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OF PEOPLE AND PLACES

New York Times, Sunday, April 24, 1949

Author: Hilda E. Allen
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 67, Avg Word Len: 5.42, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 539 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 142, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 45
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© 1949, The New York TimesNo. 376
Across Down
1. Less than 50,000,000 of us. : VOTERS
7. Collisions. : IMPACTS
14. Native of Pakistan. : MOSLEM
20. Weak-willed. : ABULIC
21. God of science. : MERCURY
22. Pleistocene epoch. : ICEAGE
23. Stock of wine. : CELLAR
24. Exceedingly variable. : PROTEAN
25. Birds that eat feathers. : GREBES
26. Oriental name. : ALI
27. Weapons carried by The Forty Thieves. : SABRES
29. 2,325-mile river. : VOLGA
31. Sea monster. : ORC
32. Pile-driver weights. : TUPS
34. ___ bien. : TRES
35. Sets of opinions. : CREDOS
37. Viz. The Doll Song. : ARIA
38. Predominant qualities. : ESSENCES
40. Have a vehement desire. : THIRST
41. Cordage fiber. : SISAL
42. Private recitals. : REHEARSALS
44. Third-rate actor. : HAM
45. Art of government. : POLICY
48. She drowned in the sea that bears her name. : HELLE
49. Defenses. : COVERTS
53. In a vertical line. : APEAK
54. Natives of Candia. : CRETES
56. Reed organ. : MELODEON
57. Noises abroad. : PEALS
58. Stir: Colloq. : ROUST
59. An arrival. : COMER
60. Cousin of stout. : ALE
61. Transgress. : ERR
62. Woman. : FEMME
63. Household gods. : LARES
64. Inevitable. : DUE
65. Spread. : RAN
66. Succulent. : SAPPY
67. Cut of beef. : BARON
68. More wary. : SHIER
70. Son of Oedipus. : ETEOCLES
72. Manifest. : PATENT
73. Fabric. : PANNE
74. Special church service. : REDMASS
75. Cloys. : SATES
76. Burned superficially. : SINGED
77. Murderer in the Rue Morgue. : APE
78. Conducted. : TRANSACTED
81. Hidden stores. : CACHE
84. General make-up of a book. : FORMAT
86. ___ Taylor (1887–1946). : LAURETTE
90. Atmosphere. : AURA
91. Robin Hood's sweetheart. : MARIAN
92. Auction room. : MART
93. Mended place. : DARN
94. Habituate. : USE
95. Greek betrayer of the Trojans. : SINON
96. Edmund Halley's forte. : COMETS
98. A dull finish. : MAT
99. Yields. : STOOPS
101. Head-hunter. : IGOROTE
104. Twine. : ENLACE
106. Channel catfish. : EELCAT
107. Laughed to scorn. : DERIDED
108. Scoffer. : RAILER
109. Whipsockets. : SNEADS
110. Under the present circumstances: Lat. : ERENATA
111. Velocities. : SPEEDS
1. Quit. : VACATE
2. ___ or ÷. : OBELUS
3. Cause of a mania, 1634. : TULIPS
4. 45 inches. : ELL
5. Inlets. : RIAS
6. What red flannels are. : SCRATCHY
7. Emblem used as bookplate. : IMPRESA
8. Sheets of standing water. : MERES
9. Affirmative voters. : PROS
10. Simulate. : ACT
11. Any catchword. : CUE
12. Thwart. : TRAVERSE
13. Councils. : SYNODS
14. Shrewish maid in "Barnaby Rudge." : MIGGS
15. Plant used in soups. : OCRA
16. Accompany in person. : SEE
17. Drudgeries. : LABORS
18. Nymph who advised Numa. : EGERIA
19. Mexican drink. : MESCAL
28. The eyebrow: Scot. : BREE
30. Father of Gawain. : LOT
33. Appearing in successive parts. : SERIAL
35. House. : CHALET
36. Small brooks. : RILLS
37. Directed. : AIMED
39. Little ___. : NECKS
40. Fly dangerous to cattle. : TSETSE
41. Relish. : SAVOR
43. Afflicted with a cold. : RHEUMY
44. What a lepidopter makes. : HOLES
45. What Hitler once was. : PAPERER
46. Work. : OPERATE
47. Judge ___ Hand. : LEARNED
49. Clay and limestone. : CEMENT
50. Bacon said this "maketh a full man." : READING
51. Liquid from coal tar. : TOLUENE
52. Spoke derisively. : SNEERED
54. ___ Suzette. : CREPES
55. Rough sports. : ROMPS
56. Small, inferior olive. : MORON
59. Coddle. : CARESS
62. Unveracious. : FALSE
63. Potential. : LATENT
66. Scenic view. : SCAPE
67. April 9, 1942. : BATAAN
68. Watcher. : SPIER
69. Gave. : HANDED
71. Stockyard center. : OMAHA
72. Italian city, dairy center. : PARMA
75. Butcher's tool. : STRINGER
76. Speaks haltingly. : STUTTERS
79. Promenade. : ALAMEDA
80. Wish. : CARE
81. Occasions. : CAUSES
82. Satirist of English gentry. : AUSTEN
83. Patois that is spoken in Louisiana. : CREOLE
84. Stimulate. : FAN
85. Alloy. : OROIDE
87. Maize, meat and red pepper. : TAMALE
88. Sketched. : TRACED
89. Engages. : ENTERS
91. Uncertainties. : MISTS
92. Choral composition. : MOTET
95. Miner's nail. : SPAD
96. Tail: Ital. : CODA
97. Sparkle. : SNAP
100. Tropical herb. : OCA
102. Metal: Poet. : ORE
103. Japanese measure. : RIN
105. U. N. Secretary-General. : LIE

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