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MUSICALE

New York Times, Sunday, September 20, 1953

Author: Ethel LeStrange
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 81, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 613 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 160, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 21
Ethel LeStrange has 6 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
PS notes: NYT grid mistake—answer to 86-Across clue should be LEVIN, not LEVINE.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,554
Across Down
1. Mrs. Sally Adams. : MERMAN
7. Play and opera role. : OTHELLO
14. Angles : RADIANS
21. Interstice. : AREOLE
22. Hoarse. : RAUCOUS
23. Out-of-door benches. : EXEDRAE
24. One of Berlin's song hits. : GODBLESSAMERICA
27. Star in "From Here to Eternity." : SINATRA
28. Founded: Abbr. : EST
29. Decree. : EDICT
30. Undoubting. : SURE
31. Hyson and jasmine. : TEAS
32. Vase. : URN
33. Island west of Sumatra. : NIAS
35. Sharpen. : STROP
37. Sybaritic. : SENSUAL
39. Bric-a-___. : BRAC
40. Subject. : TOPIC
42. Fathered. : SIRED
44. Twist. : CURL
45. Composed. : WROTE
46. Anoints: Obs. : ANELES
48. Tarries. : BIDES
50. Hankering. : YEN
51. Emulates Cicero. : ORATES
52. First 2 words of the "balcony scene." : OROMEO
54. Outside: Comb. form. : ECT
56. "La Forza del ___," Verdi opera. : DESTINO
58. Britain's air power. : RAF
61. Times. : ERAS
62. Oriental maid. : AMAH
63. Inlets. : RIAS
64. Santa: Abbr. : STA
67. Drive. : OPERATE
69. Airplane attendant. : HOSTESS
72. Giant great. : OTT
73. Pullman. : CAR
74. Piano ___. : STOOLS
75. Lively. : PERT
76. Chemical compound. : KETONE
78. Halcyon. : CALM
79. Aconcagua's range. : ANDES
80. Lariat. : RIATA
81. Does Tuesday's work. : IRONS
82. Workman on organ pipes. : TONER
83. Lions. : LEOS
84. Tell secrets. : BETRAY
85. East Indian palm. : NIPA
86. Character in "Anna Karenina." : LEVINE
87. Mr. Eban's country: Abbr. : ISR
88. Stout. : ALE
89. Wagons of the steppes. : TELEGAS
91. Deprives of reason. : DEMENTS
92. Naval squadron: Abbr. : ESC
93. Leisure. : EASE
95. Type of exam. : ORAL
96. Mass. : HEAP
97. Before 2d. : IST
98. "Babes in Toyland" composer. : HERBERT
101. Japanese coin. : RIN
102. Improves the position of. : RAISES
104. Cheers, from the audience. : BRAVOS
106. Fabulous bird. : ROC
108. Borders. : EDGES
110. Regard. : ESTEEM
114. Miss Montez and others. : LOLAS
115. Snowflake: Sp. : COPO
116. That is: Lat. : IDEST
118. City on the Arkansas R. : TULSA
119. State: Suffix. : OSIS
120. Peewees. : SHRIMPS
123. Kin of a cutter. : SLOOP
125. Two equal 25 cts. : BITS
126. "Inside ___," musical based on book. : USA
127. They're extinct. : MOAS
128. Trench around a castle. : MOAT
130. Renown. : ECLAT
132. Jive enthusiast. : CAT
133. Straws. : SIPPERS
135. Tchaikovsky ballet. : NUTCRACKERSUITE
138. Places apart. : ENISLES
139. Relegate. : ENTRUST
140. Season for Bach's "St. Matthew Passion." : EASTER
141. Honest. : SINCERE
142. Looks for again. : RESEEKS
143. Stylish. : DRESSY
1. Shade of red. : MAGENTA
2. Phenomenon of the dust bowl. : EROSION
3. Official routine. : REDTAPE
4. ___ scene. : MOB
5. Auk genus. : ALLE
6. Lacks. : NEEDS
7. "Messiah" or "Elijah." : ORATORIO
8. Hero of Burns' poem. : TAM
9. Colors. : HUES
10. Tans. : ECRUS
11. Tours' river. : LOIRE
12. Clarity. : LUCENCY
13. Girl's name. : OSA
14. Close again. : RESEAL
15. In a direction from pole to pole. : AXIAL
16. TV rooms. : DENS
17. Prince Hilarion's bride. : IDA
18. The Maestro. : ARTUROTOSCANINI
19. Tell a story. : NARRATE
20. Meetings. : SEANCES
25. Is inactive. : SITS
26. Authors. : SCRIBES
31. Hollywood's "Merry Widow." : TURNER
34. Fodder pit. : SILO
36. Base: Abbr. : PED
38. Petitioned. : SUED
39. Grain husks. : BRAN
41. Food. : CEREALS
43. Composer of opera with Edna Millay libretto. : DEEMSTAYLOR
45. Carpus. : WRIST
47. Types. : SORTS
49. Go 'way! : SCAT
51. Grass for making baskets. : OTATE
53. Sultry West. : MAE
55. Between "South Pacific" and "Me and Juliet." : THEKINGANDI
57. Noun suffixes. : SIONS
58. Cole Porter hit. : ROSALIE
59. Propensity. : APTNESS
60. Metropolitan basso, 1921–29. : FEODORCHALIAPIN
62. Arterial trunks. : AORTAE
65. Special abilities. : TALENTS
66. Place for a doily. : ARMREST
68. Caviar. : ROES
69. Companion of "soul." : HEART
70. Type of film. : SERIAL
71. Diapasons. : STOPS
75. Trap. : PIT
77. Girl's name. : ONA
78. Bloke. : COVE
80. Captain of the Brooks. : REESE
82. Beethoven's Sonata No. 17. : TEMPEST
84. Squeals. : BLABS
86. Contract. : LEASE
88. Planes. : AEROS
90. Indian. : ERIE
91. Bizet's "Agnus ___." : DEI
94. No hits, no runs, no ___. : ERRORS
96. Footstool. : HASSOCK
99. Miss St. Clare and others. : EVAS
100. Pith helmet. : TOPI
102. Returns to office. : REELECTS
103. Part of a ticket. : STUB
104. Middies. : BLOUSES
105. Bel-canto composer. : ROSSINI
107. Talk intimately. : COMMUNE
109. Wares: Abbr. : GDS
111. Draws forth. : ELICITS
112. Monticello and Mt. Vernon. : ESTATES
113. Skill. : MASTERY
115. Gliding step. : CHASSE
117. Informed: Dial. : TOLE
120. More peevish. : SORER
121. ___-town, Pa. : POTTS
122. Consecrated: Fr. : SACRE
124. Reduced. : PARED
127. Hawaiian song. : MELE
129. Constant. : TRUE
131. Autocrat. : TSAR
134. State agency for public works: Abbr. : PSC
135. Biblical name. : NER
136. Invite. : ASK
137. Custom. : USE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 18 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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