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OF MANY THINGS

New York Times, Sunday, October 2, 1949

Author: George W. Root
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 81, Avg Word Len: 5.46, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 648 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 148, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 53
George W. Root has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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© 1949, The New York TimesNo. 399
Across Down
1. Mayor of West Berlin. : REUTER
7. Recent best seller by Pearl Buck. : KINFOLK
14. Tory leader in Canada. : DREW
18. He wrote "The Brave Bulls." : LEA
21. Britain's former status. : EMPIRE
22. ___ Bevan, Britain's Health Minister. : ANEURIN
23. Cow. : RUMINANT
25. Aslant. : TILTED
26. Use. : UTILIZE
27. Actors love it. : APPLAUSE
28. Hodgepodge. : OLIO
29. Turkish city, formerly Edessa. : URFA
31. Diamond. : LOZENGE
33. Gold coin, the Turkish pound. : LIRA
34. Er ___, hilly coast region of Morocco. : RIF
35. Native state in India. : BAMRA
37. Having stockings. : NYLONED
39. Garlands. : LEIS
41. ___ Republic of Soviet Russia. : TATAR
44. Sew loosely. : BASTE
46. Affirmatives. : YESES
48. Compass point. : NNE
49. What Canada is. : DOMINION
51. Vegetable. : BEET
53. Bends: Obs. : FLECTS
55. Sister to Laertes. : OPHELIA
58. Hippolyta was their queen. : AMAZONS
60. What many women's shoes are. : TOELESS
61. Offers. : PRESENTS
63. Ore removal excavation. : STOPE
64. Bearings. : MIENS
65. Common level. : PAR
66. Mme. Chiang's maiden name. : SOONG
68. Designating North African and North Arabian desert regions. : EREMIAN
70. Takes out. : DELES
74. Primary veins of a leaf. : RIBS
76. Game fish. : TROUT
78. Stable voices. : NEIGHS
79. Prefecture on W. Shikoku island. : EHIME
80. Lonely: Comb. form. : EREMO
82. Disturbance of the peace. : RIOT
84. Chinese wax. : PELA
85. Character in Capek's "R.U.R." : ROBOT
86. Fascinating. : SIREN
87. Famous pitcher. : FELLER
89. ___ voce. : SOTTO
92. He originated the term "horsepower." : WATT
93. Bristlelike parts. : SETAE
94. Regulated. : ORDERED
96. Forebodings. : OMENS
98. Even score. : TIE
99. Towers aloft. : REARS
101. Darlings. : DEARS
103. Prior. : ANTERIOR
105. Wealthy. : MONEYED
108. Menu items. : POTPIES
110. United ___. : NATIONS
111. Decrees of the Sultan. : IRADES
112. Book cover. : CASE
113. Alaskan islands, fur-seal grounds. : PRIBILOF
115. Part of a jagged line. : ZAG
116. Extinct birds. : DODOS
118. Phases. : SIDES
119. Leader of National Congress Party, India. : NEHRU
123. State: French. : ETAT
125. Having the stem attached to the lower surface. : PELTATE
129. Palestinian desert. : NEGEB
131. Of wine: Comb. form. : OEN
132. Eskers. : OSAR
134. Complete. : PLENARY
136. "Tokyo ___." : ROSE
137. Drunkards. : SOTS
138. Oklahoma Indian of Algonquian stock. : ARAPAHOE
140. Visionary. : DREAMER
142. Where Nike of Samothrace is. : LOUVRE
144. Comparing. : LIKENING
145. Put in order again. : RECLEAR
146. Depose from office. : UNSEAT
147. Taro root food. : POI
148. Widgeon. : SMEE
149. Pip's lady love. : ESTELLA
150. Family. : STIRPS
1. Quick reply. : RETORT
2. Iago kills her. : EMILIA
3. Elevate. : UPLIFT
4. Recipient of World Bank loan. : TITO
5. Before. : ERE
6. Name again. : REDUB
7. He wrote "You Can't Take It With You." : KAUFMAN
8. Decorative design of wood inlaid in wood. : INTARSIA
9. Moslem flute: Var. : NEI
10. Sated. : FULL
11. The hunter, with belt and sword. : ORION
12. Girl's nickname. : LIZZY
13. Genuflect. : KNEEL
14. System for catching criminals. : DRAGNET
15. Money in New Delhi. : RUPEES
16. Ruler: Abbr. : EMP
17. ___ Rogers. : WILL
18. The friar who married Romeo and Juliet. : LAURENCE
19. Canonizes. : ENSAINTS
20. Consumed. : ATE
24. Tack. : NAIL
30. Man of violence: Scot. : RABIATOR
32. He wrote "The Highwayman." : NOYES
36. Lilienthal's chief concern. : ATOMS
38. He wrote "Moll Flanders." : DEFOE
40. Bar of soap-making frame. : SESS
42. Drinks. : ADES
43. Parts. : ROLES
45. Related on the mother's side. : ENATE
47. Meager. : SLENDER
50. Joint winner of Nobel prize in medicine, 1934. : MINOT
51. Famous shepherdess. : BOPEEP
52. Foes. : ENEMIES
54. Otherwise: Dial. : ELSEHOW
55. Weight down. : OPPRESS
56. James Fenimore Cooper novel. : PRAIRIE
57. Victor ___. : HERBERT
59. Swedish painter. : ZORN
60. British cans. : TINS
62. Noisy sleepers. : SNORERS
64. Great soul: Sanskrit. : MAHATMA
67. Ass'n of men with common interests. : GUILD
69. Eskimo hut. : IGLOO
71. Wine poured in honor of a deity: Lat. : LIBATIO
72. Feeling. : EMOTION
73. Hunting dogs. : SETTERS
75. Defamed. : SMEARED
77. Fine-tempered swords. : TOLEDOS
81. What the Cyclops were. : ONEEYED
83. Cylindrical and tapering. : TERETE
87. Famous manufacturer. : FORD
88. Gather. : REAP
90. What Schroeder does. : TENNISES
91. Having real being: Philos. : ONTAL
95. Projecting parts of cornices. : DRIPS
97. Ernest Thompson ___. : SETON
100. Fabulist. : AESOP
102. Finch. : SERIN
104. Current. : RIFE
105. Former Giant, now Yankee. : MIZE
106. What "The Messiah" is. : ORATORIO
107. Japanese seaport. : NAGASAKI
108. Adhesive. : PASTE
109. Astral. : SIDEREAL
112. Society of scholars. : COLLEGE
114. Mild oath. : BEGORRA
117. Testify. : DEPONE
120. He was 75 on Aug. 10. : HOOVER
121. Snare again. : RETRAP
122. Dislocates. : UNSETS
124. Paper ribbon. : TAPE
126. He schemed with Benedict Arnold for betrayal of West Point. : ANDRE
127. Weeds. : TARES
128. Upright. : ERECT
130. Dido's father. : BELUS
133. Hanks of twine. : RANS
135. ___ Bowl. : YALE
137. Girl's name. : SUSI
138. High mountain. : ALP
139. Pronoun. : HIM
141. ___ Allen, the voice of the Yankees. : MEL
143. Where Port Arthur is: Abbr. : ONT

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 44 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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