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LEXICOGRAPHY

New York Times, Sunday, July 8, 1956

Author: Thomas Meekin
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 160, Blocks: 81, Avg Word Len: 5.60, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 648 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 140, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 21 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Thomas Meekin has 202 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
PS notes: Original clues for 86- through 102-Down missing from PDF; clues are from reprint of the puzzle.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,567
Across Down
1. Mantel pieces in Hollywood. : OSCARS
7. Dickens character. : SCROOGE
14. Emigrant from Waldorf, 1784. : ASTOR
19. State flower of Illinois. : VIOLET
20. Defeated V. P. candidate with Cleveland, 1888. : THURMAN
21. George Kelly's hit (with "The"). : SHOWOFF
24. Learned woman: India : PANDITA
25. Pariah. : OUTCAST
26. Mrs. in Italy. : SIGNORA
27. Antarctic icebreaker. : ATKA
28. A. M. signal. : ALARM
30. Abridge. : SHORTEN
32. Alpha Centauri : STAR
33. Oslo VIP. : LIE
34. Predicament. : DILEMMA
36. Warder-offer. : AVERTER
38. West role. : LIL
39. Joseph Smith. : MORMON
41. Designer of present U. S. flag. : REID
42. Half: Prefix. : SEMI
43. Harmonia's daughter. : SEMELE
45. Baseball immortal. : ANSON
46. Up-to-date. : MODERN
48. Aerialists' accessories. : NETS
50. Fall guy. : PATSY
51. Titles in Turkey. : BABAS
53. Tuptim's land : SIAM
55. Brew container. : TEABAG
57. Musical notes. : SEMITONES
61. Beside the mark. : AMISS
63. Scrapbook items. : NOTICES
67. Makeshift. : APOLOGY
68. Pedro's tomorrow. : MANANA
70. In music, abrupt. : STACCATO
71. Best bib and tucker. : FINERY
72. Baltic port. : RIGA
73. Word for Yum-Yum. : GIRLISH
75. Powie! : BAM
76. Book before Romans. : ACTS
77. Faint. : PALE
78. Inadequate. : POOR
79. Aviary. : CAGE
80. F. P. C. agency. : REA
81. Remuneration. : STIPEND
84. Repute. : FAME
85. Made up. : COINED
87. Name of 13 Popes. : INNOCENT
89. Circular chandelier. : CORONA
91. Trumpet call. : TANTARA
92. Dyed rabbit fur. : SEALINE
93. B. C. King of Persia. : CYRUS
94. Setting of Washington's first victory. : NEWJERSEY
96. Separate. : DETACH
98. Theatre in N. Y. : ANTA
100. Crown jewel. : TIARA
101. Colorado resort. : ASPEN
104. Part of an oar. : LOOM
106. Cotillion. : GERMAN
108. Fur. : OTTER
112. Use force upon. : COERCE
114. "Erin go ___." : BRAH
116. Genuine. : REAL
117. C'est la ___. : GUERRE
118. Relative of a sprocket. : COG
119. Basketball court marking. : ENDLINE
121. Women's society. : SOROSIS
123. Changeling. : OAF
124. Fuegians. : ONAS
126. City on the Elbe. : DRESDEN
128. Inlaid. : LINED
129. Bon Silène. : ROSE
130. Remainder. : RESIDUE
132. Kind of sword blade steeel. : TOLEDAN
134. Redecorate. : REPAPER
136. Golf clubs. : DRIVERS
137. Advance. : ELEVATE
138. Milling machine. : ROUTER
139. Owners of Greenland. : DANES
140. Role of Kurt Baum. : RADAMES
141. City in France. : ANGERS
1. Outburst of cheers. : OVATION
2. Lead weights. : SINKERS
3. Tailpiece. : CODA
4. Mirza Baba. : ALI
5. Hold. : RETAIN
6. Play for time: Colloq. : STALL
7. Blustered. : STORMED
8. Small, compact automobiles: Colloq. : CHUMMIES
9. Wheel track. : RUT
10. Grampuses. : ORCS
11. Indians. : OMAHAS
12. Kind of cooker. : GASOVEN
13. Side dish: Fr. : ENTREMETS
14. Possession that has exchange value. : ASSET
15. Stands out. : SHINES
16. Dress. : TOG
17. Acknowledges. : OWNS
18. Radicel. : ROOTLET
22. Rush baskets for packing figs. : FRAILS
23. FDR's postmaster general. : FARLEY
24. Capital of Majorca. : PALMA
29. Brassy. : AEROSE
31. Stereotyped. : TRITE
34. Presenter. : DONATOR
35. Lady in "Comedy of Errors." : ADRIANA
37. Darn again. : REPATCH
40. Artistic abstract sculptures. : MOBILES
44. Mulholland's forte. : MAGIC
46. Numerous. : MANY
47. Hottentot. : NAMA
49. Oriental dulcimer. : SANTIR
52. Hobgoblin. : BOGY
54. Dynasty ended in 1644. : MING
56. Anacondas. : BOAS
57. African expeditions. : SAFARIS
58. Common to both sexes. : EPICENE
59. Setting of Custer's defeat. : MONTANA
60. Look pleasant. : SMILE
62. One of the Marianas. : SAIPAN
64. Detached bathhouses. : CABANAS
65. Whatnot. : ETAGERE
66. Friml song. : SOMEDAY
69. Subordinate U. S. bureau. : AGENCY
70. Plumlike fruit. : SLOE
72. Preoccupied. : RAPT
74. Style of type. : ROMAN
77. Shaped like a cone. : PINEAL
79. Ester of a fruit extract. : CITRATE
81. Kingpin of the modern scene. : SCIENCE
82. Big top. : TENT
83. Dickens character. : DORA
84. Dulles and others. : FOSTERS
85. Box, in Spain.. : CAJA
86. Burdensome. : ONEROUS
88. Wiser. : OLDER
90. Ladder step. : RUNG
91. Dromio, for example. : TWIN
93. Church singer. : CHORISTER
95. Standard: Fr. : ETALON
97. North Sea fishing boat. : COBLE
99. Marked by interstices. : AREOLATE
101. Agreement. : ACCORD
102. State name of Oklahoma. : SOONER
103. Meteor from a northern constellation. : PEGASID
105. Lutelike instrument. : MANDOLA
107. Pate's men. : MARINES
109. State ___. : TROOPER
110. School supplies. : ERASERS
111. Send or direct. : REFER
113. Continue. : ENDURE
115. Followed closely. : HEELED
117. Biblical hero. : GIDEON
120. Habiliment. : DRESS
122. Sawlike part. : SERRA
125. Samoan gesture dance. : SIVA
127. Leningrad's river. : NEVA
129. Proportion. : RATE
131. Hideaway. : DEN
133. McNary ___. : DAM
135. Kind of dog. : PUG

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 13 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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