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MIDSUMMER MEDLEY

New York Times, Sunday, August 2, 1953

Author:
Sidney Lambert
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 88, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { J Z }, Scrabble score: 650 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 144, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 6, XRef: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 28
Sidney Lambert has 114 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,505
Across
1. Beforehand. : ADVANCE
8. California shakes. : TREMORS
15. Incited (with "on"). : EGGED
20. Miserable conditions. : SQUALORS
21. September 7. : HOLIDAY
22. Great king of Persia. : XERXES
24. Blind alley. : CULDESAC
25. Hungry lions. : ROARERS
26. Syrian city. : ALEPPO
27. Vex; peeve. : RILE
28. Just before 21 Across. : EVE
29. Girl's name. : EDNA
30. And more of the same: Abbr. : ETAL
32. European capital. : BERN
33. Caucho. : ULE
34. Hans Andersen's birthplace. : ODENSE
36. Throttle and rob: Var. : GAROTTE
39. Racket. : DIN
40. The Saar ___. : BASIN
42. House slipper. : SCUFF
44. Roman official. : EDILE
45. Ingenuous. : NAIVE
47. Outfielder, manager, business man. : OTT
49. Tropical tree. : EBOE
50. Gibbon. : APE
51. Donizetti specialty. : SEXTET
52. Form of bridge. : AUCTION
56. Large city in Pakistan. : LAHORE
59. Words from impassioned orators. : SCREEDS
60. Took it on the lam. : SCRAMMED
62. Stage curtain. : DROP
63. Serb or Croat. : SLAV
64. To: Scot. : TAE
65. Hair-raising. : EERIE
67. Where the Tigris and Euphrates flow. : IRAK
69. Puccini's last opera. : TURANDOT
74. Court term. : OYER
76. Craft on the Yangtze. : SAMPANS
78. Closefisted. : NEAR
80. Sheer linen cloth. : TOILE
81. In less than usual time. : RAPID
83. Trafficking. : MONGERING
85. Dancer and actor Buddy. : EBSEN
86. ___ France. : ILEDE
87. Meeting: Abbr. : SESS
88. French soups. : POTAGES
91. Young oyster. : SPAT
92. Zeppelins. : AIRSHIPS
94. Shoemakers' instruments. : AWLS
96. Allots (with "out"). : METES
98. Native of Colorado. : UTE
99. Final notice. : OBIT
100. Source of much trouble. : HATE
102. Compass of a voice. : REGISTER
104. Mortification. : CHAGRIN
108. Oversatisfied. : CLOYED
110. Quality of a northern exposure. : SUNLESS
111. Shelters. : HAVENS
112. Eastern name. : ALI
113. Bellicose circus cry, with "Hey." : RUBE
116. Attribute of limelight seekers. : EGO
117. Taper off. : ABATE
118. Setting of Hersey novel. : ADANO
120. Hound's lead. : SCENT
122. Heating devices. : ETNAS
126. Very much. : FAR
127. More willing. : READIER
129. Yield. : AFFORD
131. Arabic name. : ABU
132. Aquatic mammal of the Amazon. : INIA
134. Down at the mouth. : GLUM
135. Engrossed. : RAPT
138. Nigerian. : ARO
139. Month of Egyptian calendar. : APAP
140. What the bee sucks. : NECTAR
142. Mayor Peppone's nemesis. : CAMILLO
144. Cloudy: Var. : NEBULOSE
146. Where they spend drachmas. : GREECE
147. Senator in action. : ENACTOR
148. Relatives of sawhorses. : TRESTLES
149. Charm is one. : ASSET
150. Where Arabs roam. : STREETS
151. Women's club. : SOROSIS
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1. Constellation in the Milky Way. : AQUILA
2. Foster or Allen. : DULLES
3. ___ mecum, portable manual. : VADE
4. Relative of porter. : ALE
5. Looked for 120 Across. : NOSED
6. Begs. : CRAVES
7. Noun suffix. : ESCENCE
8. More than double. : THREEFOLD
9. 40 sq. rods. : ROOD
10. Relative of joie de vivre. : ELAN
11. Something unattainable. : MIRAGE
12. "Commemoration ___." : ODE
13. Variety of peach. : RARERIPE
14. Part of the heart's work. : SYSTOLE
15. Glorify. : EXALT
16. Coagulate. : GEL
17. Middleweight champ, 1923–26. : GREB
18. Speed up. : EXPEDITE
19. Took from. : DEPRIVED
20. Substitute player. : SCRUB
23. Part of Shakespeare's work. : SONNETS
31. Common suffix. : ATE
34. Prompt. : ONTIME
35. The Nautilus, for example. : SUB
37. Between Shebat and Nisan. : ADAR
38. Weaken. : ENERVATE
41. Between theta and kappa. : IOTA
43. Shaking in one's shoes. : FEARING
46. Part of a halberd. : AXE
48. Scholar's armful. : TOMES
51. Cliff. : SCAR
52. Oregon port. : ASTORIA
53. Headstream of the Amazon. : UCAYALI
54. One-year-old tot. : CREEPER
55. Tributary of the Tiber. : NERA
57. Romp. : HORSEPLAY
58. War agency. : OPA
59. Brickbat. : SLUR
61. Least visible. : DIMMEST
63. Set alternately. : STAGGER
66. Series of heroic events. : EPOS
68. Draw together. : KNIT
70. Scores in cribbage. : NOBS
71. Controversy. : DISPUTE
72. Chemical salts. : OLEATES
73. Stretchers for cloth. : TENTERS
75. Clears. : RIDS
77. Astronomical handle. : ANSA
79. Hindu land grant. : ENAM
82. Stripper of antlers. : DEHORNER
84. Lists. : ROSTERS
87. Short trip in a car. : SPIN
89. French summers. : ETES
90. Continue along same lines, musically. : SEGUE
93. Nile wader. : IBIS
95. Health department of U. N. : WHO
97. Scorched. : SINGED
101. Pusey, Tinker, Dickey, et al. : EDUCATORS
103. Deer track. : SLOT
104. ___ dish. : CHAFING
105. Risë Stevens solo. : HABANERA
106. Cupidities. : AVARICES
107. Prepare. : GET
108. Seeker of redress. : CLAIMANT
109. Seven football players. : LINE
112. Cites as an example. : ADDUCES
114. British troops at Dunkirk. : BEF
115. "Allons, ___ de le patrie . . . " : ENFANTS
118. Indian mulberry. : AAL
119. Species of iris: Var. : ORRICE
121. Arena star: Sp. : TORERO
123. City near Sorrento. : NAPOLI
124. Humbles. : ABASES
125. Spear-carriers on stage. : SUPES
128. Relative of 93 Down. : EGRET
130. Clother. : ROBER
133. Comedian Roscoe. : ATES
136. Old: German. : ALTE
137. Boy meets girl, etc. : PLOT
139. Substitutes: Abbr. : ALTS
141. Point won by single stroke. : ACE
143. Spoil. : MAR
145. G.I.'s favorite organization. : USO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 24 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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