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READER'S GUIDE

New York Times, Sunday, March 10, 1946

Author: Thomas Meekin
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 160, Blocks: 81, Avg Word Len: 5.60, Missing: { J Z }, Scrabble score: 650 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 188, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 72 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Thomas Meekin has 202 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
PS notes: Number for 142-Across clue in original was typed as 112. In 73-Down clue, added hyphen after "Ben" and em dash before "Gen."
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© 1946, The New York TimesNo. 213
Across Down
1. Two-year-old salmon. : SMOLTS
7. Temperament of Hitler. : FANATIC
14. It's accentuated in song. : POSITIVE
22. ___ emptor. : CAVEAT
23. River Columbus almost discovered. : ORINOCO
24. Accredits. : ASCRIBES
25. Interstice. : AREOLE
26. Scheherazade was one. : RECITER
27. They're "Up in Central Park." : SPOONERS
28. Crossing the ___.—Tennyson : BAR
29. It drove Mme. Bovary into unfaithfulness. : SAMENESS
31. Lord Chesterfield was one. : PATRON
33. Creek. : RIA
34. New-Yorkese for New York. : BURG
36. Office of Pandulph.—King John. : LEGATE
37. How Rip passed many years. : ASLEEP
38. What Simon Legree lacked. : PITY
39. An adsorbed ion. : ADION
41. Color in Dolly Varden's cheeks. : ROSY
42. Thus Don's eyes, Lost Weekend. : BLEARY
43. Censures. : FLAYS
44. What Mr. Hyde failed to do to Dr. Jekyll. : REPLACE
46. Anglo-Saxon right. : SOC
47. ___ Teasdale, poet (1884–1933). : SARA
49. Keeps "Ol' Man River Rollin' Along." : DREDGE
50. Shown to be false. : DISPROVEN
56. Hair treatments. : RINSES
60. Son of Apollo. : ION
61. Extemporize. : IMPROVISE
62. Swimming. : NATANT
63. Turkish coins. : ASPERS
66. R. L. Stevenson's burial place overtops it. : APIA
67. Ubiquitous roadside sign. : EATS
68. House of William III. : ORANGE
69. ___ de Janeiro. : RIO
70. Mr. Midshipman Easy learned its use. : SEXTANT
72. Of which Ralph Nickleby accuses Nicholas. : SLOTH
74. Where Crusader fought Saracen. : SIDON
75. According to: Ital. : ALLA
77. Javelin. : DART
78. Prize. : PLUM
80. Emperor in Quo Vadis. : NERO
81. Nero Wolfe's beverages. : BEERS
83. European lime trees. : TEILS
86. Longs. : ASPIRES
89. "The ___ and I." : EGG
90. Begin. : INCEPT
92. Hunting assembly. : MEET
93. Physical aspect of Don Quixote. : THIN
94. Birthplace of Enrico Caruso. : NAPLES
96. Sear with invective. : SCATHE
97. "Those ___ young charms." : ENDEARING
99. It killed Charles I. : AXE
100. Rope for Ferdinand. : TETHER
101. Passerine birds. : STARLINGS
102. Subject of Robert Burns' poem. : COTTER
106. Two-toed sloth. : UNAU
108. Rogue. : IMP
109. Vacuum tube. : PENTODE
110. Falstaff's physical aspect. : OBESE
113. Scott's are called "Waverley." : NOVELS
117. Lemur. : MAKI
120. S. A. tanagers. : YENIS
121. Asiatic mongoose. : URVA
122. Chaucer character. : SQUIRE
123. Subject of Matthew parable. : TALENT
125. Mental condition of Barnaby Rudge. : DAFT
126. Thee: French. : TOI
127. Mysterious Nuremberg foundling (1812?–33). : HAUSER
128. This cruel relatives do to Cinderella. : MISTREAT
130. Mrs. Langtry. : LIL
131. Son of Old Bobbo. : LANCELOT
133. City in Ohio. : IRONTON
