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A FEW WORDS

New York Times, Sunday, January 15, 1950

Author:
Leonard Goldberg
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 69, Avg Word Len: 5.61, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 648 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 176, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 23, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 47 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1950, The New York TimesNo. 414
Across
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Cookery item. : CARAWAY
8
Spigots. : ALETAPS
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Butcher's son, clergyman, philanthropist. : HARVARD
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Of an ancient province in Tuscany. : ARETINE
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He wrote "Carmen." : MERIMEE
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Recipient of title to property. : ALIENEE
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One administration on top of another. : SUPERGOVERNMENT
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___ Young of Hollywood. : LORETTA
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Common suffix. : ENT
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___ Davis. : ELMER
30
E. Indian herb. : SOLA
31
Noble. : FINE
32
Man's name. : IAN
33
Mine entrance. : ADIT
35
Ghost story effect. : EERIE
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Loud and clear. : RINGING
39
Requisite for a hosteler. : BIKE
40
The ultimate end: Greek. : TELOS
42
Keeps dainty: Dial. : NICES
44
Scoring points, in tennis. : ACING
45
Stop watch. : TIMER
46
Smyrna figs. : ELEMES
48
Melodies. : TUNES
50
Humpty Dumpty. : EGG
51
Edema. : DROPSY
52
Brazilian dances. : SAMBAS
54
"___ money." : MAD
56
Arranged in succession. : SERIATE
58
Jackie Robinson's weapon. : BAT
61
Courts. : WOOS
62
Ceremonies. : RITES
64
"O'er the ___ we watched." : RAMPARTS
67
Fragrances. : AROMATA
69
Paid homage, in the fashion of a Moslem: Var. : SALAMED
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They: French. : ILS
72
Choler. : IRE
73
"___ Boy." : NATURE
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In accordance with the Scriptures. : CANONICALLY
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Coal mining region. : SAAR
77
___ Mufti. : GRAND
78
Native of Singapore. : MALAY
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Subject of a recent song-hit. : MULES
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___ tree. : TULIP
81
Indian tribesman. : KOLI
82
Good-fellowship. : CAMARADERIE
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Disney's Pluto. : CANINE
85
Japanese sash. : OBI
86
The grampus. : ORC
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Attenuates. : DILUTES
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German industrialist, helped Hitler rise to power. : THYSSEN
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"___ Mavourneen." : KATHLEEN
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Friend of Porthos and Aramis. : ATHOS
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Eire's Chamber of Deputies. : DAIL
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Location of "Diamond Horseshoe." : MET
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Of a European country. : AUSTRIC
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One of the Caroline Islands. : YAP
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___ traveler. : FELLOW
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Follower of Zoroastrianism. : PARSEE
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Gewgaw. : TOY
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Wild ducks. : TEALS
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" ... such stuff as ___ are made on." : DREAMS
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Giant in the sky. : ORION
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Doctrine. : TENET
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The fate of Abel. : SLAIN
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Where R. L. S. died. : SAMOA
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Grasslands. : LEAS
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New York college. : BARNARD
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Sharpen a razor. : STROP
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Stanza: Irish. : RANN
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Electrically charged atom. : ION
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Under: Fr. : SOUS
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Silver coin of Morocco. : RIAL
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A television character. : BERLE
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Thrice a day: Med. abbr. : TID
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City near Patterson, N. J. : CLIFTON
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Descriptive of bad political behavior. : UNSTATESMANLIKE
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Most generous. : EASIEST
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Measured by an instrument. : METERED
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Phillips ___. : ANDOVER
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Deprives of reason. : DEMENTS
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Sine qua non, for newspapers. : PRESSES
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Homesteaders. : NESTERS
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Become cheesy. : CASEATE
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Novel by Kenneth Roberts. : ARUNDEL
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Pterodactyl. : REPTILE
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Consumed. : ATE
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Live ___. : WIRE
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Fish. : ANGLE
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"___ of the Guard." : YEOMEN
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Mr. Vespucius. : AMERICUS
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Celtic god. : LER
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Sea eagles. : ERNS
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Where Kupang is. : TIMOR
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Fielding's last novel, 1751. : AMELIA
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Sacrament of contrition. : PENANCE
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All ready. : SET
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Summoning. : HALING
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Side by side. : ALONG
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"C'est à ___." : RIRE
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Victory sign. : VEE
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Opposition to acquisition of additional territory. : ANTIIMPERIALISM
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Movie scenes, done over. : RETAKES
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Residence of church official. : DEANERY
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Lux et ___. : VERITAS
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___ Lakes, N. Y. : FINGER
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"Uncle ___ Cabin." : TOMS
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A Shakespearean "even." : EEN
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Light carriages. : GIGS
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Animal and plant life of a region. : BIOTA
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Away from the land. : SEAWARD
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Divided patriotism. : SEMILOYALTY
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Jazz band instrument. : TRAPS
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Struck. : SMOTE
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Character in "Paradise Lost." : SATAN
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"The Shore ___ Seen." : DIMLY
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Python. : BOA
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Incomplete parts of Doric friezes. : DEMIMETOPES
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Marsh birds. : RAILS
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Where U. S. diplomats will hold conference in February. : BANGKOK
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Tree having striped wood. : ARAROBA
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Form of government. : TOTALITARIANISM
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Where frogs are bred. : RANARIA
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Nails down. : SECURES
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Array tyro. : TRAINEE
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Visitor to the Garden of Eden. : SERPENT
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Star of "Zola." : MUNI
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"___ days." : SALAD
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Works of an ultramodern painter. : DALIS
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Eccentric mechanical piece. : CAM
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Light-Horse Harry ___. : LEE
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Sources of energy. : SUNS
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Court officer in Scotland. : MACER
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Zachary, Jeremy, and Deems. : TAYLORS
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Canea is its capital. : CRETE
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The Java plum. : DUHAT
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Choir boy, in England. : CHILD
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___ and Johnson. : OLSEN
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Hindu cymbals. : TAL
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Belugas. : HUSOS
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Salts used in gunpowder. : NITERS
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Yearnings. : DESIRES
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One of the Brown Bomber's victims. : CONN
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Types of printing presses. : FLATBEDS
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___ out. : WEAR
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Patrolled. : POLICED
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Interstices. : AREOLAE
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Longer. : YEARNER
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Indian mulberries. : ALS
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Disposed to love. : AMATIVE
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Nickname: Slang. : MONIKER
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Movie villain. : SANDERS
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Gibes. : TAUNTS
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Sad: French. : TRISTE
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Mr. Corwin, of "One World" fame. : NORMAN
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Increase. : BOOST
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Favorite recreation of co-eds. : DATES
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"The Spirit of St. Louis." : PLANE
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Anna ___, actress. : STEN
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Malay gibbons. : LARS
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Purposes. : ENDS
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Exclamation. : FIE
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Baseball official. : UMP
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Golf accessory. : TEE
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Nephew of Abraham. : LOT

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 36 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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