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OF PEOPLE AND PLACES

New York Times, Sunday, October 12, 1947

Author: Charles Cross
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 176, Blocks: 83, Avg Word Len: 5.07, Missing: { F J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 665 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 136, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 52
Charles Cross has 25 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
PS notes: In 2-Down clue, Emory should be in Atlanta, not outside of it; left as in original. Original 65-Down clue had "alotted"; changed to "allotted."
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© 1947, The New York TimesNo. 296
Across Down
1. Chief of Staff to President Truman. : LEAHY
6. Potato: Colloq. : SPUD
10. Industry under FCC. : RADIO
15. Bites noisily. : CHAMPS
21. Saturate. : IMBUE
22. Hebrides island. : IONA
23. Spiral-horned antelope. : ELAND
24. Modern Greek vernacular. : ROMAIC
25. Chief of British Imperial Staff. : MONTGOMERY
27. English poet, friend of Ben Jonson. : CAREW
28. Turkish name for Adrianople. : EDIRNE
29. "Furor brevis." : IRE
30. Soil deeply. : GRIME
31. Entangle. : MIRE
32. Snappish barks. : YAPS
34. Slight taste. : SIP
35. Neophyte. : TYRO
37. Vocal trait. : NASALITY
39. Shut up. : PENT
40. Unit of illumination. : PHOT
41. Hard rock. : WHIN
43. Genus of tropical herbs. : SIDA
44. Distinctive atmosphere. : AURA
45. Climbing plant. : LIANE
46. Moro tribesmen. : SULUS
48. Field in which unions are restricted by Taft-Hartley law. : POLITICS
50. Machine that binds papers. : STAPLER
52. Subject of two bills vetoed by Truman. : TAXES
53. Charley's relative. : AUNT
54. People whose Premier was born in New York. : IRISH
56. Handles with skill. : WIELDS
57. Short saying. : APOTHEGM
59. Keenly eager. : AVID
60. Of the ear. : OTIC
62. Sir ___, of the Round Table. : BORS
63. Disputes. : WRANGLES
66. Noted philosopher now living in Rome. : SANTAYANA
71. Cuculine bird. : ANI
72. Miss Lillie. : BEA
73. Spheres. : ORBS
74. Bold. : PERT
75. Substitute for regular doctor: Colloq. : LOCUM
76. Wild feaster. : RIOTER
78. Sounds in a columbary. : COOS
79. Hoi polloi. : HERD
80. Nest of eggs. : CLUTCH
81. Cases for small articles. : ETUIS
82. Rush of emotion. : PANG
83. Brian ___. : BORU
84. Myrna ___. : LOY
85. Rubber tree. : ULE
86. Petulance. : TESTINESS
88. Capital of South Carolina. : COLUMBIA
90. Heavyweight champion, 1934. : BAER
91. ___ River at U. N. site. : EAST
92. Division of city. : WARD
93. Inflammation of bone. : OSTEITIS
95. Reddish-blue. : INDIGO
99. Fragment. : SHARD
101. Area adapted to certain crops. : BELT
103. Instrument. : AGENT
104. Poorest. : LEANEST
106. Lobby. : ANTEHALL
108. 12 times 12. : GROSS
109. Lord ___ Mountbatten. : LOUIS
110. Inroad. : RAID
112. Type of respiratory sound. : RALE
113. Edith Bolling ___. : GALT
114. Bone of arm. : ULNA
115. Whiz. : BIRR
116. Big event in London next summer. : OLYMPIAD
118. Marker used in surveying. : SPAD
122. What Congress did Jan. 3–July 27. : SAT
123. Appear in exaggerated form. : LOOM
124. Ai! : ALAS
