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THE READER'S GUIDE

New York Times, Sunday, May 4, 1947

Author: Thomas Meekin
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 162, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.49, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 667 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 163, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 64
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© 1947, The New York TimesNo. 273
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1. Lovborg's toast to Thea: "Hedda Gabler." : HEALTH
7. A lottery. : RAFFLE
13. Pours out. : EFFUSES
20. Title of Eugene O'Neill's Jones. : EMPEROR
22. Boys' society, sponsored by Masons. : DEMOLAY
23. Stealthy. : FURTIVE
24. City in Washington. : SPOKANE
25. So were "The Last Days of Pompeii." : AWESOME
26. Citizens. : FREEMEN
27. Sesame. : TIL
28. Thither. : YON
29. City near which Virgil was born. : MANTUA
30. Samuel Lover's hero, O'More. : RORY
31. Bantu language. : ILA
32. Love: Greek. : EROS
34. A being in Omar's Rubaiyat. : RECORDER
36. Author of the Casket Letters? : MARY
37. Dart along. : FLIT
38. Second daughter of King Lear. : REGAN
40. What Ophelia's thoughts do. : WANDER
41. Perception. : TACT
42. Good: Spanish. : BUENO
43. Caliban's mother: "The Tempest." : SYCORAX
45. Lily Bart's is riches: "The House of Mirth." : DESIRE
47. The Brigadier Gerard's unit. : HUSSAR
48. Sectarian. : CULTIC
51. Make moist. : DAMP
52. Yes: Slang. : SURE
53. Brigadoonians. : SCOTS
56. Poems by Keats. : ODES
58. Kind of gig. : TILBURY
60. 14.34 gal. in Hungary. : AKO
63. P. T. Barnum's favorite plant. : PEANUT
64. She slams the door as the curtain falls. : NORA
65. Consecrate. : ANOINT
66. Assert. : AVER
67. Modified. : ALTERED
69. One A. M.: "Paul Revere's Ride." : LEXINGTON
71. Lift of a wave: Naut. : SCEND
72. Sent back. : REMANDED
74. Madame Butterfly's sash. : OBI
75. Château d'Yquem. : SAUTERNE
77. Feminine name. : ANICE
78. Turtles' shells. : CARAPACES
83. Automobile part. : STARTER
84. Color. : TINT
85. Used in soap. : POTASH
86. Bulwer-Lytton's schoolmaster. : ARAM
88. Bay windows. : ORIELS
89. What Bjornson's Fisher Maiden does. : ACT
90. Hamlet's friend. : HORATIO
91. Italian coins. : LIRE
92. Waters in Thoreau's "Walden." : PONDS
93. Where Goethe wrote "Hermann und Dorothea." : JENA
94. Translator of Arabian Nights. : LANE
96. Port in Sterne's "Sentimental Journey." : CALAIS
98. Longfellow's midnight rider. : REVERE
101. Lightest. : FINEST
103. Some appear in Plutarch's Lives. : ORATORS
107. Mountain nymph. : OREAD
108. Units of weight. : TONS
109. Edible plants. : CHARDS
112. Ostiole. : STOMA
114. September ___. : MORN
115. Of ___ I sing. : THEE
116. Conferred. : PARLEYED
118. Glacial ridges. : OSAR
119. King of Judah. : ASA
120. A goddess in the Iliad. : IRIS
121. Trees of Mediterranean region. : CAROBS
122. ___ Brown Maid: Percy's "Reliques." : NUT
124. Go astray. : ERR
125. A skittle. : NINEPIN
127. Pitt Crawley's rank: "Vanity Fair." : BARONET
128. Counterfeit. : IMITATE
130. Young food fish. : CODLING
131. Bettors by word of mouth. : ORALERS
132. Sweet potatoes: Span. : CAMOTES
133. Makes easy. : ENABLES
134. Command. : BEHEST
135. Sitting; said of statues. : SEDENT
1. Heroine of "The Scarlet Letter." : HESTER
2. Supreme states. : EMPIRES
3. One of Plato's dialogues. : APOLOGY
4. About 3c in Albania. : LEK
5. Dog in Shakespeare's "King Lear." : TRAY
6. Lovelace's first love. : HONOR
7. Offered for Injun Joe: Tom Sawyer. : REWARD
8. Corrected. : AMENDED
9. Nourished. : FOSTERED
10. From "the Mill on the Floss." : FLOUR
11. Friend to Kipling's Kim. : LAMA
12. Polyphemus had one: Odyssey. : EYE
13. Endeavor. : EFFORT
14. Br'er Rabbit's coat is ___. : FURRY
15. Norse god of peace. : FREY
16. American Indian. : UTE
17. Comparisons. : SIMILES
18. Romance by Frances Burney. : EVELINA
19. Mr. Claghorn. : SENATOR
21. A resuming. : RENEWAL
22. One of the inseparable friends. : DAMON
30. Won by Ben Hur. : RACE
33. Baglike part. : SAC
35. Rare book. : CAXTON
36. A meddler. : MARPLOT
37. Unite. : FUSE
39. Frank Swinnerton's novel, 1917. : NOCTURNE
41. A musical art. : TIMING
42. Editor of Gibbon's "Decline and Fall." : BURY
44. Rip's gun is. : RUSTED
46. Nature of the fallen ones: "Paradise Lost." : SATANICAL
47. Injured. : HURT
49. In its forehead gleams the Moonstone. : IDOL
50. Shroud and wax. : CERE
52. Mohammedan religious customs. : SUNNAS
53. Like the moon. : SELENIC
54. Aromatic herb. : CATMINT
55. Kind of play. : ONEACT
57. It gives music. : SAXOPHONE
59. Organic nature. : BIOS
60. Turned away. : AVERTED
61. Doghouses. : KENNELS
62. Whispered to Berta: "Hedda Gabler." : ORDERS
63. A display: Ital. : PARATA
66. Globulin from seed of silver maple. : ACERIN
68. Literary codes. : DECORA
70. Philippine tree. : IBA
71. Polish nobles. : STAROSTS
73. Factual notes. : DATA
76. Romance by Sir Thomas More. : UTOPIA
79. Step of rope ladder. : RATLINE
80. Asiatics. : ASIANS
81. Queen Bess' Swedish suitor. : ERIC
82. ___ Teasdale. : SARA
85. Corn bread. : PONE
87. Gypsies' song: Tolstoy's "Redemption." : MELODY
90. Elephant group. : HERD
93. Hero of "Les Miserables." : JEAN
95. Endive: French. : ESCAROLE
97. ___ and Old Lace. : ARSENIC
98. Play by Edward B. Sheldon. : ROMANCE
99. Wearing away. : EROSION
100. Open gallery. : VERANDA
101. Sir Nigel overcomes them: A. Conan Doyle. : FOES
102. Gives sovereignty to. : THRONES
104. Siouan Indian. : OTO
105. Pleasing. : ROSEATE
106. Spruce up. : SMARTEN
108. Luggage. : THINGS
110. Anne of Geierstein's father. : ALBERT
111. Intermissions. : RESTS
113. It befalls Edmond Dantes. : ARREST
115. Threefold. : TRINE
116. Eastern measure. : PARAH
117. Author of "The Black Tulip." : DUMAS
120. Philippine tree. : IPIL
121. Solicitude. : CARE
123. "The ___ Machine": H. G. Wells. : TIME
126. The jujube. : ELB
127. Mr. Acres: Sheridan's "The Rivals." : BOB
129. Bushy clump. : TOD

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 57 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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