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PAST AND PRESENT

New York Times, Sunday, August 21, 1949

Author: Leonard Goldberg
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 71, Avg Word Len: 5.52, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 612 (avg 1.34)
Open Squares: 168, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 55
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© 1949, The New York TimesNo. 393
Across Down
1. Mother of Hiawatha. : WENONAH
8. Old-time motion pictures. : SILENTS
15. High teas. : REPASTS
22. Shaped like a needle. : ACERATE
23. What Quito is built on. : PLATEAU
24. South American toucan. : ARACARI
25. Where the jets and rockets fly. : SUBSTRATOSPHERE
27. Based on the views of a Dutch jurist. : GROTIAN
28. Greek letter. : TAU
29. Copious flow. : RIVER
30. Travels on foot. : PADS
31. Athletic contest in ancient Greece. : AGON
32. Dress stone. : NIG
33. Without worth. : IDLE
35. Mosquitoes, gnats, flies. : PESTS
37. Nor yet. : NEITHER
39. Tamarisk salt tree. : ATLE
40. ___ Ark. : NOAHS
42. The ___ Song. : STEIN
44. Married again. : REWED
45. Turkish coin. : ASPER
46. King Paul's subjects. : GREEKS
48. Icelandic songs. : EDDAS
50. Claude Wickard's agency. : REA
51. Conical caps. : MITERS
52. Potassium nitrate. : NITER
54. Philippine tree. : IPIL
56. Naval uniform ornament. : EPAULET
58. Having three parts: Comb. form. : TRI
61. Cherish. : NURSE
63. Fragrant. : OLENT
65. Printing plates, made from paper pulp: Colloq. : STEREOS
68. Consigns. : REMANDS
70. Dance in slow waltz time. : VALETA
72. Mimicked. : APED
73. Routine method. : RUT
74. Jonathan, Winesap, McIntosh. : APPLES
75. Edible fungus grown in France. : CEPE
76. Obsessed by a single idea. : HIPPED
78. 17.99 in. in Malacca. : ASTA
79. Lorelei. : LURER
80. Not too much: Mus. : TANTO
81. Village in upstate New York. : ILION
82. Books of public records, deeds, wills, etc. : LIBRI
83. Sweetsop. : ATES
84. Mr. Gwinnett. : BUTTON
85. Provide: Colloq. : FEND
86. Kate, the shrew, was one. : PADUAN
87. ___ Misérables. : LES
88. Indian mulberries. : AALS
89. Masonic doormen. : TILERS
91. Branch off. : DIVERGE
92. Maintains. : ASSERTS
94. Odin, Thor, Tyr, etc. : AESIR
95. African antelope. : KAAMA
97. Convert to Judaism. : GER
98. Gloves have them. : INSEAMS
100. Pueblo in New Mexico. : TAOS
102. Strip of all defenses. : UNARM
104. Subatomic particle. : PROTON
106. Plural suffix. : ATA
108. Straight edge. : RULER
110. Hazard of the Northwest Passage. : SEAICE
114. French orientalist, author and critic (1823–92). : RENAN
115. Deer tracks. : SLOTS
117. Brazilian night herons. : SOCOS
119. Mexican Indian burden carrier. : TAMEN
120. Model of elegiac poetry. : OVID
121. Part of an automobile. : STARTER
123. Drum on. : THRUM
125. Deep orange-red. : SARD
126. These: French. : CES
127. Gone. : AWAY
128. Impression. : IDEA
130. Bore, as sheep. : EANED
132. Ill: Comb. form. : MAL
133. Joiner. : ENTERER
135. Cause light to pass through. : TRANSILLUMINATE
138. How Nero died. : SUICIDE
139. Interval of a seventh: Mus. : SETTIMO
140. Roman deities. : PENATES
141. Cereal grasses. : SECALES
142. Of fruits, taken without grading or sorting. : TREERUN
143. Weavers. : SLEYERS
1. Prodigal spending. : WASTING
2. Quito is its capital. : ECUADOR
3. Huge, celestial structures. : NEBULAE
4. Heraldic gold colors. : ORS
5. 1.86 lb. in Abyssinia. : NATR
6. Nautical term. : ATRIP
7. Hoists. : HEAVES
8. Wore publicly. : SPORTED
9. They: French. : ILS
10. Native of the Kola peninsula. : LAPP
11. Man's name, meaning strength. : ETHAN
12. Requirer. : NEEDER
13. Big-eyed primate of East Indies. : TARSIER
14. Take legal action. : SUE
15. Shaggy. : RAGGED
16. Joe DiMaggio rarely makes one. : ERROR
17. Peacock blue. : PAON
18. Part of a circus program. : ACT
19. City on Tampa Bay. : SAINTPETERSBURG
20. Spanish moss. : TRAILER
21. Crosby, Sinatra, Como, etc. : SINGERS
26. Four-poster canopies. : TESTERS
31. In a pile. : AHEAP
34. English river flowing into Irish Sea. : EHEN
36. Sayid. : SIDI
38. Noise of a flute. : TWEET
39. Autumn-blooming plant. : ASTER
41. Mule ___. : SKINNER
43. Follower of Bonaparte. : NAPOLEONIST
45. Troubled. : AILED
47. Hero of James T. Farrell's trilogy. : STUDS
49. Young herring: Scot. : SILE
51. Muffled. : MUTED
53. Bitter vetch. : ERS
55. Deadly; destructive. : LETHIFEROUS
57. Where the Goethe celebration took place. : ASPEN
58. Any succession of musical rhythms. : TRALALA
59. Good names. : REPUTES
60. Characteristic of painting in the style of Manet. : IMPRESSIONISTIC
62. Outcome. : EVENT
64. "Crackajack." : NAILER
66. Affront. : OUTRAGE
67. Pigment used to give color to paint. : STAINER
69. Liquors. : ALES
71. Indeclinable noun. : APTOTE
72. Footless. : APOD
75. Witches' familiars. : CATS
77. Site of vast marshes in central Poland. : PINSK
78. Assistant. : AIDE
80. Oil city in Oklahoma. : TULSA
82. European whitefish. : LAVARET
84. ___ Kaitos, star in Ceti. : BATEN
86. Indians of southern Arizona. : PIMAS
88. Willful burning. : ARSON
90. Perjuror. : LIAR
91. Son of Jacob. : DAN
93. Toward the center. : ENTAD
94. "Meet me at the ___." : ASTOR
96. Resembling the dawn. : AURORAL
99. Native of Timor. : MALAY
101. Aperture. : SLOT
103. Dutch river. : MAAS
104. Legal summons. : PROCESS
105. What the Treasury is interested in. : REVENUE
107. Outfitter. : ATTIRER
109. Formation of Superfortresses. : ECHELON
111. Yemen in one. : IMAMATE
112. Waxer. : CERATER
113. Everlasting. : ENDLESS
115. Is very conspicuous. : STARES
116. Unruffled. : SEDATE
118. Mornings. : SUNUPS
121. Native of Gothenburg. : SWEDE
122. Public income in France. : RENTE
124. Baltic port. : MEMEL
127. Seed covering. : ARIL
129. Principate of Arabia. : ASIR
131. Sup. : DINE
134. Part of the Marshall Plan. : ECA
135. Sound requesting silence. : TST
136. Pit for baking, in Hawaii. : IMU
137. No. : NAY

Answer summary: 15 unique to this puzzle, 40 debuted here and reused later, 17 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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