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TIMELY TOPICS

New York Times, Sunday, April 21, 1946

Author: L. K. Peters
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.24, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 671 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 159, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 61
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© 1946, The New York TimesNo. 219
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1. Happy. : JOYOUS
7. Commemoration day. : EASTER
13. Salutations. : GREETINGS
22. Opposed. : AVERSE
23. French physicist (1775–1836). : AMPERE
24. Diffusion. : RADIATION
25. Teacher of disciples. : MASTER
26. Scored: Hockey. : GOALED
27. Forever. : ETERNALLY
28. Girl's name. : ETTA
29. Venice's saint. : MARK
31. Beguile. : AMUSE
33. Desert region: Africa. : REG
34. Copy. : APE
35. Comprehend. : SEE
36. Easy gait. : LOPE
37. Clad in an almuce. : AMICED
38. Loaded. : LADED
40. Claude ___ of the screen. : RAINS
42. For the present. : PROTEM
43. Top of bird's head: Zool. : PILEUM
46. Peter's ___. : PENCE
48. Gaseous hydrocarbon. : ETHANE
50. Chemical compound. : IMINE
52. Stings. : NIPS
55. Outsiders. : ALIENS
57. Scepters. : RODS
58. ___ Ladd, of the screen. : ALAN
59. Migrate. : TREK
60. Two-year-old sheep. : TEGS
61. Russian coach. : ARABA
63. Guarantee. : WARRANT
66. Ingested. : ATE
67. Highest decoration. : CMH
68. Small vial. : CRUSE
69. Artist's color board. : PALETTE
70. Alert signal. : SIREN
72. Natives of Khatti. : HITTITES
74. Aural pain. : EARACHE
75. Juvenal's forte. : SATIRE
76. Scent. : ODOR
77. Katherine in Russia. : KATINKA
78. Bog. : MIRE
79. Merry-andrew. : JESTER
82. Symbol of inspiration. : PEGASUS
83. A city of Galilee. : NAZARETH
87. ___ den Linden. : UNTER
88. Short jackets. : BOLEROS
89. The Pentateuch. : TORAH
90. Contend. : VIE
91. Owners of Constitution Hall, Washington. : DAR
92. Church of St. John ___. : LATERAN
93. Norse god of light. : FREYR
94. Germany's glass city. : JENA
95. Open space. : AREA
97. Inhabitant of Palestine. : ARAB
98. The Epistle writer. : PAUL
99. Tallier. : SCORER
101. Dispatch. : SEND
102. Severely afflicted person. : MESEL
104. ___ me to dwell in safety (Ps. 4, 8). : MAKEST
106. German lancer. : UHLAN
107. Spruers: Founding. : GATERS
109. More cognizant. : AWARER
111. The oat family. : AVENA
113. Lave. : BATHE
115. Building material. : MORTAR
116. Vehicle. : SLED
117. Shinto temple. : SHA
120. Indian yes. : UGH
121. Military government. : AMG
124. Ones. : UNITS
125. The physician apostle. : LUKE
126. Italian guerrilla gun. : STEN
127. Fred M. Vinson's job. : TREASURER
130. Writer of "Berlin Diary." : SHIRER
132. Quarreling. : ROWING
134. Small Italian coin. : CENTESIMO
135. River fish. : TETARD
136. Exhibit. : EVINCE
137. Demurs. : HESITATES
138. Moves with dignity. : SWEEPS
139. Weapon. : DAGGER
1. Name of two apostles. : JAMES
2. Egg-shaped. : OVATE
3. Last evening: Poet. : YESTERNIGHT
4. ___ Nova, city near Foggia, Italy. : ORTA
5. Treat. : USE
6. Discourse. : SERMON
7. Tidal flood. : EAGRE
8. Murderous frenzy. : AMOK
9. City in Belgium. : SPA
10. Pillars forming male figures. : TELAMONS
11. Recluse. : EREMITE
12. Lessen. : REDUCE
13. Cupidity. : GREED
14. Councilor: Ger. : RAT
15. German dam. : EDER
16. Ireland. : EIRE
17. Quandary. : TANGLE
18. Eskimo. : ITA
19. Excited by nothing: Latin. : NILADMIRARI
20. Rounded purpure: Her. : GOLPE
21. Bent upward, as planks. : SNYED
30. East part of church. : APSE
32. Half. : SEMI
36. Legal claim. : LIEN
37. Cultivated land. : ARADA
39. Female relative. : AUNT
41. Particles. : ACES
42. Fearing: Comb. form. : PHOBE
43. Jerusalem's governor at first Easter. : PILATE
44. Empty. : INANE
45. Forty days. : LENT
46. He led the second D-Day. : PATCH
47. Oily resin. : ELEMI
49. Volcanic tuff. : TRASS
51. She dwelt at Bethany. : MARTHA
53. The fisherman apostle. : PETER
54. Part of ancient Greek theatre. : SKENE
56. Tailor. : SARTOR
62. Penitent. : RUER
63. Note of assault. : WARISON
64. Man's name: Lat. : ALANUS
65. Cares. : RECKS
68. Fruit drink. : CIDER
69. Seaport of ancient Mysia. : PATARA
70. Wife of Abraham. : SARAH
71. Roman road. : ITER
73. Carry: Colloq. : TOTE
74. Agog. : EAGER
75. Cambridge students. : SIZARS
77. Type of amphora. : KELEBE
78. The principal saint. : MARY
79. Betrayer. : JUDAS
80. Large Finnish lake. : ENARE
81. Makes powerful. : STRENGTHENS
82. Soap base: Var. : POTASS
83. Christmases. : NOELS
84. Infinite. : EVERLASTING
85. Ringworm. : TINEA
86. American writer, Japanese citizen (1850–1904). : HEARN
88. More empty. : BARER
89. More steadfast. : TRUER
92. Halt. : LAME
93. Trickster. : FAKER
94. The missionaries' saint. : JOHN
96. Daughter of Elon (Gen. 36, 2). : ADAH
98. Sycophant. : PARASITE
100. Directed: Stage. : CUED
103. City N W of Reims. : LAON
104. Collector of customs at Capernaum. : MATTHEW
105. Converse. : TALK
108. Tea-things. : TEASET
110. Tops of gloves. : WRISTS
112. Swerved. : VEERED
113. One of "Our Gang." : BUTCH
114. Comply. : AGREE
115. City, La Corona Prov., Spain. : MUROS
116. Irrational numbers. : SURDS
118. Therefore. : HENCE
119. One of the seven deadly sins. : ANGER
122. ___ Sapientum, banana. : MUSA
123. Courage. : GRIT
125. Plant lice secretion. : LERP
126. Drink. : SWIG
128. Panay Negrito. : ATI
129. Dutch uncle. : EME
131. Scottish explorer (1813–93). : RAE
133. Seeds. : OVA

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 47 debuted here and reused later, 13 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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