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A FEW WORDS

New York Times, Sunday, January 15, 1950

Author: Leonard Goldberg
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 69, Avg Word Len: 5.61, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 648 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 176, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 23, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 47 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1950, The New York TimesNo. 414
Across Down
1. Cookery item. : CARAWAY
8. Spigots. : ALETAPS
15. Butcher's son, clergyman, philanthropist. : HARVARD
22. Of an ancient province in Tuscany. : ARETINE
23. He wrote "Carmen." : MERIMEE
24. Recipient of title to property. : ALIENEE
25. One administration on top of another. : SUPERGOVERNMENT
27. ___ Young of Hollywood. : LORETTA
28. Common suffix. : ENT
29. ___ Davis. : ELMER
30. E. Indian herb. : SOLA
31. Noble. : FINE
32. Man's name. : IAN
33. Mine entrance. : ADIT
35. Ghost story effect. : EERIE
37. Loud and clear. : RINGING
39. Requisite for a hosteler. : BIKE
40. The ultimate end: Greek. : TELOS
42. Keeps dainty: Dial. : NICES
44. Scoring points, in tennis. : ACING
45. Stop watch. : TIMER
46. Smyrna figs. : ELEMES
48. Melodies. : TUNES
50. Humpty Dumpty. : EGG
51. Edema. : DROPSY
52. Brazilian dances. : SAMBAS
54. "___ money." : MAD
56. Arranged in succession. : SERIATE
58. Jackie Robinson's weapon. : BAT
61. Courts. : WOOS
62. Ceremonies. : RITES
64. "O'er the ___ we watched." : RAMPARTS
67. Fragrances. : AROMATA
69. Paid homage, in the fashion of a Moslem: Var. : SALAMED
71. They: French. : ILS
72. Choler. : IRE
73. "___ Boy." : NATURE
74. In accordance with the Scriptures. : CANONICALLY
76. Coal mining region. : SAAR
77. ___ Mufti. : GRAND
78. Native of Singapore. : MALAY
79. Subject of a recent song-hit. : MULES
80. ___ tree. : TULIP
81. Indian tribesman. : KOLI
82. Good-fellowship. : CAMARADERIE
84. Disney's Pluto. : CANINE
85. Japanese sash. : OBI
86. The grampus. : ORC
87. Attenuates. : DILUTES
88. German industrialist, helped Hitler rise to power. : THYSSEN
89. "___ Mavourneen." : KATHLEEN
92. Friend of Porthos and Aramis. : ATHOS
93. Eire's Chamber of Deputies. : DAIL
94. Location of "Diamond Horseshoe." : MET
95. Of a European country. : AUSTRIC
97. One of the Caroline Islands. : YAP
98. ___ traveler. : FELLOW
100. Follower of Zoroastrianism. : PARSEE
102. Gewgaw. : TOY
104. Wild ducks. : TEALS
106. " . . . such stuff as ___ are made on." : DREAMS
110. Giant in the sky. : ORION
111. Doctrine. : TENET
113. The fate of Abel. : SLAIN
115. Where R. L. S. died. : SAMOA
116. Grasslands. : LEAS
117. New York college. : BARNARD
119. Sharpen a razor. : STROP
121. Stanza: Irish. : RANN
122. Electrically charged atom. : ION
123. Under: Fr. : SOUS
124. Silver coin of Morocco. : RIAL
126. A television character. : BERLE
128. Thrice a day: Med. abbr. : TID
129. City near Patterson, N. J. : CLIFTON
131. Descriptive of bad political behavior. : UNSTATESMANLIKE
134. Most generous. : EASIEST
135. Measured by an instrument. : METERED
136. Phillips ___. : ANDOVER
137. Deprives of reason. : DEMENTS
138. Sine qua non, for newspapers. : PRESSES
139. Homesteaders. : NESTERS
1. Become cheesy. : CASEATE
2. Novel by Kenneth Roberts. : ARUNDEL
3. Pterodactyl. : REPTILE
4. Consumed. : ATE
5. Live ___. : WIRE
6. Fish. : ANGLE
7. "___ of the Guard." : YEOMEN
8. Mr. Vespucius. : AMERICUS
9. Celtic god. : LER
10. Sea eagles. : ERNS
11. Where Kupang is. : TIMOR
12. Fielding's last novel, 1751. : AMELIA
13. Sacrament of contrition. : PENANCE
14. All ready. : SET
15. Summoning. : HALING
16. Side by side. : ALONG
17. "C'est à ___." : RIRE
18. Victory sign. : VEE
19. Opposition to acquisition of additional territory. : ANTIIMPERIALISM
20. Movie scenes, done over. : RETAKES
21. Residence of church official. : DEANERY
26. Lux et ___. : VERITAS
31. ___ Lakes, N. Y. : FINGER
34. "Uncle ___ Cabin." : TOMS
36. A Shakespearean "even." : EEN
38. Light carriages. : GIGS
39. Animal and plant life of a region. : BIOTA
41. Away from the land. : SEAWARD
43. Divided patriotism. : SEMILOYALTY
45. Jazz band instrument. : TRAPS
47. Struck. : SMOTE
49. Character in "Paradise Lost." : SATAN
51. "The Shore ___ Seen." : DIMLY
53. Python. : BOA
55. Incomplete parts of Doric friezes. : DEMIMETOPES
57. Marsh birds. : RAILS
58. Where U. S. diplomats will hold conference in February. : BANGKOK
59. Tree having striped wood. : ARAROBA
60. Form of government. : TOTALITARIANISM
62. Where frogs are bred. : RANARIA
63. Nails down. : SECURES
65. Array tyro. : TRAINEE
66. Visitor to the Garden of Eden. : SERPENT
68. Star of "Zola." : MUNI
69. "___ days." : SALAD
70. Works of an ultramodern painter. : DALIS
74. Eccentric mechanical piece. : CAM
75. Light-Horse Harry ___. : LEE
76. Sources of energy. : SUNS
78. Court officer in Scotland. : MACER
80. Zachary, Jeremy, and Deems. : TAYLORS
82. Canea is its capital. : CRETE
83. The Java plum. : DUHAT
84. Choir boy, in England. : CHILD
86. ___ and Johnson. : OLSEN
88. Hindu cymbals. : TAL
90. Belugas. : HUSOS
91. Salts used in gunpowder. : NITERS
93. Yearnings. : DESIRES
96. One of the Brown Bomber's victims. : CONN
98. Types of printing presses. : FLATBEDS
99. ___ out. : WEAR
100. Patrolled. : POLICED
101. Interstices. : AREOLAE
103. Longer. : YEARNER
105. Indian mulberries. : ALS
107. Disposed to love. : AMATIVE
108. Nickname: Slang. : MONIKER
109. Movie villain. : SANDERS
111. Gibes. : TAUNTS
112. Sad: French. : TRISTE
114. Mr. Corwin, of "One World" fame. : NORMAN
117. Increase. : BOOST
118. Favorite recreation of co-eds. : DATES
120. "The Spirit of St. Louis." : PLANE
123. Anna ___, actress. : STEN
125. Malay gibbons. : LARS
127. Purposes. : ENDS
130. Exclamation. : FIE
131. Baseball official. : UMP
132. Golf accessory. : TEE
133. Nephew of Abraham. : LOT

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 36 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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