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READER'S GUIDE

New York Times, Sunday, May 19, 1946

Author: Thomas Meekin
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 160, Blocks: 81, Avg Word Len: 5.60, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 622 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 188, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 68 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1946, The New York TimesNo. 223
Across Down
1. Title of Snow White. : PRINCESS
9. Sir Pitt Crawley's vent. : RAMPAGE
16. What Helmer hears Nora do. : DEPART
22. It glowed on the House of Usher. : RADIANCE
23. The ___ City. : ETERNAL
24. Sly evader. : ELUDER
25. Wheat. : AMELCORN
26. It becomes Peggy Bacon's thumb. : PALETTE
27. Colliery. : MINERY
28. Mr. Gershwin. : IRA
29. Interstice. : AREOLA
31. Book of selected passages. : DELECTUS
33. ___ Angeles. : LOS
34. Uncle Tom was. : SOLD
36. One of a religious order. : MARIST
38. Trimmer. : NEATER
39. ___ cellar. : SALT
40. Father of Henry Ford II. : EDSEL
42. Horse blankets. : MANTAS
44. Gromyko's language. : RUSS
45. Trait of the Artful Dodger. : GUILE
46. They riot in Barnaby Rudge. : MOBS
48. Fourth word of Hamlet's soliloquy. : NOT
50. Phoebe Pyncheon's figure. : SLENDER
52. M. Lupin. : ARSENE
55. Thus Rosalind appears. : DISGUISED
61. Still warm memories. : EMBERS
62. The Croxley Master lasts sixteen. : ROUNDS
63. Entertainment between the acts. : INTERLUDE
64. Earth: Comb. form. : GEO
65. Divisions of Divine Comedy. : CANTOS
66. First King of Israel. : SAUL
67. Jewish month. : ELUL
68. City in Indiana. : ELWOOD
72. Where Touchstone woos Audrey. : ARDEN
73. Former Italian coin. : SCUDO
74. People conquered by Trajan. : DACIANS
76. It snarls at Rip. : CUR
77. Thus Bill Sikes leaves Nancy. : DEAD
78. Hit hard. : SLOG
79. Hepzibah Pyncheon's appearance. : AGED
80. Edmond Dantes' nautical rating. : MATE
81. Choler. : IRE
82. Starches. : AMYLUMS
85. The ___ of glory."—Gray. : PATHS
87. Setting of Père Goriot. : PARIS
88. Feign. : ASSUME
90. City in Russia. : OREL
91. Discharge. : EMIT
92. Morning songs. : MATINS
93. Narrow inlet. : RIA
94. What atom bombs are. : RADIATIVE
96. Requite. : AVENGE
97. What Père Grandet's subsistence was. : MEAGER
100. What Mrs. Slipslop did. : SLANDERED
101. Worry. : HARASS
102. Quality of Heathcliff's emotions. : INTENSE
104. A racing Wood. : GAR
105. Kmitsa's wife's title: Pan Michael. : PANI
106. Recites metrically. : SCANS
107. "___ poor Yorick." : ALAS
111. The Greek in Romola. : MELEMA
115. Whistler's support. : EASEL
119. Jesse James' weapon. : COLT
120. Permanent waves. : CRIMPS
122. Error of speech: Rare. : DATISM
124. Wide awake. : LIVE
125. Candlenut tree. : AMA
126. Floats. : PONTOONS
128. Flew. : WAFTED
130. Diogenes' lantern was. : LIT
131. What Svengali made of Trilby. : SINGER
133. John Gilpin's steed. : RUNAWAY
135. Thread. : FILAMENT
137. Roman familiar spirit. : TUTELA
138. What did Hogarth do? : ENGRAVE
139. Spellman's title. : EMINENCE
140. Juvenile song-title. : SMARTY
141. So grew Christian's way: Pilgrim's Progress. : STEEPER
142. Bottle. : DECANTER
1. John Silver's offering to Jim Hawkins. : PRAISE
2. For Hawkeye's rifle. : RAMROD
3. Pecksniff's are sham. : IDEALS
4. At bridge, no game. : NIL
5. Ancient Italian goddess. : CACA
6. Legally excessive. : ENORM
7. Heard in the Rue Morgue. : SCREAMS
8. Spanish lady. : SENORA
9. Bread-and-meat and beer: Great Expectations. : REPAST
10. Indonesian. : ATA
11. Four kings: Pinochle. : MELD
12. Dress. : PREEN
13. On Lightfoot, the deer. : ANTLER
14. Cake: French. : GATEAU
15. Chooses. : ELECTS
16. Pause. : DEMUR
17. Where Greek athletes trained. : ELIS
18. Paronomasia. : PUN
19. Queen before Victoria. : ADELAIDE
20. Device on automatic piano. : REROLLER
21. Mildred Pierce, et al. : TRYSTERS
30. The linden. : LIN
32. Angel Clare's bride. : TESS
35. Thus shock leaves Ophelia. : DEMENTED
37. Hybrid variety of fruit. : TANGELO
39. Iris: Poet. : SUNBOW
41. Where Quilp, the dwarf, lived. : LONDON
43. Aesop's fox's grapes. : SOUR
45. Heraldic bars in pairs. : GEMELS
47. Good Queen ___. : BESS
49. Faced with stone. : TILED
51. Motto. : LEGEND
52. Romance by Sir Philip Sidney. : ARCADIA
53. Great waves: The Tempest. : ROARERS
54. Cold treats. : SUNDAES
55. Stains. : DISCOLORS
56. Lincoln's "with malice toward none," address. : INAUGURAL
57. Kind of poker. : STUD
58. Islands E. of Celebes. : SULA
59. What Dotheboys' Hall was not. : EDUCATIVE
60. T. R.'s favorite word. : DELIGHTED
69. Wind instrument. : OCARINA
70. Object of the Pickwick Club. : OUTINGS
71. Mrs. Mantalini's business. : DRESSES
73. Jonas Chuzzlewit's nature. : SLY
75. Roman bronze. : AES
78. Besmirches. : SMEARS
80. Writers' data. : MATERIAL
82. Old capital of Picardy. : AMIENS
83. Midewiwin: Var. : MEDA
84. David's weapon. : SLING
85. Died out. : PETERED
86. Mohammedan noble. : AMIR
87. Stately old dance. : PAVANE
89. Importunate. : URGENT
92. Ceylonese monkey. : MAHA
95. ___ Bede. : ADAM
97. Allots an unsuitable role. : MISCASTS
98. Praise. : ENCOMIUM
99. Princess outwitted by Milanion. : ATALANTA
103. Merit. : EARN
105. For which Izaak Walton fished. : PASTIME
108. Measures for essence. : LITRES
109. Sum total. : AMOUNT
110. Applicable to Roderick Random. : SPONGE
112. Portia's role. : LAWYER
113. H in astronomy. : ETA
114. Lady Booby's mood: Joseph Andrews. : MIFFED
116. Tacit. : SILENT
117. Exhibit. : EVINCE
118. Hester Prynne's mark. : LETTER
120. Greek author (1748–1833). : CORAY
121. Inveigle. : SNARE
123. Pertaining to song. : MELIC
126. Skin. : PELT
127. It gets Huck Finn a dead cat. : SWAP
129. Author of "Two Years Before the Mast." : DANA
132. Alien in Judea. : GER
134. ___ Maria. : AVE
136. Hommes. : MEN

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