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BRAIN TEASER

New York Times, Sunday, January 23, 1949

75-Across : Appraise.

Author:
D. G. Caywood
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 174, Blocks: 83, Avg Word Len: 5.13, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 608 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 134, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 45
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© 1949, The New York TimesNo. 363
Across
1
Resources. : ASSETS
7
Strengthened. : POWERED
14
British island in the Caribbean. : GRENADA
21
Loss of memory. : AMNESIA
22
Very sandy. : ARENOSE
23
Frog ponds. : RANARIA
24
Congressman from Texas. : RAYBURN
25
Levant republic. : LEBANON
26
Former Senator from Texas. : ODANIEL
27
Tributary of the Po. : ADDA
28
Author of "Ralph Roister Doister." : UDAL
30
Noisy child. : BRAT
31
Apparatus to render stationary: Comb. form. : STAT
32
Girl's name. : OSA
33
John ___. : DOE
34
Sacred songs. : PSALMS
36
Sheriff's writ of execution. : ELEGIT
38
City in the Ruhr. : ESSEN
40
Of the ear. : AURAL
42
Seeps through. : LEAKS
44
St. George's opponent. : DRAGON
46
Cargo space aboard ship. : HOLD
47
Annoy. : NAG
49
Conceal. : CLOAK
51
King of Saudi Arabia. : IBN
52
Universal language. : IDO
54
Fell from true pitch. : FLATTED
58
Concealed nature. : LATENCE
60
Execrated. : LOATHED
64
Filing. : LIMATION
66
Fat: Medical. : LIPA
67
General Bedell ___. : SMITH
69
Ship's course, New York to Morocco. : ESE
70
Mischievous child. : IMP
71
Pelted with certain missiles. : EGGED
73
Ready for eating. : RIPE
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Appraise. : EVALUATE
77
Cloth surface. : PILE
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Succes d'___. : ESTIME
81
Among: French. : ENTRE
83
___-China. : INDO
84
Rome's river. : TIBER
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Golf gadget. : TEE
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Means of propulsion. : OAR
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Idolater. : PAGAN
89
Egyptian sun disc. : ATEN
90
Blustered. : FUMED
92
Spying. : ESPIAL
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Sour. : ACID
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Daredevil. : STUNTMAN
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Chinese secret society. : TONG
100
Like a web. : TELAR
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French island in South Pacific. : HAO
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Spread hay for drying. : TED
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Planes. : AEROS
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Midianite king. : REBA
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Antagonistic. : RENITENT
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Variety of hornblende. : EDENITE
112
Those who beg earnestly. : CRAVERS
115
Lady's silk cloak. : PELISSE
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Popular beverage. : ALE
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Before: Prefix. : PRE
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Jewish underground in Palestine. : IRGUN
120
Macerate. : RET
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Former head of WPB. : KRUG
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Survivor. : RELICT
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Former Governor of Massachusetts. : TOBIN
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Bright red color. : ROSET
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Daughter of King Lear. : REGAN
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Expel. : DEPORT
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Daubs. : SMEARS
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Palm leaf: Var. : OLA
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Turkish officer. : AGA
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Dorsal bones. : ILIA
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Kangaroos. : ROOS
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Napoleon's home, 1814-15. : ELBA
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Bow of a ship. : PROW
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Small ring. : ANNULET
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Summoner: Obs. : ADVOKER
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Monrovia is its capital. : LIBERIA
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Bandit. : LADRONE
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Wailing. : KEENING
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Futile. : USELESS
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Inclined sidewise. : SLANTED
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Put in proper sequence. : ARRANGE
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Colonize. : SETTLE
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German tinder. : AMADOU
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Vinson's successor as Sec'y of Treasury, 1946. : SNYDER
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Eldest son of Cush. : SEBA
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English Speaking Union. : ESU
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Synodontoid fish. : TIRUS
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Kind of shoe. : SANDAL
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Famous street in London. : PALLMALL
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Hematite. : ORE
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Robert A. Lovett's successor. : WEBB
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Lake in Finland. : ENARE
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Man's name. : RONALD
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Mystic. : ESOTERIC
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Place of refuge. : DEN
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Natural cavern. : GROTTO
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Russian political convention. : RADA
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Growing out. : ENATE
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Girl's nickname. : NAN
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Metric passage in a recitative. : ARIOSO
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Inventor of internal combustion motor. : DIESEL
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Finnish islands in Gulf of Bothnia. : AALAND
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Land that has been tilled. : ARADA
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Mr. Templeton. : ALEC
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Omen. : SIGN
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River in Nebraska. : PLATTE
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Scandinavian drinking toast. : SKOAL
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Seaport in Tunisia. : GABES
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Small bullet. : SHOT
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Pilaster. : ANTA
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Pasquinade. : SATIRE
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Malayan bark. : NIOTA
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___ counter for locating beta particles. : GEIGER
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French military cap. : KEPI
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Garden plant. : DAHLIA
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Somersault. : FLIP
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Bounded by a distinct line. : LIMITATED
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Largeness. : AMPLITUDE
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Hounds. : DOGS
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Back of the neck. : NAPE
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Subsist. : LIVE
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Brain storms. : HEADACHES
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Europeans. : ESTONIANS
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River in Scotland. : DEE
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Italian city. : NETTUNO
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More jovial. : MERRIER
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Carpe ___. : DIEM
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Son of Seth. : ENOS
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Alaskan peninsula. : UNGA
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Man's name. : EBEN
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Suitable. : MEET
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Drew liquid from. : TAPT
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Necessitate. : ENTAIL
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Machine tool. : PLANER
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Go. : FARE
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Girl's name. : DORA
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First King of England. : EGBERT
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City in north Syria. : ALEP
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Drivel. : DOTE
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Sainte: Abbr. : STE
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39.37 inches. : METER
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Moles. : NEVI
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Agitators. : RILERS
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Certificate. : SCRIP
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City in Peloponnesus. : ARGOS
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Dictator of Yugoslavia. : TITO
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___ Hills, in Assam and Burma. : NAGA
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City official. : RECORDER
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Overwhelm. : SUBMERGE
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Urgent entreaty. : PLEA
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Marshal of France (1802-69). : NIEL
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African villages. : KRAALS
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Sovereign. : REGNAL
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African protectorate. : UGANDA
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Prepared for publication. : EDITED
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Legal recovery. : TROVER
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City in Palestine, N. of Jerusalem. : NABLUS
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Plant. : SORREL
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Girl's name. : ELOISE
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New Zealand evergreens. : TAWAS
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Native of Egyptian region. : NILOT
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Indian mahogany. : TOONA
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Uplift. : RAISE
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Unaspirated. : LENE
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Outermost layer. : SKIN
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Woolfell. : PELT
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Decorative vase. : URN
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Assam tribe. : AKA
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Chang and ___. : ENG
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Wager. : BET

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 34 debuted here and reused later, 17 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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