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SIDELIGHTS ON LITERATURE

New York Times, Sunday, February 29, 1948

Author: Eileen St. Clair
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 176, Blocks: 93, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 647 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 140, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 15, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 36
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© 1948, The New York TimesNo. 316
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1. Probably the Bard’s last play. : TEMPEST
8. Anthea’s eulogizer. : HERRICK
15. The first woman, in Greek myth. : PANDORA
22. She helped Theseus. : ARIADNE
23. Author of “Orlando Furioso.” : ARIOSTO
24. Condition of “Three Blind Mice.” : ACAUDAL
25. Scott hero, slain at Flodden Field. : MARMION
26. Snowy months: French Revolutionary calendar. : NIVOSES
27. Optimistic. : ROSEATE
28. David’s songs: Abbr. : PSA
29. Walked. : TROD
31. Lake in Canal Zone. : GATUN
32. Gateway to Palestine. : ACRE
33. Roman household god. : LAR
34. Vulcan’s armory. : ETNA
36. “A part of education.”—Bacon. : TRAVEL
38. ___ harp. : EOLIAN
40. Cleave. : RIFT
41. Easterners in the West. : DUDES
43. Subject of Keats’ “Last Sonnet.” : STAR
44. Before. : ERE
45. Fertile spot. : OASIS
46. Mrs. Gamp. : SARAH
48. Presently. : ANON
50. He said, “Ignorance is bliss.” : GRAY
52. Eskimo’s hooded coat. : PARKA
53. One-sixth drachma. : OBOL
55. Charm. : ENAMOUR
57. Couch. : SOFA
58. Subside. : EBB
61. One of the brothers Karamazov. : IVAN
63. Author of 1852 best seller. : STOWE
64. Mohammedan magistrate. : CADI
65. Bounder. : CAD
68. Regional locale of “Rain.” : MELANESIA
71. Sandburg’s hero. : ABE
72. Macbeth adviser. : HAG
73. Freshet. : SPATE
75. Form by wearing away. : ERODE
76. Short oar. : SCULL
78. Author of best seller of 1881. : READE
80. Writer of Westerns (1836–1902). : HARTE
81. “His sins were scarlet, but his books were ___.” : READ
82. Son-in-law of Mohammed. : ALI
83. Vigor. : VIM
84. Move lightly. : TRIP
85. Cloys. : SATES
87. Apprehend. : SEIZE
89. Maugham’s “Of Human Bondage” hero. : CAREY
91. Glower. : STARE
92. Manifest. : OVERT
93. Right of precedence: Fr. : PAS
94. Caviar to the general. : ROE
96. Herbs common along beaches. : SAMPHIRES
98. “He had no hair on the top of his head.” : NED
99. James Joyce’s homeland. : ERIN
101. Chaplain. : PADRE
103. Historic river. : NILE
104. Duplicity. : ART
105. Mythical British king. : BRAN
106. Atmospheric phenomena. : METEORS
108. Stentorian tone. : ROAR
110. “Some fell on ___ ground.” : STONY
112. Addison’s Roman hero. : CATO
113. Attic ___. : SALT
115. Vestige. : TRACE
118. Superfluous. : SPARE
119. Demure. : COY
120. Piano duets. : DUOS
122. “Hunting of the ___.”—Lewis Carroll. : SNARK
124. Cacklers. : HENS
125. Plunder. : RAVAGE
128. Stuffed olive. : PIMOLA
130. Genuine. : TRUE
131. One of Nature’s communists. : ANT
132. Entangle. : MIRE
133. Soldier from “Down Under.” : ANZAC
135. Unexciting. : TAME
137. Modern Aesop. : ADE
138. Introduction. : ISAGOGE
140. The kiwi is. : APTERAL
142. Food element. : VITAMIN
144. Ornamental screen. : REREDOS
145. Daughter of Leontes. : PERDITA
146. Connoisseur of the beautiful. : ESTHETE
147. Talkers. : PRATERS
148. Homer’s epic. : ODYSSEY
149. Sheltered: Scot. : SHEALED
1. Driven in. : TAMPED
2. Man’s name. : ERASTUS
3. Duke of Milan’s daughter. : MIRANDA
4. Card game. : PAM
5. Revise. : EDIT
6. Contemptuous laugh. : SNORT
7. Singers. : TENORS
8. Chinese dynasty. : HAN
9. Asterlike flowers. : ERIGERONS
10. Sheridan’s “Captain Absolute.” : RIVAL
11. Elihu ___. : ROOT
12. Exit. : ISSUE
13. Scale: Comb. form. : CTENO
14. Home of Hippocrates. : KOS
15. The three fates: Roman Relig. : PARCAE
16. Nut. : ACORN
17. Nose: Obs. : NASE
18. Appropriate. : DUE
19. Harem slave. : ODALISK
20. Almond liqueur. : RATAFIA
21. Warning sirens. : ALERTS
30. Facts. : DATA
32. Sprightly. : AIRY
35. Concerned with aircraft. : AERO
37. Web of feather. : VANE
39. Shakespeare’s “foolish fond old man.” : LEAR
40. ___ avis. : RARA
42. ___ farm, Horace’s villa. : SABINE
45. Like William, in “As You Like It.” : OAFISH
47. Cast: Naut. : HOVE
49. Of one’s birth. : NATAL
50. One of Henry V’s officers. : GOWER
51. Feel remorse. : RUE
52. School of whales. : POD
54. “___ with a delicate air.” : LASS
56. Hoi polloi. : MOB
57. Judicious. : SAGE
58. He said, “I think no virtue goes with size.” : EMERSON
59. Deprive of. : BEREAVE
60. Puffed up. : BLOATED
62. Poe’s well-known “barks of yore.” : NICAEAN
64. ___ victory. : CADMEAN
65. ___ marble. : CARRARA
66. Dresser. : ATTIRER
67. Lying within the farthest recesses. : DEEPEST
69. Snake. : ADDER
70. Iphigenia in ___. : AULIS
72. Filaments. : HAIRS
74. Baroness Cederstrom. : PATTI
77. Shaw’s Galatea. : LIZ
79. Little ___. : EVA
86. Creator of Uncle Toby. : STERNE
87. Trail. : SPIN
88. Muse of amatory poetry. : ERATO
89. Large game fishes. : CEROS
90. Primeval giant; Norse myth. : YMIR
91. “Comes the blind Fury with th’abhorred ___”—Lycidas. : SHEARS
95. “___ to Psyche.”—Keats. : ODE
97. Contrive. : PLOT
100. Skate. : RAY
101. Flush was one. : PET
102. Extirpate. : ERADICATE
105. Knight who saw the Grail. : BORS
106. Yucatan Indian. : MAYA
107. Squalid district. : SLUM
109. Talk noisily. : RANT
110. He wrote of “A Gentle Knight.” : SPENSER
111. Trumpet blare. : TANTARA
112. Chap: Slang. : COVE
114. Sound a horn. : TOOT
116. Burnt sugar. : CARAMEL
117. Descriptive of Dr. Johnson. : ERUDITE
118. English educator (1819–85). : SHAIRP
119. Act of affection. : CARESS
121. Vessels. : SLAVES
123. Wailed. : KEENED
125. Harshness. : RIGOR
126. Yawned. : GAPED
127. Vestibule. : ENTRY
128. Son of Hecuba. : PARIS
129. Mennonite. : AMISH
132. Kind. : MODE
134. Izzards. : ZEDS
136. French suffix. : ETTE
139. Procure. : GET
140. Highest mountain in Philippines. : APO
141. Melody. : LAY
143. Exclamation. : AHA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 33 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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