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FIGURATIVELY SPEAKING

New York Times, Sunday, March 1, 1953

Author: Ralph Anderson
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 144, Blocks: 65, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 539 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 128, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,351
Across Down
1. Lay figure. : PUPPET
7. Vivid and concise sketch. : PROFILE
14. Indelible figure. : TATTOO
20. Awn. : ARISTA
21. Falls back. : RETIRES
22. City on the Somme. : AMIENS
23. Two-edged sword. : RAPIER
24. Pressing. : EXIGENT
25. Ambassador from France. : BONNET
26. Cuckoo. : ANI
27. ___ pop. : SODA
29. Either of the Queens. : CUNARDER
31. Soul: French. : AME
32. Force. : DINT
34. “The merry friar.” : TUCK
36. Make good. : REPAIR
37. Look closely or hastily. : SCAN
38. More than willing. : EAGER
40. Form figures. : SHAPE
42. British statesman. : EDE
43. Lavish. : SPEND
44. Month: Abbr. : SEPT
46. It goes with “a bottle of rum.” : YOHO
48. Halting-place: French. : ETAPE
50. A figure by Bartholdi. : STATUE
53. Origins. : GENESES
55. Strait-___. : LACED
58. His figures are out of this world. : EINSTEIN
60. Inhabitant of an Italian island. : SARD
61. Kissed and told. : TATTLED
63. Meaningful date. : ERA
64. Sudden turn in a river. : ELBOW
66. He acted in “The Iceman Cometh.” : DIGGES
68. Ancient people of Gaul. : REMI
69. Flavor. : SAPOR
71. Diving duck. : SMEW
73. Communist group. : CELL
74. Composer of “The Rosary.” : NEVIN
75. Entrepot of S. Arabia. : ADEN
76. Garden tool. : WEEDER
78. Quotidian. : DAILY
80. Dog’s ___. : AGE
81. Luke Short’s forte. : WESTERN
83. Narrow valley. : GLEN
85. Mahonri Young, for instance. : SCULPTOR
87. Part of a cask. : STAVE
88. Blushes. : REDDENS
90. Spanish blade. : TOLEDO
91. French income. : RENTE
93. Oxford. : SHOE
94. Italian river. : RENO
95. Set about. : BEGIN
98. Chester Bowles once headed it. : OPA
100. Come afterward. : ENSUE
102. Violin: Colloq. : STRAD
106. Hodgepodge. : OLIO
107. A certain hit, in cricket. : FOURER
109. Vigor. : SNAP
111. Kalman operetta. : SARI
112. Hindu molasses. : GUR
113. Figurative stamp of good quality. : HALLMARK
115. Defect. : FLAW
117. Members of the G. O. P. : INS
118. Muddled. : ADDLED
120. Cloy. : SATIATE
122. Artist of the hourglass-figure days. : GIBSON
124. Kindle again. : RELUME
125. Toothless. : EDENTAL
126. Satin dress fabric: Fr. : ETOILE
127. Nervous thrill. : TREMOR
128. Muralist of the Boston Library. : SARGENT
129. Beverage mixture. : SHANDY
1. Easter pageantry. : PARADE
2. Her symbols, a globe and staff. : URANIA
3. Decorative icing. : PIPING
4. ___ Upsilon. : PSI
5. Nous sommes, vous ___. : ETES
6. Fortune-teller’s card. : TAROT
7. Give earnest advice. : PREACH
8. King. : REX
9. Auditory. : OTIC
10. What Nike of Samothrace appeared as. : FIGUREHEAD
11. One of the Hours. : IRENE
12. Delaware Indian : LENAPE
13. Platforms. : ESTRADES
14. One of N. Y.’s forty-three Congressmen. : TABER
15. Artist’s cupid. : AMOR
16. Ingredient of solder. : TIN
17. A-Q or K-J. : TENACE
18. Kind of dog. : ONEMAN
19. Belgian seaport. : OSTEND
28. The earth. : DUST
30. Recommended for some figures. : DIET
33. Happenings on Monte Bella and Yucca Flat. : TESTS
35. He stars with Jeanmaire. : KAYE
37. Ghostly figure. : SPECTRE
39. West Berlin political figure. : REUTER
41. She sings Gilda. : PONS
43. Squabble. : SPAT
45. One of Queen Victoria’s prime ministers. : PEEL
47. Court fop in “Hamlet.” : OSRIC
49. Heigh-ho! : ALAS
50. A crossruff. : SEESAW
51. Angry speeches. : TIRADES
52. Reverse of a dactyl. : ANAPEST
53. Little old man. : GNOME
54. Sharp. : EDGED
56. Promote. : ELEVATE
57. Hero. : DEMIGOD
59. Famous figure in drama. : IBSEN
61. Purposive. : TELIC
62. Money in Mexico. : DINERO
65. Piece of pie. : WEDGE
67. Secy. of Treasury under Wilson. : GLASS
70. Smallest of five. : ONTARIO
72. Joins closely. : WELDS
74. Symbol of luxury. : NYLONS
76. Woman in the British navy. : WREN
77. It diverts the attention. : REDHERRING
79. Clay cement. : LUTE
82. Quits. : EVEN
84. Ramsay and Travers discovered it, 1898. : NEON
86. Intrigues. : PLOTS
88. Beats back. : REPULSES
89. Cape. : NESS
92. Make figures on leather. : TOOL
94. Sincere. : REAL
95. Skipper of the African Queen. : BOGART
96. Escape artist. : ELUDER
97. Streamliner of a figure. : GIRDLE
99. Pride of Philip II. : ARMADA
101. Not sensed. : UNFELT
103. Bluish-red. : RAISIN
104. Mr. President of radio. : ARNOLD
105. Maker of animated figures. : DISNEY
107. He will cover your bet. : FADER
108. Trencherman. : EATER
110. Trainbearers. : PAGES
113. Blood: Comb. form. : HEMO
114. Miss Hardcastle. : KATE
116. Attended by. : WITH
119. Abner’s friend. : LUM
121. Outdoor color. : TAN
123. Kin of a tippet. : BOA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 15 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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