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CROSS-EXAMINATION

New York Times, Sunday, February 13, 1949

Author:
Howard O. Smith
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 5.21, Missing: { J Q X Y }, Scrabble score: 621 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 144, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 52
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© 1949, The New York TimesNo. 366
Across
1. Labor. : STRIVE
7. Occupant of a cocoon. : PUPA
11. Copycat. : APER
15. High explosive. : TONITE
21. Decorticated. : PEELED
22. Afresh. : ANEW
23. "Good King ___." : RENE
24. Won. : EARNED
25. Mutually destructive. : INTERNECINE
27. Thickened, as by evaporation. : INSPISSATED
29. Capek's robot play. : RUR
30. Indian fig trees, with aerial roots. : BANIANS
31. Native kingdom of the Gold Coast. : ASHANTI
32. Finial. : EPI
33. Panay natives. : ATIS
35. Small lizards. : EFTS
36. Man's name. : ERIC
37. Berlin's river. : SPREE
39. Rounded part. : LOBE
40. Friends: French. : AMIS
41. Prone. : APT
44. Maid in "Antony and Cleopatra." : IRAS
46. Enzymes. : ASES
47. Of grapes. : UVITIC
49. Frogs: Zool. : ANURANS
51. Cavil. : CARP
53. Old Roman drinking vessels. : PATERAE
55. Method of ending debate. : CLOSURE
56. Boats. : SAILERS
59. Burning. : AFIRE
60. Hindrance. : STOP
62. Devotee of an idea. : IST
63. Living on a shore. : LITTORAL
64. Governor Pittman's state. : NEVADA
66. Bay windows. : ORIELS
68. Marmee's eldest daughter. : MEG
69. "Miss ___ Slagle's." : SUSIE
70. City on the Oka. : OREL
71. Mongrel. : CUR
73. Nothing. : NIL
74. Excelled. : SHONE
76. Cast. : SEND
77. Stimulating. : INSPIRATIONAL
80. Depresses: Dial. : SADS
84. The feathergrasses. : STIPA
85. Man's nickname. : NAT
86. Of the same kind. : ILK
87. Star in Draco. : ADIB
91. Mountain ridge. : ARETE
93. Greek island. : IOS
94. Give heed. : LISTEN
96. Grave. : SEVERE
98. Ease. : UNBURDEN
100. Burns' titular hero. : TAM
101. Tree of madder family. : EVEA
103. Scouting: Aviation slang. : RECON
104. African striped antelopes. : KOODOOS
105. Memorandum in diplomacy. : MEMOIRE
107. Flags. : PENNONS
109. Outer Hebrides Islands, North ___ or South ___. : UIST
110. Agencies. : MEDIUMS
111. Equanimity. : PHLEGM
112. Behold: Latin. : ECCE
114. Suffix denoting profession. : STER
116. Serpent. : ASP
117. Birthplace of Anacreon. : TEOS
118. Hebrew dry measure: Var. : EPHA
121. Islamic Messiah. : MAHDI
123. Miscellany. : OLIO
125. Blessing. : BOON
126. Streaks in mahogany. : ROES
127. Lord Palmerston's nickname. : PAM
128. Lively dance: Var. : RIGADON
131. Axillae. : ARMPITS
134. Convened. : SAT
135. Inculcate democratic ideals. : AMERICANIZE
137. Shown. : DECLARATIVE
139. Woolly. : LANATE
140. Highlander. : GAEL
141. Bacchic cry. : EVOE
142. Stimulator. : ELATER
143. Screen actress Williams. : ESTHER
144. Termini. : ENDS
145. Pigments. : REDS
146. Accent. : STRESS
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1. Whorled. : SPIRAL
2. Sustained: Mus. : TENUTO
3. Tending to punish. : RETRIBUTIVE
4. ___ de France. : ILE
5. Part of speech. : VERB
6. ___ Wallace Hopper. : EDNA
7. Quiet. : PACIFIC
8. Oriental Christians. : UNIATS
9. Father and son, famous in England and America. : PENNS
10. Inspires respect. : AWES
11. Operatic solo. : ARIA
12. Think: Fr. : PENSE
13. Cherish. : ENSHRINE
14. Resorts. : REPAIRS
15. Exam. : TEST
16. Source of joy in monotony. : OASIS
17. Former Federal agency: Abbr. : NRA
18. Vary at random. : INTERSPERSE
19. Conical tent. : TEEPEE
20. Vortices. : EDDIES
26. Inimical forces. : ENEMIES
28. Ancient Peruvian. : INCA
34. Particular. : SEVERAL
38. Dangerously clever. : PARLOUS
40. Mindanao native. : ATA
41. Upward: Comb. form. : ANO
42. Faint-hearted. : PUSILLANIMOUS
43. Brace a roof. : TRUSS
45. Away! : SCAT
48. Enraged. : IRED
49. Plant of the ginger family. : ALPINIA
50. Facility. : ART
52. Holms. : AITS
53. South American Indian stock. : PANO
54. Southwest wind. : AFER
55. The heart. : COR
56. Remarkable. : SIGNAL
57. Sadie Thompson play. : RAIN
58. Pung. : SLED
61. Act of twisting. : TORSION
63. Kingly. : LEONINE
65. Beloved of Galatea. : ACIS
67. Norse goddess of peace. : EIR
68. Anagrammatic electrical unit. : MHO
72. Frees. : UNTIES
74. Children tenders: Colloq. : SITTERS
75. Sambars. : ELKS
78. Additional postscript: Abbr. : PPS
79. Chinese pagodas. : TAS
80. ___ Center, Sinclair Lewis' birthplace. : SAUK
81. Florence's river. : ARNO
82. Valley outlet. : DEBOUCHMENT
83. Planned. : STUDIED
87. Vindicator. : AVENGER
88. Compounded more than once. : DECOMPOSITE
89. Very hard. : IRON
90. Peaks in Scotland. : BENS
92. Aphrodite's companion. : EROS
94. Poem by Keats. : LAMIA
95. Mother of mankind. : EVE
97. Sea bird. : ERNE
99. Points. : DOTS
100. Scatter. : TED
102. Loss of voice. : APHONIA
105. Noon. : MERIDIAN
106. Rogue. : IMP
108. Letters. : ELS
110. Mixture. : MELANGE
111. Third word of U. N. Charter. : PEOPLES
112. Pierce. : EMPALE
113. South African foxes. : CAAMAS
115. Civilian garb in old Rome. : TOGA
117. Frostfish. : TOMCOD
119. Equine affliction. : HEAVES
120. Starworts. : ASTERS
122. Iridosmine compound. : IRITE
124. Filtered. : OOZED
125. Curved mark over a short vowel. : BREVE
129. Freezer. : ICER
130. Swedish name. : NELS
131. Biblical name. : ADER
132. Very: French. : TRES
133. Piquancy. : SALT
136. Huzza. : RAH
138. North Carolina river, 220 miles to Pamlico Sound. : TAR

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 38 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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