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A FEW WORDS

New York Times, Sunday, December 28, 1952

Author: Jack Luzzatto
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 64, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 572 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 118, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 31
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 1,288
Across Down
1. New Year's decision. : RESOLVE
8. Fear and Flattery. : CAPES
13. How to address a naval lieutenant. : MISTER
19. Clear up. : EXPLAIN
20. Unclouded sky. : AZURE
21. Not touched, as a meal. : UNEATEN
23. Lies awkwardly. : SPRAWLS
24. Mere trifle. : STRAW
25. Important isle of the Moluccas. : TERNATE
26. Rooters in a Bowl. : ELIS
27. Reflection of glory. : LUSTER
29. "Rumour is ___, blown by surmises . . . "—Henry IV. : APIPE
31. Gullet. : MAW
32. Negative prefix. : NON
33. "Erin go bragh," for instance. : GAELIC
34. Point of view. : SLANT
35. Word in a current slogan. : LIKE
36. Yell at the end of a cheer. : TIGER
38. ___ soda. : SAL
39. Street: Span. : CALLE
40. Maine's pride. : PINES
41. Man's name. : STEVEN
43. A poinsettia, for instance. : BLOOM
45. Lees. : SEDIMENT
47. Generations. : AGES
49. Zeus in Egypt. : AMMON
51. Frog. : RANA
52. Bound spirally. : BANDAGED
56. Orbital nadir or zenith. : APSOS
58. Capital of the Bahamas. : NASSAU
62. Rebel angel. : ARIEL
63. Conchiolin. : NACRE
65. Mr. Bumppo. : NATTY
67. Table silver. : TIP
68. Impel. : SEND
69. Final event in a drama. : CATASTROPHE
71. Elicit information from. : PUMP
72. Tabard ___. : INN
73. Setting of "Born Yesterday." : HOTEL
74. Grecian strip of old Asia Minor. : IONIA
75. Rajah's wife. : RANEE
76. Tropical alligator. : CAYMAN
78. Gaucho's rope. : REATA
80. Revealed. : DIVULGED
82. Too showy. : ARTY
84. He had Collins' job, 1917. : BLISS
86. Search finely. : SIFT
87. Shallow as external beauty. : SKINDEEP
91. Column of wooden faces. : TOTEM
93. Where Cameroons is. : AFRICA
97. Fire ___. : TONGS
98. Our Ambassador in Belgrade. : ALLEN
100. Head of the family. : POP
102. Musical. : LYRIC
103. First word of "Love's Old Sweet Song." : ONCE
104. Senator from Delaware. : FREAR
105. Too flashy by far. : SPORTY
107. Native of: Suffix. : OTE
108. New Zealand clan. : ATI
109. They'll play "Auld Lang Syne." : BANDS
110. Broadcasting room. : STUDIO
111. Household appliance. : UNIT
112. Small birds. : TITMICE
114. Coiner of the word "robot." : CAPEK
116. Most famous Dutch philosopher. : SPINOZA
118. Pesky insect. : SKEETER
119. French leave-taking. : ADIEU
120. Muezzin's tower. : MINARET
121. Slow coaches. : IDLERS
122. Leather strips for heels. : RANDS
123. Triangle. : SCALENE
1. Feels displeasure at. : RESENTS
2. Heroic deed. : EXPLOIT
3. Noose trap. : SPRINGE
4. Palm leaves: Var. : OLAS
5. Justice. : LAW
6. Bandit chased by Pershing. : VILLA
7. Follows. : ENSUES
8. Spain in her heyday. : CASTILLA
9. Dweller in the halls of Montezuma. : AZTEC
10. Cat song. : PURR
11. Time. : ERA
12. Repentant judge at Salem, 1692. : SEWALL
13. Bane of the Bounty. : MUTINEER
14. Out of place. : INEPT
15. Sapless. : SERE
16. Sun-kissed. : TAN
17. Tammy cloth. : ETAMINE
18. Captured again. : RETAKEN
22. Most recent. : NEWEST
28. Pitcher's plate. : SLAB
30. Chums. : PALS
33. Like a flock. : GREGAL
34. Greek island. : SAMOS
35. Succotash ingredient. : LIMAS
37. Baffled. : EVADED
39. The life of trade. : COMPETITION
40. France's Premier. : PINAY
42. Refusal: Abbr. : NEG
44. A general and a poet. : OMARS
46. Giotto painted his portrait. : DANTE
48. Former French Upper House. : SENAT
50. Silk voile. : NONON
52. Fundamental. : BASIC
53. Where man meets bull. : ARENA
54. Full-fledged chump. : NINNY
55. Post office device. : DATER
57. Tasty. : SAPID
59. Bit. : STUNG
60. Evangelist MacPherson. : AIMEE
61. Raised. : UPPED
64. A scout in Canaan. : CALEB
66. Operatic role. : THAIS
69. French tale. : CONTE
70. Pièce de résistance. : ROAST
71. Worthless. : PALTRY
73. Refuse of flax. : HARDS
75. Frilly, as curtains. : RUFFLY
77. Dog trouble. : MANGE
79. Change. : ALTER
81. By way of. : VIA
83. Victims of longing. : YEARNERS
85. Acts of hara-kiri. : SEPPUKUS
87. Ermines when in brown summer coat. : STOATS
88. Best seller of sea-going adventure. : KONTIKI
89. Aroused. : INCITED
90. Entreated: Colloq. : PLED
92. Frame of mind. : MOOD
94. Product of the Mesabi Range. : IRONORE
95. Not a subject. : CITIZEN
96. Kin of nylon and orlon. : ACETATE
99. East Indian sailor. : LASCAR
101. Refractors of light and color. : PRISMS
104. A stunning defeat. : FACER
105. Bucephalus. : STEED
106. Subject. : TOPIC
109. Nip. : BITE
110. Merry-go-round ride. : SPIN
111. Single. : UNAL
113. Sports announcer Allen. : MEL
115. Political group. : ADA
117. Girl's name. : INA

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 23 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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