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ANIMAL, VEGETABLE, MINERAL

New York Times, Sunday, January 25, 1953

Author: Thomas Meekin
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 77, Avg Word Len: 5.51, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 634 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 168, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 21 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Thomas Meekin has 202 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,316
Across Down
1. End of handle of Little Dipper. : POLARIS
8. Natives of Thorshavn. : FAROESE
15. Bunker Hill and Bull Run. : BATTLES
22. Brazilian tree. : ARAROBA
23. Star of "Old Vic." : OLIVIER
24. Presumptive. : APRIORI
25. It's this before dawn. : DARKEST
26. Mohammedan month. : RAMADAN
27. British carrier. : TRAMCAR
28. Actress Hagen. : UTA
29. Meaning of "dien" in "Ich dien." : SERVE
31. Sweetsop. : ATES
32. Sailor's call. : AHOY
33. Creation of 6 Down. : ASE
34. Headdress for Carmen. : COMB
36. She said, "Call me Mara." : NAOMI
38. He sailed to Greenland, about 1000. : ERICSON
40. Astound. : STUN
41. One of Ezra's chief men. : ARIEL
43. Workshop. : PLANT
45. Music marks. : DOTS
46. Affirmed on oath. : SWORE
47. Strand wolves. : HYENAS
49. Bride of Perseus. : ANDROMEDA
52. Extra tires. : SPARES
53. Relative of a cartel. : TRUST
55. Hercules' prize. : IOLE
56. Sagittarius. : ARCHER
58. County officers: Abbr. : DAS
61. Impression. : IDEA
62. Varnish ingredient. : COPAL
64. Native of ancient Asia Minor. : HITTITE
68. Road, in Portugal. : ESTRADA
70. Natives of a S. African city. : CAPETONIANS
73. Wheel band. : RIM
74. Diagonal spar on a sail. : SPRIT
75. Hits hard. : SWATS
77. Describing bright eyes. : STARRY
78. Small rail. : SORA
79. Sounds of laughter. : PEALS
80. Pueblo man. : HOPI
81. Single. : UNAL
82. Province of N. Central China. : HONAN
83. Part of a seed. : ARIL
84. Author of a famous "doctrine," 1823. : MONROE
86. Throne, in India. : ASANA
87. Silver medal of old Venice. : OSELA
88. Devotee. : IST
89. Straps to prevent horses from rearing. : MARTINGALES
91. Drumlike seat. : TABORET
93. Not quiet. : RESTIVE
95. Star in Virginis. : SYRMA
96. Doorway part. : JAMB
97. Understand. : SEE
98. Accord. : UNISON
101. Member of a Christian church: Abbr. : PROT
102. Old-womanish. : ANILE
104. Chatters. : PRATES
107. Dancer's equipment. : CASTANETS
110. Caballeros. : SENORS
114. Curtain fabrics. : LENOS
115. Theme of a sweet song. : HOME
116. Lemon ___. : DROPS
118. Marine fish. : DOREE
119. Glacial drifts. : ASAR
120. Slows. : RETARDS
123. Exhausted. : SPENT
125. Screen. : SIFT
126. Man in mufti: Slang. : CIT
127. Withered. : SERE
128. Family man. : PAPA
130. Moved with a lever. : PRIED
132. "___, fur, and feathers." : FIN
133. Embraced. : ADOPTED
135. Handy or Hull. : GENERAL
137. French nut candy. : PRALINE
139. Substitute for. : RELIEVE
140. Enclose within alien territory. : ENCLAVE
141. Inveigles. : ENTICES
142. What his brothers called Joseph. : DREAMER
143. U. S. experimental $4 gold pieces, 1879–80. : STELLAS
144. McGuffey's production. : READERS
1. Kentucky tobacco center. : PADUCAH
2. Eloquence. : ORATORY
3. Wyoming peak. : LARAMIE
4. Biblical refuge. : ARK
5. ___ Welcome Sound, arm of Hudson Bay. : ROES
6. His first play was "Love's Comedy." : IBSEN
7. Overlord. : SATRAP
8. Superintendent. : FOREMAN
9. ___ diable (deviled): Fr. : ALA
10. Heroine of "Green Acres." : RIMA
11. Egg-shaped. : OVATE
12. Soft feathers. : EIDER
13. Where surf fishermen gather. : SEASIDE
14. Eagle. : ERN
15. Mawkish emotion. : BATHOS
16. Blacksmith's garment. : APRON
17. Dog, in "King Lear." : TRAY
18. Bob Cratchit's boy. : TIM
19. Definer of mining-claim limits. : LOCATOR
20. Obliteration. : ERASURE
21. Fog signal devices. : SIRENES
30. Musical run: Italian. : VOLATA
32. "Hitch your wagon to ___." : ASTAR
35. Determined. : BENT
37. Marks. : INDICATIONS
39. Musical climax. : CODA
40. Blackish. : SWART
42. Roundup equipment. : LARIATS
44. Marches on. : TROOPS
46. Small barracudas. : SPETS
48. Temporary dam, in Egypt. : SUDD
50. Ancient wine pitcher. : OLPE
51. Market sign. : MEATS
52. Radiant. : SHINY
54. Vacation places. : SEASHORES
57. Quack. : CHARLATAN
58. Giant in "Pilgrim's Progress." : DESPAIR
59. Calumniate. : ASPERSE
60. Bab el Mandeb, Golden Gate. : STRAITS
63. Symbols of indolence. : LOTUSEATERS
65. Mangles. : IRONERS
66. Bird's trill. : TIRALEE
67. Arise. : EMANATE
69. Kin of a brook. : RILL
70. Beautiful isle near Naples. : CAPRI
71. Nurses. : NANAS
72. It fairly floats on oil. : IRAN
76. Habit. : WONT
78. Middling. : SOSO
82. Tied the legs of a horse. : HOBBLED
84. Song thrush. : MAVIS
85. Naguib's land. : EGYPT
86. Lt. Gen. Edward M. ___. : ALMOND
89. Pits. : MINES
90. Irishman's "Really!" : ARRA
92. Friends. : AMIS
94. Coach. : TUTOR
96. Ancient symbol of March. : JASPER
99. Mexican pine. : OCOTE
100. Hottentot. : NAMA
103. Biblical oldster. : ENOS
104. Poster. : PLACARD
105. Dweller. : RESIDER
106. M. France. : ANATOLE
108. "Don't Tread on Me" symbol, 1775. : SERPENT
109. Tumbles down. : TOPPLES
111. Aperture. : ORIFICE
112. Smeltery worker. : REFINER
113. Rigidity. : SETNESS
115. Cattleman. : HERDER
117. Concealed sharpshooter. : SNIPER
120. Councilman, in Canada. : REEVE
121. Schottische. : DANCE
122. Short period. : SPELL
124. 4 parts lead, 1 part tin. : TERNE
127. Retard oneself on skis. : STEM
129. Sea once part of the Caspian. : ARAL
131. Facts granted. : DATA
134. Herb yielding arrowroot. : PIA
135. Tapuyan Indian. : GES
136. Actress Gardner. : AVA
138. Topper. : LID

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