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WHO'S WHO?

New York Times, Sunday, November 18, 1951

Author:
Herbert Ettenson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 162, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.62, Missing: { Q V X }, Scrabble score: 661 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 144, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 53
Herbert Ettenson has 87 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Last digit of original 52-Across clue (and ends of several other clues in the column) weren't visible, so used a "0" as an arbitrary placeholder. (Current elevation is 10,991.)

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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 882
Across
1. Stage constructions. : SETS
5. Musical work. : OPUS
9. Smooth off. : ABRASE
15. Reporter: Colloq. : LEGMAN
21. Believer in eternal realities. : PLATONIST
23. Appeared large. : LOOMED
24. Girl's name. : ORIANA
25. The school we went to. : ALMAMATER
26. Reluctant resident of Taipeh. : CHIANGKAISHEK
28. Hebrew diacritical mark. : TSERE
29. Threefold. : TRINAL
31. Sections of a ball park. : STANDS
32. Soul: Fr. : AME
33. Women in the British navy. : WRENS
35. Looker-on. : GAZER
37. Lady Mountbatten. : IRIS
38. Agitate. : STIR
39. Money in Peru. : SOL
40. Persian poet (1184–1291). : SADI
43. List of a ship's cargo. : MANIFEST
45. Tibetan monks. : LAMAS
46. Periods of significance. : ERAS
48. Mounted soldier. : LANCER
50. Troops. : MEN
51. Chief cook and dishwasher. : MAMA
52. Volcano, 10,750 ft. high. : ETNA
53. Spirit. : ARDOR
54. Surrounds. : GIRTS
56. Oklahoma Indians. : OSAGES
59. Boat used in regatta. : SHELL
61. Gorgeous George, for instance. : WRASSLER
63. Compare. : CONTRAST
65. Top batter in 1951. : MUSIAL
67. Nickname of Harold I, Anglo-Saxon king. : HAREFOOT
69. Money in the pot. : ANTE
70. Pill for an executive. : ASPIRIN
73. Talks fondly. : COOS
75. Four. : TETRAD
77. German article. : DER
78. Mended. : DARNED
79. Withering away. : TABESCENT
81. The Hambletonian is run here. : GOSHEN
83. Long ___. : AGO
84. Take down a flag again. : REFURL
86. City near Milan. : LODI
87. French coin. : CENTIME
88. ___ et tuum. : MEUM
90. Give thought to. : CONSIDER
92. German inventor of repeating rifle. : MAUSER
94. Injure: Obs. : INDAMAGE
96. Serving lads. : GOSSOONS
98. They wear coronets with eight pearls. : EARLS
102. A political position. : CENTER
103. Sediment. : DREGS
105. Hominy. : GRITS
107. High-strung. : TAUT
108. Greek letters. : ETAS
109. Fort in California. : ORD
110. Broom-maker's child. : GRETEL
111. Summit. : ACME
112. Argued with the ump. : JAWED
114. Gloomy structures. : MAUSOLEA
117. Bulwer-Lytton character. : ARAM
119. Naval officer: Abbr. : ENS
120. The I in F.Y.I. : INFO
121. Woody fiber. : BAST
122. Senator from South Dakota. : MUNDT
124. German city. : GOTHA
126. Hodges or Blas. : GIL
127. Ann Sothern role. : MAISIE
129. Cornell's lake. : CAYUGA
132. Broken spikes of grain. : CHOBS
134. Dulles' forte. : STATESMANSHIP
137. Popular songstress and actress. : LENAHORNE
139. Wild sheep with huge horns. : ARGALI
140. Win back one's losses. : RECOUP
141. Chinese statesman and revolutionary. : SUNYATSEN
142. Having a slender waist. : WASPEN
143. Fly. : TSETSE
144. Verily. : AMEN
145. Drove. : HERD
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1. Family tiff. : SPAT
2. Explorer, writer, salvage expert. : ELLSWORTH
3. Mongol conqueror of India. : TAMERLANE
4. Gaze fixedly. : STARE
5. "Come ___ My House." : ONA
6. Famed British orator. : PITT
7. Legal right to enjoyment of property. : USER
8. Narrow part of a tool. : STRIG
9. Palace in Seville. : ALCAZAR
10. Eastern expert, went to Korea with Bradley. : BOHLEN
11. Louis Quatorze, par example. : ROI
12. Amo, ___, amat. : AMAS
13. Feeling. : SENTIENT
14. Masters, Poe and Guest. : EDGARS
15. Burdens. : LOADS
16. Goddess of discord. : ERIS
17. Infantrymen. : GIS
18. Great Hindu leader. : MAHATMAGANDHI
19. Blood deficiency. : ANEMIA
20. Kettledrums. : NAKERS
22. Presages. : OMENS
27. Work with wool. : KNIT
30. Nominators. : NAMERS
34. Room in 9 Down. : SALA
36. Frostier. : RIMIER
38. Winged fruit of the maple. : SAMARA
39. Ascertains. : SEES
41. Great English naturalist. : DARWIN
42. Indo-Aryan god of thunder. : INDRA
44. Searched out. : FERRETED
45. Omega. : LAST
47. Protein obtained from fish. : SALMIN
49. These are loaded by U. M. W. men. : COALCARS
51. Composite pictures in movies. : MONTAGES
54. Having no panes. : GLASSLESS
55. General who ran for President, in 1852. : SCOTT
57. High regard. : ESTEEM
58. He wrote "Letters to Eliza." : STERNE
60. Siren. : LURER
62. Tire casing. : SHOE
64. Our: Scot. : OOR
66. Seats for rather bumpy transportation. : SIDECARS
68. Middle name of author of thirty-three novels. : FENIMORE
70. He wrote "The Native's Return." : ADAMIC
71. 7 ft. in Russia. : SAGENE
72. Van Wyck Mason's latest book. : PROUDNEWFLAGS
74. Those who render service. : OBLIGERS
76. Recipient. : DONEE
79. Keyed. : TUNED
80. Hearts: Anat. : CORS
82. Laminae. : STRATA
85. Plane grounder. : FOG
87. George Armstrong ___, American general. : CUSTER
89. Italian man's name. : MATTEO
91. Where Lassie reigns. : DOGDOM
93. Miss Loos. : ANITA
95. Lake formed by Hoover Dam. : MEAD
97. A sweet Rosie. : OGRADY
99. Battlefield, for instance. : RACEHORSE
100. Radio comedy program. : LUMNABNER
101. Saintes: Abbr. : STES
104. Regular procedures. : ROUTINES
106. Dross of metal. : SLAG
110. Worsted yarn used in fringes. : GENAPPE
112. Puzzle. : JIGSAW
113. Ibsen girl. : ANITRA
114. Disfigure. : MAIM
115. Deforest: Old Eng. Law. : ASSART
116. Gen. Clay. : LUCIUS
118. Coffee named for Arabian city. : MOCHA
121. Land drained by a river. : BASIN
123. Oil city. : TULSA
125. Egyptian god of wisdom, with ibis head. : THOTH
127. Hawaiian song. : MELE
128. Verb-forming suffix. : ESCE
130. Genus of herbs. : GEUM
131. Britain's princess. : ANNE
133. Dispatch. : SEND
135. Spile. : TAP
136. Vehement. : HOT
138. Miss Rand, author of "Fountainhead." : AYN

Answer summary: 17 unique to this puzzle, 36 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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