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OF BOOKS AND AUTHORS

New York Times, Sunday, September 7, 1947

Author: Thomas Meekin
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 162, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.57, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 674 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 158, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 60
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© 1947, The New York TimesNo. 291
Across Down
1. "Tom Brown at Oxford." : SCHOLAR
8. Miscreants. : RASCALS
15. Dance step. : CHASSE
21. "City of the Big Shoulders."—Sandburg. : CHICAGO
22. Turkish. : OTTOMAN
23. Sole clue in ancient mystery. : SLIPPER
24. He is buried alive for treason. : RADAMES
25. Where wort is made. : BREWERY
26. It and prussic acid come from cassava root. : TAPIOCA
27. Times. : ERAS
28. Beatrix Potter's characters. : RABBITS
30. Rims. : EDGES
32. Siamese coins. : ATTS
33. "When I gave you an inch, you took an ___."—Heywood. : ELL
34. What Endymion was on Mt. Latmus. : ASLEEP
35. Noted London theatre. : ADELPHI
37. Vic's sincere purchase: "The Hucksters." : TIE
38. Wine, hot water, sugar, nutmeg and lemon juice. : NEGUS
40. India: Poetic. : IND
41. Hebrew prophetess: Book of Judges. : DEBORAH
43. Celtic giant with the blighting eye. : BALOR
45. Classifying. : SORTING
47. Language of Venezuelean Indians. : PUME
48. Inhabitants. : DENIZENS
50. Doyle's "Speckled ___." : BAND
51. Fundamental. : BASILAR
54. A class of ctenophores. : NUDA
55. Author of "Cavalcade." : COWARD
58. Disarranged. : CLUTTERED
60. Owen Davis' Beautiful Cloak Model. : NELLIE
64. Egyptian Hades. : AMENTI
65. Daughter of Eurytus. : IOLE
66. She hastened to befriend Pinocchio. : SNAIL
68. Kernels. : MEATS
69. "The mountains Britain boasts."—Meredith. : MEN
70. Marco Polo's way. : EASTWARD
73. Our spelling of third word of "Canterbury Tales." : APRIL
75. Egg on. : ABET
76. Browning's "___ in the 'Scutcheon." : BLOT
78. Kind of tide. : NEAP
79. She loves "Jude the Obscure." : SUE
81. Mexican dollar. : PESO
82. Small rail. : SORA
83. City in Battle Born state. : RENO
84. Chair: Italian. : SEDIA
86. Surgical blade. : EXSECTOR
89. Worn by Gibson girl. : RAT
90. Dante's home. : ITALY
92. He wrote in shorthand. : PEPYS
94. Don Diego's is green: "Don Quixote." : COAT
95. Tapering. : TERETE
97. Squared stone. : ASHLAR
99. When Presidential elections take place. : LEAPYEARS
101. Hardens. : INURES
102. Arrow poison. : INEE
104. Heard in the Rue Morgue. : SHRIEKS
105. "The Empire of the ___": Wells. : ANTS
106. Side guards. : FLANKERS
110. Purposes. : ENDS
111. Recipient of a bequest. : LEGATEE
114. Describing Cyrano's nose. : LARGE
115. Peter Ibbetson's affliction. : MADNESS
118. The sea: Fr. : MER
119. George Borrow's subject. : GYPSY
121. Joseph Lincoln's "Cap'n ___." : ERI
122. People in "Tale of Two Cities." : EMIGRES
124. Set apart. : DEVOTE
126. I am: Dial. : ISE
127. Labyrinth. : MAZE
129. Tidal inflow. : INSET
130. Do away with. : ABOLISH
132. Turkish chiefs. : AGAS
133. Faithful wife of Posthumus. : IMOGENE
135. Eskimo. : AMERIND
137. Targets in "The Pioneers."—Cooper. : TURKEYS
139. Descriptive of "The Village Blacksmith." : SINEWED
140. Miss Dietrich. : MARLENE
141. Property owner by transfer. : ALIENEE
142. Listener. : HEARER
143. Scoffed. : SNEERED
144. Fish-lures. : TEASERS
1. Stage prop, Act 3, "Lady Windermere's Fan." : SCREEN
2. Dickens' Mr. Darnay. : CHARLES
3. Spanish title. : HIDALGO
4. Wood sorrels. : OCAS
5. Loom lever. : LAM
6. Machines used in dyeing. : AGERS
7. She masquerades as Ganymede. : ROSALIND
8. This Robin Hood did. : ROBBED
9. Just hove clear, as an anchor. : ATRIP
10. Let it stand. : STET
11. Herded by "The Virginian."—Wister. : COWS
12. Soul: French. : AME
13. City on the Rio Grande. : LAREDO
14. Secy. of the Treasury. : SNYDER
15. Conflict. : CLASH
16. Haunch. : HIP
17. Sadie Thompson's destination: "Rain." : APIA
18. Dot. : SPOTTLE
19. Paragraph. : SECTION
20. Rubber offers. : ERASERS
23. He was stoned to death. : STEPHEN
29. Devil: Gypsy. : BENG
31. What Pollyanna was. : GLAD
34. Moon goddess. : ASTARTE
35. White poplars. : ABELES
36. In the same place: Latin. : IBIDEM
39. Pope at time of First Crusade. : URBAN
41. Worn by Gibson girls. : DUSTERS
42. Send forth. : EMIT
44. Pinkster flowers. : AZALEAS
46. Tiger Lily's people: "Peter Pan." : INDIANS
47. "The Second Mrs. Tanqueray." : PAULA
49. Teller of a Canterbury Tale. : NUN
51. Peashooters. : BLOWPIPES
52. Wild buffalo. : ARNA
53. What the Cheshire cat does. : REAPPEARS
55. Ancient Wales. : CAMBRIA
56. Egg dishes. : OMELETS
57. The mother of Hiawatha. : WENONAH
58. "The ___."—A. J. Cronin. : CITADEL
59. Commands. : DIRECTS
61. Status of Sancho Panza. : LABORER
62. Repeat. : ITERATE
63. Places in Thackeray's "Henry Esmond." : ESTATES
67. Ko-Ko has a famous one. : LIST
71. Ooze. : SEEP
72. Payable. : DUE
74. For which Kidd was hanged. : LOOTING
77. Heard in "The Nine Tailors." : TOLLING
80. Surpasses. : EXCEEDS
85. Nurse: India. : AYAH
87. Saturates. : SOAKS
88. Payment for a lease: Rare. : RENTAGE
91. Mark Twain's Hartford man. : YANKEE
93. Causes of lost week-ends. : SPREES
96. Rip's gun is. : RUSTY
98. Arikara. : REE
100. Chinese weights. : YINS
103. Befurred. : ERMINED
105. Airship. : AEROSTAT
106. Nationality of Rubens. : FLEMISH
107. City in Wyoming. : LARAMIE
108. Where Hoover Dam is. : ARIZONA
109. Droops. : SAGS
111. Italian author and painter. : LEVI
112. Foreign. : EPIGENE
113. One who tries. : ESSAYER
116. What Alice's adventures are. : DREAMS
117. Tennis player. : NETMAN
118. Scored at pinochle. : MELDED
120. Gives assent. : YESSES
123. Bret Harte character. : MINER
124. He wrote "Go and Catch a Falling Star." : DONNE
125. Distant region. : THULE
128. Elbe tributary. : EGER
130. Penny: Scot. : ARLE
131. Coffin. : BIER
132. Maori trees. : AKES
134. Sheep. : EWE
136. Sooner than. : ERE
138. Narrow inlet. : RIA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 57 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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