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ROVING REPORTER

New York Times, Sunday, December 9, 1951

Author: John Roget
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { J X }, Scrabble score: 681 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 148, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 38
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 903
Across Down
1. Mr. "X" of the State Department. : KENNAN
7. Typist's concern. : SPACING
14. Israel's Foreign Minister. : SHARETT
21. Popular activity of 82nd Congress. : INQUIRY
22. Gaps. : LACUNAE
23. Character in Shakespeare. : HORATIO
24. Above the battle. : NEUTRAL
25. Sen. Taft in the Presidential contest. : ENTRANT
26. Outstanding. : EMINENT
27. Gunpowder, for instance. : TEA
28. Stayed there. : ABODE
30. 840 yds. of yarn. : HANK
31. Caused. : BRED
32. Facial blemish. : STY
33. Singer. : ALTO
35. Thin cakes. : SNAPS
37. Is unbalanced. : TEETERS
39. Rama IX is king here. : SIAM
40. Guards. : KEEPS
42. Involuntary muscular action. : SNEEZE
44. ___ going. : EASY
45. Representation. : IMAGE
46. Substitution. : ERSATZ
48. Suffer: Scot. : DREE
49. ___ Domini. : ANNO
50. German coins. : KRONEN
51. Well supplied: Slang. : LOUSY
53. Spanish painter. : DALI
55. Soviet trading company in U. S. : AMTORG
57. Split. : FISSURE
60. One in a Thousand. : ISLAND
62. Hollywood's Elephant Boy. : SABU
63. Newcomer: Colloq. : DEB
66. Saint Joan on Broadway. : UTA
67. Unusually strong being. : TITAN
69. Ancient port of Rome. : OSTIA
71. Full. : REPLETE
73. Tributary of the Neckar River. : REMS
75. Insensible. : CALLOUS
77. Mend. : KNIT
79. Silent: Music. : TACET
80. Lie in wait. : CROUCH
82. Fabulous California estate. : SANSIMEON
84. Maintain. : ASSERT
85. Washer. : LAVER
86. Scatters. : SOWS
87. Like poison ivy leaves. : TERNATE
89. Without: Lat. : SINE
90. "Victor of the Dardanelles," 1919. : ATATURK
92. Whey of milk. : SERUM
94. Calendar, civil and legal. : YEARS
96. Department of France. : VAR
97. "___ Bingle." : DER
98. Dress designer Chapman. : CEIL
100. Sung at morning prayer in Anglican Church. : TEDEUM
102. What many people rest on. : LAURELS
104. Badge of royalty. : DIADEM
106. City in Pas-de-Calais. : LENS
107. Confessor of James II of England. : PETRE
108. Pertaining to more than one man's family. : RACIAL
111. Resembling creeping plants. : VINY
113. Porous limestone. : TUFA
115. Son of Parosh: Bib. : EDDIAS
119. Star of "Kind Lady." : ETHEL
120. Russian hemp. : RINE
121. Esprit. : MORALE
123. City in Punjab. : SIMLA
124. Forth out of. : FROM
125. Chemical compound. : METHIDE
127. "Nor all your ___ nor Wit . . . " : PIETY
129. Vivian Blaine's role. : DOLL
130. Nobleman: Var. : LOR
131. Propose. : MOVE
132. Canine expressions of anger. : GRRS
134. French high school. : LYCEE
136. Man's name: Fr. : GUI
137. Adapted to both sexes. : EPICENE
139. First name of Japan's Prime Minister. : SHIGERU
141. One kind of time. : EASTERN
143. Elector. : CHOOSER
144. Deceiver at cards. : RENEGER
145. Business neophyte. : TRAINEE
146. British religious reformer (1492–1536). : TYNDALE
147. Monotonous. : IRKSOME
148. Motives. : CAUSES
1. Suppliant. : KNEELER
2. Reduces to the average. : EQUATES
3. Goober. : NUT
4. General Johnson headed it. : NIRA
5. A people in revolt. : ARABS
6. Black market commodity in Britain. : NYLONS
7. Unexpected success. : SLEEPER
8. Criticize severely: Slang. : PAN
9. Remedy for arthritis. : ACTH
10. Cleric. : CURATE
11. Lacking reason. : INANE
12. Durable cotton fabric. : NANKEEN
13. Take possession. : GET
14. Cooking aid. : SHERRY
15. Raymond Foley's field. : HOMES
16. Sere. : ARID
17. What Dewey did in 1948. : RAN
18. Periodical. : ETESIAN
19. Degree of coloring. : TINTAGE
20. Low-caste laborers of India. : TOTYMEN
21. Amount collected. : INTAKE
29. First-rate. : DANDY
31. Brooms. : BESOMS
34. Iridescent minerals. : OPALS
36. Distributes players evenly, in tennis tournaments. : SEEDS
38. 500-mile river in Kenya. : TANA
39. Noxious mixture: Colloq. : SMOG
41. Creator of Archie Goodwin. : STOUT
43. Diligent. : ZEALOUS
45. Bursts upon violently. : IRRUPTS
47. Where treaty ending Franco-Italian war was concluded, 1859. : ZURICH
49. "___ She Sweet?" : AINT
50. Japan's second seaport. : KOBE
52. Thin bristle. : SETA
54. Debility. : LASSITUDE
56. Caustic. : TART
57. Minked and sabled. : FURCLAD
58. Repeat. : ITERATE
59. Russian urn. : SAMOVAR
60. Relative types. : INLAWS
61. Ditch digger. : DIKER
63. Offer false evidence. : DECEIVE
64. "___ smiles his emptiness betray."—Pope. : ETERNAL
65. Improves. : BETTERS
68. Further. : ALSO
70. Pseudonym. : ANONYM
72. She of the delicate air. : LASS
74. Fatty tissue. : SUET
76. Beginning. : ONSET
78. Suffix denoting subfamilies: Zool. : INAE
81. Decisive. : CRUCIAL
83. Souvenir. : MEMENTO
84. Charge with air. : AERATE
86. Driving hazard. : SKID
88. Piece of gossip. : TALE
91. Existing. : REAL
93. Depend upon. : RELY
95. Irrational numbers. : SURDS
99. Descendant of Jacob. : LEVITE
101. Take unjustly. : USURP
103. Fixed over. : REDID
104. Carpe ___. : DIEM
105. Viet ___, Indo-China's communists. : MINH
107. Chairman of CBS. : PALEY
108. Muse. : REFLECT
109. Waste away. : ATROPHY
110. Embryonic membrane. : CHORION
112. Companion of 120 Down. : NEIGHER
114. Insolvency. : FAILURE
116. Girl's name. : IMOGENE
117. Snares. : ALLURES
118. Salty. : SALINE
120. Famous horseman. : REVERE
121. Absorbs. : MERGES
122. Favorite phrase of a King of Siam. : ETCETC
125. Nickel alloy. : MONEL
126. Slot machine item. : DRINK
128. Californian sumac. : YEARA
131. Plateau. : MESA
133. State flower of Utah. : SEGO
135. Isaac and Rebecca's son. : ESAU
138. Rockfish. : COD
139. Hindu title of respect. : SRI
140. Money sent: Abbr. : REM
142. Poetic contraction. : TIS

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 31 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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