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New York Times, Sunday, June 3, 1956

Author:
Helen Bernard
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 66, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 528 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 130, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,532
Across
1. Dawn. : SUNUP
6. Historic London tavern. : MITRE
11. Nursery rhyme character. : MARY
15. Fibber. : LIAR
19. Unimaginative. : TRITE
20. Equatorial constellation. : ORION
21. Ear lobes: Anat. : ALAE
22. Quechuan. : INCA
23. Needles. : RACER
24. Kind of foreign policy. : DOLLARDIPLOMACY
27. "And all the sea were ___ . . . " : INK
28. Epithet for Zeus. : THUNDERER
30. Short races. : SPRINTS
31. Bakery items. : PIES
33. Nautical term. : ALEE
34. City of ancient Greece. : ELIS
36. Egyptian queen of the gods. : SATI
37. Phoenix's river. : SALT
38. Large building. : BARN
39. Name of Stevenson's sister. : IVES
41. Cleveland pitcher. : LEMON
44. Ordinary courses of life. : ORBITS
46. Important arrivals. : ADVENTS
49. Margot Fonteyn. : DAME
50. Shine. : RADIATE
52. Town ___. : CRIER
53. Interrogatory exclamations. : EHS
55. Shooter. : TAW
56. Active forces. : AGENTS
57. Peregrinates. : ROAMS
58. Eulogists. : PRAISERS
60. Decorative braided loops. : FROGS
61. Cicerone. : GUIDE
62. Most foxy. : SLIEST
63. Dial ___. : TONE
64. Indeterminate mixture. : HALFANDHALF
66. Composition. : OPUS
70. Slipknots. : NOOSES
72. Declaim. : ORATE
73. Usurp. : WREST
74. Veteran. : OLDTIMER
77. Molding. : OVOLO
78. Offended. : PAINED
79. Chinese statesman. : KOO
80. Hero of "She." : LEO
81. Used up. : SPENT
82. First day of Roman month. : CALENDS
83. Certain levels of accomplishment. : LOWS
85. Tenuous. : SUBTILE
87. A half. : MOIETY
88. Queen ___ lace. : ANNES
90. President O'Kelly of Eire. : SEAN
91. Gilda, Linda, Philine, etc. : PONS
92. Large: Colloq. : TALL
95. ___ White. : SNOW
97. Sponsorship. : EGIS
99. Town in Texas. : EDNA
100. Extinct Indian. : ERIE
101. Columbia River port. : ASTORIA
104. Neighborhoods. : LOCATIONS
107. Reel holder. : CAN
108. Player in a certain tournament round. : QUARTERFINALIST
110. Yemenites. : ARABS
112. Give impetus. : URGE
113. Spare. : LEAN
114. Singer Lehmann. : LOTTE
115. Scoop. : LADLE
116. Beverages. : ADES
117. Breed of dogs. : DANE
118. Swords. : EPEES
119. Joints. : KNEES
Down
1. Runways for planes. : STRIPS
2. Sister of Polyhymnia. : URANIA
3. Old-time movie theatre. : NICKELODEON
4. Indian. : UTE
5. Forward. : PERT
6. Soften. : MODULATE
7. Mangles. : IRONERS
8. Loser to Hayes, 1876. : TILDEN
9. Function. : ROLE
10. Lapland lake. : ENARE
11. Tributary of the Miami. : MADRIVER
12. ___ Pasha. : ALI
13. Strikes quickly. : RAPS
14. Kennel sound effects. : YELPS
15. Kind of train. : LIMITED
16. Dull. : INANIMATE
17. Business abbreviation. : ACCT
18. Parts of daisies. : RAYS
25. Experiences anew. : RELIVES
26. Spoken. : ORAL
29. Dresses. : HABITS
32. Severe. : STRINGENT
35. Governing body: Abbr. : SEN
40. Ineffective. : STERILE
42. Author of famous quatrains. : OMAR
43. Intelligence. : NEWS
45. Cudgels. : BATS
46. Tilled land. : ARADA
47. Nick Carter production. : DIMENOVEL
48. Eisenhower was its head. : SHAEF
50. Float. : RAFT
51. Field: Comb. form. : AGRO
52. Skullcaps. : COIFS
54. Family member. : SIS
57. Yardstick. : RULER
58. Aristocles. : PLATO
59. Short short. : STORIETTE
61. Lacking substance. : GASEOUS
62. Commandment word. : SHALT
64. Firesides. : HOMES
65. Motor sound. : DRONE
67. Coney Island concession. : PENNYARCADE
68. Worn. : USED
69. Norms: Abbr. : STDS
71. Factor in the foreign policy problem. : OIL
73. Stripe. : WALE
74. Where Black Mesa is: Abbr. : OKLA
75. Diver. : LOON
76. In the spotlight. : DOWNSTAGE
77. Impression. : OPINION
78. Prize-winning Italian film. : PAISAN
81. Debutante's delight. : STAGLINE
82. Implies. : CONNOTES
84. Men of Madrid. : SENORES
86. Local gathering. : BEE
87. "Mlle. ___," Victor Herbert operetta. : MODISTE
89. Quality or nature. : SORT
91. Small and trim. : PETITE
93. Obligated. : LIABLE
94. Camera parts. : LENSES
96. Brandish. : WIELD
98. Piano exercise. : SCALE
101. Water: Lat. : AQUA
102. Irrational number. : SURD
103. Precinct. : AREA
105. Unsymmetrical. : ALOP
106. Dr. Jonas. : SALK
109. Type of dance. : FAN
111. Managed. : RAN

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