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CURTAIN CALLS

New York Times, Sunday, January 4, 1953

Author:
Diana R. Sessions
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 162, Blocks: 77, Avg Word Len: 5.58, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 678 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 178, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 44
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,295
Across
1. Famous name in Hollywood. : BOBHOPE
8. Ancient city of Palestine. : JERICHO
15. Frills. : RUFFLES
22. One of the 3,000 daughters of Tethys. : OCEANID
23. Portrayer of Hamlet. : OLIVIER
24. Along the way. : ENROUTE
25. Tenants of Fred and Ethel Mertz. : LUCILLEBALLANDDESIARNAZ
28. Kind. : ILK
29. Country in S. W. Arabia. : YEMEN
30. Noun suffix. : ENCY
31. City in Mexico. : LEON
32. Two: Dial. : TWA
33. Opinion. : VIEW
35. Sudden attacks. : RAIDS
37. What "senators" means. : OLDMEN
39. Author of the "Joseph" series. : MANN
40. Opponents of a particular policy. : ANTIS
42. Yawns. : GAPES
45. Tenth word of "The Star." : ARE
46. Household furnishings. : LINEN
47. He ran "around the rugged rock." : RASCAL
49. Escape from. : EVADE
50. Astronaut's interest. : MARS
52. Remove color from. : UNDYE
53. Granny or prolonge. : KNOT
55. Refrigerator equipment. : ICETRAY
57. Ray Milland's role. : THIEF
59. It's in Canis Major. : DOGSTAR
62. Dross of iron. : SINTER
63. Popular orchestra leader. : HAAS
64. Bureau of the '40's. : OPA
67. Blunder. : ERR
68. Amo, ___, amat. : AMAS
70. Important cargo vessel. : OILER
71. Domestic. : INTERNAL
73. One of Eisenhower's chief aides. : ADAMS
75. Inferred. : DEDUCED
77. Arrived. : CAME
78. Diminutive suffix. : ETTE
79. Received: Fr. : RECU
80. Cyclades island. : MELOS
81. Position. : SITUS
82. Baronet: Abbr. : BART
83. Scene of "The Quiet Man." : ERIN
84. Expression of hearty approval. : AMEN
85. Silly. : FATUOUS
88. Hindu trader. : BANYA
89. Sower. : SEEDSMAN
91. Where women got the vote in 1947. : JAPAN
92. Betel. : SIRI
94. Downy surface on wool fabrics. : NAP
95. Syllable sung by Nanki-Poo and Ko-Ko. : TRA
96. Mouth of a canyon. : ABRA
97. Reparation. : AMENDS
99. Novelist Jane's family. : AUSTENS
101. Founder of Sikhism, circa 1500. : NANAK
103. Pain in the shoulder. : OMALGIA
104. Length: Abbr. : LGTH
105. Gentle poke. : NUDGE
107. White ___. : SALE
109. African antelope. : ELAND
111. Spheres of action. : ARENAE
115. Indignation. : ANGER
116. ___ judicata. : RES
117. City of the Canary Islands. : TELDE
118. Contemporary playwright. : ODETS
119. Latin interjections. : VAES
120. Rebounds after striking. : CAROMS
123. Mr. Wegg, in "Our Mutual Friend." : SILAS
126. Principal divisions of O'Neill's works. : ACTS
127. Lily plant: Ref. sp. : ALO
128. Alone: Comb. form. : MONO
129. Part of a basilica. : APSE
132. Silk voile. : NINON
134. Jackdaw: Scot. : KAE
135. Stars of "Jumping Jacks." : JERRYLEWISANDDEANMARTIN
140. Method for acquisition of knowledge. : ORGANON
141. Legal minorities. : NONAGES
142. Famous New Orleans restaurateur. : ANTOINE
143. Actor Granger. : STEWART
144. People with the facts. : KNOWERS
145. Powerful feline. : LIONESS
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1. South American liberator. : BOLIVAR
2. Tropical coral. : OCULINA
3. Grommets, loops of rope, etc. : BECKETS
4. Exclamation: Var. : HAI
5. But. : ONLY
6. Heaper. : PILER
7. Swelling. : EDEMA
8. Comedienne of TV and radio. : JOANDAVIS
9. Right-angled extension. : ELL
10. Irritate: Colloq. : RILE
11. Terrible ruler. : IVAN
12. Five: Span. : CINCO
13. She portrayed Delilah. : HEDYLAMARR
14. Army post in California. : ORD
15. Call on again. : RESEE
16. George Meany heads one. : UNION
17. Friend of Kukla and Ollie. : FRAN
18. Preposition. : FOR
19. A pair of Broadway headliners. : LUNTANDFONTANNE
20. Lake in Manitoba. : ETAWNEY
21. French town. : SEZANNE
26. Popular nylon color. : BEIGE
27. Gov. Anderson of Minnesota. : ELMER
34. Parts for oil lamps. : WICKS
36. Ample. : SPACIOUS
38. Wagon. : DRAY
39. Abundant store. : MINE
41. Certain Christmas employes. : SANTAS
43. Resembling paradise. : EDENIC
44. Colonize. : SETTLE
46. Actress Rainer. : LUISE
48. Type of soil. : LOAM
51. A prominent Cardinal. : STANMUSIAL
54. Symbols of merchandise. : TRADEMARKS
56. Mouthpiece of an oboe or a clarinet. : REED
58. Loathes. : HATES
59. Lord Fauntleroy's ma. : DEAREST
60. Lady with a shopping list. : ORDERER
61. A pair of TV and radio stars. : GRACIEANDGEORGE
63. Opening. : HIATUS
65. She married Dick Nixon. : PATRYAN
66. Pub gear. : ALETAPS
69. Girl's name. : SELENA
72. Biblical name. : REBA
74. Mouth: Ger. : MUND
76. Oxford fellow. : DON
77. Reuther's responsibility. : CIO
80. Snake. : MAMBA
81. Timepieces. : SUNDIALS
85. Rumor, personified. : FAMA
86. Little simian. : APELET
87. Snarl. : TANGLE
88. Small wine shop. : BISTRO
90. More rational. : SANER
91. Actor in "The Prisoner of Zenda." : JAMESMASON
93. Wrinkle. : RUGA
98. Grittiness. : SANDINESS
100. Miss Bara of the silents. : THEDA
102. Times. : AGES
103. Bread spread. : OLEO
105. Indian blanket makers. : NAVAJOS
106. Not watchful. : UNALERT
108. Traffic sign. : ARROW
110. A name for Artemis. : DELIA
112. Xmas gift. : NECKTIE
113. Secures. : ATTAINS
114. Early ascetics. : ESSENES
120. Misrepresent. : COLOR
121. Concerning. : ANENT
122. Scarce: Comb.form. : SPANO
124. Record of a single event. : ANNAL
125. Sleep: Comb. form. : SOMNI
128. Talking bird. : MYNA
130. Fall in flakes: Dial. : SNAW
131. Sharpness. : EDGE
133. Subject of a 3-cent stamp. : NATO
136. Chilly. : RAW
137. ___ eraser. : INK
138. The: Ger. : DER
139. Mr. Colman. : RON

Answer summary: 18 unique to this puzzle, 26 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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