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OF PEOPLE AND PLACES

New York Times, Sunday, July 14, 1946

Author:
Harriot T. Cooke
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.43, Missing: { K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 593 (avg 1.33)
Open Squares: 163, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 14, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 67 Grid is asymmetric.
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© 1946, The New York TimesNo. 231
Across
1. Invincible city. : LONDON
7. Commander of British and French armies, 1939. : GAMELIN
14. Commander of first troops to reach Britain. : HARTLE
20. Ordered readiness for attack. : ALERTED
22. Disintegrative. : EROSIVE
23. Anything immediately successful: Slang. : NATURAL
24. English sporting event. : REGATTA
25. Ornamental partition wall. : REREDOS
26. Business rendering public service. : UTILITY
27. Freight. : CARGO
28. Army camp on Long Island. : UPTON
30. Famous French trial city. : RIOM
32. French priests. : PERES
33. Cornelia ___ Skinner. : OTIS
34. Move lazily. : SNAIL
35. Prairie wolves. : COYOTES
38. "The ___, the yellow leaf."—Macbeth. : SERE
39. Kept a rendezvous. : MET
40. Socialist leader. : ATTLEE
41. Pen-name of author of Ramona. : HH
42. Hartbeests. : TORAS
44. Girl's name. : MAE
45. Air raid missions. : SORTIES
47. River in Hungary, tributary of Danube. : RAAB
49. Moslems of the Middle Ages. : SARACENS
51. Part of ship below deck. : HOLD
52. Bespangled. : STARRED
55. ___ Beds, National Monument in California. : LAVA
56. Repute: Fr. : ESTIME
59. May 7, 1915. : LUSITANIA
61. Shelter. : HARBOR
65. Teutonic Fates. : NORNS
66. Things "not done" in society. : TABUS
67. Summer time: Abbr. : DST
68. Pass a rope through. : REEVE
69. Tropical tree. : EBOE
70. "With ___ in the right as God gives us to see the right."—Lincoln. : FIRMNESS
73. Russian official. : COMMISSAR
76. Book of the Bible: Abbr. : REV
77. Where Seoul is: Var. : COREA
78. Bureau headed by Wickard. : REA
79. Occipital protuberance. : INION
80. Eskimo. : ITA
81. Constellation. : GREATBEAR
83. Popular spot in the playground. : SANDPILE
85. Mood. : VEIN
86. Eire: Greek. : IERNE
87. Rouse the feelings. : STIR
89. River valleys. : DALES
90. Wooden statue in Guildhall, London. : MAGOG
91. Frets: Dial. : CREENS
93. Physical structures. : ANATOMIES
96. Girl's name meaning torch. : HELENE
97. Wilson's favorite form of protest. : NOTE
99. Fortieth wedding anniversary. : EMERALD
100. Network. : RETE
101. Dimmest. : MISTIEST
105. Black and ___. : TAN
106. Blue pencils. : DELETES
109. Advocate: Abbr. : ATT
110. Women. : DAMES
112. Command to go forward. : ON
113. Drops in the Stock Market. : SLUMPS
115. Saints: Abbr. : STS
117. She smote Sisera. : JAEL
119. Where Darian was in command. : LORIENT
121. City of N. Africa. : TUNIS
122. Where Gray and Walpole formed famous friendship. : ETON
123. Olive trees. : OLEAS
125. Ointment. : NARD
126. "___ that try men's souls."—Paine. : TIMES
127. Exclusively. : ALONE
128. Moved like little waves. : RIPPLED
130. An only beloved child. : EWELAMB
133. Popular light opera of Gay Nineties. : ERMINIE
135. Roman emperors. : CAESARS
136. Lagos is its capital. : NIGERIA
137. More blackened. : SOOTIER
138. Seagulls. : ANNETS
139. Gale. : SNORTER
140. "Once upon a midnight ___."—Poe. : DREARY
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1. American poetess (1826–93). : LARCOM
2. Pharmaceutical preparations. : OLEATES
3. Pygmy. : NEGRITO
4. Walks with effort. : DRAGS
5. Son of former Empress Zita. : OTTO
6. Snare. : NET
7. ___ from Bizerte. : GERTIE
8. Interstice. : AREOLE
9. September ___. : MORN
10. Compass point. : ESE
11. Top. : LID
12. ___ Tower. : IVORY
13. Indonesian. : NESIOT
14. Recent honor conferred on Archbishop Spellman. : HAT
15. Slanting. : ATIP
16. Regulations. : RULES
17. Type of warship used by Greeks. : TRIREME
18. Cathedral church of Rome. : LATERAN
19. Champs ___. : ELYSEES
21. Dismayed. : DAUNTED
23. Figure. : NUMERAL
29. Accomplices. : PALS
31. Oklahoma Indians. : OTOS
34. Means of getting over a fence. : STILE
35. Plan a course of action. : CHART
36. Rhett Butler's father-in-law. : OHARA
37. Churchill's famous ancestress. : SARAH
40. Minute things of great potentiality. : ATOMS
43. French gastronomist. : SAVARIN
46. Operation Lumberjack's objective. : RHINE
47. Cards that justify higher bid. : RAISERS
48. South ___, Indiana. : BEND
50. Is fond of. : CARES
52. Vessel in Vice Adm. Lockwood's command. : SUBMARINE
53. Chinese unit of measure. : TSUN
54. Made converts. : DISCIPLED
56. Pertaining to power. : ENERGIC
57. Less intoxicated. : SOBERER
58. One of ancient school of French poets. : TROVERE
59. The rope: Span. : LAREATA
60. Phonetic weaknesses. : ATONIES
62. Beset. : BESIEGE
63. Enthusiastic popular tribute. : OVATION
64. Form in new lines. : RERANGE
66. Fags. : TIRES
70. Watch-pocket. : FOB
71. Coral ___. : SEA
72. Bedtime visitor. : SANDMAN
74. Wire measures. : MILS
75. Norwegian poet and folklorist (1813–82). : MOE
77. Having a comb-like margin, as fish scales. : CTENOID
82. In regard to. : ANENT
84. Irish Legislature. : DAIL
85. Personal attendant. : VALET
88. Strike against with force. : RAM
90. Apportions. : METES
92. Walk furtively. : STEAL
94. River and county in Montana. : TETON
95. Praying figure. : ORANT
96. Author who assisted Queen Victoria in her writings. : HELPS
98. Characters in a Thackeray novel. : ESMONDS
100. Grants a claim: Law. : REMISES
101. Where George Sand lived with Chopin. : MAJORCA
102. Native of Leghorn. : ITALIAN
103. Grow higher. : STEEPEN
104. Japanese Buddhist monastery. : TERA
106. Hill of loose sand. : DUNE
107. Source of territorial contention in Baltics. : ESTONIA
108. More hardhearted. : STONIER
111. Fire whistles. : SIRENS
113. Golf term: Var. : STIMIE
114. ___ vertebrae. : LUMBAR
116. Contemptuous. : SNEERY
118. Faux pas. : LAPSE
120. First name of Colorado Senator. : EDWIN
122. The upper crust. : ELITE
124. Rib: Slang. : SLAT
126. Snappy. : TART
127. Winged child. : AMOR
129. Bitter vetch. : ERS
131. Self-conceit. : EGO
132. Norse marine god. : LER
134. 16½ feet. : ROD

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 56 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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