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MIDSUMMER MEDLEY

New York Times, Sunday, July 30, 1950

Author: W. W. Webster
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 62, Avg Word Len: 5.49, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 555 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 146, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 37
W. W. Webster has 12 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1950, The New York TimesNo. 442
Across Down
1. Capital of Ceylon. : COLOMBO
8. Jefferson's successor. : MADISON
15. Cherry-tree fabulist. : WEEMS
20. Mr. Twist and Mr. Onions. : OLIVERS
21. Useful form of a chemical element. : ISOTOPE
22. God of the Koran. : ALLAH
23. Blue bell-shaped flower. : LOBELIA
24. Thrower. : CHUCKER
25. Where D'Annunzio was dictator, 1919. : FIUME
26. Pay dirt. : ORE
27. Light: Fr. : LEGER
29. Bound with straps. : THONGED
31. Speckled cube. : DIE
32. Average. : NORM
34. Convict. : FELON
36. Lenin's predecessor. : TSAR
37. Alben Barkley. : VEEP
38. Prohibit. : ESTOP
40. More solemn. : SOBERER
43. Pres. Odria's capital. : LIMA
45. Spanish saint. : LOYOLA
47. Spanish coins. : PESETAS
49. Change to a liquid colloid suspension. : SOLATE
53. Low, rich land: Scot. : CARSE
55. Schroeder's game. : TENNIS
57. Old King Coal. : LEWIS
58. Industrial and university city, So. Kansas. : WICHITA
61. Actress Nazimova. : ALLA
62. Illegal phone eavesdrops. : WIRETAPS
64. Girl's name. : ISA
65. Legatee. : DEVISEE
67. Flower vessel. : VASE
68. Rabbit trap: Dial: Eng. : TIPE
69. Wheel hub. : NAVE
71. Members of political party in Spain. : MONARCHISTS
73. Solar disk. : ATEN
74. American town in "Martin Chuzzlewit." : EDEN
75. Strategic Spanish town at French border. : IRUN
76. Hellish places. : TOPHETS
78. And so forth. : ETC
79. Menotti, for instance. : COMPOSER
81. Hiss. : SISS
82. Compunction. : REMORSE
84. Russia's topographic spine. : URALS
85. Autocrat. : DESPOT
87. Register. : ENROL
88. Country with a peak in Darien. : PANAMA
90. My Own Brucie. : SPANIEL
92. Dissolved. : SOLUTE
96. Egg drinks. : NOGS
98. Send to a labor camp. : ENSLAVE
100. Girl's name. : KAREN
101. Play tricks. : JAPE
104. Kind of type: Abbr. : ITAL
106. Straight. : ERECT
108. Lilted. : SANG
109. Take place. : ARE
110. Legal provision for paupers. : POORLAW
113. Peculiarity. : TRAIT
115. Mauna ___. : LOA
116. Government of old Turkish Empire. : PORTE
118. Kentucky cave of the blindfish. : MAMMOTH
120. Pillaging. : RAIDING
122. Fur-trade millionaire. : ASTOR
123. A Leatherstocking tale. : PRAIRIE
124. Patient. : TREATEE
125. Pandit ___. : NEHRU
126. Character in an Andersen fairy tale. : SANDMAN
127. Breadwinners. : EARNERS
1. Bogey's rank. : COLONEL
2. Spanish sherry. : OLOROSO
3. Statue by Bartholdi, 1886. : LIBERTY
4. Egg-shaped ornament: Fr. : OVE
5. Pell ___. : MELL
6. Instruct flyers before a mission. : BRIEF
7. Sioux in Oklahoma. : OSAGES
8. Germ. : MICROBE
9. Residue. : ASH
10. Extinguish a light: Shakespeare. : DOUT
11. Uneasy longing. : ITCH
12. Native of British isle off Cape Guardafui, Africa. : SOKOTRAN
13. Unfolds. : OPENS
14. God of midsummer sun: Babyl. myth. : NERGAL
15. Egypt's nationalist party. : WAFD
16. A university: Colloq. : ELI
17. Baffle. : ELUDE
18. Mrs. Eisenhower. : MAMIE
19. Wool growers. : SHEEP
28. Run away. : ELOPE
30. Goddess of discord. : ERIS
33. Cadge. : MOOCH
35. Baby bird. : NESTLER
37. Maltese capital: Var. : VALETTA
39. Scotch design. : PLAID
41. Fresh political leases. : REELECTIONS
42. Mount near Catania. : ETNA
44. Breakwater. : MOLE
46. Moon goddess. : ARTEMIS
48. Live like an Indian. : SIWASH
50. Expectant one. : AWAITER
51. Fur scarfs. : TIPPETS
52. Intrinsic nature. : ESSENCE
54. Tasted deeply. : SAVORED
56. ___ and brethren. : SISTERN
58. A vessel for Omar. : WINECUP
59. Dancer ___ Duncan. : ISADORA
60. Troglodyte. : CAVEMAN
61. Prayer rug. : ASAN
63. Relaxers. : RESTERS
66. Accustoms. : INURES
67. Candidates for priorities. : VIPS
70. Embark for flight. : ENPLANE
72. Inimical. : HOSTILE
77. Smoke: Scot. : SMOOK
80. Osmosis: Comb. form. : OSMO
81. Bridge. : SPAN
83. Spanish jars. : OLLAS
86. Wearer of the red hat since Dec. 21, 1945. : SPELLMAN
87. Young eel. : ELVER
89. Exchange premium. : AGIO
91. Made of clay. : EARTHEN
93. Amphibole. : URALITE
94. Mortise fitter. : TENONER
95. Locks in combat. : ENGAGES
97. Rowdy dances. : STOMPS
99. Discard: Fr. : ECARTE
101. Base for Korean campaign. : JAPAN
102. Got up. : AROSE
103. Capital of Western Australia. : PERTH
105. Macaw. : ARARA
107. Papal crown. : TIARA
110. Where Arequipa is. : PERU
111. Among. : AMID
112. Night crawler. : WORM
114. Pinafore. : TIER
117. Rocky peak. : TOR
119. ___ Juana. : TIA
121. ___ Topping. : DAN

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 27 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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