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BETWEEN THE BOOK COVERS

New York Times, Sunday, January 5, 1947

Author: Thomas Meekin
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.48, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 642 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 163, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 51
Thomas Meekin has 202 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1947, The New York TimesNo. 256
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1. Having unequal sides. : SCALENE
8. Fourth word of Home, Sweet Home. : PALACES
15. ___ of clergy. : BENEFIT
22. Seemingly absurd statement. : PARADOX
23. Solitary. : EREMITE
24. Gemlike glass. : OPALINE
25. Issue forth. : EMANATE
26. Benedict Arnold. : TRAITOR
27. Portia's waiting woman. : NERISSA
28. Male swan. : COB
29. Shakespeare's favorite tavern. : MERMAID
31. How bloodhounds searched for Eliza. : SNIFFED
33. Three dots, three dashes, three dots. : SOS
34. Rugby touchdowns. : TRIES
36. So Pinocchio was wrought. : CARVED
38. Long cloth used as garment. : SARI
39. Commonplace. : STALE
41. Periods of time. : ERAS
42. Held back. : HINDERED
44. Garnish with something. : LARD
46. Brain passage. : ITER
47. Places in Owen Wister's The Virginian. : RANCHES
49. Lindbergh's nickname. : SLIM
51. A trait of Laura's: Gil Blas. : PERTNESS
53. Golden. : AUREATE
57. Lover's ___: Sappho and Phaon. : LEAP
59. Resort to. : SEEK
60. In Mr. Cheeryble's chin: Nicholas Nickleby. : DIMPLE
63. Equipment. : GEAR
65. Walked heavily. : TROD
67. Twists sharply. : WRESTS
71. Maurois' story of Shelley. : ARIEL
72. Snare again. : RETRAP
74. Coal basket. : CORF
76. How redskins advance: Cooper's Prairie. : CREEP
77. It's on the Old Oaken Bucket. : MOSS
78. Motherly or fatherly. : PARENTAL
80. Gene Stratton Porter's 1911 hero. : HARVESTER
82. Symbol of industry. : ANT
83. Not mala. : BONA
84. Small finch. : SERIN
86. Saxon's foe: Lady of the Lake. : GAEL
87. Native of Panay. : ATI
88. Figurine. : STATUETTE
91. Trail of the ___ Pine: John Fox. : LONESOME
93. First word of Psalm 37. : FRET
94. Polish city on Bug River. : SOKAL
95. Chinese dynasty. : SUNG
97. Bean plant. : LEGUME
98. Watered. : MOIRE
99. Displayed by Gaboriau's Monsieur Lecoq. : ENERGY
101. Star in Cetus. : MIRA
103. Islands E. of Celebes. : SULA
104. Entangling situation. : MORASS
105. Applicable to Peck's Bad Boy. : PEST
107. Othello's complexion. : DARK
109. Time-teller at Princeton U. : SUNDIAL
111. What Fritz and Sapt are: The Prisoner of Zenda. : IMPOSERS
115. Seat of justice. : BANC
117. Chanted. : INTONED
121. Time of Dr. Watson's first appointment with Sherlock Holmes. : NOON
122. Edges. : RIMS
124. What the players do: Hamlet. : REHEARSE
128. Branches. : RAMI
129. Bind up. : TRUSS
131. Obtains. : GETS
133. Wallow. : WELTER
134. A leap by Br'er Rabbit. : ANTIC
135. One: German. : EIN
136. Staged in Scott's Kenilworth. : PAGEANT
139. Passed on Verne's Trip to the Moon. : METEORS
141. Feminine suffix. : INA
142. Old World bat. : NOCTULE
144. Describes castle stones: Dracula. : MASSIVE
146. Conducts oneself. : BEHAVES
148. Applicable to Voltaire. : SNEERER
149. Recited of Dulcinea by Don Quixote. : PRAISES
150. Component part. : ELEMENT
151. Ancient order. : ESSENES
