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STATE OF THE UNION

New York Times, Sunday, May 15, 1955

Author: Herbert Ettenson
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 85, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 660 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 126, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 28
Herbert Ettenson has 87 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,147
Across Down
1. Presque ___, Maine resort. : ISLE
5. Sodas. : POPS
9. Dave Garroway's program. : TODAY
14. Accoutrements. : ROBES
19. Song hit of "Flying Colors," Tommy Dorsey favorite. : LOUISIANAHAYRIDE
22. Jagged. : EROSE
23. Creator of Big Daddy. : TENNESSEEWILLIAMS
24. City in Bombay. : POONA
25. Named before. : SAID
26. Greek letters. : ETAS
27. Hammer heads. : PEENS
28. Wriggler. : EEL
30. Tennis star Rosewall. : KEN
31. Personality facet. : TRAIT
33. Hep. : ONTO
35. ___ rotation. : CROP
36. Duffer's shot. : SLICE
38. Pershing's command. : AEF
40. Villein. : SERF
42. Barge. : SCOW
44. Decorative neckwear. : SCARF
46. Canadian lake. : STCLAIR
50. Bird word. : PEEP
52. Vocal. : ORAL
54. "Ad ___ per aspera." : ASTRA
56. Size of coal. : PEA
57. Actor Carrillo and others. : LEOS
59. German count. : GRAF
61. Novelist Seton. : ANYA
63. Military misfeasance. : AWOL
64. Part of a chassis. : AXLE
66. Tierra del ___. : FUEGO
68. Calendar abbreviation. : NOV
70. Sanskrit school, in India. : TOL
71. Unchanged. : SAME
72. Greets. : HAILS
74. Gain. : EARN
75. Mischief. : NUISANCE
78. School for Mustangs. : SMU
79. Persian carpet. : ISFAHAN
81. Early English king. : ETHELRED
83. This can spoil a pitcher's dream. : ONEHIT
85. Fruit of forgetfulness. : LOTUS
86. Barren. : SERE
87. Protection. : EGIS
88. "Quo ___." : VADIS
89. Jaunty headgear. : BERETS
90. Changed old car for new. : TRADEDIN
92. Wash thoroughly. : BERINSE
94. Vied with : RAN
95. Keep for a rainy day. : SETASIDE
97. Helen. : NELL
99. Volcano in Africa. : ELGON
100. Fee for money exchange. : AGIO
102. Dale Evans' husband. : ROY
103. Malay gibbon. : LAR
104. Walton, the piscator. : ISAAK
106. Vingt ___, the card game blackjack. : ETUN
107. Pacific outpost. : GUAM
108. Pooh! : TUSH
110. Heroine of a Sanskrit epic. : SITA
112. Sun Valley gear. : SKIS
114. Cassiterite. : ORE
115. Part of Saudi Arabia. : HEJAZ
117. Was repentant. : RUED
119. Sympathetic response. : ECHO
121. Iron Curtain country. : ESTONIA
123. Indian redwood. : ROHAN
125. And more. : PLUS
127. Mary Mapes Dodge hero. : HANS
129. Message from Sparks. : SOS
130. Financial institution, in Rome. : BANCO
132. Grain. : SEED
134. Dutch painter Jan van der ___. : MEER
136. Yellow. : AMBER
140. Rank below Cpl. : PFC
142. Aegean island. : IOS
143. Japanese pillboxes. : INROS
145. Wide-eyed. : AGOG
147. Staff member. : AIDE
148. He wrote "Hard Cash." : READE
150. Hero of 1889 satire. : CONNECTICUTYANKEE
154. Desert stopovers. : OASES
155. Favorite American folk tune. : ARKANSASTRAVELER
156. Usurp. : WREST
157. Poker term. : RAISE
158. Miss Dartle. : ROSA
159. Sister of Ares. : ERIS
1. Where Ephesus was. : IONIA
2. Horologe. : SUNDIAL
3. Position of a golf ball. : LIE
4. In ___. : ESSE
5. Songs of joy. : PAEANS
6. Simple dance. : ONESTEP
7. Scrape with the hoofs. : PAW
8. Send. : SHIP
9. White House family, 1841–45. : TYLERS
10. Its course was discovered, 1951. : ORINOCO
11. Biblical dispersion of the Jews. : DIASPORA
12. Carney's title. : ADM
13. Affirms. : YESES
14. Facsimile. : REPLICA
15. Spanish gold. : ORO
16. Name in the Hall of Fame. : BOOKERTWASHINGTON
17. Slave of yore. : ESNE
18. Dramatist O'Casey. : SEAN
19. "Every inch a king." : LEAR
20. Meaning of the colon in equations. : ISTO
21. Author Waugh. : ALEC
23. Silence, please!. : TST
29. Certain railways. : ELS
32. River duck. : TEAL
34. Parkman book, 1849. : OREGONTRAIL
37. Houses: Sp. : CASAS
39. Feudal estate. : FIEF
41. Chemin de ___. : FER
43. Section of a newspaper. : WANTADS
45. Skeptical. : FROMMISSOURI
46. Relative of a Zouave. : SPAHI
47. Short outfield hit. : TEXASLEAGUER
48. Drawer for printer's type. : CALIFORNIAJOBCASE
49. French city. : ROUEN
51. Dress fabric. : PANNE
53. Mt. Holyoke's founder. : LYON
55. Unalaskan. : ALEUT
58. Black ___. : SEA
60. Tipped the ball. : FOULED
62. Recess. : ALCOVE
65. Puff up. : ELATE
67. Namesakes of Miss Garson. : GREERS
69. Southern delicacy. : VIRGINIAHAM
73. Folds up. : SHUTS
76. Fishing nets. : SEINES
77. Northern Finnish town. : ENARE
80. Declare. : ASSERT
82. Gabler and others. : HEDDAS
84. Roman factotum. : EDILE
86. Watches the late show. : STAYSUP
89. "Erin Go ___." : BRAGH
91. Spooky. : EERIE
92. He wrote "Infant Joy." : BLAKE
93. Nine: Comb. form. : ENNEA
96. See the sights. : TOUR
98. Old exclamations. : LAS
101. Sen. Hruska's city. : OMAHA
105. Candy. : KISS
109. Site of 1952 Olympics. : HELSINKI
111. Sound of vexation. : TCH
113. Colonnade. : STOA
116. Most clownish. : ZANIEST
118. Chaperons. : DUENNAS
120. Short plays. : ONEACTS
122. Western Turk. : OSMANLI
124. M/Sgt. : NCO
126. Unclouded. : SERENE
128. Pancho, the tennis player. : SEGURA
131. It dates from 1927. : OSCAR
133. Medicos. : DOCS
135. List. : ROTA
137. Two-wheelers. : BIKES
138. German river. : EDER
139. Arikara. : REE
140. Ship's stem. : PROW
141. N. C. Cape. : FEAR
144. Leading. : STAR
146. Fetter. : GYVE
149. ___ Plaines. : DES
151. ___ et labora. : ORA
152. Equal: Prefix. : ISO
153. Of gases: Prefix. : AER

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