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NAMES IN THE NEWS

New York Times, Sunday, March 24, 1946

Author:
J. P. Downes
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 79, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 662 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 144, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 62
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© 1946, The New York TimesNo. 215
Across
1. Under-Secretary of War. : ROYALL
7. Promoted. : MOTIVED
14. Tune or air. : STRAIN
20. Mercury's winged sandals. : TALARIA
21. Pulpy fruit eaten as salad. : AVOCADO
22. Canadian Ambassador to U.S. : PEARSON
24. Scrap. : ADDMENT
25. River in E. Siberia, 2,950 mi. to Arctic. : YENISEI
26. Alkaloid from chinchona bark. : ARICINE
27. Ship's boat. : GIG
28. Thrall. : SERF
30. Hardy grasses. : RYES
31. Fine linen or cotton fabrics. : LAWNS
33. " . . . the honey-heavy ___ of slumber."—Julius Caesar. : DEW
34. Becoming. : GOOD
36. Hamlets. : DORPS
38. Allots. : RATIONS
40. Theatre box. : LOGE
41. George Sand novel, 1833. : LELIA
43. English poet; "The Barrel-Organ." : NOYES
45. Malign look. : LEER
46. Innsbruck is its capital. : TIROL
47. Of Old Norse songs. : EDDAIC
49. Journeys. : TREKS
51. Cunning. : ASTUTENESS
54. Atoms. : SMITHEREENS
57. Stay: Naut. : AVAST
58. Authority. : ROD
61. Girl's name. : LOIS
62. Looked closely. : PRIED
64. Copies of an original. : ECTYPES
68. Critical. : EXIGENT
70. Climbing species of pepper. : BETEL
72. Seaport in W. Honshu. : OSAKA
74. Animated. : LIT
75. Dining halls in casas. : SALAS
76. Egyptian god of underworld. : OSIRIS
78. Mire. : STALL
79. Sweetheart. : LADY
80. Glide away. : ELAPSE
82. Of a type of poem. : ODIC
83. Chatter: Slang. : CHIN
84. Redactor. : EDITOR
86. Duration. : DATE
87. Pass gradually. : GLIDE
89. Admiral heading task force in Operation Crossroads. : BLANDY
91. ___ Gaboriau. : EMILE
92. What Lucullus did in a big way. : ATE
93. Head of Civilian Production Administration. : SMALL
94. Onward. : ALONG
95. Means for acquisition of knowledge. : ORGANON
97. Period of conducting classes. : SESSION
99. Brilliancy. : ECLAT
101. Culture medium. : AGAR
102. One: Dial. : ANE
103. Currency unit of Hungary. : PENGO
105. Dulled. : LETHARGIZED
109. Neapolitan folk dance. : TARANTELLA
113. Pigment. : SEPIA
114. Nadirs. : ZEROES
118. Market place. : AGORA
119. Reap. : EARN
121. Slaps: Colloq. : SPATS
123. Brahman precept. : SUTRA
124. Butt. : CASK
125. Decayed, as part of flower. : SHANKED
128. Opt. : ELECT
130. Mr. Bones of Sleepy Hollow. : BROM
131. Morsel. : ORT
132. Lack of resiliency, in medicine. : ATONY
133. Hindu writings. : VEDA
135. District in London. : SOHO
137. Cerastes cornutus. : ASP
138. Turret in Spanish architecture. : MIRADOR
140. Reversion to more primitive type. : ATAVISM
143. Premier Groza's country. : RUMANIA
145. Nova Scotian. : ACADIAN
146. Roots. : RADICES
147. Asst. Secy. of State for Economic Affairs. : CLAYTON
148. Reprimands. : SLATES
149. Twirlers at the radio. : DIALERS
150. Atop this. : HEREON
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1. Wirelessed. : RADIOED
2. Of a reddish yellow. : OLDGOLD
3. Edible root. : YAM
4. Son of Zeus. : ARES
5. Furrowed. : LINED
6. Brigand. : LATRON
7. Chairman of House Military Affairs Committee. : MAY
8. Inspector. : OVERSEER
9. Sam Weller's father. : TONY
10. More gelid. : ICIER
11. Subservient. : VASSAL
12. Home Secretary in Attlee's Cabinet. : EDE
13. Table ornaments. : DOILIES
14. Roe. : SPAWN
15. Gull-like birds. : TERNS
16. People of Nepal. : RAIS
17. Apparent path of celestial body. : ARC
18. Name meaning "gift of Isis." : ISIDORE
19. External objects of knowledge. : NONEGOS
20. Handhold strap in cars. : TAGGLE
23. Main posts of staircases. : NEWELS
29. Yeasts. : FROTHS
32. Central artery. : AORTA
35. Discovered Cape of Good Hope, 1488. : DIAS
37. Heap to be burnt. : PYRE
39. Shred finely. : TEASE
40. Covered with fluff. : LINTY
42. Random. : AIMLESS
44. Person "from Missouri." : SKEPTIC
46. Shell of oyster. : TESTA
48. Shoot of plant. : CION
50. Ancient people of E. Asia. : SERES
52. Of part of the iris. : UVEAL
53. Equipment. : TACKLE
55. Premier of Yugoslavia. : TITO
56. No game. : NIL
58. Mignonettes. : RESEDAS
59. Salt of an acid. : OXALATE
60. Extends in bulk. : DILATES
63. Excessive fondness. : DOTING
65. Grayish-white element: Chem. : PLATINA
66. Image; phantom. : EIDOLON
67. Fragrant liquid hydrocarbon. : STYRENE
69. Rent. : GAPE
70. U. S. judge in Nuremberg. : BIDDLE
71. Lake port in N.W. Pennsylvania. : ERIE
73. "Aeolian harp of her times." : SAND
77. Daub. : SOIL
78. Language of S. E. Asia. : SHAN
79. City in N.W. Ohio. : LIMA
81. Historical drama by Goethe, 1788. : EGMONT
83. What members of ILGWU make. : CLOTHES
85. Stages. : DEGREES
88. Successor of Lie as Norway's Foreign Minister. : LANGE
89. Baas. : BLATS
90. Ascetic. : YOGI
93. City in Tuscany. : SIENA
94. Half of half-and-half. : ALE
96. Chaff: Slang. : RAZZ
98. Gallant; beau. : SPARK
100. Military Governor for Austria. : CLARK
101. Magic stones. : AGATES
104. City on the Allegheny. : OLEAN
106. Conciliator. : APPEASER
107. 1/20 pahlavi. : RIAL
108. Belabor. : DRUB
109. Port on Puget Sound. : TACOMA
110. Fungi including the mushrooms. : AGARICS
111. Of a platform. : ROSTRAL
112. Cord used in firing cannon. : LANYARD
115. Strait joining Adriatic to Mediterranean. : OTRANTO
116. Effect of glacial movement. : EROSION
117. River skiff of China and Japan. : SAMPAN
120. Battleship to be used in atomic bomb test. : NEVADA
122. Parch. : SCORCH
125. Porticos in Greek architecture. : STOAE
126. Cornua. : HORNS
127. Annoy: Colloq. : DEVIL
129. Ultima ___. : THULE
132. Admission. : ADIT
134. Popular hexahedrons. : DICE
136. Second caliph (582–644). : OMAR
139. City in Oklahoma. : ADA
141. Group of tribes in Burma and Siam. : TAI
142. Written or typed documents. : MSS
144. Uh-huh. : AYE

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 56 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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