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CLUES FROM THE NEWS

New York Times, Sunday, October 7, 1951

Author: Jack Luzzatto
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 666 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 152, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 24
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 840
Across Down
1. Controversial figure in Mexico. : ODWYER
7. Pert. to the government. : FEDERAL
14. Gaitskell's land. : ENGLAND
21. Voiceless: Phonetics. : SPIRATE
22. Russia's premiere ballerina. : ULANOVA
23. Money in 121 Across. : BOLIVAR
24. Presided at a meeting. : CHAIRED
25. Mississippi obstruction. : SANDBAR
26. Verbalize. : ORALIZE
27. Mrs. Charles MacArthur. : HELEN
28. River flowing into the Rhine. : MAIN
30. At any time: Poetic. : EER
31. Lost one's foothold. : SLID
32. Three-toed sloths. : AIS
33. Yale men. : ELIS
34. Lower wall decoration. : DADO
35. Rimini is on this sea. : ADRIATIC
37. Inflammation: Suffix. : ITIS
38. Mrs. Andy Gump. : MIN
39. House renters. : TENANTS
41. Chinese tea: Var. : TCHA
42. Fiction, biography, etc. : PROSE
43. Colonel's insignia. : EAGLES
45. One of 150 songs. : PSALM
47. Wriggly fishes. : EELS
49. Injures. : HARMS
50. Continue to be. : EXIST
52. Front sight of a gun. : BEAD
54. Met tenor and car fancier. : MELTON
56. Where Palembang is. : SUMATRA
59. Ate with care. : DIETED
61. Mended spot. : DARN
62. Service entertainment group. : USO
65. Of an epoch. : ERAL
66. Fencing steel. : EPEE
68. Man's name. : PELEG
70. Troubled country in Indo-China. : VIETNAM
72. Nobleman: Fr. : DUC
73. Tool for spreading plaster. : TROWEL
75. Irks. : RILES
77. Be famished. : STARVE
78. Item in game of mibs. : AGATE
80. Disclaiming. : REPUDIATING
83. A high concept. : IDEAL
84. Potatoes. : TUBERS
86. Networks. : RETIA
87. Edible fungus. : AGARIC
89. Mature for taste. : AGE
90. Piece of jewelry. : EARDROP
92. Pieces of eight. : REALS
94. Minced oath. : EGAD
95. Mohammedan-Malay law of E. Indies. : ADET
96. "The Catcher in the ___." : RYE
97. Falls ill. : AILS
99. Hidden rifleman. : SNIPER
101. St. Stephen and others. : MARTYRS
103. Margarine. : SPREAD
105. ___ Mayo, Phoebe Atwood Taylor's sleuth. : ASEY
106. Uncouth person. : YAHOO
107. Berries or grapes. : ACINI
110. Bird: Latin. : AVIS
112. Blend. : MERGE
114. Absorb through membranes. : OSMOSE
118. Heroine of fiction and opera. : MANON
119. Gov. Beardsley's state. : IOWA
121. Venezuelan capital. : CARACAS
123. Amboina island group. : KEI
124. Moslem league. : ARAB
125. Economize. : RETRENCH
128. Algerian seaport. : ORAN
129. Wrongs. : SINS
130. Part of a jagged line. : ZAG
131. Two cups. : PINT
132. Hillman of Assam. : AKA
133. He wrote "The Holy Sinner." : MANN
134. Commonplace. : BANAL
135. Celebrated. : EMINENT
137. Movie double. : STANDIN
139. Praise fulsomely. : ADULATE
141. Statement to the newspapers. : RELEASE
142. Anna Leonowens, for instance. : HEROINE
143. Renovator. : RENEWER
144. Smoother and plumper. : SLEEKER
145. Citrus fruit ship. : ORANGER
146. Broadway offerings. : DRAMAS
1. Shakespearean role. : OPHELIA
2. Calling a number. : DIALING
3. Twists. : WRIES
4. The makings for 111 Down. : YARN
5. Summer: Fr. : ETE
6. Samoset, for instance. : REDMAN
7. Coalition parties. : FUSIONS
8. High spirits. : ELAN
9. Mr. Kimball, Naval Secretary. : DAN
10. Closed. : ENDED
11. Senator Kerr of Oklahoma. : ROBERT
12. Silas Marner's fault. : AVARICE
13. Household god. : LAR
14. "Christ Stopped at ___," by Carlo Levi. : EBOLI
15. Alps in Austria. : NORIC
16. Elated. : GLAD
17. Girl's nickname. : LIL
18. One of Vandenberg's men. : AVIATOR
19. Germany's problem. : NAZIISM
20. Ladies' wear. : DRESSES
21. Connive. : SCHEME
29. Make suitable, as for color TV. : ADAPT
31. Grew vapid. : STALED
34. Hankerer. : DESIRER
35. In conference with Morpheus. : ASLEEP
36. Sound, expressing doubt. : AHEM
37. Where Abadan is. : IRAN
39. Schoolbook. : TEXT
40. Japanese sock made like a mitten. : TABI
42. Representing speech sounds. : PHONETIC
44. Loyal. : LEAL
46. Marxism, for instance. : MATERIALISM
48. European. : SLAV
51. Flavor. : SAPOR
53. Girl's name. : DELIA
55. Famous nickname in baseball. : TRIS
56. More composed. : SEDATER
57. Montevideo is its capital. : URUGUAY
58. Blood-curdling. : MACABRE
59. More absorbing. : DEEPER
60. Area south of New Orleans. : DELTA
62. Epithet for King Ethelred (968–1016). : UNREADY
63. Wilder. : SAVAGER
64. Cuisine with eggs. : OMELETS
67. Jug. : EWER
69. Radioactivity counter. : GEIGER
71. Small child. : TAD
73. Menu delicacy. : TERRAPIN
74. Stringed instruments. : LUTES
76. Catch in nylons. : SNAG
79. Tennis player Schroeder. : TED
81. Barrymore girl. : DIANA
82. Pasture grass. : GRAMA
85. France- ___, Paris newspaper. : SOIR
88. Citizen of Pocatello or Blackfoot. : IDAHOAN
91. Excuse. : PLEA
93. Churchill specialty. : SPEECH
95. Nucleus and electrons. : ATOM
98. America's Davis Cup hope. : SAVITT
100. Tropic American wildcat. : EYRA
102. Director of the Mint. : ROSS
103. Name-dropper. : SNOB
104. Christian ___, dress designer. : DIOR
106. Ache with longing. : YEARN
107. Extraordinary people. : AMAZERS
108. Burnt sugar. : CARAMEL
109. Stiff of limb. : INAGILE
111. Star of starlet's wardrobe. : SWEATER
113. Epithet for Bing Crosby. : GROANER
115. U. S. island base S. of Japan. : OKINAWA
116. Legislatures. : SENATES
117. Notorious Communist bail-jumper. : EISLER
120. Celal Bayar's capital. : ANKARA
122. Slanderous rumor. : CANARD
125. Hair application. : RINSE
126. Stage direction. : ENTER
127. Law or rule. : CANON
129. City between Portland and Eugene. : SALEM
131. McKinley, for instance. : PEAK
133. Lurking sea trap. : MINE
134. Synthetic rubber. : BUNA
136. Born. : NEE
137. Southern exclamation. : SHO
138. Delve. : DIG
140. The: German. : DER

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 18 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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