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WORDS THE WORLD OVER

New York Times, Sunday, August 29, 1948

Author: Charles Cross
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 87, Avg Word Len: 5.39, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 654 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 154, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 60
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© 1948, The New York TimesNo. 342
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1. Profuse idle talk. : PALAVER
8. Stringed instruments. : BANJOS
14. Make bright. : ILLUME
20. Imitation dentine. : IVORIDE
21. One living for self-interest. : EGOIST
22. What Count Bernadotte was in Palestine dispute. : MEDIATOR
24. Fastened firmly. : RIVETED
25. Torpidly. : NUMBLY
26. Convert into steel. : ACIERATE
27. Atom. : ACE
28. Confines in an enclosure. : ENCAGES
30. Yellowish-red color. : OXBLOOD
32. Hebrew measure of liquids. : HIN
33. Plate used for floors, roofs, etc. : TILE
35. Elephant boy. : SABU
36. Springy motion. : LILT
37. Circle of light. : HALO
38. Revises. : EDITS
40. Clear of guilt. : PURGE
43. In common. : ALIKE
45. Rebuild. : RENEW
46. Move in violent agitation. : SEETHE
48. Indian of tribe formerly in Missisippi. : TIOU
49. Rostov's river. : DON
50. Glide. : SAIL
52. Character in Canterbury Tales. : REEVE
54. Flat overstuffed couches. : OTTOMANS
57. Thomas ___ Dewey. : EDMUND
61. Placed out of middle point. : DECENTERED
63. Hinderer. : ARRESTOR
65. Product of tree of Jamaica and Mexico, roasted and ground into flour. : BREADNUT
69. Author of "Beau Geste." : WREN
70. ___ de lune. : CLAIR
71. Draw. : TIE
72. Curdler of milk. : RENNET
73. Scads. : HEAPS
75. "Flicker." : MOVIE
76. Bar of frame used in soap manufacturing. : SESS
77. Clergyman who wrote 119 books (1832–99). : ALGER
78. Popular beauty. : BELLE
79. What an Aesop fable has. : MORAL
80. Bulls: Sp. : TOROS
81. Tasteful. : NEAT
82. Unit of electrical capacity. : FARAD
83. Founder of Salt Lake City (1801–77). : YOUNG
84. La ___, by Puccini. : BOHEME
85. Henpeck. : NAG
86. Von ___, Prussian diplomatist (1824–81). : ARNIM
87. Sea swallow. : TERN
88. Sets of events of particular interest. : EPISODES
90. Preparations free from harmful germs. : ASEPTICS
92. Wreckers. : SHATTERERS
94. Sea nymph. : NEREIS
95. Of consequence. : MATERIAL
97. Guttural sound. : GRUNT
100. Members of organization founded in 1868. : ELKS
102. Stuff : RAM
103. Kinsmen. : SIBS
105. Coiled like a watch spring. : SPIRAL
108. Young salmon. : SMOLT
111. ___ bouffe. : OPERA
113. Father of Methuselah. : ENOCH
115. Division of an opera: Music. : SCENA
116. Covers. : LIDS
117. Theda ___, siren of silent screen. : BARA
118. Afflictions. : WOES
120. Arabian ruler. : EMIR
121. Small island, NW of Kyushu. : IKI
122. Little witticism. : JOKELET
125. Small poodles with long curly hair. : BARBETS
128. Old province in Honshu, Japan. : OMI
129. Four-stringed lutes. : MANDORES
131. Stiff flaring collar: Shak. : RABATO
133. Supreme Court justice and noted liberal. : DOUGLAS
135. Things that instruct and improve. : EDIFIERS
136. Commercial district in Venice. : RIALTO
137. Implants deep. : ENROOTS
138. Most popular sport in Europe. : SOCCER
139. Steady course. : STREAM
140. Pertaining to the abyssal zone. : DEEPSEA
1. Baseball team partly owned by Bing Crosby. : PIRATES
2. Killing of birds. : AVICIDE
3. More beautiful. : LOVELIER
4. Second note of Guido's scale. : ARE
5. Quickly: French. : VITE
6. Garden spots. : EDENS
7. Porter. : REDCAP
8. Premier of Israel. : BENGURION
9. Chill. : AGUE
10. Names: Fr. : NOMS
11. Triangular sail. : JIB
12. Capital of Mr. Lie's country. : OSLO
13. Where Charon did his ferrying. : STYX
14. Numskull. : IDIOT
15. German song. : LIED
16. Roman tutelary god. : LAR
17. Inhabitant of state having four electoral votes. : UTAHAN
18. Exhibiting spontaneous movement: Biol. : MOTILE
19. Heretofore. : ERENOW
22. Soviet delegate to U. N., Gromyko's successor. : MALIK
23. Schools: Fr. : ECOLES
29. Touch along edge. : ABUT
31. Holbrook ___, former stage star. : BLINN
34. Diminutive suffix. : ETTE
37. Tillers. : HELMS
39. Emitter. : SHEDDER
41. President of Czechoslovakia. : GOTTWALD
42. Muse of music. : EUTERPE
43. "Hucksters." : ADMEN
44. Encumber. : LOAD
45. Clause added to legislative bill. : RIDER
47. Contest in sports program. : EVENT
51. Dwelling place on a height. : AERIE
53. Former French coin. : ECU
55. What many blendes are. : ORES
56. Rescuer. : SALVAGER
58. Expressed. : UTTERED
59. Unwholesome. : NOISOME
60. Embellishes. : DRESSES
62. Condition caused by ethyl oxide. : ETHERISM
64. Scoff. : RAIL
65. Secretary of Agriculture. : BRANNAN
66. Deliver. : RELEASE
67. Hirer. : ENGAGER
68. Pickle flavoring. : ANET
70. Triteness of ham actor: Slang. : CORN
74. Ancient country N. of Persian Gulf. : ELAM
75. Vast quantity. : MOUNTAIN
76. District in London. : SOHO
78. Judicial bench. : BANC
79. Cavity for a tenon. : MORTISE
80. Fifty-fifty chances. : TOSSUPS
82. Gambol. : FRISK
83. Sabbatical ___. : YEAR
84. Whirring sounds. : BIRRS
86. Aslant. : ATILT
87. Subject of discourse. : THEMA
89. Step or degree. : PEG
91. Strips off. : PEELS
92. Chief attraction. : STAR
93. Ample space for action. : ELBOWROOM
96. Regional. : AREAL
98. Resort on the Mediterranean. : NICE
99. Fluttering reiterations of a tone: Music. : TREMOLOS
101. Tanning workman. : SOAKER
104. Type of defect in fabric: Weaving. : SCOB
106. Vivify. : ANIMATE
107. Chief town in Thessaly, Greece. : LARISSA
108. Makes viscous. : SLIMES
109. The ___, hit of 1885. : MIKADO
110. Of a Norse god. : ODINIC
112. Entreat. : PRESS
114. Noticed. : HEEDED
117. Piercer. : BORER
119. Harlan Fiske ___. : STONE
122. ___ de vivre. : JOIE
123. Goes astray. : ERRS
124. Miss Marion ___, Dean of Vassar College. : TAIT
125. Large bundle. : BALE
126. Unsorted wheaten flour: India. : ATTA
127. Unfailing. : SURE
130. Decoration awarded to RAF officers for gallantry. : DFC
132. Except. : BAR
134. It wants in. : GOP

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 51 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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