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OF PEOPLE AND PLACES

New York Times, Sunday, October 6, 1946

Author: Willard Jordan
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 174, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.18, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 650 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 128, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 54
Willard N. Jordan has 39 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
PS notes: Original 21-Across had "Queen"; changed to "Queene." Original 122-Across had "Soliel"; changed to "Soleil."
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© 1946, The New York TimesNo. 243
Across Down
1. Mrs. Richard Wagner. : COSIMA
7. Necrologue. : OBIT
11. ___ go brath. : ERIN
15. Name meaning fortunate. : EVADNE
21. Lady Scudamore in "Faerie Queene." : AMORET
22. Powder keg of Middle East. : PALESTINE
24. Land of Promise. : CANAAN
25. Man of learning. : SAVANT
26. Scene of Shakespeare's "Hamlet." : HELSINGOR
27. Pen name of Katherine Philips (1631–64). : ORINDA
28. The nearer. : THIS
29. Genus of box elders. : ACER
31. Meadow. : LEA
32. Turbid. : ROILY
34. Play hooky in England: Slang. : TIB
35. New Guinea base on Huon Gulf. : LAE
36. Great Red Lake. : ARAL
37. Carriage. : GIG
38. Old-womanish. : ANILE
39. European blackbird. : MERL
40. Spanish girl's name. : ESTER
42. Invigorate: Colloq. : LIVEN
44. Fishing boat. : SMACK
45. Billiard stroke. : MASSE
46. Hero of Farquhar's "Constant Couple." : WILDAIR
48. Padlock. : SHUT
49. Ladd of Hollywood. : ALAN
51. Treasure State's retiring Senator. : WHEELER
54. Squirrel monkey. : MARMOSET
57. Gov. Snell's State. : OREGON
61. Light gray. : HOAR
62. Inventor of printing press (1812–86). : HOE
64. St. Nazaire's river. : LOIRE
65. Birthright. : HERITAGE
67. The Democrats. : INS
68. Gov. Dewey. : CANDIDATE
70. She inspired Thomas Carew's poetry. : CELIA
71. Arikara. : REE
72. Shooting star. : METEOR
74. Natives of Banba. : IRISH
75. Musical opposite of thesis. : ARSIS
76. Senectuous. : AGED
77. Tokyo's former name. : YEDO
78. Frugality. : STINTEDNESS
80. Oriental adder. : ABAC
81. Post opposite Haifa. : ACRE
82. Swarm. : HORDE
83. Gaucho's rope. : REATA
84. Negotiator of Peru-Ecuador border agreement. : ARANHA
86. ___ Chaney, Jr. : LON
87. Venditions. : SALES
88. Moronic. : SENSELESS
90. Social gathering. : TEA
91. Gems. : EMERALDS
93. Popular poet. : GUEST
94. Bowwow's lament: Colloq. : YIP
95. Suitor. : SUER
96. Irritate. : ABRADE
97. Native of ancient Izmir. : SMYRNEAN
100. Dissolution. : DECEASE
102. Spin whirringly. : BIRL
104. Grapes. : UVAS
105. Word of similar meaning. : SYNONYM
107. Queen of Rumania (1875–1938). : MARIE
110. Capsizal. : UPSET
112. E. I. cotton tree. : SIMAL
113. Strength. : MIGHT
117. Alleged hypnotic force. : ELOD
118. Sacred Olympian grove. : ALTIS
119. Wickard's agency. : REA
120. Greek I. : IOTA
122. Le ___ Soleil, Louis XIV. : ROI
123. What intimates call Secretary Schwellenbach. : LEW
124. Prophet of ancient Gaul. : DRUID
125. Heavy calamity. : WOE
126. Cubitus. : ULNA
127. Secretary of War, 1933–36. : DERN
128. Bride of Palamon in "Knight's Tale." : EMELYE
