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LANDMARKS

New York Times, Sunday, December 14, 1952

Author: Israel Gitter
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 85, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 607 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 148, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 11, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 19
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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 1,274
Across Down
1. One of the Spice Islands. : CERAM
6. Secretary of Labor. : TOBIN
11. Budget expert from Detroit. : DODGE
16. Junto. : CABAL
21. Girl's name. : ADELA
22. 504-mile French river. : RHONE
23. Sayao's specialties. : ARIAS
24. Isolated. : ALONE
25. Moreover. : AGAIN
26. Spit and ___. : IMAGE
27. General and President. : GRANT
28. ___-Devi, peak in Himalayas. : NANDA
29. Composure. : BALANCE
31. Mary Lincoln's maiden name. : TODD
33. Natives of Cordoba. : ARGENTINES
35. ___ poetica. : ARS
36. Dame Myra. : HESS
38. English river. : TEES
40. Upshot. : ISSUE
41. Noun suffix. : ESE
42. Senator defeated by William Purtell. : BENTON
44. Lunch. : REPAST
46. Lady of the house. : MRS
48. War-menaced city of Tonkin. : HANOI
51. Gossip: Dial. : EME
52. ___ restante. : POSTE
53. Ancient peninsula. : IBERIA
57. Sirens. : ALARMS
59. Golf tournament. : MASTERS
62. Price cutters. : REDUCERS
64. No one: Latin. : NEMO
65. ___ dancer. : TOE
67. College in N. Y. C. : HUNTER
69. Part of a drainage system. : AIRTRAP
70. Walker. : TRUDGER
72. Melchior, Borge, etc. : DANES
73. Lamb's forte. : ESSAY
75. Indian. : UTE
76. Brazilian bird. : SERIEMA
77. Inspired veneration. : AWED
78. Suffrage leader. : CATT
79. Heavy blow: Slang. : ONER
80. Remedies. : NOSTRUMS
82. Herbert Graf, for instance. : DIRECTOR
85. El ___. : PASO
88. Electrified particles. : IONS
89. Secy. of the Army. : PACE
90. Reaches. : ARRIVES
94. Old: Abbr. : ANC
95. Challenger of Henie. : SCOTT
97. Ethiopian town. : HARAR
98. Cattle center in Colombia. : PEREIRA
99. Lincoln's Secy. of War. : STANTON
101. Was frugal. : SPARED
103. Dull-green parrot. : KEA
104. Hero of Hindu legend. : NALA
105. Folk story teller. : SOLARIST
107. Carve. : ENGRAVE
109. Periodical of 1709–11. : TATLER
111. Minstrel show performer. : ENDMAN
112. Sultan's decree. : IRADE
114. Minded the baby. : SAT
116. Cup: French. : TASSE
117. Miss Curie. : EVE
118. Cylindrical. : TERETE
120. Ramble. : STROLL
122. Swedish name for Turku. : ABO
125. British enemies during Palestine mandate. : IRGUN
127. Feudal tenant: Hist. : LEUD
129. Fiji capital. : SUVA
130. Scientific degree. : SCB
133. January events. : LINENSALES
136. Article of slow sale. : DRUG
138. Kin of the dugong. : MANATEE
140. Seed covers. : ARILS
141. Nigerian capital. : LAGOS
143. City on the Missouri. : OMAHA
145. Baseball deal. : TRADE
146. Disguise. : CLOAK
147. Netherlands city. : BREDA
148. Idolatrous. : PAGAN
149. Mutual: Pre. : INTER
150. Well-known Australian nurse. : KENNY
151. Its capital is Shillong. : ASSAM
152. Road curves. : ESSES
153. Campus sights. : COEDS
1. Part of the Great Mosque at Mecca. : CAABA
2. Hoover's middle name. : EDGAR
3. Piece of eight. : REALS
4. Inter ___. : ALIA
5. City on the Rhine. : MANNHEIM
6. U.N.-controlled city. : TRIESTE
7. Electrical unit. : OHM
8. Gig. : BOAT
9. Cast metal mass. : INGOT
10. Indigent person. : NEEDER
11. Old pistol. : DAG
12. Extra: Scot. : ORRA
13. Boswell, for instance. : DIARIST
14. Criminal. : GANGSTER
15. Park near Denver. : ESTES
16. Historic city in Kent. : CANTERBURY
17. Mountains of Kirghiz. : ALAI
18. Nursemaid: Fr. : BONNE
19. Where Aconcagua is. : ANDES
20. Allotted period. : LEASE
30. Period of time: Abbr. : CEN
32. Became more obscure. : DEEPENED
34. Early Algeria. : NUMIDIA
37. Abbeville's river. : SOMME
39. Tennis, soccer, etc. : SPORTS
42. Where Napoleon defeated the Russians near Moscow, 1812. : BORODINO
43. Teachers' group. : NEA
45. Hartebeest. : ASSE
47. The Amish, for instance. : SECT
48. English county. : HANTS
49. ___ flamman (to feed the flame): Lat. : ALERE
50. Belgian city. : NAMUR
54. Reshowing of a movie. : RERUN
55. Steamed up. : IRATE
56. Turkish money of account. : ASPER
58. Peduncles. : STEMS
60. Ancestors of the oboe. : SHAWMS
61. Berlin's forte. : TUNES
63. Point of North Island, N. Z. : EASTCAPE
66. Valedictories. : ORATIONS
68. Fosterer. : REARER
71. First name of 97 Down: Abbr. : GEO
72. Intimidates. : DAUNTS
74. Sault ___ Marie. : STE
78. Insect. : CICADA
79. Akihito, for instance. : ORIENTAL
81. Balderdash. : ROT
82. Challenger. : DARER
83. Discuss. : TREAT
84. Lord Boyd ___. : ORR
85. Antiquated. : PASSE
86. Composer Dvorak. : ANTON
87. Cookbook direction. : SCALD
89. Plastered ornamentally. : PARGETED
91. They hold wrath. : VIALS
92. Mr. Gardner and others. : ERLES
93. Part of Estonia. : SAARE
95. Composer of "Circus Polka." : STRAVINSKY
96. Fabricators. : COINERS
97. Composer buried in Westminster Abbey. : HANDEL
100. Epithet. : NAME
102. Bartlett. : PEAR
103. Poet who was apprenticed to a surgeon. : KEATS
106. Incumbents of titles. : TITULARS
108. Versions: Abbr. : VSS
110. ___ Pact. : ATLANTIC
113. Misplays. : RENEGES
115. January movers. : TRUMANS
119. 3,750,000 square miles. : EUROPE
121. Eggs. : OVA
122. Ah me! : ALACK
123. Carouse: Dial. : BIRLE
124. Kitchen staple. : ONION
126. Emperor after Nero. : GALBA
128. French dramatist. : DUMAS
130. Government department. : STATE
131. Surrendered. : CEDED
132. Bock, lager. : BEERS
134. Impetus: Fr. : ELAN
135. Beverage. : SODA
137. Denies freedom of speech. : GAGS
139. Popular cartoonist. : ARNO
142. Mr. Rayburn. : SAM
144. Have: Scot. : HAE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 14 debuted here and reused later, 17 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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