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New York Times, Sunday, January 4, 1948

Author: P. J. Lamanna
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 85, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 689 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 134, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 55
P. Joseph Lamanna has 26 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
JimH notes: Peter Zenger (see 87 Down) is a key figure in the historical fight for freedom of the press.
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© 1948, The New York TimesNo. 308
Across Down
1. He is "speaking frankly." : BYRNES
7. Foreman. : BOSS
11. Kind of lancet. : FLEAM
16. English poet (1325?–1408). : GOWER
21. University in Bethlehem, Pa. : LEHIGH
22. Recent. : LATE
23. Metric feet. : IAMBI
24. Indian Prime Minister. : NEHRU
25. Improved. : AMELIORATED
27. Caffery, Dunn, Smith, etc. : AMBASSADORS
29. Pro ___. : TEM
30. The New ___. : LOOK
31. Of small size, as a book. : VESTPOCKET
33. Piffle! : ROT
34. Cookie. : SNAP
36. Princess Juliana, for the present. : REGENT
38. Ananias. : LIAR
39. Badly. : ILLY
40. Host. : ARMY
43. Stake. : ANTE
44. Cotton cloths. : MUSLINS
46. Dross. : SCORIA
49. Scene in recent best seller. : BUS
50. Scorched. : ADUST
52. Full. : AMPLE
56. His painting of Lake Geneva adorned his Xmas card. : CHURCHILL
58. Author of "Behind the Silken Curtain." : CRUM
59. Of no weight. : INVALID
61. Soak. : RET
62. Arc of light. : HALO
63. Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer and Economic Affairs head. : CRIPPS
65. Child's paradise. : TOYLAND
66. Belligerent in Asia. : ARAB
68. It has had its ups and downs in fashion history. : NECKLINE
70. Squeak. : PEEP
72. Common British-Russian interest. : TEA
73. Photograph. : PINUP
75. Dirks. : SKEANS
76. Aggregates. : SUMMATIONS
79. Thick woolen cloth. : DRAB
81. Notice. : MARK
82. Refer to somehing tediously. : HARP
83. RFC matter. : LOAN
84. Campaign issue of 1857. : PROSLAVERY
87. Push rudely. : HUSTLE
89. Premiums paid for exchange of currency. : AGIOS
92. Girl's nickname. : LOU
93. Herdsman of Swiss Alps. : SENN
94. Insurgent against Louis XIV, in 1702. : CAMISARD
96. Where the Storting convenes. : OSLO
97. Driver: Colloq. : AUTOIST
100. Petty officer. : YEOMAN
102. Island west of Sumatra. : NIAS
104. Word not uttered over Walcott. : TEN
105. Mississippi's new Senator. : STENNIS
106. Stick of a fan. : BRIN
107. Granting. : BESTOWING
109. Bluish-gray. : MERLE
110. Loot. : SPOIL
112. Annual congress in N. Scotland. : MOD
113. Orders. : EDICTS
114. Native of Horta. : AZOREAN
117. Dissolve. : THAW
119. Nuncupative; said of wills. : ORAL
120. "To paint the ___." : LILY
123. Man's nickname. : MATT
124. Rabbit with ears at right angles to head. : OARLOP
126. Enrich with bacon. : LARD
130. Simple dessert. : ICE
131. Preclusions. : DEBARMENTS
134. The First Lady. : BESS
137. Group of Fiji islands. : LAU
138. Owner of London Daily Express. : BEAVERBROOK
140. Of inserted comment. : PARENTHETIC
143. Add rods for support. : ENRIB
144. City in NE France. : LILLE
145. Son of Tros, founder of Troy. : ILUS
