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New York Times, Sunday, June 5, 1949

Author:
George Newkirk
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 79, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 533 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 124, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 39
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© 1949, The New York TimesNo. 382
Across
1. Defeated favorite of Kentucky Derby. : OLYMPIA
8. Monk. : FRIAR
13. Substance from wood ashes. : POTASH
19. The infield. : DIAMOND
20. Noted male (sic) screen star. : LASSIE
22. Parisian criminal. : APACHE
23. Colossal. : IMMENSE
24. Fleet. : ARMADA
25. He wrote "A Mighty Fortress Is Our God." : LUTHER
26. Resort. : SPA
27. Inundates. : DELUGES
29. Adorn. : DRESS
31. Old times: Archaic. : ELD
32. He's at odds with Moscow. : TITO
34. Seaman. : TAR
35. Relieve. : ALLAY
36. ___ Royale, Michigan. : ISLE
37. Room for sleeping: Colloq. : DORM
39. Thickets: Eng. : SPINNEYS
43. Performer. : DOER
44. He drops the "eggs." : BOMBARDIER
47. Missions. : ERRANDS
50. Dweller. : ABIDER
52. Pots. : OLLAS
53. ___ City, Pennsylvania. : OIL
54. One under care of another. : PROTEGE
55. Invention of Gambrinus. : BEER
56. Most loquacious: Colloq. : GABBIEST
61. Makes crude. : RAWS
62. Principality in Saudi Arabia. : ASIR
64. Phenomenon of the Hudson. : PALISADES
65. Oblique: Abbr. : OBL
66. Peltry. : SKINS
67. Secretary of Labor. : TOBIN
68. Type of pulpy fruit: Bot. : UVA
69. Process of whitening. : BLEACHING
72. Honey plant. : HOYA
73. Genus typical of maples. : ACER
74. Meetings. : SESSIONS
75. Unpropitious. : EVIL
77. Fasteners. : SEALERS
80. Paraguayan city. : ITA
81. Form in a row. : ALINE
82. Sets firmly. : EMBEDS
83. Gracelessly. : CRUDELY
87. U. S. has had eighty-one thus far. : CONGRESSES
89. Smooth: Phonet. : LENE
90. ___ Sea. : SARGASSO
92. Elephant's ear. : TARO
95. Where Monte Rosa is. : ALPS
96. Misrepresent. : BELIE
97. Denmark county. : AMT
100. Naps. : NODS
102. Leader of Chinese Communists. : MAO
103. Feast of Lots, 14th of Adar. : PURIM
104. Tools used in kitchenettes. : OPENERS
108. Two: Dial. : TWA
109. Incidentally: Lat. : OBITER
111. Annulled. : VOIDED
113. Ocean lanes. : SEAWAYS
115. Convey again. : RESELL
116. Audience's demand. : ENCORE
117. First fruits of benefice: Eccl. Law. : ANNATES
118. Consisting of partly frozen rain. : SLEETY
119. Where Mocha is. : YEMEN
120. Exhibition in the theater. : STAGERY
Down
1. What Pindar was. : ODIST
2. Pellucid. : LIMPID
3. Where Japanese empire was established. : YAMATO
4. Title of married woman: Abbr. : MME
5. The Atlantic Ocean: Jocose. : POND
6. Extra leaf put in book. : INSET
7. Girl's name. : ADELA
8. Honored on June 14. : FLAG
9. Underdone. : RARE
10. Doctrines. : ISMS
11. Name meaning physician. : ASA
12. Puzzlers. : RIDDLERS
13. Deprive of action. : PALSY
14. Musical work. : OPUS
15. Indian matting. : TAT
16. He walks two miles from home to work each morning. : ACHESON
17. Removed husks of. : SHELLED
18. Keepers of animals. : HERDERS
21. Under-Secretary of Defense, was secretary of FDR. : EARLY
28. ___ Major. : URSA
30. Disburden. : EASE
33. Scopes of influence. : ORBITS
35. Close to: Poet. : ANEAR
36. Large red-and-black butterfly. : IDALIA
38. Manner of doing. : MODE
40. Investigating. : PROBING
41. Lazy persons. : IDLERS
42. Battle of the ___, 1798, Napoleonic defeat. : NILE
45. Mother of Daisy and Demi. : MEG
46. That which interrupts. : BREAKIN
48. Victim in a famous avicide. : ROBIN
49. Umbrella parts. : RIBS
50. Fit for plowing. : ARABLE
51. New Governor of Connecticut. : BOWLES
54. Pierces: Scot. : PROBS
56. Girl's name: Fr. : GABY
57. Noms de guerre. : ALIASES
58. Elicited. : EDUCED
59. Disunites. : SEVERS
60. Former rulers of Bulgaria. : TSARS
63. "His ___ were scarlet, but his books were read." : SINS
64. Persons in joint ventures. : POOLERS
66. Shallow. : SHOAL
67. Matters. : THINGS
70. Many remarks in Shakespeare plays. : ASIDES
71. Bring forward as evidence. : CITE
73. Color called also café au lait. : ALESAN
75. Encomium: Fr. : ELOGE
76. Guitar-like instrument in India. : VINA
78. Bad ___. : EMS
79. Sustain. : ABET
81. Bitterness. : ACRIMONY
83. Makes uproar. : CLAMORS
84. Tag again. : RELABEL
85. Put out of balance. : UNPOISE
86. River in N. France and Belgium. : YSER
88. Pertaining to the dawn. : EOAN
91. In operation. : ALIVE
93. Turn. : ROTATE
94. Boy from Bohola, Ireland, who made good in big city. : ODWYER
96. Heavily built. : BURLY
98. Phenomena of Colorado. : MESAS
99. Little Nell's last name. : TRENT
101. Impudent: Dial. : SASSY
103. Hurl. : PELT
104. Noted round-world flier. : ODOM
105. Le ___ Goriot. : PERE
106. Deputy leader of British Conservatives. : EDEN
107. Capital of Yemen. : SANA
110. To a ___. : TEE
112. ___ Patrol, of U.S. Coast Guard. : ICE
114. Oscillate. : WAG

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