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SINGLES AND DOUBLES

New York Times, Sunday, December 7, 1952

Author: Herbert Ettenson
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 65, Avg Word Len: 5.53, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 576 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 140, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 32
Herbert Ettenson has 87 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 1,267
Across Down
1. Farmland in Spain. : ARADA
6. Stock exchange in Paris. : BOURSE
12. Complaining à la G. I. : BEEFING
19. Medieval theatre fare. : MIRACLEPLAYS
21. Dweller on Lake Peipus. : ESTONIAN
23. Army ability determinant. : APTITUDETEST
24. Where Aduwa is. : ETHIOPIA
25. Common contraction. : IVE
26. Climbing iron. : SPUR
27. Emulates Anna Leonowens. : TEACHES
29. Boxer Willie. : PEP
30. Author of punny verse. : NASH
32. Israel's Ambassador to U. S. : EBAN
34. Swimming star Williams. : ESTHER
35. Area for building. : SITE
36. Island near Sumatra. : NIAS
38. Source of power. : STEAM
40. Symbols of candidacy. : HATS
41. Fish dam. : WEIR
42. Cotton remnants. : WASTE
44. Popular street name. : ELM
45. Alaskan center of Eskimo crafts. : NOME
46. Skipper of the Yankees. : CASEY
47. Treasury function. : MINTING
49. Canters. : LOPES
51. Alexander ___, fictional tractor salesman. : BOTTS
52. Not out of breath. : UNWINDED
54. Topeka's river. : KAW
55. "___ moi le déluge." : APRES
57. Kind of verse form. : SKELTONIC
59. Dyed the hair. : HENNAED
61. Op. ___. : CIT
64. Badly. : ILLY
65. Term used in taxonomy. : GENUS
67. Actress Darnell. : LINDA
68. Scene of the first miracle. : CANA
69. Famous: Abbr. : CEL
70. Subject of many cartoons. : CAVEMAN
72. Lessors. : LANDLORDS
74. Blackouts. : COMAS
75. Conducted. : RAN
77. Stool. : TABOURET
78. Mr. Moore of TV. : GARRY
80. A European in India. : SAHIB
82. Part of a stove. : GASPIPE
83. Member of a colonial triangle. : ALDEN
84. Orbit. : PATH
86. Figures: Abbr. : NOS
88. French preserve. : GELEE
89. Halfbeaks. : GARS
90. Body. : SOMA
91. One of the Fates. : PARCA
93. Alpine herdsman. : SENN
94. Mine tunnel. : ADIT
95. Rhyming game. : CRAMBO
97. Slav of Brandenburg. : SORB
99. Children. : TADS
101. Between: Ital. : TRA
102. Tool. : CATSPAW
103. ___ Eulenspiegel. : TYLL
105. Weather vane at an airport. : TEE
106. Cape off the Eastern seaboard. : HATTERAS
108. Song popular since 1903. : SWEETADELINE
112. Exchange business. : AGIOTAGE
113. Railroad assets. : ROLLINGSTOCK
114. Newspaper men. : SCRIBES
115. Starts the day. : AWAKES
116. Villeins. : ESNES
1. At full speed. : AMAIN
2. Anyone very much behind the times. : RIPVANWINKLE
3. Source of water. : ARTESIANWELL
4. ___ Nichi, supreme power of Japanese Buddhism. : DAI
5. St. John, ___, Romans. : ACTS
6. Calls. : BEDUBS
7. Act. : OPERATE
8. In the preceding month: Abbr. : ULT
9. Girl's name. : RAE
10. An organic whole. : SYSTEM
11. Nancy's husband. : ESTES
12. Noted British conductor. : BEECHAM
13. High-brow. : ESTHETE
14. Powerful solvents. : ETHERS
15. Time: Fr. : FOIS
16. Wife of Athamas. : INO
17. Most invigorating. : NIPPIEST
18. Delightful entertainments. : GAIETIES
20. Actress Velez. : LUPE
22. Table linen. : NAPERY
28. Fictional soldier of Louis XIII. : ATHOS
31. Lickety-brindle. : HASTILY
33. Miss Trent. : NELL
35. Hits flies. : SWATS
37. Day's work. : STINT
39. Running wild. : AMOK
43. Custom of marriage within a tribe. : ENDOGAMY
45. Part of a stairway. : NEWEL
46. Football rooter. : COED
47. Hindemith's specialty. : MUSIC
48. Mamie's second name. : GENEVA
50. Word of contempt. : PAH
51. Baker's wrapping material. : BREADBAG
53. Eats out. : DINES
55. Church income. : ANNAT
56. Amble. : PADNAG
58. Summa ___ laude. : CUM
60. ___ desperandum. : NIL
61. Kansas exponent of nephalism. : CARRIENATION
62. HST's plane. : INDEPENDENCE
63. Discrimination. : TASTE
66. Mrs. Siddons. : SARAH
68. Pope's favorite verse form. : COUPLET
70. Unsophisticated humor. : CORN
71. One way of saying no. : NAH
73. Gets the short end. : LOSES
74. Top. : CREST
76. Follower of the Santa Maria. : NINA
78. Sunday attire. : GLADRAGS
79. Gulf of Venice. : ADRIATIC
80. Timbrophilist's delight. : STAMP
81. Lancelot's uncle. : BORS
83. Novelist Christie. : AGATHA
84. Usual part of canoe trip. : PORTAGE
85. Snowballs. : AMASSES
87. Presidential pet. : SCOTTIE
90. Mummy's symbol of immortality. : SCARAB
91. Confab. : POWWOW
92. Indo-Europeans. : ARYANS
96. Port in S. E. Iraq. : BASRA
98. Edifice: Abbr. : BLDG
100. What a zetetic does. : SEEKS
102. Of the constellation Whale. : CETI
104. Injured: Fr. : LESE
107. Rocky peak. : TOR
109. Anything highflown. : ELA
110. Leather. : ELK
111. Army officers: Abbr. : LTS

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 24 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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