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ABOUT THE WORLD

New York Times, Sunday, May 14, 1950

Author: Jack Luzzatto
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 75, Avg Word Len: 5.54, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 685 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 172, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 0, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 49
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
PS notes: Original 81-Down clue had "Dodacanese"; changed to "Dodecanese."
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© 1950, The New York TimesNo. 431
Across Down
1. Descriptive of Gandhian resistance. : PASSIVE
8. Hungarian patriot (1802–94). : KOSSUTH
15. Presiding at a meeting. : CHAIRED
22. Reservoir for Esopus and Schoharie watersheds. : ASHOKAN
23. Where Port Arthur is. : ONTARIO
24. Ehrich Weiss, magician (1874–1926). : HOUDINI
25. Belgian bone of contention. : LEOPOLD
26. Reader. : PERUSER
27. Worker type of insect. : ERGATES
28. Hillbilly's relative. : MAW
29. Vetoes. : NOES
31. So long. : TATA
32. Portly. : OBESE
34. Hindu goddess. : UMA
35. Servant of Hera. : IRIS
37. Untanned skin. : RAWHIDE
39. Bar. : CLOSE
40. Mates. : PAIR
41. Sight. : SCENE
43. Twenty quires. : REAM
44. Flaccid. : LOOSE
45. Giant robot of Prague legend. : GOLEM
46. Press. : THRONG
48. Medical applications. : DRESSINGS
51. Edible water plant. : CRESS
52. Hesitated. : PAUSED
54. Astream. : AWAVE
55. Trolley. : TRAM
56. Deft. : APT
59. French port near English Channel. : CAEN
60. Soldierly complaint about the situation. : SNAFU
61. Burned. : CREMATED
65. Gandhian title. : MAHATMA
67. Philippine intransigents. : HUKBALAHAPS
69. Eggs. : OVA
70. Emphatic repetition of a word. : PLOCE
71. Workplace. : SHOP
73. Chapel frescoed by Michelangelo. : SISTINE
74. Speaker. : TRIS
75. Threw to the catcher. : HOMED
76. Hearts. : CORES
78. Celebrities. : LIONS
79. Fresh-water fish like the dace. : TENCH
80. Neglect. : OMIT
81. Constellation N of Pegasus. : LACERTA
83. Hawaiian thrush. : OMAO
84. Harangue. : ORATE
85. Prince: Ethiopia. : RAS
86. White House aspirants. : REPUBLICANS
88. Talk foolishly. : MAUNDER
90. Ornamental cupboards. : ARMOIRES
92. Ammonia-hydrocarbon compounds. : AMINS
93. Protective forces. : SERA
94. Hypothetical forces. : ODS
95. Old Testament prophet. : AMOS
96. Practice piece. : ETUDE
97. Partisans. : SIDERS
99. Smith and Greenaway. : KATES
101. Weather phenomenon. : HAILSTONE
103. Withdraw from union. : SECEDE
107. Curly cabbages. : KALES
108. Serfs: Lat. : SERVI
109. Gone by. : PAST
111. Physician. : GALEN
112. Mindanao tribesmen. : ATAS
113. Condition. : SHAPE
114. Germ-free. : ASEPTIC
117. Undisguised. : BALD
118. A foil for Scrooge. : TIM
119. Damage; Hurt: Dial. : SCATH
120. Aspersion. : SLUR
121. Starchy plant. : ARUM
123. Sesame. : TIL
124. Used by Pickerel, submerged 21 days. : SNORKEL
126. Most favorable. : OPTIMAL
129. Scurrilous. : ABUSIVE
131. Its capital is Kiev. : UKRAINE
132. Salt of niobic acid. : NIOBATE
133. Greeters of explorers. : NATIVES
134. They last 17 years. : PATENTS
135. Drew on. : ENTICED
136. Trophy horns. : ANTLERS
1. Chiromancer. : PALMIST
2. Seeking for. : ASEARCH
3. More gaudy. : SHOWIER
4. Blot up. : SOP
5. Russian image. : IKON
6. Courage. : VALOR
7. Render beloved. : ENDEAR
8. Hill: South Africa. : KOP
9. Quondam. : ONETIME
10. Virtuoso violin. : STRAD
11. Fired lightly. : SAUTE
12. Bear. : URSA
13. Shoelace. : TIE
14. Time piece. : HOROLOGE
15. Bel Paese. : CHEESE
16. Citation or Ponder. : HORSE
17. Heroine of lost play of Euripedes. : AUGE
18. Mountain in Crete. : IDA
19. Sacred ceremonies. : RITUALS
20. Ill-wishers. : ENEMIES
21. Make friendly. : DISARM
30. Realm of Gustaf V. : SWEDEN
33. Chief. : BOSS
36. Knock: Dial Eng. : SNOP
38. Intense. : HARD
39. Upheavals. : CONVULSIONS
40. Latin verse. : POEMA
42. Portrayed. : ENACTED
44. Coronation stone of ancient Ireland. : LIAFAIL
45. Small weights. : GRAMS
47. Marianas naval base. : GUAM
49. Dropped. : SANK
50. Lubbers. : SWABS
51. Fabric. : CREPE
53. Pictures by Winslow Homer. : SEASCAPES
55. Having a fanlight. : TRANSOMED
56. Ornamental Greek jar. : AMPHORA
57. California peak of the 200-inch telescope. : PALOMAR
58. The thought of Thomas Aquinas. : THOMISM
60. Unexcelled. : SUPERLATIVE
61. Acheson's problem. : CHINA
62. Storm spinner. : TORNADO
63. Ousted. : EVICTED
64. Parts of a churn. : DASHERS
66. Vinegar: Comb. form. : ACET
67. Peak that could be Sinai. : HOREB
68. Fuel for a cyclotron. : ATOMS
72. Flimflam. : HOCUS
74. Sea swallow. : TERN
77. Incentives. : STIMULI
79. Desert Berber. : TOUAREG
81. Dodecanese island. : LEROS
82. Corrosives. : ACIDS
86. Ices. : RIMES
87. Town in Bern canton. : ANET
89. Mars. : ARES
91. Forger of the Popish Plot, 1678. : OATES
93. Midday snooze. : SIESTA
96. Receiver in a headset. : EARPHONE
97. Click. : SNAP
98. Fungous disease of potato plant. : SCAB
99. Rudolf Friml operetta. : KATINKA
100. To the death: Fr. : ALAMORT
101. Form of energy. : HEAT
102. Run. : OPERATE
104. The absolute superlative. : ELATIVE
105. Free. : DELIVER
106. Interminable. : ENDLESS
107. Condiment. : KATSUP
108. Layers of rock. : SHALES
110. Albanian capital. : TIRANA
113. Whiff. : SCENT
114. Elsewhere: Latin. : ALIBI
115. Scarlet shrub. : SUMAC
116. Native of Guantánamo. : CUBAN
119. Cuticle. : SKIN
120. Summer ermine: Dial. : STOT
122. Bud Fisher's creation. : MUTT
125. Girl's name. : RAE
127. Frat emblem. : PIN
128. Guided. : LED
130. Yellow ocher. : SIL

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 39 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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