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TUTTI-FRUTTI

New York Times, Sunday, December 13, 1953

Author: Jules Arensberg
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.48, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 723 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 119, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 30
Jules Arensberg has 95 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,629
Across Down
1. Things done. : ACTA
5. Promptly. : SOON
9. Mimi Benzell specialty. : ARIA
13. ___ d'hôtel : MAITRE
19. Carrottop : STRAWBERRYBLOND
22. Juin's title : MARSHAL
23. Ty Cobb. : THEGEORGIAPEACH
24. Entrance. : INGRESS
25. Pole. : ROD
26. Couch. : DIVAN
27. Kind of number: Abbr. : ORD
28. "___ can you see . . . " : OSAY
30. Zoological suffix. : ACEA
31. By-pass. : OMIT
33. ___ Yutang. : LIN
34. Reverses. : SETBACKS
36. Exclamation. : HEH
37. Kind of jury. : PETIT
39. Rex Stout's sleuth. : NERO
41. Puck is one. : ELF
42. Gored. : IMPALED
45. Story about the Joads. : THEGRAPESOFWRATH
49. Legal matters. : RES
51. Overcoats. : RAGLANS
54. Enlistee: Abbr. : VOL
55. Eat too much. : CRAM
56. Petty ruler. : SATRAP
58. Birds noted for plumage. : EGRETS
59. Beautiful woman. : PERI
60. Moslem judges: Var. : KADIS
62. Author Joel. : SAYRE
63. Prejudice. : BIAS
64. Links hazard. : HILLOCK
67. Agrees with. : YESES
69. He plays Hopalong. : BOYD
70. Druggists' bible: Abbr. : USP
71. Man of Karafuto. : AINU
72. ___ qua non. : SINE
74. Wreck. : SHATTER
76. Walked briskly. : STEPPED
78. Jackets. : ETONS
80. Panda. : BEARCAT
83. Snaps one's fingers. : FILLIPS
86. In the same category. : SUCH
87. Curve. : BEND
88. Ben-___. : HUR
89. Seaport of Palestine. : ACRE
91. John ___ of the screen. : DEREK
93. Became sparse. : THINNED
95. Miami's county. : DADE
96. Cantankerous person. : CHURL
98. Silken. : SERIC
100. Sacred bull. : APIS
101. Creator of Uncle Remus. : HARRIS
103. House in France. : MAISON
105. Threshold. : SILL
106. Man's nickname. : NAT
107. Greetings from Mexico. : SALUDOS
108. Salamander. : EFT
109. Millay's "A Few ___." : FIGSFROMTHISTLES
113. Floating wreckage. : FLOTSAM
115. Eggs: Lat. : OVA
116. Stettin's river. : ODER
117. Acrobat's forte. : FEATS
121. Naval officer: Abbr. : ENS
122. Author of "Science and Health." : MARYEDDY
125. Unwise. : MAD
127. Emit. : SPEW
128. Articles in a shell game. : PEAS
130. Phonetically smooth. : LENE
131. Louis Quatorze. : ROI
132. Dish towel. : WIPER
134. Grand ___, scene of "Evangeline." : PRE
135. Diesels. : ENGINES
137. Famous planter of the Ohio valley. : JOHNNYAPPLESEED
141. Most obstreperous. : LOUDEST
142. Its capital is Bloemfontein. : ORANGEFREESTATE
143. Casual wear. : TWEEDS
144. Spanish painter and etcher. : GOYA
145. Perfume. : ODOR
146. Accessory for English car. : TYRE
1. In. : ATHOME
2. Acknowledgement of work done. : CREDIT
3. Game. : TAG
4. Inspired with fear. : AWED
5. Portions. : SERVINGS
6. Player of church music. : ORGANER
7. Role in "Mourning Becomes Electra." : ORIN
8. Youth group. : NYA
9. Signals in Paris. : ALERTES
10. Part of a dragnet. : ROADBLOCK
11. Business abbreviation. : INC
12. For this case only: Lat. : ADHOC
13. Numerous. : MANY
14. Chile's neighbor: Abbr. : ARG
15. Where the Knesset legislates. : ISRAEL
16. Chekhov's masterpiece. : THECHERRYORCHARD
17. Demolish. : RASE
18. Girl's name. : ELSA
19. Sharpen. : STROP
20. Word in the witches' chant. : BOIL
21. Elks. : BPOE
22. Noxious atmosphere. : MIASMA
29. Brief encounter. : SKIRMISH
32. Publisher's list. : TITLES
34. Descriptive of Rip Van Winkle. : SOPOROSE
35. Breach of the peace. : AFFRAY
36. Sounds of mirth. : HAHAS
38. Demonstrative. : THAT
40. "Bolero" composer. : RAVEL
43. Roles: Abbr. : PTS
44. Word of affection. : DEARY
46. Protect. : ENSHIELD
47. Draws out. : ELICITS
48. Sloughs through water. : WADES
50. Sent swiftly. : SPED
51. Picture puzzle. : REBUS
52. Graze cattle: Eng. : AGIST
53. Pre-season baseball: Slang. : GRAPEFRUITLEAGUE
57. Economy-minded Congressman. : TABER
59. Super: Comb. form. : PLU
61. Navy man. : SEABEE
65. East or West. : INDIES
66. Whip. : KNOUT
68. Henri Beyle. : STENDHAL
71. A month: Abbr. : APL
73. Captivate. : ENCHANT
75. Little one. : TAD
77. Buttresses. : PIERS
79. Sailor's greeting. : SHIPAHOY
81. Designating the sound on TV. : AUDIO
82. Part of a coiffure. : TRESS
84. Printer. : PRESSMAN
85. Part of a type face. : SERIF
87. Army units: Abbr. : BNS
89. Peak. : ACME
90. Anything worthless. : CHAFF
92. "___ was here." : KILROY
94. Lustrous: Rare. : NITID
95. Members of a Syrian sect. : DRUSES
97. Attics. : LOFTS
99. Kind of fodder. : CLOVERHAY
102. Hebrew letter. : ALEF
104. Yugoslav city. : NIS
107. Tall man on a team. : STRAPPER
110. Most spirited. : GAMEST
111. Subject of Renaissance art. : MADONNA
112. Part-time ball player. : SEMIPRO
114. Football term. : ONSIDE
118. Be in a play. : APPEAR
119. Cylindrical. : TERETE
120. Hammarskjold. : SWEDE
123. Push again. : REJOG
124. Part of a TV School. : DING
126. Printer's term. : DELE
128. Rush or hurry. : PELT
129. "Oh, Wilderness were Paradise ___." : ENOW
130. Smaller. : LESS
132. Egypt's Nationalist Party. : WAFD
133. "God ___ you merry, . . . " : REST
136. Old uncle. : NED
138. Spanish gold. : ORO
139. Short for a Navy rating. : YEO
140. Piggery. : STY

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

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