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WORD-CATCHER

New York Times, Sunday, February 20, 1955

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 162, Blocks: 70, Avg Word Len: 5.67, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 666 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 186, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 27
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,063
Across
1. Zoo attraction. : BEARCUB
8. French philosopher. : ABELARD
15. Discourse upon. : DISSERT
22. On the way. : ENROUTE
23. Entertainment time. : MATINEE
24. Shunner. : AVOIDER
25. Dealings outside the law. : RACKETS
26. Cloisonné surfaces. : ENAMELS
27. Choppy cross-current. : RIPTIDE
28. Girl's name. : AVA
29. Remove pitch. : DETAR
31. Hay grasses. : TIMOTHIES
33. Part of a giant's threat. : FUM
34. Sharp flavor. : TANG
36. Firmly fixed. : RIGID
38. Richly crowned. : TIARAED
39. An Azores island. : PICO
40. Accustom: Var. : ENURE
42. Indianapolis star. : RACER
44. Garnish. : ADORN
45. Holy: Latin. : SACER
46. Book of New Testament. : STMARK
48. Thief, from the Yiddish. : GANEF
50. Center of a hurricane. : EYE
51. Poets' concerns. : METERS
52. Novelist Stoker. : BRAM
54. Chemical compound. : NITRIDE
56. Berne's river. : AARE
57. Overturned. : CAPSIZED
61. Countenance. : MIEN
62. Guilty, evidently. : REDHANDED
67. British honor: Abbr. : OBE
68. Province of Egypt: Var. : FAYUM
70. Remnants. : ENDS
72. Able to change or conform. : ADAPTIVE
73. Celtic singer. : BARD
75. Despots. : NEROS
77. Quotes. : CITES
79. Feudal lords. : LIEGES
80. Whitened. : BLUED
82. Popular-style residences. : RANCHHOUSES
85. It divides Paris. : SEINE
86. Forfeits. : LOSSES
88. Lowed. : MOOED
89. Excavation in a mine. : STOPE
91. A ripple of interest. : STIR
92. Legislative. : ENACTIVE
94. Where D. H. Lawrence worked. : TAOS
96. "And I'll be in Scotland ___ ye." : AFORE
98. Opposite of syn. : ANT
99. Putting into circulation. : RELEASING
101. Declares emphatically. : VOWS
103. Legendary inhabitants of Ireland. : FIRBOLGS
105. Unless: Lat. : NISI
106. Founder of art center in N. Y. : ROERICH
109. Tennis shots. : LOBS
110. Unbearable: Colloq. : DEADLY
113. Golf score. : PAR
114. Former Mormon leader and Senator. : SMOOT
116. Negligent. : REMISS
120. ___ of the Blest. : ISLES
121. Jakarta is ___ capital. : JAVAS
123. Type of energy. : SOLAR
125. Mother of Perseus. : DANAE
126. Noun suffix. : STER
127. Pictures. : DEPICTS
129. Kilt. : PLEAT
131. Girl in an old song. : NITA
132. Brothers. : MEN
133. Renders unfit to drink. : DENATURES
135. Change. : ALTER
137. Poetic contraction. : TIS
138. Moslem sacred book. : ALCORAN
140. State of having wings. : ALATION
142. Bound by an armistice. : TRUCIAL
144. Yugoslav. : SLOVENE
145. Revealed a secret. : TATTLED
146. Put into motion. : ACTUATE
147. Songbird. : TANAGER
148. Rubbers. : ERASERS
149. Settled snugly. : NESTLED
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1. Chides. : BERATES
2. Forward!: Fr. : ENAVANT
3. Secret. : ARCANUM
4. Korean soldier. : ROK
5. Signaled. : CUED
6. Speak. : UTTER
7. Put into brisk action. : BESTIR
8. ___ Beauty. : AMERICAN
9. Censorial action. : BAN
10. State: Fr. : ETAT
11. Curb. : LIMIT
12. Cause of pallor. : ANEMIA
13. Put a new film in. : RELOADED
14. A naval greyhound. : DESTROYER
15. Where Balboa first saw the Pacific. : DARIEN
16. Creeper-clad. : IVIED
17. Morsels of appeasement. : SOPS
18. Have a place. : SIT
19. Structure. : EDIFICE
20. Calorie counter. : REDUCER
21. Earthly quakes. : TREMORS
30. Amalekite king. : AGAG
32. Former envoy to Lebanon. : HARE
35. Snatches. : GRABS
37. Fabric. : DENIM
39. Certain inventors. : PATENTEES
41. Hilly region of Morocco. : ERRIF
43. Knot again. : RETIE
45. Ancient deity. : SERAPIS
47. "Waterfront" director. : KAZAN
49. Type of portal. : FRENCHDOORS
51. Taj ___. : MAHAL
53. Annie ___, founder of Barnard. : MEYER
55. Indian: Span. : INDIO
56. Total. : ADD
57. Deep-dish fruit pie. : COBBLER
58. Pearly shellfish. : ABALONE
59. A reading. : PERUSAL
60. Heartwood. : DURAMEN
63. Slacken. : EASEOFF
64. Of the fingers. : DIGITAL
65. "Some Enchanted ___." : EVENING
66. Black Rock and Mojave. : DESERTS
69. Single: Prefix. : MONO
71. Symington and Erwin. : STUS
74. Line below the main part of type. : DESCENDER
76. Highlander. : SCOT
78. This: Span. : ESTA
81. Minor points. : DETAILS
83. Throw with effort. : HEAVE
84. Mar. : SPOIL
87. Mollycoddle. : SISSY
90. Fault. : ERROR
93. Edward ___. : VII
95. Does the crawl. : SWIMS
97. Waned. : EBBED
100. Be pulled down. : GRAVITATE
102. Kitchen utensil. : SCOOP
104. Founder of the Ottoman Empire. : OSMAN
107. Prophetic. : ORACULAR
108. Dutch gin. : HOLLANDS
110. Remove upright spars. : DISMAST
111. Heroine of "Great Expectations." : ESTELLA
112. Needlepoint lace. : ALENCON
113. Family man. : PAPA
115. Chinese money of account. : TAEL
117. Sign in a certain way. : INITIAL
118. Surfeit. : SATIATE
119. A speedboat. : SEASLED
121. Sen. Capehart's colleague. : JENNER
122. Geologist's concern. : STRATA
124. Flexible cane. : RATTAN
127. Patriot of Franklin's day. : DEANE
128. Paving blocks. : SETTS
130. Widow's right: Scots Law. : TERCE
133. Sediment. : DREG
134. Drip: Dial. : SILE
136. Wheel's marks. : RUTS
139. Eggs. : OVA
141. Poetic contraction. : OER
143. Trim. : CUT

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 19 debuted here and reused later, 16 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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