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LITERARY SPOTLIGHT

New York Times, Sunday, December 5, 1948

Author:
Elizabeth Patterson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 174, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 678 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 122, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 29, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 52
Elizabeth Patterson has 23 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:
Original 90-Across clue had comma after "Evans"; removed it. Original 39-Down clue had comma after "that"; replaced it with period.
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© 1948, The New York TimesNo. 356
Across
1. Soldier-poet. : KILMER
7. Baseball's immortal. : BABE
11. Donjon. : KEEP
15. He wrote, "'We are lost,' the captain shouted, as he staggered down the stairs." : FIELDS
21. She loved "with that love which was her doom." : ELAINE
22. Monsieur Dumas. : ALEXANDRE
24. Capital in Central India. : INDORE
25. Prospector, seaman, war correspondent, novelist. : LONDON
26. Soldier, poet, preacher, philosopher, narcotic. : COLERIDGE
27. Iran's capital. : TEHRAN
28. Cover. : LID
29. Shropshire. : SALOP
31. "A ___ of Bells."—Goudge. : CITY
32. Banter: Slang. : RAZZ
34. Volcano on Mindanao. : APO
35. Greek political group. : ELAS
37. Japanese family badge. : MON
38. Regrets. : RUES
39. Alert: Scot. : GLEG
40. Roman road. : ITER
41. Spherical. : ROUNDED
43. Pound of North Africa. : ROTL
44. Charles Edward Stuart. : PRETENDER
46. Chemical compound. : ARSENIDE
48. Letters. : ZEES
49. Man's name. : RAE
50. "The ___ of things to come." : SHAPE
53. More or less. : SOME
54. Triangular sail. : FORESTAYSAIL
59. Little Em'ly's sweetheart in "David Copperfield." : HAM
60. "How doth the little busy bee" author. : WATTS
62. Archbishop of Canterbury 1556–58. : POLE
63. Swedish name. : NILS
64. "___ with her milk-white lamb." : UNA
65. Female sheep. : EWES
67. Gunny cloth. : TAT
68. Quarreled. : DISAGREED
70. Athena's shield. : EGIS
71. Shrill sound. : STRIDOR
73. Iranian Turk. : SART
74. Editor of the "New Yorker." : ROSS
75. "___, the Invincible."—Bryant. : TRUTH
76. Eye of a bean. : HILUM
77. A courtier in "Hamlet." : CORNELIUS
79. Ankles. : TARSI
80. Lower pedestal section. : SOCLE
81. Khan: Var. : CHAM
82. Bombast. : RANT
83. Shangri-La native. : TIBETAN
85. Old Dog ___. : TRAY
86. "Master of the revels to mankind." : SHAKSPERE
88. "The Sands of ___." : DEE
89. Devil's-tree. : DITA
90. Mary ___ Evans (George Eliot). : ANN
91. Refection. : MEAL
92. "A French or ___ or Proosian." : TURK
93. Feather. : PINNA
95. Month: Abbr. : NOV
96. Creator of Figaro. : BEAUMARCHAIS
99. ___ O'Casey. : SEAN
100. The ___ Cross. : FIERY
102. Doctor of Science. : SCD
103. Bridge-builder (1820–87). : EADS
104. Galsworthy family. : FORSYTES
106. Doubt. : DISCREDIT
109. Orphan heroine. : JANE
110. Adirondack lake. : SARANAC
114. "___ splendid wings." : POOR
115. Interested. : AGOG
116. Twinge. : PANG
117. "A ___ of Flanders."—Ouida. : DOG
118. New Zealand forest tree. : RATA
119. ___ shrew. : ERD
120. Ancient Greek contest. : AGON
121. Tissue. : TELA
122. Of punishment. : PENAL
