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INFORMATION PLEASE

New York Times, Sunday, May 29, 1949

Author: Alice H. Cook
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 162, Blocks: 73, Avg Word Len: 5.63, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 631 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 172, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 58
Alice H. Cook has 25 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1949, The New York TimesNo. 381
Across Down
1. Dean Acheson's prep school. : GROTON
7. Mozart's libertine, Don ___. : GIOVANNI
15. Candidate for President, 1940. : BROWDER
22. Boston's Coney Island. : REVERE
23. One of many planetoids between Mars and Jupiter. : ASTEROID
24. Ease. : RELIEVE
25. Inflict retributive punishment. : AVENGE
26. Domestic. : INTERNAL
27. Develops gradually. : EVOLVES
28. U. N. martyr. : BERNADOTTE
30. Ancient ascetics. : ESSENES
32. First word of motto of Order of the Garter. : HONI
33. City in Italy. : BRA
34. Glacier snow. : NEVE
35. Ramble. : ROAM
37. Bound by lasting ties. : WED
38. Celebrations. : FETES
39. Troubles. : AILS
41. Ben Hecht's "Erik ___." : DORN
43. Extended to tedious length. : PROLIX
45. Interfere with. : MOLEST
46. Icy. : GELID
48. Tributary of the Rhone. : ISERE
50. Pleat in deep vertical folds. : KILT
51. Heavenly bodies. : COMETS
52. P. T. Barnum's star. : LIND
54. Presage. : PORTEND
56. Opposite: Prefix. : ANTI
57. Secretion of certain glands. : SALIVA
60. Former kingdom of the Pyrenees. : NAVARRE
61. Island group SW of New Guinea. : ARU
62. Rare and costly ointment. : NARD
66. Intermissions of action. : TRUCES
67. The best people. : ELITE
68. Symbolic garment. : SHIRT
70. Maple. : ACER
71. Merchant of foreign goods. : IMPORTER
73. Statue in the Louvre. : NIKE
75. Sharp ridge of a mountain. : ARETE
77. Dutch town. : EPE
78. ___ lace. : POINT
79. Painter Rivera. : DIEGO
81. Shaded walks. : MALLS
83. Uncle in "I Remember Mama." : CHRIS
85. Coffee ___. : URN
86. Curtain material. : SWISS
88. Beaks. : NIBS
90. They voted June, 1946, to become a republic. : ITALIANS
92. Side glance. : LEER
94. Ole ___, actor. : OLSEN
96. Moslem title. : CALIF
98. River of South Carolina. : SANTEE
99. Gaelic. : ERSE
100. Grass land. : LEA
101. Peak in East Nepal. : EVEREST
103. Ducks. : EIDERS
104. Magnitude. : MASS
106. Obligations. : CHARGES
107. I prepare: Lat. : PARO
108. Array. : ATTIRE
111. Rocky peak: Obs. : TORR
112. Eleanor Belmont's avocation. : OPERA
114. Trees of the apple family. : SORBS
118. Sandy. : GRITTY
119. Artificial channel for water. : SLUICE
121. Tittle. : IOTA
123. Flatfish. : SOLE
124. Is based. : RESTS
125. Version of the Scriptures: Abbr. : VUL
126. Eldest son of Ham. : CUSH
128. French town on Moselle. : TOUL
130. Overwhelming quantity. : SEA
131. Girl's name. : ILSA
132. Cheater. : RENEGER
134. Ingredient of marmalade. : ORANGEPEEL
137. Loot. : PLUNDER
139. Small cape. : COLLARET
141. Garner's home town, in Texas. : UVALDE
142. Eating between meals. : PIECING
143. Permit. : TOLERATE
144. Bear on Wall Street. : SELLER
145. Hatchet: French. : ASSETTE
146. Effervesces. : SPARKLES
147. Experimenters. : TRIERS
1. Receptacle from which one draws this and that. : GRABBAG
2. Day dream. : REVERIE
3. Including everything. : OVERALL
4. Volunteer State: Abbr. : TENN
5. Musical instrument. : ORGAN
6. Required. : NEEDED
7. Congress boots. : GAITERS
8. Common contraction. : ISNT
9. Web-footed animal. : OTTER
10. Bill with Lincoln's picture on it. : VEE
11. Part overdue. : ARREAR
12. Eschewer of the filthy weed. : NONSMOKER
13. Dutch island W. of Sumatra. : NIAS
14. New airport. : IDLEWILD
15. Lineage. : BREED
16. Rotations on an axis: Colloq. : REVS
17. Emit an odor: Latin. : OLO
18. Cause for a jubilee. : WILHELMINA
19. Fan. : DEVOTEE
20. Smoothest. : EVENEST
21. Withstands. : RESISTS
29. Egg-shaped. : OVOID
31. Closest. : NEXT
36. ___ Vittles. : OPERATION
38. The lowest part. : FOOT
40. A chief elementary constituent of the earth's crust. : SILICON
42. Kingdom in the Himalayas. : NEPAL
44. Hawsers. : LINES
45. U. S. Ambassador to the Philippines. : MCNUTT
47. Entertains. : DIVERTS
49. Wandering. : ROVING
53. Bavarian-born cartoonist. : NAST
55. Migrate. : TREK
56. Check. : ARREST
57. Tendril. : STIPULE
58. Maker of war equipment. : ARMORER
59. Blue-bonnets. : LUPINES
60. Wife of Gratiano. : NERISSA
61. Frankfurt-Berlin phenomenon. : AIRLIFT
63. Needle-shaped. : ACERATE
64. Complainer. : REPINER
65. Gets ready for a party. : DRESSES
69. Son of Henry IV. : HAL
72. Roman magistrates. : EDILES
74. Restrictions imposed on commerce. : EMBARGOES
76. Pastries. : ECLAIRS
80. Compass point. : ESE
82. Dormant. : ASLEEP
84. Brahmans of India. : HINDOOS
87. Cardinal in "King Henry VIII." : WOLSEY
89. Cake decorator. : ICER
91. Out from shore. : ASEA
93. Money sent from one place to another. : REMITTANCE
95. Mahatma's Elisha. : NEHRU
97. Japanese in U.S.A., born in and loyal to Japan. : ISSEI
102. Chickenpox. : VARICELLA
105. College of Liberal ___. : ARTS
106. Opening prayers. : COLLECTS
107. He wrote "Cry, The Beloved Country." : PATON
108. Roman general. : AGRIPPA
109. Frame-work. : TRELLIS
110. Gauzy fabric. : TISSUES
111. Chinese measure. : TSUN
113. Follows a fixed routine of succession. : ROTATES
115. East Indian herb. : ROSELLE
116. Hemophiliac. : BLEEDER
117. Weights and measures officials. : SEALERS
120. Beauty parlor equipment. : CURLER
122. ___ Belmont, American banker. : AUGUST
125. Incline. : VERGE
127. Hourly. : HORAL
129. He wrote "Charles O'Malley." : LEVER
132. Tighe E. Woods' problem. : RENT
133. He "spills his broth on the tablecloth." : GOOP
135. Network. : RETE
136. Language of Buddhist scriptures. : PALI
138. Said: French. : DIT
140. The Wonder State: Abbr. : ARK

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 53 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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