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New York Times, Sunday, June 4, 1950

Author: Edward Buckler
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 656 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 150, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 45
Edward J. Buckler has 25 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1950, The New York TimesNo. 434
Across Down
1. Margaret Truman's singing teacher. : TRAUBEL
8. Out-of-date millinery. : MOBCAP
14. Where Bismarck was chancellor. : PRUSSIA
21. Done better than. : OUTGONE
22. Bee abode. : APIARY
23. Fat from roasting meat. : DRIPPING
24. Systems. : METHODS
25. Forest warden. : RANGER
26. Noted Princetonian. : EINSTEIN
27. What Green heads. : AFL
28. Homes of cliff-dwellers. : MESAS
30. Pedigree. : GENEALOGY
32. Burgoo. : GOO
33. Day: Abbr. : TUES
35. Rock: Fr. : ROCHE
37. Pitfalls. : DANGERS
38. Surrounds. : HEMS
39. Pert. to oil. : OLEIC
41. Nurtures. : REARS
43. Gnaws. : EATS
44. ___ Jones, honored on current 3-cent stamp. : CASEY
45. Vital factor in World War II. : RAF
47. Pillow case. : SLIP
48. Patricia Morison's role. : KATE
49. Fortify. : MAN
50. Party with "balance of power" in Parliament. : LIBERAL
54. Like simba. : LEONINE
56. End of long spar: Naut. : YARDARM
60. ___ Pauker, Foreign Minister of Rumania. : ANA
61. Noted Danish-American (1849–1914). : RIIS
63. Ballerina's forte. : TOE
64. Stone chip. : SPALL
66. Passing mark. : CEE
67. Leo's new shortstop. : DARK
69. Having a good memory. : RETENTIVE
73. Pteroid part. : ALA
74. Wind instrument. : FIFE
75. Shylock's coin. : DUCAT
77. Lower part of walls. : DADOES
78. Native of island off Massachusetts. : VINEYARDER
81. Gaudier. : GAYER
83. Jollity. : MERRIMENT
85. Intrigue. : AMOUR
86. Instruments for measuring hardness. : DUROMETERS
88. Port at mouth of Loire. : NANTES
90. Entrance. : INLET
92. Asteroid discovered 1898. : EROS
93. Marsh. : FEN
94. ___ college. : ELECTORAL
97. Cooked sufficiently. : DONE
98. ___ masqué. : BAL
99. Debris of felled trees. : SLASH
101. Timber tree. : ASH
102. Nation whose present king wrote songs for new Broadway show. : SIAM
104. Genus of fiddler crabs. : UCA
105. Railroad car. : SLEEPER
107. Furthest limit. : OUTSIDE
111. Dozes. : DROWSES
113. Strain. : TAX
114. Religieuses. : NUNS
115. Athletic team. : NINE
117. Chinese Ambassador to U. S. : KOO
118. Village near Windsor. : ASCOT
121. Take on cargo. : LADE
122. Composer of "Dream of Gerontius." : ELGAR
124. Substantial. : SOLID
128. City in northern France. : LAON
129. She helped Barak conquer Sisera. : DEBORAH
132. Rocks on Stromboli. : LAVAS
134. Editor of N. Y. Sun, 1868–97. : DANA
135. Miss Gardner. : AVA
136. Unsolved problem of H-bomb. : DETONATOR
138. Kind. : GENUS
140. Curran's union. : NMU
141. Sweetened cream, flavored with wine and beaten stuff. : SILLABUB
143. Conflict. : STRIFE
145. Porcelain ware from China. : CELADON
147. Patellae. : KNEECAPS
148. Cleveland first baseman. : EASTER
149. Worshiper. : IDOLIST
150. Ones in accord. : AGREERS
151. Eurydice and others. : DRYADS
152. Abhors. : DETESTS
1. Source of Vitamin C. : TOMATO
2. Lamentable. : RUEFUL
3. Noted crossword puzzle fan. : ATTLEE
4. Poh! : UGH
5. Strong political movement. : BOOM
6. Bitter ___. : ENDER
7. Tenant. : LESSOR
8. President of American Red Cross. : MARSHALL
9. War agency. : OPA
10. New head of Met opera. : BING
11. Enclosed. : CAGED
12. Where gladiators fought. : ARENA
13. Native of Pau. : PYRENEAN
14. Heads of religious houses. : PRIORS
15. Sounds resonantly. : RINGS
16. ___-daisy! : UPSY
17. What Dakar is: Abbr. : SPT
18. Beleaguers. : SIEGES
19. Lantern fish. : INIOME
20. Ignorance. : AGNOSY
23. Efface. : DELETE
29. Experts. : ACES
31. Child's marbles. : AGATES
34. Forefather. : SIRE
36. City in Pennsylvania. : ERIE
38. Four inches. : HAND
40. Creator of Dr. Gideon Fell. : CARR
42. Detective. : SPOTTER
44. ___ Van Doren. : CARL
46. The F in F. E. P. C. : FAIR
48. Russian city. : KIEV
49. Where Kuala Lumpur is. : MALAYA
50. Film actor. : LADD
51. Address by Truman, Jan. 20, 1949. : INAUGURAL
52. Melody of Venetian gondoliers. : BARCAROLE
53. Drew the longbow. : LIED
55. Clamor. : NOISINESS
56. Where Griswold is president-elect. : YALE
57. Sourish. : ACIDULOUS
58. Allusion. : REFERENCE
59. Jan van der ___ (1632–75). : MEER
62. Spore-bearing leaves. : STAMENS
65. Yearners. : PANTERS
68. Joe Louis specialties. : KAYOS
70. Tributary of the Fulda. : EDER
71. Language of Trondheim. : NORSE
72. Issue. : EVENT
74. Leaf: Poet. : FROND
76. Egyptian god of setting sun. : TEM
79. Preposition. : INTO
80. Bon ___. : AMI
82. Produced in reaction. : REFLEX
84. Boss' political group. : MACHINE
86. Four-time candidate for President. : DEBS
87. Rush headlong. : TEAR
89. Before-mentioned. : SAID
91. Social functions. : TEAS
95. Money in Riga. : LATS
96. Frolic: Coll. : LARK
99. Spatterdash. : SPAT
100. French sculptor (1741–1828). : HOUDON
103. Lows. : MOOS
106. ___ cap. : ETON
108. Not expunged. : UNERASED
109. Wild carrot. : DILL
110. Hirers. : ENGAGERS
112. U. S. general (1860–1927). : WOOD
114. Men of great wealth. : NABOBS
116. Roof edge. : EAVE
118. Forty-ninth state? : ALASKA
119. Frugal. : SAVING
120. Cargo vessel. : COALER
121. Pauses: Coll. : LETUPS
123. Obnoxious. : RANCID
125. Predecessor of "Happy" Chandler. : LANDIS
126. Deepest. : INMOST
127. Intimidates. : DAUNTS
129. Preclude. : DEBAR
130. Perfume. : ATTAR
131. Descriptive of talk about Middleground. : HORSY
133. Napped fabric. : SUEDE
136. Small fish. : DACE
137. Yasmin's mother. : RITA
139. Narrow aperture. : SLOT
142. Jennie ___, M. P., wife of Aneurin Bevan. : LEE
144. Supplied. : FED
146. Beverage. : ALE

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 38 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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