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BRAIN TEASER

New York Times, Sunday, January 23, 1949

Author:
D. G. Caywood
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 174, Blocks: 83, Avg Word Len: 5.13, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 608 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 134, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 45
Dan Caywood has 6 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1949, The New York TimesNo. 363
Across
1. Resources. : ASSETS
7. Strengthened. : POWERED
14. British island in the Caribbean. : GRENADA
21. Loss of memory. : AMNESIA
22. Very sandy. : ARENOSE
23. Frog ponds. : RANARIA
24. Congressman from Texas. : RAYBURN
25. Levant republic. : LEBANON
26. Former Senator from Texas. : ODANIEL
27. Tributary of the Po. : ADDA
28. Author of "Ralph Roister Doister." : UDAL
30. Noisy child. : BRAT
31. Apparatus to render stationary: Comb. form. : STAT
32. Girl's name. : OSA
33. John ___. : DOE
34. Sacred songs. : PSALMS
36. Sheriff's writ of execution. : ELEGIT
38. City in the Ruhr. : ESSEN
40. Of the ear. : AURAL
42. Seeps through. : LEAKS
44. St. George's opponent. : DRAGON
46. Cargo space aboard ship. : HOLD
47. Annoy. : NAG
49. Conceal. : CLOAK
51. King of Saudi Arabia. : IBN
52. Universal language. : IDO
54. Fell from true pitch. : FLATTED
58. Concealed nature. : LATENCE
60. Execrated. : LOATHED
64. Filing. : LIMATION
66. Fat: Medical. : LIPA
67. General Bedell ___. : SMITH
69. Ship's course, New York to Morocco. : ESE
70. Mischievous child. : IMP
71. Pelted with certain missiles. : EGGED
73. Ready for eating. : RIPE
75. Appraise. : EVALUATE
77. Cloth surface. : PILE
79. Succes d'___. : ESTIME
81. Among: French. : ENTRE
83. ___-China. : INDO
84. Rome's river. : TIBER
86. Golf gadget. : TEE
87. Means of propulsion. : OAR
88. Idolater. : PAGAN
89. Egyptian sun disc. : ATEN
90. Blustered. : FUMED
92. Spying. : ESPIAL
94. Sour. : ACID
96. Daredevil. : STUNTMAN
98. Chinese secret society. : TONG
100. Like a web. : TELAR
102. French island in South Pacific. : HAO
103. Spread hay for drying. : TED
104. Planes. : AEROS
106. Midianite king. : REBA
108. Antagonistic. : RENITENT
110. Variety of hornblende. : EDENITE
112. Those who beg earnestly. : CRAVERS
115. Lady's silk cloak. : PELISSE
116. Popular beverage. : ALE
117. Before: Prefix. : PRE
118. Jewish underground in Palestine. : IRGUN
120. Macerate. : RET
121. Former head of WPB. : KRUG
124. Survivor. : RELICT
127. Former Governor of Massachusetts. : TOBIN
129. Bright red color. : ROSET
133. Daughter of King Lear. : REGAN
135. Expel. : DEPORT
137. Daubs. : SMEARS
139. Palm leaf: Var. : OLA
140. Turkish officer. : AGA
141. Dorsal bones. : ILIA
143. Kangaroos. : ROOS
145. Napoleon's home, 1814–15. : ELBA
146. Bow of a ship. : PROW
147. Small ring. : ANNULET
149. Summoner: Obs. : ADVOKER
151. Monrovia is its capital. : LIBERIA
153. Bandit. : LADRONE
154. Wailing. : KEENING
155. Futile. : USELESS
156. Inclined sidewise. : SLANTED
157. Put in proper sequence. : ARRANGE
158. Colonize. : SETTLE
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1. German tinder. : AMADOU
2. Vinson's successor as Sec'y of Treasury, 1946. : SNYDER
3. Eldest son of Cush. : SEBA
4. English Speaking Union. : ESU
5. Synodontoid fish. : TIRUS
6. Kind of shoe. : SANDAL
7. Famous street in London. : PALLMALL
8. Hematite. : ORE
9. Robert A. Lovett's successor. : WEBB
10. Lake in Finland. : ENARE
11. Man's name. : RONALD
12. Mystic. : ESOTERIC
13. Place of refuge. : DEN
14. Natural cavern. : GROTTO
15. Russian political convention. : RADA
16. Growing out. : ENATE
17. Girl's nickname. : NAN
18. Metric passage in a recitative. : ARIOSO
19. Inventor of internal combustion motor. : DIESEL
20. Finnish islands in Gulf of Bothnia. : AALAND
21. Land that has been tilled. : ARADA
29. Mr. Templeton. : ALEC
31. Omen. : SIGN
34. River in Nebraska. : PLATTE
35. Scandinavian drinking toast. : SKOAL
37. Seaport in Tunisia. : GABES
39. Small bullet. : SHOT
41. Pilaster. : ANTA
43. Pasquinade. : SATIRE
45. Malayan bark. : NIOTA
48. ___ counter for locating beta particles. : GEIGER
50. French military cap. : KEPI
53. Garden plant. : DAHLIA
54. Somersault. : FLIP
55. Bounded by a distinct line. : LIMITATED
56. Largeness. : AMPLITUDE
57. Hounds. : DOGS
59. Back of the neck. : NAPE
60. Subsist. : LIVE
61. Brain storms. : HEADACHES
62. Europeans. : ESTONIANS
63. River in Scotland. : DEE
65. Italian city. : NETTUNO
68. More jovial. : MERRIER
72. Carpe ___. : DIEM
74. Son of Seth. : ENOS
76. Alaskan peninsula. : UNGA
78. Man's name. : EBEN
80. Suitable. : MEET
82. Drew liquid from. : TAPT
85. Necessitate. : ENTAIL
88. Machine tool. : PLANER
90. Go. : FARE
91. Girl's name. : DORA
92. First King of England. : EGBERT
93. City in north Syria. : ALEP
95. Drivel. : DOTE
96. Sainte: Abbr. : STE
97. 39.37 inches. : METER
99. Moles. : NEVI
101. Agitators. : RILERS
105. Certificate. : SCRIP
107. City in Peloponnesus. : ARGOS
109. Dictator of Yugoslavia. : TITO
111. ___ Hills, in Assam and Burma. : NAGA
113. City official. : RECORDER
114. Overwhelm. : SUBMERGE
117. Urgent entreaty. : PLEA
119. Marshal of France (1802–69). : NIEL
121. African villages. : KRAALS
122. Sovereign. : REGNAL
123. African protectorate. : UGANDA
125. Prepared for publication. : EDITED
126. Legal recovery. : TROVER
128. City in Palestine, N. of Jerusalem. : NABLUS
130. Plant. : SORREL
131. Girl's name. : ELOISE
132. New Zealand evergreens. : TAWAS
134. Native of Egyptian region. : NILOT
136. Indian mahogany. : TOONA
138. Uplift. : RAISE
142. Unaspirated. : LENE
144. Outermost layer. : SKIN
146. Woolfell. : PELT
148. Decorative vase. : URN
149. Assam tribe. : AKA
150. Chang and ___. : ENG
152. Wager. : BET

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 34 debuted here and reused later, 18 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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