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SOME LIKE 'EM HARD

New York Times, Sunday, January 8, 1950

Author: Henry A. Wolfe
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 156, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.78, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 614 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 198, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 16, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 61
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© 1950, The New York TimesNo. 413
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1. "Richard ___," by the American Winston Churchill. : CARVEL
7. City sacred to three religions. : JERUSALEM
16. Sir Lawrence Alma-___, painter. : TADEMA
22. Minerva. : ATHENA
23. Absolve. : EXONERATE
24. Genus of the hawk fly. : ASILUS
25. Newspaper term meaning the end. : THIRTY
26. Chivalrous competitors. : SPORTSMEN
27. Pipes. : SPOUTS
28. ___ de Balzac. : HONORE
29. Capital of Bulgaria. : SOFIA
30. Whistler's forte. : ART
31. Mint herbs: Lat. : MENTAE
32. Arise. : EMANATE
34. Fiber knot. : NEP
35. The A in A. D. : ANNO
36. Scottish philosopher (1788–1874). : ARNOTT
37. Softens. : RELENTS
38. Ancient Greek city, famous as center of Elian philosophy. : ERETRIA
40. Geese. : ANSERES
41. Mountains in the Rockies. : TETONS
43. North African weight. : ROTL
44. ___ grass, meadow barley. : RIE
45. Von ___, German admiral. : SPEE
49. Grade. : SORT
50. Schedule. : TIME
51. ___ Khan. : AGA
52. Among ___ works are "Tamerlane," "Ulalume," etc. : POES
56. British educator. : LASKI
58. County in Mississippi. : NESHOBA
60. ___ Khan. : ALY
61. Break suddenly. : BURST
62. Wife of Admetus, who died in his stead. : ALCESTIS
64. Employs. : USES
65. Indisposed. : ILL
66. Open-mouthed. : AGAPE
67. Part of verb "to see": Sp. : VEA
68. Inlet. : RIA
69. Bows. : ARCS
70. Niter. : SALTPETER
72. Discovery. : ESPIAL
74. Small cafe. : ESTAMINET
77. Transfer of tenancy or ownership: Law. : ATTORN
78. Without a country. : STATELESS
80. Islands in Galway Bay. : ARAN
81. Consort of Vishnu. : SRI
82. Siamese measure. : RAI
83. Hideout: Obs. : HIDEL
84. Apothecary's degree. : LSA
85. ___ B'rith, Hebrew fraternity. : BNAI
86. Aromatic resins. : BENZOINS
88. Carib. : INERI
89. River in Surrey. : WEY
90. Native of Adriatic peninsula. : ISTRIAN
92. International statesman. : EVATT
93. Mexico's dollar. : PESO
94. "___ and Cox," famous farce. : BOX
95. English poet (1836–89). : ASHE
96. Paul ___, of stage and screen. : MUNI
98. Son of Tros. : ILOS
99. A people of Nigeria. : ARO
100. Opposed. : ANTI
101. Reeds or rushes: Var. : SPRETS
103. Disdained. : SPURNED
107. Carver of food: Lat. : CARPTOR
109. Services used at afternoon receptions. : TEASETS
114. Declare without proof. : ALLEGE
115. Game: Var. : LOTO
116. Chemical suffix. : ENE
117. Poem of eight lines. : TRIOLET
118. Glued. : PASTED
119. Wife of Athamas. : INO
120. Humiliate. : ABASH
122. Ceremonial section of an Italian church. : ALTARE
123. Unbroken. : ENTIRE
124. Ability to estimate short intervals. : TIMESENSE
126. Fisherman. : NETTER
127. Professional mourner. : KEENER
128. Sweet liqueur. : ANISETTES
129. Malay dagger. : CREESE
130. Violins. : STRADS
131. Those who favored withdrawing from the Union: Colloq. : SECESHERS
132. Name in the Apocrypha. : ESDRAS
1. She wrote "My Antonia." : CATHER
2. Reception. : ATHOME
3. Nasal. : RHINAL
4. Italian city: Fr. sp. : VERONE
5. Applicant. : ENTRANT
6. Babies' outfits. : LAYETTES
7. ___ Willard. : JESS
8. Arithmetical symbols. : EXPONENTS
9. Certain housing mechanics. : ROOFERS
10. Immature. : UNRIPE
11. Mushroom: Span. : SETA
12. Art: Latin. : ARS
13. Mormon name for Indian. : LAMANITE
14. Timeless. : ETERNAL
15. Chin: Comb. form. : MENTO
16. Its capital is Hobart. : TASMANIA
17. Traduce. : ASPERSE
18. Famous Canadian family. : DIONNE
19. Implement used in sugar refining. : ELUTOR
20. Change. : MUTATE
21. Worldly goods. : ASSETS
33. Baltic country. : ESTONIA
35. Fragrances. : AROMAS
39. Skill, as a member of a social group. : TRIBESMANSHIP
40. Earl of ___, supporter of Cromwell. : ARGYLL
42. Minerals. : ORES
45. "The ___," famous painting by Turner. : SLAVESHIP
46. Scene of unrest in Near East. : PALESTINE
47. Pranks. : ESCAPADES
48. Piece out. : EKE
50. "La ___." : TOSCA
51. Syro-Arabian goddess. : ALLAT
52. Sound off coast of Washington. : PUGET
53. Rhetorical: Rare. : ORATORIAL
54. Universal language. : ESPERANTO
55. Former terrorists in Near East. : STERNISTS
57. Ben-Gurion. : ISRAELI
59. Damage. : HURT
60. Territory in Chile. : AISEN
61. Christianize. : BAPTIZE
63. Cultivate. : TILL
69. Chemical test. : ASSAY
71. Lake. : TARN
73. I repeat: Latin. : ITERO
74. Queen Elizabeth's favorite. : ESSEX
75. Angry. : IRATE
76. Dravidian. : NAIR
79. Willkie's home town. : ELWOOD
81. Originator of Keystone Comedies. : SENNETT
85. Wine shop. : BISTRO
86. Screen star of "Volpone." : BAUR
87. Egg: Comb. form. : OVI
91. Imprinter. : IMPRESSER
94. Stock farmers. : BREEDERS
95. Of the bodily structure. : ANATOMIC
97. Repetition. : ITERANCE
99. Enraged. : ANGERED
100. Drug from monkshood. : ACONINE
101. Resounding: Mus. : SONANTE
102. Vessels. : SAILERS
103. Coins known as cash. : SAPEKS
104. The earth. : PLANET
105. North of Ireland. : ULSTER
106. Part of the eye. : RETINA
108. Hebrew month. : TEBETH
110. Drunken. : SOTTED
111. Beetle. : ELATER
112. Girl's name. : TERESA
113. Metric measures. : STERES
115. Coin of Lithuania. : LITAS
120. "___ Death." : ASES
121. Imprisoned Nazi. : HESS
125. Compass point. : ESE

Answer summary: 20 unique to this puzzle, 41 debuted here and reused later, 13 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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