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READING AND WRITING

New York Times, Sunday, March 19, 1950

Author:
Elizabeth Jackson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 160, Blocks: 81, Avg Word Len: 5.60, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 638 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 172, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 50 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1950, The New York TimesNo. 423
Across
1. Rank of Adonis' pursuer. : GODDESS
8. Wet meadows. : SWALES
14. ___ Queen Mary. : DOWAGER
21. Theseus carried her off. : ARIADNE
22. Not moving. : STABILE
23. Sunk off Cherbourg, 1864. : ALABAMA
24. Huxley's Mrs. Aldwinkle in "Those Barren Leaves." : LILLIAN
25. "___ et Mélisande." : PELLEAS
26. Gratified. : REGALED
27. Miss Lulu Bett's sister. : INA
28. Describing an "Oz" character. : TINPLATED
30. Ancient Greek sanctuary. : SEKOS
32. Hussein ___. : ALA
33. Shoots: Colloq. : POTS
35. Coloradan county. : LARIMER
36. Names. : CITES
37. Did this move Nero to arson? : WHIM
38. Habitat of Moby Dick. : OCEAN
40. Refrigerator. : ICER
41. Sobriquet of Winnie. : POOH
42. Macbeth, ___ of Glamis. : THANE
43. Heroine of Sardou drama. : TOSCA
44. Ibsen's egotist, ___ Gynt. : PEER
45. Uriah Heep's is 'umble. : MANNER
47. Worn by Leatherstocking. : HIDES
48. Gems. : OPALS
50. Cat-headed goddess. : BAST
51. Author of "Main Street." : LEWIS
53. Jewish Old-Testament notes: Var. : MASSORA
56. Area of N. Africa and SW. Asia. : AFRASIA
59. Davy Jones' realm. : LOCKER
62. Siamese coin. : ATT
63. Ubiquitous. : OMNIPRESENT
65. Privileged medieval tenants. : SOKEMEN
67. Portico. : STOA
69. Meal. : SUPPER
70. Genus of herbs. : RUTA
72. Obtain. : DERIVE
73. Ulysses resisted her spells. : CIRCE
75. Air. : MIEN
76. Old Dutch liquid measures. : AAMS
78. Doctrine. : TENET
79. Consulted by Croesus. : ORACLE
81. Milk: Comb. form. : LACT
83. Fort Knox items. : INGOTS
85. Depression. : DENT
86. Tilelike. : TEGULAR
88. Resembling a horned mammal. : RHINOCERINE
91. Not any: Law. : NUL
92. Departure. : DEMISE
93. Sugar. : SWEETEN
94. Monty's role in "Brewster's Millions." : LEGATEE
96. German naval attaché, ousted 1916. : BOYED
98. Apulian town. : ORIA
99. Pepys' calling. : CLERK
100. "Brother Rat." : CADET
103. Airports. : DROMES
105. Curves in ships' planks. : SNYS
107. A Bokharan. : ERSAR
111. Statue. : ORANT
112. Copied. : APED
113. "The Ugly Duckling." : SWAN
114. Metric ton: Fr. : TONNE
115. Rail. : RANT
116. Tremulous. : ASPEN
118. Silas Marner's trade. : WEAVING
121. Burmese demons. : NATS
122. Mon ___ Pierrot. : AMI
123. Icarus was one. : FLIER
124. Hillock. : MONTICULE
126. Author of "Barriers Burned Away." : ROE
127. Hybrid animals. : CATALOS
129. One of a Biblical people. : AMORITE
131. Worn by the Kingfish's lodge. : REGALIA
133. Certain debtors. : LIENEES
134. Food for the Swiss Family Robinson. : TURTLES
135. Fragment. : SEGMENT
136. Transport. : ECSTASY
137. Miss Summerson in "Bleak House." : ESTHER
138. Chariots. : ESSEDES
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1. An oleoresin. : GALIPOT
2. River in "Green Mansions." : ORINOCO
3. Expands. : DILATES
4. Pigeon pea. : DAL
5. Make up, as "The Tatler." : EDIT
6. Character in "Pinocchio." : SNAIL
7. Shrub used in medicine. : SENNA
8. Fulton's folly. : STEAMER
9. Hero of Gide's first novel. : WALTER
10. Fitter. : ABLER
11. Ananias did. : LIED
12. Highest note. : ELA
13. Held by the Pickwick Club. : SESSION
14. Ohio county. : DARKE
15. Short for certain fats. : OLEOS
16. Canine club. : WAGS
17. Arab garment. : ABA
18. Noblest knight of the Round Table. : GALAHAD
19. Simon Legree's slave girl. : EMELINE
20. Aida's lover. : RADAMES
22. Unite. : SPLICE
29. Levers. : PRIES
31. Girl in "Craig's Wife." : ETHEL
34. Colombian weights. : SACOS
36. Sequel. : CONTINUANCE
37. Describes Bluebeard. : WHISKERED
39. No good: British soldier's slang. : NAPOO
41. Sparrow genus. : PASSER
42. Crown's hiding place in "Porgy." : THICKET
44. Flat surface of bone. : PLANUM
45. Meuse: Dutch. : MAAS
46. Electric units. : RELS
49. "___ and the Man." : ARMS
50. ___ Fox. : BRER
52. Peggy ___. : WOOD
53. Luck-bringer. : MASCOT
54. Dressed. : ATTIRED
55. Silo's use. : STORAGE
56. Looks. : APPEARS
57. Madame de Stael; George Sand; Colette. : FRENCHWOMEN
58. Sand grouse. : ATTAGEN
60. Strachey's "___ Victorians." : EMINENT
61. Unpaid by Carmen's smugglers. : REVENUE
64. P. I. tree. : IPIL
66. Prickly plant. : NETTLE
68. Reclining, as at table in "Quo Vadis." : ACCUMBENT
71. Cupid. : AMOR
74. English poet (1781–1849). : ELLIOTT
77. Retorts. : STILLS
80. Marryat's midshipman. : EASY
82. Arranged in layers. : TIERED
83. Greek letter. : IOTA
84. Snick and ___. : SNEE
87. Author of "Red Russia," 1919. : REED
89. Moslem flutes. : NEIS
90. Heron. : EGRET
95. Ill-fated dirigible, 1933. : AKRON
97. Curtain. : DRAPE
99. Word for Diogenes. : CYNIC
100. Run down and sunk in "Treasure Island." : CORACLE
101. A language. : ARAMAIC
102. Mormon band. : DANITES
104. What "Men in White" do. : OPERATE
105. Fly killer. : SWATTER
106. Opposed at Trafalgar. : NAVIES
108. This Quilp, the dwarf, did. : SNARLED
109. One of Zola's "Rougon Family." : ANTOINE
110. Sets again. : RESEATS
113. Doting. : SENILE
116. Agalloch wood. : ALOES
117. Word for Omphale's Hercules. : SISSY
118. "The Winning of Barbara ___." : WORTH
119. Nana's role in "Peter Pan." : NURSE
120. Songs. : GLEES
123. ___ circus. : FLEA
124. Dummy hand in whist. : MORT
125. Humpty Dumpty's kin. : EGGS
128. Hill builder. : ANT
130. Mouse genus. : MUS
132. Soul: Fr. : AME

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 37 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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