, for instance. : TRAP
35. Speak in sing-song. : CHIME
37. Osiris' sister. : ISIS
40. Where Capt. Kidd married the Widow Ort, 1691. : MANHATTAN
41. Disasters. : EVILS
42. Symbol for 50 Down. : ROSE
43. Maker of a fabulous jump, 1886. : STEVEBRODIE
44. Famous resort. : CONEYISLAND
45. Mrs. Ezio Pinza. : DORIS
46. Scope. : AREA
47. Satellite. : MOON
49. Lincoln spoke here, Feb., 1860. : COOPERUNION
50. Its motto is Excelsior. : EMPIRESTATE
51. Villa ___, at Tivoli. : DESTE
52. Mary Martin, for instance. : STAR
53. Commodities. : WARES
54. A kind of violet. : DOGSTOOTH
55. Brooklyn pitcher. : LOES
57. Gardening tools. : RAKES
58. ___-mutuel. : PARI
59. Furthered. : SPED
62. City on the Tigris. : MOSUL
63. Tomato. : LOVEAPPLE
64. Mole. : PIER
65. Way over a fence. : STILE
67. Golfer Patty. : BERG
69. Well-established. : SOLID
71. Lion's den. : LAIR
72. Chinese island. : AMOY
73. Gold or silver fabrics. : LAMES
74. Eurasian range. : URALS
75. Boaster. : BRAG
77. Dickens character. : SIKES
78. Actor Franchot. : TONE
80. Eduard of Czechoslovakia. : BENES
81. Tune in. : DIAL
82. Lay asphalt. : PAVE
84. Riviera resort. : NICE
86. Title. : BARON
89. Honshu city. : KURE
90. Military stations. : OUTPOSTS
91. Close not quite securely. : SEMISEAL
92. Catchall list: Abbr. : MISC
94. Opera heroine. : MIMI
95. Source of nutria. : COYPU
96. Gainsborough masterpiece. : BLUEBOY
98. Meat pastes. : PATES
99. One of the Fates. : CLOTHO
100. Raja's consort. : RANI
101. Advances. : NOSES
102. "Time will tell," for instance. : ADAGE
103. Argentina's Juan. : PERON
105. A brief time. : FLASH
106. Special talents. : GIFTS
107. Flies alone. : SOLOS
108. Fifth largest planet. : EARTH
109. Proportion. : RATIO
110. Woman's skirt, in P. I. : SAYA
112. City on the Arno. : PISA
113. Formicary dwellers. : ANTS
118. Uproar. : DIN
120. As well. : TOO
121. Latin-American shout. : OLE
122. Within: Prefix. : ESO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 22 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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