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READER'S GUIDE

New York Times, Sunday, November 3, 1946

Author: Thomas Meekin
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 156, Blocks: 69, Avg Word Len: 5.90, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 636 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 198, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 70
Thomas Meekin has 202 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
PS notes: Original 29-Across clue had "Dicken's"; changed to "Dickens'." Original 70-Down clue had "Promoter."; changed to "Promoters."
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© 1946, The New York TimesNo. 247
Across Down
1. Giant in Pilgrim's Progress. : DESPAIR
8. Shroud of Dumas' Camille. : CHEMISE
15. Cross of four arrowheads. : MALTESE
22. Designating Emma Calve. : ARTISTE
23. Ghostly cries heard by Old Scrooge. : LAMENTS
24. Of one of these George Meredith wrote. : EGOISTS
25. A being in H. G. Wells' War of the Worlds. : MARTIAN
26. Stoats. : ERMINES
27. Banquets. : DINNERS
28. King of Judah. : ASA
29. Mr. Cute's title: Dickens' The Chimes. : ALDERMAN
31. The Fat Boy's forte: Pickwick Papers. : EATING
33. Arikara. : REE
34. Fired in Zola's Attack on the Mill. : GUNS
36. Safebreakers. : YEGGS
37. Thus Oliver Twist begins life. : CRYING
38. The ___ Piper of Hamelin. : PIED
39. Wheat fungus. : ERGOT
41. ___ Bolger. : RAY
42. The great Patti. : ADELINA
44. "A right jolly old elf." : SANTA
45. Grew profound. : DEEPENED
47. What the lady doth too much—Hamlet. : PROTEST
48. Touch lovingly. : CARESS
49. McGuffey teaches you to. : READ
50. The Importance of Being ___. : EARNEST
51. Auction. : SALE
52. Dyak short sword. : PARANG
55. Protections. : SCREENS
56. Felt regret. : REPENTED
60. Legal claims. : LIENS
61. Transgress. : VIOLATE
62. Describes the Black Knight's manner: Ivanhoe. : DECEPTIVE
63. "They ___ serve."—Milton. : ALSO
64. Preservers. : CANNERS
65. Applicable to Doyle's White Company. : ROVERS
66. Clock shaped like a ship. : NEF
67. Assortments. : SETS
68. Teases. : ANNOYS
69. Happen. : BETIDE
70. Poison. : BANE
71. 20d sterling in Domesday Book. : ORA
72. Bejewels. : ENGEMS
73. Wearing a tournure. : BUSTLED
74. What Sienkiewicz called the comet: With Fire and Sword. : OMEN
75. The ___, by Sir Walter Scott. : MONASTERY
77. Cloaked. : MANTLED
78. Othello's people. : MOORS
79. Gives a name to. : ENTITLES
80. "Apple ___." Dickens. : PASTIES
81. Buck resents this: London's Call of the Wild. : MISUSE
82. Observes. : SEES
83. Men of David Harum's business. : BANKERS
84. Author of Critique of Pure Reason. : KANT
85. Pins for oars. : THOLES
88. Commercial combinations. : MERGERS
89. Louis XVI sofas. : BERGERES
93. Scheherazade's apartment. : HAREM
94. Brown apples. : RUSSETS
95. Emblem on Varden's house: Barnaby Rudge. : KEY
96. Fanon. : ORALE
97. Yniol's daughter. : ENID
98. Part of a circle. : SECTOR
99. This Paul Revere does. : WARNS
101. Let it stand. : STET
102. One of Kipling's famous trio. : RAG
103. Tube for drawing off liquids. : SIPHON
104. Pagan group of N. Luzon. : ILONGOTS
107. Iris March's green ___. : HAT
108. Two reels of The Perils of Pauline. : EPISODE
110. Salvers. : WAITERS
112. Tugboat Annie's hawser. : TOWLINE
114. Inez's title: Lever's Charles O'Malley. : SENHORA
115. Genus of herons. : EGRETTA
116. Player. : ENACTOR
117. The ___ at Springfield.—Longfellow. : ARSENAL
118. Famines. : DEARTHS
119. Lessees. : RENTERS
1. Condition of Don Quixote's lance. : DAMAGED
2. That effaced. : ERASURE
3. How things seem to Alice in Wonderland. : STRANGE
4. The ___ and the Pendulum—Poe. : PIT
5. Where Sir Edwin Arnold traveled. : ASIA
6. Where Hawthorne began The Marble Faun. : ITALY
7. Melted, as fat. : RENDERED
8. Brotherhood of Barrie's Little Minister. : CLERGY
9. Injures. : HARMS
10. Jane Austen heroine. : EMMA
11. Chinese noodles. : MEIN
12. Kept by Boniface: Farquhar's Beaux' Stratagem. : INN
13. Rudderless. : STEERLESS
14. Charles Lamb's calling. : ESSAYIST
15. Where Mahomet died, 632. : MEDINA
16. So Babalatchi sees himself: Conrad's Almayer's Folly. : AGING
17. ___ John Silver. : LONG
18. White metal. : TIN
19. An alkaloid. : ESERINE
20. A Lion in the ___. : STREETS
21. Ancient chariots. : ESSEDAS
30. Minced oath. : EGAD
32. Color. : TINT
35. Singing voices. : SOPRANOS
37. Product of cetyl alcohol. : CETENE
38. Tony Weller's kinship to Sam. : PARENT
40. Bobby-socks years. : TEENS
42. Unpaid dues. : ARREARS
43. Russian river. : DONETS
44. Varieties of dried tubers. : SALEPS
46. What Xanthippe did. : NAG
47. Talks with the Hurons: The Deerslayer. : PARLEYS
48. Frolicked. : CAPERED
50. Thrift. : ECONOMY
51. What the South did in 1861. : SECEDED
52. A biophore. : PLASOME
53. Airplane part. : AILERON
54. Persistent: Bot. : RESTANT
55. Status of Bret Harte's Outcasts of Poker Flat. : SINNERS
56. Vilifies. : REVILES
57. Quail-like bird. : TINAMOU
58. Equalizers. : EVENERS
59. ___ of Poetry—Shelley. : DEFENSE
61. Ship-pumping devices: Rare. : VANGEES
62. Tobacco leavings in pipes. : DOTTLES
64. Parts of saddles. : CANTLES
65. Agitates again. : RESTIRS
69. Short infield hitters: Baseball. : BUNTERS
70. Promoters. : BOOSTERS
72. Honor. : ESTEEM
73. Little Red Riding Hood's burden. : BASKET
76. Provided with passageways. : AISLED
77. Trough. : MANGER
78. A savage in Cooper's Pathfinder. : MINGO
80. Abode of Parson Adams: Fielding's Joseph Andrews. : PARSONAGE
81. Spoil. : MAR
83. Presented. : BESTOWED
84. Convention speaker. : KEYNOTER
85. George Moore heroine. : THERESA
86. Receptacle for documents. : HANAPER
87. Beginnings. : ORIGINS
88. ___ Ado About Nothing. : MUCH
89. Floating ice mass. : BERG
90. A mineral compound. : RATHITE
91. Mother of King John. : ELEANOR
92. Hunting dogs. : SETTERS
94. Revocation. : REPEAL
95. Sunflower State. : KANSAS
98. Gulf in Tripoli. : SIDRA
99. Meriting. : WORTH
100. David's missile. : STONE
103. Anon. : SOON
104. Roman road. : ITER
105. Latvian. : LETT
106. What the Ugly Duckling is. : SWAN
109. Ayesha. : SHE
111. Man's name meaning watchful. : IRA
113. War craft: Abbr. : LCT

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 61 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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