152. What Doyle's Speckled Band is. : SERPENT
153. Thomas Hardy's poetic drama. : DYNASTS
1. It appears to Old Scrooge. : SPECTER
2. Society named for a blouse. : CAMORRA
3. ___ Nights. : ARABIAN
4. County, in Sweden. : LAN
5. Dutch cheeses. : EDAMS
6. Take ___, O world!—Othello. : NOTE
7. For which Madame Bovary rides horseback. : EXERCISE
8. Hoist by his own ___. : PETARD
9. The Flying Dutchman never does. : ARRIVE
10. Status of Jane Porter's Scottish Chiefs.. : LEADERS
11. A friend. : AMI
12. Not uniforms. : CITS
13. Short jackets. : ETONS
14. Form of first Pickwick Papers. : SERIAL
15. November 5th spectacles in England. : BONFIRES
16. Arm suitable to Hope's Rupert of Hentzau. : EPEE
17. Aromatic plants. : NARDS
18. He had judged Israel 40 years. : ELI
19. Deeply cleft. : FISSATE
20. Parts of shoes. : INSOLES
21. Zane Grey's fish-luring devices. : TEASERS
30. Inhabitant of the moon. : MAN
32. Tighten, as cords of a drum. : FRAP
35. They're many and narrow in Quentin Durward. : ESCAPES
37. Author of Moon-Calf, 1920. : DELL
40. Kettle-menders. : TINKERS
42. It Can't Happen ___. : HERE
43. It meets in June Porter's Thaddeus of Warsaw. : DIET
45. Family of actors. : DREW
48. Jane Addams' settlement house. : HULL
50. Man's name. : MARC
52. Male falcon. : TERCEL
54. An aster. : AGERATUM
55. Head: French. : TETE
56. Gains by labor. : EARNS
58. Milne's Winnie. : POOH
60. Woven like a figured fabric. : DAMASSE
61. City in Ohio. : IRONTON
62. Jupiter's is corrected: Poe's Gold Bug. : MISTAKE
64. Animal. : RATEL
66. Tourists' guide in the East. : DRAGOMAN
68. Genus of grasses. : SETARIA
69. Seesaws. : TEETERS
70. Nymphs and fairies. : SPRITES
72. How Sir Pitt Crawley goes on: Vanity Fair. : RANTS
73. Oral utterances. : PAROL
75. About the Picture of Dorian Gray. : FRAME
78. Author of Annabel Lee. : POE
79. Recited by Peg Woffington. : LINES
81. Five-dollar bill. : VEE
83. What Falstaff's midriff does. : BULGES
85. Haile Selassie. : NEGUS
89. Game-fishes. : TARPONS
90. Faithful wife in Mabinogion. : ENID
92. An archipelago. : SULU
93. Maiden's plight: The House That Jack Built. : FORLORN
96. Grasp rudely. : GRAB
98. About Castle Dangerous. : MOAT
100. Belgian river. : YSER
102. Sandarac tree. : ARAR
104. First word of Battle Hymn of the Republic. : MINE
106. Cocked and pulled in Handy Andy. : TRIGGERS
108. Recognized. : KNEW
110. Something Lady Godiva did. : DISROBED
111. Fervent. : INTENSE
112. Spanish visorless helmets. : MORIONS
113. How Reddy Fox catches mice. : POUNCES
114. Pintail duck. : SMEE
116. Garment. : CHEMISE
118. Islanders in Westward Ho! : NATIVES
119. Standing of Henry Esmond. : EMINENT
120. Judges of ancient Athens. : DICASTS
123. How Quilp, the dwarf, vents fury. : STAMPS
125. Fateful number at Nuremberg. : ELEVEN
126. Certify as true. : ATTEST
127. Arikara. : REE
130. Scorn and reject. : SPURN
132. Set for Rassendyll: The Prisoner of Zenda. : SNARE
134. Pale. : ASHEN
137. Position of the helm. : ALEE
138. Ruler in Verne's Michael Strogoff. : TSAR
140. Depend on. : RELY
143. Precise point. : TEE
145. A mere taste. : SIP
147. Wine vessel. : AMA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 47 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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