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A CASE BOOK

New York Times, Sunday, January 11, 1953

Author: Albert Carroll
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.57, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 638 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 169, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 27
Albert Carroll has 5 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
PS notes: Original 14-Down clue didn't have a comma after the blank; added one.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,302
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1. One with keen powers of deduction. : SHERLOCK
9. Supreme Court justice, 1902–32. : HOLMES
15. Election results. : RETURNS
22. Brave. : HEROICAL
23. Portion of the iris. : AREOLA
24. English university student. : OXONIAN
25. "The Creation," for instance. : ORATORIO
26. Penitence. : REGRET
27. Marked with stripes. : LINEATE
28. Sure: Abbr. : POS
29. Inventor of an incandescent lamp. : NERNST
31. Needle: Fr. : AIGUILLE
33. U. N. name. : LIE
34. Papal name. : PIUS
36. Actor Hardy. : ANDY
37. Sizes with white of egg. : GLAIRS
38. Arbiter of mss. : EDITOR
40. Register. : ENROL
42. Newly coined rupee. : SICCA
44. Of the kidneys. : RENAL
46. Mr. Eden. : TONY
47. More abstruse. : DEEPER
49. They open locked diaries. : KEYLETS
51. Immerse. : BATHE
54. Like a Merino. : OVINE
56. Depend. : RELY
57. "The ___ League." : REDHEADED
61. Producer Helburn. : THERESA
64. Combine by melting. : FUSE
65. Lacking color. : PALLID
66. Egg: Prefix. : OVI
67. Scull. : OAR
68. What the price of wisdom is above. : RUBIES
70. Stalk-eyed decapod. : CRAB
72. Hires. : ENGAGES
74. Home of redwoods, Douglas fir, pine: Abbr. : OREG
76. Body. : SOMA
77. Cubic meters. : STERES
79. Actress Royle. : SELENA
80. Poem by Keats. : LAMIA
82. Owner of the dog that didn't bark. : BASKERVILLE
85. Schoolroom equipment. : SEATS
86. Aptitudes. : SKILLS
88. Tropical fruit. : MANGOS
89. Troubles. : AILS
91. Materials for glass making. : FRIT
92. Reaching with a missile. : HITTING
94. "High ___." : NOON
95. Boundaries. : LIMITS
97. Dutch commune. : EDE
98. Rather than. : ERE
99. Of special value. : SELECT
101. March time. : IDES
103. Worker of cryptograms. : DECODER
105. Profligate. : DISSOLUTE
107. Dross. : SCUM
108. Where supplies are stored. : DEPOT
109. Vacant. : UNLET
110. Lifesaver. : RESCUER
112. Stupefied. : SOTTED
116. Oriental detective. : CHAN
119. Liquidated. : SLAIN
121. Closefitting breeches and stockings of Scotland. : TREWS
123. Steel coated with an alloy. : TERNE
124. Prowled. : LURKED
127. Overacts. : EMOTES
129. Resins from scale insects. : LACS
131. Clears of. : RIDS
132. Boxer Lee ___. : OMA
133. Standard Chinese. : MANDARIN
135. Starry. : ASTRAL
137. Cross-country vehicle. : BUS
138. "The Adventure of the Sussex ___." : VAMPIRE
140. Colors: Poet. : TINCTS
142. Well-paid job with no work. : SINECURE
144. Isolated. : ENISLED
145. Forever: Poet. : ETERNE
146. Go-getter. : OBTAINER
147. Vacationers. : RESTERS
148. Small room: Span. : SALETA
149. The One Hundred. : NEEDIEST
1. Looked for buys. : SHOPPED
2. The villain still pursues her. : HEROINE
3. Scratching out. : ERASURE
4. Balderdash. : ROT
5. Symbol of England. : LION
6. Flower sheath. : OCREA
7. Landmarks. : CAIRNS
8. Gold rush scene, 1897–98. : KLONDIKE
9. Contemporary playwright. : HART
10. Coin of Norway. : ORE
11. Lawful. : LEGAL
12. Archfoe of 9 Across. : MORIARTY
13. Sad songs. : ELEGIES
14. Jupiter, ___, Uranus. : SATURN
15. Swaying gait. : ROLL
16. Man without a country. : EXILE
17. Modified the general coloring of. : TONED
18. French article. : UNE
19. Famous bridge in Venice. : RIALTO
20. People. : NATION
21. Given to flouting. : SNEERY
30. Indian groom. : SYCE
32. Actress Bigley. : ISABEL
35. Lethargic sleep. : SOPOR
37. Outbursts, as of laughter. : GALES
39. Willow. : ITEA
41. British novelist. : LEVER
43. Inventor McCormick. : CYRUS
45. Spoon. : LADLE
48. A laugh: Lat. : RISUS
50. Brand-new science. : ELECTRONICS
52. Dilutes. : THINS
53. Avoids a decisive course. : HEDGES
55. Wealthy person. : NABOB
57. French scholar, physician, satirist. : RABELAIS
58. Turned down at the corners, as a page. : DOGEARED
59. A time of day. : EVENTIDE
60. Ruinous mischance. : DISASTER
61. Place for hammer and sickle. : TOOLSHED
62. Japanese method of face-saving. : HARAKIRI
63. Hermits. : EREMITES
64. Performance of a duty, in law. : FEASANCE
65. ___ passu (side by side): Lat. : PARI
69. Eastern title. : IMAM
71. Speeds a motor. : REVS
73. Hebrew letter. : ALEF
75. Material for book edges. : GILT
77. "The Flower of Utah." : SEGO
78. Inconsiderable. : SLIM
81. Susan Glaspell's name for Emily Dickinson. : ALISON
83. Clove hitch. : KNOT
84. Suppress. : ELIDE
87. Line of a fishhook. : SNELL
90. Entrechats. : STEPS
93. Sticks. : GLUES
95. Woolly relative of the monkey. : LEMUR
96. Skedaddle. : SCOOT
100. Tried: Scot. : ETTLED
102. Anatomical canals. : DUCTS
104. Web-footed animal. : OTTER
106. Hit bottom. : SUNK
107. Watcher. : SENTINEL
108. Amanuensis to 9 Across. : DRWATSON
110. Famous Ziegfeld show. : RIORITA
111. Artful dodgers. : EELS
113. Rostrum. : TRIBUNE
114. Lasts. : ENDURES
115. Trifle, for instance. : DESSERT
116. Forage plant. : CLOVER
117. Having compassion. : HUMANE
118. One of a fictional trio. : ARAMIS
120. Timber trees of Cen. America. : AMATES
122. Aptly named French dramatist. : SCRIBE
125. M. Zola. : EMILE
126. Challenger. : DARER
128. Ink: Fr. : ENCRE
130. Health: Fr. : SANTE
134. Edgar and Edward. : NEDS
135. On the deep. : ASEA
136. 4th from the longest and strongest. : LEAD
139. Sibilant signal. : PST
141. Explosive. : TNT
143. 3 times 34. : CII

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 21 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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