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WORLD'S FAIR

New York Times, Sunday, September 12, 1954

Author:
Ruth H. Oliver
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 134, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.45, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 467 (avg 1.28)
Open Squares: 121, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 6, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 21
Ruth H. Oliver has 7 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,902
Across
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Persians. : CATS
5
Written leave of absence. : PASS
9
Gulp down. : BOLT
13
Be bright. : GLOW
17
Pack animal. : BURRO
18
Fodder grass. : PANIC
19
Affirm. : AVER
20
Fix over. : REDO
21
Indo-European: Var. : ARIAN
22
Shop talk. : LINGO
23
Russian river. : NEVA
24
W. Indian shrub. : ANIL
25
Personage. : LION
26
A birthday for Methuselah. : NINEHUNDRED
28
___ trap. : SAND
29
Flower with a fuzzy stalk. : MOSSROSE
31
Without uproar. : RIOTLESS
33
Wise men. : SOLONS
34
Girl's name. : STELLA
36
Long bench. : SETTLE
40
Nautical word. : ALEE
41
Bortsch bowl. : TUREEN
42
Shelley's sobriquet. : ARIEL
43
Take advice. : LISTEN
46
Sound effect of a shiver. : BRR
47
Expressions on greeting cards. : SENTIMENTS
50
Against. : ANTI
51
Type of floor. : TILING
54
Bevel out. : REAM
55
This: Span. : ESTA
56
Bohr or Borge. : SCANDINAVIAN
59
Slight hollows. : DIPS
61
Butts. : TARGETS
62
Thin pointed swords. : EPEES
64
African capital city. : NAIROBI
69
Partiality. : BIAS
71
Leisurely voyages. : SLOWPASSAGES
73
Sculptor's subject: Abbr. : ANAT
77
Bible name. : ENOS
79
Descendants. : SCIONS
80
See 92 Down. : LEST
81
Portrays. : REPRESENTS
84
Triton. : EFT
85
They dot the upper St. Lawrence. : ISLETS
87
Transient's stop-over. : MOTEL
88
Floating. : NATANT
90
Farm enclosure. : COTE
91
Town in Italy. : ASSISI
93
Overacts. : EMOTES
94
Concerning: Dial. : ANENST
97
Soothing. : LENITIVE
99
Loud-voiced people. : STENTORS
101
Shape of a shaving. : CURL
104
Having battlements. : CRENELLATED
107
Yucca's relative. : ALOE
108
Great Barrier Island, N. Z. : OTEA
109
Yard. : AREA
110
Herbert Hoover. : IOWAN
111
Biblical place. : ENDOR
112
Chinese poet. : WANG
113
Iranian Turk. : SART
114
City in Portugal. : EVORA
115
Make more suitable. : ADAPT
116
Brogan. : SHOE
117
___ quam videri: N. C.'s motto. : ESSE
118
Trust (with "on"). : RELY
119
Small amounts. : TOTS
Down
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Articles of virtu. : CURIOS
2
Melodious: Mus. : ARIOSO
3
Part of the U. N. routine. : TRANSLATING
4
Last word in Kipling's "If ___." : SON
5
Biographer of Mark Twain. : PAINE
6
Mrs. Lindbergh. : ANNE
7
Yearn (with "for"). : SIGH
8
Cleaner. : SCOURER
9
Ammunition belt. : BANDOLEER
10
Too brown. : OVERTANNED
11
Altitude. : LEVEL
12
Callings. : TRADES
13
Australian plant. : GRASSTREE
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River into Laptev Sea. : LENA
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Balder's father. : ODIN
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Treeless plain. : WOLD
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Healing influence. : BALM
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Fashionable cotton goods. : PLISSE
26
People of little account. : NONENTITIES
27
Ohio city. : NILES
30
Function. : ROLE
32
Mold line on glass. : SEAM
34
Contend. : STRIVE
35
Delicacy for Jeeter Lester. : TURNIPS
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Containers. : TINS
38
European. : LETT
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Gottfried's sister. : ELSA
43
Go on. : LAST
44
Quechan. : INCA
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Judy Garland's role. : STAR
46
College degree. : BLA
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Formosan city. : TAINAN
49
Showing ardent feeling. : IMPASSIONED
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Impractical. : INSANE
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Roderick Dhu and his men. : GAELS
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Society bud. : DEB
58
Geological age. : NEOCENE
60
Member of the family: Colloq. : SIS
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Sooty-brown birds. : SWIFTS
65
Musical direction. : RALLENTANDO
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Architectural arch. : OGEE
67
Finest clothes. : BEST
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Those who: Suffix. : ISTS
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Shakespeare and fellow souls. : SONNETEERS
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Lobster trap. : POT
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Cedant ___ togae: Wyoming's motto. : ARMA
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Followers of new trends. : NEOS
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Living quarters: Abbr. : APTS
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Latticework for vines. : TREILLAGE
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Designating pollen-bearing flowers. : STAMINATE
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Otherwise. : ELSE
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Franklin ___. : STOVE
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Thin: Comb. form. : STEN
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Workshop. : ATELIER
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Chain. : CATENA
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If. : INCASE
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French soldier. : SOLDAT
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Armed forces. : TROOPS
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Singer Petina and others. : IRRAS
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Conspicuous. : STARY
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Spanish painter. : SERT
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Elsie and others. : COWS
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Sen. Watkins' state. : UTAH
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Biggest little city of 32,000. : RENO
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___ letter. : LOVE
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Lacking a 5 Across. : AWOL
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Break bread. : EAT

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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