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TOWN AND COUNTRY TOPICS

New York Times, Sunday, May 4, 1952

Author:
Willard N. Jordan
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 81, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 646 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 164, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 27 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Willard N. Jordan has 39 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 139-Across had "billions"; changed to "billion."

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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 1,050
Across
1. Museum keeper. : CUSTODIAN
10. Son of Anna and Tobit. : TOBIAS
16. Foremother. : SIRESS
22. Hors d'oeuvre. : ANTIPASTO
23. Brabantio's son-in-law. : OTELLO
24. Stock. : CRAVAT
25. Touchstone. : CRITERION
26. Less plump. : LANKER
27. The Jerusalem thorn. : RETAMA
28. Video's Mr. Murray. : KEN
29. True: Poet. : LEAL
30. Small fox with big ears. : ZERDA
31. Plowman. : CLOD
33. ___ Lagerkvist, wrote prize-winning "Barabbas." : PAR
34. Lake: Spanish. : LAGO
36. Weather prediction. : CLOUDY
38. Achilles' weakness. : HEEL
39. Wayne or Worth. : FORT
40. Auriol's palace. : ELYSEE
43. Spanish dining hall. : SALA
44. Unethical. : AMORAL
46. Seed coat. : ARIL
47. Coin of Italy. : LIRA
49. Emblem of Gov. Arn's state. : SUNFLOWER
51. Violin. : AMATI
52. Erroneous. : INCORRECT
56. Adjutants. : AIDES
57. Native of Candia. : CRETAN
58. Farmer, in India. : MEO
59. Gov. Long of Louisiana. : EARL
60. Article of food. : TRIPE
62. Threshold. : SILL
64. Where Derby is: Abbr. : ENG
65. Word of contempt: Var. : PSHA
67. Yesmen or hangers-on. : TOADEATERS
70. Votes against. : NOES
72. Object of worship by Amenhotep IV. : ATEN
73. City on the Somme. : AMIENS
74. Burmese knife. : DAH
75. Forceful. : DYNAMIC
79. Armatures of a dynamo. : CORES
81. King of Judah. : AMON
82. Cocoroot. : TARO
84. Old name of Homs, Syria. : EMESA
85. Where Gov. Driscoll works. : TRENTON
87. P. M. snack. : TEA
89. "Northern Capital" from 1421 to 1928. : PEKING
91. Father of Vali and Balder. : ODIN
92. Soapstone. : TALC
93. Student of horoscopes. : ASTROLOGER
95. Rival of Amneris. : AIDA
96. John O'Hara's "___ Joey." : PAL
99. Baubles. : TOYS
101. Gorgeous. : SHOWY
102. Glacial ridges. : OSAR
104. Either of two Epistles: Abbr. : COR
105. Inhabitant. : ABIDER
107. Foil-like blades. : EPEES
109. Hirsute. : CRINITORY
111. The talk of old Rome. : LATIN
112. Bridesmaid, in ancient Greece. : PARANYMPH
115. He wrote "The People's Choice." : AGAR
116. News note. : ITEM
117. Their abode is Pandemonium. : DEMONS
118. Egg-shaped. : OOID
120. Hebrew prophet. : ELISHA
124. Ungreen. : SERE
125. Henry IV and Louis XIV. : ROIS
126. Brandy. : COGNAC
128. Black, Yellow and Red. : SEAS
129. Dr. John W. Cline's group. : AMA
130. City on the Rhine. : BONN
131. Prized wood. : EBONY
133. Alumnus: Slang. : GRAD
136. Region in Europe: Abbr. : SIL
137. Enumerate. : DETAIL
139. Where most of ECA's $12 billion went. : EUROPE
141. Our literature. : AMERICANA
143. Without knots or knobs. : ENODAL
144. Ogling one. : STARER
145. Hollywood V. I. P. : CAMERAMAN
146. Jeweler's paste. : STRASS
147. Worker's reward. : SALARY
148. Handling. : TREATMENT
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1. Gibblegabble. : CACKLE
2. Fanciful. : UNREAL
3. Penurious. : STINGY
4. Chickadee. : TIT
5. Popular German car. : OPEL
6. Virginia born in 1587. : DARE
7. Worshiper of the cow-headed goddess. : ISIAC
8. Christmas, Funafuti, etc. : ATOLLS
9. Persona ___ grata. : NON
10. Resident of Ohio. : TOLEDAN
11. Eared seal. : OTARY
12. South ___, Ind. : BEND
13. Each: Scot. : ILKA
14. Pub specialty. : ALE
15. Circe was one. : SORCERESS
16. Piece of writing. : SCROLL
17. Embittered. : IRED
18. Ship deserter. : RAT
19. Disappear into thin air. : EVAPORATE
20. Subject of a parable. : SAMARITAN
21. Frightful. : STARTLING
30. Native of Natal. : ZULU
32. He said, "Her voice was ever soft . . . " : LEAR
35. Site of the 1952 winter Olympics. : OSLO
37. Tobacco drier. : OAST
38. Author of the "Battle Hymn." : HOWE
39. Obscurity's opposite. : FAME
41. O'Kelly's land. : EIRE
42. List of corrected misprints. : ERRATA
44. Wing-footed. : ALIPED
45. Judiciously. : MODERATELY
48. Weather forecasting. : AEROMANCY
50. ___ accompli. : FAIT
51. Miss Francis of TV. : ARLENE
52. Collision. : IMPACT
53. Counselor of the Greeks at Troy. : NESTOR
54. Stick. : COHERE
55. Prospector's tract of land. : CLAIM
57. Surfeit. : CLOY
60. Gov. Browning, for instance. : TENNESSEAN
61. Headland. : RAS
63. Java, Celebes, Sumatra, etc. : INDONESIA
66. About. : ANENT
68. Hindu godling: Var. : DEOTA
69. Cap worn by British foot guards. : SHAKO
71. Where Tutuila is. : SAMOA
76. Sawbones. : MEDICO
77. Man's name. : ISIDOR
78. Island group where Las Palmas is. : CANARY
80. Island south of Kill van Kull. : STATEN
83. Inclemency. : RIGOR
86. Swan genus. : OLOR
88. King Paul's capital. : ATHENS
89. Prisoner on Kaje island. : POW
90. A farm. : GRANGE
94. Blushing. : ROSY
96. 40 miles on the Hudson. : PALISADES
97. Depreciation. : ABATEMENT
98. Critic. : LITERATOR
100. Less pleasant aspect. : SEAMINESS
103. Monetary unit of Iran. : RIAL
106. Thin coin. : DIME
108. Certain golfers. : PROS
109. Dynasty of the Great Wall. : CHIN
110. Mr. Speaker. : TRIS
112. Day laborer. : PEON
113. Madness. : MOONERY
114. Lake trout. : POGY
117. Wags. : DROLLS
119. Virginia Egnor's TV name. : DAGMAR
121. Ruskin's "___ and Lilies." : SESAME
122. Where Kiungshan is. : HAINAN
123. Obliquely. : ASLANT
126. Girder-notching machine. : COPER
127. ___ de menthe. : CREME
130. Influence. : BIAS
131. Periodic. : ERAL
132. Adriatic wind. : BORA
134. District. : AREA
135. Material containing gold. : DIRT
138. Francis Biddle's organization. : ADA
140. Girl's name. : UTA
141. "Tread the boards." : ACT
142. Trippet. : CAM

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 18 debuted here and reused later, 14 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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