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WITH CLUES FROM THE NEWS

New York Times, Sunday, June 16, 1946

Author:
Lester Keene
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.55, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 615 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 165, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 67
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© 1946, The New York TimesNo. 227
Across
1. Architect of the Lincoln Memorial (1866–1924). : BACON
6. Noted painter of Washington portraits (1741–1827). : PEALE
11. Topsy's creator (1811–96). : STOWE
16. Famous screen director. : CAPRA
21. Love: Italian. : AMORE
22. Moslems. : ISLAM
23. Blundered. : ERRED
24. Island in Firth of Clyde. : ARRAN
25. Monastery atop Monte Cassino. : BENEDICTINE
27. Noted Italian animal painter (1616–70). : CASTIGLIONE
29. Covet. : ENVY
30. Ottoman sultan (1611–40). : MURAD
31. 0.69 inches in Madrid. : DEDO
32. Of Toledo. : TOLETAN
33. Captor of John Brown, 1859. : LEE
34. Festive occasions. : GALAS
35. Extends. : WIDENS
37. Try again. : RETEST
38. Came close. : NEARED
40. Puzzler. : POSER
41. Turns aside. : AVERTS
43. Femme ___. : FATALE
45. Fragrant resin. : ELEMI
47. Jewish home festival. : SEDER
49. Lawyer: Abbr. : ATTY
52. Imitation pearls. : OLIVETS
54. Bolivian Indians. : ITENS
56. Publish. : NOISE
58. Gold mining district, SW Surinam. : AWA
59. Wood winds. : OBOES
60. Expression of sorrow. : LAMENTATION
63. Piano tuner. : TONER
65. Puncheons. : TUNS
66. To love: French. : AIMER
67. The Tiger's playmates. : ELIS
68. Smudged. : SMUTTED
70. German river. : EMS
71. Ack ___. : EMMA
72. Gazelles. : ARIELS
74. Poets. : ODISTS
75. Posts of school supervisors. : SUPERINTENDENCIES
79. ___ Day, May 24, honoring Queen Victoria. : EMPIRE
82. Stir up. : AROUSE
83. Wiles. : ARTS
84. 1,200 mi. Texas river. : RED
87. Landing field. : AIRPORT
89. State: French. : ETAT
90. Flings. : SHIES
92. Philippine island. : CEBU
93. Projection on yarn. : KNOSP
94. Beautifying shrubs. : ORNAMENTALS
97. Criminal burning. : ARSON
98. General of the Ploesti raid. : ENT
99. Boredom. : ENNUI
101. Archetypal idea. : IDEAL
102. Resident of "Shangri-la." : TIBETAN
104. South African legislative body. : RAAD
106. Munitions city on the Mohawk. : UTICA
108. At no time. : NEVER
110. Nephew. : NEPOTE
111. Polite friend of Alphonse. : GASTON
113. What Alfred Nobel was. : SWEDE
115. April 6, 1947. : EASTER
117. Of intense pain. : AGONAL
119. Oily. : GREASY
121. Faces. : DARES
122. Bon ___. : AMI
125. Joined. : MINGLED
127. Ancient Egyptian cubic measures. : APTS
128. Artemis. : DELIA
129. Type of gun favored by Italians. : STEN
130. F.D.R.'s favorite avocation. : PHILATELIST
132. Coin collector. : NUMISMATIST
134. Defeated one. : LOSER
135. Mr. Rathbone of the screen. : BASIL
136. Aromatic herb. : ANISE
137. Kentucky hero (1735–1820). : BOONE
138. Vestibule. : ENTRY
139. Fat. : OBESE
140. Britain's Crown Princess. : BETTS
141. Proprietor. : OWNER
Down
1. Scene of confusion. : BABEL
2. Agreeable. : AMENE
3. Fixed usages. : CONVENTIONS
4. Abounding in native metals. : OREY
5. Mr. Sparks, screen comedian. : NED
6. African woodpecker. : PICULE
7. Dais. : ESTRADE
8. Pseudonym. : ALIAS
9. ATA head. : LAND
10. Dutch uncle. : EME
11. Withdraw. : SECEDE
12. Merchantmen. : TRADERS
13. Rita's ex-husband. : ORSON
14. Humid. : WET
15. Redact. : EDIT
16. Visitor. : CALLER
17. Short solo. : ARIETTA
18. In England, dissenters. : PROTESTANTS
19. Indian princes. : RANAS
20. Concerning. : ANENT
26. Hospice. : IMARET
28. Stitchers on corsets. : GORERS
31. Selflessness. : DISINTERESTEDNESS
34. High winds. : GALES
35. "The __," by Congresswoman Luce. : WOMEN
36. Javanese carriage. : SADOO
39. Overhang. : EAVES
40. Former King of Yugoslavia. : PETER
42. Lodes. : VEINS
43. Admiral who had Navy liquor rations abolished, 1862. : FOOTE
44. Blank book. : ALBUM
46. Sour fruit. : LIME
48. Place apart. : ENISLE
50. Chirping note. : TWEET
51. Enclosures. : YARDS
53. Viscous mud. : SLIME
55. Salt solution. : SALINE
57. Musical studies. : ETUDES
61. Town, SE Iraq, on the Tigris. : AMARA
62. Bound. : TIED
64. Military governor of Philippines, 1903. : OTIS
66. Cloth blemish. : AMPER
69. Sticks, etc., found in wool: Australia. : MOITS
71. Continent. : EUROPE
72. Shastan Indian. : ATUAMI
73. Slowpoke. : SNAIL
75. Tastes. : SIPS
76. Peaceful. : IRENIC
77. ___ bene. : NOTA
78. Helmet. : CREST
79. Deputy commander, USAAF. : EAKER
80. Heroine of Scott's "The Pirate." : MINNA
81. Champion. : PROTAGONIST
84. Our big job in Europe. : RESTORATION
85. Mosquito boat. : EBOAT
86. Irene ___ of the screen : DUNNE
88. The Lone Ranger's pal. : TONTO
90. Stanza. : STAVE
91. Our schoolmaster patriot, 1776. : HALE
92. Gauzelike fabric. : CREPE
95. Regretting. : RUING
96. Indigent. : NEEDY
97. Eggs. : ABETS
100. Small hardshelled fruit. : NUTLET
103. Joining used in glovemaking. : INSEAM
105. Hanger-on. : DANGLER
107. Surgical cleanliness. : ASEPSIS
109. Anti-theorist. : REALIST
112. Stipend. : SALARY
114. Flexible rod. : WATTLE
116. Originates. : ARISES
117. Sufficient. : AMPLE
118. Solomon's Ethiopian kingdom (I Kings, i.45). : GIHON
120. Hoist. : RAISE
121. Resign. : DEMIT
123. Intermediate. : MESNE
124. ___ nos. : INTER
126. Lake, SW of Timbuktu, French Sudan. : DEBO
128. Ridge of sand. : DUNE
129. Deposit. : STOW
131. Workroom: Colloq. : LAB
132. Capture. : NAB
133. Finnish city. : ABO

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 53 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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