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New York Times, Sunday, May 25, 1947

Author:
P. J. Lamanna
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 176, Blocks: 83, Avg Word Len: 5.07, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 666 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 122, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 49
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© 1947, The New York TimesNo. 276
Across
1. English actor now in U. S. : NIVEN
6. Grand narratives. : SAGAS
11. "Drowsiness shall clothe a man with ___." : RAGS
15. Ranged over. : ROAMED
21. Cerebral regions. : AREAE
22. Slit apart. : UNRIP
23. Body of Kaffir warriors. : IMPI
24. Watercourse. : ARROYO
25. Bay State Senator. : SALTONSTALL
27. New (and probably last) Viceroy of India. : MOUNTBATTEN
29. Say further. : ADD
30. Flies alone. : SOLOS
31. Sailor's call. : AHOY
33. One of family of perennial herbs. : IRID
34. Class. : ILK
35. Native of Riga, : LETT
37. ___ Yutang. : LIN
38. Japanese songs. : UTAS
39. Run swiftly. : SCUD
40. Delight. : GLEE
41. Pres. Truman's favorite form of exercise. : WALKING
44. Invent anew. : RECOIN
46. Containing an animal fat. : SUETY
47. Rudy Vallee's famous theme. : STEIN
50. Ship with a certain cargo. : OILER
52. Eskimo dogs. : HUSKIES
54. Food fish. : WHITING
57. Pear-shaped. : PYRIFORM
59. Ostrich. : RATITE
63. Hawaiian hawks. : IOS
64. Ditches. : MOATS
66. Diving bird. : SMEW
67. He's an expert in logomachy. : MOLOTOV
68. Weapons. : GRENADES
70. Sabbatical ___. : YEAR
71. Examines. : SCANS
73. Choler. : IRE
74. Undistinguished. : NOTELESS
76. Trimly. : NATTILY
78. Knot in tree trunk. : KNUR
79. Shrub with purple capsules. : WAHOO
81. "The Pobble who has no ___."—Edward Lear. : TOES
83. Secular. : LAIC
84. Community fund. : CHEST
85. Homicidally rampart. : AMOK
86. Spendthrift. : WASTREL
89. Pebbly. : GRANULAR
92. Brilliant cartoonist. : LOW
93. Splits. : RIVES
94. Entreats. : WOOS
96. Explode. : DETONATE
99. Celebrate in lyric poetry. : ELEGIZE
101. New King of Greece. : PAUL
102. Spanish houses. : CASAS
103. When to buy U. S. Savings Bonds. : NOW
104. Shawl worn as outer garment. : SERAPE
105. Commissioner of baseball. : CHANDLER
108. Crosstown subway train. : SHUTTLE
110. Machines that smooth cloth. : MANGLES
112. Thirsty. : EAGER
114. Stratagems. : RUSES
115. Sloping roadways. : RAMPS
118. Exalted fame. : RENOWN
120. Mr. Bidault. : GEORGES
123. Hairpin in ancient Rome. : ACUS
124. Stanches. : DAMS
125. Possessive. : HERS
127. Card game. : LOO
128. Symbol of Ireland. : HARP
132. Over: Prefix. : SUR
133. City in NW Ohio. : LIMA
134. Tropical herb. : SIDA
135. Draws out, as wool fibers. : SLUBS
137. World Citizen No. 1. : LIE
138. Enchantment. : CAPTIVATION
141. Average American worker, for a week or so this summer. : VACATIONIST
144. Creator of The Olive Tree: Greek myth. : ATHENA
145. Trifling. : IDLE
146. Void of sense. : INANE
147. Support with a wall: Mil. : REVET
148. ___ jar, electrical condenser. : LEYDEN
149. Vaticinator. : SEER
150. Anoints with plant product. : NARDS
