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OF MANY THINGS

New York Times, Sunday, October 2, 1949

Author:
George W. Root
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 81, Avg Word Len: 5.46, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 648 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 148, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 53
George W. Root has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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© 1949, The New York TimesNo. 399
Across
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Mayor of West Berlin. : REUTER
7
Recent best seller by Pearl Buck. : KINFOLK
14
Tory leader in Canada. : DREW
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He wrote "The Brave Bulls." : LEA
21
Britain's former status. : EMPIRE
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___ Bevan, Britain's Health Minister. : ANEURIN
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Cow. : RUMINANT
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Aslant. : TILTED
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Use. : UTILIZE
27
Actors love it. : APPLAUSE
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Hodgepodge. : OLIO
29
Turkish city, formerly Edessa. : URFA
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Diamond. : LOZENGE
33
Gold coin, the Turkish pound. : LIRA
34
Er ___, hilly coast region of Morocco. : RIF
35
Native state in India. : BAMRA
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Having stockings. : NYLONED
39
Garlands. : LEIS
41
___ Republic of Soviet Russia. : TATAR
44
Sew loosely. : BASTE
46
Affirmatives. : YESES
48
Compass point. : NNE
49
What Canada is. : DOMINION
51
Vegetable. : BEET
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Bends: Obs. : FLECTS
55
Sister to Laertes. : OPHELIA
58
Hippolyta was their queen. : AMAZONS
60
What many women's shoes are. : TOELESS
61
Offers. : PRESENTS
63
Ore removal excavation. : STOPE
64
Bearings. : MIENS
65
Common level. : PAR
66
Mme. Chiang's maiden name. : SOONG
68
Designating North African and North Arabian desert regions. : EREMIAN
70
Takes out. : DELES
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Primary veins of a leaf. : RIBS
76
Game fish. : TROUT
78
Stable voices. : NEIGHS
79
Prefecture on W. Shikoku island. : EHIME
80
Lonely: Comb. form. : EREMO
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Disturbance of the peace. : RIOT
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Chinese wax. : PELA
85
Character in Capek's "R.U.R." : ROBOT
86
Fascinating. : SIREN
87
Famous pitcher. : FELLER
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___ voce. : SOTTO
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He originated the term "horsepower." : WATT
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Bristlelike parts. : SETAE
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Regulated. : ORDERED
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Forebodings. : OMENS
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Even score. : TIE
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Towers aloft. : REARS
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Darlings. : DEARS
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Prior. : ANTERIOR
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Wealthy. : MONEYED
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Menu items. : POTPIES
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United ___. : NATIONS
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Decrees of the Sultan. : IRADES
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Book cover. : CASE
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Alaskan islands, fur-seal grounds. : PRIBILOF
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Part of a jagged line. : ZAG
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Extinct birds. : DODOS
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Phases. : SIDES
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Leader of National Congress Party, India. : NEHRU
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State: French. : ETAT
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Having the stem attached to the lower surface. : PELTATE
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Palestinian desert. : NEGEB
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Of wine: Comb. form. : OEN
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Eskers. : OSAR
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Complete. : PLENARY
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"Tokyo ___." : ROSE
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Drunkards. : SOTS
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Oklahoma Indian of Algonquian stock. : ARAPAHOE
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Visionary. : DREAMER
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Where Nike of Samothrace is. : LOUVRE
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Comparing. : LIKENING
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Put in order again. : RECLEAR
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Depose from office. : UNSEAT
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Taro root food. : POI
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Widgeon. : SMEE
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Pip's lady love. : ESTELLA
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Family. : STIRPS
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Quick reply. : RETORT
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Iago kills her. : EMILIA
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Elevate. : UPLIFT
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Recipient of World Bank loan. : TITO
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Before. : ERE
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Name again. : REDUB
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He wrote "You Can't Take It With You." : KAUFMAN
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Decorative design of wood inlaid in wood. : INTARSIA
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Moslem flute: Var. : NEI
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Sated. : FULL
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The hunter, with belt and sword. : ORION
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Girl's nickname. : LIZZY
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Genuflect. : KNEEL
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System for catching criminals. : DRAGNET
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Money in New Delhi. : RUPEES
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Ruler: Abbr. : EMP
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___ Rogers. : WILL
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The friar who married Romeo and Juliet. : LAURENCE
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Canonizes. : ENSAINTS
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Consumed. : ATE
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Tack. : NAIL
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Man of violence: Scot. : RABIATOR
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He wrote "The Highwayman." : NOYES
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Lilienthal's chief concern. : ATOMS
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He wrote "Moll Flanders." : DEFOE
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Bar of soap-making frame. : SESS
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Drinks. : ADES
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Parts. : ROLES
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Related on the mother's side. : ENATE
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Meager. : SLENDER
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Joint winner of Nobel prize in medicine, 1934. : MINOT
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Famous shepherdess. : BOPEEP
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Foes. : ENEMIES
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Otherwise: Dial. : ELSEHOW
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Weight down. : OPPRESS
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James Fenimore Cooper novel. : PRAIRIE
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Victor ___. : HERBERT
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Swedish painter. : ZORN
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British cans. : TINS
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Noisy sleepers. : SNORERS
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Great soul: Sanskrit. : MAHATMA
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Ass'n of men with common interests. : GUILD
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Eskimo hut. : IGLOO
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Wine poured in honor of a deity: Lat. : LIBATIO
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Feeling. : EMOTION
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Hunting dogs. : SETTERS
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Defamed. : SMEARED
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Fine-tempered swords. : TOLEDOS
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What the Cyclops were. : ONEEYED
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Cylindrical and tapering. : TERETE
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Famous manufacturer. : FORD
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Gather. : REAP
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What Schroeder does. : TENNISES
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Having real being: Philos. : ONTAL
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Projecting parts of cornices. : DRIPS
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Ernest Thompson ___. : SETON
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Fabulist. : AESOP
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Finch. : SERIN
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Current. : RIFE
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Former Giant, now Yankee. : MIZE
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What "The Messiah" is. : ORATORIO
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Japanese seaport. : NAGASAKI
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Adhesive. : PASTE
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Astral. : SIDEREAL
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Society of scholars. : COLLEGE
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Mild oath. : BEGORRA
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Testify. : DEPONE
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He was 75 on Aug. 10. : HOOVER
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Snare again. : RETRAP
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Dislocates. : UNSETS
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Paper ribbon. : TAPE
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He schemed with Benedict Arnold for betrayal of West Point. : ANDRE
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Weeds. : TARES
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Upright. : ERECT
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Dido's father. : BELUS
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Hanks of twine. : RANS
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___ Bowl. : YALE
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Girl's name. : SUSI
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High mountain. : ALP
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Pronoun. : HIM
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___ Allen, the voice of the Yankees. : MEL
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Where Port Arthur is: Abbr. : ONT

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 44 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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