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DOCUMENTARY

New York Times, Sunday, October 11, 1953

Author: Marion Moeser
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 79, Avg Word Len: 5.29, Missing: { Q W X }, Scrabble score: 644 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 150, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17
Marion Moeser has 15 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,575
Across Down
1. Devices used in Civil Defense. : RADARS
7. Youth. : LAD
10. Haggard title. : SHE
13. Thames contest. : REGATTA
20. Euphonic omission. : ELISION
22. Chemical salts. : OLEATES
24. Hollywood's Don and family. : AMECHES
25. Impediments to spiritual progress. : SEVENDEADLYSINS
27. Bothers. : PESTERS
28. Compass point. : ENE
29. Beast's leg, in Heraldry. : GAMBE
30. Display board. : SIGN
31. Bureau in the Treasury Dept. : MINT
32. Bonnet accessory. : BEE
33. Crusaders' destination, 1104. : ACRE
35. Biblical "perceive." : SEEST
37. Cree or Sioux. : AMERIND
39. Spirits of Moslem legend. : JINN
40. Puccini opera. : TOSCA
42. Perfume. : ATTAR
44. Stood. : AROSE
45. Fine. : MULCT
46. Latch: Scot. : SNECK
47. Absalom's sister. : TAMAR
49. Though. : YET
50. Edges along. : SIDLES
51. Notorious Batory stowaway. : EISLER
54. General's nickname. : MAC
56. Second: Sp. : SECUNDO
58. Tennis racket. : BAT
61. Sped. : HIED
62. French politician (1883–1945). : LAVAL
64. Finnish poem. : RUNE
65. Exhaust. : FAG
68. Compose as did Gray. : ELEGIZE
70. A dramatist and a city. : RACINES
72. Councils: Abbr. : BDS
73. Inlet. : RIA
74. Paternally related. : AGNATE
75. Rich. : LUSH
76. Garden flower. : DAHLIA
78. "Date." : GIRL
79. Right-hand page. : RECTO
80. She visited U. S. S. R. : MESTA
81. Proclamation. : EDICT
82. One of three stage sisters. : MAGDA
83. Greek god. : EROS
84. Bluish-red. : RAISIN
85. Impart. : LENT
86. Diplomat's necessity. : TOPHAT
87. Raised edge. : RIM
88. Bing's house. : MET
89. Makes loved. : ENDEARS
91. Grow aggressive. : BRISTLE
92. Rep. Rayburn. : SAM
93. Strings, brasses, etc.: Abbr. : ORCH
95. Takes hold. : GRABS
96. Variegated. : PIED
97. ___ of Okhotsk. : SEA
98. Ishmael's father. : ABRAHAM
101. Timetable abbreviation. : ARR
102. Minister. : PASTOR
104. Biblical land. : CANAAN
106. Article: Span. : LOS
108. Cabinet post. : LABOR
110. Gay. : RIANT
114. Strangely. : ODDLY
115. Between Earth and Mercury. : VENUS
117. Balkans. : SERBS
119. Moth. : EGGER
120. Asiatic tree. : LIME
121. Fine-grained rocks. : BASALTS
123. Athenian colonnades. : STOAS
125. Arafura Sea islands: Var. : AROE
126. Poet's "unclose." : OPE
127. Soften. : MELT
128. Sir: Malaysia. : TUAN
130. De Gaulle's birthplace. : LILLE
132. Officer's alma mater. : OCS
133. Verse form. : RONDEAU
135. Antithesis of 25 Across. : CARDINALVIRTUES
138. Actress Winwood. : ESTELLE
139. Firedog. : ANDIRON
140. Frenchman's name. : ETIENNE
141. Was vested (in). : RESIDED
142. But no. : NAY
143. Conjunction. : AND
144. Sown. : SEEDED
1. Re-elects. : RESEATS
2. France's lace center. : ALENCON
3. Multiform. : DIVERSE
4. Chemical suffix. : ASE
5. Symbolic ornament. : RING
6. Fountain products. : SODAS
7. A guiding ideal. : LODESTAR
8. Entirely. : ALL
9. African rulers. : DEYS
10. Mark. : STIGMA
11. Chicken Little's home. : HENNERY
12. Letter. : ESS
13. Plunder. : RAPINE
14. Correct. : EMEND
15. Exploit. : GEST
16. Behave. : ACT
17. Great modern document. : THEBILLOFRIGHTS
18. Roman playwright. : TERENCE
19. Complies. : ASSENTS
21. Valley in ancient Argolis. : NEMEA
23. Far East. : ASIA
26. Furthered. : ABETTED
31. Naval title. : MISTER
34. Behold: Lat. : ECCE
36. Hat. : TAM
38. Deer. : ROES
39. Former Minnesota Congressman. : JUDD
41. Royal visitor to U. S. : AKIHITO
43. Hero of Indian epic. : RAMACHANDRA
45. Great sources of supply. : MINES
48. Punjab river. : RAVI
50. Island chain of Indonesia. : SUNDA
52. Measurements. : SIZE
53. Utah Governor. : LEE
55. Old religious ornaments. : CANDELABRAS
57. 18 inches. : CUBIT
58. Members of a safari. : BEARERS
59. Where Tebessa is. : ALGERIA
60. Great ancient documents. : TENCOMMANDMENTS
62. Durable. : LASTING
63. Pipes for rain water. : LEADERS
66. Navy term for carrier hand. : AIRDALE
67. Shaw's Liza Doolittle. : GALATEA
69. Channels. : GATS
70. Charlotte ___. : RUSSE
71. Climbs (a rope). : SHINS
75. Hawaiian welcome. : LEI
77. Arithmetical figure: Abbr. : LCT
78. Intervals. : GAPS
80. Main event in the ring. : MATCH
82. Old gold coin of Portugal. : MOIDORE
84. Raced again. : RERAN
86. Old trade allowance. : TRET
88. Savage eel. : MORAY
90. Sen. Capehart's middle name. : EARL
91. Twice: Music. : BIS
94. Most vigorous. : HALEST
96. Recipe direction. : PARBOIL
99. Large bundle. : BALE
100. Girl's name. : MONA
102. Mrs. Fred Allen. : PORTLAND
103. Baltic Gulf. : RIGA
104. Pastel artist. : COLORER
105. Fatty. : ADIPOSE
107. Seedless grape. : SULTANA
109. Egyptian god. : BES
111. Not afloat. : AGROUND
112. Tertiary period in geology. : NEOCENE
113. With crowning glory. : TRESSED
115. Esteemed. : VALUED
116. Vigorous. : STURDY
118. Lipstick. : SALVE
121. "Blues" Street. : BEALE
122. Poet of Shiraz. : SADI
124. Cuts. : SLITS
127. Canasta play. : MELD
129. Blue Eagle. : NIRA
131. Huron's neighbor. : ERIE
134. ___ gratia. : DEI
135. Know how to. : CAN
136. Not "oui." : NON
137. Links site. : TEE

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 11 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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