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FACT AND FICTION

New York Times, Sunday, June 28, 1953

Author:
Marion Moeser
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 174, Blocks: 87, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 652 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 132, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 10, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 32
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,470
Across
1. Dismay. : APPAL
6. Flower. : BLOOM
11. Beauty's hero. : BEAST
16. Story: Fr. : CONTE
21. Sawfly's saw. : SERRA
22. Anatomical trunk line. : AORTA
23. Man's name. : ELMER
24. Plane: Fr. : AVION
25. Last king of Troy. : PRIAM
26. Walk in a nursery rhyme. : CROOKEDMILE
28. Ice pinnacle. : SERAC
29. Found on 26 Across. : SIXPENCE
31. Quote. : CITE
32. Mr. Holmes' baffled Yard assistant. : LESTRADE
34. Ox. : ANOA
35. Theme of Hardy poem. : DYNASTS
38. Raggedy Ann. : DOLL
39. Movie director's call. : LIGHTS
42. Large: Fr. : GROS
43. Be obliged to. : OWE
45. Overwhelm with noise. : DEAFEN
49. Goodbye, muchachos. : ADIOS
50. French city. : CAEN
51. ___ saucer. : CUPAND
54. Game. : POLO
55. Inlets. : RIAS
56. Girl's name. : POLA
57. Italy, in the "Aeneid." : AUSONIA
58. Humdrum. : USUAL
59. ___ Flotow. : VON
60. Parts of electric lights. : FILAMENTS
62. Creator of Lilliput. : SWIFT
64. ___ grass. : RIE
65. Get the attention of. : ATTRACT
67. Accuse. : INDICT
69. City in Pa. : ERIE
70. Cape ___. : ANN
71. Steel works in Pilsen. : SKODA
72. A fieldwork. : REDAN
73. Part of a sonnet. : OCTET
75. Dollars. : ONES
76. Pronoun. : ITS
77. Sacks. : BASES
78. Half an eloping pair. : SPOON
79. Rather slow: Mus. abbr. : AND
80. One-time White House occupant. : FALA
82. Partitions. : SEPTA
83. Sound of struck metal. : CHINK
84. British forerunners. : PICTS
86. Old cloth measure. : ELL
87. Something special. : LULU
88. Of a nearly extinct class. : RELICT
90. Wet. : BEDEWED
92. Woodcutter hero. : ALI
93. Copying. : APING
95. Opaque qualities. : DENSITIES
97. Miss St. Clare. : EVA
98. Dwarfish. : RUNTY
100. Flowering shrubs. : AZALEAS
102. Kit Nubbles' friend. : NELL
103. Character in Byron poem. : INEZ
104. Therefore. : ERGO
105. Mediterranean regions. : LEVANT
106. Roll up. : FURL
107. Your: French. : VOTRE
108. Arizona scene. : DESERT
111. Abraham's nephew. : LOT
112. Tributary of the Moselle. : SAAR
113. Tinted over. : REDYED
114. Classroom answer. : HERE
116. Alice's immortalizer. : TENNIEL
119. Moslem Malay. : MORO
120. Real star of a Western. : PALOMINO
124. Legal hearing. : OYER
125. Pope who instituted All Saints' Day. : BONIFACE
129. Italian town. : EBOLI
130. Fabulous fisherman. : SIMPLESIMON
134. The bulls. : TOROS
135. Fastens up. : GIRDS
136. Extreme. : ULTRA
137. Nikola ___ (1856–1943). : TESLA
138. Villon used it. : ARGOT
139. Quality in an Austen title. : SENSE
140. Krupp city. : ESSEN
141. Right-hand men: Abbr. : ASSTS
142. Hit. : SMOTE
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1. Egyptian symbols. : ASPS
2. Elfin being. : PERI
3. French award. : PRIX
4. Belonging to a nomadic Indian. : ARAPAHOS
5. Elegies. : LAMENTS
6. Berry: It. : BACCA
7. Knowledge. : LORE
8. Spanish gold. : ORO
9. The Cape fox. : OTOCYON
10. Britain's Ambassador to U. S. : MAKINS
11. Adam and others. : BEDES
12. Tree. : ELM
13. Mon ___ Pierrot. : AMI
14. Attract buyers. : SELL
15. Trapped. : TREED
16. Chess piece. : CASTLE
17. Exceeds the bounds. : OVERLAPS
18. Blue Eagle. : NIRA
19. Hop ___. : TOAD
20. Noun suffix. : ENCE
27. After zeta. : ETA
30. Pronoun: Fr. : NOS
33. Grassy land. : SOD
35. Handsomest: Slang. : DREAMIEST
36. Place: Comb. form. : TOPO
37. Graceful swimmers. : SWANS
39. The tadpole, for instance. : LARVA
40. "___ Delight." : IDIOTS
41. Common occurrences in fairy tales. : GIANTKILLINGS
42. Joyous. : GALA
44. Historic atoll. : ENIWETOK
46. Famous phrase in pie making. : FOURANDTWENTY
47. "The fair and lovable." : ELAINE
48. ___ volens (willy-nilly): Lat. : NOLENS
50. Young animal. : COLT
51. Interrupt. : CUTIN
52. Judicial group: Abbr. : USSC
53. Port in Kwantung. : DAIREN
56. 12-point type. : PICA
57. Brazilian trees. : ANDAS
58. Shoshonean. : UTE
60. Passing styles. : FADS
61. Merit affection. : ENDEAR
63. Tailor. : FIT
66. Roster. : ROTA
68. Subjects. : TOPICS
72. Fairy tale heroine. : RAPUNZEL
74. Often repeated. : CONTINUAL
75. First word of many tales. : ONCE
77. Satan. : BELIAL
78. Climbs. : SHINS
79. Supports. : AIDS
80. Viewed with alarm. : FEARED
81. "It." : ALLURE
82. Dine. : SUP
83. Checking device. : CLEAT
84. Statesman opposed by Disraeli. : PEEL
85. Uncompromising. : SEVERE
87. Blondel's music. : LAY
89. Place of bliss. : EDEN
90. Toucan's pride. : BILL
91. Awe-stricken. : DAZED
94. Lively dance. : GAVOT
96. Region: Abbr. : TERR
99. Gorgeous George's forte. : TOEHOLDS
101. Recent. : LATE
103. Antiseptic. : IODOFORM
106. Sprites in early England. : FAERIES
107. Lux et ___. : VERITAS
109. Bequeath. : REMISE
110. Thrice: Comb. form. : TRI
112. Pedro's relaxation. : SIESTA
113. Benita's husband. : RON
115. Result. : ENSUE
117. "Man Without a Country," 1863. : NOLAN
118. Humorist of the 1880's. : NYE
119. Small monkeys. : MONAS
120. Scores in cribbage. : PEGS
121. Anne Nichols' hero. : ABIE
122. Desolate. : LORN
123. Paints. : OILS
125. Ben of 1843 song. : BOLT
126. Ship bound for Colchis. : ARGO
127. Surf duck. : COOT
128. Italian prince. : ESTE
131. Rockies: Abbr. : MTS
132. Superior: Prefix. : PRE
133. Author's works. : MSS

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 24 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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