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HOLIDAY SPECIAL

New York Times, Sunday, September 1, 1957

Author:
Jules Arensberg
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 144, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.10, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 556 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 117, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 20
Jules Arensberg has 95 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 2,987
Across
1. Mamie's middle name. : GENEVA
7. Topmost: Comb. form. : ACRO
11. Of the highest order: Colloq. : AONE
15. Welladay! : ALAS
19. African sheep. : AOUDAD
20. "But Heaven will protect ___." : THEWORKINGGIRL
23. Counsel for Captain Dreyfus. : LABORI
24. Witches' work. : TOILANDTROUBLE
25. Naval abbreviation. : ENS
26. Apathetic. : LOGY
28. Stout sleuth. : NERO
29. Vacillated. : WAVERED
30. Plateau. : MESA
31. Grimalkins. : CATS
32. Irving hero. : RIP
33. Longear. : ASS
34. Demonstrative. : THAT
36. Opposed to lee. : STOSS
38. Material for wickerwork. : RATTAN
41. "Afternoon of a ___." : FAUN
42. Exclamation of surprise. : BOY
43. Actress Diana. : DORS
44. Use a divining rod. : DOWSE
48. Great Mogul emperor. : AKBAR
50. Surmounting. : ATOP
52. Honshu bay. : ISE
53. Shoes. : SABOTS
54. Superintend. : SEETO
55. ___ it all. : GETAWAYFROM
58. Abyssinian prince. : RAS
59. Angers. : IRES
60. Be worthy of. : MERIT
61. Sweet potato. : YAM
62. Hebrides isle. : SKYE
63. Makes clear. : ATTESTS
66. Flavor. : SAPOR
68. Blue flower. : GENTIAN
70. Morning moistures. : DEWS
71. Helper. : AID
73. Thighbone. : FEMUR
75. Colloquial verbal contraction. : ARNT
76. Chinese Red. : MAO
77. Bed of roses. : LIFEOFRILEY
80. Darkness. : NIGHT
82. Where Elath is. : ISRAEL
84. Memento of winter. : SKI
85. Refer to. : CITE
86. Bad ___ (dangerous person). : ACTOR
87. Lively kids. : TYKES
88. Behavior. : MIEN
89. Serbian city. : NIS
90. Volume. : TOME
91. Go over again. : REHASH
93. Attendants. : PAGES
95. Golfer Sarazen. : GENE
96. Cubs, Eagles, etc.: Abbr. : BSA
99. Creative work. : ART
100. Interdictions. : BANS
101. Opera's prince. : IGOR
103. Displays. : UNROLLS
106. Girl's name. : ERMA
107. Urge. : PROD
108. What Ike headed. : ETO
111. Delightful idleness. : DOLCEFARNIENTE
114. Circus. : BIGTOP
116. Its outlet is the Mackenzie River. : GREATSLAVELAKE
117. Fly. : AVIATE
118. Poetic times. : EENS
119. Full of a cereal. : OATY
120. Dripping wet. : ASOP
121. Contemporary of Robespierre. : DANTON
Down
1. Big blow. : GALE
2. Auroral. : EOAN
3. Gists. : NUBS
4. Nigerian. : EDO
5. Scoundrel. : VARLET
6. Opposite of "Saludos!" : ADIOS
7. Holder of LL.D. : ATTY
8. Part of Mme. Butterfly's name. : CHO
9. Queens: Span. : REINAS
10. Young birds. : OWLETS
11. Cartoonist Peter. : ARNO
12. Approved. : OKD
13. Chumps. : NITWITS
14. Absorbed. : ENRAPT
15. Chill. : AGUE
16. Zodiac sign. : LIBRA
17. Provençal city. : ARLES
18. Pungs. : SLEDS
21. Paddles. : OARS
22. Knight's title: Abbr. : GOV
27. Nonstop talker. : GASBAG
30. Sea cows. : MANATEES
31. Prairie wolves. : COYOTES
32. Attenuate. : RAREFY
34. Popular rumba tune. : TAKEITEASY
35. Harding's P. M. G. : HUBERTWORK
37. Clan symbol. : TOTEM
38. Optimistic. : ROSY
39. The old ___. : ADAM
40. Cribbage jack. : NOB
41. Musical notes. : FAS
43. Bivalent. : DIATOMIC
45. Port near Solway Firth. : WORKINGTON
46. He who avoids holiday traffic. : STAYATHOME
47. To eat: Ger. : ESSEN
49. First woman director of U. S. Mint. : ROSS
51. Petroleum product. : PARAFFIN
53. About. : SOME
56. Board eraser. : WIPER
57. ___ paper. : RAG
62. More exact. : STRICTER
63. Own up. : ADMIT
64. Straggle. : TAIL
65. Wife of Thor. : SIF
67. Court decisions. : RULINGS
69. Novel by Zola. : NANA
72. Cease's mate. : DESIST
74. Make a new bow. : RETIE
77. ___ majesty. : LESE
78. All right: Var. : OKEH
79. Phrase of agreement. : YESSIR
81. Third: Ital. : TRE
83. Atmosphere: Comb. form. : AER
88. Seaport in Sicily. : MARSALA
92. " . . . what the Vintners buy, One ___ precious as the goods they sell." : HALFSO
93. Novel of 1740. : PAMELA
94. Pineapple. : ANANAS
95. Leofric's wife. : GODIVA
96. Move slightly. : BUDGE
97. Sleep sound. : SNORE
98. "Over the Rainbow" composer. : ARLEN
100. Soft cheese. : BRIE
102. Spoil. : GOBAD
104. Edible tubers. : OCAS
105. Tennis term. : LET
106. Be green-eyed. : ENVY
107. Bird word. : PEEP
108. French state. : ETAT
109. Dorothy's dog. : TOTO
110. Honest. : OPEN
112. Gnawer. : RAT
113. Ring decision. : TKO
115. Card player's call. : GIN

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 14 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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