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A FEW WORDS

New York Times, Sunday, September 12, 1948

Author:
J. P. Worden
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 156, Blocks: 83, Avg Word Len: 5.72, Missing: { J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 666 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 184, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 83
J. P. Worden has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 107-Down clue had period after "1601"; put it after parentheses.

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© 1948, The New York TimesNo. 344
Across
1. French Statesman. : SCHUMAN
8. Group of nations: Poet. : BRITANNIA
17. Joint help. : COAID
22. Daughter of Icarius. : ERIGONE
23. Donee. : RECIPIENT
24. In harmony. : ATUNE
25. Recently married king. : MICHAEL
26. Striver for peaceful conditions. : IRENICIST
27. Widow's right: Scots law. : TERCE
28. Squid's protection. : INK
29. Complacency. : SMUGGERY
31. Meredith's Sir Willoughby. : EGOIST
33. Marshall Plan. : ERP
34. Liang. : TAEL
36. Indians in Governor Peterson's state. : OMAHAS
37. Outer covering. : HUSK
38. Mirth. : GLEE
39. English author, lexicographer (1490?–1546). : ELYOT
41. Small nail. : BRAD
42. Urge forward. : IMPEL
45. Of an Old Testament book. : ISAIAN
47. Element in borax. : SODIUM
49. Beverages. : BEERS
50. Chatter. : PRATE
51. In the current. : ASTREAM
53. Fragments. : SHARDS
55. More candid. : PLAINER
57. Melted by intense heat. : MOLTEN
58. Boche. : HEINIE
59. Scryers. : SEERS
60. Leafy. : FOLIAR
61. Hollow holders. : SOCKETS
62. Downy ___; its blossom is state flower of Missouri. : HAWTHORN
66. ___ Isles, in Galway Bay. : ARAN
67. Communist leader in France. : THOREZ
68. Muse of comedy. : THALIA
70. King: French. : ROI
71. Clique. : RING
72. Cicerone. : GUIDE
73. Boxers' limits. : ROPES
74. Edith ___, Parisian singer popular here. : PIAF
75. Former "Ikearchy." : ETO
76. Robin Hood's domain. : FOREST
77. Glided. : SAILED
79. For fear that. : LEST
80. Terms. : SESSIONS
82. Sojourns. : ABIDALS
84. Having a sharply tapering tip. : POINTY
86. Disqualify. : UNFIT
87. Gastric parts of cud-chewing mammals. : RUMINA
88. ___ Sunday: Eccl. : ROGATE
89. Embrace. : BECLASP
92. Army horses in pack or courier service. : BIDETS
93. Tranquilized. : SERENED
94. English dramatist (1505–56). : UDALL
95. Mexican tree with large yellow flowers. : DRAGO
96. Packing used by mechanics. : GASKET
97. Indian coins. : RUPEES
99. Ravaged. : EATEN
100. Mr. Shotton. : BURT
101. Plods. : SLOGS
105. Range of vision. : SCAN
106. Shelter: French. : ABRI
108. Radio sage. : KIERAN
110. Tent of nomadic tribes in Siberia. : YURT
111. Larrup. : TAN
112. Exposure. : AIRING
114. Lady's compact, keys, hanky, gumdrops, etc. : PURSEFUL
116. Collation. : TEA
117. Virginia willow and related shrubs. : ITEAS
119. To the faithful: Latin. : ADFIDELES
121. Knife for scraping hides. : FLESHER
123. System of symbols in medieval music. : NEUME
124. Structure over mining shaft. : HEADFRAME
125. Of a group that includes cobras. : ELAPINE
126. ___ Romanorum (Deeds of the Romans), book of Middle Ages. : GESTA
127. Worker on shoe uppers. : EDGEMAKER
128. Bestows. : DONATES
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1. One of a Caucasian race. : SEMITE
2. Of the hair. : CRINAL
3. Gadget. : HICKEY
4. Redskin's uh-huh. : UGH
5. Extinct ratites. : MOAS
6. Wind: Comb. form. : ANEMO
7. Of a genus of large water lilies. : NELUMBIAN
8. ___ Young. : BRIGHAM
9. Study over. : REREAD
10. Those who mix frostings. : ICERS
11. Infant. : TINY
12. Himalayan mountain, 22,700 feet. : API
13. City on the Côte d'Azur. : NICE
14. What horses are. : NEIGHERS
15. Inspirits. : INSOULS
16. Cybele loved him. : ATTIS
17. Carrie Chapman ___. : CATT
18. Native of: Suff. : OTE
19. Golden. : AURELIAN
20. Self-existent. : INCREATE
21. Intensifier. : DEEPENER
30. Fish sauce of ancient Greece. : GARUM
32. Equipment for St. Moritz. : SKI
35. Stray person or animal. : LOSTLING
38. Showy. : GARISH
40. Heap of crushed silver ore. : TORTA
42. Vicente Blasco ___. : IBANEZ
43. ___ system, opposed to spoils system. : MERIT
44. They are part of traffic problems. : PEDESTRIANS
46. City in Georgia. : SPARTA
48. Cervidae. : DEER
51. Ancient Syrian. : AMORITE
52. Hot east winds of Mediterranean. : SOLANOS
53. What Trygve Lie heads. : SECRETARIAT
54. Walk: Colloq. : HIKE
55. Noised abroad. : PEALED
56. He wrote, "We disaffiliate." : LEWIS
58. Carriage tops. : HOODS
59. Arranges. : SHAPES
60. Dimes in the slot. : FARES
61. Most wary. : SHIEST
63. Its capital is Santiago de Cuba. : ORIENTE
64. Cooked. : ROASTED
65. "Swell." : NIFTY
67. Edible root. : TURNIP
69. Hey! : HOLLA
72. Dumbbells. : GOOFS
74. Flexibly. : PLIANTLY
76. Musical close. : FINALE
77. Second son of Jacob and Leah. : SIMEON
78. Ingress. : ADIT
81. Glum. : SULLEN
83. Red-headed pro tennis star. : BUDGE
84. What Cincinnati packs. : PORK
85. Moldings with sigmoid profiles. : OGEES
88. Supplied with new aides. : RESTAFFED
89. Exploding. : BURSTING
90. Student. : EDUCATEE
91. One of the Seven against Thebes. : CAPANEUS
92. Cerebral weariness. : BRAINFAG
93. French name for important region. : SARRE
95. Gibed. : DERIDED
96. Surmiser. : GUESSER
98. Capuchin monkey. : SAI
100. Galley with two banks of oars. : BIREME
102. Surpass in batting. : OUTHIT
103. American general (1742–86). : GREENE
104. Gawks. : STARES
107. Famous Danish astronomer (1546–1601). : BRAHE
108. Russian peasant. : KULAK
109. Task attempted in skat. : NULLO
112. Oceanward. : ASEA
113. Winner of 1947 Nobel Prize for Literature. : GIDE
114. Part of Istanbul. : PERA
115. Slender. : LEAN
118. Danish county. : AMT
120. British flying award. : DFM
122. Visit a health resort. : SPA

Answer summary: 20 unique to this puzzle, 63 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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