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ALL STAR CAST

New York Times, Sunday, August 23, 1953

Author:
Albert Carroll
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 83, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 631 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 142, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 35
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,526
Across
1. Type of dance by Ruth St. Denis. : JAVANESE
9. Bob ___. : ACRES
14. Home for Diogenes. : TUB
17. "Show___." : BOAT
21. Came forth. : EMANATED
22. Dress fabric. : VOILE
23. Falstaff's hangout. : ALEHOUSE
25. Star of "John Brown's Body." : JUDITHANDERSON
27. ___ Lake. : VERONICA
28. Actors overseas. : USO
29. Eastern inn. : SERAI
30. Digestion: Med. : PEPSIS
32. First two words of "Evangeline." : THISIS
33. Promontory. : NESS
35. Antique Greek bowl of metal. : LEBES
37. Sage. : SEER
38. Groove. : SLOT
39. Scene in "Back to Methuselah." : EDEN
40. George and Romney. : BRENTS
42. Slavic girl's name. : SONIA
44. Ancient flask. : OLPE
48. Pile up. : AMASS
50. Fully prepared. : RIPE
53. Lyricist and versifier. : NASH
54. Vend. : SELL
55. Director, producer, star. : FERRER
58. Heard in a Lily Pons aria. : TRILLS
60. January, in Spain. : ENERO
62. Greek letters. : NUS
63. Anointers: Obs. : ANELERS
65. Singing group. : OCTET
66. Indian tree. : DAR
67. Ostiole. : STOMA
69. Part of the ticket cost. : TAX
70. What Prossy is, in "Candida." : TYPIST
72. Scene in "The Iceman Cometh." : BAR
74. Engrosses. : ABSORBS
76. Reply from Chloe. : ECHO
78. He played Zola. : MUNI
79. Undertakings made easy: Slang. : SETUPS
82. Leisure. : EASE
83. What Mercutio dies of. : STAB
84. Putting on a benefit, for instance. : ORDEAL
86. Role for Margaret Webster. : EMILIA
88. Slap. : CUFF
91. Play the lion. : ROAR
93. Pipe ___. : ORGANS
95. What Ko-Ko sings of. : LIST
96. Nazimova. : ALLA
97. Calmed. : SERENED
100. Kin of Bol. : ANU
101. Makes a few changes. : ALTERS
103. "Life With Father" did for eight years. : RAN
104. Dispatch boat. : AVISO
105. Wonder. : AWE
108. Part of a G and S refrain. : TRALA
110. Terror in the streets. : RIOTING
112. ___ Palmes. : LAS
113. Hawaiian fowl. : NENES
115. Steep slope. : ESCARP
117. Hose décor. : CLOCKS
118. "The Would-be-Gentleman." : SNOB
120. Actor Asther. : NILS
121. Bambi. : DEER
122. Backdrop for "The Tempest." : OCEAN
124. Domestic slave. : ESNE
125. Burns and ___. : ALLEN
127. Not proximal. : DISTAL
129. Shaped piece of steel. : IBAR
133. Jules Verne hero. : NEMO
135. In no way. : NONE
138. Wrist bones. : CARPI
139. How ___? : COME
140. Permanent. : STABLE
143. Cuts. : SEVERS
145. Turbid. : ROILY
147. Legendary flyer. : ROC
148. Star of "The Little Foxes." : TALLULAH
150. Producer, director, star. : EVALEGALLIENNE
153. Part of a dress uniform. : EPAULETS
154. Unit of capacity. : LITER
155. Scuffs. : SLIPPERS
156. Common verb. : WERE
157. Short cheer. : RAH
158. What it does in "The Little House of Uncle Thomas." : SNOWS
159. Footgear for Danilova. : TOESHOES
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1. Dull and flat. : JEJUNE
2. "We are not ___." : AMUSED
3. Of underground springs: Geol. : VADOSE
4. Cuckoo. : ANI
5. Goodwin and others. : NATS
6. "Gentlemen, the Queen!" : ETHELBARRYMORE
7. Branders. : SEARERS
8. Star from England. : EDNABEST
9. Salutation. : AVE
10. N. C. O. : CORP
11. The curtain does. : RISES
12. What Romeo and Juliet do. : ELOPE
13. Perceives. : SENSES
14. Hebrew letters. : TAVS
15. Rubber tree. : ULE
16. Star of "Two On the Aisle." : BERTLAHR
17. Skipjacks. : BONITOS
18. French assents. : OUIS
19. Spore sacs in fungi. : ASCI
20. Parties. : TEAS
24. Villain's exclamation. : HOHO
26. "Ich ___." : DIEN
31. Pressed. : IRONED
34. Speak harshly. : SNARL
36. Punctilious. : STRICT
38. Jael's victim. : SISERA
41. Flood residue. : SILT
43. "Peter Pan" character. : NANA
45. Famous Belasco star. : LENOREULRIC
46. Fathom. : PLUMB
47. Mrs. Laughton and others. : ELSAS
49. Assemble. : MEET
51. West Pointer. : PLEBE
52. Manors. : ESTATES
55. Three goddesses. : FATES
56. Perform. : ENACT
57. King of Siam in films. : REXHARRISON
59. Brighter. : ROSIER
61. Mythical mount. : OSSA
64. Ridge. : SPUR
68. Operatic role. : TOSCA
71. ___-China. : INDO
73. Pirate's drink. : RUM
75. Star from Toronto. : BEATRICELILLIE
77. Part of the orchestra. : OBOES
79. Over one eye. : SLANTED
80. Lot's wife. : PILLAR
81. Feature of a sheath gown. : SLIT
85. Moslem title. : AGA
87. Bohemian river. : ISER
89. Right or left of a military unit. : FLANK
90. Teeth. : FANGS
92. Presently. : ANON
94. Role in "Romeo and Juliet." : NURSE
97. Mud volcano. : SALSE
98. Star of British thriller. : EVANS
99. Klepura's role in "Merry Widow." : DANILO
101. Ancient king. : ALARIC
102. Alone: State direction. : SOLA
106. Word repeated in Shakespearean title. : WELL
107. Ancient ascetic. : ESSENE
109. Scored in tennis. : ACED
111. Medicine. : TONIC
114. Painter. : ENAMELER
116. Meat dish. : POTROAST
119. TV comedian. : BENBLUE
123. Boy's hood: Sp. : CAPILLO
126. "Porgy," "Grass Harp," etc. : NOVELS
128. Marionette man. : SARG
130. One of the East Indies. : BORNEO
131. Egyptian deity. : AMONRE
132. Intermission. : RECESS
134. Jewish month. : ELUL
136. Composer of "The Rosary." : NEVIN
137. Muse. : ERATO
140. Meat dish. : STEW
141. Finish line. : TAPE
142. Like a wing. : ALAR
143. "___! The curtain's up." : SHSH
144. Murdered. : SLEW
146. Barks. : YIPS
149. Indonesian. : ATA
151. Vocalized pauses. : ERS
152. New Testament book: Abbr. : EPH

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 25 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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