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OF PEOPLE AND THINGS

New York Times, Sunday, November 27, 1949

Author: Alice Cook
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.52, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 672 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 169, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 17, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 48
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© 1949, The New York TimesNo. 407
Across Down
1. He was born Aug. 28, 1849. : GOETHE
7. Pulitzer Prize biographer. : SHERWOOD
15. What a pressure cooker does to food. : STEAMS
21. Invest with sacerdotal functions. : ORDAIN
22. Gaiety. : HILARITY
23. Have reference. : PERTAIN
25. Combines. : UNITES
26. Turkey in Asia. : ANATOLIA
27. Memorable forest in France. : ARGONNE
28. Cartoonist Thomas ___ (1840–1902). : NAST
29. Warehouses: Chinese. : HONGS
31. Notches. : NICKS
33. Works of Capp, Fisher, Caniff, etc. : COMICS
34. Sioux. : OTO
35. Obsolute plane. : CRATE
36. Golden ___. : AGE
37. The sunnier ___. : SIDE
39. Let it stand. : STET
40. What certain courts try to do in Germany. : DENAZIFY
42. Frankfurt an der ___. : ODER
43. Common fish dish in Italy. : EELS
45. Danish coin. : ORE
46. ___ sana in corpore sano. : MENS
47. Allen of the Alley. : FRED
48. Man's name. : MARC
50. Boxed. : CASED
52. Douglas fir. : SPRUCE
55. Breakfast food. : BRAN
56. Ambassador for ECA. : HARRIMAN
58. What GBS is. : IRISH
59. Lend. : LOAN
60. Bract. : PALEA
61. Last syllable of a word. : ULTIMA
65. Present state of business. : RECESSION
67. Choir boys wear them. : COTTAS
68. Defense of the porcupine. : SPINES
69. Noted publisher (1855–1935). : OCHS
70. County homes. : WORKHOUSES
72. Rest periods. : SIESTAS
73. U. ___. : CLA
74. Rooms. : DENS
75. Manhattan Island's neighbor. : ELLIS
76. Karachi is its capital. : SIND
77. Summer: Fr. : ETE
78. Spicy dishes. : CURRIES
80. Opponent of Chiang Kai-shek. : MAOTZETUNG
82. Ancient Spartan Kings. : AGIS
83. Most bizarre. : ODDEST
84. Victor ___. : MATURE
85. Restored confidence. : REASSURES
87. Open ___. : SESAME
88. British statesman in Cabinet, 1922–24. : AMERY
89. Seaport of S. Italy. : BARI
90. Wipe out. : ERASE
91. Lobster's claws. : PINCHERS
93. Former officer of State Department. : HISS
94. Long-legged birds of snipe family. : STILTS
95. ___ roots. : GRASS
98. Movie czar, 1922–45. : HAYS
99. Brother of Cain. : SETH
100. Exclamations. : OHOS
101. Coll. of Int. ___. : REV
102. Slovenly woman. : SLUT
104. Monkeys. : APES
105. Bakelite, lucite, etc. : PLASTICS
109. Wife of Osiris. : ISIS
111. Mother of Queen Wilhelmina. : EMMA
113. One of the Twelve Tribes of Israel. : GAD
114. "Father of the ___." : BRIDE
115. Soak. : RET
116. Section of a library. : STACKS
118. Where Orlando, Rosalind, Audrey and Touchstone performed. : ARDEN
120. Good: Spanish. : BUENO
121. Girl's name. : LORA
122. Political phenomenon in Yugoslavia. : TITOISM
124. Head of Senate Foreign Relations Committee. : CONNALLY
126. Sausage. : WIENER
128. High wind: Slang. : SNORTER
129. Too young. : UNDERAGE
130. Make beloved. : ENDEAR
131. Grass plats. : GREENS
132. Scrutinized. : SEARCHED
133. Seven ___ sins. : DEADLY
1. Composer of "Faust." : GOUNOD
2. Showy. : ORNATE
3. Inventor of the talkies. : EDISON
4. Make lace: Var. : TATT
5. Speed. : HIE
6. Cherish as sacred. : ENSHRINE
7. ___ town. : SHANTY
8. Depend upon. : HINGE
9. Greek resistance group. : ELAS
10. Subject for Hans Zinsser. : RAT
11. Treated unjustly. : WRONGED
12. More unctuous. : OILIER
13. Auricular. : OTIC
14. Head hunters of Borneo. : DYAKS
15. Baden-Baden is a famous one. : SPA
16. Falconry hawk. : TERCEL
17. Therefore. : ERGO
18. Nuclear physicists study them. : ATOMS
19. Good or evil spirits of the Algonquians. : MANITOS
20. Without guile. : SINCERE
24. Settled down. : NESTED
30. Louts. : OAFS
32. Mountains of California. : SIERRAS
35. Natives of Brno. : CZECHS
36. Gulf between Arabia and Africa. : ADEN
38. Ten: Comb. form. : DECI
41. Diverts. : AMUSES
42. Algerian seaport. : ORAN
44. Worked as a ticket speculator. : SCALPED
47. F. D. R. : FRANK
48. People of Valletta. : MALTESE
49. Regions. : AREAS
51. Those opposed. : ANTIS
52. Hot. dusty winds of N. Africa. : SIROCCOS
53. Make impossible. : PRECLUDE
54. "Poor ___ Almanack." : RICHARDS
55. Clowns. : BOORS
56. Important measurement. : HATSIZE
57. Meditations. : MUSINGS
59. Gulf south of France. : LIONS
60. Turkeys. : POULTRY
62. Complete. : INTEGRAL
63. Pithiest. : MEATIEST
64. Taxes. : ASSESSES
66. Make more palatable. : SWEETEN
67. Hues. : COLOURS
71. Furnaces. : HEATERS
72. Where Moses found the Ten Commandments. : SINAI
74. Discharge. : DISMISS
76. Pleaders. : SUERS
79. Gets as a return. : REAPS
80. Tropical tree. : MAMEY
81. Worthless folk. : TRASH
82. Otologist. : AURIST
84. "Adept." : MAHATMA
86. Bristly. : SETOSE
89. Two of them make a quarter. : BITS
92. Pal. : CHUM
93. Careful attention. : HEED
94. Followed secretly. : SHADOWED
95. Amounts of grain for grinding. : GRISTS
96. Dormant. : RESTING
97. Sky writer. : AVIATOR
99. Tool for turning nuts. : SPANNER
100. Mr. Downes. : OLIN
103. Diminish. : LESSEN
104. United Nations business. : AGENDA
105. Plundered. : PREYED
106. Pressed. : IRONED
107. Mush. : CEREAL
108. Like the sky on a clear night. : STARRY
110. Twenty. : SCORE
112. Rainbow: Latin. : ARCUS
114. Battle of the ___. : BULGE
117. Box ___. : KITE
119. In conformity with fashion. : DONE
120. Bunk: Slang. : BLAH
121. Mother of Castor and Pollux. : LEDA
123. Mistress. : MRS
125. Joan of ___. : ARC
127. Feminine suffix. : INE

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 42 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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