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BETWEEN THE BOOK COVERS

New York Times, Sunday, January 5, 1947

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.48, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 642 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 163, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 51
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© 1947, The New York TimesNo. 256
Across
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Having unequal sides. : SCALENE
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Fourth word of Home, Sweet Home. : PALACES
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___ of clergy. : BENEFIT
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Seemingly absurd statement. : PARADOX
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Solitary. : EREMITE
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Gemlike glass. : OPALINE
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Issue forth. : EMANATE
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Benedict Arnold. : TRAITOR
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Portia's waiting woman. : NERISSA
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Male swan. : COB
29
Shakespeare's favorite tavern. : MERMAID
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How bloodhounds searched for Eliza. : SNIFFED
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Three dots, three dashes, three dots. : SOS
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Rugby touchdowns. : TRIES
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So Pinocchio was wrought. : CARVED
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Long cloth used as garment. : SARI
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Commonplace. : STALE
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Periods of time. : ERAS
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Held back. : HINDERED
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Garnish with something. : LARD
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Brain passage. : ITER
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Places in Owen Wister's The Virginian. : RANCHES
49
Lindbergh's nickname. : SLIM
51
A trait of Laura's: Gil Blas. : PERTNESS
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Golden. : AUREATE
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Lover's ___: Sappho and Phaon. : LEAP
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Resort to. : SEEK
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In Mr. Cheeryble's chin: Nicholas Nickleby. : DIMPLE
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Equipment. : GEAR
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Walked heavily. : TROD
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Twists sharply. : WRESTS
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Maurois' story of Shelley. : ARIEL
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Snare again. : RETRAP
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Coal basket. : CORF
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How redskins advance: Cooper's Prairie. : CREEP
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It's on the Old Oaken Bucket. : MOSS
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Motherly or fatherly. : PARENTAL
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Gene Stratton Porter's 1911 hero. : HARVESTER
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Symbol of industry. : ANT
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Not mala. : BONA
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Small finch. : SERIN
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Saxon's foe: Lady of the Lake. : GAEL
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Native of Panay. : ATI
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Figurine. : STATUETTE
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Trail of the ___ Pine: John Fox. : LONESOME
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First word of Psalm 37. : FRET
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Polish city on Bug River. : SOKAL
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Chinese dynasty. : SUNG
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Bean plant. : LEGUME
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Watered. : MOIRE
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Displayed by Gaboriau's Monsieur Lecoq. : ENERGY
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Star in Cetus. : MIRA
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Islands E. of Celebes. : SULA
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Entangling situation. : MORASS
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Applicable to Peck's Bad Boy. : PEST
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Othello's complexion. : DARK
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Time-teller at Princeton U. : SUNDIAL
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What Fritz and Sapt are: The Prisoner of Zenda. : IMPOSERS
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Seat of justice. : BANC
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Chanted. : INTONED
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Time of Dr. Watson's first appointment with Sherlock Holmes. : NOON
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Edges. : RIMS
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What the players do: Hamlet. : REHEARSE
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Branches. : RAMI
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Bind up. : TRUSS
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Obtains. : GETS
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Wallow. : WELTER
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A leap by Br'er Rabbit. : ANTIC
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One: German. : EIN
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Staged in Scott's Kenilworth. : PAGEANT
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Passed on Verne's Trip to the Moon. : METEORS
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Feminine suffix. : INA
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Old World bat. : NOCTULE
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Describes castle stones: Dracula. : MASSIVE
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Conducts oneself. : BEHAVES
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Applicable to Voltaire. : SNEERER
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Recited of Dulcinea by Don Quixote. : PRAISES
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Component part. : ELEMENT
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Ancient order. : ESSENES
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What Doyle's Speckled Band is. : SERPENT
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Thomas Hardy's poetic drama. : DYNASTS
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It appears to Old Scrooge. : SPECTER
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Society named for a blouse. : CAMORRA
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___ Nights. : ARABIAN
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County, in Sweden. : LAN
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Dutch cheeses. : EDAMS
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Take ___, O world!—Othello. : NOTE
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For which Madame Bovary rides horseback. : EXERCISE
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Hoist by his own ___. : PETARD
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The Flying Dutchman never does. : ARRIVE
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Status of Jane Porter's Scottish Chiefs.. : LEADERS
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A friend. : AMI
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Not uniforms. : CITS
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Short jackets. : ETONS
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Form of first Pickwick Papers. : SERIAL
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November 5th spectacles in England. : BONFIRES
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Arm suitable to Hope's Rupert of Hentzau. : EPEE
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Aromatic plants. : NARDS
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He had judged Israel 40 years. : ELI
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Deeply cleft. : FISSATE
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Parts of shoes. : INSOLES
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Zane Grey's fish-luring devices. : TEASERS
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Inhabitant of the moon. : MAN
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Tighten, as cords of a drum. : FRAP
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They're many and narrow in Quentin Durward. : ESCAPES
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Author of Moon-Calf, 1920. : DELL
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Kettle-menders. : TINKERS
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It Can't Happen ___. : HERE
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It meets in June Porter's Thaddeus of Warsaw. : DIET
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Family of actors. : DREW
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Jane Addams' settlement house. : HULL
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Man's name. : MARC
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Male falcon. : TERCEL
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An aster. : AGERATUM
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Head: French. : TETE
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Gains by labor. : EARNS
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Milne's Winnie. : POOH
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Woven like a figured fabric. : DAMASSE
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City in Ohio. : IRONTON
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Jupiter's is corrected: Poe's Gold Bug. : MISTAKE
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Animal. : RATEL
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Tourists' guide in the East. : DRAGOMAN
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Genus of grasses. : SETARIA
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Seesaws. : TEETERS
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Nymphs and fairies. : SPRITES
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How Sir Pitt Crawley goes on: Vanity Fair. : RANTS
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Oral utterances. : PAROL
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About the Picture of Dorian Gray. : FRAME
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Author of Annabel Lee. : POE
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Recited by Peg Woffington. : LINES
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Five-dollar bill. : VEE
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What Falstaff's midriff does. : BULGES
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Haile Selassie. : NEGUS
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Game-fishes. : TARPONS
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Faithful wife in Mabinogion. : ENID
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An archipelago. : SULU
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Maiden's plight: The House That Jack Built. : FORLORN
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Grasp rudely. : GRAB
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About Castle Dangerous. : MOAT
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Belgian river. : YSER
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Sandarac tree. : ARAR
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First word of Battle Hymn of the Republic. : MINE
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Cocked and pulled in Handy Andy. : TRIGGERS
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Recognized. : KNEW
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Something Lady Godiva did. : DISROBED
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Fervent. : INTENSE
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Spanish visorless helmets. : MORIONS
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How Reddy Fox catches mice. : POUNCES
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Pintail duck. : SMEE
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Garment. : CHEMISE
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Islanders in Westward Ho! : NATIVES
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Standing of Henry Esmond. : EMINENT
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Judges of ancient Athens. : DICASTS
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How Quilp, the dwarf, vents fury. : STAMPS
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Fateful number at Nuremberg. : ELEVEN
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Certify as true. : ATTEST
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Arikara. : REE
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Scorn and reject. : SPURN
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Set for Rassendyll: The Prisoner of Zenda. : SNARE
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Pale. : ASHEN
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Position of the helm. : ALEE
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Ruler in Verne's Michael Strogoff. : TSAR
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Depend on. : RELY
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Precise point. : TEE
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A mere taste. : SIP
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Wine vessel. : AMA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 47 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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