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PHANTASMAGORIA

New York Times, Sunday, May 24, 1953

Author: Alice Cook
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 69, Avg Word Len: 5.47, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 548 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 140, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 26
Alice H. Cook has 25 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,435
Across Down
1. Radio copy. : SCRIPT
7. Sardou drama. : LATOSCA
14. He said, "If seven maids with seven mops . . . " : WALRUS
20. Part of the iris. : AREOLA
21. Holmeses, father and son. : OLIVERS
22. Lustrous pearl. : ORIENT
23. Poem. : RONDEL
24. Not real. : NOMINAL
25. Where Yucca Flat is. : NEVADA
26. "Contrariwise" character. : TWEEDLEDEE
28. Owner of a nice new rattle. : TWEEDLEDUM
30. A certain. : ONE
31. Some: Span. : UNOS
32. Raised: Fr. : LEVE
33. Turnip: Dial. : NEEP
34. Burglar. : FELON
36. Money: Abbr. : CTS
39. Well-known first name in Washington. : PERLE
41. Cats. : ANGORAS
44. Winnie and others. : POOHS
46. Cuts. : SLASHES
50. Refrain word in "Marching Thru Georgia." : HURRAH
51. Gives heed. : HARKENS
53. Man's name. : ANSELM
54. Cheeses. : EDAMS
55. Cake: Span. : TORTA
56. Sweden's second largest island. : OLAND
58. Red dictator. : MAO
59. Noon: Fr. : MIDI
60. Dear. : HONEY
61. ___ Willie. : WANDERING
63. We-___. : UNS
65. Tree of Java. : UPAS
66. Piedmont city. : ASTI
67. Unter ___ Linden. : DEN
68. Ornaments of the U. N. Plaza. : FLAGPOLES
71. Bone: Comb. form. : OSTEO
72. City in India. : AGRA
75. Brightened. : LIT
76. Watchers. : EYERS
77. Cut. : SHORN
78. Booth. : EDWIN
79. Runs away. : ELOPES
81. Gives aid. : SUCCORS
83. Sources of vexation. : TRIALS
84. Emulates Joshua Logan. : DIRECTS
86. Be alive. : SWARM
87. "The Sage of Chelsea." : CARLYLE
88. Greek letter. : THETA
90. Third: It. : TRE
91. Cow. : BOSSY
92. See!: Latin. : ECCE
95. Small deer. : ROES
97. Ancestral Scot. : PICT
98. ___ rose. : TEA
101. Sight-seeing buses. : CHARABANCS
104. Friend of 80 Down. : TINKERBELL
107. Fold or wrinkle. : RIMPLE
108. Wiping off. : ERASING
110. Verb in a Kipling title. : FAILED
111. Still owing. : UNPAID
112. He wrote "The Red House Mystery." : AAMILNE
113. Water-sylph. : UNDINE
114. Subject of hagiology. : SAINTS
115. Undaunted. : SPARTAN
116. Sailor of the East. : LASCAR
1. Florentine painter. : SARTO
2. Motif on British stamps. : CROWN
3. French girl's name. : RENEE
4. A halogen: Fr. : IODE
5. Implored. : PLED
6. Recent best seller. : TALLULAH
7. Tourist mecca of 1953. : LONDON
8. Relatives of the yucca. : ALOES
9. One kind of table. : TIME
10. Egg: Comb. form. : OVI
11. Forced to go. : SENT
12. It originated in Australia. : CRAWL
13. Torpid. : ASLEEP
14. One end of a rabbit hole. : WONDERLAND
15. Large sieve: Spanish. : AREL
16. Animation. : LIVENESS
17. Contemporary of Dickens. : READE
18. Excessive. : UNDUE
19. Part of a cover. : STAMP
27. Man's name. : ENOS
29. Important times. : EVES
34. Organizing. : FORMING
35. Times. : ERAS
36. Spanish parliament. : CORTES
37. Wine from Hungary. : TOKAY
38. 1887 book. : SHE
40. Captured. : LANDED
41. Warning utterance. : AHEM
42. Bare: Comb. form. : NUDI
43. A dividing engine. : GRADUATOR
44. Symbol of poetic inspiration. : PARNASSUS
45. Scenic effect in old-time melodrama. : SNOWSTORM
47. Creator of Pilar. : HEMINGWAY
48. Spring: Fr. : ELAN
49. Air hazard. : SMOG
51. TV ratings. : HOOPERS
52. Roofers. : SLATERS
55. Baffin Bay air base of U. S. and Denmark. : THULE
57. Term in electrolysis. : ANION
62. At once. : READILY
64. Stevenson's specialty. : SPEECH
66. Not aboard. : ASHORE
68. 13th word of "Casablanca." : FLED
69. Current film. : LILI
70. Locale of rich industry in Japan. : OYSTERBEDS
71. Coveted objet d'art. : OSCAR
73. Runnel. : RILL
74. Handle: Fr. : ANSE
78. Slips. : ERRS
80. Current film. : PETERPAN
82. 100 lbs. : CWT
83. Having fitness and beauty. : TASTEFUL
85. Meeting place in old Athens. : STOA
87. Faucet. : COCK
89. Slayer of Turnus. : AENEAS
91. Tourist center on the Rhine. : BINGEN
92. Pale colors. : ECRUS
93. Dishes. : CHINA
94. Fields: Latin. : CAMPI
96. Bit. : SCRAP
97. Flipper. : PINNA
98. Purposive. : TELIC
99. Italy's last Queen. : ELENA
100. Tree. : ALDER
102. Came upon. : ALIT
103. River in Peru. : SAMA
104. Awning. : TILT
105. Frog genus. : RANA
106. Declares. : BIDS
109. Title. : SIR

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 21 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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