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A FEW WORDS

New York Times, Sunday, May 9, 1954

Author:
Sidney Lambert
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 134, Blocks: 70, Avg Word Len: 5.54, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 567 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 138, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 23
Sidney Lambert has 114 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,776
Across
1. Closely tangled. : MATTED
7. Steel: Fr. : ACIER
12. Fishing implements. : SPEARS
18. Chemical ester. : OLEATE
19. Prickly pear, mescal, etc. : CACTI
20. Unite metals. : SPOTWELD
22. Extremely trying. : NERVERACKING
24. Higher-priced. : COSTLIER
25. Benson's department: Abbr. : AGR
26. Slush. : MIRE
27. Channel off Sandy Hook. : AMBROSE
29. Born: Fr. : NEE
30. Coral reefs. : CAYS
32. Islands near New Guinea. : ARU
33. Actress MacMahon. : ALINE
34. Cookbook abbreviation. : TSPS
35. Regular circuit. : ORBIT
37. "___, My Darling Daughter." : YES
39. People of Sanaa. : ARABS
40. Deodars. : TREES
41. Control. : REIN
43. Conjecture. : SUPPOSE
45. Governor in Little Rock. : CHERRY
46. Glorifies. : BLESSES
49. Bird's-eye and curly ___. : MAPLE
50. Hard pieces of quartz. : FLINTS
51. Lease. : RENT
52. Ant. : PISMIRE
54. Ambush. : BLIND
55. Indian coin. : ANNA
56. Historic battleship. : MAINE
57. Small boy's weapon. : SLINGSHOT
61. "Give ___ try." : ITA
62. Risk everything: Slang phrase. : SHOOTTHEWORKS
65. City of Peru, in the Andes. : ICA
66. Dimes or dollars. : DONATIONS
68. British "mosquito." : EBOAT
69. N.C.O.'s. : SGTS
70. East ___. : LYNNE
71. High-hatted. : SNOOTED
73. Conjunction. : THAT
74. Fine-grained rocks. : SHALES
76. Boy who got girl. : ALDEN
77. Unlike. : DIVERSE
79. Platforms. : STAGES
80. Stilton, Gouda, etc. : CHEESES
82. Terrible. : DIRE
83. Game fish. : CEROS
84. Von Stroheim film. : GREED
85. U. N. name. : DAG
87. Pass a bill. : ENACT
90. Mountains in Germany. : HARZ
91. Caprice. : FREAK
92. Peters, Tucker, etc. : MET
94. Principle of sonar. : ECHO
95. Man's name. : ELI
96. Prepared, as chops, for cooking. : BREADED
98. Brisk. : SPRY
99. Luck: Arch. : HAP
100. Bing Crosby song. : MEMORIES
102. Its motto: "Live free or die." : NEWHAMPSHIRE
106. Send forth rays. : ERADIATE
107. Conceal goods, in law: Var. : ELOIN
108. Tangelo's relative. : ORANGE
109. Evinces scorn. : SNEERS
110. Composer Taylor. : DEEMS
111. Scorches. : SINGES
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1. European principality. : MONACO
2. Malt vinegar. : ALEGAR
3. New coach of Notre Dame. : TERRYBRENNAN
4. Hebrew letter. : TAV
5. Season in Paris. : ETE
6. Skin layer. : DERMA
7. Grows. : ACCRUES
8. Angel food. : CAKE
9. Here: Fr. : ICI
10. Potential danger in Sicily. : ETNA
11. Nonsense. : RIGMAROLE
12. Golf clubs. : SPOONS
13. Riders on the range. : POSSE
14. Diminutive suffix. : ETTE
15. Pointed tool. : AWL
16. Put in again. : REINSERT
17. Garments for toddlers. : SLEEPERS
20. Author. : SCRIBE
21. Stylish. : DRESSY
23. Sprightly. : AIRY
28. Tired of everything. : BLASE
31. Sleepy time down South. : SIESTA
34. Inclinations. : TRENDS
36. Poetic contraction. : TIS
38. Tops. : SUMMITS
39. Understood. : APPREHENDED
40. "All the ___ You Are." : THINGS
42. Cotton knot. : NEP
44. Beautify. : PAINT
45. Slight, sharp sound. : CLINK
46. Navy insignia. : BRAID
47. Slow: Mus. : LENTO
48. Hot winds of Asia. : SIMOONS
50. Coquetted. : FLIRTED
53. Tributary of the Rhone. : SAONE
54. Grow turgid. : BLOAT
57. Languished, à la bobbysoxers. : SWOONED
58. Ambitious. : HIGHREACHING
59. Prefixes meaning eight. : OCTAS
60. Critical judgment or appreciation. : TASTE
62. Couturier's forte. : STYLES
63. Noted basso. : HINES
64. Tropical trees. : EBOES
67. High volcano in Armenia. : ALAGOZ
69. 18th century novelist. : STERNE
71. Smoothed. : SLEEKENED
72. Solved. : DID
74. Pilferers. : STEALERS
75. Prominent Democrat. : HARRIMAN
76. In advance. : AHEAD
78. Compete. : VIE
79. Intrigue. : SCHEME
80. Wrinkle. : CREASE
81. Chinese boats. : SAMPANS
84. Hails. : GREETS
86. Rudimentary beginning. : GERM
88. Command. : CHARGE
89. Pith helmets. : TOPEES
91. Dominican or Franciscan. : FRIAR
93. Printing errors: Colloq. : TYPOS
96. See 80 Across. : BRIE
97. Take out. : DELE
98. Piece of metal between joints. : SHIM
101. Poem. : ODE
103. Sorrow. : WOE
104. Hindu title. : SRI
105. River in China. : HAN

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 15 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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