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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
Down
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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
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See 14 Down. : ATHENA
17
Employ. : USE
18
Social buds. : DEBS
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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
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Pinochle term. : MELDS
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Contingent: Colloq. : IFFY
60
Liszt's "___ Preludes." : LES
62
Negative prefix. : NON
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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
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Cry from the crow's-nest. : LAND
76
Hurrah. : SHOUT
77
Confederate soldier. : JOHNNYREB
78
Fasten. : PIN
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Writer Truman. : CAPOTE
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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
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Enduring. : STABLE
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Straw vote. : POLL
110
Comedian Ole. : OLSEN
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Flycatcher. : PEWEE
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Behaved. : ACTED
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Under: Ital. : SOTTO
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"You would provoke the patience of ___." : AJOB
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___ avis. : RARA
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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
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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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