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CITY FOLK

New York Times, Sunday, May 13, 1956

Author: Jules Arensberg
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.24, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 687 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 134, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 30
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,511
Across Down
1. Republic of Hispaniola. : HAITI
6. Interstice. : AREOLE
12. Merchant Marine: Abbr. : USSS
16. Companion of a promise. : ALICK
21. He's working on Mizner musical. : IRVINGBERLIN
23. TV Western actor. : GUYMADISON
25. Novel by Olive Higgins Prouty, 1922. : STELLADALLAS
26. Composer of "Fanny." : HAROLDROME
27. Gen. Hershey's domain. : SSS
28. Astringent. : ALUM
29. Relative of the lily. : ARUM
31. Guided missile. : NIKE
32. Afresh. : ANEW
33. Musical selections. : PIECES
35. Scorch. : SEAR
37. Nearest to. : NEXT
39. Hog-tied. : ROPED
42. Canasta card. : TREY
44. Close. : STINGY
46. ___ soit qui mal y pense. : HONI
50. Cupid. : AMOR
51. Thirteen tricks. : SLAM
53. Part of the eye. : UVEA
54. Lacquers. : JAPANS
56. 1,000 mi. river in Argentina. : BERMEJO
60. Puzzled: Colloq. : FLOORED
62. Comedienne Fabray. : NANETTE
63. Money for money: Abbr. : INT
64. Placed, as a golf ball. : TEED
66. Impels. : URGES
67. Pawner's goal. : HOCKSHOP
68. Red wine grapes. : DELAWARES
71. Companions of egos. : IDS
72. Constitutionals. : WALKS
73. Lawyer: Abbr. : ATT
74. Swedish physicist, Nobel Prize winner. : DALEN
75. Queeg's ship. : CAINE
77. Kiel, for instance. : CANAL
78. Celebes ox. : ANOA
79. Not at all, to poets. : NEER
80. W. W. I Sergeant. : ALVINYORK
82. Roman poet. : OVID
84. Crazes. : FADS
86. Bronze or steel. : ALLOY
88. Mother-in-law of Ruth. : NAOMI
89. Broods of pheasants. : NIDES
91. Ordinal suffix. : ETH
92. Descendant. : SCION
93. Sun shade. : TAN
94. Bird. : SEEDEATER
97. Indented brickwork. : TOOTHING
99. Dominoes. : MASKS
101. Andante. : SLOW
102. Sail yard: Scot. : RAE
103. Leading. : INFRONT
104. Part of 31 Across. : WARHEAD
106. Awaiting. : INSTORE
108. Mountain pass. : DEFILE
109. Heady. : RASH
110. Director Kazan. : ELIA
112. Inlets. : RIAS
113. Flavoring. : SAGE
114. Worsted. : BESTED
116. Varec. : KELP
118. Isolated hill. : BUTTE
119. Clayey earth. : MARL
121. Evening: It. : SERA
123. Ancient Greek vases. : DIOTAE
125. Pre-med course: Abbr. : ANAT
129. Gravy dish. : BOAT
131. Girl's name. : LILA
133. Epochal. : ERAL
134. ___ Newburg. : ALA
137. Alias Billy Mitchell. : GARYCOOPER
140. Pulitzer Prize novelist. : ELLENGLASGOW
143. He's a star in "Giant." : ROCKHUDSON
144. Martyr in 1859 novel. : SYDNEYCARTON
145. Japanese immigrant. : ISSEI
146. Meeting: Abbr. : SESS
147. Hectors. : TEASES
148. Lichenic. : MOSSY
1. Sibilate. : HISS
2. Esthetic pursuits. : ARTS
3. Star in "Hot Tin Roof." : IVES
4. Sesame. : TIL
5. Describing buhl work. : INLAID
6. Kidnap. : ABDUCT
7. Sharp-edged tools. : REAMERS
8. ___ king. : ERL
9. Kettle: Span. : OLLA
10. Tarradiddlers. : LIARS
11. Follows. : ENSUES
12. Horrors! : UGH
13. ___ pan, Chinese abacus. : SUAN
14. State flower of Idaho. : SYRINGA
15. Fire-prevention bear. : SMOKEY
16. State further. : ADD
17. Foreign coin. : LIRA
18. "When the frost ___ the punkin." : ISON
19. Appear. : COME
20. Was informed. : KNEW
22. Outburst. : GALE
24. Mr. Woollcott. : ALEX
30. Works out fully. : MATURES
33. Hair-do, for short. : PERM
34. I. : SELF
36. Sunders. : RIVES
38. Merci. : THANKS
39. Too zealous. : RABID
40. Augured. : OMENED
41. Mrs. Fred Allen. : PORTLANDHOFFA
43. Korean river. : YALU
45. Newscaster Calmer. : NED
47. Uncloses: Poet. : OPES
48. Alias Frank Sinatra. : NATHANDETROIT
49. Completely. : INTOTO
52. Violinist Erica. : MORINI
54. Creator of Wolf Larsen. : JACKLONDON
55. Divisions. : SEPTA
57. Needle case: Var. : ETWEE
58. Contemporary of Molière. : JEANRACINE
59. " . . . winds slowly ___ the lea." : OER
61. Expert of the unlikely rhyme. : OGDENNASH
62. Vincent Lopez tune. : NOLA
65. Ten Commandments. : DECALOG
67. Kerchiefs. : HANKIES
69. Beverages. : ALES
70. Room. : SALON
72. Becomes friendly. : WARMS
76. ___ Baker Priest. : IVY
77. Bird talk. : COO
78. Radames' beloved. : AIDA
81. Northerner. : YANKEE
83. Opinions. : VIEWS
84. Not fragrant. : FETID
85. Is piacular. : ATONES
87. Pocket fuzz. : LINT
90. Pirate. : SEARAT
92. Author Asch. : SHOLEM
93. North Carolinian. : TARHEEL
95. New Havenite. : ELI
96. Brooklynite. : REESE
98. Math course. : TRIG
99. Sail props. : MASTS
100. Vaccine expert. : SALK
104. Used to be. : WAS
105. Withered. : DIED
107. Correct. : TRUE
109. Setback. : RELAPSE
111. Receiver of a deed. : ALIENEE
114. Thinks deeply. : BROODS
115. Most uninteresting. : DRIEST
117. Roles in a perennial musical. : PORGYS
118. Man chided by an ass. : BALAAM
120. "May his tribe increase." : ABOU
122. "O come ___ faithful . . . " : ALLYE
124. Baby powder. : TALC
125. Fields: Lat. : AGRI
126. Greek temple. : NAOS
127. Lights for a night game. : ARCS
128. Lively child. : TYKE
130. Birthplace of Anacreon. : TEOS
132. Actor Robert. : ALDA
134. Ten percenters: Abbr. : AGTS
135. Playwright. : LOOS
136. Bearded. : AWNY
138. Home of the White Sox. : CHI
139. Hospital workers: Abbr. : RNS
141. Printer's measures. : ENS
142. Full house. : SRO

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 21 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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