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FROM THE BOOK SHELF

New York Times, Sunday, July 20, 1947

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 162, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.57, Missing: { J K X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 616 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 162, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 17, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 59
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© 1947, The New York TimesNo. 284
Across
1. Roman epithet of Jupiter. : STATOR
7. Enthusiast. : FANATIC
14. Bulwark. : RAMPART
21. Processions. : PARADES
23. ___ Patti. : ADELINA
24. Desiderius ___ (1465–1536). : ERASMUS
25. Of the highest point. : APOGEAL
26. Sang a lullaby. : CROONED
27. One-horse carriage. : CARIOLE
28. Nothing. : NIL
29. Where Trilby O'Ferrall posed. : STUDIO
31. Closet. : WARDROBE
33. Denizen of the house that Jack built. : RAT
34. Hercules' prize. : IOLE
36. Henry Fielding's novel (1751). : AMELIA
38. Ranks. : TIERS
39. Male swans. : COBS
40. Meager. : SCANT
42. Egyptian symbols of immortality. : BEETLES
45. Here Faust triumphs. : END
46. Ultima ___. : THULE
47. Hurried. : HASTENED
49. ___ Gluck. : ALMA
51. Garden flower, Bon Silène. : TEAROSE
53. Have on. : WEAR
54. Stages of life. : PERIODS
57. Dramatic scene in "Henry Esmond." : DUEL
58. Vernal season. : SPRING
61. Structure. : FORMATION
63. Smudges. : SMEARS
67. Objective of Mrs. Leo Hunter: Pickwick. : LIONS
68. Masses of ice. : BERGS
69. "Ecce ___." : HOMO
70. Ancient collar. : TORQUE
71. "Fraulein ___" by Schnitzler. : ELSE
72. Crusoe's pets. : GOATS
73. Besieger. : BESETTER
75. Forbidden to Philip Nolan. : USA
76. Richard III's is for a horse. : NEED
77. Bind with rope. : LASH
78. As being. : FOR
79. Veiled bride of Thrym. : THOR
80. Havest. : HAST
81. Bit of butter. : DAB
82. Extinct animal. : MASTODON
84. Third word of Psalm 86. : THINE
85. Scene of Perry's victory (1813). : ERIE
86. Studies. : ETUDES
88. Jewish month. : ELUL
89. Circe's victims: Homer's "Odyssey." : SWINE
90. "Beside the Bonnie ___ Bush." : BRIAR
91. Radioactive elements. : RADONS
92. Edith Dombey's disposition. : DESIGNING
94. Capek's "R. U. R." are not. : HUMANS
95. German river. : ODER
97. Calling of London's "The Sea Wolf." : SEALING
98. Husband: Fr. : MARI
99. Theme of Book VIII, "Paradise Lost." : GENESIS
102. Dot. : STUD
103. Wrong name. : MISNOMER
107. French composer. : RAVEL
108. Policeman: Slang. : COP
110. He said, "Hitch your wagon to a star." : EMERSON
113. Duncan's guards do: "Macbeth." : SNORE
114. Name of Greece. : ELIS
115. Movement of the shoulders. : SHRUG
117. Books of Vedic aphorisms. : SUTRAS
119. Greek goddess. : ERIS
120. The ___ Hatter. : MAD
121. Quilp's rages. : TANTRUMS
124. Rosa ___, author of "Curfew Must Not Ring Tonight." : THORPE
126. The Golden ___. : AGE
127. Repeat. : ITERATE
129. Enisle. : ISOLATE
131. Specter. : EIDOLON
133. Ladies. : SENORAS
134. Dutch measures. : STOOPEN
135. Poseidon's sign. : TRIDENT
136. Glossy fabrics. : SATEENS
137. Projectile. : TORPEDO
138. Annoys. : TEASES
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1. The tongue of Cervantes. : SPANISH
2. Cassava starch. : TAPIOCA
3. Swiss pines. : AROLLAS
4. Day: German. : TAG
5. Poems by Pindar. : ODES
6. Lariat. : REATA
7. Easy to do. : FACILE
8. Descriptive of the Artful Dodger. : ADROIT
9. A modernist. : NEO
10. Below deck. : ALOW
11. Diminutive of Christina. : TINA
12. Lifeless. : INERT
13. Ball boy: Tennis. : CADDIE
14. What Pepys did in shorthand. : RECORDED
15. They acclaim Peer Gynt a prophet. : ARABS
16. "___ Nostrum," Ibanez. : MARE
17. Greek letter. : PSI
18. The muleteer's nature: "Gil Blas." : AMOROUS
19. Governable. : RULABLE
20. African fly. : TSETSE
22. Rip's lasted twenty years. : SLUMBER
30. No evil ___ live on. : DEED
32. Lease. : RENT
35. Interlaced. : ENTWINED
37. Frightens. : ALARMS
39. Temper. : CHOLER
41. Booth Tarkington's Willie's years. : TEENS
43. "Essays of ___." : ELIA
44. Stifle. : SMOTHER
46. A quivering. : TREMOR
48. Rosinante. : NAG
50. Farewell. : ADIOS
52. Mr. Dombey's disposition. : AUSTERE
54. Openings in a wall. : PORTHOLES
55. Work-units. : ERGS
56. This gurgles and moans at the door: "Jane Eyre." : SOMETHING
58. Ann Page's country suitor. : SLENDER
59. Capped: Music. : PILEATA
60. Young girl: Colloq. : ROSEBUD
61. Banqueted. : FEASTED
62. This answers: "Jane Eyre." : NOTHING
64. Fish tanks. : AQUARIA
65. Dostoevsky's language. : RUSSIAN
66. Movie ushers. : SEATERS
68. Neck-scarves. : BOAS
72. Rose-colored ___. : GLASSES
73. Japanese fete, July 13 to 16. : BON
74. Franchot ___. : TONE
78. Leafy. : FOLIATE
80. Queen in "Winter's Tale." : HERMIONE
82. Famous Austrian botanist (1822–84). : MENDEL
83. Actresses like Eleonora ___. : DUSES
84. Cause of confusion in "Comedy of Errors." : TWIN
87. Lorna's people. : DOONES
89. Cheats: Slang. : SNIDES
90. Author of "To a Mouse." : BURNS
93. Sullen. : GLUM
94. Possesses. : HAS
96. Affluence. : RICHNESS
98. Lofty tower. : MINARET
99. Prototype of Shaw's Eliza Doolittle. : GALATEA
100. Apparent. : EVIDENT
101. Classify. : SORT
103. Philippine native. : MORO
104. Spanish painter 1509–86. : MORALES
105. Daughter of Icarus. : ERIGONE
106. Is indignant. : RESENTS
107. Neglectful. : REMISS
109. Doctrinaire. : PURIST
111. Grooved. : RUTTED
112. Medusa's sister. : STHENO
115. Fallen angel. : SATAN
116. Keen enjoyment. : GUSTO
118. Spurt. : SPIRT
121. Weed. : TARE
122. Othello. : MOOR
123. Doctor in "Tristram Shandy." : SLOP
125. Girl's nickname. : EDIE
128. Richard ___. : ROE
130. The Rue Morgue murderer. : APE
132. Harem room. : ODA

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