130. College student. : SOPHOMORE
133. Coverlet. : SPREAD
135. Tom o' Bedlam. : MANIAC
136. It determines specific gravities. : AREOMETER
137. Spook conclave. : SEANCE
138. King Aduldet's late brother. : ANANDA
139. Novel by Zola. : NANA
140. Optimistic. : ROSY
141. New York's "Dick Whittington." : ODWYER
1. Irene, of bobbed hair fame. : CASTLE
2. Red men of Nebraska. : OMAHAS
3. Council of U.S.S.R. : SOVIET
4. Cleopatra's attendant. : IRAS
5. Homines. : MEN
6. Flower essence. : ATTAR
7. Daughter of Polonius. : OPHELIA
8. Heavyweight champion, 1934. : BAER
9. Misfortune. : ILL
10. Lake source of Yukon river. : TESLIN
11. Alcohol burner. : ETNA
12. Outfit. : RIG
13. Plain. : INORNATE
14. Like Agrippina's son. : NEROIC
15. ___ des beaux-arts. : ECOLE
16. Diversify. : VARY
17. Cuckoo. : ANI
18. The Count of Monte Cristo. : DANTES
19. Lowest points. : NADIRS
20. Render capable. : ENABLE
23. Nazi war cry. : SIEG
30. Large kettle. : CALDRON
33. Authoress ___ Chase. : ILKA
36. Seed covering. : ARIL
37. The famous Farrar. : GERALDINE
38. Beguile. : AMUSE
39. French impressionist. : MANET
41. Pitcher. : EWER
43. Energy. : VIM
44. Songstress Dinah. : SHORE
45. Olivia's witty maid in "Twelfth Night." : MARIA
47. Composer of "The Merry Widow." : LEHAR
48. Fragments. : SMITHEREENS
50. Bashful Billy. : LORIS
51. Boutade. : WHIM
52. Basket-weave pattern. : HONEYCOMB
53. "Furriner" in the West. : EASTERNER
55. Good buy at the rotisserie. : ROAST
56. Legendary home of Argonauts. : THESSALY
58. Father of Pantagruel. : GARGANTUA
59. Lime trees in Dixie. : OGEECHEES
60. Poverty. : NEED
63. Autocratrix of the copy room. : EDITRESS
66. Where ancient Olympians dwelt. : ELIS
68. Talk amorously. : COO
69. Gladioluses. : IRIDS
70. Daedalus built the labyrinth here. : CRETE
73. British Home Secretary. : EDE
75. Youngest daughter of Nicholas II. : ANASTASIA
76. Goat's hair fabric. : ABA
78. Betrayed. : SOLD
79. Thickheaded. : DENSE
80. Arsenic: Comb. form. : ARS
81. Athena as a war goddess. : ALEA
82. Coercer. : HALER
84. Tremulous. : ASPEN
85. Swiss tributary of Rhine river. : AARE
87. Heroine of "Rain." : SADIE
88. First British settlement in India. : SURAT
89. Phantom. : EIDOLON
92. Fanatical. : RABID
93. Shackles. : GYVES
95. Partial. : SEMI
98. Character in Thompson's "Seasons." : MUSIDORA
99. Corporal in Falstaff's "army." : NYM
101. Molding. : CYMA
103. Zona Gale's heroine, 1920. : LULU
106. Where spikes are made. : NAILERY
107. Romola's husband, Tito ___. : MELEMA
108. He succeeds President Camacho. : ALEMAN
109. Mrs. Ivanhoe. : ROWENA
111. Barley drink. : PTISAN
112. Fraud. : SEEMER
114. Inexperienced person. : GREENY
115. Quintus H. Flaccus. : HORACE
116. Touchwood. : TINDER
118. Betel palm. : ARECA
119. Lodgings. : ROOM
121. Author of "Jerusalem Delivered." : TASSO
124. Pair. : DYAD
125. Stop. : WHOA
126. Ounces: Orkney Isl. : URES
127. Attract. : DRAW
129. ___ Yutang. : LIN
131. Mightier than the sword. : PEN
132. Redskin. : OTO
134. Child: Comb. form. : PED

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 47 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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