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PAGING MR. BULFINCH

New York Times, Sunday, November 5, 1950

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 160, Blocks: 79, Avg Word Len: 5.63, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 628 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 148, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 37
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© 1950, The New York TimesNo. 504
Across
1. So died Priam. : SPEARED
8. Chief of the Gorgons. : MEDUSA
14. What Aeneas glimpsed in Hades. : SHAPES
20. Slayer of the Nemean lion. : HERCULES
22. Resemblance. : ANALOGY
24. Obvious. : PATENT
25. Girl's name. : ANGELINA
26. Gaps; breaks. : LACUNAE
27. What Electra urged Orestes to. : AVENGE
28. Poseidon's realm. : SEA
29. Appraises. : ESTIMATES
31. Billiard shot. : MASSE
33. Before. : ERE
34. City near ancient Carthage. : TUNIS
36. The Dioscuri, Castor and Pollux. : ANACES
37. Embryo. : GERM
38. Kind of deity Ra is. : SOLAR
40. Enzymes. : ASES
41. Xenophon, the ___ Muse. : ATTIC
42. Doomed. : DAMNED
44. Ramble. : ROVE
45. Bail, as water. : LADE
47. He struck the Trojan Horse—and serpents destroyed him. : LAOCOON
50. Envelope. : WRAPPER
52. Soft: Music. : PIANO
54. Using five languages. : PENTAGLOT
56. From which rises phoenix. : ASHES
57. Jason's rank on the Argo. : COMMANDER
59. Cling to. : HUG
60. Brown coati. : NARICA
62. Fourth Arabian caliph. : ALI
63. Manner. : MIEN
64. Phrygian fabulist. : AESOP
66. Nun-like woman. : CANONESS
70. Rests. : SITS
72. An attribute of Pluto. : SCEPTRE
74. Latin poet in Augustan age. : OVID
76. Charlotte Corday's victim. : MARAT
77. Trumpeter. : AGAMI
79. Ideal element in art. : ETHOS
80. Rare violin. : AMATI
81. Nimble. : AGILE
82. Relay-race tube. : BATON
83. Genus of herbs. : ARUM
84. Chaperons. : DUENNAS
86. Brother of Volund. : EGIL
87. Artemis changed her into a stream. : ARETHUSA
89. Deer. : STAGS
91. Here, legend says, Pluto seized Proserpine. : ENNA
93. Polyphemus had ___ eye. : ONE
94. Sister of Castor and Pollux. : HELENE
96. Suffix: Chem. : INE
97. Light fabrics. : ESTAMENES
99. In that place. : THERE
101. Deserters. : TURNTAILS
104. Cabbages. : KALES
105. Ancient galley. : TRIREME
107. Government. : REGENCY
108. Olympian queen of heaven. : HERA
109. Hoar frost. : RIME
110. Palamon's rival. : ARCITE
112. Letters. : ESSES
114. Horse's canine. : TUSH
118. Elude. : EVADE
120. Plant juices. : SAPS
121. Dealer in sox. : HOSIER
123. Ancient city of Macedonia. : BEREA
124. River islet. : AIT
125. Achille ___, Pius XI. : RATTI
127. The "Shrew." : KATHARINA
129. Swiss river. : AAR
130. Of a clan. : TRIBAL
132. A hornblende. : EDENITE
134. She wounded the Calydonian boar. : ATALANTA
136. Solipsism. : EGOISM
137. Retreated. : RETIRED
138. Aristophanes' forte. : COMEDIES
139. Wanders. : RANGES
140. The silent. : SATYRS
141. Peruses anew. : REREADS
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1. Mountain in California. : SHASTA
2. Father of Daphne; god of a river diverted by Hercules. : PENEUS
3. Athena ___, patroness of weaving. : ERGANE
4. A Roman as. : ACE
5. Reigns. : RULES
6. Kingdom of Augeas. : ELIS
7. Having teeth. : DENTATE
8. Of a Malayan port. : MALACCAN
9. Growing out. : ENATE
10. Small fishes. : DACES
11. Eskimo knives. : ULUS
12. What Achilles was to Thetis. : SON
13. He led the Greeks at Troy. : AGAMEMNON
14. Springs. : SPAS
15. People of means. : HAVES
16. Goddess of infatuation. : ATE
17. Faithful wife of Odysseus. : PENELOPE
18. Imprints. : ENGRAVES
19. Tiphys' duty on the Argo. : STEERER
21. Holy person. : SAINT
23. Long for. : YEARN
30. Post boat. : MAILER
32. Merganser. : SMEW
35. Moslem countries. : ISLAM
37. British jail. : GAOL
39. Home for children. : ORPHANAGE
41. Myrrh's son beloved of Venus. : ADONIS
42. Perdu: Slang. : DOGGO
43. What Hercules made by diverting two rivers. : DRAIN
46. Land of Indo-China. : ANAM
48. Ones remaining. : OTHERS
49. Reason. : CAUSE
51. Ascocarp. : ASCOMA
52. In India, a feudal chief. : POLIGAR
53. Mimic. : IMITATE
54. Sharp; subtle. : PENETRANT
55. Silence. : TACITNESS
57. Winter melon. : CASABA
58. Demise. : DECEASE
61. Glowing. : RADIANT
64. Particles. : ATOMS
65. Apples. : POMES
67. Ill-fated daughter of Icarius. : ERIGONE
68. Salt springs. : SALINES
69. Ancient Greek gravestones. : STELES
71. Suppressed. : SMOTHERED
73. The Cretan spikenard. : PHU
75. Front of an army. : VAN
78. Belong. : INHERE
80. Stables drained by Hercules. : AUGEAN
84. Author of the "Commedia." : DANTE
85. Medusa's hair. : SNAKES
88. Body of Moslem scholars. : ULEMA
90. Stain. : TINGE
92. Swedish liquid measures. : AMAR
95. The Racine of antiquity. : EURIPIDES
97. The sea slugs. : ELYSIA
98. Puff up. : ELATE
99. Three acute-accent neumes: Med. Music. : TRIVIRGA
100. Ancient Greek garment. : HIMATION
102. Soaks. : RETS
103. Glacial divides. : ICESHEDS
105. Negotiator. : TREATER
106. First: Arch. : ERST
108. An heir. : HERITOR
111. Furnish food. : CATER
113. Ice pinnacle. : SERAC
115. The Muse with staff and globe. : URANIA
116. Settled. : SEATED
117. Perplex. : HARASS
119. Efface. : ERASE
121. Descriptive of grim Cerberus. : HAIRY
122. Aquatic mammal. : OTTER
123. Cotton press. : BALER
126. Charity. : ALMS
127. Join closely. : KNIT
128. Title. : NAME
131. Describes the Cyclops' sheep. : BIG
133. The Greek 8. : ETA
135. Author of "Fables in Slang." : ADE

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 24 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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