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CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE

New York Times, Sunday, August 8, 1954

Author:
Diana Sessions
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 160, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.69, Missing: { Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 695 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 167, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 34
Diana R. Sessions has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 37-Down clue had no umlaut over the e in "Brontë"; added one.

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P
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P
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C
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C
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P
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M
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B
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K
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C
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B
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A
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A
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U
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E
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S
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B
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R
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,867
Across
1
Game with 32 cards. : ECARTE
7
Symbols of a game. : BATS
11
London district. : SOHO
15
Posts. : MAILS
20
Band leader with a certain style. : XAVIERCUGAT
22
Ratibor's river. : ODER
23
Conducted a program. : EMCEED
25
TV pair of last season. : IMOGENECOCAANDSIDCAESAR
28
Short period of time: Colloq. : SEC
29
Having various qualities: Abbr. : MISC
30
Gratuities. : TIPS
31
Trespass. : POACH
32
Greek letter. : PSI
33
Pitfall. : TRAP
35
Cotton fabric. : ETAMINE
37
Girl in the Forest of Arden. : CELIA
38
Bible name. : CAIN
39
Carbonated drinks. : SODAS
41
Norse name. : NILS
42
Preserves. : CURES
43
Husk. : SHUCK
44
Night: Comb. form. : NOCT
45
Man's nickname. : PETE
46
Former King of Bulgaria. : BORIS
47
Approaches stealthily. : STALKS
48
Pad. : TABLET
50
Narcotic plant. : DUTRA
51
Familiar sounds on a farm. : MOOS
52
Domestic animal. : PIG
55
Disparage. : SLUR
56
Petticoat: Fr. : COTTE
57
Acting family. : BENNETTS
61
Certain reference books. : ATLASES
63
Popular musician-comedian. : VICTORBORGE
65
America's recent ally. : ROK
66
Thatched. : REEDED
67
Small dogs. : BOSTONBULLS
68
Deride. : GIBE
69
Establish in a habit. : TRAIN
70
TV "Uncle." : MILTONBERLE
71
Fundamental. : BASAL
72
Kiln. : OAST
73
Famous horse market in London. : TATTERSALLS
74
Dishearten. : DEJECT
75
Siouan Indian tribe. : OTO
76
In the manner of a tailor. : SARTORIALLY
77
Tangerines are found here. : MOROCCO
78
Where the Licking River flows. : KENTUCKY
80
Enclosures. : CAGES
81
Symbol of success. : PALM
82
Weight. : TON
83
Places of refuge. : ARKS
84
Records officially. : FILES
85
Cease speaking: Colloq. : SHUTUP
87
Shoots. : SPRIGS
90
Loud sounds. : PEALS
91
Animal without feet. : APOD
92
Steinbeck character and others. : DOCS
95
Mary ___, Mrs. Peter Lind Hayes. : HEALY
96
Large edible fish. : TUNNY
97
Shaft. : FLUE
98
Greeting in Oahu. : ALOHA
100
Knocks. : RAPS
101
Relatives of ospreys. : ERNES
102
Erudite. : LEARNED
105
Calculating instrument: Var. : ABAC
106
Numerical combining form. : UNI
107
Out of order. : AMISS
108
Aromatic oil. : BALM
109
Wading bird. : IBIS
111
High in pitch. : ALT
112
Stars on "The Comedy Hour." : BUDABBOTTANDLOUCOSTELLO
117
Unvarying. : STABLE
118
Friend to Mark Antony. : EROS
119
He sings "Ida." : EDDIECANTOR
120
Manifest contempt. : SNEER
121
Stadium sound. : RAHS
122
Ten: Prefix. : DECA
123
Masses of metal. : INGOTS
Down
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Is present. : EXISTS
2
Rod, in pictures. : CAMERON
3
Fruit used for salad. : AVOCADO
4
Outfit. : RIG
5
Abound. : TEEM
6
Man's nickname. : ERNIE
7
Teach or Morgan. : BUCCANEER
8
Have ___ at (attempt). : AGO
9
Endowed with touch. : TACTILE
10
Pigments. : STAINS
11
Children. : SONS
12
Singular. : ODD
13
Name given to Italy by Greek poets. : HESPERIA
14
Baseball team. : ORIOLES
15
Supremely desirable goal. : MECCA
16
Oriental nurse. : AMAH
17
Dessert. : ICE
18
Mary Ford's guitarist-husband. : LESPAUL
19
Describing a bad sailor. : SEASICK
21
"___ la vie!" : CEST
24
Potions. : DRINKS
26
Imitate. : APE
27
Platform. : DAIS
34
Locarno ___. : PACT
36
Glove. : MITT
37
___ real name was Charlotte Brontë. : CURRERBELLS
38
Sen. Smith's middle name. : CHASE
40
Head of FAO. : STASSEN
42
Mississippi River cargo. : COTTONBALES
43
Veteran actor. : STONE
45
Added quantity. : PLUS
46
Common herbs of California. : BUTTONSAGES
47
Berlin's forte. : SONGS
49
Extorted money from: Colloq. : BLED
50
Relating to an academic title. : DOCTORIALLY
51
Miss Oberon. : MERLE
52
Received a portion of. : PARTOOK
53
Repeat. : ITERATE
54
"The Poor Soul," et al. : GLEASON
56
Trappist monks. : CISTERCIANS
57
Pods. : BOLLS
58
Divide a certain way. : TRISECT
59
Product of North Carolina. : TOBACCO
60
"Willie Lump-lump," et al. : SKELTON
62
Mine entrance. : ADIT
63
Vault: It. : VOLTO
64
Corpulent. : BURLY
67
Scrappy. : BITTY
68
A nongypsy. : GAJO
70
Targets. : MARKS
71
Its capital is Hamilton. : BERMUDA
73
Secures in a hasty manner. : TACKS
74
Ignoramus. : DOLT
76
Rising in billows. : SURGY
77
Girl's name. : MAUD
79
Shadows: Slang. : TAILS
81
Ancient country of the Levant. : PHOENICIA
84
Small opening in the ear. : FENESTRA
85
Stimulus. : SPUR
86
Girl's name. : POLA
87
Privet, juniper, etc. : SHRUBS
88
Product of the southeastern states. : PEANUTS
89
River in Virginia. : RAPIDAN
90
Humorist. : PUNSTER
91
Menu phrase. : ALAMODE
93
Metallic element: Comb. form. : COBALTO
94
Small onion. : SHALLOT
96
Laverne, Maxene, Patty. : TRIO
97
Cut down. : FELLED
99
Thespians. : ACTORS
101
Lighted coal. : EMBER
102
Teen-ager. : LAD
103
Oil-yielding tree. : EBOE
104
The Greeks used them in the Pentathlon. : DISCI
107
Qualified. : ABLE
108
Baroness: Abbr. : BNSS
110
Oliver Hardy's friend. : STAN
113
Nickname for a President. : ABE
114
Irish group. : AOH
115
Southern women's group. : UDC
116
European country: Abbr. : ENG

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 21 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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