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PAST AND PRESENT

New York Times, Sunday, June 13, 1948

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 60, Avg Word Len: 5.52, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 577 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 132, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 47
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© 1948, The New York TimesNo. 331
Across
1. Designating a European powderkeg area. : BALKAN
7. Year-round front-page news. : WEATHER
14. Successor to Lord Inverchapel. : FRANKS
20. Important port of the Philippines. : ILOILO
21. First name of author of “Can Such Things Be?” : AMBROSE
22. Antiseptic tincture. : IODINE
23. Roman general who defeated Hannibal. : SCIPIO
24. Freedom’s Lady. : LIBERTY
25. Appeared huge and vague. : LOOMED
26. Impetuous. : HOT
27. Poor Yorick, in part. : SKULL
29. Dustin and William, American actors. : FARNUMS
31. Crave. : BEG
32. Open. : OVERT
34. Very small distance. : HAIR
36. Scant. : LEAN
37. Filmy silk net. : TULLE
39. Where Trujillo is. : PERU
40. Pertaining to meter invented by Greek lyric poet. : ALCAIC
42. Atmosphere. : AURA
44. Headland. : NESS
45. Mother of Perseus. : DANAE
47. Marks with a future time. : POSTDATES
50. Leaders of work crews. : FOREMEN
53. Representations of the Last Supper. : CENAS
54. Trips. : VOYAGES
58. Call to arms: Archaic. : ALARUM
59. Ionian island stronghold. : CORFU
60. One who favors relatives in job-giving. : NEPOTIST
61. Spanish national hero. : CID
62. Severity. : RIGOR
64. Perfect. : IDEAL
66. Seed coating. : TESTA
67. Greedy. : AVID
69. Staples in the market slump. : COMMODITIES
72. Run swiftly. : DART
73. Checkers. : DICES
75. Wax match. : VESTA
76. Ethiopian city. : HARAR
78. Soak. : RET
79. Worker on cloisonné ware. : ENAMELER
81. French ounces. : ONCES
83. Chemisette with sleeves. : GUIMPE
85. Free. : DELIVER
86. Nut chewed in India. : BETEL
87. Conferred a scholastic honor upon. : DEGREED
88. Reimbued. : REINFUSED
90. ___ Lama of Tibet. : DALAI
91. Tender. : SORE
94. Weapon in the “battle” of Europe. : FOOD
95. Prevention of accidents. : SAFETY
97. Lighter. : SCOW
101. Earth’s bounty. : CROPS
103. Products of the Orient. : RUGS
105. Cleft. : REFT
106. Task. : CHORE
107. Batter. : RAM
108. Send astray. : MISLEAD
111. Capital of Korea. : SEOUL
113. Roll of bills. : WAD
114. The A in AEC. : ATOMIC
116. Senator George’s home city. : ATLANTA
118. Tedious. : TIRING
120. Descriptive of Gaston and Alphonse. : POLITE
121. Bugle call. : RETREAT
122. Exact satisfaction for. : AVENGE
123. Scrapes off. : ERASES
124. Thirst. : DRYNESS
125. Reduces betting risks by covering both sides. : HEDGES
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1. Chess piece, moving diagonally. : BISHOP
2. Small room opening into larger one. : ALCOVE
3. Hang around idly. : LOITER
4. 1,000 lbs., in U. S. and Great Britain. : KIP
5. Canted over. : ALIST
6. Cozy corner. : NOOK
7. Ex-editor of a weekly. : WALLACE
8. She steals the handkerchief for Iago. : EMILIA
9. Warp yarn. : ABB
10. Not kosher. : TREF
11. Hourly. : HORAL
12. Fines. : ESTREATS
13. Successor to Daladier, 1940. : REYNAUD
14. Sheet of cellulose nitrate or acetate. : FILM
15. Perch upon : ROOST
16. Pother. : ADO
17. Agile. : NIMBLE
18. Genuflects. : KNEELS
19. Marsh grasses. : SEDGES
28. Prussian cavalryman, World War I. : UHLAN
30. Disentangler. : UNRAVELER
33. Less refined. : RUDER
35. Fuller, richer. : RIPER
38. Unslaked. : UNSATED
40. Thin-blooded. : ANEMIC
41. Recipients of romantic secrets. : CONFIDANTES
43. Upon. : ATOP
46. River between Manchuria and Siberia. : AMUR
48. ___ Arabia. : SAUDI
49. Islet. : EYOT
50. Put up a front. : FACADED
51. Green garnet. : OLIVINE
52. Drastic. : RADICAL
53. Bulblike flower stems. : CORMS
55. Medieval foot soldier’s long-staffed weapon. : GISARME
56. Commit waste upon: Law. : ESTREPE
57. Made a photographic copy: Colloq. : STATTED
59. Bright young man. : COMER
60. Aquatic plant. : NAIAS
63. Officials whose salaries range from $4,500 to $25,000. : GOVERNORS
65. Name meaning noble. : ETHEL
68. Adventuress: Slang. : DEMIREP
70. Indians now in Oklahoma. : OTOES
71. With wisdom. : SAGELY
74. Aroma of wines: French. : SEVE
77. Wrinkle. : RUGA
80. Discoverer of Vinland. : LEIF
82. Red-wooded evergreen. : CEDAR
84. Orangemen. : IRISH
86. One who lives within his income. : BUDGETER
87. Malay chief. : DATTO
89. Silk tie material. : FOULARD
90. Circumvents. : DEFEATS
91. Predicament. : SCRAPE
92. What Cicero was. : ORATOR
93. George Eliot’s Florentine heroine. : ROMOLA
96. Italian feast days. : FESTAS
98. Browbeating. : COWING
99. Queen Wilhelmina’s dynasty. : ORANGE
100. Squeezes in. : WEDGES
102. Hit. : SMITE
104. Piquant. : SALTY
106. General who won India for Britain. : CLIVE
109. Sherbets. : ICES
110. Mended place. : DARN
112. Where Provo is. : UTAH
115. Wrong: Prefix. : MIS
117. Born. : NEE
119. Designation dropped by Russian Army. : RED

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 37 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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