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MIDSUMMER MEDLEY

New York Times, Sunday, July 18, 1954

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 134, Blocks: 62, Avg Word Len: 5.66, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 490 (avg 1.29)
Open Squares: 132, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 28
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,846
Across
1. Designating the figures 1 to 9, and 0. : ARABIC
7. Devilfishes. : MANTAS
13. Stevedore. : LOADER
19. Mamie's middle name. : GENEVA
20. Aesthetic pursuit. : FINEART
21. Rosy-fingered dawn. : AURORA
22. Prospector's find. : NUGGET
23. More incensed. : ANGRIER
24. Hot. : TROPIC
25. Broke fast. : ATE
26. Novel by Daudet, 1884. : SAPHO
28. Naturally attained. : INNATE
30. "I've Come to ___ It Wealthily in Padua." : WIVE
31. Tissue: Anat. : TELA
33. An arena. : LISTS
35. Dialectal vegetable. : TATER
36. Abalone shape. : EAR
37. Topsoil trouble. : EROSION
39. P. I. tribesmen. : ATAS
41. Heraldic animals. : UNICORNS
44. Theatrical roles. : INGENUES
46. Explosive. : AMATOL
47. Of a perfect kind. : IDEAL
50. Shades of cherry. : CERISES
52. Marie ___: famous mystery ship. : CELESTE
56. Ignition-current generators. : MAGNETOS
58. Prove nonexistent. : NEGATE
60. Made of meal. : OATEN
61. Golf teacher. : PRO
62. French aunt. : TANTE
64. Immunizing agents. : SERA
65. Lost among books. : UNREAD
66. River islets. : AITS
68. Inconsolable. : HEARTBROKEN
71. Norse chieftain: Var. : YARL
72. Stand idly. : LOITER
74. Traps and luggage. : GEAR
75. Where Annapurna is. : NEPAL
77. Man's nickname. : MOE
78. Martha Finley's heroine. : ELSIE
79. Jellying substance in fruit. : PECTIN
81. Unctuous manner. : OILINESS
83. Homesteader. : SETTLER
85. Promoting ennui. : TEDIOUS
87. Actor Lew. : AYRES
88. Whose eyes Ben Jonson pledged. : CELIAS
90. Oversuppliers of the market. : GLUTTERS
92. Whereon Alice found the Caterpillar. : MUSHROOM
95. Fall, as rain. : PELT
96. Belles of Scotland. : LASSIES
100. Dexterous. : APT
101. "Alice Blue Gown" musical. : IRENE
103. Blackthorn fruits. : SLOES
105. "A wing ___ prayer." : ANDA
106. De ___: superfluous. : TROP
108. Spin. : GYRATE
110. Part of a percolator. : INSET
112. Spade. : DIG
113. French Mediterranean base. : TOULON
115. Fancy. : IMAGINE
117. Vain. : FUTILE
119. Condition of life. : ESTATE
120. Waxy unguents. : CERATES
121. Weds. : UNITES
122. Lay fallow. : RESTED
123. Muddled. : ADDLED
124. Poorest, as an excuse. : LAMEST
Down
1. Related on the male side. : AGNATE
2. Late Mayor of Berlin. : REUTER
3. Michel ___ Buonarroti. : ANGELO
4. Ask fervently. : BEG
5. Lehman's colleague. : IVES
6. List. : CATALOG
7. Beast of the labyrinth. : MINOTAUR
8. Angular: Abbr. : ANG
9. Italian saint. : NERI
10. Tinges of evil. : TAINTS
11. Field of struggle. : ARENA
12. Social layer. : STRATUM
13. Reddish clay from rock decay. : LATERITE
14. "___ Town." : OUR
15. Ranked. : AROW
16. More lethargic. : DOPIER
17. Capital of Armenia. : ERIVAN
18. Road burners. : RACERS
20. Fourth tones: Var. : FAHS
27. Souvenir of Maine woods. : PINECONE
29. Card combination. : TENACE
32. Oriental. : ASIAN
34. Toby's relative. : STEIN
38. Creek. : INLET
40. Euclid's fifth proposition. : ASSESBRIDGE
42. Atlantic Panama Canal port. : COLON
43. Owner of an incendiary cow. : OLEARY
45. Hatching place. : NESTAGE
46. Asarum camphor. : ASARON
47. Pierces. : IMPALES
48. Custard-filled pastry. : DARIOLE
49. Self-enamored one. : EGOTIST
51. Czech-German river. : EGER
53. Autoclave. : STEAMER
54. Yellowish-pink flower. : TEAROSE
55. Tediously long. : ENDLESS
57. Himalayan wild goat. : TAHR
59. A certain bridge bid. : TAKEOUT
63. Constructs. : ERECTS
65. Single. : UNAL
67. Hem. : STITCH
69. ___ Gallery, London art museum. : TATE
70. Letters. : EPISTLES
73. Special fisher. : EELER
76. Falsifiers. : LIARS
79. Cloister. : PRIORY
80. Is unwilling: Archaic. : NILLS
82. Oregon town on Snake River. : NYSSA
84. Concealed, as property, from a sheriff. : ELOIGNED
86. Described briefly. : OUTLINED
89. 15th-Century discovery. : AMERICA
91. Giving much comfort. : EASEFUL
92. Be of consequence. : MATTER
93. Rebelled. : UPROSE
94. Strong porters. : STOUTS
95. A kind of firecracker. : PETARD
97. Write. : INDITE
98. Officials of Caesar's day. : EDILES
99. Of wisest counsel. : SAGEST
102. Identified. : NAMED
104. Digits. : ONES
107. Town-site chart. : PLAT
109. Equal: Fr. : EGAL
111. Bluefin. : TUNA
114. Native of: Suffix. : OTE
116. Follower of: Suffix. : ITE
118. Man's nickname. : TIM

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