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OF PEOPLE AND PLACES

New York Times, Sunday, April 2, 1950

Author:
Leonard Goldberg
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 69, Avg Word Len: 5.61, Missing: { J K Q X }, Scrabble score: 645 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 176, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 45 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Leonard Goldberg has 21 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1950, The New York TimesNo. 425
Across
1. Key figure in five-percenter investigations. : MARAGON
8. Waterloo, Trafalgar, etc. : BATTLES
15. Repository of arms. : ARSENAL
22. Avenue: Sp. : AVENIDA
23. Infant cupid, in Italian painting. : AMORINO
24. Members of U. N. : CHINESE
25. Acts of pacification. : DEMILITARIZINGS
27. Bearded. : HIRSUTE
28. Man's name. : IRA
29. Pallid. : ASHEN
30. Author ___ Ludwig. : EMIL
31. Once: Scot. : AINS
32. Untrained. : RAW
33. Voyage. : SAIL
35. Weeds. : TARES
37. Kind of bit. : SNAFFLE
39. Hottentot musical instrument. : GORA
40. Eyes. : OGLES
42. Hindu mendicants. : NAGAS
44. Twist. : GNARL
45. Doughlike cement. : PUTTY
46. Settle snugly. : NESTLE
48. It is silent: Mus. : TACET
50. Through: Prefix. : DIA
51. Binds with rope. : LASHES
52. The first "S" in U. S. S. R. : SOVIET
54. Betwixt and between. : MID
56. Quick return, in fencing. : RIPOSTE
58. Aggregate. : SUM
61. Signs of victory. : VEES
62. Participant in a contest. : SIDER
64. Tampered with: Colloq. : DOCTORED
67. Clothes pressers. : IRONERS
69. Adorned with Cedrus wood. : CEDARED
71. Suppress. : LAY
72. Chalice. : AMA
73. Early morning services. : MATINS
74. Partially true to facts. : SEMILITERAL
76. Told yarns. : SPUN
77. Emphatic repetition of a word. : PLOCE
78. Deserve. : MERIT
79. Fishpond: Early English Law. : VIVER
80. Craftiness. : GUILE
81. Forefather. : SIRE
82. "Land between the rivers." : MESOPOTAMIA
84. Situated near the back. : DORSAL
85. Former manager of the Giants. : OTT
86. Steep. : RET
87. Upper houses. : SENATES
88. Boat race. : REGATTA
89. Veins: Bot. : NERVURES
92. Halves. : DEMIS
93. Nautical rope. : VANG
94. Baste. : SEW
95. Airplane part. : AILERON
97. ___ Paulo, Brazil. : SAO
98. Mild. : GENTLE
100. Trangressor. : SINNER
102. Downy coating. : NAP
104. Grimace of contempt: Colloq. : SNOOT
106. Disconnects. : SEVERS
110. Quadrupeds. : ASSES
111. Leveled to the ground. : RAZED
113. Act of ascending. : SPEEL
115. Goat antelope. : SEROW
116. Cuts off. : LOPS
117. Eye membranes. : RETINAE
119. Narrow band. : STRAP
121. Goal of many 1950 pilgrimages. : ROMA
122. War theater. : ETO
123. Narcotic shrub. : COCA
124. Hindu deity. : SIVA
126. ___ scarum. : HARUM
128. Patriotic organization. : DAR
129. Join securely. : MORTISE
131. Loosening. : DISENTANGLEMENT
134. Indeclinable nouns. : APTOTES
135. Of the infernal regions. : AVERNAL
136. Perfume. : ESSENCE
137. Six-line stanzas. : SESTETS
138. Nags. : PESTERS
139. Counteracting agent. : REACTER
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1. Washington, Adams, Jefferson, ___. : MADISON
2. Just so so. : AVERAGE
3. Posts anew. : REMAILS
4. Cuckoo. : ANI
5. Tributary of the Colorado. : GILA
6. Poet. : ODIST
7. George Jean ___. : NATHAN
8. New Jersey bay. : BARNEGAT
9. Friend: Fr. : AMI
10. Comb wool: Dial. Eng. : TOZE
11. Trounces. : TRIMS
12. It's something of silver. : LINING
13. Albion. : ENGLAND
14. . . . – – – . . . : SOS
15. Cold. : ACHILL
16. Province whose capital is Coblenz. : RHINE
17. Gentlemen. : SIRS
18. Entity. : ENS
19. Specialists in treatment of nervous disorders. : NEUROTHERAPISTS
20. Semitic deity. : ASTARTE
21. Extra times or spaces. : LEEWAYS
26. Inflates. : AERATES
31. Timorous. : AFRAID
34. Permits. : LETS
36. Indian. : SAC
38. Unbiased. : FAIR
39. Relish. : GUSTO
41. Native of Ljubljana. : SLOVENE
43. Minor thirds: Music. : SEMIDITONES
45. Meat pie. : PASTY
47. "Tinker to ___ to Chance." : EVERS
49. ___ wave. : TIDAL
51. Not general. : LOCAL
53. Hawaiian fiber baskets. : IES
55. Origins. : DERIVATIONS
57. ___ bear. : POLAR
58. Maiden name of Marchioness of Milford Haven. : SIMPSON
59. Dark-green mineral. : URALITE
60. Engine-driven vehicles. : MOTORTRANSPORTS
62. Half foot: Prosody. : SEMIPED
63. Computes speed again. : RETIMES
65. Rival. : EMULATE
66. Ancient law in England. : DANELAW
68. Mediterranean city. : NICE
69. Game fishes. : CEROS
70. Female Hindu divinities. : DEVIS
74. His, her: Fr. : SES
75. Turmeric. : REA
76. Section of the Koran. : SURA
78. Olympic measure of distance. : METER
80. Stares. : GOGGLES
82. Simpler. : MERER
83. Colombian Indians. : TAMAS
84. Indentations. : DENTS
86. Principles. : RULES
88. Stood for office. : RAN
90. Creepers. : VINES
91. Kreutzer ___. : SONATA
93. One who has seen service. : VETERAN
96. Goering or Goebbels. : NAZI
98. He completed the Panama Canal, 1914. : GOETHALS
99. Into eternity. : EVER
100. Florida fishes. : SALEMAS
101. Form of a chemical element. : ISOTOPE
103. Meditative. : PENSIVE
105. Wife of Saturn. : OPS
107. Caustic agent. : ERODENT
108. Work of fiction. : ROMANCE
109. Blacker. : SWARTER
111. Niche. : RECESS
112. Platforms. : DAISES
114. Greater. : LARGER
117. Brazil red. : ROSET
118. Turn outward. : EVERT
120. Beat. : PULSE
123. Mention. : CITE
125. Queen of England, 1702–14. : ANNE
127. Flat-topped hill. : MESA
130. Little one. : TOT
131. Dibble. : DAP
132. Source of pitch. : TAR
133. Length: Comb. form. : MEC

Answer summary: 15 unique to this puzzle, 30 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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