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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: 693 (avg 1.52)
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.
PS notes: Original 37-Down clue had no umlaut over the e in "Bronte"; added one.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,867
Across Down
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." : BUDABBOTTANDLOUSOSTELLO
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
1. 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. : PHOENISIA
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: 14 unique to this puzzle, 20 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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