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TO SPEAK OF MANY THINGS

New York Times, Sunday, December 25, 1949

Author: Willard N. Jordan
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 174, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.18, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 674 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 146, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 17, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 42
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© 1949, The New York TimesNo. 411
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1. Abode of the Muses. : HELICON
8. Statehouse. : CAPITOL
15. King David's favorite son. : ABSALOM
22. Fashionably. : ALAMODE
23. Element having same atomic number as another. : ISOTOPE
24. Girl's name. : LEONORA
25. Infant set adrift with Prospero. : MIRANDA
26. Type of pavement. : MACADAM
27. Faith ___, popular novelist. : BALDWIN
28. Dutch cheese. : EDAM
29. Vulcan's smithy. : ETNA
31. Husband of Fatima. : ALI
32. Prize. : AWARD
34. Refrain of the Whiffenpoof song. : BAA
35. ___ and Abner. : LUM
36. Flat plinth. : ORLO
37. Creepmousy. : SHY
38. Quarry of simba hunters. : LIONS
39. Prohibition. : DONT
40. Of the eye's diaphragm. : IRIAN
42. Gulliver brute ruled by Houyhnhnms. : YAHOO
44. Ellen ___, English actress. : TERRY
45. Army of Genghis Khan. : HORDE
46. Couturier's accessory. : NEEDLE
48. Cape ___. : HORN
49. Hastened. : HIED
50. Where Hannibal defeated Romans, 216 B. C. : CANNAE
51. River islet. : EYOT
53. Members of U. M. W. : PITMEN
55. Famous Belgian violinist (1858–1931). : YSAYE
57. Grain. : CORN
60. Britten Hadden's partner. : LUCE
62. His rod became a serpent. : AARON
64. Forester. : TREEMAN
68. Anthropoid. : APE
69. Whirring sound. : BIRR
70. Domestic slave. : ESNE
71. Handwritings on the wall. : OMENS
73. Taproom drink. : ALE
74. Usurious moneylending. : SHYLOCKISM
77. Clarissa ___. : HARLOWE
79. Wife: Ger. : FRAU
80. Mortise insert. : TENON
81. Hobby of our thirty-second President. : PHILATELY
83. Dabby. : MOIST
84. Palm leaves. : OLAS
85. Short pelerine. : CAPELET
87. Intentional. : DELIBERATE
90. Douglas ___. : FIR
91. Billiard stroke. : MASSE
92. Oklahoma reds. : OTOS
94. College on the Thames. : ETON
95. And not. : NOR
96. Follower of crazes. : FADDIST
98. Pertaining to His Holiness, Pius XII. : PAPAL
100. Elbe tributary. : ISER
101. Where the Mavortians live. : MARS
102. United States Ambassador to the Philippines. : ONEAL
104. City of Masts. : LONDON
106. South of France. : MIDI
108. Utilize. : EMPLOY
111. The Norse Wilhelm Tell. : EGIL
113. Pass, as time. : FLIT
115. Rarely. : SELDOM
119. Nostrils. : NARES
120. Ventured. : DARED
121. Henry ___ Wallace. : AGARD
123. One's strong point. : FORTE
124. Wildebeests. : GNUS
125. Little Russian. : RUSIN
126. Greek weight unit. : MNA
127. Spherical. : ORBY
129. Long, long time. : EON
130. Shaveling. : LAD
131. Tennyson, Shelley, Keats, etc. : POETS
132. Importune. : BEG
133. Mary ___, Quaker martyr. : DYER
134. Famous dog. : FALA
135. Suitor of Penelope. : AGELAUS
137. Cover. : OVERLIE
140. Forceful. : DYNAMIC
142. Rears. : NURSLES
143. Late Tertiary period. : NEOCENE
144. Third Sunday in Advent. : GAUDETE
145. ___ Beach, Fla. : DAYTONA
146. Harsh noise. : STRIDOR
147. Bookkeeper. : ENTERER
1. Town whose children were encaved for debt. : HAMELIN
2. Legendary British king. : ELIDURE
3. Where University of Wyoming is. : LARAMIE
4. Mohammedan priest. : IMAM
5. Read. : CON
6. Stranger. : ODDER
7. In clever manner. : NEATLY
8. Any mountain peak in Italy. : CIMA
9. Father of Jehoshaphat. : ASA
10. She married John Rolfe. : POCAHONTAS
11. De Nicola's country. : ITALY
12. Highest of North Swiss Alps. : TODI
13. Wartime agency. : OPA
14. Executor of Napoleon's statue at Lille. : LEMAIRE
15. City on the Hudson. : ALBANY
16. California's "Golden ___." : BEARS
17. Betrayed. : SOLD
18. Conjunction. : AND
19. Of humble parentage. : LOWBORN
20. Fairy that reared Malagigi. : ORIANDA
21. Water cow. : MANATEE
30. Flood survivor. : NOAH
33. Verbose. : WORDY
36. Pre-eminent. : ONLY
37. Fruit dots. : SORI
38. Finland's Communist leader. : LEINO
39. Recipient. : DONEE
41. Port at Red Sea gateway. : ADEN
43. Only thing left in Pandora's box. : HOPE
44. In the place mentioned. : THEREAT
45. United States President, elected by one electoral vote. : HAYES
47. Language of Sappho. : EOLIC
50. Chile con ___. : CARNE
52. Native of Ankara. : TURK
54. Name meaning hill island. : MANHATTAN
56. Swelter. : STEW
57. Discarded one. : CASTOFF
58. Heroine of classic tragedy. : OPHELIA
59. Fox. : REYNARD
61. Britain's "Apostle of Austerity." : CRIPPS
63. ___ prosequi. : NOLLE
65. Lady forsaken by Angelo. : MARIANA
66. Epithet of Zeus. : ALASTOR
67. Insect workers. : NEUTERS
69. Good: French. : BON
70. Mr. Ludwig, biographer. : EMIL
72. Slippers. : MOYLES
75. ___ Angeles. : LOS
76. Black ___. : SHEEP
78. Rhode Island ___. : REDS
79. In behalf of. : FOR
82. Jobless European king. : LEOPOLD
83. Individuals. : MEN
85. John Luther Jones. : CASEY
86. Thin Man's dog. : ASTA
88. Thing. : ITEM
89. Former king of Bulgaria. : BORIS
91. Father of Ariadne. : MINOS
93. Behind the times. : OLDFANGLED
97. Gifts of charity. : DOLES
99. Outlander. : ALIEN
100. Amazon cetacean. : INIA
101. Venus of ___. : MILO
103. Slightest. : LEAST
105. Queen of Greece (1851–1926). : OLGA
107. Challenge. : DEFY
108. Land of the Rose. : ENGLAND
109. President Román y Reyes' capital. : MANAGUA
110. Primness. : PRUDERY
112. South American monkeys. : GRISONS
114. City on the Hudson. : TROY
116. Castle-builder. : DREAMER
117. Ear stone. : OTOLITE
118. Intimidator. : MENACER
120. She deceived the Redcross Knight. : DUESSA
122. Excavator. : DREDGE
125. Scene of La Pucelle's martyrdom. : ROUEN
126. Thank you. : MERCI
128. United States Secretary of State, 1913–15. : BRYAN
131. ___ Alto. : PALO
132. Father of Bela. : BEOR
133. Cervids. : DEER
134. Dissolve. : FADE
136. Invasion vessel. : LST
138. Serviceman. : VET
139. Wife of Athamas. : INO
141. Mother of Nephthys. : NUT

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 36 debuted here and reused later, 15 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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