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BITS OF KNOWLEDGE

New York Times, Sunday, July 9, 1950

Author:
Alice H. Cook
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 62, Avg Word Len: 5.34, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 520 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 124, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 32
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© 1950, The New York TimesNo. 439
Across
1. Head of French-backed Indo-China regime. : BAODAI
7. Maiden: Poet. : DAMOSEL
14. Senator from Utah. : THOMAS
20. Profit. : RETURN
21. Oak Ridge output. : ISOTOPE
22. ___ Hughes, novelist. : RUPERT
23. Deputies. : AGENTS
24. Key spot of "cold war" in Far East. : VIETNAM
25. Founder of the duPont business. : IRENEE
26. Daughter of Loki. : HEL
27. Lodged in a filthy abode. : STIED
29. Holes in sponges. : OSCULA
31. Portico. : STOA
32. Manly. : MALE
34. Man's name. : ANSELM
36. Drift. : TREND
38. ___ Guard. : OLD
39. Skier's favorite word. : SNOWING
41. Aspire to exalted heights. : SOAR
43. Scenic Quebec river. : SAGUENAY
45. Fiber used in making bags. : ISTLE
47. Adequate: Poet. : ENOW
49. Bend. : FLEX
50. Inadequate. : SCANT
53. Erodes. : EATS
55. Famous German illustrator (1840–1915). : MAX
57. Bring out. : ELICIT
61. Notwithstanding: Archaic. : MAUGRE
63. Baleful friend of Czar Nicholas II. : RASPUTIN
66. Dred Scott was one. : SLAVE
67. Truman's middle initial. : ESS
68. Sacred pictures. : ICONS
70. To raise: Fr. : ELEVER
72. John, in Welsh. : EVAN
73. Draw. : ATTRACT
75. Lauritz Melchior. : TENOR
77. Louella of Hollywood. : PARSONS
79. To laugh: French. : RIRE
80. Wind-blown. : EOLIAN
82. Vine. : LIANE
84. Greek letter. : RHO
85. ___ Howe, sewing machine inventor. : ELIAS
87. Designer of furniture (1751–1806). : SHERATON
89. One bound by the Hippocratic oath. : DOCTOR
91. Dull. : DEADEN
93. Summer time: Abbr. : DST
94. White Rhine wine. : HOCK
96. Assumes an attitude. : POSES
97. Epic. : EPOS
99. Racer's goal. : TAPE
101. Heartier. : HALER
103. Paper-bound books. : REPRINTS
107. Oxidize. : BURN
109. Keeps bitter resentments. : RANKLES
113. Unkind. : ILL
114. Mongol. : ASIAN
116. Coat. : REEFER
118. Honi ___ qui mal y pense. : SOIT
119. Oriental servant. : AMAH
121. Faulty plays. : ERRORS
123. Skins. : RINDS
125. Profit. : USE
126. He painted "Bacchus and Ariadne." : TITIAN
128. Food fish of Florida coast. : GROUPER
130. Arctic explorer, rescued from dirigible "Italia," 1928. : NOBILE
132. Where gladiators fought. : ARENAS
133. Bony. : OSSEOUS
134. Wiped out. : ERASED
135. French philosopher, born 1905. : SARTRE
136. Most parsimonious. : NEAREST
137. Devices for locating invisible things. : RADARS
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1. Great composer (1833–97). : BRAHMS
2. Where the Dodecanese are. : AEGEAN
3. Opera by Verdi. : OTELLO
4. Color. : DUN
5. Master of ___. : ARTS
6. Immediate. : INSTANT
7. Rich man of the parable in Luke. : DIVES
8. Actor's lines. : ASIDES
9. Boy's nickname. : MOE
10. Turk. : OTTOMAN
11. Arthur Miller's "All My ___." : SONS
12. Excess in days of solar over lunar year. : EPACT
13. Cousins of the monkey. : LEMURS
14. Popular drama plot. : TRIANGLE
15. Ben ___. : HUR
16. Discloses: Poet. : OPES
17. Winter resort near Nice. : MENTON
18. Interstice. : AREOLA
19. Be calm! : STEADY
28. Fireplace, in Scotland. : INGLE
30. He wrote "The Story of Ferdinand." : LEAF
33. Federal Security Administrator. : EWING
35. Yellowish loam. : LOESS
37. Fights. : DUELS
40. Peninsula at N. end of Adriatic. : ISTRIA
42. Teacher, soldier, statesman and LL. D. : ROMULO
44. Banishes. : EXILES
46. Deserve. : EARN
48. Symbol of dire defeat. : WATERLOO
50. Sullied. : SMEARED
51. Formerly, most of Spain. : CASTILE
52. Felix Frankfurter's native land. : AUSTRIA
54. Most savory. : TASTIEST
56. Fourteen. : XIV
58. Prances. : CAVORTS
59. Thackeray wrote a burlesque continuation of this. : IVANHOE
60. Muscles that stretch. : TENSORS
62. Behold: Lat. : ECCE
64. Gov. Duff's state: Abbr. : PENNA
65. Scorpion: Latin. : NEPA
69. Siouian Indians. : OTOS
71. The ___, richest gold fields in Africa. : RAND
74. Charles Laughton's latest occupation. : READER
76. Cap gadget. : EARTAB
78. Start a new showing. : REOPEN
81. Doctor of Humanities. : LHD
83. Move by small degrees. : INCH
86. Dark brown. : SEPIA
88. Exclamation of consolation. : THERE
90. Stoppers. : CORKS
92. Métier of S. Leacock. : NONSENSE
95. Girl's name. : KAREN
98. Pother. : STIR
100. Follower. : PURSUER
102. He wrote "You Know Me, Al." : LARDNER
103. Lariats. : RIATAS
104. A city where Samuel Clemens lived. : ELMIRA
105. Inferior race horse. : PLATER
106. King of Assyria, B. C. 722–705. : SARGON
108. Sea god. : NEREUS
110. Miss Alcott. : LOUISA
111. Spokesman of German Communists. : EISLER
112. Mounts. : STEEDS
115. Old language. : NORSE
117. Blue-ribbon. : FIRST
120. Inkling. : HINT
122. Miss Ponselle. : ROSA
124. Marsh bird. : SORA
127. Bern's river. : AAR
129. He wrote "Ulalume." : POE
131. Severe. : BAD

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 29 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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