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OF PEOPLE AND PLACES

New York Times, Sunday, March 23, 1947

Author: W. W. Webster
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 83, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 644 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 158, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 64
W. W. Webster has 12 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1947, The New York TimesNo. 267
Across Down
1. American naturalist, discoverer of dinosaur eggs. : ANDREWS
8. Lowest throw at dice; bad luck. : AMBSACE
15. Takes by choice. : ADOPTS
21. Sanskritic language. : MARATHI
22. Most pluvial. : RAINIEST
24. N. J. legislatrix, in House since 1924. : NORTON
25. Chairman of the Red Cross. : OCONNOR
26. Describing area above timber line. : TREELESS
27. French painter (1824–1904). : GEROME
28. He wed Laraine. : LEO
29. Capital of Western Samoa. : APIA
31. Canadian Indian. : CREE
32. Sea duck. : EIDER
34. Bird extinct for 500 years. : MOA
35. Extensions to buildings. : ELLS
37. Element used for vulcanizing rubber. : SULPHUR
39. Invalidate. : ANNUL
40. Channel Island. : SARK
41. Twists. : SLEWS
43. Rain and snow. : SLEET
44. Wartime highway project. : ALCAN
45. English county. : SHIRE
46. Public notice. : EDICT
48. Vicia orobus. : ERS
49. Made of wood. : TREEN
50. Mother of Richard Coeur de Lion. : ELINOR
51. Of nostrils. : NARINE
53. Approaches. : COMES
54. Marine gulls. : SEAMEWS
55. Struck with sword. : SABERED
58. Legitimate. : TRUE
59. Juice of the coconut. : MILK
60. Pelt. : FUR
61. U. S. Ambassador to Czechoslovakia. : STEINHARDT
65. John Gunther and Jonah. : INSIDERS
70. Objects of geologic searches. : ORES
72. Large cabins on shipboard. : SALOONS
73. Pipe. : HOSE
75. Prickly pear. : NOPAL
76. Stringent. : RIGID
78. Very acid fruit. : LIME
79. Side-kicks. : PALS
80. Rumanian premier. : GROZA
81. Voodoo role in which Boris Karloff revels. : ZOMBI
82. Hall in German university. : AULA
83. Most unusual: Colloq. : TALLEST
86. Taint. : SPOT
87. Natives in Anchorage. : ALASKANS
89. Expert. : SPECIALIST
92. Rather than. : ERE
93. Banquet. : DINE
94. Feminine name. : ETTA
95. Liberal giving. : LARGESS
97. Worn by friction: Obs. : ATTRITE
101. Afflictions. : SORES
103. Colleague of Clem and Chad. : KILROY
105. Streams. : BROOKS
106. Recent host to British royalty. : SMUTS
107. Ruy Diaz de Bivar. : CID
108. Stabler. : SURER
111. Talks bombast. : RANTS
112. U. S. Ambassador to Russia. : SMITH
113. Weeds out. : CULLS
115. Narrow strips. : TAPES
117. Senator from New York. : IVES
118. Pokes about. : ROOTS
119. Writing pads. : TABLETS
121. Stone: Comb. form. : LITH
122. Sen. Williams' state: Abbr. : DEL
123. Trench. : DITCH
124. Noted actor of stage and screen. : MUNI
125. Chide. : RATE
127. 102. : CII
128. Short jackets worn in the Levant. : GREGOS
130. Branch of dynamics. : KINETICS
133. House minority leader. : RAYBURN
135. Ascetic of ancient Palestine. : ESSENE
136. Affected by weather periods. : SEASONAL
137. Enlightened. : CLEARED
138. Molelike aquatic mammal of Russia. : DESMAN
139. Parsimoniously. : SPARELY
140. Poultry farm. : HENNERY
1. Plants used for soap. : AMOLES
2. Enclosed shelter on an aircraft. : NACELLE
3. Spoke sillily. : DROOLED
4. Plied. : RAN
5. Sicily landmark. : ETNA
6. Knocks: Dial. : WHOPS
7. The Dog Star, brightest in the heavens. : SIRIUS
8. Knack. : ART
9. Frederic and Florence. : MARCHES
10. President of Poland. : BIERUT
11. Flout. : SNEER
12. Winged: Heraldry. : AILE
13. Keynote of normal major scale. : CEE
14. Quiddities. : ESSENCES
15. Seraph. : ANGEL
16. Agent. : DOER
17. Head of FAO in U. N. : ORR
18. ___ poisoning. : PTOMAINE
19. Favorite word of procrastinators. : TOMORROW
20. Gym shoes. : SNEAKERS
23. Capital of Shantung. : TSINAN
30. Victor at Ticonderoga. : ALLEN
33. Dull grayish brown. : DUN
36. Doltish person. : SWINE
38. Father: French. : PERE
39. On side farthest from windward. : ALEE
40. Piece used to fill in, in building. : SHIM
42. Isolated cliffs. : SCARS
44. "Thrice is he ___ that hath his quarrel just." Henry VI. : ARMED
45. Allaying. : SLAKING
47. Former allowances to purchasers: Com. : TRETS
49. City on the Loire. : TOURS
50. They're catadromous. : EELS
52. Design : IDEA
53. Ichabod of Sleepy Hollow. : CRANE
54. Without: Latin. : SINE
55. Italian Foreign Minister. : SFORZA
56. President of France. : AURIOL
57. Point at the front of the skull. : BREGMA
58. Senator from Oklahoma. : THOMAS
59. European thrush. : MISSEL
62. Maltreat. : ILLUSE
63. Piece of wool fiber. : NOIL
64. Muse of comedy. : THALIA
66. Cockchafers. : DORS
67. Heroic poetry. : EPOPEE
68. Tonsorial instruments. : RAZORS
69. Lists of candidates. : SLATES
71. Kinsmen. : SIBS
74. Spicy dish of Mexico. : OLLA
77. African antelopes, size of a hare. : DIKDIKS
79. Agreements. : PACTS
82. A Brontë. : ANNE
83. Heads: French. : TETES
84. Lowest piece in a window frame. : SILL
85. Slavic rulers. : TSARS
88. English islets. : AITS
90. ___ Amboy. : PERTH
91. Food fish. : TROUT
96. Spinning around. : GYRAL
97. Condensed. : ABRIDGED
98. Pass through. : TRAVERSE
99. Devoid of resiliency. : TONELESS
100. Corrupts. : ROTS
101. Workshops of forgers. : SMITHIES
102. Becomes public. : OUTS
103. Veto. : KILL
104. Waster. : IDLER
106. Overgarments. : SMOCKS
107. Shaped like a die. : CUBICAL
109. Connoisseur. : EPICURE
110. Withdrawer. : RETIRER
112. Tippler. : SOT
113. Dog. : CANINE
114. Stiffness. : STARCH
116. Uproar: Slang. : SHINDY
118. Upsprung. : RISEN
119. Instruct. : TUTOR
120. Trite. : STALE
123. Señora. : DONA
124. Flat-topped rocky hill. : MESA
126. Eyes: Archaic. : EYEN
129. Prized thing. : GEM
131. Be off guard. : NAP
132. Dissembling. : SLY
134. Outlaw. : BAN

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 60 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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