135. Unhappy chorus in Pirates of Penzance. : POLICE
137. Quality of Natty Bumppo's marksmanship. : ACCURATE
138. Of a Cenozoic era. : NEOGENE
139. Thus treasure-trove affects Edmund Dantes. : ELATES
140. How Becky Sharp influenced people. : WHEEDLED
141. Military rank of Macbeth. : GENERAL
142. Under which Little Dorrit was born. : DURESS
1. For D'Artagnan's sword. : SCABBARD
2. Morgan the Raider. : MARAUDER
3. Decayed. : OVERRIPE
4. July 24 to Aug. 22. : LEO
5. Palm fibers. : TALS
6. Fagin's instruction to Oliver Twist. : STEAL
7. What Aesop's Fox decided to do to Grapes. : FOREGO
8. Dread places in Quo Vadis. : ARENAS
9. Minute detail. : NICETY
10. For training foxhounds. : ANISE
11. Children. : TOTS
12. Eliza's bridge of escape. : ICE
13. What Claudius made of Hamlet's father. : CORPSE
14. Gummed label. : PASTER
15. Fish hawks. : OSPREYS
16. Cub reporter's dream. : SCOOP
17. Man in the ___ Mask.—Dumas. : IRON
18. The little ___ god. : TIN
19. Hannibal invaded it. : IBERIA
20. Truth. : VERITY
21. Elia wrote some. : ESSAYS
30. Lake or pool. : MERE
32. Wing of a Roman army. : ALA
35. Girl's name. : GOLDIE
37. Nick Carter's retreats. : ALCOVES
38. Kind of banana. : PLANTAIN
40. African reedbucks. : NAGORS
42. Brooklynese for Brooklyn. : BORO
43. Laurence and John.—Romeo and Juliet. : FRIARS
45. Perfumed by burning spices. : CENSED
46. Nursery-rhyme character. : SPRAT
48. River in Italy. : ARNO
50. Volcanic vents; destroyed Verne's Mysterious Island. : DIATREMES
51. Temperament of Dorine, Molière's Tartufe. : IMPATIENT
52. What did Penelope do? : SPIN
53. H. Himmler's last production. : VIAL
54. Barring, legally. : ESTOPPING
55. Young birds. : NESTLINGS
57. Slender fish. : SANDEEL
58. Swallow greedily. : ENGORGE
59. Shorthand writers: Colloq. : STENOGS
63. One profession of Sir Richard Burton. : ARABIST
64. Forte of the "Dumb Wife." : SILENCE
65. Its fur is fitch. : POLECAT
71. Carved memorial post. : XAT
73. Ben-___.—Gen. Lew Wallace. : HUR
76. She guarded the golden apples. : ARETHUSA
79. What Frankenstein's monster becomes. : MENACE
82. Titanite. : SPHENE
84. Mother of Helen. : LEDA
85. Unfruitful. : STERILE
86. Anchors Aweigh. : ATRIP
87. Cut of beef. : SHIN
88. Where Dresden is. : SAXONY
91. Buddhist church in Japan. : TERA
95. What Mr. Squeer's pupils never were. : PETTED
98. Charitable gift. : ALMS
103. Granular igneous rock. : TONALITE
104. Radio City components. : EDIFICES
105. Hurry Harry's disposition, The Deerslayer. : RESTLESS
107. End of citation: Radio. : UNQUOTE
109. Maine's symbol. : PINE
110. Status of Robin Hood. : OUTLAW
111. Tap, as a cask. : BROACH
112. Exhibit. : EVINCE
114. This Antonio did to Prospero, The Tempest. : OUSTED
115. What knights do in Ivanhoe. : VIE
116. Faintly descriptive of Amber. : ERRING
117. The ___ of Ballantrae.—Stevenson. : MASTER
118. City on the Elbe. : ALTONA
119. Seed of wheat. : KERNEL
122. Evergreen shrub. : SALAL
123. Stain. : TINGE
124. Gagged, gangster style. : TAPED
127. The Thundering ___.—Zane Grey. : HERD
128. The ___-stone.—Wilkie Collins : MOON
129. Seaport in Colombia. : TOLU
132. Player's intimation. : CUE
134. Arikara. : REE
136. Gibbon. : LAR

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 67 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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