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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
Ruth H. Oliver has 7 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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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
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Part of London. : SOHO
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Diminished by. : LESS
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Part of pirates' song. : YOHO
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Desk worker. : STENO
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After some time. : LATER
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Dog's ___. : AGE
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Gave an allotted place to. : BERTHED
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Flower essence. : ATTAR
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Stream. : BOURN
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Miss March. : AMY
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In an austere manner. : SEVERELY
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Haunt. : OBSESS
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Outlines. : PLANS
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Poetic time of day. : EEN
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Good food. : NUTRIENT
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Pachyderm's specialty. : SKIN
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Erato's symbol. : LYRE
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Waterfront union. : ILA
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Spider's nest. : NIDUS
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Bent the knee. : KNELT
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Concessions. : YESES
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___ glass. : SPUN
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Incite. : STING
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Small spring. : SEEP
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Hardwood tree. : EBONY
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Part of a saddle. : HORN
34
Basalt, for instance. : TRAP
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Speak in sing-song. : CHIME
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Osiris' sister. : ISIS
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Where Capt. Kidd married the Widow Ort, 1691. : MANHATTAN
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Disasters. : EVILS
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Symbol for 50 Down. : ROSE
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Maker of a fabulous jump, 1886. : STEVEBRODIE
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Famous resort. : CONEYISLAND
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Mrs. Ezio Pinza. : DORIS
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Scope. : AREA
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Satellite. : MOON
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Lincoln spoke here, Feb., 1860. : COOPERUNION
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Its motto is Excelsior. : EMPIRESTATE
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Villa ___, at Tivoli. : DESTE
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Mary Martin, for instance. : STAR
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Commodities. : WARES
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A kind of violet. : DOGSTOOTH
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Brooklyn pitcher. : LOES
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Gardening tools. : RAKES
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___-mutuel. : PARI
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Furthered. : SPED
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City on the Tigris. : MOSUL
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Tomato. : LOVEAPPLE
64
Mole. : PIER
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Way over a fence. : STILE
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Golfer Patty. : BERG
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Well-established. : SOLID
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Lion's den. : LAIR
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Chinese island. : AMOY
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Gold or silver fabrics. : LAMES
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Eurasian range. : URALS
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Boaster. : BRAG
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Dickens character. : SIKES
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Actor Franchot. : TONE
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Eduard of Czechoslovakia. : BENES
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Tune in. : DIAL
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Lay asphalt. : PAVE
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Riviera resort. : NICE
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Title. : BARON
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Honshu city. : KURE
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Military stations. : OUTPOSTS
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Close not quite securely. : SEMISEAL
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Catchall list: Abbr. : MISC
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Opera heroine. : MIMI
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Source of nutria. : COYPU
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Gainsborough masterpiece. : BLUEBOY
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Meat pastes. : PATES
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One of the Fates. : CLOTHO
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Raja's consort. : RANI
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Advances. : NOSES
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"Time will tell," for instance. : ADAGE
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Argentina's Juan. : PERON
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A brief time. : FLASH
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Special talents. : GIFTS
107
Flies alone. : SOLOS
108
Fifth largest planet. : EARTH
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Proportion. : RATIO
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Woman's skirt, in P. I. : SAYA
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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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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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