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THE READERS' GUIDE

New York Times, Sunday, August 26, 1951

Author: Thomas Meekin
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.37, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 663 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 149, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 13, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 40
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 798
Across Down
1. Robin Hood's Maid. : MARIAN
7. ___ Addams, grim cartoonist. : CHAS
11. Chess piece. : PAWN
15. George Eliot heroine. : ROMOLA
21. Lady in "Faerie Queene." : ELISSA
22. He wrote "The Mystery of a Hansom Cab." : HUME
23. Where Louis Bromfield was born. : OHIO
24. Playwright: "Ah, Wilderness." : ONEILL
25. Being crooked or bent, as a golf hole. : DOGLEG
26. Curving in. : INBENDING
28. ___ Rookh. : LALLAH
29. Former Dean of St. Paul's. : INGE
30. Deduction. : OFFTAKE
32. Germaine Necker's later name. : STAEL
34. Greek commune. : DEME
35. "What's the ___ of worrying?" : USE
36. Mr. Bhaer in "Little Women." : PROFESSOR
38. Girl's name. : ELISE
40. Operated. : RAN
41. Lesson taught by a fable. : MORAL
43. Fishing poles. : RODS
44. Flew aloft. : SOARED
46. Javanese village group. : DESSA
48. "Man Without a Country." : NOLAN
50. Town near Fitchburg, Mass. : ATHOL
52. Whey of milk. : SERUM
54. Its child is full of grace. : TUESDAY
57. Foolish. : IDIOTIC
59. Fanny Farmer's forte. : RECIPES
63. Except that. : UNLESS
64. Rob Roy was one. : SCOT
65. Pintail duck. : SMEE
67. District, in the Balkans. : BANATE
68. A row. : TIER
69. Supply food. : CATER
71. High point in last act of "Porgy." : STORM
72. Creator of 144 Across. : STERNE
73. "___ Secret." : TOP
74. "___ of Hoffmann." : TALES
75. Daniel Boone. : PIONEER
77. Conquered by Pizarro. : INCAS
78. Place of Frank Yerby's Foxes. : HARROW
80. "Goodbye, My ___." : FANCY
81. Far away. : REMOTE
83. Ichabod of Sleepy Hollow. : CRANE
85. Mr. Henry, Virginia's orator. : PATRICK
87. "Till We Meet ___." : AGAIN
88. Catch. : NAB
91. Manipulate. : HANDLE
93. Arles' river. : RHONE
94. Cast by Circe. : SPELL
95. Actor Lugosi. : BELA
96. Wandering off. : ASTRAY
97. Waugh's "A Handful of ___." : DUST
98. Inspired dread. : AWED
99. Poet's crown. : LAUREL
101. Stitched again. : RESEWED
103. Silenced. : STILLED
105. Originated. : DEVISED
106. Setting of the "Bridge of San Luis Rey." : ANDES
108. Growing out. : ENATE
109. Pink color. : CORAL
110. The Mary who wrote "Harvey." : CHASE
113. Blurred. : SMUDGY
115. Malayan craft. : PROA
117. Where the Snake River flows. : IDAHO
121. Prince in "Henry IV." : HAL
122. Residence of a mandarin. : YAMEN
124. Of a court sitting. : SESSIONAL
127. Dan McGrew's lady. : LOU
128. Girl's name. : ALMA
130. Ancient mariners. : SALTS
132. Pit viper. : RATTLER
133. Pronoun. : HERS
134. Avalanches. : SLIDES
136. Interpret. : TRANSLATE
138. Neckcloth. : CRAVAT
140. Duchess of Kent. : MARINA
141. Bravo!: Rare. : EUGE
142. Pieces out. : EKES
143. Arcadian nymph. : HELICE
144. Uncle Toby's nephew. : SHANDY
145. He wrote "Sheridan's Ride." : READ
146. Forward. : PERT
147. Lambed. : YEANED
1. Subject of Menotti drama. : MEDIUM
2. Shipwrecked King. : ALONSO
3. Worker with hoisting tackle. : RIGGER
4. ___ of Man. : ISLE
5. Ibsen character. : ASE
6. Reedbuck. : NAGOR
7. Sheer fabric. : CHIFFON
8. What Nimrod did. : HUNTED
9. Role of Henry James' Lambert Strether. : AMBASSADOR
10. Searches for. : SEEKS
11. Herd of seals. : POD
12. Snakes, in Vedic myth. : AHIS
13. "If ___ comes . . . "—Shelley : WINTER
14. Arizona-Mexico border cities. : NOGALES
15. Drum beats. : ROLLS
16. Miss Munson. : ONA
17. Pinochle score. : MELD
18. Engineer's helpers. : OILERS
19. Andean beasts. : LLAMAS
20. Star in Geminorum. : ALHENA
27. City in Missouri, S of Joplin. : NEOSHO
31. Raid. : FORAY
33. Sea duck. : EIDER
36. Trudges along. : PLODS
37. Source; origin. : ROOTSTOCK
39. Henry Adams' forte. : EDUCATION
42. Genus of geese. : ANSER
45. Aftermath of Reno. : ALIMONY
47. Strachey's "___ Victorians." : EMINENT
49. East Indian native sailor. : LASCAR
51. ___ willow. : TIT
53. Longstreet's men, to the Yanks. : REBS
54. Arthur Train's lawyer, Ephraim. : TUTT
55. A mussel. : UNIO
56. Kipling subject. : ELEPHANTS
57. Freezes. : ICES
58. Cover with wax. : CERE
60. Joint heirs: Law. : PARCENERS
61. Mount in Virgil's "Aeneid." : ETNA
62. Descries. : SEES
64. Man accused in Luke xvi, 1. : STEWARD
66. Issued. : EMERGED
70. Leaning to one side. : ALOP
71. Seeing that. : SINCE
74. Pinero's Rose. : TRELAWNEY
75. Ruskin's theme. : PAINTINGS
76. What the Cheshire cat wasn't. : REAL
79. A Lang of Oberammergau. : ANDREAS
80. Rimed. : FROSTED
82. Creator of Willy Loman. : MILLER
83. British houseworker. : CHAR
84. Demolish. : RASE
86. Accordingly. : THUS
87. Mimicked. : APED
89. Not aweather. : ALEE
90. Characteristic of the American eagle. : BALD
92. Looked at. : EYED
94. Horse race for the pot. : SWEEPSTAKE
95. Construct. : BUILD
98. High in pitch. : ALT
100. Benefit. : AVAIL
102. Sponge spicule. : DESMA
104. Strata. : LAYERS
105. Hymn writer, "Ancient of Days." : DOANE
107. Ore refiner. : SMELTER
109. Calmest. : COOLEST
110. Crevasses. : CHASMS
111. Biblical bread. : HALLAH
112. Girl's name. : ALMIRA
114. False. : UNTRUE
116. German knight. : RITTER
118. Newly hatched salmon. : ALEVIN
119. Author of "Ars Poetica." : HORACE
120. Ejected. : OUSTED
123. Test. : ASSAY
125. Kind of farina. : SALEP
126. Don Marquis' literary cockroach. : ARCHY
129. Man's name. : ADIN
131. The Volsunga is one. : SAGA
133. Pacific Island screw pine. : HALA
135. Finis. : END
137. Old Uncle ___. : NED
139. Arikara. : REE

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 33 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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