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OF PEOPLE AND PLACES

New York Times, Sunday, December 16, 1945

Author: Louis Jenkins
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.48, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 646 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 163, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 67
Louis Jenkins has 23 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
PS notes: Original 95-Across clue had "Postoffice"; changed to "Post office."
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© 1945, The New York TimesNo. 201
Across Down
1. Guest of the Sages of Greece. : AESOP
6. "Du Bist wie Eine ___." Heine. : BLUME
11. The Lord: Arabic. : RABB
15. Secy. of the Treasury, 1841. : EWING
20. Author of "War Is Kind." : CRANE
21. Authority on public-opinion surveys. : ROPER
22. Porous cup used in assaying. : CUPEL
23. "Radio Direction and Ranging." : RADAR
24. Message received and understood: Aviation. : ROGER
25. Where Pacific fighting took place. : AUSTRALASIA
27. Choicest. : ELITE
28. Carp-like fish. : IDE
29. Japanese Premier. : SHIDEHARA
31. ___ XIV, Swedish suitor of Queen Bess. : ERIC
33. Lotus: Arch. : LOTE
34. Pillage. : DESPOIL
36. Gobioid fish. : TETARD
38. Not admitted to trading on the Exchange. : UNLISTED
40. Hamlet's bête noire. : UNCLE
42. Composer of "Melody in F." : RUBINSTEIN
44. Sharers. : PARTAKERS
48. Frenzy. : MANIA
49. Honshu city. : NAGANO
54. FBI men. : AGENTS
55. Thick and piquant sauce. : SOY
57. Looking. : SEEMING
60. Plenty: Poet. : ENOW
61. Trifles: Latin. : NUGAE
62. City on Little Cuyahoga River, Ohio. : AKRON
64. Guard used on Japanese swords. : TSUBA
65. What Hiawatha was member of. : TRIBE
66. Layer of skin. : DERM
67. Where Mme. du Barry resided. : TRIANON
69. Set of players. : TEAM
70. Theme of Clare Luce play. : WOMEN
71. "Death of ___." Grieg. : ASE
72. Money: Slang. : BEANS
73. Lithuanian port. : MEMEL
75. Characters in Aesop's fables. : ANIMALS
77. Metallic salt. : SALINE
79. More mellow. : RIPER
80. Designated for nomination. : SLATED
81. Where Isabella I ruled. : CASTILE
83. Rot. : DECAY
84. Author of "Abe and Mawruss" (1877–1934). : GLASS
85. Frankie's rival. : VAN
88. Skips. : OMITS
89. What the "golden calf" was. : IDOL
91. Indulgent. : LENIENT
93. Written reminder. : MEMO
94. Textile materials. : WOOLS
95. Post office stamp. : DATER
97. Demolished. : RAZED
98. French landscape painter (1796–1875). : COROT
99. River emptying into Donegal Bay, Eire. : ERNE
100. Large Turkish ship of war. : CARAVEL
102. Further. : YET
103. Against: French. : CONTRE
104. Kyushu naval base. : SASEBO
106. Town in Mindoro Island. : GASAN
108. Pursuers of pleasure. : HEDONISTS
110. Self-centered. : EGOCENTRIC
114. Bureaux: Abbr. : DEBTS
115. The Great Lover (1725–98). : CASANOVA
119. Idle saunter: Slang. : TODDLE
121. Soviet Ambassador to U. S. A. : GROMYKO
125. Parched. : ARID
126. Alpes-Maritimes capital. : NICE
128. College secret'y. : REGISTRAR
130. Ever. : EER
131. Strong man of "Colonels' clique." : PERON
133. Distinguishing mark. : DIFFERENTIA
135. Domesticated. : TAMED
137. Have effect. : ENURE
138. Player. : ACTOR
139. Tithes collectively: Scots. : TIEND
140. Mother of Prince Humbert. : ELENE
141. Bound with strips. : TAPED
142. "Mr. Midshipman ___." Marryat. : EASY
143. Heap of stones: Gr. Britain. : SCREE
144. Railway car. : DINER
1. Harshly pungent. : ACRID
2. Wear away. : ERODE
3. Herbs. : SAGES
4. Undivided. : ONE
5. Pass for. : PERSONATE
6. Professor revered by blind. : BRAILLE
7. Ostentatious. : LOUD
8. Disconcert. : UPSET
9. Cup used in drinking mead. : METHER
10. Mistake. : ERRATUM
11. Bantu of the Belgian Congo. : RUA
12. Building wing. : APSE
13. Capital of Lebanon. : BEIRUT
14. Presidential aspirant of the Eighties. : BLAINE
15. Before. : ERE
16. "Woods have tongues as ___ have ears."—Tennyson. : WALLS
17. Booby. : IDIOT
18. Platted fabric. : NATTE
19. Avarice. : GREED
22. Instrument. : CLARINET
26. Springless ox-carts. : ARABAS
30. He caused a schism among Quakers. : HICKS
32. Adhere. : CLING
35. Amelia Earhart's married name. : PUTNAM
37. River between Rumania and Ukraine. : DNIESTER
39. Feminine suffix. : INA
41. Author of "Private Life of Helen of Troy." : ERSKINE
43. First Prophet. : SAMUEL
44. Raccoon-like animal. : PANDA
45. Malarial symptoms. : AGUES
46. Backward courses. : REGRESSIONS
47. American rails. : SORAS
50. "Greek Cockfight" painter (1824–1904). : GEROME
51. Makes censorious remarks. : ANIMADVERTS
52. Smokeless powder producer. : NOBEL
53. Jesse ___, champion runner. : OWENS
56. At a distance. : YON
58. Luzon mountain. : IBA
59. Coast region of South Africa. : NAMALAND
62. The spiders. : ARANEIDA
63. Customary English spelling. : NOMIC
65. Teases. : TWITS
67. European lime. : TEIL
68. Katmandu is its capital. : NEPAL
72. Tasker Howard ___, American general (1853–1930). : BLISS
74. Pres. Taft's Secy. of Navy. : MEYER
76. Illustrator Lincoln styled "our best recruiting sergeant." : NAST
78. British Premier. : ATTLEE
79. Pertinent. : RELEVANT
80. Precipitated winter moisture. : SLEETED
81. Where Osborne House is. : COWES
82. Hebraic interpreter. : AMORA
83. Senility. : DOTAGE
84. Pyramid site. : GIZEH
86. Lifeless. : AMORT
87. Billets. : NOTES
90. Owners of Constitution Hall, Washington. : DAR
92. Dissenting vote. : NAY
93. What Giordano Bruno believed. : MONISM
96. Healer. : RESTORER
98. Bent in curves. : CONTORTED
100. Philippine thatching-grass. : COGON
101. Buttery. : LARDER
103. Dried coconut. : COBRA
105. ___ Nevis. : BEN
107. Horse hoes. : NIDGETS
109. Reduce in rank. : DEGRADE
111. Sheep family. : OVIDAE
112. Wife of a New Spain Indian chief. : CACICA
113. Main attraction of Rochester, Minn. : CLINIC
115. King of France, 987–996. : CAPET
116. Circus. : ARENA
117. Ice-cream soda ingredient. : SIRUP
118. Idolize. : ADORE
120. Girl's name: Span. : ESTER
122. State in SW Arabia. : YEMEN
123. Actress performing at time of Lincoln's slaying. : KEENE
124. Public quiet. : ORDER
127. Newts. : EFTS
129. Prong. : TINE
132. Mr. Sparks. : NED
134. "Red Mill" star. : FOY
136. Fourth Arabian Caliph. : ALI

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 56 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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