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New York Times, Sunday, March 30, 1947

Author:
Louis Jenkins
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.41, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 642 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 155, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 60
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© 1947, The New York TimesNo. 268
Across
1. Bruennhilde's horse. : GRANI
6. One source of sugar. : MAPLE
11. French naturalist (1823–1915). : FABRE
16. Charitable offerings. : ALMS
20. Destroys. : RASES
21. Robin Hood's weapon. : ARROW
22. Intentionally at a distance. : ALOOF
23. Places of assembly. : MEETS
25. Group of eight. : OCTET
26. Something worthless: Slang. : TRIPE
27. Hair-line. : SERIF
28. Poet, winner of Pulitzer Prize 1943. : BENET
29. Man: Latin. : VIR
30. Curtain material. : SCRIM
32. Profanation. : SCARILEGE
35. What the fagot-worm attacks. : TEA
36. Geraint "rested in her fealty." : ENID
38. Devastation. : HAVOC
40. Mufti. : CITS
41. Herds together. : CORRALS
43. Dethrone again. : REDEPOSE
45. Symbols of strength. : LIONS
47. Unit of heat measure: Abbr. : BTU
48. City of ___, New Haven. : ELMS
49. Part: Latin. : PARS
50. Army chaplain. : PARDE
51. Stiffly decorous. : PRIM
52. Hawaiian gallinule. : ALAE
53. Harmony. : ACCORD
56. Lake in which Manitoulin Island is. : HURON
57. Bulgar. : SLAV
58. Chief of U. S. Secret Service 1912–17. : FLYNN
59. U. S. Attorney General. : CLARK
60. Tower built on plain of Shinar. : BABEL
61. Laborer with shovel. : SPADEMAN
63. Deer. : HART
64. King of Hellenes, abdicated in 1922. : CONSTANTINE
66. Disquietude. : UNEASE
70. Notable period. : ERA
71. British warship, sunk off Greenland. : HOOD
72. Rich cakes: German. : TORTEN
73. Discoverer of New Zealand, Dec. 16, 1642. : TASMAN
74. College in Boston. : SIMMONS
76. Most cagey. : WARIEST
78. Offensive from excess of praise. : FULSOME
79. Ideal republic pictured by J. Harrington: 1611–77. : OCEANA
80. Stop-watches. : TIMERS
81. The food of Thor. : PEAS
82. Liquor. : RUM
83. One-armed British admiral. : NELSON
84. Not indispensable. : UNESSENTIAL
87. Semicivilized Mongoloid. : MIRI
88. Buntings. : ORTOLANS
90. Designed. : MEANT
91. Veins: Latin. : VENAE
92. Where Scottish kings were crowned. : SCONE
95. Covered wagons. : VANS
96. Chessmen. : PAWNS
97. Dialect. : PATOIS
98. American hero (1756–76). : HALE
99. Tooth: French. : DENT
100. Baseball teams. : NINES
101. Canzonet. : ARIA
102. Mimic. : APER
103. Exist. : ARE
104. Alpine herdsmen. : SENNS
105. Cardinal since 1946. : SPELLMAN
109. Poet and ___ by Suppe. : PEASANT
111. Painter of "The Murder of Rizzio" (1761–1807). : OPIE
112. Dark gray. : TAUPE
114. Girl's name. : SARA
115. Motto of Order of King's Daughters. : IHN
116. Hero of Italian unity (1807–82). : GARIBALDI
119. Salad plant. : CRESS
121. Vase. : URN
122. Semidiameters. : RADII
124. Revises. : EDITS
125. Benito's girlfriend. : CLARA
127. Helmet. : ARMET
129. Nom-de-plume of Paul Blouet. : ORELL
130. Notwithstanding. : ALTHO
131. Listener. : EARER
132. Birds. : GEESE
133. English actor (1853–1917). : TREE
134. Infusion prepared for invalids: Var. : TYSAN
135. Heavy carts. : DRAYS
136. He wrote "Waiting for Lefty." : ODETS
Down
1. Middle name of 22d and 24th President. : GROVER
2. Great French dramatist (1639–99). : RACINE
3. Late Queen of Belgium. : ASTRID
4. Born. : NEE
5. Those skilled in some particular art. : ISTS
6. Chemist's tube. : MATRASS
7. Occur. : ARRIVE
8. Boxing champion of 1933. : PRIMO
9. Clip. : LOP
10. Sheep. : EWES
11. Round bundle of sticks. : FASAINE
12. Air-raid alarms. : ALERTS
13. King of Bulgaria, 1918–43. : BORIS
14. Make muddy. : ROIL
15. Telling. : EFFECTIVE
16. Heroine tried in Boston. : AMBER
17. He took Paulus Hook, N. J., August, 1779. : LEE
18. Intellectually. : MENTALLY
19. One of Pres. Truman's assistants. : STEELMAN
24. Possible youngest U. S. President. : STASSEN
31. Harmonious combination. : CHORD
33. Food for swine. : CCODN
34. Algerian territorial militia. : GOUM
37. Exile. : DEPORT
39. Medoc. : CLARET
42. Actuality. : REALNESS
44. Set in a particular place. : PARK
46. Believer in false gods. : IROLATRESS
47. Marshall's assistant. : BRADEN
50. English saloons. : PUBS
51. What Herschell discovered in 1781. : PLANET
53. Under-Secretary of State. : ACHESON
54. Feminine name. : CLARICE
55. Bon bon. : CARAMEL
56. Learned ___, noted jurist. : HAND
57. Roasting-bars. : SPITS
58. Beacons. : FANALS
60. Shouts of derision. : BOOS
61. German Foreign Minister, 1923–29. : STRESEMANN
62. Interchanged. : MUTUAL
64. President of Harvard University. : CONANT
65. Roulette bets on the black. : NOIRS
67. Little cupid: Ital. : AMORINO
68. Japanese military class. : SAMURAI
69. Antagonists. : ENEMIES
71. Balzac's first name. : HONORE
75. Bricklayers: Dial. : MASONERS
76. Former U. S. Ambassador to Great Britain. : WINANT
77. Religious interjections. : AMENS
78. Deed. : FEAT
80. Winner of first Sugar Bowl game, 1935. : TULANE
81. Brooches. : PINS
85. Most modern. : NEWEST
86. Whacks. : TANS
87. Alloys. : METALS
89. Apply remedies too continuously. : OVERTREAT
91. He improved Morse's telegraph (1807–59). : VAIL
92. Poet, won Pulizer Prize 1945. : SHAPIRO
93. Senator from Indiana. : CAPEHART
94. Evergreen shrub. : OLEANDER
96. Languished. : PINED
97. Proves: Scotch. : PREES
99. Famous editor (1819–97). : DANA
100. Former president of Smith College. : NEILSON
101. Comes to light. : APPEARS
104. Roman broadsword. : SPATHA
105. County drained by the Thames. : SURREY
106. River flowing into Lake Erie near Toledo. : MAUMEE
107. Seizure. : ARREST
108. Edict of ___, 1598. : NANTES
110. Lively. : AGILE
111. Death notices. : OBITS
113. Nest-building fish. : ACARA
117. Lazily. : IDLY
118. Proper way to serve melons. : ICED
120. Starch. : SAGO
123. ___ de France. : ILE
126. Roman god. : LAR
128. Color. : RED

Answer summary: 16 unique to this puzzle, 44 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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