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HEROES AND HEROINES

New York Times, Sunday, December 22, 1946

Author: Lester Keene
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 59, Avg Word Len: 5.62, Missing: { J K Q W X Y }, Scrabble score: 506 (avg 1.32)
Open Squares: 150, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 47
Lester Keene has 20 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
PS notes: Unfixable grid mistake at 6-Down—NANNETTE should be NANETTE. In 97-Down clue, added period after "Secy."
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© 1946, The New York TimesNo. 254
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1. Thomas' elf-like heroine. : MIGNON
7. The cigarette girl. : CARMEN
13. Son of Zeus. : BACCHUS
20. Girl's name. : ARIANA
21. Salt of oleic acid. : OLEATE
22. Set free. : UNLOOSE
23. ___ Row, famous drive, Hyde Park, London. : ROTTEN
24. Dutch painter of cattle (1625–54). : POTTER
25. Possible GOP candidate. : STASSEN
26. High explosives. : TNTS
27. Insect origins. : NITS
29. Builded. : ERECTED
31. Iranian Ambassador to U. S. : ALA
32. Hurry. : HIE
33. Radio antenna. : AERIAL
35. Van Buren's Postmaster General (1787–1856). : NILES
36. Dill. : ANET
37. "Cabal" is one. : ACROSTIC
39. Henry Watterson's profession. : EDITOR
41. Perception. : SENSE
42. Coal mine shafts. : PITS
43. Alarmed: Colloq. : FEEZED
44. Material for making ersatz gems. : STRASS
45. Front. : FACADE
48. Name. : TITLE
49. Decayed: Comb. form. : SAPRO
51. Roman magistrate. : EDILE
52. Grave: Music. : SERIOSO
54. State of complete idleness. : DRONAGE
58. Symbol of fidelity. : DOG
59. Small spores. : SPORIDS
61. If her nose had been shorter, the face of the world would have been changed. : CLEOPATRA
63. Verbal. : ORAL
65. ___ MacMahon, of stage, screen and radio. : ALINE
66. Nipa palms. : ATAPS
67. The Eohippus had four. : TOES
68. Yielding. : RELENTING
70. Engendered. : PLANTED
72. Broadway and 39th Street. : MET
73. Like a gland. : ADENOID
74. Beaches. : STRANDS
76. Suppose. : OPINE
78. Refuse. : DROSS
80. Branches: Rare. : RAMES
81. Alluvial deposit containing gold. : PLACER
82. Memorials. : TOTEMS
85. Displays fervency. : EMOTES
87. Prison. : GAOL
88. Works. : OPERA
89. Longed. : CRAVED
90. He heals Amfortas' wound. : PARSIFAL
94. Edges. : RIMS
95. District of Ayrshire, immortalized by Burns. : COILA
96. Slowly: Music. : ADAGIO
98. City near Asuncion, Paraguay. : ITA
99. Drain. : SAP
100. Symbol of endurance. : GRANITE
102. Rubber trees. : ULES
103. Showing eager interest. : AGOG
104. Studio. : ATELIER
106. Teachers' college. : NORMAL
108. Embody by impanation: Eccl. : IMPANE
110. Wants. : DESIRES
111. Verdi's bandit hero. : ERNANI
112. Closer. : NEARER
113. Name meaning star. : ESTELLE
114. Arbitrarily placed in the draw. : SEEDED
115. Over. : ACROSS
1. Flotow's disguised heroine. : MARTHA
2. Satiric. : IRONIC
3. Grating: Ger. : GITTER
4. Nationalists: Abbr. : NATS
5. Pronoun. : ONE
6. Vincent Youmans' heroine. : NANNETTE
7. National church of Egypt. : COPTIC
8. Shad genus. : ALOSA
9. Steep, as flax. : RET
10. What Lord Jim was on board the Patua. : MATE
11. Makes endless. : ETERNIZES
12. Fossil worm track. : NEREITE
13. Outcault's famous Brown boy. : BUSTER
14. Stakes. : ANTES
15. Decked. : CLAD
16. Lettuce. : COS
17. Exclamation of praise. : HOSANNA
18. Ineffectual. : USELESS
19. Toga-wearing bodies. : SENATES
28. Mercury's substitute. : IRIS
30. Bumpkins. : CLODS
33. Audible whispers. : ASIDES
34. Tide, away from windward. : LEETIDE
36. Airship. : AERONAT
38. Symbol of bad luck. : OPAL
40. Supposed birthplace of Apollo and Artemis. : DELOS
41. Sharpener. : STROP
43. Kiln bakings: Ceramics. : FIRINGS
44. Swagger: Scot. : SPROSE
45. Sardou's tragic heroine. : FEDORA
46. Greatly loved. : ADORED
47. Grasshopper: Fr. : CIGALE
48. European siskin: Var. : TERIN
50. Proficient ones. : ADEPTS
52. Non-fluids. : SOLIDS
53. High explosive constituents of gasoline. : OCTANES
55. Nature of U. N.'s touchiest problem. : ATOMIC
56. Hero of Eutaw Springs (1742–86). : GREENE
57. Time to present Parsifal. : EASTER
60. Courtyards. : PATIOS
62. Lights. : LANDS
64. Pawnbrokers. : LENDERS
66. Suburb of San Francisco. : ALAMEDA
69. Bellini's Druid priestess. : NORMA
70. Spout platitudes. : PRATE
71. Deceitful: Spanish. : DOLOSO
75. Verdi's Manrico. : TROVATORE
77. Language. : PALI
79. Canarylike finch. : SERIN
81. Byron's heroine, who talked in her sleep. : PARISINA
82. Twisted strand. : TORSADE
83. Poppy derivatives. : OPIATES
84. Cause of a first act shipwreck. : TEMPEST
86. Belgian city of linens and laces. : MALINES
87. Greenish-yellow plum. : GAGE
89. Gross. : COARSE
90. Wan. : PALLID
91. He shaves Count Almaviva. : FIGARO
92. Expiates. : ATONES
93. Malt beverages. : LAGERS
95. Elmer Davis of World War I. : CREEL
97. Jackson's Secy. of Treasury (1780–1865). : DUANE
100. Arline, the Bohemian ___. : GIRL
101. Two lakes and a river, Eire. : ERNE
103. Three-banded armadillo. : APAR
105. Secretary General, U. N. : LIE
107. Lucy Ashton's final state of mind. : MAD
109. Length: Comb. form. : MEC

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 37 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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