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WORD HUNT

New York Times, Sunday, September 21, 1952

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 160, Blocks: 83, Avg Word Len: 5.57, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 648 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 170, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 24
Thomas Meekin has 202 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 1,190
Across
1. Daily deliverer. : MAILMAN
8. Musial or Stanky. : CARD
12. "Madame ___ Gène." : SANS
16. It hit the moon, Jan. 24, 1946. : RADAR
21. Where Santa Claus is. : INDIANA
22. Fragrance. : ODOR
23. Individual. : UNIT
24. Smyrna figs. : ELEME
25. It hold the witch's brew. : CALDRON
26. African native. : NUBA
27. Biblical term of reproach. : RACA
28. Inexperienced speculators. : LAMBS
29. Character in "The Murders in the Rue Morgue." : APE
30. He wrote "Detective Story." : KINGSLEY
32. Symbolized by the cornucopia. : PLENTY
34. Generation. : ERA
35. Carlos Salzedo's instrument. : HARP
37. Dwellers in Egypt. : NILOTS
38. ___ Starr, comic-strip character. : BRENDA
39. Siouan Indian. : CROW
40. Like bone. : OSTEAL
42. Flaw of many a golfer. : SLICE
43. Portmanteau. : VALISE
45. Forest debris. : SLASH
48. Glenn Seaborg's occupation. : SCIENTIST
51. Covered with wax. : CERATED
52. Capital of Tasmania. : HOBART
54. Magnify. : ENLARGE
55. Baseball bobble. : ERROR
56. Moroccan seaport. : AGADIR
57. 1/20 of a shekel. : GERAH
58. Hosiery shade. : GUNMETAL
62. Trophy winner. : MEDALIST
65. Discriminating. : CRITICAL
68. Soul: Latin. : ANIMA
69. City of 40,974 in Maine. : LEWISTON
71. Nonexistent. : NULL
72. Young cod. : SCROD
73. Bungle. : MUFF
77. Muddy. : SALLOW
78. Caught sight of. : ESPIED
80. Uncanny. : EERY
81. Japanese girdle cases. : INROS
83. Legato effect, in music. : SLUR
84. Nominal hero of an 18th century novel. : TRISTRAM
86. Lead or handicap in a race. : START
87. Large barrel. : HOGSHEAD
89. Dike for defense. : ESTACADE
94. Skowhegan's county, in Maine. : SOMERSET
96. Alleviates. : EASES
98. Took French leave. : ELOPED
99. Soil erosion expert, author of "Deserts on the March." : SEARS
100. Eyes of TV. : CAMERAS
102. King Kong's category. : SIMIAN
103. Measures. : BUSHELS
106. Treating with favor. : CARESSING
108. State in Brazil, its capital Fortaleza. : CEARA
109. Entirely: Lat. : INTOTO
110. Came to pass. : FARED
111. Garnished. : LARDED
113. Put away. : STOW
114. George Eliot's weaver. : MARNER
116. The "greater doxology." : GLORIA
118. Wildcat's cry. : YOWL
122. Amateur: Slang. : HAM
123. Post again. : REMAIL
124. Mecca for art lovers. : FLORENCE
126. Rolled tea. : CHA
127. Peculiar mammal. : OKAPI
129. Popular princess. : ANNE
130. Make muddy. : ROIL
131. Expanded. : DILATED
133. ___ four. : PETIT
134. Frappes. : ICES
135. Mouth of a canyon: Sp. : ABRA
136. Whatnot: Fr. : ETAGERE
137. River of the Shoshone Falls. : SNAKE
138. Headland. : NESS
139. Time of difficulty. : NEED
140. More distant. : REMOTER
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1. Book of the Old Testament. : MICAH
2. Port on the Black Sea. : ANAPA
3. Slowpoke. : IDLER
4. Cover. : LID
5. ___ W. Clark. : MARK
6. Consecrate. : ANOINT
7. British nurses. : NANNIES
8. Cheering. : CONSOLING
9. Over 21. : ADULT
10. Canonicals. : ROBES
11. Heavy wagon. : DRAY
12. Kind of party. : SURPRISE
13. Literary excerpt. : ANALECT
14. Of a certain creed. : NICENE
15. Growing trees, on a given area. : STAND
16. Have confidence. : RELY
17. Where the Coosa flows: Abbr. : ALA
18. Bad mark. : DEMERIT
19. Channel off New York harbor. : AMBROSE
20. Ripped through again. : RESAWED
31. Candied. : GLACE
33. Fraunces' historic place in N. Y. C. : TAVERN
36. Spanish inn. : POSADA
38. Frustrate. : BLIGHT
39. Closed four-wheeled carriage. : CLARENCE
41. High-pitched. : SHRILL
42. Pervading note. : STRAIN
44. Bouquets. : AROMAS
45. Make-believe. : SHAM
46. Theatre box. : LOGE
47. Inhabited place: Hindu. : ABAD
49. Balloters. : ELECTORS
50. Slender. : NARROW
51. Fried cakes. : CRULLERS
53. Judges. : TRIES
55. Part of a slogan of 1790. : EGALITE
59. Exhaust. : TIRE
60. Roman Cupid. : AMOR
61. Member of a queen's household. : LADY
63. Blustering daredevils. : SWASHERS
64. Cloths for wrapping fabrics. : TILLOTS
66. People in the know. : INSIDERS
67. Davis and Wightman. : CUPS
70. Nugget. : SLUG
73. Beauty contest candidate. : MISS
74. "Sufficient ___ the day . . . " : UNTO
75. Explorer Nansen's ship. : FRAM
76. Pre-indicate. : FORESHOW
78. Expunges. : ERASES
79. Appointments. : DATES
82. 10 Downing ___. : STREET
84. Joined. : TEAMED
85. Finding bad motives for good actions. : MALICE
88. Listener. : HEARER
90. Elliott Nugent's forte. : COMEDY
91. Capital of Western Samoa. : APIA
92. Sweetheart. : DEAR
93. Writer Ferber. : EDNA
95. Strauss opera. : SALOME
97. Status of Mr. Midshipman Easy. : SAILORLAD
100. Slipshod. : CARELESS
101. Pitfall. : SNARE
103. Chess pieces. : BISHOPS
104. Not captured. : UNTAKEN
105. Ostioles. : STOMATA
106. Dalmatians. : CANINES
107. Millstone. : GRINDER
110. Where Auriol is President. : FRANCE
112. Extrusive rock. : DACITE
115. Violently. : AMAIN
116. Shakespeare's theatre. : GLOBE
117. Nantes' river. : LOIRE
119. Singing group. : OCTET
120. From what place. : WHERE
121. Stevedore. : LADER
123. Ceremony. : RITE
124. Member of a famous television trio. : FRAN
125. Biblical land. : ELAM
128. Varying measure, 18 to 30 in., in Levant. : PIK
132. "Long, long ___." : AGO

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 19 debuted here and reused later, 16 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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