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TIMELY TOPICS

New York Times, Sunday, March 29, 1953

Author: Sergei Tilart
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.30, Missing: { Q W X }, Scrabble score: 671 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 136, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 31
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,379
Across Down
1. Book by Barnaby Conrad. : MATADOR
8. Quickie housing. : PREFABS
15. One of Ike's powers. : VETO
19. Short musical compositions: Ital. : SONATINE
20. Car. : RUNABOUT
22. Hebrew measure. : EPHAH
24. Play by Tennessee Williams. : THEGLASSMENAGERIE
26. Yugoslav name for Fiume. : RIEKA
27. In circulation. : OUT
28. Varnish ingredients. : ELEMIS
29. Leather: Abbr. : MOR
30. Source of the Blue Nile. : TANA
32. Small fishes. : FRY
33. Armenian river. : ARAS
35. Fanleaf palm of Ceylon. : TALIPOT
37. Middling. : SOSO
38. Glided. : SLID
39. Fairy queen. : MAB
42. Fragrant wood. : CEDAR
43. Food fish. : JUREL
44. Eire's first President. : HYDE
45. Province of Italy. : NAPOLI
48. Malay dagger: Var. : KRIS
49. Celestial bodies. : SUNS
50. Invent fictitiously. : FEIGN
51. TV comedy star. : IMOGENE
53. Corroborate. : SUSTAIN
55. It has 5,754 students. : TULANE
57. Balloon rigging. : NET
58. District of Ural Area. : PERM
60. American naval historian. : MAHAN
61. Danish navigator (1860–1741). : BERING
62. Formerly. : ERST
64. Spanish aunts. : TIAS
66. European: Abbr. : GER
67. "The Black ___," by Dumas. : TULIP
68. Official paper: Abbr. : DOC
71. University city in Italy. : PADUA
73. "America the Beautiful," for instance. : ANTHEM
75. Hemp fabric. : BURLAP
76. Spenser's "truth." : UNA
77. Chemical compound. : ISATIN
79. Street sights in gaslight era. : HORSECARS
81. Bay State Governor. : HERTER
83. Filch: Archaic. : NIM
84. Severities. : RIGORS
86. Power: Hinduism. : SHAKTI
88. Lace used in collar edging. : RUCHE
89. Blackhawk was one. : SAC
90. Soft-spoken. : MEALY
91. Box ___. : TOE
92. Meeting: Abbr. : SESS
94. Electrical units. : MHOS
95. Wise answer. : ORACLE
97. T. G. Masaryk's successor. : BENES
99. Hindu queen. : RANI
101. Mom. : MRS
102. Marsh birds. : SNIPES
103. Concur again. : REAGREE
105. Wonsan, for instance. : REDBASE
107. Offends: Slang. : MIFFS
108. Drilling tools. : BITS
109. Blanch. : FADE
111. Opera conductor. : REINER
112. Out of the wind. : ALEE
113. Osceola's river. : OSAGE
115. Engraver's cutting tool. : BURIN
116. Bill payer. : DAD
117. Senator Monroney's colleague. : KERR
118. Lab item. : ETNA
119. Money in Addis Ababa. : TALARIS
121. Part of the world in darkness. : USSR
125. Honshu bay. : ISE
126. City in S. E. Austria. : GRAZ
127. Loki's daughter. : HEL
128. In place: Latin. : INSITU
131. Time of the Norsemen in Vinland. : MII
132. Forty ___. : NINER
134. Opera that opened Met season. : LAFORZADELDESTINO
138. Defendant in famous trial of the '20's. : SACCO
139. Manumit. : LIBERATE
140. People of ancient Susa. : ELAMITES
141. Egg clutches. : SETS
142. Motorcycle attachment. : SIDECAR
143. Celestial beings. : SERAPHS
1. Former gold coin of India. : MOHUR
2. Netherlands news agency. : ANETA
3. Actor's cue. : TAG
4. Tamarisk salt tree. : ATLE
5. "___ M for Murder." : DIAL
6. Beginning. : ONSET
7. Strike again. : RESMACK
8. Malenkov, Beria, et al. : PRESIDIUM
9. Movie showing. : RUN
10. Charm. : ENAMOR
11. Bundle of sticks. : FAGOT
12. But: German. : ABER
13. Small municipality: Abbr. : BOR
14. Orchid buyers. : SUITORS
15. Comedienne Vague. : VERA
16. On: Prefix. : EPI
17. Wagnerian opera. : THEFLYINGDUTCHMAN
18. Where the atom is king. : OAKRIDGE
19. Zeno's place. : STOA
21. Raise a nap. : TEASE
23. Planetarium, in N. Y. C. : HAYDEN
25. John Landy, et al. : MILERS
31. ___ pros. : NOL
34. Urban problem. : SMOG
36. Indefinite portions of a book. : PASSAGES
37. East Indian fiber. : SUNN
38. Half of a former vaudeville team. : SHEAN
40. French name for Syrian city. : ALEP
41. I. Q. deviser. : BINET
43. Head of NATO's ground forces. : JUIN
45. Indoor game. : NINEPINS
46. Defunct periodical. : AMERASIA
47. One cause of foreign policy crisis. : POTSDAMCONFERENCE
49. Associate member of the Council of Europe. : SAAR
50. Whale's limb. : FLIPPER
52. Silk worm. : ERIA
54. "Anchors Aweigh," for instance. : THEMESONG
55. Swiss legend. : TELL
56. Dickens character. : URIAH
59. Part of a street. : MANHOLE
61. A firecracker is one. : BURSTER
63. Mild rebuke. : TUT
65. Reporter's goal. : STORY
67. Natives of 104 Down. : TURKS
69. Kind of town. : ONEHORSE
70. Affectionate one. : CARESSER
72. Equipment for a B-36. : AIRMAPS
74. Class sessions: Abbr. : HRS
75. Cote sound. : BAA
78. Mrs. F. D. R. to T. R. : NIECE
80. Blithe. : CHEERFUL
82. Jamaican export. : RUM
85. Measures: Abbr. : GALS
87. Munich's river. : ISAR
91. U. S. imports. : TEAS
93. "Mental pygmy" of the air waves. : SNERD
96. More prevalent. : RIFER
97. ___ noire (aversion): Fr. : BETE
98. The Graf Spee was one. : SEARAIDER
100. A must for an author. : IDEA
102. Linen cloths. : SILESIAS
103. Iron Curtain capital. : RIGA
104. City on Maritsa River. : EDIRNE
106. Soprano Sayão. : BIDU
107. British envoy to U. S. : MAKINS
108. Cheers in Osaka. : BANZAIS
110. Maroons. : ENISLES
113. Poetic contraction. : OER
114. Sight at a county fair. : STALL
115. French novelist. : BALZAC
119. ___ Haute. : TERRE
120. Move in furtive advance. : SIDLE
122. Under Secretary of State. : SMITH
123. Mathematical ratios. : SINES
124. Negro and Ica. : RIOS
126. French painter. : GROS
127. Gardened. : HOED
129. Crocodile product. : TEAR
130. Where Ike was in 1914. : USMA
133. Outside: Comb. form. : ECT
135. Bureau under Brownell. : FBI
136. Mindanao native. : ATA
137. Incline. : TIP

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 20 debuted here and reused later, 19 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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