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FOOD FOR THOUGHT

New York Times, Sunday, October 4, 1953

Author: Herbert Ettenson
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 77, Avg Word Len: 5.32, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 697 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 152, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 28
Herbert Ettenson has 87 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
PS notes: Original 4-Down clue had "example"; corrected it to "exemple."
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,568
Across Down
1. Heroine of a best seller. : DESIREE
8. Hoosier humorist. : ADE
11. Waters: Span. : AGUAS
16. Spot. : FLECK
21. Language. : ITALIAN
22. He wrote philosophy in Latin. : SIRFRANCISBACON
25. Composer Lecuona. : ERNESTO
26. Tobias Smollett's hero. : PEREGRINEPICKLE
27. Scatter. : TED
28. Board meeting: Abbr. : SESS
30. Glory. : HALO
31. Eggs. : OVA
32. Infielder with the Red Sox. : KELL
33. City on the Danube: Ger. : WIEN
35. Seedling. : PLANT
37. City in Italy. : MODENA
40. Nothing. : NIL
41. Grifter's decoy. : SHILL
43. Mysterious. : WEIRD
44. A challenge. : GAGE
45. European kite. : GLEDE
47. Cutting tool. : HACK
48. Potherb. : CHARD
49. Reminder of Mary Pickford. : CURLS
50. Looked obliquely. : LEERED
51. Mountain ___. : ASH
52. ___ dinner. : SHORE
53. Terms of a deal. : PRICE
54. Make shift. : FEND
55. Characteristic of Uncle Sam. : WHISKERS
57. Gordon of outer space. : FLASH
58. Presidential symbol. : LOGCABIN
62. Barker's come-on. : SPIEL
63. Indian of Utah. : PIUTE
64. Dancer Hal. : LEROY
65. ___, deux, trois. : UNE
66. Pacific coast shrubs. : SALALS
68. Token of prowess. : PLUME
69. Ike headed it. : SHAEF
70. Mount near Nicolosi. : ETNA
71. He said, "Books think for me." : CLARLESLAMB
73. George Jessel, for example. : TOASTMASTER
75. Flunky for Ethelred. : ESNE
76. He said, "Government is a necessary evil." : PAINE
77. Luigi of TV. : NAISH
78. Says. : UTTERS
79. Nest: French. : NID
80. Valleys. : DALES
81. City in East Punjab. : SIMLA
82. Different. : OTHER
83. Served. : ANSWERED
85. Eighth word of "Evangeline." : PINES
86. Event at Indianapolis. : AUTORACE
89. Columnist's tidbit. : ITEM
90. Selection from a menu. : ORDER
91. Singer Schipa and others. : TITOS
92. Writer: Abbr. : NOT
93. Tree pruner. : LOPPER
96. Oklahoma Indians. : OTOES
97. Weighted down. : LADEN
98. Girl's name. : EDNA
99. Buenos ___. : AIRES
100. Neighbors of 63 Across. : UTES
101. Kind of face. : POKER
102. Wails. : KEENS
103. GI's favorite organization. : USO
104. Beginning of a nursery rhyme. : TOMTOM
107. Ab Jenkins, for instance. : RACER
108. Sharp sound. : PING
109. ___ vacante (the seat being empty): Lat. : SEDE
111. Rule: Abbr. : REG
112. Composer Bartok. : BELA
113. Maglie and Yvars. : SALS
115. Initials dating from 1880. : GOP
118. Result of too much fisticuffery. : CAULIFLOWEREARS
123. Observatory site near San Diego. : PALOMAR
125. He had adventures on a raft. : HUCKLEBERRYFINN
126. An advance on a balk: 2 wds. : ONEBASE
127. Give kudos. : EXTOL
128. Caucasian. : ARYAN
129. Bean of multiple uses. : SOY
130. Thermostat figure. : SEVENTY
1. Hollywood ___. : DIET
2. Existence: Fr. : ETRE
3. Hawaii. : SANDWICHISLANDS
4. Martinique, par exemple. : ILE
5. The common red currant. : RISSEL
6. Consumed. : EATEN
7. Man's name. : ENOS
8. Ophidian. : ASP
9. Stubborn person. : DIEHARD
10. Commission. : ERRAND
11. Jason's ship. : ARGO
12. Civil War group: Abbr. : GAR
13. One: Comb. form. : UNI
14. Points on a curve. : ACNODES
15. Colander. : SIEVE
16. Custodian of 123,733,582 fingerprints. : FBI
17. Complete absence. : LACK
18. German airship pilot on first Atlantic flight. : ECKENER
19. Clash. : COLLIDE
20. Rang. : KNELLED
23. Pressed fabric. : FELT
24. Team of horses. : SPAN
29. Pieces of asparagus. : SPEARS
34. Family. : ILK
36. Money in Padua. : LIRE
37. He portrayed Willy Loman. : MARCH
38. Make eyes. : OGLE
39. Government office. : AGENCY
41. He wrote "Misalliance." : SHAW
42. Hotchpotch. : HASH
43. Part of a dactylogram. : WHORL
44. Appearance. : GUISE
46. Michelangelo painted her. : LEDA
48. Miserly one. : CHEESEPARER
49. Orange box. : CRATE
50. Gigot sleeve. : LEGOFMUTTON
52. Art. : SKILL
53. Fishline sinker. : PLUMB
54. Argonne, par example. : FORET
56. Bowling score. : SPARE
57. Adriatic seaport. : FIUME
58. Thong or cord. : LEASH
59. Wealthy gadabout. : BUTTERANDEGGMAN
60. Target circle next to bullseye. : INNER
61. Proximates. : NEARS
63. Drafts. : PLANS
64. Where Potale Palace is. : LHASA
66. Operatic recitative. : SCENA
67. Chinaman in a Bret Harte poem. : ALSIN
68. Worked hard. : PLIED
69. What agrology deals with. : SOILS
70. Salt. : ESTER
72. Hawthorne's birthplace. : SALEM
73. Circus performer. : TAMER
74. One of a fictional trio. : ATHOS
77. Indians and Pirates. : NINES
80. Abominate. : DETEST
81. Opposing parties. : SIDES
82. External. : OUTER
84. Dry off. : WIPE
85. Introduction. : PROEM
86. Assistants. : AIDERS
87. Sen. Purtell's state: Abbr. : CONN
88. Miss Gabor and others. : ETAS
90. Man's name. : OTTO
91. Gate receipts. : TAKE
93. Governor in Columbus. : LAUSCHE
94. Hirondelles, corbeaux, etc. : OISEAUX
95. Something manufactured. : PRODUCT
96. Losing candidate. : OUTGOER
97. Town on Lake Maggiore. : LOCARNO
98. Poetic contraction. : EEN
101. Tuileries, par example. : PALAIS
102. Jewish month. : KISLEV
105. Yellow fish. : ORFE
106. Kind of toast. : MELBA
107. Part of an atoll. : REEF
108. Dumbo or comet. : PLANE
110. Site of Bing's Nevada ranch. : ELKO
112. ___ Mawr. : BRYN
114. Where GI's get mail. : APOS
116. Hops kiln. : OAST
117. Hawk's catch. : PREY
119. Where Joliet is: Abbr. : ILL
120. Contrary. : WRY
121. Saeculum. : ERA
122. Bend in a ship's plank. : SNY
124. British order: Abbr. : OBE

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 21 debuted here and reused later, 13 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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