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FOOTNOTES TO MUSIC

New York Times, Sunday, July 16, 1950

Author: Louis Baron
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 85, Avg Word Len: 5.41, Missing: { Q Y }, Scrabble score: 661 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 184, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 44 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1950, The New York TimesNo. 440
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1. "Poet of the Piano" (1809–49). : CHOPIN
7. Withdrawing from a group. : SECEDING
15. Best seller of 1938. : REBECCA
22. Ornament in architecture. : ROSACE
23. Worker. : OPERATOR
24. Element in the headlines. : URANIUM
25. Expelled. : OUSTED
26. Members of the Kokkai. : JAPANESE
27. He started on Major Bowes' program. : SINATRA
28. Gardens. : EDENS
29. Oral. : VOCAL
30. Manners. : MIENS
32. Reclaimed metal. : SCRAP
33. Rama's bride. : SITA
34. Defeats disastrously. : ROUTS
35. Escargot. : SNAIL
37. Hartebeest. : TORA
38. One: Comb. form. : UNI
39. Contented feline sounds. : PURRS
40. Esau. : EDOM
43. King of Greece. : PAUL
45. Goblin. : NIS
46. Native of Palermo. : SICILIAN
48. Murmur, as a dove. : CURR
49. Wrath. : ANGER
51. Sound of a hymenopter. : BUZZ
52. Item in the traffic problem. : TAXICAB
55. Legislator. : SENATOR
59. Earthquake. : SEISM
62. Author of "Medea." : EURIPEDES
64. Mexican muralist. : RIVERA
65. Rhizopod. : AMOEBA
67. West Ukrainian city. : UMAN
68. Utopian. : IDEAL
70. Cancer, Hydra, and Scorpio, collectively. : NEPAS
71. Furnace. : KILN
72. Cylindrical. : TERETE
74. He wrote "Portrait of Jennie." : NATHAN
76. Rents out. : LETS
77. Macaw. : ARA
78. Fuegians. : ONAS
79. Harness part. : HAME
80. Tip of Italy. : TOE
81. Writer of fairy tales. : LANG
83. Site of Univ. of Idaho. : MOSCOW
86. Opposite the mouth. : ABORAL
88. ___ Sandberg. : CARL
89. Phrygian Adonis. : ATTIS
91. Art center in Tuscany. : SIENA
92. Fluid rock. : LAVA
93. Nova ___. : SCOTIA
95. Of a medieval German secret tribunal. : VEHMIC
97. He met a friendly lion in the arena. : ANDROCLES
99. Margarines. : OLEOS
100. Germ-free. : ASEPTIC
102. Occurring every third day. : TERTIAN
103. ___ Carnegie. : DALE
105. Season. : SAVOR
107. Eternities. : EONS
108. Sign. : REGISTER
112. Flax refuse: Scot. : PAB
115. Author of "Street Scene." : RICE
116. Handle. : ANSA
117. Garnish for iced tea. : LEMON
118. High note. : ELA
119. Chill. : AGUE
121. Sparrow's voice. : CHIRP
123. Obscure. : BEFOG
124. ¼-ton motor vehicle. : JEEP
125. Of harmony. : TONAL
127. ___ Newton. : ISAAC
129. Group that fought for Palestinian independence. : IRGUN
130. Estancia. : RANCH
131. Row: Colloq. : RUCTION
133. His Eighth Symphony is incomplete. : SCHUBERT
135. "Moonlight ___." : SONATA
136. Personification of jealousy. : OTHELLO
137. Hypocrite. : PHARISEE
138. Refugee. : EMIGRE
139. Son of Polonius. : LAERTES
140. College term. : SEMESTER
141. Close again. : RESEAL
1. Rich king of Lydia. : CROESUS
2. Magician. : HOUDINI
3. Language of modern Scythians. : OSSETIC
4. City in Bengal. : PATNA
5. Sherbets. : ICES
6. Man's nickname. : NED
7. Temporary stay. : SOJOURN
8. Solar excesses over lunar years. : EPACTS
9. Onions. : CEPAS
10. Epochal. : ERAL
11. Mr. Topping. : DAN
12. News article. : ITEM
13. Practice of using "we" in opinions. : NOSISM
14. A. F. L. president since 1924. : GREEN
15. Target of Voice of America. : RUSSIANS
16. Silkworm. : ERI
17. Outlaws. : BANS
18. Legislate. : ENACT
19. Yellow fruit. : CITRON
20. Arrow poison. : CURARI
21. Mexican trees. : AMAPAS
29. West Indian snapper. : VORAZ
31. Fertile valley in California. : NAPA
34. Spanish poet (1283–1350). : RUIZ
36. German-type pistol. : LUGER
39. Fathom. : PLUMB
40. Atlas of the Black Sea. : EUXINE
41. Cornice part. : DRIP
42. Purple dyestuff. : ORCEIN
44. Subject of debate between Stalin and Tito. : LENIN
47. He wrote "Hedda Gabler" (1828–1906). : IBSEN
48. Gem weight. : CARAT
50. Composer of "Piano Concerto for Left Hand." : RAVEL
52. Swelling. : TUMESCENT
53. Egyptian skink. : ADDA
54. He composed "Creation's Hymn." : BEETHOVEN
56. Waste rock, in mining. : TEPETATE
57. Handel's "Messiah." : ORATORIO
58. Dr. Johnson's "Prince of Abyssinia." : RASSELAS
59. Tribe of Madagascar. : SAKALAVA
60. Provinces of Oriental rulers. : EMIRATES
61. Gilbert & Sullivan operetta. : IOLANTHE
62. Two continents. : EURASIA
63. Desert lands. : SAHARAS
66. Proton plus electron. : ATOM
69. Dalai ___. : LAMA
73. Mr. Slaughter. : ENOS
75. Man's name. : NELS
82. Narrow fabrics for trimming. : GIMPS
84. Undulate: Her. : ONDE
85. Governor at Sacramento. : WARREN
86. Sorceress in "Orlando Furioso." : ALCINA
87. Ruby spinels. : BALAS
88. Cabbage-like plants. : COLES
90. Hindu guitar. : SITAR
94. Man's name. : COLIN
96. Of a city. : CIVIC
98. Amerinds. : OTOS
101. Caribbean trigger-fish. : COCHINOS
103. What Asmodeus was. : DEMON
104. Excited. : AGOG
106. Former Brazilian money. : REIS
108. One who disproves. : REFUTER
109. Adolescent. : TEENAGE
110. She urged Orestes to vengeance. : ELECTRA
111. Famous artist (1483–1520). : RAPHAEL
112. Eight Boy Scouts. : PATROL
113. Haitian animal. : AGOUTA
114. U. S. delegate to U. N. Peace Panel. : BUNCHE
116. Parisian tough. : APACHE
117. He bought Uncle Tom. : LEGREE
120. Consumer. : EATER
122. Rough files. : RASPS
123. French seaport. : BREST
124. Elsie ___, star of the 1920's. : JANIS
126. Merry song. : LILT
128. A division of Albanians in Greece. : CHAM
129. Sacred bird. : IBIS
130. Where Maria Goretti was canonized. : ROME
132. Swedish name. : OLE
134. Yorkshire river. : URE
135. Weight of India. : SER

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 32 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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