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HOLIDAY DIVERSION

New York Times, Sunday, July 4, 1948

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 144, Blocks: 73, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 557 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 118, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 47
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© 1948, The New York TimesNo. 334
Across
1. Scene of a Shakespearean comedy. : VERONA
7. The Serbian national hero. : MARKO
12. Appearance. : ASPECT
18. Quail-like bird. : TINAMOU
19. Iowan county. : ADAIR
20. Visionary. : UTOPIAN
22. Swineherd. : HOGWARD
23. Bornean: Var. : DAYAK
24. Seats in the chancel. : SEDILIA
25. ___ American. : ALL
26. Artless. : NAIVE
28. Churchly benefice. : ANNATES
30. The cuttlefish's defense. : INK
31. Mementoes of Diamond Head. : LEIS
33. A balsam. : TOLU
35. Legendary prince, probably namer of Gibraltar. : GEBIR
36. Goddess of destiny. : FATE
37. Stud with gems. : INSTAR
40. P. T. Barnum's star, 1850–52. : LIND
42. Members of Laos tribes. : YUNS
43. Appian Way. : ITER
44. Creator of the olive tree. : ATHENA
45. Commit. : ENTRUST
47. Small nails. : BRADS
48. Forty-niner's gold-dust holder. : POKE
50. Times. : ERAS
51. Often tossed from Dover to Calais. : BOAT
53. Himalayan wool. : CASHMERE
57. Grapelike. : UVAL
59. Victor over Saladin, 1191. : RICHARD
63. Sally's milieu. : ALLEY
64. Growing out. : ENATE
66. Shavian stock. : IRISH
68. One of a Hindu caste. : MEO
69. Substantive. : NOUN
70. Founder of Virginia. : SMITH
71. ___ Savoie. : HAUTE
72. Poker hand. : PAIR
73. ___ Arbor, Mich. : ANN
74. Admonish. : CHIDE
75. Atlantic island airline stop. : HORTA
76. Curt dismissal. : CONGE
77. Kingly rights. : REGALIA
79. Chimney-sweep's haul. : SOOT
81. Byroad: Canada. : SIDELINE
83. Author of "Buddenbrooks." : MANN
84. Handful of hay. : WISP
86. A class of ctenophores. : NUDA
87. Goggled. : GAPED
90. Solar phenomenon. : SUNSPOT
93. South African native garment. : KAROSS
97. Predecessor and patron of Boris Godunov. : IVAN
98. Golf shot. : CHIP
100. Cattail. : TULE
101. Pertaining to an order of plants. : ERICAL
102. A binder: Brickwork. : BOND
103. Stills. : LULLS
105. Longfellow's "Norman's Woe." : REEF
107. ___ Allgood, actress. : SARA
108. Make an offer. : BID
109. Castle razed at Porte St. Antoine, Paris. : BASTILE
111. A sect of Mennonites. : AMISH
114. Man's nickname. : RON
115. Redolent. : ODOROUS
117. George Eliot's Mr. Holt. : FELIX
119. City on the Schuykill River. : READING
121. Portia's clever waiting woman. : NERISSA
122. Witness: Law. : TESTE
123. Filamentous. : STRINGY
124. Isadora Duncan's profession. : DANCER
125. Shetlandic huts. : SKEOS
126. A Presidential candidate. : THOMAS
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1. Turbulent. : VIOLENT
2. Nationality of Virginia Dare. : ENGLISH
3. Undiluted. : RAW
4. Its capital is Muscat. : OMAN
5. Mrs. Thin Man. : NORA
6. Balance-sheet. : AUDIT
7. Heroine of Keats' "Eve of St. Agnes." : MADELINE
8. Idahoan county. : ADA
9. East Indian broadbill. : RAYA
10. Term used in southeast China for "river." : KIANG
11. Where Mainland is. : ORKNEYS
12. Site of University of Texas. : AUSTIN
13. Ranch stock. : STEERS
14. Legumes. : PODS
15. Finial. : EPI
16. An order of Infusoria. : CILIATA
17. Contaminated. : TAINTED
18. One of the three Graces. : THALIA
21. Kettledrums. : NAKERS
27. Meadow-mouse. : VOLE
29. Touch. : ABUT
32. Name meaning crown. : STEPHEN
34. Falsehood. : UNTRUTH
36. ___ of Forth. : FIRTH
38. A miracle. : ANOMY
39. Croupier's lost-bets gatherer. : RAKE
41. Tributary of the Danube. : DRAVE
46. Where Dr. Malan is premier. : USA
47. Composer of the B Minor Mass. : BACH
49. Of deserts: Biogeography. : EREMIAN
51. Great ___. : BRITAIN
52. River in north France. : OISE
53. Ecuadoran province. : CANAR
54. Separate. : ALONE
55. Hurled. : SLUNG
56. Patient wife in Arthurian legend. : ENID
58. Ananias. : LIAR
60. Source of revenue: India. : AMANI
61. ___ of Terror. : REIGN
62. A fish, the John Dory. : DOREE
65. Sweetsop. : ATES
67. Wagon trail. : RUTS
70. Climb. : SHIN
71. Sir Henry Percy (1364–1403). : HOTSPUR
72. Brightest star in Ursa Minor. : POLARIS
74. Dressed. : CLAD
75. Elevator. : HOIST
76. ___ waxwing. : CEDAR
78. Make better. : AMEND
80. Acknowledge. : OWN
82. Wellington's title. : DUKE
85. Battle weapons. : POLEAXES
87. Author of "Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire." : GIBBON
88. Fought shy of. : AVOIDED
89. Prometheus' brother's wife. : PANDORA
90. Deposit. : SILT
91. Elevates. : UPLIFTS
92. Abound. : TEEM
94. Wind instrument. : OCARINA
95. Malayan garments. : SARONGS
96. Argotic. : SLANGY
98. Short sentence. : CLAUSE
99. Wearer of a busby. : HUSSAR
104. Well groomed. : SLEEK
106. Principal. : FIRST
109. Russet pear. : BOSC
110. Additional to. : ELSE
112. ___ Low, former Mayor of New York. : SETH
113. Strait in Washington Sound. : HARO
116. Japanese coin. : RIN
118. Japanese statesman. : ITO
120. Semidark. : DIM

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 42 debuted here and reused later, 14 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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