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BITS OF KNOWLEDGE

New York Times, Sunday, December 4, 1949

Author:
Alberta N Burton
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 77, Avg Word Len: 5.38, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 622 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 144, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 40
Alberta N. Burton has 18 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1949, The New York TimesNo. 408
Across
1. Chinese city, first foreign trade port. : CANTON
7. Bohemian composer. : SMETANA
14. Reincarnation. : AVATAR
20. Mercury's winged sandals. : TALARIA
21. Hound. : HARRIER
22. Withdraws. : RETIRES
24. Sources. : ORIGINS
25. Quick retort. : RIPOSTE
26. Projection over door or window. : CROSSET
27. Prefix. : PRE
28. Genus which includes sea lions. : OTARIA
30. Redundancy. : PLEONASM
32. Note in Guido's scale. : ELA
33. Symbol of Maine. : PINE
35. Tatar. : SLAV
36. Master of the short story (1809–49). : POE
37. Fluff. : LINT
38. Dill. : ANET
39. Sierra ___, British colony, West Africa. : LEONE
41. Shows contempt. : SNEERS
43. This word has four pronunciations. : VASE
44. Ecclesiastical hood. : AMICE
45. Mistakes in printing. : ERRATA
47. Egyptian singing girl. : ALME
48. Man's name. : SETH
49. Spathes. : BRACTS
50. "Pearl of the Antilles." : CUBA
52. Located. : SITUATE
54. Tito's last name. : BROZ
55. Hypothetical visitors to earth. : MARTIANS
59. "Elder statesmen" of Japan. : GENRO
60. Shaped with a tool. : TROWELED
64. Margarine. : OLEO
65. Luxury liner. : SATURNIA
67. Persian title. : KHAN
68. In art, strewn with stars. : SEME
69. Despise. : SCORN
71. Units of matter. : MONADS
72. Side of bacon. : FLITCH
74. Forbid. : BAN
75. Ptomaine. : SEPSIN
77. Machines to separate seeds from cotton. : GINS
78. Witnessed. : SEEN
79. Hot Mediterranean wind. : SOLANO
81. Bay on Honshu Island. : ISE
82. Rope. : LARIAT
84. Industrial problem. : STRIKE
86. The screen's "Mr. Chips." : DONAT
87. Heating device. : ETNA
89. Keats. : POET
90. Smokestacks. : CHIMNEYS
92. Franchise. : VOTE
93. Uneasy. : RESTLESS
95. Friend of Lord Byron. : MOORE
96. Minted again. : RECOINED
98. Buddhist temple in Japan. : TERA
99. Inns. : TAVERNS
101. Repair. : DARN
102. Author of "Kitty Foyle." : MORLEY
105. Gigantic. : HUGE
106. Natives: Suffix. : ITES
108. Miss poignantly. : REGRET
112. Clinging vine. : IVIES
113. Adriatic port. : BARI
114. Sword-shaped: Bot. : ENSATE
116. "He threw the ___, but not with love, right in the lady's face." : GLOVE
117. Granular snow. : NEVE
118. Wend. : SORB
119. Capture. : BAG
120. Grooves. : RUTS
122. Belgian river. : YSER
123. Three: It. : TRE
124. Rigid disciplinarian. : MARTINET
126. Source of vitamin C. : TOMATO
128. Compass direction. : ENE
129. Small orifice in sponge. : OSTIOLE
131. Tyros. : NOVICES
133. Roman household gods. : PENATES
135. Heckler. : NEEDLER
136. Green arsenate of copper. : ERINITE
137. The "Lost Pleiad." : ELECTRA
138. Revokes. : ADEEMS
139. Tennis games. : SINGLES
140. World ___. : SERIES
Down
1. Navy's bone of contention. : CARRIER
2. One who transfers property. : ALIENOR
3. Hector. : NAG
4. Musical form. : TRIO
5. Anoints: Archaic. : OINTS
6. Speech sounds. : NASALS
7. Withers. : SHRIVELS
8. Most beautiful of the Pleiades. : MAIA
9. Marshall Plan. : ERP
10. Turn: Greek. : TROPOS
11. Passageway. : AISLE
12. Ancient Greek chord. : NETE
13. Having interstices. : AREOLATE
14. Secret. : ARCANE
15. In Russia, about three-fifths mi. : VERST
16. Controversial subject. : ATOM
17. Common contraction. : TIS
18. Rat poison. : ARSENIC
19. Return to office. : REELECT
20. Overthrow. : TOPPLE
23. Commonwealths. : STATES
29. Hindu prince. : RANA
31. City of Yugoslavia. : NISH
34. Legislators. : ENACTORS
36. Simulates. : PRETENDS
38. Astounds. : AMAZES
40. Sewing case. : ETUI
42. D. P. coming to America. : EMIGRANT
43. U. N. problem. : VETO
44. Lined up. : AROW
46. Down with!: Fr. : ABAS
48. Girl's name. : SARA
49. Cow ponies: Colloq. : BRONCS
51. Hué is its capital. : ANAM
53. Etats ___. : UNIS
54. Enfant terrible. : BRAT
55. More covered with lichens. : MOSSIER
56. Molière's misanthrope. : ALCESTE
57. Resumes. : REOPENS
58. Strong cigars. : STOGIES
60. Rodin's famous figure. : THINKER
61. Mountain range in Syria. : LEBANON
62. Issue. : EMANATE
63. Indicated. : DENOTED
66. One of the United Greeks: Eccl. : UNIAT
67. Author of "The Music Master." : KLEIN
70. Nothing. : NIL
72. Seethes. : FERMENTS
73. Coal scuttle. : HOD
76. Table linen. : NAPERY
78. Inspiring. : STIRRING
80. Affectionately. : LOVINGLY
83. Stalin's wife. : ROSA
84. Tire. : SHOE
85. Scrutinized. : EYED
88. Britain's leading Socialist. : ATTLEE
90. Inlet. : COVE
91. Cicatrix. : SCAR
94. Members of F. F. V. : LEES
95. Wise men. : MAGI
97. Where Salem is: Abbr. : OREG
99. Rotary engines. : TURBINES
100. Sea-anemones. : SEAROSES
102. Newest Supreme Court Justice. : MINTON
103. Foreign. : OVERSEA
104. Fastened immovably. : RIVETED
105. First star in "Westerns." : HART
107. Unfermented grape juice. : STUM
109. Cockade. : ROSETTE
110. Equalizing devices. : EVENERS
111. Miss Wright of the screen. : TERESA
113. Destructive insects. : BORERS
114. Corroding. : EATING
115. Siberian stockades. : ETAPES
118. Governor McKay's capital. : SALEM
119. Britain's Foreign Secretary. : BEVIN
121. Stone tablet. : STELE
124. Character in "The Wind in the Willows." : MOLE
125. Purple seaweed used as food in Japan. : NORI
126. Head: Fr. : TETE
127. Unique person. : ONER
130. Carplike fish. : IDE
132. Eyelash. : CIL
134. Chemical combining form. : ACI

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 33 debuted here and reused later, 14 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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