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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
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___ 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
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1,400-mi. tributary of the Amazon. : NEGRO
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"Jest and youthful jollity." : MIRTH
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Make a retaining wall. : REVET
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Nuance. : SHADE
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Wood. : EBONS
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Incidental. : STRAY
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Tries to. : SEEKS
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Jordan's king. : TALAL
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Virginia's family. : DARES
Down
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Ike's asset. : TACT
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Colorful fish. : OPAH
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Mr. Goldberg. : RUBE
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Canadian Indian. : CREE
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Birthright. : HERITAGE
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Midwestern footballer. : GOPHER
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He wrote "Golden Boy." : ODETS
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Famous chemist. : UREY
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Does out of: Var. : GIPS
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Comfortable. : EASEFUL
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Native of Surakarta. : INDONESIAN
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Giant goddess of Norse myth. : NORN
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Novel by Harriet Beecher Stowe, 1856. : DRED
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Former G. O. P. National Chairman. : REECE
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Shoe part. : INSOLE
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Vaudeville performers. : JUGGLERS
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Breslau's river. : ODER
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Justice Vinson and others. : NINE
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Man's name meaning "man." : ENOS
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Okhotsk, Hudson Bay, etc. : SEAS
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Tennessee Congressman. : GORE
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Engraved block. : CUT
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Unable to act. : NUMB
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Baltic country. : LATVIA
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F. T. C. was created to enforce them. : ANTITRUSTLAWS
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Central Park has one. : MALL
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Epic poet. : TASSO
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In public notice. : OUT
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Part of a chair. : RUNG
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Australian envoy to U. S. : SPENDER
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Deeply absorbed. : RAPT
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Planes in Korea. : SHOOTINGSTARS
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One of the Quints. : EMILIE
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City named for a V. P. : DALLAS
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Rewards. : MEEDS
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He played Emile de Becque. : PINZA
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Ephraim Tutt's creator. : TRAIN
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British marshal, 1915–18. : HAIG
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God of Memphis. : PTAH
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Zeno taught here. : STOA
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Twaddled. : DROOLED
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Democrats or Republicans. : SIDE
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Most impatient. : EDGIEST
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Perfume. : ATTAR
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Requirement. : NEED
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Spine-tingling. : EERIE
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Dexterous. : APT
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Runner's starting position. : MARK
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Man's nickname. : RON
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Citizens of the U. S. : FREEMEN
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Senator from Berryville. : BYRD
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Soft white metal: Var. : POTASS
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Rumanian city. : ORADEA
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A shoot. : CION
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Scottish county. : ANGUS
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To fall: Span. : CAER
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Battle of 1916. : SOMME
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European vacation. : TRIP
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Clio's sister. : URANIA
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Seesaws. : TILTS
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Fanciful reveries. : DREAMBOATS
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President of Federal Republic of Germany. : HEUSS
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Auditors: Abbr. : CPAS
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Dugout: Fr. : ABRI
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A color. : ECRU
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Rule by three. : TRIARCHY
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Gave birth to. : HAD
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Became saturated. : SODDENED
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Liability. : DEBT
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Presidential race. : CONTEST
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Noun suffix. : MENT
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Columnist's "news." : RUMORS
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Men of Spitfire fame. : RAF
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Singer at the Met. : MUNSEL
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Snicker. : TEHEE
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Popular song of the '40s. : LINDA
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Fort Peck, Oahe, Garrison, etc. : DAMS
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Revise. : EDIT
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Manx' sound. : PURR
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Producer of plays. : ANTA
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From entrance to chancel. : NAVE
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Travel slowly. : TREK
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Sunken wall. : HAHA
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Periodic. : ERAL
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Biblical name. : REBA
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Friend of Boris. : IGOR
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Caen's river. : ORNE
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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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