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OF PEOPLE AND PLACES

New York Times, Sunday, May 26, 1946

Author: Louis Baron
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 162, Blocks: 99, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 648 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 156, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 62 Grid has mirror symmetry.
Louis Baron has 39 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
PS notes: In 97-Down clue, added em dash before "Oscar."
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© 1946, The New York TimesNo. 224
Across Down
1. Atom-smashing machines. : CYCLOTRONS
11. Excessive nationalism. : CHAUVINISM
21. Self-righteously hypocritical. : PHARISAICAL
22. Representative of Greek culture. : HELLENISTIC
24. Storehouse of military supplies: Rare. : ARMAMENTARY
25. Empire-minded person. : IMPERIALIST
26. Tropical twining plant. : LIANA
27. Tapuyan Indians. : GES
28. Girl's name. : IMA
29. Compact. : TERSE
30. President pro tem of the Philippines. : OSMENA
32. Burn. : SEAR
35. Volcano, 10,758 ft. high. : ETNA
37. Open inner courtyards. : PATIOS
38. Siouan Indian. : OTO
39. East Indian sheep, the nahoor. : SNA
41. Chemical suffix. : YNE
42. Title of respect: India. : SRI
43. Low relief sculpture. : BAS
44. Frenchman's "yes." : OUI
45. Russian dog-salmon. : KETA
47. "Art may ___, but Nature cannot miss."—Dryden. : ERR
49. City on the Arkansas. : TULSA
51. Close friend. : PAL
52. Personality-laden atmosphere. : AURA
53. Deficiency of oxygen in the blood. : ANOXEMIA
55. Bulge at rear of skull. : INION
56. Critical explanation of a text. : EXEGESIS
58. Hebrew name for God in Book of Job. : ELOAH
59. Conclusion. : FINIS
60. Republic in Soviet Russia, capital Kazan. : TATAR
61. Dutch navigator of the Half Moon. : HUDSON
64. Abnormal muscular relaxation. : ATONY
65. Ethnic groups. : TRIBES
69. Daughter of Cadmus. : INO
70. Objective of U. S. military. : DEFENSE
74. Censured physically. : SLAPPED
78. Of a bovine quadruped. : OXY
79. Equine pace. : TROT
81. Bay in Luzon. : SUBIC
82. Spanish length measures. : VARAS
83. Soft globular mass. : BLOB
84. Girl's name. : LELIA
86. Any of several kings of France. : LOUIS
88. Member of British peerage. : BARON
89. River in U.S.S.R., 500 miles to the Dnieper. : DESNA
90. Capital of Vosges department, France. : EPINAL
92. Pledged. : SWORN
94. Enjoyer of balneological pleasures. : BATHER
95. Decay. : ROT
96. What nylons are for. : LEGS
99. Gateway of Shinto temple. : TORII
100. Young salmon before migration seaward. : PARR
102. Bengal silkworm, forms orange-red cocoons. : ERI
103. Political adherent. : IST
104. States in SE Asia. : SHAN
105. Tradition-bound part of Mohammedan law: Var. : SONNA
106. "Hot seat" of oil disputes. : IRAN
107. Cistern. : VAT
108. Web-like membrane. : TELA
110. Old corn measure, about 150 lbs. : MOY
111. Henpeck. : NAG
112. Soft underpart of paw. : PAD
113. Quote. : CITE
114. Toothless. : EDENTAL
116. Entertained regally. : FETED
118. Fabricates again. : REMAKES
120. Defensive skin color. : TAN
121. They're served with sauerkraut. : SPARERIBS
125. Catnip. : NEP
126. One of Cook islands. : ATIU
128. Man-otter victim of Loki: Norse. : OTER
