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CURTAIN CALL

New York Times, Sunday, May 16, 1948

Author: Louis Jenkins
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 178, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 4.98, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 620 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 135, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 20, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 40
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© 1948, The New York TimesNo. 327
Across Down
1. She played “Salvation Nell.” : FISKE
6. Opera commentator. : CROSS
11. Jazz dance. : STOMP
16. Best training for actors: Slang. : STOCK
21. Up to the time of. : UNTIL
22. Reception. : LEVEE
23. Rosalind’s cousin. : CELIA
24. Linger. : TARRY
25. Rubble. : RUINS
26. Auguries. : OMENS
27. Miss Kiskadden’s stage name. : ADAMS
28. Noted Jewish actor (1855–1926). : ADLER
29. Crude mineral. : ORE
30. Co-author of “The 13th Chair.” : IRWIN
32. Laurence Olivier’s title. : SIR
34. Animate. : VITAL
36. Minerva’s bird. : OWL
37. Ringing. : RESONANT
39. Authority on intelligence tests. : BINET
41. What opera hats do. : COLLAPSE
43. ___ Wilson, of the screen. : LOIS
44. Anita Loos’ subject. : BLONDES
46. Music lover’s support. : RAIL
47. Author of “The Silver Cord.” : HOWARD
50. Claude ___ of the movies. : RAINS
51. Initials of author of “Idiot’s Delight.” : RES
53. Heard at dull plays. : SNORES
57. Miss Bordoni. : IRENE
58. Flowerless plants. : FERNS
59. Player in “The Bishop’s Wife.” : GRANT
61. Character in “Hamlet.” : GHOST
62. The Fan Girl. : RAND
63. Child. : BAIRN
64. Star of “The Glass Menagerie.” : TAYLOR
65. Opera including “Song of India.” : SADKO
66. Curtain. : END
67. Author of “Shore Acres.” : HERNE
68. Mistake. : ERR
69. Ground. : SOIL
71. Where Hamlet’s father received the poison. : EAR
72. Distinctive methods. : STYLES
74. Portrayer of “Der Rosenkavalier.” : STEVENS
77. Where the Ghost first appears in “Hamlet.” : PLATFORM
80. ___ Marvenga, stage and screen singer. : ILSE
82. Resembling a keel. : TROPEIC
84. Decoy. : LURE
85. Noted American violinist. : SPALDING
89. Built like a crate. : SLATTED
91. ___ Thompson, "The Old Homstead.” : DENMAN
95. Ferrule. : TIP
96. And others: Lat. : ETAL
98. Us: German. : UNS
99. Scuffle. : MELEE
101. Exist. : ARE
102. Where “The Flying Dutchman” dies. : OCEAN
105. Chooses. : ELECTS
107. Musical hero. : TENOR
108. Fop. : DUDE
109. Opera by Bellini. : NORMA
110. B. Lillie’s favorite vehicle. : REVUE
111. ___ Singleton, or “Blondie.” : PENNY
112. Passé. : FADED
113. Sword-shaped. : ENSATE
115. Peck. : NIP
116. Of grayish-blue. : SLATY
117. What the Rhine maidens are. : SIRENS
118. Horse racing. : TURF
120. What Gipsy Lee and June Havoc are. : SISTERS
122. Weak. : PALE
123. Author of “Joseph Vance.” : DEMORGAN
127. Darlings. : DEARS
128. Victims of Medea. : CHILDREN
132. Disciple of Mohammed. : ALI
133. Mary ___, of the movies. : ASTOR
135. Past. : AGO
136. Engulf. : WHELM
137. Ibsen character. : ASE
138. Made of wine. : VINAL
140. Confidence. : TRUST
142. Trustworthy. : TRIED
144. Skips. : OMITS
146. “An ___ Husband” by Wilde. : IDEAL
147. Follow. : ENSUE
148. Orchestral suite by d’Indy. : ISTAR
