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TIMELY TOPICS

New York Times, Sunday, August 11, 1946

Author: Louis Baron
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 85, Avg Word Len: 5.29, Missing: { F J Q X }, Scrabble score: 632 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 162, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 52
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© 1946, The New York TimesNo. 235
Across Down
1. Knowledge. : SCIENCE
8. ___ Energy Commission. : ATOMIC
14. Forte of nuclear scientists. : PHYSICS
21. Fast walker. : HURRIER
22. Seat of Pacific fight for independence. : BATAVIA
24. Allied-occupied country. : AUSTRIA
25. Gritty. : ARENOSE
26. Mohammedan official office. : EMIRATE
27. Battological. : ITERANT
28. Valley. : DALE
29. Squabbles. : SCRAPS
31. Birds' headquarters. : NESTS
33. More culinary underdone. : RAWER
34. Sorrels. : OCAS
35. News report. : ITEM
36. Key U. S. industry. : COAL
38. Hindu god of the dead. : YAMA
39. Colorless. : WAN
40. Highest of Pennine Alps. : ROSA
41. Labor organization. : UNION
46. Bolshevik-liquidated despot. : TSAR
48. Gently drop a baited hook. : DAP
49. Saturated. : SODDEN
51. 20th century "Promised Land." : PALESTINE
54. Lackadaisical. : REMISS
56. Pitcher handle. : ANSA
58. Product of digested proteins. : PEPTONE
59. Chinese: Prefix. : SINO
60. Grassy land surface. : SWARD
63. College treasurer. : BURSAR
65. "The ___ that men do lives after them." : EVIL
67. Australian soldier. : ANZAC
71. Hogni's daughter: Norse myth. : HILD
72. What Manhattan is to New York. : BORO
73. Attended a musicale. : LISTENED
76. Primitive tribesman of N. Japan. : AINU
77. Napoleon's "Siberia." : ELBA
78. Brilliant displays. : ELANS
80. Town in Saxony. : AUE
81. Pronoun. : HER
82. Leonine utterance. : ROAR
83. Russian wolfhound. : ALAN
84. Cheap superficiality. : TINSEL
86. Gastronomical formula. : RECIPE
88. King of England and Denmark (994–1035). : CNUT
89. Pitchfork's digit. : TINE
90. Edible Samoan mollusk. : ASI
91. China's donation to English custom. : TEA
93. Magnanimously. : NOBLY
94. Cache. : HIDE
95. "Solid" weather. : HAIL
96. Camera blinkers. : SHUTTERS
99. Stand-bys of early movies. : PIES
100. Principal Egyptian goddess. : ISIS
101. "___ things make base men proud"—King Henry VI. : SMALL
103. Man's name. : EMIL
104. Entices. : TEMPTS
106. Nautically, at anchor. : ASTAY
107. Gormandizes. : EATS
109. Political progressive. : LIBERAL
111. Sodium chloride. : SALT
113. Lenin's "Land of Milk and Honey." : RUSSIA
116. Greatly esteemed. : VENERATED
118. No. 1 socialist capital. : MOSCOW
122. Scrape together with difficulty. : EKE
123. Anxiety. : CARE
125. Sweet; sugary: Comb. form. : GLYCO
126. Pointed curve-formed arch. : OGEE
128. Bee: Comb. form. : API
129. Russian river. : URAL
131. Permits. : LETS
133. Africander. : BOER
134. Scotsman's "once." : ANES
135. Autonomous Soviet republic, capital Kazan. : TATAR
137. France's No. 1 Socialist. : GOUIN
140. Graduates. : ALUMNI
142. Unique. : RARE
143. Member of ancient race of Asia Minor. : HITTITE
145. More sadistic. : CRUELER
147. Arrangement of troops or planes. : ECHELON
149. Animate. : ENLIVEN
150. Labor leader, died July, 1946. : HILLMAN
151. Least modest. : VAINEST
152. Reconstruct dramatically. : REENACT
153. Most vulpine. : SLYEST
154. Brightest star in Scorpio. : ANTARES
1. Skiagrapher's subjects. : SHADOWS
2. Dutch island of Venezuela. : CURACAO
3. Land of Joyce and G. B. S. : IRELAND
4. Ocean eagles. : ERNES
5. Greek island. : NIO
6. Surrenderings. : CESSIONS
7. Constructs vertically. : ERECTS
8. At right angles to the keel. : ABEAM
9. Pound down. : TAMP
10. Military Governor of Philippines during Aguinaldo's rebellion. : OTIS
11. Injure. : MAR
12. Founder of Russian Empire. : IVAN
13. Refer to. : CITE
14. Old Anglo-Indian "pices." : PAISAS
15. Quonset ___. : HUT
16. Flanders river. : YSER
17. Lost dog. : STRAY
18. River in Tibet and Burma. : IRAWADI
19. Motion pictures, in England. : CINEMAS
20. Caesars and Czars. : SATRAPS
23. Ancient Norse war galley. : AESC
30. Take in a crop. : REAP
32. Haul laboriously. : TOTE
37. Persian and Arabian hook money. : LARI
40. Part by force. : REND
41. Mexican rubber trees. : ULES
42. Its capital is Khatmandu. : NEPAL
43. Multinational strip between Italy and Austria. : ISTRIA
44. Amerind. : OTO
45. Square root of 361. : NINETEEN
47. California rock fish. : RENA
50. Strategic strait. : DARDANELLES
52. Pinafores. : APRONS
53. Snow phase of glacial ice. : NEVE
55. Reactionaries in Spain. : MONARCHISTS
57. Terminates. : ABOLISHES
59. Insomniac. : SLEEPLESS
60. Protective envelopes. : SHEATHS
61. Several lines of European kings. : WILLIAM
62. Early prey of fascist aggression. : ALBANIA
64. Vital atom-bomb material. : URANIUM
66. Restrain. : INHIBIT
68. Advocate of Jewish homeland in Palestine. : ZIONIST
69. Loss of voice. : ANAUDIA
70. Widower's land tenure. : CURTESY
72. Greek letters. : BETAS
74. Over: Prefix. : SUR
75. Squirrels' nests. : DREYS
79. Composing. : SETTLING
85. Symbol of the "lost cause." : LEE
87. Small hill: Dial. : COPPLE
92. Supply lifeline. : ARTERY
97. Ornamental paving material. : TILE
98. Glacial ice tower. : SERAC
102. Secular. : LAIC
105. ___ Grosso, state in SW Brazil. : MATO
106. Old World lily. : ALOE
108. Language of S. African Dutch. : TAAL
110. Supreme Babylonian deity. : BEL
112. Denoting two continents. : AMERICAN
113. Chief of United Auto Workers, CIO. : REUTHER
114. Rich area of U.S.S.R. : UKRAINE
115. Seat of University of Washington. : SEATTLE
116. Controversial U.N. parliamentary power. : VETO
117. "Poe, poet of ___, dementia, and death"—Le Gallienne. : DOOM
119. Channel boat. : CANALER
120. Laborious. : OPEROSE
121. North American bisons. : WISENTS
124. Exerciser of sovereign power. : REGENT
127. Site of League of Nations, 1921–46. : GENEVA
130. South Amercian. : LATIN
132. Of that kind. : SUCH
133. "___ child fire dredth"—Heywood. : BURNT
134. Battleground. : ARENA
136. Cleft in rock: Scot. : RIVA
138. Part of the eye. : IRIS
139. Invalid. : NULL
140. Egyptian dancing girl. : ALME
141. Pastures. : LEAS
144. Thief's enemy: Colloq. : TEC
146. English city. : ELY
148. Popular song. : HIT

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 48 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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