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New York Times, Sunday, April 25, 1948

Author: Willard N. Jordan
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 174, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 681 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 152, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 44
Willard N. Jordan has 39 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1948, The New York TimesNo. 324
Across Down
1. The vernal season. : SPRING
7. Burning problem on U. N. agenda. : PALESTINE
16. Mohammed “the Great” was one. : SULTAN
22. Nervous thrill. : TREMOR
23. King of Egypt for 36 years, about B. C. 1410. : AMENHOTEP
24. Famous concert pianist-composer. : ITURBI
25. Effacement. : RASURE
26. Britain’s “Gibraltar of the East.” : SINGAPORE
27. Lament. : BEMOAN
28. Gone by. : AGO
29. Export of Argentina. : MEAT
31. Partial. : SEMI
32. Bacchanalia. : ORGY
34. Tiny dermal opening. : PORE
35. Breakers. : SURF
37. Where the patella is. : KNEE
39. Counterfeit. : MOCK
41. Festive. : GALA
43. Repair station at auto racetracks. : PIT
44. Organization. : SETUP
46. Capital of Sidi Lamine Bey’s country. : TUNIS
48. Bearded. : AWNY
50. Disordered. : MESSY
52. Nature of many Shavian remarks. : SATIRIC
54. Grandmother of ex-King Michael. : MARIE
56. Mr. Ameche, actor. : DON
57. Applicable to Mr. Toscanini. : MAESTRO
60. Stampede. : DEBACLE
62. Reaping time. : HARVEST
66. Devilkin. : IMP
67. Pueblo Indian. : HOPI
69. Vast arid area of Australia. : BUSH
70. Young bluepoint. : SPAT
72. Senator Taft’s alma mater. : YALE
73. One born a serf: Feudal law. : NEIF
75. Clara, wooed by Barkis in “ David Copperfield.” : PEGGOTTY
77. Norway’s national hero. : OLAF
79. Small coin in Dai Nippon. : SEN
80. Bearlike. : URSINE
82. Itinerary. : ROUTE
83. Clanlike group. : SEPT
85. Avenaceous. : OATEN
87. Descriptive name. : TITLE
88. Small ensigns. : BANNERETTES
90. Thin crinkled fabric. : CREPE
91. Where Parisian children learn the three R’s. : ECOLE
92. Told a whopper. : LIED
93. Roman author killed in Vesuvius eruption, A. D. 79. : PLINY
94. Pirouettes. : WHIRLS
95. ___ de mer. : MAL
96. Trumpet call at sunrise. : DIAN
98. He bought part of Suez Canal on borrowed money. : DISRAELI
100. Black witches. : ANIS
101. Iterum. : ANEW
103. Mineral tar. : BREA
105. First-born. : HEIR
106. French illustrator of Rabelais. : DORE
108. Support in scanty fashion. : EKE
109. Girl’s name. : NATALIE
111. Iced. : GLACEED
114. Ring official. : REFEREE
116. Our: French. : NOS
117. Short-billed rail. : CRAKE
118. Former Supreme Court member. : ROBERTS
120. ___ politics. : POWER
123. Marshall ___. : PLAN
124. Not a liability. : ASSET
125. Where Toledo is. : SPAIN
129. Health resort. : SPA
130. Hautboy. : OBOE
132. Eponymous ancestor of Hebrews. : EBER
135. A tenor violin. : ALTO
137. City at confluence of Colorado and Gila rivers. : YUMA
138. Banba’s official name. : EIRE
140. Famous British architect. : ADAM
142. Any Spanish lake. : LAGO
144. Crazes. : FADS
146. Spigot. : TAP
147. Dislocates. : UNSETS
149. Where Lake Managua is. : NICARAGUA
152. Underwrite. : INSURE
154. Pet name. : DEARIE
155. Without ophidians. : SNAKELESS
156. A sham. : SEEMER
157. Father Knickerbocker’s first citizen. : ODWYER
158. Means to an end. : EXPEDIENT
159. Ever so many. : TWENTY
1. Jeweler’s paste. : STRASS
2. Where Canada’s “Ice Queen” won European skating crown. : PRAGUE
3. Vacation spot. : RESORT
4. Hawaiian baking pit. : IMU
5. Pattern. : NORM
6. Language of the Odyssey. : GREEK
7. Chemist that saved French silk industry. : PASTEUR
8. Sweetheart. : AMI
9. Eyeglass. : LENS
10. Bejewels. : ENGEMS
11. Chinese name for Gobi Desert. : SHAMO
12. Subject matter. : TOPIC
13. World Trade Group linked with ERP. : ITO
14. Poppaea Sabina’s third husband. : NERO
15. Centerpiece. : EPERGNE
16. Fortune teller. : SIBYL
17. Red man. : UTE
18. Dockyard barge. : LUMP
19. Soldiers. : TROOPS
20. Sage that rode Apollo’s arrow. : ABARIS
21. Ripe old age. : NINETY
30. Queen of the Amazons. : ANTIOPE
33. His play “Polly” was banned in London in 1729. : GAY
36. Tumult. : FUSS
38. Girl’s name. : ENID
40. ___ Marx, socialist writer. : KARL
42. Winged child. : AMOR
45. Footway. : PATH
47. Owen Davis’ Pulitzer prize play, 1923. : ICEBOUND
49. Y’s. : WIES
51. Jealousy. : ENVY
53. Topical heading. : TROPE
54. A chef-d’oeuvre. : MASTERPIECE
55. Full of misery. : ACHY
56. Information. : DATA
57. Revolutionary patriot. : MINUTEMAN
58. Our national memorabilia. : AMERICANA
59. Little letter. : EPISTOLET
61. Mountain State’s largest city. : BUTTE
62. Stops. : HALTS
63. Typical tenderfoot in Texas. : EASTERNER
64. Resembling hypnosis. : SLEEPLIKE
65. Williams of “Streetcar” fame. : TENNESSEE
68. King Arthur’s mother. : IGRAINE
71. Staring in terror. : POPEYED
74. Occupy. : FILL
76. Out. : GONE
78. The Eisenhower of World War I. : FOCH
81. Urgency. : NEED
83. Agitators. : STIRRERS
84. Locale of Vulcan’s workshops. : ETNA
86. Operatic solo. : ARIA
88. Dazzling brilliance. : BLARE
89. Martha Finley’s adolescent heroine. : ELSIE
94. Lineman. : WIRER
97. Sacred Nilotic wader. : IBIS
98. E. Indian tree yielding yellow dye. : DHAK
99. Miss Young, actress. : LORETTA
102. Fall from power. : WANE
104. Site of Taj Mahal. : AGRA
107. Tritons. : EFTS
110. The monk parrot. : LORO
112. Ocean route. : LANE
113. Hatred: Buddhism. : DOSA
115. Discover. : ESPY
117. Purify. : CLEANSE
119. Athens of Ireland. : BELFAST
120. Spurious. : PSEUDO
121. Thought. : OPINED
122. President Bierut’s capital. : WARSAW
123. School of seals. : POD
124. Wild sheep of Asia. : ARGALI
126. Fall. : AUTUMN
127. Ottoman inn. : IMARET
128. Table linen. : NAPERY
131. Comparatively mean. : BASER
133. He wrote “Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright.” : BLAKE
134. Having spikes. : EARED
136. Lyric poet. : ODIST
139. Frightened. : EERY
141. Pert girl. : MINX
143. Pointed arch. : OGEE
145. Snow: Dial. : SNEW
148. Standoff. : TIE
150. Uppermost part. : CAP
151. Sec’y Sullivan’s responsibility: Abbr. : USN
153. Ascertain. : SEE

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 38 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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