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READER'S GUIDE

New York Times, Sunday, August 6, 1950

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 158, Blocks: 83, Avg Word Len: 5.65, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 624 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 180, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 43
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© 1950, The New York TimesNo. 443
Across
1. Husband of Shakespeare's Nell Quickly. : PISTOL
7. Shaking. : ASHIVER
14. Hungarians. : MAGYARS
21. Mulct. : AMERCE
22. Dwellers on a coast. : SHOREMEN
24. Protozoa. : AMOEBAE
25. Harmless crocodilian. : GAVIAL
26. Friend of Antonio and Bassanio. : SALARINO
27. Pecan pickers. : NUTTERS
28. The banshee's wail is one. : OMEN
29. Turgenev's heroine in "Smoke." : IRENE
31. Globefish. : BLOWFISH
33. Afire. : LIT
34. Indian gateway. : DAR
35. Stephen Benét's "The Barefoot ___." : SAINT
36. Here lived a rascally barber. : SEVILLE
37. Blackwood. : BITI
38. Piled up. : AHEAP
40. Pater's forte. : STYLE
43. Befuddled. : ASEA
44. Wily Snake in "Paradise Lost." : SATAN
45. David Harum's institution. : BANK
47. Decided upon. : ELECTED
50. Evening love song. : SERENA
51. Background to a play. : SCENA
53. Yield. : REVENUE
55. Roman way. : ITER
56. Subject of many books. : STALIN
57. Missing links. : APEMEN
58. Exploded. : DETONATED
63. City in France. : ARLES
64. In which Cleopatra fled Actium. : TRIREME
65. Cuchulainn wooed her. : EMER
66. Canasta. : GAME
67. Thong. : LEASH
68. Joseph Conrad's Dona ___. : RITA
69. Pirate's finale. : YARDARM
71. She devised the apple of discord. : ERIS
72. Burns hero. : TAM
73. Bewilders. : BEFOGS
75. Tarzan's swings were these. : LIANAS
76. Metamorphosis of Apuleius' Lucian. : ASS
77. Compound: Chem. : IMID
79. Reviewed in "Sartor Resartus." : RAIMENT
81. Black fly. : GNAT
82. Sheriff's assistants. : POSSE
84. Thatch plant of P. I. : NETI
85. ___ fixe. : IDEE
86. Desert recluse. : EREMITE
88. Pianist Levant. : OSCAR
89. A trait of Homo sapiens. : ERECTNESS
91. Inflate. : AERATE
92. Classify. : ASSORT
93. Row of seats. : TIER
94. Delighted in. : ADMIRED
95. The weather in "Miss Thompson." : RAINY
96. People of ancient Italy. : OSCANS
99. Abandon. : FORSAKE
101. Pastoral staves. : PEDA
102. Held by the Pickwick Club. : PARTY
103. Singer Crosby. : BING
104. Dwellers in Asgard. : AESIR
107. Setting of "The Bridge of San Luis Rey." : ANDES
111. Bacchantic cry. : EVOE
112. Small flags. : FANIONS
115. Indigo sources. : ANILS
117. Matterhorn. : ALP
118. Kind of egg Humpty Dumpty was. : RAW
119. Characters of a novel. : PERSONAE
120. Froth. : SPUME
121. Poem by Matthew Prior. : ALMA
122. Everlasting. : AGELONG
124. Schéhérazade's role. : NARRATOR
126. "The ___," famous Sheridan comedy. : CRITIC
128. Latin dramatist (ca. 190–159 B. C.). : TERENCE
129. Mongoose-like mammal. : SURICATE
130. ___ de Balzac. : HONORE
131. Chariots. : ESSEDES
132. Bible of the Shaktas. : TANTRAS
133. "Sermons in ___." : STONES
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1. By it "there's a Burma girl a-settin'." : PAGODA
2. Moslem priestly office. : IMAMAH
3. Harsh. : SEVERE
4. One of triplets. : TRIN
5. Wood sorrel. : OCA
6. Novel by George Sand. : LELIA
7. Acquiesce. : ASSENT
8. Hut. : SHANTY
9. Reynard's den. : HOLE
10. ___ Gershwin. : IRA
11. Parts of speech. : VERBS
12. ___ Zola. : EMILE
13. Renew. : RENOVATE
14. Dewey's conquest. : MANILA
15. Divert. : AMUSE
16. Alaric was one. : GOTH
17. However. : YET
18. An explosive. : ABELITE
19. River between the Amboys. : RARITAN
20. Poem of six verses. : SESTINA
23. In no manner. : NOWISE
30. Hazard. : RISK
32. What Georgie Porgie did. : FLED
35. Kind of bull Ferdinand is. : SPANISH
37. Artillery fire. : BARRAGE
39. White poplars. : ABELES
41. Archimedes asked for it. : LEVERAGE
42. Smyrna figs. : ELEME
44. Recognized. : SEEN
46. John Masefield heroine. : NAN
48. Willa Cather's "My Mortal ___." : ENEMY
49. Wedge-shaped. : CUNEAL
50. Outbursts. : STORMS
51. Flag in the wind. : STREAMER
52. Reed fossil. : CALAMITE
53. Thins: Var. : RARIFIES
54. Abstracts of works. : EPITOMES
55. Say again. : ITERATE
56. Cracker. : SALTINE
58. Biblical tribesman. : DEDANITE
59. Radiated. : EMANATED
60. Tartarin's home town. : TARASCON
61. Word for Cooper's "The Spy." : EMISSARY
62. Sweet. : DESSERT
64. Tramper. : TREADER
70. Petty coin: Scot. : RIGMAREE
73. Salt waters. : BRINES
74. Whipsockets. : SNEADS
78. Read aloud. : DICTATE
80. Genus of shrubs. : TREMA
82. Spanish inns. : POSADAS
83. Legendary Gaelic bard. : OSSIAN
87. Reddish-brown dye. : ERIKA
90. Tim Cratchit. : TINY
92. Occur. : ARE
94. Zetes was one. : ARGONAUT
96. Use. : OPERATE
97. Crusoe's foes. : SAVAGES
98. Chanticleers. : CROWERS
99. On the three little fishes. : FINS
100. Oliver ___, English novelist. : ONIONS
101. Quaker host to Simon Pure. : PRIM
103. Towed by Tugboat Annie. : BARGES
105. Sapodilla. : SAPOTA
106. Hardens. : INURES
108. English chemist, propounder of atomic theory, (1766–1844). : DALTON
109. Orgon's wife in "Tartuffe." : ELMIRE
110. Wide open ___. : SPACES
112. "Don't ___ me in." : FENCE
113. Timber tree. : NARRA
114. Finch. : SERIN
116. Capstones of dolmens. : LECHS
119. "Walden." : POND
120. Polaris. : STAR
121. Race of Japan. : AINO
123. Poe's Annabel. : LEE
125. Play a role. : ACT
127. Nonsense. : ROT

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 31 debuted here and reused later, 13 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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