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MUSE AND MYTH

New York Times, Sunday, May 30, 1948

Author: Henry A. Wolfe
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 89, Avg Word Len: 5.30, Missing: { F J Q X }, Scrabble score: 638 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 148, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 21, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 55
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© 1948, The New York TimesNo. 329
Across Down
1. She loved her father. : ELECTRA
8. Traditional starting place of Greek fleet, sailing against Troy. : AULIS
13. She loved her stepson. : PHAEDRA
20. Muse of Oratory. : CALLIOPE
22. Victor over Horatio Seymour, 1868. : GRANT
23. A sign of Broadway. : ELECTRIC
24. One of an exiled group, settled in New Rochelle. : HUGUENOT
25. Bay of the White Sea. : ONEGA
26. Subject of famous oration by Cato. : CARTHAGE
27. Algerian seaport. : ORAN
28. In return. : AGAIN
30. Warlike native of Syria. : DRUSE
32. Poem. : EPOS
33. Duke of ___, led rebellion against James II. : ARGYLE
35. Salt of cyanic acid. : CYANATE
39. Famous Bohemian composer (1860–1911). : MAHLER
41. An Astaire. : ADELE
43. Young reporter. : CUB
44. Gabble. : PRATE
46. Where Murillo died. : CADIZ
50. Having a corolla of united petals. : SYMPETALOUS
53. Girl’s name. : LINDA
58. Los ___. : ALAMOS
60. Making leaps and bounds. : SALTATORY
61. Some mornings start with this. : CEREAL
62. The Harvard ___. : LAMPOON
64. Most fastidious. : NEATEST
65. Character in “King Lear.” : GONERIL
66. Egyptian cobras. : ASPS
67. “Origin of Roast ___,” by Charles Lamb. : PIG
69. Shoshoneans. : UTES
70. Eagle. : ERN
71. Popularized by Vincent Lopez. : NOLA
72. He said “No.” : IKE
73. Geo. S. Kaufman called one of them “The Fabulous Invalid.” : THEATRES
75. Scarlett’s rival. : MCLANIE
78. “Cio Cio ___”—Puccini. : SAN
79. Exclamations to attract attention. : HOLLOAS
80. Leaped forth. : SALLIED
81. Symbol of industry. : ANT
84. Big scene in the “Wizard of Oz.” : CYCLONE
85. Prominence. : SALIENCE
86. Garland. : LEI
87. ___ Menken, actress and poet. : ADAH
90. Pendent. : LOP
91. Sabre handle. : HILT
92. Profit after expenses. : NET
93. He painted “The Flute Player,” “The Laughing Cavalier.” : HALS
94. Sites. : LOCALES
96. Pet of Charles II. : SPANIEL
99. Makes a new permanent wave. : RECURLS
101. Large rowboats. : DORIES
102. Poetical collection. : PARNASSUS
104. Character in “Comedy of Errors.” : DROMIO
105. Where the ringmaster stands. : ARENA
106. Seaside orator. : DEMOSTHENES
108. Extra leaves in a book. : INSET
109. Moslem prince. : NAWAB
111. Prayer : ORA
112. Legend says they saved Rome. : GEESE
114. Dance step. : CHASSE
117. Doris Keane’s starring vehicle. : ROMANCE
120. Captain from Castile. : VARGAS
124. Part of Bizonia. : SAAR
125. Unctuous. : SLEEK
127. Lively. : ASTIR
129. The grampus. : ORCA
131. Disturbances. : TURMOILS
133. Surname of Augustin Daly’s famous star. : REHAN
137. “In shape no bigger than an agate stone. On the forefinger of an ___.” : ALDERMAN
139. Religious ceremony of sprinkling. : ASPERGES
140. Cease: Naut. : AVAST
