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NATIONS UNITED

New York Times, Sunday, September 13, 1953

Author: Jules Arensberg
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 79, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { J X }, Scrabble score: 709 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 144, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 42
Jules Arensberg has 95 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,547
Across Down
1. Dwelling. : ABODE
6. Yawning abyss. : CHASM
11. Oriental maid. : AMAH
15. Card game: Old sp. : EUCRE
20. Ice cream dessert. : BAKEDALASKA
22. Physical encouragement to a golf ball. : BODYENGLISH
25. Chang or Eng. : SIAMESETWIN
26. Product of Wisconsin. : SWISSCHEESE
27. Ancient Greek leather flask. : OLPE
28. Turn to the service of evil. : SATANIZE
30. Young animal. : TOTO
31. Burden. : ONUS
32. Defendants: Lat. : REI
33. Martin van ___. : BUREN
34. Netherlands weight. : ONS
36. Noted person. : NAME
38. Said: Fr. : DIT
39. Process for making steel. : BESSEMER
41. Oxonian's rival. : CANTAB
44. Rich vegetable or meat soups. : BISQUES
46. Take warning. : HEED
47. Boy meets girl. : DATE
48. Pooh-pooh. : TUT
50. Consumed. : ATE
51. Yearners. : ACHERS
54. River in Maine. : SACO
55. Atlas or Prometheus. : TITAN
57. Verona's river. : ADIGE
61. Mr. Heyerdahl and others. : THORS
62. Ethel Merman musical. : PANAMAHATTIE
65. Mrs.: Span. : SNRA
66. River bank. : RIPA
67. Walkie-talkie. : RADIO
68. Abominated. : DETESTED
70. Weber's "___ Freischütz." : DER
71. This month: Abbr. : INST
72. B. P. O. E. : ELKS
73. Stettin's river. : ODER
74. Freehold, as certain real estate. : ALODIAL
76. N. M. pueblo, visited by Coronado, 1540. : ACOMA
78. Electrical units. : OHMS
81. Helper: Abbr. : ASST
83. Unit of weight for pearls. : CARAT
84. Legal paper with a maker and endorser. : TWONAME
86. New Zealand stone weapon. : PATU
88. Mountain peak: Italian. : CIMA
90. Added particulars. : ANDS
92. Cereal seed. : OAT
93. Metric measures of area. : HECTARES
95. Choral composition. : MOTET
96. Bite: Scot. : GNAP
97. Box office abbreviation. : ORCH
99. Steam balneations. : RUSSIANBATHS
101. Edmond Dantes. : COUNT
102. Viennese composer. : LEHAR
104. Brimming. : SATED
105. Name in early movies. : INCE
106. Young hogs. : SHOTES
107. Hebrew letter. : MEM
109. Table crumb. : ORT
110. Stamp of approval: Var. : OKEH
111. Egyptian solar disk. : ATEN
112. Waterfront hiring method. : SHAPEUP
116. Bifurcated drain pipes. : YTILES
118. Grappled: Colloq. : WRASSLED
122. Capture a prize: Slang. : COP
123. Was aware of. : KNEW
125. Donkey: Fr. : ANE
126. Humbugs. : SHAMS
127. Swiss canton. : URI
128. Again. : ANEW
130. Personal: Comb. form. : IDIO
132. Rainspout. : DOWNPIPE
135. Read poetry. : SCAN
136. Fourth of July firework. : ROMANCANDLE
139. Sauce of egg yolk, butter, lemon juice. : HOLLANDAISE
141. Hasty departure. : FRENCHLEAVE
142. Swift bird dog. : IRISHSETTER
143. Turmeric plants of Samoa. : ANGOS
144. Moved easily. : SLID
145. Bribe: Slang. : GETTO
146. Gateposts. : PIERS
1. Swallow up. : ABSORB
2. Receiver of goods: Law. : BAILEE
3. Cousins of the giraffe. : OKAPIS
4. Greek commune. : DEME
5. British statesman. : EDE
6. Became sunny. : CLEARED
7. A friend of Alice. : HATTER
8. Great dam on the Nile. : ASWAN
9. What an umiak is make of. : SKIN
10. The peanut: Span. : MANI
11. Away. : ABSENT
12. Verb for Sunday gardeners. : MOW
13. Approach. : ADIT
14. Green tea. : HYSON
15. Expressions of high praise. : ENCOMIA
16. Exclamation of disgust. : UGH
17. Role for 57 Across. : CLEO
18. ___ tout (nothing at all): Fr. : RIENDU
19. ___-main (towel): Fr. : ESSUIE
21. Takes for granted. : ASSUMES
23. Set up: Abbr. : ESTAB
24. Orders: Archaic. : HESTS
29. One-fourth of Germany. : ZONE
33. Bock and lager. : BEERS
35. Fills to repletion. : SATIATES
37. Girl's name. : ESTA
40. Competitor of Hepplewhite. : SHERATON
41. Ingredient of chocolate. : CACAO
42. Niels Bohr's subject. : ATOM
43. Treat for children. : BUTTERSCOTCH
45. Letters used in geometry problems. : QEDS
47. A treat often served with coffee. : DANISHPASTRY
49. Works with a hand shuttle. : TATS
51. Italian city near Teramo. : ATRI
52. Second anniversary gift. : CHINAWARE
53. Child's game. : HOPSCOTCH
54. Opera by Rimski-Korsakov. : SADKO
55. Bara of the silents. : THEDA
56. Miss Naldi. : NITA
58. Slot machine treat. : INDIANNUT
59. Dog. : GREATDANE
60. Gov. Warren. : EARL
62. Boon companions. : PAL
63. "Much ___." : ADO
64. Fish prized in the South. : EELCAT
67. Orange squeezer. : REAMER
69. "___ good turn when you can." : DOA
75. Persecutes. : DRAGOONS
77. ___-jongg. : MAH
79. Victor Herbert heroine. : MARIETTA
80. Place. : STEAD
82. Tenth part. : TITHE
84. Rake or hoe. : TOOL
85. Old French coins. : ECUS
87. The anchor symbolizes it. : USN
89. My: French. : MES
91. Savannah and Seattle: Abbr. : SPTS
94. Ancient Chinese state. : TSAO
95. Leonine hairdos. : MANES
98. Where Smith College is: Colloq. : HAMP
100. Two-wheeler. : BIKE
101. Dr. Alekhine's game. : CHESS
103. Fume. : REEK
106. Flower parts. : STAMENS
108. Sellouts since 1938. : MUNICHS
110. Butterine. : OLEO
111. Western Indian. : ARAPAHO
112. Ascot. : SCARF
113. Girl's name. : HONORA
114. Pithecanthropi. : APEMEN
115. Part of 100 Down. : PEDAL
117. I should say so! : INDEED
118. In the meantime. : WHILST
119. Plastic used in handbags. : LUCITE
120. One end of a pencil. : ERASER
121. Banqueters. : DINERS
124. Xeres and Riesling. : WINES
126. Share of the loot. : SPLIT
129. King or prince in ancient China. : WANG
131. Heritable land in Scandinavia. : ODAL
133. Zachary Taylor was one. : WHIG
134. Thames estuary. : NORE
135. Egyptian queen of the gods. : SATI
137. Sgt. or Corp. : NCO
138. Caesar's age on the ides of March. : LVI
140. Government division: Abbr. : DEP

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 33 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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