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New York Times, Sunday, May 8, 1949

Author: Jack Luzzatto
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 160, Blocks: 73, Avg Word Len: 5.70, Missing: { F J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 647 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 158, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 46
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1949, The New York TimesNo. 378
Across Down
1. ___ Perkins, in F. D. R.'s Cabinet. : MADAME
7. Place of famous three-power conference, 1945. : POTSDAM
14. Rode to the trot. : POSTED
20. At ease. : RELAXED
21. Prone to strong feeling. : EMOTIVE
22. Slipped away. : ESCAPED
24. Scrutinize. : EXAMINE
25. Image receivers. : RETINAS
26. The absolute superlative. : ELATIVE
27. Silk city of France. : NIMES
28. Crackajack. : NAILER
30. High interest lender. : USURER
32. Rude bed. : COT
33. Water ___. : ICES
34. Governing principles. : HINGES
35. Cutting. : SNIP
36. Fame. : REPUTE
38. Chisel for breaking ore. : GAD
39. Insert for a plug. : SOCKET
40. A foil for Perlmutter. : POTASH
42. Master draftsman, etcher, wood-cutter. : DURER
43. Pungent. : SNAPPY
45. Deadly. : LETHAL
47. What the B. T. U. measures. : HEAT
49. Golf ball setups. : TEES
50. Range of hills. : RIDGE
52. Place for gutters. : EAVES
54. Characteristic. : TRAIT
56. More like a judge. : SOBERER
59. Of the Moslem world. : ISLAMIC
61. Enthrones. : ENSEATS
65. Idiocy. : CRETINISM
67. Inside parts. : INNERS
69. ___ del Fuego. : TIERRA
70. Apportion. : ALLOT
71. Listless. : SUPINE
73. Weapons of the cold war. : RUMORS
75. Convene. : SIT
76. Hangout. : LAIR
77. American journalist ousted from Russia. : STRONG
78. Tincture for bruises. : ARNICA
79. Veni, vidi, ___. : VICI
80. Home of a Boniface. : INN
81. The Negeb. : DESERT
82. Cause of the tragedy of Oedipus. : ORACLE
83. Spanish gentleman. : SENOR
84. Swirled. : EDDIED
86. 124.16 pounds in Greece. : STATER
88. Grieved. : HEARTSORE
90. Foundation of a railway. : ROADBED
92. Jo Mielziner's forte. : SCENERY
94. Makes orderly. : NEATENS
95. Umpire of the Laertes-Hamlet duel. : OSRIC
97. The things. : THOSE
98. Where the date for first U. N. meeting was set. : YALTA
99. Sound of thunder. : PEAL
102. "The ___, the yellow leaf." : SERE
104. Inveigle. : ENTICE
106. Texas magnate. : OILMAN
110. Heroine of 1944. : AMBER
112. Judicial decision. : DECREE
114. Cheap-jewelry alloy. : TOMBAC
116. Hail! : AVE
117. Four of these make game. : SPADES
119. Brews. : ALES
120. What Galatea was. : NEREID
121. Two-masted, square-rigged vessel. : BRIG
122. Sesame plant. : TIL
123. Citizen facing three ideologies. : GERMAN
125. Malay man's garment. : SARONG
126. Grinder. : MOLAR
127. Abrasive. : EROSIVE
129. Silone's tongue. : ITALIAN
131. To what? : WHERETO
133. Football players. : LINEMEN
134. Diffuse. : RADIATE
135. Tinctures prepared from kelp. : IODINES
136. "Benito ___," best of Melville's "Piazza Tales." : CERENO
137. Arctic musher. : SLEDDER
138. Talked garrulously. : GASSED
1. Native of Monterrey. : MEXICAN
2. Walk lined with poplar trees. : ALAMEDA
3. The D in D.B.E. : DAMES
4. ___ Sally. : AXIS
5. People. : MEN
6. Like an earthly Paradise. : EDENIC
7. Point when moon is nearest earth. : PERIGEE
8. Unmakable without breaking eggs. : OMELETTES
9. Lugs. : TOTES
10. Prison: Slang. : STIR
11. Racket. : DIN
12. Scram: Archaic. : AVAUNT
13. The expected deliverer. : MESSIAH
14. Equal. : PEER
15. Famous name at Johns Hopkins. : OSLER
16. With hair on end. : SCARED
17. Gunny cloth. : TAT
18. Connoisseur of good living. : EPICURE
19. Fan. : DEVOTEE
20. Breaks one's word: Colloq. : RENIGS
23. Gives pause. : DETERS
29. Joint. : ANKLE
31. Victory à la Nov. 3, 1948. : UPSET
34. Boisterous girl. : HOYDEN
35. Formal. : SOLEMN
37. Doughboy's legwear. : PUTTEE
39. Mettle. : SPIRIT
40. "___ for a Dead Princess"—Ravel. : PAVANE
41. Loser in a fabled race. : HARE
44. Roman magistrate. : PRETOR
46. Pulling. : HALING
48. Hindu religious text. : TANTRA
51. Grains for the mill. : GRISTS
53. Sawtooth range. : SIERRA
55. Goddess of the sacred cow. : ISIS
56. More crusty. : SCALIER
57. Young wrestler in "As You Like It." : ORLANDO
58. Jane Wyman's Oscar role. : BELINDA
59. Goods from abroad. : IMPORTS
60. Crisp to the teeth. : CRUNCHY
62. Cleopatra's sister, obscure creature. : ARSINOE
63. Cocked hat. : TRICORN
64. Works of J. P. Marquand. : SATIRES
66. Southerly winds of Chile and Peru. : SURES
68. Mrs. Fezziwig of "A Christmas Carol" was "one vast substantial ___." : SMILE
72. Whole, unharmed. : INTACT
74. Political Utopia conceived by James Harrington. : OCEANA
77. Passover feasts. : SEDERS
78. Halt. : ARREST
79. Chaste. : VESTAL
81. Four-time candidate for President (1855–1926). : DEBS
82. Wife abandoned for Helen of Troy. : OENONE
83. Radio crackle. : STATIC
85. Made a hero of. : IDOLED
87. Titters. : TEHEES
89. Recharge. : RELOAD
91. Vanished. : DIED
93. Repeat. : REITERATE
96. The élite. : CREAM
98. Arabia Felix. : YEMEN
99. Method of painting used by Holbein. : PASTEL
100. Charlatan. : EMPIRIC
101. Shell used in button-making. : ABALONE
103. Cream-filled pastries. : ECLAIRS
105. Official probing unnatural deaths. : CORONER
107. Miss Dietrich. : MARLENE
108. Flew. : AVIATED
109. Philippine island. : NEGROS
111. System of government. : REGIME
113. Letting of a premises. : RENTAL
115. Very important person. : BIGWIG
118. How many hills around Rome? : SEVEN
120. Fresh-water nymph. : NAIAD
121. "___ Godounov," opera by Moussorgsky. : BORIS
124. City in Sagebrush State. : RENO
125. Glided. : SLID
126. Medical students. : MEDS
128. Italian title. : SER
130. Slang fabulist. : ADE
132. Exclamation. : HOA

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