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IN LITERARY CIRCLES

New York Times, Sunday, February 11, 1951

Author: Thomas Meekin
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 160, Blocks: 83, Avg Word Len: 5.57, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 609 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 154, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 35
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 602
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1. Otranto, Rackrent, Zenda. : CASTLES
8. Water-raising wheels. : NORIAS
14. Fealty. : HOMAGE
20. Hercules was her slave. : OMPHALE
21. Marketable : SALABLE
22. Idle talk. : PALAVER
23. Dissenter. : HERETIC
24. Junction. : UNITION
25. Where Kokomo is. : INDIANA
26. Character in "Mourning Becomes Electra." : ORIN
27. ___ bien. : TRES
29. Mounted sentinels. : VEDETTES
31. Symbol of England. : LION
32. Storage crib. : BIN
33. Teetered. : SEESAWED
35. Particles. : IOTAS
37. Memento of Diamond Head. : LEI
38. Lord ___, who said, "All power corrupts." : ACTON
40. River in Kenya. : TANA
41. Strong. : MANLY
43. Deposit of loam. : LOESS
45. Fall flower. : ASTER
47. What Penelope did to Laertes' shroud. : UNRAVELED
50. Belgian Nobel Prize winner in medicine, 1919. : BORDET
51. Golf gadgets. : TEES
53. Sherman's rank. : ADMIRAL
54. She wrote "The Battle Hymn of the Republic." : HOWE
55. Almost 4 miles, in Persia. : PARASANG
59. Dervish in the "Arabian Nights." : AGIB
60. Inhabited. : PEOPLED
63. Kirghiz mountain range. : ALAI
64. Village on the N. Y. State Barge Canal, near Syracuse. : CANASTOTA
67. ___ Strait, in Washington Sound. : HARO
68. D. V. M. : VET
70. Palm thatch. : NIPA
71. Daniel Boone was one. : TRAPPER
72. Food fish. : SHAD
74. Native of N. E. Hindustan. : KOERI
76. Family in "Heart of Midlothian." : DEANS
78. Silkworms. : ERIAS
79. Mme. de ___, nee Germaine Necker. : STAEL
80. Babylonian god. : ENLIL
81. Homestead lot. : INLOT
82. Peevish oath. : DRAT
83. Sluggishness. : INERTIA
85. Ebb and flow. : TIDE
86. Sanskrit school. : TOL
87. Admirable. : RARE
89. Sotto voce. : UNDERTONE
91. Big shot. : ONER
92. Young girl; debutante: Colloq. : ROSEBUD
94. ___ Lee. : LILA
95. Young birds. : NESTLERS
97. Grass stem: Var. : HALM
98. Ancient kingdom N. of Greece. : MACEDON
101. London's foreign quarter. : SOHO
102. She danced for Herod. : SALOME
105. Gooseneck device used in plumbing. : WATERSEAL
107. Seattle's sound. : PUGET
110. Mr. Darcy finally conquers it. : PRIDE
111. More dreadful. : DIRER
112. College math. : TRIG
114. Musical. : LYRIC
116. Fifth word of the Gettysburg Address. : AGO
117. George Meredith's capricious heroine. : DIANA
119. American mole, having prominent nostrils. : STARNOSE
122. ___ pro nobis. : ORA
123. Rain spout: Scot. : RONE
125. Regular patron. : CUSTOMER
128. Presently. : ANON
129. Ivan IV. : TSAR
130. Needle-point lace. : ALENCON
132. Image worshiper. : IDOLIST
134. Rope of untanned skin. : RAWHIDE
136. Not cordial. : DISTANT
137. Site of University of the South. : SEWANEE
138. Attains success. : ARRIVES
139. Resources. : ASSETS
140. Kitchen utensil. : MASHER
141. A trait of Becky Sharp's. : SLYNESS
1. Narcotic snuff. : COHOBA
2. Subject of 1927 Kafka novel. : AMERICA
3. Short races. : SPRINTS
4. Next. : THEN
5. Buddhist pillar. : LAT
6. The Four Hundred. : ELITE
7. Edward Rochester had one. : SECRET
8. Girl's nickname. : NAN
9. ___ branch of peace. : OLIVE
10. Valued. : RATED
11. In the same book: Lat. : IBID
12. Medicinal plant. : ALOE
13. Francisco's role in "Hamlet." : SENTINEL
14. The white goose: Hindu myth. : HANSA
15. Word for Father William. : OLD
16. Flexible armor. : MAIL
17. Benefited. : AVAILED
18. Columbus was one. : GENOESE
19. Ancient Greek club member. : ERANIST
21. Daniel proved her innocence. : SUSANNA
22. This Tartuffe affected. : PIETY
28. Son of Isaac. : ESAU
30. "Twice ___ Tales." : TOLD
33. Knives. : SNEES
34. Charles Farrar Browne's nom de plume. : WARD
36. Lazybones. : SLOWPOKE
39. Commune 12 miles E. of Naples. : OTTAIANO
41. Earn by service. : MERIT
42. Onyx marble. : ALABASTER
44. City in Russia. : OREL
46. Respond. : REACT
48. Central American timber trees. : AMATES
49. Strength. : VIGOR
50. Rude person. : BOOR
52. Parade instrument. : SNAREDRUM
54. Found on "The Front Page." : HEADLINES
55. Nehru was called this. : PANDIT
56. One who transfers property. : ALIENOR
57. Winter resort near Genoa. : RAPALLO
58. Snarled. : GNARRED
60. Four-wheeled carriage. : PHAETON
61. Girl in Dos Passos' "U. S. A." : EVELINE
62. Mocker. : DERIDER
65. Stevenson's burial place overlooks it. : APIA
66. Spoon-shaped. : SPATULATE
69. Doorkeepers. : TILERS
73. Moss ___, playwright. : HART
75. The science of reality. : ONTOLOGY
77. Flowed freely. : STREAMED
79. Snaths. : SNEADS
83. Lazy one. : IDLER
84. Fabulist. : AESOP
88. Competent. : ABLE
90. Daintier. : NICER
93. Wearing shoes. : SHOD
96. Ultima ___. : THULE
98. Opposed to Girondism. : MARATISM
99. Mountain chain in Greece. : OETA
100. Recount. : NARRATE
102. Surf shiner. : SPARADA
103. Part of ancient Greece. : ARGOLIS
104. Cat. : LIONESS
105. Triumphs. : WINS
106. Waterfall. : LINN
108. Tending to eat away. : EROSIVE
109. Philippics. : TIRADES
111. Dishearten. : DAUNT
113. Hindu teachers: Var. : GOORAS
115. Fondle. : CARESS
118. Sacred images. : ICONS
119. Biblical word. : SELAH
120. Threefold. : TRINE
121. Angry sound. : SNARL
124. ___ en point: Heraldry. : ENTE
126. Ancient Greek theatres. : ODEA
127. Cuts down. : MOWS
129. Describes Don Quixote's figure. : THIN
131. Lilli Palmer's Pyewacket. : CAT
133. Indian weight. : SER
135. Twisted. : WRY

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 23 debuted here and reused later, 14 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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