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New York Times, Sunday, October 14, 1951

Author: W. W. Wordsworth
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.27, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 543 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 113, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 25
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 847
Across Down
1. "Toylanders." : BABES
6. Side-post of a door. : JAMB
10. Actress Celeste. : HOLM
14. Hole-card poker. : STUD
18. Scene of a Hersey novel. : ADANO
19. Nautical term. : ALEE
20. Asiatic mountains. : ALAI
21. Leon ___, comedian. : ERROL
23. Dinah Shore. : SONGSTRESS
25. City of Pennsylvania. : YORK
26. "Mule Train" singer. : LAINE
27. Wagner's earth goddess. : ERDA
28. Race course in Berkshire. : ASCOT
29. Execute in vengeance. : WREAK
31. Fictional dog. : NANA
32. "Things are ___ what they seem."—H. M. S. Pinafore. : SELDOM
34. Its periods are called "chukkers." : POLO
36. Senator from Idaho. : DWORSHAK
38. Chief at Rocquencourt. : EISENHOWER
41. Fiber for calking seams of ships. : OAKUM
42. Blueprints. : PLANS
44. Starts. : OUTSETS
46. Flowering water plants: Var. : LOTOSES
50. Roller coaster trip. : RIDE
51. Senatorship: U. S. : TOGA
52. Football maneuver. : SHIFT
54. ___ drum. : SNARE
55. Keats' forte. : ODE
56. County in California. : SONOMA
58. Grizzly. : BEAR
60. River in Yugoslavia. : TISA
61. Human being. : MORTAL
63. Where Abadan is. : IRAN
66. "But facts ___ and flinch not . . . "—Browning. : AREFACTS
68. President, March–April, 1841. : WILLIAMHARRISON
72. Small settee. : LOVESEAT
75. Except. : SAVE
76. Cavern en route to Hades. : EREBUS
80. Arabian-African gulf. : ADEN
81. Was left on base: Baseball slang. : DIED
83. Thackeray hero. : ESMOND
86. Former Government agency. : OPA
87. "Beau ___." : GESTE
89. "Perchance to ___." : DREAM
92. Popular dessert. : TART
93. Polish city, now in U.S.S.R. : LWOW
94. Of certain demigods. : SATYRIC
96. Rich fabric. : BROCADE
98. Less; fewer: Fr. : MOINS
99. Irish clans. : SIOLS
101. Women's ornamental clasp. : CHATELAINE
103. Insects' feelers. : ANTENNAE
106. Refrain of John Howard Payne's song. : HOME
107. Official national symbols. : CRESTS
110. A ring: Var. : CIRC
111. Tendon. : SINEW
113. Coal. : EMBER
116. Sign at the crossroads. : STOP
117. Exchange premiums. : AGIOS
119. Legal delay. : MORA
120. George F. Babbitt's business. : REALESTATE
122. Warden of Sing Sing prison. : DENNO
123. Waiter's burden. : TRAY
124. Actress Magnani. : ANNA
125. Gnawed away. : EATEN
126. Fix over. : REDO
127. Court Turf's treat. : OATS
128. Part of a goblet. : STEM
129. Twist or turn. : WREST
1. Military localities. : BASES
2. Worship. : ADORE
3. Benny Goodman. : BANDLEADER
4. Alpine valley in Switzerland. : ENGADINE
5. Radio code signal. : SOS
6. Clashes. : JARS
7. One of the Waugh brothers. : ALEC
8. Cradle of civilization. : MESOPOTAMIA
9. Gives. : BESTOWS
10. She's back in Hollywood. : HAYWORTH
11. Swan genus. : OLOR
12. Tourist center on the Rio Grande. : LAREDO
13. He wrote "The Adventurer." : MIKAWALTARI
14. Salt: Fr. : SEL
15. Beyond the mountains. : TRANSMONTANE
16. Bathsheba's husband. : URIAH
17. Lady: Ital. : DONNA
22. Become known undesignedly. : LEAK
24. Emulate Petruchio. : TAME
30. Lord High Executioner. : KOKO
33. "Cloak and dagger" group. : OSS
35. Virginia V. I. P.'s. : LEES
37. Car jouncers. : RUTS
39. Koestler's time of "Darkness." : NOON
40. Justice Black. : HUGO
42. Junior's party. : PROM
43. Beach near Venice. : LIDO
45. Kinsman. : SIB
47. Ketch. : SAIC
48. In ye olde dayes. : ERST
49. Black, Red, Yellow, etc. : SEAS
51. Rang. : TOLLED
53. "Freedom from ___." : FEAR
56. Monkeys. : SAIS
57. Military science. : ARMS
59. Feel displeasure. : RESENT
62. Amendment limiting Presidential terms to two. : TWENTYSECOND
64. Cry of glee. : AHA
65. Hub. : NAVE
67. Dearborn's millionaire. : FORD
69. Demanded as a right: 3 wds. : LAIDCLAIMTO
70. Roman road. : ITER
71. New version. : RESTATEMENT
72. Moves slowly. : LAGS
73. Music halls. : ODEA
74. Garment. : VEST
77. Nickname for Arkansas. : BOWIESTATE
78. ___ my word! : UPON
79. Proverbs. : SAWS
82. Society bud. : DEB
84. Produced. : MADE
85. City on the Oka. : OREL
88. Shamrock land. : ERIN
90. Passageways. : ARCHWAYS
91. Hawaiian honey-eating bird. : MOHO
93. Symbol of Texas. : LONESTAR
95. Atomic particles. : IONS
97. Alfred Stieglitz equipment. : CAMERAS
98. Village: Russian. : MIR
100. Mrs.: Spanish. : SENORA
102. Israeli port. : ACRE
103. School: Abbr. : ACAD
104. Niamey's river. : NIGER
105. Threefold. : TRINE
108. Pari-mutuels. : TOTES
109. Exhausted. : SPENT
112. The E in Q. E. D. : ERAT
114. Fatal mischief. : BANE
115. Region near Babylon. : ELAM
118. Sault St. Marie. : SOO
121. What Dorcas societies do. : SEW

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 15 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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