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THE READER'S GUIDE

New York Times, Sunday, March 27, 1949

Author: Thomas Meekin
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 160, Blocks: 83, Avg Word Len: 5.57, Missing: { J Z }, Scrabble score: 664 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 166, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 17, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 53
Thomas Meekin has 202 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
PS notes: Original 13-Down clue had comma after underscore; replaced it with period.
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© 1949, The New York TimesNo. 372
Across Down
1. "The ___," by Frank Norris. : OCTOPUS
8. Polished. : SHINED
14. Russian peasant woman's dress. : SARAFAN
21. Seven cents for Desire. : CARFARE
22. ___ verse, with internal rhyme. : LEONINE
23. Dulcinea's Don. : QUIXOTE
24. Musical interval. : TRITONE
25. Man's name: Span. : ERNESTO
26. Deposes. : UNSEATS
27. Hindu interjections. : OMS
28. One named after another. : NAMESAKE
30. Conceive. : IDEATE
32. Entangle. : MAT
33. Scrubby tree of Asia. : BITO
35. A play by John Galsworthy. : ESCAPE
36. Describes Père Grandet's fare. : SCANTY
37. Buster Brown's dog. : TIGE
38. Lake in Finland. : ENARE
40. So Priam was, when slain by Pyrrhus. : AGED
41. "It Can't Happen ___." : HERE
42. Simon Legree's interest in Uncle Tom. : OWNER
43. Author of "La Vie de Jesus." : RENAN
44. Drinks. : ADES
45. Javan communities. : DESSAS
47. "The ___ of the times."—Matthew XVI, 3. : SIGNS
48. Lighted in Scott's "Lady of the Lake." : CROSS
50. Wreath. : LEI
51. Worn by Mrs. Sairey Gamp. : SHAWL
53. Men of the "Narcissus." : SAILORS
56. Caddy Jellyby's temper in "Bleak House." : SPOILED
60. Where Noyes founded his community, 1847. : ONEIDA
63. Name meaning star. : ESTELLE
64. Where Anaconda is. : MONTANA
65. "I will speak ___ to her, but use none."—Hamlet. : DAGGERS
67. Name meaning healer. : ASA
68. Torpor. : LETHARGY
70. A lixivium. : LYE
72. Of the true Arabian horses. : KOHLAN
73. Cattail. : TULE
75. Kinds. : SORTS
76. Calabrian town. : PALMI
78. Bass saxhorn. : TUBA
79. A Fury. : ERINYS
82. The Greek 8. : ETA
83. Radio part. : ARRESTER
86. Said: French. : DIT
87. Dick ___, of "H.M.S. Pinafore." : DEADEYE
89. Mixed drinks. : EGGNOGS
91. City in Florida. : HIALEAH
93. Word befitting Pecksniff. : SNEAKY
94. Receives. : DERIVES
95. She gave Theseus a clue. : ARIADNE
96. Open spaces. : AREAS
98. Employ. : USE
99. Lift of a wave. : SCEND
100. Tennyson's Lady Vere de Vere. : CLARA
103. The S in A.A.O.N.M.S. : SHRINE
106. Chinese dynasty. : HSIA
108. John Allan's foster son. : EDGAR
112. Region in Aristophanes' "The Frogs." : HADES
113. Border: Scot. : RUND
114. "Tobacco is a dirty ___. I like it." : WEED
115. Libyan port. : DERNA
116. In the same place. : IBID
117. Paris' title in "Romeo and Juliet." : COUNTY
119. Bar in an arch. : RADIAL
122. Sounded. : RANG
123. Swab. : MOP
124. Splash. : DABBLE
125. Bohemian spa. : KARLSBAD
127. Rosinante. : NAG
128. Tending to rust. : EROSIVE
130. One of a Biblical people. : ERANITE
