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CROSSROADS OF THE WORLD

New York Times, Sunday, August 17, 1947

Author: Waldo Ranson
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 5.40, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 647 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 163, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 47
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© 1947, The New York TimesNo. 288
Across Down
1. Leningrad's river. : NEVA
5. Power. : MIGHT
10. Discards. : SCRAPS
16. Sheol. : HADES
21. Ardor. : ELAN
22. Related by marriage: Colloq. : INLAW
23. Fictional sleuth. : POIROT
24. Verona's river. : ADIGE
25. Hollywood and ___. : VINE
26. Shop. : STORE
27. The Fourth ___. : ESTATE
28. Opposite of zenith. : NADIR
29. British statesman. : EDEN
30. Where Regina is. : SASKATCHEWAN
32. Scum. : DROSS
33. Chime again. : RESTROKE
35. Hawklike bird. : KITE
36. Colorado park. : ESTES
38. Colored. : HUED
39. Department in SW France. : GERS
41. Crossroads of the Pacific. : HONOLULU
46. Those who moderate: Law. : ABATORS
50. Adelaide's river. : TORRENS
53. Darwin follower (1848–1894). : ROMANES
54. Operation Crossroads. : BIKINI
55. Persian fairy. : PERI
56. Chess castle. : ROOK
58. Greenish finches. : SERINS
59. Soft moist clay. : SLIME
60. Enticing. : WILING
62. Bandleader Tucker. : ORIN
64. To see: Fr. : VOIR
65. Girl's name. : ELMA
66. Contriver of the "Popish Plot." : OATES
67. Neighboring capital. : OTTAWA
69. Spiritual nourishment. : MANNA
70. Cornhusker state. : NEBRASKA
72. Sculls. : OARS
74. First Hebrew month. : TISRI
76. Disturb. : TROUBLE
77. "The crossroads of America." : INDIANA
79. Mandate. : COMMAND
84. Ogasawarajima Islands. : BONIN
86. First public preacher. : EZRA
87. Headphone. : RECEIVER
88. Mediterranean crossroads. : MALTA
92. Sea urchins. : ECHINI
94. Board. : PLANK
96. Savage Island, E. of Cook Islands. : NIUE
97. Bewildered. : ASEA
98. Motion picture film. : REEL
99. Obliquely. : ASLANT
101. Lariat. : RIATA
102. Fueler. : STOKER
105. Vessel for catching overflow. : DRIP
107. Hesperian. : WEST
108. Gasper. : PANTER
109. Motive. : KINETIC
111. A pledge. : EARNEST
113. Branch of medical science. : SURGERY
114. Capital of Kashmir. : SRINAGAR
116. Expired. : DIED
117. Pay. : HIRE
118. Agreements: Hist. : MISES
120. S-shaped molding. : OGEE
122. Unpenetrated. : UNPROBED
127. Province of Punjab. : DELHI
131. Where the Presidio is. : SANFRANCISCO
134. Hindustani. : URDU
135. The Hunter constellation. : ORION
136. Turkish peak, 16,916 ft. : ARARAT
137. Squanders. : LOSES
138. Member of a Hindu sect. : JAIN
139. Because. : SINCE
140. Reprove. : BERATE
141. Cognizant. : AWARE
142. Cubes. : DICE
143. Looks for. : SEEKS
144. Mountain crests. : ARETES
145. Seeds of evil. : TARES
146. Pismires. : ANTS
1. "___ the twain shall meet." : NEVER
2. Ignore. : ELIDE
3. Weathercocks. : VANES
4. Re. : ANENT
5. Truman's home. : MISSOURI
6. Drains. : INTAKES
7. Shined: Var. : GLOSED
8. Listen. : HARK
9. Pinch. : TWEAK
10. Spook. : SPECTER
11. Pamperer. : COSHERER
12. Liturgy. : RITE
13. Maori tribe. : ARAWE
14. Potassium hydroxide. : POTASH
15. Loud-voiced person. : STENTOR
16. Comely. : HANDSOME
17. Hebrew month. : ADAR
18. Queen of Carthage. : DIDO
19. Shield. : EGIS
20. Indian weights. : SERS
31. Tawny-colored: Var. : TIGRIN
34. Geneva's river. : RHONE
37. Aegean seaport. : ENOS
40. A grimace: Colloq. : SNOOT
42. Grub. : LARVA
43. Liaison. : UNION
44. Ulianov. : LENIN
45. The Soviet in Asia: Abbr. : USSRA
46. Lacking. : ABSENT
47. Lister. : BILLER
48. Hands on hips. : AKIMBO
49. Port of South Island, N. Z. : TIMARU
50. Far: Comb. form. : TELE
51. Devotional prayer. : ORISON
52. Bolivian peak. : SORATA
55. Century plant. : PITA
57. Bird with hair-like plumage. : KIWI
60. Rouser. : WAKENER
61. Italian province. : GORIZIA
63. Beginning to develop. : NASCENT
66. Christiania. : OSLO
68. Nicholas II. : TSAR
69. Buffoon. : MIME
71. Father. : ABBA
73. British base in Arabia. : ADEN
75. Gibraltar. : ROCK
77. Be infixed. : INHERE
78. City near Pompeii. : NAPLES
80. Stoping. : MINING
81. Navigate in the air. : AVIATE
82. Grammatical gender. : NEUTER
83. Dismal. : DREARY
85. Glacé. : ICED
87. Declaim vehemently. : RANT
88. Dominoes. : MASKS
89. Agog. : ASTIR
90. Italian sculptor (1509–90). : LEONI
91. Usurped. : TAKEN
93. Greek epic poem. : ILIAD
95. Omega. : LAST
100. Where Malmö is. : SWEDEN
101. Less frequent. : RARER
103. Light dress fabrics. : ETAMINES
104. Mountain north of Lucerne. : RIGI
106. Abbot's assistant's office. : PRIORATE
108. Ends. : PURPOSES
110. Winter melon: Var. : CASSABA
112. Refutes. : NEGATES
113. Unfeigned. : SINCERE
115. Breeder. : REARER
117. European cavalryman. : HUSSAR
119. Catch. : SNARE
121. Brilliancy. : ECLAT
123. Moroccan city. : OUJDA
124. Cerebrum. : BRAIN
125. Ukase. : EDICT
126. Sandy tract. : DUNES
127. Sleep: Slang. : DOSS
128. New York canal. : ERIE
129. Route. : LINE
130. White Rhine wine. : HOCK
132. Brotherhood: Slang. : FRAT
133. Hawkeye state. : IOWA

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 37 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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