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WORLD WIDE WORDS

New York Times, Sunday, September 6, 1953

Author:
Diana Sessions
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 67, Avg Word Len: 5.50, Missing: { F J Q }, Scrabble score: 547 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 142, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 29
Diana R. Sessions has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,540
Across
1. Festival of a Roman goddess. : VESTALIA
9. A try: Colloq. : STAB
13. Fell with the sound of a flat dive. : PLOPPED
20. Terminating. : EXPIRING
21. 16,356 students. : UCLA
22. Compunction. : REMORSE
23. Mei-ling's husband. : CHIANGKAISHEK
25. Miser's motif. : AVARICE
26. Roofing. : TIN
27. His movie was "Full House." : OHENRY
28. Hockey player. : CENTER
30. Very bad: Colloq. : SAD
31. Greek coin. : OBOL
33. Compact. : TRIM
34. Man's name. : RUEL
35. Pretty child. : DOLL
36. Filipino patriot of 1896. : RIZAL
38. Cut of meat. : SPARERIB
42. Structures in ancient theatres. : SCENAE
44. Condition. : STATUS
46. The human soul. : PSYCHE
47. Notices. : HEEDS
48. Relative of a lycée. : ECOLE
50. T. R.'s mascot. : MOOSE
52. "___ midi d'un Faune." : LAPRES
53. Soil. : BEGRIME
56. Go: Poet. : WEND
57. Moves. : STIRS
59. Noun suffix. : ITA
60. Four: Comb form. : TETRA
62. Corroded. : EATEN
64. More. : ELSE
68. June 17, 1775. : BUNKERHILL
71. Drugged and shipped. : SHANGHAIED
73. Place. : SITE
74. Department store employee. : SANTA
75. Bone: Comb. form. : OSTEO
76. Time interval. : LAG
77. Carols. : NOELS
79. Mr. Jones. : DAVY
82. What a blue stocking is. : ERUDITE
84. "Age ___ wither her." : CANNOT
87. Rousseau novel. : EMILE
89. A lead: Mus. : PRESA
90. Unnaturalized. : ALIEN
91. Kind of catapult. : ONAGER
93. 1948 winner of Pulitzer Prize in history. : DEVOTO
97. Residences. : VILLAS
99. Wigwagged. : SIGNALED
101. Becomes bitter. : SOURS
102. Winning tennis serves. : ACES
103. Fruit concoctions. : ADES
105. River near Mount Etna. : ACIS
107. Stalk: Dial. : STAM
108. Musical syllables. : LAS
109. Flashes. : GLINTS
111. Salisbury, Hamburg, etc. : STEAKS
113. Devout: Span. : PIO
114. Novel by R. C. Hutchinson. : INTERIM
116. They have parking problems too. : UNITEDNATIONS
119. Cloth like Tammy. : ETAMINE
120. Miss Dartle. : ROSA
121. One to whom a note is assigned. : ENDORSEE
122. Altar screen. : REREDOS
123. Black. : EBON
124. Lulls. : RESPITES
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1. Lines in mathematics. : VECTORS
2. Museum specialty. : EXHIBIT
3. Philosopher and lens polisher. : SPINOZA
4. Aunt: Span. : TIA
5. Cartoonist. : ARNO
6. Day. : LIGHT
7. Printers' rollers. : INKERS
8. The Muses' fountain. : AGANIPPE
9. Girl's name. : SUSY
10. Exclamation of vexation. : TCH
11. Fish pickle. : ALEC
12. Food stores. : BAKERIES
13. Blab. : PRATE
14. Is candid: Colloq. : LEVELS
15. Mosque of ___. : OMAR
16. By: Span. : POR
17. Traveler to Freedom Village. : PRISONER
18. Mount by ladders. : ESCALADE
19. Inactive. : DEEDLESS
24. TV "friend" and others. : IRMAS
29. Point of a story: Colloq. : NUB
32. By-and-by. : LATER
35. Beyond the 100-fathom mark. : DEEPSEA
37. Plastic. : LUCITE
39. Surface of water. : RYME
40. College course: Abbr. : ECON
41. Dodecanese capital. : RHODES
43. Scorch. : CHAR
45. Where Bath is. : SOMERSET
49. Deadly. : LETHAL
51. These: Sp. : ESTAS
52. Was unnecessarily slow. : LINGERED
53. Gifts for babies. : BIBS
54. Fancy case. : ETUI
55. Thomas Wolfe's hero. : GANT
56. Pogo's Mr. Kelly. : WALT
58. Cloth stretcher. : TENTER
61. Dishwasher operation. : RINSE
63. Sailor's greeting. : AHOY
65. Role for Leslie Caron. : LILI
66. Ottoman. : SEAT
67. Part of a blade. : EDGE
69. Boxers' homes, at times. : KENNELS
70. Cargo. : LADING
72. Legislative assemblies. : HOUSES
78. Mrs. Chaplin. : OONA
80. Sue Carol's husband. : ALAN
81. Blue-white star in Lyra. : VEGA
83. Swiss resort. : DAVOS
84. Gallant gentleman. : CAVALIER
85. Sweet red wine. : ALICANTE
86. Sirius. : NILESTAR
88. Humidity. : MOISTURE
89. Earlier one. : PRECEDER
92. Make joyful. : ELATE
94. Attu is one. : OUTPOST
95. Kin of a rookie. : TRAINEE
96. Diffuses through a membrane. : OSMOSES
98. Briny: It. : SALINO
99. ___. Symington. : SEN
100. Girls's name. : DIANNE
104. Erstwhile carfare. : DIMES
106. Oodles: Var. : SKADS
109. Network of bars. : GRID
110. Exclusive one. : SNOB
111. ___ Laurel. : STAN
112. Intercept. : STOP
115. Uncle: Dial. : EME
117. Equal: Comb. form. : ISO
118. Bible name. : IRI

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 21 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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