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SOLVERS' CHOICE

New York Times, Sunday, May 18, 1952

Author:
Diana Sessions
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 79, Avg Word Len: 5.42, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 636 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 150, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 42
Diana R. Sessions has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 1,064
Across
1. Appetizers. : CANAPES
8. One of Cugat's specialties. : TANGO
13. Greek letters. : ETAS
17. Bow: Comb. form. : ARCO
21. Native of Jidda. : ARABIAN
22. The Arctic or Antarctic. : OCEAN
23. Piece of furniture. : SOFA
24. River into the Colorado. : GILA
25. Former occupant of the White House. : ROBERTALPHONSOTAFT
28. Acidity. : ACOR
29. Little fellow. : BUB
30. Steal again. : REROB
31. Refusals. : NOES
32. Checkers, in Britain. : DRAUGHTS
34. She traversed the sky in a boat. : ISIS
36. Approaches. : NEARS
38. Einaudi's people. : ITALIANS
40. Dutch or German measure: Var. : AUM
41. Mrs. Kilner of tennis. : NANCY
43. Simulated. : FAKED
45. Suffix meaning creation of. : GENY
46. It was founded in 1943. : UNRRA
48. Famous pupil of Titian. : ELGRECO
51. Mr. Caesar. : SID
52. Robber. : YEGG
53. Head of New York's Anti-Crime Committee. : BRADEN
54. Holm oak. : ILEX
55. Moslem fanatic: Var. : SENOUSI
57. Party: Abbr. : REPUB
58. Charlie and Oona. : CHAPLINS
62. King of Siam. : RAMA
63. Stimulus. : SPUR
65. Journey. : TREK
68. Youth. : LAD
69. Garter snake genus. : ELAPS
71. Real estate owner. : LANDLADY
73. Employ. : USE
74. Amorous gazer. : OGLER
76. Disputant. : MOOTER
78. Wooden frame. : EASEL
79. This: Span. : ESTE
80. Boundary between Europe and Asia. : URALS
81. German girl's name. : ILSE
82. Attributes. : PUTS
83. Recall a transgression. : UNSIN
84. Labor taxingly. : TOIL
85. Shepherdess in Vergil's "Eclogues." : DELIA
87. Glossy fabric. : SATEEN
89. Irritate: Colloq. : PEEVE
90. City in Holland. : EDE
91. Tears: Poetic. : EYEDROPS
93. Pres. Kobelt's people. : SWISS
95. Gibbon. : LAR
96. Slumber. : REST
98. Blunders. : ERRS
99. Spirited action. : DASH
101. Insects' homes. : ANTHILLS
103. Vocalist Mel. : TORME
105. View. : OPINION
108. Indian mahogany. : TOON
109. Rings. : ARENAS
111. Destroy. : RUIN
112. Consonant. : VEE
113. Odious. : HATABLE
117. Composer Ethelbert. : NEVIN
118. Man's nickname. : PETE
119. Whey of milk. : SERUM
121. Grotto temple: Archaeol. : SPEOS
122. Farewell: Lat. : AVE
123. Refuse container. : TRASHCAN
126. Drying room. : STOVE
129. Consequently. : THUS
130. Place for a close view. : RINGSIDE
132. Presently: Poet. : ENOW
134. Anchorage places. : ROADS
136. Canticle. : ODE
137. Existence. : ESSE
138. Western aspirant. : GOVERNOREARLWARREN
142. Blow a horn. : TOOT
143. Completed. : OVER
144. Fanciful. : IDEAL
145. ___ plate. : LICENSE
146. Edward and family of Kansas. : ARNS
147. Admirable. : RARE
148. Feudal slaves. : ESNES
149. Dwells with emphasis. : INSISTS
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1. Rifle. : CARBINE
2. Awakening. : AROUSAL
3. Arresting: Colloq. : NABBING
4. Presidential nickname. : ABE
5. Flurry. : PIRR
6. Consumed. : EATEN
7. Inveigle. : SNARE
8. Pentagon higher-ups. : TOPBRASS
9. Alas: Ger. : ACH
10. Gaseous element. : NEON
11. Sturgeon. : GANOID
12. Beginning. : ONSET
13. Suffix. : EST
14. Fawning upon with sycophancy. : TOADING
15. Breach. : AFFRAY
16. Archfiend. : SATAN
17. King of the Amalekites. : AGAG
18. He carried Florida. : RICHARDBRUSSELL
19. Method of limiting debate. : CLOTURE
20. Crew member. : OARSMAN
26. Meat ___. : LOAF
27. Indians of Oklahoma. : OSAGES
33. Assume unrightfully. : USURP
35. "Shinplaster." : SCRIP
37. Andrea Mead, for instance. : SKIER
39. Enacts. : LEGISLATES
42. Noisy speakers. : YELLERS
44. She wrote "The Web of Days." : EDNALEE
47. Sea mile: Australia. : NAUT
49. Wainscot. : CEIL
50. Methodist bishop of N.Y. : OXNAM
52. Chinese monetary unit. : YUAN
53. A birthstone. : BERYL
56. Gen. Bradley. : OMAR
57. Unpolished. : RUDE
58. Hard-hitting batsman. : CLOUTER
59. Afflicted with nightmares. : HAGRODE
60. Vice President, 1893–97. : ADLAIESTEVENSON
61. Plunderer. : SPOILER
64. Extract used as shell coverings for opium. : PASSEWA
66. Suitable to summer. : ESTIVAL
67. Professional mourners in Ireland. : KEENERS
70. It threatens to crack. : SOLIDSOUTH
72. Book of the Bible: Abbr. : DEUT
75. Right-angled extension. : ELL
77. King. : TSAR
79. Compass point. : ENE
82. Unresisting. : PASSIVE
83. Conclusions. : UPSHOTS
85. Composer Taylor. : DEEMS
86. Mrs. Rochester's maiden name. : EYRE
87. Nine inches. : SPAN
88. Ordinal number. : NINTH
92. Husband of Frigg. : ODIN
94. Portico. : STOA
97. Man's or girl's nickname. : TONI
100. Gardeners. : HOERS
102. Not ready. : INAPT
104. Indulges in bombast. : RANTS
106. Patcher. : PIECER
107. Switzerland and Sweden, in recent years. : NEUTRALS
109. Hostile planet, in astrology. : ANARETA
110. Editorial worker: Var. : REVISOR
111. Break off again. : RESEVER
114. Covers with bony outgrowths. : BEHORNS
115. Most blatant. : LOUDEST
116. "Modest or pious ones" of ancient times. : ESSENES
118. City in Italy: Ital. spelling. : PADOVA
119. Hair coverings. : SNOODS
120. Native of Tangier. : MOOR
124. Inclemency. : RIGOR
125. Grandma Moses' nickname. : ANNIE
127. Italian actress in "The Third Man." : VALLI
128. Gov. Mechem of New Mexico. : EDWIN
131. Procures. : GETS
133. Great architect. : WREN
135. Black Hawk's people. : SACS
139. Rather than. : ERE
140. Combining form, in Bot. and Zool. terms. : EAE
141. Defendants: Law. : REI

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 30 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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