146. Dignified. : AUGUST
147. Transportation companies. : LINES
148. Disburdened. : EASED
149. Repute. : NAME
150. Fabled dwarfs. : GNOMES
1. Utters raucously: Colloq. : BLATS
2. Member of Arab League. : YEMEN
3. A verb; word. : RHEMA
4. ___ desperandum. : NIL
5. The Wilhelm Tell of Norse myth. : EGIL
6. Vamoose! : SHOO
7. He wrote "Songs of Innocence." : BLAKE
8. Reed instrument. : OAT
9. Hoboken college. : STEVENS
10. Sitting; said esp. of statues. : SEDENT
11. Sanction. : FIAT
12. Torch: Poet. : LAMP
13. Foreign particle in circulatory system. : EMBOLUS
14. Calculator. : ABACIST
15. Silver piece of Morocco. : MISKAL
16. Biting pest. : GNAT
17. Famous dictionary: Abbr. : OED
18. Coil. : WHORL
19. Leon ___, comedian. : ERROL
20. Out of practice. : RUSTY
26. ___ O'More. : RORY
28. Silk: Comb. form. : SERI
32. Solid portions of fats. : STEARINS
35. Young salmon. : PARR
37. Frenchman. : GAUL
39. Of a doctrine. : ISMAL
41. Sumptuous. : RICH
42. American naval historian (1840–1914). : MAHAN
44. Mumble: Dial. : MUMP
45. Secy. Sullivan's charge. : NAVY
46. Bit. : SCRAP
47. French girl's sweetheart. : CHERI
48. Thoroughgoing member of his class: Colloq. : OUTANDOUTER
49. Workers who cut stone. : BLOCKMEN
51. Cheat. : DUPE
53. Concerning an ancient philosophy. : PLATONISTIC
54. White goods. : LINEN
55. Icelandic works. : EDDAS
57. ___ sous le Vent. : ILES
58. Emit a thin metallic sound. : CRINK
59. Article. : ITEM
60. Prickly pear. : NOPAL
63. Potherb in S. Europe. : CLARY
64. Jets. : SPURTS
67. Hangers-on. : BURS
69. American commodore (1789–1868). : KEARNY
71. Embarked, in modern manner. : EMPLANED
74. Chum. : PAL
76. Indian antelope. : SASIN
77. Samoan warrior. : TOA
78. Role played by Jose Ferrer. : IAGO
80. Feodor Chaliapin and Ezio Pinza. : BASSI
82. Errable creature. : HUMAN
84. Fluid in muscle. : PLASM
85. Course. : ROUTE
86. Treats Dobbin. : VETS
87. Andrew ___, defender of Peter Zenger. : HAMILTON
88. Goddess of discord. : ERIS
90. Fragrant. : OLENT
91. Strains. : SONGS
94. Sharer of 1947 Nobel Prize in Medicine. : CORI
95. Instrument in post office. : DATER
98. Decoration added so as to be in relief. : ONLAY
99. Spanish Agnes. : INEZ
101. Inky. : EBON
103. Water softener. : SODA
107. Arena of any big contest on New Year's Day. : BOWL
108. Inclination. : WILL
110. Genus of grasses, named for floral bristles. : SETARIA
111. Boy Scout groups of eight. : PATROLS
112. Sicilian wine. : MARSALA
115. Tenth of an ephah. : OMER
116. Canaille. : RABBLE
118. Fastener for chapeau. : HATPIN
119. Aboveboard. : OPEN
120. Defame. : LIBEL
121. Ancient tribe of Britons. : ICENI
122. Hear. : LEARN
125. Describing Falstaff. : OBESE
127. ___ mare, the high sea: Law. : ALTUM
128. Muster. : RAISE
129. Canals. : DUCTS
131. Candidate for President, 1920, while in prison. : DEBS
132. Worker in dark. : MOLE
133. Supplemented. : EKED
135. Animal. : STAG
136. Eschew. : SHUN
139. Contend. : VIE
141. Queer: Slang. : RUM
142. I: Latin. : EGO

Answer summary: 15 unique to this puzzle, 40 debuted here and reused later, 15 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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