141. “Broken ___,” starring Richard Barthelmess. : BLOSSOMS
142. Fashionable part of London. : WESTEND
143. Composed by Rimsky-Korsakoff. : SADKO
144. Muse of Music. : EUTERPE
1. She loved Narcissus. : ECHO
2. ___ Hobson, author of “Gentleman’s Agreement.” : LAURA
3. Master of the King’s Music, 1924. : ELGAR
4. Adhered. : CLUNG
5. Sleeper. : TIE
6. Given name of recent “Oscar” winner. : RONALD
7. The highest points. : APOGEES
8. Famous column in London’s “Thunderer.” : AGONY
9. Ornamental vessel. : URN
10. New Guinea port. : LAE
11. Meadow. : ING
12. Town: German. : STADT
13. Varieties of green quartz. : PLASMAS
14. At. : HEREAT
15. ___ 1, Scene 1. : ACT
16. Given name of one of America’s “Royal Family.” : ETHEL
17. Hang. : DRAPE
18. Austerity. : RIGOR
19. 150 honors. : ACES
21. Greek letter. : ETA
23. Small shield. : ECU
29. “The ___ Cometh.” : ICEMAN
31. “A Municipal ___”—O. Henry. : REPORT
34. River in Mississippi. : YAZOO
36. Salts of acetic acid. : ACETATES
37. Nods. : NUTATES
38. Quashes: Law. : ABATES
40. Given name of star of “Victoria Regina.” : HELEN
42. Lily, in France. : LYS
45. “___ Blas” by Hugo. : RUY
46. French port. : CALAIS
47. Seward’s Folly. : ALASKA
48. Humidity. : DAMPEN
49. ___ of Satan. : IMPS
51. Pulmonary membranes. : PLEURAE
52. ___ Vegas. : LOS
54. Vernon’s dancing partner. : IRENE
55. Infamous musician. : NERO
56. Eire’s senate. : DAIL
57. Mme. Nazimova. : ALLA
59. He dramatized 1 Across. : SOPHOCLES
61. Met. : CONNECTED
63. Decorated metals. : NIELLOS
65. House painter’s tool or brush. : GRAINER
68. Dance. : GALOP
70. Character in Delibes’ “Lakme.” : ELLEN
73. Pronoun. : THY
74. Vogue: French. : TON
75. “The ___ Falcon.” : MALTESE
76. Yale. : CLI
77. Fish. : IDE
80. Pertaining to the Flathead Indians. : SALISHAN
81. Apprehensions. : ALARMS
82. “The Beautiful Cloak Model.” : NELLIE
83. Famous painter of Biblical subjects (1836–1902). : TISSOT
84. Vassar’s Daisy ___. : CHAIN
85. Prince of crooners. : SINATRA
87. He played George Gershwin in “Rhapsody in Blue.” : ALDA
88. “The Open ___,” John Hay’s Asiatic policy, 1899. : DOOR
89. City in Palestine. : ACRE
91. Vehicle of the Gay Nineties. : HANSOM
93. Gulf in New Guinea. : HUON
95. Cants. : LEANS
96. Tributary of the Meuse. : SAMBRE
97. Most golf clubs have one. : PRO
98. Leaps forward. : LUNGES
100. “The Town ___.” : CRIER
102. Legume. : PEA
103. Observe. : SEE
106. Tarried. : DWELLED
107. Rossini placed some of his characters here. : SEVILLE
110. Delegate. : ASSIGN
113. He wrote “Fedora,” “Madame Sans-Gêne,” “Divorcons.” : SARDOU
114. ___ célèbre. : CAUSE
115. Irish emblems. : HARPS
116. Helmet. : ARMET
118. Gumbos. : OKRAS
119. A division of Dante’s masterpiece. : CANTO
121. Furze. : GORSE
122. Plates of an armadillo. : ARMOR
123. Rascal. : SCAMP
124. Pilfered or stolen: Scot. : STAW
126. A curve. : ESS
128. Restaurant check. : TAB
130. “Devil ___” Hatfield. : ANSE
132. Swedish coin. : ORE
134. Immortalized by Harriet B. Stowe. : EVA
135. Owned. : HAD
136. Request. : ASK
138. Superlative suffix. : EST

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 48 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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