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THE DAY'S WORK

New York Times, Sunday, March 25, 1951

Author: Thomas Meekin
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 162, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.52, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 629 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 162, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 35
Thomas Meekin has 202 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 644
Across Down
1. Character in "Barrack-Room Ballads." : ATKINS
7. August. : STATELY
14. Dr. Arias' country. : PANAMA
20. Rank of the "Absentminded Beggar." : PRIVATE
22. Heroine of Tasso's epic. : ERMINIA
23. Of a Western Indian stock. : SALINAN
24. Unguents: Scot. : POMATES
25. City in Pennsylvania. : READING
26. He once lived in Brattleboro, Vermont. : KIPLING
27. Tennis play. : LOB
28. How Kipling saw East and West. : SEPARATED
30. Sends forth. : EMITS
32. ___ de mer. : MAL
33. Ardor. : ELAN
35. Grim rite for Danny Deever. : PARADE
36. Fragrance. : AROMA
37. A challenge. : GAGE
38. Fodder vats. : SILOS
40. Baggage cars: Brit. : VANS
41. Bundle of sacred twigs. : BARSOM
43. Carried by Gunga Din. : WATER
44. Jostlers. : ELBOWERS
46. Bunks. : BEDS
47. Adored. : REVERED
49. Man's name: Sp. : LUIS
50. He "shot a comrade sleepin'." : DEEVER
52. Bellow. : ROAR
53. Belgian port. : OSTEND
56. Designating the backbone of Italy. : APENNINE
58. Of the Chinese. : SINITIC
62. Sophocles, the Attic ___. : BEE
63. Under the ___. : DEODARS
65. Pride, wrath, envy, etc. : SINS
67. Craving. : DESIRE
68. Binnacle light. : LAMP
70. Equinoctial phenomenon. : STORM
71. Boil down. : DECOCT
73. Giver. : DONOR
74. Zulu regiment. : IMPI
75. Uniform shading, in engraving. : TINT
76. Cape ___ Canal. : COD
77. Inventor in telegraphy. : VAIL
79. ___ Sahib, Sepoy mutiny leader. : NANA
80. Gilding stuffs. : GILTS
82. Fruitcake ingredient. : CITRON
84. It tasted like "wafers made with honey." : MANNA
85. Struck. : SMIT
86. Chooses. : ELECTS
88. Irish clan. : SIOL
89. Most capable. : FITTEST
91. Pronoun. : ONE
92. Island in Nagasaki Harbor. : DESHIMA
94. A Kipling immortal. : MULVANEY
96. Draws up the shoulders. : SHRUGS
98. Floated. : FLEW
99. Romantic heroine. : ELAINE
100. Small rail. : SORA
101. Furious. : VIOLENT
104. Tropical tree. : ATES
105. Affords. : PRESENTS
109. Whirring sounds. : BIRRS
110. Turkish decrees. : IRADES
112. Foghorn blast. : TOOT
113. Merits. : EARNS
115. Biblical giant. : ANAK
116. Game bird. : SNIPE
117. Alluvial deposits. : GEESTS
119. Flatter: Slang. : SOAP
120. Fell. : HEW
121. Effective force. : VIGOR
122. The Hindu Kush, for instance. : MOUNTAINS
125. Land measure: Shetland I. : URE
126. Part of the French Revolution rallying cry. : EGALITE
128. Chrysolite. : OLIVINE
130. Memorable. : NOTABLE
132. What ships did in "Wireless." : RADIOED
133. Retribution. : NEMESIS
134. Broiled. : GRILLED
135. Gazelles. : ARIELS
136. Prophetess. : SEERESS
137. Judges. : TRIERS
1. Jonathans. : APPLES
2. Immense palm leaf. : TROOLIE
3. O'Hara's name. : KIMBALL
4. Ragweed shrub. : IVA
5. Burmese demons. : NATS
6. Mountain slope. : STEEP
7. Scorpion fishes. : SERRANS
8. Soles of boots. : TREADS
9. Timber tree. : AMATE
10. Current. : TIDE
11. Girl's name. : ENID
12. Tree. : LIN
13. Hunters: Var. : YAGERS
14. Seaport in Peru. : PAITA
15. Where Monte Rosa is. : ALPS
16. Nothing. : NIL
17. Make alive. : ANIMATE
18. Contrived. : MANAGED
19. Waltonian. : ANGLER
21. Panama redwoods. : ESPAVES
23. Long-winged marine birds. : SKIMMERS
29. Sandarac tree. : ARAR
31. Heath. : MOOR
34. High-born. : NOBLE
36. A poison. : ARSENIC
37. Troops in "Barrack-Room Ballads." : GARRISONS
39. Puget ___. : SOUND
41. Snake charmer's clarinet. : BEEN
42. Recommended. : ADVISED
43. Deprived of gradually. : WEANED
45. Broadest. : WIDEST
46. Eastern oils. : BENS
48. Empty space. : VOID
50. The true skin. : DERM
51. Make over. : RENOVATE
53. Compelled. : OBLIGED
54. Knot. : SEAMILE
55. Belled pagodas. : TEMPLES
56. Son of Myrrh. : ADONIS
57. Not full hours. : PARTTIME
59. Game bird. : TINAMOU
60. A chore for Judy O'Grady. : IRONING
61. Unguents. : CERATES
64. Auricular. : OTIC
66. Describes Fuzzy Wuzzy's dress. : SCANTY
69. Farmer's tool. : PITCHFORK
71. Cantabrigian tutor. : DON
72. Antler prong. : TINE
76. Compare critically, as texts. : COLLATE
78. Ropes. : LASSOS
81. Photographs. : STILLS
83. Vocal flourish in music. : ROULADE
84. Rich source. : MINE
87. Pintail duck. : SMEE
89. Punkahs. : FANS
90. "Soldiers ___." : THREE
93. Sun-screened, as a bungalow. : AWNINGED
95. Contends. : VIES
97. Indian princes. : RANAS
100. Going down. : SETTING
101. Acidulous speech. : VINEGAR
102. River way to Mandalay. : IRAWADI
103. Ortheris, Learoyd and 94 Across. : TRIO
105. Applicable to Kipling's sister, Beatrice. : POETESS
106. Girl's name. : ROSA
107. Adversity. : TROUBLE
108. Word for Shere Khan. : SNARLER
109. Important East Indian tree. : BAHERA
111. Pinafores. : APRONS
112. A game for the Colonel's Lady. : TENNIS
114. Makes haste. : SPEEDS
116. Locations. : SITES
117. Appearance. : GUISE
118. Nasal sound. : SNORT
121. Kind of fiddle. : VIOL
122. Buffoon. : MIME
123. Above. : OVER
124. Excite. : STIR
127. Falsehood. : LIE
129. Lorelei ___. : LEE
131. Mahbub in "Kim." : ALI

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 24 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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