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OLD WORDS AND NEW

New York Times, Sunday, November 1, 1953

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 130, Blocks: 56, Avg Word Len: 5.92, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 556 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 155, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 30
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,596
Across
1. Outstrip. : SURPASS
8. European capital, native style. : PRAHA
13. Milestone of English literature. : CHAUCER
20. Discover. : UNEARTH
21. Writer of 2,500 years ago. : AESOP
22. Shaggy. : HIRSUTE
23. Repair with care. : RESTORE
24. Kin of a cutter. : SLOOP
25. A god who opposed Cupid. : ANTEROS
26. Racket. : BAT
27. Secret phone line. : WIRETAP
29. Tall and loose-limbed. : RANGY
31. Black cuckoo. : ANI
32. Monkshood. : ATIS
34. Yugoslav city. : PIROT
35. Thieves' market. : FENCE
36. Suffix denoting inflammation. : ITIS
37. Wagner heroine. : SENTA
39. Thrilling composition by De Falla. : FIREDANCE
41. Yugoslav. : CROAT
42. Karl Marx's associate. : ENGELS
44. Skits, songs, dances, etc. : VARIETY
45. Wee laddies. : BAIRNS
46. Devoid of ethics. : AMORAL
48. Hindu title. : SRI
49. Bengal hemp. : SUNN
50. An "ominous bird of yore." : THERAVEN
53. Jung, for instance. : PSYCHOLOGIST
58. Surrendered by deed. : REMISED
59. Legally responsible beforehand. : PRELIABLE
60. Play about robots. : RUR
61. Man's name. : ALEC
62. Rebuker. : REPRIMANDER
64. Paris railway station. : GARE
65. Isle: Fr. : ILE
66. Adjective for Blackbeard. : SEAROVING
67. Rebellions. : RISINGS
69. Site of Giant's Causeway. : NORTHIRELAND
71. Guards. : SENTRIES
72. Grabs all. : HOGS
73. Greek letter. : ETA
74. Faked documents. : FORGED
75. TV face. : SCREEN
78. Berlin's port, on the Oder. : STETTIN
80. English economist. : SALTER
84. Exclamations of relief. : PHEWS
85. A harpoon. : WHALEIRON
87. Brewer's vat. : KEEVE
88. Drilling tackle for oil wells. : RIGS
89. Parsimonious. : CHARY
90. Dormouse. : LEROT
92. Play laid in Pago-Pago. : RAIN
93. Genus of fiddler crabs. : UCA
94. J. Carroll Naish's alter ego. : LUIGI
95. Having a shrine. : ALTARED
97. Explosive. : TNT
98. Today's garage. : CARPORT
100. Mogul ruler of 16th cen. : AKBAR
102. Composer Ravel. : MAURICE
104. Sanction. : ENDORSE
105. Northern forest region. : TAIGA
106. Taker for granted. : ASSUMER
107. Is vested (with "in"). : RESIDES
108. Complete victory. : SWEEP
109. Obstinacy. : SETNESS
Down
1. Molding. : SURBASE
2. Not consumed. : UNEATEN
3. Inactive. : RESTING
4. Mrs. Nixon. : PAT
5. In a rank. : AROW
6. Dismantle. : STRIP
7. Chief magistrate of Mecca. : SHERIF
8. Symphony by Handel. : PASTORAL
9. Narrator. : RELATER
10. Wringing wet. : ASOP
11. Exclamation of surprise. : HOO
12. Setting to work to learn from a master. : APPRENTICING
13. Fortuity. : CHANCE
14. Pivot upon. : HINGE
15. Affectedly cultured. : ARTY
16. Put to work. : USE
17. Gallery official. : CURATOR
18. Eden is one. : ETONIAN
19. Holds off. : RESISTS
28. Armenian capital. : ERIVAN
30. Noun ending. : ANCY
33. Fatty. : STEARIC
35. Country of magic: Var. : FAERYLAND
36. Provoking anger. : IRING
38. Gluck and others. : ALMAS
40. Circulate. : DISSEMINATE
41. Dugout. : CANOE
43. Elizabeth II. : SOVEREIGN
45. Rendezvous for matadors. : BULLRINGS
47. Finds in husking bees. : REDEARS
49. More serious. : SOBERER
50. The "Chief." : TRAIN
51. Exclamation of surprise. : HELLO
52. Arab prince. : EMEER
53. Not in public. : PRIVATELY
54. Engaged in. : HAD
55. Member of the Tudeh. : IRANI
56. Press forward. : SURGE
57. Lock. : TRESS
59. Working classes. : PROLETARIATS
63. Ante-. : PRE
64. Beetle harmful to trees. : GIRDLER
66. Huaraches. : SHOES
68. Minute ___. : STEAK
70. Muscles. : THEWS
71. State west of Chihuahua. : SONORA
74. House of danger. : FIRETRAP
75. Neater. : SPRUCER
76. Bridge hand sans trumps. : CHICANE
77. Last word of a telegram. : REGARDS
78. Hairy nap. : SHAG
79. Cultivation of soil. : TILLAGE
81. Social hour. : TEATIME
82. Displays. : EVINCES
83. Tenants. : RENTERS
85. Ambassador to Mexico and family. : WHITES
86. Copies of opera by Bellini. : NORMAS
89. ___ of Cain. : CURSE
91. Comb or card. : TEASE
94. Lady's man. : LORD
95. Cartoon character. : ABIE
96. Pollen. : DUST
99. Hawaiian staple. : POI
101. Topeka's river. : KAW
103. Ravel. : RUN

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 19 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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