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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
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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
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Melodious. : ARIOSO
127
"___ of Christ."—Kempis. : IMITATION
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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
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Thirty-second Vice President. : GARNER
Down
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Author of "The Story of My Life." : KELLER
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Panay seaport. : ILOILO
3
Four-wheeled vehicle. : LANDAU
4
Among. : MID
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Father of Cainan. : ENOS
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Titles again. : RENAMES
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Lawyer, writer, statesman, convicted of bribe-taking. : BACON
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Dangling. : ALOP
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Designer Norman ___ Geddes. : BEL
10
Work. : EXECUTE
11
Does as Mme. Defarge. : KNITS
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Mary Baker Glover ___. : EDDY
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Work unit. : ERG
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Perfection. : PEERLESSNESS
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Translator of the Rubaiyat. : FITZGERALD
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Mother of Don Juan: Byron. : INEZ
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Anglo-Saxon letter. : EDH
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Thong-shaped. : LORATE
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Dry goods dealer. : DRAPER
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Spanish title. : SENOR
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Slave of Sycorax. : ARIEL
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Guiding light. : LODESTAR
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Of age: Abbr. : AET
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Thin cookie. : SNAP
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"___ the six hundred." : RODE
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"May bear the ___, and a' that."—Burns. : GREE
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Historic date. : IDES
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Noted American actor. : DREW
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Borders. : RIMS
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Smollett's "___ Pickle." : PEREGRINE
45
Denials. : NAYS
47
American divine (1773–1866). : NOTT
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Author of "La Debacle." : ZOLA
50
"___ the darling of my heart." : SHES
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Novelist and surveyor of the port. : HAWTHORNE
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Our literature. : AMERICANA
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Cultivaters. : FOSTERERS
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Family ___. : TIES
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Author of famed confessions. : AUGUSTINE
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Beginner. : INITIATOR
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Simon ___, fictional detective. : LASH
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Whit. : ATOM
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Bobbin. : PIRN
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Witless. : SILLY
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Capital of Hesse. : DARMSTADT
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Vanquish. : ROUT
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Slipped. : ERRED
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Appropriate. : DUE
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Drench. : SOAK
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Small loop. : TAB
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Agates. : CHALCEDONIES
78
"Herald of the morn." : LARK
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___ Shan, Asiatic mountains. : TIEN
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Sharp pain. : STAB
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Partly burn. : CHAR
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Author of "Locksley Hall." : TENNYSON
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___ yard. : NAVY
86
Brightly colored fishes. : SEADRAGONS
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Then: Fr. : PUIS
88
"Cape of Good Hope" discoverer. : DIAS
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2,200. : MMCC
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"___ Goriot."—Balzac. : PERE
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Southwest wind. : AFER
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Soviet Union. : USSR
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Commander at Battle of The Somme. : HAIG
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"The ___ of Bernadette." : SONG
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Munich's river. : ISAR
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Hitlerian emulator. : FANATIC
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Austronesian tongue. : TAGALOG
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Child of the Marshalsea. : DORRIT
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Antiseptic. : IODINE
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Entire man. : EGO
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Kind of powdered drug. : JALAP
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Author of "One More Spring." : NATHAN
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Olympian goddess. : ATHENE
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Soldier-author. : CAESAR
114
Utters loudly. : PEALS
116
"Le ___ Chose."—Daudet. : PETIT
117
Opaque. : DENSE
120
Biblical tribe. : ASER
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Irk. : TIRE
122
Artistic creation. : POEM
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Poem by Byron. : LARA
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"___ to Psyche." : ODE
128
Mongrel. : MUT
129
Tennyson's "The Princess." : IDA
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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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