151. Very small. : TEENY
Down
1. Rhinal. : NASAL
2. Sultan's decree. : IRADE
3. Grassland, in South Africa. : VELDT
4. Ravage. : EAT
5. Opponents of standpatters. : NEOS
6. Ground squirrel. : SUSLIK
7. Usurping duke, in "The Tempest." : ANTONIO
8. Foie ___. : GRAS
9. Be under the weather. : AIL
10. Part of a chair. : SPLAT
11. Full of fissures. : RIMOSE
12. Fukien port. : AMOY
13. Gay-Pay-Oo. : GPU
14. Any Chinese custom. : SINICISM
15. Fanatical. : RABID
16. Toward the mouth: Zool. : ORAD
17. Calling. : ART
18. Exhibiting spontaneous movement: Biol. : MOTILE
19. Small hole for decoration. : EYELET
20. Symbol of a party. : DONKEY
26. Oliver's nickname. : NOLL
28. Designating main railroad line. : TRUNK
32. Secretary of Commerce. : HARRIMAN
36. Taunt. : TWIT
38. Quarrelsome: Colloq. : UGLY
39. Unpleasant. : SOUR
40. Great relish. : GUSTO
42. Brisk: Music. : ANIMATO
43. Vellicates. : NIPS
45. Grub. : CHOW
46. Popular circus performers. : SEALS
47. Gulp: Colloq. : SWIG
48. Red-haired Norse god. : THOR
49. Part of a castle in Scotland is permanently reserved for him. : EISENHOWER
51. Scottish Gaelic. : ERSE
53. A sort of ridicule. : IRONY
55. Joint of a stem. : NODE
56. Celtic Manxman. : GAEL
58. Undomesticated. : FERAL
60. Travelers. : ITINERANTS
61. Type of molding. : TORUS
62. Turn outward. : EVERT
65. Carrier of parasite that causes sleeping sickness. : TSETSE
67. Sickness: Med. : MAL
69. Sheltered place. : NOOK
70. Dixmude's river. : YSER
71. To-do. : STIR
72. Insect with stout body, wide head. : CICADA
75. Lushers. : SOTS
77. Makes "it." : TAGS
78. Aga ___. : KHAN
79. Where Llandaff is. : WALES
80. Its rootstock produces lather. : AMOLE
82. Algonquian shell beads, used as money. : SEWAN
84. One way to end a filibuster. : CLOSURE
86. Shrivel. : WIZEN
87. Hail! : AVE
88. Intensified. : LOUDENED
90. Condition: Suffix. : NESS
91. Where Provo is. : UTAH
93. River banks. : RIPAS
95. Good neighbor's meat stew. : OLLA
97. Informed: Dial. : TOLE
98. Sheep. : EWES
100. Large umbrellas, named after Dickens character. : GAMPS
101. El ___ del Norte, gorge of the Rio Grande. : PASO
102. Canadian Indian. : CREE
105. Vine of crowfoot family. : CLEMATIS
106. Betty MacDonald's bête noire. : HENS
107. Products of the duck-billed platypus. : EGGS
109. Don't be silly! : TUSH
111. Pasture grass of western U. S. : GRAMA
113. Author of "Jean-Christophe." : ROLLAND
115. Knave. : RASCAL
116. Having a point. : ACUATE
117. Supreme Court justice, since 1940. : MURPHY
119. Unmanly complainer. : WHINER
121. Paths. : ROUTES
122. About 500,000 sq. mi. in Asia. : GOBI
124. Low couch. : DIVAN
126. Rapacity. : RAVIN
129. Full of bounce. : ALIVE
130. Started. : RISEN
131. Bathing beauty artist. : PETTY
133. Short letter. : LINE
134. ___ Marguéry. : SOLE
135. Cicatrix. : SCAR
136. Fashion. : SORT
139. Williams of the Red Sox. : TED
140. Fresh-water food fish of Europe. : IDE
142. Santa ___, Calif. : ANA
143. Born. : NEE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 44 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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