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ANCIENT, MEDIEVAL, MODERN

New York Times, Sunday, February 8, 1948

Author:
R. Shoemaker
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 77, Avg Word Len: 5.51, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 640 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 184, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 69 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1948, The New York TimesNo. 313
Across
1. Parts of auto tires. : TREADS
7. The science and art of government. : POLITICS
15. Ancient instrument, used by Columbus. : COMPASS
22. "Ashes" of the sun. : HELIUM
23. Cephalalgia. : HEADACHE
24. Work to excess. : OVERPLY
25. Exaggerate. : OVERDO
26. Declarer. : ASSERTER
27. Deceived again. : REDUPED
28. Record. : REGISTER
30. "David ___," best seller of 1899. : HARUM
31. Sea cow. : SIRENIAN
32. Persia. : IRAN
33. She flung the golden apple. : ERIS
35. Greek sculptor, fourth century, B. C. : LYSIPPUS
37. Roof projection. : EAVE
38. Large genus of tree mosses. : USNEA
40. Companions. : PALS
42. Official foreigners' name for Thailand. : SIAM
43. Sec'y of State under Cleveland, 1895–97. : OLNEY
44. Messieurs: Abbr. : MESSRS
46. That which does not occupy space. : NONMATTER
50. 31.5 gals.: Abbr. : BRL
51. American porgy. : SCUP
53. Peanuts. : GOOBERS
54. Ridge of mountains in Pennsylvania. : POCONOS
58. High note. : ELA
61. A number of beasts. : HERD
63. Badger State Senator. : WILEY
64. Positive quantity. : PLUS
65. Consume. : EAT
66. Silver-white metallic element. : MAGNESIUM
69. Allow. : LET
70. Shaggy part of oak-bark. : CRUT
71. University in Durham, N. C. : DUKE
72. Slave of Caliban. : ARIEL
73. Approaches. : NEARS
75. Spartan serf. : HELOT
77. Bishop's headdress. : MITRE
78. Explosive powder. : NITRO
79. Muse of history. : CLIO
80. Istle fiber: Var. : PITO
81. Aweigh. : ATRIP
82. Violently. : AMAIN
83. Senior. : ELDER
85. He induced the Trojans to take in the wooden horse. : SINON
86. ___ Island. : RHODE
87. Children. : TOTS
88. Shoshonean Indians. : UTES
89. Unit of electrical resistance. : OHM
91. Mittens and sweaters. : KNITTINGS
93. Before. : ERE
94. Scent. : ODOR
95. Skilled mechanical work, as wood carvings. : SLOYD
97. Town in Bengal. : SURI
98. Obstinate. : SET
99. Term. : SESSION
101. Narrates. : RELATES
103. Minds: Scot. : MINS
105. Letters of the alphabet. : ELS
106. Bombed Aug. 6, 1945. : HIROSHIMA
108. Lubricator on a motor. : OILCUP
112. W. A. Julian's official position: Abbr. : TREAS
115. Husband of Emilia. : IAGO
116. Part of the ear. : LOBE
118. Contemptuous term of address: Var. : SIRRA
119. Mister: German. : HERR
120. Japanese, Chinese, Burmese, etc. : ASIATICS
124. Encircle. : GIRD
126. Dead pasture grass: Prov. Eng. : TOAR
127. Opposite of the proton. : ELECTRON
129. Empty. : INANE
131. City in Sind Province, Bombay. : LARKHANA
133. Saint of September 29. : MICHAEL
134. Augment. : INCREASE
136. Soothing: Med. : ANETIC
137. Enrolled. : ENTERED
138. Nucleus of hydrogen isotope, mass 2. : DEUTERON
139. Hydrogen isotope, mass 3. : TERIUM
140. Stemless: Bot. : SESSILE
141. One against whom a tax is levied. : ASSESSEE
142. Open ___. : SESAME
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1. Radioactive element no. 90. : THORIUM
2. Contrary. : REVERSE
3. Neat; tasteful: Lat. : ELEGANS
4. Gaiety. : AIRINESS
5. Old clothes. : DUDS
6. Struck. : SMOTE
7. Egyptian: Obs. : PHARIAN
8. Letters of the alphabet. : OES
9. Bind with rope. : LASH
10. Utopian. : IDEAL
11. Linger. : TARRY
12. Metrical beat, in verse. : ICTUS
13. Science of the composition of substances. : CHEMISTRY
14. Weight of India. : SER
15. Sensitive layer of skin. : CORIUM
16. Extra impressions of a printed job. : OVERS
17. Ancient associate of Persians. : MEDE
18. Skinless dried plum. : PRUNELLO
19. ___ Way, ancient Roman road. : APPIAN
20. Untwisted silk. : SLEAVE
21. Capital of New South Wales. : SYDNEY
29. Marshall Plan. : ERP
31. Mast. : SPAR
34. Hit hard. : SLOG
36. Desserts. : PIES
39. Genus of large prehistoric turtles. : ARCHELON
41. New York phenomenon of Dec. 26, 1947. : SNOW
43. Grampuses. : ORCS
45. Prosecutes. : SUES
47. Drudges. : MOILS
48. Competent. : ABLE
49. Fangs. : TEETH
50. Boxing match. : BOUT
52. Where Einstein teaches. : PRINCETON
54. Element no. 94, formed from U. 238. : PLUTONIUM
55. Uncharged nuclear particles. : NEUTRONS
56. Where nuclear research is carried on. : OAKRIDGE
57. Most precipitous. : STEEPEST
58. Originates. : EMANATES
59. City in North Dakota. : LARIMORE
60. Excites. : AGITATES
62. Aaron Burr was one. : DUELLER
64. Charged nuclear particles. : PROTONS
67. Lithuanian river. : NERIS
68. Domestics. : MAIDS
70. Jingle. : CLINK
71. Indicating presence of two atoms of sulphur: Comb. form. : DITHI
74. Deer. : ROE
76. Finial. : EPI
77. Cocktails. : MARTINIS
84. Jacob Abbott's juvenile hero. : ROLLO
85. Author of "Atomic Energy for Military Purposes." : SMYTH
88. Stout Japanese herbs. : UDOS
90. Cries of delight. : HOAS
92. Three united. : TRIO
94. Unctious liquids. : OILS
95. European brown bats. : SEROTINES
96. Devil: Scot. : DEIL
100. Explores. : SEARCHES
101. Port of Latvia. : RIGA
102. Pittsburgh problem. : SMOG
104. Moves as if sliding. : SLITHERS
106. Save: Scot. : HAIN
107. Eisenhower's home city. : ABILENE
109. ___ and Slavonia. : CROATIA
110. Source of atomic power. : URANIUM
111. Point at which prime is past: Biol. : PARACME
112. Topics. : THEMES
113. Redelineate. : RELINE
114. Institutes. : ERECTS
115. Tristan's love. : ISOLDE
117. Epoch. : ERA
120. Staggering. : AREEL
121. Anvil bone of the ear. : INCUS
122. Bill of fare. : CARTE
123. Snicker ___. : SNEES
125. Mild oaths. : DRATS
128. Earth goddess of the Khonds. : TARI
130. Listening devices. : EARS
132. Joint. : KNEE
134. Mount near site of ancient Troy. : IDA
135. Milk pail: Dial. : SOE

Answer summary: 21 unique to this puzzle, 48 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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