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OF PEOPLE AND PLACES

New York Times, Sunday, June 29, 1947

Author:
Lester Keene
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 174, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.18, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 635 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 139, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 52
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© 1947, The New York TimesNo. 281
Across
1. Prickly pears. : CACTI
6. Northernmost port of Luzon. : APARRI
12. Where Batavia is. : JAVA
16. ___ Davis. : ELMER
21. Anonym. : ALIAS
22. Recover. : REGAIN
23. New Havenites. : ELIS
24. GOP's manager. : REECE
25. The Pittsburgh of Russia. : MAGNITOGORSK
27. The wellspring of news. : WASHINGTON
29. Candlenut tree. : AMA
30. Famous puppeteer. : SARG
31. Passageways. : AISLES
33. Officeholders. : INS
34. "Stand like druids of ___."—Longfellow. : ELD
35. North: French. : NORD
37. Remits. : PAYS
39. Surety. : BAIL
40. Famous opera-house: Colloq. : MET
41. Ills. : WOES
42. Softens. : EASES
44. Powders. : TALCS
46. More tranquil. : SERENER
48. Snicker. : TITTER
50. Policeman's club. : MACE
51. "___ the Night Before Christmas." : TWAS
53. Knotty. : NODOSE
56. Marriage place. : ALTAR
57. Fondle. : CARESS
59. Fleet. : ARMADA
61. Spoil. : MAR
62. Worry along. : EKE
63. Lyric poems. : EPODES
65. Carriers. : PORTERS
67. Presidential power. : VETO
68. Whip. : LASH
70. Succors. : AIDS
71. All-gifted woman, created by Hephaestus. : PANDORA
72. Noisome. : FETID
73. Bizarre. : OUTRE
75. Georgia's great poet (1842–81). : LANIER
76. Period of the Age of Mammals. : MIOCENE
78. Young salmon. : GRILSE
81. Commend again. : REENDORSE
84. Treated with acid. : NITRED
85. Merciful. : LENIENT
87. Rejects. : SPURNS
88. Grass runner: Lat. : STOLO
90. Musteline mammal. : OTTER
91. Principal star in Scorpio. : ANTARES
93. Look over hastily. : SCAN
94. Legislative body in South Africa. : RAAD
98. Contends. : VIES
99. European starling. : STARNEL
100. Swiss cottage. : CHALET
102. Caucho tree. : ULE
103. Pull a boner. : ERR
104. Six lines. : SESTET
105. Rasp. : SCRAPE
107. Hurry. : HASTE
109. Divine. : RECTOR
111. Fractions of a tael. : HAOS
113. Part of a harness. : HAME
114. Habit. : CUSTOM
115. Petition. : ENTREAT
117. Stage: French. : ETAGE
119. Angry man. : RAGER
120. Retained. : KEPT
122. ___ Harding, of the screen. : ANN
123. Sly glance. : LEER
124. Vehicle. : SLED
126. Trading place. : MART
129. Pat. : APT
130. Baseball manager. : OTT
131. Crushed vegetable matter. : POMACE
133. Native of Imeritia. : IMER
135. Liquor from leached wood ashes. : LYE
136. Escorted. : SHEPHERDED
139. Sept. 17, 1787. : CONSTITUTION
142. Philosopher David of Homeville. : HARUM
143. Where Cobh is. : EIRE
144. Personal enemies. : HATERS
145. Estates. : SEATS
146. Helpers: Abbr. : ASSTS
147. Shield. : EGIS
148. Slips away. : ELOPES
149. Merchant guild. : HANSE
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1. Irish hockey stick. : CAMAN
2. San Antonio's memorial. : ALAMO
3. Black market items. : CIGARETTES
4. Color. : TAN
5. "My veil no one has lifted." : ISIS
6. Punjab caste. : ARORAS
7. Mrs. Lewis Douglas. : PEGGY
8. Gone by. : AGO
9. ___ avis. : RARA
10. Laughing qualities. : RISIBLES
11. Pigment-secreting organ of a squid. : INKSAC
12. Bearing for a pivot in a watch. : JEWEL
13. "___ poor Yorick." : ALAS
14. Vigor: Lat. : VIS
15. More pale. : ASHIER
16. Sea eagles. : ERNS
17. Part of a race course. : LEG
18. Weatherman's recording device. : METEOROMETER
19. French academy. : ECOLE
20. Tears. : RENDS
26. Candle. : TAPER
28. Plans. : INTENDS
32. Sergeant who played piano for Truman. : LIST
36. Facts. : DATA
38. Gazes fixedly. : STARES
40. The great hypnotist (1733–1815). : MESMER
41. Espoused. : WED
43. Withered. : SERE
45. Topnotchers. : ACES
46. Tailors. : SARTORS
47. Opposed to taboo: Hawaii. : NOA
48. Chinese weight. : TAEL
49. ___ Chase, of stage, screen and radio. : ILKA
50. Red dyestuff. : MADDER
52. Watchmen. : WARDERS
54. Ersatz silk. : SATINE
55. Worn away. : ERODED
57. Coconut fiber. : COIR
58. Narrow mats for pictures. : SPANDRELS
60. Bulwer Lytton hero. : ARAM
64. Thin metal disc. : PATEN
66. Flavoring agents. : ONIONS
67. Directed magnitude. : VECTOR
69. Sanctuaries. : HOLIES
71. Bread crumbs used in cooking. : PANURE
72. Outwit. : FOIL
74. Renter. : USER
75. Strait, entrance to Gulf of Corinth. : LEPANTO
77. Unite. : INONE
78. Worker with tranks. : GLOVER
79. Withdraw. : RETIRE
80. High-climbing war planes. : INTERCEPTERS
82. True copy: Law. : ESTREAT
83. Go free. : ESCAPE
86. Rags: Eng. slang. : TATS
89. Yarn. : TALE
92. First name of a patriot. : NATHAN
93. Degrades. : SHAMES
95. Adrian Quist is one. : AUSTRALIAN
96. Kind of horn. : ALTO
97. Consider. : DEEM
99. Notched. : SERRATE
100. Projecting rock. : CRAG
101. Ruffian. : THUG
104. Tippler. : SOT
106. Wood fuel. : CHARCOAL
108. Artificial gold alloy. : ASEM
110. Trinitrotoluene. : TNT
112. Appear. : SEEM
114. Officer candidate. : CADET
116. Admission. : ENTREE
118. Sugar pan. : TEACHE
119. Careless. : REMISS
120. Soft woolen fabric. : KASHA
121. Hebrew measures. : EPHAS
123. Mineral deposits. : LODES
125. 1.0567 U. S. quarts. : LITRE
127. E. Indian peasants. : RYOTS
128. Taut. : TENSE
130. Electrical units. : OHMS
131. Beautiful woman. : PERI
132. Inner: Comb. form. : ENTO
134. Hurry. : RUSH
137. Place. : PUT
138. Delve. : DIG
140. A month: Abbr. : SEP
141. The cup that cheers. : TEA

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 44 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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