124. Per. : THE
125. Melodious. : ARIOSO
127. "___ of Christ."—Kempis. : IMITATION
130. Potters' wheels. : LATHES
132. Shade tree. : LINDEN
133. Author of "Iphigenia in Aulis." : EURIPIDES
134. Ballad by Tennyson. : ORIANA
135. Beef cattle. : STEERS
136. Printing direction. : STET
137. "___ a Cavalier."—Keyes. : CAME
138. Thirty-second Vice President. : GARNER
Down
1. Author of "The Story of My Life." : KELLER
2. Panay seaport. : ILOILO
3. Four-wheeled vehicle. : LANDAU
4. Among. : MID
5. Father of Cainan. : ENOS
6. Titles again. : RENAMES
7. Lawyer, writer, statesman, convicted of bribe-taking. : BACON
8. Dangling. : ALOP
9. Designer Norman ___ Geddes. : BEL
10. Work. : EXECUTE
11. Does as Mme. Defarge. : KNITS
12. Mary Baker Glover ___. : EDDY
13. Work unit. : ERG
14. Perfection. : PEERLESSNESS
15. Translator of the Rubaiyat. : FITZGERALD
16. Mother of Don Juan: Byron. : INEZ
17. Anglo-Saxon letter. : EDH
18. Thong-shaped. : LORATE
19. Dry goods dealer. : DRAPER
20. Spanish title. : SENOR
23. Slave of Sycorax. : ARIEL
30. Guiding light. : LODESTAR
33. Of age: Abbr. : AET
36. Thin cookie. : SNAP
38. "___ the six hundred." : RODE
39. "May bear the ___, and a' that."—Burns. : GREE
40. Historic date. : IDES
42. Noted American actor. : DREW
43. Borders. : RIMS
44. Smollett's "___ Pickle." : PEREGRINE
45. Denials. : NAYS
47. American divine (1773–1866). : NOTT
48. Author of "La Debacle." : ZOLA
50. "___ the darling of my heart." : SHES
51. Novelist and surveyor of the port. : HAWTHORNE
52. Our literature. : AMERICANA
54. Cultivaters. : FOSTERERS
55. Family ___. : TIES
56. Author of famed confessions. : AUGUSTINE
57. Beginner. : INITIATOR
58. Simon ___, fictional detective. : LASH
61. Whit. : ATOM
62. Bobbin. : PIRN
66. Witless. : SILLY
68. Capital of Hesse. : DARMSTADT
69. Vanquish. : ROUT
70. Slipped. : ERRED
72. Appropriate. : DUE
73. Drench. : SOAK
75. Small loop. : TAB
77. Agates. : CHALCEDONIES
78. "Herald of the morn." : LARK
79. ___ Shan, Asiatic mountains. : TIEN
80. Sharp pain. : STAB
81. Partly burn. : CHAR
83. Author of "Locksley Hall." : TENNYSON
84. ___ yard. : NAVY
86. Brightly colored fishes. : SEADRAGONS
87. Then: Fr. : PUIS
88. "Cape of Good Hope" discoverer. : DIAS
91. 2,200. : MMCC
93. "___ Goriot."—Balzac. : PERE
94. Southwest wind. : AFER
97. Soviet Union. : USSR
98. Commander at Battle of The Somme. : HAIG
99. "The ___ of Bernadette." : SONG
101. Munich's river. : ISAR
104. Hitlerian emulator. : FANATIC
105. Austronesian tongue. : TAGALOG
106. Child of the Marshalsea. : DORRIT
107. Antiseptic. : IODINE
108. Entire man. : EGO
109. Kind of powdered drug. : JALAP
111. Author of "One More Spring." : NATHAN
112. Olympian goddess. : ATHENE
113. Soldier-author. : CAESAR
114. Utters loudly. : PEALS
116. "Le ___ Chose."—Daudet. : PETIT
117. Opaque. : DENSE
120. Biblical tribe. : ASER
121. Irk. : TIRE
122. Artistic creation. : POEM
123. Poem by Byron. : LARA
126. "___ to Psyche." : ODE
128. Mongrel. : MUT
129. Tennyson's "The Princess." : IDA
131. Shooting match: Fr. : TIR

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 43 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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