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BRAIN TEASER

New York Times, Sunday, December 10, 1950

Author: Jack Luzzatto
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 162, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.57, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 673 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 170, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 51
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1950, The New York TimesNo. 539
Across Down
1. Newly elected Brazilian president. : VARGAS
7. U. S. Attorney General. : MCGRATH
14. Recipient of U. S. loan aid. : FRANCO
20. Indefinite feeling of discomfort. : MALAISE
21. Name for a golden girl. : AURELIA
22. Necktie fabric. : FOULARD
23. Adjusts. : ATTUNES
24. Archbishop of Canterbury, executed 1556. : CRANMER
25. Wroth. : ANGERED
26. His U. N. job is extended for three years. : LIE
27. Miss Brush. : KATHARINE
29. Low stony ridges. : RANDS
31. Fordham's mascot. : RAM
32. Fields. : ACRES
34. Goddess of peace. : EIRENE
35. About, in dates. : CIRCA
36. Gorge. : SATE
37. Scot. : GAEL
38. Radio-tube suffix. : TRON
39. Dependable. : TRUSTY
41. A wand for Beecham. : BATON
42. Of a range of mountains. : ANDEAN
45. Savings bank item: Abbr. : INT
46. Careless archer. : EROS
47. Hidden. : COVERT
48. Sings low. : CROONS
50. With might. : AMAIN
52. "Mens sana in corpore ___."—Juvenal. : SANO
53. Batting flies. : SWATTING
56. Smooth of manner. : SUAVE
57. Pre–World-War-I ragtime dance. : BUNNYHUG
61. Jean Baptiste Poquelin (1622–73). : MOLIERE
62. Philipp Etter's capital. : BERNE
63. No longer amusing. : TRITE
64. Roof-apex finial. : EPI
65. Hardware for Sir Tristram. : ARMOR
66. Jam on the air. : STATIC
68. Lasso's capital. : QUITO
69. Immense. : VAST
70. Jessica Tandy's director-husband. : CRONYN
72. Hue-and-cry for political victims. : WITCHHUNT
74. Land of stoic Greeks. : SPARTA
76. Related families. : KINS
77. Mine passages. : ADITS
79. German pig boats. : UBOATS
81. Trojan. : ILIAN
82. At any time: Poetic. : EER
83. Touches upon. : ABUTS
84. Stirs to motion. : PRODS
85. Napoleon's victory over Austria, June 14, 1800. : MARENGO
87. Textile fabrics. : DRYGOODS
89. Cripples. : MAIMS
90. Unbalances. : DERANGES
91. A city: Lat. : URBS
92. Meat on a skewer: Var. : KEBAB
93. Clinton on the tobacco stamp. : DEWITT
94. Wonted actions. : HABITS
97. Lanky. : TALL
98. Bachelor of Pediatrics: Abbr. : PEB
99. Unfreezes plane wings. : DEICES
103. Soft palate. : UVULA
104. Of a sickly hue. : SALLOW
106. Baking pits: Hawaii. : IMUS
108. Not any. : NONE
109. Nellie Tayloe Ross' Bureau. : MINT
110. The world's on his shoulders. : ATLAS
111. Ascetic of ancient Palestine. : ESSENE
113. The "d" in l.s.d. : PENCE
114. Shelled oval. : EGG
115. Span. : REACH
116. Chancellor of the Exchequer. : GAITSKELL
118. Male clothes horse. : FOP
119. Epitome of a gentleman. : RALEIGH
121. Leave in the lurch. : ABANDON
123. Try for size. : MEASURE
125. Pot. : UTENSIL
126. Town near Elizabeth, N. J. : ROSELLE
127. Enwrapped. : ENCASED
128. Blue suits. : SERGES
129. Dent. : IMPRESS
130. Considered. : DEEMED
1. A Roman capitol. : VATICAN
2. Converted. : ALTERED
3. Sir Benegal of India. : RAU
4. Blokes. : GINKS
5. At a loss. : ASEA
6. Last six lines of a sonnet. : SESTET
7. French almond cookies. : MACARONS
8. Topical. : CURRENT
9. Drug measure. : GRAIN
10. Junket ingredient. : RENNET
11. Egyptian singing and dancing girl. : ALME
12. Draw. : TIE
13. He died one month after inauguration, 1841. : HARRISON
14. Stage and screen star. : FONDA
15. Carpets. : RUGS
16. Fill for a tankard. : ALE
17. Recount. : NARRATE
18. The Almighty. : CREATOR
19. A leftover. : ODDMENT
20. Sweet white grape. : MALAGA
22. Well, well! : FANCY
28. Giving a job. : HIRING
30. Calculated charms. : ARTS
33. Polls of democracy. : ELECTIONS
35. Pierre, Marie or Eve. : CURIE
36. Famous London theatre. : SAVOY
40. Plunder, tear away: Archaic. : REAVE
41. Maidservant: Fr. : BONNE
43. Channel of communication. : ARTERY
44. Rouge et ___. : NOIR
47. Books. : CANTOS
49. Individuals. : ONES
50. Like gold. : AURIC
51. Country north of Korea. : MANCHURIA
52. A wooing. : SUIT
53. Kissed. : SMACKED
54. One uneasy about the future. : WORRIER
55. Place where charity is given. : ALMONRY
56. Paving stones. : SETTS
57. Food for whales. : BRITT
58. Preliminary examinations. : HEARING
59. Snobbish. : UPSTAGE
60. Spanish gypsies. : GITANOS
62. Dry flies. : BAITS
63. Large game fishes. : TUNAS
67. Teases. : TWITS
68. Prisons: Slang. : QUODS
69. Head of Economic Stabilization. : VALENTINE
71. Men of great wealth. : NABOBS
73. The big question mark. : HBOMB
75. Captain Hook. : PIRATE
78. Togs. : DUDS
80. Crested fish-eating duck. : SMEW
83. Heart artery. : AORTA
84. Cellist Casals. : PABLO
86. Athirst. : ARID
88. Culpability. : GUILT
89. Mallets: Scot. : MELLS
90. Strip of false sentiments: Slang. : DEBUNK
92. Vast South African desert region between Orange and Zambesi Rivers. : KALAHARI
93. Domains. : DEMESNES
94. Funnybone. : HUMERUS
95. Navigate aerially. : AVIGATE
96. Botcher. : BUNGLER
97. Powder. : TALC
98. Hopalong Cassidy totes them. : PISTOLS
100. Muddle. : CONFUSE
101. Yielded graciously to applause. : ENCORED
102. Oozed through. : SEEPED
104. Steel: Ger. : STAHL
105. Young lamb. : WEANER
107. Appeared. : SEEMED
110. Auspices. : AEGIS
112. Edge toward. : SIDLE
113. Location. : PLACE
115. Mount. : RISE
116. Strangle for air. : GASP
117. Smooth: Phon. : LENE
120. Part of G. B. : ENG
122. Aboma snake. : BOM
124. Mr. Goldwyn. : SAM

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 46 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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