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NUMBER, PLEASE

New York Times, Sunday, July 17, 1955

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 62, Avg Word Len: 5.57, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 562 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 139, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 34
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,210
Across
1. Entitle to enter. : ADMIT
6. Singles. : ONES
10. The third season. : FALL
14. Eminent Ohioans. : TAFTS
19. Tennis score. : DEUCE
20. Word for Dec. 25. : NOEL
21. Samoan capital. : APIA
22. In motion: Dial. : AGOIN
23. On the boorish side. : UNMANNERLY
25. Where thousands gamble. : MONTECARLO
27. Wallop. : LAM
28. Places for ticket holders. : SEATS
29. Least harsh. : MILDEST
30. Thrice, in music. : TER
31. Three-paneled altarpiece. : TRIPTYCH
33. Invoice clerks. : BILLERS
34. Jekyll's alter ego. : HYDE
35. Go-getter's biggest thrill. : FIRSTMILLION
37. College course: Abbr. : ECON
39. Major Baltic seaport. : GDYNIA
41. French schools. : ECOLES
42. Worshipful. : ADORING
45. Hunting cry. : HOICK
46. Memory: Comb. form. : MNESIS
47. Man in trouble over 3,000 ducats. : BASSANIO
48. Trade mark of one of the Seven Dwarfs: 2 wds. : ASNEEZE
50. Military award. : DSO
51. Hound. : CUR
52. Opera tableau. : SCENA
53. Young sheep. : TEG
54. Sphere. : ORB
56. Where the elated walk. : ONAIR
58. Become angry. : SEERED
59. Moral code. : TENCOMMANDMENTS
63. ___ as silk. : ASFINE
66. Printed score. : MUSIC
67. Anthology of sayings. : ANA
68. Western Indian. : OTO
71. Life. : BEING
72. Not here: Abbr. : ABS
73. Hero of 1819 tale. : RIP
75. Of certain large lizards. : IGUANID
78. Fellow hard to shake off. : BARNACLE
80. Start nine holes. : TEEOFF
82. High explosive, for short. : NITRO
83. African spear. : ASSEGAI
84. Lacks: 2 wds. : HASNOT
85. Brazilian gentleman. : SENHOR
86. Allowance for waste. : TRET
87. Reporters, at large. : FOURTHESTATE
89. Strengthens. : MANS
91. Certain frescoes, in Florence. : GIOTTOS
93. Household device. : DOORSTOP
96. June quote. : IDO
97. Battleship group. : GUNCREW
98. Dark: Poet. : SWART
99. Aussie beast, for short. : ROO
100. An occult offspring. : SEVENTHSON
102. Words in 48-point type. : SCAREHEADS
104. Actress Verdugo. : ELENA
105. He: Lat. : ILLE
106. French river. : AIRE
107. Banishment. : EXILE
108. Rent again. : RELET
109. Not often: Archaic. : SELD
110. Mary ___ Lincoln. : TODD
111. Gave frugally. : DOLED
Down
1. Full-grown. : ADULT
2. Yugoslav coin: Var. : DENAR
3. Preserving, Egyptian style. : MUMMIFYING
4. Amazon tributary. : ICA
5. Nice bowling. : TENSTRIKE
6. Type of play. : ONEACT
7. Vikings. : NORTHMEN
8. Fellows hard to hold. : EELS
9. Full of guile. : SLY
10. Fundamental social units. : FAMILIES
11. Handsome young men. : APOLLOS
12. Basswood. : LINDEN
13. More advanced. : LATER
14. Savoir-faire. : TACT
15. Eastern VIP. : AGA
16. "Oh, Susannah" singer. : FORTYNINER
17. Describing floors. : TILED
18. Night howl. : SNORE
24. Cover artist McMein. : NEYSA
26. Ancient British chariots. : ESSEDS
29. Boulevard of golden dreams. : MILLIONAIRESROW
32. ___-nez. : PINCE
33. Beauty from the earth. : BLOSSOMS
34. Greeley and Mann. : HORACES
36. Cool. : ICED
38. Pamper and pet. : COSSET
39. Bath landing on the Ganges. : GHAT
40. Before-or-after meals item. : DOSE
42. Swiss river. : AAR
43. Clementine's shoe size. : NINE
44. Spur on. : GOAD
46. Liquid metal: Abbr. : MERC
47. U Nu's country. : BURMA
49. Section having postal number. : ZONE
51. Spanish hero. : CID
55. Melon filled with ice cream. : BOMBE
57. Gaffers. : ANCIENTS
58. Mississippi hazard. : SNAG
59. Metal workers. : TINNERS
60. Betroth. : ENGAGE
61. Greek letters. : MUS
62. Star of Pegasus. : ENIF
63. Ambassador Eban. : ABBA
64. The seven ___. : SEAS
65. Author's biggest thrill. : FIRSTNOVEL
68. Part of the "Grand Canyon Suite." : ONTHETRAIL
69. Novice: Var. : TIRO
70. Lavender. : ODOR
72. Catcher of forty thieves. : ALI
74. Relative of "bah." : POOH
76. Dug up. : UNEARTHED
77. Words thrown out of school. : AINTS
79. String for the bow. : CATGUT
80. Tensed. : TAUTENED
81. Gen. Schuyler's HQ against Burgoyne. : FTEDWARD
84. Breakfast treat. : HOTROLL
85. Five-and-ten. : STORE
87. Sailors' quarters, for short. : FOCSLE
88. Flew high. : SOARED
89. Moneygrubber. : MISER
90. Character in Strauss opera. : ADELE
92. "___ Steps," Sheldon bestseller. : INHIS
94. Great amount (often plural). : OODLE
95. Sat for. : POSED
97. Summer insect. : GNAT
98. Shadow: Comb. form. : SCIO
101. Compass point. : ENE
102. Seventh day: Abbr. : SAT
103. Outside: Prefix. : EXO

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 21 debuted here and reused later, 13 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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