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CONVENTIONAL

New York Times, Sunday, August 12, 1956

Author: Diana Sessions
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 66, Avg Word Len: 5.51, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 603 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 137, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 11, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 27
Diana R. Sessions has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,602
Across Down
1. Saws. : ADAGES
7. ___ Whiteley, child author. : OPAL
11. Outburst. : ACCESS
17. Estimate too highly. : OVERRATE
19. Unextinguished. : ALIVE
20. Scandinavian. : NORDIC
21. Co-author of "20th Century Congress." : KEFAUVER
22. Chairman of National Security Council. : DDEISENHOWER
24. Miscellanea. : ANA
25. Slanted. : BEVELLED
27. Relative of a hand. : SPAN
28. Turkish title. : AGA
29. City on the Colorado River. : YUMA
31. Lower. : DEMEAN
32. George ___ Gordon Byron. : NOEL
33. Kind of school. : PREP
34. Seventh sons. : SEERS
36. Decree ___. : NISI
37. Flexible shoot. : BINE
38. Small container in household use. : CADDY
39. Becomes overheated. : ROASTS
41. Sterling and others. : JANS
42. Girl's nickname. : SAL
43. Role for Robert Taylor. : IVANHOE
45. Woe. : BANE
46. Withstands. : OPPOSES
50. Former Cabinet member. : BRANNAN
51. Warped. : BUCKLEDUP
53. Matting, in India. : TAT
54. ___ de Lisle. : ROUGET
55. Kuchel's predecessor. : DICKNIXON
56. Smith's associate. : CASE
57. Bay. : INLET
58. Disregards the wishes of: Colloq. : WALKSOVER
59. Dispatch. : HASTE
60. Parts of keys. : BITS
61. Round armor plate. : PALLETTES
62. Popular soprano. : MUNSEL
63. Common suffix. : ESE
64. Describing an ai. : THREETOED
65. Fur animals. : MARTENS
66. Spread abroad. : STREWED
68. Hose sizes. : TENS
69. Governor in Charleston. : MARLAND
70. Move zigzag. : YAW
71. Wax: Fr. : CIRE
72. Hollow piece. : SOCKET
73. Where society gathers. : CAFES
76. Rosina, Linda, Philine, etc. : PONS
77. Rumor, personified. : FAMA
78. Compounds. : YARDS
82. Contemporary of Livy. : OVID
83. Clock sound. : DONG
84. Associate of 14 Down. : HUBERT
86. Decide finally. : SEAL
87. Balloon rigging. : NET
88. Word on a tag. : SOLD
89. Stuck. : CEMENTED
91. Frozen food. : PIE
92. Columbus V. I. P. : FRANKLAUSCHE
95. Senator from Aiken. : THURMOND
97. Face with determination. : ASSAIL
98. Stems of fruit plants. : CANES
99. Certain travelers. : AUTOISTS
100. Subject of a nursery tale. : BEAUTY
101. Small animals. : TOYS
102. One of the Cinque Ports. : ROMNEY
1. Madison, for example. : AVENUE
2. Libel. : DEFAME
3. Neighbor of Scorpio. : ARA
4. Rummage. : GRUB
5. Having a projecting rim. : EAVED
6. Mrs. Ives' brother. : STEVENSON
7. Ancient: Poet. : OLDEN
8. Mixed up, as type. : PIED
9. Of a grandfather: Lat. : AVI
10. Exercises. : LESSONS
11. Record of a single event. : ANNAL
12. Roy ___. : COHN
13. ___ Magnon. : CRO
14. Sen.Thye of Minnesota. : EDWARD
15. Beset. : SIEGED
16. Having a grating sound. : SCRAPY
17. Gives the nod. : OKAYS
18. Solitary. : EREMITE
19. Biblical name, I Chr. 27,29. : ADLAI
23. Rigid weapon. : EPEE
26. Inferior. : LESS
30. Determines. : ARRANGES
32. Describing a certain animal. : NINELIVED
33. Stick: Span. : PALO
35. "To His Love," for example. : SONNET
37. They're payable on demand. : BANKNOTES
38. Cartoon satirist. : CAPP
40. At the drop of ___. : AHAT
41. Part of a child's game. : JACKSTONE
42. ___ glass. : SPUN
43. Type of writer. : IRONIST
44. Olympic participant. : VAULTER
45. Conductors of illegal trading places. : BUCKETERS
46. Spice. : ODOR
47. Special aide to Eisenhower. : STASSEN
48. District of London. : EASTEND
49. Knife sharpeners. : STEELS
50. Suborns. : BRIBES
51. Placing in quarters. : BILLETING
52. Letters. : EXES
55. Early Governor of Virginia. : DALE
56. Certain Bach compositions. : CANTATAS
58. Charles Farrar Browne's pseudonym. : WARD
59. Former Ambassador to China. : HURLEY
61. Utterance of weakness. : PHEW
62. Clark of The Citadel. : MARK
64. Start of Clement Moore's poem. : TWAS
65. Keynoter of 1952 Convention. : MACARTHUR
67. Observed. : EYED
69. Quantities of motion, in mechanics. : MOMENTA
71. Transmit. : CONDUCT
72. Quien ___? : SABE
73. Smoke-filled room occurrence. : CONFAB
74. Set against. : AVERSE
75. ___ fiddle. : FITASA
76. Mrs. Rex Stout. : POLA
77. Shows anger. : FUMES
79. Peace of mind. : REPOSE
80. A choice food. : DAINTY
81. Cutters. : SLEDS
83. The fourth First Lady. : DOLLY
84. Sounds of laughter. : HEHES
85. German: Comb. form. : TEUTO
88. Caper. : SKIT
89. Institute of learning founded 1847: Abbr. : CCNY
90. Racecourse: Comb. form. : DROM
93. Ship: Comb. form. : NAU
94. ___ Miguel. : SAO
96. Short space of time: Abbr. : MIN

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 14 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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