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SOLVER'S HOLIDAY

New York Times, Sunday, December 19, 1948

Author: Jack Luzzatto
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 64, Avg Word Len: 5.46, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 528 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 133, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 45
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1948, The New York TimesNo. 358
Across Down
1. Great times. : EPOCHS
7. Beethoven's unwritten symphony. : TENTH
12. Sophoulis' country. : GREECE
18. Where Linz is. : AUSTRIA
19. Large parrot with long tail. : ARARA
20. Bulwark. : RAMPART
22. Boxing. : CRATING
23. Mask. : VISOR
24. Cattle-grazing official: Eng. : AGISTER
25. The bluff king. : HAL
26. Manner of walking. : STEP
28. Pounds. : THUMPS
30. Girl's nickname. : LOTTA
31. Doctrine swallowers. : ISTS
33. More of a fox. : SLIER
35. To the point. : TERSE
37. Meddle: Scot. : MIRD
38. Relationship of Duchess of Edinburgh to Duke of Windsor. : NIECE
40. Arabia Felix. : YEMEN
42. The grandeur that was Rome. : RUINS
44. Sprechen ___ Deutsch? : SIE
45. Car barn. : GARAGE
47. Had the cup that cheers. : TEAED
49. White water lily. : NENUPHAR
51. Bookworm. : READER
53. Fierce. : TIGERISH
55. Goose: Italian. : OCA
58. Affirm. : AVER
59. "In the first person, simply ___ foretells." : SHALL
60. Capital of Cochin-China. : SAIGON
64. Presidential advisers. : CABINET
66. Ineffective. : STERILE
68. Philippine hardwood. : NARRA
69. Friction spots. : RUBS
70. Pigboat manners. : SUBMARINERS
73. Hole in the boat. : LEAK
74. Dead paper-hanger. : ADOLF
76. Radicel. : ROOTLET
77. Felt through the senses. : SENSATE
79. Pope said, "___'s my weapon." : SATIRE
81. Jaeger gulls. : SKUAS
82. Guinea pig. : CAVY
83. Ballplayer Williams. : TED
84. Boreal. : NORTHERN
86. But just. : BARELY
88. Russian novelist, "Fathers and Sons." : TURGENEV
91. Icelandic poems. : EDDAS
93. Stirs. : ROUSES
97. Longshoremen's union. : ILA
98. Lady's gown of 1700. : SEMAR
100. Colors of a racing stable. : SILKS
102. Brazilian city across from Dakar. : NATAL
103. Ankara's man in the street. : TURK
105. The Schlossbrücke crosses it. : SPREE
107. Was torpid. : SLEPT
109. Cyrano's misfortune. : NOSE
110. Nom de guerre. : ALIAS
112. Cousins to the giraffe. : OKAPIS
114. Animal: Ger. : TIER
116. Keystone movie prop. : PIE
117. Swimmer. : NATATOR
119. Reads closely. : PORES
121. State cop. : TROOPER
123. Staying power. : STAMINA
124. Dictum. : EDICT
125. Long and uninteresting. : ENDLESS
126. Paint. : ENAMEL
127. Sluggish: Dial. : RESTY
128. What Negeb is. : DESERT
1. Giant land mass. : EURASIA
2. Boss of David's songs. : PSALTER
3. Baseball manager Mel. : OTT
4. Malay dagger. : CRIS
5. Suggestions. : HINTS
6. With wisdom. : SAGELY
7. Hebrew letter. : TAV
8. Asmara is its capital. : ERITREA
9. Ogden, the zany rimester. : NASH
10. Rainbow ___. : TROUT
11. Hurtful one. : HARMER
12. Richer in verdure. : GRASSIER
13. Shabby garment. : RAG
14. Actor Jannings. : EMIL
15. Where "The Oaks" is run. : EPSOM
16. Feline. : CATTISH
17. City of ancient Greece, ruins explored 1890–95. : ERETRIA
18. Painful. : ACHING
21. Merchantman. : TRADER
27. Stuyvesant's first name. : PIETER
29. Prune packed without the skin. : PRUNELLE
32. Catface. : SCAR
34. Legendary Irish beauty. : EMER
36. Capital of County Clare, I. F. S. : ENNIS
39. Sea between Greece and Turkey: Var. : EGEAN
41. Benelux unit : NETHERLANDS
43. Girl's name meaning a lily. : SUSAN
46. Roof overhangs. : EAVES
48. James Byrnes' forte. : DIARIES
50. Bottles. : PHIALS
52. Book for honor students at Harvard. : DETUR
54. Luster. : GLINT
55. Pods used in soup. : OCRAS
56. Tail. : CAUDA
57. "The ___."—Scott. : ABBOT
59. Size. : STATURE
61. Capital: Slang. : GREAT
62. Make speeches. : ORATE
63. Unclad. : NAKED
65. Placing in isolation. : ISLING
66. Kipling's "good cigar." : SMOKE
67. Turkoman. : ERSAR
71. South African wild hog: Var. : BOSHVARK
72. Disjoin. : SEVER
75. Cleaving tools. : FROES
78. Coal, air and water. : NYLON
80. Sea eagles. : ERNES
82. Where Portia hid her picture. : CASKET
85. Transitory. : TEMPORAL
86. Defeated Senator from Minnesota. : BALL
87. Dollar of the Chinese Republic. : YUAN
88. Uncles and aunts of Zeus. : TITANS
89. Howl like a wolf. : ULULATE
90. Perth Amboy's river. : RARITAN
92. Anatomize. : DISSECT
94. Good card in a bridge hand. : STOPPER
95. Simplest. : EASIEST
96. Mocks: Dial. : SLEERS
99. Prototype of Father Time. : REAPER
101. Hurt with malice. : SPITED
104. Hartebeest. : KAAMA
106. The aftersong. : EPODE
108. Coat with tin-lead alloy. : TERNE
111. Incentive: Slang. : STIM
113. Messenger of the gods. : IRIS
115. Scepters. : RODS
118. Number. : ONE
120. Pen. : STY
122. Violinist Bull. : OLE

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 37 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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