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AROUND CAPITOL HILL

New York Times, Sunday, August 30, 1953

Author: Roberta H. Morse
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.24, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 618 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 146, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 26
Roberta H. Morse has 64 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,533
Across Down
1. House Un-American Activities chief. : VELDE
6. Former Senator from N. H. : TOBEY
11. House Appropriations chief. : TABER
16. Dewey from Missouri. : SHORT
21. Par ___, French airmail. : AVION
22. Macaw. : ARARA
23. Expiate. : ATONE
24. Pith helmet. : TOPEE
25. Diving birds. : LOONS
26. Pitcher's hand aid. : ROSIN
27. ___-cochere. : PORTE
28. The Great Barrier and others. : REEFS
29. One ninety-sixth. : SENATOR
31. Musical tempo. : TAKT
33. Congressional bonanza. : PORKBARREL
35. Letter. : ESS
36. Et ___. : ALII
38. Man's name. : NEIL
40. Voted against, in old form. : NAYED
41. Constellation. : ARA
42. Trigger and Topper. : STEEDS
44. Ideal. : EDENIC
46. Cool drink. : ADE
48. Flood. : SPATE
51. Dope. : SAP
52. Throws out. : EVICTS
54. Mythical vampire. : LAMIA
58. Far East temple. : PAGODA
60. Squabbles: Dial. : HASSLES
63. Joining up. : ENTERING
65. Part of Indo-China. : ANAM
66. Life: Comb form. : BIO
68. A type of type. : ITALIC
70. Regatta starts. : OARSMEN
71. Work squads in the Army. : DETAILS
73. Sanctions. : AMENS
74. Something: Ger. : ETWAS
76. Before. : ERE
77. Member of a political college. : ELECTOR
78. German song. : LIED
79. Grandson of Adam. : ENOS
80. Noun suffixes. : ISTS
81. This bill has passed the halfway mark. : HAWAIIANSTATEHOOD
86. Red jets. : MIGS
89. Short name for Scrooge. : EBEN
90. Tributary of the Seine. : OISE
91. Wins a pie-consuming contest. : OUTEATS
95. Girl's name. : ISA
96. Arsonist. : FELON
98. Giant of Norse myth. : MIMIR
99. Baltic state. : ESTONIA
100. Famed Florentine goldsmith. : CELLINI
102. The late "Uncle So-So." : STALIN
104. Founded: Abbr. : EST
105. Attic. : LOFT
106. Very small interstices. : AREOLETS
108. N. H. Senator. : BRIDGES
110. Gradually. : SLOWLY
112. M. Bonnet. : HENRI
113. Prohibits. : EMBARS
115. Privileges: Abbr. : RTS
117. Rude starer. : OGLER
118. Man's nickname. : ABE
120. Apprehend. : ARREST
122. Tosti's well-known song. : GOODBY
124. Wee: Scot. : SMA
127. Extreme. : ULTRA
129. Fees. : DUES
131. Bin for grain. : CRIB
132. Mr. Hammarskjold. : DAG
135. Congress does. : LEGISLATES
138. Girl's name. : ERMA
140. House minority leader. : RAYBURN
142. Lopsided. : ATILT
143. Woman's robe. : SIMAR
145. Hollow in a wall. : NICHE
147. Ancient Greek colony. : IONIA
148. Demonstrator of 96 Down. : MORSE
149. Very small. : TEENY
150. Mrs. Six. : ETHEL
151. Undersea detecting device. : SONAR
152. ___ plexus. : SOLAR
153. Athelstan's workmen. : ESNES
154. Demonstrates, in passé form. : SHEWS
155. Lock. : TRESS
1. Dance piece. : VALSE
2. Bacchanal's cheers. : EVOES
3. Celebrities. : LIONS
4. Lady: Ital. : DONA
5. Put in office. : ENSTATED
6. Waits. : TARRIES
7. Spanish gold. : ORO
8. Rope fiber. : BAST
9. Pertaining to a Great Lake. : ERIAN
10. ___ Stadium. : YANKEE
11. Kind of dance. : TAP
12. On. : ATOP
13. Of a certain nonmetallic element. : BORONIC
14. Time for a smoke and a chat. : ENTRACTE
15. Full of fumes. : REEKY
16. Fence sitters. : STRADDLERS
17. Gardener. : HOER
18. ___ hat. : OPERA
19. Send a bill to committee. : REFER
20. Yugoslav-American electrical wizard. : TESLA
30. Spanish cheer. : OLE
32. Controversial political subject. : TIDELANDSOILISSUE
34. Lady Peel. : BEA
37. Sen. Walker's state. : IDAHO
39. Smooths over. : LEVELS
42. Puts up with. : STOMACHS
43. Bad Nauheim. : SPA
45. Unless: Latin. : NISI
47. Wheat spikes. : EARS
48. Black card. : SPADE
49. Line-up for a jury. : PANEL
50. Prized marble. : AGATE
53. Footgear. : SNOWSHOES
55. Impersonators. : MIMES
56. Sluggish. : INERT
57. Miss De Mille. : AGNES
59. Windy. : ABLOW
61. Tree dweller. : SIMIAN
62. Umpteen. : STEEN
64. See 58 Across. : TAA
67. Dweller in Tel-Aviv. : ISRAELITE
69. A political position. : CENTER
72. Est ___ (so it is): Lat. : ITA
73. McCarran Act subject. : ALIENS
75. Kind of dance. : TOE
79. Ameliorating. : EASING
80. Political philosophy. : IDEOLOGY
82. Mozambique island. : IBO
83. Mousy. : TIMID
84. See 52 Across. : OUSTS
85. Famous Giant. : OTT
86. Book of the Old Testament. : MICAH
87. Grenoble's river. : ISERE
88. Any physician. : GALEN
92. As wise as ___. : ANOWL
93. Idle: Dial. : TIFLE
94. Sylvan Deity. : SATYR
96. Vocal marathon. : FILIBUSTER
97. Compass point. : ENE
98. Defaced. : MARRED
101. Girl's name. : LORA
103. Type of structural beam. : TBAR
104. Old thrusting sword. : ESTOC
107. Jokesters. : SMARTIES
109. Unit of work. : ERG
111. Professional bill pusher. : LOBBYIST
114. Highlanders. : BRAEMEN
116. Certain horses. : SORRELS
119. Wing of a house. : ELL
121. Coats with an alloy. : TERNES
123. Through: Prefix. : DIA
124. Bangs. : SLAMS
125. Campaign phrase of 1952. : METOO
126. "Sugar and spice and all that's nice." : AGIRL
128. Discrimination. : TASTE
130. Name of three Senators. : SMITH
132. Kentucky actress. : DUNNE
133. Songs. : ARIAS
134. Growls. : GNARS
136. Girl's name. : ILSA
137. Reasonable. : SANE
139. Be distressed. : ACHE
141. Social liability. : BOOR
144. Means of travel: Abbr. : RYS
146. Chop. : HEW

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 20 debuted here and reused later, 14 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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