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WHO’S WHO

New York Times, Sunday, February 15, 1953

Author:
Sergei Tilart
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 83, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 668 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 140, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 24
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,337
Across
1. Pointers. : WANDS
6. New Governor of Maine. : CROSS
11. French port. : BREST
16. Former husband of Rita. : ORSON
21. Native of Unalaska. : ALEUT
22. Artery. : AORTA
23. Former Met star. : EAMES
24. New Senator from Maine. : PAYNE
25. Subject of Ives-Humphrey bill. : FAIREMPLOYMENTPRACTICES
29. Home of many corporations. : DELAWARE
30. Part of a shoe. : LACE
31. Race track men. : TRAINERS
32. Mulberry bark. : TAPA
33. Copyright infringers. : PIRATES
36. Kin of a social climber. : SNOB
37. Natives of Afghanistan. : KAFIRS
40. Arizona city. : MESA
41. Tributary of the Mississippi. : RED
43. Wild ass. : ONAGER
47. Nobel prize poet. : ELIOT
48. One of the four freedoms. : WANT
49. He wrote “Midcentury Journey.” : SHIRER
52. Last of the Caesars. : NERO
53. Nobel prize winner in literature, 1929. : MANN
54. Knox or Dix. : FORT
55. Refrigeration product. : ICECUBE
56. Millay, Ferber. : EDNAS
57. Where Patagonia is: Abbr. : ARG
58. British Minister of Defense. : ALEXANDER
60. Middle East oil center. : MOSUL
62. Part of i. e. : EST
63. Ribs: Arch. : LIERNES
65. Fancy dive. : GAINER
67. Girl: Spanish : NINA
68. Arikara. : REE
69. Part of Greece. : CRETE
70. Artist of “painted music.” : COROT
71. Relative of the giraffe. : OKAPI
73. He fought Louis in 1937. : FARR
74. He wrote “Don Juan in Hell.” : GBS
75. Cushion cloth. : DENIM
76. ___ avibus (under good auspices): Lat. : BONIS
77. Kin of a dame. : GAL
78. According to: Italian. : ALLA
80. Tropical tree. : BALSA
81. The “B” in Ivy B. Priest. : BAKER
82. Lively. : CRISP
84. Cote sound. : BAA
85. Pseudonym of the Brontës. : BELL
86. He marries Amy. : LAURIE
88. City in New Jersey. : BOONTON
90. Newspaper items. : ADS
91. ___ law. : SALIC
93. Strong point of a democracy. : FREEPRESS
95. Palm leaf. : OLA
96. Floria ___. : TOSCA
98. Depth bombs: Slang. : ASHCANS
100. City in Rumania. : IASI
101. Part of a Homburg. : BRIM
102. Czech river : EGER
103. Cooks in a certain way. : STEAMS
104. Piggy bank item. : CENT
105. Tennessee Congressman. : REECE
106. Japanese naval station. : SASEBO
109. Sanskrit: Abbr. : SKT
110. Plectrum. : PICK
111. Beats. : PULSES
112. Bounces. : DAPS
114. Mathias, for instance. : ATHLETE
117. Military cap. : KEPI
118. Part of a track meet. : MILERACE
122. MCMLIII. : YEAR
123. Circus equipment. : TRAPEZES
127. Famous philatelist. : FRANKLINDELANOROOSEVELT
131. Belgian marble. : RANCE
132. Mrs. Hobby. : OVETA
133. 15th word of the Preamble of the Constitution. : UNION
134. Plead again. : REBEG
135. Scoffer’s retort. : SNEER
136. Coal, air and water. : NYLON
137. Lake, source of Blue Nile. : TSANA
138. Brief quiet. : TRUCE
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1. Egyptian party. : WAFD
2. Wings. : ALAE
3. Man’s name. : NEIL
4. Lifetime. : DURATION
5. Tributary of the Yukon. : STEWART
6. Director, won three Oscars. : CAPRA
7. Anna Leonowens, for instance. : ROLE
8. Spanish gold. : ORO
9. Dior is one. : STYLIST
10. City on the Volga. : SAMARA
11. He wrote “John Brown’s Body.” : BENET
12. Gnawer. : RAT
13. Ruler: Abbr. : EMP
14. Spanish muralist. : SERT
15. Great moguls. : TSARS
16. Part of many contracts. : OPTION
17. Part of the solar spectrum. : RAINBAND
18. Indian groom. : SYCE
19. Odd fellow. : ONER
20. Noun suffix. : NESS
26. Cartograms. : MAPS
27. Kin of M. S. A. : ECA
28. “Arma virumque ___.” : CANO
33. Geometric figures. : PENTAGONS
34. Composer Coates. : ERIC
35. Researcher’s goal. : SERUM
37. Turkey’s Ataturk. : KEMAL
38. Visigoth king. : ALARIC
39. Dinner table articles. : FINGERGLASSES
40. Famous comedy team. : MARX
42. Graceful. : DEBONAIR
44. Rural meeting places. : GENERALSTORES
45. Office item. : ERASER
46. List. : ROSTER
48. Afflictions. : WOES
49. Bloodhound’s lead. : SCENT
50. The vicinity. : HERE
51. Tastes again. : RESIPS
54. Vanish. : FLEE
55. “How are you?” for instance. : IDIOM
56. Guido’s note. : ELA
58. Hill dwellers. : ANTS
59. Of the nostrils. : NARIAL
61. Single: Comb. form. : UNI
64. Biblical name. : REBA
66. Man who has received “Greetings.” : ROOKIE
70. Members of the Philharmonic. : CELLISTS
72. Part of an armored suit. : KNEEPIECE
73. American League batting leader. : FAIN
75. 11th Vice President : DALLAS
76. Unmasks. : BARES
77. Thick fabric: Fr. : GROS
78. Slows down. : ABATES
79. Largest lake in Europe. : LADOGA
80. Miss Lillie. : BEA
81. Gracie’s George. : BURNS
82. “___ Fan Tutte,” Mozart opera. : COSI
83. Law enforcers. : POLICE
85. Scout organization. : BSA
87. Freemasonry group: Abbr. : AFAM
88. Second to none. : BEST
89. V. I. P.’s : NAMES
92. ___, OGPU, NKVD. : CHEKA
94. General or admiral. : RANK
97. Renaissance sideboard. : CREDENCE
99. Famous suffragist. : CATT
101. Christian, Jew or Moslem. : BELIEVER
104. Fruit trees. : CITRONS
105. He built Yankee Stadium. : RUPPERT
107. Carnival man. : BARKER
108. Birthstone. : OPAL
110. What G. W. Carver experimented with. : PEANUT
111. What Mendel experimented with. : PEAS
113. Family member. : SCION
115. Mayor of N. Y. C., 1913–25. : HYLAN
116. Pasture. : LEA
117. Money in Goteborg. : KRONA
118. Members of N. A. M. : MFRS
119. Where they spend rials. : IRAN
120. Fixed route. : LANE
121. Begrudge. : ENVY
123. Red wood. : TOON
124. Beast of burden. : ZEBU
125. Property of amber: Abbr. : ELEC
126. Storage: Abbr. : STGE
128. Man’s nickname. : DEL
129. Where Ike was, 1944. : ETO
130. Inlet. : RIA

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 14 debuted here and reused later, 14 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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