125. Egyptian hawk-headed idol. : HORUS
127. One or all. : ANY
128. Detailed. : ITEMED
130. Avenaceous. : OATEN
132. Act of growing whitish. : CANESCENCE
134. Poisonous. : VIROSE
135. Set vertical. : UPEND
136. Member. : UNIT
137. Zeal. : ARDOR
138. Came later. : ENSUED
139. Breaches. : RENTS
140. Draw by chemical action. : ETCH
141. Dizzy and Daffy. : DEANS
1. Circumscribe. : LIMIT
2. University outside Atlanta. : EMORY
3. ___ Doubleday, inventor of baseball, 1839. : ABNER
4. Rude abode. : HUT
5. Burglar: Slang. : YEGG
6. Apelike. : SIMIAN
7. Opera by Emily Dickinson. : POEMS
8. Absurdity. : UNREASON
9. Author of "Life With Father." : DAY
10. Oratorical musical performance. : RECITATIVES
11. Wing-shaped. : ALARY
12. Venture. : DARE
13. Like: Suffix. : INE
14. Gothamite No. 1. : ODWYER
15. Moved timidly. : CREPT
16. Coal scuttles. : HODS
17. Friend: Fr. : AMI
18. Five-star statesman. : MARSHALL
19. Tied the arms of. : PINIONED
20. Batons. : SCEPTERS
26. Avifauna. : ORNIS
31. Southern France. : MIDI
33. Genus of ducks. : ANAS
36. Young birds. : OWLETS
38. Lively song. : LILT
39. Grimalkin. : PUSS
40. Boatswain's whistle. : PIPE
42. Soothe. : HUSH
44. Sour-tempered. : ACID
45. Secularly. : LAICALLY
46. Soft, soapy sicicate. : SAPONITE
47. Dotingly fond of wife. : UXORIOUS
48. Mountain lion. : PUMA
49. Play of colors. : IRIS
51. Taunt. : TWIT
52. Upholstery silk with satin stripes. : TABARET
53. Where the Taj Mahal is. : AGRA
55. Secret store. : HOARD
58. Jug. : EWER
59. White vestments. : ALBS
61. Explosive. : TNT
64. Highest points. : NOONS
65. What British sailors are allotted daily. : GROG
66. Medicinal fluid. : SERUM
67. Pronoun. : YOU
68. Arouses. : ACTUATES
69. Compounds obtained from cells: Biol. : NUCLEINS
70. Alma mater of Calvin Coolidge. : AMHERST
72. Blockades. : BESIEGES
74. Where Trujillo is. : PERU
77. Small bird. : TIT
78. Sheds. : CASTS
79. Bind legally. : HOLD
80. Covering layer. : COAT
82. Footlike part: Anat. : PES
83. What the Balkans are to Russians. : BORDERLANDS
84. Hearken. : LIST
87. Intramural part of Greek temple. : NAOS
88. Wain. : CART
89. Pod of plant. : BOLL
90. Intolerant persons. : BIGOTS
92. Mage's rod. : WAND
94. Gov. Warren. : EARL
95. Unreal. : ILLUSIVE
96. The Romance languages. : NEOLATIN
97. Intimidators. : DAUNTERS
98. Genus of cetaceans. : INIA
100. Small degree. : HAIR
101. Healing agent. : BALM
102. Symbol to be displayed in Philadelphia. : ELEPHANT
105. What the Andrews Sisters are. : TRIO
107. Eric Johnston's predecessor. : HAYS
108. Codfish genus. : GADUS
111. Assistant Secretary of State. : ARMOUR
113. Nephew of King Arthur. : GARETH
115. Portended. : BODED
116. Fragrant. : OLENT
117. Of an order of architecture. : IONIC
119. Attraction at the Bronx Zoo. : PANDA
120. Elbow: Anat. : ANCON
121. Stainers. : DYERS
123. ___ majesty: Law. : LESE
124. Solar disk: Egypt. Relig. : ATEN
126. Horse mackerel. : SCAD
129. Persian measure. : MOU
131. Acaudal primate. : APE
132. Intimation. : CUE
133. Before. : ERE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 47 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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