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COMMENCEMENT

New York Times, Sunday, January 2, 1949

Author:
Henry A. Wolfe
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 154, Blocks: 81, Avg Word Len: 5.82, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 614 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 190, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 20, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 67
Henry A. Wolfe has 12 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 51-Across clue had period after quotation mark following underscore; changed it to comma and put it before end quote. Original 92-Across and 103-Across clues had commas before end quotes; changed them to periods.

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© 1949, The New York TimesNo. 360
Across
1. Judy ___, hillbilly actress. : CANOVA
7. Mediocre. : PASSABLE
15. Our Latin-American friends. : AMIGOS
21. Ecclesiastical veils. : ORALES
22. As opposed to respondent: Law. : APPELLANT
24. "Little ___." : DORRIT
25. Assents. : AGREES
26. Controllable. : TRACTABLE
27. Well-known Irish name. : OTOOLE
28. Bengali poet. : TAGORE
29. Chroniclers. : HISTORIANS
31. ___ nous. : ENTRE
32. College in Connecticut. : ELI
33. Laggard. : SNAIL
35. Aquatic mammals. : SEACOWS
37. Cymbals. : TAL
38. Sediment. : SILT
40. Goddess of Silence. : TACITA
43. Science dealing with monstrosities. : TERATOLOGY
46. Farm implement. : SEEDER
48. Segment of animal bodies: Zool. : SOMITE
51. "Schoolboy ___," of Connie Mack's Athletics. : ROWE
52. Capital of ancient Phoenicia. : SIDON
54. Level. : RASE
55. College in Indiana. : NOTREDAME
60. Fortress: Ger. : FESTE
63. ___ Chamberlain. : NEVILLE
65. Twinges. : ACHES
66. "Fleurs du ___"—Stendhal. : MAL
67. Fly. : AVIATE
69. One of the Ladrones. : TINIAN
70. Highly flavored. : GAMY
71. Theatre stall. : LOGE
72. Name of five popes: Ital. : MARTINO
74. Having clayey soil. : LOAMY
75. I nourish: Latin. : ALO
76. "___ Doone." : LORNA
77. Subject of Blake's "Songs." : INNOCENCE
79. Native of Cagliari. : SARDINIAN
81. Whose daughter was Regan? : LEARS
82. Over there. : YON
83. Conspirator in "Julius Caesar." : CASCA
87. Spanish name. : ERNESTO
88. Doctrines. : ISMS
89. Spindle. : AXLE
90. Suction. : INTAKE
92. "___ thoughts."—Victor Herbert. : YESTER
93. Point in handball. : ACE
94. Violin bows: Ital. : ARCOS
95. Autocracy. : TSARISM
97. An indentation or nick: Port. : MOSSA
98. William S. ___, Civil War general. : ROSECRANS
100. Port Arthur victor, 1904. : TOGO
101. College in West Virginia. : SALEM
103. "Eugene ___."—Bulwer-Lytton. : ARAM
104. Juries. : PANELS
106. Rattan workers. : CANERS
109. Former kingdom, now part of Yugoslavia. : MONTENEGRO
114. Replace sod. : RETURF
116. Harvest. : REAP
118. Yank, in an O'Neill play. : APE
119. Fine tempered blades. : TOLEDOS
122. Swift. : APACE
124. Thread: Fr. : FIL
125. Ancient name for Nish, Serbia. : NISSA
128. Discrimination. : SELECTNESS
131. City in Punjab, N. of Delhi. : AMBALA
133. Part of title of John Gunther's books. : INSIDE
135. Art of conversation. : DISCOURSE
136. Church officer. : DEACON
137. Feudal vassals. : LEUDES
138. Small cafe. : ESTAMINET
139. Extra leaves in a book. : INSERT
140. "___ Lupin." : ARSENE
141. The ___, summer resort on Long Island. : HAMPTONS
142. Seaport of the Ukraine. : ODESSA
Down
1. Sir Eric ___, composer of the London Suite, etc. : COATES
2. Wild sheep with large horns. : ARGALIS
3. Hubble-bubble. : NARGILE
4. Substitute for a common food. : OLEO
5. Shifts. : VEERS
6. Concurred. : ASSENTED
7. Passive; suffering. : PATHIC
8. Month of thirty days: Latin. : APRILIS
9. Resorts. : SPAS
10. Faction. : SECT
11. Violas. : ALTOS
12. Proclaim loudly. : BLARE
13. Lipped. : LABIATE
14. Entangle. : ENLACE
15. Stir. : ADO
16. Speck. : MOTE
17. ___ Cross. : IRON
18. Zola wrote of one in Lourdes. : GROTTO
19. Dust or grease wiper. : OILRAG
20. Hard. : STEELY
23. Procedure. : TENOR
30. College in Pennsylvania. : SWARTHMORE
34. Given name of an early Vice President. : AARON
36. Floor. : STOREY
39. Makers of wills. : TESTATORS
41. Capital city of Piedmont. : TORINO
42. Anna ___ of Saxe-Wiemar, patron of Goethe, Schiller, et al. : AMALIA
44. Is under obligation. : OWES
45. Escorted. : LED
47. Science dealing with nutrition: Rare. : DIETICS
49. Moslem world. : ISLAM
50. Very small. : TEENY
53. Clear. : NET
55. Partly destroyed by an A bomb. : NAGASAKI
56. City in Florida. : OCALA
57. Devotees of Eros. : AMORISTS
58. Rich or powerful industrialists. : MAGNATES
59. Give name of Italy's famous actress. : ELEANORA
60. Companion. : FAMILIAR
61. I vanish: Latin. : EVANESCO
62. Agnomens: Var. : SIRNAMES
64. Sin. : VILENESS
68. Chemical suffix. : ENE
71. More desolate. : LONESOMER
73. Carved reliefs of chalcedony. : ONYXCAMEOS
76. Football players. : LINEMEN
78. Port in Panama. : COLON
80. Thirsty. : DRY
83. City: Ital. : CITTA
84. ___ Phelps Stokes. : ANSON
85. Person of long experience (with old). : STAGER
86. ___ Lombard. : CAROLE
89. Out-and-out. : ARRANT
91. Curve. : ESS
94. City in Palestine. : ACRE
96. Ancient river in Italy. : MACRA
99. Corrode. : EAT
102. ___ Hearn. : LAFCADIO
104. Italian mayor. : PODESTA
105. President of a Pennsylvania University. : STASSEN
107. Freshens up the surface again. : REFACES
108. The cast in "Mr. Roberts." : SAILORS
109. Important naval base. : MANILA
110. Thinker. : OPINER
111. Centaur shot with a poisoned arrow by Hercules. : NESSUS
112. European kite. : GLEDE
113. Condiment. : RELISH
115. Sure-things gone wrong. : UPSETS
117. Sole of the foot. : PLANTA
120. William of ___, English philosopher of 14th century. : OCCAM
121. A modern dance. : STOMP
123. Correct. : EMEND
126. Lateral. : SIDE
127. Seaport in Arabia. : ADEN
129. Night, in Paris. : NUIT
130. ___ Rapee, orchestra leader. : ERNO
132. Ignoble. : BASE
134. Native: Suffix. : ESE

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 53 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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