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BRAIN TEASERS

New York Times, Sunday, July 23, 1950

Author: Leonard Goldberg
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 70, Avg Word Len: 5.60, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 670 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 183, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 37
Leonard Goldberg has 21 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1950, The New York TimesNo. 441
Across Down
1. Chairman of Committee on Atomic Energy. : MCMAHON
8. New York is trying to make its own. : WEATHER
15. Leader of international coal-steel plan. : SCHUMAN
22. Famous California product. : CLIMATE
23. City noted for manufacturing of locomotives. : ALTOONA
24. Slippery. : ELUSIVE
25. Pertaining to the stomach and lungs. : GASTROPULMONARY
27. Florida bathhouses. : CABANAS
28. Held authority. : RULED
29. Complete. : ALL
30. Mixed: Comb. form. : MIXO
31. Boches. : HUNS
32. Part of N. Y. C.'s "Underground." : IRT
33. Hebrew month. : ADAR
34. Star in Ursa Major. : ALCOR
36. Wine ___. : CELLARS
38. E. Indian vine. : AMIL
39. Product of Cornwall. : TIN
40. Kherson's river. : DNIEPER
42. ___ labor. : SLAVE
43. Flavoring. : SAUCE
44. Lacked: 2 wds. : HADNOT
46. Early viol. : REBEC
48. Resort city. : SPA
49. "Yankee From Olympus." : HOLMES
50. Hickenlooper's state. : IOWA
52. Ukrainian legislative bodies. : RADAS
54. Gibes. : SNEERS
56. Testifiers. : DEPONERS
60. Write again. : REPEN
62. Historian, Pulitzer Prize winner, 1934. : AGAR
63. Man's nickname. : SID
66. Epoch. : ERA
67. Compensations for injuries: Irish law. : ERICS
69. Athenian commander (510–449 B. C.). : CIMON
71. Spherical. : GLOBATE
73. Thwart. : FOIL
75. Groups of igneous rocks. : PERIDOTITES
78. Pivoted support for turning. : SWIVEL
79. Heating vessels. : ETNAS
81. Belles-lettres. : LITERATURES
83. ___ drum. : SNARE
84. Showed profit. : NETTED
86. Hitler's delusion. : MEGALOMANIA
88. Mild oath. : DRAT
89. Besmirched one's character. : SMEARED
91. Glossy. : SATIN
92. Marine ___. : CORPS
94. Supped. : ATE
95. Ever: Poet. : EER
96. Times just preceding. : EVES
98. Genus of moths. : SESIA
100. Traversed anew. : REPASSED
102. Snobbish: Colloq. : SNOOTY
104. France's "West Point." : STCYR
106. Chesterfield. : SOFA
107. Moisten. : DAMPEN
110. Oriental. : RUG
112. Of a brick, not fully burnt. : SAMEL
114. Scent bag. : SACHET
118. Willow. : OSIER
119. What McCarthy failed to get. : FILES
121. Remover of social inequalities. : LEVELER
123. Second largest bird. : EMU
124. Eat. : DINE
125. Amuses. : DIVERTS
127. Clefts in rock: Scot. : RIVAS
128. Winged. : ALAR
129. Marine channel. : GAT
130. Salt ___. : MINE
131. Famous British economist. : MILL
133. Transgression. : SIN
134. Restrict. : STINT
135. Series of shelves for bric-a-brac. : ETAGERE
137. Variegated. : KALEIDOSCOPICAL
140. More unbending. : RIGIDER
141. Newly arrived student. : ENTERER
142. Rival. : EMULATE
143. Backdrops. : SCENERY
144. Rex Stout story. : MYSTERY
145. Dashes forth repeatedly. : DARTLES
1. He holds Tom Clark's former job. : MCGRATH
2. Rose Franken's heroine. : CLAUDIA
3. Come to earth improperly. : MISLAND
4. Counties in Denmark. : AMTER
5. Adamant. : HARD
6. Sioux Indian. : OTO
7. Language spoken in Katmandu. : NEPALI
8. DiMaggio, Musial, or Williams. : WALLOPER
9. American tree. : ELM
10. Article of world-shaking dimensions. : ATOM
11. Medicine. : TONIC
12. Frauds. : HOAXES
13. Matriculates. : ENROLLS
14. Star of "Where's Charley?" : RAY
15. Safe and sound. : SECURE
16. Family divisions. : CLANS
17. Naves. : HUBS
18. Smuts' country. : USA
19. ___ Wage. : MINIMUM
20. Cupidity. : AVARICE
21. Takes shelter. : NESTLES
26. The worrier's ailment. : ULCER
31. Dr. Socarras' capital. : HAVANA
34. City on the Scheldt. : ANTWERP
35. Forbid anew. : REBAR
37. Circles a track. : LAPS
38. Indian mulberries. : AALS
40. Lorna ___. : DOONE
41. Refurbishes. : REDECORATES
43. "When ___ come, they come not single spies, But in battalions."—Hamlet. : SORROWS
45. Aegean island. : NIO
47. Advocates of free enterprise. : CAPITALISTS
49. Cures. : HEALS
51. Prospero's helper. : ARIEL
53. Of musical half tones. : SEMITONICAL
55. Protein food. : EGG
56. Secy. Johnson's department. : DEFENSE
57. Question mark. : EROTEME
58. Mr. Churchill. : PAINTER
59. Curtain fabric. : SCRIM
61. The back: Zool. : NOTUM
63. Natives of Madras. : SAVARAS
64. Tautologize. : ITERATE
65. Removed. : DELETED
68. Locales. : SITES
70. City in S. W. France. : NERAC
72. Cover the edge of. : BIND
74. Malayan disease. : LATA
76. Painter of ballet dancers. : DEGAS
77. ___ Cugat. : SENOR
80. More placid. : SERENER
82. Progenitors. : SIRES
85. Where Dartmoor is. : DEVON
87. Juxtaposes. : APPOSES
90. ___ gratias. : DEO
93. Mohammedan month. : SAFAR
97. Endeavor. : STRIVE
99. Jovial prior in "Ivanhoe." : AYMER
101. Algonquian. : SAC
102. German admiral of World War I. : SPEE
103. Christmas. : YULE
105. Having the power to correct. : REVISORY
107. Flatbush's "Pride and Joy." : DODGERS
108. Native of Korea. : ASIATIC
109. Important function of Treasury Department. : MINTAGE
111. European peace problem. : GERMANY
113. Blue jeans. : LEVIS
115. Spiral. : HELICAL
116. Originate. : EMANATE
117. Leatherbacks. : TURTLES
119. "Sunday best." : FINERY
120. Long-legged birds. : STILTS
122. Speared. : LANCED
125. More calamitous. : DIRER
126. Aviation hazard. : SLEET
128. Tipped over. : ATILT
130. Ancient Persian. : MEDE
132. Money in Rome. : LIRE
134. Branch track. : SPUR
136. Schnapps. : GIN
137. Senator from Missouri. : KEM
138. ___ Tag. : DER
139. Lee ___, heavyweight contender. : OMA

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 26 debuted here and reused later, 14 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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