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CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE

New York Times, Sunday, June 24, 1956

Author: W. E. Jones
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 88, Avg Word Len: 5.38, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 638 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 141, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 23
W. E. Jones has 95 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,553
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1. Carved gems. : CAMEOS
7. City in Poland. : LODZ
11. Delineates. : MAPS
15. ___ Sime, record-breaking runner. : DAVE
19. Chief's daughter in "Peer Gynt." : ANITRA
20. Recesses in Roman rooms. : ALAE
21. Hittite wife of Esau. : ADAH
22. Sibylline sayings. : OMENS
24. Book of devotions. : MISSAL
25. August mecca for G. O. P. : COWPALACE
27. One of Santa's reindeer. : DANCER
29. Feminine suffix. : ESS
30. Manage. : STEER
32. Candidates' first hurdles. : PRIMARIES
34. Ear: Comb. form. : OTO
35. Son of Eric the Red. : LEIF
37. Venerable. : OLD
38. Streaks in marble. : VEINS
39. Aeneas' son. : ASCANIUS
41. Daughter of Iphnis. : EVADNE
43. West Indies volcano. : PELEE
44. Zeno's classroom. : STOA
45. Water jar. : OLLA
46. Bequeath. : DEVISE
47. Rainbow. : IRIS
48. Siloam was a famous one. : POOL
49. Pellucid. : CLEAR
50. East: Ger. : OST
51. Mr. Acheson. : DEAN
52. Wreck. : RUINATE
54. Tunisian pasha. : DEY
55. Type of garment. : OVERCAPE
59. Raised edge of a coin. : MILL
60. Biblical weed. : TARE
62. Frankish saint. : REMI
63. ___ citato. : LOCO
65. Muscular twitchings. : TICS
66. Potter. : CERAMIST
70. Sand. : GRIT
71. G. O. P. chairman. : LEONARDHALL
74. Golfing position. : STANCE
75. Contemporary of Freud. : ADLER
77. Quaking. : TREPIDATION
79. Flavoring agent. : ONION
80. Hubbubs. : NOISES
82. First choices. : PREFERENCES
84. Reads studiously. : CONS
85. Paul Prys. : SNOOPERS
87. Round: Fr. : ROND
88. Steinbeck Joad. : OKIE
89. Silent screen director. : INCE
90. Alaskan city. : NOME
91. Dumas ___. : FILS
92. Geometric figures. : ELLIPSES
94. Calendar abbreviation. : SAT
97. Prepared. : READIED
99. Arthurian wife. : ENID
102. Mauna ___. : LOA
103. Ridge. : CREST
105. Varsity basketball champions, 1956. : DONS
106. Congressional coalition. : BLOC
107. Money maker. : MINTER
110. Town in Italy's boot. : ACRI
111. Felled with an axe. : HEWN
112. Group that buttonholes legislators. : LOBBY
113. Shoe part. : INSOLE
114. Ancient Hebrew trumpet. : RAMSHORN
116. Dilemmas: Colloq. : FIXES
117. School subject: Abbr. : ALG
118. Rant. : RAVE
120. Cuckoo. : ANI
121. Harriman, for example. : EASTERNER
123. City in Portugal. : EVORA
125. Greek letters. : PIS
126. Democratic chairman. : BUTLER
128. Material for making furnaces. : OVENSTONE
130. Ear specialist. : AURIST
132. Expense account items. : MEALS
133. Ample. : WIDE
134. Hebrew lyre. : ASOR
135. Notches. : CRENAE
136. Six on a die. : SISE
137. Adroit. : NEAT
138. Plants. : SOWS
139. Original Sadie Thompson. : EAGELS
1. Beast of burden. : CAMEL
2. Aromatic cordial. : ANISEED
3. Letter. : MISSIVE
4. Diminutive suffixes. : ETS
5. Old English moneys of account. : ORAS
6. Senator Kennedy's colleague. : SALTONSTALL
7. Intertwined. : LACED
8. Genus of swans. : OLOR
9. Imitative bird. : DAW
10. Dirigible. : ZEPPELIN
11. Thin silk net. : MALINE
12. Presidential Assistant. : ADAMS
13. Short-tailed rodent. : PACA
14. English furniture designer. : SHERATON
15. Twelve: Prefix. : DODECA
16. One of Absalom's men. : AMASA
17. Archdeacon's title: Abbr. : VEN
18. Wound around. : ENCOILED
23. Small bristles. : SETULAE
26. Zodiac sign. : ARIES
28. Song by Nevin (with "The"). : ROSARY
31. Robert ___. : ELEE
33. Sequester. : ISOLATE
36. One type of candidate. : FAVORITESON
38. Novelist Caspary. : VERA
40. ___. pros., legal notice. : NOL
42. Saucer. : DISC
43. Jumble. : PIE
44. ___ bank, feature of farm bill. : SOIL
48. Three. : PULSATE
49. Horn: Comb. form. : CERATO
51. Esprit ___ (group spirit). : DECORPS
52. Associate of Dwight. : RICHARD
53. Rackstraw, Deadeye, etc. : TARS
55. Harmoniums. : ORGANS
56. Player in "Damn Yankees." : VERDON
57. Italian historian. : EMILIO
58. Type of writer. : POET
59. Refuse heaps. : MIDDENS
61. Epithet applied to Lincoln. : EMANCIPATOR
64. Something unique. : ONER
65. Triple. : TRIFOLD
66. Timed. : CLOCKED
67. Knobs for craniologists. : INIONS
68. Ornamental candlestick. : SCONCE
69. Present and future. : TENSES
72. Mimicries. : APERIES
73. Typesetter's term. : LINO
76. Say. : REPORT
78. The dog in "Topper." : NEIL
81. Dotted, as with stars. : SEME
83. Event for certain horses. : SELLINGRACE
86. McGuffey classics. : READERS
91. Sibelius is one. : FINN
93. Electrified particles. : IONS
94. Egyptian symbol. : SCARAB
95. Elixir. : ARCANUM
96. House wreckers. : TERMITES
98. City's center. : DOWNTOWN
99. Freestone peaches. : ELBERTAS
100. Jacks in a game. : NOBS
101. Unfriendly. : ICY
104. Girl: Colloq. : SIS
106. Holders of ballots. : BOXES
107. Cyclades island. : MILO
108. Of cobras, coral snakes, etc. : ELAPINE
109. Emendation. : REVISAL
111. Discordant. : HOARSE
112. Finch. : LINNET
115. Cool one's ___. : HEELS
116. German girl's name. : FREDA
117. Affirms. : AVERS
119. "Keef." : ESTES
122. Mrs. Van Johnson. : EVIE
123. Enough: Arch. : ENOW
124. Special atmosphere. : AURA
127. Medieval lyric poem. : LAI
129. Bear: Span. : OSO
131. Military unit: Abbr. : REG

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 15 debuted here and reused later, 13 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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