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CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE

New York Times, Sunday, May 16, 1954

Author: Jack Luzzatto
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 158, Blocks: 68, Avg Word Len: 5.84, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 713 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 188, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 54
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,783
Across Down
1. U. S. top military man. : RADFORD
8. Twinge of conscience. : REMORSE
15. Throw across. : TRAJECT
22. Jubilant one. : EXULTER
23. Deep sensibility. : EMOTION
24. Able to be heard. : AUDIBLE
25. Glacial deposit. : MORAINE
26. Letting out. : VENTING
27. Scramble up. : CLAMBER
28. Eons: Hebrew. : OLAMS
29. Reparations, as of honor. : AMENDES
31. Garden worker. : RAKER
33. Jack. : TAR
34. Judge’s garment. : ROBE
35. Burn smokily. : SMOLDER
36. Zambezi river phenomenon. : FALLS
37. Nice: Span. : FINO
38. Ocean: Abbr. : ATL
39. Man’s home. : CASTLE
40. A heap or collection. : SORITE
42. Gift of the apple. : CIDER
43. Shoddy. : SLEAZY
45. Heavy metals: Obs. : LEDS
47. Wendy’s dog. : NANA
48. Corn pests. : BORERS
49. Pinned down. : NAILED
51. He wrote “Golden Boy.” : ODETS
53. Oh, me, oh, my! : ALAS
54. Ray Jenkins. : ATTORNEY
57. To cook: Fr. : CUIRE
58. Jet-rocket start. : BLASTOFF
62. Mozart, as a child. : PRODIGY
63. Burt Lancaster role. : TOPSERGEANT
65. Nothing. : NIL
66. Man often “up betimes.” : PEPYS
67. Stitched. : SEWN
69. Former ruler of Abyssinia. : MENELIK
70. Bill of fare. : MENU
71. Catkins. : AMENTS
73. Art of selling. : RETAILING
75. Greek sculptor, contemporary of Praxiteles. : SCOPAS
77. Vapor: Dial. : ROKE
78. Weaves in and out of. : THREADS
80. Letters. : ZEES
82. Using: Obs. : USANT
83. Something extravagant. : ELA
84. Rail chief of a line section. : TRAINMASTER
86. Openwork fence. : LATTICE
88. One who goes it solo. : LONEWOLF
90. Georgians of Imeritia. : IMERS
91. Nervous one: Slang. : JITTERER
92. Structure in Holland. : DIKE
93. Band drum. : SNARE
94. Oriental porters. : HAMALS
95. Native of Africa. : HAMITE
98. Oland’s role. : CHAN
99. Epic poem. : EPOS
101. Fare counters. : METERS
105. Spoken tests. : ORALS
106. Resembling a cleft. : SLITTY
108. Cuban dances. : RUMBAS
110. Diamond-cutter’s cup. : DOP
111. Certain. : TRUE
112. Carpet color. : TAUPE
113. Cause of dustbowls. : EROSION
115. Cougar. : PUMA
116. Stage strutter. : HAM
117. Controls. : CURBS
118. ___ “Les Sylphides.” : CHOPINS
119. Sundae garnish. : PECAN
120. Forward!: Fr. : ENAVANT
122. Barbarous. : INHUMAN
124. Refrain of a sea chantey. : SAILING
126. Commune in Cordoba, Spain. : AGUILAR
127. Transferring by contract. : DEEDING
128. Perfume. : ESSENCE
129. Scorn. : DESPISE
130. Lures. : ENTICES
131. Jitterbugged. : SHAGGED
1. Fish that cling to sharks. : REMORAS
2. Mexican salamander. : AXOLOTL
3. Hardy. : DURABLE
4. Brilliance. : FLAME
5. Elevator pioneer. : OTIS
6. Renewed: Abbr. : REN
7. Hopes for the future. : DREAMS
8. Caroused. : REVELLED
9. Corrected. : EMENDED
10. Haut ___: high society. : MONDE
11. Water animals. : OTTERS
12. He saw “how the other half lives.” : RIIS
13. Boy. : SON
14. Imitates a wood surface. : ENGRAINS
15. Fishing gear. : TACKLE
16. Customs. : RULES
17. Jewish month. : ADAR
18. Mr. Farley. : JIM
19. Popular song. : EBBTIDE
20. Spot remover. : CLEANER
21. Formidable children. : TERRORS
30. Clothes for jesters. : MOTLEY
32. Alberta: Abbr. : ALTA
35. Adage. : SAYING
36. Is on friendly terms. : FRATERNIZES
37. Original. : FIRST
39. Anti-Bolshevist, 1917. : CZARIST
41. Length of a short film. : ONEREEL
42. Slide downhill. : COAST
44. Pain reliever. : ANODYNE
46. Minestrone. : SOUP
48. Shuts out. : BLANKS
50. Rumanian coins. : LEYS
52. Sender off. : DISMISSER
53. Jai ___. : ALAI
54. Clothing. : APPAREL
55. Quavering tone. : TREMOLO
56. Native of Kansas. : TOPEKAN
57. Sully. : CONTAMINATE
58. Native of Antwerp: Fr. : BELGE
59. Poor poker hand. : ONEPAIR
60. Budget maker’s job. : FINANCE
61. Disconcert. : FLUSTER
63. Twixt. : TWEEN
64. Son-in-law: Lat. : GENER
68. Coast region of Morocco. : ERRIF
70. “Git thar fustest with the ___.” : MOSTEST
72. Golf shot. : STROKE
74. Unyielding. : ADAMANT
76. Ink-squirting fishes. : CUTTLES
79. In good health. : HALE
81. Lindbergh’s nickname. : SLIM
84. Teases. : TWITS
85. Baobab. : TREE
87. Cossack chief. : ATAMAN
89. Roman official. : EDILE
91. Fragrant flower: Var. : JASMIN
93. Along the Plimsoil line. : SHIPSIDE
94. Casings for machine parts. : HOUSINGS
95. Unphlegmatic person. : HOTHEAD
96. Write musical adaptations. : ARRANGE
97. Rebels in Kenya. : MAUMAUS
98. Shillelagh. : CLUB
100. Hydrocarbon in petroleum. : PROPANE
102. Eliciting. : EDUCING
103. Popular fiction. : ROMANCE
104. Clanged into. : SPANGED
106. He wrote “No Exit.” : SARTRE
107. Violinist Menuhin. : YEHUDI
109. Business chiefs. : BOSSES
112. Albacore and bonito. : TUNAS
114. Phonetic system. : ROMIC
115. Biblical name. : PELEG
117. City in Colombia. : CALI
118. Man’s nickname. : CHET
119. City on the Arno. : PISA
121. A big wheel. : VIP
123. River in England. : NEN
125. Cinder. : ASH

Answer summary: 17 unique to this puzzle, 37 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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