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THE FRONT PAGE

New York Times, Sunday, October 20, 1946

Author:
W. W. Webster
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.35, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 647 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 158, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 47
W. W. Webster has 12 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1946, The New York TimesNo. 245
Across
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Department of political science. : CIVICS
7
Division of Roman Italy. : VENETIA
14
Importance. : BIGNESS
21
Czechoslovakian Foreign Minister. : MASARYK
22
Candidate for U. N. membership. : ICELAND
23
Along the way. : ENROUTE
24
Method of ending a filibuster. : CLOTURE
25
Russian Ambassador to U. S. : NOVIKOV
26
Unit of energy based on distance and weight. : FOOTTON
27
___ desperandum. : NIL
28
Invalid. : NULL
30
Brood of pheasants. : NIDE
31
Manacles. : IRONS
33
Very: Comb. form. : ERI
34
Tree with very poisonous sap. : UPAS
36
Prickly. : SPINOSE
38
Japanese Crown Prince. : TSUGU
39
Con ___: Music. : BRIO
40
Heads: French. : TETES
42
Check. : STEM
43
Son of Zeus. : ARES
44
Yawner. : GAPER
45
Post-war problem. : TREATY
47
Ex-movie czar. : HAYS
49
Nonsharing. : PORTIONLESS
52
Nazi sentenced at Nuremberg. : RAEDER
54
Laments. : WAILS
56
Silver coin of Persia. : RIAL
57
Greek letter. : PSI
60
Species of E. Indian cattle. : GAUR
61
___ code. : PENAL
62
Encompass. : BELT
63
Footlike part. : PES
66
Commissioned officers formerly privates: Colloq. : RANKERS
68
Fortification. : REDAN
69
Aging. : SENESCENT
71
Church officer. : ELDER
72
Nazi sentenced at Nuremberg. : KEITEL
74
Control. : STEER
75
Architectural pier. : ANTA
76
Matches. : PAIRS
77
Catapult. : SLINGSHOT
79
Extreme point in celestial orbit. : APSIS
80
Mohammedan call to prayer. : AZAN
81
Item of value. : ASSET
83
Glide away. : ELAPSE
85
Grinds. : GRITS
86
Pillaged. : RANSACKED
88
Out of the way. : ASIDE
89
System of printing invented 1829. : BRAILLE
91
Significant date. : ERA
92
Fleece: Slang. : SKIN
93
Organic compound. : AMINE
94
Fixed time. : HOUR
95
Yet: Contraction. : EEN
96
Pst! : AHEM
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Remiss. : SLACK
98
Chairman of Civil Aeronautics Board. : LANDIS
100
U. S. Ambassador to Argentina. : MESSERSMITH
104
Merganser. : SMEW
106
Chairman of Federal Reserve Board. : ECCLES
110
Fragrant wood. : ALOES
111
Son of Seth. : ENOS
112
Part of U. S. : EAST
114
___ Cloud. : SAINT
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Large saxhorn. : TUBA
116
Rugged rocks. : CRAGS
118
Embarrasses. : HINDERS
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Garb associated with an office. : TOGA
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Contributor to service morale. : USO
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Commodities. : GOODS
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Mineral rock: Comb. form. : LITE
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Roster. : ROTA
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Young insect. : NIT
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Method of sculpture. : RILIEVO
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Including everything. : OVERALL
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Light rifle. : CARBINE
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Turned outward. : EVERTED
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Queen of Serbia (1859–1941). : NATALIE
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Assumed monikers. : ALIASES
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Take away: Law. : DEVESTS
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Russian delegate in Security Council. : GROMYKO
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Provinces. : REALMS
Down
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Measuring instrument. : CALIPER
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Sequester. : ISOLATE
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Large tub. : VAT
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Town in Spain. : IRUN
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___ McCormick, reaper inventor. : CYRUS
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Steel strips for making tubes. : SKELPS
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___ ordinaire. : VIN
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What OES helps to guide. : ECONOMY
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One of the Leeward Islands. : NEVIS
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Ignore. : ELIDE
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Winnings. : TAKE
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Daughter of Cadmus. : INO
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Counselors. : ADVISERS
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Obscure. : BEFOG
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President of Turkey. : INONU
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Large: French. : GROS
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Negation. : NOT
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Muse of music. : EUTERPE
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Fibs: Colloq. : STORIES
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Those longer in office. : SENIORS
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U. S. Ambassador to Philippine Republic. : MCNUTT
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More pliant. : LITHER
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Red-yellow. : RUST
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Make callous. : SEAR
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Intimate. : NEAR
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Sing jovially. : TROLL
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Senator from Minnesota. : BALL
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Coach horses. : STAGERS
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Of bees. : APIAN
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Dipterous pests. : GNATS
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___ book. : YEAR
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Candidate for U. N. membership. : SWEDEN
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Goddess of peace. : IRENE
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Can for lubricating. : OILER
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Gloom. : DUSK
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Producing insensibility to pain. : ANALGESIC
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Provide. : PREPARE
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Premier of Portugal. : SALAZAR
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Gov. Gates' State. : INDIANA
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___ jury. : PETIT
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Edible roots. : BEETS
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Pendent. : PENSILE
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Style. : ENTITLE
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Republican anti-isolationist. : STASSEN
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Celtic foot soldiers. : KERNS
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Vexed: Colloq. : RILED
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Excavation for removal of ore. : STOPE
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Island in Bay of Naples. : CAPRI
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City in British zone of Germany. : ESSEN
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Nuance. : SHADE
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Lurks. : SLINKS
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Fungi including the mushrooms. : AGARICS
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Achille van ___, Belgian political leader. : ACKER
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Reads superficially. : SKIMS
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Black: Poet. : EBON
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Ruins. : ASHES
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Maidservants in the Orient. : AMAHS
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Makeshift. : RUDE
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Vocal parts. : ALTOS
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Large rope for towing ship. : HAWSER
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On the main. : ASEA
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Having monotonous rhythm. : SINGSONG
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Induce. : LEAD
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Away! : SCAT
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Completed. : MATURED
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Baffling. : ELUSIVE
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Assistant Secretary General of U. N. : SOBOLEV
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Dewey's opponent for governorship. : MEAD
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Emperor of Ethiopia (1889–1913). : MENELIK
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Social idolization. : LIONISM
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Mechanical tools. : ENGINES
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Natures. : STATES
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Surgical stylet. : TROCAR
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Long for. : COVET
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Quarter acres. : ROODS
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King of Tyre, aided Solomon in building temple. : HIRAM
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Paris topic. : ITALY
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Commonplace. : STALE
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Annoys: Colloq. : GETS
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Mother of Apollo. : LETO
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Pons specialty. : ARIA
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Choler. : IRE
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The spice of life: Abbr. : VAR
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Dodgers' manager. : LEO
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Formal dance: Fr. : BAL

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 40 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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