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FISH STORY

New York Times, Sunday, April 4, 1954

Author:
Herbert Ettenson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 87, Avg Word Len: 5.20, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 650 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 132, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 28
Herbert Ettenson has 87 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 86-Down clue had "for for"; deleted one of them.

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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,741
Across
1. Mallorca or Menorca. : ISLA
5. Suppress. : STIFLE
11. Canine growl. : GNARR
16. Britain’s only venomous snake. : ADDER
21. Part of Lake Michigan. : STURGEONBAY
23. T. R. lived here. : OYSTERBAYLI
25. Former member of the A. E. C. : SUMNERTPIKE
26. New England summering ground. : CAPECODMASS
27. Also: Arch. : EKE
28. Ratite bird. : EMEU
29. Texas wildcats. : EYRAS
31. Philippine sea. : SULU
32. Jolly miller’s river. : DEE
33. Hunter and Keith. : IANS
35. Cheese parings. : ORTS
37. Originally: Obs. : ERST
39. Part of many college names. : TECH
41. Hamilton adorns them. : TENS
43. Sign of a hasty breakfast. : EGGSTAIN
47. Western resort lake. : TAHOE
51. Shadowbox. : SPAR
53. Estranged. : APART
54. Usurer: Colloq. : LOANSHARK
57. Newspaper’s midnight shift. : LOBSTERTRICK
61. He composed “Symphony Espagnol.” : LALO
62. Botch. : MAR
63. One of a famous N. D. backfield. : HORSEMAN
64. Badge of a knight. : SPURS
66. Nagako Kuni’s spouse. : HIROHITO
69. Person: Slang. : EGG
70. Expectant. : ATIP
72. Explodes. : ERUPTS
74. Filched. : STOLEN
75. Early Central American. : MAYA
77. Decorative inlay. : NACRE
79. Foil. : EPEE
80. Dirndl. : SKIRT
81. Kind of drum. : SNARE
83. Animal hideaways. : LAIRS
85. Sound of the sea. : PLASH
87. Codfish aristocracy. : SNOBS
90. One of two U. S. academies. : NAVAL
92. Foss. : MOAT
94. Boris Godunov, et al. : TSARS
96. Hindu grant. : ENAM
97. Rambler. : GADDER
99. Relax. : EASEUP
101. Essayist. : ELIA
102. Away, in a phrase. : FRO
103. Dendral. : ARBOREAL
105. Nine: Comb. form. : ENNEA
107. Neglecting. : OMITTING
110. Ingredient of soap. : LYE
111. Allotted territory. : AREA
113. He graces $10,000 bills. : SALMONPCHASE
115. Parade instruments. : BASSDRUMS
118. “The Mill on the ___.” : FLOSS
119. Cinereous. : ASHY
120. Happen after. : ENSUE
121. Sardinians. : ITALIANS
124. “There ___ any more.” : ISNT
126. Suntan lotion. : BALM
129. Heady concoctions. : ALES
130. Mme. Gluck. : ALMA
132. Pixies: Rare. : ELFS
136. Where: Lat. : UBI
139. Pass judgment. : DOOM
141. Different: Scot. : ITHER
144. They have hammers and anvils. : EARS
146. Palm leaf. : OLA
147. Deliberately confusing issues. : REDHERRINGS
150. Well-known news commentator. : ROBERTTROUT
153. At sea. : FLOUNDERING
154. Sign of windy weather. : MACKERELSKY
155. Everything: Ger. : ALLES
156. Rodeo equipment. : LASSO
157. “___ Fidelis.” : ADESTE
158. Soothsayer. : SEER
Down
1. Japanese immigrant. : ISSEI
2. Dive bomber. : STUKA
3. Unit of light. : LUMEN
4. Kansas Governor. : ARN
5. Sunday talk. : SERMON
6. Carriers. : TOTERS
7. Charge of a battery, for instance. : INPUT
8. Hoover’s domain. : FBI
9. Great Bear or Great Slave. : LAKE
10. Descriptive of Swiss cheese. : EYEY
11. Stroller. : GOCART
12. Lake in Africa. : NYASSA
13. Horned viper, : ASP
14. Highways: Abbr. : RTES
15. Slice a second time. : RECUT
16. Kidnaps. : ABDUCTS
17. Norris or Bonneville. : DAM
18. Doubleheader. : DYAD
19. Otherwise. : ELSE
20. Miss Stevens of the Met. : RISE
22. Go ahead! (with “up”). : GEE
24. Thespian’s goal. : ROLE
30. Much-needed vacation. : RESTCURE
34. Poniards. : STABS
36. Social unit. : SEPT
38. Cashbox. : TILL
40. Surprised exclamation. : HAH
42. Highland talk. : ERSE
44. Billfishes. : GARS
45. Soldier’s lament. : GRIPE
46. ___ Raven, a constellation. : NOAHS
48. Grant’s Secy. of State. : HAMILTONFISH
49. Emulate Cicero. : ORATE
50. City of the Philistines. : EKRON
51. Battle cry. : SLOGAN
52. A hit since 1935. : PORGYANDBESS
53. Training camp necessity. : ARNICA
55. “The Lion of God.” : ALI
56. Scandinavian, natively. : NORSK
58. Humphrey operator. : TMAN
59. Glutton. : EATALL
60. The “cannon king.” : KRUPP
63. Stammers. : HEMS
65. Relative of durum. : SPELT
67. Cornelia’s father. : OTIS
68. Popular chanteuse. : HORNE
71. Louis the bandleader. : PRIMA
73. Hector. : TEASE
76. Plowed land. : ARADO
78. Jagged. : EROSE
80. Dwarf. : SHRIMP
82. Acre. : EVER
84. Camille Saint-___. : SAENS
86. At-homes for V. I. P.’s. : SALONS
88. Mr. Baruch to his friends. : BARNEY
89. Big city problem. : SMOG
91. To the back. : AREAR
93. Popular salad. : TUNAFISH
95. Levant ketch. : SAIC
97. Contour of a vase, in art. : GALBE
98. Indo-European. : ARYAN
99. Commercial resin. : ELEMI
100. De Gasperi’s successor. : PELLA
104. Pacific island group. : ARU
106. Egyptian god with ram’s head. : AMON
108. In comparison with. : THAN
109. Discrimination. : TASTE
112. Antler: Sp. : ASTA
114. Movable Greek mountain. : OSSA
116. The Nautilus. : SUB
117. Benumbs. : DEADENS
122. Trues. : ALIGNS
123. Relinquishes. : LETSGO
124. Turkish inn. : IMARET
125. Leading existentialist. : SARTRE
127. “___ Jim.” : LORD
128. Edible fungus. : MOREL
131. Welsh floral emblems. : LEEKS
133. Let fly. : LOOSE
134. Stroke of luck. : FLUKE
135. Woodland deity. : SATYR
136. Turkish city. : URFA
137. Famous nom de plume. : BELL
138. Popular favorite. : IDOL
140. Variable star. : MIRA
142. Girl’s name. : ERMA
143. Turnpike. : ROAD
145. Jeanne d’Arc’s title: Abbr. : STE
148. Clamor. : HUE
149. City of Yugoslavia. : NIS
151. Engineering degree. : BCE
152. Scottish novelist. : RLS

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 20 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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