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THE POET'S CORNER

New York Times, Sunday, May 17, 1953

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.46, Missing: { J X }, Scrabble score: 699 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 161, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 37
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,428
Across
1. Total: Slang. : STACKUP
8. Lindsay of the "The Congo." : VACHEL
14. Small fortress. : BASTILE
21. Trolley route. : CARLINE
22. Street opening. : MANHOLE
23. A kind of illusion. : OPTICAL
24. Where Durazzo is. : ALBANIA
25. Having a shrine. : ALTARED
26. Dives. : HEADERS
27. Musical Frankie. : LAINE
28. We or us: It. : NOI
30. Carriage in Islington. : PRAM
31. "Picnic" for instance. : PLAY
32. Racket. : BAT
33. Pursuits of culture. : ARTS
34. Go down, as the Seawolf. : SUBMERGE
36. Submissive. : MEEK
37. Evening, in Paris. : SOIR
38. Give: Scot. : GIE
39. Pieces of meat. : CUTS
40. Love: Scot. : LOE
41. Beethoven's birthplace. : BONN
42. ___ de Poitiers, mistress of Henry II of France. : DIANE
43. Cap accessory. : EARLAPS
45. Fashion plate of 1850. : BLOOMERS
47. Doughboy's leg wrapping. : PUTTEE
48. Two-way curve. : ESS
49. Small wiry matted pet dogs. : GRIFFONS
50. Studied attitude. : POSE
51. Redoubtable imp. : BRAT
53. Subject of a nursery rhyme. : RAIN
54. Explosive. : TNT
55. Left. : WENT
56. School for Army brass: Abbr. : OCS
59. Signal. : CUE
60. Religious image: Comb. form. : IDOLO
62. Ram's horn trumpets. : SHOPHARS
64. Magazine fare not slick. : PULP
65. Philip II's palace-museum north of Madrid. : ESCORIAL
67. Artists' studios. : ATELIERS
68. Diner. : EATER
69. "The Deacon's Masterpiece." : THEWONDERFULONEHOSSSHAY
72. German naval base on North Sea. : EMDEN
73. The sail style of Stars, Snipes, etc. : BOATRIGS
74. Legislative. : ENACTIVE
75. Stalk. : REED
76. Breakfast items: 2 wds. : HENSEGGS
77. So. African fox. : CAAMA
78. Thrice: Mus. : TER
79. Connective. : AND
80. Signs of spring. : BUDS
81. Desert alkali. : REH
82. Lose vigor. : FADE
83. Mouser. : PUSS
85. Contemporary of Rubens. : HALS
86. School grinds at Eton. : SWOTTERS
88. A regular sweetheart. : GAL
89. Ungainly loll. : SPRAWL
92. Beauties to Wordsworth. : RAINBOWS
93. Heads never to behold. : MEDUSAS
97. Crush a riot. : QUELL
98. Young zebra. : COLT
99. Any street in Paris. : RUE
100. Web of a feather. : VANE
101. Attribute. : PUT
102. Eurasian range. : URAL
103. Part of a brake. : SHOE
104. Splitting headache. : MIGRAINE
106. Entangle. : MIRE
107. Olden days. : ELD
108. A kind of piper. : PIED
109. Gov. White of Mississippi. : HUGH
110. Resort near Liege. : SPA
111. Howler. : BONER
112. Make a hero of. : LIONIZE
114. Desert phenomena. : MIRAGES
116. Honorable reward. : GUERDON
118. Colors. : CERISES
119. Legendary king of Britain. : ELIDURE
120. Actress Taylor. : ESTELLE
121. Red-yoked country. : HUNGARY
122. ___ Lady's book. : GODEYS
123. Small partridges. : SEESEES
Down
1. Act of weighing. : SCALAGE
2. The winged shoes of Hermes. : TALARIA
3. Judge. : ARBITER
4. Tartan wearers. : CLANS
5. Cows in poems. : KINE
6. One: Prefix. : UNI
7. Insignificant pay: Slang. : PEANUTS
8. Former Gov. Peterson. : VAL
9. Invulnerable to termites. : ANTPROOF
10. Event of Sept. 20, 1854. : CHARGEOFTHELIGHTBRIGADE
11. Book of Hours. : HORAE
12. Rudimentary: Abbr. : ELEM
13. Conducted. : LED
14. New worker on Red Square. : BOHLEN
15. In a vertical line: Naut. : APEAK
16. Reprieve. : STAY
17. Thrice a day, in prescriptions. : TID
18. Racer on Lake Placid. : ICEBOAT
19. Actress Day. : LARAINE
20. London film-making section. : ELSTREE
22. Impair. : MAIM
29. Out of date: Abbr. : OBS
31. Desk items. : PENS
34. Takes a meal. : SUPS
35. Mrs. Irving Berlin. : ELLIN
36. Death: Lat. : MORS
37. House spot. : SITE
39. Unyielding. : CASTIRON
41. Fishing gear for a boy. : BENTPINS
42. ___ devil, a miniature whirlwind. : DUST
44. Meadow. : LEA
45. Con ___: with fire and verve. : BRIO
46. Cornelia Otis Skinner's forte. : MONOLOGS
47. Lakmé, Lucia, Gilda, etc. : PONS
49. Ships of the Spanish Main. : GALLEONS
50. Dramatis ___. : PERSONAE
51. Pioneers of Australia. : BUSHMEN
52. Fell away. : RECEDED
53. Underpinnings for ties. : ROADBEDS
55. Business ends of torpedoes. : WARHEADS
56. Shines as a batter. : OUTHITS
57. Is faithful (with "to"). : CLEAVES
58. More nimble. : SPRYER
59. It follows et. : CETERA
61. Kipling hero. : DIN
62. Source of isinglass. : STURGEON
63. Half a bray. : HEE
64. "Remembrance of Things ___." : PAST
66. Was obligated. : OWED
67. Repartee achieved too late. : AFTERWIT
68. Wild prank. : ESCAPADE
70. Geographical cape. : RAS
71. Golfer Snead. : SAM
76. FDR's Secy. of State. : HULL
77. Wheels for America. : CARS
80. Loud cry. : BAWL
82. Less. : FEWER
84. Eskimo knife. : ULU
85. New head of G.O.P. National Committee. : HALL
86. Store event. : SALE
87. Bogart, for instance. : TOUGHGUY
88. Actor Autry. : GENE
89. Silence the opposition. : SQUELCH
90. Outlying area. : PURLIEU
91. Ornament anew. : READORN
92. ¼ acre. : ROOD
93. Runs. : MANAGES
94. End of an axletree. : SPINDLE
95. Nimbus. : AUREOLE
96. Laurence and Elizabeth of Coxwold. : STERNES
98. No good. : CHEESY
100. Personage. : VIP
103. Device for sorting oranges. : SIZER
104. Sufi disciple. : MURID
105. Hartebeest. : ASSE
106. Folkways. : MORES
108. Italian city. : PISA
109. Hawaiian port. : HILO
111. Stupid: Fr. : BETE
113. Clip coins. : NIG
114. Mother of Daisy and Demi. : MEG
115. Common suffixes. : ERS
117. Practical value. : USE

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 27 debuted here and reused later, 14 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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