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SOMEWHAT GEOGRAPHICAL

New York Times, Sunday, February 10, 1952

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.41, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 650 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 154, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 30
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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 966
Across
1. Stocking ornament. : CLOCK
6. Candidate in a current election. : NEHRU
11. Ali ___. : BABA
15. Capital of Eritrea. : ASMARA
21. Outlaw, in Japan. : RONIN
22. Nobel winner in literature, 1948. : ELIOT
23. Aid and ___. : ABET
24. Moved quickly. : LEAPED
25. Act in concert. : UNITE
26. Desire to roam. : WANDERLUST
28. Watches, the Rhone, and the League of Nations. : GENEVA
29. Groom's response. : IDO
30. American elk. : WAPITI
32. Mounted stagecoach guard. : OUTRIDER
34. Milk toast. : PAP
35. Favorite ___. : SONS
37. Hydrocarbons. : NONENES
39. Pianist Templeton. : ALEC
40. Golden in color. : GILT
41. Enclosed in a globe. : ENSPHERED
43. Tarry. : STOP
46. Stand firm. : ABIDE
48. Rail at. : RANT
49. Town on the Hudson. : ESOPUS
51. Quiver. : TREMBLE
55. Gov. Clinton of N. Y. : DEWITT
58. Home county of Mark Twain's jumping frog. : CALAVERAS
61. Plant mite. : ACARID
62. Islands in Galway Bay. : ARANS
63. Tennis exchange. : RALLY
64. Vex: Colloq. : RILE
65. Begetting. : SIRING
66. Something that obscures. : MIST
67. Wax: Latin. : CERA
68. Pacific terminus of Yellowstone Trail. : SEATTLE
71. Sheriff's star. : BADGE
72. Tributary of the Rhine. : NAHE
73. Cupids. : AMORS
75. Corset string. : STAYLACE
77. Fourth word of Genesis. : GOD
78. Angry. : IREFUL
80. The Ruhr, the Krupps, and rubble. : ESSEN
82. Wagner heroine. : ISOLDE
84. Footed vase. : URN
86. Reflect. : MEDITATE
88. Most important Balkan transportation center. : SOFIA
90. Sword. : EPEE
93. Star of silent movies. : NEGRI
95. Northernmost of Virgin Islands. : ANEGADA
97. Minnesinger. : POET
98. Topers. : SOTS
99. Supplies what is wanted. : CATERS
101. Hebrew lyre. : ASOR
102. A trout: Var. : CHARR
104. Useful iron and steel. : SCRAP
105. Hebrew name for God. : ADONAI
106. Site of Nobel Institute. : STOCKHOLM
108. Deserving. : WORTHY
109. State councils. : SENATES
111. High and dry. : ASHORE
112. City in Colombia. : CALI
113. Splendid. : REGAL
115. Weasel-like wildcat. : EYRA
116. Lake Erie port in Ohio. : ASHTABULA
121. Source of penicillin. : MOLD
124. Old Glory. : FLAG
126. Goldenseal. : EYEROOT
128. Mr. Holden. : EBEN
129. River in Ethiopia. : OMO
130. Prime Minister Malan's capital. : PRETORIA
133. A sugar. : TALOSE
135. Sinatra's Gardner. : AVA
136. African hunt. : SAFARI
138. Things that last. : ETERNITIES
140. Shaped like a volcano. : CONED
142. False. : UNTRUE
143. Simulate. : SHAM
144. Love: German. : MINNE
145. Point of view. : ANGLE
146. Catalogued. : LISTED
147. Cloth from mulberry bark. : TAPA
148. Nuisances. : PESTS
149. Belief in God. : DEISM
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1. Holiday sea. : CRUISE
2. Soho, Fleet Street, Bow Bells, and fog. : LONDON
3. Oliver ___, English novelist. : ONIONS
4. Townsman. : CIT
5. Understood. : KNEW
6. Naval base, Torpedo Station, and the 400. : NEWPORT
7. Astolat maid. : ELAINE
8. Intimated. : HINTED
9. French sculptor. : RODIN
10. Uintah. : UTE
11. Wildcat of Sumatra. : BALU
12. Border on. : ABUT
13. East Indian falcon. : BESRA
14. Ancient king. : ATTILA
15. Spanish port near Gibraltar. : ALGECIRAS
16. Prophet. : SEER
17. Island in the Irish Sea. : MAN
18. Great serpent of Egyptian myth. : APEPI
19. German name for Tallinn. : REVAL
20. Accommodate. : ADAPT
27. City on the Don. : ROSTOV
31. Concerning. : ANENT
33. Liability. : DEBT
36. Runner. : SPRINTER
38. Magazine pieces. : ESSAYS
40. Part of the Talmud. : GEMARA
42. Stovepipes. : HATS
44. Conduct. : OPERATE
45. Early settlers in America. : PURITANS
47. Measure for loudness of noise. : DECIBEL
49. Part of a farmhouse. : ELL
50. Piquant. : SALTY
52. P. T. Barnum was once its mayor. : BRIDGEPORT
53. Slang. : LINGO
54. Sharpened. : EDGED
55. Denounce as a failure. : DAMN
56. Source of silk. : ERIA
57. Blair House, Howard U., Smithsonian, and cherry trees. : WASHINGTON
58. Where the PeeDee river flows. : CAROLINAS
59. Like a wing. : ALAR
60. Saddle-shaped. : SELLIFORM
63. Horses for remounts: Sp. : REMUDA
67. Bistro. : CAFE
69. Early chariot. : ESSED
70. More facile. : EASIER
74. A dolphin from its beak. : SEAGOOSE
76. Ulster. : COAT
79. Arabian chieftain's realm. : EMIRATE
81. Like poi. : STARCHY
83. Delineate. : DESCRIBE
84. Cooper's Mohican. : UNCAS
85. English author. : READE
87. Seed coating. : TESTA
89. Girl's name. : OPAL
91. Eskimos, Smith Sound, and ice. : ETAH
92. See. : ESPY
94. Fox: Var. : RENARD
96. Lake near Loch Katrine. : ACHRAY
100. Vanquisher of the Nibelungs. : SIEGFRIED
103. Garden tool. : HOE
104. Stage direction. : SOLA
107. Rhee's tongue. : KOREAN
108. He wrote, "How doth the little busy bee . . . " : WATTS
110. Ready market. : SALE
112. Elects. : CHOOSES
114. Last issued. : LATEST
116. Punjab tribe. : ARAINS
117. Channel between Isle of Wight and England. : SOLENT
118. 700-mi. tributary of the Congo. : UBANGI
119. Makes flat. : LEVELS
120. Chaplet or garland. : ANADEM
121. The Tigris, oil fields and Iraqi. : MOSUL
122. Arabians. : OMANI
123. Warehouse rooms. : LOFTS
125. German city. : GOTHA
127. Little Henrietta. : ETTIE
130. Little Susie's sister. : PRUE
131. Garner. : REAP
132. Radio girl. : IRMA
134. Plant changed by environment. : ECAD
137. Ruskin's theme. : ART
139. Gremlin. : IMP
141. Anybody. : ONE

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 20 debuted here and reused later, 18 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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