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WHAT DO YOU KNOW?

New York Times, Sunday, August 8, 1948

Author: Louis Jenkins
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 654 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 149, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 46 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Louis Jenkins has 23 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
PS notes: Original 83-Down clue had no colon after quotation mark; added one.
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© 1948, The New York TimesNo. 339
Across Down
1. Monetary unit. : FRANC
6. James Beauchamp Clark (1850–1921). : CHAMP
11. Billet of wood. : SPRAG
16. Common talk. : RUMOR
21. Sayings of Jesus. : LOGIA
22. Inspiring fear. : EERIE
23. ___ wave. : CRIME
24. Where Cato committed suicide. : UTICA
25. Out of order. : AMISS
26. Criterion. : CANON
27. Prepare. : RIPEN
28. Personal opinion. : TENET
29. Scuttled. : RAN
30. Where FDR and Chiang Kai-shek met. : CAIRO
32. She dies for love of Tannhaeuser. : ELIZABETH
35. Chinese pagoda. : TAA
36. Ornaments with indented edge. : ENGRAILS
38. Soil: Poetic. : GLEBE
39. Village NW of Verdun. : APREMONT
41. Popular singer of operetta. : EDDY
42. Mother of cubs. : LIONESS
44. Most famous of the Hebrides. : IONA
45. Where Sebastopol lies. : CRIMEA
48. Considers collectively. : LUMPS
49. Goddess of plenty. : OPS
51. Uttered shriekingly. : YIPPED
55. Simples. : HERBS
56. Composer of "Poet and Peasant." : SUPPE
57. Periwinkle. : SNAIL
59. Where Col. Bowie fell. : ALAMO
60. Man's name. : OMAR
61. Gottwald's predecessor. : BENES
62. Orderly government. : REGIMEN
64. Within: Comb. form. : ENDO
65. What Niagara Falls consists of. : CATARACTS
67. One of the Cape Verde islands. : SAL
68. Nine: Latin. : NOVEM
70. Ten: Prefix. : DEK
71. Picnic necessity. : OPENER
72. Run swiftly. : SCUTTLE
75. Natives of Carson City. : NEVADANS
77. Dreadful. : DIRE
79. Ineffectual. : USELESS
81. Girl's name. : LINA
82. Wine sellers. : VINTNERS
86. Turned aside. : AVERTED
88. Eleanor: German. : LENORE
92. Bustle. : ADO
93. Pens. : STIES
95. Letter. : ESS
96. Masonry between ribs of a vault: Obs. : VAULTSKIN
98. The spleen. : MILT
100. Game with top score of 300. : TENPINS
102. Mournful song. : DIRGE
103. Levant. : EAST
104. Natives of Gdynia. : POLES
106. Bedaubs. : SOILS
107. Ravine. : GULCH
108. Actor in a mob scene. : SUPER
109. Treeless plain. : STEPPE
111. Initials of famous general. : REL
112. Brave. : MANLY
113. Request. : DESIRE
114. Italian island. : ELBA
116. Dress fabric. : DELAINE
118. Appear. : COME
119. Forgets previous instruction. : UNLEARNS
123. Pedestal supporting a bust. : GAINE
124. Part of a staircase. : BANISTER
128. Right to speak. : SAY
129. Short instrumental compositions. : SONATINAS
131. Philippine measure. : CABAN
132. Robin Hood's beverage. : ALE
133. Mennonite. : AMISH
135. What everyone has in a whodunit. : ALIBI
136. Style of Southwestern architecture. : ADOBE
138. Walk leisurely. : AMBLE
140. Content of Aladdin's lamp. : GENIE
141. Large spoon. : LADLE
142. Warble. : YODEL
143. Roofed with stone. : TILED
144. Draws closer gradually. : EDGES
145. Navigate. : STEER
146. Chip with a hammer. : SPALL
147. Members of noted English family. : EDENS
1. Signal of distress. : FLARE
2. Type of nose. : ROMAN
3. Getting on. : AGING
4. City in Yugoslavia. : NIS
5. Mountains of the Pacific coast. : CASCADES
6. Heroine of Chaucer's "Second Nun's Tale." : CECILY
7. Learns. : HEARS
8. Well-known cartoonist. : ARNO
9. Smaller: Comb. form. : MIO
10. Faithful wife of a famous traveling man. : PENELOPE
11. Augustin Eugène ___, French dramatist. : SCRIBE
12. Highlight of "Die Meistersinger." : PRIZESONG
13. River bank. : RIPA
14. Unicellular animal. : AMEBA
15. French liqueur. : GENEPI
16. Province of Czechoslovakia. : RUTHENIA
17. American Indian. : UTE
18. Governor-General of Canada, 1898–1904, and Viceroy of India, 1905–10. : MINTO
19. Nearly three-quarters of the earth's surface. : OCEAN
20. Tapping sound. : RATAT
31. Céleste ___. : AIDA
33. Eyeglass. : LENS
34. Where Helen eloped to. : TROY
37. Painter of "Night Watch." : REMBRANDT
38. Narrow wired trimmings. : GIMPS
40. Canada's emblem. : MAPLE
42. Bride of an exiled king. : LUPESCU
43. Our enemy in 1898. : SPAIN
45. Indian of Panama. : CHOCO
46. Change the boundaries of. : REMAP
47. Usual condition of Clarence Day's father. : IRATE
48. Popular couple of the theatre. : LUNTS
50. Dr. Binet's collaborator on I. Q. tests. : SIMON
52. Mammal of the Himalayans. : PANDA
53. Famous German raider. : EMDEN
54. Wooden bricks. : DOOKS
56. Champagne ___. : SEC
57. Optimistic colonel in "The Gilded Age." : SELLERS
58. Uniform altitude. : LEVEL
61. Noted resident of Wimpole Street. : BARRETT
62. How the piper left Hamelin. : RATLESS
63. Given name of the umbrella man. : NEVILLE
66. Controls. : REINS
67. Hoboken's educational landmark. : STEVENS
69. French painter. : MANET
73. The world's banker. : USA
74. Sum, es, ___. : EST
76. Coryphees. : DANSEUSES
78. American Indians. : ERIES
80. Home of Carmen. : SEVILLE
82. Dangerous women of early movies. : VAMPS
83. "A tale told by an ___": Macbeth. : IDIOT
84. ___ prosequi. : NOLLE
85. Sr. : SENOR
87. He marries Elizabeth Bennett. : DARCY
89. Giraffe-like animal. : OKAPI
90. Part of a flight of steps. : RISER
91. ___ nous. : ENTRE
94. Discovered. : SPIED
97. Exclamation of recoil. : UGH
99. Lodge. : TEPEE
101. Undecipherable. : ILLEGIBLE
102. Creator of Mr. Dooley. : DUNNE
105. Spots of color. : SPLASHES
107. Contradicts. : GAINSAYS
108. Sow. : SEMINATE
110. Tortosa's river. : EBRO
112. Mother of Hermes. : MAIA
113. Lady. : DONA
115. History. : ANNALS
117. Poet, novelist, lecturer, flutist. : LANIER
118. Creator of Poictesme. : CABELL
119. Treatment. : USAGE
120. Appointed. : NAMED
121. Committing perjury. : LYING
122. Dressed lettuce: German. : SALAT
124. Noise. : BABEL
125. Cuisine. : TABLE
126. Lady of the Lake. : ELLEN
127. Musical instruments. : REEDS
130. Carry through. : TIDE
131. Closing passage in music. : CODA
134. You: German. : SIE
137. Diamond-cutter's cup. : DOP
139. In the center of. : MID

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 34 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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