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A FEW FITTING WORDS

New York Times, Sunday, November 8, 1953

Author: Israel Gitter
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.30, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 601 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 167, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 18
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,603
Across Down
1. Statistics for salesmen. : PRICELIST
10. Gen. Hull's new assignment. : FAREAST
17. Former head of U. S. ground forces. : HODGE
22. Friml operetta. : ROSEMARIE
23. Broadway hit of the 20's. : RIORITA
24. Composer of "K-K-K-Katy." : OHARA
25. Our folklore, history, etc. : AMERICANA
26. They rise and fall. : EMPIRES
27. November symbol. : VOTES
28. Man's name: Abbr. : HAR
29. To have: Sp. : TENER
30. Report card blues. : DEES
31. Girl's name. : ESME
33. Gourmand's "middle name." : EAT
34. Over. : ANEW
36. Meteorological lines. : ISOBARS
38. Excuse. : PLEA
39. Substitutes: Abbr. : ALTS
40. Rhine tributary. : AAR
43. A must for a world power. : OIL
44. Biblical verb. : SHALT
45. Veni, ___, vici. : VIDI
46. Actor killed by Ben Jonson in a duel. : SPENCER
50. Ale. : MALT
52. Potential houses. : LOGS
53. Bacchante: var. : MENAD
54. Annuities. : TONTINES
56. New York to London. : SEALANE
58. Leatherneck. : GYRENE
59. Gypsy. : ROM
60. Members of the Landsting. : DANES
62. Ice cream: Sp. Am. : NIEVE
63. More contrary. : CROSSER
64. Jezebel's husband. : AHAB
66. Bright: Rare. : NITID
68. Leaves: Abbr. : LVS
69. Sound of scorn. : BOO
70. Creator of Hedwig Ekdal. : IBSEN
72. Guiding rim. : FLANGE
74. Eastern resort. : NANTUCKET
80. Sample. : TASTE
81. I. T. U. and I. L. G. W. U. : TRADEUNIONS
83. Dirt. : GRIME
84. African plants yielding fats. : SHEATREES
86. Concerning: Dial. : ANENST
87. Famous name in billiards. : HOPPE
88. Adjective suffix. : INE
89. Topeka V. I. P. : ARN
90. One of a Churchill trio. : TEARS
93. Scenario. : PLOT
94. Palace in Rome. : LATERAN
99. Oversee. : STEER
101. One of Ike's assets. : SMILE
103. Where Cobh is: Abbr. : IRE
104. Stage talk. : ASIDES
105. Fur purse worn with kilts. : SPORRAN
107. Franz Drdla's popular piece. : SOUVENIR
109. Be surprised: Colloq. : SITUP
110. City near Rheims. : LAON
111. Barter: Var. : SWOP
113. P. D. weapon. : TEARGAS
114. Ingredient in lubricants. : TALC
115. Card game. : MONTE
116. Rocky hill. : TOR
117. Nahoor. : SNA
118. Pirate in "Peter Pan." : SMEE
119. Hill builders. : ANTS
120. Former Washington residents. : GARNERS
124. Tangled mass. : SHAG
128. Shooting match: Fr. : TIR
129. Robe of office. : TOGA
130. What Quirino spends. : PESO
131. Lindbergh's flight et al. : FEATS
134. Get in: Abbr. : ARR
135. Vacuum tube part. : ANODE
137. Italian gulf. : TARANTO
139. Adventurous best seller. : ANNAPURNA
141. Actor Lloyd. : NOLAN
142. Turkey trot's relative. : ONESTEP
143. Court game. : BADMINTON
144. Worthless parts. : DREGS
145. Spring golf tourney. : MASTERS
146. Most wintry. : SLEETIEST
1. City on the Vltava River. : PRAHA
2. Class of type. : ROMAN
3. Grenoble's river. : ISERE
4. Wax: Comb. form. : CER
5. Utter. : EMIT
6. Cluny. : LACE
7. Native of Meshed. : IRANI
8. Mathematical ratios. : SINES
9. Place for a snack. : TEAROOM
10. Humorist of radio and TV. : FREDALLEN
11. To like: Fr. : AIMER
12. Ship's gear. : ROPES
13. Mythical mischief maker. : ERIS
14. Talbott's assignment. : AIR
15. The 20th century is. : STEELAGE
16. Shoe ornaments. : TASSELS
17. Stopped, as a ship (with "to"). : HOVE
18. Well, well! : OHO
19. What checks have. : DATELINES
20. Boarhound. : GREATDANE
21. Man from Manhattan. : EASTSIDER
32. Table décor. : MAT
35. One of the Four Freedoms. : WANT
37. Bigot's obliquity. : BIAS
38. Desk accessory. : PHONE
39. Declares. : AVERS
41. Part of a storage battery. : ACID
42. French author. : RENAN
44. Malenkov and Tito. : SLAVS
46. Otranto et al. : STRAITS
47. V. I. P. in "The Mikado." : POOHBAH
48. All together. : ENMASSE
49. Italian painter. : RENI
51. B-29 men. : TAILGUNNERS
53. Muscle: Comb. form. : MYO
55. Liberate. : SETFREE
57. Creator of role in "Guys and Dolls." : LEVENE
58. Cave: Poetic. : GROT
61. Mr. Marner. : SILAS
63. Studies. : CONS
65. Second of a series. : BETA
67. Pop. : DAD
69. Fowls. : BANTAMS
71. Hair ___. : NET
73. First word of Sarah Adams' hymn. : NEARER
74. Stage make-up items. : NOSES
75. Indian talk. : UGH
76. Farmer's concern. : CROP
77. Author, lived in Brattleboro, Vt. : KIPLING
78. City in Kansas. : EMPORIA
79. Wavers. : TEETERS
81. Gov. Clement's state: Abbr. : TENN
82. Bank item: Abbr. : INT
85. Narrow inlets. : RIAS
89. Expiate. : ATONE
91. Outburst of laughter. : RIOT
92. Swings around. : SLUES
94. Gen. Custer's fame. : LASTSTAND
95. Black Sea region. : ASIAMINOR
96. Ingenue's goal. : TITLEROLE
97. Evolve. : EDUCE
98. Fabric. : REP
99. Stage lights. : SPOTS
100. Fort Dix trainees. : RAWTROOPS
102. Welsh name. : EVAN
105. California city. : SANTAANA
106. Siesta time. : NOON
108. Times. : ERAS
110. U. S. artillery piece. : LONGTOM
112. Assembly line houses. : PREFABS
115. Chou's chief. : MAO
120. People: Span. : GENTE
121. Flower. : ASTER
122. Of the kidneys. : RENAL
123. Jockey making a comeback. : SANDE
125. Author of Westerns. : HARTE
126. Works of a popular cartoonist. : ARNOS
127. He's on $50 bills. : GRANT
129. Hamilton adorns them. : TENS
130. History. : PAST
132. Spiritless. : TAME
133. Sandy Hook, for instance. : SPIT
136. U. N. man. : DAG
138. Home: Abbr. : RES
140. Single: Comb. form. : UNI

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 12 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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