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FAMOUS FOOLERIES

New York Times, Sunday, April 1, 1962

Author:
Herbert Ettenson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 160, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.56, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 659 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 147, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 37
Herbert Ettenson has 87 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1962, The New York TimesNo. 4,643
Across
1. Holy person: Sp. : SAN
4. Bow: It. : ARCO
8. Branching out. : RADIAL
14. Restrictive legislation: Colloq. : GAGLAWS
21. Hispanic huzza. : OLE
22. "Super-spy" who hoaxed his biographer. : GEORGEDUPRE
24. Prohibited. : ILLICIT
25. Mythical spring. : FOUNTAINOFYOUTH
27. Cornered. : UPATREE
28. Works of an Italian muralist. : TURAS
29. Become passé. : GOOUT
30. Neophytes. : TYROS
32. Term in geology. : STOSS
33. Many popes. : LEOS
34. Part of Canada: Abbr. : ONT
35. Eat. : SUP
37. Headlands. : NESSES
39. In jeopardy. : ATSTAKE
41. Literary hoaxer of Ossian's poems. : JAMESMACPHERSON
47. Noun suffix. : ITE
48. Prussian astronomer. : BESSEL
50. Know ___ (know details, tricks, etc.). : THEROPES
51. Congou. : TEA
52. Hope for. : DESIRE
54. Pronoun. : ITS
55. Changed a title. : RENAMED
56. "Pinafore." : SHIP
57. Faux pas. : GAFFE
59. Extempore. : ADLIB
60. Coal and oil. : FUELS
61. He painted "original Vermeers." : VANMEEGEREN
67. Mogul VIP. : NABOB
69. Reminder. : MEMO
70. Fastens again. : RELACES
72. Sweetbrier. : EGLANTINE
76. Not tested. : UNTRIED
79. Theatrically. : STAGILY
81. Shiny fabrics. : SATINES
82. Warn wrongly. : MISADVISE
84. Civil wrongs. : DELICTA
86. Gait. : TROT
87. "For he might have ___ Roosian . . . " : BEENA
88. Inventor of robot chess player. : VONKEMPELEN
91. Fur. : SABLE
94. Legal phrase. : ANDOR
98. Powhatan's son-in-law. : ROLFE
99. Before: Lat. : PRAE
100. Millet painting. : ANGELUS
102. Soak: Dial. : SOG
104. Region of France. : ALSACE
108. Top: Prefix. : ACR
109. Softening device. : MODULANT
110. Clio's sister. : URANIA
112. Crew man, for short. : COX
113. Fake statue of 1869. : THECARDIFFGIANT
116. Contestant. : ENTRANT
118. Secure. : FASTEN
119. Postal abbr. : RFD
120. Stake. : BET
121. French river. : AUDE
122. Faulty. : AMISS
124. Rhythm. : METRE
128. Ponzi's forte. : FRAUD
130. Enlarge. : WIDEN
131. Egyptian tomb. : MASTABA
133. He wrote "original plays" by Shakespeare. : WILLIAMHIRELAND
136. Number. : INTEGER
137. He started a "Martian invasion." : ORSONWELLES
138. Mao ___-tung. : TSE
139. Sculptor of fake Etruscan statue. : DOSSENA
140. Feathery polyp. : SEAPEN
141. Method: Abbr. : SYST
142. Poetic contraction. : EER
Down
1. Having loose strands, as rope. : SOFTLAID
2. Lark: Fr. : ALOUETTE
3. Personality problems. : NEUROSES
4. Deputies: Abbr. : AGTS
5. Branch of Dept. of Agriculture. : REA
6. Projecting corners. : COIGNES
7. Whether ___. : ORNOT
8. Naysays. : REFUSALS
9. Sanctum. : ADYTUM
10. Two musicians. : DUO
11. "When ___ out to sea." : IPUT
12. Bohemian. : ARTY
13. Annealing oven. : LEHR
14. Cagliostro's real name. : GIUSEPPEBALSAMO
15. Mountain. : ALP
16. Spectacles. : GLASSES
17. Debris. : LITTER
18. ___-board. : ACROSSTHE
19. Alphabet letters. : WIES
20. Jeanne and others: Abbr. : STES
23. Sticky stuff. : GOO
26. Famous cartoonist. : NAST
31. Approach. : ONCOMING
34. Actor Dennis ___. : OKEEFE
36. Tchaikovsky. : PETR
38. Hut. : SHED
40. Father of Isaac. : ABRAM
41. Black onyx. : JET
42. African tree. : SHEA
43. Repair. : MEND
44. Asian sea. : ARAL
45. Eye: Fr. : OEIL
46. Dozes. : NAPS
49. Beleaguerment. : SIEGE
53. Easily overlooked. : IGNORABLE
56. English words on foreign films. : SUBTITLES
58. "The Great Imposter." : FERDINANDDEMARA
60. Set of type. : FONT
61. Word from Caesar. : VENI
62. Sums: Abbr. : AMTS
63. Other. : ELSE
64. Hair-do item. : RAT
65. Modified plant. : ECAD
66. Part of Israel. : NEGEV
68. Lambish comment. : BAA
69. Silent. : MUM
71. Rocket launching pit. : SILO
72. Jan van ___, Flemish painter. : EYCK
73. Concerning. : INRE
74. Gas. : NEON
75. Id ___. : EST
77. ___ fixe. : IDEE
78. Important night. : EVE
80. ___ Yutang. : LIN
83. Optimistic. : SANGUINE
85. Backs of animals. : TERGA
89. Protest. : PLAINT
90. Key of "Emperor Concerto." : EFLAT
91. Quarrel. : SPAT
92. Chief. : ARCH
93. Fighter's weapons before 1866. : BAREFISTS
95. Dutch pottery. : DELF
96. Patron saint of Norway. : OLAF
97. Ladder step. : RUNG
100. Artery: Prefix. : AORT
101. To-do. : STIR
102. Attracted by light. : SUNDRAWN
103. Food scrap. : ORT
105. Tailless. : ACAUDATE
106. Abridge. : CONDENSE
107. Substance added as a diluent. : EXTENDER
109. Rubdown. : MASSAGE
111. Of necessity. : NEEDILY
114. Social groups. : CASTES
115. Relative by marriage. : AFFINE
117. Fence. : RAIL
120. Inlaid designs. : BUHLS
122. Centrally located. : AMID
123. ___ War. : MANO
125. Pairs. : TWOS
126. Laugh: Fr. : RIRE
127. Wagnerian heroine. : ELSA
129. Soul: Fr. : AME
130. Zephyr's realm. : WEST
132. ___ Nevis. : BEN
134. Cut off. : LOP
135. Home: Abbr. : RES

Answer summary: 19 unique to this puzzle, 18 debuted here and reused later, 14 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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