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SIDELIGHTS ON LITERATURE

New York Times, Sunday, April 10, 1949

Author:
Archie S. Kreiling
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 638 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 159, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 57
Archie S. Kreiling has 10 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 25-Across clue had comma before end quote; removed it.

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© 1949, The New York TimesNo. 374
Across
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Sebastian Erard's forte. : HARPS
6
Its capital is Jagdalpur. : BASTAR
12
___ of Lorraine. : CROSS
17
Undermine. : SAP
20
Spider bug genus. : EMESA
21
Author of "The Power of Freedom." : ASCOLI
22
Author of "Elephant and Castle." : HUTCHINSON
25
Father of the "air brake" (1846–1914). : WESTINGHOUSE
27
She married the Dauphin in 1770. : ANTOINETTE
28
Chemical suffix. : ILE
29
___ of Venice. : LAGOON
30
Old stage signal call. : SENNET
32
Asiatic goat antelope. : SEROW
33
Bell-like sound. : TINK
35
Policeman of the "Zuid Afrikaansche Republiek Politie." : ZARP
36
Wood smoothing machine tool. : PLANER
37
___ of the Ancient Mariner. : RIME
38
Founder of National Art Gallery, 1892. : TATE
39
"___ of Reason." : AGE
40
City in Idaho. : WEISER
41
River separating Brazil and N. Paraguay. : APA
44
___ Kapital. : DAS
45
Shave off. : PARE
47
Aromatic herb. : FENNEL
48
Anticipation. : PROSPECT
50
Mrs. Steerforth's companion. : DARTLE
53
Reverberates. : RINGS
54
Mrs. Hoople. : MARTHA
55
Caretaker of the ark's sanctuary. : ELI
56
Temperance advocate (1820–1906). : ANTHONY
59
Burrowing animals. : MOLES
60
Merry adventure. : LARK
64
Striplings. : LADS
66
Composer of "Jerusalem the Golden." : EWING
67
Highwaymen. : FOOTPADS
70
Hawaiian wreath. : LEI
71
One of the Pillars of Hercules. : ABILA
73
Natives of Canada. : ONTARIANS
75
Roderick Random's sailor friend. : RATTLIN
77
Historic river of Ohio and Indiana. : WABASH
79
Become parched. : ROAST
80
"He met her once a- ___": Milton. : MAYING
81
Grumbling. : AMUTTER
83
Defective talker. : STUTTERER
87
Knavish attorney of "Old Curiosity Shop." : BRASS
88
Hank of twine. : RAN
89
Small interstices. : AREOLETS
91
Silken. : SERIC
93
City on the Oka. : OREL
94
Purposes. : ENDS
96
Exterminated. : SLAIN
97
Savior of Posthumus' wife in "Cymbeline." : PISANIO
99
Wrath. : IRE
100
Easy. : UNHARD
102
Brünnhilde's gray charger. : GRANI
104
The Hay-Pauncefote is one. : TREATY
106
Returns a salutation. : REGREETS
109
Church worker. : DEACON
110
Nurse shark. : GATA
111
Building wing. : ELL
112
Needle hole. : EYE
113
Sierra Leone Negroes. : TEMNES
114
Craft. : ART
115
Nahoors. : SNAS
119
Eject violently. : SPEW
121
Bemires. : BEBOGS
122
Hawaiian royalty. : ALII
123
Indian weight. : TOLA
124
Mortise joint. : TENON
126
Cover with mud. : BELUTE
127
Satiate. : ACCLOY
129
Oscillate. : WAG
130
Emboldens. : ENCOURAGES
132
Place of John Wesley's birth. : LINCOLNSHIRE
135
Robot bombs. : DOODLEBUGS
136
Social standing. : ESTATE
137
Rose-red. : EOSIN
138
King: Sp. : REY
139
Where Iloilo is. : PANAY
140
Ferments. : YEASTS
141
1946 "whip" of the GOP. : REECE
Down
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United States Admiral, commanded invasion of Southern France, August, 1944. : HEWITT
2
Fielding's last heroine. : AMELIA
3
Feel displeasure. : RESENT
4
Sibilant signal. : PST
5
Yacht. : SAIL
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Impedimenta. : BAGGAGE
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To the land. : ASHORE
8
Basinlike cavity. : SCOOP
9
Village: Obs. : TOUN
10
Indian mulberries. : ALS
11
Rhine wine of Baden. : RIESLING
12
Island group, capital St. Helier. : CHANNEL
13
Hall carpet. : RUNNER
14
Whiskered sea animal. : OTTER
15
Early settler of Bannockburn. : SCOT
16
Japanese weight. : SHI
17
Flout. : SNEER
18
Straddling. : ASTRIDE
19
Mount Vernon's river. : POTOMAC
23
Office holders. : INS
24
Most recent. : NEWEST
26
Christian. : NAZARENE
31
Alleviates. : EASES
34
Retained. : KEPT
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She plays "Blondie." : PENNY
40
Vineyard: German. : WEINGARTEN
41
Part overdue. : ARREAR
42
Where the Sans Souci stands. : POTSDAM
43
Forest tree. : ASH
46
Wing. : ALA
47
First callboy in line. : FRONT
48
Touch. : PALP
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Chum. : PAL
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Thomas De la Warr's namesake. : DELAWARE
51
"Kissing" Jim Folsom is one. : ALABAMAN
52
Prone to laughter. : RIDIBUND
54
Witty sayings. : MOTS
57
Goody ___-shoes. : TWO
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Hebrew liquid measure. : HIN
59
Don Quixote visited his cavern. : MONTESINOS
61
Hedge garlic genus. : ALLIARIA
62
Introduce again. : REINSERT
63
Queen of Double-Crostics. : KINGSLEY
65
Mattress support. : SLAT
67
Decrees. : FIATS
68
Tobacco drying kiln. : OAST
69
Pierce. : STAB
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Thin Man's best friend. : ASTA
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Put to flight. : ROUT
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Beginner. : TYRO
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Army's top talent scout. : HERSHEY
82
Tell. : RELATE
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Glided along. : SLID
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Pine tree exudate. : RESIN
85
Historical period. : ERA
86
Japanese coin. : RIN
90
Sculls. : OARS
92
Big-money winner of the turf. : CITATION
95
Upon: Law. : SUR
97
Walks. : PACES
98
Worthless leaving. : ORT
101
Born. : NEE
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Anglo-Saxon assembly. : GEMOT
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Chain of lakes in Pine Tree State. : RANGELEY
105
Arena of present conflict. : EAST
106
Refreshed. : RESTED
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Whom Circe changed into a swine. : ELPENOR
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Scene of Macdonald massacre, 1692. : GLENCOE
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Outstanding composer for pianoforte. : DEBUSSY
110
Ticket windows. : GRILLES
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Wagon used in Russia. : TELEGA
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Louisa May ___. : ALCOTT
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Not at all. : NOWISE
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Visigoth defeated by Clovis at Tours, 507. : ALARIC
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7 ft. in Russia. : SAGENE
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Bandleader Herman. : WOODY
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Started. : BEGUN
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Medieval silk and gold fabrics. : ACCAS
125
Not any: Law. : NUL
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___ au rhum. : BABA
127
Architectural pier. : ANTA
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River of Belgium. : YSER
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Ribbed fabric. : REP
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Danish fiord. : ISE
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Garden tool. : HOE

Answer summary: 17 unique to this puzzle, 40 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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