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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.
David Steinberg 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
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
Down
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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
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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
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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
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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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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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