129. Palm of the hand. : VOLA
131. Seize uncouthly. : GRAB
134. Biased news. : PROPAGANDA
137. Organize for war. : MILITARIZE
139. Converted to public ownership. : SOCIALIZED
140. Unrepresentative of our democracy. : UNAMERICAN
141. Short-lived things. : EPHEMERALS
142. Reactive indignation. : RESENTMENT
1. Baptize. : CHRISTEN
2. Jap naval chief, shot down over the Marshalls. : YAMAMOTO
3. Wading bird. : CRANE
4. Salt marsh areas at Dnieper delta. : LIMANS
5. Chemical sugar. : OSE
6. Strong taste. : TANG
7. Religious ceremonies. : RITES
8. Sean ___, Irish playwright. : OCASEY
9. Old name of Nera River, Italy. : NAR
10. Foxy. : SLY
11. Gypsy woman. : CHI
12. Stammer. : HEM
13. Italian mountain troops. : ALPINI
14. Group of Moslem theologians. : ULEMA
15. ___ Cruz. : VERA
16. King of West Saxons: Var. : INI
17. Dwarf cattle of South America. : NIATAS
18. Small water-surrounded body. : ISLET
19. Consisting of icicles: Obs. : STIRIOUS
20. Birthplace of Mr. Truman. : MISSOURI
21. Tough fellow, in GI terms. : PALOOKA
23. Greek historian. : CTESIAS
31. Windflowers. : ANEMONES
33. Opposers of dictators. : ANTIFASCISTS
34. Join again. : REUNITE
35. Excuses for nonappearance in court. : ESSOINS
36. Much disputed European area. : TRANSYLVANIA
37. Paint holders. : PALETTES
40. High spot in opera. : ARIA
43. Sandal of ancient Roman comic actor. : BAXA
46. Tree choppers. : AXES
48. College yell. : RAH
50. Silk gossamer stuff. : LINO
51. Sulk. : PET
52. Air: Prefix. : AERI
54. Odic force of electricity. : ELOD
57. Dept. of France, Nimes, the capital. : GARD
61. Nazi. : HITLERITE
62. Without ease. : UNREPOSED
63. Leader of first squadron to bomb Tokyo. : DOOLITTLE
66. Anti-capitalist revolutionary of 1918 Russia. : BOLSHEVIK
67. Vindicate. : EXONERATE
68. Voluptuaries. : SYBARITES
71. Plenitude: Suffix. : FUL
72. Tribe of Niger. : EBO
73. Siamese length measure. : NIU
75. Swiss river. : AAR
76. In favor of. : PRO
77. Patron god of shepherds. : PAN
80. White metal. : TIN
83. An opinion backed by cash. : BET
85. Aromatic terebinths of the Moluccas. : AALS
87. Obliging devotee to Sinatra. : SWOONER
88. Herald. : BRINGER
89. Mend socks. : DARN
91. Ex-chief of UNRRA. : LEHMAN
93. Bedecked. : ORNATE
94. Asst. Secy of State for American Republic Affairs. : BRADEN
97. "Ballad of Reading ___"—Oscar Wilde. : GAOL
98. Sternward curve of ship's plank. : SNY
100. Hero of "Great Expectations." : PIP
101. Sandarac tree. : ARAR
109. Former capital of Syria. : ANTIOCH
113. Whimsey. : CAPRICE
115. What Robert Burns would have called a dolt. : TAUPIE
116. Burden: Dial. : FARDEL
117. Celestially blessed. : DIVINE
119. Migraine. : MEGRIM
121. Ascending step. : STAIR
122. City in Middle Volga region. : PENZA
123. Gaucho weapons. : BOLAS
124. Slippery mud. : SLIME
126. Semicircular basilica edifice. : APSE
127. Too much: Fr. : TROP
128. Eye amorously. : OGLE
130. Sun-disk. : ATEN
132. Mohammedans' hour of prayer. : AZAN
133. Tendency. : BENT
135. Wine measure. : AAM
136. Sales notices. : ADS
137. River in Austria and Yugoslavia. : MUR
138. Aptitude. : ART

Answer summary: 17 unique to this puzzle, 45 debuted here and reused later, 21 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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