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WORDS, WORDS, WORDS

New York Times, Sunday, September 14, 1947

Author: P. J. Lamanna
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 83, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 644 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 150, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 49
P. Joseph Lamanna has 26 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1947, The New York TimesNo. 292
Across Down
1. Singer. : PONS
5. French chalk. : TALC
9. Obstructs. : TRIPS
14. Glass tubes used in chemistry. : BURETS
20. Fabaceous tree yielding oil. : EBOE
21. One's own: Comb. form. : IDIO
22. Cancel. : REMIT
23. Not perfect. : UNIDEAL
25. Governor General of Canada. : ALEXANDER
27. Egg-shaped. : OVATE
28. Music festival of 18th Cent. England. : RIDOTTO
29. Lily: French. : LIS
30. Long. : YEARN
31. Unit of "currency" in European black markets. : CIGARETTE
33. Base ___. : HIT
34. Protective influences. : EGISES
36. Expunge. : ERASE
38. Teucer's city. : TROY
39. Escort. : BEAU
40. Escritoire. : DESK
41. About 45c in Addis Ababa. : TALARI
43. Couple. : JOIN
44. Trees of apple family. : SORBS
45. Dishonorably. : IGNOBLY
48. ___ citato. : OPERE
50. Editor of The Tatler (1672–1729). : STEELE
51. Truman's brand-new "Independence." : AIRPLANE
54. More lucid. : SANER
56. City on the Pau. : LOURDES
57. Japanese apricot. : UME
58. Famous Cremona family. : AMATI
60. Structures on basketball court. : BACKBOARDS
63. Pet of Charles II. : SPANIEL
65. General famous for North African adventures. : CLARK
67. Stunted. : RUNTY
68. Advanced. : FAR
71. Boozers. : TOPERS
72. Devoutness. : PIETY
73. Means of transportation. : BUSES
74. Tool for holding. : VISE
75. Repenter. : RUER
76. Winner of Nobel peace prize, 1921. : LANGE
77. Leases. : RENTS
78. Symbols forming the Uraeus. : ASPS
79. Small box worn at the girdle. : INRO
80. Staves. : CANES
81. Folkways. : MORES
82. 5 iron. : MASHIE
84. Business of "hucksters." : ADS
85. Bare dwellings. : BARNS
86. Increase. : MOUNT
87. Bark of Brazilian tree used as tonic. : PEREIRA
88. What economic planners hope to avoid. : DEPRESSION
90. Inn in the East. : SERAI
92. Nought. : NIL
93. Famous town near Cork. : BLARNEY
96. Gives: Slang. : HANDS
98. Remands. : CONSIGNS
100. More viscous. : LIMIER
101. Examine. : SCANS
103. Yarn. : WORSTED
105. Ten percenter. : AGENT
106. Unbend. : THAW
107. Slight pause. : HIATUS
109. Charge. : ONUS
113. British cinema mogul. : RANK
114. Part of smoke. : SOOT
115. Wild dog of Australia. : DINGO
116. Slanting. : ASLOPE
118. City in Paraguay. : ITA
119. Evoking guffaws, as a farce. : SCREAMING
121. An area of U. S.–Russian rivalry. : CHESS
124. ___ pro nobis. : ORA
125. Cautious biter. : NIBBLER
127. One who binds. : LACER
128. The total of New Englanders. : YANKEEDOM
130. Italian dramatist (1707–93). : GOLDONI
131. Bizarre. : OUTRE
132. Position. : SITE
133. Wings. : ALAE
134. Occupied a den. : NESTED
135. Lynchburg's famous man. : GLASS
136. Crushed. : TROD
137. Sea swallow. : TERN
1. Resounded. : PEALED
2. Compel. : OBLIGE
3. Perception of truth: Psychol. : NOESIS
4. Six: Comb. form. : SEX
5. Spikes. : TINES
6. Egyptian lizard supposed to cure leprosy. : ADDA
7. Rester. : LIER
8. Ezra ___, philanthropist. : CORNELL
9. Surgical stylet. : TROCAR
10. Pertaining to improved version. : REVISIONARY
11. Likeness. : IMAGE
12. Fiber used as cordage. : PITA
13. Snoring: Med. : STERTOR
14. Supreme Court justice. : BURTON
15. Harmony. : UNITY
16. Harass: Colloq. : RIDE
17. Taro: Var. : EDO
18. Confined by rope. : TETHERED
19. Capable of being gratified. : SATIABLE
24. Food of the Lotophagi. : LOTUSES
26. Vote of approval. : AYE
32. Lake port. : ERIE
35. Omission. : SKIP
37. Guitarfishes. : RAYS
39. They made the great trek, 1836. : BOERS
41. Of musical sound. : TONAL
42. Connive at. : ABET
43. Twitch. : JERK
44. Brown ___. : STUDY
46. White of egg. : GLAIR
47. Noted figures. : NAMES
49. "Glamour boy" Gregory. : PECK
50. Grades. : SORTS
51. President Karl Renner's country. : AUSTRIA
52. Hold in legal custody. : IMPOUND
53. What Cyrus Hall McCormick made. : REAPERS
55. Slacken. : ABATE
56. Ocean routes. : LANES
59. Gelidity. : ICINESS
61. Men of dark pigmentation. : BRUNETS
62. Expels. : OUSTS
64. Detective Wolfe. : NERO
66. Supports. : LEGS
68. Hoover's favorite pastime. : FISHING
69. Acetate of salicylic acid. : ASPIRIN
70. Refastens. : RESEALS
72. Soft fabric. : PANNE
73. President Philipp Etter's capital. : BERN
74. Ornament. : VASE
76. The famous MacPhail. : LARRY
77. Liberal in size. : ROUND
80. Tittup. : CAPER
81. Makers of white mule. : MOONSHINERS
82. Denoted. : MEANT
83. Originate. : ARISE
85. Author of "They Burned the Books." : BENET
86. Sir: India. : MIAN
87. Solomon ___, rascal in "Tale of Two Cities." : PROSS
88. First word of famous poem, "To Celia." : DRINK
89. He said, "If parents would only realize how they bore their children!" : SHAW
91. Beige. : ECRU
93. Proclaiming loudly. : BLARING
94. Act of tying. : LIGATION
95. Tractable. : AMENABLE
97. Roll of luggage. : SWAG
99. Van Johnson, to bobby-soxers. : IDOL
101. External casing of tire. : SHOE
102. Index. : CATALOG
104. Auditory organ in invertebrates. : OTOCYST
106. Arid and hot. : TORRID
108. Painter of "La Source" (1780–1867). : INGRES
110. Simpleton. : NOODLE
111. Great tumult. : UPROAR
112. Members of N. M. U. : SEAMEN
114. Exhibition of strong feeling. : SCENE
115. Dogmatic principles. : DICTA
116. Expected. : ASKED
117. Compass point. : SSE
119. ___ machine. : SLOT
120. Hammer. : MAUL
122. Tiny distance. : HAIR
123. Inner: Comb. form. : ENTO
126. Bundles: Abbr. : BDS
129. Fret away. : EAT

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 45 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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