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PERSONS, PLACES AND THINGS

New York Times, Sunday, August 15, 1948

Author:
P. J. Lamanna
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 67, Avg Word Len: 5.34, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 566 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 128, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 60
P. Joseph Lamanna has 26 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1948, The New York TimesNo. 340
Across
1. A leader in U. N. Appeal for Children. : BOWLES
7. Splendid: Slang. : SPIFF
12. Rasped. : SCRAPED
19. Estranged. : ALIENED
21. Utensil for filling liquor deficiency in cask. : ULLER
22. Hibernicism. : IRISHRY
23. U. S. and British areas of Germany, considered as economic unit. : BIZONIA
24. Very light wood. : BALSA
25. Amount that escapes. : LEAKAGE
26. Girl's name. : EVE
27. Backward. : ASTERN
29. Whine. : SNIVEL
31. Andrew Bonar ___. : LAW
32. Fine ravelings. : LINT
34. Simple. : MERE
35. Title of early Slavonic rulers. : KRAL
36. Greek letter. : BETA
37. Phlegmatic. : INERT
39. Postmaster General. : DONALDSON
43. Feeder of flames. : FIRER
44. Trees with fragrant, durable wood. : CEDARS
46. Ruin: Archaic. : STROY
47. Any of important enzymes in plants and animals. : NUCLEASE
49. Streak made on the skin. : WEAL
51. Right frame of mind. : TUNE
53. Moving spirit. : SOUL
54. Rooters for the Athletics. : PHILADELPHIANS
60. Leg covering of olden times. : PEDULE
64. Experienced afresh. : REMET
65. One of the ridges on brain surface. : GYRUS
66. German explorer in S. A. (1838–1908). : REISS
68. Gun: Slang. : GAT
69. Pteric. : ALAR
70. What Mel Patton is. : RACER
71. Hen. : BIDDY
72. Vera ___ (now one word). : CRUZ
73. Louisa Alcott heroine. : MEG
74. Bottoms of heads of golf clubs. : SOLES
75. Senior: Fr. fem. : AINEE
76. Former territorial division in England. : SHIRE
77. Shaped like an animal's long nose. : SNOUTY
79. Of science that treats of races and nations. : ETHNOGRAPHICAL
82. Movable part of table top. : LEAF
84. Tobacco kiln. : OAST
85. Main subject in agrology. : SOIL
86. Prime Minister of Ireland. : COSTELLO
90. Sheeplike antelope of Russia. : SAIGA
93. Geometric solids. : PRISMS
97. Quercine fruit. : ACORN
98. One who professes to prevent or cure baldness. : ALOPECIST
101. Amount estimated for assessment. : RATAL
102. Tissue: Anat. : TELA
103. Be dizzy. : SWIM
104. Hindrance. : REIN
106. Sandy tract by the sea: Eng. : DENE
107. Wander idly. : GAD
108. Arrow-shaped. : BELOID
110. Supplied abundantly. : LOADED
112. He wrote "Fables in Slang." : ADE
113. Ignorant. : UNAWARE
115. Claw. : TALON
117. Pertaining to the armpit. : AXILLAR
119. Intelligence. : TIDINGS
120. Flood: Obs. : INUND
121. Crescent-shaped ornament. : LUNETTE
122. Wall candlesticks. : SCONCES
123. Grasslike plant, often in marshy places. : SEDGE
124. Reticulate. : MESHED
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1. Concerning a scene of confusion. : BABELIC
2. Yellowish green. : OLIVINE
3. Shriveled. : WIZENED
4. Mr. Carrillo of stage and screen. : LEO
5. Patton landed here in Sicily, July, 1943. : ENNA
6. Earthquake. : SEISM
7. Underlet. : SUBRENT
8. Marshall ___. : PLAN
9. Unfavorable. : ILL
10. Admit: Colloq. : FESS
11. New British Ambassador to U. S. : FRANKS
12. Roman rural deity. : SILVANUS
13. Wickerwork basket. : CREEL
14. 1/20 pahlavi. : RIAL
15. Exact. : ASK
16. Metal boss worn by horses: Gr. and Rom. Antiq. : PHALERA
17. Worker: Zool. : ERGATES
18. Material used for staining. : DYEWARE
20. Made appointment with (with up): Slang. : DATED
28. Asteroid discovered in 1898. : EROS
30. Golf club. : IRON
33. Fishing craft that drags large bag net. : TRAWLER
36. Shelter: Scot. : BIELD
38. Subject to some action. : TREAT
40. Senator ___ H. Vandenberg. : ARTHUR
41. Joseph Barrow. : LOUIS
42. Power: Comb. form. : DYNA
43. Passages for air, gases, etc. : FLUES
45. Inferior: Slang. : SAD
48. Abounding in thickets. : COPSY
50. Authorized. : LEGAL
52. Surround. : ENRING
54. Baby carriages. : PRAMS
55. Rep. Douglas, to Melvyn. : HELEN
56. Adult insect: Zool. : IMAGO
57. French preparatory school. : LYCEE
58. Quickly. : PRESTO
59. Home ceremony of Passover. : SEDER
61. Designating languages of group of E. Europeans. : UGRIC
62. Petrarch sang of her in sonnets. : LAURA
63. In German legend, wise king representing Attila. : ETZEL
67. Designs. : IDEAS
70. Munificent. : ROYAL
71. Relating to life: Biol. : BIOTIC
72. Period of a thousand years. : CHILIAD
74. Dutch painter (1626–79). : STEEN
75. Handles: Latin. : ANSAE
76. In sewing, series of parallel runnings. : SHIRR
78. Too-too. : ULTRA
80. Fastening. : HASP
81. His day was June 20. : POP
83. Unblemished. : FLAWLESS
86. Tough cords. : CATGUTS
87. Pelagic. : OCEANIC
88. Soldier: Sp. : SOLDADO
89. Mishmash. : OLIO
91. Moderate Republican party formed in France, 1791. : GIRONDE
92. On the main. : ASEA
94. Secret procedure. : STEALTH
95. Britain's ended in Palestine May 15. : MANDATE
96. Mocked: Dial. : SLEERED
99. Inflammation of the shoulder. : OMITIS
100. ___ wave. : TIDAL
103. ___ Prokofieff. : SERGE
105. Formal contract: Rom. Law. : NEXUM
108. Judges' bench. : BANC
109. Princess Anne's nationality. : DANE
110. New Governor of Louisiana. : LONG
111. Entertain, prandially. : DINE
114. Influence. : WIN
116. Legendary king of Britain. : LUD
118. The: French. : LES

Answer summary: 21 unique to this puzzle, 39 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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