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READERS' GUIDE

New York Times, Sunday, September 11, 1949

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.41, Missing: { Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 643 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 147, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 49
Thomas Meekin has 202 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 63-Down clue had "Tono Bungay"; added hyphen.

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© 1949, The New York TimesNo. 396
Across
1. Author of "Hedda Gabler." : IBSEN
6. Cyrano's creator. : ROSTAND
13. Helices. : SPIRALS
20. Exasperate. : ENRAGE
21. Title of O'Neill's Brutus Jones. : EMPEROR
22. Wife of Orpheus. : EURYDICE
24. Describes Ebenezer Scrooge. : STINGY
25. Bent. : PRONATE
26. Part of a diary. : CREAMERY
27. Henry James' "Washington Square" has four. : SIDES
28. Author of "Endymion." : KEATS
29. Hop kilns. : OASTS
31. Scene of Sutton Vane's "Outward Bound." : LINER
32. Irish mythological heroine. : EMER
33. Wife of Jacob. : LEAH
34. Laborious. : ARDUOUS
36. Evergreen tree. : TAWA
37. Hoss. : NAG
38. About the castle of Zenda. : MOAT
39. She attains Paradise in "Lalla Rookh." : PERI
41. One theme of Ibsen's "Ghosts." : DRINK
43. River in Belgium. : LYS
44. Poe's William Wilson was one. : ETONIAN
46. Triangular. : DELTOID
48. Chinese ring. : TONG
50. Sitting. : SEDENT
51. She wrote "Miss Lulu Bett." : GALE
52. Employs. : USES
54. Author of "Romany Rye." : BORROW
58. Hercules' build. : ATHLETIC
60. What "S. S. San Pedro" does. : SINKS
62. Headdress. : TIARA
63. "The Second Mrs. Tanqueray." : PAULA
66. Decrees. : ENACTS
68. Offshoots. : SLIPS
70. Part of Crusoe's raft. : SPAR
71. Denounce. : ABNEGATE
73. River islets. : AITS
75. "Stover at ___."—Owen Johnson. : YALE
76. ___ Eulenspiegel. : TILL
77. Addison's Mr. Softly in "The Tatler." : NED
78. Silkworm. : ERIA
79. Course of Frankenstein's flight. : NORTH
81. A mild Red. : PINK
83. "___ Fligende Deutcher." : DIE
84. Sigh for Yorick. : ALAS
86. Monarch in Volsunga Saga. : ATLI
88. Helmer's wife. : NORA
89. Huge viol. : OCTOBASS
91. Author of "Origines." : CATO
92. "The Young ___." : LIONS
94. "The Big ___." : PARADE
96. Talks noisily. : RANTS
97. So walks Puss in Boots. : ERECT
99. Anne Brontë's "___ Grey." : AGNES
101. Set. : IMBEDDED
103. Applicable to Ophelia. : ADDLED
105. In days of ___. : YORE
106. Jack: Cribbage. : NOBS
107. Rip's attire is. : RAGGED
111. Esau. : EDOM
113. Heels over. : CAREENS
115. Wedge-shaped. : CUNEATE
116. 41.48 gal. units: Sweden. : AMS
119. She wrote "Uncle Tom's Cabin." : STOWE
121. Actor Cooper. : GARY
122. Works of Paddy the Beaver. : DAMS
123. Dagwood's synonym. : SAP
124. "Strait Is the ___."—Andre Gide. : GATE
126. David's part in Goliath's fall. : SLINGER
128. "Lovely ___ of Inverness."—Burns. : LASS
129. Philippine tree. : BOGO
130. Vulture. : AREND
132. Within: Comb. form. : INTRA
133. Dickens' Oliver. : TWIST
135. Becomes lighter. : PALES
136. Striped. : STREAKED
138. Lorry's friend in "Graustark." : ANGUISH
140. Withdraw. : RETIRE
141. "H. M. S. ___." : PINAFORE
142. Frighten. : STARTLE
143. Expiated. : ATONED
144. Cuddled up. : NESTLED
145. Ancient Greek wine-cooler. : PSYKTER
146. Fielding's Tom. : JONES
Down
1. Style of Boswell's "Johnson." : INTIMATE
2. Hymen. : BRIDEGOD
3. More lucid. : SANER
4. Humpty Dumpty's kind. : EGGS
5. "The bravest of the brave." : NEY
6. Reiterate. : REPEAT
7. Mohammedan lord. : OMRAH
8. Damned by Lady Macbeth. : SPOT
9. Playing cards. : TENS
10. The Altar. : ARA
11. Adjective for Moll Flanders. : NOTORIOUS
12. Evoked in Nancy by Bill Sykes. : DREAD
13. Zone of action. : SECTOR
14. Eluded by Eliza. : PURSUIT
15. Choler. : IRE
16. Rose noble. : RYAL
17. Receive. : ADMIT
18. Splenic. : LIENAL
19. Pixilated. : SCREWY
20. Characters in Moore's "The Brook Kerith." : ESSENES
23. Wildcats. : EYRAS
28. Edmund ___, actor, 1787–1833. : KEAN
30. So tapped Poe's Raven. : SUDDENLY
33. Reluctant. : LOATH
34. Ruskin's study. : ART
35. Describes B. F.'s daughter. : SNOB
38. Coinage. : MINTAGE
39. Hotel in "Sorrell and Son." : PELICAN
40. Choice. : ELECTION
42. Tied by Gordius. : KNOT
45. English divine, author (1818–66). : NEALE
46. Recorded in Pepys' diary. : DATA
47. Wife of Osiris. : ISIS
49. Ground in "The Mill on the Floss." : GRIST
51. Darwin's study. : GENEALOGY
53. Legendary shadow-footed people. : SKIAPODES
55. Virginian river. : RAPIDAN
56. Follower of a certain method of teaching. : ORALIST
57. Peaceful. : WARLESS
59. Jonathan Wild's wife. : LETITIA
61. Joined. : SPLICED
63. Claimed for "Tono-Bungay." : PANACEA
64. French scholar and theologian (1079–1142). : ABELARD
65. Not timed. : UNDATED
67. Sharpener. : STROP
69. Forwarded. : SENT
72. Russian sea. : ARAL
74. Colander. : STRAINER
80. Melody. : HARMONY
82. Chosen people. : KOREANS
85. Part of base of a statue. : SOCLE
87. So dies Desdemona. : INNOCENT
90. "The Red ___ of Courage." : BADGE
93. Blood fluids. : SERA
95. Yarns for warps. : ABBS
98. Spreads grass. : TEDS
100. Quirt's equals in "What Price Glory." : SERGEANTS
102. Novel by James Boyd. : DRUMS
104. Esses in SOS. : DOTS
108. Fuel. : GASOLINE
109. Cabinets. : ETAGERES
110. Fate of Napoleon III. : DEPOSED
112. Author of "L'Ecole des Femmes." : MOLIERE
114. Bitten in "Cavalleria Rusticana." : EAR
115. Actors of a play. : CAST
116. Panting. : AGASP
117. One of Dickens' Chuzzlewits. : MARTIN
118. Creator of Tristram Shandy. : STERNE
120. Blown. : WINDED
122. Prancer's mate. : DASHER
125. Virgilian hero. : ENEAS
127. Clutch. : GRASP
128. Kind of thread. : LISLE
129. D'Artagnan's reward. : BATON
131. Applicable to Barnaby Rudge. : DAFT
133. Osmanli. : TURK
134. De___ Clinton. : WITT
135. Character in 2 Henry IV. : PETO
137. Bengal hillman. : KOL
139. Joyous. : GAY
140. Reign: India. : RAJ

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 42 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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