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READER'S GUIDE

New York Times, Sunday, May 21, 1950

Author: Thomas Meekin
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 160, Blocks: 81, Avg Word Len: 5.60, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 639 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 168, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 44 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1950, The New York TimesNo. 432
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1. Shakespeare's Lucetta's reason. : BECAUSE
8. Man from Reno. : NEVADAN
15. Fermented. : SOURED
21. Vesper hymn. : EVENSONG
23. Say again. : ITERATE
24. Set up by Brutus Jones. : EMPIRE
25. "Naughty ___." : MARIETTA
26. Believers in God. : THEISTS
27. Liegeman. : VASSAL
28. Small fish. : IDE
29. Aft. : STERNWARD
31. "The ___ Wise Man," by Henry Van Dyke. : OTHER
33. "___ World." : ONE
34. Mrs. Jonathan Wild's maiden name. : SNAP
36. Appoints. : ORDAINS
37. He wrote "The Green Hat." : ARLEN
38. Slash. : SLIT
39. What Dimmesdale finally does. : TELLS
41. ___ en point: Her. : ENTE
42. Al Capp's hero. : ABNER
43. Author of "Shakespeare in London." : CHUTE
44. Not well. : AILING
47. Weapon used against Peter : CREESE
48. So died Nero. : HATED
49. Having shins. : SHANKED
52. Aptitude. : ABILITY
55. Poplars. : ALAMOS
57. Parceled. : PACKETED
59. Is in debt. : OWES
60. Expiate. : ATONE
61. Hill builder. : ANT
62. What Svengali made of Trilby. : STAR
63. Huck Finn's outdoor sport. : RAFTING
66. Hedda Gabler's way out. : BULLET
70. Common vetch. : TARE
72. Source of Peer Gynt's wealth. : SLAVES
74. Ram-headed deity. : AMON
75. Vaporous. : STEAMY
76. Set or stand in a certain way. : UPEND
78. Hurried. : SPED
79. Spoken. : ORAL
81. Natural fat. : ESTER
82. Sharecropper in "Tobacco Road." : LESTER
84. Youngest of the Greek gods. : EROS
86. Marbles. : AGATES
88. Biblical name. : SELA
89. The Lupin of M. Leblanc. : ARSENE
90. Storm. : RAMPAGE
92. Arrow poison. : INEE
94. First name of a canine star. : RIN
95. Apollo gave him ass's ears. : MIDAS
97. Portent. : OMEN
98. "The ___ Nymph," by Margaret Kennedy. : CONSTANT
100. Weaken. : IMPAIR
102. Could be Jack London's "Snark." : CRUISER
105. Botanical order of apple, etc. : ROSALES
106. Lilliputian. : SMALL
107. Moonflower. : ACHETE
109. A people of old Spain. : IBERES
111. Relatives of Brer Rabbit. : HARES
112. What witches' brew does in "Macbeth." : BOILS
113. Hergesheimer's "___ Head." : JAVA
115. Walk of Long John Silver. : STUMP
119. Minced oath. : EGAD
120. Steep. : HILLY
121. Allspice. : PIMENTA
124. Silkworm. : ERIA
125. Brobdingnagian. : BIG
126. Open country. : WEALD
127. Slain in "Faust." : VALENTINE
129. Around-the-world Nellie. : BLY
130. Schnitzler's "idle worldling." : ANATOL
132. Word for Lily Pons. : ARTISTE
134. What Jacob Riis did, 1870. : EMIGRATE
136. Drama, in India. : NATAKA
137. Molly's calling in "The Virginian." : TEACHER
138. Lawyer's fee. : RETAINER
139. Spheres. : GLOBES
140. Treatises by Plotinus. : ENNEADS
141. Braved by Jason. : DANGERS
1. Befog. : BEMIST
2. Faithful wife of Capaneus. : EVADNE
3. Porridge. : CEREAL
4. Blackbird. : ANI
5. Employs. : USES
6. ___ voce. : SOTTO
7. Stage direction. : ENTER
8. Modern Simple Simon. : NITWIT
9. Hydrocarbon. : ETHANE
10. Changes course. : VEERS
11. Parched. : ARID
12. "___ Kapital." : DAS
13. "Pudd'nhead" Wilson's business. : ATTORNEY
14. Cuddles. : NESTLES
15. Third word of Gettysburg Address. : SEVEN
16. Astronomer-poet of Nishapur. : OMAR
17. Raises: Coll. : UPS
18. With marked accent: Mus. : RISOLUTO
19. Biblical tribe. : ERANITES
20. Took out. : DELETED
22. She sang "Thais," "Salome," etc. : GARDEN
30. Nubian harp. : NANGA
32. At this. : HEREAT
35. What pirates walk in "Peter Pan." : PLANK
37. Countenance. : ABET
38. Word for Shakespeare's Doll Tearsheet. : SHAMELESS
40. Nancy's Bill in "Oliver Twist." : SIKES
42. An awn. : ARISTA
43. City in Kansas. : CHANUTE
45. Latvians. : LETTS
46. Standards. : IDEALS
47. Musical mark. : CLEF
49. Kitchen implement. : SPATULA
50. Wicker holder. : HANAPER
51. Nell Gwyn's profession. : ACTRESS
53. Emma Bovary's undoing. : BOREDOM
54. Frigate birds. : IWAS
56. Tennis shots. : LOBS
58. Cloth dealers. : DRAPERS
60. Allied. : AGNATIC
64. Feminine name. : IMOGENE
65. Mrs. Helmer. : NORA
67. Of the side. : LATERAL
68. Simon Legree's slave girl. : EMELINE
69. The Thirty ___. : TYRANTS
71. Enshrined. : ENTEMPLED
73. Russian name. : VERA
77. Desdemona made these in vain. : DENIALS
80. Maiden of "The Raven." : LENORE
83. Italian poet (1626?–97). : REDI
85. What Old Faithful does. : SPOUTS
86. "Rock of ___." : AGES
87. Spanish title. : SENOR
91. Girl friend: Fr. : AMIE
93. Letters. : ESSES
96. Scene of "Revolt in the Desert." : ARABIA
99. Relish. : TASTE
100. Conceivable. : IMAGINAL
101. One of a Leonese people. : MARAGATO
102. The Pied Piper led them away. : CHILDREN
103. Depend. : RELY
104. So falls the House of Usher. : RIVEN
106. Establishment: Slang. : SHEBANG
108. Compare. : COLLATE
110. Pleasantry. : BANTER
113. "Waitin' at the church." : JILTED
114. Rulers of Sind. : AMEERS
116. Mien of Wilkie Collins' Count Fosco. : URBANE
117. Male fish. : MILTER
118. Remunerators. : PAYERS
120. Woe is me!: Fr. : HELAS
121. Turkish title. : PASHA
122. Regulated. : TIMED
123. ___ Loos. : ANITA
126. Roused. : WOKE
127. "Iniquity" in old English "Moralities." : VICE
128. Creator of Sexton Maginnis. : EGAN
131. Flap. : TAB
133. A color. : TAN
135. Equip. : RIG

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 36 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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