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New York Times, Sunday, January 4, 1948

Author:
P. J. Lamanna
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 85, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 689 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 134, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 55
P. Joseph Lamanna has 26 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
Jim Horne notes:

Peter Zenger (see 87 Down) is a key figure in the historical fight for freedom of the press.

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© 1948, The New York TimesNo. 308
Across
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He is "speaking frankly." : BYRNES
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Foreman. : BOSS
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Kind of lancet. : FLEAM
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English poet (1325?-1408). : GOWER
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University in Bethlehem, Pa. : LEHIGH
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Recent. : LATE
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Metric feet. : IAMBI
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Indian Prime Minister. : NEHRU
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Improved. : AMELIORATED
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Caffery, Dunn, Smith, etc. : AMBASSADORS
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Pro ___. : TEM
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The New ___. : LOOK
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Of small size, as a book. : VESTPOCKET
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Piffle! : ROT
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Cookie. : SNAP
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Princess Juliana, for the present. : REGENT
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Ananias. : LIAR
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Badly. : ILLY
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Host. : ARMY
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Stake. : ANTE
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Cotton cloths. : MUSLINS
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Dross. : SCORIA
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Scene in recent best seller. : BUS
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Scorched. : ADUST
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Full. : AMPLE
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His painting of Lake Geneva adorned his Xmas card. : CHURCHILL
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Author of "Behind the Silken Curtain." : CRUM
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Of no weight. : INVALID
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Soak. : RET
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Arc of light. : HALO
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Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer and Economic Affairs head. : CRIPPS
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Child's paradise. : TOYLAND
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Belligerent in Asia. : ARAB
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It has had its ups and downs in fashion history. : NECKLINE
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Squeak. : PEEP
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Common British-Russian interest. : TEA
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Photograph. : PINUP
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Dirks. : SKEANS
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Aggregates. : SUMMATIONS
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Thick woolen cloth. : DRAB
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Notice. : MARK
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Refer to somehing tediously. : HARP
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RFC matter. : LOAN
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Campaign issue of 1857. : PROSLAVERY
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Push rudely. : HUSTLE
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Premiums paid for exchange of currency. : AGIOS
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Girl's nickname. : LOU
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Herdsman of Swiss Alps. : SENN
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Insurgent against Louis XIV, in 1702. : CAMISARD
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Where the Storting convenes. : OSLO
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Driver: Colloq. : AUTOIST
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Petty officer. : YEOMAN
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Island west of Sumatra. : NIAS
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Word not uttered over Walcott. : TEN
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Mississippi's new Senator. : STENNIS
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Stick of a fan. : BRIN
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Granting. : BESTOWING
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Bluish-gray. : MERLE
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Loot. : SPOIL
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Annual congress in N. Scotland. : MOD
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Orders. : EDICTS
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Native of Horta. : AZOREAN
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Dissolve. : THAW
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Nuncupative; said of wills. : ORAL
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"To paint the ___." : LILY
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Man's nickname. : MATT
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Rabbit with ears at right angles to head. : OARLOP
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Enrich with bacon. : LARD
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Simple dessert. : ICE
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Preclusions. : DEBARMENTS
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The First Lady. : BESS
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Group of Fiji islands. : LAU
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Owner of London Daily Express. : BEAVERBROOK
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Of inserted comment. : PARENTHETIC
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Add rods for support. : ENRIB
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City in NE France. : LILLE
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Son of Tros, founder of Troy. : ILUS
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Dignified. : AUGUST
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Transportation companies. : LINES
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Disburdened. : EASED
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Repute. : NAME
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Fabled dwarfs. : GNOMES
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Utters raucously: Colloq. : BLATS
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Member of Arab League. : YEMEN
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A verb; word. : RHEMA
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___ desperandum. : NIL
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The Wilhelm Tell of Norse myth. : EGIL
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Vamoose! : SHOO
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He wrote "Songs of Innocence." : BLAKE
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Reed instrument. : OAT
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Hoboken college. : STEVENS
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Sitting; said esp. of statues. : SEDENT
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Sanction. : FIAT
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Torch: Poet. : LAMP
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Foreign particle in circulatory system. : EMBOLUS
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Calculator. : ABACIST
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Silver piece of Morocco. : MISKAL
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Biting pest. : GNAT
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Famous dictionary: Abbr. : OED
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Coil. : WHORL
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Leon ___, comedian. : ERROL
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Out of practice. : RUSTY
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___ O'More. : RORY
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Silk: Comb. form. : SERI
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Solid portions of fats. : STEARINS
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Young salmon. : PARR
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Frenchman. : GAUL
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Of a doctrine. : ISMAL
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Sumptuous. : RICH
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American naval historian (1840-1914). : MAHAN
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Mumble: Dial. : MUMP
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Secy. Sullivan's charge. : NAVY
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Bit. : SCRAP
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French girl's sweetheart. : CHERI
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Thoroughgoing member of his class: Colloq. : OUTANDOUTER
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Workers who cut stone. : BLOCKMEN
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Cheat. : DUPE
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Concerning an ancient philosophy. : PLATONISTIC
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White goods. : LINEN
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Icelandic works. : EDDAS
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___ sous le Vent. : ILES
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Emit a thin metallic sound. : CRINK
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Article. : ITEM
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Prickly pear. : NOPAL
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Potherb in S. Europe. : CLARY
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Jets. : SPURTS
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Hangers-on. : BURS
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American commodore (1789-1868). : KEARNY
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Embarked, in modern manner. : EMPLANED
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Chum. : PAL
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Indian antelope. : SASIN
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Samoan warrior. : TOA
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Role played by Jose Ferrer. : IAGO
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Feodor Chaliapin and Ezio Pinza. : BASSI
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Errable creature. : HUMAN
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Fluid in muscle. : PLASM
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Course. : ROUTE
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Treats Dobbin. : VETS
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Andrew ___, defender of Peter Zenger. : HAMILTON
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Goddess of discord. : ERIS
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Fragrant. : OLENT
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Strains. : SONGS
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Sharer of 1947 Nobel Prize in Medicine. : CORI
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Instrument in post office. : DATER
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Decoration added so as to be in relief. : ONLAY
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Spanish Agnes. : INEZ
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Inky. : EBON
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Water softener. : SODA
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Arena of any big contest on New Year's Day. : BOWL
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Inclination. : WILL
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Genus of grasses, named for floral bristles. : SETARIA
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Boy Scout groups of eight. : PATROLS
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Sicilian wine. : MARSALA
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Tenth of an ephah. : OMER
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Canaille. : RABBLE
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Fastener for chapeau. : HATPIN
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Aboveboard. : OPEN
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Defame. : LIBEL
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Ancient tribe of Britons. : ICENI
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Hear. : LEARN
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Describing Falstaff. : OBESE
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___ mare, the high sea: Law. : ALTUM
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Muster. : RAISE
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Canals. : DUCTS
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Candidate for President, 1920, while in prison. : DEBS
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Worker in dark. : MOLE
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Supplemented. : EKED
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Animal. : STAG
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Eschew. : SHUN
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Contend. : VIE
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Queer: Slang. : RUM
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I: Latin. : EGO

Answer summary: 15 unique to this puzzle, 40 debuted here and reused later, 14 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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