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READING AND WRITING

New York Times, Sunday, December 2, 1951

Author: Thomas Meekin
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 636 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 147, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 25
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 896
Across Down
1. Albert Schweitzer's missionary field. : AFRICA
7. Rheo or thermo. : STAT
11. Iowa city. : AMES
15. Largest fish-shipping port in U. S. : BOSTON
21. Historic city on the Weser. : BREMEN
22. Silver coin of Manila. : PESO
23. Part. : ROLE
24. The screen's Miss Judge. : ARLINE
25. Knocked. : RAPPED
26. Not sharp. : UNPOINTED
28. ___ rights. : STATES
29. Burden. : ONUS
30. "The Importance of Being ___." : EARNEST
32. Footballs: Colloq. : OVALS
34. Iota. : WHIT
35. Judgment. : ACT
36. Feigns not to see. : OSTRICHES
38. Editor of the "Five-foot Shelf." : ELIOT
40. 45 Inches. : ELL
41. Middle name of composer Taylor. : DEEMS
43. Examination. : TEST
44. "The Girl of the Golden West." : MINNIE
46. Passage. : AISLE
48. Pungent. : ACRID
50. Game fish. : CERO
51. Maugham's "British ___." : AGENT
53. City in New Jersey. : PASSAIC
56. Rose or Sugar Bowl. : STADIUM
59. Registered. : ENTERED
63. Concede. : ACCORD
64. First name of 146 Across. : PAUL
65. Sharp rebuke. : SNUB
67. Adjunct to a country home. : GARAGE
68. Descriptive of Don Quixote. : THIN
69. Relatives of the Roosevelts. : DELANOS
72. Gentlemen. : SIRS
74. Thin plate. : LAMIN
75. Mother of Humpty Dumpty? : HEN
76. Parted company. : SEPARATED
78. Aleutian island group. : RAT
79. "Quo Vadis" country. : ITALY
80. Top heavyweight, 1926–28. : TUNNEY
82. Settled. : STAID
84. "Old Soak." : BOOZER
86. Edinburgh: Poet. : EDINA
88. Subside. : EBB
90. Overbearing pride. : ARROGANCE
92. Mont Blanc. : ALP
95. Cheekbone. : MALAR
96. Small rail. : SORA
98. Tennessee village. : SEWANEE
99. Port on an island in Formosa strait. : AMOY
100. Fungoid mold. : MILDEW
102. River flowing into Yellow Sea. : YALU
104. Hat. : FELT
105. Screen star. : LAMARR
107. He marries Badroulboudour. : ALADDIN
109. Expressive motion. : GESTURE
111. Extra payments. : BONUSES
112. Eagles. : ERNES
114. Unfeigned. : REAL
115. Fruit. : DATES
116. Blended, as colors. : FONDU
119. Sunday school room. : VESTRY
121. Cousin of the lyre. : ASOR
123. Co-inventor of the cyclotron. : LEWIS
127. Medics' group. : AMA
128. Ballerina Shearer. : MOIRA
130. Obliquely. : SLANTWISE
133. India ___. : INK
134. I forbid: Lat. : VETO
136. Old-womanish. : ANILE
138. Young wrestler of Arden. : ORLANDO
139. Edison's middle name. : ALVA
140. Part of U. N. flag symbol. : OLIVES
142. Reciprocal. : ALTERNATE
144. Public enemy. : BANDIT
146. He made plates for Old Ironsides. : REVERE
147. Pseudonym of Louis Viaud. : LOTI
148. Froster. : ICER
149. Headstrong: Fr. : ENTETE
150. Cubic meters. : STERES
151. It draws Lohengrin's boat. : SWAN
152. ___ sana in corpore sano. : MENS
153. Fostered. : REARED
1. Where Mark Twain's "Innocents" sojourned. : ABROAD
2. He wrote "Thaïs." : FRANCE
3. Fame. : REPUTE
4. Satan's helpers. : IMPS
5. A letter. : CEE
6. Cradle of Lake Titicaca. : ANDES
7. Stimulated. : SPURRED
8. Flam's forte. : TENNIS
9. Look. : ASPECT
10. Nightgown: Scot. : TOOSH
11. Governor of Kansas. : ARN
12. Marquand's sleuth. : MOTO
13. Ends, backs, etc. : ELEVEN
14. Jack Oakie's home town. : SEDALIA
15. Voice of Siepi. : BASSO
16. A leaving. : ORT
17. Smorgasbord item. : SLAW
18. Tenth parts. : TITHES
19. Creator of Yank, Nina Leeds, etc. : ONEILL
20. Cuddle up. : NESTLE
27. Noted down in detail. : ITEMED
31. Athenian. : ATTIC
33. Belgian city. : LIEGE
36. ___ Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde. : OSCAR
37. Babylonian god. : SIRIS
39. Harass. : TANTALIZE
42. Actor and aelurophile. : MASON
45. 1, 11, 15 Across, etc. : NOUNS
47. Say again. : ITERATE
49. Dominated. : RIDDEN
50. Skullcap: Ital. : CALOTTA
52. Joyce Cary's land: Abbr. : ENG
53. Primrose ___. : PATH
54. Yearn. : ACHE
55. Particle. : SCINTILLA
56. European river. : SAAR
57. Food fish. : TUNAS
58. Scottish poet. : MUIR
60. New Zealand myrtles. : RAMARAMAS
61. Norse counterpart of William Tell. : EGIL
62. Gainsay. : DENY
64. Synge's "___ of the Western World." : PLAYBOY
66. Home of Princess Elsa. : BRABANT
70. Swords. : EPEES
71. Chars. : SEARS
73. Chronicler of Rachel and Andy Jackson. : STONE
76. Percussion instrument. : SNAREDRUM
77. Calamitous. : DIREFUL
81. Not totaled. : UNADDED
83. Dot. : DOWER
85. Spotted cat. : OCELOT
86. Fictional Miss Woodhouse. : EMMA
87. House of Eire. : DAIL
89. Theodore Hook's novel, "Jack ___." : BRAG
91. She wrote "Miss Lulu Bett." : GALE
93. Knowledge. : LORE
94. Units of light intensity. : PYRS
97. On guard. : ALERT
99. Entertain. : AMUSE
101. Triumph. : WIN
103. Availers. : USERS
106. Anoint. : ANELE
108. Composer of "Narcissus." : NEVIN
110. "Old Rough-and-Ready." : TAYLOR
111. Twelve miles in Arabia. : BARID
113. Thus Dickens' novels were published. : SERIALS
115. Clever tacklers. : DOWNERS
116. Benefits. : FAVORS
117. Folded eggs. : OMELET
118. Hardy's Clym Yeobright. : NATIVE
120. European willow. : SALLOW
121. Medieval dagger. : ANLACE
122. Island S of Manhattan. : STATEN
124. He wrote "The Ides of March." : WILDER
125. Act so as to render probable. : INVITE
126. Emulated Hans Brinker. : SKATED
129. Spots on the planet Mars. : OASES
131. German poet. : ARNIM
132. Abstinent. : SOBER
135. More than enough. : OVER
137. Girl's name. : ETTA
139. Theatre group. : ANTA
141. Before. : ERE
143. One: German. : EIN
145. One: Scot. : ANE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 20 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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