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ALPHABET SOUP

New York Times, Sunday, September 11, 1955

Author:
Herbert Ettenson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 144, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.10, Missing: { X }, Scrabble score: 570 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 107, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 11, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 25
Herbert Ettenson has 87 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,266
Across
1. Normandy town. : STLO
5. Chicken feed. : MEAL
9. Tinstone and silver glance. : ORES
13. Albanese specialty. : ARIA
17. Ethereal fluid of Greek myth. : ICHOR
18. Hebrew title. : ABBA
19. Author set in lower case. : EECUMMINGS
22. Sultan's name. : MURAD
23. Coarse weed. : DOCK
24. Choice cut of meat. : TBONESTEAK
25. Part of a sentence: Abbr. : PRED
26. Ancient language: Abbr. : ARAM
27. Peccadilloes. : FAULTS
28. Overornate. : ARTY
29. Twilight. : EVE
30. Side: Comb. form. : LATERO
32. Invests in office. : SEATS
34. Alphabetic letter. : TEE
35. Throws off the track. : DERAILS
38. Matador's quarry. : TORO
40. Greek temple. : NAOS
42. Ancient mystic. : ESSENE
43. Heavy blows. : THUMPERS
46. Buckle. : CLASP
50. Creator of J. Alfred Prufrock. : TSELIOT
52. Where Ike commanded. : ETO
53. Purchase of 1867. : ALASKA
54. Malacca. : CANE
56. British relative of Webster's: Abbr. : OED
57. Annoying insect. : GNAT
58. Mr. Pearson of Canada. : LESTER
59. Important blood substance. : RHFACTOR
61. Narrow shoe size. : TRIPLEA
63. College dormitory. : HALL
64. Zany. : OAF
65. Dickens lad. : TIM
66. Pickle sauce. : BRINE
67. Doctors' group. : AMA
69. St. or Ave. : RTE
70. Eagerly expecting. : ATIP
72. Part of a violin. : GSTRING
74. Thoroughly. : FROMATOZ
76. Mexican wrap-around. : SERAPE
78. Bothers. : AILS
79. Nothing. : NIL
80. Type of machine gun. : BREN
81. Meddle (with "with"). : TAMPER
82. ___ Dai. : BAO
83. Spire. : STEEPLE
85. Lazy ___. : SUSAN
86. Solar balneations. : SUNBATHS
88. Win back. : RETAKE
92. Source of obsidian. : LAVA
94. Modified plant. : ECAD
95. Revolver. : FIREARM
96. Copy. : APE
99. Metric measure. : LITER
102. Threefold. : TREBLE
104. Son of: Prefix. : MAC
105. Heavy blow: Colloq. : BASH
107. City on Lake Superior. : DULUTH
109. Urge on. : GOAD
110. Snack. : BITE
111. Luxury liner. : USSAMERICA
113. Weight unit. : GRAM
114. Actress Harris. : JULIE
115. Oyster season. : THERMONTHS
116. On earth. : HERE
117. Works of a current cartoonist. : ARNOS
118. ___ meridiem. : ANTE
119. Pursue. : SEEK
120. Letters used with geometry problems. : QEDS
121. British Wave. : WREN
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1. Highway hazards. : SCURVES
2. Fundamentals of education. : THREERS
3. Put into a carrier. : LOAD
4. Civil War general. : ORD
5. Shirting material. : MADRAS
6. Mosquito boat. : EBOAT
7. System of reading. : ABCMETHOD
8. "Mighty ___ a Rose." : LAK
9. Mountain chain of Greece. : OETA
10. Puzzle. : REBUS
11. ___ maternelle (kindergarten): Fr. : ECOLE
12. Army summer clothes. : SUNTANS
13. Mornings. : AMS
14. Diminutive of a girl's name. : RITA
15. Neutral. : INERT
16. Taw. : AGATE
17. Retard. : IMPEDE
20. Washington V. I. P. : MESTA
21. Terrier. : SKYE
26. Shaded walk: Fr. : ALLEE
27. Organize. : FORM
31. Decisive defeat. : ROUT
33. Pedestal part: architecture. : SOCLE
36. Volcano. : AETNA
37. Lepidopter. : INSECT
39. Première. : OPENING
41. Cut. : SLASH
43. Pinafore. : TIER
44. Storehouse: Fr. : ETAPE
45. Moslem unit of weight. : ROTL
47. Phoenician Aphrodite. : ASTARTE
48. Comedian Red. : SKELTON
49. ___-vous francais. : PARLEZ
51. Appears large. : LOOMS
53. Davy Crockett was there. : ALAMO
54. ___ Thierry. : CHATEAU
55. States positively. : AFFIRMS
57. Happy visages. : GRINS
59. Barbecues. : ROASTS
60. Paper ___. : TIGER
61. Something having three projections. : TRILOBE
62. Former Governor of Penna. : EARLE
66. Aherne or Donlevy. : BRIAN
68. Single-footer. : AMBLER
71. Pontifical. : PAPAL
73. Verboten. : TABU
74. Old exclamations. : FIES
75. Relative of a hogback. : ARETE
77. Castigatory. : PENAL
79. To the ___ (to an extreme). : NTHDEGREE
83. Headliner. : STAR
84. Nosed. : PRIED
86. Dione and Titan are ___ rings. : SATURNS
87. Wonder drug. : ACTH
89. Creator of Tigger and Piglet. : AAMILNE
90. Food in the field. : KRATION
91. Toastmasters. : EMCEES
93. Used in TV. : VIDEO
95. Sweethearts. : FLAMES
96. Be contiguous. : ABUT
97. Eastern title. : PASHA
98. Germany's "Pittsburgh." : ESSEN
100. Choice part of a group. : ELITE
101. Pleated lace. : RUCHE
103. Set of officers. : BOARD
106. Doris of tennis. : HART
108. ___ force. : TASK
110. Rough pronunciation. : BURR
112. Title of 20 Down. : MME
113. Center of operations: Abbr. : GHQ
114. Mandible. : JAW

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 19 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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