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NAMES IN THE NEWS

New York Times, Sunday, March 23, 1952

Author:
W. E. Jones
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 665 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 146, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 28
W. E. Jones has 95 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 1,008
Across
1. Member of the Politburo. : MOLOTOV
8. Tree of Java. : UPAS
12. Armadillo. : PEBA
16. Verb form in the Ten Commandments. : SHALT
21. Something soothing. : ANODYNE
22. Josephine's palace. : MALMAISON
24. Plateau in Central Asia. : PAMIR
25. Calumniates. : DEFAMES
26. Spruced up. : TITIVATED
27. Blot out. : ERASE
28. Pack ___. : RAT
29. Spots on playing cards. : PIPS
31. Rescue. : DELIVER
32. Does grammar homework. : PARSES
33. City and isle in England. : ELYS
35. Bargain: Colloq. : DEAL
37. Another name for Tallinn. : REVEL
38. Greek verb tenses. : AORISTS
39. Stately vehicles. : CHARIOTS
42. Learning. : LORE
44. Allot. : METE
45. Where R. L. S. died. : SAMOA
48. Card game. : LOO
49. Orbit of influence. : SPHERE
52. Receptacles. : CASES
53. Fished with a net. : TRAWLED
56. Wife of Shah Pahlevi. : SORAYA
58. Sun worshiper of Peru. : INCAN
60. Vase. : URN
61. Man's name. : ERIC
63. Dancing and singing star. : KELLY
64. Gelett Burgess creation. : GOOP
65. Doily. : MAT
68. Dickens' pseudonym. : BOZ
69. Greek god. : EROS
71. French season. : ETE
72. Squander. : DISSIPATE
74. Chatter. : GAB
76. Small change in Lisbon. : CENTAVO
78. Famous street in Hollywood. : VINE
79. Colors lightly. : TINTS
80. Most reasonable. : SANEST
82. Well-known dress designer. : VALENTINA
84. Perfumed pad. : SACHET
85. Inclined. : ATILT
86. British U. N. man. : JEBB
87. Corporeal. : SOMATIC
89. Where Emporia is: Abbr. : KAN
90. Improvers. : BETTERERS
92. Mindanao tribesman. : ATA
93. Character in "Quo Vadis." : NERO
94. ___ thumper. : TUB
96. O. W. I.'s magazine. : USA
97. ___ Nam. : VIET
98. Study group. : CLASS
100. Parisian couturier. : DIOR
102. Road covering. : TAR
103. Basso at the Met. : SIEPI
104. Article of clothing. : HALTER
106. Pointed. : SPICATE
108. Fiber. : RAMIE
111. Bequeath inalienably. : ENTAIL
113. Greek Aurora. : EOS
115. Capital of Crete. : CANEA
116. Man's name. : EBEN
117. Ship bound for adventure. : ARGO
118. More porous. : SPONGIER
121. Transfers. : ASSIGNS
123. Composer of "The Bohemian Girl." : BALFE
127. Goat-man. : FAUN
128. Camp ___, scene of parachute training. : DRUM
132. Canada's new Governor General. : MASSEY
133. Spotted. : MACULAR
135. Rodent. : PACA
137. Boswell's work. : ANA
138. Make proud. : ELATE
139. Bestows medals. : DECORATES
141. Stalin's son. : VASSILY
143. Functions. : ROLES
144. Something gained. : INCREMENT
145. Consort of Pericles. : ASPASIA
146. Clever. : SMART
147. Type of light. : NEON
148. Popular baritone. : EDDY
149. Parts of sonnets. : SESTETS
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1. Sierra ___. : MADRE
2. Former Ambassador to Philippines. : ONEAL
3. Sublime. : LOFTY
4. Harem room. : ODA
5. Part of a blast furnace. : TYMP
6. City in N. Y. : ONEIDA
7. Evening star. : VESPER
8. Defense measure rejected by the House. : UMT
9. Made amends. : PAID
10. Changes. : ALTERS
11. Look pleasant. : SMILE
12. Italian river to the Adriatic. : PIAVE
13. Actress Winwood. : ESTELLE
14. Afrikander. : BOER
15. Besides. : AND
16. Weapon. : SPEAR
17. Presidential adviser. : HARRIMAN
18. Collects. : AMASSES
19. Girl's name. : LISETTE
20. Chevelure. : TRESSES
23. Tel ___. : AVIV
30. Flying jib. : SAIL
32. He wrote "The Black Cat." : POE
34. Lighter. : SCOW
36. Creator of Lorelei Lee. : LOOS
38. Sandy. : ARENOSE
40. Vigorous. : HALE
41. Captured. : TOOK
43. Sprang. : ORIGINATED
45. Part of a ticket. : STUB
46. Takes upon one's self. : ARROGATES
47. Flowering shrub of western U. S. : MANZANITA
49. Senator from Massachusetts. : SALTONSTALL
50. Famous name in journalism. : PYLE
51. Farm product. : HAY
52. Per ___. : CAPITA
54. Upright. : ERECT
55. Boding ill. : DIRE
57. Town officer. : REEVE
59. Birthplace of Hippocrates. : COS
62. Exchanging for an equivalent. : CONVERTING
65. Peter Minuit's bargain. : MANHATTAN
66. Make thin. : ATTENUATE
67. Cupel. : TEST
70. Knifes. : STABS
72. French city. : DINAN
73. Top engineer of the Army. : PICK
75. Dress accessory. : BELT
77. Vestment. : ALB
78. Force. : VIM
80. "Elephant Boy." : SABU
81. Man's nickname. : STEVIE
83. "A votre santé!" : TOAST
84. Reporter's dream. : SCOOP
86. Bobbysoxer's exclamation. : JEEPERS
88. Play by Pinero. : IRIS
91. Wild barley. : RIE
92. Jai ___. : ALAI
95. Asphalt. : BREA
98. Chinese tea. : CHA
99. Ooze. : SEEP
101. Institute at Houston. : RICE
103. Underhand. : SINISTER
105. What 24 Across is, of the world. : ROOF
107. Droll person: Colloq. : CARD
108. Pipe cleaners. : REAMERS
109. King David's son. : ABSALOM
110. Ben Hur's false friend. : MESSALA
112. Product of New England. : TOBACCO
114. Fastener. : SNAP
117. Whatever it may be. : ANY
118. In place. : SEATED
119. Florida fruits. : GUAVAS
120. If: 2 wds. : INCASE
122. Alluvial deposit. : GEEST
124. Nut in a scaly cup. : ACORN
125. Decoy. : LURE
126. Bright orange. : FLAME
129. Striker's objective. : RAISE
130. Dark. : UNLIT
131. Yucatan Indians. : MAYAS
133. Part of the writing on the wall. : MENE
134. Tear asunder. : REND
136. Serpents. : ASPS
139. Racket. : DIN
140. Pen. : STY
142. Convened. : SAT

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 22 debuted here and reused later, 16 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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