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OF PEOPLE AND PLACES

New York Times, Sunday, December 8, 1946

Author:
Katherine McKenna
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 81, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 608 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 164, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 54 Grid has super symmetry.
Katherine McKenna has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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© 1946, The New York TimesNo. 252
Across
1. Native of Nish. : SERBIAN
8. Patronymic adopted by Turkish ruler in 1934. : ATATURK
15. Byrnes' assistant. : ACHESON
22. Part of loom. : TREADLE
23. Rock celebrated by poet Brentano. : LORELEI
24. Member of European ethnic group. : SLOVENE
25. Red gurnards. : ROCHETS
26. Port of ancient Palestine. : ASCALON
27. Collection of clothing. : LAYETTE
28. King of Judea. : ASA
29. Bristle. : SETA
31. Heat. : CALOR
32. Visits among sailors. : GAMS
33. Street urchin. : TAD
34. Submarine attachments. : FINS
36. Town in E. France known for its iron works. : ROMBAS
38. Embellishes. : ADORNS
40. ___ Guide. : GIRL
41. Levels. : EVENS
43. Grained sheepskin leather. : ROAN
44. Revise. : EDIT
45. Popular movie star. : HENIE
46. Unruffled. : SEDATE
48. Laughed in undignified fashion. : SNICKERED
52. Site of famous Spanish cathedral. : BURGOS
53. Famous French surgeon (1517–90). : PARE
55. Growler. : SNARLER
56. Fiber used for ropes. : BAST
57. Mahomet's son-in-law. : ALI
60. Pans. : TINS
62. Poem in 24 cantos. : ILIAD
63. Chinese copper coins. : WENS
64. New Guinea port. : LAE
67. Lacerate. : LANCINATE
70. Invasion vessel. : LST
71. Promises evil. : THREATENS
73. Relating to ancient Greece. : ATTIC
74. French physicist, discovered polarization of light. : MALUS
76. Name meaning gainer of property. : EDWIN
78. Scolds vehemently. : RATES
79. Gathering of hunters. : MEET
80. City on the Thames. : ETON
81. Girl's name. : NITA
82. Smith who aids Siegfried. : MIME
83. Sinned. : ERRED
85. Turkish coins. : LIRAS
87. Israelite general assassinated by Joab. : ABNER
88. Famous naturalist. : SETON
89. Biennial composite plant. : DANDELION
91. River in Westphalia and Hanover. : EMS
93. Secreting internally. : ENDOCRINE
95. Mining town in Belgium. : ANS
96. Nobel Prize winner in literature, 1929. : MANN
97. Sculptured group of Michelangelo's in St. Peter's. : PIETA
99. Ground-plot. : SITE
100. Ancient Roman currency. : AES
101. Popular singing star. : BING
102. Federal States of Switzerland. : CANTONS
104. Babylonian sea-goddess. : NINA
106. Incite to action. : AROUSE
109. Moving rapidly. : CAREERING
111. Canal joining the Loire to the Saone. : CENTRE
115. Author of Michael Strogoff. : VERNE
116. Spanish title of respect. : DONA
117. Fermented grain. : MALT
119. Backless seat. : STOOL
120. Grown old. : AGED
121. Capital of Portuguese Guinea. : BOLAMA
123. Whim. : VAGARY
125. Girl's name. : IRMA
126. Twitching. : TIC
127. Fritz der ___, nickname of Frederick the Great. : ALTE
128. Type of tie. : ASCOT
130. Colored. : DYED
132. Broach a vessel. : TAP
133. My ___, by Willa Cather. : ANTONIA
135. Biblical tragedy by Racine. : ATHALIA
137. Pins of a sundial. : GNOMONS
139. Mustering. : RAISING
140. Greek hero of Trojan War. : STENTOR
141. Chemical indication of degree of combining power of an element. : VALENCE
142. Spanish magistrate. : ALCALDE
143. Natives of Sunflower State. : KANSANS
144. Notations. : ENTRIES
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1. Bombards at close range. : STRAFES
2. Gnawing. : EROSIVE
3. Repaired furniture. : RECANED
4. Expression of contempt. : BAH
5. "Beware the ___ of March." : IDES
6. Vary. : ALTER
7. Royal personage in Iliad and Odyssey. : NESTOR
8. Iranian Ambassador to U. S. : ALA
9. Famous conductor. : TOSCANINI
10. Eponymous ancestor of Arcadians. : ARCAS
11. Fresh-water duck. : TEAL
12. Explorer of Gulf of California, 1539. : ULLOA
13. Requisitioned a second time. : REORDERED
14. Consanguinity. : KIN
15. Oblique. : ASLANT
16. Stops a noise. : CLAMS
17. Heavy barges. : HOYS
18. Mme. Curie's daughter and biographer. : EVE
19. Mounting of a jewel. : SETTING
20. Smallest of Great Lakes. : ONTARIO
21. Polarized steel hands of compasses. : NEEDLES
30. Shepherd of Tekoa. : AMOS
32. Perforated plate used in storage batteries. : GRID
35. Done without due notice. : SNAP
37. Forbids. : BANS
39. Breslau's river. : ODER
40. GI's nickname for author of "Brewsie and Willie." : GERT
42. Acting by mere weight without motion. : STATIC
45. Cavalry soldier. : HUSSAR
47. Bogland. : ERIN
49. Rouses from sleep. : CALLS
50. ___ Kringle. : KRIS
51. Cause to feel high. : ELATE
52. Ruin. : BANE
54. Painting. : ENAMELING
56. French name, bold as a bear. : BERNARDIN
57. Shaded walk. : ALAMEDA
58. Papal palace. : LATERAN
59. Places under arrest. : INTERNS
61. Post. : STATION
63. Blanches. : WHITENS
64. Name meaning joy. : LETITIA
65. Marine zoophyte. : ANEMONE
66. 2nd Century Communists. : ESSENES
68. Summoned. : CITED
69. River in Finisterre. : ELORN
71. Unite closely. : TWINE
72. More subdued. : TAMER
75. Girl's name. : UNA
77. Nazi news agency. : DNB
84. Conveyance of an estate. : DEMISE
86. Troyes' river. : SEINE
87. Alger boy of 1784. : ASTOR
88. Divisions of a play. : SCENES
90. Liberator of Kansas (1814–66). : LANE
92. Apportion. : METE
94. Of the ear. : OTIC
97. Dress fabric like bombazine. : PARAMATTA
98. Act of giving life. : ANIMATION
101. Society. : BUND
102. Scene of Biblical feast. : CANA
103. Impediment. : SNAG
105. Opposed. : ANTI
106. Descents of deities to earth in incarnate form. : AVATARA
107. Queenly. : REGINAL
108. Of the appetite. : ORECTIC
109. ___ Porter, of "Night and Day." : COLE
110. What Pollyanna was. : GLAD
112. Rich dessert. : TORTONI
113. Love affair. : ROMANCE
114. Slips away. : ELAPSES
116. Foolish affection. : DOTAGE
118. Mr. Lie. : TRYGVE
121. Descriptive of Homer, Milton, and love. : BLIND
122. Pale. : ASHEN
123. Pioneer in electrical science (1745–1827). : VOLTA
124. HQ of Chinese Communists during war. : YENAN
127. Indigo dye. : ANIL
129. Preserves. : CANS
131. Stupid person. : DOLT
134. Woman explorer. : OSA
135. Invite. : ASK
136. Arsenal: Abbr. : ARS
138. Mal de ___. : MER

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 46 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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