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A FEW WORDS

New York Times, Sunday, August 17, 1952

Author:
Israel Gitter
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 85, Avg Word Len: 5.29, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 651 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 150, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 22
Israel Gitter has 32 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 21-Across clue had two "the"s; removed one.

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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 1,155
Across
1. ___ Commando, group opposed to Dr. Malan. : TORCH
6. Small chisel. : GOUGE
11. Madagascar lemur. : INDRI
16. Former head of R. F. C. : JONES
21. River, into the Orinoco. : APURE
22. President of Peru. : ODRIA
23. Yankee's new fielder. : NOREN
24. City N. E. of Venice. : UDINE
25. Pole used in Gaelic games. : CABER
26. Small sandpipers. : PEEPS
27. Premier of Holland. : DREES
28. Chief port of Italy. : GENOA
29. Investigations, Inc. : THEEIGHTYSECONDCONGRESS
33. Missing parts of some shoes. : TOES
34. Sport. : FUN
35. Hebrew month. : ELUL
36. Viennese actress. : LAMARR
39. Race track characters. : TOUTERS
43. Rising above the water: Bot. : EMERSED
48. Emulate Al Lopez. : MANAGE
49. Greece's King. : PAUL
50. Overseer: Abbr. : SUPT
52. Domestic fowl. : BRAHMA
53. Endeavor: Scot. : ETTLE
54. Be silent! : HIST
55. Languishers. : PINERS
57. Impair the value of. : SPOIL
58. A kind of eye. : EVIL
59. Mr. Kimball and others. : DANS
60. Get into a rut. : STAGNATE
62. Tribute. : TOLL
63. Said: Fr. : DIT
64. Governor Pyle, for instance. : ARIZONIAN
66. Vacuum tube. : DIODE
68. Aunt: Span. : TIA
69. Where Burgoyne lost, 1777. : SARATOGA
71. Old English letter. : EDH
72. Places for wild life. : MENAGERIES
74. ___ date. : UPTO
75. Retainer. : FEE
76. Ensign's insignia. : BAR
77. Natural resource of Labrador. : IRON
78. Its price has doubled. : POSTALCARD
82. St. ___, France's military school. : CYR
83. Minority leader in N. Y. Assembly. : STEINGUT
87. A morsel. : ORT
88. Queen: Fr. : REINE
89. John W. Davis in 1924. : DARKHORSE
91. One title for Nehru. : SRI
92. A silicate. : TALC
94. Condition of some books. : DOGEARED
96. Voice. : EMIT
97. And others: Latin abbr. : ETAL
98. Fit. : ADAPT
100. A collection. : NUMBER
101. The Himalayas, in World War II. : HUMP
102. Limited. : SCANT
103. Lincoln's Secretary of State. : SEWARD
105. Evening: Ital. : SERA
106. Senator from Custer. : CASE
107. He went to Washington. : MORRIS
108. Fresher. : SASSIER
110. Hunters. : NIMRODS
112. Perseus slew her. : MEDUSA
113. Touch. : ABUT
115. Small coin of Rumania. : BAN
116. Well-known actor. : LUND
117. Indian affairs, pensions, education, etc. : DEPARTMENTOFTHEINTERIOR
129. Curved inward. : ADUNC
130. She wrote "The Son of Adam Wyngate." : OHARA
131. Is employed. : EARNS
132. 1,400-mi. tributary of the Amazon. : NEGRO
133. "Jest and youthful jollity." : MIRTH
134. Make a retaining wall. : REVET
135. Nuance. : SHADE
136. Wood. : EBONS
137. Incidental. : STRAY
138. Tries to. : SEEKS
139. Jordan's king. : TALAL
140. Virginia's family. : DARES
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1. Ike's asset. : TACT
2. Colorful fish. : OPAH
3. Mr. Goldberg. : RUBE
4. Canadian Indian. : CREE
5. Birthright. : HERITAGE
6. Midwestern footballer. : GOPHER
7. He wrote "Golden Boy." : ODETS
8. Famous chemist. : UREY
9. Does out of: Var. : GIPS
10. Comfortable. : EASEFUL
11. Native of Surakarta. : INDONESIAN
12. Giant goddess of Norse myth. : NORN
13. Novel by Harriet Beecher Stowe, 1856. : DRED
14. Former G. O. P. National Chairman. : REECE
15. Shoe part. : INSOLE
16. Vaudeville performers. : JUGGLERS
17. Breslau's river. : ODER
18. Justice Vinson and others. : NINE
19. Man's name meaning "man." : ENOS
20. Okhotsk, Hudson Bay, etc. : SEAS
30. Tennessee Congressman. : GORE
31. Engraved block. : CUT
32. Unable to act. : NUMB
36. Baltic country. : LATVIA
37. F. T. C. was created to enforce them. : ANTITRUSTLAWS
38. Central Park has one. : MALL
39. Epic poet. : TASSO
40. In public notice. : OUT
41. Part of a chair. : RUNG
42. Australian envoy to U. S. : SPENDER
44. Deeply absorbed. : RAPT
45. Planes in Korea. : SHOOTINGSTARS
46. One of the Quints. : EMILIE
47. City named for a V. P. : DALLAS
48. Rewards. : MEEDS
49. He played Emile de Becque. : PINZA
51. Ephraim Tutt's creator. : TRAIN
54. British marshal, 1915–18. : HAIG
55. God of Memphis. : PTAH
56. Zeno taught here. : STOA
59. Twaddled. : DROOLED
60. Democrats or Republicans. : SIDE
61. Most impatient. : EDGIEST
64. Perfume. : ATTAR
65. Requirement. : NEED
67. Spine-tingling. : EERIE
70. Dexterous. : APT
72. Runner's starting position. : MARK
73. Man's nickname. : RON
75. Citizens of the U. S. : FREEMEN
76. Senator from Berryville. : BYRD
78. Soft white metal: Var. : POTASS
79. Rumanian city. : ORADEA
80. A shoot. : CION
81. Scottish county. : ANGUS
82. To fall: Span. : CAER
83. Battle of 1916. : SOMME
84. European vacation. : TRIP
85. Clio's sister. : URANIA
86. Seesaws. : TILTS
89. Fanciful reveries. : DREAMBOATS
90. President of Federal Republic of Germany. : HEUSS
93. Auditors: Abbr. : CPAS
95. Dugout: Fr. : ABRI
97. A color. : ECRU
99. Rule by three. : TRIARCHY
101. Gave birth to. : HAD
102. Became saturated. : SODDENED
104. Liability. : DEBT
106. Presidential race. : CONTEST
107. Noun suffix. : MENT
109. Columnist's "news." : RUMORS
111. Men of Spitfire fame. : RAF
112. Singer at the Met. : MUNSEL
114. Snicker. : TEHEE
116. Popular song of the '40s. : LINDA
117. Fort Peck, Oahe, Garrison, etc. : DAMS
118. Revise. : EDIT
119. Manx' sound. : PURR
120. Producer of plays. : ANTA
121. From entrance to chancel. : NAVE
122. Travel slowly. : TREK
123. Sunken wall. : HAHA
124. Periodic. : ERAL
125. Biblical name. : REBA
126. Friend of Boris. : IGOR
127. Caen's river. : ORNE
128. Mr. Rogers and others. : ROSS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 18 debuted here and reused later, 14 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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