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PRESENT FOR PUZZLERS

New York Times, Sunday, December 24, 1944

Author: C. E. Noel
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 148, Blocks: 69, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 558 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 114, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 49
C. E. Noel has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
PS notes: C. E. Noel may have been Charles Erlenkotter (given that the puzzle was published on Christmas Eve and that Erlenkotter was prolific around that time).
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© 1944, The New York TimesNo. 150
Across Down
1. City liberated in July. : CAEN
5. Sand-lot team. : SCRUB
10. Suffered. : ACHED
15. Hey! : HIST
19. Canal, Albany to Buffalo. : ERIE
20. Presided at impeachment of Johnson, 1868. : CHASE
21. City on the Irrawaddy. : PROME
22. City in Nevada. : ELKO
23. U. S.'s gift to Allied Nations. : EISENHOWER
25. Sir Alexander Fleming's gift to the world. : PENICILLIN
27. Posed. : SAT
28. Green land. : EIRE
29. Without a chaser. : NEAT
31. Naming. : TERMING
32. Presents for solvers. : ERASERS
35. Asked earnestly. : PLED
37. Bearing. : MIEN
38. Hypnotizes. : ENDORMS
40. Scene of German mutiny, 1918. : KIEL
42. Instrument sharpener. : RUBSTONE
46. Norman Bel ___, scenic artist. : GEDDES
47. Cry of an elephant. : BARR
48. Title of respect. : SIRE
49. Where Anna ruled the king. : SIAM
50. Presents. : GIVES
51. Island off Luzon. : BATAN
52. "Vamp" of silent pictures. : NEGRI
54. Absorb slowly. : SIP
55. Self. : EGO
56. Native of Izmir. : TURK
58. What Mark Twain was master of. : SATIRE
60. Handed out. : DEALT
62. 0.69 in. in Spain. : DEDO
64. City captured by Reds, Nov. 6, 1943. : KIEF
66. Still. : YET
67. Biggest U. S. railroad: Colloq. : PENNSY
68. Governed. : STEERED
71. What Evangeline was. : ACADIAN
74. King of Portugal, crowned 1889. : CARLOS
77. Letter in England. : ZED
79. Admiral. : HART
80. Frightens. : AWES
84. Distant. : ALOOF
85. More inactive. : LAZIER
88. Marianas island. : ROTA
90. Brew. : ALE
91. Pronoun. : ITS
92. Miss McFlimsey of Madison Square. : FLORA
94. Kettle used in sugar-making. : SIROP
96. City on the Rhine. : BASLE
98. Leaders of the flock. : RAMS
100. Similar to. : AKIN
101. Diplomat and author (1852–1924). : EGAN
102. Thin slice. : RASHER
103. Handel's opus. : ORATORIO
105. Invasion point, 1942. : ORAN
106. Aments. : CATKINS
107. Branches. : RAMI
108. Nucha. : NAPE
110. Intricate. : GORDIAN
112. Resting-place for cattle. : LAIRAGE
115. Network. : RETE
117. Bootless. : VAIN
118. Sailor of 1917. : GOB
121. Act of overlooking. : IGNORATION
123. Diffuser. : PROPAGATOR
126. Prosecutes. : SUES
127. Icelandic. : NORSE
128. Loophole. : OILET
129. Catnap. : DOZE
130. Try. : TEST
131. Gibe. : SNEER
132. Pottery. : SPODE
133. Once more. : ANEW
1. Letters. : CEES
2. Feature of "Micaela" role in "Carmen." : ARIA
3. Welsh Chautauqua. : EISTEDDVOD
4. Born. : NEE
5. Divisions. : SCHISMS
6. Regular light work. : CHORES
7. Colder and damper. : RAWER
8. Function. : USE
9. Celio's capital. : BERN
10. Dismay. : APPALL
11. Nazis are cornered here. : CRETE
12. Term of endearment. : HON
13. Throw out. : EMIT
14. Present time. : DECEMBER
15. GI equipment. : HELMETS
16. What Abraham Lincoln voted as. : ILLINOISAN
17. Hide. : SKIN
18. Chinese secret society. : TONG
24. Shortest. : NEAREST
26. Flag. : IRIS
30. Where France's best champagne is produced. : EPERNAY
33. Traveled. : RODE
34. Card game. : SKAT
36. Laundry apparatus. : DRIER
38. Sicked. : EGGED
39. Snow: French. : NEIGE
41. Cleopatra's attendant. : IRAS
43. Animate. : URGE
44. Sixteenths of a yard. : NAILS
45. Hollow. : EMPTY
47. Wilson's Secretary of War. : BAKER
48. Pilfer. : SNITCH
51. Seine-et-Marne dept. : BRIE
53. Wrinkle. : IDEA
57. Waikiki music makers. : UKES
59. Collation. : TEA
61. Sicilian city. : ENNA
63. Where Terboven rules. : OSLO
65. Region of Libya. : FEZZAN
67. Orator of 1783. : PITT
69. English dandy. : TOFF
70. Agnus ___. : DEI
72. Owner of magic rod. : AARON
73. Modicum. : DROP
74. Conference city. : CAIRO
75. Southern star group. : ALTAR
76. Fabled walruses. : ROSMARINES
78. Name proposed for Utah. : DESERET
81. He made a famous Christmas trip. : WASHINGTON
82. Scott heroine. : ELLEN
83. Prophets. : SEERS
85. Troublemaker in Aesir. : LOKI
86. Poet saved by a dolphin. : ARION
87. Gulf in the Baltic. : RIGA
89. Lessening. : ABATING
93. Lumbermen's moccasins. : LARIGANS
95. Pealed. : RANG
97. Russian peasant's cap. : ASKA
99. Polish nobleman. : STAROST
102. Extend in all directions. : RADIATE
104. Gen. Bradley. : OMAR
105. Two jacks. : OPENER
106. Covered with a fabric. : CRAPED
109. Originated. : AROSE
111. Quarter round molding. : OVOLO
112. Nazi Field Marshal. : LIST
113. Febrile illness. : AGUE
114. Thames town. : ETON
116. Series of high events. : EPOS
119. Bog. : OOZE
120. Contrive. : BREW
122. Heat. : IRE
124. Saw lengthwise. : RIP
125. One of the Jarndyce wards. : ADA

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 41 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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