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WHAT'S YOUR LINE?

New York Times, Sunday, October 31, 1954

Author: Jules Arensberg
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 180, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 4.94, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 700 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 122, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 24
Jules Arensberg has 95 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,951
Across Down
1. Troop maneuvering. : TACTICS
8. Amb. Bohlen's nickname. : CHIP
12. Culture medium. : AGAR
16. Steno's job. : NOTES
21. Satanic. : AVERNAL
22. Glass sheet. : PANE
23. Shaving: Humor. : POGONOTOMY
25. Bricklaying. : MASONRY
26. Man's name. : ALVA
27. Teaching. : PAIDEUTICS
28. "The Great Commoner." : PITT
29. In the know. : HEP
31. Two-faced. : FALSE
33. M. Jouhaux. : LEON
34. Hire out. : LET
35. ___ mode. : ALA
36. Cherished. : BOSOM
38. Spying and informing. : DELATION
40. "___ Death," by Grieg. : ASES
41. Big Ben has, for almost a century. : KEPTTIME
43. Got off. : ALIT
44. Gen. LeMay's flyers. : SAC
46. Lean-tos. : SHEDS
48. Bugler's job. : TAPS
49. Raincoat plastic. : VINYL
51. Canyon in New Mexico. : CHACO
55. He wrote "The Lorelei." : HEINE
56. Pauses in speaking. : HEMS
57. Farmer's wife's job. : HENS
58. Period of time. : ONEYEAR
60. Long ago: Arch. : ERST
61. Earliest opera composer, 1597. : PERI
62. One-horse town. : BURG
63. Bird sounds. : COOS
64. So. Pac., B&O, etc. : RRS
65. Toastmaster's job. : WIT
66. Any member of 81 Across. : ALLY
67. Moderate. : EASY
68. Lap dogs. : POMS
69. Bernard De ___, author. : VOTO
70. Abraded. : SCRAPED
72. Fodder box. : CRIB
73. Popular coloratura. : PONS
74. ___ horseback. : MANON
75. Range in Utah and Wyoming. : UINTA
76. Stamp collecting. : PHILATELY
78. Label anew. : RETAG
79. Coagulates. : CLOTS
80. Anguish. : PAIN
81. Gruenther's command. : NATO
82. Barber's job. : TONSURE
84. Sicilian landmark. : ETNA
85. European capital. : BONN
86. Butterfly or Bovary: Abbr. : MDME
87. Toward the mouth. : ORAD
88. Roofing substance. : TAR
89. Compositions for two. : DUI
90. It "lay in the house that Jack built." : MALT
91. Further. : MORE
92. Goad to action. : PROD
93. Makes candles. : DIPS
94. Bowman's forte. : ARCHERY
96. Numerous. : MANY
97. Steinbeck character. : JOAD
98. Mazo de la ___. : ROCHE
99. Pine product. : RESIN
100. Etching. : PRINT
102. Seafarer. : SALT
103. Fat. : PURSY
104. Dine. : SUP
106. Actress Raines. : ELLA
107. Housekeeping. : OIKOLOGY
109. Out! : SCAT
112. Native of Maryland. : OLDLINER
115. Bouquet. : AROMA
116. Ballad girl. : BAB
119. Title of address: Abbr. : HON
120. Ebro and Tagus. : RIOS
121. French city. : NANCY
123. Neighbor of Truk. : YAP
124. Hence. : ERGO
125. Beekeeping. : APICULTURE
128. Realtor's job. : DEAL
130. Ornamental gardening. : TOPIARY
132. Art of fishing. : HALIEUTICS
133. Writer Gardner. : ERLE
134. Urged on. : HURRIED
135. Coasters. : SLEDS
136. Greek letters. : ETAS
137. Hennaed. : DYED
138. Ancient ascetics. : ESSENES
1. Cigar center. : TAMPA
2. Be of use. : AVAIL
3. Jai alai "racket." : CESTA
4. Posting gait. : TROT
5. Stopover. : INN
6. Outdoor waiters. : CARHOPS
7. Most roguish. : SLYEST
8. Master of ledger domain. : CPA
9. Time when the bands march. : HALF
10. Commits aggression. : INVADES
11. Advocate of positive thinking. : PEALE
12. Attractive. : APPEALING
13. Gazelle. : GOA
14. Mountaineer's asset. : AGILITY
15. Roper's milieu. : RODEO
16. Place or thing. : NOUN
17. Former Giant. : OTT
18. Snares. : TOILS
19. TV job. : EMCEE
20. Methods: Abbr. : SYSTS
24. Bright lights. : NEONS
30. Ceramics. : POTTERY
32. 1860 issue. : SLAVERY
36. Adam ___. : BEDE
37. Famed resort. : MIAMI
39. Preserves. : TINS
40. Sore. : ACHY
41. British duchy. : KENT
42. Legislators. : MPS
45. Bidder's concern. : ACES
46. Silkworm raising. : SERICULTURE
47. Theatricals. : HISTRIONICS
50. Weavers' gear. : LOOMS
52. Art of flying. : AERONAUTICS
53. Map-making. : CARTOGRAPHY
54. Actor Bean. : ORSON
55. Uses an axe. : HEWS
56. Kept. : HELD
57. Farming. : HUSBANDRY
59. Numbers: Abbr. : NOS
61. Not guilty. : PLEA
62. Bondsman's job. : BAIL
63. Rabbit. : CONY
66. Classified ad items: Abbr. : APTS
67. Shillalah land. : ERIN
68. Game. : POLO
69. Cauldrons. : VATS
71. Theatre group. : ANTA
72. Gabble. : CHIN
73. Man's name in an expression. : PETE
74. Restore. : MEND
76. Gasp. : PANT
77. Dull. : TAME
78. A type of work. : ROAD
79. Relative of sandalwood. : CEDAR
80. Sea anemone. : POLYP
82. Walked. : TROD
83. Celtic. : ERSE
85. Lawyer's milieu. : BAR
86. Copper miner's territory. : MONTANA
87. Churchill's specialty. : ORATORY
90. Dietitian's job. : MENU
91. Courage. : MANLINESS
92. Lively dance. : POLKA
93. Fishing boat. : DORY
95. School subject: Abbr. : HIST
96. Steel plant. : MILL
97. ___ alai. : JAI
98. Anatomical wrinkle. : RUGA
101. Hearts or diamonds. : REDSUIT
102. Merlin's job. : SORCERY
103. Self-important. : POMPOUS
105. Soldat. : POILU
108. Abominate. : LOATHE
109. Eastern rulers. : SHAHS
110. Hard resin. : COPAL
111. Old-womanish. : ANILE
113. Singer Lehmann. : LOTTE
114. Done. : ENDED
116. A type of work. : BRAIN
117. Come to terms. : AGREE
118. Hopalong and family. : BOYDS
120. Regrets. : RUES
122. Pres. Griswold's job. : YALE
124. Taft's post. : EIRE
126. Part of Scotland Yard. : CID
127. Gen. Sarnoff's outfit. : RCA
129. Went first. : LED
131. Twos: Abbr. : PRS

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 11 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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