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MYTHS AND MEN

New York Times, Sunday, January 11, 1948

58-Down : Roy Rogers' co-star.

Author:
Alberta N. Burton
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 156, Blocks: 85, Avg Word Len: 5.69, Missing: { Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 616 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 172, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 68 Grid has supersymmetry.
Alberta N. Burton has 18 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

In order to match its clue, the fourth letter in 9-Down should be an "O" rather than an "A."

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© 1948, The New York TimesNo. 309
Across
1
Old name of Russia. : MUSCOVY
8
Plane pilot's equipment. : HEADSET
15
Mt. ___, site of new giant telescope. : PALOMAR
22
Port in NW corner of Oregon. : ASTORIA
23
Lead telluride from Alta Mts. : ALTAITE
24
Rival. : EMULATE
25
Warm, dry wind from the Rockies. : CHINOOK
26
Withdraw. : RETRACT
27
12th century guardian of the Holy Sepulcher. : TEMPLAR
28
Boches. : HUNS
29
1.012 lbs. each in Brazil. : LIBRAS
31
Mermaids' boy friends. : MERMEN
33
Rescue. : SAVE
34
Gaelic John. : IAN
35
Forcefully. : AMAIN
36
Consort of Set. : TAURT
37
Crib. : BIN
38
Medicinal bitter bark of the Samandura tree. : NIEPA
41
Washington columnist. : ALSOP
43
Hoaxes: Scot. : GEGGS
44
Diatribe. : BLAST
46
Slackening bars in loom. : EASERS
48
Kingfishers of New Guinea: Native name. : TOROTOROS
50
Furnishes with new weapons. : REARMS
51
10th century discoverer and colonizer of Greenland. : ERIC
53
Pertaining to the wood nymphs: Gr. myth. : NAPAEAN
54
Father: Fr. : PERE
55
1947 Derby winner. : JETPILOT
59
Newt. : EFT
60
Absorbent mixture used in gas masks. : SODALIME
64
Detainer. : ARRESTER
65
Mowing instrument: Var. : SYTHE
67
Precious metal. : PLATINUM
68
Othello. : MOOR
69
Choke. : STIFLE
71
Excuse for nonappearance in court. : ESSOIN
73
Site of the Taj Mahal. : AGRA
74
Eastern standard time. : EST
75
Most powerful tribe of the Yoruba peoples. : EGBA
76
Tense. : TAUT
77
Japanese measure. : RIN
78
Location. : SITE
80
A Greek of Argos. : ARGIVE
82
Sweetheart of Pyramus. : THISBE
84
Charles A. ___, famous editor (1819-97). : DANA
85
Accentuate. : OVERLINE
87
Birthplace of Pythagoras. : SAMOS
89
Of the equations of a famous Swiss mathematician. : EULERIAN
91
Relating to small nerves. : NERVULAR
92
Cosmic order: Chinese Philos. : TAO
93
Little dragon. : DRAGONET
94
Land of geysers: Abbr. : ICEL
95
Part of a shoe. : HEELTAP
99
Act of going forward. : ONGO
100
Bacchante. : MAENAD
103
Secretary of Defense. : FORRESTAL
105
Delegate. : DEPUTE
109
Chaplets: Her. : ORLES
110
Friendly chats: Var. : COSES
111
Richard ___, Civil War Governor of Illinois. : YATES
113
Units of force. : DYNES
114
Born. : NEE
115
Head of German armament works. : KRUPP
116
River of Hades. : LETHE
118
Chance. : HAP
119
Guama, shade tree for coffee plantations. : INGA
121
Salt of aurous acid. : AURITE
123
Designating Indians of Brazil, Peru and Bolivia. : PANOAN
124
Diminutive of Elizabeth. : LISA
125
Slaves. : TOILERS
127
Ft. Worth is county seat of this county. : TARRANT
129
Discolored. : STAINED
131
Little bone. : OSSELET
132
Phoenician goddess of love. : ASTARTE
133
Greek terra cotta figurine. : TANAGRA
134
Gossips. : RETAILS
135
2.84 bushels in Wales. : LESTRAD
136
Speech. : ADDRESS
Down
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Political organization. : MACHINE
2
World's southernmost city, capital of Tierra del Fuego. : USHUAIA
3
Ruhr steel magnate and banker (1870-1924). : STINNES
4
Studies. : CONS
5
Polynesian god of war. : ORO
6
Duke Orsino's page in "Twelfth Night." : VIOLA
7
City and river in Washington. : YAKIMA
8
Chief architect of United Nations city. : HARRISON
9
___ Duse. : ELEANORA
10
Pewter coins of Siam. : ATTS
11
Patriotic society. : DAR
12
Land of the sacred white elephant. : SIAM
13
And so on. : ETCETERA
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Quadrangle. : TETRAGON
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Comes to nothing. : PETERS
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Catkin. : AMENT
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Abner's sidekick. : LUM
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Bullfinches: Var. : OLPS
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Calicut is its capital. : MALABAR
20
Reversion to primitive type. : ATAVISM
21
Sublets. : RERENTS
30
A Lithuanian. : BALT
32
Steins. : MUGS
39
Small tree frog. : PEEPER
40
Raised edge between flutings in Doric column. : ARRIS
42
The Sailor Man. : POPEYE
43
Author of "Faust." : GOETHE
44
Oriental sovereign's grant of privilege. : BERAT
45
Large genus of beautiful orchids. : LAELIA
47
Becomes choked with sediment. : SILTS
49
Co-author of labor act. : TAFT
50
Fortification. : REDAN
52
Equally everlasting. : COETERNAL
54
Russia's governing body. : POLITBURO
55
Cecil Rhodes' right-hand man. : JAMESON
56
Wearing away. : EROSIVE
57
Sulky racer. : TROTTER
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Roy Rogers' co-star. : TRIGGER
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Wedded: Archaic. : SPOUSED
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Saturate. : INGRAIN
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Rats and mice: Zool. : MURINAE
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Issuing. : EMANANT
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Balkan peoples. : SLAVS
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Natives of Estonia. : ESTHS
70
Hoover's bureau. : FBI
72
Capuchin monkey. : SAI
79
St. John ___, Irish dramatist, author of "John Ferguson." : ERVINE
80
Troubled. : AILED
81
Gourmands. : EATERS
82
Foot: Childish word. : TOOTSY
83
African antelope. : ELAND
84
Limp. : DROOPY
86
Senator from Illinois. : LUCAS
88
Masculine. : MALE
90
Incited. : EGGED
95
Sick bay. : HOSPITAL
96
Digestive enzyme. : EREPTASE
97
Golden apples cost her a race. : ATALANTA
98
Protected, as an invention, by Government letters. : PATENTED
100
She met and checked the Merrimac. : MONITOR
101
Sandy. : ARENOSE
102
Writer of laments. : ELEGIST
103
Number of the apocalyptic horsemen. : FOUR
104
Mother of Apollo. : LETO
106
Dislocate. : UNHINGE
107
Plaguers. : TEASERS
108
Matadors: Sp. : ESPADAS
110
Dry bread. : CRUSTS
112
High volcanic peak in N. California. : SHASTA
115
Finnish dialect. : KAREL
117
Inwards: Anat. : ENTAD
120
Athena ___, Greek goddess of light. : ALEA
122
Urges on: Scot. : ERTS
123
Catherine ___, sixth wife of Henry VIII. : PARR
124
Bible synonym for Satan. : LIAR
126
___ Yale. : ELI
128
Rodent. : RAT
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Conjunction. : AND

Answer summary: 17 unique to this puzzle, 51 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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