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WINNING WORDS

New York Times, Sunday, August 5, 1956

Author:
H. L. Risteen
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 87, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 604 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 146, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 19
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,595
Across
1. Malay knives. : PARANGS
8. Brave and noble. : GALLANT
15. Throws forth. : ERUPTS
21. Key city. : SEAPORT
22. New-fangled Santa Claus. : GIVEAWAYPROGRAM
24. Munitions maker. : ARMORER
25. Highlight of Andrew Johnson Administration. : ALASKANPURCHASE
26. Norwegian notable. : LIE
27. Particles. : ATOMS
29. Type of gun. : STEN
30. Exacerbates. : IRES
31. Geographic formation: Abbr. : ISL
32. Shuffle the cards. : MAKE
34. Wading bird. : AVOCET
36. Scored a point at tennis. : ACED
37. Mandolin part. : FRET
38. Falls off: Colloq. : SLIPS
40. Dark: Poet. : EBON
41. Adapted for grinding. : MOLAR
43. Electrical devices. : COILS
44. Cuts. : SNIPS
46. Obstacle. : SNAG
48. Race track or stadium. : OVAL
49. Dixie Senator and family. : GORES
50. French textile center. : CAEN
52. Strips of cloth. : SCARVES
54. Flat-bottomed boat. : PUNT
55. Conceited fellow. : STRUTTER
59. More authentic. : TRUER
60. Water birds. : GANNETS
63. Pinafore. : TIER
64. Romance of Tahiti. : OMOO
66. Dweller on Catfish Row. : BESS
67. Hill. : RISE
68. Zodiac sign. : RAM
70. In addition. : ELSE
71. Small knots. : NODULES
73. City on Chisholm Trail route. : ENID
75. ___ paper. : CREPE
77. Essence. : ATTAR
79. Former campus man. : GRAD
80. Pine wood. : DEAL
81. Center of caravan trade, No. Africa. : TUNIS
82. American diplomat of '76. : DEANE
83. Bidding: Arch. : HEST
84. Jungle denizen. : GORILLA
87. Religious notables: Abbr. : STES
88. Hindu title. : SRI
89. Affirm. : AVER
91. Building beam. : IBAR
93. Tokens of friendship. : LEIS
94. Hue. : TONE
95. Sharpshooters. : SNIPERS
97. Birthplace of Balzac. : TOURS
99. Decorates anew. : REPAINTS
101. Captures. : NETS
102. Authorities. : PUNDITS
104. Sun, for example. : DISC
105. Character in "Don Quixote." : PEDRO
107. Customary usage. : MODE
108. Chinese weight. : TAEL
110. ___-fire. : CEASE
113. Character in "Our Mutual Friend." : VENUS
114. Drummer's objective. : SALES
115. Reproach. : TWIT
117. Mountain range of No. Africa. : ATLAS
119. Rest on one's ___. : OARS
120. Loop or coil. : HANK
121. ___ "Hard Cash." : READES
123. Direction. : EAST
124. Equal: Comb. form. : ISO
125. Napoleonic victory, 1796. : LODI
126. Both: Comb. form. : AMBI
129. Time being. : NONCE
131. Travel direction. : VIA
132. Segment of the human race. : CAUCASIANPEOPLE
136. Describing a long movie. : TENREEL
138. Diplomatic event of 1904. : ENTENTECORDIALE
139. Sanction. : ENDORSE
140. Bayard and Al Borak. : STEEDS
141. Made strong. : STEELED
142. Stops. : DESISTS
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1. Songs. : PSALMS
2. Contemporary household necessities. : AERIALS
3. Small baking dish. : RAMEKIN
4. Volcano of Mindanao. : APO
5. Mrs. Helmer. : NORA
6. Miss Gustafsson. : GRETA
7. Fought. : STROVE
8. "___ Blas." : GIL
9. Stop! : AVAST
10. In case. : LEST
11. Louise or George. : LAKE
12. Tribesman of NW India. : AWAN
13. Masefield heroine. : NAN
14. Characteristic. : TYPICAL
15. Made a slip. : ERRED
16. Mythical birds. : ROCS
17. Concomitant of a shudder. : UGH
18. J. F. Cooper classic (with "The"). : PRAIRIE
19. Ribbons fastened to books, for bookmarks. : TASSELS
20. Menu item. : SMELTS
22. D'Artagnan and others. : GASCONS
23. More innocent. : PURER
28. Hordes. : MOBS
33. Luxury lover. : EPICUREAN
35. Accomplish. : ENACT
36. Exclamation. : ALAS
37. Strong point. : FORTE
39. Disagreement. : SPAT
41. Prompts. : MOVES
42. Plantation manager. : OVERSEER
43. Associate. : CONNECT
45. Attack. : SETON
47. Attired. : GARBED
49. Big ___. : GUNS
51. Hero of 1870 book. : NEMO
53. Flowering plants. : RUES
54. Suffered. : PAID
55. Places. : STEADS
56. King Arthur and knights. : TILTERS
57. Color again. : RESTAIN
58. American composer. : RODGERS
60. Inquisitor. : GRILLER
61. Eastern state capital. : TRENTON
62. Sage. : SAPIENT
65. Pronoun. : OURS
69. Supplies meals to. : MESSES
72. Scope. : LATITUDE
74. Clout. : NAIL
76. Take a vacation. : RUSTICATE
78. Framing apparatus. : REAPERS
80. Amy, in 1855 novel. : DORRIT
83. Pronoun. : HERS
84. Showy ornament. : GAUD
85. German song. : LIED
86. Cold dish. : ASPIC
90. Reject. : VETO
92. Framework. : BONES
96. Kashmir's river. : INDUS
98. Michigan ___. : STATE
100. On the main. : ASEA
102. Tyler, ___, Taylor. : POLK
103. Home of University of the South. : SEWANEE
105. Countryman. : PEASANT
106. In transit. : ENROUTE
107. Bedlamites. : MANIACS
109. ___ di Venezia. : LIDO
111. Hard workers. : SLAVERS
112. Least severe. : EASIEST
113. Expresses. : VOICES
114. Maugham character. : SADIE
116. Camped out. : TENTED
118. Gets out of condition. : STALES
120. Innkeepers. : HOSTS
121. Banks: Latin. : RIPAE
122. Episode. : SCENE
125. Catch. : LAND
126. Harsh: Fr. : APRE
127. Native of Ecbatana. : MEDE
128. Become very wrathy. : BOIL
130. Boundaries. : ENDS
133. Letter. : CEE
134. ___ bad. : NOT
135. College degree. : LLD
137. Louis Quinze. : ROI

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 15 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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