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PROPER NAMES

New York Times, Sunday, August 21, 1955

Author:
Sidney Lambert
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 176, Blocks: 91, Avg Word Len: 4.98, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 735 (avg 1.68)
Open Squares: 132, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 12, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 29
Sidney Lambert has 114 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 66-Down clue had "Ttitles"; corrected this.

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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,245
Across
1. Siepi and Hines. : BASSI
6. Playwright Connelly. : MARC
10. Malodorous. : FETID
15. "Roamin' in the Gloamin'" man. : LAUDER
21. Pianist Rubinstein. : ARTUR
22. Cards. : ACES
23. She sang "Alice Blue Gown." : IRENE
24. N. Y. lake. : OTSEGO
25. Ace performer. : CRACKAJACK
27. Toy. : JACKINTHEBOX
29. Federal agency, 1933. : HOLC
30. Averse: Var. : LOTH
31. Encore. : BIS
32. Situation. : STATE
33. Ship's plank. : SNY
34. Germany's ___ Republic. : WEIMAR
36. Witness response. : IDO
38. Oily ketone. : IRONE
40. Industrialists' organization. : NAM
41. Ironing problem. : PLEATS
44. Otherworldly. : FEY
45. Tin-pan Alley organization. : ASCAP
49. "A regular Robinson Crusoe." : AJACKOFALLTRADES
54. Pronoun. : THEE
55. Card game. : MONTE
56. Window cards. : ADS
57. Give new courage to. : REMAN
58. Dashboard figure. : MILEAGE
61. Summer hotel. : INN
62. City in Serbia. : NIS
63. Hero of Elizabethan rhyme. : SIMON
64. Alluder. : REFERRER
65. Underwater chamber. : CAISSON
68. Pups' cognomens. : FIDOS
69. Emulates Ed Furgol. : GOLFS
70. New Guinea port. : LAE
71. Colorless alkaloid. : ESERIN
72. Gibe. : FLEER
73. Famous theatrical name. : BRADY
74. ___ an ear. : LEND
75. Driller's goal. : OIL
76. People of Brno. : SLAVS
77. Steinbeck family. : JOADS
78. Wages. : PAY
79. Aces. : CPAS
81. Doorbell. : CHIME
82. Operatic role. : BORIS
83. G. I.'s headpiece. : TINHAT
86. Refuge from rain. : ARK
87. Looks for bargains. : SHOPS
88. Well-known U. N. name. : COHEN
89. Wife of Epimetheus. : PANDORA
90. Ophelia's father. : POLONIUS
92. Animal enclosure. : POUND
93. Sports tyro. : DUB
94. Japanese coin. : RIN
95. Indulge in histrionics. : OVERACT
96. Lament. : MOURN
97. Normal. : PAR
98. Supported. : BASED
100. Trifles. : TOYS
101. Recent arrival. : JOHNNYCOMELATELY
104. Letters. : ESSES
106. Alehouse. : PUB
107. Cylindrical. : TERETE
108. Adjective suffix. : ENT
109. Decoy pigeon. : STOOL
111. Newt. : EFT
112. Eastern titles. : PASHAS
115. ___ poetica. : ARS
118. Former pitcher Reynolds. : ALLIE
120. Gen. Stuart's initials. : JEB
122. Ogler. : EYER
124. Branch of biology: Abbr. : ECOL
126. Nautical means of ascent. : JACOBSLADDER
129. Pudding. : BROWNBETTY
131. Person of great knowledge. : ORACLE
132. Nocturnal glare. : NEONS
133. Existed. : WERE
134. "And ___ pray . . . " : ONETO
135. Thrive. : BATTEN
136. Astronomical "handles." : ANSAE
137. ___ fixe. : IDEE
138. Append. : ADDON
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1. Contemporary of Handel. : BACH
2. Directional sign. : ARROW
3. Like day-old news. : STALE
4. To the point. : SUCCINCT
5. Annoy. : IRK
6. Shaw's Barbara. : MAJOR
7. "Room to swing ___." : ACAT
8. Cools again. : RECHILLS
9. Barrelful: Abbr. : CSK
10. South Pacific island group. : FIJI
11. Periods. : ERAS
12. Private eye. : TEC
13. Printing equipment. : INKS
14. Olympians. : DEITIES
15. Numbers game. : LOTTO
16. See 14 Down. : ATHENA
17. Employ. : USE
18. Social buds. : DEBS
19. Pianist Petri. : EGON
20. Diminutive of a girl's name. : ROXY
26. Texas landmark. : ALAMO
28. Not one: Dial. : NARY
31. Summer outings. : BOATRIDES
35. Indemnify (with "good"). : MAKE
37. Where Dover is: Abbr. : DEL
39. Chemical compound. : ESTER
41. Football garb. : PADS
42. Nervous thrill. : TREMOR
43. Island in 47 Down. : SAMOS
44. Low land. : FEN
46. Ballplayer's affliction. : CHARLEYHORSE
47. Arm of the Mediterranean. : AEGEAN
48. Looked intently. : PEERED
49. Priestly garb. : AMICE
50. Dr. ___. : JONAS
51. Passes. : ANNIEOAKLEYS
52. Ferris of the Indians. : FAIN
53. Dapper chap. : DAN
58. Pinochle term. : MELDS
59. Contingent: Colloq. : IFFY
60. Liszt's "___ Preludes." : LES
62. Negative prefix. : NON
63. Kitchen utensil. : SIEVE
64. Highways. : ROADS
66. Titles in India. : SRIS
67. Region of Europe: Abbr. : SIL
68. Hornswoggles. : FLAMS
69. Tiny bit. : GRAIN
72. Tosses with a quick jerk. : FLIPS
73. Indifferent. : BORED
74. Cry from the crow's-nest. : LAND
76. Hurrah. : SHOUT
77. Confederate soldier. : JOHNNYREB
78. Fasten. : PIN
79. Writer Truman. : CAPOTE
80. City and river in Utah. : PROVOS
81. Smartly stylish. : CHIC
82. Stream: Poet. : BOURNE
83. Reckoning: Colloq. : TAB
84. Spirit. : ARIEL
85. Actress Jessica. : TANDY
87. Snow: Scot. : SNA
88. Ten seconds. : COUNT
89. Absolute. : PURE
91. Cockney's equines. : ORSES
92. Bah! : POH
93. Equivalent of a knight's title. : DAME
96. Crowd. : MOB
97. Dawdled. : POTTERED
98. Prohibits. : BANS
99. "And we find ___ of a perfect day . . . " : ATTHEEND
101. Queenly name. : JULIANA
102. Partner of the B. E. F. : CEF
103. Ascertain. : LEARN
105. Enduring. : STABLE
106. Straw vote. : POLL
110. Comedian Ole. : OLSEN
112. Flycatcher. : PEWEE
113. Behaved. : ACTED
114. Under: Ital. : SOTTO
115. "You would provoke the patience of ___." : AJOB
116. ___ avis. : RARA
117. Go away! : SCAT
119. Geneva conferee. : EDEN
120. Thuringian city. : JENA
121. Scottish language. : ERSE
123. Long ago. : YORE
125. French city. : LYON
127. Month: Abbr. : OCT
128. Author ___ Passos. : DOS
129. Trinidad, Tobago, etc.: Abbr. : BWI
130. Scarf. : BOA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 24 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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