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WHAT'S IN A NAME?

New York Times, Sunday, January 8, 1956

Author:
Jules Arensberg
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.20, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 665 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 141, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 23
Jules Arensberg has 95 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,385
Across
1. French songstress. : PIAF
5. Square feet. : AREA
9. Italian province. : AOSTA
14. Zoo attendant. : KEEPER
20. Anne Brontë's pseudonym. : ACTONBELL
22. Subject. : TOPIC
23. Freckle. : LENTIGO
24. Van Rijn. : REMBRANDT
25. Unescorted. : ALONE
26. Alert. : ONGUARD
27. ___-Magnon. : CRO
28. Brewing. : ASTEEP
30. Native. : INGROWN
32. Relative of curare. : INEE
33. Titular abbreviation. : ASST
35. Breaks into. : IRRUPTS
37. Bedlam. : BABEL
39. Western Indian. : OTO
40. Poetess Julia Ward. : HOWE
43. Certain actors. : SERIOS
45. Leg bone. : TIBIA
47. Machiavellians. : SCHEMERS
51. One billionth of a meter. : BICRON
53. Transport. : DELIGHT
57. The Pool, near London Bridge. : THAMES
58. Chirognomist's concern. : PALM
60. Rhee's men. : ROK
62. Calling. : CAREER
63. Less frequent. : RARER
64. Major-___. : DOMO
65. Regiminal. : DIETIC
68. Italian philosopher. : CROCE
69. Strays. : ERRS
70. Author Louis Marie Julien Viaud. : LOTI
71. Element 50. : TIN
72. I. : SELF
74. High-flown. : ARTY
75. ___ Khan. : ALY
76. Relative of "midi." : SUD
77. Artists wear them. : SMOCKS
80. Dizziness. : VERTIGO
82. ___ pot. : MELTING
84. Roosevelt aide. : HOPKINS
86. Ibsenian pastor. : MANDERS
88. Trenchant writing. : SARCASM
90. Author William S. Porter. : OHENRY
91. Adjectival suffix. : ENT
92. Cassowary's cousin. : EMU
93. Veer. : SLUE
94. ___ flakes. : SOAP
96. Plus. : AND
97. Tenley Albright's milieu. : RINK
99. Choice job. : PLUM
100. Underworld. : HADES
102. Natives of Nasser's country. : NILOTS
104. Decalog violations. : SINS
105. Dive. : JOINT
106. Breakfast dish. : OMELET
108. Pop. : DAD
109. Coast Guard woman. : SPAR
110. In abundance. : GALORE
111. Former Mexican President. : OBREGON
113. Wise man. : NESTOR
116. Skyscraper necessity. : ELEVATOR
118. Bulls: Span. : TOROS
120. Prison camp. : STALAG
122. Verve. : ELAN
123. Musical sign. : BAR
126. Campaign brickbat. : SMEAR
128. Hic jacet. : EPITAPH
130. Bopster's word. : DIGS
134. Lilylike plant. : ALOE
136. Manor lands. : ESTATES
138. Evaporates. : STEAMS
141. Emblem of dawn. : DEW
142. Ehrich Weiss. : HOUDINI
144. Just., Agric., Comm., etc. : DEPTS
146. Whodunit writer Wright. : SSVANDINE
148. Meanings. : INTENTS
149. Cove. : INLET
150. Stage name of the Blythes. : BARRYMORE
151. Go-betweens. : AGENTS
152. Roman roads. : ITERS
153. River in Flanders. : YSER
154. Cha-cha, for instance. : STEP
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1. Roman goddess. : PARCA
2. Pastry decorators. : ICERS
3. Air pressure measurement. : ATMOS
4. Expressage abbreviation. : FOB
5. Down with: Fr. : ABAS
6. Frenchman of means. : RENTIER
7. One of the Plinys. : ELDER
8. Remodels. : ALTERS
9. One ___ time. : ATA
10. Resembling a grainy rock. : OOLITIC
11. Man behind a TV show. : SPONSOR
12. Bell sound. : TING
13. Sharp. : ACERB
14. Augusta's river. : KENNEBEC
15. Part of Gt. Brit. : ENG
16. Sheath: Fr. : ETUI
17. Liberace's forte. : PIANO
18. White bird. : EGRET
19. Bronco-buster's show. : RODEO
21. Extinct eagle. : NRA
23. Minimum offer at an auction. : LOWBID
29. Colorado city. : PUEBLO
31. Avena. : OAT
34. Subjects. : THEMES
36. Demure. : PRIM
38. Symbol of spring. : LILAC
41. Hebrew measure. : OMER
42. Miler Santee. : WES
44. Feeling aggrieved: Colloq. : SORE
46. Part of the blitz. : AIRRAID
47. Runnel. : STREAM
48. Elia. : CHARLESLAMB
49. Singer MacLennan. : HARRYLAUDER
50. Ace. : SPOT
52. Negatives. : NOTS
54. Mary Ann Evans. : GEORGEELIOT
55. Saki. : HECTORMUNRO
56. Card. : TREY
59. The people in "Plain and Fancy." : AMISH
61. City on the Dnieper. : KIEV
64. Lewis Carroll. : DODGSON
65. Boz. : DICKENS
66. With something like that received. : INKIND
67. Mark Twain. : CLEMENS
70. Pastel-green moths. : LUNAS
71. Stovepipe. : TOPHAT
73. Exempt from postage charge. : FRANK
76. Thus. : SIC
78. Mugient sound. : MOO
79. Senhor: Abbr. : SNR
81. Dynamite ingredient. : TNT
83. Sapling. : TREELET
85. Home of the Druses. : SYRIA
87. Civil War fort. : SUMTER
89. Lass. : MAID
93. Vamose! : SHOO
95. Operation. : PLAN
98. Concerning. : INRE
99. Where the Warta flows. : POLAND
101. State flowers of Utah. : SEGOS
103. Works of Horace. : ODES
104. Pilchards. : SPRATS
105. Neighbor of Borneo. : JAVA
107. Hectors. : TORMENTS
109. Arias. : SOLI
110. Solidify. : GEL
112. Pure knowledge. : NOESIS
114. Church tower. : STEEPLE
115. Alemonger. : TAPSTER
117. French port. : LEHAVRE
119. It follows Fri. : SAT
121. F. Scott Fitzgerald character. : GATSBY
123. Sao Salvador. : BAHIA
124. Lengthwise. : ALONG
125. Way. : ROUTE
127. Wheel spokes. : RADII
129. Former coins of E. Africa. : PESAS
131. Goose. : IDIOT
132. Art style. : GENRE
133. Complete victory. : SWEEP
135. ___ Musée. : EDEN
137. Home for a scenite. : TENT
139. Painter of "The Mystery of Life." : MARR
140. Ship's timber. : SNY
143. Bank payment: Abbr. : INT
145. Rds. : STS
147. Marks for the right hand: Mus. : DMS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 19 debuted here and reused later, 16 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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