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TOPICAL PUZZLER

New York Times, Sunday, November 4, 1951

Author: Evelyn Smith
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 69, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 513 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 126, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 24
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 868
Across Down
1. Tammany Hall chief. : DESAPIO
8. Truck driver. : TEAMER
14. "Truth" in Russian. : PRAVDA
20. Former Czech Ambassador to U. S. : OUTRATA
21. City in N. Y. : ELMIRA
22. Big Four executive. : AURIOL
23. Maker of plans. : DRAFTER
24. King in Oslo. : HAAKON
25. Cheat: Colloq. : RENEGE
26. MacArthur's political affiliation. : GOP
27. Hits hard. : SMITES
29. Horace Greeley. : EDITOR
31. What Texas never was: Abbr. : TER
32. Kin of the foil. : EPEE
34. Contemptuous sound. : SNORT
35. Welsh name meaning "woodlark." : ENID
36. He whispered in Alice's ear. : GNAT
37. Rent again. : RELET
39. Chalices. : GRAILS
42. Indian name. : ALI
43. Places for weather bulletins in newspaper. : EARS
44. One of Fechteler's men. : SAILOR
46. Angry. : INCENSED
48. Best pie makers. : MOMS
49. Capital of Kenya. : NAIROBI
51. One ___. : WAY
52. Prince. : EMIR
54. Active volcano. : ETNA
55. Stalin's plans. : ENIGMA
58. 1,100-mi. river of Asia. : ANGARA
62. Famed caliph. : OMAR
65. Psychological motivations. : DRIVES
67. Vilified. : BLACKENED
69. Metal. : TIN
70. Finished like soft leather. : SUEDED
71. Dutch cheeses. : GOUDAS
72. Used by Ben Hogan. : TEE
73. Former Ambassador to India, now in Iran. : HENDERSON
75. Las ___, Canary Island seaport. : PALMAS
76. Famous bridge-builder. : EADS
77. Toward the proper field: Football. : ONSIDE
78. Confines. : LIMITS
80. Bavarian river. : ISAR
82. Enormous. : VAST
84. Educational group. : NEA
85. Algonquin Indian. : ARAPAHO
88. French general on Eisenhower's staff. : JUIN
90. Living thing. : ORGANISM
94. Dwell. : RESIDE
96. Nazi organization in U. S. : BUND
97. Nancy Hanks' son. : ABE
98. Pater ___. : NOSTER
100. Goat antelope. : SEROW
101. Girl's name: Ger. : ELSE
102. Widespread. : RIFE
104. Thinner. : RARER
106. Mr. Schary of Hollywood. : DORE
107. Twitch. : TIC
108. Where the Iron Gate is. : DANUBE
110. Betel nuts. : ARECAS
112. Man's name: Abbr. : HAR
113. Kin of a termagant. : TARTAR
115. Throat armor. : GORGET
117. Solitary. : EREMITE
119. City at geographic center of N. Y. : ONEIDA
120. Preserve green fodder. : ENSILE
121. One of 96. : SENATOR
122. Most untrained. : RAWEST
123. Vision obscurant. : EYELID
124. Elder statesmen. : SENIORS
1. Pennant runner-up. : DODGERS
2. One aided by Marshall Plan. : EUROPEAN
3. African plant. : STAPELIA
4. Cockney's "Half." : ARF
5. Small masses. : PATS
6. Listed things. : ITEMS
7. Propelling a boat. : OARING
8. Scene of oil dispute. : TEHERAN
9. Supple. : ELASTIC
10. Group of doctors. : AMA
11. A piece of radio equipment: Colloq. : MIKE
12. Eat away. : ERODE
13. Amphibian sub-family. : RANINAE
14. French Sec'y General of Foreign Affairs. : PARODI
15. Regretful one. : RUER
16. Governor of Kansas. : ARN
17. Legal Indo-Chinese Government. : VIETNAM
18. Book disfigurements. : DOGEARS
19. Puts on guard. : ALERTS
28. Gateways in Yoshida's country. : TORII
30. Used in cañon, señora, etc. : TILDE
33. More slippery. : EELIER
36. Popular ruler. : GEORGE
38. Civil wrong. : TORT
40. U. M. W. czar. : LEWIS
41. Nylon catastrophe. : SNAG
45. Circles: Poet. : RONDURES
47. Used by Einstein in his equations. : SYMBOLS
48. Furry animals. : MINKS
50. Discloses. : BARES
53. Port of Celebes. : MACASSAR
55. "Oh, how lovely is the ___." : EVENING
56. Man's nickname. : NED
57. Double sulfate. : ALUM
59. Group producing experimental plays. : ANTA
60. Supreme Court justice. : REED
61. Soft drinks. : ADES
62. Ruler of Holy Roman Empire. : OTHO
63. Aspect. : MIEN
64. Misses Sothern and Harding. : ANNS
66. "Bloomin' ___ made o' mud . . . " : IDOL
68. California bay. : ADAIR
70. City on the Meuse. : SEDAN
71. Short for Gatling gun. : GAT
74. Classify. : DIVIDE
75. Truman's hobby. : PIANO
76. Got rid of. : ERASED
79. Small-minded. : MEAN
81. Kin of the Bander-log. : APES
83. Secretary of Labor. : TOBIN
85. Bitter: Fr. : AMERE
86. "Mikado." : HIROHITO
87. Perfume atomizer. : ODORATOR
88. West European monarch. : JULIANA
89. Open. : UNSCREW
91. DP. : REFUGEE
92. Moshe Sharett. : ISRAELI
93. Commenced. : STARTED
95. Attendants with finger bowls. : EWERERS
96. Pimlico customer. : BETTOR
97. Historic mountain. : ARARAT
99. Congress not in session. : RECESS
103. Hard wood. : EBONY
105. Peep show. : RAREE
108. Parents. : DADS
109. Language of Scotland. : ERSE
111. Alpine herdsman. : SENN
114. Restrict. : TIE
116. Man's nickname. : GIL
118. French month. : MAI

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

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