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CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE

New York Times, Sunday, March 28, 1954

Author:
Diana Sessions
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 60, Avg Word Len: 5.60, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 592 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 139, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 38
Diana R. Sessions has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,734
Across
1. Speculated. : THEORIZED
10. Dinaric and Julian. : ALPS
14. Currently popular rhythm. : BEBOP
19. 18th century patriot. : PAULREVERE
20. Stout detective. : NERO
21. Solitary. : ALONE
22. Signals of April 18, 1775. : ONEIFBYLANDTWOIFBYSEA
25. Letters. : ENS
26. Month: Abbr. : SEP
27. Right or left. : SIDE
28. Dismal. : GRAY
29. Shooting: Fr. : TIR
30. Constituent of igneous rocks. : MICA
32. Playwright Russel. : CROUSE
34. Journalist and Whig leader (1797–1882). : WEED
35. Survey of opinion. : POLL
36. Vehicle. : CART
38. Concerning. : INRE
39. Russian hemp. : RINE
40. Strong and resolute. : MANLY
41. Recipient of M. S. A. aid. : GREECE
43. Site of battle in France, 1918. : BONY
44. Gay song. : LILT
45. Naturally. : OFCOURSE
48. Cold wind of Swiss Alps. : BISE
49. Markets for goods. : OUTLETS
52. Most reserved. : CLOSEST
53. Clever, cultivated person: Fr. : BELESPRIT
55. Exist. : ARE
56. Musical instrument repairer. : TUNIST
57. Cuts of meat. : VEALCHOPS
58. Box. : SPAR
59. Dislocate. : UNSET
60. Historic seamstress. : BETSYROSS
61. Rise and fall rhythmically. : HEAVE
62. Packets: Abbr. : PKTS
63. Unsafe buildings. : FIRETRAPS
64. Ethiopian church title. : METRAN
65. Meadow. : LEA
66. Elizabeth and Alexander. : HAMILTONS
67. Site of famous Floating Bridge. : SEATTLE
68. Mr. Truex and others. : ERNESTS
70. Permit. : PASS
71. Adjective for a happy child. : STAREYED
72. Thrice: Prefix. : TRIS
73. Market. : SALE
74. Kitchen device. : PEELER
75. Traditional 20th anniversary symbol. : CHINA
77. River near El Giza. : NILE
78. Sheer fabric. : LAWN
79. Orientals. : RUGS
82. Unfrequented. : LONE
83. Tenure. : TERM
84. He wrote “The Broad Highway.” : FARNOL
86. Young seals. : PUPS
88. Half brother of William I. : ODO
89. Jitterbug. : JIVE
90. Babylonian goddess. : ERUA
91. Gratuity. : TIP
93. ___ pros. : NOL
94. Campaign slogan of 1840. : TIPPECANOEANDTYLERTOO
99. Aureoles. : HALOS
100. Make a phone call. : DIAL
101. Part of a farm. : COWPASTURE
102. A form of trapshooting. : SKEET
103. Luke’s book. : ACTS
104. Anticipators. : EXPECTERS
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1. Kind of acid. : TANNIC
2. City in Aragon, N E Spain. : HUESCA
3. Mr. Whitney. : ELI
4. Yellow fish. : ORFS
5. Violin of Middle Ages. : REBEC
6. Georgia Clark’s successor. : IVYPRIEST
7. Oriental cymbal. : ZEL
8. A scratching out. : ERASURE
9. Actress Darcel. : DENISE
10. Pay one’s part. : ANTE
11. Man’s nickname. : LEW
12. Children. : PROGENY
13. Evening party. : SOIREE
14. Member of the family. : BABY
15. Nevada mining city. : ELY
16. Historic event of 1773. : BOSTONTEAPARTY
17. Nobel Prize playwright. : ONEILL
18. Describing certain “gates”. : PEARLY
19. Triolet. : POEM
23. Well-known monogram. : DDE
24. Passing style. : FAD
31. Large ships. : ARGOSIES
33. Formerly. : ONCE
34. Bistros. : WINESHOPS
35. Become insipid. : PALL
37. Most faithful. : TRUEST
39. Civil War general. : ROSECRANS
40. Glove. : MITT
42. Long ago: Arch. : ERST
43. New York producer and writer. : BILLYROSE
44. San ___ Obispo, Calif. : LUIS
45. Eightfold. : OCTUPLE
46. Deficient one: Colloq. : FLUNKER
47. Largest city of medieval Europe. : CONSTANTINOPLE
48. “Br’er Rabbit,” for instance. : BEASTTALE
49. Weeps: Scot. : ORPS
50. Vibrant effect in tambourine playing. : TRAVALE
51. Tranquilized. : SERENED
53. Useful tree to the Asiatics. : BETELPALM
54. Guam, to the U. S.: Abbr. : POSS
57. Centipede in Tahiti. : VERI
58. Assembler: Colloq. : SETTERUP
60. Inhabitants of Barbados. : BIMS
61. Member of the audience. : HEARER
63. Oily substances. : FATS
64. Unbolted grain. : MEAL
66. First dynasty in Chinese history. : HSIA
67. Business machine. : STENOTYPE
69. Sea bird. : ERNE
71. Basted. : SEWN
73. Fascinating. : SIRENIC
74. Inconsistent person. : PARADOX
75. Gabardine, tweed, etc. : CLOTHS
76. Star in “The Caine Mutiny Court Martial.” : HODIAK
77. Place of many mines. : NEVADA
78. Servant to one of the “Gentlemen From Verona.” : LAUNCE
80. Volcano in Java. : GUNTUR
81. Wild animal trails. : SPOORS
83. Spasm. : TIC
84. Monk’s title. : FRA
85. Symbol of New Hampshire. : LILAC
87. Wild plum. : SLOE
89. Banter. : JEST
90. Smorgasbord specialty. : EELS
92. Nuisance. : PEST
95. Mrs. Clemm’s son-in-law. : POE
96. Grain. : OAT
97. Township: Abbr. : TWP
98. Route: Abbr. : RTE

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

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