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WHO'S WHO?

New York Times, Sunday, October 3, 1948

Author:
Henry A. Wolfe
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 154, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 5.75, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 623 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 179, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 59
Henry A. Wolfe has 12 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 44-Across clue had period after end quote; moved it inside. Original 93-Across clue had "coutourier"; changed to "couturier."

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© 1948, The New York TimesNo. 347
Across
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The elbow. : ANCON
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Famous tenor of old Manhattan Opera House. : AMATO
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Dramatic substitute. : UNDERSTUDY
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Words having mutual relation. : CORRELATIVES
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Modernly called Morocco. : MAURETANIA
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Productivity. : CREATIVENESS
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Investor. : BONDHOLDER
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Arabian gulf. : ADEN
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Latest novel by Taylor Caldwell. : MELISSA
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A gossip: Dial. : EME
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Melodic. : ARIOSE
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Candle. : DIP
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Awn. : ARISTA
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Taken: Fr. : PRIS
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Lapidates. : STONES
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Wainscot. : CEIL
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Pure or unadulterated: Span. : NETA
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Man's nickname. : GUS
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Backbones. : CHINES
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Part of a magnet. : ARMATURE
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By. : PER
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"Maid of ___." : ATHENS
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Golf experts. : PROS
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More unusual. : RARER
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___ Brandes, Danish critic. : GEORG
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"___ Joey"—John O'Hara. : PAL
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Burlesque. : PARODY
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Unctuously appeased. : OILED
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Catherine ___, sixth wife of Henry VIII. : PARR
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Silk topper. : TILE
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Squirrel food. : ACORNS
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Covenant. : PACT
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Member of AAF. : AIRMAN
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Within. : INTO
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Fried lightly. : SAUTE
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Vigilantly. : SLEEPLESSLY
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Persian title. : PIR
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Stitches. : SUTURES
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Derisive expression. : SNEER
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Burbot. : EELPOUT
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"Gunga ___." : DIN
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Low grade cotton. : SHORTSTAPLE
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Counting word. : EENIE
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Native of the Faroe Islands. : DANE
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Section of Italy ceded to France in 1860. : SAVOIE
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"The sire of fame."—Euripides. : TOIL
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Entry. : ACCESS
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Philippine tree. : ATES
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Charts. : MAPS
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Popular dance of a few years ago. : CONGA
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Cities: German. : STADTS
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Oui. : YES
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Blackboard. : SLATE
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Famous couturier. : WORTH
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Devastation. : RUIN
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Baser. : MEANER
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Famous cathedral town in England. : ELY
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Restaurants. : TEAROOMS
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Handicaps in races. : STARTS
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Part of the eye. : LID
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Bracken. : FERN
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"Some chicken! Some ___!" : NECK
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Creator of Rev. Gavin Dishart. : BARRIE
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Isolated rock. : SCAR
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Big Ralph Kiner. : PIRATE
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Brother. : BUB
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Incarnation. : AVATAR
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Total stakes in poker. : POT
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Stepper. : TREADER
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___ Stanley Gardner. : ERLE
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Reanimate. : REVITALIZE
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Method of protest used by prisoners. : HUNGERSTRIKE
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Furnishes with open-spaced parapets. : CRENELATES
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Low man of an acrobatic pyramid. : UNDERSTANDER
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Campaign levy. : ASSESSMENT
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Section of a city or town: German. : GASSE
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Long and slender. : REEDY
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Division of ancient Babylonia. : ACCAD
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Professional name of famous operatic soprano (1859-1914). : NORDICA
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Virginia ___. : CREEPER
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Scene of "The Plague." : ORAN
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Not gross. : NET
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A scene in "La Bohème." : ATELIER
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Pertaining to administrative or executive duties. : MINISTERIAL
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Zoroastrian books. : AVESTA
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"The Constant Nymph." : TESSA
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"They were setting ___ upon Olympus." : OSSA
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Raw earths. : UMBERS
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Ruth and ___. : NAOMI
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Sandhills. : DUNES
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Earth: Dial. : ERD
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A reciter of stale or old matters and arguments. : REHASHER
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Norway's Parliament. : STORTING
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Retaliations under the Mosaic Law. : TALIONS
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Neglected. : UNDONE
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Double daggers, ‡. : DIESES
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Years: Dial. : YARES
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City in Ohio. : LIMA
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Nether world. : AVERNUS
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Sound of a motor. : PURR
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Pleads. : IMPORTUNES
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"You know me, Al." : LARDNER
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Fitted: Slang. : GEED
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Hymn sung in unison. : CHORALE
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"March of the ___"—Herbert. : TOYS
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Sham. : PRETENSE
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Seaweed products. : AGARS
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Conditions. : TERMS
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Wife of Admetus; she died in his stead. : ALCESTIS
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Fettered. : PINIONED
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Devotee of the "Golden Rule." : ALTRUIST
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Movie trademark. : LEO
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Base on balls. : PASS
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Without a tail. : ACAUDATE
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Regular procedures. : ROUTINES
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Goddess of plenty. : OPS
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J. ___ Morgan. : PIERPONT
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William H. Harrison. : TIPPECANOE
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Pertaining to luck, lotteries, etc. : ALEATORY
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Former isolationist Senator. : NYE
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Darling. : PET
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A curve. : ESS
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Medicine men. : SHAMANS
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A text from Scripture. : LECTION
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Mrs. Angel Clare. : TESS
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Egg-shaped. : OVATE
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Gallup's poll competitor. : ROPER
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Fees for transporting freight in or about harbors. : LIGHTERAGES
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Note in Guido's scale. : ELA
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Author of "Life With Father." : DAY
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Assyrian God of War. : ASUR
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Rhinitis. : COLD
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Arranges in successive sections. : SERIATES
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Football passes. : LATERALS
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Silas ___ Mitchell. : WEIR
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Extravagant declaimers. : RANTERS
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U.S. Senator from New Jersey, 1911-17. : MARTINE
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To erase: Latin. : ERADERE
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Her program now runs one hour. : MCBRIDE
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Moved furtively. : SKULKED
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Preservers. : SAVERS
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Crossbeams. : TRAVES
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Up-to-date. : LATEST
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Wizards: Colloq. : FIENDS
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Spanish boat. : BARCA
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Pique. : SPITE
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Defraud. : COZEN
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Plum: Latin. : PRUNA
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Formerly. : ERST
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Holder of medal as "world's best movie actor." : BEERY
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Ruffian. : THUG
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Lightweight champion, 1899. : ERNE
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Escape: Slang. : LAM
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Pitch. : TAR

Answer summary: 16 unique to this puzzle, 43 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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