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WHO'S WHO

New York Times, Sunday, March 8, 1953

Author:
Israel Gitter
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 85, Avg Word Len: 5.29, Missing: { F J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 596 (avg 1.34)
Open Squares: 138, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 23
Israel Gitter has 32 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,358
Across
1. Capt. Queeg’s ship. : CAINE
6. European dynasty. : ROMANOV
13. Composer of “Semiramide Overture.” : ROSSINI
20. He wrote “Comus.” : MILTON
21. Puerto Rican seaport. : ARECIBO
22. Bobolinks. : ORTOLANS
24. Its capital is Luanda. : ANGOLA
25. A swallow. : MARTLET
26. Blood deficiency. : SPANEMIA
27. Dakota Indian. : REE
28. Faithful comrade. : ACHATES
30. Leasing. : RENTING
32. Aurora. : EOS
33. Craggy hills. : TORS
35. Commotions. : TODOS
36. Rhee, Sung, etc. : KOREANS
37. Eagles. : ERNS
38. A long series of woes, etc. : ILIAD
40. Coach. : CAR
41. Girl’s nickname. : NAN
42. Unity. : ONE
43. Disorderly. : MUSSY
44. First word of a famous hymn. : NEARER
46. Egyptian. : NILOT
48. Also. : AND
49. ___ Lagerkvist. : PAR
50. Muscat is its capital. : OMAN
52. Removed from office. : OUSTED
54. Ex-King Zog’s capital. : TIRANA
57. Sketched. : CRAYONED
61. Large alligator. : CAYMAN
63. Motives. : REASONS
65. Hurdy-gurdies. : ROTAS
66. Hebrew letter. : GIMEL
68. Corundum. : EMERY
70. Smack. : TINGE
71. Israeli Ambassador. : EBAN
72. Famous name on Broadway. : CROUSE
73. Consumer: Law. : USEE
74. Disgracer. : SHAMER
75. Trouble. : AIL
76. Inroads. : RAIDS
77. Former President of Brazil. : DUTRA
79. Norse name. : OLE
80. Ginned. : SNARED
82. Reflection of a radio wave in radar. : ECHO
85. Seaport in the Canal Zone. : BALBOA
87. School head: Abbr. : PRIN
88. Slaves. : ESNES
89. A world in turmoil. : ISLAM
90. Eastern prince. : AMEER
91. 1,050-mi. river in W. Canada. : PEACE
92. Took turns. : ROTATED
94. Make possible. : ENABLE
96. Last tsar of Russia. : NICHOLAS
98. City on Honshu island. : NAGOYA
99. Where the Three Kings came from. : ORIENT
101. Niblick. : IRON
102. Before. : ERE
103. Greek letter. : CHI
105. Replant: Hort. : RESET
107. Its capital is Cuttack. : ORISSA
111. Popular children’s poet. : MILNE
114. Greek letter. : RHO
115. Governor of Kansas. : ARN
116. Size of type. : GEM
118. To be: Span. : ESTAR
119. Vinegar: Comb. form. : ACET
120. Farm machines. : REAPERS
122. Part of a TV set. : TUNER
124. Factory. : MILL
125. The: French. : LES
126. Girls. : DAMSELS
127. Historic twin. : ROMULUS
129. Man’s nickname. : MOE
130. Poisonous mushrooms. : AMANITAS
132. Alley cat. : MIAULER
134. Mature’s role. : SAMSON
136. Seaport on Kyushu island. : NAGASAKI
137. Board a DC6. : ENPLANE
138. French girl’s name. : SIMONE
139. Urticaceous plants. : NETTLES
140. Examines again. : RETESTS
141. Clarissa and Tony. : EDENS
Down
1. Oily liquid: Chem. : CINEOLE
2. Country of the Atlas range. : ALGERIA
3. Japanese name. : ITO
4. Vincent Lopez’ tune. : NOLA
5. Play. : ENACT
6. Mohammedan month. : RAMADAN
7. Mendelssohn’s “Elijah.” : ORATORIO
8. Lakes. : MERES
9. Statutes. : ACTS
10. ___ desperandum (never despair). : NIL
11. Character in “Midsummer Night’s Dream.” : OBERON
12. Citizen. : VOTER
13. He wrote “Chanticleer.” : ROSTAND
14. Plant called “live-forever.” : ORPINE
15. Mr. Musial and others. : STANS
16. A pittance. : SONG
17. Adjective suffix. : ILE
18. Nominators. : NAMERS
19. Skull parts. : INIONS
20. Speaker of the House. : MARTIN
23. Fresh. : SASSY
29. This: Latin. : HOC
31. Type of sign. : NEON
34. Writer of whimsy and fantasy. : SAROYAN
36. About 1 lb. in China: Var. : KATTY
37. Great land mass. : EURASIA
39. The populace. : DEMOS
41. Cash register category. : NOSALE
43. Hindu of central India. : MARATHA
45. Aegir’s wife. : RAN
47. Ambassadress Clare and family. : LUCES
48. Chief of White House staff. : ADAMS
49. Coin of India. : PIE
51. Star of early movies. : NEGRI
53. Ratite. : EMEU
54. Rugby score. : TRY
55. Wanting in righteousness. : NONMORAL
56. Girl in “The Rose and the Ring.” : ANGELICA
57. Bookbinder’s tool. : CREASER
58. He wrote “The Cardinal.” : ROBINSON
59. Swift runner of Greek legend. : ATALANTA
60. Vacuum tubes. : DIODES
62. Conifer leaf. : NEEDLE
64. Calm seas. : SERENES
67. Triceps. : MUSCLE
69. Son of Jacob. : REUBEN
72. Bounder. : CAD
74. Spanish lady: Abbr. : SRA
76. Give back. : RESTORE
78. Shinto temple gateway. : TORII
81. Chemical. : REAGENT
83. French stronghold in Indo-China. : HANOI
84. Designer Kiam. : OMAR
85. Horny plate in a whale’s mouth. : BALEEN
86. Expressions of approval. : AMENS
87. A system of forcing service. : PEONISM
89. Eisenhower’s mother. : IDA
91. Bearer: Comb. form. : PHORE
93. Look over. : EYE
95. Whirring sounds. : BIRRS
97. ___ Magnon. : CRO
100. Covering. : TEGUMENT
103. Part of a TV set. : CHASSIS
104. Good promise. : HOPE
106. Terms of office. : TENURES
108. Secy. of War, 1940–45. : STIMSON
109. Dining rooms on ships. : SALOONS
110. Miss Francis of TV. : ARLENE
111. Segregation proponent in S. Africa. : MALAN
112. Word in an O’Neill title. : ICEMAN
113. French writer. : LESAGE
114. Shuffle cards again. : REMAKE
115. Poisonous gas. : ARSINE
117. Singer Torme. : MEL
120. Assessment. : RATAL
121. Commentator Davis. : ELMER
122. Indian weights. : TOLAS
123. Charlotte ___. : RUSSE
126. Region: Abbr. : DIST
127. Home ___. : RULE
128. Mentioned before. : SAID
131. Man’s nickname. : NAT
133. Clever. : APT
135. French lady: Abbr. : MME

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 19 debuted here and reused later, 13 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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