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STUDY IN CRIME

New York Times, Sunday, December 14, 1947

Author: Louise Rabb
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 85, Avg Word Len: 5.29, Missing: { K Q }, Scrabble score: 658 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 156, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 20, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 72
Louise Rabb has 14 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
PS notes: Original 53-Down clue was missing period; added it.
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© 1947, The New York TimesNo. 305
Across Down
1. Hamlet's murderous relative. : UNCLE
6. Panting. : AGASP
11. Father of Shechem. : EMMOR
16. John Wilkes Booth's calling. : ACTOR
21. Son of Micah. : REAIA
22. ___ Selassie. : HAILE
23. English hymnologist (1818–66). : NEALE
24. Boulevard in Madrid. : PRADO
25. The Ram. : ARIES
26. Record. : ANNAL
27. The Artful Dodger's master. : FAGIN
28. Singing bird. : PIPIT
29. Yearned. : LONGED
31. Killer of Louis XVI. : GUILLOTINE
33. Inaugurates. : OPENS
34. Dutch cheeses. : EDAMS
36. Close. : NEAR
37. A handful. : WISP
39. Too bad. : ALAS
42. Madame ___, Marie Antoinette. : VETO
44. Bookmaker's signal: English slang. : TICTAC
48. A necessity: Rare. : NEEDBE
52. The ___ Woman, witness at a famous trial. : PIG
53. City on the Rhone. : GENEVA
55. What the General Sherman is. : REDWOOD
57. Culmination. : NOON
58. De ___, Spanish statesman, 1771–1843. : ALAVA
60. His "Last Case" is a mystery classic. : TRENT
62. Market places. : RIALTOS
64. Kay Kyser's college: Init. : UNC
65. Not criminal: Law. : CIVIL
66. Mr. Zangwill. : ISRAEL
68. ___ Stanley Gardner. : ERLE
69. Crystal ___, actress. : HERNE
71. Political hangers-on. : HEELERS
73. Wrong. : ERROR
75. Notorious Indiana gangster. : DILLINGER
77. Hebrew ascetic. : ESSENE
78. Old college coat. : RACCOON
80. Stretch out. : ELONGATE
81. He wrote of Mephistopheles. : GOETHE
83. Famous criminal lawyer. : DARROW
85. Donkey's opponent. : ELEPHANT
90. His feast day is Feb. 6. : STTITUS
92. Epochs: Sp. : EPOCAS
98. Inoculate. : VARIOLATE
100. Concavity. : SINUS
101. Roman warship. : TRIREME
102. Of Spain: Comb. form. : IBERO
103. Yellow gold. : GILT
105. Fire worshiper. : PARSEE
107. Turkish coins. : PARAS
108. ___ de plume. : NOM
109. Menders. : DARNERS
112. Laymen. : LAICS
113. Miss Doolittle of "Pygmalion." : ELIZA
114. Malefactor: Abbr. : CRIM
116. Little men. : PIGMIES
118. Shoe worker. : LASTER
120. Famous pig thief. : TOM
121. Get away. : ESCAPE
123. A kind of ring. : SIGNET
125. Little: Comb. form. : STEN
126. Father of Margaret of Anjou. : RENE
127. George Harmon ___. : COXE
129. Three: Latin. : TRES
131. Italian river. : ADIGE
133. Legal plea. : ALIBI
136. The notorious Mr. Howard. : JESSEJAMES
141. Fright. : DISMAY
145. Fugitive. : HIDER
146. Of an ancient Greek city. : ELIAN
147. ___ de Lussan, famous "Carmen." : ZELIE
149. Indian songbird of thrush family. : SHAMA
150. Idol: P. I. : ANITO
151. Paroxysmal pain. : COLIC
152. Disabled. : LAMED
153. Masonic doorkeeper. : TILER
154. Co-author of "The Front Page." : HECHT
155. Diacritical mark. : TILDE
156. Eaten away. : EROSE
157. Exhaust. : SPEND
1. River in Russia. : URAL
2. Notorious matricide. : NERO
3. First murderer. : CAIN
4. Vassals. : LIEGES
5. Shifted slightly. : EASED
6. Triumphant expression. : AHA
7. Hijackers. : GANGSTERS
8. Hairy man. : AINU
9. Murdered. : SLAIN
10. Pill. : PELLET
11. Compeller. : ENFORCER
12. Food. : MEAT
13. Wise Men. : MAGI
14. ___ Downes, opera quiz master. : OLIN
15. Regenerate. : RENEW
16. Place before. : APPOSE
17. English uxorcide. : CRIPPEN
18. Measure. : TAPE
19. One-eyed god. : ODIN
20. Decomposes. : ROTS
30. Man's nickname. : DAVE
32. Den. : LAIR
35. Non compos ___: Law. : MENTIS
38. ___ European. : INDO
39. Parisian gangster. : APACHE
40. Bourbon flowers. : LILIES
41. Century plants. : AGAVES
43. Gorge. : OVEREAT
45. Printing block for T. : TDIE
46. Medal. : AWARD
47. Coal miners. : COLLIERS
49. Strait between S. New Guinea and Frederick Henry Is. : DOURGA
50. French Ambassador to U. S. : BONNET
51. Waxed: Sp. : ENCERE
53. Greek physician (130–200?). : GALEN
54. Nihilists. : ANARCHS
56. Operatic murderer. : OTELLO
59. Debased. : VILE
61. Triplets. : TERCETS
63. Edge of the tibia. : SHIN
67. Gambling game. : LOO
70. One of the Siamese twins : ENG
72. Stately. : REGAL
74. Developer: Photography. : RODINAL
76. "The ___ Depths"—Gorki. : LOWER
78. Soakings. : RETTINGS
79. Instinctive. : NATURAL
82. Wild asses of India. : ONAGRI
84. "Czar of all the ___." : RUSSIAS
85. Show. : EVINCE
86. The ___ of Hercules. : LABORS
87. Relating to deserts. : EREMIC
88. Mohammedan saint. : PIR
89. Thief: Slang. : HOOD
91. Pointer. : TIP
93. Father of pig-stealer. : PIPER
94. Verbal. : ORAL
95. Allanite. : CERITE
96. Female warrior. : AMAZON
97. "Open ___." : SESAME
99. A fine fig. : ELEMI
101. Tried. : TESTED
104. Spruce. : TRIG
106. Delights. : ECSTASIES
110. Lower end of the heart. : APEX
111. What convicts serve. : SENTENCE
115. Famous regicide. : MACBETH
117. Noncommissioned officer: Abbr. var. : SERJ
119. ___ Markey, actress. : ENID
122. Agatha Christie's rogue-hunter. : POIROT
124. Lady ___ of "The School for Scandal." : TEAZLE
126. Transfer cargo. : RESHIP
128. Put out. : EJECT
130. "___ the sleepy grooms with blood." : SMEAR
132. Main points. : GISTS
133. "No, no," in baby talk. : AHAH
134. Boundary. : LINE
135. Of a structural unit. : IDIC
137. Eli: Mark XV, 34. : ELOI
138. Threshold. : SILL
139. Suez port. : SAID
140. Sailors' patron saint. : ELMO
142. Man. : MALE
143. So be it. : AMEN
144. Scotland ___. : YARD
148. Dutch town. : EDE

Answer summary: 15 unique to this puzzle, 57 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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