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WORD ALMANAC

New York Times, Sunday, May 6, 1956

Author:
William A. Lewis Jr.
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 67, Avg Word Len: 5.34, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 561 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 104, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
William A. Lewis Jr. has 45 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,504
Across
1. Novelist Truman. : CAPOTE
7. Novelist Betty. : SMITH
12. Englishman's straw hat. : BOATER
18. Astronomer's family name. : GALILEI
19. Curl: Comb. form. : CIRRO
20. Everywhere. : ALLOVER
22. City saved by Joan of Arc. : ORLEANS
23. Actress June. : HAVER
24. Sunshine State. : FLORIDA
25. Question marks. : IFS
26. "Kissing Jim" of Alabama. : FOLSOM
28. Bantu. : KAFFIR
30. Fond du ___, Wisconsin. : LAC
31. Washington players. : NATS
33. French film writer. : RENOIR
35. Story. : TALE
36. Writer Martin. : PETE
37. Diagram on office wall. : GRAPH
39. ___-Tin-Tin. : RIN
40. Burning. : AFIRE
42. Lighter-hearted. : GAYER
43. Autumnal event. : SERIES
45. Traditional gipsy shop. : TEAROOM
47. Count ___. : NOSES
48. Garden State. : NEWJERSEY
50. Snag. : HITCH
52. Place for the exurbanites. : ARCADIA
55. Term for a relative. : SIS
56. 22 sq. mi. of historic soil. : MANHATTAN
60. British Field Marshall. : DILL
61. Garden of Eden plant. : FIG
63. Karamanlis' capital. : ATHENS
65. U.S. highway. : ROUTE
66. Ab ___ (from the beginning): Lat. : OVO
67. Downgraded dictator. : STALIN
69. Most skilled. : OLDEST
71. Knot. : BOW
72. President's reception. : LEVEE
74. Peak in California. : LASSEN
76. Cut timber. : SAW
77. Rooter's forte. : YELL
78. Controversial aspect of commerce. : FREETRADE
80. "___ Sylphides." : LES
82. Scroogelike. : MISERLY
84. Boxer turned wrestler. : LOUIS
85. Author of "U. S. A." : DOSPASSOS
87. Defeated: Slang. : KAPUT
89. Quisling. : TRAITOR
91. Talks back: Slang. : SASSES
95. One of Twining's men. : PILOT
96. Meets. : JOINS
97. Sunflower State: Abbr. : KAN
99. The world's work. : PEACE
100. Part of a housing development. : UNIT
101. Ringside sound effect. : GONG
102. Volcanic mount of Antarctica. : EREBUS
105. Large container. : DRUM
106. Man's nickname. : LEM
107. Most faithful. : TRUEST
109. People of Central Caucasus. : OSSETS
111. Skip, as a stone on water. : DAP
112. English student. : ETONIAN
114. Fact. : DATUM
116. Put faith in. : CONFIDE
118. Yugoslavian Alps. : DINARIC
119. Herb of carrot family. : ANISE
120. Former First Lady. : ELEANOR
121. Nature goddess. : CYBELE
122. Greek physician. : GALEN
123. Planting machine. : SEEDER
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1. Token. : CARFARE
2. Describing a team. : ALLSTAR
3. Dessert. : PIE
4. Norway's Crown Prince. : OLAF
5. Del Monaco, for example. : TENOR
6. Stowaway in 1949 incident. : EISLER
7. Beer mugs. : SCHOONERS
8. Resort on Biscayne Bay. : MIAMI
9. Baseball's Mr. Noren. : IRV
10. Long journey. : TREK
11. Adm. Nelson. : HORATIO
12. Stump. : BAFFLE
13. TV dragon. : OLLIE
14. One of the Lesser Sundas. : ALOR
15. Craggy hill. : TOR
16. Ancient superstition. : EVILEYE
17. Changes the time of. : REDATES
18. Course of life. : GOINGS
21. Blacksnake. : RACER
27. Famous man in the iron-lung. : SNITE
29. Important workers. : FARMHANDS
32. ___ column. : SPINAL
34. Least seen. : RAREST
36. Language of Afghanistan. : PASHTO
38. Listen and obey. : HEED
41. Role for Bob Hope. : FOY
42. Tot's walker. : GOCART
44. Creator of Lilliput. : SWIFT
46. Far Easterners. : ASIANS
47. To the ___ degree. : NTH
49. Court game. : JAIALAI
51. Stitching that doesn't show. : INSEAMS
52. Mr. Berle. : ADOLF
53. Mississippi. : RIVER
54. Tree yielding spice. : CLOVE
56. Mr. Allen. : MEL
57. Potato. : TUBER
58. Wake Island. : ATOLL
59. Recently. : NEWLY
62. Statesman of Victorian days. : GLADSTONE
64. Being what it seems. : HONEST
67. Display. : SETOUT
68. Honshu bay. : ISE
70. Dwellers in the Engadine. : SWISS
73. Conger trap. : EELPOT
75. Kay Thompson's heroine. : ELOISE
77. Echoed same sentiments. : YESSED
79. Fixed practice. : RUT
81. Representatives of groups. : SPOKESMEN
83. Lather. : SOAP
85. ___ Cupid. : DAN
86. Sheiks. : ARABS
87. Of motion: Physics. : KINETIC
88. Type of income. : ALIMONY
90. Legislature of Denmark. : RIGSDAG
92. Young pilchard. : SARDINE
93. Where Quito is. : ECUADOR
94. "Always," in USMC motto. : SEMPER
95. Whined. : PULED
96. Shake. : JOUNCE
98. Corpus Christi's county. : NUECES
101. Holy object. : GRAIL
103. Waken. : ROUSE
104. Shoulder fur. : STOLE
107. Lose interest. : TIRE
108. Lake, source of Blue Nile. : TANA
110. Snick and ___. : SNEE
113. Collar. : NAB
115. Sesame. : TIL
117. Craze. : FAD

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