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WORD ALMANAC

New York Times, Sunday, October 21, 1951

Author: J. L. Wilkinson
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { J X }, Scrabble score: 678 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 148, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 34
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 854
Across Down
1. The fourth Secretary of Defense. : LOVETT
7. King Gustav's people. : SWEDISH
14. Gridiron performer. : ATHLETE
21. Things that are alike: Lat. : SIMILIA
22. Sicilian capital. : PALERMO
23. Movie teaser. : TRAILER
24. Mao's capital. : PEIPING
25. Zulu spear. : ASSEGAI
26. Fight trainer. : HANDLER
27. Actress Sheridan. : ANN
28. Decisive battle of Franco-Prussian War, 1870. : SEDAN
30. 2800-mi. Siberian river. : AMUR
31. Summoning gesture. : BECK
32. Thus: Latin. : ITA
33. Chess piece. : ROOK
35. Hindu woman's wardrobe. : SARIS
37. Starter in a race. : ENTRANT
39. For all comers. : OPEN
40. Main line of a railroad. : TRUNK
42. The snows of ___ year. : YESTER
44. Town in northern France. : LOOS
45. Sheathed. : CASED
46. Yield. : ASSENT
48. The one there. : THAT
49. Passed, in bridge. : BYED
50. Fondle. : CARESS
51. Unsecured. : LOOSE
53. Sacred books of the Hindus. : VEDA
55. The nearly vertical walls of a canyon. : DALLES
57. Render unfit to drink. : POLLUTE
60. Mark of the TV home. : AERIAL
62. Notes of debt. : IOUS
63. W. S. Gilbert's "___ Ballads." : BAB
66. Gold: Span. : ORO
67. Performer in an animal act. : TAMER
69. Twangy of speech. : NASAL
71. Convert into money. : REALIZE
73. Product of Akron. : TIRE
75. Pronounced with the tongue. : LINGUAL
77. Take part in democracy. : VOTE
79. Picture puzzle. : REBUS
80. Scythe shafts. : SNEADS
82. Averell Harriman's forte. : DIPLOMACY
84. Say. : ASSERT
85. Sweet: Music. : DOLCE
86. Money in Lima. : SOLS
87. Ingredient of ice cream. : GELATIN
89. Nickname for a thin man. : SLIM
90. Rating tops. : ACEHIGH
92. Fatty matter. : SEBUM
94. Circus equipment. : TENTS
96. United. : ONE
97. "Après ___ le déluge." : MOI
98. Musical staff sign. : CLEF
100. High-pitched. : TREBLE
102. Discipline. : CHASTEN
104. Given by document. : DEEDED
106. ___ fixe. : IDEE
107. Pup. : WHELP
108. Open area in a city. : SQUARE
111. Varnish for airplane wings. : DOPE
113. ___ avis. : RARA
115. Dealer in cloths. : MERCER
119. French North African capital. : TUNIS
120. Deadly company. : BORE
121. Go upward. : ASCEND
123. Union general at Gettysburg. : MEADE
124. Relieves of. : RIDS
125. Citizens under Allied occupation. : GERMANS
127. Pulled. : HALED
129. Heroic. : EPIC
130. Take place. : ARE
131. Distinctive character. : AURA
132. Tosspots. : SOTS
134. Sago palm. : CYCAD
136. Japanese name. : ITO
137. Flame-brightened. : FIRELIT
139. Protective wall. : PARAPET
141. One of Gen. LeMay's men. : AVIATOR
143. This week's voters. : ENGLISH
144. Come uninvited. : INTRUDE
145. Lack of harmony. : DISCORD
146. Denizens of Camp Dix. : ROOKIES
147. Rarefied, celestial. : ETHERED
148. Merman and Waters. : ETHELS
1. Holders of legal claims. : LIENORS
2. Portentous. : OMINOUS
3. A big wheel. : VIP
4. Coach Hickman's men. : ELIS
5. Prongs. : TINES
6. Time to contribute to Red Cross. : TAGDAY
7. Natives of the Canary Islands. : SPANISH
8. Existed. : WAS
9. Miss Lanchester. : ELSA
10. Judger. : DEEMER
11. Terrorist group of Israel. : IRGUN
12. Briskly. : SMARTLY
13. ___ polloi. : HOI
14. Field Marshal Papagos' capital. : ATHENS
15. Pamphlet. : TRACT
16. Wallace's nickname. : HANK
17. Cover. : LID
18. Oval figure. : ELLIPSE
19. Small monkeys: Var. : TEETEES
20. Work for messengers. : ERRANDS
21. Stoic Greek nation of old. : SPARTA
29. Rugged crest. : ARETE
31. Vietnam chief. : BAODAI
34. Mournful sound. : KNELL
36. Cudgel. : STAVE
38. Filled with fish eggs. : ROED
39. Sweeps. : OARS
41. Russian whip. : KNOUT
43. Like Rome. : ETERNAL
45. Dictators. : CAESARS
47. Aggregates. : TOTALS
49. Term of address in Capetown. : BAAS
50. Guide for Perry Mason. : CLUE
52. Half: Prefix. : SEMI
54. Held colloquy. : DIALOGUED
56. Knowledge. : LORE
57. Agreement under which John J. McCloy is operating. : POTSDAM
58. Tucupita's river. : ORINOCO
59. Carol Channing role. : LORELEI
60. Potters' clays. : ARGILS
61. French collaborator-politician. : LAVAL
63. Knickknack. : BIBELOT
64. Sky-blue. : AZURINE
65. Members of the weddings. : BESTMEN
68. Within: Anat. : ENDO
70. Station. : LOCATE
72. Not as much. : LESS
74. One and all. : EACH
76. Underdog's triumph. : UPSET
78. Quickly: Dial. : TYTE
81. Devices unfreezing plane wings. : DEICERS
83. Club personnel. : MEMBERS
84. Star Spangled Banner. : ANTHEM
86. Cast off. : SHED
88. Big ___ pipeline. : INCH
91. High-hearted mirth. : GLEE
93. French cream cheese. : BRIE
95. Gov. McKay's capital. : SALEM
99. Bernhardt's famous Sardou role. : FEDORA
101. Cary Grant's real name. : LEACH
103. Berlin's river. : SPREE
104. Speaker's stand. : DAIS
105. Building on the campus: Colloq. : DORM
107. Palely. : WANLY
108. Machine-gunner. : STRAFER
109. Philippine President. : QUIRINO
110. Experience. : UNDERGO
112. Tiller of the soil, in Europe. : PEASANT
114. Responded. : REACTED
116. The halls of government. : CAPITOL
117. Men of the galleys. : EDITORS
118. R.P.M. item. : RECORD
120. Places; jobs. : BERTHS
121. Popeyed. : ASTARE
122. Century unit. : DECADE
125. Semblance. : GUISE
126. Part of the U. S. : NORTH
128. Arm supporting a lifeboat. : DAVIT
131. Et ___. : ALII
133. Horse accelerator. : SPUR
135. Platter. : DISH
138. Shoe leather. : ELK
139. Layer cake with cream. : PIE
140. Britain's Home Secretary. : EDE
142. Prize pilot. : ACE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 29 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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