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New York Times, Sunday, May 22, 1955

Author:
Diana R. Sessions
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 69, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 647 (avg 1.74)
Open Squares: 126, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 21
Diana R. Sessions has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,154
Across
1. Fictitious name. : JOHNDOE
8. Panel member. : JUROR
13. First Chief Justice. : JOHNJAY
20. First name of well-known Briton. : ANEURIN
21. Expiate. : ATONE
22. Person fond of luxury. : EPICURE
23. Type of income. : RENTALS
24. Windmill parts. : VANES
25. Garden flowers. : PHLOXES
26. Big shot. : VIP
27. Girl's name meaning "married." : BEULAH
29. Where Uzbek is. : RUSSIA
31. Uncle ___. : TOM
32. Chemistry suffixes. : IDES
34. Quantity of paper. : REAM
35. Greek letters. : RHOS
36. Corduroy ridge. : WALE
37. Bases. : SACKS
39. Blemish. : SCAR
41. Not for: Dial. : AGIN
42. Where Allison is Ambassador. : JAPAN
43. Terriers. : SKYES
45. Worshiper. : KNEELER
47. Instruct. : TUTOR
48. Mrs. Lex Parker, et al. : LANAS
50. Subject of well-known ballad. : JESSEJAMES
52. Wearing apparel. : PAJAMAS
55. Fictional detective's name. : NERO
56. Published. : INPRINT
59. At all. : EVER
60. Governing principle. : POLICY
62. Compact. : DENSE
64. Restraining power. : TIE
65. Where curling is played. : RINKS
67. Night: Comb. form. : NOCT
68. Sound vibrantly. : RING
69. Type of day. : RAINY
71. River into Sea of Azov. : DON
72. Discontinue. : CEASE
74. Be startled. : BOGGLE
76. Cutter. : BOAT
77. Fabulous animal. : UNICORN
79. Pieces of batting. : WADS
80. Wide extent. : EXPANSE
82. Item on a dieter's menu. : FRUITJUICE
85. Jawaharlal Nehru. : ASIAN
86. Golfers. : TEERS
87. Insignia of U. S. M. C. : ANCHORS
89. Helped along (with "over"). : TIDED
92. John and Glenn. : FORDS
93. Pointed tool. : PICK
94. Old Irish clan. : SEPT
96. Joints of a plant stem. : NODES
98. Red: Span. : ROJO
99. TV star. : BALL
100. Part of speech. : VERB
102. ___ Scotia. : NOVA
103. Lily plant: Var. : ALO
104. Girl. : DAMSEL
106. Certain baseball leagues. : MINORS
108. National Guard: Abbr. : MIL
109. Capital of Costa Rica. : SANJOSE
111. Gratifies. : SATES
113. Its capital is Kingston. : JAMAICA
115. Always true. : ETERNAL
116. Where Davy Crockett fought. : ALAMO
117. Prevented. : AVERTED
118. Troop in Anglo-Indian army, : RESSALA
119. ___ General. : MAJOR
120. Novelty. : NEWNESS
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1. Island on Hawaii–New Zealand air route. : JARVIS
2. Confederates of the Mohawks. : ONEIDAS
3. Subject to petty attempts to rule. : HENPECK
4. Acorn. : NUT
5. A kind of cloth. : DRAB
6. Tanker. : OILER
7. Results. : ENSUES
8. Extinct primate found in 1891. : JAVAMAN
9. Where Provo is. : UTAH
10. Actor Colman. : RON
11. Heavy blow: Slang. : ONER
12. Rises again. : RESURGES
13. American singer. : JEPSON
14. Serpent: Comb. form. : OPHIS
15. Starch grain nuclei. : HILA
16. M/Sgt. : NCO
17. Proximity. : JUXTAPOSITION
18. Having interstices. : AREOLAR
19. Constant agreers. : YESMEN
28. Deficiencies. : LACKS
30. Devon or Berks. : SHIRE
33. "Blithe spirit." : SKYLARK
36. Delaware ___ Gap. : WATER
38. Mold line on glass. : SEAM
40. Decline to accept. : REJECT
41. As well. : ALSO
42. Popular girls' wear. : JUMPER
44. Spell of cold weather. : SNAP
46. Weird. : EERY
47. Summer shades. : TANS
49. Not sounding. : ASONANT
51. Certain radio ads. : JINGLES
52. Lost to view. : PERDU
53. Word on an Air Letter. : AVION
54. Star in "Beat the Devil." : JENNIFERJONES
55. Pleasing. : NICE
57. Miss Foch, et al. : NINAS
58. Maggie ___, noted singer. : TEYTE
61. ___ Alamos. : LOS
62. Understands: Slang. : DIGS
63. European country: Abbr. : ENG
66. Makes clean by friction. : SCOURS
68. Horse shows. : RODEOS
70. Unrestrained freedom. : ABANDON
73. War god's sister. : ERIS
74. Great name in church music. : BACH
75. Departure. : EXIT
78. Statement of belief. : CREDO
79. Part of a lighter. : WICK
81. Charley horse symptom. : PAIN
83. Confines. : JAILS
84. The government: Colloq. : UNCLESAM
85. Poplar tree. : ASPEN
86. Having missed the bus. : TOOLATE
88. Editorial worker: Var. : REVISOR
90. Native of Biblical kingdom. : EDOMITE
91. Mottoes or emblems. : DEVICES
92. River into Georgia Strait. : FRASER
93. Mrs. North. : PAMELA
95. ___ Horse. : TROJAN
97. Chef's specialties. : SALADS
99. Fundamental. : BASAL
101. Big league ball player. : BRAVE
104. Spanish lady. : DONA
105. Tra ___. : LALA
106. Office note. : MEMO
107. Merganser. : SMEW
110. Some college students: Abbr. : JRS
112. ___ Mahal. : TAJ
114. Gov. Hall's predecessor. : ARN

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 16 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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