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THE GOOD OLD DAYS

New York Times, Sunday, August 29, 1954

Author:
W. E. Jones
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 68, Avg Word Len: 5.41, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 518 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 139, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 23
W. E. Jones has 95 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,888
Across
1. Site of first modern Olympics, 1896. : ATHENS
7. Marshy meadows. : SWALES
13. Novel by Du Maurier, 1894. : TRILBY
19. Cardinal. : PRELATE
21. He wrote "The Enchanted Cottage." : PINERO
22. Put out, as a batsman. : RETIRE
23. Toast of Broadway in the Gay 90's. : LILLIANRUSSELL
25. Nail polish. : ENAMEL
26. Egg-shaped ornament: Arch. : OVE
27. Recent best seller. : DESIREE
28. French girl's name. : AIMEE
30. Electric ___. : EEL
31. Chinese dynasty. : MING
33. Stars of "The Guardsman." : LUNTS
34. Mountains. : ANDES
35. Intent look. : GAZE
36. Resort town near Utrecht. : BAARN
38. Lanes: Abbr. : RDS
39. Villain of 1838 novel. : FAGIN
40. Stettin's river. : ODER
41. Malignant mosquito. : AEDES
43. Wax: Fr. : CIRE
44. Minus a label. : TAGLESS
47. Works of French. : STATUES
50. Dead duck. : GONER
51. Plant. : ALOE
52. "___ wonderful time." : HAVING
53. Polar explorer. : BYRD
54. Daring garment of 1849. : BLOOMERS
58. Compound from ammonia. : AMIN
59. City in Brittany. : RENNES
61. Hoity-toity behavior. : AIRS
62. Law: French. : LOI
63. Wampum. : PEAG
64. Croquet players, for example. : CONTESTANTS
66. Part of Australia: Abbr. : TASM
67. Part of i.e. : EST
68. Islands off New Guinea. : AROE
69. Plane lane. : AIRWAY
70. First word of "Love's Old Sweet Song." : ONCE
71. Without risers, as a ramp. : STEPLESS
73. Mr. Carroll of the "Vanities." : EARL
74. Old term for "Scram!" : SKIDOO
76. Take on cargo. : LADE
77. Amelia's friend. : BECKY
79. Star of Boston opera, 1909–13. : NIELSEN
80. Dynasty, 1613–1917. : ROMANOV
83. Rhoncus. : RALE
84. Type. : GENRE
85. Shortly. : ANON
86. Overact. : EMOTE
88. Aberdeen's river. : DEE
89. Jousting garb. : ARMOR
93. Author Fowler. : GENE
94. Greengages. : PLUMS
95. Repairs. : MENDS
97. Quién ___? : SABE
98. Touch: Scot. : TIG
99. Father: Comb. form. : PATRI
100. Wainscoted. : PANELED
102. River in Asia. : ILI
103. Alger boys had them. : IDEALS
105. V.P., 1893–97. : ADLAISTEVENSON
108. Man's name. : MARCUS
109. Rib of a Gothic vault. : LIERNE
110. Dress fabric. : DELAINE
111. To be: Italian. : ESSERE
112. Game official. : SCORER
113. Fastens down again, as a tent. : REPEGS
Down
1. Poise. : APLOMB
2. Unimportant items. : TRIVIA
3. City once called Last Chance. : HELENA
4. Old measure. : ELL
5. Annelid worm. : NAID
6. Mme. de ___. : STAEL
7. Sudden spells of activity. : SPURTS
8. Informs (with "up"). : WISES
9. Handle: Fr. : ANSE
10. He said, "First in war, first in peace . . . " : LEE
11. Theatrical name of the 90's. : ERLANGER
12. The "s" in l.s.d. : SOLIDI
13. Lonesome pines. : TREES
14. Pres. Coty. : RENE
15. Give ___ chance. : ITA
16. Cooling drink. : LIMEADE
17. Blows. : BREEZES
18. Cheerers. : YELLERS
20. Protects. : ENSURES
24. Coatings. : RINDS
29. Intellectual endowment. : MENTALITY
32. Grille. : GRATING
34. Swiss river. : AARE
35. Automaton. : GOLEM
37. Nine: Ger. : NEUN
39. French phrase designating the Nineties. : FINDESIECLE
42. Unit of measure: Abbr. : DEG
43. Part of the eyeball. : CORNEA
45. Then: Fr. : ALORS
46. Sticky mixtures. : GOOS
47. Hour-glass items. : SHAPES
48. Least wild. : TAMEST
49. Fly. : AVIATE
50. Ibsen role. : GYNT
53. Revered name in Prague. : BENES
54. Stereotyped. : BANAL
55. Antelopes. : ELANDS
56. Gangster's gun. : ROSCOE
57. San ___, Hearst's estate. : SIMEON
59. Governor of N.Y., 1899–1900. : ROOSEVELT
60. Iron band on a wheel. : STRAKE
64. I believe. : CREDO
65. Askew. : AWRY
66. Hugo's "___ of the Sea." : TOILERS
68. Chester ___ Arthur. : ALAN
72. Invention of 1903. : PLANE
74. Original ___. : SIN
75. Horn: Comb. form. : KERA
77. Commonplace. : BROMIDIC
78. Victuals. : EATS
79. Taunted: Slang. : NEEDLED
80. "Alexander's ___ Band." : RAGTIME
81. Iroquois. : ONEIDAS
82. Dealers. : MONGERS
84. Small, spotted animal. : GENET
87. Frescoes. : MURALS
88. More compact. : DENSER
90. Henry James heroine, 1897. : MAISIE
91. Elongated. : OBLONG
92. Queens: Fr. : REINES
94. Outworn. : PASSE
95. Headline of Feb. 15, 1898. : MAINE
96. Divide. : SEVER
99. More than one: Abbr. : PLUR
100. Young salmon. : PARR
101. Cross out. : DELE
104. Expert. : ACE
106. Zodiac sign. : LEO
107. Pile of velvet. : NAP

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