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BOOKMAN'S PLEASURE

New York Times, Sunday, September 5, 1948

Author: Alice Cook
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 63, Avg Word Len: 5.48, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 526 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 144, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 14, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 34
Alice H. Cook has 25 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
PS notes: Original grid at 90-Across had WEIN; corrected to WIEN.
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© 1948, The New York TimesNo. 343
Across Down
1. Subject of a Thornton Wilder novel. : CAESAR
7. A nonfiction best seller. : ALMANAC
14. Leaves of grass. : BLADES
20. Heroine of "All's Well That Ends Well." : HELENA
21. Stone age implement. : NEOLITH
22. Bestow without stint. : LAVISH
23. A variety of fungus. : AGARIC
24. Girl's name, meaning gazelle. : TABITHA
25. A salt of a fatty acid. : OLEATE
26. Storage place. : REPOSITORY
28. Best seller of 1855. : WESTWARDHO
30. Feast day: Comb. form. : MAS
31. Deserve. : EARN
32. He wrote "The Gay Lord Quex." : PINERO
33. Close the eyes. : SEEL
34. Knife. : SNEE
36. "___ of Ancient Rome."—Macaulay. : LAYS
38. The Harvard ___. : STADIUM
40. "___ Miniver." : MRS
41. Sharp bark. : YELP
43. Honors. : ACES
45. Governor Maw's state. : UTAH
47. Two points in football. : SAFETY
50. Color: French. : BLEU
51. Dependent. : PENSIONER
56. Lower. : ABASE
57. Approve again. : REENDORSE
59. Clamor. : NOISE
60. Robert Todd Lincoln. : TAD
61. ___ dust. : STAR
63. Seats. : SOFAS
64. Resources. : ASSETS
65. By another way: Latin. : ALIA
67. ___-Saxon. : ANGLO
69. Examines by touch. : FEELS
71. Dark. : EBON
72. Kichisaburo ___, Ambassador from Japan, 1941. : NOMURA
74. Tuesday: French. : MARDI
76. Author of "The Bad Parent's Garden of Verse." : NASH
78. Spenser's Truth. : UNA
79. Empty. : INANE
80. Pillaged. : RANSACKED
82. Source of gold, in Old Testament. : OPHIR
84. Adjusting an axis to normal position. : CENTERING
86. Dutch island west of Sumatra. : NIAS
87. Helix. : SPIRAL
88. Offscourings. : SCUM
89. Jerusalem hill, site of the Temple. : SION
90. Where Schubert lived and died. : WIEN
91. Prince Edward's double in "The Prince and the Pauper." : TOM
94. Refugees. : EMIGRES
97. Mine truck. : TRAM
99. Head. : TETE
103. Sacred bull of ancient Egypt. : APIS
105. Strong forward dash. : ONRUSH
106. Son of Tros, and founder of Troy. : ILUS
108. Nothing. : NIL
109. Toynbee, Beard, Motley, et al. : HISTORIANS
111. ___ agreement. : GENTLEMANS
114. Utterly senseless. : INSANE
115. Hypocritically weeps. : SNIVELS
117. Land of the Thousand and One Nights. : ARABIA
118. Render. : TEARER
119. Woman's long cloak. : PELISSE
120. Names of books. : TITLES
121. The unemployed. : IDLERS
122. Rained at freezing temperature. : SLEETED
123. Appears on stage. : ENTERS
1. "Freedom has a thousand ___."—Cowper. : CHARMS
2. Where Sappho drowned. : AEGEAN
3. Slip by. : ELAPSE
4. Relating to serum: Comb. form. : SERO
5. ___ seed. : ANISE
6. In a manner pertaining to an ethnic group. : RACIALLY
7. Loser at Actium. : ANTONY
8. Cordelia's father. : LEAR
9. ___ Dick. : MOBY
10. Arabian Nights character. : ALI
11. Morons. : NITWITS
12. Friend of Ulysses. : ATHENA
13. Pursued. : CHASED
14. Highway accidents. : BLOWOUTS
15. French exclamation. : LALA
16. Declares. : AVERS
17. Jeweled headband. : DIADEM
18. Lady Dedlock's daughter in "Bleak House." : ESTHER
19. Abodes of the dead: Hebrew. : SHEOLS
27. Light carriage. : TRAP
29. Three in one. : TRIUNE
32. False. : PSEUDO
35. Holes in cheese. : EYES
37. Transfer of property. : SALE
39. Large pipes. : MAINS
42. Summers: French. : ETES
44. Busy people in Boston. : CENSORS
46. ___gow. : HOOSE
47. Diabolical. : SATANIC
48. Ear shell. : ABALONE
49. He knows all the answers on "Information Please." : FADIMAN
50. Joan of Lorraine on the stage. : BERGMAN
51. Before: Prefix. : PRAE
52. Ascetics of ancient Palestine. : ESSENES
53. German historian, "History of Rome." : NIEBUHR
54. Russian satellite. : ESTONIA
55. Tangle again. : RESNARL
57. Played continuously. : RAN
58. Ex ___. : OFFICIO
62. Chinese pagoda. : TAA
64. "The Golden ___." : ASS
66. Part of a chorus in "Pinafore." : AUNTS
68. Writer of many fairy tales. : LANG
70. "A Shropshire ___."—A. E. Housman. : LAD
73. Chairman of GOP committee. : REECE
75. The language of Andersen's Fairy Tales. : DANISH
77. He says he "Never Left Home." : HOPE
80. Seaport of N. E. Italy. : RIMINI
81. He wrote "Critique of Pure Reason." : KANT
83. Two cups. : PINT
85. Gossips. : RUMORERS
87. Assume the appearance of. : SIMULATE
89. Attached by the base. : SESSILE
90. Whitman. : WALT
91. Grass skirt land. : TAHITI
92. Supposed. : OPINED
93. Prayer book. : MISSAL
95. Seizes. : GRASPS
96. Rivulet. : RUNNEL
98. Dipped in water. : RINSED
100. Authorize. : ENABLE
101. More minute. : TINIER
102. German name for Alsace. : ELSASS
104. Gaze. : STARE
107. Small finch. : SERIN
110. Singleton. : ONER
111. Metrical romance. : GEST
112. In addition. : ELSE
113. Book of New Testament: Abbr. : MATT
116. Strive. : VIE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 29 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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