132. Basaltic rock. : ITALITE
134. Sojourns. : RESIDES
135. St. Paul's convert. : TIMOTHY
136. Her rites were called Eleusinian Mysteries. : DEMETER
137. Full of sand. : ARENOSE
138. European coots. : SMYTHS
139. The Pony ___. : EXPRESS
1. Month in which "Jane Eyre" appeared. : OCTOBER
2. Lipstick hue. : CARMINE
3. He drank a magic potion. : TRISTAN
4. "___ in the Stilly Night." : OFT
5. Peacock blue. : PAON
6. Old Roman half amphorae. : URNAE
7. Looks to be. : SEEMS
8. Worn south of the border. : SERAPES
9. Beeped. : HONKED
10. Arrow poison. : INEE
11. Kobold: Var. : NIS
12. Lures. : ENTICES
13. "Under the ___."—Kipling. : DEODARS
14. Applicable to Quasimodo. : SQUAT
15. Mammy's sister. : AUNTY
16. "The ___ of Silas Lapham."—Howells. : RISE
17. Sigrid Undset's "The ___." : AXE
18. Adjective for Moby Dick's wake. : FOAMING
19. Sand grouse. : ATTAGEN
20. Squatters: Western U.S. : NESTERS
22. Author of "Gil Blas." : LESAGE
29. Modified plants. : ECADS
31. He wins Lavinia in combat. : ENEAS
34. Consulted by Leontes in "The Winter's Tale." : ORACLE
36. Girl's name. : SHEILA
37. ___ of the Gods. : TWILIGHT
39. Register. : ENROLL
42. Fort taken by Montcalm, 1756. : OSWEGO
44. Items of value. : ASSETS
45. Status of Ra. : DEITY
46. Booted. : SHOD
49. Fillet, around a shield. : ORLE
50. Yearns. : LONGS
52. Old Testament giant. : ANAK
53. First word "The Lost Chord." : SEATED
54. Confirms. : ASSURES
55. Romola's race. : ITALIAN
56. Stung. : SMARTED
57. Falls in the Genesee River. : PORTAGE
58. Magnify. : ENLARGE
59. What the Arctic is in winter. : DAYLESS
61. Describing Othello's state of mind. : DELUDED
62. "___ Nights." : ARABIAN
66. Scythe handle: Var. : SNATHE
69. Blade in Markham's poem. : HOE
71. Prussian spa. : EMS
74. Became an object of love. : ENDEARED
76. Test. : PROVE
77. Where Penelope waited. : ITHACA
80. Poison oaks. : YEARAS
81. Heraldic barry-wavy roundel. : SYKE
83. Aromatic herb. : ANISE
84. Padraic Colum's country. : EIRE
85. It ___ on Jo and her Professor. : RAINED
88. Unfledged bird. : EYAS
90. Redoubtable Mrs. in Morton's "Speed the Plow." : GRUNDY
92. Casanova's means of escape. : LADDER
97. Woody plant. : SHRUB
99. Titles of African Mohammedans. : SIDIS
100. It had a goat's body, lion's head and dragon's tail. : CHIMERA
101. Sancho Panza's calling. : LABORER
102. Fatty. : ADIPOSE
104. Brooks. : RUNLETS
105. Meanwhile. : INTERIM
106. Firesides. : HEARTHS
107. A family in "Vanity Fair." : SEDLEY
109. ___ City, Aberdeen. : GRANITE
110. Papal benefice. : ANNATES
111. Teasers: slang. : RAGGERS
114. Miss Jessel, in "Turn of the Screw." : WRAITH
117. Cyclopean abodes. : CAVES
118. Descriptive of Falstaff. : OBESE
120. "___ With Me." : ABIDE
121. Source of chicle. : LATEX
124. She died for love of Aeneas. : DIDO
125. Tied by Gordius. : KNOT
126. Slightly wet. : DAMP
129. Satan's progeny in "Paradise Lost." : SIN
131. She marries Laurie. : AMY
133. Original of King Lear tales. : LER

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 45 debuted here and reused later, 16 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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