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New York Times, Sunday, March 15, 1953

Author:
Roberta H. Morse
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 83, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 651 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 170, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 38
Roberta H. Morse has 64 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,365
Across
1. American Indian star. : TALLCHIEF
10. Customs. : USAGES
16. Ratify. : AFFIRM
22. Steel maker. : ACIERATER
23. Part of the Milky Way. : NEBULA
24. Kite. : ELANET
25. Accept a challenge. : TAKEADARE
26. Native terrorist group in Kenya. : MAUMAU
27. When this bobs, you’ve got a bite. : RODTIP
28. Particle. : ACE
29. Misrepresent. : BELIE
30. Substitutes: Abbr. : ALTS
31. Oil-yielding tree. : EBOE
33. Phi ___ Sigma. : ETA
34. Operatic cycle. : RING
36. Certain igneous rocks. : SYENITES
38. Business partners: Abbr. : BROS
39. City on the Oka. : OREL
40. Black buck of India. : SASIN
42. To dream: Fr. : REVER
43. Writer Chase. : ILKA
44. A continent: Comb. form. : AFRO
45. River bank. : RIPA
48. Mr. Caesar and others. : SIDS
49. Actor ___ Lancaster. : BURT
50. Power. : STEAM
51. Sewing equipment. : NEEDLECASE
55. Heroine of “Last of the Mohicans.” : CORA
56. Look out!: Spanish. : ALERTA
57. Miss Gardner. : AVA
58. Gov. Warren. : EARL
59. Storage pit. : SILO
62. Henry Morgan. : BUCCANEER
64. Famous name in the theatre. : GISH
66. The Great Barrier. : REEF
68. Culmination. : NOON
70. One of the Carolines. : TRUK
71. To the point that. : UNTIL
73. New President of Mexico. : CORTINES
76. Very eager. : ATIPTOE
81. These cover the poles. : ICECAPS
84. Jumble. : PIE
85. Garden tool. : HOE
86. Maxwell D. Taylor. : GENERAL
87. Frenzied. : BERSERK
88. Pilfer: Slang. : SCROUNGE
91. North Koreans, in G. I. talk. : GOOKS
92. Campanella and others. : ROYS
94. Composer of “Bill.” : KERN
95. Shape of the President’s Reception Room. : OVAL
98. Old Lopez tune. : NOLA
99. Swindler of the 1860’s. : BOSSTWEED
104. Defeats at bridge. : SETS
106. Spring bloom. : IRIS
108. Money in Spain: Abbr. : PES
109. Part of a Lewis Carroll title. : ALICES
110. Go away. : QUIT
112. Newspaper stars. : COLUMNISTS
115. Cotton fabrics. : LENOS
116. Eject. : OUST
117. Receive as a reward. : REAP
119. Dutch name for the Meuse. : MAAS
120. Word: Comb. form. : LOGO
121. Little lion dog. : PEKE
122. Eyed. : OGLED
124. NATO network from Norway to Italy. : RADAR
128. Formerly. : ERST
129. Telephone signal. : BUSY
130. Retired top-notch boxer. : SUGARRAY
133. Clare Luce’s assignment. : ROME
134. Defendants: Lat. : REI
135. “Hurry up” ___, at Michigan. : YOST
136. Strip of wood. : LATH
137. First-rate things. : AONES
139. Apron top. : BIB
140. Irving Berlin’s “Say It ___.” : ISNTSO
142. One of the Dionne Quints. : EMILIE
144. Capable of being distorted. : TWISTABLE
146. Closer. : NIGHER
147. 1884 novel. : RAMONA
148. Prizing. : ESTEEMING
149. Names meaning “with divine helmet.” : ANSELS
150. Went astray. : SINNED
151. Porpoises. : SEASWINES
Down
1. Genghis Khan’s hordes. : TATARS
2. Shrub of the mimosa family. : ACACIA
3. Compares. : LIKENS
4. Southern hero. : LEE
5. Crosspatch. : CRAB
6. Grim god of the lower world. : HADES
7. Historic peninsula. : ITALY
8. Spookier. : EERIER
9. State of being autonomous. : FREENESS
10. Odd. : UNMATED
11. Officials of weights and measures. : SEALERS
12. Touches. : ABUTS
13. Trees. : GUMS
14. Anything high flown. : ELA
15. Delicatessen specialty. : SAUERKRAUT
16. Flying machines. : AEROS
17. Arctic ice sheet. : FLOE
18. Craze. : FAD
19. Clash. : INTERFERE
20. Repeat. : REITERATE
21. Site of great telescope. : MTPALOMAR
32. Pinnace. : BOAT
35. Encircle. : GIRD
37. Plants. : IVIES
38. Advertising splurge. : BLURB
39. Made of grain. : OATEN
41. Where galleys floated. : NILE
43. Nigerian. : IBO
46. Fruit tree. : PEAR
47. City of Israel. : ACRE
50. Quenching. : SLAKING
51. General who deposed a king. : NAGUIB
52. Show. : EVINCE
53. Coming festival. : EASTER
54. Man’s name. : ALEC
55. Southern foray by moonlight. : COONHUNT
56. Sharp. : ACUTE
60. Concern. : INTEREST
61. Homme de ___ (lawyer): Fr. : LOI
63. Rugged rock. : CRAG
65. Sounds of a minor ailment. : HICS
67. Coxcombs. : FOPS
69. Gas. : NEON
72. Father of Odysseus. : LAERTES
74. Haystack. : RICK
75. Lily plant. : SEGO
77. Laborer. : PEON
78. Taylor’s men. : TROOPS
79. Sapling. : OAKLET
80. Part of Europe: German. : ELSASS
82. Ships: Poet. : PROWS
83. Hebrides isle, home of a terrier. : SKYE
89. Hematite. : ORE
90. Malfeasance. : EVIL
93. Withdraws into solitude. : SEQUESTERS
96. Kin of jack-in-the-pulpit. : ARUM
97. Ohio city. : LIMA
99. See 1 Across. : BALLERINA
100. Balsam. : OLEORESIN
101. Indians once resident along the Hudson. : SINGSINGS
102. Skedaddle. : SCOOT
103. Not luminous. : DUSKY
105. Milan’s music center. : SCALA
107. Tangle: Obs. : SNAR
111. Native: Suffix : ITE
113. Acts. : OPERATES
114. Munich’s river. : ISAR
116. Composer’s product. : OPUS
117. Entirely customary. : ROUTINE
118. Pseudo-intellectual: Slang. : EGGHEAD
123. Slight sleep. : DROWSE
125. Farm horse. : DOBBIN
126. Part of the signature of a British author. : AMILNE
127. Asks again. : REBEGS
129. Unmannerly ones. : BOORS
130. Paris art exhibit. : SALON
131. Santa ___. : ANITA
132. Affirmations. : YESES
135. Netherlands river: Var. : YSEL
136. Depict. : LIMN
138. Cook. : STEW
141. Article. : THE
143. French month. : MAI
145. En ___ (as a friend): Fr. : AMI

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 25 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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