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NEW WORLDS AND OLD

New York Times, Sunday, June 21, 1953

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 154, Blocks: 70, Avg Word Len: 5.96, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 668 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 205, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 45
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,463
Across
1. Popular stage dance. : CAKEWALK
9. Mint for tabby. : CATNIP
15. Reply to a straight man. : GAGLINE
22. Friendly. : AMICABLE
23. For each. : APIECE
24. Bobolink's relatives. : ORIOLES
25. Individual. : PECULIAR
26. Animal engineer. : BEAVER
27. Thule or Attu. : OUTPOST
28. "And all the sea were ___ . . . " : INK
29. Pluto's home. : KENNEL
31. Adherence to a religious division: Rare. : SECTISM
33. Wife of Rama. : SITA
34. Stain: Scot. : TASH
36. At all; in any way. : SOEVER
38. Add piquancy. : SAUCE
39. Fortune. : LOT
40. Loathe. : ABHOR
42. Cheese cutter. : SLICER
44. Geometric solid. : PRISM
46. Read closely. : PORE
47. Cousins to vicuñas. : LLAMAS
49. Treacherous persons. : SNAKES
51. Act of stupidity: Fr. : BETISE
53. In the bag: 2 wds. : SEWEDUP
55. Toasts to a turn. : CRISPS
57. Deliverer. : RELEASER
61. Mining city N. of Jaen, Spain. : LINARES
63. African hornbill. : TOCK
65. Sheeting material. : PERCALE
66. Temporary suspensions. : ABEYANCES
69. Zodiac sign. : TAURUS
71. Lodged. : ROOMED
72. Cut in on an electrical circuit. : TAP
73. 100,000 rupees. : LAKH
74. Product of Château d'Yquem. : SAUTERNE
76. Author of "A Handful of Dust." : WAUGH
77. Detect in an error. : TRIP
79. Callous philanderers. : HEARTBREAKERS
82. Violinist, pianist and cellist. : TRIO
83. Violin bows: It. : ARCOS
85. English pipit. : TREELARK
86. Sooner than: Obs. : ERER
88. One who: Suffix. : AST
89. Slurs, in music. : COULES
91. Paintings by a great impressionist. : MANETS
92. Drilling points: 2 wds. : BRACEBITS
94. Captain Hornblower. : HORATIO
96. Love blindly. : DOTE
97. Having left a will. : TESTATE
98. Harry Fosdick's status. : EMERITUS
100. Converted into a hot rod (with "up)". : SOUPED
102. Slim medieval dagger: Var. : ANELACE
106. Accustoms. : INURES
108. Branch clipper. : PRUNER
110. One of Formosa's oldest cities. : TAINAN
111. Escutcheon band. : FESS
114. Biblical poetry. : PSALM
116. Phlegmatic. : STOLID
118. Brings up. : REARS
119. Symbol of routine. : RUT
120. Cases for small articles. : ETUIS
122. Plain and honeycomb. : TRIPES
124. Seven. : SEPT
125. Inland sea. : ARAL
127. Pink-flowered clovers. : ALSIKES
129. Shoestrings. : LACETS
131. A marsupial, for short. : ROO
132. He didn't succeed Stalin. : MOLOTOV
134. Water bottle. : CARAFE
136. Diplomatic policy of John Hay, 1899. : OPENDOOR
138. Formed on the surface of the earth. : EPIGENE
139. Roman officials. : EDILES
140. Dependable. : RELIABLE
141. Breaks one's promise. : RENEGES
142. Recipients. : DONEES
143. Lack of color or interest. : DRABNESS
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1. Paris, Rome, Berlin. : CAPITALS
2. Open to persuasion. : AMENABLE
3. Bauble or toy. : KICKSHAW
4. Medieval shield. : ECU
5. Base on balls. : WALK
6. "___ Irish Rose." : ABIES
7. The borders of the Orinoco. : LLANOS
8. Whole grains. : KERNELS
9. Aerial transit used in San Francisco. : CABLECARS
10. Animal with a face. : APE
11. Aunts: Span. : TIAS
12. Glacial phenomena. : NEVES
13. Feature of Antarctica. : ICECAP
14. Agitate. : PERTURB
15. March for the Kaiser. : GOOSESTEP
16. Calla lily. : ARUM
17. "___ along, little dogie." : GIT
18. Clips off. : LOPS
19. Philippines' fifth city. : ILOILO
20. Wise old man. : NESTOR
21. Property. : ESTATE
30. Displays. : EVINCES
32. More slippery. : ICIER
35. On the plain side. : HOMELY
37. Nomad of Baluchistan. : REKI
41. Like wheel spokes. : RADIAL
43. Caterers to the public. : RESTAURATEURS
45. Fred Wilt, for instance. : MILER
46. A sailor's jacket. : PEACOAT
48. Theory and practice of orthodox Islam. : SUNNAH
50. Oil wells. : SPOUTERS
52. Goat antelope. : SEROW
54. Ship carrying mails, goods, etc. : PACKET
56. Sound of a rusty hinge. : SCREAK
58. Military noble of Japan. : SAMURAI
59. Poet like Thomas Gray. : ELEGIST
60. Players who "catch fire." : REDHOTS
62. Damage again. : REHARM
64. Scottish church: Var. : KURK
66. Diplomatic staff member. : ATTACHE
67. Scene in "The Iceman Cometh." : BARROOM
68. Cultivator of his tastes. : EPICURE
69. Small radio. : TABLETOP
70. Taunts. : SNEERS
74. Office girls. : STENOS
75. List of corrections, in a book. : ERRATA
78. Alpha Ursae Minoris. : POLARIS
80. Study. : READ
81. Line that cuts another. : SECANT
84. Inlaid: 2 wds. : SETIN
87. Rip again. : RETEAR
90. Exhibit interest: 2 wds. : SITUP
92. Novel by Vera Caspary. : BEDELIA
93. Disproves. : BELIES
95. Pronoun. : OURSELVES
97. Without drift or meaning. : TENORLESS
99. Residences. : SEATS
101. Hogan's specialty. : PUTT
103. Bacterium that can exist without air. : ANAEROBE
104. Arrangements for driving to work. : CARPOOLS
105. Provides with: Obs. : ENSTORES
107. Washed with water. : SLUICED
109. Parachute releaser. : RIPCORD
111. Planter of evidence. : FRAMER
112. Home of the Schuman Plan. : EUROPE
113. Red Square relic. : STALIN
115. He sings "My Object All Sublime." : MIKADO
117. More intense. : DEEPER
121. Relative of the canary. : SERIN
123. Inscribed pillar of stone. : STELA
126. Box. : LOGE
127. First class. : AONE
128. Shopping inducement. : SALE
130. Fasten a catch: Scot. : SNIB
133. Sheep in its second year. : TEG
135. Money by the case. : FEE
137. Northern city of Palestine. : DAN

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 34 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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