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TAPESTRY OF WORDS

New York Times, Sunday, September 23, 1951

Author: Israel Gitter
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 67, Avg Word Len: 5.27, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 541 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 152, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 29
Israel Gitter has 32 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 826
Across Down
1. First name of a radio blockhead. : MORTIMER
9. French port. : CALAIS
15. Reduce in rank. : ABASE
20. Domineered. : OVERBORE
21. Portuguese seaport. : OPORTO
22. Diets: Humorous. : BANTS
23. F. D. R. aide. : ROSENMAN
24. Washed. : RINSED
25. Mane: Comb. form. : CHAET
26. Congress does. : SITS
27. Composer of "El Capitan." : SOUSA
29. Youngest god. : EROS
31. Noun suffix. : STER
32. Wynn, Flynn. : EDS
33. Adriatic port. : RIMINI
35. Charm. : ENAMOR
37. Danish name. : OLE
38. Samson on the screen. : MATURE
39. Resounding slap. : SWAT
40. Actress Ritter. : THELMA
42. Asserts. : ALLEGES
45. A pillar. : STELE
46. Eastern Christian. : UNIAT
47. He wrote "Barbary Shore." : MAILER
48. Parking ___. : METERS
50. English socialists. : FABIANS
52. Rizzuto specialties. : BUNTS
53. Ginger of Hollywood. : ROGERS
54. Electrical unit. : FARAD
55. Appends. : ADDS
56. Seaport in Norway. : BERGEN
57. Runner. : MILER
58. Before: Prefix. : PRE
61. Utah Governor. : LEE
62. Shell hole. : CRATER
63. Turkish town, n. of Aleppo. : AINTAB
64. Actor Harrison. : REX
65. Kansas Governor. : ARN
66. Ethiopian town. : HARAR
67. Sprees. : BINGES
68. Water plant: Archaic. : LOTE
69. Excitement. : FEVER
70. Kitchen tool. : MASHER
71. ___ and Fields. : WEBER
72. Schooled, as fish. : SHOALED
75. Waco university. : BAYLOR
76. Instigate. : FOMENT
77. It is 2,000 years old. : PARIS
78. Free-for-all. : MELEE
79. Intemperate speeches. : TIRADES
80. Subsides. : ABATES
82. Macaws. : ARAS
83. Vehemently. : KEENLY
85. Rodent. : RAT
86. U. S. spokesman at U. N. : AUSTIN
88. Made concave. : DISHED
89. Revolutions per minute. : RPM
92. A boss. : KNOP
94. King of Israel. : AHAB
95. Vale of ___ in Thessaly. : TEMPE
96. Silk: French. : SOIE
97. Ancient capital of Ethiopia. : MEROE
99. Tropical plant. : IPECAC
101. Chinese. : ORIENTAL
104. "Tempest" spirit. : ARIEL
105. Andes plateau. : PARAMO
106. City in southern California. : SANTAANA
107. Mother-in-law of Ruth. : NAOMI
108. Baseball's "Duke." : SNIDER
109. Senator from New Mexico. : ANDERSON
1. Oregon's liberal Senator. : MORSE
2. Egglike. : OVOID
3. Cue supports in billiards. : RESTS
4. ___ bien. : TRES
5. ___ Saud. : IBN
6. May's lady. : MOM
7. Dutch scholar. : ERASMUS
8. He painted "Circus Children." : RENOIR
9. N. Y. C. Mayoralty candidate, 1950. : CORSI
10. Samoan seaport. : APIA
11. Mr. Chaney. : LON
12. Storehouses for arms. : ARSENALS
13. Say again. : ITERATE
14. Lot escaped its ruin. : SODOM
15. The rudiments. : ABC
16. Poohs. : BAHS
17. Asia Minor. : ANATOLIA
18. Truman's labor aide. : STEELMAN
19. Takes away by a levy: Law. : ESTREATS
28. One: French. : UNE
30. Stubborn: Dial. : SOT
33. Frenzies. : RAGES
34. Brain passage. : ITER
35. Jugs. : EWERS
36. Movie about a cat and baseball. : RHUBARB
38. Vanishes. : MELTS
39. Forbidding. : STERN
41. ___ Bagnold. : ENID
42. City in the Punjab. : AMBALA
43. He sang, "I Love a Lassie." : LAUDER
44. Unter den ___. : LINDEN
45. Stockyard transient. : STEER
48. Cannon with a short tube. : MORTAR
49. A moth. : EGGER
50. Hesitate. : FALTER
51. Scopes. : AREAS
53. Bred. : REARED
54. Pinky. : FINGER
56. Warren Spahn, for instance. : BRAVE
57. River in Spain and Portugal. : MINHO
58. Kefauver did. : PROBED
59. A hydrocarbon. : RETENE
60. Puts pressure. : EXERTS
62. Part of London. : CHELSEA
63. "Two on the ___." : AISLE
67. Former musical comedy star, Nora ___. : BAYES
68. Head of our strategic bombers. : LEMAY
69. ___ accompli (thing done). : FAIT
70. S. African Prime Minister. : MALAN
71. "One ___." : WORLD
72. Alabama Democrat. : SPARKMAN
73. Rise Stevens sings it. : HABANERA
74. Dramatic text: Music. : ORATORIO
75. Disease cured by Vitamin B. : BERIBERI
76. Governor of Pennsylvania. : FINE
78. Peloponnesos cape. : MATAPAN
79. Where Harriman went. : TEHERAN
81. Mole ruit ___ (It falls down of its own bigness). : SUA
83. ___ Il Sung. : KIM
84. Wife: Spanish. : ESPOSA
87. "United States," "America." : SHIPS
88. Ornamental ensemble. : DECOR
89. Roman Curia courts. : ROTAS
90. Soft: Music. : PIANO
91. Black: Comb. form. : MELAN
93. Sandburg's forte. : POEM
95. Docile. : TAME
96. Old word for tangle. : SNAR
98. New Haven man. : ELI
100. Bounder. : CAD
102. Where Kokomo is: Abbr. : IND
103. French summer. : ETE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 26 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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