149. What scene shifters do. : RESET
150. Press together. : SERRY
151. Scolded. : RATED
152. Class of society. : CASTE
153. Flagons. : EWERS
1. What “Mr. Roberts” caused. : FUROR
2. Harden. : INURE
3. Augean places. : STIES
4. ___ Hubbard, creator of Abe Martin. : KIN
5. Hamlet’s home. : ELSINORE
6. Circus performers. : CLOWNS
7. Forgive. : REMIT
8. Stage prop in “Haensel und Gretel.” : OVEN
9. Japanese coin. : SEN
10. Meetings of Congress. : SESSIONS
11. Startled. : SCARED
12. ___ Lewis, of the night clubs. : TED
13. King of Norway (1016–28). : OLAV
14. What Elsie Janis was. : MIMIC
15. Early vaudeville impresario. : PASTOR
16. Co-author of “What Price Glory.” : STALLINGS
17. Child. : TAD
18. Lower deck. : ORLOP
19. Laura Hope ___ (1880–1942). : CREWS
20. ___ Bellew, idol of the ’90s. : KYRLE
31. Invasion. : RAID
33. Pickwick Club meeting-places. : INNS
35. “___, poor Yorick.” : ALAS
38. Originator of “Charlie Chan.” : OLAND
39. Holbrook ___, actor and producer. : BLINN
40. A great Portia. : TERRY
42. Hawaiian greeting. : ALOHA
44. Mrs. Browning’s maiden name. : BARRETT
45. Animals often seen in vaudeville. : SEALS
47. Employs. : HIRES
48. Praying figure. : ORANT
49. Character in “Peter Pan.” : WENDY
50. Restrains. : REINS
52. Be nosy. : SNOOP
54. Show typical of western life. : RODEO
55. Serpentine kame. : ESKAR
56. Off-stage thunder. : STORM
58. At a distance. : FAR
59. Gems. : GARNETS
60. Warble. : TRILL
63. ___ Clayton, of Weber & Fields. : BESSIE
64. Swindles. : TREPANS
67. Anna ___ Ziegfeld. : HELD
68. Turned back. : EVOLUTE
70. Singer of “For She’s My Daisy.” : LAUDER
73. “Diamond ___” with Mae West. : LIL
75. Initials of Secy. of State, 1944 : ERS
76. “Won’t you ___ down?” : SIT
78. A famous Hamlet. : TREE
79. Forbid, in playing marbles. : FEN
81. “___ Madame” with Gilda Varesi. : ENTER
83. Unites firmly. : CEMENTS
85. Montgomery & ___. : STONE
86. Popular Jewish comedienne. : PICON
87. Mimics. : APERS
88. Physician. : GALEN
90. Moderator of Town Hall Tonight. : DENNY
92. Last seen in “Aren’t We All?” : MAUDE
93. Where Rosalind and Orlando meet. : ARDEN
94. Exigencies. : NEEDS
97. Blue jeans. : LEVIS
100. Lady in “The Thin Man.” : LOY
103. Former Metropolitan baritone. : AMATO
104. Spontaneously. : NATURALLY
106. “This senior-junior, giant-dwarf, Dan ___.” : CUPID
107. Signs of emotion. : TEARS
108. Hazarded. : DARED
111. Medicine which increases fleshiness. : PLEROTIC
112. Thirteenth President. : FILLMORE
114. Units of work. : ERGS
116. Without ladies. : STAG
117. Float. : SAIL
119. What prima donnas dread getting. : FATTER
121. Ensconced. : SEATED
122. Tragedy by Racine. : PHEDRE
123. Star of the movie “The Little Foxes.” : DAVIS
124. Ignore. : ELIDE
125. Member of the UMW. : MINER
126. Character in Scott’s “The Pirate.” : NORNA
128. Bamboozle. : CHEAT
129. Expand upward. : RAISE
130. Chemical compound. : ESTER
131. Haunts. : NESTS
134. Become dull. : RUST
136. Common sense. : WITS
139. River in Switzerland. : AAR
141. Jude the Obscure’s beloved. : SUE
143. Art institution in Edinburgh: Abbr. : RSA
145. Stable. : MEW

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 34 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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