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WORD HUNT

New York Times, Sunday, June 6, 1954

Author: Thomas Meekin
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 69, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 554 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 128, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 18
Thomas Meekin has 202 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,804
Across Down
1. Automobile part. : HUBCAP
7. Lili of France. : DAMITA
13. Calms down. : ABATES
19. Alloy used in cheap jewelry. : OROIDE
20. Distilled indigo. : ANILIN
21. Flat, open country. : SAVANNA
23. Frittered away. : WASTED
24. Where to spend a zloty. : POLAND
25. David was one. : SLINGER
26. Chip in. : ANTE
27. Fleet. : RAPID
29. Yankees' Coleman. : GERALD
31. Cake-walk music. : RAG
32. Variety of coffee. : RIO
33. Mark Van ___. : DOREN
34. Italian ship. : ROMA
35. Blue pointer shark. : MAKO
36. Kipling's Mr. Deever. : DANNY
38. Design student group. : ARTCLASS
42. Collections of animals. : DROVES
44. Dollar bills. : ONES
46. Thrust in fencing. : RIPOST
48. Monkeyshines. : APERY
49. Tough-stemmed palm. : RATTAN
52. Alligator. : CAYMAN
54. On one's toes. : ATIP
56. Horror-struck. : AGHAST
57. Creator of Happy Hooligan. : OPPER
58. Flat-shovel load. : SPADEFUL
62. Disfigure. : MAR
63. Beavers. : TOPHATS
65. Tunnel-of-love conveyance. : BOAT
66. Girl's nickname. : TINA
67. Sweetsop. : ATES
69. Sources of peat. : MOORS
70. Leap over. : VAULT
71. Lindbergh's early nickname. : SLIM
72. Pronoun. : THEM
73. Actor Lancaster. : BURT
74. Tropical fruit. : MANGOES
76. Game at cards. : LOO
77. Legal right. : EASEMENT
79. Home on the range. : RANCH
80. Chubby. : ROTUND
82. He played "Shane." : LADD
83. Raccoons' relations. : PANDAS
84. Run out. : ELAPSE
85. Owl's nickname. : HOOTY
88. World's second highest dam. : SHASTA
90. Jewish month. : ADAR
91. Musical measure. : UPBEAT
93. Terror-struck. : APPALLED
96. Part of U. S. C. G. : COAST
100. Box craftily. : SPAR
101. "This scepter'd ___." : ISLE
103. In operation. : ALIVE
105. Arikara. : REE
106. Greensward. : SOD
107. Does finger painting. : SMEARS
109. Hit stoutly. : SMITE
110. Path-crossing black cat, for instance. : OMEN
111. Of a continent. : ASIATIC
113. Crowned. : CAPPED
115. Spin around. : ROTATE
117. Adherent to truth of detail. : REALIST
118. Like a bear. : URSINE
119. Famous first name. : DWIGHT
120. Political party emblems. : SHIRTS
121. Vacation gear for D. D. E. : PAINTS
122. Marks on rules. : INCHES
1. Arizona's Gov. Pyle. : HOWARD
2. Clio's sister. : URANIA
3. Old-time form of waltz. : BOSTON
4. Summon. : CITE
5. Fruit drink. : ADE
6. Five of trumps. : PEDRO
7. Spruce. : DAPPER
8. Rub with salve. : ANOINT
9. Gentle. : MILD
10. Maritime union. : ILA
11. Tinkle. : TING
12. Judith or Marian. : ANDERSON
13. Area of world's heaviest rainfall. : ASSAM
14. "Casey Jones," for instance. : BALLAD
15. All agog. : AVID
16. Shoe shade. : TAN
17. Impress deeply. : ENGRAVE
18. Gym shoe. : SNEAKER
22. Fleet of ships. : ARGOSY
28. Macaws. : ARAS
30. Sea in Antarctica. : ROSS
33. Ruler. : DYNAST
35. Children. : MOPPETS
37. Part of N. B. : NOTA
39. Parts of churches. : CRYPTS
40. Juicy fruits. : LIMES
41. Armadillo. : APAR
43. Icebox incursion. : RAID
45. Honored in death, as Grant and Napoleon. : ENTOMBED
47. Spanish-American scarf. : TAPALO
49. Branched. : RAMATE
50. Novelist Christie. : AGATHA
51. Clover leaves. : THREES
52. Band. : COHORT
53. Separated. : APART
55. Battle-torn. : TATTERED
58. Moans hollowly. : SOUGHS
59. Occupy entirely. : FILLUP
60. AFL, CIO, U. M. W. : UNIONS
61. Pie à ___. : LAMODE
64. Money in Lebanon. : POUNDS
65. Dugout canoe. : BANCA
68. Refinery apparatus. : SMELTER
70. Wanton defacer of art. : VANDAL
74. Devilfish. : MANTA
75. Comfort. : SOLACE
78. Yucatan Indian. : MAYA
79. Flat file. : RASP
81. Hawaiian poi. : TARO
83. Picnic accessory. : PAPERCUP
85. Member of the "Light Brigade." : HUSSAR
86. Speaks against. : OPPOSES
87. Hebrew prophet. : OBADIAH
89. Pacific screw pine. : HALA
90. Opening to a mine tunnel. : ADIT
92. Clock watcher. : TIMIST
94. Deplore. : LAMENT
95. Suppresses. : ELIDES
97. County of N. Ireland. : ARMAGH
98. Simmer. : SEETHE
99. Beliefs. : TENETS
102. Parties. : SECTS
104. Composer Giuseppe. : VERDI
107. Churn. : STIR
108. Girl's name. : SARA
109. Short trip in a car. : SPIN
110. Auditory. : OTIC
112. Eastern name. : ALI
114. Before omega. : PSI
116. Belonging to oneself. : OWN

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