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TIMELY TOPICS

New York Times, Sunday, May 12, 1946

Author: L. K. Peters
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 134, Blocks: 62, Avg Word Len: 5.66, Missing: { K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 540 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 160, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 60
L. K. Peters has 15 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1946, The New York TimesNo. 222
Across Down
1. U. S. Ambassador to Russia. : SMITH
6. "America's Light-Hearted Laureate." : NASH
10. Billiard shot. : MASSE
15. Yearn. : ACHE
19. Small boat. : CANOE
20. Killer whale. : ORCA
21. Sacred enclosure at Olympia. : ALTIS
22. Scorch. : CHAR
23. Within the walls. : INTRAMURAL
25. Horizontal timbers. : STRETCHERS
27. Reversed curve. : OGEE
28. Spry. : AGILE
29. Wheedles. : TEASES
30. Clique. : SET
31. Conjunction. : NOR
32. Oral plaudit. : BRAVA
33. Desert. : MERIT
34. Simulate. : ACT
36. Pyroxene. : SALITE
38. Evening love songs. : SERENAS
40. Command: Archaic. : HEST
43. Battle. : ACTION
45. Pitters. : SEEDERS
47. A sow, south of the border. : PUERCA
49. Instrument of the U.N. : CHARTER
51. Squirrels' skins. : VAIRS
52. Product of bone distillation. : BONETAR
53. Small particles. : MOTES
54. Morons. : AMENTS
56. Singer. : BARITONE
57. Pitcher. : EWER
58. Bracket candlestick. : SCONCE
59. Intrepid fighters for a cause. : MILITANTS
60. Overcoats. : CHESTERFIELDS
62. Havens for planes. : AIRDROMES
66. Stoves. : RANGES
67. Begone! : SCAT
71. Seven daughters of Atlas. : PLEIADES
72. Trade. : BARTER
73. East Indian rope bridge. : JOOLA
74. Lead. : PILOTED
75. Category. : GENRE
76. Scrutinized. : SCANNED
78. Famous 76-year-old comedian. : LAUDER
79. Overdue balances. : ARREARS
81. Aromatic herbs. : ANISES
82. Behold: Latin. : ECCE
83. Like. : SIMILAR
85. Warning. : CAVEAT
87. Port on Ise bay. : TSU
89. Aromatic plant seed. : CUMIN
90. Strictly theatre. : LEGIT
91. Devil's offspring. : IMP
94. Iran's envoy to U.N. : ALA
96. The color nude. : SEASAN
98. Upper house in Belgium. : SENAT
99. Oscar winner. : STAR
100. Concert singer. : CANTATRICE
102. Where wheatless Mondays are observed. : WHITEHOUSE
104. Quondam. : ONCE
105. Bee. : HIVER
106. Curse. : OATH
107. Singers. : ALTOS
108. Supreme Court justice. : REED
109. Sores: Scot. : SAERS
110. Prove: Scot. : PREE
111. Hammerheads. : PEENS
1. Offshoot. : SCION
2. Fruit. : MANGO
3. ___ Commerce Commission. : INTERSTATE
4. Disrupted. : TORE
5. Babyl. water god: Var. : HEA
6. Candy. : NOUGAT
7. Appears. : ARRIVES
8. Milan opera house. : SCALA
9. 1776 hero. : HALE
10. Subjugators. : MASTERERS
11. Changers. : ALTERERS
12. Airs. : STRAINS
13. Nap. : SIESTA
14. Noble Italian family. : ESTE
15. German interjection. : ACH
16. Father Brown's creator (1874–1936). : CHESTERTON
17. Run swiftly. : HARE
18. Formerly. : ERST
24. One of Vandegrift's boys. : MARINE
26. Gen. R. E. Lee was its commander. : CSA
32. Sullies. : BLOTS
33. Overseas gateway to the East. : MEDITERRANEAN
35. Leopardlike carnivore: Var. : CHEETA
37. Clothes-drying frame. : AIRER
38. Spook meeting. : SEANCE
39. Small spores. : SPORIDS
41. Skimpy. : SCANT
42. Weeds. : TARES
43. Tops. : ACME
44. Victuals. : CHOW
46. Happenings. : EVENTS
48. Army components. : UNITS
50. In an inflorescence. : RACEMED
52. Bushelers. : BALLERS
55. He died on Mt. Pisgah. : MOSES
56. Bend: German. : BIEGE
58. Goldbeaters' implements. : SHODERS
59. Money maker. : MINTER
60. Plane: Colloq. : CRATE
61. Star of Metropolitan Opera, 1906–22. : FARRAR
62. Aphrodite's beauty prize. : APPLE
63. Of Troy. : ILIAC
64. Aversion. : RELUCTANCE
65. Vacuum tubes, used to rectify alternating currents. : DIODES
67. Heroine of "Crime and Punishment." : SONIA
68. Enact. : CONSTITUTE
69. Opposite of aweather. : ALEE
70. Children. : TADS
72. Dwellers on the Spree. : BERLINERS
73. Miss Gaynor, of stage and screen. : JANET
75. Maker of faces. : GRIMACER
77. Base opposite Corregidor. : CAVITE
79. Tending to excite mirth. : AMUSIVE
80. Nomad. : SCENITE
84. Birthplace of Thespis. : ICARIA
86. Girl's name: Fr. : AGATHE
88. Where Pretoria is: Abbr. : USA
90. Composer of "Die lustige Witwe." : LEHAR
92. Bricklayer. : MASON
93. Throng. : PRESS
94. Acidity. : ACOR
95. Way. : LANE
97. Ordinal numbers suffixes. : ETHS
98. Trade. : SWOP
99. Only. : SOLE
101. Sports announcer Husing. : TED
103. Gen. Arnold's nickname. : HAP

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 49 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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