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PEOPLE AND PLACES

New York Times, Sunday, February 3, 1952

Author:
Diana Sessions
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 162, Blocks: 81, Avg Word Len: 5.53, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 649 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 172, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 36
Diana R. Sessions has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 959
Across
1. Diplomatic act. : GESTURE
8. Describing the path of a planet. : ORBITAL
15. Alters. : REVISES
22. Conveyed to a distance: Var. : ELOINED
23. Courageous. : LEONINE
24. Member of Wine and Food Society. : EPICURE
25. First citizen of Oxford, Miss. : WILLIAMFAULKNER
27. Indian city. : JODHPUR
28. Run wild. : GAD
29. Unfeigned. : TRUE
30. City on the Willamette River. : SALEM
31. Yield. : CEDE
32. Girl's nickname. : EDE
33. Blackbirds. : ANIS
35. Obstruct. : SNAG
37. Skill in meeting a situation. : RESOURCE
39. Facial expression. : GRIN
40. Physicist's displacement law. : WIENS
42. Cheerless. : DRAB
44. Courage. : GRIT
45. Hitler's ___ Guard. : ELITE
46. Limit too closely. : SCRIMP
48. Positive. : SURE
50. Small weight. : DRAM
51. Famous theatrical family. : STONES
52. Utter. : PURE
54. Football passes. : LATERALS
56. Exclamation of surprise. : WHAT
57. Doorkeeper. : JANITOR
60. Hard wheat. : DURUM
61. War agency. : OWI
63. Wild duck. : TEAL
66. Algerian seaport. : ORAN
67. Frequently. : UNSELDOM
70. Spell of cold weather. : SNAP
71. City in Sicily. : ENNA
72. Outstanding woman golfer. : BERG
73. Orders. : DECREES
74. Historic London tavern. : MITRE
75. June 6, 1944. : DDAY
76. Man's name: Abbr. : LOR
77. Leader of rebellion, 1786. : SHAYS
78. Where the Panthéon is. : PARIS
79. Time. : ERA
80. ___ vital. : ELAN
82. Marks to let stand. : STETS
83. Ornamental screen behind an altar. : REREDOS
85. Comprehended. : KNEW
86. State flower of Utah. : SEGO
87. City on Lake Titicaca. : PUNO
88. Hospital doctor. : RESIDENT
89. Girl's name. : ETTA
90. Sirius, for instance. : STAR
91. Peer's mother. : ASE
92. Wish for. : COVET
93. Contradict. : GAINSAY
95. Decree ___. : NISI
97. Creator of M. Poirot and Miss Marple. : CHRISTIE
100. Oliver Hardy's friend. : STAN
101. City in Pennsylvania. : EASTON
103. Greek letters. : TAUS
104. Amo, ___, amat. : AMAS
106. Issue. : EMERGE
110. Gardner's command. : FLEET
111. Victor's reward. : PALM
112. Tosser of the golden apple. : ERIS
114. Dim with tears. : BLEAR
115. Paroxysms. : FITS
116. Wet by spattering. : BEDABBLE
120. List of candidates: Scot. : LEET
122. Rail. : SORA
123. Part of a circus. : ACT
124. Full of grain. : OATY
125. Miss Massey. : ILONA
127. British sailor's ration. : GROG
129. Cape: Geog. : RAS
130. Small room. : CUBICLE
132. Where history has been made. : HEARTBREAKRIDGE
135. Flexible. : ELASTIC
136. Golda Myerson, for instance. : ISRAELI
137. Breaker of new ground. : PIONEER
138. One of Sir Malcolm Campbell's racing beaches. : DAYTONA
139. Managed. : STEERED
140. Messrs. Lindsay and Hughes. : HOWARDS
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1. Gimcracks. : GEWGAWS
2. Pertaining to certain essays. : ELIANIC
3. G. I. : SOLDIER
4. Sesame. : TIL
5. A squad or an army. : UNIT
6. Fosters. : REARS
7. Mr. Gwenn of Hollywood. : EDMUND
8. Norse name. : OLA
9. Defendant: Law. : REUS
10. Clayey. : BOLAR
11. Linen tape. : INKLE
12. Antler's prongs. : TINES
13. Record made by a wind gauge. : ANEMOGRAM
14. Irish sea god. : LER
15. Discard. : REJECT
16. Lyric poem. : EPODE
17. See, in footnotes. : VIDE
18. "___ dien." : ICH
19. Landlords' myrmidons. : SUPERINTENDENTS
20. Scholarly. : ERUDITE
21. Tranquilizes. : SERENES
26. Worrier's forte. : FEARS
31. Alabama's team. : CRIMSONTIDE
34. Shooting from cover. : SNIPING
36. Frenchman. : GAUL
38. River into the Caspian. : URAL
39. Gazed with exultation. : GLOATED
41. A bit of soot. : SMUT
43. Omar and family. : BRADLEYS
45. Common suffix. : ETH
47. Of high estate. : PROUD
49. Chopin composed many. : ETUDES
50. Cylindrical box. : DRUM
51. Pilfer: Slang. : SWIPE
53. Man's name. : ERNESTUS
55. Valentine symbol. : EROS
57. There are about 270,000 in New York. : JOBLESS
58. Small interstice. : AREOLET
59. It contains Rhode, Prudence and Conanicut Islands. : NARRAGANSETTBAY
62. "Johnny Zero," "White Cliffs of Dover," etc. : WARSONGS
64. Inimical planet, in astrology. : ANARETA
65. One plan for buying. : LAYAWAY
68. Where Union College is. : SCHENECTADY
69. Thalia's sister. : ERATO
70. Fathered. : SIRED
74. Nautical. : MARITIME
78. Small change in Toledo. : PESETA
81. Rocks from Norway. : NORITES
82. Recipient of U. S. aid. : SPAIN
83. Turns, as a motor. : REVS
84. What Alaska wants to be. : STATE
85. Certain living quarters. : KENNELS
88. Kings: French. : ROIS
92. Softest. : CRUMBIEST
94. Poetic foot. : IAMB
96. Obstinate: Dial. : SOT
98. Pacific Island pine. : HALA
99. Governor Warren. : EARL
101. Reduced to insignificance. : EFFACED
102. Short cloak of ancient Rome. : ALICULA
105. Prolonged endeavor. : SIEGE
107. Salesman's delight. : REORDER
108. Put in a repair shop. : GARAGED
109. Schoolroom equipment. : ERASERS
111. Disease of the lemon. : PETECA
113. Child's head with wings. : SERAPH
116. Knight in Tennyson's "Idylls." : BALIN
117. Loud noise. : BLARE
118. Spaces between eye and bill of birds: Zool. : LORAE
119. Record. : ENTER
121. The second largest capital. : TOKIO
124. Eight: Comb. form. : OCTO
126. Qualified. : ABLE
128. Come to be. : GROW
131. Noun suffix. : IST
132. Pronoun. : HIS
133. Clear of. : RID
134. Girl's name. : INA

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 25 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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