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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 Down
1. 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
1. 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
14. River into Laptev Sea. : LENA
15. Balder's father. : ODIN
16. Treeless plain. : WOLD
17. Healing influence. : BALM
18. 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
37. Containers. : TINS
38. European. : LETT
39. Gottfried's sister. : ELSA
43. Go on. : LAST
44. Quechan. : INCA
45. Judy Garland's role. : STAR
46. College degree. : BLA
48. Formosan city. : TAINAN
49. Showing ardent feeling. : IMPASSIONED
52. Impractical. : INSANE
53. Roderick Dhu and his men. : GAELS
57. Society bud. : DEB
58. Geological age. : NEOCENE
60. Member of the family: Colloq. : SIS
63. Sooty-brown birds. : SWIFTS
65. Musical direction. : RALLENTANDO
66. Architectural arch. : OGEE
67. Finest clothes. : BEST
68. Those who: Suffix. : ISTS
70. Shakespeare and fellow souls. : SONNETEERS
72. Lobster trap. : POT
73. Cedant ___ togae: Wyoming's motto. : ARMA
74. Followers of new trends. : NEOS
75. Living quarters: Abbr. : APTS
76. Latticework for vines. : TREILLAGE
78. Designating pollen-bearing flowers. : STAMINATE
82. Otherwise. : ELSE
83. Franklin ___. : STOVE
86. Thin: Comb. form. : STEN
89. Workshop. : ATELIER
90. Chain. : CATENA
92. If. : INCASE
95. French soldier. : SOLDAT
96. Armed forces. : TROOPS
98. Singer Petina and others. : IRRAS
99. Conspicuous. : STARY
100. Spanish painter. : SERT
101. Elsie and others. : COWS
102. Sen. Watkins' state. : UTAH
103. Biggest little city of 32,000. : RENO
105. ___ letter. : LOVE
106. Lacking a 5 Across. : AWOL
111. 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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