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MEMORY PIECE

New York Times, Sunday, September 4, 1949

Author: William Spaar Jr.
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 156, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.76, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 655 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 174, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 58 Grid has repeated answers.
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© 1949, The New York TimesNo. 395
Across Down
1. Lycurgus' home town. : SPARTA
7. City on the Naugatuck. : ANSONIA
14. Violins. : STRADS
20. Presumptive. : APRIORI
21. Vegetable containers. : PEAPODS
22. Playful contradictions. : IRONIES
24. Dock worker. : PIERMAN
25. Vestal gods. : PENATES
26. The missing bride, in Samuel Rogers' poem. : GINEVRA
27. Gnawed. : ATE
28. To sit, in Welsh. : EISTEDD
30. Must. : OUGHT
32. Cheats: Slang. : GIPS
33. Welfares of the public. : COMMONWEALS
35. Braid. : PLAIT
36. Seizes: Obs. : SASES
37. Great expectations. : HOPES
38. Come-on glance. : OGLE
39. Heavyweight punches. : SLOGS
40. Made over. : REDONE
41. Within: Comb. form. : ENTO
42. What the world is today. : ARMED
43. ___ Sound. : PUGET
44. Sec'y of State under Hayes, 1877–81. : EVARTS
45. Message over Post Office posters. : WANTED
47. Russian name. : BORIS
48. Where Toulon is. : VAR
49. Humpty Dumpty. : EGG
52. Mr. Doe. : JOHN
53. Greek dialect. : DORIC
54. Hot weather consolation. : ICECUBE
59. President of Mexico. : ALEMAN
61. Camping necessities. : TENTS
62. On-the-line deals. : CASHSALES
64. Scratch again. : REMAR
65. These can be liquid or frozen. : ASSETS
67. Berchtesgaden site. : AERIE
68. Target. : BUTT
69. Anne Sullivan ___, Helen Keller's teacher (1866–1936). : MACY
70. Congressional minority. : ANTIDEMOCRATS
72. Tonic-producing plant. : ALOE
73. Oriental servant. : AMAH
74. Low-grade sheepskins. : ROANS
75. On the other side of. : ACROSS
76. Famous English poet and engraver (1757–1827). : BLAKE
77. Surgical operation. : RESECTING
79. Puts up. : ANTES
80. Dewey decimal ___. : SYSTEM
81. Moscow's citadel. : KREMLIN
82. Nine sister goddesses. : MUSES
83. Levee. : DIKE
85. Letters. : ENS
86. Superlative suffix. : EST
87. Unpopular number. : EIGHT
88. Pass away. : PERISH
90. Jitterbug. : HEPCAT
94. Tedium. : ENNUI
95. Malefactor. : FELON
96. Cupid's equivalent. : EROS
100. Casanova's forte. : AMOURS
101. Lettuce's adjective. : CRISP
102. Free after 795 years. : ERIN
103. Stole. : CREPT
104. Settles. : RESTS
105. Slav. : CROAT
106. Cyclotron. : ATOMSHOOTER
108. Pedestrian's nemesis. : AUTO
109. ___ Sainte Marie. : SAULT
110. Native of the Balkans. : SERBIAN
111. Miss Claire. : INA
112. ___ shirt. : STUFFED
114. Region of SE Germany. : LUSATIA
117. Seasoned highly. : DEVILED
119. Servitude. : SERFAGE
120. Abrasive substance. : ERODENT
121. Ham tragedians. : EMOTERS
122. Vocalists. : SESTET
123. Cleanse. : DETERGE
124. Creator of Lord Peter Wimsey. : SAYERS
1. Almost obsolete saloon equipment. : SPITOON
2. Appropriate. : PREEMPT
3. Gas station commodity. : AIR
4. Swains. : ROMEOS
5. Part of a formal gown. : TRAIN
6. English novelist and editor (1805–82). : AINSWORTH
7. Proved attractive. : APPEALED
8. Teased: Colloq. : NEEDLED
9. ___ of time. : SANDS
10. Former Government agency. : OPA
11. Nullifying adverbial particle. : NOT
12. Concerned with ideas. : IDEOLOGIC
13. Quenches. : ASSUAGES
14. Surveyor's observation. : SIGHT
15. Powdered substance: Abbr. : TRIT
16. Man's nickname. : RON
17. Northernmost of the Virgin Islands. : ANEGADA
18. Factor of a number. : DIVISOR
19. Satan, in Genesis. : SERPENT
20. Geronimo was one. : APACHE
23. Talks pertly. : SASSES
29. Covering. : TEGMEN
31. Pith. : GIST
34. Tabby talk. : MEOW
35. Very much: Latin. : PLURIS
36. Porcelain town near Paris. : SEVRES
39. Spirit of good baseball. : SPORTSMANSHIP
40. Extends. : REACHES
42. Soon. : ANON
46. Out of harmony. : AJAR
47. Kindness: Fr. : BONTE
48. "The painful ceremony of receiving and returning ___."—Smollett. : VISITS
49. Identification sign. : EARMARK
50. Diamond: Slang. : GLEAMER
51. Chest for jewels. : GEMCASE
53. Exploits. : DEEDS
55. Juntos. : CABALS
56. Hoot. : ULULATE
57. Presage. : BETOKEN
58. Regards as worthy. : ESTEEMS
60. Willful disfigurement of person: Law. : MAYHEM
61. Manchu dynasty: Var. : TSING
62. West Indies game fish. : CEROS
63. Armenian river, 635 miles to the Kura. : ARAS
65. Spread with salve. : ANOINT
66. ___ Musial, St. Louis swatter. : STAN
67. Bob ___ who wooed Lydia Languish. : ACRES
70. Skilled workers. : ARTISTS
71. Two more than in 122 across. : OCTET
76. Unplayed holes in golf. : BYES
78. Exonerates. : CLEARS
79. Of majestic dignity. : AUGUST
80. Outermost layer. : SKIN
82. Pint-size reproduction. : MINIATURE
83. Cut off the branches. : DELIMB
84. "Old ___." : IRONSIDES
87. Registered. : ENROLLED
88. Harangue. : PERORATE
89. "The mask falls, the man remains, and the ___ disappears."—Rousseau. : HERO
90. Badger. : HARASS
91. Seditious tumults: Fr. : EMEUTES
92. Attitude. : POSTURE
93. Bypasses. : CUTOFFS
94. Color. : ECRU
95. Feasting lavishly. : FETEING
97. Roof repairer. : RETILER
98. A pair of jacks. : OPENERS
99. Fiddles. : STRADS
103. Mother duck on a pond. : CONVOY
105. Youngest son. : CADET
106. Fall-blooming flower. : ASTER
107. Zoological prefix. : HAEMA
109. Siege: Obs. : SEGE
113. Mrs. Spratt's preference. : FAT
115. "Lost Weekend" character. : SOT
116. He wrote "The College Widow." : ADE
118. Native of: Suffix. : ITE

Answer summary: 19 unique to this puzzle, 39 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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