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COMMUNICATIONS

New York Times, Sunday, July 20, 1952

Author:
Ralph Anderson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.43, Missing: { F J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 629 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 164, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 19
Ralph Anderson has 19 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 72-Down clue had no comma after underscore; added one.

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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 1,127
Across
1
Famous name in wireless. : MARCONI
8
Where Croesus received a message. : ORACLE
14
Messenger of the gods. : HERMES
20
Mrs. Belmont. : ELEANOR
21
Shoulder badge. : EPAULET
22
Conspicuous. : SALIENT
23
Run swiftly. : SCUTTLE
24
Mark. : VESTIGE
25
Direct a squadron of planes. : AVIGATE
26
Bibulous one. : SOT
27
Office chatter-box. : INTERCOM
29
Long-handled tools. : RAKES
31
Plant. : SOW
32
Sections. : AREAS
35
Anglo-Irish word of protest. : ARRAH
36
Full-length headline. : BANNER
38
Food fish. : TUNA
39
Recipient of 1 Down. : GARCIA
41
Loft. : ATTIC
43
Hangs back. : LAGS
44
Gusset maker. : GORER
45
Flag. : ENSIGN
46
Letter. : DEE
47
Easy gait. : AMBLE
49
Author Hemingway. : ERNEST
50
Trapped. : SNARED
52
He probably used smoke signals. : CREE
53
Wheel spokes. : RADII
55
Wartime agency. : OPA
58
Cuckoos. : ANIS
59
Taj Mahal, for instance. : SHRINE
61
Sharp answer. : RIPOSTE
65
Special dress. : REGALIA
67
Roadway for a Conestoga wagon. : PLAIN
68
Glittered. : SHONE
70
Toastmaster's outfit. : TUX
71
Silenced voice of South America. : PRENSA
72
Early American trailmaker. : BOONE
73
Portico. : STOA
74
Electioneer: Colloq. : STUMP
76
Handle. : HILT
77
They work for dictators. : STENOGRAPHERS
81
River into Sakhalin gulf. : AMUR
82
Once more. : AGAIN
84
Political floor leader. : WHIP
85
Less adulterated. : PURER
86
Sing. : WARBLE
88
New: German. : NEU
89
Think. : OPINE
91
Former Wells-Fargo worker. : RIDER
92
Mutinies. : REVOLTS
93
Opening words. : SESAMES
95
Kind of cigar. : STOGIE
97
Pronoun. : THEE
98
Letter. : ESS
99
Talks wildly. : RANTS
101
Bread spread. : OLEO
102
Famous name in Callander, Ontario. : DIONNE
104
Hair-do. : BRAIDS
107
Echo's answer. : HELLO
109
Babel. : DIN
110
She was carried off by a white bull. : EUROPA
114
Goes out by turn. : ROTES
115
Famous inventor. : BELL
116
Standards. : NORMS
118
Bootlicker. : YESMAN
119
Book of New Testament. : ACTS
120
Vitiate. : DEBASE
122
French city. : NIMES
124
Forecasters. : SEERS
125
Voice of Abilene. : IKE
126
Squirrel shrews of Sumatra. : TANAS
127
What Phileas Fogg did. : TRAVELED
130
Humble. : LOW
131
Supple. : LISSOME
133
Bird. : TANAGER
135
Mother of Helle and Phrixos. : NEPHELE
138
___ de cachet (sealed missives). : LETTRES
139
Vivid describers. : IMAGERS
140
He pays the bill. : TREATER
141
Work by Agnes Repplier. : ESSAYS
142
Packers. : CASERS
143
Accumulates. : AMASSES
Down
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What Andrew S. Rowan carried. : MESSAGE
2
Arabic scriptures. : ALCORAN
3
British news agency. : REUTERS
4
Witch's familiar. : CAT
5
Where Windsor is: Abbr. : ONT
6
___ me tangere (touch me not). : NOLI
7
Spenser's Ireland. : IRENA
8
Work. : OPERATE
9
Yankee pitcher. : RASCHI
10
Self: Comb. form. : AUTO
11
Ascend. : CLIMB
12
Part of a sailing race. : LEG
13
Unending. : ETERNAL
14
Phyllis of the stage. : HAVER
15
Yale men. : ELIS
16
Horse and carriage. : RIG
17
Ruler. : MEASURE
18
Chants: Rare. : ENTONES
19
Tributary of the Yukon. : STEWART
21
Turned inside out. : EVERTED
22
Purposes. : SAKES
28
Certain winds. : TRADES
30
Indignation. : ANGER
33
River near Mt. Etna. : ACIS
34
From catcher to pitcher. : SIGNALS
37
V. P. : ALBEN
38
Character in "I Pagliacci." : TONIO
40
Biblical liar. : ANANIAS
42
One way to send a message. : CARRIERPIGEON
44
G.I.'s forte. : GRIPES
48
Chow ___. : MEIN
49
Scottish city: Abbr. : EDIN
51
Creek. : RIA
52
Chinese U.N. delegate. : CHANG
54
Bellowing. : AROAR
55
Annie and others. : ORPHANS
56
Point in the moon's orbit. : PERIGEE
57
One of Penelope's suitors. : AGELAUS
59
Kin of the smack. : SLOOP
60
Book of Old Testament. : ESTHER
62
Trip. : STUMBLE
63
Noisy riots. : TUMULTS
64
Directly stated. : EXPRESS
66
Against. : ANTI
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They once carried the mail. : PONIES
69
Garden worker. : HOER
72
Sosthenes ___, telephone official. : BEHN
73
Berlin's river. : SPREE
75
From which poi is made. : TARO
78
Dickens character. : TWIST
79
Pertaining to sound frequencies. : AUDIO
80
"Tell it to ___!" : SWEENEY
83
Wanderers. : NOMADS
87
Passageways. : AVENUES
90
Mightier than swords. : PENS
91
Register. : ROLL
92
Greek letter. : RHO
94
Zodiac sign. : ARIES
96
Long-distance calls. : TOLLS
97
False show. : TINSEL
100
Where Balkis was queen. : SHEBA
102
Safety items for night driving. : DIMMERS
103
Gaelic. : ERSE
104
One system of communication. : BRAILLE
105
Vacationer's paradise. : ROCKIES
106
Vouches for. : ATTESTS
108
Flexible. : ELASTIC
109
Golf clubs. : DRIVERS
111
Spanish ___. : OMELETS
112
Captive released on his word. : PAROLEE
113
Puzzle fill-ins. : ANSWERS
115
Famous Czech. : BENES
117
Cousin of the kiang. : ONAGER
120
Matrons. : DAMES
121
Heating vessels. : ETNAS
123
Heroine of "The Flying Dutchman." : SENTA
126
Conservative. : TORY
128
Storm. : RAGE
129
Corium. : DERM
132
Grand Central: Abbr. : STA
134
Medical group. : AMA
136
Split ___. : PEA
137
Owns. : HAS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 16 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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