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LEXICON LABYRINTH

New York Times, Sunday, August 24, 1952

Author:
Evelyn Smith
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 134, Blocks: 63, Avg Word Len: 5.64, Missing: { J Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 497 (avg 1.31)
Open Squares: 128, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 34
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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 1,162
Across
1. Congressional business. : BILLS
6. Former Ambassador to Spain. : GRIFFIS
13. Ballplayer. : GIANT
18. President of a European country. : AURIOL
19. Exiled crime czar. : LUCIANO
20. French name of Belgian seaport. : ANVERS
22. One of Prince Charles' names. : GEORGE
23. Indians, Red Sox, etc. : AMERICANLEAGUE
25. One of Mrs. Coolidge's names. : ANNE
26. Worker with cryptograms. : ENCODER
28. Bartlett. : PEAR
29. Poetic contraction. : OER
30. Aerial bomb with TV attachment. : ROC
31. Way up. : STAIR
32. U. S. resident born in Japan. : ISSEI
34. The championship. : TITLE
36. Spades, for instance. : SUIT
38. Garments. : VESTS
40. Eagle. : ERNE
42. Actor Boucicault. : DION
43. Spanish executioner. : GARROTER
45. Otherwise. : ALIAS
47. Split. : CLEAVE
49. Unimaginative. : LITERAL
50. Scenery. : FLATS
51. Summer ___. : THEATER
52. Schoolboy's friend. : ERASER
53. Old woman. : CRONE
54. Gutenberg. : PRINTER
55. Agnus ___. : DEI
56. What a rustler does. : REBRANDS
58. Merchant guild. : HANSE
59. Feudal underling. : ESNE
61. Tubular light. : NEON
62. Cuba's ousted President. : PRIO
63. Fools: Slang. : SAPS
67. Fantastic trick. : ANTIC
69. Expands. : DISTENDS
73. What "Fledermaus" means. : BAT
74. Passages of music. : STRAINS
76. Elbow: Anat. : ANCON
77. Spartan magistrates. : EPHORI
79. Air conditioning. : COOLING
80. Arachnids. : MITES
81. Beneficiaries of the Bill of Rights. : FREEMEN
82. Fabric sizing made from seaweed. : ALGINE
83. Any physician. : GALEN
84. Reno aftermath. : REMATING
85. Menu item. : SOLE
86. Mamber of a Women's Reserve. : SPAR
88. Fail to mix with. : REPEL
90. Where Maidstone is. : KENT
91. Princes of the East. : EMIRS
93. Weights of North Africa. : ARTAL
95. A drug. : ALOES
97. Word of irony, surprise, etc. : AHA
99. Panjim is its capital. : GOA
100. Hebrides isle. : IONA
102. Reducing to rubble. : RUINING
104. Something to be watched. : STEP
105. Famous avenue. : UNTERDENLINDEN
108. Corrected proof sheet. : REVISE
110. Treated with a certain salt. : NITRED
111. He's running for the Senate. : DISALLE
112. Made level. : EVENED
113. Ancient boxes. : CISTS
114. Cassandra. : SEERESS
115. Strong tastes. : TANGS
Down
1. Scene of La Prensa's death. : BUENOSAIRES
2. Churchill said it, 1948. : IRONCURTAIN
3. Money in Beri. : LIRE
4. Record. : LOG
5. Unpleasant weather. : SLEET
6. National park in Montana. : GLACIER
7. Propagandist's material. : RUMORS
8. Frosted. : ICED
9. Vacation spot in N. Y. : FIREISLAND
10. Country exhibitions. : FAIRS
11. Sign of big business: Abbr. : INC
12. The clean ones. : SOAPERS
13. Festive. : GALA
14. Sluggish. : INERT
15. Girl's name. : AVA
16. Discuss peace terms. : NEGOTIATE
17. Ballad character. : TRUELOVER
18. Seaweed product. : AGAR
21. More peaceful. : SERENER
24. German veto. : NEIN
27. California type of orange. : NAVEL
31. Hoarder. : STORER
33. Waves. : SEAS
35. Thinks. : IDEATES
37. Makes angry. : IRES
39. Stock of cards. : TALON
41. Starfish. : ECHINODERM
43. European kite. : GLEDE
44. Inhabitants of an Italian city. : TARENTINES
46. Natives: Suff. : ITES
48. French city. : LENS
50. Kukla's friend. : FRAN
51. Freedom ___. : TRAIN
53. Reptiles: Colloq. : CROCS
54. Heart: Comb form. : PHREN
57. Person. : BEING
60. More ancient. : EARLIER
62. Marginal directions. : PTOS
64. Loathing. : ABOMINATING
65. Qualifying phrases. : PARENTHESES
66. Nettle's effect. : STING
68. Dwarf: French. : NAIN
69. Irish Parliament. : DAIL
70. At the dark of the moon. : INTERLUNAR
71. Picture. : SCENE
72. Composer of "Sylvia." : SPEAKS
74. Wise. : SOLOMONIC
75. Chief Italian Communist. : TOGLIATTI
78. Is called: Obs. : HETE
79. Navel weapon. : CASEGUN
80. Super market. : MART
81. Burglar. : FELON
83. Standard rifles in U. S. Army. : GARANDS
84. Does a tailoring job. : RELINES
87. Glazier's item. : PANE
89. TV groups. : PANELS
92. Tributary of the Danube. : SIRET
94. Last word of "Hark! hark! the lark . . . " : ARISE
96. Bird. : EGRET
98. Copied. : APED
101. Equalizing allowances. : ODDS
103. Frivolous. : IDLE
104. Swedish name. : SVEN
106. Hesitant syllables. : ERS
107. Norse diplomat. : LIE
109. Little ___. : EVA

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 22 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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